Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 158 220
Rank change year-on-year -74 +62 +30
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 132 232 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 1.85% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.08% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 108 206 146
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £33,875
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £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 10,966 11,159 13,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.18% 88.80% 87.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,870 9,064 10,554
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% +1.12%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £68,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 25 February 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 -22 46 £52,500 - 12
Essex +2 31 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Bedfordshire +18 18 £40,988 -13.71% 1
Hertfordshire -31 16 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Norfolk -17 13 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Suffolk -1 7 £47,500 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 110 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.88%) Test Automation
3 46 (34.85%) C#
4 41 (31.06%) SDLC
5 40 (30.30%) Finance
6 39 (29.55%) SQL
7 35 (26.52%) Software Engineering
8 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
9 32 (24.24%) Scrum
10 30 (22.73%) JavaScript
10 30 (22.73%) Degree
11 29 (21.97%) OO
11 29 (21.97%) TDD
12 28 (21.21%) NUnit
12 28 (21.21%) Code Coverage
13 26 (19.70%) Computer Science
14 25 (18.94%) Mathematics
14 25 (18.94%) HTML
15 24 (18.18%) WPF
15 24 (18.18%) Analytics
16 23 (17.42%) .NET
17 22 (16.67%) CSS
17 22 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
18 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET
18 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
18 21 (15.91%) Visual Studio
18 21 (15.91%) Selenium
18 21 (15.91%) Unit Testing
19 20 (15.15%) QA
19 20 (15.15%) HTML5

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 (3.79%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.52%) Apache
3 2 (1.52%) Drupal
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.52%) TPMS
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Skype
1 5 (3.79%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) Big Data
3 8 (6.06%) MySQL
4 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.79%) MarkLogic
5 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (21.21%) NUnit
2 21 (15.91%) Selenium
2 21 (15.91%) Visual Studio
3 19 (14.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 13 (9.85%) JIRA
6 8 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.06%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.06%) Ranorex
6 8 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.55%) JUnit
7 6 (4.55%) ReSharper
7 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (3.79%) Mockito
8 5 (3.79%) Subversion
9 4 (3.03%) MSTest
10 3 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.52%) Moq
11 2 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (30.30%) Finance
2 17 (12.88%) Retail
3 10 (7.58%) Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Automotive
5 5 (3.79%) Marketing
6 3 (2.27%) Advertising
6 3 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (38.64%) Developer
2 25 (18.94%) Analyst
3 23 (17.42%) Software Developer
4 20 (15.15%) Tester
5 18 (13.64%) Business Analyst
6 17 (12.88%) C# Developer
7 15 (11.36%) Developer in Test
8 11 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (7.58%) QA Leader
9 10 (7.58%) QA Tester
9 10 (7.58%) Scrum Master
9 10 (7.58%) Software Engineer
10 9 (6.82%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.82%) .NET Software Developer
10 9 (6.82%) Automation Tester
10 9 (6.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 9 (6.82%) Test Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.94%) HTML
2 24 (18.18%) WPF
3 23 (17.42%) .NET
4 22 (16.67%) CSS
5 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET
6 20 (15.15%) HTML5
7 19 (14.39%) WinForms
8 16 (12.12%) XML
9 13 (9.85%) jQuery
10 12 (9.09%) WCF
11 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (6.82%) CSS3
12 9 (6.82%) Velocity
13 7 (5.30%) REST
14 6 (4.55%) Spring
14 6 (4.55%) XSLT
15 5 (3.79%) Hibernate
15 5 (3.79%) Java EE
15 5 (3.79%) JMS
15 5 (3.79%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Computer Science
2 19 (14.39%) Algorithms
3 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (7.58%) Mobile App
6 9 (6.82%) Fintech
6 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
7 8 (6.06%) Data Structures
8 6 (4.55%) Reinsurance
8 6 (4.55%) User Experience
8 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) Life Science
9 1 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.88%) Test Automation
3 41 (31.06%) SDLC
4 35 (26.52%) Software Engineering
5 32 (24.24%) Scrum
6 29 (21.97%) OO
6 29 (21.97%) TDD
7 28 (21.21%) Code Coverage
8 25 (18.94%) Mathematics
9 24 (18.18%) Analytics
10 22 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
11 21 (15.91%) Unit Testing
12 19 (14.39%) Regression Testing
13 18 (13.64%) Financial Modelling
14 17 (12.88%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (12.88%) Workflow
15 16 (12.12%) BDD
15 16 (12.12%) iOS Development
16 15 (11.36%) MVC
16 15 (11.36%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.85%) C#
2 39 (29.55%) SQL
3 30 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.15%) Java
5 12 (9.09%) C++
6 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.52%) Python
8 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) ES6
9 1 (0.76%) Ruby
9 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (22.73%) Degree
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.79%) IIBA
4 3 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.52%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) WorldPay
3 6 (4.55%) Apple
4 5 (3.79%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Progress
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore