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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 118 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 17 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.86% 0.68% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.81% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 16
Average salary £32,500 £45,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -9.00%
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
1679 1351 1666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.63% 83.14% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1420 1087 1391
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £68,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 - 6 £28,000 -
Warrington -7 5 £32,500 -10.95% 3
Wilmslow - 4 £45,000 -
Macclesfield 0 2 £55,000 +15.78%
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) .NET
4 14 (41.18%) T-SQL
4 14 (41.18%) C#
4 14 (41.18%) Web Services
5 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
6 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 12 (35.29%) Scrum
6 12 (35.29%) JSON
7 11 (32.35%) TDD
7 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
7 11 (32.35%) SOAP
7 11 (32.35%) XML
8 10 (29.41%) Java
8 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
9 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
9 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
10 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 6 (17.65%) CSS
10 6 (17.65%) Ajax
10 6 (17.65%) Google
10 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 6 (17.65%) QA
11 5 (14.71%) Selenium
11 5 (14.71%) REST
11 5 (14.71%) Open Source
11 5 (14.71%) Sass
11 5 (14.71%) LESS
11 5 (14.71%) WebSockets

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) Selenium
3 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) Gradle
4 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) C# Developer
2 9 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Graduate
5 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) Web Services
3 12 (35.29%) JSON
4 11 (32.35%) SOAP
4 11 (32.35%) XML
5 10 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 6 (17.65%) Ajax
6 6 (17.65%) CSS
7 5 (14.71%) REST
7 5 (14.71%) WebSockets
7 5 (14.71%) Sass
7 5 (14.71%) LESS
8 4 (11.76%) Ember.js
8 4 (11.76%) GWT
8 4 (11.76%) jQuery
9 2 (5.88%) HTML5
9 2 (5.88%) HTML
9 2 (5.88%) CSS3
10 1 (2.94%) PhoneGap
10 1 (2.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Scrum
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
4 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
6 5 (14.71%) Web Development
6 5 (14.71%) Refactoring
6 5 (14.71%) MVC
6 5 (14.71%) OOD
7 4 (11.76%) ERP
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.88%) OO
9 2 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 14 (41.18%) T-SQL
2 14 (41.18%) C#
3 10 (29.41%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Perforce
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions - Wood Group Intetech
Salary: Excellent Basic Salary + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago