Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 214 149
Rank change year-on-year +88 -65 +103
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 243 145 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.46% 1.20% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.32% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 208 127 230
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 8,939 11,013 11,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.34% 90.86% 90.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6,639 8,933 9,684
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +43 70 £45,000 - 2
Suffolk +52 67 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire +48 58 £56,500 +7.62% 7
Bedfordshire +9 28 £47,500 - 1
Essex +4 13 £32,500 -45.83% 8
Norfolk +9 7 £30,000 -22.58% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 221 (90.95%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.51%) Scrum
3 78 (32.10%) SQL
4 73 (30.04%) JIRA
5 72 (29.63%) C#
6 66 (27.16%) Waterfall
7 65 (26.75%) Microsoft
8 63 (25.93%) .NET
9 58 (23.87%) Finance
10 57 (23.46%) JavaScript
11 53 (21.81%) Test Automation
11 53 (21.81%) SDLC
12 46 (18.93%) HTML
12 46 (18.93%) MVC
13 45 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 43 (17.70%) Java
15 40 (16.46%) Web Services
15 40 (16.46%) Software Engineering
15 40 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 39 (16.05%) Confluence
16 39 (16.05%) TDD
16 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (15.64%) ASP.NET
17 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
17 38 (15.64%) Acceptance Criteria
18 37 (15.23%) Mentoring
18 37 (15.23%) UML
19 36 (14.81%) OO
19 36 (14.81%) Retail
19 36 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing

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 39 (16.05%) Confluence
2 11 (4.53%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.47%) Apache Pig
4 6 (2.47%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.47%) Traefik
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.06%) Gliffy
2 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.53%) Serverless
3 9 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (2.47%) GitHub
4 6 (2.47%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.64%) HTTP
2 11 (4.53%) Broadband
3 9 (3.70%) SSL
4 6 (2.47%) Firewall
4 6 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
3 29 (11.93%) MySQL
4 22 (9.05%) Big Data
5 13 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.53%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (4.12%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (3.70%) Data Lake
8 9 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (3.70%) Power BI
8 9 (3.70%) Snowflake Schema
8 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.47%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.47%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 73 (30.04%) JIRA
2 32 (13.17%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.88%) NUnit
4 21 (8.64%) Selenium
5 18 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 15 (6.17%) JUnit
7 13 (5.35%) Maven
8 11 (4.53%) Jasmine
8 11 (4.53%) Log4Net
9 8 (3.29%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.29%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.88%) JBehave
11 6 (2.47%) Appium
11 6 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.47%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.47%) CodeSonar
11 6 (2.47%) git-flow
11 6 (2.47%) Robot Framework
11 6 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (23.87%) Finance
2 36 (14.81%) Retail
3 20 (8.23%) Games
4 17 (7.00%) Advertising
4 17 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.88%) Billing
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.82%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (40.74%) Analyst
2 68 (27.98%) Business Analyst
3 65 (26.75%) Developer
4 33 (13.58%) Software Developer
5 28 (11.52%) Product Owner
6 27 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 23 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (9.47%) Senior Business Analyst
8 21 (8.64%) .NET Developer
9 20 (8.23%) .NET Software Developer
10 19 (7.82%) C# Developer
11 17 (7.00%) C# Software Developer
11 17 (7.00%) Lead Business Analyst
12 14 (5.76%) Senior Developer
13 13 (5.35%) SQL Developer
14 12 (4.94%) Agile Test Analyst
14 12 (4.94%) Web Analyst
14 12 (4.94%) Web Test Analyst
15 11 (4.53%) Test Engineer
16 10 (4.12%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.93%) .NET
2 46 (18.93%) HTML
3 40 (16.46%) Web Services
4 38 (15.64%) ASP.NET
5 32 (13.17%) .NET Framework
6 29 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (11.93%) XML
7 26 (10.70%) REST
8 24 (9.88%) JSON
9 22 (9.05%) CSS
9 22 (9.05%) WPF
10 21 (8.64%) HTML5
10 21 (8.64%) WinForms
11 18 (7.41%) .NET Core
11 18 (7.41%) AngularJS
12 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (7.00%) OAuth
12 17 (7.00%) OpenID
12 17 (7.00%) SAML
13 16 (6.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.35%) User Experience
2 27 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 24 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.00%) FMCG
5 13 (5.35%) Algorithms
6 8 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.88%) EPoS
8 6 (2.47%) PMI
8 6 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.65%) NHS
10 4 (1.65%) Reinsurance
11 3 (1.23%) iPhone
12 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.82%) Replication
12 2 (0.82%) Smart Home
13 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.41%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.70%) Windows
2 25 (10.29%) Linux
3 11 (4.53%) Ubuntu
4 9 (3.70%) Android
5 8 (3.29%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.06%) CentOS
7 5 (2.06%) Fedora
7 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (90.95%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.51%) Scrum
3 66 (27.16%) Waterfall
4 53 (21.81%) SDLC
4 53 (21.81%) Test Automation
5 46 (18.93%) MVC
6 40 (16.46%) Software Engineering
7 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (16.05%) TDD
8 38 (15.64%) Acceptance Criteria
9 37 (15.23%) Mentoring
9 37 (15.23%) UML
10 36 (14.81%) OO
10 36 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (14.40%) BDD
11 35 (14.40%) Workshop Facilitation
12 33 (13.58%) Business Analysis
12 33 (13.58%) Use Case
13 32 (13.17%) Analytics
14 31 (12.76%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (32.10%) SQL
2 72 (29.63%) C#
3 57 (23.46%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.70%) Java
5 34 (13.99%) T-SQL
6 32 (13.17%) PowerShell
7 31 (12.76%) Python
8 24 (9.88%) C
9 19 (7.82%) Bash Shell
10 18 (7.41%) C++
11 12 (4.94%) PHP
12 11 (4.53%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.70%) ES6
13 9 (3.70%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.88%) Ruby
15 6 (2.47%) VB
16 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (11.11%) Degree
2 26 (10.70%) ISEB
3 24 (9.88%) DV Cleared
3 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.64%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (4.53%) CCNA
6 11 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.53%) CISSP
6 11 (4.53%) CompTIA Security+
6 11 (4.53%) GIAC
6 11 (4.53%) Linux+ Certification
6 11 (4.53%) MCSE
6 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.53%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (4.53%) SANS
6 11 (4.53%) SSCP
7 8 (3.29%) IIBA
8 6 (2.47%) CBAP
8 6 (2.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.53%) Docker
2 6 (2.47%) vSphere
3 5 (2.06%) NFS
3 5 (2.06%) Samba
3 5 (2.06%) VirtualBox
3 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.06%) Xen
4 3 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (4.53%) Ansible
1 11 (4.53%) Puppet
2 6 (2.47%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.47%) Packer
2 6 (2.47%) Salt
2 6 (2.47%) Terraform
3 5 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.06%) Nagios
3 5 (2.06%) OpenNMS
3 5 (2.06%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.35%) WorldPay
3 12 (4.94%) Adobe
4 11 (4.53%) Atlassian
4 11 (4.53%) New Relic
5 10 (4.12%) BT
6 9 (3.70%) Tableau
7 6 (2.47%) Google
7 6 (2.47%) HP
8 5 (2.06%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.06%) Dell
8 5 (2.06%) EMC
8 5 (2.06%) Hortonworks
8 5 (2.06%) NetApp
8 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.06%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.06%) VMware
9 3 (1.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle
10 2 (0.82%) IBM