Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 148 71
Rank change year-on-year +36 -77 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 34 31 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.60% 0.96% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 4.77% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 55
Cheshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £29,150 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £43,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 460 650 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.69% 20.11% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 342 438 376
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £20,750 £21,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire.

Salary trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +16 10 £42,000 -1.18% 2
Knutsford +25 5 £30,750 -20.65%
Crewe +8 3 £27,500 -21.43%
Northwich -6 2 - -
Wilmslow -17 2 - -
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 15 (44.12%) ISTQB
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Test Management
4 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 10 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (23.53%) HP
6 8 (23.53%) Remedy
6 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
6 8 (23.53%) System Testing
6 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
6 8 (23.53%) HP ALM
7 7 (20.59%) Lean Six Sigma
7 7 (20.59%) Six Sigma
8 6 (17.65%) Project Management
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) Smart Meter
8 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
9 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (14.71%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) REST

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (8.82%) IIS
1 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
1 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
1 2 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) CA Release Automation
4 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) TestRail
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Process Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Assurance Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) Flash
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (32.35%) Test Management
2 10 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 10 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
4 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (23.53%) System Testing
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Lean Six Sigma
5 7 (20.59%) Six Sigma
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Project Management
7 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.88%) CISM
3 2 (5.88%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) GDPR
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) MiFID
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP ALM
2 3 (8.82%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
1 8 (23.53%) Remedy
2 3 (8.82%) IBM
2 3 (8.82%) Sybase
3 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.88%) Cadence
3 2 (5.88%) LogRhythm
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk