Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 282 175
Rank change year-on-year +24 -107 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 342 294 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.02% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 3.70% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 282 267 619
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,550 £26,550 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,759 7,949 11,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.84% 27.54% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5,981 6,450 8,941
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +48 113 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Surrey +7 69 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Hampshire -17 69 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Berkshire +36 68 £45,000 +2.27% 5
West Sussex +31 52 £48,750 +30.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +11 33 £45,000 -3.23% 2
East Sussex +3 20 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Kent +3 19 £30,000 -3.23%
Oxfordshire -5 12 £37,000 +27.59% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 216 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 153 (44.74%) ISTQB
4 123 (35.96%) Software Testing
5 115 (33.63%) Finance
6 104 (30.41%) Selenium
7 94 (27.49%) QA
8 78 (22.81%) Scrum
9 69 (20.18%) BDD
10 67 (19.59%) JIRA
10 67 (19.59%) Test Scripting
10 67 (19.59%) SDLC
10 67 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 66 (19.30%) SQL
12 63 (18.42%) Business Analysis
13 58 (16.96%) C#
13 58 (16.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 56 (16.37%) Test Strategy
14 56 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 50 (14.62%) Java
16 49 (14.33%) Project Management
17 47 (13.74%) Waterfall
18 45 (13.16%) Manual Testing
19 44 (12.87%) Regression Testing
20 41 (11.99%) Microsoft
20 41 (11.99%) Continuous Improvement
21 40 (11.70%) PRINCE2
22 39 (11.40%) Cucumber
22 39 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
23 38 (11.11%) Gherkin

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (3.51%) Confluence
2 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.29%) CICS
3 1 (0.29%) CMS
3 1 (0.29%) SAS
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.58%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.46%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.46%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.46%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.46%) SAP R/3
3 5 (1.46%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.58%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.75%) CDMA
1 6 (1.75%) GSM
1 6 (1.75%) LTE
1 6 (1.75%) UMTS
2 5 (1.46%) HTTP
3 2 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.29%) ATM
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) IPv4
4 1 (0.29%) IPv6
4 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.17%) Power BI
5 3 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.58%) MySQL
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 104 (30.41%) Selenium
2 67 (19.59%) JIRA
3 39 (11.40%) Cucumber
4 29 (8.48%) HP UFT
4 29 (8.48%) Jenkins
5 27 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 25 (7.31%) SpecFlow
7 20 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 18 (5.26%) JMeter
10 14 (4.09%) JUnit
11 13 (3.80%) Git (software)
11 13 (3.80%) TestNG
12 8 (2.34%) jMock
13 7 (2.05%) NUnit
13 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (1.46%) LoadRunner
16 4 (1.17%) Ant
16 4 (1.17%) Zephyr
General
1 115 (33.63%) Finance
2 24 (7.02%) Retail
3 13 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.22%) Advertising
5 8 (2.34%) Law
6 6 (1.75%) Banking
7 5 (1.46%) Back Office
8 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 147 (42.98%) Analyst
2 69 (20.18%) Business Analyst
3 66 (19.30%) Test Analyst
4 51 (14.91%) Tester
5 43 (12.57%) Test Engineer
6 32 (9.36%) Developer
6 32 (9.36%) Developer in Test
7 26 (7.60%) Automation Tester
7 26 (7.60%) Test Automation Developer
8 25 (7.31%) Software Tester
9 23 (6.73%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (6.14%) QA Engineer
10 21 (6.14%) Test Manager
11 18 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
11 18 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
12 17 (4.97%) Software Test Engineer
13 15 (4.39%) Lead Business Analyst
14 14 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
15 13 (3.80%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 31 (9.06%) Web Services
3 21 (6.14%) .NET
4 19 (5.56%) REST
5 17 (4.97%) XML
6 10 (2.92%) Java EE
6 10 (2.92%) SOAP
7 8 (2.34%) Hibernate
7 8 (2.34%) Spring
8 7 (2.05%) EDI
9 5 (1.46%) JSON
10 4 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.88%) HTML
12 2 (0.58%) Pyramid
12 2 (0.58%) RESTful
12 2 (0.58%) Velocity
12 2 (0.58%) WSDL
13 1 (0.29%) CGI
13 1 (0.29%) HTML5
13 1 (0.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.97%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.22%) FMCG
5 10 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.63%) User Experience
7 8 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.17%) Fintech
11 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.88%) Life Science
11 3 (0.88%) NHS
11 3 (0.88%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) EPoS
12 2 (0.58%) PKI
12 2 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.89%) Windows
2 20 (5.85%) Linux
3 9 (2.63%) Android
4 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.75%) CentOS
6 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.58%) Unix
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 123 (35.96%) Software Testing
4 78 (22.81%) Scrum
5 69 (20.18%) BDD
6 67 (19.59%) SDLC
6 67 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (19.59%) Test Scripting
7 63 (18.42%) Business Analysis
8 56 (16.37%) Test Strategy
8 56 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 49 (14.33%) Project Management
10 47 (13.74%) Waterfall
11 45 (13.16%) Manual Testing
12 44 (12.87%) Regression Testing
13 41 (11.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (11.70%) PRINCE2
15 39 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (10.82%) ITIL
17 33 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.30%) SQL
2 58 (16.96%) C#
3 50 (14.62%) Java
4 17 (4.97%) Python
5 14 (4.09%) Groovy
6 9 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.75%) Bourne shell
8 6 (1.75%) Delphi
8 6 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.17%) C++
9 4 (1.17%) Perl
10 3 (0.88%) C
10 3 (0.88%) Ruby
11 2 (0.58%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) COBOL
12 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.29%) PL/1
12 1 (0.29%) REXX
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 153 (44.74%) ISTQB
2 58 (16.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (9.65%) Degree
4 22 (6.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.97%) IIBA
6 15 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (3.80%) PMP
8 12 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (2.92%) PMI Certification
9 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.17%) APMP
11 4 (1.17%) CBAP
11 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.29%) APMG
13 1 (0.29%) MCP
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (27.49%) QA
2 13 (3.80%) SLA
3 7 (2.05%) GDPR
3 7 (2.05%) PMO
4 3 (0.88%) GAMP
4 3 (0.88%) GMP
5 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.58%) ACF2
3 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.58%) RACF
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.05%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.43%) SAP
3 18 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 13 (3.80%) Oracle
5 9 (2.63%) HP
6 7 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.05%) VMware
7 4 (1.17%) Apple
7 4 (1.17%) Google
8 3 (0.88%) CA
8 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco
9 1 (0.29%) Facebook
9 1 (0.29%) IBM
9 1 (0.29%) Lumension
9 1 (0.29%) NetApp
9 1 (0.29%) Software AG
9 1 (0.29%) Tableau
9 1 (0.29%) Unisys
9 1 (0.29%) webMethods