Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 635 460 410
Rank change year-on-year -175 -50 -38
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 387 366 1,091
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 2.39% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 281 291 799
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,129
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,125 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +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 24,186 15,330 34,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 22.05% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13,981 11,495 25,644
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,325 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +5.56% -

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 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 17 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 28 July 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 -173 322 £50,000 +11.11% 70
UK excluding London -126 264 £50,000 +17.65% 62
South East -78 120 £55,000 +29.41% 18
London -126 90 £50,000 -9.67% 11
Work from Home -199 56 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Midlands -48 44 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North of England -64 36 £40,000 +6.67% 17
West Midlands -65 33 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Scotland -48 28 £43,775 -7.84% 5
North West -46 23 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Yorkshire -54 12 £40,848 +16.71% 10
East of England -62 12 £62,500 +25.00%
Wales -24 11 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands -36 11 £50,000 +14.29% 3
South West -97 9 £46,250 -7.50% 8
Isle of Man -8 4 £37,500 +2.74%
North East -22 1 £36,500 -2.67% 1

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 236 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (46.77%) ISTQB
2 181 (46.77%) Test Automation
3 154 (39.79%) Software Testing
4 137 (35.40%) Social Skills
5 132 (34.11%) QA
6 128 (33.07%) Selenium
7 116 (29.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 108 (27.91%) Business Analysis
9 107 (27.65%) C#
10 100 (25.84%) Microsoft
10 100 (25.84%) DevOps
11 99 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
12 97 (25.06%) SDLC
13 95 (24.55%) Regression Testing
14 92 (23.77%) Finance
15 91 (23.51%) BDD
16 86 (22.22%) SpecFlow
16 86 (22.22%) SQL
17 84 (21.71%) Azure
18 82 (21.19%) TDD
19 80 (20.67%) NUnit
19 80 (20.67%) Organisational Skills
20 76 (19.64%) SQL Server
21 72 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
22 69 (17.83%) Project Management
23 68 (17.57%) Scrum
24 66 (17.05%) Management Information System
25 60 (15.50%) JIRA
26 59 (15.25%) Degree

