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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 194 155
Rank change year-on-year +11 -39  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 249 308 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.66% 1.58% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 5.06% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 221 271 353
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.49%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4173 6082 6640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.83% 31.24% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 4926 5062
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +31 65 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Hampshire +28 50 £40,000 +14.28% 4
West Sussex +24 27 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 27 £44,250 +10.62% 1
Oxfordshire +10 24 £31,500 +14.54% 1
Berkshire +6 22 £37,000 -21.27% 5
East Sussex +4 14 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Kent +1 13 £37,500 -10.17%
Sussex - 6 £55,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 284 (59.79%) ISTQB
2 251 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (33.68%) Software Testing
4 144 (30.32%) Finance
5 127 (26.74%) Microsoft
6 125 (26.32%) Selenium
7 118 (24.84%) SQL
8 116 (24.42%) C#
8 116 (24.42%) QA
9 111 (23.37%) Test Scripting
10 106 (22.32%) Windows
11 99 (20.84%) Test Automation
12 89 (18.74%) Test Strategy
13 85 (17.89%) Regression Testing
14 84 (17.68%) Scrum
15 83 (17.47%) Automated Testing
16 79 (16.63%) SDLC
17 77 (16.21%) Business Analysis
18 74 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 70 (14.74%) Degree
20 69 (14.53%) .NET
21 67 (14.11%) SQL Server
22 64 (13.47%) Java
22 64 (13.47%) Team Foundation Server
23 62 (13.05%) System Testing
23 62 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 61 (12.84%) Automation Testing
25 60 (12.63%) MS Excel
26 58 (12.21%) Waterfall
27 57 (12.00%) 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 18 (3.79%) Confluence
2 10 (2.11%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 60 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.00%) MS Office
3 15 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.11%) FTP
2 10 (2.11%) HTTP
2 10 (2.11%) HTTPS
2 10 (2.11%) LDAP
2 10 (2.11%) SSL
3 8 (1.68%) VoIP
4 5 (1.05%) SMS
5 2 (0.42%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.42%) LAN
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) WebEx
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.68%) MySQL
3 6 (1.26%) Big Data
3 6 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.05%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.05%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.05%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.42%) MS Access
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 125 (26.32%) Selenium
2 64 (13.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (9.26%) JIRA
4 34 (7.16%) SoapUI
5 33 (6.95%) HP UFT
6 26 (5.47%) Visual Studio
7 21 (4.42%) WebDriver
8 17 (3.58%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.16%) LoadRunner
9 15 (3.16%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.74%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.74%) JMeter
11 11 (2.32%) TestComplete
12 10 (2.11%) Subversion
13 7 (1.47%) InstallShield
13 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
15 5 (1.05%) Selenium IDE
15 5 (1.05%) WatiN
General
1 144 (30.32%) Finance
2 26 (5.47%) Retail
3 18 (3.79%) Back Office
4 16 (3.37%) Automotive
4 16 (3.37%) Banking
5 14 (2.95%) Marketing
5 14 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.89%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.26%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 255 (53.68%) Analyst
2 152 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 94 (19.79%) Business Analyst
4 79 (16.63%) Tester
5 69 (14.53%) Software Analyst
6 58 (12.21%) Software Test Analyst
7 52 (10.95%) Test Engineer
8 38 (8.00%) Test Leader
9 37 (7.79%) Test Manager
10 34 (7.16%) Automation Test Analyst
11 30 (6.32%) Automation Tester
11 30 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (6.32%) Senior Tester
11 30 (6.32%) Software Test Engineer
12 26 (5.47%) IT Analyst
13 24 (5.05%) Manual Test Analyst
14 23 (4.84%) Software Tester
15 22 (4.63%) Automation Test Lead
15 22 (4.63%) QA Analyst
15 22 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.53%) .NET
2 43 (9.05%) XML
3 31 (6.53%) Web Services
4 30 (6.32%) Gherkin
5 23 (4.84%) SOAP
6 22 (4.63%) HTML
7 14 (2.95%) J2EE
8 12 (2.53%) CSS
8 12 (2.53%) Middleware
8 12 (2.53%) XSLT
9 10 (2.11%) XML Schema
9 10 (2.11%) XSD
10 7 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.47%) WSDL
11 6 (1.26%) Flash
12 5 (1.05%) Play Framework
12 5 (1.05%) XML Messaging
13 4 (0.84%) JSON
13 4 (0.84%) REST
13 4 (0.84%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.11%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.11%) DataPower
7 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.26%) Smartcard
10 5 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.42%) Fintech
12 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.21%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.21%) FMCG
12 1 (0.21%) Online Games
12 1 (0.21%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 106 (22.32%) Windows
2 28 (5.89%) Linux
3 27 (5.68%) Unix
4 18 (3.79%) Solaris
5 10 (2.11%) AIX
6 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.63%) Android
8 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (52.84%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (33.68%) Software Testing
3 111 (23.37%) Test Scripting
4 99 (20.84%) Test Automation
5 89 (18.74%) Test Strategy
6 85 (17.89%) Regression Testing
7 84 (17.68%) Scrum
8 83 (17.47%) Automated Testing
9 79 (16.63%) SDLC
10 77 (16.21%) Business Analysis
11 74 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 62 (13.05%) System Testing
13 61 (12.84%) Automation Testing
14 58 (12.21%) Waterfall
15 57 (12.00%) Performance Testing
16 48 (10.11%) TDD
17 46 (9.68%) Functional Testing
18 45 (9.47%) BDD
19 40 (8.42%) Integration Testing
20 39 (8.21%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.84%) SQL
2 116 (24.42%) C#
3 64 (13.47%) Java
4 47 (9.89%) C++
5 34 (7.16%) Python
6 26 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 19 (4.00%) C
8 15 (3.16%) Ruby
9 13 (2.74%) Perl
10 12 (2.53%) VB
11 10 (2.11%) Jython
11 10 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.11%) XPath
12 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.05%) Groovy
13 5 (1.05%) Scala
14 3 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.63%) VBScript
15 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 284 (59.79%) ISTQB
2 70 (14.74%) Degree
3 62 (13.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (4.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (3.37%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (2.11%) IIBA
8 8 (1.68%) APMP
9 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.63%) CBAP
10 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (24.42%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.05%) Docker
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 127 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.68%) HP
3 15 (3.16%) IBM
4 14 (2.95%) Oracle
5 12 (2.53%) SAP
6 10 (2.11%) CA
7 8 (1.68%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.05%) Cadence
10 4 (0.84%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
12 2 (0.42%) VMware
13 1 (0.21%) ForgeRock
13 1 (0.21%) Seapine
13 1 (0.21%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.21%) Telerik
13 1 (0.21%) Thunderhead
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Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
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Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
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Hove, East Sussex
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Salary: £35 - £45000 per annum
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
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