The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North West / Manchester
Rank 119 154 162
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 81 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.05% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.83% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75 20 18
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +42.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3612 3019 3277
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.58% 89.88% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3036 2493 2695
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,396 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories in Manchester.

Salary trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Stockport +8 10 £38,500 -30.00% 2
Bolton -8 8 £35,000 -
Wigan - 5 £30,000 -
Altrincham -6 2 £31,000 -13.88%
Salford - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 95 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.38%) JavaScript
3 30 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 27 (20.77%) CSS
5 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 26 (20.00%) Scrum
5 26 (20.00%) User Experience
6 25 (19.23%) HTML
7 24 (18.46%) Wireframes
8 23 (17.69%) Finance
9 22 (16.92%) .NET
10 20 (15.38%) Mobile App
11 18 (13.85%) QA
11 18 (13.85%) C#
11 18 (13.85%) MVC
11 18 (13.85%) Prototyping
12 17 (13.08%) SDLC
12 17 (13.08%) SQL Server
12 17 (13.08%) Information Architecture
13 16 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (11.54%) SQL
15 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
15 13 (10.00%) Test Scripting
16 12 (9.23%) Analytics
16 12 (9.23%) Project Management
16 12 (9.23%) Flash
16 12 (9.23%) Workflow
16 12 (9.23%) Web Analytics
16 12 (9.23%) Feasibility Study
17 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (3.85%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) WordPress
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.77%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.77%) Jetty
4 1 (0.77%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.77%) nginx
4 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.85%) InVision
2 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.85%) UXPin
3 1 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.08%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (3.08%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (3.08%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.31%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.77%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (0.77%) Heroku
2 1 (0.77%) IaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.08%) MySQL
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) Big Data
5 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.77%) QlikView
5 1 (0.77%) Redis
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.69%) JIRA
2 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
2 6 (4.62%) Selenium
3 5 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (3.85%) git-flow
3 5 (3.85%) RSpec
3 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.31%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.54%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.54%) Hudson
5 2 (1.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) GoCD
6 1 (0.77%) Grunt
6 1 (0.77%) gulp
6 1 (0.77%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Marketing
3 8 (6.15%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (42.31%) Analyst
2 38 (29.23%) Business Analyst
3 21 (16.15%) Designer
3 21 (16.15%) Developer
4 20 (15.38%) UX Designer
5 11 (8.46%) Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.15%) IT Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) .NET Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Architect
8 7 (5.38%) C# Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Project Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Software Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.62%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.77%) CSS
2 25 (19.23%) HTML
3 22 (16.92%) .NET
4 12 (9.23%) Flash
5 10 (7.69%) HTML5
6 9 (6.92%) Web Services
7 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET
7 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (6.15%) CSS3
8 6 (4.62%) XML
9 5 (3.85%) jQuery
9 5 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.31%) Ember.js
11 3 (2.31%) REST
12 2 (1.54%) Behat
12 2 (1.54%) Laravel
12 2 (1.54%) LESS
12 2 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) User Experience
2 20 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.69%) Fintech
5 9 (6.92%) iPad
6 8 (6.15%) Video on Demand
7 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.31%) VLE
9 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Android
1 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.77%) CentOS
2 1 (0.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.77%) Unix
2 1 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 26 (20.00%) Scrum
4 24 (18.46%) Wireframes
5 18 (13.85%) MVC
5 18 (13.85%) Prototyping
6 17 (13.08%) Information Architecture
6 17 (13.08%) SDLC
7 16 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.23%) Analytics
9 12 (9.23%) Feasibility Study
9 12 (9.23%) Project Management
9 12 (9.23%) Web Analytics
9 12 (9.23%) Workflow
10 11 (8.46%) Kanban
10 11 (8.46%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.38%) JavaScript
2 18 (13.85%) C#
3 15 (11.54%) SQL
4 6 (4.62%) Ruby
5 3 (2.31%) Java
5 3 (2.31%) PHP
6 1 (0.77%) Erlang
6 1 (0.77%) Go
6 1 (0.77%) Perl
6 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.69%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) ISEB
3 4 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.77%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.77%) Packer
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) IBM
3 5 (3.85%) Cognos
4 4 (3.08%) Cognizant
4 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (0.77%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.77%) Kofax
7 1 (0.77%) Pega
7 1 (0.77%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.77%) Software AG
7 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) Zend
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