The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / North West
Rank 150 203 219
Rank change year-on-year +53 +16  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 100 35 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.70% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 88 24 25
Median salary £38,500 £43,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +12.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £54,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5552 4995 5843
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.38% 87.86% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4608 4156 4703
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

User Stories
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the North West

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the North West

User Stories
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 81 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Cheshire +14 13 £36,500 -10.97% 4
Merseyside - 6 £32,500 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 127 (76.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.35%) Business Analysis
3 38 (22.75%) JavaScript
4 36 (21.56%) Scrum
5 32 (19.16%) Finance
6 31 (18.56%) CSS
7 29 (17.37%) HTML
7 29 (17.37%) User Experience
8 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
9 26 (15.57%) .NET
9 26 (15.57%) SDLC
10 25 (14.97%) QA
11 24 (14.37%) Wireframes
12 21 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (12.57%) Mobile App
13 20 (11.98%) MVC
13 20 (11.98%) C#
14 19 (11.38%) SQL
14 19 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (11.38%) Information Architecture
14 19 (11.38%) JIRA
14 19 (11.38%) Prototyping
15 18 (10.78%) Project Management
16 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
16 17 (10.18%) TDD
17 16 (9.58%) Test Scripting
17 16 (9.58%) Kanban
18 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (8.38%) ISEB
19 14 (8.38%) E-Commerce

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (2.99%) Alfresco
2 4 (2.40%) Confluence
3 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 3 (1.80%) nginx
3 3 (1.80%) WordPress
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.60%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Jetty
5 1 (0.60%) Marvel
5 1 (0.60%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.99%) InVision
2 5 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.99%) UXPin
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.40%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (2.40%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.40%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.80%) Sage 1000
3 3 (1.80%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (0.60%) Heroku
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.40%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.60%) QlikView
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) Redis
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.38%) JIRA
2 13 (7.78%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.79%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.79%) Selenium
5 7 (4.19%) RSpec
6 5 (2.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (2.99%) git-flow
7 4 (2.40%) Subversion
8 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.20%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.20%) Hudson
9 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.60%) Gatling
10 1 (0.60%) Grunt
10 1 (0.60%) gulp
10 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 32 (19.16%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Marketing
3 11 (6.59%) Retail
4 4 (2.40%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Legal
4 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (45.51%) Analyst
2 54 (32.34%) Business Analyst
3 22 (13.17%) Developer
4 21 (12.57%) Designer
5 20 (11.98%) UX Designer
6 17 (10.18%) Tester
7 14 (8.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.59%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Product Owner
10 8 (4.79%) Project Analyst
10 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) .NET Architect
11 7 (4.19%) Architect
11 7 (4.19%) C# Architect
11 7 (4.19%) Software Architect
11 7 (4.19%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.19%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.59%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.56%) CSS
2 29 (17.37%) HTML
3 26 (15.57%) .NET
4 13 (7.78%) HTML5
5 12 (7.19%) Flash
6 11 (6.59%) Web Services
7 9 (5.39%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.39%) CSS3
8 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.19%) jQuery
9 7 (4.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (3.59%) XML
11 4 (2.40%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.40%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.40%) SOAP
12 3 (1.80%) Ajax
12 3 (1.80%) Ember.js
12 3 (1.80%) LESS
12 3 (1.80%) REST
13 2 (1.20%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) User Experience
2 21 (12.57%) Mobile App
3 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.99%) Fintech
4 10 (5.99%) iPad
5 8 (4.79%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.80%) VLE
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.59%) Android
1 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.80%) Linux
2 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.60%) CentOS
3 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Unix
3 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (76.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.35%) Business Analysis
3 36 (21.56%) Scrum
4 26 (15.57%) SDLC
5 24 (14.37%) Wireframes
6 21 (12.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (11.98%) MVC
8 19 (11.38%) Information Architecture
8 19 (11.38%) Prototyping
8 19 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (10.78%) Project Management
10 17 (10.18%) TDD
11 16 (9.58%) Kanban
11 16 (9.58%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.38%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
13 13 (7.78%) Workflow
14 12 (7.19%) Analytics
14 12 (7.19%) Manual Testing
14 12 (7.19%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.75%) JavaScript
2 20 (11.98%) C#
3 19 (11.38%) SQL
4 8 (4.79%) Ruby
5 7 (4.19%) Java
6 3 (1.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) C++
7 2 (1.20%) Smalltalk
7 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.60%) C
8 1 (0.60%) Erlang
8 1 (0.60%) Go
8 1 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.38%) ISEB
2 12 (7.19%) Degree
3 6 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.97%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.60%) Packer
3 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) IBM
3 5 (2.99%) Cognos
4 4 (2.40%) Cognizant
4 4 (2.40%) SAP
5 3 (1.80%) Sage
5 3 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle
7 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) Kofax
7 1 (0.60%) Pega
7 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.60%) Software AG
7 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.60%) Zend
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