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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 88 108 134
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 194 171 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.94% 2.39% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.84% 10.13% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 156 151 107
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1789 1688 1825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.14% 23.55% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1321 1485
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 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £52,500
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +17 102 £35,250 +17.50% 15
Cheshire +4 57 £36,875 -7.81% 3
Merseyside +29 28 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Lancashire -1 7 £31,750 -9.28% 4
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 175 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (44.56%) Finance
3 148 (39.26%) ISTQB
4 134 (35.54%) SQL
5 121 (32.10%) QA
6 100 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
7 95 (25.20%) Software Testing
8 82 (21.75%) Automated Testing
9 73 (19.36%) Test Scripting
10 69 (18.30%) Manual Testing
11 68 (18.04%) Windows
11 68 (18.04%) Microsoft
12 65 (17.24%) Business Analysis
13 59 (15.65%) .NET
14 54 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 53 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
16 50 (13.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 46 (12.20%) Mentoring
18 45 (11.94%) Automation Testing
18 45 (11.94%) Degree
19 42 (11.14%) Functional Testing
20 41 (10.88%) Performance Testing
20 41 (10.88%) QuickTest Pro
21 39 (10.34%) ITIL
22 37 (9.81%) TDD
22 37 (9.81%) Oracle
22 37 (9.81%) HP Quality Center
23 36 (9.55%) Selenium
23 36 (9.55%) System Testing
24 35 (9.28%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (0.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.37%) MS Office
3 18 (4.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (2.39%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.45%) Internet
2 10 (2.65%) HTTP
3 9 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.12%) Wireless
5 6 (1.59%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (10.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (9.55%) Selenium
4 29 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 28 (7.43%) SpecFlow
6 22 (5.84%) Jenkins
6 22 (5.84%) Hudson
6 22 (5.84%) TeamCity
7 21 (5.57%) MSTest
8 10 (2.65%) LoadRunner
9 9 (2.39%) TestDirector
10 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.59%) JIRA
10 6 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.80%) TestComplete
12 3 (0.80%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.53%) JMeter
13 2 (0.53%) JUnit
13 2 (0.53%) WebLOAD
General
1 168 (44.56%) Finance
2 34 (9.02%) Retail
3 26 (6.90%) Banking
4 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.06%) Law
6 4 (1.06%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 200 (53.05%) Analyst
2 119 (31.56%) Test Analyst
3 89 (23.61%) Tester
4 66 (17.51%) Business Analyst
5 39 (10.34%) Software Tester
6 36 (9.55%) Test Leader
7 33 (8.75%) Test Manager
8 24 (6.37%) Business Systems Analyst
8 24 (6.37%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (5.84%) QA Tester
10 20 (5.31%) Financial Business Analyst
10 20 (5.31%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 19 (5.04%) Senior Tester
11 19 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.77%) Consultant
13 17 (4.51%) Technical Tester
14 16 (4.24%) Test Consultant
14 16 (4.24%) Defect Manager
15 15 (3.98%) QA Analyst
16 14 (3.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.65%) .NET
2 31 (8.22%) Web Services
3 17 (4.51%) SOAP
4 9 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.12%) HTML
6 7 (1.86%) Middleware
7 6 (1.59%) ODBC
7 6 (1.59%) J2EE
8 4 (1.06%) XML
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.27%) COM
9 1 (0.27%) CSS
9 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 100 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.63%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.04%) Replication
4 11 (2.92%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.06%) Open Source
8 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.53%) Equities
9 2 (0.53%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 68 (18.04%) Windows
2 16 (4.24%) UNIX
3 9 (2.39%) Linux
3 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.80%) Android
5 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (25.20%) Software Testing
3 82 (21.75%) Automated Testing
4 73 (19.36%) Test Scripting
5 69 (18.30%) Manual Testing
6 65 (17.24%) Business Analysis
7 53 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (12.20%) Mentoring
9 45 (11.94%) Automation Testing
10 42 (11.14%) Functional Testing
11 41 (10.88%) Performance Testing
12 39 (10.34%) ITIL
13 37 (9.81%) TDD
14 36 (9.55%) System Testing
15 35 (9.28%) Regression Testing
15 35 (9.28%) Waterfall
16 33 (8.75%) BDD
16 33 (8.75%) Project Management
16 33 (8.75%) Test Management
17 31 (8.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 134 (35.54%) SQL
2 16 (4.24%) Java
3 10 (2.65%) C#
4 9 (2.39%) C++
4 9 (2.39%) VB
4 9 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.12%) C
6 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.33%) Python
8 3 (0.80%) Ruby
9 2 (0.53%) Groovy
9 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.53%) Perl
9 2 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (39.26%) ISTQB
2 50 (13.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (11.94%) Degree
4 12 (3.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 11 (2.92%) CISM
5 11 (2.92%) CISSP
6 6 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.33%) CBAP
8 4 (1.06%) PMP
9 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.53%) HNC
11 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (32.10%) QA
2 12 (3.18%) FATCA
3 8 (2.12%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.12%) ISO 14001
3 8 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.59%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (9.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 68 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.81%) Oracle
3 29 (7.69%) VMware
4 23 (6.10%) HP
5 11 (2.92%) SAP
6 7 (1.86%) IBM
7 6 (1.59%) Sourcefire
7 6 (1.59%) Websense
7 6 (1.59%) Splunk
8 3 (0.80%) Telerik
9 1 (0.27%) Sage
9 1 (0.27%) SunGard
9 1 (0.27%) Northgate
9 1 (0.27%) Capita
9 1 (0.27%) Aquila
9 1 (0.27%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.27%) Fiserv
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & More
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 33,000
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago