Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 359 295
Rank change year-on-year -80 -64 -82
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 955 1,502 2,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.90% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 3.80% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 712 1,160 1,702
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,275
90th Percentile £64,425 £68,750 £67,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 33,272 39,510 42,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.68% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,162 29,329 32,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -73 899 £45,000 - 95
UK excluding London -54 705 £42,000 +5.00% 94
London -36 238 £55,000 - 7
South East -28 222 £45,000 +5.88% 27
North of England -33 188 £38,000 +1.33% 23
South West -4 115 £40,000 - 10
Midlands -57 95 £40,000 - 23
North West -13 94 £36,000 -4.00% 9
Yorkshire -26 87 £40,000 - 12
West Midlands -75 54 £43,000 +7.50% 10
East Midlands +31 41 £35,000 -7.89% 13
Wales +32 35 £35,000 +20.16% 3
East of England +17 35 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Scotland -26 10 £40,000 +12.68% 2
North East +21 7 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 621 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (54.87%) ISTQB
3 514 (53.82%) Test Automation
4 387 (40.52%) QA
5 313 (32.77%) Software Testing
6 294 (30.79%) Finance
7 242 (25.34%) Selenium
8 230 (24.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 225 (23.56%) Test Scripting
10 220 (23.04%) Scrum
11 219 (22.93%) SQL
12 212 (22.20%) JIRA
13 179 (18.74%) C#
14 170 (17.80%) Test Strategy
15 161 (16.86%) SDLC
16 155 (16.23%) Degree
17 150 (15.71%) Java
18 137 (14.35%) Regression Testing
19 134 (14.03%) Microsoft
20 132 (13.82%) Test Management
21 130 (13.61%) Manual Testing
21 130 (13.61%) Business Analysis
22 126 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
23 124 (12.98%) BDD
24 117 (12.25%) Waterfall
25 113 (11.83%) Cucumber
26 112 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
27 105 (10.99%) Telecoms
28 99 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
29 95 (9.95%) User Stories

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 61 (6.39%) Confluence
2 15 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.10%) Apache
4 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.10%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (1.05%) Open Workbench
6 8 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.84%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.10%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 63 (6.60%) Azure
2 40 (4.19%) SaaS
3 36 (3.77%) AWS
4 13 (1.36%) GCP
5 8 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.73%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.73%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.42%) G Suite
8 4 (0.42%) Office 365
8 4 (0.42%) Serverless
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.31%) IaaS
9 3 (0.31%) PaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Slack
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.93%) Broadband
2 8 (0.84%) SSH
3 4 (0.42%) Wireless
3 4 (0.42%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.31%) Internet
4 3 (0.31%) SMS
4 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.21%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.10%) 2G
6 1 (0.10%) 3G
6 1 (0.10%) Firewall
6 1 (0.10%) HTTP
6 1 (0.10%) LTE
6 1 (0.10%) Network Security
6 1 (0.10%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.10%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.73%) Power BI
7 6 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.63%) Big Data
7 6 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.52%) DB2
8 5 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 242 (25.34%) Selenium
2 212 (22.20%) JIRA
3 113 (11.83%) Cucumber
4 87 (9.11%) JMeter
5 82 (8.59%) SpecFlow
6 67 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 63 (6.60%) LoadRunner
8 62 (6.49%) WebDriver
9 59 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (3.04%) Jenkins
11 28 (2.93%) HP UFT
12 27 (2.83%) Git (software)
13 22 (2.30%) TestRail
14 19 (1.99%) TestComplete
15 16 (1.68%) NeoLoad
16 15 (1.57%) LoadUI
16 15 (1.57%) WebLOAD
17 14 (1.47%) Appium
18 12 (1.26%) eggPlant
18 12 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 294 (30.79%) Finance
2 105 (10.99%) Telecoms
3 52 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 52 (5.45%) Public Sector
4 51 (5.34%) Retail
5 43 (4.50%) Aerospace
6 29 (3.04%) Banking
7 22 (2.30%) Marketing
8 18 (1.88%) Electronics
9 12 (1.26%) Advertising
9 12 (1.26%) Front Office
10 11 (1.15%) Local Government
11 10 (1.05%) Games
12 9 (0.94%) Back Office
13 7 (0.73%) Law
14 6 (0.63%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.42%) Billing
15 4 (0.42%) Publishing
16 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 433 (45.34%) Analyst
