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 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 106 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 171 159 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.54% 2.16% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.47% 9.47% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 151 134 113
Average salary £37,500 £34,700 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% +6.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,300 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1634 1679 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.30% 22.78% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1299 1288
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 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
(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 +13 105 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Cheshire -23 40 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Merseyside +18 19 £29,000 -3.33% 10
Lancashire +5 5 £28,250 -24.66% 5
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 132 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.43%) Finance
3 104 (30.77%) QA
4 103 (30.47%) ISTQB
5 101 (29.88%) SQL
6 87 (25.74%) Software Testing
7 83 (24.56%) Test Scripting
8 72 (21.30%) Business Analysis
9 64 (18.93%) Automated Testing
10 61 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 55 (16.27%) Windows
12 55 (16.27%) Microsoft
13 54 (15.98%) .NET
14 52 (15.38%) Manual Testing
15 49 (14.50%) SQL Server
16 48 (14.20%) Degree
17 45 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
18 44 (13.02%) MS Excel
19 41 (12.13%) Test Management
20 39 (11.54%) SDLC
20 39 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 35 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
22 34 (10.06%) Line Management
23 33 (9.76%) Test Automation
23 33 (9.76%) System Testing
23 33 (9.76%) BPMN
24 32 (9.47%) Selenium
24 32 (9.47%) TDD
24 32 (9.47%) HP UFT

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.18%) CMS
3 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 44 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.73%) MS Office
3 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Mingle
4 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.89%) Trello
3 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.14%) Wireless
2 8 (2.37%) HTTP
2 8 (2.37%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) WAN
3 4 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.59%) Big Data
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (10.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (9.47%) Selenium
2 32 (9.47%) HP UFT
3 31 (9.17%) JIRA
4 18 (5.33%) SoapUI
5 17 (5.03%) SpecFlow
5 17 (5.03%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.73%) MSTest
7 15 (4.44%) Bugzilla
8 14 (4.14%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.55%) Hudson
9 12 (3.55%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.96%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.66%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.37%) FitNesse
13 5 (1.48%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.89%) WebLOAD
14 3 (0.89%) Rational Functional Tester
14 3 (0.89%) JMeter
14 3 (0.89%) SilkTest
General
1 113 (33.43%) Finance
2 27 (7.99%) Retail
3 15 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.14%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.55%) Banking
7 9 (2.66%) Law
8 5 (1.48%) Legal
8 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.18%) Games
9 4 (1.18%) Billing
10 3 (0.89%) Marketing
10 3 (0.89%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 188 (55.62%) Analyst
2 109 (32.25%) Test Analyst
3 88 (26.04%) Tester
4 74 (21.89%) Business Analyst
5 45 (13.31%) Software Tester
6 44 (13.02%) Test Manager
7 30 (8.88%) Senior Analyst
8 27 (7.99%) QA Tester
9 21 (6.21%) Systems Analyst
10 20 (5.92%) Business Systems Analyst
10 20 (5.92%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (5.03%) QA Analyst
11 17 (5.03%) IT Business Analyst
12 16 (4.73%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.73%) Business IT Analyst
13 13 (3.85%) Automated Tester
14 10 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
15 9 (2.66%) Senior Tester
15 9 (2.66%) Technical Tester
15 9 (2.66%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.98%) .NET
2 31 (9.17%) Web Services
3 14 (4.14%) SOAP
4 13 (3.85%) XML
5 12 (3.55%) HTML
6 7 (2.07%) J2EE
7 6 (1.78%) ODBC
8 3 (0.89%) XBRL
9 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.59%) CSS
10 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.85%) Replication
3 11 (3.25%) Life Science
4 9 (2.66%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.78%) User Experience
5 6 (1.78%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.48%) Interactive TV
6 5 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.18%) PMI
8 3 (0.89%) Biotechnology
8 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.30%) APACS
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) LIMS
10 1 (0.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.27%) Windows
2 12 (3.55%) UNIX
3 8 (2.37%) Linux
4 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.89%) Android
4 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (25.74%) Software Testing
3 83 (24.56%) Test Scripting
4 72 (21.30%) Business Analysis
5 64 (18.93%) Automated Testing
6 59 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 52 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 41 (12.13%) Test Management
9 39 (11.54%) SDLC
10 34 (10.06%) Line Management
11 33 (9.76%) Test Automation
11 33 (9.76%) System Testing
11 33 (9.76%) BPMN
12 32 (9.47%) TDD
12 32 (9.47%) PRINCE2
13 30 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (8.88%) BDD
14 29 (8.58%) Business Transformation
14 29 (8.58%) Automation Testing
14 29 (8.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (29.88%) SQL
2 27 (7.99%) Java
3 19 (5.62%) C#
4 8 (2.37%) C++
4 8 (2.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.37%) VB
5 6 (1.78%) C
6 5 (1.48%) Ruby
7 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.18%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.59%) Groovy
9 1 (0.30%) VBScript
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (30.47%) ISTQB
2 48 (14.20%) Degree
3 39 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.18%) APMP
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.62%) HP
3 17 (5.03%) Oracle
4 7 (2.07%) SAP
5 3 (0.89%) VMware
5 3 (0.89%) Computacenter
6 2 (0.59%) IBM
6 2 (0.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.30%) McAfee
7 1 (0.30%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.30%) Alterian
7 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.30%) Tableau
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