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

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 187 197
Rank change year-on-year -38 +10 +71
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 147 184 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.19% 1.52% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.70% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 112 158 151
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.94% +2.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,750 £56,250
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 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 11,021 10,848 12,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.12% 89.34% 89.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,430 8,752 10,368
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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
Cambridgeshire -8 55 £52,500 -1.41% 4
Hertfordshire -10 30 £60,000 +26.32% 7
Essex +22 27 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Bedfordshire -6 15 £40,988 -13.71% 2
Suffolk +9 13 £55,000 - 3
Norfolk -4 7 £40,000 -11.11% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 120 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.69%) Test Automation
3 47 (31.97%) Scrum
4 42 (28.57%) Finance
5 41 (27.89%) Software Engineering
6 40 (27.21%) SDLC
7 39 (26.53%) SQL
8 38 (25.85%) C#
9 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 33 (22.45%) Acceptance Criteria
11 32 (21.77%) OO
12 31 (21.09%) TDD
13 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
14 29 (19.73%) Retail
15 26 (17.69%) Degree
15 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (17.01%) MVC
17 24 (16.33%) NUnit
18 23 (15.65%) Java
19 22 (14.97%) .NET
19 22 (14.97%) Git (software)
19 22 (14.97%) Analytics
20 21 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET
22 18 (12.24%) HTML
22 18 (12.24%) Selenium
23 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
23 17 (11.56%) QA
23 17 (11.56%) WPF

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 8 (5.44%) Confluence
2 6 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.40%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.04%) TPMS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.72%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.40%) Serverless
4 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) HTTP
1 5 (3.40%) Skype
1 5 (3.40%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.68%) FTP
2 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.44%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.40%) Big Data
5 3 (2.04%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) NUnit
2 22 (14.97%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.24%) Selenium
4 15 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 14 (9.52%) JIRA
6 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.76%) Ranorex
8 6 (4.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.08%) Maven
8 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (3.40%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.40%) Log4Net
10 4 (2.72%) Axure RP
10 4 (2.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (2.72%) JMeter
10 4 (2.72%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.72%) Robot Framework
11 2 (1.36%) ReSharper
General
1 42 (28.57%) Finance
2 29 (19.73%) Retail
3 9 (6.12%) Games
4 7 (4.76%) Automotive
5 6 (4.08%) Banking
6 4 (2.72%) Back Office
7 3 (2.04%) Advertising
8 2 (1.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Analyst
2 35 (23.81%) Developer
3 32 (21.77%) Business Analyst
4 24 (16.33%) Software Developer
5 16 (10.88%) Tester
6 13 (8.84%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.84%) Scrum Master
7 12 (8.16%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (7.48%) .NET Developer
8 11 (7.48%) .NET Software Developer
9 10 (6.80%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (6.80%) Developer in Test
10 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
11 8 (5.44%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Java Developer
12 7 (4.76%) QA Tester
12 7 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.97%) .NET
2 19 (12.93%) ASP.NET
3 18 (12.24%) HTML
4 17 (11.56%) WPF
4 17 (11.56%) XML
5 16 (10.88%) WinForms
6 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (8.16%) HTML5
7 12 (8.16%) WCF
8 11 (7.48%) CSS
9 10 (6.80%) jQuery
9 10 (6.80%) Velocity
10 8 (5.44%) .NET Core
11 7 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.76%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.76%) Java EE
11 7 (4.76%) Spring
12 6 (4.08%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.88%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.20%) Algorithms
4 13 (8.84%) User Experience
5 10 (6.80%) Virtual Team
6 9 (6.12%) Fintech
6 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
10 5 (3.40%) Data Structures
10 5 (3.40%) EPoS
10 5 (3.40%) Replication
11 3 (2.04%) Minimum Viable Product
12 2 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (1.36%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Android
1 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.40%) Linux
2 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
2 5 (3.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.69%) Test Automation
3 47 (31.97%) Scrum
4 41 (27.89%) Software Engineering
5 40 (27.21%) SDLC
6 33 (22.45%) Acceptance Criteria
7 32 (21.77%) OO
8 31 (21.09%) TDD
9 25 (17.01%) MVC
10 22 (14.97%) Analytics
11 21 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (11.56%) Business Analysis
12 17 (11.56%) Data Modelling
12 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
13 16 (10.88%) Test Strategy
13 16 (10.88%) Workflow
14 15 (10.20%) BDD
14 15 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (10.20%) Financial Modelling
14 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.53%) SQL
2 38 (25.85%) C#
3 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.65%) Java
5 9 (6.12%) C++
5 9 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.08%) Python
8 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.36%) ES6
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (17.69%) Degree
2 7 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.08%) ISEB
4 5 (3.40%) IIBA
5 2 (1.36%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Adobe
2 10 (6.80%) WorldPay
3 5 (3.40%) New Relic
4 3 (2.04%) Progress
5 2 (1.36%) Alteryx
5 2 (1.36%) Splunk
5 2 (1.36%) Tableau
5 2 (1.36%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle