Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 220 158
Rank change year-on-year +47 -62 +116
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 184 141 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.61% 1.17% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.29% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 143 120 194
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -1.16%
10th Percentile £33,250 £39,750 £34,445
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,305 10,889 12,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.23% 90.19% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,529 8,733 10,064
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the East of England

User Stories
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Hertfordshire +23 61 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Suffolk +49 55 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 50 £52,500 -4.55% 8
Bedfordshire -10 8 £60,000 +26.32% 2
Essex +22 7 £41,500 -24.55% 8
Norfolk +11 3 £30,000 -13.04% 5
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 of England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 154 (83.70%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (33.15%) SQL
3 57 (30.98%) Scrum
4 55 (29.89%) C#
4 55 (29.89%) Software Engineering
5 54 (29.35%) Finance
6 52 (28.26%) Test Automation
7 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
8 48 (26.09%) Acceptance Criteria
9 47 (25.54%) Microsoft
10 46 (25.00%) TDD
11 42 (22.83%) .NET
12 38 (20.65%) OO
12 38 (20.65%) Waterfall
13 37 (20.11%) JIRA
14 36 (19.57%) MVC
15 34 (18.48%) SDLC
16 33 (17.93%) Wireframes
16 33 (17.93%) Requirements Analysis
17 31 (16.85%) Business Analysis
17 31 (16.85%) Retail
17 31 (16.85%) User Experience
18 30 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (16.30%) ASP.NET
18 30 (16.30%) NUnit
19 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (15.76%) HTML
20 28 (15.22%) Degree
21 27 (14.67%) .NET Framework
21 27 (14.67%) Java

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 27 (14.67%) Confluence
2 13 (7.07%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.26%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) TPMS
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.17%) Gliffy
2 4 (2.17%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.07%) Serverless
3 3 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) Datadog
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) HTTP
2 10 (5.43%) Broadband
3 6 (3.26%) Firewall
3 6 (3.26%) SSL
3 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.96%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.15%) Big Data
3 15 (8.15%) MySQL
4 9 (4.89%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.26%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.17%) SQLPlus
10 3 (1.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.63%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.63%) Power BI
10 3 (1.63%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (20.11%) JIRA
2 30 (16.30%) NUnit
3 25 (13.59%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.24%) Visual Studio
5 16 (8.70%) Selenium
6 14 (7.61%) Jasmine
6 14 (7.61%) Log4Net
7 12 (6.52%) Maven
8 11 (5.98%) Robot Framework
9 10 (5.43%) LoadRunner
9 10 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.26%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.26%) CodeSonar
10 6 (3.26%) git-flow
11 5 (2.72%) Appium
11 5 (2.72%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.72%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.72%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (29.35%) Finance
2 31 (16.85%) Retail
3 17 (9.24%) Games
4 6 (3.26%) Back Office
4 6 (3.26%) Billing
5 3 (1.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (38.04%) Analyst
2 63 (34.24%) Business Analyst
3 54 (29.35%) Developer
4 31 (16.85%) Software Developer
5 22 (11.96%) .NET Developer
6 21 (11.41%) .NET Software Developer
7 16 (8.70%) C# Developer
8 15 (8.15%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Senior Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Senior Software Developer
10 13 (7.07%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (7.07%) Senior Business Analyst
11 12 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (6.52%) Test Engineer
11 12 (6.52%) UI Developer
12 10 (5.43%) Designer
12 10 (5.43%) Product Owner
12 10 (5.43%) Project Analyst
12 10 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (5.43%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.83%) .NET
2 30 (16.30%) ASP.NET
3 29 (15.76%) HTML
4 27 (14.67%) .NET Framework
5 24 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (13.04%) Web Services
6 21 (11.41%) CSS
7 20 (10.87%) AngularJS
7 20 (10.87%) REST
8 19 (10.33%) JSON
9 18 (9.78%) WPF
9 18 (9.78%) XML
10 14 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (7.61%) Aurelia
10 14 (7.61%) HTML5
10 14 (7.61%) OAuth
10 14 (7.61%) SAML
10 14 (7.61%) WinForms
11 13 (7.07%) .NET Core
11 13 (7.07%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.85%) User Experience
2 30 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.24%) Mobile App
4 16 (8.70%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.80%) EPoS
6 7 (3.80%) Replication
7 6 (3.26%) PMI
8 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.72%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.17%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.09%) FMCG
10 2 (1.09%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) Windows
2 23 (12.50%) Linux
3 13 (7.07%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.26%) Android
4 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.72%) CentOS
5 5 (2.72%) Fedora
5 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (83.70%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.98%) Scrum
3 55 (29.89%) Software Engineering
4 52 (28.26%) Test Automation
5 48 (26.09%) Acceptance Criteria
6 46 (25.00%) TDD
7 38 (20.65%) OO
7 38 (20.65%) Waterfall
8 36 (19.57%) MVC
9 34 (18.48%) SDLC
10 33 (17.93%) Requirements Analysis
10 33 (17.93%) Wireframes
11 31 (16.85%) Business Analysis
12 27 (14.67%) BDD
13 25 (13.59%) UML
14 23 (12.50%) Analytics
14 23 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (11.41%) Collaborative Working
15 21 (11.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 61 (33.15%) SQL
2 55 (29.89%) C#
3 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.67%) Java
5 23 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 23 (12.50%) C
5 23 (12.50%) Python
6 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
7 18 (9.78%) T-SQL
8 14 (7.61%) TypeScript
9 12 (6.52%) ES6
10 11 (5.98%) C++
10 11 (5.98%) PHP
11 6 (3.26%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (15.22%) Degree
2 23 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.24%) ISEB
4 11 (5.98%) CCNA
4 11 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.98%) CISSP
4 11 (5.98%) CompTIA Security+
4 11 (5.98%) GIAC
4 11 (5.98%) Linux+ Certification
4 11 (5.98%) MCSE
4 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.98%) Network+ Certification
4 11 (5.98%) SANS
4 11 (5.98%) SSCP
5 6 (3.26%) CBAP
5 6 (3.26%) IIBA
5 6 (3.26%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.98%) Docker
2 6 (3.26%) vSphere
3 5 (2.72%) NFS
3 5 (2.72%) Samba
3 5 (2.72%) VirtualBox
3 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (5.98%) Puppet
2 6 (3.26%) Nagios
2 6 (3.26%) Salt
3 5 (2.72%) Ansible
3 5 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (2.72%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.72%) OpenNMS
3 5 (2.72%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (25.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) Adobe
2 14 (7.61%) New Relic
3 10 (5.43%) BT
4 5 (2.72%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.72%) Cloudera
4 5 (2.72%) Dell
4 5 (2.72%) EMC
4 5 (2.72%) Hortonworks
4 5 (2.72%) HP
4 5 (2.72%) NetApp
4 5 (2.72%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.72%) SolarWinds
4 5 (2.72%) Tableau
4 5 (2.72%) VMware
5 4 (2.17%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.09%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.09%) Progress
6 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.09%) Splunk