Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 207 228
Rank change year-on-year +51 +21 +62
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3,154 2,747 2,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.25% 1.68% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.83% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,176 2,304 2,091
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 128,367 149,739 150,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.74% 91.83% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 102,316 122,603 125,032
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +75 1,673 £60,000 +4.35% 180
South East +33 482 £52,500 +5.00% 80
North of England -3 366 £45,000 - 65
Midlands +6 249 £45,000 - 41
East of England +84 195 £50,000 - 25
Yorkshire +1 174 £45,000 +2.27% 31
South West +18 164 £45,000 - 33
North West +19 160 £48,463 +2.03% 30
West Midlands +49 134 £44,000 -2.22% 23
East Midlands -19 115 £45,000 - 18
North East +3 32 £37,500 -1.32% 4
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 2,605 (82.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,178 (37.35%) Scrum
3 825 (26.16%) Finance
4 748 (23.72%) Test Automation
5 637 (20.20%) Business Analysis
6 625 (19.82%) Degree
7 623 (19.75%) QA
8 619 (19.63%) Acceptance Criteria
9 588 (18.64%) SQL
10 563 (17.85%) C#
11 559 (17.72%) Java
12 553 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
13 532 (16.87%) Software Engineering
14 490 (15.54%) JIRA
15 478 (15.16%) User Experience
16 456 (14.46%) JavaScript
17 440 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
18 420 (13.32%) TDD
19 405 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
20 404 (12.81%) .NET
21 390 (12.37%) SDLC
22 388 (12.30%) Waterfall
23 381 (12.08%) Project Management
24 375 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
25 366 (11.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
26 352 (11.16%) Continuous Improvement
26 352 (11.16%) Use Case
27 351 (11.13%) Change Management
28 336 (10.65%) Microsoft
29 332 (10.53%) HTML

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
1 171 (5.42%) Confluence
2 72 (2.28%) CMS
3 56 (1.78%) IIS
4 24 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 19 (0.60%) Marvel
5 19 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.57%) EPiServer
7 17 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.48%) Apache
10 13 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.38%) Alfresco
12 8 (0.25%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.19%) Ethereum
14 6 (0.19%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.19%) Traefik
14 6 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 145 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 109 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
4 66 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (1.40%) Photoshop
7 37 (1.17%) InVision
8 30 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.38%) Flinto
9 12 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.25%) Pixate
11 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.095%) UXPin
15 1 (0.032%) Gliffy
15 1 (0.032%) Maya
15 1 (0.032%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 136 (4.31%) Temenos T24
2 102 (3.23%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.54%) Magento
6 12 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 11 (0.35%) BigMachines
8 9 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
10 5 (0.16%) SessionCam
11 4 (0.13%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.13%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.063%) Eloqua
13 1 (0.032%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 1 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
13 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 1 (0.032%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 279 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 267 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 171 (5.42%) SaaS
4 114 (3.61%) PaaS
5 43 (1.36%) GitHub
6 23 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (0.73%) Serverless
7 21 (0.67%) Office 365
8 19 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 18 (0.57%) Trello
10 16 (0.51%) FinancialForce
11 15 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.35%) Basecamp
13 11 (0.35%) Slack
14 10 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.32%) IaaS
14 10 (0.32%) npm
15 9 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.36%) HTTP
2 35 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 30 (0.95%) Firewall
4 24 (0.76%) SSL
5 20 (0.63%) SNMP
6 17 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 16 (0.51%) FCoE
8 13 (0.41%) Internet
9 9 (0.29%) Broadband
10 7 (0.22%) DNS
11 4 (0.13%) MPLS
12 3 (0.095%) Intranet
12 3 (0.095%) SSH
13 2 (0.063%) 4G
13 2 (0.063%) FTP
13 2 (0.063%) Network Security
13 2 (0.063%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.063%) VPN
14 1 (0.032%) PBX
14 1 (0.032%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.33%) Big Data
3 97 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 90 (2.85%) MySQL
5 82 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 70 (2.22%) Power BI
7 69 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 46 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
10 45 (1.43%) Hadoop
11 44 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 36 (1.14%) RDBMS
14 35 (1.11%) CouchDB
15 27 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 27 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (0.67%) Oracle Database
19 19 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 490 (15.54%) JIRA
2 312 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 212 (6.72%) Selenium
4 139 (4.41%) Jenkins
5 130 (4.12%) Visual Studio
6 117 (3.71%) Cucumber
7 112 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 98 (3.11%) SpecFlow
9 88 (2.79%) NUnit
10 68 (2.16%) JUnit
11 64 (2.03%) SoapUI
11 64 (2.03%) TeamCity
12 57 (1.81%) Subversion
13 48 (1.52%) WebDriver
14 38 (1.20%) Axure RP
15 36 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 35 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
17 33 (1.05%) Maven
18 31 (0.98%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 31 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 825 (26.16%) Finance
2 305 (9.67%) Games
3 303 (9.61%) Banking
4 228 (7.23%) Marketing
5 213 (6.75%) Retail
6 88 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.76%) Advertising
8 60 (1.90%) Front Office
9 39 (1.24%) German Language
10 38 (1.20%) Law
10 38 (1.20%) Private Banking
11 35 (1.11%) Publishing
12 34 (1.08%) Legal
13 27 (0.86%) Back Office
