The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 197 202 218
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 59 52 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.71% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.91% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 15
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
User Stories
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 21 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Cheshire -6 17 £35,000 -15.66% 3
Merseyside -3 12 £30,000 - 2
Lancashire +15 9 £55,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) C#
2 38 (41.76%) .NET
3 36 (39.56%) SQL
4 34 (37.36%) HTML
5 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
5 29 (31.87%) Scrum
6 28 (30.77%) XML
7 26 (28.57%) CSS
8 23 (25.27%) Web Services
8 23 (25.27%) SQL Server
9 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET
9 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
10 19 (20.88%) OO
11 18 (19.78%) Java
11 18 (19.78%) Project Management
11 18 (19.78%) MVC
11 18 (19.78%) Business Analysis
11 18 (19.78%) Use Case
12 17 (18.68%) T-SQL
13 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
14 15 (16.48%) Visual Studio
14 15 (16.48%) Web Development
14 15 (16.48%) Finance
14 15 (16.48%) TDD
15 14 (15.38%) PHP
15 14 (15.38%) UML
16 13 (14.29%) OOD
16 13 (14.29%) RIA
16 13 (14.29%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.79%) MySQL
4 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) OLTP
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.79%) Hudson
3 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.79%) Ant
3 8 (8.79%) Maven
4 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 6 (6.59%) Subversion
6 5 (5.49%) Grunt
7 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.20%) JIRA
9 1 (1.10%) PhoneGap
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Back Office
3 6 (6.59%) Marketing
4 3 (3.30%) Local Government
5 2 (2.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 52 (57.14%) Developer
2 39 (42.86%) Analyst
3 33 (36.26%) Business Analyst
4 18 (19.78%) .NET Developer
5 13 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
6 12 (13.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (13.19%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.99%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
8 8 (8.79%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (8.79%) Java Developer
8 8 (8.79%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (5.49%) PHP Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Web Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.49%) UI Programmer
10 5 (5.49%) Designer
10 5 (5.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.76%) .NET
2 34 (37.36%) HTML
3 28 (30.77%) XML
4 26 (28.57%) CSS
5 23 (25.27%) Web Services
6 22 (24.18%) ASP.NET
7 13 (14.29%) jQuery
7 13 (14.29%) HTML5
8 11 (12.09%) SOAP
8 11 (12.09%) JSON
8 11 (12.09%) CSS3
9 10 (10.99%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.79%) JPA
10 8 (8.79%) Apache Axis
10 8 (8.79%) Spring MVC
10 8 (8.79%) WCF
10 8 (8.79%) WPF
10 8 (8.79%) Silverlight
10 8 (8.79%) Spring Security
10 8 (8.79%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) RIA
2 10 (10.99%) W3C
3 8 (8.79%) Open Source
3 8 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.40%) NHS
6 3 (3.30%) APACS
6 3 (3.30%) EMV
7 2 (2.20%) New Media
7 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.20%) Social Media
8 1 (1.10%) BBC
8 1 (1.10%) Wiki
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) UNIX
2 2 (2.20%) Android
2 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.87%) Scrum
3 19 (20.88%) OO
4 18 (19.78%) Project Management
4 18 (19.78%) MVC
4 18 (19.78%) Business Analysis
4 18 (19.78%) Use Case
5 15 (16.48%) Web Development
5 15 (16.48%) TDD
6 14 (15.38%) UML
7 13 (14.29%) OOD
7 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.99%) Progressive Enhancement
9 10 (10.99%) Information Architecture
9 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.99%) Validation
10 9 (9.89%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.79%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) C#
2 36 (39.56%) SQL
3 29 (31.87%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.78%) Java
5 17 (18.68%) T-SQL
6 14 (15.38%) PHP
7 8 (8.79%) PL/SQL
7 8 (8.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle
3 7 (7.69%) WSO2
4 3 (3.30%) Google
5 1 (1.10%) ATG
5 1 (1.10%) Apple
5 1 (1.10%) hybris
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