Period
to 19 October 2020

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 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 454 454 353
Rank change year-on-year 0 -101 -41
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 220 817 1,413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.65% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.78% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 178 650 1,162
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +8.24%
10th Percentile £32,200 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,150 £65,000 £67,950
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,377 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.67% -1.38% +5.88%

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 9,724 29,420 36,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.87% 23.37% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,291 21,585 27,350
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 2020.

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 2020. 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
London +154 82 £62,500 +13.64% 7
South East +81 71 £45,000 - 3
North of England +27 27 £38,750 -0.64% 2
South West +45 25 £55,000 +37.50% 7
North West +53 18 £40,000 +9.59% 1
Midlands +57 11 £43,803 +9.51% 6
West Midlands +60 9 £43,803 -2.66% 5
Yorkshire +55 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East of England +112 4 £48,750 +14.71% 2
North East +20 3 £42,500 +34.92%
East Midlands +52 2 - - 1
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 155 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (60.91%) ISTQB
3 125 (56.82%) Test Automation
4 87 (39.55%) Selenium
5 85 (38.64%) QA
6 77 (35.00%) JIRA
7 71 (32.27%) C#
8 69 (31.36%) Java
9 67 (30.45%) Cucumber
10 54 (24.55%) Finance
10 54 (24.55%) Scrum
11 51 (23.18%) Waterfall
12 45 (20.45%) JavaScript
13 44 (20.00%) Regression Testing
14 43 (19.55%) DevOps
14 43 (19.55%) SDLC
15 39 (17.73%) Software Testing
16 38 (17.27%) Test Scripting
17 37 (16.82%) SQL
18 32 (14.55%) Python
18 32 (14.55%) Git (software)
19 31 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
19 31 (14.09%) Test Strategy
20 30 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 30 (13.64%) TypeScript
20 30 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (13.18%) WebDriver
21 29 (13.18%) .NET
21 29 (13.18%) Degree
21 29 (13.18%) Business Analysis

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 15 (6.82%) Confluence
2 6 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.27%) CMS
4 2 (0.91%) IIS
4 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) Mule
5 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.91%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (0.91%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.00%) Azure
2 19 (8.64%) Sauce Labs
3 7 (3.18%) AWS
4 6 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (2.73%) Serverless
5 5 (2.27%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.82%) Office 365
7 3 (1.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.18%) Skype
2 5 (2.27%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) 3G
4 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) SSL
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.73%) Blockchain
2 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.27%) Big Data
3 5 (2.27%) Power BI
4 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.91%) MySQL
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 87 (39.55%) Selenium
2 77 (35.00%) JIRA
3 67 (30.45%) Cucumber
4 32 (14.55%) Git (software)
5 31 (14.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (13.18%) WebDriver
7 27 (12.27%) SoapUI
8 26 (11.82%) SpecFlow
9 25 (11.36%) Jenkins
10 21 (9.55%) eggPlant
11 19 (8.64%) Appium
12 17 (7.73%) JMeter
13 13 (5.91%) Postman
14 9 (4.09%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (3.18%) Ranorex
15 7 (3.18%) Zephyr
16 6 (2.73%) Charles Proxy
17 5 (2.27%) Mocha
17 5 (2.27%) Protractor
18 4 (1.82%) Cypress.io
General
1 54 (24.55%) Finance
2 29 (13.18%) Retail
3 9 (4.09%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.64%) Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.91%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 90 (40.91%) Analyst
2 45 (20.45%) Tester
3 41 (18.64%) Business Analyst
4 39 (17.73%) Test Engineer
5 34 (15.45%) Automation Tester
6 33 (15.00%) Test Analyst
7 27 (12.27%) QA Engineer
8 26 (11.82%) Test Automation Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Senior QA Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Senior Tester
10 13 (5.91%) Senior Automation Tester
10 13 (5.91%) Test Manager
11 12 (5.45%) QA Analyst
11 12 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
13 10 (4.55%) Developer
13 10 (4.55%) Developer in Test
13 10 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (4.09%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.18%) .NET
2 26 (11.82%) SOAP
3 18 (8.18%) Gherkin
4 16 (7.27%) REST
5 14 (6.36%) React
6 13 (5.91%) Web Services
7 11 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.55%) WebdriverIO
9 9 (4.09%) XML
10 7 (3.18%) Node.js
11 6 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (2.73%) Kafka
12 5 (2.27%) RESTful
13 4 (1.82%) .NET Core
13 4 (1.82%) Chai
14 3 (1.36%) JSON
14 3 (1.36%) OAuth
15 2 (0.91%) pytest
15 2 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
16 1 (0.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 19 (8.64%) Mainframe
4 9 (4.09%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.36%) EPoS
6 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.91%) Equities
7 2 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.45%) LIMS
8 1 (0.45%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) PMI
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.18%) Windows
2 10 (4.55%) Linux
3 5 (2.27%) Unix
3 5 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.36%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (56.82%) Test Automation
3 54 (24.55%) Scrum
4 51 (23.18%) Waterfall
5 44 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 43 (19.55%) DevOps
6 43 (19.55%) SDLC
7 39 (17.73%) Software Testing
8 38 (17.27%) Test Scripting
9 31 (14.09%) Test Strategy
10 29 (13.18%) Business Analysis
11 28 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
11 28 (12.73%) Scenario Testing
12 27 (12.27%) API Testing
13 26 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (11.82%) Microservices
14 23 (10.45%) Test Planning
15 22 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 21 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (9.55%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 71 (32.27%) C#
2 69 (31.36%) Java
3 45 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 37 (16.82%) SQL
5 32 (14.55%) Python
6 30 (13.64%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.82%) VB
8 3 (1.36%) Java 8
8 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.91%) C++
9 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (60.91%) ISTQB
2 30 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (13.18%) Degree
4 24 (10.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 15 (6.82%) IIBA
6 13 (5.91%) CBAP
6 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.18%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.91%) CISA
9 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CISM
10 1 (0.45%) CISSP
10 1 (0.45%) CRISC
10 1 (0.45%) GIAC
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.45%) OSCE
10 1 (0.45%) OSCP
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (38.64%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) PMO
3 6 (2.73%) GDPR
4 5 (2.27%) IFRS
5 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.36%) EMIR
6 3 (1.36%) MiFID
7 2 (0.91%) PSD2
8 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.45%) GxP
8 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.45%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (9.55%) Docker
2 3 (1.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) HDFS
3 1 (0.45%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.18%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.45%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.91%) Oracle
3 11 (5.00%) HP
4 5 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.82%) Cadence
5 4 (1.82%) Sage
6 3 (1.36%) Pardot
6 3 (1.36%) Remedy
6 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.36%) Tableau
7 2 (0.91%) Capita
7 2 (0.91%) Cisco
7 2 (0.91%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.91%) SAP
7 2 (0.91%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.45%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.45%) Qualys
8 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.45%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.45%) webMethods