Period
to 22 November 2019

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

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 456 344 329
Rank change year-on-year -112 -15 -115
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 857 1,497 1,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 3.87% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 683 1,172 1,483
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,013 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,485 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 30,491 38,669 43,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.56% 23.74% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22,569 28,584 33,516
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB.

Salary trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 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
England -102 806 £43,343 -3.68% 124
UK excluding London -44 675 £40,000 -4.76% 118
South East -20 237 £45,000 - 17
London -123 170 £55,000 - 15
North of England -27 155 £36,500 -2.67% 35
Midlands -46 114 £40,000 - 35
South West +8 99 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Yorkshire -5 77 £39,250 +4.67% 17
North West -13 75 £35,750 -7.74% 17
West Midlands -81 66 £42,500 +6.25% 21
East Midlands +36 45 £37,500 -14.29% 14
Wales +29 36 £35,000 +20.16% 6
East of England -18 24 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Scotland -23 8 £40,000 +12.68% 3
North East +19 3 £32,500 - 1
Northern Ireland 0 2 £67,500 +68.75%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for ISEB.

1 557 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (56.71%) Test Automation
3 483 (56.36%) ISTQB
4 294 (34.31%) QA
5 279 (32.56%) Software Testing
6 249 (29.05%) Finance
7 244 (28.47%) Test Scripting
8 238 (27.77%) Selenium
9 226 (26.37%) Scrum
10 202 (23.57%) SQL
11 199 (23.22%) JIRA
12 176 (20.54%) C#
13 162 (18.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 154 (17.97%) SDLC
15 148 (17.27%) Regression Testing
16 137 (15.99%) Microsoft
16 137 (15.99%) Degree
17 131 (15.29%) Java
18 126 (14.70%) Test Strategy
19 120 (14.00%) Waterfall
20 119 (13.89%) BDD
21 117 (13.65%) Test Management
21 117 (13.65%) User Acceptance Testing
22 116 (13.54%) Manual Testing
23 115 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
24 103 (12.02%) Cucumber
25 94 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
26 90 (10.50%) SpecFlow
27 88 (10.27%) DevOps
27 88 (10.27%) TDD

