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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 91 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 40 58 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.30% 2.99% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% 12.42% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 32
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £28,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
430 467 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.73% 24.08% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 320 344 318
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -9 28 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Crewe - 7 £27,500 -
Knutsford - 2 £32,000 -
Macclesfield +15 1 £22,500 -29.68%
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 45 (43.69%) Finance
1 45 (43.69%) Software Testing
2 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.13%) SQL
4 25 (24.27%) Windows
5 24 (23.30%) Business Analysis
5 24 (23.30%) ISTQB
6 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
7 22 (21.36%) UML
7 22 (21.36%) Systems Analysis
8 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (17.48%) .NET
10 17 (16.50%) QA
11 16 (15.53%) BPMN
11 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
11 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2
12 15 (14.56%) Retail
12 15 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (13.59%) Customer Engagement
13 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting
13 14 (13.59%) SDLC
13 14 (13.59%) MSTest
13 14 (13.59%) MS Excel
13 14 (13.59%) Financial Institution
13 14 (13.59%) Wireless
13 14 (13.59%) Risk Management
14 13 (12.62%) Line Management
14 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
15 11 (10.68%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.91%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (13.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) Mingle
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) Wireless
2 3 (2.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (13.59%) MSTest
2 7 (6.80%) HP UFT
3 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.88%) Selenium
5 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.94%) JMeter
6 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.94%) JUnit
7 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.97%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.97%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 45 (43.69%) Finance
2 15 (14.56%) Retail
3 14 (13.59%) Financial Institution
4 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.85%) Law
6 4 (3.88%) Billing
7 3 (2.91%) Electronics
8 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Marketing
9 1 (0.97%) Back Office
9 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (58.25%) Analyst
2 36 (34.95%) Test Analyst
3 25 (24.27%) Tester
4 24 (23.30%) Business Analyst
5 18 (17.48%) Business Systems Analyst
5 18 (17.48%) Systems Analyst
6 17 (16.50%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (15.53%) IT Business Analyst
8 15 (14.56%) Business IT Analyst
9 10 (9.71%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (9.71%) Automated Tester
10 9 (8.74%) Transition Manager
10 9 (8.74%) Software Tester
11 7 (6.80%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
11 7 (6.80%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 7 (6.80%) Senior IT Business Analyst
11 7 (6.80%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
12 6 (5.83%) Test Manager
13 5 (4.85%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) .NET
2 6 (5.83%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) ODBC
3 3 (2.91%) J2EE
3 3 (2.91%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.68%) Life Science
3 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.91%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.91%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) LIMS
5 1 (0.97%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.27%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) UNIX
3 1 (0.97%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.69%) Software Testing
2 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.30%) Business Analysis
4 22 (21.36%) Systems Analysis
4 22 (21.36%) UML
5 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2
5 16 (15.53%) BPMN
6 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting
6 14 (13.59%) Customer Engagement
6 14 (13.59%) SDLC
6 14 (13.59%) Risk Management
7 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
7 13 (12.62%) Line Management
8 10 (9.71%) Manual Testing
8 10 (9.71%) ITIL
9 9 (8.74%) Project Management
9 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.77%) Migration
10 8 (7.77%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) SQL
2 11 (10.68%) Java
3 7 (6.80%) C#
4 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.85%) Ruby
5 3 (2.91%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) VB
5 3 (2.91%) C
6 2 (1.94%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) Groovy
7 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.71%) Degree
3 9 (8.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.97%) PMP
5 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.91%) HP
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle
3 1 (0.97%) IBM
3 1 (0.97%) ION Trading