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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 18 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 656 588 477
Rank change year-on-year -68 -111 -104
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 545 275 471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 1.67% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 328 222 372
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,438 £36,250 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 32,580 16,449 18,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.08% 20.61% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14,936 11,145 14,313
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,772
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -19 165 £52,500 - 10
London -160 160 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North of England -61 67 £45,000 +7.92% 15
Midlands -27 65 £42,500 - 3
South West +4 51 £45,000 -18.18% 8
West Midlands -37 51 £42,500 +9.68% 3
North West -63 32 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Yorkshire -30 30 £50,000 +25.00% 7
East of England -71 30 £40,000 -23.81% 2
East Midlands -28 14 £42,500 -12.82%
North East -13 5 £46,223 +32.06% 1
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 363 (66.61%) Agile
2 280 (51.38%) ISTQB
3 248 (45.50%) Test Automation
4 214 (39.27%) QA
5 205 (37.61%) Social Skills
6 190 (34.86%) Finance
6 190 (34.86%) Software Testing
7 172 (31.56%) DevOps
8 143 (26.24%) Business Analysis
9 132 (24.22%) Azure
10 130 (23.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 122 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 116 (21.28%) Microsoft
13 115 (21.10%) Selenium
14 107 (19.63%) SDLC
15 105 (19.27%) Degree
15 105 (19.27%) C#
16 103 (18.90%) Project Management
17 102 (18.72%) JIRA
18 101 (18.53%) Waterfall
19 93 (17.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 93 (17.06%) Scrum
20 88 (16.15%) Test Strategy
21 85 (15.60%) Test Management
22 83 (15.23%) Acceptance Criteria
23 82 (15.05%) User Stories
23 82 (15.05%) SQL
24 76 (13.94%) Test Scripting
25 74 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
26 70 (12.84%) Problem-Solving

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 25 (4.59%) Confluence
2 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.28%) ThingWorx
4 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.37%) Kentico
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (6.42%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 132 (24.22%) Azure
2 40 (7.34%) SaaS
3 21 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (1.83%) AWS
4 10 (1.83%) BrowserStack
5 7 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.10%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.92%) GitHub
8 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.73%) IaaS
8 4 (0.73%) PaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.55%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.55%) Trello
10 2 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.20%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (1.28%) HTTP
2 7 (1.28%) Network Security
3 4 (0.73%) LAN
3 4 (0.73%) SAN
3 4 (0.73%) WAN
4 3 (0.55%) Softphone
5 2 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.77%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.47%) Big Data
3 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.92%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
5 5 (0.92%) Power BI
5 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.73%) Riak
6 4 (0.73%) Tableau
7 3 (0.55%) Adabas
7 3 (0.55%) DB2
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (21.10%) Selenium
2 102 (18.72%) JIRA
3 69 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 64 (11.74%) Visual Studio
5 57 (10.46%) WebDriver
6 38 (6.97%) Cucumber
7 33 (6.06%) SpecFlow
8 31 (5.69%) JMeter
9 29 (5.32%) NUnit
10 24 (4.40%) Git (software)
10 24 (4.40%) Postman
11 23 (4.22%) Jenkins
12 19 (3.49%) Cypress.io
13 18 (3.30%) LoadRunner
14 13 (2.39%) SoapUI
14 13 (2.39%) Zephyr
15 12 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.83%) NeoLoad
17 8 (1.47%) TestRail
18 7 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 205 (37.61%) Social Skills
2 190 (34.86%) Finance
3 74 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (12.48%) Retail
5 65 (11.93%) Telecoms
6 52 (9.54%) Aerospace
7 40 (7.34%) Presentation Skills
8 39 (7.16%) Public Sector
9 24 (4.40%) Marketing
10 18 (3.30%) Legal
11 17 (3.12%) Banking
12 15 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (2.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 14 (2.57%) Manufacturing
14 11 (2.02%) Law
15 8 (1.47%) Games
16 7 (1.28%) Automotive
16 7 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (1.28%) Military
17 6 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 213 (39.08%) Analyst
