The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 119 99 127
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 13 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.67% 0.76% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.92% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 7
Average salary £32,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.10% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £29,575 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
User Stories
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1632 1304 1638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.52% 82.48% 77.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1046 1387
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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
Chester +3 6 £30,000 - 2
Warrington -16 3 £32,500 -13.90% 1
Macclesfield -1 2 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) .NET
4 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
4 17 (51.52%) C#
5 16 (48.48%) Web Services
6 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
6 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) JSON
7 14 (42.42%) SOAP
7 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
7 14 (42.42%) XML
8 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
9 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 9 (27.27%) Java
10 9 (27.27%) TDD
11 8 (24.24%) Scrum
12 7 (21.21%) Google
13 6 (18.18%) Refactoring
13 6 (18.18%) Pair Programming
13 6 (18.18%) MVC
13 6 (18.18%) OOD
13 6 (18.18%) Web Development
14 5 (15.15%) QA
14 5 (15.15%) GWT
14 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
14 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
14 5 (15.15%) CSS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
3 3 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 11 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) Web Services
3 15 (45.45%) JSON
4 14 (42.42%) SOAP
4 14 (42.42%) XML
5 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.15%) GWT
6 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 4 (12.12%) Ajax
7 4 (12.12%) Sass
7 4 (12.12%) LESS
8 3 (9.09%) Ember.js
8 3 (9.09%) WebSockets
8 3 (9.09%) REST
8 3 (9.09%) jQuery
9 2 (6.06%) HTML
9 2 (6.06%) CSS3
9 2 (6.06%) HTML5
10 1 (3.03%) PhoneGap
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 6 (18.18%) OOD
5 6 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 6 (18.18%) Web Development
5 6 (18.18%) Refactoring
6 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.06%) ERP
9 2 (6.06%) Project Management
9 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) T-SQL
2 17 (51.52%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago