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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 213 215 215
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 48 29 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 30
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +20 29 £40,000 - 3
Cheshire -12 12 £32,500 -30.10% 5
Merseyside +9 6 £40,000 +23.07% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 77 (76.24%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) SQL
3 36 (35.64%) .NET
4 33 (32.67%) C#
5 32 (31.68%) Microsoft
6 27 (26.73%) TDD
7 25 (24.75%) Scrum
7 25 (24.75%) HTML
7 25 (24.75%) User Experience
8 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
9 23 (22.77%) MS Excel
10 22 (21.78%) XML
11 19 (18.81%) CSS
11 19 (18.81%) Web Services
11 19 (18.81%) Java
11 19 (18.81%) T-SQL
11 19 (18.81%) E-Commerce
12 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
13 16 (15.84%) Degree
13 16 (15.84%) JSON
14 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
14 15 (14.85%) Visual Studio
14 15 (14.85%) SOAP
15 14 (13.86%) jQuery
15 14 (13.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (12.87%) Google
16 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (12.87%) Analytics
17 12 (11.88%) Software Engineering
17 12 (11.88%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (4.95%) IIS
2 5 (4.95%) Apache
2 5 (4.95%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.95%) nginx
2 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.95%) Jetty
3 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.97%) CMS
4 2 (1.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (22.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) Fireworks
2 3 (2.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.97%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.95%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) DHCP
1 5 (4.95%) FTP
1 5 (4.95%) HTTP
1 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
1 5 (4.95%) DNS
1 5 (4.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) 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 15 (14.85%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.90%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.92%) Selenium
4 6 (5.94%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.94%) JIRA
5 5 (4.95%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.95%) Hudson
5 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.95%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.95%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.95%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.99%) Behat
7 1 (0.99%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (5.94%) Back Office
1 6 (5.94%) Finance
1 6 (5.94%) Marketing
2 5 (4.95%) German Language
2 5 (4.95%) Italian Language
2 5 (4.95%) Turkish Language
3 3 (2.97%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (37.62%) Developer
2 27 (26.73%) Analyst
3 23 (22.77%) Business Analyst
4 13 (12.87%) C# Developer
4 13 (12.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (7.92%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Designer
6 5 (4.95%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Graduate Developer
7 4 (3.96%) User Experience Designer
7 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Graduate
7 4 (3.96%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.97%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (1.98%) QA Engineer
9 2 (1.98%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (1.98%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (35.64%) .NET
2 25 (24.75%) HTML
3 22 (21.78%) XML
4 19 (18.81%) CSS
4 19 (18.81%) Web Services
5 16 (15.84%) JSON
6 15 (14.85%) SOAP
7 14 (13.86%) jQuery
8 12 (11.88%) .NET Framework
9 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
10 6 (5.94%) J2EE
10 6 (5.94%) HTML5
11 5 (4.95%) GWT
11 5 (4.95%) Servlets
12 4 (3.96%) Ajax
13 3 (2.97%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (2.97%) Sass
13 3 (2.97%) LESS
13 3 (2.97%) XHTML
13 3 (2.97%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.75%) User Experience
2 7 (6.93%) W3C
3 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) Blog
4 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.98%) RIA
5 2 (1.98%) Open Source
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.90%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Linux
3 6 (5.94%) Android
3 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (76.24%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.73%) TDD
3 25 (24.75%) Scrum
4 19 (18.81%) E-Commerce
5 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
6 14 (13.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.87%) Analytics
8 12 (11.88%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.89%) Project Management
9 11 (10.89%) BDD
10 10 (9.90%) Web Development
10 10 (9.90%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Web Usability
10 10 (9.90%) Web Design
10 10 (9.90%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.92%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.92%) MVC
11 8 (7.92%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) SQL
2 33 (32.67%) C#
3 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.81%) Java
4 19 (18.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.92%) Ruby
6 4 (3.96%) PHP
7 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.99%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Xen
1 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Puppet
1 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.95%) Ansible
2 2 (1.98%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 32 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) Google
3 5 (4.95%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) Omniture
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) Adobe
4 3 (2.97%) Epicor
4 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.98%) Sage
6 1 (0.99%) Apple
6 1 (0.99%) JBoss
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