Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 287 264
Rank change year-on-year +31 -23 -52
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 162 258 348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.98% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 3.37% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 139 221 280
Median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 4,299 7,648 8,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.71% 29.10% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,093 5,590 6,328
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 May 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 24 May 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 +71 76 £36,500 -16.57% 1
Thames Valley +8 35 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Surrey +50 18 £60,000 +41.18%
Berkshire +10 18 £47,500 +5.56% 1
West Sussex +1 18 £45,000 - 2
East Sussex +16 11 £42,750 +0.59%
Buckinghamshire +28 9 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Oxfordshire +28 8 £35,000 -33.33%
Kent +24 3 £32,250 -6.52%
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 122 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (69.14%) ISTQB
3 104 (64.20%) Test Automation
4 79 (48.77%) Selenium
5 68 (41.98%) JIRA
6 54 (33.33%) QA
6 54 (33.33%) Java
7 53 (32.72%) C#
8 49 (30.25%) Cucumber
9 47 (29.01%) Scrum
10 45 (27.78%) Test Scripting
11 41 (25.31%) Software Testing
11 41 (25.31%) Finance
12 36 (22.22%) Degree
13 34 (20.99%) Confluence
14 30 (18.52%) SQL
14 30 (18.52%) Waterfall
15 28 (17.28%) Business Analysis
16 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.81%) Manual Testing
17 24 (14.81%) SpecFlow
18 23 (14.20%) SAP
18 23 (14.20%) Project Management
19 21 (12.96%) JMeter
19 21 (12.96%) WebDriver
19 21 (12.96%) SDLC
20 20 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
20 20 (12.35%) Performance Testing
20 20 (12.35%) Computer Science
20 20 (12.35%) PRINCE2

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 34 (20.99%) Confluence
2 10 (6.17%) CICS
3 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.09%) IIS
5 3 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (8.64%) MS Visio
4 11 (6.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.62%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.88%) Azure
2 10 (6.17%) AWS
3 4 (2.47%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (1.85%) GitHub
4 3 (1.85%) PaaS
5 2 (1.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Firewall
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
1 2 (1.23%) Network Security
1 2 (1.23%) SSL
1 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) DB2
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (48.77%) Selenium
2 68 (41.98%) JIRA
3 49 (30.25%) Cucumber
4 24 (14.81%) SpecFlow
5 21 (12.96%) JMeter
5 21 (12.96%) WebDriver
6 19 (11.73%) Jenkins
7 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
8 15 (9.26%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.56%) JUnit
9 9 (5.56%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.09%) Cypress.io
11 5 (3.09%) Robot Framework
11 5 (3.09%) RSpec
11 5 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.47%) Gradle
12 4 (2.47%) Postman
12 4 (2.47%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (25.31%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Retail
3 8 (4.94%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.85%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Police
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (55.56%) Analyst
2 49 (30.25%) Test Analyst
3 31 (19.14%) Business Analyst
4 23 (14.20%) Tester
5 21 (12.96%) Automation Test Analyst
5 21 (12.96%) Test Engineer
6 16 (9.88%) Automation Test Lead
7 14 (8.64%) Software Tester
8 12 (7.41%) QA Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Test Leader
9 10 (6.17%) CRM Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) CRM Business Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Senior QA Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Software Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.35%) .NET
2 15 (9.26%) Web Services
3 10 (6.17%) REST
4 9 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.94%) React
6 4 (2.47%) XML
7 3 (1.85%) LAMP
7 3 (1.85%) RESTful
8 2 (1.23%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.62%) HTML
9 1 (0.62%) Middleware
9 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 18 (11.11%) User Experience
2 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.17%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (6.17%) Mainframe
4 9 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.47%) AS400
5 4 (2.47%) iSeries
6 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.26%) Linux
2 8 (4.94%) Windows
3 4 (2.47%) Unix
4 3 (1.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (64.20%) Test Automation
3 47 (29.01%) Scrum
4 45 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 41 (25.31%) Software Testing
6 30 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 28 (17.28%) Business Analysis
8 24 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 23 (14.20%) Project Management
10 21 (12.96%) SDLC
11 20 (12.35%) Computer Science
11 20 (12.35%) Performance Testing
11 20 (12.35%) PRINCE2
11 20 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (11.73%) Regression Testing
13 18 (11.11%) DevOps
13 18 (11.11%) OOP
14 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing
15 16 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (33.33%) Java
2 53 (32.72%) C#
3 30 (18.52%) SQL
4 15 (9.26%) Python
5 14 (8.64%) Ruby
6 13 (8.02%) Perl
7 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.17%) C
7 10 (6.17%) C++
7 10 (6.17%) COBOL
7 10 (6.17%) VB
8 8 (4.94%) Assembly Language
8 8 (4.94%) PL/1
9 7 (4.32%) HLASM
9 7 (4.32%) REXX
10 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.85%) PHP
11 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (69.14%) ISTQB
2 36 (22.22%) Degree
3 15 (9.26%) PMI Certification
3 15 (9.26%) PMP
4 12 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) CEH
7 2 (1.23%) CISA
7 2 (1.23%) GIAC
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.23%) OSCE
7 2 (1.23%) OSCP
8 1 (0.62%) APMG
8 1 (0.62%) CBAP
8 1 (0.62%) IIBA
8 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.33%) QA
2 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.47%) PMO
4 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.23%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) Docker
2 10 (6.17%) ACF2
2 10 (6.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.70%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.47%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.23%) HP Fortify
4 2 (1.23%) Kibana
4 2 (1.23%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 25 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.20%) SAP
3 20 (12.35%) HP
4 10 (6.17%) IBM
4 10 (6.17%) Oracle
5 5 (3.09%) Remedy
6 3 (1.85%) Google
6 3 (1.85%) Unisys
7 2 (1.23%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.23%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.23%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.23%) Qualys
7 2 (1.23%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.23%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) Tripwire
8 1 (0.62%) Ariba
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Capita
8 1 (0.62%) Niku
8 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com