The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 208 210 188
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 46 37 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.55% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.68% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28 30 44
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £23,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £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
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,353 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 the North West

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

User Stories
Salary Trend in the North West

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

User Stories Salary Trend in the North West

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the North West

User Stories
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 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
Manchester -12 25 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Cheshire -9 17 £32,500 -28.57% 5
Merseyside +18 3 £40,000 +14.28%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 72 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) Scrum
3 27 (28.13%) SQL
3 27 (28.13%) .NET
4 26 (27.08%) User Experience
5 24 (25.00%) C#
5 24 (25.00%) TDD
6 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
7 21 (21.88%) E-Commerce
7 21 (21.88%) Java
7 21 (21.88%) CSS
8 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 19 (19.79%) HTML
10 18 (18.75%) XML
11 16 (16.67%) Web Services
11 16 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 16 (16.67%) Degree
12 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
12 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
13 13 (13.54%) Project Management
13 13 (13.54%) JSON
13 13 (13.54%) QA
13 13 (13.54%) Analytics
14 12 (12.50%) Google
14 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
14 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
15 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
15 11 (11.46%) SOAP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (5.21%) nginx
1 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
1 5 (5.21%) Jetty
1 5 (5.21%) IIS
1 5 (5.21%) Apache
1 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (2.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.13%) Fireworks
2 3 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.21%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.21%) DNS
2 5 (5.21%) DHCP
2 5 (5.21%) FTP
2 5 (5.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.04%) Redis
4 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.46%) Selenium
3 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.21%) Hudson
5 5 (5.21%) SpecFlow
5 5 (5.21%) JIRA
5 5 (5.21%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.21%) Bugzilla
6 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.04%) Gradle
8 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.04%) Behat
8 1 (1.04%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 5 (5.21%) German Language
1 5 (5.21%) Italian Language
1 5 (5.21%) Turkish Language
1 5 (5.21%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Developer
2 29 (30.21%) Analyst
3 26 (27.08%) Business Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Designer
6 5 (5.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Graduate
7 4 (4.17%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Graduate Software Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.08%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) .NET
2 21 (21.88%) CSS
3 19 (19.79%) HTML
4 18 (18.75%) XML
5 16 (16.67%) Web Services
6 13 (13.54%) JSON
7 11 (11.46%) SOAP
8 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
8 10 (10.42%) jQuery
9 8 (8.33%) Ajax
10 7 (7.29%) HTML5
11 6 (6.25%) J2EE
12 5 (5.21%) REST
12 5 (5.21%) WebSockets
12 5 (5.21%) Sass
12 5 (5.21%) LESS
12 5 (5.21%) Servlets
13 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
13 4 (4.17%) GWT
13 4 (4.17%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) User Experience
2 7 (7.29%) W3C
3 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Blog
4 5 (5.21%) Open Source
5 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.08%) RIA
8 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) Scrum
3 24 (25.00%) TDD
4 21 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (13.54%) Project Management
6 13 (13.54%) Analytics
7 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.46%) BDD
9 10 (10.42%) Web Usability
9 10 (10.42%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.42%) Web Design
10 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 9 (9.38%) Test Scripting
10 9 (9.38%) Web Development
10 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.13%) SQL
2 24 (25.00%) C#
3 21 (21.88%) Java
4 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.29%) Ruby
7 3 (3.13%) PHP
8 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Xen
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.21%) Ansible
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Google
3 5 (5.21%) VMware
4 3 (3.13%) Omniture
4 3 (3.13%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.13%) Epicor
4 3 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (2.08%) Sage
6 1 (1.04%) Perforce
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