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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 194 213
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 61 34 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.69% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 53 31 37
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,250 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £48,750 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  

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 6173 4942 5773
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.01% 88.22% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20044 16650 18844
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £62,500 £65,000
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

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -4 48 £55,000 +69.23% 16
Cheshire -25 11 £35,000 +14.75% 4
Merseyside -4 2 £37,250 -0.66% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 146 (87.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.71%) Microsoft
3 45 (27.11%) SDLC
4 43 (25.90%) Finance
5 41 (24.70%) .NET
6 38 (22.89%) C#
7 35 (21.08%) MVC
7 35 (21.08%) Business Analysis
8 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
9 31 (18.67%) Scrum
10 28 (16.87%) JavaScript
11 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
11 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
12 24 (14.46%) TOGAF
13 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (12.65%) SQL
16 20 (12.05%) JIRA
17 19 (11.45%) CSS
18 18 (10.84%) Test Scripting
19 17 (10.24%) HTML
19 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
20 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
20 16 (9.64%) QA
20 16 (9.64%) Waterfall
21 15 (9.04%) Mobile App
21 15 (9.04%) User Experience
21 15 (9.04%) Project Management
21 15 (9.04%) TDD
22 14 (8.43%) Web Development

User Stories
Co-occurring 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 8 (4.82%) Confluence
2 5 (3.01%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.81%) CMS
3 3 (1.81%) nginx
3 3 (1.81%) 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%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) InVision
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.01%) UXPin
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.41%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.81%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (1.81%) Visualfiles
4 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.20%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Mavenlink
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (0.60%) Heroku
3 1 (0.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) MySQL
2 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) Big Data
3 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) Redis
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.05%) JIRA
2 11 (6.63%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.02%) Selenium
4 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (2.41%) Subversion
7 3 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.81%) RSpec
8 2 (1.20%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.20%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.20%) Hudson
8 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.60%) NUnit
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (25.90%) Finance
2 13 (7.83%) Marketing
3 12 (7.23%) Retail
4 9 (5.42%) Legal
5 3 (1.81%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (42.17%) Analyst
2 45 (27.11%) Business Analyst
3 21 (12.65%) Tester
4 15 (9.04%) Developer
5 13 (7.83%) Technical Leader
5 13 (7.83%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Architect
6 11 (6.63%) C# Architect
7 10 (6.02%) IT Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Designer
9 8 (4.82%) .NET Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Head of Development
9 8 (4.82%) Project Analyst
9 8 (4.82%) Software Analyst
9 8 (4.82%) Software Architect
9 8 (4.82%) UX Designer
10 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.70%) .NET
2 19 (11.45%) CSS
3 17 (10.24%) HTML
4 14 (8.43%) HTML5
5 10 (6.02%) CSS3
5 10 (6.02%) Web Services
6 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.22%) jQuery
6 7 (4.22%) SOAP
7 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.61%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.41%) REST
9 3 (1.81%) Ajax
9 3 (1.81%) LESS
9 3 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.81%) WCF
9 3 (1.81%) XML
10 2 (1.20%) RESTful
10 2 (1.20%) WSDL
10 2 (1.20%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.04%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.04%) User Experience
3 11 (6.63%) iPad
4 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.41%) NHS
5 3 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.20%) FMCG
6 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.60%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.01%) Android
1 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.41%) Linux
3 3 (1.81%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.20%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (87.95%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.11%) SDLC
3 35 (21.08%) Business Analysis
3 35 (21.08%) MVC
4 31 (18.67%) Scrum
5 26 (15.66%) Software Engineering
5 26 (15.66%) Test Automation
6 24 (14.46%) TOGAF
7 23 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.84%) Test Scripting
9 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
10 16 (9.64%) PRINCE2
10 16 (9.64%) Waterfall
11 15 (9.04%) Project Management
11 15 (9.04%) TDD
12 14 (8.43%) Web Development
13 13 (7.83%) Kanban
13 13 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (7.23%) BDD
15 11 (6.63%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) C#
2 28 (16.87%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.65%) SQL
4 7 (4.22%) Java
5 5 (3.01%) PHP
5 5 (3.01%) Python
6 4 (2.41%) C
6 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.41%) Ruby
7 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Smalltalk
8 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) Erlang
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) ISEB
2 10 (6.02%) Degree
3 6 (3.61%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.64%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Docker
1 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Packer
3 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) HP
2 7 (4.22%) IBM
3 5 (3.01%) Cognos
4 4 (2.41%) SAP
4 4 (2.41%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.81%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.20%) hybris
6 2 (1.20%) Sage
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle
7 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.60%) Zend
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
CV WOW - Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bolton
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Salford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Greater Manchester
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Southport
Transition Partners
Salary: Up to £35k + 15% bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago