Period
to 16 January 2022

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 16 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 115 78 121
Rank change year-on-year -37 +43 +35
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 134 107 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.50% 3.54% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.72% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 110 102 109
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £32,775
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,250 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £67,188 £70,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £76,520 £75,000 £71,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +33.33% -7.14%

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 5,094 2,879 5,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.97% 95.21% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,871 2,582 4,354
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,325
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +1.05%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £59,000 - 1
Bury -1 1 £55,000 +57.14%
Salford -4 1 £42,500 -20.86%
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 112 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.79%) Scrum
3 54 (40.30%) Social Skills
4 52 (38.81%) JIRA
5 40 (29.85%) Finance
6 39 (29.10%) Test Automation
6 39 (29.10%) Acceptance Criteria
7 37 (27.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (26.12%) Business Analysis
9 33 (24.63%) QA
10 31 (23.13%) Product Backlog
11 29 (21.64%) Requirements Gathering
11 29 (21.64%) Epics
11 29 (21.64%) DevOps
12 28 (20.90%) Mentoring
13 26 (19.40%) Kanban
13 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
13 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
14 24 (17.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 22 (16.42%) Backlog Prioritisation
15 22 (16.42%) Product Roadmap
15 22 (16.42%) Presentation Skills
15 22 (16.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 22 (16.42%) Software Testing
16 20 (14.93%) Legal
16 20 (14.93%) BDD
16 20 (14.93%) Analytics
17 19 (14.18%) Coaching
18 17 (12.69%) User Experience
18 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing

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 14 (10.45%) Confluence
2 5 (3.73%) CMS
2 5 (3.73%) WordPress
3 4 (2.99%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) AWS
2 9 (6.72%) Azure
3 4 (2.99%) Azure Service Bus
3 4 (2.99%) GitHub
3 4 (2.99%) GitHub Actions
3 4 (2.99%) mabl
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.75%) AWS Step Functions
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Stack
4 1 (0.75%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.75%) Serverless
4 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) DKIM
2 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.96%) Blockchain
2 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.99%) Big Data
5 4 (2.99%) LogicBlox
6 2 (1.49%) MySQL
6 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.49%) Redis
6 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.75%) KNIME
7 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 52 (38.81%) JIRA
2 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.49%) GitLab
4 2 (1.49%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (1.49%) TestRail
4 2 (1.49%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.75%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.75%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.75%) Gatling
5 1 (0.75%) JMeter
5 1 (0.75%) Maven
5 1 (0.75%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.75%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (40.30%) Social Skills
2 40 (29.85%) Finance
3 24 (17.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 22 (16.42%) Presentation Skills
5 20 (14.93%) Legal
6 16 (11.94%) Financial Institution
7 11 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.72%) Retail
9 8 (5.97%) Public Sector
10 5 (3.73%) Banking
11 4 (2.99%) Marketing
12 1 (0.75%) Billing
12 1 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.75%) Law
12 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (40.30%) Analyst
2 53 (39.55%) Business Analyst
3 12 (8.96%) Delivery Manager
3 12 (8.96%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Architect
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Business Analyst
6 9 (6.72%) Principal Business Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Lead Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Technical Leader
8 6 (4.48%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Agile Delivery Lead
8 6 (4.48%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Product Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.24%) Consultant
10 3 (2.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) .NET
2 11 (8.21%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.97%) React
4 6 (4.48%) CSS
4 6 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (4.48%) XML
5 5 (3.73%) HTML
6 4 (2.99%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.99%) Ajax
6 4 (2.99%) HTML5
6 4 (2.99%) Node.js
7 3 (2.24%) Laravel
7 3 (2.24%) Spring
7 3 (2.24%) Visualforce
8 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.49%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.49%) Ext JS
8 2 (1.49%) JSON
8 2 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) User Experience
2 8 (5.97%) Blog
2 8 (5.97%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.75%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.73%) Windows
2 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.79%) Scrum
3 39 (29.10%) Acceptance Criteria
3 39 (29.10%) Test Automation
4 37 (27.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (26.12%) Business Analysis
6 31 (23.13%) Product Backlog
7 29 (21.64%) DevOps
7 29 (21.64%) Epics
7 29 (21.64%) Requirements Gathering
8 28 (20.90%) Mentoring
9 26 (19.40%) Kanban
10 22 (16.42%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 22 (16.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 22 (16.42%) Product Roadmap
10 22 (16.42%) Software Testing
11 20 (14.93%) Analytics
11 20 (14.93%) BDD
12 19 (14.18%) Coaching
13 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.19%) C#
1 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.21%) SQL
3 9 (6.72%) Python
4 5 (3.73%) Java
5 4 (2.99%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.24%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.49%) PHP
7 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) Go
8 1 (0.75%) Java 11
8 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
1 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.48%) Degree
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.99%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.24%) ISEB
6 2 (1.49%) CBAP
7 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.63%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.49%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.49%) PMO
3 2 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Spotify
2 11 (8.21%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.24%) Adobe
4 2 (1.49%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle
5 1 (0.75%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.75%) Databricks
5 1 (0.75%) Marketo
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.75%) Pega
5 1 (0.75%) Sage
5 1 (0.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.75%) VMware