Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 21 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 791 593 682
Rank change year-on-year -198 +89 -52
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 113 354 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.13% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 93 254 381
10th Percentile £35,750 £40,250 £33,300
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £70,600 £49,475
Median % change year-on-year -29.18% +42.70% -1.05%
75th Percentile £57,500 - £61,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £70,600 £45,000
% change year-on-year -32.72% +56.89% -5.26%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

ISEB falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

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 21 June 2024.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 14 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 21 June 2024. 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 -144 108 £52,500 -25.64% 19
UK excluding London -196 81 £47,500 -32.72% 14
Work from Home -125 41 £48,750 -30.95% 7
London +55 31 £55,000 - 6
South East -49 19 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Midlands -66 19 £54,700 -0.55% 2
North of England -64 16 £54,700 -22.52% 7
South West -50 15 £48,750 -30.95% 2
West Midlands -32 10 £63,550 +1.68%
North West -44 10 £62,500 -11.47% 5
East Midlands -36 9 £36,500 -27.00% 2
East of England -15 8 £40,000 -43.34% 1
Yorkshire +18 6 £52,500 -25.64% 2
Scotland -73 4 £35,000 -50.42%

ISEB
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.54%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.93%) Azure
2 8 (7.08%) Azure DevOps
2 8 (7.08%) SaaS
3 7 (6.19%) AWS
4 4 (3.54%) Datadog
4 4 (3.54%) GitHub
4 4 (3.54%) GitHub Actions
4 4 (3.54%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.65%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.77%) Serverless
7 1 (0.88%) Asana
7 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.19%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Multicast
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Power BI
2 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (23.89%) JIRA
2 25 (22.12%) Selenium
3 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.31%) Git
4 6 (5.31%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.42%) NUnit
5 5 (4.42%) Postman
5 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.42%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.42%) Zephyr
6 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.77%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.77%) JMeter
6 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.77%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.88%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (34.51%) Social Skills
2 20 (17.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (13.27%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (11.50%) Finance
6 11 (9.73%) Legal
7 10 (8.85%) Law
8 8 (7.08%) Marketing
9 6 (5.31%) Games
10 5 (4.42%) Banking
10 5 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (2.65%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (1.77%) Back Office
13 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.88%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (30.97%) Analyst
2 23 (20.35%) Lead
3 19 (16.81%) Test Leader
4 18 (15.93%) Test Analyst
5 17 (15.04%) QA Leader
6 11 (9.73%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Test Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Head of PMO
8 8 (7.08%) Tester
9 6 (5.31%) Data Protection Specialist
10 5 (4.42%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (4.42%) QA Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Test Programme Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.65%) Financial Analyst
12 3 (2.65%) Implementation Manager
12 3 (2.65%) QA Engineer
12 3 (2.65%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) REST
2 7 (6.19%) XML
3 6 (5.31%) Playwright
4 4 (3.54%) CSS
4 4 (3.54%) DOM
4 4 (3.54%) HTML
5 3 (2.65%) RESTful
6 2 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.19%) Product Ownership
4 3 (2.65%) Bitcoin
4 3 (2.65%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.77%) Derivative
5 2 (1.77%) Equities
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) CentOS
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.44%) Agile
2 48 (42.48%) Test Automation
3 32 (28.32%) Software Testing
4 29 (25.66%) Test Strategy
5 27 (23.89%) Regression Testing
6 26 (23.01%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (21.24%) Manual Testing
7 24 (21.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (20.35%) DevOps
8 23 (20.35%) SDLC
9 22 (19.47%) PRINCE2
9 22 (19.47%) Test Scripting
10 17 (15.04%) ITIL
11 16 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (14.16%) Exploratory Testing
11 16 (14.16%) Line Management
12 15 (13.27%) CI/CD
13 14 (12.39%) Process Improvement
13 14 (12.39%) Test Management
14 13 (11.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.24%) SQL
2 11 (9.73%) Python
3 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.31%) C#
4 6 (5.31%) Java
5 3 (2.65%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (46.90%) ISTQB
2 26 (23.01%) Degree
3 13 (11.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 13 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (5.31%) APMP
5 6 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (4.42%) CAPM
6 5 (4.42%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.42%) PMP
7 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CBAP
9 1 (0.88%) CISA
9 1 (0.88%) CISM
9 1 (0.88%) CISSP
9 1 (0.88%) CRISC
9 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (34.51%) QA
2 14 (12.39%) GDPR
3 9 (7.96%) PMO
4 3 (2.65%) Accessibility
4 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.65%) Software Quality Assurance
5 2 (1.77%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.88%) COBIT
6 1 (0.88%) NIST
6 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.42%) HP
3 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle
4 1 (0.88%) Salesforce
4 1 (0.88%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow