Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 257 323
Rank change year-on-year +48 +66 -37
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 171 110 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 0.89% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.99% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 136 96 38
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11786 11102 11645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.71% 89.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9369 9260 9630
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Manchester +33 117 £46,000 +15.00% 12
Cheshire -21 41 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Merseyside +25 10 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Lancashire 0 3 - - 3
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 156 (91.23%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (38.60%) Scrum
3 49 (28.65%) Finance
4 43 (25.15%) Microsoft
5 39 (22.81%) SDLC
6 37 (21.64%) Business Analysis
7 35 (20.47%) .NET
7 35 (20.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (19.88%) Acceptance Criteria
9 30 (17.54%) C#
9 30 (17.54%) Software Engineering
9 30 (17.54%) QA
10 29 (16.96%) JIRA
10 29 (16.96%) Test Automation
11 28 (16.37%) E-Commerce
12 26 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
14 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
15 21 (12.28%) SQL
15 21 (12.28%) SQL Server
15 21 (12.28%) Project Management
15 21 (12.28%) MVC
15 21 (12.28%) Use Case
16 19 (11.11%) Degree
16 19 (11.11%) TOGAF
16 19 (11.11%) HTML
17 17 (9.94%) CSS
18 16 (9.36%) XML
18 16 (9.36%) Selenium
18 16 (9.36%) User Experience

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 9 (5.26%) Confluence
2 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.75%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.75%) InVision
3 3 (1.75%) UXPin
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.75%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) Mavenlink
1 2 (1.17%) SaaS
1 2 (1.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.75%) Big Data
3 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.58%) Power BI
5 1 (0.58%) Redis
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (16.96%) JIRA
2 16 (9.36%) Selenium
3 12 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.85%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.68%) Robot Framework
6 6 (3.51%) Ranorex
6 6 (3.51%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.92%) FitNesse
7 5 (2.92%) JSUnit
7 5 (2.92%) Subversion
8 3 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (1.75%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.75%) JMeter
8 3 (1.75%) JUnit
8 3 (1.75%) NUnit
8 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.75%) TestNG
8 3 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 49 (28.65%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Retail
3 12 (7.02%) Legal
3 12 (7.02%) Marketing
4 9 (5.26%) Automotive
4 9 (5.26%) Banking
5 8 (4.68%) French Language
5 8 (4.68%) German Language
5 8 (4.68%) Japanese Language
6 7 (4.09%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.34%) Law
7 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.17%) Billing
8 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (1.17%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (40.94%) Analyst
2 60 (35.09%) Business Analyst
3 19 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (8.19%) Senior Business Analyst
6 12 (7.02%) Architect
6 12 (7.02%) C# Architect
7 10 (5.85%) Technical Leader
7 10 (5.85%) Tester
8 9 (5.26%) .NET Architect
8 9 (5.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) Head of Development
8 9 (5.26%) Software Architect
9 8 (4.68%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.09%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) Author
11 6 (3.51%) Scrum Master
11 6 (3.51%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.47%) .NET
2 19 (11.11%) HTML
3 17 (9.94%) CSS
4 16 (9.36%) XML
5 15 (8.77%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.60%) JSON
7 12 (7.02%) HTML5
7 12 (7.02%) Web Services
8 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.85%) CSS3
9 8 (4.68%) WCF
10 7 (4.09%) Node.js
10 7 (4.09%) REST
10 7 (4.09%) RESTful
11 6 (3.51%) SOAP
11 6 (3.51%) Velocity
12 5 (2.92%) Gherkin
12 5 (2.92%) Java EE
13 3 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.36%) User Experience
3 13 (7.60%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.51%) iPad
6 5 (2.92%) NHS
7 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.17%) W3C
9 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.58%) FMCG
9 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.51%) Windows
2 3 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) Android
3 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (91.23%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (38.60%) Scrum
3 39 (22.81%) SDLC
4 37 (21.64%) Business Analysis
5 35 (20.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (19.88%) Acceptance Criteria
7 30 (17.54%) Software Engineering
8 29 (16.96%) Test Automation
9 28 (16.37%) E-Commerce
10 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
11 21 (12.28%) MVC
11 21 (12.28%) Project Management
11 21 (12.28%) Use Case
12 19 (11.11%) TOGAF
13 15 (8.77%) Mentoring
13 15 (8.77%) Resource Management
14 14 (8.19%) Kanban
15 13 (7.60%) TDD
15 13 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (6.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.54%) C#
2 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.28%) SQL
4 12 (7.02%) Java
5 11 (6.43%) C
6 6 (3.51%) PHP
7 5 (2.92%) C++
8 4 (2.34%) Python
9 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.17%) Ruby
10 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.58%) R
11 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (11.11%) Degree
2 13 (7.60%) ISEB
3 9 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.09%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.54%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) PMO
3 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.51%) HP
3 4 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.75%) Adobe
4 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.75%) Cloudera
4 3 (1.75%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.17%) Apigee
5 2 (1.17%) hybris
6 1 (0.58%) Xamarin