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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 170 157
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 49 41 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 0.90% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.02% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 41 84 41
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £61,125 £75,000
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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2798 4012 4365
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 84.74% 88.47% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8796 13092 13574
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Reading +24 19 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Maidenhead +4 5 £58,500 -6.40% 1
Slough - 5 £52,500 -
Windsor - 2 £45,000 -
Newbury -14 1 £43,500 +2.35%
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 63 (88.73%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Scrum
3 27 (38.03%) Java
4 22 (30.99%) BDD
5 19 (26.76%) JIRA
6 18 (25.35%) TDD
7 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
8 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
9 14 (19.72%) Degree
9 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (18.31%) Linux
11 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
11 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
11 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
11 12 (16.90%) Process Improvement
12 11 (15.49%) User Experience
12 11 (15.49%) Microservices
12 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
12 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
13 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
13 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (14.08%) Ansible
13 10 (14.08%) DevOps
13 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
13 10 (14.08%) Analytics
14 9 (12.68%) HTML5
14 9 (12.68%) Retail
14 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
14 9 (12.68%) VMware
14 9 (12.68%) Spring

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 5 (7.04%) CMS
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Firewall
2 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) SNMP
4 3 (4.23%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) JIRA
2 15 (21.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.27%) Maven
4 7 (9.86%) Grunt
4 7 (9.86%) Mocha
5 6 (8.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.04%) JMeter
6 5 (7.04%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.63%) gulp
7 4 (5.63%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (5.63%) Yeoman
8 3 (4.23%) Ant
8 3 (4.23%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.23%) Gradle
8 3 (4.23%) Redmine
8 3 (4.23%) Selenium
8 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (4.23%) TestNG
General
1 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.68%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Digital Economy
3 5 (7.04%) Finance
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Business Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Technical Design Authority
7 6 (8.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (8.45%) UI Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Architect
8 5 (7.04%) Business Architect
8 5 (7.04%) Business Process Architect
8 5 (7.04%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.04%) Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (5.63%) MicroStrategy Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Agile Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) CSS
1 9 (12.68%) HTML
1 9 (12.68%) HTML5
1 9 (12.68%) Spring
2 8 (11.27%) AngularJS
3 7 (9.86%) CSS3
4 6 (8.45%) React
5 5 (7.04%) Spring Boot
6 4 (5.63%) Backbone.js
6 4 (5.63%) D3.js
6 4 (5.63%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.82%) .NET
7 2 (2.82%) JSF
7 2 (2.82%) Node.js
7 2 (2.82%) REST
7 2 (2.82%) Struts
7 2 (2.82%) Web Services
7 2 (2.82%) WPF
8 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
1 11 (15.49%) User Experience
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Wiki
4 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.04%) Cybercrime
4 5 (7.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Unix
2 8 (11.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (88.73%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Scrum
3 22 (30.99%) BDD
4 18 (25.35%) TDD
5 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
6 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (16.90%) Process Improvement
7 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
8 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
8 11 (15.49%) Microservices
9 10 (14.08%) Analytics
9 10 (14.08%) DevOps
9 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
10 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
10 9 (12.68%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Change Control
11 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
11 8 (11.27%) V-Model
11 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) Java
2 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.27%) Bash Shell
3 8 (11.27%) Korn
4 5 (7.04%) C
4 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) C#
7 2 (2.82%) C++
7 2 (2.82%) SQL
7 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.86%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (7.04%) CCNA
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.23%) CISSP
6 3 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (4.23%) GIAC
6 3 (4.23%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (4.23%) MCSE
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.23%) SANS
6 3 (4.23%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (4.23%) SSCP
7 2 (2.82%) CCNP
7 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.23%) NFS
2 3 (4.23%) Samba
3 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Ansible
2 8 (11.27%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.23%) Nagios
3 3 (4.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) VMware
2 6 (8.45%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (7.04%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) EMC
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) NetApp
4 3 (4.23%) Remedy
4 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.23%) Tableau
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Omniture
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.41%) ComArch
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