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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 675 634 480
Rank change year-on-year -41 -154 -84
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 707 366 416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 1.58% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 382 255 337
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,600 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,375 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,188 £60,000 £55,350
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,600 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 46,156 23,156 17,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.70% 21.67% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,843 13,424 12,887
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,686
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISEB.

Salary trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -30 548 £50,000 - 31
UK excluding London -43 365 £45,000 -10.00% 24
Work from Home -79 281 £45,000 -10.00% 14
London -136 187 £60,000 +11.11% 9
South East -40 155 £51,250 -5.96% 4
Midlands -37 66 £42,500 -10.53% 9
North of England -69 57 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -32 56 £42,500 - 6
South West +4 53 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -65 33 £41,250 +3.13% 3
East of England -78 24 £32,500 -35.00%
Yorkshire -51 18 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands -40 10 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Scotland -83 10 £60,000 +76.34% 1
North East -13 6 £44,111 +20.85% 1
Wales -36 1 £35,000 -15.66% 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 with a requirement for ISEB.

1 523 (73.97%) Agile
2 445 (62.94%) ISTQB
3 399 (56.44%) Test Automation
4 336 (47.52%) QA
5 330 (46.68%) Software Testing
6 277 (39.18%) Finance
7 228 (32.25%) DevOps
8 211 (29.84%) Selenium
9 199 (28.15%) Social Skills
10 195 (27.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 189 (26.73%) JIRA
12 161 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 161 (22.77%) SDLC
13 160 (22.63%) C#
14 151 (21.36%) Waterfall
15 143 (20.23%) Business Analysis
16 138 (19.52%) Azure
17 136 (19.24%) Java
17 136 (19.24%) Project Management
18 135 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
19 133 (18.81%) Telecoms
20 132 (18.67%) Scrum
21 131 (18.53%) Thought Leadership
22 128 (18.10%) Microsoft
22 128 (18.10%) Degree
23 125 (17.68%) Artificial Intelligence
24 124 (17.54%) Aerospace
25 123 (17.40%) User Experience
26 120 (16.97%) CI/CD
27 119 (16.83%) Robotic Process Automation

