Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 459 455
Rank change year-on-year -174 -4 -96
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 388 220 818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 2.26% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 311 163 629
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,147 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,863 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,100 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -1.00% +13.64% -2.22%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23,004 9,738 29,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 21.88% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,378 7,540 22,027
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISEB in England.

Salary trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for ISEB in England

ISEB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -93 136 £55,000 +22.22% 18
London -206 117 £55,000 -12.35% 11
Midlands -80 50 £46,000 +5.02% 20
West Midlands -94 37 £47,500 +8.44% 14
North of England -119 31 £35,000 -9.68% 6
South West -92 26 £45,000 -18.18% 9
East of England -82 19 £62,500 +4.17% 2
North West -99 19 £36,250 -9.38% 1
East Midlands -67 13 £46,000 - 6
Yorkshire -103 12 £35,000 - 4
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 264 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (42.27%) Social Skills
3 160 (41.24%) ISTQB
3 160 (41.24%) Test Automation
4 133 (34.28%) Software Testing
5 131 (33.76%) DevOps
6 130 (33.51%) Business Analysis
7 122 (31.44%) QA
8 116 (29.90%) Azure
9 113 (29.12%) Selenium
10 110 (28.35%) Finance
11 107 (27.58%) Scrum
12 94 (24.23%) User Stories
13 81 (20.88%) C#
13 81 (20.88%) SQL
14 79 (20.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (18.81%) JIRA
16 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
17 66 (17.01%) Degree
18 64 (16.49%) Microsoft
19 63 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 62 (15.98%) SDLC
21 60 (15.46%) Test Scripting
21 60 (15.46%) Acceptance Criteria
22 59 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
22 59 (15.21%) SpecFlow
22 59 (15.21%) Regression Testing
23 56 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
24 55 (14.18%) SQL Server
25 53 (13.66%) Continuous Improvement

