Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 538 467 341
Rank change year-on-year -71 -126 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 322 636 1,387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.56% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 2.60% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 216 510 1,015
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,200 £29,052
25th Percentile £36,875 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +11.39%

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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -95 266 £50,000 +11.11% 41
UK excluding London -74 230 £45,000 +5.88% 39
South East -25 81 £50,000 +17.65% 5
London +60 65 £62,250 +13.18% 5
Work from Home -93 49 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Midlands -10 38 £41,250 -2.37% 17
North of England +6 37 £41,697 +11.19% 10
Scotland +32 29 £45,250 +14.07% 1
West Midlands -5 29 £37,500 -2.60% 9
South West -3 23 £52,500 +16.67% 3
North West +16 19 £42,500 +18.06% 4
Yorkshire -12 15 £41,697 +4.24% 5
East of England +32 11 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Wales +3 11 £37,000 +5.71% 1
East Midlands +4 9 £48,750 +8.33% 8
North East +14 3 £35,000 -6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 228 (70.81%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (66.46%) ISTQB
3 192 (59.63%) Test Automation
4 137 (42.55%) Software Testing
5 115 (35.71%) Selenium
6 113 (35.09%) QA
7 111 (34.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 106 (32.92%) C#
9 94 (29.19%) SDLC
10 93 (28.88%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (27.02%) Finance
12 86 (26.71%) Microsoft
12 86 (26.71%) DevOps
13 84 (26.09%) Regression Testing
14 80 (24.84%) BDD
15 78 (24.22%) TDD
16 74 (22.98%) SDET
17 71 (22.05%) SQL Server
17 71 (22.05%) SQL
18 66 (20.50%) Azure
19 60 (18.63%) Mobile App
19 60 (18.63%) Java
19 60 (18.63%) NUnit
20 58 (18.01%) Continuous Improvement
21 57 (17.70%) SpecFlow
21 57 (17.70%) Management Information System
22 56 (17.39%) Degree
22 56 (17.39%) Test Scripting
23 55 (17.08%) Business Analysis
24 52 (16.15%) Marketing

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 15 (4.66%) Confluence
2 9 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.93%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.50%) Azure
2 9 (2.80%) SaaS
3 7 (2.17%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (1.55%) BrowserStack
4 5 (1.55%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.93%) AWS
6 3 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.62%) Slack
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.86%) Intranet
2 4 (1.24%) Internet
3 3 (0.93%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.62%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) WAN
5 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.55%) Power BI
5 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.62%) MySQL
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.31%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 115 (35.71%) Selenium
2 60 (18.63%) NUnit
3 57 (17.70%) SpecFlow
4 52 (16.15%) MSTest
5 45 (13.98%) JIRA
6 35 (10.87%) Cucumber
7 30 (9.32%) Jenkins
8 22 (6.83%) WebDriver
9 21 (6.52%) SoapUI
10 20 (6.21%) Git (software)
11 18 (5.59%) Postman
12 16 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (4.66%) Appium
14 13 (4.04%) Visual Studio
15 11 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (3.11%) eggPlant
16 10 (3.11%) JMeter
17 8 (2.48%) LoadRunner
17 8 (2.48%) REST Assured
18 7 (2.17%) Protractor
General
1 87 (27.02%) Finance
2 52 (16.15%) Marketing
3 13 (4.04%) Banking
3 13 (4.04%) Retail
4 12 (3.73%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.80%) Advertising
6 8 (2.48%) Legal
7 6 (1.86%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.93%) Automotive
8 3 (0.93%) Games
8 3 (0.93%) Law
8 3 (0.93%) Military
9 2 (0.62%) Back Office
9 2 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.62%) Social Housing
9 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 115 (35.71%) Analyst
2 72 (22.36%) Test Engineer
3 53 (16.46%) Business Analyst
4 46 (14.29%) Tester
5 45 (13.98%) Test Analyst
6 43 (13.35%) Software Test Engineer
7 37 (11.49%) Development Engineer
7 37 (11.49%) Software Development Engineer
7 37 (11.49%) Software Engineer
7 37 (11.49%) Test Development Engineer
8 25 (7.76%) Automation Tester
9 21 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
9 21 (6.52%) Test Leader
10 19 (5.90%) Automation Test Analyst
10 19 (5.90%) Test Automation Engineer
11 17 (5.28%) QA Engineer
12 14 (4.35%) Senior Software Test Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Senior Development Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Senior Software Development Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.56%) REST
2 24 (7.45%) SOAP
3 23 (7.14%) .NET
4 20 (6.21%) Web Services
5 15 (4.66%) Gherkin
6 13 (4.04%) JSON
7 11 (3.42%) .NET Core
7 11 (3.42%) XML
8 7 (2.17%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (1.86%) Kafka
10 3 (0.93%) Middleware
10 3 (0.93%) RESTful
11 2 (0.62%) CSS
11 2 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.62%) Unreal Engine
12 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.31%) React
12 1 (0.31%) Swagger
12 1 (0.31%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.63%) Mobile App
2 57 (17.70%) Management Information System
3 49 (15.22%) EPoS
4 42 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.42%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.48%) Chip and PIN
7 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.86%) LIMS
9 6 (1.86%) User Experience
10 4 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.24%) NHS
11 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.62%) DTCC
12 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.62%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.04%) Windows
2 11 (3.42%) Unix
3 10 (3.11%) Android
3 10 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (70.81%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (59.63%) Test Automation
3 137 (42.55%) Software Testing
4 94 (29.19%) SDLC
5 93 (28.88%) Problem-Solving
6 86 (26.71%) DevOps
7 84 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 80 (24.84%) BDD
9 78 (24.22%) TDD
10 74 (22.98%) SDET
11 58 (18.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 56 (17.39%) Test Scripting
13 55 (17.08%) Business Analysis
14 51 (15.84%) Scrum
15 44 (13.66%) Load Testing
16 42 (13.04%) Project Management
17 35 (10.87%) Microservices
17 35 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (10.87%) Waterfall
18 32 (9.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (32.92%) C#
2 71 (22.05%) SQL
3 60 (18.63%) Java
4 26 (8.07%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.52%) Python
6 11 (3.42%) C++
7 9 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.24%) ABAP
10 3 (0.93%) C
10 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.62%) PHP
11 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 214 (66.46%) ISTQB
2 111 (34.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 56 (17.39%) Degree
4 22 (6.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 17 (5.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.35%) IIBA
7 12 (3.73%) CBAP
8 9 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.24%) CISSP
9 4 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.93%) CISMP
10 3 (0.93%) CITP
10 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.93%) HND
10 3 (0.93%) MBCS
10 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.62%) CISM
11 2 (0.62%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (35.09%) QA
2 16 (4.97%) GDPR
3 13 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.11%) ISO 9001
5 9 (2.80%) PMO
6 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.62%) NCSC
7 1 (0.31%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (9.01%) Docker
2 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (5.28%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.97%) Puppet
3 8 (2.48%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.93%) Nmap
5 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 86 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.14%) Oracle
3 9 (2.80%) HP
4 8 (2.48%) SAP
5 6 (1.86%) Pega
6 4 (1.24%) Cadence
6 4 (1.24%) Informatica
7 3 (0.93%) BiZZdesign
7 3 (0.93%) Citrix
7 3 (0.93%) Databricks
7 3 (0.93%) Sage
7 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.93%) Sparx
7 3 (0.93%) VMware
8 2 (0.62%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.62%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.62%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.62%) Xceptor
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco
9 1 (0.31%) Juniper