Period
to 26 January 2021

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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 510 467 331
Rank change year-on-year -43 -136 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 275 715 1,437
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.58% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.64% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 213 594 1,198
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,843 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.34% -7.70% +14.46%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,680 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +16.88%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,157 27,110 36,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.88% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,596 20,445 27,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 26 January 2021.

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 26 January 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
England -40 240 £48,750 +9.04% 30
UK excluding London -60 191 £45,000 +7.14% 32
South East +25 77 £45,000 - 5
London +140 67 £62,500 +13.64% 5
Work from Home -59 38 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North of England +9 33 £42,500 +16.44% 9
South West +26 25 £55,000 +37.50%
Midlands -3 23 £36,250 -9.38% 10
West Midlands +14 21 £36,250 -9.38% 6
North West +39 20 £42,500 +30.77% 4
Scotland +47 15 £44,000 +10.00% 6
East of England +91 9 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Wales +11 9 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Yorkshire -4 7 £38,564 -4.78% 4
North East +17 6 £36,250 +11.54% 1
East Midlands +17 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 with a requirement for ISEB.

1 200 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (71.64%) ISTQB
3 178 (64.73%) Test Automation
4 114 (41.45%) Selenium
5 106 (38.55%) C#
6 102 (37.09%) QA
7 77 (28.00%) Java
8 75 (27.27%) DevOps
9 73 (26.55%) Software Testing
10 69 (25.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 65 (23.64%) Finance
12 64 (23.27%) SDLC
13 63 (22.91%) Cucumber
14 61 (22.18%) SDET
15 60 (21.82%) Regression Testing
15 60 (21.82%) JIRA
16 57 (20.73%) SQL
17 56 (20.36%) Azure
18 52 (18.91%) Test Scripting
19 50 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (17.45%) Scrum
20 48 (17.45%) Degree
21 46 (16.73%) Microsoft
21 46 (16.73%) BDD
22 45 (16.36%) Microservices
23 44 (16.00%) SpecFlow
23 44 (16.00%) TDD
24 42 (15.27%) JavaScript
25 41 (14.91%) SQL Server
26 40 (14.55%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (4.36%) Confluence
2 7 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.73%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.73%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (0.73%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.36%) Azure
2 14 (5.09%) Sauce Labs
3 7 (2.55%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.82%) AWS
4 5 (1.82%) SaaS
5 4 (1.45%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.09%) Serverless
7 2 (0.73%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.27%) Intranet
2 3 (1.09%) Skype
2 3 (1.09%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.73%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.55%) Power BI
3 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.18%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.45%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.09%) MySQL
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 114 (41.45%) Selenium
2 63 (22.91%) Cucumber
3 60 (21.82%) JIRA
4 44 (16.00%) SpecFlow
5 38 (13.82%) Jenkins
6 36 (13.09%) Git (software)
7 27 (9.82%) Appium
8 25 (9.09%) SoapUI
9 23 (8.36%) MSTest
10 22 (8.00%) NUnit
11 20 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (7.27%) WebDriver
12 18 (6.55%) eggPlant
13 15 (5.45%) Postman
14 14 (5.09%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (4.36%) JMeter
16 11 (4.00%) Protractor
17 10 (3.64%) LoadRunner
18 9 (3.27%) Zephyr
19 5 (1.82%) Mocha
General
1 65 (23.64%) Finance
2 22 (8.00%) Marketing
3 19 (6.91%) Retail
4 9 (3.27%) Advertising
4 9 (3.27%) Banking
4 9 (3.27%) Legal
5 8 (2.91%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.45%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.09%) Front Office
7 3 (1.09%) Military
7 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (30.91%) Analyst
2 66 (24.00%) Test Engineer
3 51 (18.55%) Tester
4 38 (13.82%) Business Analyst
5 37 (13.45%) Automation Tester
6 34 (12.36%) Test Analyst
7 29 (10.55%) Test Automation Engineer
8 24 (8.73%) QA Engineer
9 22 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 19 (6.91%) Software Engineer
11 18 (6.55%) Development Engineer
11 18 (6.55%) Software Development Engineer
11 18 (6.55%) Test Development Engineer
12 16 (5.82%) Automation Test Analyst
13 15 (5.45%) Developer
14 14 (5.09%) Senior Test Engineer
15 12 (4.36%) Financial Analyst
15 12 (4.36%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (4.00%) Finance Business Analyst
16 11 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.36%) .NET
2 33 (12.00%) REST
3 28 (10.18%) SOAP
4 22 (8.00%) Gherkin
5 18 (6.55%) Web Services
6 14 (5.09%) .NET Core
6 14 (5.09%) XML
7 9 (3.27%) JSON
8 8 (2.91%) Kafka
8 8 (2.91%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (2.18%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.82%) React
11 4 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.09%) OAuth
13 2 (0.73%) HTML
13 2 (0.73%) Node.js
13 2 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.73%) RESTful
14 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
14 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 21 (7.64%) EPoS
3 21 (7.64%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.36%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.27%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.45%) Equities
7 4 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.09%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.73%) DTCC
9 2 (0.73%) Life Science
9 2 (0.73%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.00%) Unix
1 11 (4.00%) Windows
2 10 (3.64%) Linux
3 8 (2.91%) Android
4 7 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (64.73%) Test Automation
3 75 (27.27%) DevOps
4 73 (26.55%) Software Testing
5 64 (23.27%) SDLC
6 61 (22.18%) SDET
7 60 (21.82%) Regression Testing
8 52 (18.91%) Test Scripting
9 50 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (17.45%) Scrum
11 46 (16.73%) BDD
12 45 (16.36%) Microservices
13 44 (16.00%) TDD
14 38 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (13.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (12.36%) API Testing
16 34 (12.36%) Performance Testing
17 32 (11.64%) Waterfall
18 27 (9.82%) Business Analysis
19 23 (8.36%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.55%) C#
2 77 (28.00%) Java
3 57 (20.73%) SQL
4 42 (15.27%) JavaScript
5 33 (12.00%) Python
6 14 (5.09%) TypeScript
7 13 (4.73%) C++
8 9 (3.27%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.45%) ABAP
9 4 (1.45%) VB
10 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (71.64%) ISTQB
2 69 (25.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (17.45%) Degree
4 20 (7.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (3.27%) IIBA
6 8 (2.91%) CBAP
7 7 (2.55%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.09%) HND
8 3 (1.09%) MBCS
9 2 (0.73%) CISM
9 2 (0.73%) CISSP
9 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) MCSE
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (37.09%) QA
2 12 (4.36%) GDPR
2 12 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.00%) PMO
4 9 (3.27%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.09%) IFRS
6 2 (0.73%) GxP
System Software
1 34 (12.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.55%) Puppet
3 6 (2.18%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.09%) Nmap
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
Vendors
1 46 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.91%) HP
3 6 (2.18%) Oracle
3 6 (2.18%) SAP
4 5 (1.82%) Pega
5 4 (1.45%) Cadence
6 3 (1.09%) Databricks
6 3 (1.09%) VMware
6 3 (1.09%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.73%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.73%) Xceptor
8 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco
8 1 (0.36%) Informatica
8 1 (0.36%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.36%) Perforce
8 1 (0.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter
8 1 (0.36%) webMethods