14 24 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 21 (0.67%) Manufacturing
16 19 (0.60%) Billing
16 19 (0.60%) Electronics
17 17 (0.54%) Investment Banking
18 16 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,278 (40.52%) Analyst
2 1,057 (33.51%) Business Analyst
3 571 (18.10%) Developer
4 262 (8.31%) Product Owner
5 234 (7.42%) Senior Analyst
6 209 (6.63%) Agile Business Analyst
7 208 (6.59%) Senior Business Analyst
8 173 (5.49%) Product Manager
9 168 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 155 (4.91%) Software Engineer
11 140 (4.44%) Software Developer
12 134 (4.25%) Lead Business Analyst
13 130 (4.12%) .NET Developer
14 121 (3.84%) C# Developer
15 120 (3.80%) Test Analyst
16 118 (3.74%) Senior Developer
17 113 (3.58%) Tester
18 112 (3.55%) Architect
19 111 (3.52%) Test Engineer
20 109 (3.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (12.81%) .NET
2 332 (10.53%) HTML
3 249 (7.89%) REST
4 228 (7.23%) Web Services
5 225 (7.13%) AngularJS
6 195 (6.18%) CSS
7 191 (6.06%) React
8 169 (5.36%) XML
9 156 (4.95%) ASP.NET
10 148 (4.69%) JSON
11 147 (4.66%) HTML5
12 121 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 117 (3.71%) SOAP
14 106 (3.36%) RESTful
15 87 (2.76%) Gherkin
16 85 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 84 (2.66%) Redux
18 81 (2.57%) Vue.js
19 79 (2.50%) .NET Framework
19 79 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 478 (15.16%) User Experience
2 440 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 264 (8.37%) Management Information System
4 151 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 143 (4.53%) Fintech
6 109 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 106 (3.36%) Equities
8 105 (3.33%) Fixed Income
9 94 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
10 78 (2.47%) Derivative
11 62 (1.97%) FMCG
12 57 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
13 53 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
14 48 (1.52%) Public Cloud
15 45 (1.43%) Algorithms
16 40 (1.27%) Virtual Team
17 36 (1.14%) Reinsurance
18 31 (0.98%) Tandem
19 26 (0.82%) Social Media
20 24 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 133 (4.22%) Windows
2 115 (3.65%) Linux
3 70 (2.22%) Android
4 44 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 40 (1.27%) Unix
6 24 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.38%) VMS
8 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.095%) CentOS
12 3 (0.095%) Fedora
12 3 (0.095%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.032%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,605 (82.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,178 (37.35%) Scrum
3 748 (23.72%) Test Automation
4 637 (20.20%) Business Analysis
5 619 (19.63%) Acceptance Criteria
6 553 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
7 532 (16.87%) Software Engineering
8 420 (13.32%) TDD
9 405 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
10 390 (12.37%) SDLC
11 388 (12.30%) Waterfall
12 381 (12.08%) Project Management
13 375 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 366 (11.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 352 (11.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 352 (11.16%) Use Case
16 351 (11.13%) Change Management
17 320 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
18 317 (10.05%) Epics
19 316 (10.02%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 588 (18.64%) SQL
2 563 (17.85%) C#
3 559 (17.72%) Java
4 456 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 108 (3.42%) PowerShell
6 107 (3.39%) Python
7 91 (2.89%) C++
8 78 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 64 (2.03%) C
10 43 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.24%) Go
12 33 (1.05%) TypeScript
13 32 (1.01%) PHP
14 29 (0.92%) Java 8
15 27 (0.86%) VBScript
16 25 (0.79%) Ruby
17 24 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.70%) Scala
19 17 (0.54%) Objective-C
20 14 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 625 (19.82%) Degree
2 150 (4.76%) ISEB
3 122 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 77 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 67 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 59 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 44 (1.40%) SAFe Agilist
9 30 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (0.89%) CISSP
12 27 (0.86%) CCNA
12 27 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
12 27 (0.86%) GIAC
12 27 (0.86%) Linux+ Certification
12 27 (0.86%) MCSE
12 27 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
12 27 (0.86%) SANS
12 27 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 623 (19.75%) QA
2 66 (2.09%) GDPR
3 34 (1.08%) MiFID
4 29 (0.92%) PMO
5 27 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.22%) SEPA
8 6 (0.19%) SLA
9 4 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.095%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.095%) PSD2
11 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.063%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.032%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.55%) Docker
3 19 (0.60%) NFS
3 19 (0.60%) Samba
3 19 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (0.51%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.25%) vSphere
6 7 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.095%) HDFS
8 3 (0.095%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.095%) Xen
9 2 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 48 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (1.36%) Ansible
3 39 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 31 (0.98%) Puppet
5 29 (0.92%) Terraform
6 19 (0.60%) Nagios
6 19 (0.60%) vCenter Server
7 14 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 14 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.35%) Automic
9 8 (0.25%) Salt
10 7 (0.22%) Packer
11 5 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.095%) OpenNMS
12 3 (0.095%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.095%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.063%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 1 (0.032%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.032%) Oozie
Vendors
1 336 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 122 (3.87%) Cadence
3 108 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 102 (3.23%) Charles River
5 93 (2.95%) Oracle
6 77 (2.44%) Adobe
7 62 (1.97%) Google
7 62 (1.97%) Tableau
8 58 (1.84%) SAP
9 49 (1.55%) hybris
10 42 (1.33%) WorldPay
11 41 (1.30%) Pega
12 38 (1.20%) MuleSoft
13 35 (1.11%) Atlassian
14 30 (0.95%) Telerik
15 28 (0.89%) IBM
16 27 (0.86%) Sitecore
17 23 (0.73%) HP
17 23 (0.73%) VMware
18 21 (0.67%) EMC