Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 221 240
Rank change year-on-year +54 +19 +45
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3,098 2,693 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.04% 1.60% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.75% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,368 2,271 2,185
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,600 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% -0.50%

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 138,446 154,293 160,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.18% 91.50% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 111,142 122,979 134,729
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +64 1,521 £60,000 +4.35% 180
South East +35 525 £52,500 +10.53% 90
North of England +36 424 £45,000 +4.65% 81
Midlands -1 235 £45,000 - 43
East of England +103 231 £50,000 -4.31% 25
Yorkshire +63 206 £45,000 +7.14% 33
North West +23 184 £45,846 +1.88% 45
West Midlands +35 137 £45,000 - 21
South West -26 137 £45,000 - 28
East Midlands -27 98 £45,000 - 22
North East -3 34 £35,000 -6.67% 3
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2,538 (81.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,210 (39.06%) Scrum
3 809 (26.11%) Finance
4 661 (21.34%) Test Automation
5 647 (20.88%) C#
6 636 (20.53%) Business Analysis
7 625 (20.17%) Acceptance Criteria
8 558 (18.01%) User Experience
9 547 (17.66%) SQL
10 521 (16.82%) JavaScript
11 518 (16.72%) JIRA
12 515 (16.62%) .NET
13 488 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
14 484 (15.62%) Java
15 467 (15.07%) Degree
16 449 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
17 448 (14.46%) TDD
18 442 (14.27%) SDLC
19 441 (14.23%) QA
20 416 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
21 409 (13.20%) HTML
22 398 (12.85%) Microsoft
23 393 (12.69%) Waterfall
24 391 (12.62%) Software Engineering
25 372 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
26 370 (11.94%) Project Management
27 348 (11.23%) SQL Server
28 337 (10.88%) Mentoring
29 318 (10.26%) BDD
29 318 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 230 (7.42%) Confluence
2 70 (2.26%) CMS
3 47 (1.52%) IIS
4 35 (1.13%) Apache Pig
5 24 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 21 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.55%) Marvel
9 15 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 11 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.32%) WordPress
12 9 (0.29%) Apache
12 9 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.26%) Mule
14 7 (0.23%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.23%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.19%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 120 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 100 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
4 63 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (1.39%) Photoshop
7 33 (1.07%) InVision
8 28 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.19%) Gliffy
10 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.16%) Flinto
11 5 (0.16%) Maya
12 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.097%) UXPin
14 2 (0.065%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.032%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (0.97%) Magento
2 22 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
3 21 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.55%) thinkFolio
5 13 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.36%) Temenos T24
7 8 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
9 6 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 4 (0.13%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 318 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 248 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (5.58%) SaaS
4 120 (3.87%) PaaS
5 29 (0.94%) Serverless
6 23 (0.74%) GitHub
7 22 (0.71%) Google Analytics
8 19 (0.61%) Office 365
9 16 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.52%) npm
10 13 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.39%) FinancialForce
12 11 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 11 (0.36%) Trello
13 10 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 113 (3.65%) HTTP
2 58 (1.87%) Firewall
3 57 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.71%) SSL
5 20 (0.65%) Broadband
6 17 (0.55%) Internet
7 16 (0.52%) FCoE
7 16 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 16 (0.52%) SNMP
8 5 (0.16%) SMS
9 4 (0.13%) FTP
10 2 (0.065%) 4G
10 2 (0.065%) DNS
10 2 (0.065%) Network Security
10 2 (0.065%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.065%) VPN
11 1 (0.032%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.032%) Intranet
11 1 (0.032%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.032%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 126 (4.07%) Big Data
3 91 (2.94%) MySQL
4 80 (2.58%) NoSQL
5 78 (2.52%) Power BI
6 77 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 68 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 61 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 59 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 36 (1.16%) Apache Hive
11 31 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 31 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 29 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
13 27 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
14 26 (0.84%) CouchDB
14 26 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
14 26 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 21 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 518 (16.72%) JIRA
2 259 (8.36%) Git (software)
3 211 (6.81%) Selenium
4 150 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 132 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 128 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 117 (3.78%) NUnit
8 106 (3.42%) Cucumber
9 82 (2.65%) SpecFlow
10 67 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 64 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 58 (1.87%) SoapUI
13 55 (1.78%) JUnit
14 52 (1.68%) TeamCity
15 51 (1.65%) Bitbucket
16 46 (1.48%) Subversion
17 40 (1.29%) Robot Framework
17 40 (1.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 38 (1.23%) git-flow
18 38 (1.23%) Moq
General
1 809 (26.11%) Finance
2 216 (6.97%) Retail
3 206 (6.65%) Marketing
4 160 (5.16%) Games
5 126 (4.07%) Banking
6 76 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 65 (2.10%) Advertising
8 46 (1.48%) Front Office
9 44 (1.42%) Law
10 26 (0.84%) Billing
10 26 (0.84%) Publishing
11 24 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.77%) Legal
12 23 (0.74%) Back Office
13 21 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.55%) Electronics
15 13 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.29%) Automotive
16 9 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,225 (39.54%) Analyst
2 1,004 (32.41%) Business Analyst
3 573 (18.50%) Developer
4 239 (7.71%) Product Owner
5 191 (6.17%) Product Manager
6 187 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
7 183 (5.91%) Agile Business Analyst
8 170 (5.49%) Software Engineer
9 162 (5.23%) Software Developer
10 157 (5.07%) Senior Business Analyst
11 155 (5.00%) C# Developer
12 146 (4.71%) .NET Developer
13 144 (4.65%) Senior Developer
14 111 (3.58%) Designer
15 110 (3.55%) Java Developer
16 108 (3.49%) Digital Analyst
16 108 (3.49%) Digital Business Analyst
17 107 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
18 105 (3.39%) Developer in Test
19 104 (3.36%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (16.62%) .NET
2 409 (13.20%) HTML
3 252 (8.13%) CSS
4 231 (7.46%) Web Services
5 226 (7.30%) REST
6 221 (7.13%) AngularJS
7 201 (6.49%) HTML5
8 175 (5.65%) ASP.NET
9 164 (5.29%) XML
10 155 (5.00%) SOAP
11 144 (4.65%) JSON
12 141 (4.55%) React
13 131 (4.23%) RESTful
14 120 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 117 (3.78%) .NET Framework
16 103 (3.32%) Node.js
17 99 (3.20%) Velocity
18 93 (3.00%) Redux
19 89 (2.87%) .NET Core
20 88 (2.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 558 (18.01%) User Experience
2 449 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (5.42%) Fintech
4 156 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 140 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 98 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 96 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 82 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 67 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 64 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
11 51 (1.65%) FMCG
12 36 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 36 (1.16%) Reinsurance
13 33 (1.07%) NHS
14 30 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.94%) PMI
16 25 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 25 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 20 (0.65%) Equities
17 20 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 159 (5.13%) Windows
2 139 (4.49%) Linux
3 107 (3.45%) Android
4 76 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 31 (1.00%) Unix
7 16 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.39%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.26%) CentOS
10 8 (0.26%) Fedora
11 7 (0.23%) VMS
12 5 (0.16%) watchOS
13 3 (0.097%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.065%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,538 (81.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,210 (39.06%) Scrum
3 661 (21.34%) Test Automation
4 636 (20.53%) Business Analysis
5 625 (20.17%) Acceptance Criteria
6 488 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
7 448 (14.46%) TDD
8 442 (14.27%) SDLC
9 416 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 393 (12.69%) Waterfall
11 391 (12.62%) Software Engineering
12 372 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
13 370 (11.94%) Project Management
14 337 (10.88%) Mentoring
15 318 (10.26%) BDD
16 315 (10.17%) Use Case
17 296 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
18 293 (9.46%) Kanban
19 280 (9.04%) Wireframes
20 271 (8.75%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 647 (20.88%) C#
2 547 (17.66%) SQL
3 521 (16.82%) JavaScript
4 484 (15.62%) Java
5 135 (4.36%) Python
6 127 (4.10%) PowerShell
7 122 (3.94%) C++
8 120 (3.87%) C
9 85 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 80 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 80 (2.58%) PHP
11 53 (1.71%) Objective-C
12 43 (1.39%) TypeScript
13 40 (1.29%) Java 8
14 33 (1.07%) Scala
15 29 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 28 (0.90%) Go
17 18 (0.58%) Ruby
18 17 (0.55%) ES6
19 16 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 467 (15.07%) Degree
2 169 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 148 (4.78%) ISEB
4 120 (3.87%) DV Cleared
5 79 (2.55%) ISTQB
6 63 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (1.90%) CCNA
7 59 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (1.90%) CISSP
7 59 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 59 (1.90%) GIAC
7 59 (1.90%) Linux+ Certification
7 59 (1.90%) MCSE
7 59 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
7 59 (1.90%) SANS
7 59 (1.90%) SSCP
8 57 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 47 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 35 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 33 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (14.23%) QA
2 30 (0.97%) PMO
3 26 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.68%) GDPR
5 11 (0.36%) SLA
6 6 (0.19%) MiFID
7 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.13%) SEPA
9 3 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.097%) PSD2
10 2 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 79 (2.55%) Docker
2 43 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.13%) vSphere
4 24 (0.77%) NFS
4 24 (0.77%) Samba
4 24 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.52%) VMware NSX
6 10 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.26%) Xen
8 6 (0.19%) Firmware
9 3 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (2.10%) Puppet
2 44 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (1.32%) Ansible
4 35 (1.13%) Salt
5 29 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 25 (0.81%) Nagios
7 24 (0.77%) vCenter Server
8 16 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 15 (0.48%) Automic
10 13 (0.42%) Terraform
11 10 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.26%) OpenNMS
12 8 (0.26%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.16%) HockeyApp
13 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.13%) Packer
15 3 (0.097%) Mesos
16 2 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 1 (0.032%) Nmap
Vendors
1 398 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 105 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
3 82 (2.65%) Oracle
4 78 (2.52%) Google
5 77 (2.49%) Adobe
6 62 (2.00%) Cadence
7 57 (1.84%) SAP
8 53 (1.71%) Tableau
9 51 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 46 (1.48%) hybris
11 36 (1.16%) Telerik
12 33 (1.07%) Pega
13 28 (0.90%) Demandware
13 28 (0.90%) VMware
14 25 (0.81%) Blue Prism
14 25 (0.81%) EMC
15 24 (0.77%) NetApp
15 24 (0.77%) SolarWinds
16 23 (0.74%) HP
17 20 (0.65%) IBM