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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 126 177
Rank change year-on-year -5 +51  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 15 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.61% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.70% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 2
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -24.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £31,500 £51,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £44,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1852 2009 2486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.73% 87.20% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1646 1962
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 6 £50,000 - 2
St Albans - 5 £47,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 £50,000 +48.14%
Borehamwood - 1 £45,000 -
User Stories
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
4 9 (33.33%) .NET
5 8 (29.63%) C#
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (29.63%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (18.52%) VMS
7 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (18.52%) CMS
7 5 (18.52%) Retail
7 5 (18.52%) Content Management
7 5 (18.52%) Google
7 5 (18.52%) MCTS
7 5 (18.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (18.52%) Kentico
7 5 (18.52%) HTML5
7 5 (18.52%) OWASP
7 5 (18.52%) Web Development
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation

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 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Kentico
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) NUnit
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Games
4 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.70%) Automotive
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Business Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Developer
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Senior Web Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Web Developer
7 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (14.81%) HTML Developer
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
8 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (11.11%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) CSS3
4 5 (18.52%) Google Maps API
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
4 5 (18.52%) jQuery
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 3 (11.11%) JSON
5 3 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Cocoa
6 1 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) BBC
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) VMS
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) BDD
2 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Content Management
3 5 (18.52%) Mobile First
3 5 (18.52%) OWASP
3 5 (18.52%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) Web Development
4 4 (14.81%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 3 (11.11%) API Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (11.11%) Open Source
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (11.11%) SDET
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (18.52%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Google
3 3 (11.11%) Virgin Media
4 2 (7.41%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.70%) Nintex
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Tesco
Posted: 14 days ago