Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 188 182
Rank change year-on-year +51 -6 -3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,244 379 1,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.55% 1.87% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.99% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 751 308 805
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,375 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £51,375
% change year-on-year -4.35% +11.92% -2.14%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,546 19,038 52,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.46% 94.12% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30,237 15,880 42,549
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.70%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for User Stories in London

User Stories
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the London region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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
Central London -30 143 £70,000 +16.67% 29
West London +17 97 £62,500 +48.81% 6
South London -36 25 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East London -12 4 £48,750 -5.34% 7
North London -11 1 £65,000 +85.71% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 978 (78.62%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (32.15%) Scrum
3 386 (31.03%) Social Skills
4 306 (24.60%) Finance
5 305 (24.52%) User Experience
6 263 (21.14%) JavaScript
7 222 (17.85%) Product Roadmap
8 220 (17.68%) Acceptance Criteria
9 209 (16.80%) Product Backlog
10 195 (15.68%) Test Automation
11 191 (15.35%) AWS
12 187 (15.03%) Azure
13 185 (14.87%) Backlog Prioritisation
14 182 (14.63%) JIRA
14 182 (14.63%) TDD
15 181 (14.55%) Mentoring
15 181 (14.55%) React
16 172 (13.83%) Java
17 171 (13.75%) SQL
18 170 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
19 165 (13.26%) DevOps
20 160 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
21 156 (12.54%) Business Analysis
22 154 (12.38%) TypeScript
23 153 (12.30%) QA
24 152 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
25 147 (11.82%) Requirements Gathering
26 146 (11.74%) Sprint Planning
27 144 (11.58%) Epics
27 144 (11.58%) Backlog Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 93 (7.48%) Confluence
2 31 (2.49%) CMS
3 19 (1.53%) Kentico
4 16 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.05%) Mendix
6 11 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.80%) Apache
8 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.48%) WordPress
10 5 (0.40%) Camunda
11 3 (0.24%) Drupal
11 3 (0.24%) IIS
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.16%) JBoss
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (2.17%) Figma
1 27 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.21%) Zeplin
6 12 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.72%) InVision
7 9 (0.72%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.64%) Sketch
9 5 (0.40%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.24%) PlantUML
11 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.080%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.080%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.40%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.32%) Summit
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) BASE24
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.080%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.080%) Kondor
8 1 (0.080%) Magento
8 1 (0.080%) Maximo
8 1 (0.080%) Radian6
8 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.080%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.080%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.080%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.080%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 191 (15.35%) AWS
2 187 (15.03%) Azure
3 118 (9.49%) SaaS
4 60 (4.82%) GitHub
4 60 (4.82%) Serverless
5 49 (3.94%) Power Platform
6 42 (3.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 37 (2.97%) GCP
8 35 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 26 (2.09%) Force.com
11 23 (1.85%) npm
11 23 (1.85%) PaaS
12 22 (1.77%) Amazon S3
12 22 (1.77%) Basecamp
12 22 (1.77%) Heroku
13 19 (1.53%) Cloud Functions
14 18 (1.45%) OpenShift
15 16 (1.29%) Datadog
16 14 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.18%) Broadband
2 20 (1.61%) HTTP
3 18 (1.45%) Firewall
4 13 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (0.32%) 5G
5 4 (0.32%) Internet
5 4 (0.32%) Network Security
5 4 (0.32%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.24%) SMS
6 3 (0.24%) VoIP
6 3 (0.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.16%) ATM
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.16%) FTP
7 2 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.98%) Redis
3 58 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (3.94%) Power BI
5 40 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 35 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 32 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.25%) MongoDB
10 22 (1.77%) Amazon Aurora
10 22 (1.77%) MySQL
11 20 (1.61%) Big Data
12 15 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.05%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
14 12 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.96%) QlikView
15 11 (0.88%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 182 (14.63%) JIRA
2 131 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 96 (7.72%) Jenkins
4 58 (4.66%) Cypress.io
5 45 (3.62%) Visual Studio
6 41 (3.30%) webpack
7 34 (2.73%) JMeter
8 32 (2.57%) Mocha
8 32 (2.57%) Selenium
9 31 (2.49%) Jasmine
10 28 (2.25%) GitLab
10 28 (2.25%) Postman
11 26 (2.09%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.93%) CircleCI
12 24 (1.93%) Maven
13 22 (1.77%) Capybara
13 22 (1.77%) gulp
13 22 (1.77%) Pivotal Tracker
13 22 (1.77%) RSpec
