The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 116 112 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 144 156 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 2.19% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 9.58% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 121 135 111
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1565 1629 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 22.89% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 1258 1405
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,085
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISEB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Salary Trend in the North West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the North West

ISEB
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Manchester -4 83 £37,500 +10.29% 14
Cheshire +1 37 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Lancashire -2 13 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Merseyside -5 8 £45,000 +15.38% 4
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 141 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (38.28%) Finance
3 120 (35.61%) ISTQB
4 113 (33.53%) SQL
5 100 (29.67%) QA
6 90 (26.71%) Software Testing
7 71 (21.07%) Test Scripting
8 65 (19.29%) Automated Testing
9 63 (18.69%) Business Analysis
10 60 (17.80%) Manual Testing
11 55 (16.32%) Microsoft
12 51 (15.13%) .NET
13 50 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (13.95%) Windows
14 47 (13.95%) Degree
15 46 (13.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 39 (11.57%) TDD
17 37 (10.98%) System Testing
17 37 (10.98%) SDLC
17 37 (10.98%) BDD
18 36 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
18 36 (10.68%) SQL Server
19 34 (10.09%) Regression Testing
19 34 (10.09%) Line Management
20 33 (9.79%) Mentoring
20 33 (9.79%) PRINCE2
20 33 (9.79%) MS Excel
21 32 (9.50%) Test Management
21 32 (9.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 31 (9.20%) Selenium

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.30%) CMS
2 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Mingle
5 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.89%) Trello
3 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.15%) Wireless
2 11 (3.26%) Internet
3 10 (2.97%) HTTP
4 4 (1.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.59%) WAN
6 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (9.20%) Selenium
2 30 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (8.31%) HP UFT
4 25 (7.42%) SoapUI
5 24 (7.12%) SpecFlow
6 21 (6.23%) Jenkins
7 19 (5.64%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.64%) Hudson
8 18 (5.34%) JIRA
9 15 (4.45%) MSTest
10 13 (3.86%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.97%) LoadRunner
11 10 (2.97%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.67%) Bugzilla
13 7 (2.08%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.19%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.89%) JUnit
15 3 (0.89%) JMeter
15 3 (0.89%) WebLOAD
16 2 (0.59%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 129 (38.28%) Finance
2 30 (8.90%) Retail
3 28 (8.31%) Banking
4 14 (4.15%) Financial Institution
5 12 (3.56%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.37%) Law
8 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.48%) Legal
9 4 (1.19%) Games
10 3 (0.89%) Electronics
10 3 (0.89%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Billing
12 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 185 (54.90%) Analyst
2 113 (33.53%) Test Analyst
3 86 (25.52%) Tester
4 64 (18.99%) Business Analyst
5 41 (12.17%) Test Manager
6 40 (11.87%) Software Tester
7 21 (6.23%) QA Tester
8 20 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
8 20 (5.93%) Business Systems Analyst
8 20 (5.93%) Systems Analyst
9 18 (5.34%) QA Analyst
10 16 (4.75%) IT Business Analyst
11 15 (4.45%) Test Leader
11 15 (4.45%) Business IT Analyst
12 13 (3.86%) Technical Tester
13 12 (3.56%) Automated Tester
13 12 (3.56%) Consultant
13 12 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (2.97%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.13%) .NET
2 25 (7.42%) Web Services
3 15 (4.45%) SOAP
4 10 (2.97%) HTML
5 6 (1.78%) J2EE
5 6 (1.78%) XML
5 6 (1.78%) ODBC
6 2 (0.59%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.30%) COM
7 1 (0.30%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.04%) Replication
3 12 (3.56%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.37%) Life Science
5 6 (1.78%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.48%) Interactive TV
7 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.89%) Biotechnology
8 3 (0.89%) User Experience
8 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.30%) PMI
10 1 (0.30%) LIMS
10 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.95%) Windows
2 8 (2.37%) UNIX
3 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.19%) Android
3 4 (1.19%) Linux
4 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (26.71%) Software Testing
3 71 (21.07%) Test Scripting
4 65 (19.29%) Automated Testing
5 63 (18.69%) Business Analysis
6 60 (17.80%) Manual Testing
7 46 (13.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 39 (11.57%) TDD
9 37 (10.98%) System Testing
9 37 (10.98%) SDLC
9 37 (10.98%) BDD
10 34 (10.09%) Regression Testing
10 34 (10.09%) Line Management
11 33 (9.79%) Mentoring
11 33 (9.79%) PRINCE2
12 32 (9.50%) Test Management
13 29 (8.61%) ITIL
13 29 (8.61%) Automation Testing
14 28 (8.31%) Project Management
14 28 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (33.53%) SQL
2 23 (6.82%) Java
3 16 (4.75%) C#
4 13 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.67%) C++
5 9 (2.67%) VB
6 7 (2.08%) C
6 7 (2.08%) Ruby
7 6 (1.78%) Python
8 3 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.89%) VBScript
8 3 (0.89%) Groovy
9 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (35.61%) ISTQB
2 47 (13.95%) Degree
3 32 (9.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (3.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.19%) APMP
9 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (29.67%) QA
2 13 (3.86%) FATCA
3 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.93%) HP
3 19 (5.64%) Oracle
4 10 (2.97%) SAP
5 7 (2.08%) VMware
6 6 (1.78%) IBM
7 2 (0.59%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.30%) SunGard
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee
8 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.30%) Alterian
8 1 (0.30%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.30%) Tableau
8 1 (0.30%) Fiserv
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