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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 207 209 236
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 43 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.64% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 26
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
6113 5485 6366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.98% 80.76% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5259 4570 5624
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cheshire +7 20 £35,000 -21.34% 4
Manchester -18 14 £40,000 +4.57% 3
Lancashire +6 9 £30,000 +27.65%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Scrum
3 23 (25.27%) User Experience
4 22 (24.18%) SQL
5 21 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 20 (21.98%) Java
6 20 (21.98%) CSS
7 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
7 19 (20.88%) Project Management
8 18 (19.78%) TDD
8 18 (19.78%) Selenium
9 17 (18.68%) Degree
10 16 (17.58%) C#
11 13 (14.29%) Analytics
11 13 (14.29%) HTML
11 13 (14.29%) ERP
12 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
12 11 (12.09%) Business Analysis
12 11 (12.09%) QA
12 11 (12.09%) jQuery
12 11 (12.09%) HTTP
12 11 (12.09%) T-SQL
13 10 (10.99%) Web Services
13 10 (10.99%) Ajax
13 10 (10.99%) Use Case
13 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Data Analysis
13 10 (10.99%) Web Usability
13 10 (10.99%) Web Design
14 9 (9.89%) GAP Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (5.49%) IIS
1 5 (5.49%) Apache
1 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
1 5 (5.49%) Jetty
1 5 (5.49%) nginx
2 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) JBoss
3 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.20%) Fireworks
1 2 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.20%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.49%) Google App Engine
1 5 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) HTTP
2 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.49%) DNS
2 5 (5.49%) IPsec
2 5 (5.49%) DHCP
2 5 (5.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Redis
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Selenium
2 9 (9.89%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.49%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.20%) Hudson
7 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.10%) Gradle
8 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.10%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.10%) Maven
8 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (9.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.49%) German Language
2 5 (5.49%) Italian Language
2 5 (5.49%) Turkish Language
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (39.56%) Analyst
2 28 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 25 (27.47%) Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) UX Designer
9 3 (3.30%) Designer
9 3 (3.30%) Web Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Web Programme Manager
10 2 (2.20%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) CSS
2 13 (14.29%) HTML
3 11 (12.09%) jQuery
4 10 (10.99%) Ajax
4 10 (10.99%) Web Services
5 9 (9.89%) REST
5 9 (9.89%) WebSockets
5 9 (9.89%) Sass
5 9 (9.89%) LESS
6 8 (8.79%) Ember.js
6 8 (8.79%) .NET
7 6 (6.59%) J2EE
8 5 (5.49%) Servlets
8 5 (5.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (5.49%) HTML5
9 4 (4.40%) XML
10 3 (3.30%) Grails
11 2 (2.20%) XHTML
11 2 (2.20%) CSS3
12 1 (1.10%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) User Experience
2 9 (9.89%) Open Source
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.49%) Blog
6 4 (4.40%) W3C
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Windows
3 4 (4.40%) Android
3 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Scrum
3 21 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 19 (20.88%) Project Management
5 18 (19.78%) TDD
6 13 (14.29%) ERP
6 13 (14.29%) Analytics
7 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
7 11 (12.09%) Business Analysis
8 10 (10.99%) Data Analysis
8 10 (10.99%) Web Design
8 10 (10.99%) Use Case
8 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Web Usability
9 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.89%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.59%) Test Scripting
11 6 (6.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) SQL
2 20 (21.98%) Java
3 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.58%) C#
5 11 (12.09%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) Perl
7 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Xen
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (5.49%) Puppet
1 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Epicor
1 9 (9.89%) Google
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.49%) VMware
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 1 (1.10%) Perforce
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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