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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 95 84 141
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +57
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 198 192 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 2.82% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.07% 11.93% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 182 159 124
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 £27,500 £22,500 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,650 £43,500 £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
1789 1610 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.19% 23.68% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1347 1714
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 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -20 112 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Cheshire -3 67 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Lancashire -4 10 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Merseyside +8 3 £40,000 +73.91% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 154 (42.42%) Finance
2 141 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (38.84%) ISTQB
3 108 (29.75%) Software Testing
4 107 (29.48%) QA
5 102 (28.10%) Analytical Skills
6 100 (27.55%) SQL
7 81 (22.31%) Test Scripting
8 73 (20.11%) Automated Testing
9 71 (19.56%) Business Analysis
10 67 (18.46%) Windows
11 65 (17.91%) Manual Testing
12 62 (17.08%) QuickTest Pro
13 50 (13.77%) Selenium
13 50 (13.77%) Degree
13 50 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 48 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
15 44 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
15 44 (12.12%) Mentoring
15 44 (12.12%) Automation Testing
15 44 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 42 (11.57%) Functional Testing
17 41 (11.29%) Test Strategy
17 41 (11.29%) Test Automation
18 40 (11.02%) Project Management
18 40 (11.02%) Regression Testing
18 40 (11.02%) ITIL
19 37 (10.19%) Performance Testing
20 35 (9.64%) Oracle

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.28%) Lync
2 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.28%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (5.23%) MS Office
2 17 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 15 (4.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.65%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.75%) 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 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
1 9 (2.48%) Internet
2 7 (1.93%) Network Security
3 5 (1.38%) LAN
3 5 (1.38%) WAN
4 3 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) Broadband
5 1 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.55%) MS Access
6 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (17.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 50 (13.77%) Selenium
2 50 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (5.79%) LoadRunner
4 20 (5.51%) JIRA
5 13 (3.58%) SilkPerformer
6 12 (3.31%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.03%) MSTest
8 9 (2.48%) FitNesse
9 8 (2.20%) TestDirector
9 8 (2.20%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.65%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.38%) Hudson
11 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.10%) EasyMock
12 4 (1.10%) QALoad
12 4 (1.10%) jMock
12 4 (1.10%) TestPartner
General
1 154 (42.42%) Finance
2 20 (5.51%) Retail
3 12 (3.31%) Banking
4 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.93%) Front Office
5 7 (1.93%) Back Office
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 173 (47.66%) Analyst
2 98 (27.00%) Test Analyst
3 64 (17.63%) Business Analyst
4 49 (13.50%) Tester
5 43 (11.85%) Test Manager
6 30 (8.26%) Consultant
6 30 (8.26%) Senior Analyst
7 27 (7.44%) Software Tester
8 24 (6.61%) Senior Test Analyst
8 24 (6.61%) Test Leader
9 22 (6.06%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 22 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
9 22 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (6.06%) Financial Business Analyst
10 21 (5.79%) Test Consultant
11 20 (5.51%) Test Engineer
12 19 (5.23%) Senior Consultant
12 19 (5.23%) QA Tester
12 19 (5.23%) Senior Test Consultant
13 16 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.09%) .NET
2 31 (8.54%) Web Services
3 14 (3.86%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.20%) HTML
6 7 (1.93%) Middleware
6 7 (1.93%) HTML5
6 7 (1.93%) CSS3
6 7 (1.93%) CSS
7 5 (1.38%) SOAP
7 5 (1.38%) XML
8 1 (0.28%) Flash
8 1 (0.28%) EDI
8 1 (0.28%) J2EE
8 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.28%) Symfony
8 1 (0.28%) RESTful
8 1 (0.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 102 (28.10%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.38%) Fixed Income
3 5 (1.38%) Open Source
4 4 (1.10%) Replication
4 4 (1.10%) PMI
4 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
5 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.55%) Biotechnology
6 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.55%) Equities
6 2 (0.55%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.55%) User Experience
7 1 (0.28%) BBC
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.28%) Life Science
7 1 (0.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.46%) Windows
2 23 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (5.23%) Linux
3 19 (5.23%) UNIX
4 15 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (4.13%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.86%) Windows XP
6 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) Android
8 2 (0.55%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (29.75%) Software Testing
3 81 (22.31%) Test Scripting
4 73 (20.11%) Automated Testing
5 71 (19.56%) Business Analysis
6 65 (17.91%) Manual Testing
7 48 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 44 (12.12%) Automation Testing
8 44 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 42 (11.57%) Functional Testing
10 41 (11.29%) Test Strategy
10 41 (11.29%) Test Automation
11 40 (11.02%) Regression Testing
11 40 (11.02%) ITIL
11 40 (11.02%) Project Management
12 37 (10.19%) Performance Testing
13 35 (9.64%) Waterfall
14 33 (9.09%) Test Management
15 32 (8.82%) Release Management
16 29 (7.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (27.55%) SQL
2 13 (3.58%) Java
2 13 (3.58%) Python
3 10 (2.75%) Perl
4 9 (2.48%) C#
4 9 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.38%) C++
7 3 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 141 (38.84%) ISTQB
2 50 (13.77%) Degree
3 44 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.58%) CISM
5 13 (3.58%) CISSP
6 10 (2.75%) CBAP
7 9 (2.48%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.65%) PMP
9 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (29.48%) QA
2 10 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.75%) SLA
3 7 (1.93%) ISO 14001
3 7 (1.93%) 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 44 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.64%) Oracle
3 28 (7.71%) VMware
4 15 (4.13%) HP
5 7 (1.93%) Sourcefire
5 7 (1.93%) Websense
5 7 (1.93%) Splunk
6 3 (0.83%) Telerik
6 3 (0.83%) Apple
7 2 (0.55%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.55%) NetApp
7 2 (0.55%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.28%) Zend
8 1 (0.28%) Kronos
8 1 (0.28%) Northgate
8 1 (0.28%) Capita
8 1 (0.28%) Aquila
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) IBM
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