Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > England
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 328 327
Rank change year-on-year -142 -1 -98
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 594 1,340 1,641
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.97% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 3.92% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 478 1,039 1,349
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,204 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.71%

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 23,217 34,153 39,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.52% 24.68% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17,168 24,831 30,585
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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
South East -6 204 £42,500 -5.56% 23
London -154 117 £55,000 - 1
Midlands -52 92 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North of England -19 80 £37,500 -9.09% 9
West Midlands -64 64 £40,000 - 5
South West -24 51 £46,000 +2.22% 7
North West -24 42 £32,500 -22.62% 6
East of England -7 39 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Yorkshire +19 34 £40,500 -4.71% 3
East Midlands +32 25 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North East -3 4 £37,500 +36.36%
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 386 (64.98%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (58.08%) ISTQB
3 333 (56.06%) Test Automation
4 203 (34.18%) Selenium
5 188 (31.65%) QA
6 181 (30.47%) JIRA
7 164 (27.61%) Finance
8 161 (27.10%) Software Testing
9 156 (26.26%) Scrum
10 151 (25.42%) Test Scripting
11 142 (23.91%) C#
12 139 (23.40%) SQL
13 137 (23.06%) Java
14 113 (19.02%) Microsoft
15 110 (18.52%) Waterfall
15 110 (18.52%) SDLC
16 102 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 100 (16.84%) Cucumber
18 98 (16.50%) Degree
19 88 (14.81%) Regression Testing
20 80 (13.47%) BDD
20 80 (13.47%) Confluence
20 80 (13.47%) DevOps
21 78 (13.13%) .NET
22 73 (12.29%) SpecFlow
23 72 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
24 71 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
25 70 (11.78%) Business Analysis
26 69 (11.62%) User Stories
27 67 (11.28%) TDD

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 80 (13.47%) Confluence
2 17 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.36%) CICS
4 13 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.52%) CMS
5 9 (1.52%) EPiServer
5 9 (1.52%) IIS
6 4 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (6.57%) MS Visio
4 25 (4.21%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.52%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.77%) Azure
2 30 (5.05%) AWS
3 15 (2.53%) BrowserStack
4 11 (1.85%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.68%) SaaS
6 8 (1.35%) Trello
7 7 (1.18%) GCP
7 7 (1.18%) GitHub
7 7 (1.18%) Office 365
8 6 (1.01%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.51%) AWS IoT
9 3 (0.51%) PaaS
9 3 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.85%) PuTTY
2 9 (1.52%) Internet
3 6 (1.01%) Softphone
4 3 (0.51%) DHCP
4 3 (0.51%) Firewall
4 3 (0.51%) LAN
4 3 (0.51%) Skype
4 3 (0.51%) SSH
4 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.34%) 3G
5 2 (0.34%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.34%) DNS
5 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (2.19%) DB2
3 11 (1.85%) Power BI
3 11 (1.85%) SQLPlus
4 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
5 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.51%) MySQL
8 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.34%) Big Data
9 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 203 (34.18%) Selenium
2 181 (30.47%) JIRA
3 100 (16.84%) Cucumber
4 73 (12.29%) SpecFlow
5 66 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (8.75%) WebDriver
7 45 (7.58%) JMeter
8 40 (6.73%) HP UFT
9 38 (6.40%) Jenkins
10 34 (5.72%) Postman
11 26 (4.38%) SoapUI
12 24 (4.04%) Visual Studio
13 23 (3.87%) JUnit
14 22 (3.70%) Git (software)
15 17 (2.86%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 15 (2.53%) Zephyr
17 13 (2.19%) Bitbucket
17 13 (2.19%) LoadRunner
17 13 (2.19%) Protractor
18 12 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 164 (27.61%) Finance
2 27 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 27 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.38%) Banking
4 20 (3.37%) Legal
4 20 (3.37%) Retail
5 14 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.02%) Marketing
7 9 (1.52%) Back Office
8 5 (0.84%) Police
9 4 (0.67%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 279 (46.97%) Analyst
2 142 (23.91%) Test Analyst
3 99 (16.67%) Tester
4 96 (16.16%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 52 (8.75%) Test Engineer
6 46 (7.74%) Test Leader
7 42 (7.07%) Test Manager
8 35 (5.89%) Senior Analyst
9 33 (5.56%) QA Analyst
10 31 (5.22%) QA Engineer
10 31 (5.22%) Software Tester
11 30 (5.05%) Software Analyst
12 27 (4.55%) Automation Tester
13 25 (4.21%) Senior Business Analyst
14 24 (4.04%) Automation Test Lead
15 22 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
15 22 (3.70%) QA Tester
16 19 (3.20%) QA Test Analyst
17 18 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.13%) .NET
2 58 (9.76%) Web Services
3 39 (6.57%) REST
4 28 (4.71%) SOAP
5 20 (3.37%) .NET Framework
6 18 (3.03%) XML
7 16 (2.69%) RESTful
8 15 (2.53%) Gherkin
9 13 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (2.02%) HTML
11 11 (1.85%) DHTML
11 11 (1.85%) WCF
12 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.18%) Node.js
13 6 (1.01%) React
13 6 (1.01%) Velocity
14 4 (0.67%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.67%) Apache Flex
14 4 (0.67%) Entity Framework
14 4 (0.67%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.07%) User Experience
3 37 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.36%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.01%) AS400
10 6 (1.01%) Handset
10 6 (1.01%) iSeries
11 5 (0.84%) CMDB
11 5 (0.84%) Wiki
12 4 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.67%) NHS
12 4 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.34%) Reinsurance
14 2 (0.34%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.58%) Windows
2 38 (6.40%) Linux
3 11 (1.85%) Android
3 11 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.35%) CentOS
5 8 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (0.67%) Unix
7 3 (0.51%) Debian
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (64.98%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (56.06%) Test Automation
3 161 (27.10%) Software Testing
4 156 (26.26%) Scrum
5 151 (25.42%) Test Scripting
6 110 (18.52%) SDLC
6 110 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 102 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 88 (14.81%) Regression Testing
9 80 (13.47%) BDD
9 80 (13.47%) DevOps
10 72 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (11.78%) Business Analysis
13 69 (11.62%) User Stories
14 67 (11.28%) TDD
15 64 (10.77%) Defect Management
16 63 (10.61%) Functional Testing
17 58 (9.76%) Manual Testing
18 57 (9.60%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (23.91%) C#
2 139 (23.40%) SQL
3 137 (23.06%) Java
4 56 (9.43%) Python
5 31 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 30 (5.05%) Ruby
7 27 (4.55%) VB
8 20 (3.37%) VBScript
9 18 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.03%) Perl
10 17 (2.86%) C
10 17 (2.86%) C++
11 16 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.36%) COBOL
13 12 (2.02%) PL/1
13 12 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.85%) Assembly Language
14 11 (1.85%) HLASM
14 11 (1.85%) REXX
Qualifications
1 345 (58.08%) ISTQB
2 98 (16.50%) Degree
3 63 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 27 (4.55%) IIBA
6 20 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 20 (3.37%) PMP
7 19 (3.20%) PMI Certification
8 18 (3.03%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.53%) CISSP
10 14 (2.36%) CBAP
11 11 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (1.68%) CEH
12 10 (1.68%) CISM
13 8 (1.35%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.35%) MCSA
13 8 (1.35%) MCSE
13 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.84%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (31.65%) QA
2 21 (3.54%) PMO
3 15 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.35%) GDPR
5 6 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.01%) SLA
6 3 (0.51%) P3O
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 19 (3.20%) Docker
2 14 (2.36%) ACF2
2 14 (2.36%) RACF
3 11 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (6.06%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.52%) SCCM
4 8 (1.35%) SCOM
5 7 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) Ansible
7 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.17%) CASB
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) rkt
7 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.59%) HP
3 49 (8.25%) SAP
4 23 (3.87%) IBM
5 19 (3.20%) Oracle
6 11 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.52%) Adobe
8 8 (1.35%) Ariba
8 8 (1.35%) Google
9 6 (1.01%) Remedy
9 6 (1.01%) Snow
9 6 (1.01%) VMware
10 5 (0.84%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.84%) Workday
11 3 (0.51%) Capita
11 3 (0.51%) Unisys
11 3 (0.51%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.34%) Darktrace
12 2 (0.34%) OutSystems
12 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com