Period
to 20 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 262 220
Rank change year-on-year -7 -42 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 259 350 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.15% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 4.37% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 212 282 401
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £29,075 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 7,586 8,005 8,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.11% 26.35% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,554 6,313 6,680
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +4 94 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Berkshire +12 62 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Hampshire -31 58 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Sussex +25 46 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey -11 26 £42,500 -10.53%
East Sussex +11 22 £42,500 +30.77%
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £55,000 +58.69%
Kent +22 13 £34,500 +6.15%
Oxfordshire +35 10 £51,250 -18.65% 3
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 155 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (52.12%) Test Automation
3 133 (51.35%) ISTQB
4 94 (36.29%) QA
5 74 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 74 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 62 (23.94%) ITIL
7 59 (22.78%) SQL
8 56 (21.62%) Finance
9 53 (20.46%) Manual Testing
10 52 (20.08%) JIRA
11 51 (19.69%) Scrum
12 46 (17.76%) Degree
12 46 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (17.37%) Test Strategy
13 45 (17.37%) Selenium
14 43 (16.60%) SDLC
15 39 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (14.67%) Project Management
17 35 (13.51%) C#
17 35 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 34 (13.13%) Business Analysis
19 33 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (12.74%) Management Information System
20 32 (12.36%) Regression Testing
21 31 (11.97%) TDD
22 30 (11.58%) Java
23 29 (11.20%) Python
23 29 (11.20%) Microsoft

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 6 (2.32%) Confluence
2 5 (1.93%) IIS
3 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) Drupal
4 1 (0.39%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.77%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.32%) SaaS
2 3 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.16%) Power Platform
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) SMS
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) Intranet
2 1 (0.39%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.93%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (1.54%) QualityStage
4 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.16%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (20.08%) JIRA
2 45 (17.37%) Selenium
3 15 (5.79%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 14 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 14 (5.41%) WebDriver
5 10 (3.86%) HP UFT
5 10 (3.86%) Zephyr
6 9 (3.47%) Appium
6 9 (3.47%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.09%) JUnit
7 8 (3.09%) TestNG
7 8 (3.09%) WATIR
8 7 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.32%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.93%) ClearCase
10 5 (1.93%) ClearQuest
10 5 (1.93%) QAComplete
10 5 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.54%) Robot Framework
General
1 56 (21.62%) Finance
2 20 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.95%) Retail
4 14 (5.41%) Law
5 13 (5.02%) Advertising
6 6 (2.32%) Digital Economy
6 6 (2.32%) Marketing
7 4 (1.54%) Legal
8 3 (1.16%) Back Office
8 3 (1.16%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (37.84%) Analyst
2 50 (19.31%) Test Engineer
3 46 (17.76%) Test Analyst
4 34 (13.13%) Business Analyst
5 30 (11.58%) Tester
6 28 (10.81%) Test Manager
7 25 (9.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 22 (8.49%) Test Automation Engineer
9 21 (8.11%) QA Manager
9 21 (8.11%) QA Test Manager
9 21 (8.11%) Software Manager
9 21 (8.11%) Software QA Manager
9 21 (8.11%) Software Test Manager
10 20 (7.72%) QA Engineer
11 18 (6.95%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (6.95%) Senior Test Engineer
12 12 (4.63%) QA Analyst
12 12 (4.63%) Senior Business Analyst
12 12 (4.63%) Software Analyst
12 12 (4.63%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.88%) .NET
2 16 (6.18%) Gherkin
3 12 (4.63%) Web Services
4 7 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.70%) XML
5 6 (2.32%) React
6 5 (1.93%) EDI
6 5 (1.93%) HTML
6 5 (1.93%) SOAP
7 4 (1.54%) Middleware
7 4 (1.54%) OLE
8 3 (1.16%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.16%) REST
9 1 (0.39%) CSS
9 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (12.74%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.41%) Microsoft Licensing
4 11 (4.25%) Fintech
5 10 (3.86%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.47%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.09%) FMCG
8 7 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.70%) User Experience
9 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.16%) TM Forum
11 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.77%) NHS
12 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.39%) Frameworx
12 1 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.63%) Windows
2 11 (4.25%) Android
2 11 (4.25%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.70%) Unix
4 3 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (52.12%) Test Automation
3 74 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 74 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 62 (23.94%) ITIL
5 53 (20.46%) Manual Testing
6 51 (19.69%) Scrum
7 46 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (17.37%) Test Strategy
9 43 (16.60%) SDLC
10 39 (15.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (14.67%) Project Management
12 34 (13.13%) Business Analysis
13 33 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (12.36%) Regression Testing
15 31 (11.97%) TDD
16 28 (10.81%) Waterfall
17 26 (10.04%) PRINCE2
18 25 (9.65%) BDD
19 23 (8.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.78%) SQL
2 35 (13.51%) C#
3 30 (11.58%) Java
4 29 (11.20%) Python
5 16 (6.18%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.63%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.47%) Ruby
8 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.16%) Bourne shell
8 3 (1.16%) C
8 3 (1.16%) Delphi
8 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.77%) Perl
9 2 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) C++
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (51.35%) ISTQB
2 46 (17.76%) Degree
3 35 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (8.49%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (7.34%) ISEB Practitioner
6 10 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (3.09%) IIBA
9 5 (1.93%) APMP
10 3 (1.16%) CBAP
11 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (36.29%) QA
2 15 (5.79%) GDPR
3 12 (4.63%) SLA
4 3 (1.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.41%) SCCM
3 3 (1.16%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.95%) Oracle
3 14 (5.41%) Snow
4 9 (3.47%) HP
5 8 (3.09%) SAP
6 6 (2.32%) Arqiva
6 6 (2.32%) TOWER Software
7 5 (1.93%) Cognos
7 5 (1.93%) IBM
7 5 (1.93%) Remedy
8 4 (1.54%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.54%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com