Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > England
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 165 180 197
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17 +41
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,498 2,680 2,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.10% 1.97% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.14% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,221 2,022 2,412
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,375 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.06% +2.75% -

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 65,672 125,154 152,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.27% 92.19% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52,944 99,373 123,221
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,125 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in England

User Stories
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Stories in England.

Salary trend for User Stories in England

User Stories
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories in England over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 +25 734 £62,500 +4.17% 33
North of England +68 248 £51,500 +19.77% 17
South East -18 231 £51,500 -1.90% 10
North West +91 153 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Midlands +42 133 £51,000 +13.33% 6
South West +32 109 £45,000 +4.65% 7
West Midlands +65 91 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Yorkshire +49 88 £50,000 +23.46% 5
East Midlands +5 41 £46,250 +2.78% 2
East of England +5 41 £44,632 -10.74% 4
North East +6 7 £60,000 +60.00% 3
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 1,167 (77.90%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (33.38%) Scrum
3 338 (22.56%) Finance
4 288 (19.23%) User Experience
5 284 (18.96%) JavaScript
6 277 (18.49%) Test Automation
7 275 (18.36%) Acceptance Criteria
8 243 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 242 (16.15%) .NET
10 239 (15.95%) SQL
11 230 (15.35%) QA
12 220 (14.69%) HTML
12 220 (14.69%) C#
13 219 (14.62%) Azure
14 214 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
15 212 (14.15%) JIRA
16 204 (13.62%) Java
17 194 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
18 192 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
19 190 (12.68%) CSS
20 186 (12.42%) DevOps
21 184 (12.28%) TDD
22 180 (12.02%) Degree
23 174 (11.62%) Business Analysis
24 162 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
25 161 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
26 160 (10.68%) Use Case
27 153 (10.21%) SDLC
27 153 (10.21%) Sprint Planning
28 150 (10.01%) Product Backlog

