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

User Story
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 179 259
Rank change year-on-year +46 +80  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 99 91 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.93% 1.27% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.41% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 90 67 56
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4641 6448 9164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.52% 90.31% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4239 5742 7723
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 152 (87.36%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.33%) Scrum
3 39 (22.41%) Use Case
4 34 (19.54%) Kanban
4 34 (19.54%) TDD
5 32 (18.39%) QA
6 31 (17.82%) JIRA
6 31 (17.82%) Finance
7 30 (17.24%) Java
8 29 (16.67%) SQL
8 29 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (15.52%) User Experience
10 26 (14.94%) Automated Testing
11 25 (14.37%) Business Analysis
12 23 (13.22%) Confluence
12 23 (13.22%) BDD
13 22 (12.64%) Waterfall
13 22 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (11.49%) IT Strategy
15 19 (10.92%) Mobile App
15 19 (10.92%) Marketing
16 17 (9.77%) Project Management
17 16 (9.20%) Microservices
17 16 (9.20%) B2B
17 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
17 16 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (8.62%) Selenium
18 15 (8.62%) Web Services
18 15 (8.62%) Analytics

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 23 (13.22%) Confluence
2 8 (4.60%) JBoss
3 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.57%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Jetty
5 1 (0.57%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.15%) MS Project
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.15%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.60%) SaaS
3 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.57%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.57%) Heroku
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) Internet
2 8 (4.60%) HTTP
3 4 (2.30%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) NoSQL
2 8 (4.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (4.60%) CouchDB
2 8 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.72%) MySQL
4 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.15%) Big Data
5 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.15%) QlikView
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 31 (17.82%) JIRA
2 15 (8.62%) Cucumber
2 15 (8.62%) Selenium
3 11 (6.32%) JUnit
3 11 (6.32%) Maven
4 8 (4.60%) FishEye
4 8 (4.60%) FlexUnit
4 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.60%) IntelliJ
5 6 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.30%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.72%) Ant
7 3 (1.72%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.72%) Gradle
7 3 (1.72%) Hudson
7 3 (1.72%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (17.82%) Finance
2 19 (10.92%) Marketing
3 11 (6.32%) Retail
4 9 (5.17%) Front Office
5 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.02%) Advertising
6 7 (4.02%) Banking
7 5 (2.87%) Legal
8 4 (2.30%) Automotive
8 4 (2.30%) Publishing
9 3 (1.72%) Back Office
9 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 88 (50.57%) Analyst
2 85 (48.85%) Business Analyst
3 28 (16.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 26 (14.94%) Developer
5 17 (9.77%) Digital Business Analyst
6 16 (9.20%) Digital Analyst
7 14 (8.05%) Product Manager
7 14 (8.05%) Product Owner
8 13 (7.47%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 12 (6.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 12 (6.90%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 12 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
10 10 (5.75%) Data Business Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Agile Product Owner
11 9 (5.17%) Product Business Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Product Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.60%) UX Analyst
13 7 (4.02%) Scrum Product Owner
14 6 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.62%) Web Services
2 13 (7.47%) HTML
2 13 (7.47%) RESTful
2 13 (7.47%) SOAP
3 9 (5.17%) Ext JS
3 9 (5.17%) Java EE
3 9 (5.17%) mod_perl
3 9 (5.17%) REST
3 9 (5.17%) Symfony
4 8 (4.60%) Apache Flex
4 8 (4.60%) JavaFX
4 8 (4.60%) Parsley
4 8 (4.60%) Serverless Framework
5 7 (4.02%) CSS
6 5 (2.87%) .NET
6 5 (2.87%) HTML5
7 4 (2.30%) Ajax
7 4 (2.30%) CSS3
7 4 (2.30%) Guice
7 4 (2.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.52%) User Experience
2 19 (10.92%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.17%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.02%) Fintech
6 4 (2.30%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (1.72%) Equities
8 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.15%) Wiki
9 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.75%) Unix
2 7 (4.02%) Android
2 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.72%) Linux
4 2 (1.15%) Windows
5 1 (0.57%) CentOS
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (87.36%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.33%) Scrum
3 39 (22.41%) Use Case
4 34 (19.54%) Kanban
4 34 (19.54%) TDD
5 29 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (14.94%) Automated Testing
8 25 (14.37%) Business Analysis
9 23 (13.22%) BDD
10 22 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (12.64%) Waterfall
11 20 (11.49%) IT Strategy
12 17 (9.77%) Project Management
13 16 (9.20%) B2B
13 16 (9.20%) Microservices
13 16 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (8.62%) Analytics
15 14 (8.05%) DevOps
16 13 (7.47%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.24%) Java
2 29 (16.67%) SQL
3 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.90%) Perl
5 9 (5.17%) Go
6 8 (4.60%) PHP
7 6 (3.45%) C#
8 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.15%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) R
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (8.05%) Degree
2 3 (1.72%) ISEB
3 2 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.39%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) PMO
3 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) COREP
4 1 (0.57%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.57%) FINREP
4 1 (0.57%) IFRS
4 1 (0.57%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Ansible
1 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.57%) Packer
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
1 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (4.60%) Adobe
1 8 (4.60%) InterSystems
1 8 (4.60%) Red Hat
2 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle
3 5 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.15%) Google
4 2 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (0.57%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.57%) VMware
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