Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 246 295
Rank change year-on-year -55 +49 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 143 67 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 0.76% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 3.06% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 97 56 208
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,750 £29,525
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,313 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile " £60,000 £65,375
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £44,377
% change year-on-year -5.00% +12.67% -1.38%

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 5,311 2,188 6,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.85% 24.80% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,811 1,637 5,118
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 30 November 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 30 November 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 -10 71 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Thames Valley -72 31 £43,000 -4.44% 13
Hampshire -91 28 £36,250 -14.71% 3
Oxfordshire -17 13 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire -46 12 £43,000 -14.00% 9
West Sussex -10 11 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Berkshire -73 6 £75,000 +66.67% 4
East Sussex -45 2 £46,500 +16.25% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 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.

1 117 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (49.65%) Social Skills
3 70 (48.95%) Azure
4 67 (46.85%) DevOps
5 61 (42.66%) Business Analysis
5 61 (42.66%) Finance
6 58 (40.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (39.86%) Test Automation
8 56 (39.16%) Scrum
9 50 (34.97%) Backlog Management
10 49 (34.27%) Fintech
11 48 (33.57%) Sprint Planning
11 48 (33.57%) Product Roadmap
11 48 (33.57%) Product Backlog
12 46 (32.17%) ISTQB
13 45 (31.47%) Software Testing
14 44 (30.77%) Selenium
15 38 (26.57%) QA
16 36 (25.17%) User Stories
17 32 (22.38%) SQL
17 32 (22.38%) Acceptance Criteria
18 28 (19.58%) Epics
18 28 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (18.88%) JIRA
20 26 (18.18%) C#
20 26 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
20 26 (18.18%) Wireframes
21 25 (17.48%) Commercial Awareness
21 25 (17.48%) Degree
22 24 (16.78%) Test Scripting

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 5 (3.50%) Confluence
2 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 70 (48.95%) Azure
2 14 (9.79%) SaaS
3 9 (6.29%) AWS
4 6 (4.20%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Firewall
1 6 (4.20%) HTTP
1 6 (4.20%) Network Security
1 6 (4.20%) SSL
1 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.20%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.80%) Big Data
4 4 (2.80%) KNIME
4 4 (2.80%) Tableau
5 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.10%) OLAP
5 3 (2.10%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 44 (30.77%) Selenium
2 27 (18.88%) JIRA
3 22 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 16 (11.19%) Visual Studio
5 14 (9.79%) SoapUI
5 14 (9.79%) WebDriver
6 13 (9.09%) NUnit
7 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
8 9 (6.29%) Postman
8 9 (6.29%) TestRail
9 6 (4.20%) JMeter
10 5 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.50%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.50%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.10%) Katalon Studio
13 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (49.65%) Social Skills
2 61 (42.66%) Finance
3 28 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (16.78%) Law
5 16 (11.19%) Banking
6 15 (10.49%) Organisational Skills
7 12 (8.39%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (5.59%) Games
9 7 (4.90%) Retail
10 5 (3.50%) Automotive
11 2 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.70%) Advertising
12 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 50 (34.97%) Product Owner
2 45 (31.47%) Analyst
3 27 (18.88%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.59%) Test Leader
5 17 (11.89%) Business Analyst
6 16 (11.19%) Service Owner
7 12 (8.39%) Automation Test Lead
7 12 (8.39%) QA Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) Service Analyst
7 12 (8.39%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 11 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.90%) QA Leader
11 6 (4.20%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) Senior QA Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Security Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) Test Team Leader
12 5 (3.50%) IT Business Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) Gherkin
2 8 (5.59%) SOAP
3 7 (4.90%) REST
4 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.50%) OAuth
5 5 (3.50%) React
6 4 (2.80%) Middleware
7 3 (2.10%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.70%) ADO
8 1 (0.70%) CSS
8 1 (0.70%) HTML
8 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) User Experience
2 6 (4.20%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.10%) PMI
6 1 (0.70%) LIMS
6 1 (0.70%) Robotics
6 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.59%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Linux
2 6 (4.20%) Solaris
2 6 (4.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (46.85%) DevOps
3 61 (42.66%) Business Analysis
4 58 (40.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 57 (39.86%) Test Automation
6 56 (39.16%) Scrum
7 50 (34.97%) Backlog Management
8 49 (34.27%) Fintech
9 48 (33.57%) Product Backlog
9 48 (33.57%) Product Roadmap
9 48 (33.57%) Sprint Planning
10 45 (31.47%) Software Testing
11 36 (25.17%) User Stories
12 32 (22.38%) Acceptance Criteria
13 28 (19.58%) Epics
14 26 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (18.18%) Wireframes
15 25 (17.48%) Commercial Awareness
16 24 (16.78%) Test Scripting
17 22 (15.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 26 (18.18%) C#
3 13 (9.09%) Python
4 7 (4.90%) Java
5 5 (3.50%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.80%) R
7 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (32.17%) ISTQB
2 25 (17.48%) Degree
3 11 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.29%) IIBA
5 6 (4.20%) CEH
5 6 (4.20%) CISA
5 6 (4.20%) GIAC
5 6 (4.20%) OSCE
5 6 (4.20%) OSCP
6 4 (2.80%) CBAP
6 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.10%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (26.57%) QA
2 6 (4.20%) GDPR
2 6 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.20%) NIST
3 3 (2.10%) DICOM
3 3 (2.10%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.20%) HP ALM
2 6 (4.20%) HP Fortify
2 6 (4.20%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Xceptor
2 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.49%) Oracle
4 6 (4.20%) ArcSight
4 6 (4.20%) Black Duck
4 6 (4.20%) HP
4 6 (4.20%) Micro Focus
4 6 (4.20%) Qualys
4 6 (4.20%) Sonatype
4 6 (4.20%) Splunk
4 6 (4.20%) Tripwire
5 4 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.10%) Google
6 3 (2.10%) SAP
6 3 (2.10%) VMware
7 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards