Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 235 204
Rank change year-on-year +89 -31 +1
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 138 139 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.83% 1.13% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.25% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 83 100 140
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,375 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 6,720 11,113 11,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.05% 90.57% 90.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,087 8,445 8,874
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +85 73 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Hertfordshire +49 37 £46,000 -8.00% 2
Essex +30 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Bedfordshire +4 10 £50,000 +16.28%
Suffolk +7 4 £70,000 +27.27%
Norfolk +20 3 £50,000 +25.00%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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.

1 122 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (58.70%) Test Automation
3 57 (41.30%) Scrum
4 50 (36.23%) E-Commerce
5 45 (32.61%) SQL
6 42 (30.43%) Selenium
7 41 (29.71%) BDD
7 41 (29.71%) Java
7 41 (29.71%) Finance
8 39 (28.26%) Functional Testing
9 37 (26.81%) Software Testing
10 35 (25.36%) Acceptance Criteria
11 31 (22.46%) WorldPay
11 31 (22.46%) Non-Functional Testing
11 31 (22.46%) C#
12 29 (21.01%) JavaScript
13 27 (19.57%) Visual Studio
13 27 (19.57%) Cucumber
13 27 (19.57%) JIRA
14 26 (18.84%) SDLC
14 26 (18.84%) Sprint Retrospective
15 24 (17.39%) .NET
16 23 (16.67%) JUnit
16 23 (16.67%) OO
16 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 23 (16.67%) Analytics
17 22 (15.94%) User Experience
18 21 (15.22%) Software Engineering
18 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (14.49%) Business Analysis

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 5 (3.62%) Confluence
2 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Luigi
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.90%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (2.17%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.72%) Serverless
5 1 (0.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) 2G
1 10 (7.25%) 3G
1 10 (7.25%) 4G
1 10 (7.25%) Bluetooth
1 10 (7.25%) GPRS
1 10 (7.25%) GSM
1 10 (7.25%) LTE
1 10 (7.25%) UMTS
1 10 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
1 10 (7.25%) Wireless
2 2 (1.45%) Skype
2 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.72%) DNS
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.90%) Big Data
4 3 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.17%) MySQL
4 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (30.43%) Selenium
2 27 (19.57%) Cucumber
2 27 (19.57%) JIRA
2 27 (19.57%) Visual Studio
3 23 (16.67%) JUnit
4 19 (13.77%) Git (software)
5 18 (13.04%) JBehave
6 15 (10.87%) NUnit
7 12 (8.70%) Jenkins
8 11 (7.97%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.07%) SpecFlow
10 6 (4.35%) JMeter
11 5 (3.62%) Gradle
11 5 (3.62%) TestNG
11 5 (3.62%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.17%) Maven
12 3 (2.17%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.72%) Robot Framework
General
1 41 (29.71%) Finance
2 13 (9.42%) Retail
3 3 (2.17%) Games
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Local Government
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (52.90%) Analyst
2 31 (22.46%) Test Analyst
3 29 (21.01%) Business Analyst
4 22 (15.94%) Developer
5 18 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (10.14%) Software Developer
7 12 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 12 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
7 12 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
8 10 (7.25%) Requirements Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Wireless Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Product Owner
10 8 (5.80%) QA Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Web Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Web Business Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.39%) .NET
2 17 (12.32%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (10.87%) Velocity
3 15 (10.87%) WCF
3 15 (10.87%) WinForms
3 15 (10.87%) WPF
4 5 (3.62%) Gherkin
4 5 (3.62%) jOOQ
4 5 (3.62%) JSON
4 5 (3.62%) Kafka
4 5 (3.62%) RESTful
4 5 (3.62%) Web Services
5 3 (2.17%) DOM
5 3 (2.17%) Java EE
5 3 (2.17%) Java SE
5 3 (2.17%) JAXB
5 3 (2.17%) SAX
5 3 (2.17%) Spring
5 3 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) User Experience
2 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (12.32%) Algorithms
4 10 (7.25%) Handset
5 5 (3.62%) Renewable Energy
5 5 (3.62%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.45%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.45%) EPoS
7 2 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) FMCG
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.62%) Linux
1 5 (3.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (88.41%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (58.70%) Test Automation
3 57 (41.30%) Scrum
4 50 (36.23%) E-Commerce
5 41 (29.71%) BDD
6 39 (28.26%) Functional Testing
7 37 (26.81%) Software Testing
8 35 (25.36%) Acceptance Criteria
9 31 (22.46%) Non-Functional Testing
10 26 (18.84%) SDLC
10 26 (18.84%) Sprint Retrospective
11 23 (16.67%) Analytics
11 23 (16.67%) OO
12 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (15.22%) Software Engineering
13 20 (14.49%) Business Analysis
14 19 (13.77%) MVC
14 19 (13.77%) Sprint Planning
14 19 (13.77%) Unit Testing
14 19 (13.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.61%) SQL
2 41 (29.71%) Java
3 31 (22.46%) C#
4 29 (21.01%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.70%) Python
6 5 (3.62%) Groovy
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) ISEB
2 14 (10.14%) Degree
3 5 (3.62%) CBAP
3 5 (3.62%) IIBA
4 3 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (22.46%) WorldPay
2 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.17%) Adobe
4 2 (1.45%) Google
4 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.72%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) SAP