Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 130 232
Rank change year-on-year -42 +102 +38
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 210 246 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 2.46% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.68% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 191 225 116
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -3.08%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £41,875
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £76,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -10.71%

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 10,216 9,163 10,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.80% 91.65% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9,126 8,274 9,826
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,875 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +1.77%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 - 2 £57,500 -
User Stories
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 175 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (41.43%) Scrum
3 73 (34.76%) Finance
4 50 (23.81%) Business Analysis
5 43 (20.48%) Fintech
6 41 (19.52%) JIRA
7 40 (19.05%) SDLC
8 36 (17.14%) User Experience
9 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
9 32 (15.24%) Kanban
10 31 (14.76%) RESTful
10 31 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (14.29%) Java
11 30 (14.29%) Project Management
12 29 (13.81%) TDD
13 28 (13.33%) QA
13 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
15 25 (11.90%) Data Analysis
15 25 (11.90%) C#
16 24 (11.43%) SQL
16 24 (11.43%) Degree
16 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (11.43%) Waterfall
17 23 (10.95%) BDD
17 23 (10.95%) Banking
17 23 (10.95%) Use Case
17 23 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (10.95%) .NET
18 22 (10.48%) Test Automation

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 22 (10.48%) Confluence
2 5 (2.38%) CMS
3 4 (1.90%) Mule
4 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.95%) Maya
7 1 (0.48%) InVision
7 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.10%) SaaS
4 9 (4.29%) PaaS
5 4 (1.90%) GitHub
5 4 (1.90%) Trello
6 3 (1.43%) Serverless
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.95%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.33%) HTTP
2 4 (1.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 12 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (3.33%) CouchDB
4 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.90%) Neo4j
4 4 (1.90%) Redis
4 4 (1.90%) Riak
5 3 (1.43%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.95%) Big Data
6 2 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.95%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) QlikView
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (19.52%) JIRA
2 7 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.86%) Selenium
4 5 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.43%) Subversion
7 2 (0.95%) Capybara
7 2 (0.95%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.95%) JMeter
7 2 (0.95%) NUnit
7 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.48%) Appium
8 1 (0.48%) Bower
8 1 (0.48%) Grunt
8 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (34.76%) Finance
2 23 (10.95%) Banking
3 16 (7.62%) Law
4 9 (4.29%) Advertising
4 9 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.29%) Retail
5 6 (2.86%) International Banking
5 6 (2.86%) Marketing
6 5 (2.38%) Games
7 3 (1.43%) Back Office
7 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (36.19%) Analyst
2 65 (30.95%) Business Analyst
3 46 (21.90%) Product Manager
4 37 (17.62%) Developer
5 19 (9.05%) Agile Business Analyst
6 16 (7.62%) Java Developer
6 16 (7.62%) Mobile Product Manager
7 15 (7.14%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 15 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (6.67%) Scrum Master
9 13 (6.19%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.71%) Digital Analyst
10 12 (5.71%) Digital Business Analyst
10 12 (5.71%) Senior Business Analyst
10 12 (5.71%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.29%) Applications Manager
11 9 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.81%) Product Owner
13 7 (3.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 7 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.76%) RESTful
2 23 (10.95%) .NET
3 13 (6.19%) Node.js
3 13 (6.19%) Web Services
4 10 (4.76%) HTML
4 10 (4.76%) React
5 8 (3.81%) CSS
5 8 (3.81%) Swagger
5 8 (3.81%) XML
6 7 (3.33%) HTML5
7 6 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.86%) Velocity
8 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.90%) cXML
8 4 (1.90%) EDI
8 4 (1.90%) EDIFACT
8 4 (1.90%) jQuery
8 4 (1.90%) Middleware
8 4 (1.90%) SOAP
8 4 (1.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.48%) Fintech
2 36 (17.14%) User Experience
3 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.38%) Wiki
9 4 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.43%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.48%) NHS
12 1 (0.48%) PMI
12 1 (0.48%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.10%) Android
2 12 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (41.43%) Scrum
3 50 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 40 (19.05%) SDLC
5 32 (15.24%) Kanban
6 31 (14.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (14.29%) Project Management
8 29 (13.81%) TDD
9 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
10 25 (11.90%) Data Analysis
11 24 (11.43%) Waterfall
12 23 (10.95%) BDD
12 23 (10.95%) Use Case
12 23 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (10.48%) Test Automation
14 21 (10.00%) Microservices
14 21 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
15 20 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (9.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.24%) JavaScript
2 30 (14.29%) Java
3 25 (11.90%) C#
4 24 (11.43%) SQL
5 12 (5.71%) Java 8
6 7 (3.33%) Go
6 7 (3.33%) Scala
7 6 (2.86%) PHP
8 3 (1.43%) Ruby
9 2 (0.95%) C
9 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.95%) Python
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (11.43%) Degree
2 8 (3.81%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.90%) ISEB
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.95%) CBAP
7 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.48%) MBA
7 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.86%) TIBCO
3 5 (2.38%) Oracle
4 4 (1.90%) Ariba
4 4 (1.90%) SAP
4 4 (1.90%) SEEBURGER
4 4 (1.90%) Tableau
5 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.95%) Canon
6 2 (0.95%) Facebook
6 2 (0.95%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.48%) Demandware
7 1 (0.48%) FNZ
7 1 (0.48%) hybris
7 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.48%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.48%) Wallstreet Suite