The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 54 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.62% 2.95% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 3.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 1
Average salary £39,000 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
423 539 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 87.22% 88.36% 80.24%
Number of salaries quoted 345 467 347
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

User Stories
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Merseyside

User Stories
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Liverpool +2 3 £39,000 +30.00%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) W3C
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (50.00%) Line Management
2 3 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (33.33%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
1 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) UX Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) W3C
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 3 (50.00%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe