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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 193 200 237
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +37
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 49 40 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.73% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 13
Average salary £32,000 £44,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.49% +31.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
5616 5444 6390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.55% 82.24% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4818 4558 5523
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +7 29 £34,000 -24.44% 8
Cheshire +6 11 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Lancashire -1 8 £30,000 -45.45%
Merseyside 0 1 £40,000 +28.00% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 58 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.85%) Scrum
3 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 25 (26.60%) Java
5 24 (25.53%) E-Commerce
6 21 (22.34%) Selenium
6 21 (22.34%) User Experience
7 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
8 17 (18.09%) C#
9 15 (15.96%) CSS
9 15 (15.96%) Project Management
9 15 (15.96%) TDD
10 14 (14.89%) Degree
11 13 (13.83%) Web Services
11 13 (13.83%) ERP
12 12 (12.77%) jQuery
12 12 (12.77%) Business Analysis
13 11 (11.70%) Ajax
13 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
13 11 (11.70%) QA
13 11 (11.70%) HTTP
13 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
13 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
13 11 (11.70%) Analytics
14 10 (10.64%) REST
14 10 (10.64%) WebSockets
14 10 (10.64%) Open Source
14 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
14 10 (10.64%) JIRA
15 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (5.32%) IIS
1 5 (5.32%) Apache
1 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
1 5 (5.32%) Jetty
1 5 (5.32%) nginx
2 2 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
1 3 (3.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.32%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) HTTP
2 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.32%) DNS
2 5 (5.32%) IPsec
2 5 (5.32%) DHCP
2 5 (5.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) Selenium
2 10 (10.64%) JIRA
3 6 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.19%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.06%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.06%) Maven
7 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.06%) Gradle
7 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (9.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) German Language
2 5 (5.32%) Italian Language
2 5 (5.32%) Turkish Language
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Analyst
2 27 (28.72%) Business Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Tester
5 8 (8.51%) Software Tester
6 7 (7.45%) Programme Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Web Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Web Programme Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) UML Business Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.19%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) CSS
2 13 (13.83%) Web Services
3 12 (12.77%) jQuery
4 11 (11.70%) Ajax
5 10 (10.64%) REST
5 10 (10.64%) WebSockets
6 9 (9.57%) Sass
6 9 (9.57%) LESS
6 9 (9.57%) Ember.js
7 8 (8.51%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (8.51%) HTML
8 7 (7.45%) .NET
8 7 (7.45%) Grails
9 6 (6.38%) J2EE
10 5 (5.32%) Servlets
11 4 (4.26%) HTML5
12 1 (1.06%) CSS3
12 1 (1.06%) NHibernate
12 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
12 1 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) User Experience
2 10 (10.64%) Open Source
3 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.32%) Blog
6 3 (3.19%) W3C
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Android
1 6 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.85%) Scrum
3 24 (25.53%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.96%) Project Management
4 15 (15.96%) TDD
5 13 (13.83%) ERP
6 12 (12.77%) Business Analysis
7 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
7 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
7 11 (11.70%) Analytics
8 9 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.57%) Use Case
8 9 (9.57%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2
9 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) Web Design
9 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.51%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) SQL
2 25 (26.60%) Java
3 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.09%) C#
5 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 7 (7.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Xen
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (5.32%) Puppet
1 5 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Epicor
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) Google
3 5 (5.32%) VMware
4 2 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (1.06%) Perforce
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle
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