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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 202 211 231
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 51 31 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.56% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33 28 14
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
5989 5559 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.59% 77.68% 77.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4756 4698 5081
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
(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 +9 25 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Cheshire -8 14 £32,825 -27.45% 2
Merseyside -2 9 £50,000 +66.66%
Lancashire -3 2 £40,000 -11.11%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.57%) C#
2 43 (42.57%) .NET
3 42 (41.58%) SQL
4 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
5 30 (29.70%) XML
6 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
7 27 (26.73%) Web Services
8 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
9 25 (24.75%) T-SQL
10 24 (23.76%) TDD
11 23 (22.77%) JSON
12 22 (21.78%) HTML
12 22 (21.78%) Visual Studio
12 22 (21.78%) SOAP
13 21 (20.79%) Scrum
14 19 (18.81%) Java
14 19 (18.81%) JavaScript
15 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET
15 16 (15.84%) Degree
16 15 (14.85%) .NET Framework
16 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (14.85%) E-Commerce
16 15 (14.85%) Software Engineering
17 14 (13.86%) CSS
17 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
17 14 (13.86%) Web Development
18 13 (12.87%) OOD
19 12 (11.88%) Project Management
19 12 (11.88%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) IIS
2 3 (2.97%) Apache
2 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.97%) CMS
2 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.97%) Jetty
2 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (2.97%) nginx
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.97%) MS Office
4 2 (1.98%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.99%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.97%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) DHCP
1 3 (2.97%) FTP
1 3 (2.97%) HTTP
1 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.97%) DNS
1 3 (2.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Redis
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (21.78%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.93%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.94%) JIRA
4 6 (5.94%) Selenium
4 6 (5.94%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.95%) Hudson
5 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.95%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.95%) Bugzilla
5 5 (4.95%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.99%) Behat
7 1 (0.99%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (8.91%) Marketing
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Back Office
4 3 (2.97%) German Language
4 3 (2.97%) Italian Language
4 3 (2.97%) Turkish Language
4 3 (2.97%) Games
4 3 (2.97%) Local Government
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (43.56%) Developer
2 32 (31.68%) Analyst
3 25 (24.75%) Business Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) C# Developer
4 15 (14.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (12.87%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.92%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Designer
7 5 (4.95%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Graduate
8 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 3 (2.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (42.57%) .NET
2 30 (29.70%) XML
3 27 (26.73%) Web Services
4 23 (22.77%) JSON
5 22 (21.78%) HTML
5 22 (21.78%) SOAP
6 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET
7 15 (14.85%) .NET Framework
8 14 (13.86%) CSS
9 9 (8.91%) jQuery
10 7 (6.93%) GWT
11 6 (5.94%) HTML5
11 6 (5.94%) J2EE
12 3 (2.97%) Servlets
12 3 (2.97%) XSD
12 3 (2.97%) WCF
12 3 (2.97%) WPF
12 3 (2.97%) Silverlight
12 3 (2.97%) Semantic HTML
12 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.96%) W3C
3 3 (2.97%) APACS
3 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.97%) Blog
3 3 (2.97%) RIA
3 3 (2.97%) EMV
4 2 (1.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.99%) Wiki
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Windows
2 6 (5.94%) Android
2 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.95%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.76%) TDD
3 21 (20.79%) Scrum
4 15 (14.85%) Software Engineering
4 15 (14.85%) E-Commerce
4 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (13.86%) Web Development
5 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.87%) OOD
7 12 (11.88%) Project Management
7 12 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.89%) BDD
9 10 (9.90%) Analytics
9 10 (9.90%) MVC
9 10 (9.90%) Business Analysis
9 10 (9.90%) Web Design
9 10 (9.90%) Pair Programming
10 9 (8.91%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.57%) C#
2 42 (41.58%) SQL
3 25 (24.75%) T-SQL
4 19 (18.81%) Java
4 19 (18.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.93%) Ruby
6 6 (5.94%) PHP
7 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Xen
1 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Puppet
1 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.97%) Ansible
2 2 (1.98%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) Google
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) Epicor
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) Omniture
4 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.98%) Sage
6 1 (0.99%) Apple
6 1 (0.99%) JBoss
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe
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