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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 99 98 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 169 172 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 2.43% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.63% 10.71% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 139 137 124
Average salary £36,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,850 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
1590 1606 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.75% 22.71% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1236 1459
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 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
Manchester -11 77 £36,500 +15.87% 4
Cheshire +23 65 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Merseyside +5 14 £31,500 -13.69% 5
Lancashire -6 11 £30,000 -14.28% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 167 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (39.72%) Finance
3 135 (37.50%) SQL
3 135 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 109 (30.28%) QA
5 99 (27.50%) Software Testing
6 75 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 70 (19.44%) Manual Testing
8 67 (18.61%) Test Scripting
8 67 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (17.50%) Business Analysis
10 59 (16.39%) .NET
11 56 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 53 (14.72%) Windows
13 48 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 46 (12.78%) Degree
15 45 (12.50%) TDD
16 44 (12.22%) System Testing
16 44 (12.22%) Automation Testing
17 43 (11.94%) BDD
17 43 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 41 (11.39%) Mentoring
18 41 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
19 40 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
20 38 (10.56%) Performance Testing
20 38 (10.56%) Regression Testing
21 36 (10.00%) SDLC
22 35 (9.72%) SoapUI
23 34 (9.44%) SpecFlow
23 34 (9.44%) Selenium

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.28%) CMS
1 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.44%) MS Office
3 12 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) Mingle
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.61%) Internet
2 10 (2.78%) Wireless
2 10 (2.78%) HTTP
3 3 (0.83%) Network Security
3 3 (0.83%) Intranet
4 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (9.72%) SoapUI
3 34 (9.44%) SpecFlow
3 34 (9.44%) Selenium
4 32 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 23 (6.39%) Hudson
6 23 (6.39%) TeamCity
7 22 (6.11%) MSTest
8 9 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.22%) LoadRunner
10 7 (1.94%) JIRA
10 7 (1.94%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.94%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.67%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.11%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.83%) TestComplete
13 3 (0.83%) JMeter
13 3 (0.83%) JUnit
14 2 (0.56%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 143 (39.72%) Finance
2 28 (7.78%) Retail
3 25 (6.94%) Banking
4 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.67%) Law
8 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.11%) Legal
9 4 (1.11%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Games
11 2 (0.56%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 202 (56.11%) Analyst
2 127 (35.28%) Test Analyst
3 98 (27.22%) Tester
4 63 (17.50%) Business Analyst
5 43 (11.94%) Software Tester
6 32 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 26 (7.22%) Test Leader
7 26 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
8 24 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
8 24 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (6.11%) QA Tester
10 18 (5.00%) Technical Tester
11 17 (4.72%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (4.72%) Senior Tester
11 17 (4.72%) QA Analyst
12 16 (4.44%) IT Business Analyst
13 14 (3.89%) Business IT Analyst
13 14 (3.89%) Consultant
13 14 (3.89%) Financial Business Analyst
13 14 (3.89%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.39%) .NET
2 26 (7.22%) Web Services
3 18 (5.00%) SOAP
4 8 (2.22%) HTML
5 6 (1.67%) ODBC
5 6 (1.67%) J2EE
6 5 (1.39%) XML
7 2 (0.56%) Middleware
7 2 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) COM
8 1 (0.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.83%) Replication
3 13 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 7 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.67%) Life Science
7 4 (1.11%) Interactive TV
8 3 (0.83%) Biotechnology
9 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.28%) LIMS
10 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (14.72%) Windows
2 9 (2.50%) UNIX
3 6 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.67%) Android
4 4 (1.11%) Linux
5 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.50%) Software Testing
3 75 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 70 (19.44%) Manual Testing
5 67 (18.61%) Test Scripting
6 63 (17.50%) Business Analysis
7 48 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (12.50%) TDD
9 44 (12.22%) System Testing
9 44 (12.22%) Automation Testing
10 43 (11.94%) BDD
11 41 (11.39%) Mentoring
12 38 (10.56%) Performance Testing
12 38 (10.56%) Regression Testing
13 36 (10.00%) SDLC
14 33 (9.17%) UML
15 32 (8.89%) Compatibility Testing
16 31 (8.61%) ITIL
17 30 (8.33%) Test Management
18 29 (8.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (37.50%) SQL
2 20 (5.56%) Java
3 15 (4.17%) C#
4 9 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.22%) VB
5 8 (2.22%) C++
5 8 (2.22%) C
5 8 (2.22%) Python
6 6 (1.67%) Ruby
7 3 (0.83%) Groovy
7 3 (0.83%) VBScript
8 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.56%) Perl
8 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 46 (12.78%) Degree
3 43 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.67%) CISSP
6 6 (1.67%) CISM
7 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.83%) APMP
9 2 (0.56%) CBAP
9 2 (0.56%) HNC
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
9 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (30.28%) QA
2 13 (3.61%) FATCA
3 6 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.67%) ISO 14001
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 56 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.06%) Oracle
3 23 (6.39%) HP
4 14 (3.89%) SAP
4 14 (3.89%) VMware
5 6 (1.67%) IBM
6 3 (0.83%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.83%) Websense
6 3 (0.83%) Splunk
7 1 (0.28%) Aquila
7 1 (0.28%) Alterian
7 1 (0.28%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.28%) SunGard
7 1 (0.28%) Fiserv
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35-55,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago