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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 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 75 134 77
Rank change year-on-year +59 -57 +87
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 227 97 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.91% 2.02% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 2.13% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 108 61 95
10th Percentile £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,250 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -16.67% +39.53%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 -
North West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -25.00% +33.33%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,579 4,549 2,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 96.17% 94.55% 92.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,847 3,471 2,425
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,764 £32,700
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,265 £66,318 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Stories in Manchester.

Salary trend for User Stories in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 6 months to 12 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cheadle - 24 - -
Stockport - 8 £47,500 - 1
Salford - 3 £42,500 - 2
Altrincham - 2 £50,000 -
Oldham -17 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Bolton - 1 £55,000 -
Audenshaw - 1 £40,000 -
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 213 (93.83%) Agile
2 100 (44.05%) Social Skills
3 80 (35.24%) Scrum
4 77 (33.92%) Product Roadmap
5 75 (33.04%) Azure
6 71 (31.28%) DevOps
7 64 (28.19%) Git (software)
7 64 (28.19%) SQL
8 62 (27.31%) .NET
9 59 (25.99%) Process Improvement
10 58 (25.55%) C#
10 58 (25.55%) CSS
11 57 (25.11%) Azure DevOps
12 56 (24.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 54 (23.79%) SQL Server
13 54 (23.79%) Finance
14 53 (23.35%) HTML
14 53 (23.35%) JavaScript
15 49 (21.59%) MVC
15 49 (21.59%) React
16 48 (21.15%) Epics
16 48 (21.15%) Unit Testing
17 47 (20.70%) .NET Core
17 47 (20.70%) Serverless
17 47 (20.70%) Terraform
18 46 (20.26%) Microsoft
19 44 (19.38%) JIRA
19 44 (19.38%) Android
20 43 (18.94%) Continuous Improvement
20 43 (18.94%) Apple iOS

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 27 (11.89%) Confluence
2 8 (3.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (3.52%) CMS
2 8 (3.52%) Headless CMS
2 8 (3.52%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.76%) IIS
4 2 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.52%) Magento
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (33.04%) Azure
2 57 (25.11%) Azure DevOps
3 47 (20.70%) Serverless
4 41 (18.06%) Azure Functions
4 41 (18.06%) Azure Service Bus
5 34 (14.98%) AWS
6 23 (10.13%) SaaS
7 8 (3.52%) Amplience
7 8 (3.52%) GCP
7 8 (3.52%) GitHub
7 8 (3.52%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
8 6 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.64%) GitHub Actions
8 6 (2.64%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.20%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (2.20%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.20%) Pulumi
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
11 1 (0.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.64%) Power BI
2 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.76%) Big Data
4 4 (1.76%) Qlik Sense
4 4 (1.76%) Tableau
5 3 (1.32%) LogicBlox
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.44%) DataStage
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (28.19%) Git (software)
2 56 (24.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (19.38%) JIRA
4 12 (5.29%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.41%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.52%) Bitbucket Server
6 8 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.52%) JUnit
6 8 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.08%) Selenium
8 5 (2.20%) GitLab
8 5 (2.20%) Subversion
8 5 (2.20%) TestRail
9 4 (1.76%) NUnit
9 4 (1.76%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.88%) Appium
10 2 (0.88%) JMeter
10 2 (0.88%) Postman
10 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
General
1 100 (44.05%) Social Skills
2 54 (23.79%) Finance
3 37 (16.30%) Retail
4 27 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (9.25%) Legal
6 13 (5.73%) Banking
7 9 (3.96%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.96%) Games
7 9 (3.96%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.64%) Marketing
9 5 (2.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.76%) Law
11 3 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.44%) Automotive
12 1 (0.44%) Back Office
12 1 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 59 (25.99%) Developer
2 52 (22.91%) Analyst
3 49 (21.59%) Business Analyst
4 33 (14.54%) Product Owner
5 24 (10.57%) Software Developer
6 19 (8.37%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.73%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (5.73%) Senior Business Analyst
8 12 (5.29%) Scrum Master
9 10 (4.41%) Principal Business Analyst
9 10 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.41%) Senior Scrum Master
10 9 (3.96%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.96%) Technical Product Owner
11 8 (3.52%) Developer in Test
11 8 (3.52%) Java Developer in Test
11 8 (3.52%) Java Software Developer
12 7 (3.08%) Engineering Manager
12 7 (3.08%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (27.31%) .NET
2 58 (25.55%) CSS
3 53 (23.35%) HTML
4 49 (21.59%) React
5 47 (20.70%) .NET Core
6 42 (18.50%) jQuery
6 42 (18.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 41 (18.06%) .NET Framework
7 41 (18.06%) Entity Framework
8 15 (6.61%) REST
9 10 (4.41%) JSON
10 9 (3.96%) Gherkin
11 8 (3.52%) Web Services
11 8 (3.52%) XML
12 7 (3.08%) Vue.js
13 6 (2.64%) WCF
13 6 (2.64%) WPF
14 5 (2.20%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.20%) Sass
15 4 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.89%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (10.13%) Blog
3 19 (8.37%) User Experience
4 12 (5.29%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.52%) Blockchain
5 8 (3.52%) Industry 4.0
5 8 (3.52%) IoT
6 6 (2.64%) NHS
7 5 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.44%) FMCG
10 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.38%) Android
2 43 (18.94%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (93.83%) Agile
2 80 (35.24%) Scrum
3 77 (33.92%) Product Roadmap
4 71 (31.28%) DevOps
5 59 (25.99%) Process Improvement
6 49 (21.59%) MVC
7 48 (21.15%) Epics
7 48 (21.15%) Unit Testing
8 43 (18.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 43 (18.94%) Product Backlog
9 41 (18.06%) Dependency Injection
9 41 (18.06%) Test Automation
10 36 (15.86%) Coaching
11 33 (14.54%) Acceptance Criteria
11 33 (14.54%) Business Analysis
11 33 (14.54%) Kanban
12 32 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (14.10%) TDD
12 32 (14.10%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 32 (14.10%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.19%) SQL
2 58 (25.55%) C#
3 53 (23.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.93%) Java
5 13 (5.73%) C
6 8 (3.52%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.20%) Python
9 4 (1.76%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.32%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.44%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) ES6
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (7.05%) Degree
2 6 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.44%) ISEB
4 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.13%) QA
2 10 (4.41%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.88%) GRC
System Software
1 9 (3.96%) Docker
2 5 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 47 (20.70%) Terraform
2 5 (2.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 41 (18.06%) Xamarin
3 12 (5.29%) Hitachi
4 9 (3.96%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.52%) Spotify
6 6 (2.64%) Oracle
7 5 (2.20%) IBM
7 5 (2.20%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.20%) VMware
8 4 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.88%) Dell
9 2 (0.88%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.44%) Google
10 1 (0.44%) SAP