Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 338 324
Rank change year-on-year -138 -14 -104
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 701 1,418 1,730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.95% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 3.90% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 558 1,091 1,413
UK median annual salary £44,427 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.27% +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,170 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -0.78% +10.39% -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 26,770 36,347 41,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.70% 24.31% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19,839 26,490 32,443
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,336 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.97% +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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 15 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 February 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 -149 650 £44,938 -0.14% 105
UK excluding London -69 568 £42,170 -0.78% 104
South East -6 218 £45,000 - 28
London -187 119 £55,000 - 8
North of England -4 108 £36,500 -8.75% 33
Midlands -76 102 £42,250 +5.63% 14
West Midlands -89 67 £40,000 - 10
South West -5 65 £42,500 -5.56% 19
North West -15 53 £32,500 -18.75% 17
Yorkshire +13 51 £41,000 -3.53% 14
Wales +22 39 £35,000 +20.16% 4
East Midlands +24 32 £42,500 -5.56% 4
East of England -16 29 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Scotland +10 8 £38,500 +8.45% 3
North East +9 4 £32,500 +18.18% 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 446 (63.62%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (57.92%) Test Automation
3 402 (57.35%) ISTQB
4 227 (32.38%) Selenium
5 211 (30.10%) Software Testing
6 209 (29.81%) QA
7 206 (29.39%) Finance
8 188 (26.82%) Test Scripting
9 179 (25.53%) Scrum
10 177 (25.25%) JIRA
11 153 (21.83%) C#
12 149 (21.26%) SQL
13 134 (19.12%) Java
14 123 (17.55%) SDLC
15 117 (16.69%) Waterfall
16 115 (16.41%) Microsoft
17 110 (15.69%) Regression Testing
18 104 (14.84%) Degree
18 104 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
19 103 (14.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 100 (14.27%) Cucumber
21 95 (13.55%) BDD
22 84 (11.98%) Manual Testing
23 81 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
24 80 (11.41%) .NET
25 79 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
25 79 (11.27%) Defect Management
26 78 (11.13%) TDD
27 76 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
27 76 (10.84%) 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 74 (10.56%) Confluence
2 16 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.71%) CICS
4 11 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.43%) CMS
6 9 (1.28%) EPiServer
7 7 (1.00%) IIS
8 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 35 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (4.28%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.71%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.86%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.70%) Azure
2 26 (3.71%) AWS
3 21 (3.00%) BrowserStack
4 15 (2.14%) SaaS
5 10 (1.43%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.14%) GCP
7 5 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
7 5 (0.71%) GitHub
7 5 (0.71%) Trello
8 4 (0.57%) Office 365
9 3 (0.43%) AWS IoT
9 3 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.29%) Slack
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.14%) Boomi
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.85%) Internet
2 10 (1.43%) PuTTY
3 6 (0.86%) Softphone
4 4 (0.57%) Firewall
5 3 (0.43%) DHCP
5 3 (0.43%) LAN
5 3 (0.43%) SSH
5 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.43%) WAN
5 3 (0.43%) Wireless
6 2 (0.29%) DNS
6 2 (0.29%) Skype
6 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.29%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.14%) 3G
7 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.57%) DB2
3 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.43%) Power BI
4 10 (1.43%) SQLPlus
5 7 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 227 (32.38%) Selenium
2 177 (25.25%) JIRA
3 100 (14.27%) Cucumber
4 74 (10.56%) SpecFlow
5 73 (10.41%) WebDriver
6 68 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (7.85%) Postman
8 50 (7.13%) JMeter
9 48 (6.85%) Jenkins
10 47 (6.70%) HP UFT
11 38 (5.42%) SoapUI
12 23 (3.28%) JUnit
12 23 (3.28%) Zephyr
13 20 (2.85%) Visual Studio
14 19 (2.71%) Git (software)
15 16 (2.28%) LoadRunner
15 16 (2.28%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 15 (2.14%) Bitbucket
17 14 (2.00%) JBehave
18 13 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 206 (29.39%) Finance
2 38 (5.42%) Banking
3 36 (5.14%) Public Sector
4 35 (4.99%) Aerospace
5 30 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.00%) Retail
7 18 (2.57%) Marketing
8 12 (1.71%) Legal
9 9 (1.28%) Games
10 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.86%) Back Office
12 5 (0.71%) Electronics
13 4 (0.57%) Advertising
14 3 (0.43%) Police
