Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 237 281
Rank change year-on-year +17 +44 +35
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2693 2563 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.45% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.62% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2271 2185 1984
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £49,750
% change year-on-year +1.01% -0.50% +0.51%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in England

User Stories
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories in England.

Salary trend for User Stories in England

User Stories
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in England

User Stories
Job Locations in 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 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
London +4 1264 £57,500 +4.55% 92
South East +41 481 £47,500 - 30
North of England +83 366 £43,000 +7.50% 54
Midlands +52 287 £45,000 +2.27% 21
South West -13 182 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +44 173 £45,000 +12.50% 26
East Midlands +69 153 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +60 153 £42,000 +5.00% 26
West Midlands +17 134 £45,000 - 11
East of England -90 130 £52,250 +16.11% 14
North East +15 40 £37,500 -1.06% 2
User Stories
UK

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 England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2189 (81.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1045 (38.80%) Scrum
3 677 (25.14%) Finance
4 554 (20.57%) Test Automation
5 528 (19.61%) QA
6 523 (19.42%) Acceptance Criteria
7 495 (18.38%) SQL
8 488 (18.12%) Degree
9 480 (17.82%) Business Analysis
10 477 (17.71%) JavaScript
11 464 (17.23%) TDD
12 452 (16.78%) C#
13 426 (15.82%) JIRA
14 412 (15.30%) Java
15 397 (14.74%) Software Engineering
16 368 (13.67%) .NET
17 357 (13.26%) SDLC
18 337 (12.51%) User Experience
18 337 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
19 332 (12.33%) HTML
20 327 (12.14%) Microsoft
21 302 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
22 300 (11.14%) BDD
23 275 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
24 274 (10.17%) Waterfall
25 271 (10.06%) Git (software)
26 265 (9.84%) SQL Server
27 260 (9.65%) CSS
28 258 (9.58%) E-Commerce
28 258 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 146 (5.42%) Confluence
2 73 (2.71%) CMS
3 50 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 46 (1.71%) Apache
5 34 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 24 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 20 (0.74%) JBoss
8 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.37%) Anypoint
9 10 (0.37%) GlassFish
9 10 (0.37%) Mule
9 10 (0.37%) Mule ESB
9 10 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.33%) Drupal
10 9 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.30%) IIS
12 7 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 91 (3.38%) MS Visio
2 64 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (1.52%) Photoshop
5 35 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 18 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
8 16 (0.59%) InVision
9 11 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.33%) UXPin
11 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.15%) CPLEX
12 4 (0.15%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.074%) Moqups
14 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.037%) InDesign
15 1 (0.037%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 76 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
5 11 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.37%) Magento
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
8 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.19%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.19%) SessionCam
8 5 (0.19%) Social Studio
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.15%) Primavera
9 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.11%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 110 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (2.64%) SaaS
4 21 (0.78%) Trello
5 19 (0.71%) GitHub
5 19 (0.71%) npm
6 17 (0.63%) Google Play
7 15 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.52%) Google Analytics
8 14 (0.52%) Slack
9 13 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 12 (0.45%) Office 365
11 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.22%) Basecamp
12 5 (0.19%) AdWords
12 5 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.19%) IaaS
13 4 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.19%) Internet
2 28 (1.04%) Broadband
3 22 (0.82%) Firewall
4 21 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.56%) Intranet
6 14 (0.52%) HTTP
7 12 (0.45%) SSL
8 10 (0.37%) FCoE
8 10 (0.37%) SMS
8 10 (0.37%) SNMP
9 8 (0.30%) DNS
10 7 (0.26%) LDAP
11 6 (0.22%) VoIP
12 5 (0.19%) HbbTV
13 4 (0.15%) PPP
13 4 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.11%) ATM
14 3 (0.11%) IMAP
14 3 (0.11%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.074%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.12%) MySQL
3 66 (2.45%) Big Data
4 60 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 57 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 43 (1.60%) MongoDB
8 40 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (0.78%) Data Mart
14 18 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.59%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.48%) Redis
17 13 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 426 (15.82%) JIRA
2 271 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 213 (7.91%) Selenium
4 147 (5.46%) Jenkins
5 137 (5.09%) Cucumber
6 106 (3.94%) WebDriver
7 95 (3.53%) NUnit
8 88 (3.27%) Subversion
9 71 (2.64%) SoapUI
10 67 (2.49%) Visual Studio
11 66 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (2.38%) JUnit
13 54 (2.01%) SpecFlow
14 51 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 45 (1.67%) Maven
16 43 (1.60%) JMeter
17 41 (1.52%) TeamCity
18 40 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 34 (1.26%) Appium
20 27 (1.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 677 (25.14%) Finance
2 236 (8.76%) Marketing
3 221 (8.21%) Retail
4 160 (5.94%) Banking
5 90 (3.34%) Games
6 63 (2.34%) Advertising
7 54 (2.01%) Publishing
8 44 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.37%) Legal
9 37 (1.37%) Private Banking
10 36 (1.34%) Back Office
11 34 (1.26%) Front Office
12 28 (1.04%) Automotive
