Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 123 214
Rank change year-on-year -42 +91 +27
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 195 257 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.90% 2.46% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.64% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 183 238 112
City of London median annual salary £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.82% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,875 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -9.09%

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 City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,443 9,718 9,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.94% 93.10% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,408 8,690 8,832
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the City of London

User Stories
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 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
London Bridge +1 4 £57,500 -8.00%
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 171 (87.69%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.95%) Scrum
3 71 (36.41%) Finance
4 57 (29.23%) Business Analysis
5 40 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (20.51%) SDLC
6 38 (19.49%) Project Management
6 38 (19.49%) QA
7 33 (16.92%) JIRA
7 33 (16.92%) User Experience
8 31 (15.90%) Test Automation
9 28 (14.36%) RESTful
10 27 (13.85%) Kanban
10 27 (13.85%) Use Case
10 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (13.85%) Fintech
11 26 (13.33%) TDD
12 25 (12.82%) Banking
13 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
13 23 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (11.79%) Wireframes
13 23 (11.79%) Microservices
13 23 (11.79%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (11.28%) Java
15 21 (10.77%) Data Analysis
16 20 (10.26%) Degree
16 20 (10.26%) Waterfall
17 18 (9.23%) Requirements Engineering
17 18 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 17 (8.72%) Confluence
2 2 (1.03%) EPiServer
2 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
3 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.03%) InVision
5 2 (1.03%) Maya
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.67%) SaaS
4 6 (3.08%) GitHub
4 6 (3.08%) Trello
5 3 (1.54%) Serverless
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.03%) Basecamp
6 2 (1.03%) Dropbox
6 2 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 9 (4.62%) CouchDB
2 9 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.54%) Big Data
4 3 (1.54%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) Redis
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (16.92%) JIRA
2 6 (3.08%) Selenium
3 4 (2.05%) Jasmine
3 4 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (1.54%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.03%) Appium
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) JMeter
5 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.51%) Maven
6 1 (0.51%) Mocha
6 1 (0.51%) NUnit
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) TestRail
General
1 71 (36.41%) Finance
2 25 (12.82%) Banking
3 12 (6.15%) Law
4 11 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.10%) Marketing
5 8 (4.10%) Retail
6 6 (3.08%) International Banking
7 5 (2.56%) Games
8 3 (1.54%) Advertising
8 3 (1.54%) Front Office
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (42.05%) Analyst
2 68 (34.87%) Business Analyst
3 36 (18.46%) Product Manager
4 31 (15.90%) Developer
5 20 (10.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 20 (10.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 16 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.69%) Scrum Master
8 13 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
9 11 (5.64%) Product Owner
10 10 (5.13%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 10 (5.13%) Mobile Product Manager
11 9 (4.62%) Business IT Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Digital Business Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) IT Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) IT Business Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.36%) RESTful
2 11 (5.64%) .NET
3 10 (5.13%) Web Services
4 8 (4.10%) Node.js
5 7 (3.59%) React
6 6 (3.08%) Swagger
7 5 (2.56%) SOAP
8 4 (2.05%) CSS
8 4 (2.05%) HTML
9 3 (1.54%) HTML5
10 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.03%) COM
10 2 (1.03%) CSS3
10 2 (1.03%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.03%) Spring
11 1 (0.51%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.51%) Kafka
11 1 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.51%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.92%) User Experience
2 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.85%) Fintech
3 17 (8.72%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.59%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.56%) PMI
6 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.03%) Wiki
8 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.67%) Android
2 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (87.69%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.95%) Scrum
3 57 (29.23%) Business Analysis
4 40 (20.51%) SDLC
4 40 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (19.49%) Project Management
6 31 (15.90%) Test Automation
7 27 (13.85%) Kanban
7 27 (13.85%) Use Case
8 26 (13.33%) TDD
9 23 (11.79%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (11.79%) Microservices
9 23 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (11.79%) Wireframes
10 21 (10.77%) Data Analysis
11 20 (10.26%) Waterfall
12 18 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 18 (9.23%) Requirements Engineering
13 17 (8.72%) Product Management
13 17 (8.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.79%) JavaScript
2 22 (11.28%) Java
3 18 (9.23%) C#
4 15 (7.69%) SQL
5 13 (6.67%) Java 8
6 10 (5.13%) Go
7 4 (2.05%) C
7 4 (2.05%) Python
8 3 (1.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) C++
9 2 (1.03%) Ruby
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (10.26%) Degree
2 6 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.54%) PMP
5 2 (1.03%) CBAP
5 2 (1.03%) ISEB
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (19.49%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (5.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.54%) Google
4 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.03%) Canon
4 2 (1.03%) Demandware
4 2 (1.03%) Facebook
4 2 (1.03%) hybris
4 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.03%) Tableau
4 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe
5 1 (0.51%) FNZ
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (0.51%) Wallstreet Suite