15 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.29%) Local Government
16 1 (0.14%) Automotive
16 1 (0.14%) Law
16 1 (0.14%) Military
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 325 (46.36%) Analyst
2 180 (25.68%) Test Analyst
3 125 (17.83%) Tester
4 102 (14.55%) Business Analyst
5 73 (10.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 69 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 52 (7.42%) Test Manager
8 49 (6.99%) Software Tester
9 47 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
10 45 (6.42%) Test Leader
11 40 (5.71%) QA Analyst
12 38 (5.42%) Automation Tester
13 33 (4.71%) QA Engineer
14 29 (4.14%) Software Analyst
15 25 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
15 25 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
16 23 (3.28%) Senior Business Analyst
17 22 (3.14%) Automation Test Lead
17 22 (3.14%) QA Tester
17 22 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.41%) .NET
2 57 (8.13%) Web Services
3 33 (4.71%) REST
4 32 (4.56%) SOAP
5 25 (3.57%) HTML
6 19 (2.71%) RESTful
6 19 (2.71%) XML
7 16 (2.28%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.14%) Gherkin
9 11 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (1.43%) DHTML
10 10 (1.43%) WCF
11 8 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.14%) React
12 7 (1.00%) Spring
13 6 (0.86%) CSS
13 6 (0.86%) Node.js
14 4 (0.57%) Apache Flex
14 4 (0.57%) Entity Framework
14 4 (0.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.56%) User Experience
3 41 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.71%) Smart Meter
7 11 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.86%) Handset
9 6 (0.86%) Wiki
10 4 (0.57%) AS400
10 4 (0.57%) iSeries
11 3 (0.43%) NHS
11 3 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.29%) BBC
12 2 (0.29%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.29%) Smart Energy
13 1 (0.14%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.56%) Windows
2 38 (5.42%) Linux
3 14 (2.00%) Android
3 14 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.28%) CentOS
4 9 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.14%) Unix
6 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (63.62%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (57.92%) Test Automation
3 211 (30.10%) Software Testing
4 188 (26.82%) Test Scripting
5 179 (25.53%) Scrum
6 123 (17.55%) SDLC
7 117 (16.69%) Waterfall
8 110 (15.69%) Regression Testing
9 104 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 95 (13.55%) BDD
11 84 (11.98%) Manual Testing
12 81 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
13 79 (11.27%) Defect Management
14 78 (11.13%) TDD
15 76 (10.84%) DevOps
15 76 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 76 (10.84%) Test Management
16 74 (10.56%) Test Strategy
17 70 (9.99%) Business Analysis
18 67 (9.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 153 (21.83%) C#
2 149 (21.26%) SQL
3 134 (19.12%) Java
4 42 (5.99%) Python
5 39 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.42%) Ruby
7 26 (3.71%) VB
7 26 (3.71%) VBScript
8 20 (2.85%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.71%) Perl
10 16 (2.28%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.14%) C++
12 14 (2.00%) C
13 12 (1.71%) COBOL
13 12 (1.71%) PL/1
14 11 (1.57%) Assembly Language
14 11 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.57%) REXX
15 9 (1.28%) VBA
16 6 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 402 (57.35%) ISTQB
2 104 (14.84%) Degree
3 103 (14.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 24 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.71%) PMI Certification
7 19 (2.71%) PMP
8 17 (2.43%) IIBA
9 12 (1.71%) CEH
9 12 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.57%) CISSP
11 9 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.28%) MCSA
11 9 (1.28%) MCSE
11 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.14%) MBCS
13 7 (1.00%) CBAP
14 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (29.81%) QA
2 20 (2.85%) PMO
3 13 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.71%) GDPR
6 4 (0.57%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.29%) GAMP
8 2 (0.29%) P3O
9 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.00%) Docker
2 12 (1.71%) ACF2
2 12 (1.71%) RACF
3 11 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (6.56%) HP ALM
2 41 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (1.71%) SCCM
4 9 (1.28%) SCOM
5 5 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.43%) Ansible
6 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.43%) Puppet
7 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.14%) CASB
8 1 (0.14%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.27%) HP
3 43 (6.13%) SAP
4 17 (2.43%) IBM
5 15 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.57%) Oracle
7 9 (1.28%) Google
7 9 (1.28%) Remedy
8 6 (0.86%) Apple
9 5 (0.71%) Perforce
9 5 (0.71%) Workday
9 5 (0.71%) WorldPay
10 4 (0.57%) Adobe
11 3 (0.43%) Ariba
11 3 (0.43%) BMC
11 3 (0.43%) Symantec
11 3 (0.43%) VMware
11 3 (0.43%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.29%) Darktrace
12 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com