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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 83 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +48
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 207 207 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.76% 2.97% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.26% 12.53% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 187 177 133
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,650 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £44,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1838 1652 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 23.69% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1398 1706
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £52,500 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -24 114 £35,000 +12.90% 15
Cheshire +7 71 £40,000 +30.08% 3
Lancashire +2 13 £30,000 +17.64%
Merseyside +3 3 £35,000 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 153 (42.15%) Finance
2 134 (36.91%) ISTQB
3 131 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (31.96%) Software Testing
5 105 (28.93%) QA
6 98 (27.00%) SQL
7 97 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (22.59%) Test Scripting
9 72 (19.83%) Automated Testing
10 66 (18.18%) Business Analysis
10 66 (18.18%) Windows
11 63 (17.36%) Manual Testing
12 60 (16.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 52 (14.33%) Degree
14 50 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (13.22%) Selenium
16 46 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 46 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
17 45 (12.40%) Regression Testing
17 45 (12.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 42 (11.57%) Microsoft
19 41 (11.29%) Functional Testing
19 41 (11.29%) Test Automation
20 40 (11.02%) Automation Testing
21 36 (9.92%) Mentoring
21 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
21 36 (9.92%) Project Management
22 35 (9.64%) ITIL
23 34 (9.37%) Test Strategy
24 33 (9.09%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.68%) MS Office
3 11 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.20%) MS Project
5 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.65%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.20%) Internet
2 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.65%) Network Security
4 5 (1.38%) LAN
4 5 (1.38%) WAN
5 3 (0.83%) FTP
6 1 (0.28%) DMZ
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) Broadband
6 1 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.83%) DB2
6 2 (0.55%) Informix
6 2 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.28%) BODI
7 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 60 (16.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 50 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (13.22%) Selenium
4 23 (6.34%) LoadRunner
5 20 (5.51%) JIRA
6 13 (3.58%) SilkPerformer
7 12 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.75%) MSTest
9 9 (2.48%) FitNesse
10 8 (2.20%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.65%) TestDirector
12 5 (1.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (1.10%) EasyMock
13 4 (1.10%) TestPartner
13 4 (1.10%) QALoad
13 4 (1.10%) JUnit
13 4 (1.10%) jMock
14 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.83%) Axure RP
14 3 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 153 (42.15%) Finance
2 19 (5.23%) Retail
3 14 (3.86%) Banking
4 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.93%) Front Office
5 7 (1.93%) Back Office
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Games
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 176 (48.48%) Analyst
2 100 (27.55%) Test Analyst
3 64 (17.63%) Business Analyst
4 49 (13.50%) Tester
5 46 (12.67%) Test Manager
6 33 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 33 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 31 (8.54%) Consultant
8 28 (7.71%) Senior Test Analyst
9 23 (6.34%) Financial Business Analyst
9 23 (6.34%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 22 (6.06%) Test Consultant
11 20 (5.51%) Test Engineer
11 20 (5.51%) Business Systems Analyst
11 20 (5.51%) Systems Analyst
12 19 (5.23%) Senior Consultant
12 19 (5.23%) Senior Test Consultant
13 17 (4.68%) Test Leader
14 16 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.09%) .NET
2 24 (6.61%) Web Services
3 16 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 10 (2.75%) HTML
5 7 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (1.93%) CSS
5 7 (1.93%) HTML5
5 7 (1.93%) CSS3
6 5 (1.38%) Middleware
6 5 (1.38%) XML
7 3 (0.83%) SOAP
8 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.28%) J2EE
9 1 (0.28%) Flash
9 1 (0.28%) EDI
9 1 (0.28%) JSP
9 1 (0.28%) Symfony
9 1 (0.28%) RESTful
9 1 (0.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.38%) Open Source
4 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.10%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.10%) PMI
4 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.10%) User Experience
5 3 (0.83%) Interactive TV
5 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.55%) Replication
6 2 (0.55%) Biotechnology
6 2 (0.55%) Equities
6 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.28%) BBC
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.28%) Statistics
7 1 (0.28%) Life Science
7 1 (0.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.18%) Windows
2 22 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (4.68%) Linux
3 17 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (4.68%) UNIX
4 15 (4.13%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.86%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.10%) Android
8 2 (0.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (31.96%) Software Testing
3 82 (22.59%) Test Scripting
4 72 (19.83%) Automated Testing
5 66 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 63 (17.36%) Manual Testing
7 46 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (12.40%) Regression Testing
9 41 (11.29%) Test Automation
9 41 (11.29%) Functional Testing
10 40 (11.02%) Automation Testing
11 36 (9.92%) Mentoring
11 36 (9.92%) Project Management
11 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
12 35 (9.64%) ITIL
13 34 (9.37%) Test Strategy
14 32 (8.82%) Release Management
15 31 (8.54%) Test Management
16 30 (8.26%) Waterfall
17 29 (7.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (27.00%) SQL
2 16 (4.41%) Java
3 13 (3.58%) Python
4 11 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.75%) Perl
5 10 (2.75%) C#
6 9 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.38%) C++
8 3 (0.83%) VB
8 3 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (36.91%) ISTQB
2 52 (14.33%) Degree
3 45 (12.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.86%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.03%) CISM
5 11 (3.03%) CISSP
6 9 (2.48%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.48%) CBAP
7 8 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.65%) PMP
8 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (28.93%) QA
2 9 (2.48%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.48%) SLA
3 6 (1.65%) ISO 14001
3 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.48%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.71%) Oracle
3 25 (6.89%) VMware
4 17 (4.68%) HP
5 6 (1.65%) Sourcefire
5 6 (1.65%) Websense
5 6 (1.65%) Splunk
6 4 (1.10%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.83%) Telerik
7 3 (0.83%) Apple
8 2 (0.55%) NetApp
8 2 (0.55%) SAP
8 2 (0.55%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.55%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.28%) Zend
9 1 (0.28%) Kronos
9 1 (0.28%) Northgate
9 1 (0.28%) Capita
9 1 (0.28%) Aquila
9 1 (0.28%) Omniture
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