Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 140 151
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11 -10
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 111 90 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.17% 1.61% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.81% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 68 71 77
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £51,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.48% +37.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £50,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 4,650 4,975 5,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 91.00% 89.14% 89.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,882 4,022 4,671
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +15 56 £47,500 -11.63% 9
Northamptonshire +13 45 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Derbyshire -13 5 £40,000 - 1
Leicestershire -2 4 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Lincolnshire +2 1 £21,500 -57.00%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 101 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (34.23%) BDD
4 32 (28.83%) JavaScript
4 32 (28.83%) Scrum
5 30 (27.03%) Finance
6 29 (26.13%) User Experience
7 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
8 25 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (20.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (20.72%) TDD
9 23 (20.72%) CSS
10 21 (18.92%) SQL
10 21 (18.92%) HTML
10 21 (18.92%) Java
10 21 (18.92%) SDLC
11 19 (17.12%) C#
11 19 (17.12%) .NET
11 19 (17.12%) Linux
11 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (16.22%) Waterfall
13 17 (15.32%) BPMN
13 17 (15.32%) Translating Business Requirements
13 17 (15.32%) Windows
13 17 (15.32%) Systems Analysis
13 17 (15.32%) Business Process Modelling
14 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.51%) Kanban
15 15 (13.51%) JIRA
15 15 (13.51%) QA

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 9 (8.11%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.60%) JBoss
2 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.60%) WildFly
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) InVision
1 2 (1.80%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) npm
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) SMS
2 1 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) Data Mining
1 4 (3.60%) Ingres
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (13.51%) JIRA
2 11 (9.91%) Selenium
3 8 (7.21%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.31%) SpecFlow
5 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.50%) Subversion
7 4 (3.60%) ANTLR
7 4 (3.60%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.60%) JUnit
7 4 (3.60%) Maven
8 3 (2.70%) NUnit
8 3 (2.70%) webpack
9 2 (1.80%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.80%) Grunt
9 2 (1.80%) gulp
10 1 (0.90%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 30 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Retail
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 7 (6.31%) Polish Language
5 6 (5.41%) Games
6 4 (3.60%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.70%) Marketing
8 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.90%) Electronics
9 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.90%) Law
9 1 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (38.74%) Analyst
2 20 (18.02%) Business Analyst
2 20 (18.02%) Developer
3 17 (15.32%) Business Systems Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Systems Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Tester
7 6 (5.41%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Product Owner
8 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.60%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) CSS
2 21 (18.92%) HTML
3 19 (17.12%) .NET
4 12 (10.81%) AngularJS
4 12 (10.81%) HTML5
5 10 (9.01%) Gherkin
6 9 (8.11%) CSS3
7 8 (7.21%) Spring
8 7 (6.31%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.50%) React
9 5 (4.50%) RESTful
9 5 (4.50%) XML
10 4 (3.60%) HornetQ
10 4 (3.60%) Java EE
10 4 (3.60%) JMS
10 4 (3.60%) JPA
10 4 (3.60%) jQuery
10 4 (3.60%) JSON
10 4 (3.60%) Node.js
10 4 (3.60%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.13%) User Experience
2 25 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.31%) Digital Media
5 6 (5.41%) Fintech
6 5 (4.50%) NHS
7 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.60%) Blog
7 4 (3.60%) Social Media
7 4 (3.60%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Linux
2 17 (15.32%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.80%) Android
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (90.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (34.23%) BDD
4 32 (28.83%) Scrum
5 28 (25.23%) Test Automation
6 23 (20.72%) TDD
6 23 (20.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (18.92%) SDLC
8 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 17 (15.32%) BPMN
10 17 (15.32%) Business Process Modelling
10 17 (15.32%) Systems Analysis
10 17 (15.32%) Translating Business Requirements
11 15 (13.51%) Kanban
12 14 (12.61%) OO
13 13 (11.71%) ATDD
14 12 (10.81%) Software Engineering
14 12 (10.81%) Test Scripting
15 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) JavaScript
2 21 (18.92%) Java
2 21 (18.92%) SQL
3 19 (17.12%) C#
4 4 (3.60%) Java 8
5 3 (2.70%) PHP
5 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 5 (4.50%) BC Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) DBS Check
2 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) IIBA
4 2 (1.80%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MBA
5 1 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
2 4 (3.60%) SEPA
3 3 (2.70%) WCAG
4 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) Google
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle
4 3 (2.70%) Misys
5 2 (1.80%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.80%) hybris
5 2 (1.80%) Zend
6 1 (0.90%) JDA
6 1 (0.90%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.90%) SAP