Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 126 184
Rank change year-on-year -1 +58 -53
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 102 110 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.15% 2.14% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.38% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 66 73 67
East Midlands median annual salary £42,250 £51,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.96% +37.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £68,750 £53,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.52%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,349 4,626 5,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.85% 90.09% 89.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,513 3,822 4,642
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,700 £65,000 £62,400
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Nottinghamshire -1 46 £40,000 -23.81% 9
Northamptonshire +1 39 £42,500 - 3
Leicestershire -8 9 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Derbyshire 0 7 £40,000 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £21,500 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 82 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (25.49%) Scrum
4 25 (24.51%) C#
5 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
7 20 (19.61%) BDD
7 20 (19.61%) User Experience
8 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (18.63%) SQL
9 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 18 (17.65%) Finance
10 16 (15.69%) HTML
10 16 (15.69%) Java
11 15 (14.71%) .NET
12 14 (13.73%) SDLC
12 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (13.73%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (12.75%) Coaching
13 13 (12.75%) CSS
13 13 (12.75%) Selenium
14 12 (11.76%) OO
14 12 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
14 12 (11.76%) Manual Testing
15 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
15 11 (10.78%) Gherkin
15 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
15 11 (10.78%) MVC
15 11 (10.78%) Use Case

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (4.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) InVision
2 2 (1.96%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) SaaS
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.96%) npm
5 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.94%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Selenium
2 11 (10.78%) JIRA
3 8 (7.84%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.92%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.94%) Axure RP
7 3 (2.94%) NUnit
8 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.96%) Subversion
8 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (1.96%) webpack
9 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Retail
3 7 (6.86%) Polish Language
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (48.04%) Analyst
2 33 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 16 (15.69%) Developer
4 10 (9.80%) IT Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Business IT Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Business Systems Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) IT Business Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Tester
7 7 (6.86%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.88%) User Experience Researcher
9 5 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) HTML
2 15 (14.71%) .NET
3 13 (12.75%) CSS
4 11 (10.78%) Gherkin
5 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
5 8 (7.84%) JSON
6 7 (6.86%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.86%) React
7 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.88%) XML
8 5 (4.90%) HTML5
8 5 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.92%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (3.92%) jQuery
9 4 (3.92%) RESTful
9 4 (3.92%) Web Services
10 3 (2.94%) Node.js
10 3 (2.94%) REST
10 3 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.61%) User Experience
2 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.90%) NHS
6 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.98%) Blog
8 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Linux
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Android
3 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.94%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.96%) Unix
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (25.49%) Scrum
4 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 20 (19.61%) BDD
6 14 (13.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 14 (13.73%) SDLC
6 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (12.75%) Coaching
7 13 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 12 (11.76%) OO
8 12 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
9 11 (10.78%) Business Analysis
9 11 (10.78%) Business Process Modelling
9 11 (10.78%) MVC
9 11 (10.78%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.78%) Use Case
9 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) C#
2 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.63%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Java
5 9 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.98%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) BC Cleared
2 5 (4.90%) DBS Check
2 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) IIBA
4 3 (2.94%) ISEB
5 2 (1.96%) CBAP
5 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) WCAG
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.98%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.80%) Google
3 3 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.96%) hybris
4 2 (1.96%) Zend
5 1 (0.98%) LexisNexis