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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / North West
Rank 165 201 206
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 80 36 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.72% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 76 29 40
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +37.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%

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
5417 4989 6132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.33% 88.22% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4498 4145 5123
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 68 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cheshire +16 7 £32,750 -22.94% 1
Merseyside - 5 £32,500 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 105 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.52%) Business Analysis
3 31 (21.38%) Scrum
4 28 (19.31%) JavaScript
5 25 (17.24%) Finance
5 25 (17.24%) User Experience
6 23 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (14.48%) JIRA
7 21 (14.48%) QA
7 21 (14.48%) HTML
7 21 (14.48%) CSS
7 21 (14.48%) Wireframes
8 17 (11.72%) Information Architecture
8 17 (11.72%) Prototyping
9 16 (11.03%) Mobile App
9 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
10 15 (10.34%) Project Management
10 15 (10.34%) .NET
11 14 (9.66%) ISEB
11 14 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.66%) TDD
12 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.97%) SQL
12 13 (8.97%) UML
12 13 (8.97%) Flash
12 13 (8.97%) Web Analytics
12 13 (8.97%) Analytics
12 13 (8.97%) SDLC
12 13 (8.97%) Feasibility Study
13 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.76%) CMS
1 4 (2.76%) Confluence
2 3 (2.07%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.38%) WordPress
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.69%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Jetty
4 1 (0.69%) Marvel
4 1 (0.69%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.69%) nginx
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.38%) InVision
2 2 (1.38%) MS Project
2 2 (1.38%) UXPin
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.76%) Visualfiles
3 3 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (2.07%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.69%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.69%) Magento
4 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (0.69%) Heroku
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.07%) MySQL
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (14.48%) JIRA
2 8 (5.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.14%) git-flow
3 6 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.45%) RSpec
5 4 (2.76%) Selenium
6 3 (2.07%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.38%) JMeter
7 2 (1.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.38%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.69%) Grunt
8 1 (0.69%) gulp
8 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (17.24%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Retail
3 6 (4.14%) Marketing
4 4 (2.76%) Legal
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (47.59%) Analyst
2 50 (34.48%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.10%) Developer
4 18 (12.41%) Designer
5 17 (11.72%) UX Designer
6 15 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
6 15 (10.34%) Tester
7 13 (8.97%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Scrum Master
9 7 (4.83%) Senior Tester
10 6 (4.14%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.14%) Product Owner
10 6 (4.14%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.45%) Agile Scrum Master
11 5 (3.45%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) Lead Tester
11 5 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.48%) CSS
1 21 (14.48%) HTML
2 15 (10.34%) .NET
3 13 (8.97%) Flash
4 11 (7.59%) Web Services
5 6 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.14%) XML
6 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.45%) CSS3
6 5 (3.45%) HTML5
6 5 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (2.76%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.07%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.07%) REST
9 2 (1.38%) Behat
9 2 (1.38%) Laravel
9 2 (1.38%) Sass
9 2 (1.38%) SOAP
9 2 (1.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.24%) User Experience
2 16 (11.03%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.90%) Fintech
5 9 (6.21%) Video on Demand
6 7 (4.83%) iPad
7 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.07%) FMCG
8 3 (2.07%) VLE
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.45%) Android
1 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.69%) CentOS
2 1 (0.69%) Linux
2 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.52%) Business Analysis
3 31 (21.38%) Scrum
4 23 (15.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (14.48%) Wireframes
6 17 (11.72%) Information Architecture
6 17 (11.72%) Prototyping
7 15 (10.34%) Project Management
8 14 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (9.66%) TDD
9 13 (8.97%) Analytics
9 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
9 13 (8.97%) Feasibility Study
9 13 (8.97%) SDLC
9 13 (8.97%) UML
9 13 (8.97%) Web Analytics
10 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.28%) Workflow
11 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) JavaScript
2 13 (8.97%) SQL
3 8 (5.52%) C#
4 6 (4.14%) Ruby
5 5 (3.45%) Java
6 2 (1.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.69%) Go
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) ISEB
2 11 (7.59%) Degree
3 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) Ansible
2 1 (0.69%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.69%) Packer
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) IBM
3 4 (2.76%) Cognizant
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) Cognos
4 3 (2.07%) Kofax
4 3 (2.07%) Sage
4 3 (2.07%) Software AG
5 1 (0.69%) Pega
5 1 (0.69%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.69%) VMware
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