Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 329 241
Rank change year-on-year -41 -88 -36
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 1,211 1,675 2,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.97% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 4.12% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1,317 2,112
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 35,597 40,688 42,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.67% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,409 30,820 33,116
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year +1.12% +6.59% -1.76%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 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 -31 1,150 £45,000 +5.88% 36
UK excluding London -10 843 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London -17 360 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South East -22 255 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North of England -65 177 £42,000 +5.00% 7
Midlands +13 174 £40,000 - 5
West Midlands +9 147 £40,000 -
South West +11 112 £45,000 +1.12% 6
North West +15 104 £42,000 +20.00% 4
East of England +57 81 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -58 63 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +26 26 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Wales +22 22 £43,750 +23.24%
Scotland -4 19 £40,000 +12.68% 1
North East -9 10 £27,500 -34.52%
Northern Ireland - 7 £40,000 -
Isle of Man - 6 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 744 (61.44%) Agile Software Development
2 606 (50.04%) ISTQB
3 565 (46.66%) Test Automation
4 414 (34.19%) QA
5 376 (31.05%) Finance
6 316 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 290 (23.95%) SQL
8 272 (22.46%) Selenium
9 271 (22.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 265 (21.88%) Test Scripting
11 213 (17.59%) Degree
11 213 (17.59%) SDLC
12 211 (17.42%) Scrum
13 206 (17.01%) Business Analysis
14 203 (16.76%) Test Strategy
15 194 (16.02%) Waterfall
16 192 (15.85%) Java
17 182 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
18 181 (14.95%) C#
19 174 (14.37%) JIRA
20 169 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
21 161 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
22 160 (13.21%) ITIL
23 159 (13.13%) Manual Testing
24 158 (13.05%) Microsoft
25 155 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
26 150 (12.39%) Regression Testing
27 138 (11.40%) Non-Functional Testing
28 132 (10.90%) Project Management
28 132 (10.90%) Test Management

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 40 (3.30%) Confluence
2 20 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.50%) CMS
4 6 (0.50%) IIS
4 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.17%) SAS
5 2 (0.17%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.083%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.083%) Drupal
6 1 (0.083%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.083%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 65 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.50%) Mingle
8 5 (0.41%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.083%) Postilion
7 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.083%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.083%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (3.06%) SaaS
3 31 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.07%) BrowserStack
5 12 (0.99%) IaaS
5 12 (0.99%) PaaS
6 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.58%) Google Play
6 7 (0.58%) Power Platform
7 6 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (0.50%) iTunes
7 6 (0.50%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.25%) AWS CodePipeline
8 3 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.25%) Serverless
8 3 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.14%) Broadband
2 11 (0.91%) Firewall
3 7 (0.58%) TETRA
4 5 (0.41%) FTP
5 4 (0.33%) 3G
5 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.33%) SSH
5 4 (0.33%) VoIP
6 3 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (0.25%) SMS
6 3 (0.25%) Softphone
6 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.17%) HTTP
7 2 (0.17%) Network Security
8 1 (0.083%) Internet
8 1 (0.083%) Intranet
8 1 (0.083%) MVNO
8 1 (0.083%) WAAS
8 1 (0.083%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.083%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (1.98%) DB2
3 14 (1.16%) Big Data
4 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.58%) Power BI
10 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.50%) MySQL
10 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.41%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (0.33%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.33%) QualityStage
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 272 (22.46%) Selenium
2 174 (14.37%) JIRA
3 130 (10.73%) Cucumber
4 74 (6.11%) SpecFlow
5 68 (5.62%) SoapUI
6 65 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 60 (4.95%) JMeter
8 59 (4.87%) LoadRunner
9 57 (4.71%) WebDriver
10 55 (4.54%) Jenkins
11 45 (3.72%) HP UFT
12 35 (2.89%) Git (software)
12 35 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 33 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 25 (2.06%) Appium
15 24 (1.98%) Visual Studio
16 18 (1.49%) TestComplete
17 14 (1.16%) NeoLoad
17 14 (1.16%) Protractor
18 13 (1.07%) Zephyr
General
1 376 (31.05%) Finance
2 123 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 75 (6.19%) Retail
4 44 (3.63%) Banking
5 43 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.39%) Aerospace
7 32 (2.64%) Advertising
8 23 (1.90%) Law
9 20 (1.65%) Publishing
10 12 (0.99%) Electronics
10 12 (0.99%) Marketing
11 11 (0.91%) Legal
12 10 (0.83%) Back Office
12 10 (0.83%) Billing
13 8 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.50%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.41%) Front Office
16 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.25%) Games
18 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 584 (48.22%) Analyst
2 268 (22.13%) Test Analyst
3 241 (19.90%) Business Analyst
4 179 (14.78%) Test Engineer
5 142 (11.73%) Senior Analyst
6 127 (10.49%) Tester
7 94 (7.76%) Test Manager
8 93 (7.68%) Test Automation Engineer
9 78 (6.44%) Senior Business Analyst
10 71 (5.86%) Software Analyst
11 69 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
12 64 (5.28%) Test Leader
13 59 (4.87%) QA Analyst
14 51 (4.21%) SQL Analyst
15 49 (4.05%) QA Engineer
16 47 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
17 43 (3.55%) Automation Tester
17 43 (3.55%) Lead Business Analyst
18 42 (3.47%) Agile Business Analyst
19 35 (2.89%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.37%) .NET
1 65 (5.37%) Gherkin
2 61 (5.04%) Web Services
3 54 (4.46%) REST
4 52 (4.29%) XML
5 48 (3.96%) SOAP
6 17 (1.40%) HTML
7 14 (1.16%) CSS
8 12 (0.99%) React
9 11 (0.91%) JDBC
9 11 (0.91%) JSON
10 9 (0.74%) Jest
11 7 (0.58%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.58%) Middleware
12 6 (0.50%) Laravel
12 6 (0.50%) Sass
13 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.41%) EDI
14 4 (0.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 155 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 48 (3.96%) Fintech
5 35 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.73%) User Experience
7 31 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.90%) Smart Meter
9 18 (1.49%) FMCG
10 15 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Licensing
12 11 (0.91%) CMDB
12 11 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.83%) PMI
14 8 (0.66%) Animation
14 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.66%) NHS
14 8 (0.66%) Photography
15 7 (0.58%) Chip and PIN
15 7 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.19%) Windows
2 44 (3.63%) Linux
3 16 (1.32%) Android
3 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.24%) Unix
5 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.083%) Solaris
6 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (61.44%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (46.66%) Test Automation
3 316 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 265 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 213 (17.59%) SDLC
6 211 (17.42%) Scrum
7 206 (17.01%) Business Analysis
8 203 (16.76%) Test Strategy
9 194 (16.02%) Waterfall
10 182 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
11 169 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 161 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 160 (13.21%) ITIL
14 159 (13.13%) Manual Testing
15 150 (12.39%) Regression Testing
16 138 (11.40%) Non-Functional Testing
17 132 (10.90%) Project Management
17 132 (10.90%) Test Management
18 131 (10.82%) Change Management
19 122 (10.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 290 (23.95%) SQL
2 192 (15.85%) Java
3 181 (14.95%) C#
4 104 (8.59%) Python
5 77 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 50 (4.13%) Ruby
7 38 (3.14%) C++
8 34 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 18 (1.49%) PHP
10 14 (1.16%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.99%) C
11 12 (0.99%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.74%) VB
14 6 (0.50%) Groovy
14 6 (0.50%) VBScript
15 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.25%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.25%) Delphi
16 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 606 (50.04%) ISTQB
2 271 (22.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 213 (17.59%) Degree
4 44 (3.63%) Security Cleared
5 36 (2.97%) ISEB Practitioner
6 33 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.39%) IIBA
8 26 (2.15%) PMI Certification
9 23 (1.90%) PMP
10 22 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (1.40%) SC Cleared
12 15 (1.24%) CBAP
12 15 (1.24%) CEH
12 15 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.16%) CISSP
14 12 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
15 11 (0.91%) APMP
16 10 (0.83%) MCSE
16 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (34.19%) QA
2 55 (4.54%) GDPR
3 35 (2.89%) SLA
4 28 (2.31%) PMO
5 15 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.91%) GPG13
7 6 (0.50%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.25%) EMIR
9 3 (0.25%) MiFID
9 3 (0.25%) P3O
9 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.083%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 17 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.66%) Docker
4 6 (0.50%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.33%) Firmware
6 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 70 (5.78%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (4.46%) HP ALM
3 16 (1.32%) SCCM
4 6 (0.50%) HockeyApp
5 5 (0.41%) Ansible
6 4 (0.33%) Terraform
7 3 (0.25%) Control-M
7 3 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.25%) Mesos
7 3 (0.25%) rkt
7 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.083%) Netcool
8 1 (0.083%) OpenView
8 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 158 (13.05%) Microsoft
2 106 (8.75%) HP
3 39 (3.22%) SAP
4 36 (2.97%) Oracle
5 34 (2.81%) Remedy
6 26 (2.15%) Cadence
7 19 (1.57%) VMware
8 14 (1.16%) IBM
8 14 (1.16%) Snow
9 13 (1.07%) Citrix
10 12 (0.99%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.91%) EMC
11 11 (0.91%) NetApp
12 10 (0.83%) Arqiva
13 8 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.66%) WorldPay
14 7 (0.58%) Google
15 6 (0.50%) Sun
15 6 (0.50%) Telerik