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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 211 193 204
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 36 53 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.74% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.89% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 37
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
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
5598 5987 5760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.99% 83.50% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4769 4900
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +5 19 £42,500 -14.14% 5
Cheshire -4 15 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Merseyside +1 2 £45,000 -5.26%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.87%) Scrum
3 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (23.08%) PHP
4 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 15 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
6 14 (17.95%) Software Delivery
6 14 (17.95%) Finance
7 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (16.67%) Use Case
8 12 (15.38%) Selenium
8 12 (15.38%) JIRA
8 12 (15.38%) Android
8 12 (15.38%) Apple iOS
8 12 (15.38%) MySQL
8 12 (15.38%) User Experience
9 11 (14.10%) Linux
9 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Degree
10 10 (12.82%) QA
10 10 (12.82%) Retail
10 10 (12.82%) Network Security
10 10 (12.82%) Kanban
10 10 (12.82%) Puppet
10 10 (12.82%) C++
10 10 (12.82%) VPN
10 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
11 9 (11.54%) Java
11 9 (11.54%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (1.28%) WordPress
1 1 (1.28%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.56%) RoboHelp
3 2 (2.56%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.28%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.28%) MS Office
4 1 (1.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Agresso
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (2.56%) Sage 200
1 2 (2.56%) Sage ERP X3
2 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) Trello
2 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) VPN
1 10 (12.82%) Network Security
2 8 (10.26%) Wireless
3 7 (8.97%) Internet
4 3 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) JIRA
1 12 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) JUnit
2 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (2.56%) JMeter
3 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Retail
3 8 (10.26%) Financial Institution
4 5 (6.41%) Marketing
5 4 (5.13%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (50.00%) Analyst
2 37 (47.44%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Business Systems Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Product Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Product Owner
7 5 (6.41%) Business Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Change Manager
7 5 (6.41%) Business Change Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) UX Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Change Project Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Business Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) LAMP
2 7 (8.97%) HTML
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
3 6 (7.69%) CSS
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
4 5 (6.41%) JSON
5 4 (5.13%) HTML5
5 4 (5.13%) REST
5 4 (5.13%) CSS3
5 4 (5.13%) SOAP
6 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.28%) Symfony
7 1 (1.28%) CakePHP
7 1 (1.28%) Laravel
7 1 (1.28%) COM
7 1 (1.28%) XML
7 1 (1.28%) XHTML
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 12 (15.38%) User Experience
4 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.41%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.85%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.28%) Statistics
7 1 (1.28%) Psychology
7 1 (1.28%) W3C
7 1 (1.28%) Blog
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Android
1 12 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 11 (14.10%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (78.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.87%) Scrum
3 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 15 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 14 (17.95%) Software Delivery
6 13 (16.67%) Use Case
6 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Kanban
8 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
9 9 (11.54%) UML
9 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 9 (11.54%) BDD
10 8 (10.26%) Automation Testing
10 8 (10.26%) DevOps
10 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.26%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (10.26%) TDD
10 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) PHP
2 10 (12.82%) C++
3 9 (11.54%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) Groovy
6 2 (2.56%) SQL
6 2 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) IIBA
2 2 (2.56%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Puppet
2 8 (10.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Adobe
2 3 (3.85%) iRise
3 2 (2.56%) Sage
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Infor
4 1 (1.28%) Google
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago