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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 113 91 117
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 133 198 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 3.01% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.67% 11.01% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 108 156 141
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £46,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
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
1376 1798 1643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 27.35% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1379 1268
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £61,344
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -25 61 £42,500 +21.42% 19
Cheshire +19 54 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Lancashire +3 8 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Merseyside -7 6 £32,500 +3.17% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 171 (50.15%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (41.94%) ISTQB
3 110 (32.26%) Finance
4 92 (26.98%) QA
5 83 (24.34%) SDLC
6 79 (23.17%) Software Testing
7 76 (22.29%) Test Scripting
8 75 (21.99%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (20.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 69 (20.23%) SQL
11 66 (19.35%) Business Analysis
12 61 (17.89%) Degree
13 57 (16.72%) Windows
14 52 (15.25%) JIRA
14 52 (15.25%) Selenium
15 51 (14.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 49 (14.37%) Performance Testing
17 48 (14.08%) Automated Testing
18 45 (13.20%) SQL Server
19 44 (12.90%) UML
19 44 (12.90%) System Testing
20 43 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (12.61%) Waterfall
21 42 (12.32%) Scrum
21 42 (12.32%) Manual Testing
22 41 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
23 39 (11.44%) BPMN
24 38 (11.14%) C#
25 37 (10.85%) Migration
26 36 (10.56%) Management Information System

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 7 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.17%) CMS
2 4 (1.17%) Confluence
2 4 (1.17%) Node.js
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.35%) IaaS
3 8 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) SMS
2 2 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.64%) MySQL
4 8 (2.35%) DB2
5 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (15.25%) JIRA
1 52 (15.25%) Selenium
2 36 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (8.80%) HP UFT
4 25 (7.33%) Cucumber
5 18 (5.28%) MSTest
6 16 (4.69%) FitNesse
7 7 (2.05%) Appium
7 7 (2.05%) Bugzilla
7 7 (2.05%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.17%) FishEye
8 4 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.17%) Ranorex
8 4 (1.17%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.17%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.17%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.17%) Subversion
General
1 110 (32.26%) Finance
2 20 (5.87%) Retail
3 18 (5.28%) Banking
4 11 (3.23%) Law
5 10 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.35%) Publishing
7 7 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.76%) Advertising
9 5 (1.47%) Legal
10 4 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (1.17%) Games
11 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 187 (54.84%) Analyst
2 104 (30.50%) Test Analyst
3 83 (24.34%) Business Analyst
4 82 (24.05%) Tester
5 50 (14.66%) Software Tester
6 46 (13.49%) Automation Tester
7 36 (10.56%) Business Systems Analyst
8 33 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
9 31 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
10 27 (7.92%) Business IT Analyst
10 27 (7.92%) IT Analyst
10 27 (7.92%) IT Business Analyst
10 27 (7.92%) Software Analyst
11 24 (7.04%) QA Tester
12 22 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
13 21 (6.16%) Senior Tester
14 20 (5.87%) Senior Test Analyst
15 16 (4.69%) Test Leader
15 16 (4.69%) Test Manager
16 15 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.56%) Web Services
2 31 (9.09%) .NET
3 16 (4.69%) XML
4 11 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.35%) Flash
5 8 (2.35%) REST
6 5 (1.47%) CSS
6 5 (1.47%) jQuery
7 4 (1.17%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (1.17%) HTML5
7 4 (1.17%) JSON
7 4 (1.17%) LINQ
7 4 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.17%) WCF
7 4 (1.17%) XML Schema
7 4 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (21.99%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.56%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.28%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.93%) Life Science
5 10 (2.93%) Statistics
6 9 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.35%) CMDB
7 8 (2.35%) EPoS
8 6 (1.76%) PMI
9 5 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.17%) User Experience
11 3 (0.88%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.59%) iPad
13 1 (0.29%) Contactless
13 1 (0.29%) EMV
13 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.29%) LIMS
13 1 (0.29%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.72%) Windows
2 17 (4.99%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.81%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.23%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (50.15%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.34%) SDLC
3 79 (23.17%) Software Testing
4 76 (22.29%) Test Scripting
5 70 (20.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 66 (19.35%) Business Analysis
7 49 (14.37%) Performance Testing
8 48 (14.08%) Automated Testing
9 44 (12.90%) System Testing
9 44 (12.90%) UML
10 43 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (12.61%) Waterfall
11 42 (12.32%) Manual Testing
11 42 (12.32%) Scrum
12 39 (11.44%) BPMN
13 37 (10.85%) Migration
14 36 (10.56%) Systems Analysis
15 35 (10.26%) Test Automation
16 34 (9.97%) Data Migration
16 34 (9.97%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (20.23%) SQL
2 38 (11.14%) C#
3 21 (6.16%) Java
4 7 (2.05%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.76%) Ruby
6 5 (1.47%) PHP
6 5 (1.47%) Python
7 4 (1.17%) XPath
8 3 (0.88%) C++
8 3 (0.88%) VB
9 2 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.29%) Go
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 143 (41.94%) ISTQB
2 61 (17.89%) Degree
3 51 (14.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (4.11%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.35%) PMP
6 7 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.88%) MBA
7 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.59%) CISM
8 2 (0.59%) CISSP
8 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.59%) PhD
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (26.98%) QA
2 12 (3.52%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.57%) Oracle
2 19 (5.57%) VMware
3 18 (5.28%) HP
4 10 (2.93%) Cadence
4 10 (2.93%) Citrix
4 10 (2.93%) IBM
5 8 (2.35%) BMC
5 8 (2.35%) CheckPoint
5 8 (2.35%) Cisco
5 8 (2.35%) EMC
5 8 (2.35%) Juniper
5 8 (2.35%) NetApp
6 4 (1.17%) Ektron
6 4 (1.17%) Telerik
7 2 (0.59%) Imperva
7 2 (0.59%) Splunk
8 1 (0.29%) Sage
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
East Manchester
Nixor
Salary: £0 - £28,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: Market related
Posted: 24 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 24 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago