Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 313 233 293
Rank change year-on-year -80 +60 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 118 116 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.95% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 3.66% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 89 102 208
10th Percentile £36,000 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £32,125 £33,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 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 4,380 3,169 7,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.69% 25.86% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,567 2,338 5,539
10th Percentile £29,044 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,200 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Salary trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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
Surrey +17 57 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Hampshire -90 29 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Thames Valley -58 18 £50,000 +14.29% 10
Berkshire -47 10 £75,000 +97.37% 5
East Sussex -22 8 £52,500 +22.81%
Buckinghamshire -25 7 £50,000 +8.11% 4
West Sussex -13 6 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 83 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (49.15%) Azure
2 58 (49.15%) DevOps
3 52 (44.07%) Software Testing
4 51 (43.22%) Test Automation
4 51 (43.22%) Social Skills
5 47 (39.83%) ISTQB
6 41 (34.75%) Selenium
6 41 (34.75%) C#
6 41 (34.75%) SQL
7 40 (33.90%) Oracle
7 40 (33.90%) Finance
8 39 (33.05%) Business Analysis
9 37 (31.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (31.36%) Project Management
10 36 (30.51%) Test Scripting
11 34 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 32 (27.12%) Scrum
13 31 (26.27%) Backlog Management
14 30 (25.42%) Product Backlog
14 30 (25.42%) Sprint Planning
14 30 (25.42%) Product Roadmap
14 30 (25.42%) Fintech
15 29 (24.58%) Degree
15 29 (24.58%) Visual Studio
15 29 (24.58%) Scenario Testing
16 27 (22.88%) NUnit
16 27 (22.88%) WebDriver
16 27 (22.88%) BDD
17 26 (22.03%) QA

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 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (13.56%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 58 (49.15%) Azure
2 6 (5.08%) AWS
3 5 (4.24%) BlazeMeter
3 5 (4.24%) SaaS
4 3 (2.54%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.69%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.85%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.24%) Firewall
2 5 (4.24%) HTTP
2 5 (4.24%) Network Security
2 5 (4.24%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.34%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.69%) Big Data
5 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.69%) OLAP
5 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) Power BI
6 1 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (34.75%) Selenium
2 29 (24.58%) Visual Studio
3 27 (22.88%) NUnit
3 27 (22.88%) WebDriver
4 25 (21.19%) SpecFlow
5 15 (12.71%) JIRA
6 14 (11.86%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.63%) JMeter
8 8 (6.78%) Git (software)
8 8 (6.78%) Postman
9 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.93%) Maven
9 7 (5.93%) REST Assured
9 7 (5.93%) TestNG
9 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (5.08%) TestComplete
11 5 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
12 4 (3.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (43.22%) Social Skills
2 40 (33.90%) Finance
3 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (14.41%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (11.02%) Law
6 9 (7.63%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.69%) Banking
8 2 (1.69%) Local Government
9 1 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.85%) Retail
9 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (28.81%) Analyst
2 30 (25.42%) Product Owner
3 26 (22.03%) Test Leader
4 25 (21.19%) Automation Test Lead
5 23 (19.49%) Test Analyst
6 12 (10.17%) QA Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 12 (10.17%) Team Leader
6 12 (10.17%) Test Team Leader
7 11 (9.32%) Automation Team Leader
7 11 (9.32%) Tester
8 10 (8.47%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) HR Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Pensions Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) QA Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Senior QA Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) SOAP
2 9 (7.63%) REST
3 8 (6.78%) .NET
3 8 (6.78%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.24%) OAuth
5 5 (4.24%) React
6 4 (3.39%) JSON
6 4 (3.39%) XML
7 3 (2.54%) Middleware
7 3 (2.54%) Web Services
8 2 (1.69%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.69%) CSS
9 1 (0.85%) ADO
9 1 (0.85%) HTML
9 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (8.47%) LIMS
3 9 (7.63%) User Experience
4 5 (4.24%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
7 1 (0.85%) Life Science
7 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) Windows
2 6 (5.08%) Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Unix
3 5 (4.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (49.15%) DevOps
3 52 (44.07%) Software Testing
4 51 (43.22%) Test Automation
5 39 (33.05%) Business Analysis
6 37 (31.36%) Project Management
6 37 (31.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (30.51%) Test Scripting
8 32 (27.12%) Scrum
9 31 (26.27%) Backlog Management
10 30 (25.42%) Fintech
10 30 (25.42%) Product Backlog
10 30 (25.42%) Product Roadmap
10 30 (25.42%) Sprint Planning
11 29 (24.58%) Scenario Testing
12 27 (22.88%) BDD
13 25 (21.19%) Test Strategy
14 24 (20.34%) Mentoring
15 23 (19.49%) TDD
16 22 (18.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.75%) C#
1 41 (34.75%) SQL
2 13 (11.02%) Java
3 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.24%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.39%) C
5 3 (2.54%) VBScript
6 1 (0.85%) C++
6 1 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (39.83%) ISTQB
2 34 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (24.58%) Degree
4 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
5 16 (13.56%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.24%) CEH
6 5 (4.24%) CISA
6 5 (4.24%) GIAC
6 5 (4.24%) OSCE
6 5 (4.24%) OSCP
7 4 (3.39%) IIBA
8 3 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.85%) CBAP
9 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) QA
2 7 (5.93%) GDPR
3 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.24%) NIST
4 2 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) HP ALM
2 8 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.24%) HP Fortify
3 5 (4.24%) WebInspect
4 2 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (33.90%) Oracle
2 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.25%) HP
4 13 (11.02%) Xceptor
5 6 (5.08%) Informatica
5 6 (5.08%) Micro Focus
6 5 (4.24%) ArcSight
6 5 (4.24%) Black Duck
6 5 (4.24%) Qualys
6 5 (4.24%) Sonatype
6 5 (4.24%) Splunk
6 5 (4.24%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.69%) SAP
8 1 (0.85%) Cognos
8 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com