The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 60 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.37% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £37,250 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £37,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £37,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -3.37%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 480 381 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.39% 82.11% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 340 304 326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,910 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

User Stories
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Gantt Chart
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (25.00%) Smalltalk
4 2 (25.00%) Sage
4 2 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Marvel
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) RSpec
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) Phusion Passenger
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Gantt Chart
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) Smalltalk
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Sage
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