2 138 (25.32%) Business Analyst
3 57 (10.46%) Test Manager
4 53 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 51 (9.36%) Test Leader
6 49 (8.99%) QA Engineer
6 49 (8.99%) Tester
7 42 (7.71%) Test Engineer
8 37 (6.79%) Automation Test Lead
9 35 (6.42%) Product Owner
10 32 (5.87%) Consultant
10 32 (5.87%) Senior Analyst
11 31 (5.69%) IT Analyst
11 31 (5.69%) Software Tester
12 27 (4.95%) Financial Analyst
13 26 (4.77%) Automation Engineer
13 26 (4.77%) Business IT Analyst
13 26 (4.77%) IT Business Analyst
13 26 (4.77%) QA Automation Engineer
14 23 (4.22%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.11%) .NET
2 30 (5.50%) .NET Framework
3 23 (4.22%) XML
4 21 (3.85%) HTML
5 18 (3.30%) REST
6 17 (3.12%) Middleware
7 15 (2.75%) SOAP
8 12 (2.20%) CSS
9 10 (1.83%) JSON
9 10 (1.83%) Velocity
10 7 (1.28%) GraphQL
10 7 (1.28%) HTML5
10 7 (1.28%) HTML5 Canvas
10 7 (1.28%) WebdriverIO
11 6 (1.10%) React
11 6 (1.10%) RESTful
12 5 (0.92%) Web Services
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Flex
13 4 (0.73%) FHIR
14 3 (0.55%) Playwright
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.62%) User Experience
2 24 (4.40%) Legacy Code
3 22 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.67%) PMI
5 15 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.57%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.28%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.10%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 6 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.92%) NHS
10 5 (0.92%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.73%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.73%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.73%) Robotics
11 4 (0.73%) Sports Betting
11 4 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.44%) Windows
2 19 (3.49%) Linux
3 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.73%) Android
4 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
4 4 (0.73%) Unix
5 3 (0.55%) MVS
5 3 (0.55%) zOS
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (66.61%) Agile
2 248 (45.50%) Test Automation
3 190 (34.86%) Software Testing
4 172 (31.56%) DevOps
5 143 (26.24%) Business Analysis
6 122 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 107 (19.63%) SDLC
8 103 (18.90%) Project Management
9 101 (18.53%) Waterfall
10 93 (17.06%) Scrum
10 93 (17.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (16.15%) Test Strategy
12 85 (15.60%) Test Management
13 83 (15.23%) Acceptance Criteria
14 82 (15.05%) User Stories
15 76 (13.94%) Test Scripting
16 70 (12.84%) Functional Testing
16 70 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
17 67 (12.29%) Non-Functional Testing
18 63 (11.56%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.27%) C#
2 82 (15.05%) SQL
3 55 (10.09%) Java
4 50 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.49%) Python
6 5 (0.92%) VB
7 4 (0.73%) Scala
7 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.37%) C
8 2 (0.37%) Dart
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 280 (51.38%) ISTQB
2 130 (23.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 105 (19.27%) Degree
4 38 (6.97%) IIBA
5 34 (6.24%) PMI Certification
6 29 (5.32%) DBS Check
7 28 (5.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (4.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 22 (4.04%) Security Cleared
10 16 (2.94%) PMP
11 15 (2.75%) CISM
12 13 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.20%) CBAP
13 12 (2.20%) CISSP
14 9 (1.65%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.92%) CRISC
15 5 (0.92%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.92%) PCI QSA
16 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (39.27%) QA
2 23 (4.22%) GDPR
3 15 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.47%) NIST
5 8 (1.47%) PMO
6 4 (0.73%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.73%) HL7
6 4 (0.73%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.55%) FATCA
8 2 (0.37%) DICOM
8 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.10%) Docker
3 5 (0.92%) Firmware
4 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.02%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.28%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.55%) Grafana
4 3 (0.55%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 116 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.26%) Oracle
3 24 (4.40%) NEC
3 24 (4.40%) Northgate
4 22 (4.04%) SAP
5 19 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.57%) HP
7 12 (2.20%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.02%) Google
9 9 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.28%) Datto
10 7 (1.28%) PTC
11 4 (0.73%) Citrix
11 4 (0.73%) Cognos
11 4 (0.73%) OneTrust
11 4 (0.73%) Splunk
11 4 (0.73%) VMware
11 4 (0.73%) Xceptor
12 3 (0.55%) Apple
12 3 (0.55%) IBM