Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 478 331 331
Rank change year-on-year -147 0 -109
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 643 1,406 1,708
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.95% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 3.87% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 519 1,096 1,403
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,150 £29,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% -5.00%

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 25,087 36,306 41,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 24.52% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18,459 26,241 32,307
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,606
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.62% +2.66%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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
England -153 589 £45,000 - 54
UK excluding London -68 509 £42,500 -5.56% 58
South East 0 203 £42,500 -5.56% 22
London -163 115 £55,000 - 1
Midlands -49 92 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North of England -22 78 £37,000 -10.30% 12
West Midlands -66 64 £40,000 - 6
South West -15 52 £45,500 +1.11% 7
North West -30 42 £32,500 -22.62% 7
Wales +11 39 £35,000 +3.70% 4
East of England -3 38 £47,500 -1.04% 5
Yorkshire +20 33 £41,000 -3.53% 4
East Midlands +31 25 £45,000 - 1
Work from Home -12 24 £45,000 -20.35% 2
Scotland +28 8 £39,670 +5.79%
North East 0 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 with a requirement for ISEB.

1 403 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (58.63%) ISTQB
3 368 (57.23%) Test Automation
4 222 (34.53%) Selenium
5 188 (29.24%) JIRA
5 188 (29.24%) QA
6 184 (28.62%) Finance
7 182 (28.30%) Software Testing
8 159 (24.73%) Scrum
9 157 (24.42%) Test Scripting
10 152 (23.64%) C#
11 141 (21.93%) SQL
12 136 (21.15%) Java
13 117 (18.20%) Microsoft
14 114 (17.73%) SDLC
15 111 (17.26%) Waterfall
16 103 (16.02%) Cucumber
17 102 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
18 97 (15.09%) Degree
19 93 (14.46%) Regression Testing
20 82 (12.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 81 (12.60%) BDD
22 80 (12.44%) SpecFlow
22 80 (12.44%) .NET
23 79 (12.29%) DevOps
24 78 (12.13%) Confluence
25 74 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
25 74 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
26 73 (11.35%) Business Analysis
27 72 (11.20%) 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 78 (12.13%) Confluence
2 17 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.18%) CICS
4 13 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.40%) CMS
5 9 (1.40%) EPiServer
6 8 (1.24%) IIS
7 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (7.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (6.22%) MS Visio
4 26 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.40%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (10.42%) Azure
2 30 (4.67%) AWS
3 20 (3.11%) BrowserStack
4 11 (1.71%) Power Platform
4 11 (1.71%) SaaS
5 8 (1.24%) Trello
6 7 (1.09%) GCP
6 7 (1.09%) GitHub
6 7 (1.09%) Office 365
7 6 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.47%) AWS IoT
8 3 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.71%) PuTTY
2 9 (1.40%) Internet
3 6 (0.93%) Softphone
4 3 (0.47%) DHCP
4 3 (0.47%) Firewall
4 3 (0.47%) LAN
4 3 (0.47%) Skype
4 3 (0.47%) SSH
4 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.47%) WAN
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) 3G
6 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) Network Security
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (2.02%) DB2
3 11 (1.71%) Power BI
3 11 (1.71%) SQLPlus
4 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
5 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.47%) MySQL
8 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.31%) Big Data
9 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 222 (34.53%) Selenium
2 188 (29.24%) JIRA
3 103 (16.02%) Cucumber
4 80 (12.44%) SpecFlow
5 66 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (9.64%) WebDriver
7 50 (7.78%) Jenkins
8 47 (7.31%) JMeter
9 41 (6.38%) HP UFT
10 40 (6.22%) Postman
11 31 (4.82%) SoapUI
12 24 (3.73%) Visual Studio
12 24 (3.73%) Zephyr
13 23 (3.58%) JUnit
14 22 (3.42%) Git (software)
15 17 (2.64%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 14 (2.18%) Bitbucket
16 14 (2.18%) Protractor
17 13 (2.02%) LoadRunner
18 12 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 184 (28.62%) Finance
2 28 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 27 (4.20%) Aerospace
3 27 (4.20%) Banking
4 23 (3.58%) Retail
5 18 (2.80%) Legal
6 16 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.87%) Marketing
8 10 (1.56%) Back Office
9 8 (1.24%) Games
10 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.62%) Police
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 311 (48.37%) Analyst
2 170 (26.44%) Test Analyst
3 102 (15.86%) Tester
4 100 (15.55%) Business Analyst
5 63 (9.80%) Automation Test Analyst
6 60 (9.33%) Test Engineer
7 47 (7.31%) Test Leader
8 45 (7.00%) Test Manager
9 42 (6.53%) Senior Analyst
10 34 (5.29%) QA Analyst
11 33 (5.13%) Software Tester
12 31 (4.82%) QA Engineer
13 29 (4.51%) Software Analyst
14 28 (4.35%) Automation Tester
15 25 (3.89%) Senior Business Analyst
16 23 (3.58%) Automation Test Lead
17 22 (3.42%) Automation Engineer
17 22 (3.42%) QA Tester
18 20 (3.11%) Test Automation Engineer
19 19 (2.95%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (12.44%) .NET
2 57 (8.86%) Web Services
3 39 (6.07%) REST
4 28 (4.35%) SOAP
5 20 (3.11%) .NET Framework
6 18 (2.80%) XML
7 17 (2.64%) RESTful
8 15 (2.33%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.18%) HTML
10 13 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (1.71%) DHTML
11 11 (1.71%) WCF
12 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.09%) Node.js
13 7 (1.09%) React
14 6 (0.93%) Velocity
15 4 (0.62%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.62%) Apache Flex
15 4 (0.62%) Entity Framework
15 4 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.31%) User Experience
3 37 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.18%) Mainframe
6 14 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.93%) AS400
9 6 (0.93%) Handset
9 6 (0.93%) iSeries
9 6 (0.93%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.78%) CMDB
10 5 (0.78%) Wiki
11 4 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.62%) NHS
11 4 (0.62%) Smart Energy
12 3 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.31%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.47%) Windows
2 38 (5.91%) Linux
3 15 (2.33%) Android
3 15 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.24%) CentOS
5 8 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (0.62%) Unix
7 3 (0.47%) Debian
7 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (57.23%) Test Automation
3 182 (28.30%) Software Testing
4 159 (24.73%) Scrum
5 157 (24.42%) Test Scripting
6 114 (17.73%) SDLC
7 111 (17.26%) Waterfall
8 102 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 93 (14.46%) Regression Testing
10 81 (12.60%) BDD
11 79 (12.29%) DevOps
12 74 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 73 (11.35%) Business Analysis
14 68 (10.58%) Defect Management
14 68 (10.58%) User Stories
15 67 (10.42%) TDD
16 66 (10.26%) Functional Testing
17 62 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (9.64%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (23.64%) C#
2 141 (21.93%) SQL
3 136 (21.15%) Java
4 56 (8.71%) Python
5 35 (5.44%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.82%) Ruby
7 27 (4.20%) VB
8 20 (3.11%) VBScript
9 19 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.80%) Perl
11 17 (2.64%) C
11 17 (2.64%) C++
12 16 (2.49%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.18%) COBOL
14 12 (1.87%) PL/1
14 12 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.87%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.71%) Assembly Language
15 11 (1.71%) REXX
16 7 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 377 (58.63%) ISTQB
2 97 (15.09%) Degree
3 82 (12.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 27 (4.20%) IIBA
6 22 (3.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 21 (3.27%) PMI Certification
7 21 (3.27%) PMP
8 18 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 14 (2.18%) CBAP
9 14 (2.18%) CISSP
10 11 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (1.56%) CEH
12 9 (1.40%) CISM
13 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.24%) MCSA
13 8 (1.24%) MCSE
13 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.78%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (29.24%) QA
2 22 (3.42%) PMO
3 15 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.09%) GDPR
5 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.93%) SLA
6 3 (0.47%) P3O
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
7 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) EMIR
7 2 (0.31%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) GAMP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (2.95%) Docker
2 14 (2.18%) ACF2
2 14 (2.18%) RACF
3 12 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (6.69%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (6.07%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.40%) SCCM
4 8 (1.24%) Ansible
4 8 (1.24%) SCOM
5 7 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.09%) Puppet
6 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.16%) CASB
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) rkt
7 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 117 (18.20%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.24%) HP
3 47 (7.31%) SAP
4 23 (3.58%) IBM
5 18 (2.80%) Oracle
6 12 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.40%) Adobe
8 8 (1.24%) Ariba
8 8 (1.24%) Google
9 6 (0.93%) Snow
9 6 (0.93%) VMware
10 5 (0.78%) Remedy
10 5 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.78%) Workday
11 4 (0.62%) Capita
11 4 (0.62%) Perforce
12 3 (0.47%) Arqiva
12 3 (0.47%) Unisys
12 3 (0.47%) WorldPay
13 2 (0.31%) Darktrace