Period
to 17 November 2017

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

User Story
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 98 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 -2
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 10 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.01% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 3
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -10.00%
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 896 1149 821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.60% 88.45% 87.34%
Number of salaries quoted 668 777 619
Merseyside median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £64,200
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 Merseyside

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

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

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Merseyside

User Stories
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +21 4 £38,750 +3.33% 1
St Helens - 2 £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 Merseyside region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Content Management
3 5 (50.00%) Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) NHS
6 2 (20.00%) W3C
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Development
6 2 (20.00%) Gantt Chart
6 2 (20.00%) Mavenlink
6 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management

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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
1 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Writer
2 2 (20.00%) Author
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Author
2 2 (20.00%) UX Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Platform Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) W3C
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Content Management
4 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Development
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Gantt Chart
6 2 (20.00%) Information Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
7 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com