Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 431 355 293
Rank change year-on-year -76 -62 -78
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 897 1,403 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.91% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 3.81% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 663 1,078 1,613
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,300
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 30,984 36,795 40,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.80% 23.80% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22,542 27,431 31,348
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.21%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB in England.

Salary trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -58 237 £55,000 - 7
South East -36 222 £45,000 +5.88% 27
North of England -31 188 £38,000 +1.33% 23
South West -5 114 £40,000 - 10
Midlands -64 95 £40,000 - 23
North West -14 94 £36,000 -4.00% 9
Yorkshire -26 87 £40,000 - 12
West Midlands -64 54 £43,000 +7.50% 10
East Midlands +33 41 £35,000 -7.89% 13
East of England +32 35 £42,500 +6.25% 5
North East +17 7 £29,500 -9.23% 2
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 583 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (53.62%) ISTQB
3 474 (52.84%) Test Automation
4 367 (40.91%) QA
5 292 (32.55%) Software Testing
6 280 (31.22%) Finance
7 223 (24.86%) Selenium
8 211 (23.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 207 (23.08%) Scrum
10 206 (22.97%) SQL
11 202 (22.52%) Test Scripting
12 200 (22.30%) JIRA
13 165 (18.39%) C#
14 152 (16.95%) Test Strategy
15 151 (16.83%) SDLC
16 147 (16.39%) Degree
17 132 (14.72%) Java
18 130 (14.49%) Business Analysis
19 128 (14.27%) Microsoft
20 126 (14.05%) Test Management
21 120 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
22 119 (13.27%) BDD
23 117 (13.04%) Regression Testing
24 115 (12.82%) Manual Testing
25 112 (12.49%) Waterfall
26 108 (12.04%) Cucumber
27 105 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
28 99 (11.04%) Telecoms
29 97 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
30 94 (10.48%) User Stories

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 61 (6.80%) Confluence
2 14 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.11%) Apache
3 1 (0.11%) CMS
3 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.11%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.79%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (1.11%) Open Workbench
6 8 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.11%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.02%) Azure
2 40 (4.46%) SaaS
3 33 (3.68%) AWS
4 12 (1.34%) GCP
5 8 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.78%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.78%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.45%) G Suite
8 4 (0.45%) Office 365
9 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.33%) IaaS
9 3 (0.33%) PaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Serverless
9 3 (0.33%) Slack
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.12%) Broadband
2 8 (0.89%) SSH
3 4 (0.45%) Wireless
3 4 (0.45%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.33%) Internet
4 3 (0.33%) SMS
4 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.22%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.11%) 2G
6 1 (0.11%) 3G
6 1 (0.11%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) LTE
6 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.11%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.78%) Power BI
8 6 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.56%) Big Data
9 5 (0.56%) DB2
9 5 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 223 (24.86%) Selenium
2 200 (22.30%) JIRA
3 108 (12.04%) Cucumber
4 84 (9.36%) JMeter
5 80 (8.92%) SpecFlow
6 65 (7.25%) SoapUI
7 62 (6.91%) WebDriver
8 61 (6.80%) LoadRunner
9 57 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (2.90%) HP UFT
10 26 (2.90%) Jenkins
11 25 (2.79%) Git (software)
12 19 (2.12%) TestComplete
13 16 (1.78%) NeoLoad
14 15 (1.67%) LoadUI
14 15 (1.67%) TestRail
14 15 (1.67%) WebLOAD
15 13 (1.45%) Appium
16 12 (1.34%) eggPlant
17 11 (1.23%) QAComplete
General
1 280 (31.22%) Finance
2 99 (11.04%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 49 (5.46%) Public Sector
4 49 (5.46%) Retail
5 42 (4.68%) Aerospace
6 24 (2.68%) Banking
7 21 (2.34%) Marketing
8 17 (1.90%) Electronics
9 12 (1.34%) Advertising
9 12 (1.34%) Front Office
10 10 (1.11%) Local Government
11 9 (1.00%) Back Office
11 9 (1.00%) Games
12 7 (0.78%) Law
13 6 (0.67%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.45%) Billing
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 409 (45.60%) Analyst
2 212 (23.63%) Test Analyst
3 144 (16.05%) Business Analyst
