The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 105 111 136
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 16 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.46% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.60% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1424 1325 1775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.63% 76.28% 77.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 1069 1587
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Cheshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Warrington -5 14 £35,000 +16.66%
Chester -1 1 £42,500 +42.85% 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Stories 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 User Stories.

1 24 (70.59%) C#
1 24 (70.59%) .NET
1 24 (70.59%) Web Services
2 22 (64.71%) XML
2 22 (64.71%) Visual Studio
2 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 22 (64.71%) T-SQL
2 22 (64.71%) SOAP
2 22 (64.71%) JSON
3 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
6 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
6 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
7 11 (32.35%) Web Development
8 9 (26.47%) Pair Programming
8 9 (26.47%) OOD
8 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Refactoring
9 8 (23.53%) Marketing
10 7 (20.59%) Google
10 7 (20.59%) MVC
10 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
10 7 (20.59%) Java
10 7 (20.59%) GWT
10 7 (20.59%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (11.76%) TDD
11 4 (11.76%) BDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Stories 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 User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (64.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (5.88%) PhoneGap
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 8 (23.53%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) C# Developer
2 12 (35.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Graduate
6 4 (11.76%) Designer
6 4 (11.76%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Programmer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Graduate Software Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) .NET
1 24 (70.59%) Web Services
2 22 (64.71%) XML
2 22 (64.71%) SOAP
2 22 (64.71%) JSON
3 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
4 7 (20.59%) GWT
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (5.88%) CSS
6 2 (5.88%) HTML
6 2 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (2.94%) Sass
7 1 (2.94%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Social Media
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 11 (32.35%) Web Development
4 9 (26.47%) Refactoring
4 9 (26.47%) OOD
4 9 (26.47%) Unit Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Pair Programming
5 7 (20.59%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (20.59%) MVC
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.88%) SEO
8 2 (5.88%) Pay per click
8 2 (5.88%) Search Engine Marketing
8 2 (5.88%) Use Case
8 2 (5.88%) Display Advertising
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) C#
2 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 22 (64.71%) T-SQL
3 7 (20.59%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) hybris
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) ATG
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + inc great benefits + bonus
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