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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 142 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 104 143 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 2.19% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.43% 9.11% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 96 121 132
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
1399 1569 1648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.85% 24.03% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1219 1268
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,775 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -17 71 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Cheshire +22 21 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Lancashire +10 7 £40,000 +33.33%
Merseyside -12 5 £32,500 -27.77% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 116 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (37.39%) ISTQB
3 72 (30.25%) QA
4 70 (29.41%) Finance
5 53 (22.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (21.01%) Test Scripting
6 50 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (20.59%) Business Analysis
8 47 (19.75%) Software Testing
9 42 (17.65%) Degree
10 39 (16.39%) Windows
11 38 (15.97%) SQL Server
12 37 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (14.71%) SDLC
14 34 (14.29%) SQL
14 34 (14.29%) JIRA
14 34 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
16 31 (13.03%) C#
16 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
17 30 (12.61%) Test Automation
18 29 (12.18%) Test Management
18 29 (12.18%) Functional Testing
19 28 (11.76%) System Testing
20 27 (11.34%) Scrum
21 26 (10.92%) Windows Server
21 26 (10.92%) Selenium
22 25 (10.50%) Project Management
23 24 (10.08%) Performance Testing

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 9 (3.78%) CMS
2 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.36%) IaaS
3 8 (3.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.20%) SMS
2 2 (0.84%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.42%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.78%) MySQL
3 8 (3.36%) DB2
4 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (14.29%) JIRA
2 26 (10.92%) Selenium
3 17 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.04%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.36%) MSTest
5 8 (3.36%) WebDriver
6 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.52%) HP UFT
8 5 (2.10%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.68%) Appium
9 4 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.68%) Ranorex
9 4 (1.68%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.68%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.68%) Subversion
10 3 (1.26%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.84%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 70 (29.41%) Finance
2 23 (9.66%) Retail
3 15 (6.30%) Banking
4 10 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.36%) Publishing
6 4 (1.68%) Legal
7 3 (1.26%) Games
7 3 (1.26%) Law
7 3 (1.26%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (47.06%) Analyst
2 76 (31.93%) Tester
3 58 (24.37%) Business Analyst
4 51 (21.43%) Test Analyst
5 35 (14.71%) QA Tester
6 34 (14.29%) Senior Tester
7 30 (12.61%) Software Tester
8 27 (11.34%) Automation Tester
9 24 (10.08%) Lead Tester
10 20 (8.40%) QA Leader
10 20 (8.40%) Software Analyst
11 19 (7.98%) Business Systems Analyst
12 18 (7.56%) Senior QA Tester
13 17 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
13 17 (7.14%) IT Analyst
13 17 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
14 16 (6.72%) Systems Analyst
14 16 (6.72%) Test Leader
15 15 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (5.04%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.56%) .NET
2 13 (5.46%) .NET Framework
2 13 (5.46%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.04%) Web Services
4 10 (4.20%) Flash
5 9 (3.78%) XML
6 5 (2.10%) CSS
6 5 (2.10%) jQuery
7 4 (1.68%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.68%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.68%) HTML
7 4 (1.68%) HTML5
7 4 (1.68%) JSON
7 4 (1.68%) LINQ
7 4 (1.68%) Node.js
7 4 (1.68%) REST
7 4 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.68%) WCF
7 4 (1.68%) XML Schema
7 4 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.20%) Statistics
6 8 (3.36%) CMDB
7 4 (1.68%) iPad
7 4 (1.68%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Life Science
8 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.39%) Windows
2 26 (10.92%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 15 (6.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.68%) Android
6 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (22.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (21.01%) Test Scripting
4 49 (20.59%) Business Analysis
5 47 (19.75%) Software Testing
6 37 (15.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (14.71%) SDLC
8 34 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 30 (12.61%) Test Automation
10 29 (12.18%) Functional Testing
10 29 (12.18%) Test Management
11 28 (11.76%) System Testing
12 27 (11.34%) Scrum
13 25 (10.50%) Project Management
14 24 (10.08%) Performance Testing
15 23 (9.66%) Manual Testing
16 21 (8.82%) ITIL
16 21 (8.82%) Service Delivery
16 21 (8.82%) UML
17 20 (8.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.29%) SQL
2 31 (13.03%) C#
3 13 (5.46%) Java
4 7 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 5 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.68%) PHP
6 4 (1.68%) XPath
7 2 (0.84%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) C
8 1 (0.42%) C++
8 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (37.39%) ISTQB
2 42 (17.65%) Degree
3 21 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.36%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.36%) PMP
5 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.84%) MBA
6 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) CISM
7 1 (0.42%) CISSP
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.42%) PhD
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (30.25%) QA
2 11 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.66%) VMware
3 15 (6.30%) Oracle
4 13 (5.46%) HP
5 10 (4.20%) Cadence
6 9 (3.78%) IBM
7 8 (3.36%) BMC
7 8 (3.36%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.36%) Cisco
7 8 (3.36%) Citrix
7 8 (3.36%) EMC
7 8 (3.36%) Juniper
7 8 (3.36%) NetApp
8 6 (2.52%) Telerik
9 4 (1.68%) Ektron
10 1 (0.42%) Alterian
10 1 (0.42%) Facebook
10 1 (0.42%) Imperva
10 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.42%) Splunk
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