Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 173 189
Rank change year-on-year +33 +16 +52
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 73 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.77% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.10% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 69 42 28
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -22.73%
10th Percentile £28,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,638
% change year-on-year - +12.01% +5.03%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,712 3,628 3,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.81% 88.99% 89.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,907 3,091 3,266
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Hertfordshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Watford +14 18 £50,000 -4.76%
Bishop's Stortford - 14 £29,000 - 1
Broxbourne - 13 £34,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +14 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Welwyn Garden City -26 4 £80,000 +15.94%
Hatfield -15 2 £70,000 +33.33%
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 60 (82.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Wireframes
3 26 (35.62%) SQL
4 25 (34.25%) User Experience
5 24 (32.88%) Finance
6 23 (31.51%) CSS
7 22 (30.14%) SDLC
7 22 (30.14%) Waterfall
8 18 (24.66%) Adobe
8 18 (24.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (24.66%) TDD
8 18 (24.66%) Retail
8 18 (24.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 18 (24.66%) BDD
8 18 (24.66%) Collaborative Working
9 17 (23.29%) Degree
10 15 (20.55%) Business Analysis
10 15 (20.55%) ISEB
10 15 (20.55%) UML
11 14 (19.18%) HTML
11 14 (19.18%) jQuery
11 14 (19.18%) CSS3
12 12 (16.44%) Front End Development
13 11 (15.07%) CRM
14 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
15 9 (12.33%) ES6
15 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
15 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
15 9 (12.33%) Web Application Development
15 9 (12.33%) Sass

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (12.33%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.48%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) RDBMS
1 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.33%) Maven
2 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
2 5 (6.85%) JMeter
2 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
2 5 (6.85%) Robot Framework
2 5 (6.85%) Selenium
2 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.48%) Axure RP
3 4 (5.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Business Analyst
2 34 (46.58%) Analyst
3 21 (28.77%) Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Designer
4 11 (15.07%) UI Designer
5 10 (13.70%) Business Manager
5 10 (13.70%) Business Project Manager
5 10 (13.70%) Project Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (13.70%) UI/UX Designer
5 10 (13.70%) UX Designer
6 9 (12.33%) Java Developer
6 9 (12.33%) UI Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Junior
7 8 (10.96%) Web Designer
7 8 (10.96%) Web UI Designer
7 8 (10.96%) Web UI/UX Designer
8 5 (6.85%) Junior Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Product Owner
9 4 (5.48%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) CSS
2 14 (19.18%) CSS3
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
2 14 (19.18%) jQuery
3 9 (12.33%) J2EE
3 9 (12.33%) Java EE
3 9 (12.33%) Java SE
3 9 (12.33%) JDBC
3 9 (12.33%) Sass
3 9 (12.33%) Spring
3 9 (12.33%) Spring MVC
3 9 (12.33%) XML
4 7 (9.59%) DOM
4 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
4 7 (9.59%) JAXB
4 7 (9.59%) SAX
5 5 (6.85%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.11%) HTML5
7 2 (2.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) User Experience
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) EPoS
4 2 (2.74%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (82.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Wireframes
3 22 (30.14%) SDLC
3 22 (30.14%) Waterfall
4 18 (24.66%) BDD
4 18 (24.66%) Collaborative Working
4 18 (24.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 18 (24.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (24.66%) TDD
5 15 (20.55%) Business Analysis
5 15 (20.55%) UML
6 12 (16.44%) Front End Development
7 11 (15.07%) CRM
8 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
9 9 (12.33%) MVC
9 9 (12.33%) OO
9 9 (12.33%) Scrum
9 9 (12.33%) SEO
9 9 (12.33%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) ES6
2 9 (12.33%) Java
2 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Degree
2 15 (20.55%) ISEB
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Adobe
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) Progress
3 2 (2.74%) Splunk