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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 208 181 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.69% 2.62% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.67% 10.04% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 187 161 141
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.89% +10.00%
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
1522 1802 1621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.00% 26.09% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1466 1307
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +9 91 £33,000 -7.04% 17
Cheshire +51 87 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Lancashire +16 11 £29,000 -10.76% 5
Merseyside -12 9 £32,500 - 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 200 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (37.26%) QA
3 141 (33.89%) ISTQB
4 124 (29.81%) Software Testing
5 119 (28.61%) Finance
6 118 (28.37%) Test Scripting
7 107 (25.72%) Analytical Skills
8 100 (24.04%) Windows
9 97 (23.32%) SQL
10 88 (21.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 88 (21.15%) SDLC
11 81 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 81 (19.47%) Business Analysis
11 81 (19.47%) HP Quality Center
12 77 (18.51%) JIRA
13 74 (17.79%) Automated Testing
14 72 (17.31%) Performance Testing
14 72 (17.31%) SQL Server
15 70 (16.83%) MS Excel
16 68 (16.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 61 (14.66%) Degree
18 60 (14.42%) Selenium
19 58 (13.94%) HP UFT
20 53 (12.74%) Defect Management
21 52 (12.50%) UML
22 51 (12.26%) Functional Testing
23 50 (12.02%) Manual Testing
23 50 (12.02%) Management Information System
24 48 (11.54%) Scrum
25 47 (11.30%) System Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.40%) CMS
3 4 (0.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) Liferay
4 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.64%) MS Office
3 7 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.72%) Broadband
1 3 (0.72%) Firewall
1 3 (0.72%) HTTP
1 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.48%) Network Security
2 2 (0.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (18.51%) JIRA
2 68 (16.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (14.42%) Selenium
4 58 (13.94%) HP UFT
5 30 (7.21%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.21%) MSTest
6 26 (6.25%) Bugzilla
7 21 (5.05%) FitNesse
8 10 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.68%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.44%) NUnit
10 6 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.44%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.20%) Appium
11 5 (1.20%) Sahi
11 5 (1.20%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.96%) FishEye
12 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 119 (28.61%) Finance
2 22 (5.29%) Retail
3 15 (3.61%) Banking
4 10 (2.40%) Law
5 9 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 5 (1.20%) Games
8 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.96%) Marketing
9 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 243 (58.41%) Analyst
2 146 (35.10%) Test Analyst
3 125 (30.05%) Tester
4 92 (22.12%) Business Analyst
5 82 (19.71%) Software Tester
6 64 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
7 51 (12.26%) QA Tester
8 46 (11.06%) Senior Test Analyst
9 42 (10.10%) Business Systems Analyst
10 39 (9.38%) SQL Analyst
10 39 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
11 33 (7.93%) Automated Tester
12 30 (7.21%) Business IT Analyst
12 30 (7.21%) IT Analyst
12 30 (7.21%) IT Business Analyst
12 30 (7.21%) Web Analyst
12 30 (7.21%) Web Test Analyst
13 27 (6.49%) Software Analyst
13 27 (6.49%) Software Test Analyst
14 26 (6.25%) Senior Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.06%) Web Services
2 44 (10.58%) .NET
3 35 (8.41%) XML
4 4 (0.96%) REST
5 3 (0.72%) Gherkin
5 3 (0.72%) SOAP
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.24%) Flash
6 1 (0.24%) HTML
6 1 (0.24%) J2EE
6 1 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 107 (25.72%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (12.02%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 16 (3.85%) PMI
4 11 (2.64%) Life Science
4 11 (2.64%) User Experience
5 8 (1.92%) EPoS
6 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.96%) Statistics
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.72%) iPhone
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.24%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.24%) Contactless
11 1 (0.24%) EMV
11 1 (0.24%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (24.04%) Windows
2 32 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 21 (5.05%) Mac OS X
3 21 (5.05%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.96%) Android
5 4 (0.96%) Unix
5 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (29.81%) Software Testing
3 118 (28.37%) Test Scripting
4 88 (21.15%) SDLC
5 81 (19.47%) Business Analysis
5 81 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 74 (17.79%) Automated Testing
7 72 (17.31%) Performance Testing
8 53 (12.74%) Defect Management
9 52 (12.50%) UML
10 51 (12.26%) Functional Testing
11 50 (12.02%) Manual Testing
12 48 (11.54%) Scrum
13 47 (11.30%) BPMN
13 47 (11.30%) System Testing
14 46 (11.06%) Migration
15 42 (10.10%) Waterfall
16 41 (9.86%) Data Migration
17 40 (9.62%) Systems Analysis
18 37 (8.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 97 (23.32%) SQL
2 40 (9.62%) Java
3 38 (9.13%) C#
4 8 (1.92%) Python
5 4 (0.96%) Ruby
6 3 (0.72%) C
6 3 (0.72%) C++
6 3 (0.72%) Go
6 3 (0.72%) VB
7 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 141 (33.89%) ISTQB
2 88 (21.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (14.66%) Degree
4 16 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MBA
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (37.26%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 81 (19.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.05%) VMware
3 20 (4.81%) HP
4 15 (3.61%) Oracle
5 4 (0.96%) Citrix
5 4 (0.96%) IBM
5 4 (0.96%) Telerik
6 3 (0.72%) Cadence
7 2 (0.48%) Imperva
7 2 (0.48%) Splunk
8 1 (0.24%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.24%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.24%) Sage
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