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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 88 103 138
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 191 165 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.77% 2.50% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.98% 10.33% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 177 133 125
Average salary £35,500 £29,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.32% -8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
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
1739 1597 1919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.23% 24.19% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1303 1629
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +2 113 £35,500 +18.33% 18
Cheshire -2 55 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Lancashire -6 12 £30,000 +12.14% 4
Merseyside +17 8 £32,500 +18.18% 9
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 163 (43.12%) Finance
1 163 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (37.57%) ISTQB
3 117 (30.95%) QA
4 116 (30.69%) SQL
5 108 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 107 (28.31%) Software Testing
7 81 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 79 (20.90%) Automated Testing
9 75 (19.84%) Business Analysis
9 75 (19.84%) Manual Testing
10 74 (19.58%) Windows
11 64 (16.93%) QuickTest Pro
12 53 (14.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 53 (14.02%) Degree
13 51 (13.49%) Automation Testing
14 49 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
14 49 (12.96%) Selenium
15 48 (12.70%) Mentoring
16 47 (12.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 47 (12.43%) Functional Testing
17 45 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
18 43 (11.38%) Regression Testing
18 43 (11.38%) ITIL
19 42 (11.11%) Microsoft
19 42 (11.11%) Performance Testing
20 41 (10.85%) .NET
21 40 (10.58%) Oracle
22 39 (10.32%) Project Management
22 39 (10.32%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.26%) Lync
3 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (5.82%) MS Office
2 19 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.06%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.65%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.17%) Internet
2 9 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.12%) Network Security
4 5 (1.32%) LAN
4 5 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) DMZ
5 1 (0.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) Broadband
5 1 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (16.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 49 (12.96%) Selenium
2 49 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.29%) LoadRunner
4 18 (4.76%) JIRA
5 14 (3.70%) MSTest
5 14 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 14 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 13 (3.44%) SilkPerformer
7 11 (2.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 9 (2.38%) TestDirector
9 8 (2.12%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.12%) Hudson
9 8 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.06%) EasyMock
10 4 (1.06%) QALoad
10 4 (1.06%) jMock
10 4 (1.06%) TestPartner
General
1 163 (43.12%) Finance
2 23 (6.08%) Retail
3 12 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.17%) Banking
4 7 (1.85%) Front Office
4 7 (1.85%) Back Office
5 5 (1.32%) Marketing
6 3 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 185 (48.94%) Analyst
2 110 (29.10%) Test Analyst
3 65 (17.20%) Tester
4 64 (16.93%) Business Analyst
5 40 (10.58%) Test Manager
6 36 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 30 (7.94%) Consultant
7 30 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
8 28 (7.41%) Test Leader
9 26 (6.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 26 (6.88%) Financial Business Analyst
10 25 (6.61%) QA Tester
11 24 (6.35%) Senior Test Analyst
12 21 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
12 21 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
12 21 (5.56%) Test Consultant
13 16 (4.23%) Test Engineer
13 16 (4.23%) Senior Manager
14 15 (3.97%) Senior Consultant
14 15 (3.97%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.85%) .NET
2 31 (8.20%) Web Services
3 11 (2.91%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.38%) HTML
4 9 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.12%) CSS
5 8 (2.12%) SOAP
6 7 (1.85%) HTML5
6 7 (1.85%) CSS3
6 7 (1.85%) Middleware
7 2 (0.53%) XML
8 1 (0.26%) Flash
8 1 (0.26%) EDI
8 1 (0.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.26%) Java EE
8 1 (0.26%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.26%) Symfony
8 1 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 108 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.85%) Open Source
3 7 (1.85%) Replication
4 5 (1.32%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.06%) PMI
5 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.53%) Equities
7 2 (0.53%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.26%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.26%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.26%) BBC
8 1 (0.26%) Life Science
8 1 (0.26%) iSeries
8 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.58%) Windows
2 23 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (5.03%) UNIX
3 19 (5.03%) Linux
4 15 (3.97%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 14 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.32%) Android
8 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (28.31%) Software Testing
3 81 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 79 (20.90%) Automated Testing
5 75 (19.84%) Business Analysis
5 75 (19.84%) Manual Testing
6 53 (14.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (13.49%) Automation Testing
8 48 (12.70%) Mentoring
9 47 (12.43%) Functional Testing
10 43 (11.38%) Regression Testing
10 43 (11.38%) ITIL
11 42 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 39 (10.32%) Project Management
12 39 (10.32%) Test Strategy
13 38 (10.05%) Waterfall
14 37 (9.79%) System Testing
15 35 (9.26%) Test Automation
15 35 (9.26%) Test Management
16 32 (8.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 116 (30.69%) SQL
2 15 (3.97%) Python
3 12 (3.17%) Perl
3 12 (3.17%) Java
4 9 (2.38%) C#
4 9 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.12%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.32%) C++
7 4 (1.06%) C
8 2 (0.53%) VB
9 1 (0.26%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (37.57%) ISTQB
2 53 (14.02%) Degree
3 47 (12.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.23%) CISM
4 16 (4.23%) CISSP
5 13 (3.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.38%) CBAP
7 9 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.59%) PMP
9 5 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.53%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (30.95%) QA
2 11 (2.91%) SLA
3 9 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.12%) ISO 14001
4 8 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.58%) Oracle
3 32 (8.47%) VMware
4 16 (4.23%) HP
5 8 (2.12%) Sourcefire
5 8 (2.12%) Websense
5 8 (2.12%) Splunk
6 6 (1.59%) SAP
7 3 (0.79%) Apple
7 3 (0.79%) Telerik
8 2 (0.53%) Aquila
8 2 (0.53%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.53%) NetApp
9 1 (0.26%) IBM
9 1 (0.26%) Sage
9 1 (0.26%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.26%) Zend
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.26%) Kronos
9 1 (0.26%) Northgate
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
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Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £31,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
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Technology Sourcing Limited
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The MRJ Group
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