14 19 (1.53%) Cucumber
General
1 386 (31.03%) Social Skills
2 306 (24.60%) Finance
3 152 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (7.80%) Marketing
5 77 (6.19%) Presentation Skills
6 69 (5.55%) Banking
7 68 (5.47%) Retail
8 61 (4.90%) Games
9 46 (3.70%) Telecoms
10 43 (3.46%) Public Sector
11 40 (3.22%) Publishing
12 39 (3.14%) Influencing Skills
13 32 (2.57%) Advertising
14 30 (2.41%) Manufacturing
15 28 (2.25%) Electronics
15 28 (2.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 22 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
17 20 (1.61%) Back Office
18 19 (1.53%) Legal
19 14 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 349 (28.05%) Analyst
2 277 (22.27%) Business Analyst
3 181 (14.55%) Developer
4 134 (10.77%) Product Owner
5 107 (8.60%) Product Manager
6 66 (5.31%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 65 (5.23%) Software Engineer
8 63 (5.06%) Consultant
9 48 (3.86%) Designer
10 45 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 45 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 43 (3.46%) Technical Analyst
12 41 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
13 38 (3.05%) Agile Business Analyst
14 34 (2.73%) UX Designer
15 33 (2.65%) Scrum Master
16 32 (2.57%) Administrator
17 31 (2.49%) Salesforce Administrator
18 30 (2.41%) Senior Software Engineer
19 29 (2.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (14.55%) React
2 130 (10.45%) Node.js
3 126 (10.13%) CSS
4 118 (9.49%) HTML
5 113 (9.08%) REST
6 95 (7.64%) Web Services
7 94 (7.56%) RESTful
8 90 (7.23%) .NET
9 89 (7.15%) AngularJS
10 79 (6.35%) HTML5
11 73 (5.87%) CSS3
12 72 (5.79%) JSON
13 70 (5.63%) GraphQL
14 68 (5.47%) Jest
15 65 (5.23%) Vue.js
16 64 (5.14%) Spring
17 60 (4.82%) Redux
18 55 (4.42%) XML
19 51 (4.10%) Kafka
20 43 (3.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 305 (24.52%) User Experience
2 75 (6.03%) Cloud Native
3 70 (5.63%) Social Media
4 51 (4.10%) Virtual Team
5 50 (4.02%) Mobile App
6 49 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
8 27 (2.17%) Blog
9 25 (2.01%) Reinsurance
10 20 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
11 16 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
11 16 (1.29%) Social Network
11 16 (1.29%) Video on Demand
11 16 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
11 16 (1.29%) Xbox
12 14 (1.13%) Digital Media
12 14 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.14%) Linux
2 53 (4.26%) Unix
3 42 (3.38%) Android
4 32 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.09%) Windows
6 12 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.40%) VMS
8 4 (0.32%) Tizen
8 4 (0.32%) webOS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.080%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (78.62%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (32.15%) Scrum
3 222 (17.85%) Product Roadmap
4 220 (17.68%) Acceptance Criteria
5 209 (16.80%) Product Backlog
6 195 (15.68%) Test Automation
7 185 (14.87%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 182 (14.63%) TDD
9 181 (14.55%) Mentoring
10 170 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
11 165 (13.26%) DevOps
12 160 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 156 (12.54%) Business Analysis
14 147 (11.82%) Requirements Gathering
15 146 (11.74%) Sprint Planning
16 144 (11.58%) Backlog Management
16 144 (11.58%) Epics
17 143 (11.50%) Microservices
18 141 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
19 140 (11.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 263 (21.14%) JavaScript
2 172 (13.83%) Java
3 171 (13.75%) SQL
4 154 (12.38%) TypeScript
5 103 (8.28%) C#
6 94 (7.56%) Python
7 39 (3.14%) Ruby
8 34 (2.73%) Kotlin
9 25 (2.01%) Apex Code
10 24 (1.93%) Go
11 19 (1.53%) ES6
11 19 (1.53%) R
12 18 (1.45%) Scala
13 16 (1.29%) PHP
14 15 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.05%) C
16 12 (0.96%) SOQL
17 9 (0.72%) VB
18 7 (0.56%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 104 (8.36%) Degree
2 31 (2.49%) ISEB
3 23 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.32%) MBA
6 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.32%) PhD
7 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.24%) PMP
8 2 (0.16%) ACCA
8 2 (0.16%) CITP
8 2 (0.16%) IIBA
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.080%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (12.30%) QA
2 37 (2.97%) Accessibility
3 24 (1.93%) GDPR
4 19 (1.53%) NIST
5 16 (1.29%) Data Quality
6 15 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.21%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.13%) WCAG
8 13 (1.05%) COBIT
9 3 (0.24%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) GRC
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.16%) PMO
11 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.080%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.080%) SEPA
11 1 (0.080%) SOC 2
System Software
1 95 (7.64%) Docker
2 23 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.32%) LXC
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) StorNext
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
6 2 (0.16%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 89 (7.15%) Kubernetes
2 48 (3.86%) Terraform
3 15 (1.21%) Ansible
4 14 (1.13%) Grafana
4 14 (1.13%) Prometheus
5 11 (0.88%) Kibana
6 9 (0.72%) logstash
7 5 (0.40%) Istio
8 2 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.080%) Rancher
9 1 (0.080%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
3 46 (3.70%) Adobe
4 30 (2.41%) SAP
5 28 (2.25%) Apple
5 28 (2.25%) Atlassian
5 28 (2.25%) Conga
5 28 (2.25%) Google
6 25 (2.01%) Cisco
6 25 (2.01%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.29%) CyberArk
7 16 (1.29%) PagerDuty
8 15 (1.21%) ForgeRock
9 14 (1.13%) IBM
9 14 (1.13%) Oracle
9 14 (1.13%) Quadient
10 13 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.05%) F5
10 13 (1.05%) Zscaler
11 12 (0.96%) Splunk