12 28 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.04%) Law
13 26 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
14 24 (0.89%) Digital Economy
15 18 (0.67%) Local Government
16 15 (0.56%) Electronics
16 15 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1077 (39.99%) Analyst
2 901 (33.46%) Business Analyst
3 599 (22.24%) Developer
4 231 (8.58%) Agile Business Analyst
5 169 (6.28%) Product Owner
6 160 (5.94%) C# Developer
7 131 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
8 125 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 122 (4.53%) Software Engineer
10 118 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
10 118 (4.38%) Senior Developer
11 116 (4.31%) Digital Analyst
12 110 (4.08%) Scrum Master
13 104 (3.86%) Product Manager
14 99 (3.68%) .NET Developer
14 99 (3.68%) Software Developer
14 99 (3.68%) Tester
15 94 (3.49%) Digital Business Analyst
16 87 (3.23%) Test Engineer
17 79 (2.93%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (13.67%) .NET
2 332 (12.33%) HTML
3 260 (9.65%) CSS
4 207 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 197 (7.32%) Web Services
6 166 (6.16%) ASP.NET
6 166 (6.16%) XML
7 161 (5.98%) HTML5
8 150 (5.57%) REST
9 122 (4.53%) RESTful
10 119 (4.42%) jQuery
11 107 (3.97%) Spring
12 103 (3.82%) SOAP
13 101 (3.75%) CSS3
13 101 (3.75%) JSON
14 99 (3.68%) Node.js
15 78 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 75 (2.78%) React
17 71 (2.64%) Gherkin
18 70 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 337 (12.51%) Analytical Skills
1 337 (12.51%) User Experience
2 257 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 175 (6.50%) Mobile App
4 85 (3.16%) Fintech
5 76 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.12%) Virtual Team
7 40 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.34%) Social Media
10 34 (1.26%) Online Banking
11 31 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 30 (1.11%) iPad
13 29 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 25 (0.93%) Equities
15 20 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 20 (0.74%) PMI
16 15 (0.56%) EPoS
16 15 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 139 (5.16%) Linux
2 107 (3.97%) Apple iOS
3 99 (3.68%) Android
4 80 (2.97%) Windows
5 28 (1.04%) Unix
6 9 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.074%) Debian
12 2 (0.074%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.074%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.037%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.037%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.037%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2189 (81.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1045 (38.80%) Scrum
3 554 (20.57%) Test Automation
4 523 (19.42%) Acceptance Criteria
5 480 (17.82%) Business Analysis
6 464 (17.23%) TDD
7 397 (14.74%) Software Engineering
8 357 (13.26%) SDLC
9 302 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 300 (11.14%) BDD
11 275 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
12 274 (10.17%) Waterfall
13 258 (9.58%) E-Commerce
13 258 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 248 (9.21%) Project Management
15 242 (8.99%) Mentoring
16 235 (8.73%) Kanban
17 228 (8.47%) Use Case
18 209 (7.76%) Wireframes
19 204 (7.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 495 (18.38%) SQL
2 477 (17.71%) JavaScript
3 452 (16.78%) C#
4 412 (15.30%) Java
5 119 (4.42%) Python
6 89 (3.30%) PHP
7 73 (2.71%) C
8 71 (2.64%) C++
9 61 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 46 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 38 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 34 (1.26%) ES6
13 30 (1.11%) Objective-C
14 29 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 28 (1.04%) Ruby
16 26 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.89%) Apple Swift
17 24 (0.89%) Groovy
18 22 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 488 (18.12%) Degree
2 120 (4.46%) ISEB
3 88 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 86 (3.19%) ISTQB
5 63 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.08%) CBAP
8 28 (1.04%) Sun Certification
9 27 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.00%) SC Cleared
10 25 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 20 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
12 17 (0.63%) CCNA
12 17 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (0.59%) CISSP
13 16 (0.59%) Linux+ Certification
13 16 (0.59%) MCSE
13 16 (0.59%) Security+ Certification
13 16 (0.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (19.61%) QA
2 36 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.56%) PMO
4 6 (0.22%) SLA
5 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) EMIR
7 3 (0.11%) MiFID
7 3 (0.11%) TickIT
8 2 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.074%) FATCA
8 2 (0.074%) FINRA
8 2 (0.074%) SEPA
8 2 (0.074%) UCITS
9 1 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.037%) GCP
9 1 (0.037%) PSD2
9 1 (0.037%) WAI
9 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (2.04%) Docker
2 14 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (0.52%) VMware NSX
3 10 (0.37%) NFS
3 10 (0.37%) Samba
4 9 (0.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.30%) vSphere
6 6 (0.22%) Dovecot
7 5 (0.19%) HDFS
8 4 (0.15%) Xen
9 2 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (0.85%) Puppet
2 22 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 21 (0.78%) Ansible
3 21 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.52%) vCenter Server
5 10 (0.37%) CloudHub
5 10 (0.37%) Nagios
6 7 (0.26%) Salt
7 6 (0.22%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.074%) Oozie
9 2 (0.074%) vRealize
10 1 (0.037%) Consul
10 1 (0.037%) Kibana
10 1 (0.037%) logstash
10 1 (0.037%) Packer
10 1 (0.037%) Terraform
10 1 (0.037%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 327 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 108 (4.01%) Cadence
3 105 (3.90%) Oracle
4 82 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
5 61 (2.27%) Google
6 56 (2.08%) Adobe
7 47 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 41 (1.52%) SAP
9 28 (1.04%) hybris
10 26 (0.97%) Tableau
11 24 (0.89%) Xamarin
12 22 (0.82%) HP
13 20 (0.74%) IBM
14 19 (0.71%) Alias
15 18 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
16 17 (0.63%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.63%) VMware
17 14 (0.52%) Jaspersoft
18 13 (0.48%) ATG
19 12 (0.45%) TOWER Software