Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 162 192
Rank change year-on-year +21 +30 +30
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 113 99 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.98% 1.50% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.69% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 108 147 106
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.47% +6.63%
10th Percentile £44,400 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £66,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%

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 5,269 5,847 7,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 92.21% 88.73% 90.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,115 4,663 5,370
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,070 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -21 40 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Slough +10 28 £56,500 -
Windsor - 10 £65,000 -
Newbury -8 9 £57,500 +21.05%
Maidenhead -21 9 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Bracknell -9 6 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Thatcham - 1 £34,500 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 90 (79.65%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.10%) Scrum
3 46 (40.71%) Finance
4 41 (36.28%) Waterfall
5 33 (29.20%) Telecoms
6 32 (28.32%) JIRA
6 32 (28.32%) Use Case
6 32 (28.32%) SDLC
7 30 (26.55%) Project Management
7 30 (26.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (26.55%) TDD
8 29 (25.66%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (25.66%) Workshop Facilitation
9 28 (24.78%) Business Analysis
10 27 (23.89%) BPMN
10 27 (23.89%) Java
11 26 (23.01%) Retail
12 25 (22.12%) Change Management
13 24 (21.24%) Advertising
13 24 (21.24%) UML
13 24 (21.24%) ISEB
13 24 (21.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (21.24%) FMCG
13 24 (21.24%) Business Process Modelling
14 23 (20.35%) User Experience
15 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
15 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
16 21 (18.58%) Linux
16 21 (18.58%) Test Automation
17 20 (17.70%) Mentoring

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 (7.96%) Confluence
2 4 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.65%) Marvel
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.77%) nginx
4 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.65%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.77%) InVision
7 1 (0.88%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) FinancialForce
3 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.42%) Serverless
5 4 (3.54%) Office 365
6 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.77%) npm
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Boomi
7 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) FCoE
1 6 (5.31%) Firewall
1 6 (5.31%) SNMP
1 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) CouchDB
1 10 (8.85%) MySQL
1 10 (8.85%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
2 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.19%) Big Data
4 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.54%) Power BI
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.65%) DB2
6 2 (1.77%) Adabas
6 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (28.32%) JIRA
2 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
3 17 (15.04%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.85%) Maven
5 6 (5.31%) Redmine
5 6 (5.31%) Subversion
5 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.42%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.54%) VersionOne
8 2 (1.77%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.77%) Gradle
8 2 (1.77%) Grunt
8 2 (1.77%) gulp
8 2 (1.77%) JUnit
8 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.77%) webpack
General
1 46 (40.71%) Finance
2 33 (29.20%) Telecoms
3 26 (23.01%) Retail
4 24 (21.24%) Advertising
5 10 (8.85%) Marketing
6 8 (7.08%) Electronics
6 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
7 7 (6.19%) Banking
8 3 (2.65%) Games
8 3 (2.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Analyst
2 33 (29.20%) Business Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Lead Business Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Senior Analyst
3 24 (21.24%) Senior Business Analyst
4 22 (19.47%) Developer
5 16 (14.16%) Java Developer
5 16 (14.16%) Senior Developer
6 14 (12.39%) Product Owner
7 11 (9.73%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (8.85%) Python Developer
8 10 (8.85%) Senior Python Developer
9 9 (7.96%) Architect
10 8 (7.08%) Linux Developer
10 8 (7.08%) NoSQL Developer
11 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (5.31%) Technical Architect
12 5 (4.42%) Lead Developer
12 5 (4.42%) Lead Java Developer
12 5 (4.42%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) Spring
2 13 (11.50%) HTML
2 13 (11.50%) REST
3 10 (8.85%) CSS
4 8 (7.08%) HTML5
5 7 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.42%) LESS
6 5 (4.42%) Sass
6 5 (4.42%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.42%) XML
7 4 (3.54%) jQuery
7 4 (3.54%) Velocity
7 4 (3.54%) Web Services
8 3 (2.65%) .NET
8 3 (2.65%) CSS3
8 3 (2.65%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.65%) Node.js
8 3 (2.65%) React
9 2 (1.77%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.77%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) FMCG
2 23 (20.35%) User Experience
3 8 (7.08%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.42%) PMI
6 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.77%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.88%) iPhone
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.88%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.58%) Linux
2 18 (15.93%) Unix
3 7 (6.19%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (79.65%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.10%) Scrum
3 41 (36.28%) Waterfall
4 32 (28.32%) SDLC
4 32 (28.32%) Use Case
5 30 (26.55%) Project Management
5 30 (26.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (26.55%) TDD
6 29 (25.66%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (25.66%) Workshop Facilitation
7 28 (24.78%) Business Analysis
8 27 (23.89%) BPMN
9 25 (22.12%) Change Management
10 24 (21.24%) Business Process Modelling
10 24 (21.24%) UML
10 24 (21.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (18.58%) Test Automation
12 20 (17.70%) Mentoring
13 19 (16.81%) Microservices
14 16 (14.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) Java
2 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.85%) Python
4 9 (7.96%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.96%) Go
5 8 (7.08%) Cython
6 6 (5.31%) C
7 5 (4.42%) Java 8
8 3 (2.65%) C#
8 3 (2.65%) SQL
9 2 (1.77%) Korn
9 2 (1.77%) Natural
9 2 (1.77%) RPG
9 2 (1.77%) RPG IV
9 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) ISEB
2 18 (15.93%) Degree
3 8 (7.08%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (5.31%) CCNA
4 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.31%) CISSP
4 6 (5.31%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.31%) GIAC
4 6 (5.31%) Linux+ Certification
4 6 (5.31%) MCSE
4 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.31%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (5.31%) SANS
4 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.31%) SSCP
5 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.77%) GDPR
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) NFS
1 6 (5.31%) Samba
1 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (5.31%) VMware NSX
2 3 (2.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Ansible
2 10 (8.85%) Puppet
3 6 (5.31%) Nagios
3 6 (5.31%) vCenter Server
4 5 (4.42%) Terraform
5 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) MuleSoft
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) SAP
3 7 (6.19%) Informatica
3 7 (6.19%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.31%) EMC
4 6 (5.31%) NetApp
4 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds
4 6 (5.31%) VMware
5 5 (4.42%) Adobe
5 5 (4.42%) Cadence
6 4 (3.54%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (3.54%) HP
6 4 (3.54%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.54%) Tableau
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle
7 2 (1.77%) Remedy
7 2 (1.77%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) Dell