Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 237 256
Rank change year-on-year +57 +19 +27
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2,944 2,548 2,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.91% 1.54% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.69% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,289 2,101 2,223
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.52%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 140,420 151,023 166,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.54% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 112,581 120,047 140,346
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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
London +37 1,442 £60,000 +4.35% 160
South East +36 500 £52,500 +16.67% 73
North of England +69 412 £43,500 -3.33% 55
Midlands +10 220 £45,000 - 46
East of England +79 213 £50,000 - 32
Yorkshire +52 197 £42,500 -5.56% 24
North West +57 187 £46,500 +3.33% 26
South West -17 148 £45,000 +5.88% 35
West Midlands +9 118 £45,000 - 30
East Midlands -1 102 £42,250 -17.96% 16
North East -6 28 £35,000 -5.41% 5
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2,424 (82.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,140 (38.72%) Scrum
3 757 (25.71%) Finance
4 622 (21.13%) Acceptance Criteria
5 593 (20.14%) C#
6 587 (19.94%) Business Analysis
7 579 (19.67%) Test Automation
8 578 (19.63%) User Experience
9 512 (17.39%) .NET
10 511 (17.36%) JavaScript
11 493 (16.75%) SQL
12 480 (16.30%) JIRA
13 465 (15.79%) Java
14 443 (15.05%) SDLC
15 426 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
16 422 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
17 421 (14.30%) TDD
18 419 (14.23%) QA
19 409 (13.89%) Degree
20 384 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
21 371 (12.60%) HTML
22 356 (12.09%) Software Engineering
23 346 (11.75%) SQL Server
24 343 (11.65%) Microsoft
25 337 (11.45%) BDD
26 331 (11.24%) Wireframes
27 312 (10.60%) Waterfall
28 310 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
29 300 (10.19%) Project Management
30 297 (10.09%) Kanban

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
1 243 (8.25%) Confluence
2 64 (2.17%) CMS
3 55 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.39%) Apache Pig
5 39 (1.32%) IIS
6 24 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 20 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.51%) Marvel
10 11 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.37%) WordPress
11 8 (0.27%) Apache
11 8 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.24%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.20%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.17%) Alfresco
14 5 (0.17%) Mule
14 5 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 104 (3.53%) MS Visio
2 94 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
4 46 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.15%) InVision
6 33 (1.12%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.20%) Gliffy
10 5 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.17%) Flinto
10 5 (0.17%) Maya
11 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.10%) HipChat
12 3 (0.10%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.068%) UXPin
14 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (0.95%) Magento
1 28 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.068%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.068%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.068%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 289 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
3 131 (4.45%) SaaS
4 82 (2.79%) PaaS
5 28 (0.95%) Serverless
6 21 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (0.71%) npm
7 18 (0.61%) Office 365
8 14 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.31%) FinancialForce
11 7 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
11 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.20%) Basecamp
12 6 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.20%) GitHub
12 6 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.29%) HTTP
2 59 (2.00%) Firewall
3 57 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.80%) SSL
5 16 (0.54%) Broadband
6 15 (0.51%) FCoE
6 15 (0.51%) SNMP
7 13 (0.44%) Internet
8 12 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.41%) Intranet
8 12 (0.41%) SMS
9 5 (0.17%) FTP
10 3 (0.10%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.068%) Network Security
12 1 (0.034%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.034%) ATM
12 1 (0.034%) Modbus
12 1 (0.034%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 127 (4.31%) Big Data
3 74 (2.51%) MySQL
3 74 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 68 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 68 (2.31%) Power BI
5 60 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (1.94%) Hadoop
8 41 (1.39%) Apache Hive
9 35 (1.19%) RDBMS
10 27 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 21 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
12 19 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.58%) MongoDB
14 16 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (0.51%) CouchDB
16 14 (0.48%) Blockchain
17 12 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 480 (16.30%) JIRA
2 245 (8.32%) Git (software)
3 180 (6.11%) Selenium
4 149 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 140 (4.76%) NUnit
6 122 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (3.43%) Visual Studio
8 97 (3.29%) Cucumber
9 78 (2.65%) SpecFlow
10 74 (2.51%) WebDriver
11 68 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 52 (1.77%) Bitbucket
13 49 (1.66%) git-flow
14 46 (1.56%) Robot Framework
15 45 (1.53%) Subversion
16 44 (1.49%) TeamCity
17 42 (1.43%) JUnit
18 41 (1.39%) CodeSonar
18 41 (1.39%) webpack
19 40 (1.36%) Moq
General
1 757 (25.71%) Finance
2 232 (7.88%) Retail
3 164 (5.57%) Marketing
4 145 (4.93%) Games
5 114 (3.87%) Banking
6 63 (2.14%) Advertising
7 48 (1.63%) Front Office
7 48 (1.63%) Law
7 48 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.19%) Publishing
9 29 (0.99%) Back Office
10 27 (0.92%) Legal
11 26 (0.88%) Billing
12 21 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.44%) Electronics
