Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 187 229
Rank change year-on-year +36 +42 +36
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 111 114 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.75% 1.32% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.49% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 158 139 64
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.82% -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,350 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £66,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 5487 7632 9644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.37% 88.11% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4274 5822 7534
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Reading +56 66 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Newbury -27 22 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Maidenhead +20 7 £75,000 +20.00% 1
Slough +5 3 £52,500 +38.16%
Bracknell +7 1 £65,000 +51.16%
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 97 (87.39%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.14%) Java
3 47 (42.34%) JIRA
4 34 (30.63%) Scrum
5 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
5 32 (28.83%) AngularJS
6 31 (27.93%) Test Automation
6 31 (27.93%) Linux
7 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (26.13%) Degree
9 28 (25.23%) Git (software)
9 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (25.23%) Regression Testing
10 27 (24.32%) WebDriver
10 27 (24.32%) ISTQB
10 27 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (23.42%) Open Source
12 25 (22.52%) BDD
12 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
12 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
12 25 (22.52%) HTML
13 24 (21.62%) Client/Server
13 24 (21.62%) Shell Script
13 24 (21.62%) Risk Management
13 24 (21.62%) JMeter
13 24 (21.62%) Test Management
13 24 (21.62%) Computer Science
13 24 (21.62%) Test Strategy
13 24 (21.62%) Issue Tracking
13 24 (21.62%) Digital Economy

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 2 (1.80%) Confluence
2 1 (0.90%) CMS
2 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Slack
3 1 (0.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) Firewall
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) FCoE
3 1 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.70%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.90%) DB2
6 1 (0.90%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (42.34%) JIRA
2 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
3 28 (25.23%) Git (software)
4 27 (24.32%) WebDriver
5 24 (21.62%) JMeter
6 20 (18.02%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.70%) Appium
8 3 (2.70%) Maven
8 3 (2.70%) Selenium
8 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.90%) Grunt
10 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.90%) JUnit
10 1 (0.90%) Redmine
General
1 24 (21.62%) Digital Economy
2 17 (15.32%) Retail
3 10 (9.01%) Finance
3 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Marketing
5 3 (2.70%) Electronics
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) Senior Developer
3 24 (21.62%) Software Tester
3 24 (21.62%) Tester
4 19 (17.12%) Analyst
4 19 (17.12%) Java Developer
5 17 (15.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (14.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (13.51%) Business Analyst
7 15 (13.51%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
8 7 (6.31%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.50%) Designer
9 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) UX Designer
10 4 (3.60%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.60%) Product Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.83%) AngularJS
2 25 (22.52%) HTML
3 23 (20.72%) CSS
4 16 (14.41%) HTML5
4 16 (14.41%) Web Services
5 15 (13.51%) RESTful
5 15 (13.51%) Spring
6 10 (9.01%) .NET
6 10 (9.01%) REST
7 9 (8.11%) CSS3
7 9 (8.11%) Node.js
7 9 (8.11%) React
8 7 (6.31%) JSF
8 7 (6.31%) Struts
9 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (21.62%) Client/Server
2 24 (21.62%) Computer Science
3 20 (18.02%) User Experience
4 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.70%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.70%) Wiki
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.93%) Linux
2 11 (9.91%) Windows
3 5 (4.50%) Unix
4 3 (2.70%) Android
4 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (87.39%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Scrum
3 31 (27.93%) Test Automation
4 30 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (25.23%) Regression Testing
6 26 (23.42%) Open Source
7 25 (22.52%) BDD
7 25 (22.52%) Test Scripting
8 24 (21.62%) Issue Tracking
8 24 (21.62%) Risk Management
8 24 (21.62%) Test Management
8 24 (21.62%) Test Strategy
9 22 (19.82%) TDD
10 21 (18.92%) Kanban
11 19 (17.12%) Collaborative Working
11 19 (17.12%) DevOps
12 18 (16.22%) Mentoring
12 18 (16.22%) SDLC
13 16 (14.41%) Front End Development
14 14 (12.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) Java
2 25 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 24 (21.62%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.21%) C#
4 8 (7.21%) SQL
5 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.60%) Korn
6 4 (3.60%) Perl
6 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.70%) VB
7 3 (2.70%) XAML
8 2 (1.80%) Python
9 1 (0.90%) C
9 1 (0.90%) Go
9 1 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) Degree
2 27 (24.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (24.32%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.50%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) ISEB
6 3 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CCNA
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) CCNP
8 1 (0.90%) CISSP
8 1 (0.90%) GIAC
8 1 (0.90%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.90%) MCSE
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.90%) SANS
8 1 (0.90%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (3.60%) VMware NSX
2 2 (1.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.90%) NFS
3 1 (0.90%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Ansible
1 4 (3.60%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.90%) Nagios
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) SAP
3 4 (3.60%) Jaspersoft
3 4 (3.60%) VMware
4 3 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.80%) IBM
5 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.80%) Tableau
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco
6 1 (0.90%) Concur
6 1 (0.90%) EMC
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) NetApp
6 1 (0.90%) Remedy
6 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds