Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 257 300 190
Rank change year-on-year +43 -110 +31
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 324 294 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.94% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 3.53% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 284 251 591
South East median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +14.46% -1.19% +5.00%

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 7,750 8,327 10,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.62% 26.73% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,923 6,694 8,515
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +51 100 £56,500 +31.40% 8
Surrey +29 69 £52,500 +31.25% 3
West Sussex +46 64 £46,250 +15.63% 4
Berkshire +6 57 £56,500 +31.40% 4
Hampshire -12 53 £35,000 +9.38% 10
Buckinghamshire +20 32 £55,000 +15.79% 3
East Sussex +14 21 £44,000 +35.38% 3
Kent +15 17 £30,000 -3.23% 2
Oxfordshire +26 11 £50,000 +62.60% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 227 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (46.60%) Test Automation
3 133 (41.05%) ISTQB
4 126 (38.89%) Finance
5 101 (31.17%) Scrum
6 99 (30.56%) Software Testing
7 84 (25.93%) Selenium
8 79 (24.38%) QA
9 74 (22.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (21.60%) Business Analysis
11 67 (20.68%) SQL
12 66 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 63 (19.44%) Project Management
13 63 (19.44%) Test Scripting
13 63 (19.44%) SDLC
14 58 (17.90%) JIRA
15 54 (16.67%) Test Strategy
16 53 (16.36%) Waterfall
17 51 (15.74%) C#
18 47 (14.51%) BDD
19 45 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 44 (13.58%) User Stories
21 43 (13.27%) Manual Testing
21 43 (13.27%) Java
22 42 (12.96%) PRINCE2
23 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (11.73%) Regression Testing
25 37 (11.42%) Retail
26 36 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
27 35 (10.80%) ITIL

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 8 (2.47%) Confluence
2 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.31%) CICS
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Drupal
3 1 (0.31%) SAS
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (2.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.54%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.54%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.54%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.54%) SAP R/3
2 5 (1.54%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.16%) CDMA
1 7 (2.16%) GSM
1 7 (2.16%) LTE
1 7 (2.16%) UMTS
2 5 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) ATM
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) IPv4
3 1 (0.31%) IPv6
3 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) SMS
3 1 (0.31%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.54%) Power BI
6 3 (0.93%) DB2
7 2 (0.62%) MySQL
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (25.93%) Selenium
2 58 (17.90%) JIRA
3 35 (10.80%) WebDriver
4 25 (7.72%) Cucumber
5 24 (7.41%) SpecFlow
6 23 (7.10%) HP UFT
6 23 (7.10%) SoapUI
7 16 (4.94%) JUnit
7 16 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (4.94%) TestNG
8 15 (4.63%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.63%) JMeter
9 10 (3.09%) Visual Studio
10 8 (2.47%) Git (software)
10 8 (2.47%) jMock
11 7 (2.16%) Appium
12 6 (1.85%) WATIR
13 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 126 (38.89%) Finance
2 37 (11.42%) Retail
3 23 (7.10%) Advertising
3 23 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.09%) Law
5 8 (2.47%) Back Office
6 6 (1.85%) Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.23%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (49.07%) Analyst
2 77 (23.77%) Business Analyst
3 65 (20.06%) Test Analyst
4 40 (12.35%) Tester
5 33 (10.19%) Test Engineer
6 30 (9.26%) Test Manager
7 29 (8.95%) Developer
7 29 (8.95%) Developer in Test
7 29 (8.95%) Senior Analyst
8 27 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
9 25 (7.72%) Lead Business Analyst
10 24 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (6.79%) Test Automation Developer
12 21 (6.48%) Automation Tester
12 21 (6.48%) Software Tester
13 19 (5.86%) Software Manager
13 19 (5.86%) Software Test Manager
14 14 (4.32%) QA Test Manager
14 14 (4.32%) Software QA Manager
14 14 (4.32%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.88%) Gherkin
2 20 (6.17%) Web Services
3 15 (4.63%) .NET
4 14 (4.32%) XML
5 11 (3.40%) REST
6 10 (3.09%) Java EE
7 8 (2.47%) EDI
7 8 (2.47%) Hibernate
7 8 (2.47%) Spring
8 4 (1.23%) HTML
8 4 (1.23%) SOAP
9 2 (0.62%) JSON
9 2 (0.62%) Pyramid
9 2 (0.62%) Velocity
10 1 (0.31%) CGI
10 1 (0.31%) CSS
10 1 (0.31%) Kafka
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.48%) FMCG
2 21 (6.48%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.01%) Fintech
5 10 (3.09%) User Experience
6 8 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.62%) EPoS
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.62%) NHS
11 2 (0.62%) PKI
12 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.31%) Replication
12 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.48%) Windows
2 12 (3.70%) Linux
3 9 (2.78%) Android
4 8 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.16%) CentOS
6 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Unix
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (46.60%) Test Automation
3 101 (31.17%) Scrum
4 99 (30.56%) Software Testing
5 74 (22.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (21.60%) Business Analysis
7 66 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (19.44%) Project Management
8 63 (19.44%) SDLC
8 63 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 54 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 53 (16.36%) Waterfall
11 47 (14.51%) BDD
12 44 (13.58%) User Stories
13 43 (13.27%) Manual Testing
14 42 (12.96%) PRINCE2
15 38 (11.73%) Regression Testing
16 36 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (10.80%) ITIL
18 33 (10.19%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.68%) SQL
2 51 (15.74%) C#
3 43 (13.27%) Java
4 17 (5.25%) Python
5 15 (4.63%) Groovy
6 11 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.54%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.23%) C++
11 3 (0.93%) C
12 2 (0.62%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.62%) Delphi
12 2 (0.62%) Perl
12 2 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) COBOL
13 1 (0.31%) F#
13 1 (0.31%) PL/1
13 1 (0.31%) REXX
13 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (41.05%) ISTQB
2 45 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (10.19%) Degree
4 21 (6.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 15 (4.63%) IIBA
6 14 (4.32%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.01%) PMP
8 9 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (2.47%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.47%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.54%) APMP
13 2 (0.62%) CBAP
13 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.31%) APMG
14 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (24.38%) QA
2 14 (4.32%) GDPR
3 13 (4.01%) SLA
4 9 (2.78%) PMO
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.31%) ACF2
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) RACF
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.79%) SAP
3 16 (4.94%) Oracle
4 11 (3.40%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.47%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.85%) HP
6 6 (1.85%) VMware
7 4 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.93%) CA
9 2 (0.62%) Apple
9 2 (0.62%) Google
9 2 (0.62%) Snow
10 1 (0.31%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
10 1 (0.31%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.31%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.31%) Lumension
10 1 (0.31%) NetApp
10 1 (0.31%) Tableau
10 1 (0.31%) webMethods