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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 229 209 212
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 31 50 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.80% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 26
Average salary £45,000 £34,075 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.06% -9.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,100 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
5762 6239 5491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.95% 83.59% 79.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4994 4671
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Manchester +1 18 £42,500 +17.24% 6
Cheshire -3 12 £46,250 +39.51% 4
Merseyside +10 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Scrum
3 20 (26.67%) PHP
3 20 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (22.67%) Mobile App
6 15 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 15 (20.00%) JIRA
7 14 (18.67%) Degree
7 14 (18.67%) E-Commerce
7 14 (18.67%) Finance
7 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (17.33%) Use Case
9 12 (16.00%) Android
9 12 (16.00%) MySQL
9 12 (16.00%) User Experience
9 12 (16.00%) Apple iOS
10 11 (14.67%) Linux
10 11 (14.67%) TDD
10 11 (14.67%) Retail
10 11 (14.67%) Selenium
11 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.33%) Network Security
11 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 10 (13.33%) Business Analysis
11 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 10 (13.33%) VPN
11 10 (13.33%) C++
11 10 (13.33%) Puppet
12 9 (12.00%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (1.33%) WordPress
1 1 (1.33%) Moodle
1 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.67%) RoboHelp
2 2 (2.67%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.33%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Agresso
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (2.67%) Sage 200
1 2 (2.67%) Sage ERP X3
2 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) Trello
2 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) VPN
1 10 (13.33%) Network Security
2 8 (10.67%) Wireless
3 7 (9.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) JIRA
2 11 (14.67%) Selenium
3 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (1.33%) JUnit
4 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Retail
3 8 (10.67%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (52.00%) Analyst
2 37 (49.33%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.67%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Business Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Product Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Business Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Change Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Product Owner
8 4 (5.33%) Designer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) UX Designer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Business Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) .NET
1 8 (10.67%) LAMP
2 7 (9.33%) HTML
3 6 (8.00%) CSS
4 5 (6.67%) Web Services
4 5 (6.67%) JSON
5 4 (5.33%) SOAP
5 4 (5.33%) HTML5
5 4 (5.33%) REST
5 4 (5.33%) CSS3
6 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.33%) Laravel
7 1 (1.33%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) XHTML
7 1 (1.33%) Velocity
7 1 (1.33%) Symfony
7 1 (1.33%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (22.67%) Mobile App
3 12 (16.00%) User Experience
4 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.33%) Psychology
7 1 (1.33%) W3C
7 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) Blog
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Android
1 12 (16.00%) Apple iOS
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Scrum
3 20 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 15 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (18.67%) E-Commerce
6 13 (17.33%) Use Case
7 11 (14.67%) TDD
8 10 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.00%) BDD
9 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 9 (12.00%) UML
10 8 (10.67%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (10.67%) Kanban
10 8 (10.67%) Automation Testing
10 8 (10.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) PHP
2 10 (13.33%) C++
3 9 (12.00%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) SQL
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Groovy
7 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) IIBA
3 1 (1.33%) CBAP
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Puppet
2 8 (10.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Adobe
2 3 (4.00%) iRise
3 2 (2.67%) Infor
3 2 (2.67%) Sage
4 1 (1.33%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonuses and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £36,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
hronline
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago