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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 113 118 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 168 144 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 2.11% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.74% 9.20% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 139 123 188
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,200 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £41,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
1725 1566 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.35% 22.94% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1325 1617
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -3 88 £35,000 +16.66% 14
Cheshire +17 64 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Merseyside +7 10 £30,000 -14.28%
Lancashire -8 6 £37,500 +21.95% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 123 (37.61%) Software Testing
2 119 (36.39%) Finance
3 106 (32.42%) ISTQB
3 106 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (27.52%) SQL
4 90 (27.52%) QA
5 85 (25.99%) Test Scripting
6 67 (20.49%) Automated Testing
7 61 (18.65%) Analytical Skills
8 58 (17.74%) Windows
9 56 (17.13%) Regression Testing
10 55 (16.82%) Manual Testing
11 53 (16.21%) Business Analysis
12 52 (15.90%) Selenium
13 49 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
14 42 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (12.84%) Test Automation
15 40 (12.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
16 39 (11.93%) Degree
17 36 (11.01%) Microsoft
18 34 (10.40%) Automation Testing
19 33 (10.09%) System Testing
19 33 (10.09%) .NET
20 31 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
21 29 (8.87%) Release Management
21 29 (8.87%) Project Management
22 28 (8.56%) Test Strategy
23 27 (8.26%) LoadRunner
23 27 (8.26%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (1.83%) CMS
2 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (0.92%) IIS
3 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.31%) Lync
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.53%) MS Project
2 5 (1.53%) MS Office
3 4 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) LAN
1 5 (1.53%) WAN
2 3 (0.92%) FTP
2 3 (0.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.31%) DMZ
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.22%) DB2
3 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.92%) Informix
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) BODI
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 52 (15.90%) Selenium
2 49 (14.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 40 (12.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (8.26%) LoadRunner
5 17 (5.20%) SilkPerformer
6 13 (3.98%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.98%) JIRA
7 11 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.36%) TestPartner
8 8 (2.45%) jMock
8 8 (2.45%) QALoad
8 8 (2.45%) EasyMock
8 8 (2.45%) JUnit
8 8 (2.45%) MSTest
9 5 (1.53%) Hudson
10 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.22%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.92%) Axure RP
General
1 119 (36.39%) Finance
2 19 (5.81%) Banking
3 11 (3.36%) Retail
4 10 (3.06%) Marketing
4 10 (3.06%) Legal
5 6 (1.83%) Front Office
5 6 (1.83%) Back Office
6 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (54.43%) Analyst
2 93 (28.44%) Test Analyst
3 70 (21.41%) Business Analyst
4 47 (14.37%) Tester
5 39 (11.93%) Test Manager
6 38 (11.62%) Senior Analyst
7 35 (10.70%) Software Tester
8 31 (9.48%) Senior Test Analyst
9 24 (7.34%) Consultant
10 21 (6.42%) Financial Business Analyst
10 21 (6.42%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 17 (5.20%) Test Consultant
12 16 (4.89%) Business Systems Analyst
12 16 (4.89%) Systems Analyst
13 15 (4.59%) Test Engineer
14 14 (4.28%) QA Analyst
15 12 (3.67%) Senior Consultant
15 12 (3.67%) Senior Test Consultant
16 11 (3.36%) Software Test Analyst
17 10 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.09%) .NET
2 17 (5.20%) HTML
3 15 (4.59%) .NET Framework
4 13 (3.98%) Web Services
5 10 (3.06%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.83%) CSS
6 6 (1.83%) XML
6 6 (1.83%) CSS3
6 6 (1.83%) HTML5
7 4 (1.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.31%) RESTful
8 1 (0.31%) EDI
8 1 (0.31%) Flash
8 1 (0.31%) J2EE
8 1 (0.31%) JSP
8 1 (0.31%) Java EE
8 1 (0.31%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.83%) Statistics
4 6 (1.83%) User Experience
5 5 (1.53%) Replication
6 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.61%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.61%) Social Media
8 2 (0.61%) Open Source
9 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.31%) PMI
9 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.31%) BBC
9 1 (0.31%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.74%) Windows
2 24 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (5.20%) Windows 7
4 16 (4.89%) Windows XP
5 14 (4.28%) UNIX
5 14 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.06%) Linux
6 10 (3.06%) Android
7 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.61%) Solaris
11 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (37.61%) Software Testing
2 106 (32.42%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (25.99%) Test Scripting
4 67 (20.49%) Automated Testing
5 56 (17.13%) Regression Testing
6 55 (16.82%) Manual Testing
7 53 (16.21%) Business Analysis
8 42 (12.84%) Test Automation
9 34 (10.40%) Automation Testing
10 33 (10.09%) System Testing
11 31 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (8.87%) Release Management
12 29 (8.87%) Project Management
13 28 (8.56%) Test Strategy
14 27 (8.26%) Performance Testing
15 26 (7.95%) Test Management
15 26 (7.95%) Mentoring
16 23 (7.03%) UML
16 23 (7.03%) Data Analysis
17 22 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (27.52%) SQL
2 21 (6.42%) C#
3 18 (5.50%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.89%) Java
5 12 (3.67%) Perl
6 11 (3.36%) Python
7 9 (2.75%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.14%) C
8 7 (2.14%) C++
8 7 (2.14%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.53%) VBScript
10 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.92%) VBA
12 1 (0.31%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 106 (32.42%) ISTQB
2 42 (12.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (11.93%) Degree
4 16 (4.89%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.75%) HND
6 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.22%) CBAP
8 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.92%) CISSP
8 3 (0.92%) CISM
8 3 (0.92%) HNC
9 2 (0.61%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) APMP
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (27.52%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.75%) VMware ESX
2 8 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.83%) XenApp
3 6 (1.83%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.81%) HP
3 15 (4.59%) VMware
3 15 (4.59%) Oracle
4 6 (1.83%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.83%) Citrix
5 3 (0.92%) Splunk
5 3 (0.92%) Apple
5 3 (0.92%) Websense
5 3 (0.92%) Compuware
5 3 (0.92%) Omniture
5 3 (0.92%) Sourcefire
6 2 (0.61%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.61%) AppSense
6 2 (0.61%) NetApp
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
7 1 (0.31%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.31%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.31%) Kronos
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £24500 - £30700 per annum + Blue chip bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago