Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 189 189
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +36
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 40 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.88% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.65% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 24
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +25.93%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £54,900 £48,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -

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 3,963 3,839 4,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 86.87% 90.18% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,264 3,228 3,495
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +5 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 £40,000 +10.34%
Welwyn Garden City -28 3 £80,000 +77.78%
Hatfield - 3 £70,000 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 3 £27,500 -
Tring - 1 - -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) Retail
4 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (30.00%) Wireframes
5 11 (27.50%) SDLC
5 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) UML
6 10 (25.00%) ISEB
6 10 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (25.00%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
7 9 (22.50%) User Experience
8 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) OO
9 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
9 7 (17.50%) Adobe
9 7 (17.50%) JDBC
9 7 (17.50%) XML
9 7 (17.50%) J2EE
9 7 (17.50%) Java
9 7 (17.50%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (17.50%) Java SE
9 7 (17.50%) Java EE
9 7 (17.50%) Spring
9 7 (17.50%) Maven
9 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering

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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.50%) Maven
2 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.00%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.50%) JMeter
3 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (12.50%) Robot Framework
4 4 (10.00%) Axure RP
4 4 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Retail
3 5 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
1 17 (42.50%) Business Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Business Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Business Project Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Project Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Product Manager
5 5 (12.50%) Product Owner
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) UML Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) UML Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (7.50%) Designer
7 3 (7.50%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Product Owner
7 3 (7.50%) UI Designer
7 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Hibernate
1 7 (17.50%) J2EE
1 7 (17.50%) Java EE
1 7 (17.50%) Java SE
1 7 (17.50%) JDBC
1 7 (17.50%) Spring
1 7 (17.50%) Spring MVC
1 7 (17.50%) XML
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) DOM
3 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (12.50%) JAXB
3 5 (12.50%) SAX
4 3 (7.50%) CSS3
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) jQuery
4 3 (7.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (22.50%) User Experience
3 6 (15.00%) EPoS
4 3 (7.50%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Wireframes
3 11 (27.50%) SDLC
4 10 (25.00%) BDD
4 10 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.00%) TDD
4 10 (25.00%) UML
5 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (20.00%) OO
6 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (17.50%) Front End Development
7 7 (17.50%) MVC
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.50%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) ES6
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Adobe
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Progress
4 2 (5.00%) Splunk