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (5.37%) Confluence
2 10 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.13%) CMS
4 7 (0.99%) Ethereum
4 7 (0.99%) OpenZeppelin
5 6 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.57%) Kentico
7 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.42%) Appian
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 47 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 26 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 138 (19.52%) Azure
2 86 (12.16%) Azure DevOps
3 69 (9.76%) SaaS
4 23 (3.25%) BrowserStack
5 20 (2.83%) AWS
5 20 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (2.69%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (2.55%) Tricentis Tosca
8 14 (1.98%) Sauce Labs
9 13 (1.84%) BlazeMeter
9 13 (1.84%) GitHub
10 7 (0.99%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.85%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.71%) PaaS
13 4 (0.57%) IaaS
14 3 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.42%) Trello
15 2 (0.28%) Miro
15 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.27%) Network Security
2 7 (0.99%) HTTP
3 6 (0.85%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (0.57%) Firewall
4 4 (0.57%) LAN
4 4 (0.57%) SAN
4 4 (0.57%) VPN
4 4 (0.57%) WAN
5 3 (0.42%) Internet
6 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) Softphone
6 1 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.13%) Big Data
7 8 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (0.99%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.71%) Adabas
9 5 (0.71%) DB2
9 5 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.71%) Power BI
9 5 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.57%) Riak
10 4 (0.57%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 211 (29.84%) Selenium
2 189 (26.73%) JIRA
3 90 (12.73%) Cucumber
4 85 (12.02%) WebDriver
5 83 (11.74%) Git (software)
6 80 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (10.18%) Jenkins
8 60 (8.49%) Postman
9 59 (8.35%) Visual Studio
10 54 (7.64%) JMeter
11 48 (6.79%) Cypress.io
12 40 (5.66%) SpecFlow
13 36 (5.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 33 (4.67%) eggPlant
14 33 (4.67%) NUnit
15 32 (4.53%) SoapUI
16 23 (3.25%) LoadRunner
17 19 (2.69%) Zephyr
18 13 (1.84%) NeoLoad
19 12 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 277 (39.18%) Finance
2 199 (28.15%) Social Skills
3 133 (18.81%) Telecoms
4 124 (17.54%) Aerospace
5 80 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (8.35%) Retail
7 55 (7.78%) Public Sector
8 45 (6.36%) Presentation Skills
9 34 (4.81%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (3.54%) Marketing
11 23 (3.25%) Manufacturing
12 22 (3.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 21 (2.97%) Banking
13 21 (2.97%) Influencing Skills
14 18 (2.55%) Legal
15 13 (1.84%) Games
16 9 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (1.27%) Military
17 8 (1.13%) Law
18 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (34.23%) Analyst
2 135 (19.09%) Business Analyst
3 103 (14.57%) Consultant
4 97 (13.72%) Test Consultant
5 95 (13.44%) Test Engineer
6 91 (12.87%) Test Manager
7 87 (12.31%) Test Leader
8 82 (11.60%) Test Analyst
9 61 (8.63%) Automation Test Lead
10 54 (7.64%) Test Automation Engineer
10 54 (7.64%) Tester
11 53 (7.50%) QA Engineer
12 40 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (4.95%) Software Tester
14 32 (4.53%) Product Owner
15 31 (4.38%) Software Test Engineer
16 27 (3.82%) IT Analyst
17 25 (3.54%) Senior Test Analyst
18 24 (3.39%) Financial Analyst
19 22 (3.11%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.64%) .NET
2 34 (4.81%) SOAP
3 33 (4.67%) WebdriverIO
4 30 (4.24%) REST
5 19 (2.69%) HTML
6 18 (2.55%) GraphQL
7 17 (2.40%) Middleware
7 17 (2.40%) React
7 17 (2.40%) XML
8 16 (2.26%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.70%) CSS
10 9 (1.27%) Kafka
11 8 (1.13%) RESTful
12 7 (0.99%) HTML5
12 7 (0.99%) HTML5 Canvas
12 7 (0.99%) JSON
12 7 (0.99%) Node.js
13 5 (0.71%) OAuth2
13 5 (0.71%) Web Services
13 5 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 123 (17.40%) User Experience
2 31 (4.38%) Blockchain
3 29 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.82%) Cardano
5 25 (3.54%) Mainframe
6 23 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 17 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.40%) PMI
8 13 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.70%) Legacy Code
10 9 (1.27%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.27%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.71%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.57%) NHS
12 4 (0.57%) Robotics
12 4 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.78%) Windows
2 43 (6.08%) Linux
3 7 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 7 (0.99%) Unix
4 5 (0.71%) MVS
4 5 (0.71%) zOS
5 4 (0.57%) Android
5 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (73.97%) Agile
2 399 (56.44%) Test Automation
3 330 (46.68%) Software Testing
4 228 (32.25%) DevOps
5 161 (22.77%) SDLC
5 161 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 151 (21.36%) Waterfall
7 143 (20.23%) Business Analysis
8 136 (19.24%) Project Management
9 135 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
10 132 (18.67%) Scrum
11 131 (18.53%) Thought Leadership
12 125 (17.68%) Artificial Intelligence
13 120 (16.97%) CI/CD
14 119 (16.83%) Robotic Process Automation
15 114 (16.12%) User Acceptance Testing
16 109 (15.42%) Test Strategy
17 107 (15.13%) BDD
18 105 (14.85%) Test Management
19 103 (14.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 160 (22.63%) C#
2 136 (19.24%) Java
3 115 (16.27%) SQL
4 100 (14.14%) JavaScript
4 100 (14.14%) Python
5 25 (3.54%) TypeScript
6 17 (2.40%) Scala
7 11 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.27%) VB
9 7 (0.99%) Haskell
9 7 (0.99%) Rust
10 6 (0.85%) Kotlin
11 5 (0.71%) PHP
12 3 (0.42%) C
13 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 445 (62.94%) ISTQB
2 195 (27.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 128 (18.10%) Degree
4 47 (6.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 38 (5.37%) IIBA
6 33 (4.67%) PMI Certification
7 32 (4.53%) Security Cleared
8 26 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (2.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 18 (2.55%) PMP
11 17 (2.40%) DBS Check
11 17 (2.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (1.84%) CISM
12 13 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.70%) CBAP
14 11 (1.56%) CISSP
15 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (47.52%) QA
2 36 (5.09%) GDPR
3 19 (2.69%) Accessibility
4 17 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.84%) PMO
6 6 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.71%) NIST
7 5 (0.71%) SLA
8 4 (0.57%) HL7
8 4 (0.57%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.42%) FATCA
10 2 (0.28%) GxP
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 33 (4.67%) Docker
2 29 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.71%) Firmware
6 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (4.24%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (2.40%) Puppet
4 14 (1.98%) HP ALM
5 11 (1.56%) Grafana
6 3 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 128 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 65 (9.19%) Oracle
3 30 (4.24%) SAP
4 29 (4.10%) VMware
5 28 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (3.25%) HP
7 16 (2.26%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.84%) Google
9 12 (1.70%) NEC
9 12 (1.70%) Northgate
10 11 (1.56%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.99%) Citrix
11 7 (0.99%) Datto
11 7 (0.99%) IBM
11 7 (0.99%) Pega
11 7 (0.99%) Splunk
12 6 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.57%) Cognos
13 4 (0.57%) OneTrust
14 3 (0.42%) Apple