Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 628 481 464
Rank change year-on-year -147 -17 -96
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 466 234 861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 2.21% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 362 171 676
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £28,625
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,238 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% -4.44%
75th Percentile £62,496 £63,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,625 £70,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -4.19%

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 27,506 10,566 31,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.66% 21.34% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15,250 8,140 23,379
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.04% +8.89% -

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 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 -164 396 £50,000 - 74
UK excluding London -96 297 £45,000 - 63
South East -88 139 £55,000 +22.22% 25
London -224 120 £55,000 -12.00% 13
Work from Home -219 88 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands -95 51 £46,000 +5.02% 16
West Midlands -69 37 £47,500 +8.44% 10
North of England -121 31 £35,000 -9.68% 8
South West -94 28 £45,000 -7.69% 9
East of England -85 19 £62,500 +2.04% 3
North West -95 19 £36,250 -9.38% 3
Wales -46 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
East Midlands -52 14 £46,000 - 6
Yorkshire -95 12 £35,000 - 5
Scotland -81 11 £47,500 -22.45%
Isle of Man -3 4 £37,500 +2.74%

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 327 (70.17%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (42.27%) Test Automation
3 190 (40.77%) Social Skills
4 186 (39.91%) ISTQB
5 160 (34.33%) Software Testing
6 155 (33.26%) Business Analysis
7 151 (32.40%) QA
8 142 (30.47%) DevOps
9 136 (29.18%) Selenium
10 135 (28.97%) Finance
11 126 (27.04%) Scrum
12 123 (26.39%) Azure
13 116 (24.89%) User Stories
14 101 (21.67%) SQL
15 96 (20.60%) C#
16 87 (18.67%) SDLC
17 85 (18.24%) Acceptance Criteria
18 84 (18.03%) JIRA
19 83 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
20 78 (16.74%) Microsoft
21 77 (16.52%) Degree
21 77 (16.52%) Test Scripting
21 77 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
22 76 (16.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 75 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
24 73 (15.67%) Regression Testing
25 68 (14.59%) SQL Server
25 68 (14.59%) SpecFlow
25 68 (14.59%) User Acceptance Testing
26 66 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement

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 22 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.08%) Confluence
3 4 (0.86%) CMS
3 4 (0.86%) WordPress
4 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (8.80%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.86%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 123 (26.39%) Azure
2 37 (7.94%) SaaS
3 19 (4.08%) AWS
4 14 (3.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (2.79%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.72%) BlazeMeter
6 8 (1.72%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (1.07%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.07%) GCP
8 4 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.43%) Azure Service Fabric
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.72%) Network Security
1 8 (1.72%) Skype
2 7 (1.50%) HTTP
3 6 (1.29%) Firewall
3 6 (1.29%) SSL
3 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.07%) Internet
4 5 (1.07%) WebEx
5 4 (0.86%) LAN
5 4 (0.86%) WAN
6 3 (0.64%) Intranet
6 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.43%) Softphone
7 2 (0.43%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.21%) SMTP
8 1 (0.21%) SSH
8 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.58%) Power BI
6 11 (2.36%) Data Lake
7 10 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.29%) Big Data
11 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.64%) OLAP
13 3 (0.64%) SAP BW
14 2 (0.43%) KNIME
14 2 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 136 (29.18%) Selenium
2 84 (18.03%) JIRA
3 68 (14.59%) SpecFlow
4 39 (8.37%) WebDriver
5 38 (8.15%) NUnit
5 38 (8.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (7.51%) Visual Studio
7 22 (4.72%) Git (software)
7 22 (4.72%) SoapUI
8 19 (4.08%) Postman
9 16 (3.43%) JMeter
10 14 (3.00%) TestRail
11 13 (2.79%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.58%) MSTest
13 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.50%) Cypress.io
14 7 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (1.50%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.50%) TestComplete
15 6 (1.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 190 (40.77%) Social Skills
2 135 (28.97%) Finance
3 77 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (10.52%) Organisational Skills
5 33 (7.08%) Law
6 28 (6.01%) Influencing Skills
7 26 (5.58%) Banking
8 22 (4.72%) Retail
9 21 (4.51%) Presentation Skills
10 19 (4.08%) Billing
11 15 (3.22%) Marketing
12 14 (3.00%) Advertising
13 13 (2.79%) Games
14 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
15 7 (1.50%) Legal
16 5 (1.07%) Back Office
16 5 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.86%) Automotive
18 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 227 (48.71%) Analyst
2 115 (24.68%) Business Analyst
3 79 (16.95%) Test Analyst
4 48 (10.30%) Tester
5 47 (10.09%) Product Owner
6 41 (8.80%) Test Leader
7 34 (7.30%) Test Engineer
8 27 (5.79%) Software Tester
9 26 (5.58%) QA Engineer
10 24 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (3.86%) Business IT Analyst
11 18 (3.86%) IT Analyst
11 18 (3.86%) IT Business Analyst
12 17 (3.65%) Automation Test Lead
12 17 (3.65%) Team Leader
13 16 (3.43%) Software Test Engineer
14 15 (3.22%) Developer
15 14 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
15 14 (3.00%) LIMS Business Analyst
15 14 (3.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.73%) .NET
2 31 (6.65%) XML
3 26 (5.58%) JSON
4 18 (3.86%) HTML
5 17 (3.65%) SOAP
6 16 (3.43%) RESTful
7 14 (3.00%) Gherkin
8 13 (2.79%) Velocity
9 10 (2.15%) REST
10 9 (1.93%) Web Services
11 7 (1.50%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.50%) React
12 6 (1.29%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.29%) CSS
12 6 (1.29%) Swagger
13 5 (1.07%) OAuth
14 4 (0.86%) Middleware
14 4 (0.86%) Node.js
14 4 (0.86%) pytest
15 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.79%) User Experience
2 25 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.08%) Reinsurance
5 18 (3.86%) LIMS
6 14 (3.00%) EPoS
6 14 (3.00%) Life Science
7 12 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.36%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.50%) Tandem
11 6 (1.29%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.07%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.86%) Wiki
14 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.64%) Legacy Applications
15 2 (0.43%) Handset
16 1 (0.21%) CCTV
16 1 (0.21%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.08%) Windows
2 13 (2.79%) Linux
2 13 (2.79%) Unix
3 8 (1.72%) Solaris
4 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.21%) AIX
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (70.17%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (42.27%) Test Automation
3 160 (34.33%) Software Testing
4 155 (33.26%) Business Analysis
5 142 (30.47%) DevOps
6 126 (27.04%) Scrum
7 116 (24.89%) User Stories
8 87 (18.67%) SDLC
9 85 (18.24%) Acceptance Criteria
10 83 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (16.52%) Test Scripting
12 75 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (15.67%) Regression Testing
14 68 (14.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 66 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (12.23%) Requirements Gathering
17 55 (11.80%) BDD
18 54 (11.59%) Workshop Facilitation
19 53 (11.37%) Fintech
20 51 (10.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (21.67%) SQL
2 96 (20.60%) C#
3 36 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.44%) Java
5 23 (4.94%) Python
6 5 (1.07%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.64%) C
7 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
8 2 (0.43%) R
8 2 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) VB
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
9 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 186 (39.91%) ISTQB
2 77 (16.52%) Degree
3 76 (16.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (7.08%) IIBA
5 21 (4.51%) CBAP
6 12 (2.58%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.93%) CEH
8 9 (1.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.72%) CISA
9 8 (1.72%) GIAC
9 8 (1.72%) OSCE
9 8 (1.72%) OSCP
10 7 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (1.29%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.86%) MBCS
13 3 (0.64%) CISSP
13 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.43%) CCSP
14 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (32.40%) QA
2 16 (3.43%) GDPR
2 16 (3.43%) PMO
3 11 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.72%) NIST
5 5 (1.07%) SLA
6 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.64%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.43%) P3O
9 1 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.21%) PSD2
9 1 (0.21%) SEPA
9 1 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 5 (1.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Firmware
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (4.29%) HP ALM
2 14 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.72%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.29%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.29%) WebInspect
5 4 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.08%) Oracle
3 25 (5.36%) Xceptor
4 20 (4.29%) HP
5 12 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.15%) Databricks
7 8 (1.72%) ArcSight
7 8 (1.72%) Google
7 8 (1.72%) Micro Focus
7 8 (1.72%) SAP
7 8 (1.72%) Splunk
7 8 (1.72%) Tripwire
8 6 (1.29%) Black Duck
8 6 (1.29%) Qualys
8 6 (1.29%) Sonatype
9 5 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.86%) Cisco
10 4 (0.86%) IBM
10 4 (0.86%) LexisNexis
10 4 (0.86%) OneTrust