Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 252 285
Rank change year-on-year -16 +33 -83
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 213 319 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 1.21% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 4.26% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 186 277 244
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £44,377 £47,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.58% +13.25% -2.35%

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 6,238 7,489 8,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.06% 28.40% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,628 5,688 6,476
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,075 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 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
Hampshire +37 76 £36,500 +12.31% 8
Thames Valley -3 66 £37,500 -33.63% 3
Berkshire +19 47 £42,500 -24.78% 1
West Sussex -10 42 £45,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +21 19 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Surrey -11 17 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East Sussex -11 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Kent -11 6 £38,375 +23.79% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 140 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (64.79%) Test Automation
3 115 (53.99%) ISTQB
4 77 (36.15%) Selenium
5 64 (30.05%) QA
5 64 (30.05%) Java
6 62 (29.11%) Software Testing
7 61 (28.64%) Test Scripting
8 58 (27.23%) Scrum
9 53 (24.88%) SQL
10 52 (24.41%) JIRA
11 51 (23.94%) Finance
12 49 (23.00%) Degree
13 47 (22.07%) C#
14 46 (21.60%) Cucumber
15 44 (20.66%) Waterfall
16 37 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
18 32 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (14.55%) MS Visio
19 31 (14.55%) Regression Testing
20 30 (14.08%) SAP
20 30 (14.08%) BDD
20 30 (14.08%) WebDriver
21 29 (13.62%) Confluence
22 26 (12.21%) .NET
22 26 (12.21%) Business Analysis
22 26 (12.21%) SDLC
23 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
23 25 (11.74%) Performance Testing

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 29 (13.62%) Confluence
2 9 (4.23%) CICS
2 9 (4.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (14.55%) MS Visio
3 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.10%) Azure
2 11 (5.16%) AWS
2 11 (5.16%) SaaS
3 4 (1.88%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.47%) Boomi
4 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.88%) Wireless
2 3 (1.41%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.47%) 2G
3 1 (0.47%) 3G
3 1 (0.47%) LTE
3 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) DB2
2 3 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (36.15%) Selenium
2 52 (24.41%) JIRA
3 46 (21.60%) Cucumber
4 30 (14.08%) WebDriver
5 24 (11.27%) JMeter
6 23 (10.80%) Jenkins
6 23 (10.80%) SpecFlow
7 19 (8.92%) HP UFT
8 12 (5.63%) Git (software)
9 11 (5.16%) Jasmine
9 11 (5.16%) Mocha
10 10 (4.69%) Postman
11 9 (4.23%) JUnit
11 9 (4.23%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.76%) Maven
12 8 (3.76%) SoapUI
13 7 (3.29%) JBehave
14 6 (2.82%) Gradle
14 6 (2.82%) Ranorex
15 4 (1.88%) TestRail
General
1 51 (23.94%) Finance
2 14 (6.57%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.82%) Aerospace
3 6 (2.82%) Retail
4 3 (1.41%) Advertising
4 3 (1.41%) Banking
4 3 (1.41%) Games
5 2 (0.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (49.77%) Analyst
2 52 (24.41%) Business Analyst
3 50 (23.47%) Test Analyst
4 36 (16.90%) Test Engineer
5 27 (12.68%) Automation Test Analyst
6 25 (11.74%) Tester
7 18 (8.45%) Automation Test Lead
8 17 (7.98%) QA Engineer
8 17 (7.98%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (7.51%) Software Test Engineer
10 15 (7.04%) Business Systems Analyst
10 15 (7.04%) Software Tester
10 15 (7.04%) Systems Analyst
11 14 (6.57%) Product Owner
12 12 (5.63%) Product Analyst
12 12 (5.63%) Product Business Analyst
12 12 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (5.63%) Senior QA Engineer
12 12 (5.63%) Test Leader
13 10 (4.69%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.21%) .NET
2 23 (10.80%) Web Services
3 10 (4.69%) REST
4 9 (4.23%) RESTful
4 9 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.35%) XML
6 4 (1.88%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.88%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.88%) React
7 3 (1.41%) JSON
8 1 (0.47%) HTML
8 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.98%) User Experience
4 10 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (4.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (4.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.94%) AS400
7 2 (0.94%) iSeries
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.92%) Linux
2 7 (3.29%) Windows
3 2 (0.94%) Android
3 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (64.79%) Test Automation
3 62 (29.11%) Software Testing
4 61 (28.64%) Test Scripting
5 58 (27.23%) Scrum
6 44 (20.66%) Waterfall
7 37 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (14.55%) Regression Testing
9 30 (14.08%) BDD
10 26 (12.21%) Business Analysis
10 26 (12.21%) SDLC
11 25 (11.74%) Manual Testing
11 25 (11.74%) Performance Testing
12 24 (11.27%) DevOps
13 23 (10.80%) Process Improvement
14 22 (10.33%) Mentoring
14 22 (10.33%) TDD
15 21 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (8.92%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.05%) Java
2 53 (24.88%) SQL
3 47 (22.07%) C#
4 21 (9.86%) Python
5 18 (8.45%) Ruby
6 13 (6.10%) Perl
7 12 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.69%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.23%) Assembly Language
9 9 (4.23%) C
9 9 (4.23%) C++
9 9 (4.23%) COBOL
9 9 (4.23%) PL/1
9 9 (4.23%) REXX
9 9 (4.23%) VB
10 7 (3.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 115 (53.99%) ISTQB
2 49 (23.00%) Degree
3 22 (10.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 13 (6.10%) PMI Certification
6 13 (6.10%) PMP
7 12 (5.63%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.47%) CBAP
9 1 (0.47%) CISSP
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (30.05%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (4.69%) Docker
2 9 (4.23%) ACF2
2 9 (4.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.35%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (14.08%) SAP
2 23 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.57%) HP
4 9 (4.23%) IBM
5 4 (1.88%) Ariba
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.47%) Dell
7 1 (0.47%) Google