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 65 (7.58%) Confluence
2 24 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.17%) EPiServer
4 7 (0.82%) CMS
5 4 (0.47%) CICS
5 4 (0.47%) IIS
5 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Apache
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 64 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (5.02%) MS Visio
3 32 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (1.17%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.40%) SAP ERP
2 9 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.30%) Azure
2 30 (3.50%) SaaS
3 29 (3.38%) AWS
4 17 (1.98%) BrowserStack
5 14 (1.63%) GCP
6 9 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (0.93%) Power Platform
8 6 (0.70%) Office 365
9 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.47%) G Suite
9 4 (0.47%) Serverless
9 4 (0.47%) Slack
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.35%) GitHub
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.63%) Internet
2 8 (0.93%) PuTTY
3 7 (0.82%) SSH
4 5 (0.58%) Wireless
5 4 (0.47%) Softphone
6 3 (0.35%) Firewall
6 3 (0.35%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.23%) 3G
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) LAN
7 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.23%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.23%) WAN
7 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) LTE
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (0.93%) Power BI
5 8 (0.93%) SQLPlus
6 7 (0.82%) Big Data
6 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.70%) DB2
7 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
11 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 238 (27.77%) Selenium
2 199 (23.22%) JIRA
3 103 (12.02%) Cucumber
4 90 (10.50%) SpecFlow
5 72 (8.40%) WebDriver
6 68 (7.93%) JMeter
6 68 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 58 (6.77%) SoapUI
8 48 (5.60%) HP UFT
9 32 (3.73%) LoadRunner
10 31 (3.62%) Jenkins
11 21 (2.45%) TestRail
12 20 (2.33%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.10%) Visual Studio
14 17 (1.98%) Appium
15 15 (1.75%) Ranorex
16 13 (1.52%) Maven
17 12 (1.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 11 (1.28%) JUnit
18 11 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 249 (29.05%) Finance
2 73 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 57 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 41 (4.78%) Aerospace
5 36 (4.20%) Banking
5 36 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 36 (4.20%) Retail
6 19 (2.22%) Marketing
7 14 (1.63%) Electronics
8 13 (1.52%) Games
9 10 (1.17%) Advertising
10 8 (0.93%) Local Government
11 7 (0.82%) Back Office
11 7 (0.82%) Front Office
12 4 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
13 2 (0.23%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 388 (45.27%) Analyst
2 227 (26.49%) Test Analyst
3 171 (19.95%) Tester
4 113 (13.19%) Business Analyst
5 100 (11.67%) Test Engineer
6 75 (8.75%) Software Tester
7 68 (7.93%) Automation Test Analyst
8 61 (7.12%) QA Analyst
9 54 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
9 54 (6.30%) Test Leader
10 51 (5.95%) Automation Tester
10 51 (5.95%) Test Manager
11 40 (4.67%) Software Analyst
12 38 (4.43%) QA Tester
13 36 (4.20%) Software Test Engineer
14 35 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
15 34 (3.97%) Test Automation Engineer
16 27 (3.15%) Manual Test Analyst
16 27 (3.15%) QA Engineer
16 27 (3.15%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.33%) .NET
2 57 (6.65%) Web Services
3 45 (5.25%) Gherkin
4 40 (4.67%) HTML
5 32 (3.73%) SOAP
6 27 (3.15%) REST
7 26 (3.03%) XML
8 20 (2.33%) CSS
9 13 (1.52%) RESTful
10 12 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.17%) React
12 9 (1.05%) WCF
13 8 (0.93%) DHTML
13 8 (0.93%) Spring
14 6 (0.70%) JSON
15 4 (0.47%) Kafka
15 4 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
16 3 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
16 3 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.62%) User Experience
3 27 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.98%) Smart Meter
6 16 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.93%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.58%) Derivative
11 5 (0.58%) Life Science
12 4 (0.47%) Handset
12 4 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.47%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.47%) Wiki
13 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.23%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.23%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.35%) Windows
2 42 (4.90%) Linux
3 13 (1.52%) Android
3 13 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.05%) CentOS
5 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.58%) Unix
8 2 (0.23%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (64.99%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (56.71%) Test Automation
3 279 (32.56%) Software Testing
4 244 (28.47%) Test Scripting
5 226 (26.37%) Scrum
6 154 (17.97%) SDLC
7 148 (17.27%) Regression Testing
8 126 (14.70%) Test Strategy
9 120 (14.00%) Waterfall
10 119 (13.89%) BDD
11 117 (13.65%) Test Management
11 117 (13.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 116 (13.54%) Manual Testing
13 94 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (10.27%) DevOps
14 88 (10.27%) TDD
15 85 (9.92%) Business Analysis
16 84 (9.80%) Defect Management
17 83 (9.68%) User Stories
18 80 (9.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 202 (23.57%) SQL
2 176 (20.54%) C#
3 131 (15.29%) Java
4 51 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.72%) Python
6 35 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 22 (2.57%) VBScript
8 21 (2.45%) Ruby
9 20 (2.33%) VB
10 12 (1.40%) C++
11 11 (1.28%) Perl
12 10 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.93%) C
15 6 (0.70%) VBA
16 4 (0.47%) COBOL
16 4 (0.47%) PL/1
16 4 (0.47%) REXX
17 3 (0.35%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.35%) Lua
Qualifications
1 483 (56.36%) ISTQB
2 162 (18.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 137 (15.99%) Degree
4 42 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 31 (3.62%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (2.33%) CISSP
8 15 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.63%) IIBA
10 13 (1.52%) CEH
10 13 (1.52%) CISM
10 13 (1.52%) CRISC
10 13 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (1.28%) MCSA
11 11 (1.28%) MCSE
11 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.17%) CISA
12 10 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.93%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (34.31%) QA
2 19 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.22%) PMO
3 15 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.40%) GDPR
5 11 (1.28%) COBIT
6 5 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) GAMP
9 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (1.40%) Active Directory
1 12 (1.40%) Docker
2 4 (0.47%) ACF2
2 4 (0.47%) RACF
3 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 63 (7.35%) HP ALM
2 59 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.63%) SCCM
4 9 (1.05%) SCOM
5 5 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.47%) Ansible
6 4 (0.47%) Terraform
7 3 (0.35%) Kibana
7 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.23%) Control-M
8 2 (0.23%) Mesos
8 2 (0.23%) rkt
9 1 (0.12%) Automic
9 1 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.80%) HP
3 49 (5.72%) SAP
4 19 (2.22%) Oracle
5 15 (1.75%) Remedy
6 13 (1.52%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.40%) Apple
7 12 (1.40%) IBM
8 11 (1.28%) Google
9 9 (1.05%) Ariba
9 9 (1.05%) WorldPay
10 7 (0.82%) VMware
11 5 (0.58%) BMC
11 5 (0.58%) Symantec
12 4 (0.47%) Workday
13 3 (0.35%) Charles River
13 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.35%) Software AG
14 2 (0.23%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.23%) Perforce