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 17 (4.39%) Confluence
2 15 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) CMS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (0.52%) WordPress
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.78%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.71%) Azure
2 19 (4.91%) SaaS
3 15 (3.88%) AWS
4 7 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.81%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.55%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (1.55%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.03%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.03%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.52%) Slack
8 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Service Fabric
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.55%) Firewall
2 6 (1.55%) HTTP
2 6 (1.55%) Internet
2 6 (1.55%) Network Security
2 6 (1.55%) SSL
3 2 (0.52%) FTP
3 2 (0.52%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) LAN
3 2 (0.52%) SSH
3 2 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.24%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (1.55%) Power BI
6 6 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.29%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.03%) Big Data
8 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.52%) MS Access
9 2 (0.52%) OLAP
9 2 (0.52%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.26%) MySQL
10 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 128 (33.07%) Selenium
2 86 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 80 (20.67%) NUnit
4 60 (15.50%) JIRA
5 50 (12.92%) MSTest
6 41 (10.59%) WebDriver
7 37 (9.56%) Visual Studio
8 20 (5.17%) SoapUI
9 18 (4.65%) Cucumber
10 16 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (3.88%) Postman
12 14 (3.62%) JMeter
13 13 (3.36%) Jenkins
14 12 (3.10%) Git (software)
15 9 (2.33%) REST Assured
15 9 (2.33%) TestRail
16 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
17 7 (1.81%) Maven
17 7 (1.81%) TestNG
17 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 137 (35.40%) Social Skills
2 92 (23.77%) Finance
3 80 (20.67%) Organisational Skills
4 59 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (13.70%) Influencing Skills
6 51 (13.18%) Marketing
7 24 (6.20%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (4.91%) Law
9 10 (2.58%) Legal
9 10 (2.58%) Retail
10 9 (2.33%) Banking
10 9 (2.33%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.81%) Advertising
11 7 (1.81%) Back Office
12 6 (1.55%) Games
13 5 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (1.03%) Automotive
14 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (41.34%) Analyst
2 81 (20.93%) Business Analyst
3 56 (14.47%) Test Analyst
4 53 (13.70%) Test Engineer
5 44 (11.37%) Software Test Engineer
6 40 (10.34%) Test Leader
7 37 (9.56%) Tester
8 30 (7.75%) Product Owner
9 26 (6.72%) Automation Test Lead
10 23 (5.94%) QA Engineer
10 23 (5.94%) Senior Test Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Development Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Software Development Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Software Engineer
11 20 (5.17%) Test Development Engineer
12 16 (4.13%) Team Leader
13 15 (3.88%) Test Team Leader
14 13 (3.36%) Business IT Analyst
14 13 (3.36%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.68%) .NET
2 19 (4.91%) SOAP
3 18 (4.65%) Gherkin
3 18 (4.65%) REST
4 15 (3.88%) JSON
5 13 (3.36%) XML
6 10 (2.58%) Web Services
7 7 (1.81%) React
7 7 (1.81%) RESTful
8 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.29%) HTML
9 5 (1.29%) OAuth
10 4 (1.03%) pytest
11 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.78%) CSS
11 3 (0.78%) Middleware
11 3 (0.78%) Node.js
11 3 (0.78%) Unreal Engine
12 2 (0.52%) Jest
12 2 (0.52%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.05%) Management Information System
2 53 (13.70%) Mobile App
3 49 (12.66%) EPoS
4 24 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.62%) LIMS
6 13 (3.36%) User Experience
7 9 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.55%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.29%) Chip and PIN
10 5 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.29%) Life Science
11 4 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.03%) Wiki
12 3 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.49%) Windows
2 13 (3.36%) Unix
3 12 (3.10%) Linux
4 6 (1.55%) Solaris
5 4 (1.03%) Android
5 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.52%) HPUX
6 2 (0.52%) SUSE
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (46.77%) Test Automation
3 154 (39.79%) Software Testing
4 108 (27.91%) Business Analysis
5 100 (25.84%) DevOps
6 99 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
7 97 (25.06%) SDLC
8 95 (24.55%) Regression Testing
9 91 (23.51%) BDD
10 82 (21.19%) TDD
11 72 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 69 (17.83%) Project Management
13 68 (17.57%) Scrum
14 59 (15.25%) Test Scripting
15 58 (14.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (12.14%) Load Testing
16 47 (12.14%) User Stories
17 46 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
19 44 (11.37%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 107 (27.65%) C#
2 86 (22.22%) SQL
3 31 (8.01%) Java
4 22 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.81%) C
5 7 (1.81%) Python
6 5 (1.29%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.78%) VB
7 3 (0.78%) VBScript
8 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 181 (46.77%) ISTQB
2 116 (29.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 59 (15.25%) Degree
4 23 (5.94%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (3.88%) IIBA
8 10 (2.58%) CBAP
9 7 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.55%) CEH
10 6 (1.55%) CISA
10 6 (1.55%) GIAC
10 6 (1.55%) OSCE
10 6 (1.55%) OSCP
11 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.78%) APMP
12 3 (0.78%) CISMP
12 3 (0.78%) CISSP
12 3 (0.78%) CITP
12 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (34.11%) QA
2 25 (6.46%) GDPR
3 11 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.84%) PMO
4 6 (1.55%) NIST
5 5 (1.29%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.03%) SLA
7 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.52%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.52%) NCSC
9 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (3.62%) Docker
2 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (5.94%) HP ALM
2 10 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.55%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.55%) WebInspect
5 4 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.70%) Oracle
3 23 (5.94%) HP
4 13 (3.36%) Xceptor
5 9 (2.33%) Micro Focus
6 8 (2.07%) SAP
7 6 (1.55%) ArcSight
7 6 (1.55%) Black Duck
7 6 (1.55%) Informatica
7 6 (1.55%) Qualys
7 6 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.55%) Sonatype
7 6 (1.55%) Splunk
7 6 (1.55%) Tripwire
8 5 (1.29%) Databricks
9 4 (1.03%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.03%) IBM
9 4 (1.03%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.03%) OneTrust
10 3 (0.78%) Sage