The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 57 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 66 48 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.07% 2.80% 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.64% 11.88% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 50 35 38
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £49,000 £35,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
ISEB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
336 404 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.72% 23.53% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 254 261 278
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region.

ISEB Salary Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 34 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Crewe +1 10 - -
Chester +11 5 £33,250 -13.63%
Knutsford - 2 £47,000 - 1
Wilmslow -1 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 59 (51.75%) Finance
2 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 41 (35.96%) SQL
5 31 (27.19%) Windows
5 31 (27.19%) QA
6 29 (25.44%) UML
6 29 (25.44%) Business Analysis
7 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
7 26 (22.81%) Performance Testing
8 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (21.93%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 24 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
10 20 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (16.67%) MSTest
11 19 (16.67%) BPMN
12 17 (14.91%) Release Management
12 17 (14.91%) QuickTest Pro
13 16 (14.04%) Manual Testing
14 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.40%) Risk Management
16 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
16 12 (10.53%) .NET
17 11 (9.65%) Retail
18 10 (8.77%) Wireless
18 10 (8.77%) Financial Institution
18 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
18 10 (8.77%) Customer Engagement
18 10 (8.77%) Line Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) Wireless
2 4 (3.51%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (16.67%) MSTest
3 17 (14.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (5.26%) Selenium
5 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.63%) JMeter
6 3 (2.63%) JUnit
6 3 (2.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.75%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (51.75%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Retail
3 10 (8.77%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.51%) Law
6 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (67.54%) Analyst
2 40 (35.09%) Test Analyst
3 34 (29.82%) Business Analyst
4 33 (28.95%) Tester
5 21 (18.42%) Business Systems Analyst
5 21 (18.42%) Systems Analyst
6 17 (14.91%) QA Tester
7 16 (14.04%) Software Tester
8 14 (12.28%) IT Business Analyst
9 13 (11.40%) Business IT Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) Software Consultant
10 10 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) Test Consultant
10 10 (8.77%) Consultant
10 10 (8.77%) QA Consultant
11 9 (7.89%) Automated Tester
12 8 (7.02%) Transition Manager
13 6 (5.26%) Test Manager
13 6 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (5.26%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (3.51%) HTML
3 3 (2.63%) ODBC
3 3 (2.63%) J2EE
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
4 2 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.88%) COM
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.26%) Life Science
3 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.88%) Biotechnology
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.88%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.19%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 29 (25.44%) UML
3 29 (25.44%) Business Analysis
4 26 (22.81%) Performance Testing
5 24 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 24 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
6 19 (16.67%) BPMN
7 17 (14.91%) Release Management
8 16 (14.04%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Risk Management
10 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 10 (8.77%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (8.77%) Line Management
12 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.89%) ITIL
12 9 (7.89%) Project Management
13 7 (6.14%) System Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.96%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) Java
3 7 (6.14%) C#
4 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.39%) Ruby
6 4 (3.51%) C++
6 4 (3.51%) VB
6 4 (3.51%) C
7 3 (2.63%) Groovy
7 3 (2.63%) Python
8 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.02%) Degree
3 7 (6.14%) CISSP
3 7 (6.14%) CISM
4 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.75%) PMP
7 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.75%) CBAP
8 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (27.19%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) SLA
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) Websense
2 4 (3.51%) Sourcefire
2 4 (3.51%) Splunk
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.88%) Fiserv
4 1 (0.88%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) SunGard
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago