Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 166 159
Rank change year-on-year +67 -7 -10
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 160 181 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.69% 1.73% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.86% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 150 177 193
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £44,000 £45,000 £41,500
90th Percentile £89,000 £80,500 £81,050
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year - +12.07% +0.87%

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 5,608 9,747 10,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.20% 93.40% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4,894 8,609 9,411
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,110 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Stories as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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.

1 133 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (34.38%) Finance
3 49 (30.63%) Requirements Gathering
4 46 (28.75%) Scrum
5 39 (24.38%) SQL
6 32 (20.00%) Use Case
7 31 (19.38%) Business Analysis
8 30 (18.75%) Backlog Management
9 29 (18.13%) Sprint Planning
9 29 (18.13%) Fintech
10 28 (17.50%) User Experience
11 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
12 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
14 24 (15.00%) Java
14 24 (15.00%) Degree
15 23 (14.38%) Data Modelling
15 23 (14.38%) Requirements Engineering
16 22 (13.75%) .NET
16 22 (13.75%) Web Services
16 22 (13.75%) Management Information System
16 22 (13.75%) Product Backlog
17 21 (13.13%) SDLC
17 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
17 21 (13.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (12.50%) Project Delivery
19 19 (11.88%) Prototyping
19 19 (11.88%) Spring
19 19 (11.88%) Internet
19 19 (11.88%) Business Intelligence

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 19 (11.88%) EPiServer
2 9 (5.63%) Confluence
3 3 (1.88%) CMS
3 3 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.63%) InVision
4 1 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.63%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.63%) AWS
1 17 (10.63%) SaaS
2 12 (7.50%) Azure
3 7 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.50%) Serverless
5 2 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.25%) GCP
5 2 (1.25%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.63%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.63%) G Suite
6 1 (0.63%) Trello
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.88%) Internet
2 4 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.00%) Data Lake
2 16 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.13%) Big Data
5 4 (2.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.88%) HBase
6 3 (1.88%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.25%) Power BI
7 2 (1.25%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 14 (8.75%) JIRA
4 8 (5.00%) Selenium
5 6 (3.75%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.88%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.25%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.25%) GitLab
7 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.25%) Maven
7 2 (1.25%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.25%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 55 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Marketing
3 3 (1.88%) Back Office
3 3 (1.88%) Front Office
3 3 (1.88%) Games
3 3 (1.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Police
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (40.00%) Analyst
2 63 (39.38%) Business Analyst
3 43 (26.88%) Developer
4 23 (14.38%) Technical Analyst
4 23 (14.38%) Technical Business Analyst
5 20 (12.50%) Product Manager
6 17 (10.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 16 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 16 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 16 (10.00%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Data Business Analyst
9 10 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 10 (6.25%) Java Developer - Fintech
9 10 (6.25%) Product Owner
10 9 (5.63%) Technical Manager
11 8 (5.00%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.75%) .NET
1 22 (13.75%) Web Services
2 19 (11.88%) Spring
3 18 (11.25%) .NET Framework
4 16 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (10.00%) JSON
4 16 (10.00%) REST
4 16 (10.00%) SOAP
4 16 (10.00%) XML
4 16 (10.00%) XSLT
5 10 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 10 (6.25%) Spring Boot
6 7 (4.38%) HTML
7 5 (3.13%) CSS
8 4 (2.50%) Jest
9 3 (1.88%) Apache Thrift
9 3 (1.88%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.88%) Lucene
9 3 (1.88%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (1.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.50%) User Experience
2 22 (13.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.25%) Blog
6 2 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.25%) Wiki
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.63%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.00%) Android
3 4 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (83.13%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (30.63%) Requirements Gathering
3 46 (28.75%) Scrum
4 32 (20.00%) Use Case
5 31 (19.38%) Business Analysis
6 30 (18.75%) Backlog Management
7 29 (18.13%) Fintech
7 29 (18.13%) Sprint Planning
8 25 (15.63%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (14.38%) Data Modelling
9 23 (14.38%) Requirements Engineering
10 22 (13.75%) Product Backlog
11 21 (13.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (13.13%) SDLC
12 20 (12.50%) Project Delivery
13 19 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (11.88%) Prototyping
14 18 (11.25%) Insurtech
14 18 (11.25%) Wireframes
15 17 (10.63%) Epics
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.38%) SQL
2 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
3 24 (15.00%) Java
4 17 (10.63%) C#
5 16 (10.00%) XPath
6 10 (6.25%) Python
7 3 (1.88%) PHP
7 3 (1.88%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.25%) ES6
8 2 (1.25%) Java 8
9 1 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) R
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) PMO
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) Ansible
2 2 (1.25%) Terraform
3 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.50%) Google
3 2 (1.25%) Omniture
3 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.25%) Sparx
3 2 (1.25%) Tableau
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe
4 1 (0.63%) Capita