2 232 (24.29%) Test Analyst
3 144 (15.08%) Business Analyst
4 143 (14.97%) Tester
5 137 (14.35%) Test Engineer
6 71 (7.43%) QA Analyst
7 67 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 65 (6.81%) Senior Analyst
9 59 (6.18%) Automation Test Analyst
9 59 (6.18%) Test Leader
10 58 (6.07%) Test Automation Engineer
11 56 (5.86%) Software Tester
12 51 (5.34%) Automation Tester
13 45 (4.71%) Software Analyst
14 41 (4.29%) QA Tester
14 41 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
15 31 (3.25%) Developer
16 30 (3.14%) Software Test Engineer
17 28 (2.93%) QA Engineer
18 27 (2.83%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.64%) Gherkin
2 64 (6.70%) .NET
3 50 (5.24%) Web Services
4 43 (4.50%) REST
5 38 (3.98%) SOAP
6 32 (3.35%) HTML
7 22 (2.30%) CSS
8 20 (2.09%) XML
9 12 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.15%) React
11 6 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.63%) JSON
12 5 (0.52%) RESTful
12 5 (0.52%) Spring
13 4 (0.42%) WSDL
13 4 (0.42%) XSD
14 3 (0.31%) Kafka
14 3 (0.31%) Node.js
15 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.66%) User Experience
3 26 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.57%) Smart Meter
8 10 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.73%) Derivative
10 7 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.52%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.42%) Life Science
14 3 (0.31%) Social Media
14 3 (0.31%) TM Forum
15 2 (0.21%) Contactless
15 2 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.54%) Windows
2 46 (4.82%) Linux
3 15 (1.57%) Android
3 15 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.73%) Unix
5 2 (0.21%) VMS
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (65.03%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (53.82%) Test Automation
3 313 (32.77%) Software Testing
4 225 (23.56%) Test Scripting
5 220 (23.04%) Scrum
6 170 (17.80%) Test Strategy
7 161 (16.86%) SDLC
8 137 (14.35%) Regression Testing
9 132 (13.82%) Test Management
10 130 (13.61%) Business Analysis
10 130 (13.61%) Manual Testing
11 126 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 124 (12.98%) BDD
13 117 (12.25%) Waterfall
14 112 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
15 95 (9.95%) User Stories
16 91 (9.53%) TDD
17 89 (9.32%) Functional Testing
18 87 (9.11%) DevOps
19 84 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (22.93%) SQL
2 179 (18.74%) C#
3 150 (15.71%) Java
4 74 (7.75%) Python
5 56 (5.86%) JavaScript
6 37 (3.87%) Ruby
7 33 (3.46%) T-SQL
8 24 (2.51%) C++
9 11 (1.15%) VB
10 9 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.84%) C
12 7 (0.73%) VBScript
13 6 (0.63%) Perl
14 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.52%) VBA
15 4 (0.42%) Lua
15 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.42%) Uniface
16 3 (0.31%) PHP
17 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 524 (54.87%) ISTQB
2 230 (24.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 155 (16.23%) Degree
4 34 (3.56%) Security Cleared
5 24 (2.51%) IIBA
6 23 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (1.78%) CISSP
9 16 (1.68%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.68%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.47%) CISM
10 14 (1.47%) CRISC
11 13 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (1.05%) CISA
13 8 (0.84%) CBAP
14 7 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.73%) PMP
15 4 (0.42%) MBCS
16 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (40.52%) QA
2 17 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.78%) PMO
3 14 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.36%) COBIT
4 13 (1.36%) GDPR
5 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.21%) EMIR
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) MiFID
6 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (0.94%) Docker
2 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (4.29%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.63%) SCCM
4 5 (0.52%) Ansible
4 5 (0.52%) Terraform
5 2 (0.21%) Control-M
5 2 (0.21%) Kibana
5 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.21%) Mesos
5 2 (0.21%) rkt
5 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.10%) Automic
6 1 (0.10%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.10%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) OpenView
6 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 134 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 89 (9.32%) HP
3 41 (4.29%) SAP
4 24 (2.51%) Oracle
5 21 (2.20%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.57%) WorldPay
7 14 (1.47%) Remedy
8 11 (1.15%) Apple
9 10 (1.05%) VMware
10 8 (0.84%) Ariba
10 8 (0.84%) Google
10 8 (0.84%) IBM
11 7 (0.73%) Arqiva
12 6 (0.63%) BMC
12 6 (0.63%) Symantec
12 6 (0.63%) TOWER Software
13 4 (0.42%) Cadence
13 4 (0.42%) Charles River
14 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.21%) Software AG