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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 137 64 98
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +34
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 117 221 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 4.00% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.68% 14.59% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 94 196 165
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%

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
1348 1515 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.56% 27.45% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 1178 1415
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -48 77 £40,000 +8.10% 12
Cheshire -44 18 £31,250 -21.87% 2
Merseyside -3 14 £32,500 -
Lancashire -12 8 £33,000 +17.85% 5
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 164 (65.34%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (36.65%) Test Scripting
3 73 (29.08%) QA
4 67 (26.69%) ISTQB
5 62 (24.70%) Business Analysis
6 59 (23.51%) Automated Testing
7 58 (23.11%) Finance
8 57 (22.71%) SDLC
9 55 (21.91%) SQL
10 50 (19.92%) Windows
11 49 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (19.52%) Software Testing
12 47 (18.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (18.73%) JIRA
13 46 (18.33%) Regression Testing
14 45 (17.93%) Microsoft
15 44 (17.53%) Test Automation
16 41 (16.33%) Selenium
17 40 (15.94%) Scrum
18 39 (15.54%) Degree
18 39 (15.54%) Manual Testing
19 34 (13.55%) TDD
19 34 (13.55%) Defect Management
20 33 (13.15%) BDD
21 30 (11.95%) Cucumber
21 30 (11.95%) Process Improvement
22 27 (10.76%) ITIL
22 27 (10.76%) Waterfall
23 26 (10.36%) SQL Server
23 26 (10.36%) Service Delivery

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.99%) Confluence
3 2 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.38%) MS Office
3 10 (3.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.59%) Exstream
3 1 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.98%) Internet
1 10 (3.98%) SMS
2 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.80%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.99%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (18.73%) JIRA
2 41 (16.33%) Selenium
3 30 (11.95%) Cucumber
4 22 (8.76%) HP UFT
5 14 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.38%) MSTest
7 10 (3.98%) FitNesse
7 10 (3.98%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.79%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.79%) JMeter
9 6 (2.39%) JUnit
9 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.39%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.99%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.99%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.80%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.80%) Gatling
12 2 (0.80%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (23.11%) Finance
2 18 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.78%) Legal
4 9 (3.59%) Banking
4 9 (3.59%) Law
5 5 (1.99%) Advertising
5 5 (1.99%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 148 (58.96%) Analyst
2 82 (32.67%) Test Analyst
3 79 (31.47%) Tester
4 50 (19.92%) Business Analyst
5 42 (16.73%) Senior Analyst
6 41 (16.33%) QA Tester
7 31 (12.35%) Software Tester
8 29 (11.55%) Senior Tester
9 24 (9.56%) Lead Tester
10 22 (8.76%) QA Analyst
10 22 (8.76%) Senior Test Analyst
10 22 (8.76%) Software QA Tester
10 22 (8.76%) Test Engineer
11 21 (8.37%) QA Test Analyst
12 20 (7.97%) Senior Business Analyst
13 18 (7.17%) Software Analyst
13 18 (7.17%) Software Test Analyst
13 18 (7.17%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (6.37%) Lead Test Analyst
14 16 (6.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.76%) .NET
2 13 (5.18%) XML
3 12 (4.78%) Web Services
4 10 (3.98%) Flash
5 9 (3.59%) Gherkin
6 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.59%) SOAP
8 2 (0.80%) HTML
8 2 (0.80%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) OAuth
8 2 (0.80%) OpenID
8 2 (0.80%) REST
8 2 (0.80%) Swagger
9 1 (0.40%) Middleware
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.98%) Statistics
5 9 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.20%) Replication
10 2 (0.80%) iPad
10 2 (0.80%) NHS
10 2 (0.80%) User Experience
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.92%) Windows
2 18 (7.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.78%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.38%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.79%) Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Android
6 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (65.34%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (36.65%) Test Scripting
3 62 (24.70%) Business Analysis
4 59 (23.51%) Automated Testing
5 57 (22.71%) SDLC
6 49 (19.52%) Software Testing
6 49 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (18.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (18.33%) Regression Testing
9 44 (17.53%) Test Automation
10 40 (15.94%) Scrum
11 39 (15.54%) Manual Testing
12 34 (13.55%) Defect Management
12 34 (13.55%) TDD
13 33 (13.15%) BDD
14 30 (11.95%) Process Improvement
15 27 (10.76%) ITIL
15 27 (10.76%) Waterfall
16 26 (10.36%) Service Delivery
17 23 (9.16%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.91%) SQL
2 20 (7.97%) Python
3 15 (5.98%) Java
4 13 (5.18%) C#
4 13 (5.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.18%) Ruby
5 5 (1.99%) C++
6 4 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) Perl
7 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (26.69%) ISTQB
2 39 (15.54%) Degree
3 26 (10.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (5.58%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.79%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.99%) IIBA
8 3 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (29.08%) QA
2 10 (3.98%) ISO 14001
2 10 (3.98%) ISO 9001
2 10 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.98%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (4.38%) Active Directory
1 11 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (9.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.58%) Cognizant
3 12 (4.78%) HP
4 11 (4.38%) VMware
5 10 (3.98%) Cadence
6 9 (3.59%) IBM
7 8 (3.19%) Oracle
8 3 (1.20%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.80%) Apiary
10 1 (0.40%) RedGate
10 1 (0.40%) SAP
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