Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 389 352
Rank change year-on-year -76 -37 -99
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 418 1,162 1,625
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.24% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 857 1,272
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £62,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17,128 35,820 42,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.40% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12,489 25,867 31,601
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,572 £26,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -81 382 £45,000 - 22
UK excluding London -23 312 £42,500 - 20
South East +38 137 £42,500 -5.56% 4
London -50 92 £55,175 +0.32% 4
North of England +10 44 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West +41 42 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East of England +73 31 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Midlands -5 28 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales +21 26 £35,000 -6.67% 1
West Midlands +2 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North West +21 23 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire +64 17 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Work from Home +61 16 £43,750 -7.89%
Scotland +80 5 £41,250 +3.13% 1
East Midlands +28 4 £43,750 +20.69%
North East +20 4 £37,500 +36.36%

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 273 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (58.37%) ISTQB
3 239 (57.18%) Test Automation
4 151 (36.12%) JIRA
5 150 (35.89%) Selenium
6 123 (29.43%) QA
7 118 (28.23%) Software Testing
7 118 (28.23%) Finance
8 110 (26.32%) C#
9 99 (23.68%) Java
10 94 (22.49%) Scrum
11 88 (21.05%) SQL
12 84 (20.10%) Waterfall
13 82 (19.62%) Cucumber
14 75 (17.94%) Test Scripting
14 75 (17.94%) SDLC
15 69 (16.51%) Microsoft
16 67 (16.03%) Regression Testing
16 67 (16.03%) Degree
17 66 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
18 63 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 62 (14.83%) DevOps
20 60 (14.35%) SpecFlow
21 57 (13.64%) Business Analysis
22 53 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
23 52 (12.44%) Confluence
23 52 (12.44%) Python
24 50 (11.96%) Test Strategy
25 49 (11.72%) Non-Functional Testing
25 49 (11.72%) Azure

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 52 (12.44%) Confluence
2 9 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.91%) CMS
4 6 (1.44%) CICS
4 6 (1.44%) IIS
5 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.39%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.44%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.72%) Azure
2 24 (5.74%) AWS
3 13 (3.11%) Power Platform
4 10 (2.39%) Trello
5 9 (2.15%) Sauce Labs
6 7 (1.67%) BrowserStack
6 7 (1.67%) Office 365
7 4 (0.96%) GCP
7 4 (0.96%) GitHub
7 4 (0.96%) SaaS
8 3 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.72%) PaaS
9 2 (0.48%) AWS IoT
9 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.48%) Serverless
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.96%) Skype
2 2 (0.48%) 3G
2 2 (0.48%) Bluetooth
2 2 (0.48%) Firewall
2 2 (0.48%) HTTP
2 2 (0.48%) Network Security
2 2 (0.48%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.48%) SSH
2 2 (0.48%) SSL
2 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.24%) Intranet
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.11%) Power BI
3 10 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.44%) Big Data
4 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.20%) DB2
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.96%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.72%) MySQL
7 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.48%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 151 (36.12%) JIRA
2 150 (35.89%) Selenium
3 82 (19.62%) Cucumber
4 60 (14.35%) SpecFlow
5 53 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (10.77%) WebDriver
7 33 (7.89%) Jenkins
8 26 (6.22%) JMeter
9 24 (5.74%) Git (software)
10 22 (5.26%) SoapUI
11 19 (4.55%) Postman
12 14 (3.35%) Cypress.io
12 14 (3.35%) Ranorex
12 14 (3.35%) Visual Studio
12 14 (3.35%) Zephyr
13 13 (3.11%) Protractor
14 12 (2.87%) HP UFT
15 10 (2.39%) eggPlant
15 10 (2.39%) JUnit
16 9 (2.15%) TeamCity
General
1 118 (28.23%) Finance
2 35 (8.37%) Retail
3 16 (3.83%) Legal
4 15 (3.59%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.35%) Marketing
6 9 (2.15%) Back Office
6 9 (2.15%) Banking
6 9 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.67%) Police
8 4 (0.96%) Games
8 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 210 (50.24%) Analyst
2 113 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 59 (14.11%) Tester
4 57 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 50 (11.96%) Test Engineer
6 44 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