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
1 127 (8.48%) Confluence
2 29 (1.94%) EPiServer
3 27 (1.80%) CMS
4 22 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.67%) Apache
6 8 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
7 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.33%) IIS
9 5 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.13%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.13%) Drupal
11 2 (0.13%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.13%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.00%) InVision
6 14 (0.93%) Sketch
7 12 (0.80%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.53%) Figma
10 5 (0.33%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.27%) InDesign
11 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.20%) UXPin
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.13%) Marvel
14 1 (0.067%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.067%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 26 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.20%) Magento
5 3 (0.20%) Maximo
5 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.067%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.067%) Shopify
7 1 (0.067%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 219 (14.62%) Azure
2 141 (9.41%) AWS
3 113 (7.54%) SaaS
4 62 (4.14%) Power Platform
5 51 (3.40%) Office 365
6 33 (2.20%) Serverless
7 32 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.47%) GCP
9 21 (1.40%) PaaS
9 21 (1.40%) PowerApps
10 15 (1.00%) BlazeMeter
10 15 (1.00%) Google Analytics
10 15 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
10 15 (1.00%) Trello
11 13 (0.87%) GitHub
12 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.60%) npm
14 8 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.47%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.47%) Internet
2 34 (2.27%) HTTP
3 22 (1.47%) Firewall
3 22 (1.47%) VPN
4 11 (0.73%) Skype
5 7 (0.47%) LAN
5 7 (0.47%) WAN
6 4 (0.27%) DNS
6 4 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.20%) Extranet
8 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.13%) SSL
9 1 (0.067%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (3.74%) Power BI
4 45 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 42 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 36 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.34%) Data Lake
8 34 (2.27%) Big Data
9 30 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 29 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (1.80%) Snowflake Schema
12 26 (1.74%) Redis
13 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (1.20%) MySQL
15 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.80%) OLTP
17 11 (0.73%) HBase
18 10 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 212 (14.15%) JIRA
2 132 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 105 (7.01%) Selenium
4 82 (5.47%) Jenkins
5 52 (3.47%) Cucumber
6 46 (3.07%) Visual Studio
7 39 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (2.34%) Bitbucket
9 33 (2.20%) webpack
10 29 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (1.74%) SoapUI
11 26 (1.74%) SpecFlow
12 25 (1.67%) Grunt
13 22 (1.47%) Eclipse
13 22 (1.47%) gulp
14 20 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (1.27%) Appium
15 19 (1.27%) IntelliJ
15 19 (1.27%) Subversion
15 19 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 338 (22.56%) Finance
2 114 (7.61%) Retail
3 99 (6.61%) Marketing
4 67 (4.47%) Games
5 51 (3.40%) Banking
6 42 (2.80%) Legal
7 35 (2.34%) Public Sector
8 24 (1.60%) Law
9 21 (1.40%) Local Government
10 18 (1.20%) Back Office
11 15 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.00%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.87%) Automotive
12 13 (0.87%) Publishing
13 12 (0.80%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.47%) Police
15 6 (0.40%) Front Office
16 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 421 (28.10%) Analyst
2 361 (24.10%) Business Analyst
3 284 (18.96%) Developer
4 128 (8.54%) Product Owner
5 122 (8.14%) Architect
6 108 (7.21%) Product Manager
7 75 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
8 71 (4.74%) Java Developer
9 64 (4.27%) Agile Business Analyst
10 57 (3.81%) Senior Developer
11 56 (3.74%) Consultant
12 55 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
13 54 (3.60%) Technical Business Analyst
14 48 (3.20%) .NET Developer
14 48 (3.20%) Software Developer
15 47 (3.14%) C# Developer
16 46 (3.07%) Software Engineer
17 43 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
18 40 (2.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 40 (2.67%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (16.15%) .NET
2 220 (14.69%) HTML
3 190 (12.68%) CSS
4 125 (8.34%) AngularJS
5 119 (7.94%) HTML5
6 106 (7.08%) ASP.NET
7 82 (5.47%) REST
8 73 (4.87%) React
8 73 (4.87%) Spring
9 69 (4.61%) .NET Framework
10 67 (4.47%) Web Services
11 64 (4.27%) XML
12 63 (4.21%) JSON
13 59 (3.94%) SOAP
14 53 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (3.47%) CSS3
16 49 (3.27%) Node.js
17 47 (3.14%) RESTful
17 47 (3.14%) Vue.js
18 38 (2.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 288 (19.23%) User Experience
2 192 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 48 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.60%) Online Games
7 19 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (0.67%) Reinsurance
11 9 (0.60%) Blog
11 9 (0.60%) NHS
12 8 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.53%) W3C
12 8 (0.53%) Wiki
13 7 (0.47%) CMDB
13 7 (0.47%) Social Media
13 7 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (3.14%) Windows
2 41 (2.74%) Linux
3 40 (2.67%) Android
4 34 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.47%) Unix
6 7 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,167 (77.90%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (33.38%) Scrum
3 277 (18.49%) Test Automation
4 275 (18.36%) Acceptance Criteria
5 214 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
6 194 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
7 186 (12.42%) DevOps
8 184 (12.28%) TDD
9 174 (11.62%) Business Analysis
10 162 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 161 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 160 (10.68%) Use Case
13 153 (10.21%) SDLC
13 153 (10.21%) Sprint Planning
14 150 (10.01%) Mentoring
14 150 (10.01%) Product Backlog
15 145 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 139 (9.28%) Software Engineering
17 132 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
18 131 (8.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.96%) JavaScript
2 239 (15.95%) SQL
3 220 (14.69%) C#
4 204 (13.62%) Java
5 112 (7.48%) Python
6 49 (3.27%) T-SQL
7 45 (3.00%) TypeScript
8 43 (2.87%) C
9 27 (1.80%) C++
10 21 (1.40%) XPath
11 19 (1.27%) ES6
12 18 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 15 (1.00%) Ruby
14 11 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.67%) VBA
16 9 (0.60%) PHP
17 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.47%) F#
19 5 (0.33%) ABAP
19 5 (0.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 180 (12.02%) Degree
2 76 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.87%) ISTQB
5 39 (2.60%) ISEB
6 26 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.67%) IIBA
12 8 (0.53%) MCP
13 7 (0.47%) CIPD
13 7 (0.47%) CSPO
14 5 (0.33%) CIW
15 4 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.27%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.13%) CISA
16 2 (0.13%) CISM
16 2 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (15.35%) QA
2 26 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.13%) Actionable Recommendations
4 13 (0.87%) GDPR
4 13 (0.87%) PMO
5 7 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.47%) NCSC
6 5 (0.33%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.20%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.067%) NIST
9 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.067%) SEPA
System Software
1 29 (1.94%) Docker
2 22 (1.47%) XenApp
2 22 (1.47%) XenDesktop
3 10 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.27%) vSphere
5 3 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.067%) HDFS
7 1 (0.067%) NDS
Systems Management
1 23 (1.54%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.47%) SCCM
3 15 (1.00%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (0.47%) Terraform
4 7 (0.47%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.33%) Ansible
6 4 (0.27%) Nessus
7 3 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.13%) Rancher
9 1 (0.067%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.067%) Graylog
9 1 (0.067%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.067%) Kibana
9 1 (0.067%) logstash
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.067%) Puppet
9 1 (0.067%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 243 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 53 (3.54%) Google
3 36 (2.40%) Oracle
4 30 (2.00%) Atlassian
5 28 (1.87%) IBM
6 27 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.74%) Tableau
8 24 (1.60%) Adobe
9 23 (1.54%) SAP
10 22 (1.47%) Citrix
10 22 (1.47%) Xamarin
11 15 (1.00%) CA
11 15 (1.00%) Perfecto Mobile
12 12 (0.80%) Capita
13 11 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.67%) Apple
14 10 (0.67%) Cognizant
15 9 (0.60%) hybris
15 9 (0.60%) MuleSoft
16 8 (0.53%) Nintex