Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 151 206
Rank change year-on-year +12 +55 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 119 113 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.94% 1.79% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.03% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 106 151 137
Berkshire median annual salary £58,125 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.37% -5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £44,400 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £51,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.42% - -

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,626 5,561 7,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 91.57% 87.93% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,410 4,362 6,044
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,975 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Berkshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Reading -2 52 £57,500 +27.78% 11
Slough +14 21 £56,500 +7.62% 3
Maidenhead -31 12 £70,000 +4.87%
Windsor +2 10 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Newbury -3 6 £66,250 +47.22% 1
Bracknell -10 6 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Thatcham - 2 £34,500 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 87 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.70%) Scrum
3 39 (32.77%) Finance
4 38 (31.93%) Java
5 32 (26.89%) Waterfall
6 30 (25.21%) JIRA
7 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (23.53%) Mentoring
9 27 (22.69%) Software Engineering
10 26 (21.85%) TDD
11 24 (20.17%) Project Management
11 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
11 24 (20.17%) Git (software)
11 24 (20.17%) SDLC
12 23 (19.33%) User Experience
12 23 (19.33%) Microservices
12 23 (19.33%) Spring
12 23 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (18.49%) Telecoms
13 22 (18.49%) Use Case
14 21 (17.65%) AngularJS
14 21 (17.65%) REST
14 21 (17.65%) Workshop Facilitation
15 19 (15.97%) Business Analysis
16 18 (15.13%) Test Automation
16 18 (15.13%) BPMN
16 18 (15.13%) BDD
16 18 (15.13%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
17 17 (14.29%) QA

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (7.56%) Confluence
2 5 (4.20%) CMS
3 3 (2.52%) Liferay
3 3 (2.52%) Marvel
4 2 (1.68%) Apache
4 2 (1.68%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) nginx
4 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (10.08%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.84%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.88%) FinancialForce
4 5 (4.20%) Serverless
5 4 (3.36%) Office 365
5 4 (3.36%) SaaS
6 3 (2.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.68%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.68%) npm
8 1 (0.84%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) FCoE
1 2 (1.68%) Firewall
1 2 (1.68%) HTTP
1 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.68%) SNMP
1 2 (1.68%) SSL
1 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) CouchDB
1 9 (7.56%) MySQL
1 9 (7.56%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.36%) Big Data
3 4 (3.36%) Power BI
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.52%) DB2
5 2 (1.68%) Adabas
5 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (25.21%) JIRA
2 24 (20.17%) Git (software)
3 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.40%) Maven
5 9 (7.56%) Subversion
6 7 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.20%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.36%) VersionOne
9 3 (2.52%) git-flow
9 3 (2.52%) webpack
10 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.68%) Gradle
10 2 (1.68%) Grunt
10 2 (1.68%) gulp
10 2 (1.68%) JUnit
10 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.68%) Redmine
10 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 22 (18.49%) Telecoms
3 17 (14.29%) Retail
4 16 (13.45%) Advertising
5 9 (7.56%) Marketing
6 7 (5.88%) Banking
6 7 (5.88%) Electronics
6 7 (5.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.52%) Games
7 3 (2.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.68%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Developer
2 28 (23.53%) Analyst
3 26 (21.85%) Business Analyst
4 22 (18.49%) Senior Developer
5 20 (16.81%) Java Developer
6 16 (13.45%) Product Owner
6 16 (13.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (12.61%) Lead Business Analyst
7 15 (12.61%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (12.61%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) Python Developer
8 9 (7.56%) Senior Python Developer
8 9 (7.56%) Software Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Scrum Product Owner
9 8 (6.72%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) Linux Developer
10 7 (5.88%) NoSQL Developer
10 7 (5.88%) Scrum Master
11 6 (5.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (4.20%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.33%) Spring
2 21 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 21 (17.65%) REST
3 15 (12.61%) HTML
4 12 (10.08%) CSS
4 12 (10.08%) Hibernate
4 12 (10.08%) HTML5
5 8 (6.72%) LESS
5 8 (6.72%) Sass
6 7 (5.88%) CSS3
6 7 (5.88%) jQuery
7 6 (5.04%) JPA
7 6 (5.04%) Vue.js
8 5 (4.20%) .NET
8 5 (4.20%) JSON
8 5 (4.20%) Spring Boot
8 5 (4.20%) XML
9 4 (3.36%) React
9 4 (3.36%) Velocity
9 4 (3.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) User Experience
2 15 (12.61%) FMCG
3 13 (10.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.56%) PMI
5 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.88%) Algorithms
7 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.36%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.68%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.84%) iPhone
11 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Linux
1 13 (10.92%) Unix
2 2 (1.68%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.70%) Scrum
3 32 (26.89%) Waterfall
4 29 (24.37%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 27 (22.69%) Software Engineering
7 26 (21.85%) TDD
8 24 (20.17%) Project Management
8 24 (20.17%) SDLC
9 23 (19.33%) Microservices
9 23 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (18.49%) Use Case
11 21 (17.65%) Workshop Facilitation
12 19 (15.97%) Business Analysis
13 18 (15.13%) BDD
13 18 (15.13%) BPMN
13 18 (15.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (15.13%) Test Automation
14 16 (13.45%) Change Management
14 16 (13.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) Java
2 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.76%) Java 8
4 9 (7.56%) Python
5 7 (5.88%) Cython
5 7 (5.88%) Go
6 6 (5.04%) C#
7 5 (4.20%) C
8 4 (3.36%) SQL
9 3 (2.52%) Scala
10 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.68%) Natural
10 2 (1.68%) RPG
10 2 (1.68%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) Korn
11 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) ISEB
3 7 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.68%) CCNA
7 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.68%) CISSP
7 2 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) GIAC
7 2 (1.68%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (1.68%) MCSE
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.68%) SANS
7 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) NFS
2 2 (1.68%) Samba
2 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) Ansible
2 6 (5.04%) Puppet
3 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.68%) Nagios
5 2 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (7.56%) Cadence
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
1 9 (7.56%) MuleSoft
2 7 (5.88%) Informatica
2 7 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (5.88%) SAP
3 4 (3.36%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (3.36%) HP
3 4 (3.36%) ServiceNow
3 4 (3.36%) Tableau
4 3 (2.52%) Adobe
4 3 (2.52%) CODA
5 2 (1.68%) EMC
5 2 (1.68%) IBM
5 2 (1.68%) NetApp
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.68%) VMware
5 2 (1.68%) webMethods
6 1 (0.84%) Dell