7 29 (6.94%) QA Analyst
8 27 (6.46%) Test Leader
9 22 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 22 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 21 (5.02%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (4.78%) QA Engineer
11 20 (4.78%) Test Manager
12 18 (4.31%) Automation Tester
13 15 (3.59%) Software Analyst
14 13 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
14 13 (3.11%) Junior
15 12 (2.87%) QA Tester
15 12 (2.87%) Senior QA Engineer
16 11 (2.63%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.85%) .NET
2 36 (8.61%) Web Services
3 25 (5.98%) REST
4 18 (4.31%) SOAP
5 14 (3.35%) React
6 13 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.11%) Gherkin
7 8 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.91%) RESTful
8 6 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (1.44%) Node.js
8 6 (1.44%) Velocity
8 6 (1.44%) WebdriverIO
8 6 (1.44%) XML
9 5 (1.20%) HTML
9 5 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.96%) Chai
10 4 (0.96%) SAP Fiori
11 3 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.98%) User Experience
3 18 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.59%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.20%) CMDB
8 5 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.72%) AS400
10 3 (0.72%) EPoS
10 3 (0.72%) iSeries
10 3 (0.72%) NHS
11 2 (0.48%) BBC
11 2 (0.48%) Replication
11 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.33%) Windows
2 25 (5.98%) Linux
3 6 (1.44%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.20%) Android
5 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.96%) Unix
6 3 (0.72%) Debian
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (57.18%) Test Automation
3 118 (28.23%) Software Testing
4 94 (22.49%) Scrum
5 84 (20.10%) Waterfall
6 75 (17.94%) SDLC
6 75 (17.94%) Test Scripting
7 67 (16.03%) Regression Testing
8 66 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 62 (14.83%) DevOps
11 57 (13.64%) Business Analysis
12 50 (11.96%) Test Strategy
13 49 (11.72%) Non-Functional Testing
13 49 (11.72%) TDD
14 45 (10.77%) BDD
15 42 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (9.57%) User Stories
17 39 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (9.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.32%) C#
2 99 (23.68%) Java
3 88 (21.05%) SQL
4 52 (12.44%) Python
5 41 (9.81%) JavaScript
6 23 (5.50%) TypeScript
7 22 (5.26%) Ruby
8 12 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.63%) VB
10 10 (2.39%) C++
11 8 (1.91%) C
12 7 (1.67%) Perl
12 7 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.44%) COBOL
13 6 (1.44%) VBA
14 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.96%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.96%) PHP
15 4 (0.96%) PL/1
15 4 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 244 (58.37%) ISTQB
2 67 (16.03%) Degree
3 47 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (5.74%) IIBA
5 22 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 19 (4.55%) CBAP
7 18 (4.31%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.63%) CISM
8 11 (2.63%) CISSP
8 11 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 11 (2.63%) PMP
9 10 (2.39%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (1.20%) CISA
11 5 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 4 (0.96%) MBCS
13 3 (0.72%) CRISC
14 2 (0.48%) OSCE
14 2 (0.48%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (29.43%) QA
2 16 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.87%) PMO
4 8 (1.91%) GDPR
5 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 5 (1.20%) EMIR
6 5 (1.20%) MiFID
6 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.20%) SLA
7 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.72%) P3O
9 2 (0.48%) COBIT
9 2 (0.48%) NIST
9 2 (0.48%) PSD2
10 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (3.59%) Docker
2 6 (1.44%) ACF2
2 6 (1.44%) RACF
3 4 (0.96%) Firmware
4 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) NDS
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.91%) Ansible
2 8 (1.91%) HP ALM
3 7 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.67%) Puppet
4 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.48%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.48%) Kibana
5 2 (0.48%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.24%) Mesos
6 1 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) rkt
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 69 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.94%) SAP
3 27 (6.46%) Oracle
4 19 (4.55%) HP
5 16 (3.83%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.11%) IBM
7 7 (1.67%) Remedy
8 6 (1.44%) Capita
8 6 (1.44%) Snow
8 6 (1.44%) VMware
9 5 (1.20%) Adobe
9 5 (1.20%) Ariba
9 5 (1.20%) Google
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.96%) Cadence
10 4 (0.96%) Sage
11 3 (0.72%) Pardot
11 3 (0.72%) Tableau
11 3 (0.72%) Unisys