4 130 (14.49%) Test Engineer
5 129 (14.38%) Tester
6 66 (7.36%) QA Analyst
7 64 (7.13%) Test Manager
8 59 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
9 58 (6.47%) Automation Test Analyst
10 55 (6.13%) Test Automation Engineer
11 52 (5.80%) Test Leader
12 50 (5.57%) Automation Tester
12 50 (5.57%) Software Tester
13 45 (5.02%) Software Analyst
14 40 (4.46%) QA Tester
15 35 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
16 31 (3.46%) Developer
17 27 (3.01%) Software Test Engineer
18 25 (2.79%) QA Engineer
18 25 (2.79%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 56 (6.24%) .NET
3 46 (5.13%) Web Services
4 43 (4.79%) REST
5 38 (4.24%) SOAP
6 27 (3.01%) HTML
7 17 (1.90%) CSS
7 17 (1.90%) XML
8 12 (1.34%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.23%) React
10 6 (0.67%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.67%) JSON
11 5 (0.56%) RESTful
11 5 (0.56%) Spring
12 4 (0.45%) WSDL
12 4 (0.45%) XSD
13 3 (0.33%) Kafka
13 3 (0.33%) Node.js
14 2 (0.22%) HTML5
14 2 (0.22%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.34%) User Experience
3 25 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.67%) Smart Meter
8 10 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.00%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.78%) Derivative
10 7 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) Life Science
13 3 (0.33%) TM Forum
14 2 (0.22%) Contactless
14 2 (0.22%) Mobile Payment
14 2 (0.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (7.36%) Windows
2 43 (4.79%) Linux
3 14 (1.56%) Android
3 14 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.67%) Unix
5 2 (0.22%) VMS
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (52.84%) Test Automation
3 292 (32.55%) Software Testing
4 207 (23.08%) Scrum
5 202 (22.52%) Test Scripting
6 152 (16.95%) Test Strategy
7 151 (16.83%) SDLC
8 130 (14.49%) Business Analysis
9 126 (14.05%) Test Management
10 120 (13.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 119 (13.27%) BDD
12 117 (13.04%) Regression Testing
13 115 (12.82%) Manual Testing
14 112 (12.49%) Waterfall
15 105 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
16 94 (10.48%) User Stories
17 88 (9.81%) TDD
18 79 (8.81%) DevOps
18 79 (8.81%) Functional Testing
19 76 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (22.97%) SQL
2 165 (18.39%) C#
3 132 (14.72%) Java
4 67 (7.47%) Python
5 46 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 35 (3.90%) Ruby
7 33 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.34%) C++
9 9 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.89%) VB
11 7 (0.78%) C
11 7 (0.78%) VBScript
12 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.56%) VBA
13 4 (0.45%) Lua
13 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.45%) Uniface
14 3 (0.33%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 481 (53.62%) ISTQB
2 211 (23.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 147 (16.39%) Degree
4 34 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 24 (2.68%) IIBA
6 22 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (1.90%) CISSP
9 16 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.78%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.56%) CISM
10 14 (1.56%) CRISC
11 13 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (1.11%) CISA
13 8 (0.89%) CBAP
14 7 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.78%) PMP
15 4 (0.45%) MBCS
16 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (40.91%) QA
2 17 (1.90%) PMO
3 16 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.45%) COBIT
5 13 (1.45%) GDPR
6 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.22%) EMIR
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) MiFID
7 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.89%) Docker
2 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 66 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (3.57%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.67%) SCCM
4 5 (0.56%) Ansible
4 5 (0.56%) Terraform
5 2 (0.22%) Kibana
5 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.22%) Mesos
5 2 (0.22%) rkt
5 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) Automic
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.11%) Netcool
6 1 (0.11%) OpenView
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 128 (14.27%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.58%) HP
3 39 (4.35%) SAP
4 21 (2.34%) Atlassian
4 21 (2.34%) Oracle
5 15 (1.67%) WorldPay
6 14 (1.56%) Remedy
7 11 (1.23%) Apple
8 10 (1.11%) VMware
9 8 (0.89%) Ariba
9 8 (0.89%) IBM
10 7 (0.78%) Arqiva
10 7 (0.78%) Google
11 6 (0.67%) BMC
11 6 (0.67%) Symantec
11 6 (0.67%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.45%) Cadence
12 4 (0.45%) Charles River
13 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.22%) Yardi