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.90%) Confluence
1 19 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.03%) CMS
2 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.03%) WordPress
3 2 (0.52%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.64%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.03%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 116 (29.90%) Azure
2 33 (8.51%) SaaS
3 18 (4.64%) AWS
4 14 (3.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (3.35%) Power Platform
6 7 (1.80%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (1.80%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (1.29%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.29%) GCP
8 4 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.03%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.52%) Azure Service Fabric
11 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.80%) HTTP
1 7 (1.80%) Network Security
2 6 (1.55%) Firewall
2 6 (1.55%) SSL
2 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.29%) Internet
4 4 (1.03%) LAN
4 4 (1.03%) Skype
4 4 (1.03%) WAN
5 3 (0.77%) Intranet
5 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.52%) FTP
6 2 (0.52%) Softphone
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.26%) SMTP
7 1 (0.26%) SSH
7 1 (0.26%) WebEx
7 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.67%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.09%) Power BI
7 11 (2.84%) Data Lake
8 10 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.55%) Big Data
11 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.77%) OLAP
13 3 (0.77%) SAP BW
14 2 (0.52%) MS Access
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 113 (29.12%) Selenium
2 73 (18.81%) JIRA
3 59 (15.21%) SpecFlow
4 40 (10.31%) WebDriver
5 36 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (8.76%) Visual Studio
7 31 (7.99%) NUnit
8 19 (4.90%) Git (software)
9 18 (4.64%) SoapUI
10 15 (3.87%) JMeter
11 12 (3.09%) Postman
11 12 (3.09%) TestRail
12 11 (2.84%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.80%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.55%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.55%) TestComplete
15 5 (1.29%) Cypress.io
15 5 (1.29%) eggPlant
15 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
General
1 164 (42.27%) Social Skills
2 110 (28.35%) Finance
3 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (9.79%) Organisational Skills
5 31 (7.99%) Law
6 23 (5.93%) Banking
7 17 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
8 16 (4.12%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (3.61%) Retail
10 13 (3.35%) Games
11 9 (2.32%) Advertising
11 9 (2.32%) Legal
12 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
13 5 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.29%) Marketing
14 4 (1.03%) Automotive
15 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.77%) Local Government
15 3 (0.77%) Public Sector
16 2 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 175 (45.10%) Analyst
2 95 (24.48%) Business Analyst
3 61 (15.72%) Test Analyst
4 47 (12.11%) Product Owner
5 40 (10.31%) Tester
6 38 (9.79%) Test Leader
7 25 (6.44%) Software Tester
7 25 (6.44%) Test Engineer
8 24 (6.19%) QA Engineer
9 22 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (4.64%) Automation Test Lead
10 18 (4.64%) Business IT Analyst
10 18 (4.64%) IT Analyst
10 18 (4.64%) IT Business Analyst
11 17 (4.38%) Team Leader
12 14 (3.61%) Developer
12 14 (3.61%) Test Team Leader
13 12 (3.09%) QA Analyst
13 12 (3.09%) Senior Business Analyst
13 12 (3.09%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.60%) .NET
2 29 (7.47%) XML
3 19 (4.90%) JSON
4 16 (4.12%) HTML
5 15 (3.87%) SOAP
6 14 (3.61%) RESTful
7 13 (3.35%) Gherkin
8 12 (3.09%) Velocity
9 9 (2.32%) REST
10 7 (1.80%) React
11 6 (1.55%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.29%) OAuth
13 4 (1.03%) CSS
13 4 (1.03%) pytest
13 4 (1.03%) Web Services
14 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.77%) Jest
14 3 (0.77%) Middleware
15 2 (0.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.64%) User Experience
2 15 (3.87%) LIMS
2 15 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.58%) Life Science
4 10 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.55%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.03%) EPoS
8 4 (1.03%) Wiki
9 3 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
10 2 (0.52%) Handset
10 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.52%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.52%) Tandem
11 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.99%) Windows
2 13 (3.35%) Linux
3 10 (2.58%) Unix
4 7 (1.80%) Solaris
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.52%) HPUX
6 2 (0.52%) SUSE
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (41.24%) Test Automation
3 133 (34.28%) Software Testing
4 131 (33.76%) DevOps
5 130 (33.51%) Business Analysis
6 107 (27.58%) Scrum
7 94 (24.23%) User Stories
8 79 (20.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (15.98%) SDLC
10 60 (15.46%) Acceptance Criteria
10 60 (15.46%) Test Scripting
11 59 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (15.21%) Regression Testing
12 56 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (13.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (13.66%) Fintech
14 50 (12.89%) Product Roadmap
15 49 (12.63%) Backlog Management
15 49 (12.63%) Requirements Gathering
16 48 (12.37%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.88%) C#
1 81 (20.88%) SQL
2 32 (8.25%) JavaScript
3 25 (6.44%) Java
4 20 (5.15%) Python
5 5 (1.29%) TypeScript
6 3 (0.77%) C
6 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.77%) VB
7 2 (0.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (41.24%) ISTQB
2 66 (17.01%) Degree
3 63 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.12%) IIBA
5 12 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (1.80%) CBAP
7 7 (1.80%) CEH
7 7 (1.80%) CISA
7 7 (1.80%) GIAC
7 7 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.80%) OSCE
7 7 (1.80%) OSCP
7 7 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.03%) MBCS
10 2 (0.52%) APMP
10 2 (0.52%) CISSP
10 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (31.44%) QA
2 16 (4.12%) GDPR
2 16 (4.12%) PMO
3 11 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.80%) NIST
5 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.03%) SLA
6 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) P3O
8 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.26%) PSD2
8 1 (0.26%) SEPA
8 1 (0.26%) TARGET2
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.41%) HP ALM
2 13 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.55%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.55%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 64 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.54%) Oracle
3 24 (6.19%) Xceptor
4 21 (5.41%) HP
5 11 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.58%) Databricks
6 10 (2.58%) Micro Focus
7 8 (2.06%) Google
8 7 (1.80%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.80%) SAP
8 7 (1.80%) Splunk
8 7 (1.80%) Tripwire
9 6 (1.55%) Black Duck
9 6 (1.55%) Qualys
9 6 (1.55%) Sonatype
10 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.03%) Cisco
11 4 (1.03%) IBM
11 4 (1.03%) Juniper
11 4 (1.03%) LexisNexis