15 12 (0.41%) Automotive
16 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,189 (40.39%) Analyst
2 958 (32.54%) Business Analyst
3 582 (19.77%) Developer
4 227 (7.71%) Product Owner
5 187 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
6 186 (6.32%) Product Manager
7 182 (6.18%) Agile Business Analyst
8 174 (5.91%) C# Developer
9 164 (5.57%) Software Developer
10 149 (5.06%) Senior Developer
11 145 (4.93%) Software Engineer
12 139 (4.72%) .NET Developer
13 137 (4.65%) Senior Business Analyst
14 125 (4.25%) Digital Analyst
15 124 (4.21%) Digital Business Analyst
16 110 (3.74%) Java Developer
17 98 (3.33%) Scrum Master
18 93 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
19 92 (3.13%) Designer
20 91 (3.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (17.39%) .NET
2 371 (12.60%) HTML
3 251 (8.53%) CSS
4 221 (7.51%) REST
4 221 (7.51%) Web Services
5 216 (7.34%) AngularJS
6 185 (6.28%) HTML5
7 172 (5.84%) ASP.NET
8 160 (5.43%) RESTful
9 148 (5.03%) SOAP
10 136 (4.62%) React
11 128 (4.35%) XML
12 127 (4.31%) JSON
13 122 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 122 (4.14%) Node.js
14 99 (3.36%) .NET Framework
15 98 (3.33%) Redux
16 94 (3.19%) Velocity
17 89 (3.02%) Gherkin
18 77 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 578 (19.63%) User Experience
2 422 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (6.05%) Fintech
4 169 (5.74%) Mobile App
5 136 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 119 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
8 73 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 58 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 40 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 37 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 33 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 32 (1.09%) PMI
14 26 (0.88%) Reinsurance
15 25 (0.85%) FMCG
15 25 (0.85%) NHS
16 21 (0.71%) Social Media
17 19 (0.65%) Data Centre
18 17 (0.58%) Client/Server
19 14 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 148 (5.03%) Windows
2 132 (4.48%) Android
3 127 (4.31%) Linux
4 92 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 49 (1.66%) Mac OS X
6 23 (0.78%) Unix
7 12 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.24%) CentOS
9 7 (0.24%) Fedora
9 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.068%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,424 (82.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,140 (38.72%) Scrum
3 622 (21.13%) Acceptance Criteria
4 587 (19.94%) Business Analysis
5 579 (19.67%) Test Automation
6 443 (15.05%) SDLC
7 426 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
8 421 (14.30%) TDD
9 384 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 356 (12.09%) Software Engineering
11 337 (11.45%) BDD
12 331 (11.24%) Wireframes
13 312 (10.60%) Waterfall
14 310 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
15 300 (10.19%) Project Management
16 297 (10.09%) Kanban
17 290 (9.85%) Mentoring
18 284 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
19 270 (9.17%) Use Case
20 259 (8.80%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 593 (20.14%) C#
2 511 (17.36%) JavaScript
3 493 (16.75%) SQL
4 465 (15.79%) Java
5 127 (4.31%) Python
6 122 (4.14%) C
7 116 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 98 (3.33%) C++
9 89 (3.02%) PHP
10 87 (2.96%) Bash Shell
11 81 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 59 (2.00%) Objective-C
13 58 (1.97%) Java 8
14 56 (1.90%) TypeScript
15 34 (1.15%) Scala
16 25 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.65%) ES6
18 16 (0.54%) Go
18 16 (0.54%) Kotlin
19 15 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 409 (13.89%) Degree
2 177 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 146 (4.96%) ISEB
4 119 (4.04%) DV Cleared
5 71 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 63 (2.14%) CCNA
6 63 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (2.14%) CISSP
6 63 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 63 (2.14%) GIAC
6 63 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 63 (2.14%) Linux+ Certification
6 63 (2.14%) MCSE
6 63 (2.14%) Network+ Certification
6 63 (2.14%) SANS
6 63 (2.14%) SSCP
7 47 (1.60%) SC Cleared
8 41 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 40 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (14.23%) QA
2 19 (0.65%) PMO
3 18 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.61%) SLA
4 11 (0.37%) GDPR
5 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.14%) PSD2
6 3 (0.10%) MiFID
6 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.10%) WCAG
7 2 (0.068%) SEPA
7 2 (0.068%) UCITS
8 1 (0.034%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (2.79%) Docker
2 41 (1.39%) vSphere
3 39 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.75%) NFS
4 22 (0.75%) Samba
4 22 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.51%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.24%) Xen
7 3 (0.10%) Firmware
7 3 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.034%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 69 (2.34%) Puppet
2 42 (1.43%) Ansible
3 41 (1.39%) Salt
4 26 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 23 (0.78%) Nagios
6 22 (0.75%) vCenter Server
7 13 (0.44%) Automic
8 12 (0.41%) HP ALM
9 11 (0.37%) HockeyApp
10 10 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.24%) OpenNMS
12 7 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.20%) Mesos
14 4 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 3 (0.10%) Terraform
16 2 (0.068%) Single Sign-On
17 1 (0.034%) Packer
17 1 (0.034%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 343 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 88 (2.99%) Google
3 83 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
4 69 (2.34%) Adobe
5 65 (2.21%) SAP
6 60 (2.04%) Oracle
7 55 (1.87%) Cadence
8 54 (1.83%) hybris
9 51 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 51 (1.73%) Tableau
10 30 (1.02%) Telerik
11 25 (0.85%) Demandware
12 24 (0.82%) VMware
13 23 (0.78%) EMC
14 22 (0.75%) NetApp
14 22 (0.75%) Pega
14 22 (0.75%) SolarWinds
15 20 (0.68%) New Relic
15 20 (0.68%) ServiceNow
16 19 (0.65%) Blue Prism