The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 145 109
Rank change year-on-year -30 -36  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 105 94 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.54% 1.67% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 6.91% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 90 82 132
Median salary £35,000 £38,125 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.19% +1.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,388 £47,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1503 1361 1554
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.00% 24.19% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1148 1254
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,125
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB 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 23 June 2017. 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 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 -12 65 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Cheshire -29 23 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Lancashire +9 12 £32,000 +11.30%
Merseyside -5 5 £41,500 +27.69% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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.

1 165 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (54.29%) ISTQB
3 108 (51.43%) Test Automation
4 72 (34.29%) Finance
5 64 (30.48%) Test Scripting
6 54 (25.71%) SQL
7 53 (25.24%) Selenium
8 48 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 48 (22.86%) Degree
9 44 (20.95%) Scrum
10 43 (20.48%) Java
11 42 (20.00%) SDLC
12 40 (19.05%) Cucumber
13 38 (18.10%) QA
13 38 (18.10%) Windows
14 37 (17.62%) Business Analysis
15 36 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (16.67%) Python
16 35 (16.67%) JIRA
17 34 (16.19%) Test Strategy
18 33 (15.71%) Mentoring
19 32 (15.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 32 (15.24%) Waterfall
19 32 (15.24%) Software Testing
20 31 (14.76%) Manual Testing
21 28 (13.33%) C#
22 27 (12.86%) BDD
23 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
23 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
23 26 (12.38%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 12 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (25.24%) Selenium
2 40 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 35 (16.67%) JIRA
4 14 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 12 (5.71%) JMeter
7 11 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.29%) HP UFT
10 8 (3.81%) Gatling
11 6 (2.86%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.38%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.90%) TestRail
14 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.43%) Hudson
14 3 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.43%) Subversion
15 2 (0.95%) Bugzilla
15 2 (0.95%) TestComplete
General
1 72 (34.29%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Banking
2 14 (6.67%) Retail
2 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.24%) Legal
4 10 (4.76%) Law
5 8 (3.81%) Advertising
6 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.38%) Electronics
7 5 (2.38%) Games
8 3 (1.43%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.43%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 114 (54.29%) Analyst
2 77 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 36 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
4 30 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 29 (13.81%) Test Engineer
5 29 (13.81%) Tester
6 28 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 27 (12.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 23 (10.95%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (6.67%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.71%) Software Tester
11 11 (5.24%) QA Engineer
11 11 (5.24%) QA Tester
12 10 (4.76%) Automation Tester
12 10 (4.76%) Software Analyst
13 9 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
14 8 (3.81%) Software Test Analyst
14 8 (3.81%) Test Manager
15 7 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
16 6 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.00%) .NET
2 12 (5.71%) HTML
3 9 (4.29%) Web Services
4 7 (3.33%) XML
5 5 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.90%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.90%) SOAP
7 3 (1.43%) CSS
8 2 (0.95%) jQuery
8 2 (0.95%) WSDL
8 2 (0.95%) XSD
9 1 (0.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (2.38%) PlayStation
5 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.43%) iPad
7 2 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.95%) EPoS
7 2 (0.95%) Robotics
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.10%) Windows
2 20 (9.52%) Linux
3 6 (2.86%) Unix
4 5 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.43%) Android
5 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (51.43%) Test Automation
3 64 (30.48%) Test Scripting
4 48 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 44 (20.95%) Scrum
6 42 (20.00%) SDLC
7 37 (17.62%) Business Analysis
8 36 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (16.19%) Test Strategy
10 33 (15.71%) Mentoring
11 32 (15.24%) Software Testing
11 32 (15.24%) Waterfall
12 31 (14.76%) Manual Testing
13 27 (12.86%) BDD
14 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (10.95%) TDD
16 22 (10.48%) Non-Functional Testing
17 19 (9.05%) Regression Testing
18 18 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
19 17 (8.10%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.71%) SQL
2 43 (20.48%) Java
3 35 (16.67%) Python
4 28 (13.33%) C#
5 26 (12.38%) Ruby
6 12 (5.71%) C++
7 10 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.86%) C
9 5 (2.38%) VBScript
10 4 (1.90%) VB
11 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.43%) Perl
11 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.43%) XPath
12 2 (0.95%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 114 (54.29%) ISTQB
2 48 (22.86%) Degree
3 32 (15.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (10.48%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.90%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) APMP
8 1 (0.48%) CBAP
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.48%) IIBA
8 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.10%) QA
2 7 (3.33%) ISO 14001
2 7 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 26 (12.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.62%) HP
3 5 (2.38%) SAP
4 4 (1.90%) Cadence
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle
6 2 (0.95%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.95%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.95%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.48%) Progress
7 1 (0.48%) Sage
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
Isle of Man
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £32000.00 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
Greater Manchester
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago