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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 89 102 139
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 188 168 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 2.58% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.11% 10.28% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 156 145 96
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £32,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
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
2064 1635 1756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.00% 25.12% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1667 1303 1392
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +20 109 £35,500 +18.33% 14
Cheshire -17 48 £32,000 -14.66% 7
Merseyside +26 21 £32,500 -31.57% 3
Lancashire +2 10 £32,500 +22.64% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 180 (45.92%) Finance
2 177 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (38.52%) ISTQB
4 121 (30.87%) QA
4 121 (30.87%) SQL
5 110 (28.06%) Analytical Skills
6 102 (26.02%) Software Testing
7 81 (20.66%) Business Analysis
7 81 (20.66%) Automated Testing
8 77 (19.64%) Manual Testing
9 75 (19.13%) Test Scripting
10 63 (16.07%) Windows
11 57 (14.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 55 (14.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (13.78%) QuickTest Pro
15 53 (13.52%) Degree
16 51 (13.01%) Automation Testing
17 50 (12.76%) Functional Testing
18 47 (11.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 46 (11.73%) Selenium
20 45 (11.48%) Mentoring
21 44 (11.22%) Waterfall
21 44 (11.22%) ITIL
21 44 (11.22%) .NET
22 40 (10.20%) Project Management
22 40 (10.20%) Regression Testing
22 40 (10.20%) Performance Testing
23 37 (9.44%) System Testing
23 37 (9.44%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 26 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.12%) MS Office
3 21 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.83%) Internet
2 9 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.53%) Network Security
4 3 (0.77%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.51%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (14.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (13.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 46 (11.73%) Selenium
4 21 (5.36%) SoapUI
4 21 (5.36%) SpecFlow
5 17 (4.34%) MSTest
6 15 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.83%) Hudson
6 15 (3.83%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.06%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.81%) JIRA
9 9 (2.30%) FitNesse
9 9 (2.30%) TestDirector
10 6 (1.53%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.77%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.77%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 1 (0.26%) FogBugz
13 1 (0.26%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 180 (45.92%) Finance
2 28 (7.14%) Retail
3 27 (6.89%) Banking
4 13 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.02%) Back Office
6 3 (0.77%) Front Office
6 3 (0.77%) Marketing
7 2 (0.51%) Billing
7 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 202 (51.53%) Analyst
2 115 (29.34%) Test Analyst
3 85 (21.68%) Tester
4 72 (18.37%) Business Analyst
5 47 (11.99%) Software Tester
6 31 (7.91%) Test Leader
7 30 (7.65%) Test Manager
7 30 (7.65%) QA Tester
8 26 (6.63%) Financial Business Analyst
8 26 (6.63%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 25 (6.38%) Consultant
10 24 (6.12%) Business Systems Analyst
10 24 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
11 20 (5.10%) Test Consultant
12 18 (4.59%) Senior Tester
13 16 (4.08%) QA Analyst
13 16 (4.08%) Senior Manager
13 16 (4.08%) Defect Manager
14 15 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.22%) .NET
2 33 (8.42%) Web Services
3 12 (3.06%) SOAP
4 9 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (1.79%) Middleware
6 5 (1.28%) HTML
7 4 (1.02%) CSS
7 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.77%) XML
8 3 (0.77%) HTML5
8 3 (0.77%) CSS3
9 1 (0.26%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.26%) EDI
9 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.06%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.81%) Replication
4 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.53%) Open Source
6 5 (1.28%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.02%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.77%) PMI
9 2 (0.51%) Equities
9 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.26%) iSeries
10 1 (0.26%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.26%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.26%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 63 (16.07%) Windows
2 11 (2.81%) UNIX
3 10 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (2.55%) Linux
4 9 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (45.15%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (26.02%) Software Testing
3 81 (20.66%) Automated Testing
3 81 (20.66%) Business Analysis
4 77 (19.64%) Manual Testing
5 75 (19.13%) Test Scripting
6 57 (14.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (13.01%) Automation Testing
8 50 (12.76%) Functional Testing
9 45 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 44 (11.22%) Waterfall
10 44 (11.22%) ITIL
11 40 (10.20%) Project Management
11 40 (10.20%) Regression Testing
11 40 (10.20%) Performance Testing
12 37 (9.44%) System Testing
13 33 (8.42%) Time Management
13 33 (8.42%) Test Management
14 30 (7.65%) Test Strategy
14 30 (7.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 121 (30.87%) SQL
2 12 (3.06%) Java
3 11 (2.81%) Python
4 9 (2.30%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.30%) C#
5 8 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.53%) Perl
7 5 (1.28%) C++
8 4 (1.02%) C
9 3 (0.77%) VB
10 2 (0.51%) VBScript
10 2 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) Groovy
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 151 (38.52%) ISTQB
2 53 (13.52%) Degree
3 47 (11.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.57%) CISM
4 14 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 14 (3.57%) CISSP
5 9 (2.30%) VCP4
5 9 (2.30%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.04%) CBAP
7 7 (1.79%) PMP
8 3 (0.77%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) HNC
9 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (30.87%) QA
2 12 (3.06%) FATCA
3 10 (2.55%) ISO 9001
3 10 (2.55%) ISO 14001
3 10 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.30%) SLA
5 6 (1.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 56 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.93%) Oracle
3 30 (7.65%) VMware
4 18 (4.59%) HP
5 11 (2.81%) SAP
6 6 (1.53%) IBM
6 6 (1.53%) Sourcefire
6 6 (1.53%) Websense
6 6 (1.53%) Splunk
7 3 (0.77%) Telerik
8 2 (0.51%) Aquila
9 1 (0.26%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.26%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.26%) Kronos
9 1 (0.26%) Northgate
9 1 (0.26%) Capita
9 1 (0.26%) SunGard
9 1 (0.26%) Sage
9 1 (0.26%) ION Trading
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire, Manchester (SK9)
Guru Careers
Salary: £15,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus+23 days holiday+4% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 4 days ago