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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 218 204 212
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 38 41 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.73% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 35 32 36
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £30,800
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
6103 5604 6104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.66% 80.67% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5248 4693 5357
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 £60,000 £54,600 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +12 22 £38,750 -12.92% 1
Manchester -26 8 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Lancashire 0 5 £30,000 +27.65%
Merseyside +13 3 £40,000 +18.51% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 61 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.09%) Scrum
3 24 (27.27%) User Experience
4 22 (25.00%) SQL
5 21 (23.86%) Java
5 21 (23.86%) TDD
6 19 (21.59%) C#
6 19 (21.59%) CSS
6 19 (21.59%) E-Commerce
7 16 (18.18%) Project Management
8 15 (17.05%) JavaScript
8 15 (17.05%) .NET
8 15 (17.05%) Selenium
9 14 (15.91%) Degree
9 14 (15.91%) HTML
9 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
10 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
10 13 (14.77%) Analytics
10 13 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (13.64%) Web Services
11 12 (13.64%) QA
11 12 (13.64%) Google
12 11 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 10 (11.36%) XML
13 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing
13 10 (11.36%) Data Analysis
13 10 (11.36%) Web Design
13 10 (11.36%) Use Case
13 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (5.68%) Apache
1 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.68%) IIS
1 5 (5.68%) WebSphere
1 5 (5.68%) Jetty
1 5 (5.68%) nginx
2 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.27%) SAS
2 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.68%) Google App Engine
1 5 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) HTTP
2 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.68%) DNS
2 5 (5.68%) IPsec
2 5 (5.68%) DHCP
2 5 (5.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Redis
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Selenium
2 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.68%) Bugzilla
5 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.68%) Hudson
5 5 (5.68%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.14%) Maven
8 1 (1.14%) Gradle
8 1 (1.14%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (5.68%) Marketing
1 5 (5.68%) German Language
1 5 (5.68%) Italian Language
1 5 (5.68%) Turkish Language
1 5 (5.68%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.41%) Games
3 2 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Analyst
2 27 (30.68%) Developer
3 24 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Graduate
6 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) UX Designer
7 3 (3.41%) Designer
8 2 (2.27%) Graduate Software Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.59%) CSS
2 15 (17.05%) .NET
3 14 (15.91%) HTML
4 12 (13.64%) Web Services
5 10 (11.36%) XML
6 8 (9.09%) jQuery
7 7 (7.95%) Ajax
7 7 (7.95%) JSON
8 6 (6.82%) SOAP
8 6 (6.82%) J2EE
8 6 (6.82%) HTML5
8 6 (6.82%) REST
8 6 (6.82%) Sass
8 6 (6.82%) LESS
8 6 (6.82%) WebSockets
9 5 (5.68%) Ember.js
9 5 (5.68%) Servlets
9 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.55%) GWT
11 3 (3.41%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.27%) User Experience
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) W3C
3 6 (6.82%) Open Source
4 5 (5.68%) Blog
5 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.09%) Scrum
3 21 (23.86%) TDD
4 19 (21.59%) E-Commerce
5 16 (18.18%) Project Management
6 13 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.77%) Analytics
7 11 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 10 (11.36%) Web Design
8 10 (11.36%) Data Analysis
8 10 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 10 (11.36%) Web Usability
8 10 (11.36%) Use Case
8 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
9 9 (10.23%) BDD
9 9 (10.23%) ERP
10 8 (9.09%) Web Development
11 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) SQL
2 21 (23.86%) Java
3 19 (21.59%) C#
4 15 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.95%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) Perl
7 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Xen
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Puppet
1 5 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.68%) Ansible
2 3 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) VMware
3 5 (5.68%) Epicor
4 2 (2.27%) Adobe
4 2 (2.27%) Omniture
4 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.14%) Perforce
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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