Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 221 251
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30 0
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 117 59 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.47% 0.79% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.87% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 97 49 24
Manchester median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £52,500 £51,825
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

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 7233 6796 6793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.03% 91.11% 91.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5988 5834 5628
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +5 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bolton -5 5 £65,000 +100.00%
Cheadle -7 4 £42,500 -3.41%
Altrincham - 4 £47,500 -
Bury - 3 £45,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 £45,000 -
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 109 (93.16%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.03%) Scrum
3 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
4 30 (25.64%) .NET
4 30 (25.64%) SDLC
5 27 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
5 27 (23.08%) Finance
6 25 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (21.37%) Software Engineering
7 24 (20.51%) Business Analysis
8 23 (19.66%) C#
8 23 (19.66%) E-Commerce
9 20 (17.09%) MVC
9 20 (17.09%) Waterfall
10 19 (16.24%) JIRA
11 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 18 (15.38%) TOGAF
11 18 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 16 (13.68%) Degree
13 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 13 (11.11%) Resource Management
14 13 (11.11%) QA
14 13 (11.11%) Use Case
14 13 (11.11%) Project Management
15 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET
15 12 (10.26%) XML
15 12 (10.26%) HTML
16 11 (9.40%) User Experience

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 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.56%) Chatbot
2 3 (2.56%) InVision
2 3 (2.56%) UXPin
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.56%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
1 2 (1.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.71%) Big Data
3 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (16.24%) JIRA
2 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.84%) Robot Framework
3 8 (6.84%) Selenium
4 5 (4.27%) JSUnit
5 3 (2.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.56%) Ranorex
5 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.56%) Subversion
5 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.71%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.71%) Gradle
6 2 (1.71%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.71%) Maven
6 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Retail
3 9 (7.69%) Legal
4 8 (6.84%) Automotive
4 8 (6.84%) French Language
4 8 (6.84%) German Language
4 8 (6.84%) Japanese Language
5 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Billing
6 2 (1.71%) Electronics
6 2 (1.71%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) Analyst
2 43 (36.75%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (10.26%) Architect
4 12 (10.26%) C# Architect
5 9 (7.69%) .NET Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Head of Development
5 9 (7.69%) Software Architect
6 8 (6.84%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Technical Leader
7 6 (5.13%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Digital Business Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Designer
8 5 (4.27%) IT Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) .NET
2 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 12 (10.26%) HTML
2 12 (10.26%) XML
3 10 (8.55%) CSS
3 10 (8.55%) HTML5
3 10 (8.55%) Web Services
4 9 (7.69%) JSON
5 8 (6.84%) CSS3
6 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.98%) RESTful
7 6 (5.13%) Velocity
8 5 (4.27%) Java EE
8 5 (4.27%) Node.js
8 5 (4.27%) REST
8 5 (4.27%) SOAP
8 5 (4.27%) WCF
9 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.71%) WSDL
9 2 (1.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.40%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.40%) User Experience
3 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.13%) iPad
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.27%) Windows
2 3 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (93.16%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.03%) Scrum
3 30 (25.64%) SDLC
4 27 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
5 25 (21.37%) Software Engineering
5 25 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (20.51%) Business Analysis
7 23 (19.66%) E-Commerce
8 20 (17.09%) MVC
8 20 (17.09%) Waterfall
9 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 18 (15.38%) TOGAF
10 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.11%) Project Management
10 13 (11.11%) Resource Management
10 13 (11.11%) Use Case
11 11 (9.40%) Kanban
12 10 (8.55%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) C#
2 18 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.40%) C
4 9 (7.69%) Java
5 8 (6.84%) SQL
6 5 (4.27%) C++
7 4 (3.42%) Python
8 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.56%) PHP
8 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.71%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) R
10 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) ISEB
3 7 (5.98%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) PMO
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) HP
3 3 (2.56%) Adobe
3 3 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.56%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.56%) Cognizant
3 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.71%) Apigee
4 2 (1.71%) hybris
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin