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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 198 205 209
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 28 43 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.80% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21 31 45
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +5.88%
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
4711 5390 5929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.00% 88.38% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3994 4315 4762
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 21 £32,500 -9.09% 5
Cheshire +7 4 £30,500 -23.75% 1
Lancashire +3 2 £31,250 +4.16% 1
Merseyside +8 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 20 (30.30%) C#
4 17 (25.76%) Scrum
5 16 (24.24%) OO
6 14 (21.21%) NHibernate
6 14 (21.21%) BDD
6 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
7 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (18.18%) Degree
8 12 (18.18%) Business Analysis
8 12 (18.18%) SQL
9 11 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 11 (16.67%) TDD
10 10 (15.15%) Retail
10 10 (15.15%) CSS
10 10 (15.15%) HTML
10 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.61%) JIRA
12 7 (10.61%) Finance
12 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (10.61%) Client/Server
12 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
12 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (10.61%) User Experience
13 6 (9.09%) OOP
13 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
13 6 (9.09%) Microsoft

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.58%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
3 2 (3.03%) Moodle
3 2 (3.03%) WordPress
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) JIRA
1 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.09%) Selenium
3 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.06%) Axure RP
4 4 (6.06%) JUnit
5 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) MSTest
6 2 (3.03%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.03%) Firebug
6 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.03%) JMeter
6 2 (3.03%) Maven
6 2 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.52%) Gatling
7 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (15.15%) Retail
2 7 (10.61%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.55%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Analyst
2 21 (31.82%) Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 14 (21.21%) .NET Developer
5 11 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 10 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (15.15%) C# Developer
6 10 (15.15%) Software Developer
7 9 (13.64%) Product Owner
8 8 (12.12%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (12.12%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (10.61%) Product Manager
10 5 (7.58%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (7.58%) Digital Business Analyst
11 4 (6.06%) Designer
11 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
11 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
11 4 (6.06%) UX Designer
12 3 (4.55%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 14 (21.21%) NHibernate
3 10 (15.15%) CSS
3 10 (15.15%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
5 6 (9.09%) Web Services
6 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.58%) XML
7 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.06%) CSS3
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
8 3 (4.55%) JSON
9 2 (3.03%) Ajax
9 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.03%) Ember.js
9 2 (3.03%) React
9 2 (3.03%) REST
9 2 (3.03%) RESTful
10 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.61%) User Experience
3 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.55%) EPoS
4 3 (4.55%) W3C
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.52%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Android
2 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) Scrum
3 16 (24.24%) OO
4 14 (21.21%) BDD
5 12 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.67%) TDD
7 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.09%) OOP
9 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.58%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.58%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.58%) Use Case
10 5 (7.58%) Web Development
10 5 (7.58%) Wireframes
11 4 (6.06%) SDLC
11 4 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) C#
2 12 (18.18%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.58%) Java
6 4 (6.06%) ES6
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) Groovy
8 1 (1.52%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) ISEB
2 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Cognizant
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Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 per annum
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