Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 437 355
Rank change year-on-year -38 -82 -54
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 219 931 1,501
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.66% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 2.83% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 183 732 1,199
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 10,624 32,897 39,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 23.43% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,803 23,885 29,306
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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 -18 211 £47,500 +5.56% 31
UK excluding London -15 146 £42,500 - 27
South East +94 79 £45,000 - 10
London +118 69 £62,500 +13.64% 5
North of England +40 26 £37,500 -3.85% 6
South West +64 25 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North West +59 15 £40,500 +10.96% 4
Work from Home +47 12 £39,250 -28.64% 5
Yorkshire +68 8 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Midlands +62 7 £41,303 +3.26% 5
West Midlands +60 5 £37,553 -16.55% 5
East of England +112 4 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North East +23 3 £42,500 +34.92%
Wales +11 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East Midlands +60 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Scotland +97 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 160 (73.06%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (61.64%) ISTQB
3 133 (60.73%) Test Automation
4 90 (41.10%) Selenium
5 86 (39.27%) QA
6 74 (33.79%) JIRA
7 72 (32.88%) C#
8 63 (28.77%) Cucumber
9 60 (27.40%) Java
10 53 (24.20%) Software Testing
11 52 (23.74%) Finance
12 50 (22.83%) Scrum
12 50 (22.83%) Waterfall
13 49 (22.37%) Regression Testing
14 43 (19.63%) DevOps
14 43 (19.63%) SDLC
15 40 (18.26%) Test Scripting
15 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
16 38 (17.35%) SQL
17 37 (16.89%) Degree
18 35 (15.98%) Test Strategy
19 32 (14.61%) WebDriver
20 31 (14.16%) Scenario Testing
20 31 (14.16%) Python
21 30 (13.70%) .NET
21 30 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
22 29 (13.24%) Non-Functional Testing
22 29 (13.24%) TypeScript
22 29 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 28 (12.79%) Analytical Skills

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 16 (7.31%) Confluence
2 5 (2.28%) CMS
2 5 (2.28%) IIS
2 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Azure
2 17 (7.76%) Sauce Labs
3 9 (4.11%) AWS
4 7 (3.20%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.74%) Serverless
6 5 (2.28%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (1.83%) Office 365
7 4 (1.83%) Trello
8 1 (0.46%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.20%) Skype
2 5 (2.28%) Intranet
3 3 (1.37%) HTTP
4 2 (0.91%) 3G
4 2 (0.91%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.91%) Firewall
4 2 (0.91%) Network Security
4 2 (0.91%) SSL
4 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.20%) Power BI
3 6 (2.74%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.28%) Big Data
5 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (41.10%) Selenium
2 74 (33.79%) JIRA
3 63 (28.77%) Cucumber
4 32 (14.61%) WebDriver
5 30 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (12.79%) SpecFlow
7 26 (11.87%) Git (software)
8 23 (10.50%) Jenkins
9 22 (10.05%) SoapUI
10 19 (8.68%) eggPlant
11 17 (7.76%) JMeter
12 13 (5.94%) Appium
13 10 (4.57%) Postman
14 9 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (3.65%) Ranorex
15 8 (3.65%) Zephyr
16 6 (2.74%) Charles Proxy
16 6 (2.74%) Protractor
17 5 (2.28%) Mocha
17 5 (2.28%) Selenium IDE
General
1 52 (23.74%) Finance
2 26 (11.87%) Retail
3 7 (3.20%) Banking
4 6 (2.74%) Legal
4 6 (2.74%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
6 3 (1.37%) Police
7 2 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (42.92%) Analyst
2 42 (19.18%) Test Engineer
2 42 (19.18%) Tester
3 38 (17.35%) Test Analyst
4 35 (15.98%) Business Analyst
5 28 (12.79%) Automation Tester
6 25 (11.42%) Test Automation Engineer
7 22 (10.05%) QA Engineer
8 14 (6.39%) QA Analyst
8 14 (6.39%) Senior QA Engineer
9 13 (5.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (5.94%) Senior Test Engineer
9 13 (5.94%) Senior Tester
10 11 (5.02%) Senior Automation Tester
10 11 (5.02%) Test Manager
11 8 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.65%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.20%) Developer
12 7 (3.20%) Financial Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.70%) .NET
2 20 (9.13%) SOAP
3 16 (7.31%) React
3 16 (7.31%) Web Services
4 14 (6.39%) REST
5 13 (5.94%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.02%) Gherkin
7 10 (4.57%) WebdriverIO
8 7 (3.20%) Node.js
9 6 (2.74%) Kafka
10 5 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (2.28%) RESTful
10 5 (2.28%) XML
11 4 (1.83%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.83%) Chai
12 3 (1.37%) OAuth
13 2 (0.91%) pytest
14 1 (0.46%) Nightwatchjs
14 1 (0.46%) Redux
14 1 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.22%) Client/Server
3 17 (7.76%) Mainframe
4 11 (5.02%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.37%) EPoS
7 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Equities
8 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) Life Science
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
8 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.68%) Windows
2 10 (4.57%) Linux
3 5 (2.28%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.37%) Android
5 2 (0.91%) Unix
5 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (73.06%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (60.73%) Test Automation
3 53 (24.20%) Software Testing
4 50 (22.83%) Scrum
4 50 (22.83%) Waterfall
5 49 (22.37%) Regression Testing
6 43 (19.63%) DevOps
6 43 (19.63%) SDLC
7 40 (18.26%) Test Scripting
8 35 (15.98%) Test Strategy
9 31 (14.16%) Scenario Testing
10 29 (13.24%) Non-Functional Testing
11 27 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (11.87%) Business Analysis
12 26 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (11.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (10.05%) API Testing
14 22 (10.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 22 (10.05%) Test Planning
15 21 (9.59%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.88%) C#
2 60 (27.40%) Java
3 40 (18.26%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.35%) SQL
5 31 (14.16%) Python
6 29 (13.24%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.83%) VB
8 3 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.37%) Java 8
8 3 (1.37%) Ruby
8 3 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.91%) C++
9 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.46%) C
10 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 135 (61.64%) ISTQB
2 37 (16.89%) Degree
3 29 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (9.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (5.94%) IIBA
6 12 (5.48%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.57%) CBAP
8 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.37%) CISA
9 3 (1.37%) CISM
9 3 (1.37%) CISSP
9 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.91%) CEH
10 2 (0.91%) GIAC
10 2 (0.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.91%) OSCE
10 2 (0.91%) OSCP
11 1 (0.46%) CRISC
11 1 (0.46%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (39.27%) QA
2 8 (3.65%) GDPR
3 5 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.28%) IFRS
4 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.83%) PMO
5 3 (1.37%) EMIR
5 3 (1.37%) MiFID
6 2 (0.91%) NIST
6 2 (0.91%) PSD2
7 1 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.46%) GxP
7 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.37%) Firmware
3 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) NDS
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (6.39%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.57%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.91%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.91%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.91%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.46%) Ansible
5 1 (0.46%) Control-M
5 1 (0.46%) Kibana
5 1 (0.46%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.94%) Oracle
3 7 (3.20%) HP
4 6 (2.74%) Remedy
5 5 (2.28%) SAP
6 4 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.83%) Cadence
6 4 (1.83%) Sage
7 3 (1.37%) Capita
7 3 (1.37%) Pardot
7 3 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.37%) Tableau
8 2 (0.91%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.91%) Black Duck
8 2 (0.91%) Cisco
8 2 (0.91%) Google
8 2 (0.91%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.91%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.91%) Splunk
8 2 (0.91%) Tripwire