Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 141 268
Rank change year-on-year -90 +127 -49
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 130 255 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.08% 1.96% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.21% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 112 226 112
East of England median annual salary £52,250 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.11% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,880
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,375
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 10617 11542 13379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.05% 88.51% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8626 9519 10992
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -38 46 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Hertfordshire +5 40 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bedfordshire +6 13 £51,500 +28.75% 6
Norfolk -23 13 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Essex -23 10 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East Anglia - 5 - -
Suffolk -8 3 £45,000 +9.09% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 102 (78.46%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.77%) Finance
3 50 (38.46%) C#
3 50 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 42 (32.31%) SQL
5 41 (31.54%) Software Engineering
6 38 (29.23%) NUnit
7 34 (26.15%) OO
8 33 (25.38%) Degree
8 33 (25.38%) Mathematics
9 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
10 31 (23.85%) Regression Testing
11 30 (23.08%) .NET
11 30 (23.08%) SDLC
12 29 (22.31%) HTML
13 28 (21.54%) CSS
13 28 (21.54%) Exploratory Testing
14 27 (20.77%) Code Coverage
15 26 (20.00%) HTML5
16 25 (19.23%) Computer Science
16 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
16 25 (19.23%) Mobile App
17 24 (18.46%) Financial Modelling
18 23 (17.69%) WPF
18 23 (17.69%) SQL Server
18 23 (17.69%) TDD
18 23 (17.69%) Retail
18 23 (17.69%) Acceptance Criteria
19 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
20 21 (16.15%) CSS3

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 (6.15%) Apache
1 8 (6.15%) Drupal
1 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) Google Play
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) HTTP
1 1 (0.77%) LDAP
1 1 (0.77%) SSL
1 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.23%) MySQL
3 11 (8.46%) Big Data
4 4 (3.08%) MarkLogic
4 4 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (29.23%) NUnit
2 19 (14.62%) Visual Studio
3 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (10.77%) Cucumber
6 10 (7.69%) JIRA
7 8 (6.15%) Selenium
7 8 (6.15%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (3.85%) JUnit
9 5 (3.85%) Subversion
10 4 (3.08%) Axure RP
10 4 (3.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (3.08%) Mockito
10 4 (3.08%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.54%) Moq
11 2 (1.54%) MSTest
11 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (40.77%) Finance
2 23 (17.69%) Retail
3 10 (7.69%) Games
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
4 8 (6.15%) Publishing
5 7 (5.38%) Automotive
5 7 (5.38%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (56.15%) Developer
2 28 (21.54%) C# Developer
3 27 (20.77%) Software Developer
4 22 (16.92%) Analyst
5 20 (15.38%) Business Analyst
6 19 (14.62%) C# Software Developer
7 16 (12.31%) Developer in Test
8 10 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) Tester
9 9 (6.92%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) QA Tester
9 9 (6.92%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Android Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (6.15%) iOS Developer
10 8 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (6.15%) PHP Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Product Owner
10 8 (6.15%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.08%) .NET
2 29 (22.31%) HTML
3 28 (21.54%) CSS
4 26 (20.00%) HTML5
5 23 (17.69%) WPF
6 21 (16.15%) CSS3
7 18 (13.85%) ASP.NET
8 14 (10.77%) JSON
9 13 (10.00%) jQuery
10 12 (9.23%) REST
10 12 (9.23%) WinForms
10 12 (9.23%) XML
11 10 (7.69%) Velocity
12 9 (6.92%) WCF
13 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (6.15%) Gherkin
14 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (4.62%) Android SDK
16 5 (3.85%) Spring
16 5 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) Computer Science
1 25 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 21 (16.15%) Algorithms
3 14 (10.77%) User Experience
4 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.62%) BBC
6 5 (3.85%) Reinsurance
6 5 (3.85%) Virtual Team
7 4 (3.08%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.31%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.54%) Fintech
10 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.38%) Android
1 20 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (78.46%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 41 (31.54%) Software Engineering
4 34 (26.15%) OO
5 33 (25.38%) Mathematics
6 31 (23.85%) Regression Testing
7 30 (23.08%) SDLC
8 28 (21.54%) Exploratory Testing
9 27 (20.77%) Code Coverage
10 24 (18.46%) Financial Modelling
11 23 (17.69%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (17.69%) TDD
12 22 (16.92%) Unit Testing
13 21 (16.15%) Scrum
14 20 (15.38%) Analytics
15 17 (13.08%) Performance Testing
15 17 (13.08%) SDET
16 16 (12.31%) Waterfall
17 15 (11.54%) BDD
17 15 (11.54%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.46%) C#
2 42 (32.31%) SQL
3 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.38%) Java
5 9 (6.92%) PHP
6 8 (6.15%) C++
7 3 (2.31%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) C
9 1 (0.77%) HLSL
9 1 (0.77%) Python
9 1 (0.77%) Ruby
9 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (25.38%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (4.62%) MCP
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) PMO
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.62%) Apple
2 6 (4.62%) Google
2 6 (4.62%) Nintex
2 6 (4.62%) Virgin Media
3 4 (3.08%) TOWER Software
3 4 (3.08%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.31%) Adobe
5 1 (0.77%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.77%) HP
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) SAP
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore