Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 217 214
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3 +34
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,467 1,269 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.16% 1.70% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.84% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 987 1,040
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 62,234 69,113 71,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.68% 92.81% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 49,995 52,921 61,417
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for User Stories in London

User Stories
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
Central London -27 275 £60,000 +4.35% 47
West London +15 49 £55,500 +0.91% 27
South London -15 47 £50,000 -9.09% 8
East London -14 8 £57,500 +9.52% 6
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1,229 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (39.67%) Scrum
3 476 (32.45%) Finance
4 348 (23.72%) Business Analysis
5 316 (21.54%) Acceptance Criteria
6 311 (21.20%) Test Automation
7 307 (20.93%) User Experience
8 306 (20.86%) C#
9 286 (19.50%) Problem-Solving
10 285 (19.43%) JavaScript
11 266 (18.13%) TDD
12 261 (17.79%) .NET
13 258 (17.59%) SQL
14 254 (17.31%) Degree
15 248 (16.91%) HTML
16 241 (16.43%) JIRA
17 230 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
18 228 (15.54%) QA
19 225 (15.34%) Java
20 199 (13.57%) SQL Server
21 191 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
22 186 (12.68%) BDD
23 184 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
24 182 (12.41%) SDLC
25 165 (11.25%) Kanban
25 165 (11.25%) Wireframes
26 161 (10.97%) Project Management
27 150 (10.22%) CSS
27 150 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
27 150 (10.22%) Amazon AWS

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
1 119 (8.11%) Confluence
2 40 (2.73%) IIS
3 34 (2.32%) CMS
4 22 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.02%) Marvel
7 11 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.75%) WordPress
8 8 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.48%) Ethereum
10 5 (0.34%) Apache
10 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.34%) Mule
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon Alexa
11 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.14%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.068%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 41 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.91%) Photoshop
4 27 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.77%) InVision
5 26 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
6 23 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.34%) Flinto
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.20%) Maya
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.068%) Gliffy
11 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (1.91%) Magento
2 21 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
3 13 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
5 9 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 150 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
1 150 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.32%) SaaS
3 71 (4.84%) PaaS
4 21 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.82%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.61%) Office 365
8 7 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
8 7 (0.48%) GitHub
8 7 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.41%) iTunes
9 6 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Trello
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.41%) HTTP
2 21 (1.43%) Firewall
2 21 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.82%) SSL
4 7 (0.48%) FCoE
4 7 (0.48%) SNMP
5 6 (0.41%) Internet
6 4 (0.27%) FTP
7 3 (0.20%) SMS
8 1 (0.068%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.068%) Broadband
8 1 (0.068%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.068%) Intranet
8 1 (0.068%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 64 (4.36%) Big Data
4 55 (3.75%) Power BI
5 38 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
8 25 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (1.30%) MySQL
11 17 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.09%) Blockchain
13 15 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.02%) CouchDB
14 12 (0.82%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.75%) OLAP
15 11 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 241 (16.43%) JIRA
2 120 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 113 (7.70%) Jenkins
4 86 (5.86%) Selenium
5 80 (5.45%) NUnit
6 65 (4.43%) SpecFlow
7 62 (4.23%) Cucumber
7 62 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (3.14%) WebDriver
9 44 (3.00%) TeamCity
10 38 (2.59%) Visual Studio
11 34 (2.32%) JUnit
12 33 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 29 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (1.70%) SoapUI
15 21 (1.43%) Babel
16 19 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
16 19 (1.30%) webpack
17 18 (1.23%) Appium
18 17 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 476 (32.45%) Finance
2 113 (7.70%) Marketing
3 102 (6.95%) Retail
4 82 (5.59%) Games
5 76 (5.18%) Banking
6 48 (3.27%) Front Office
7 34 (2.32%) Law
8 31 (2.11%) Advertising
9 27 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.09%) Back Office
12 14 (0.95%) Billing
13 13 (0.89%) Publishing
14 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.68%) Legal
16 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.48%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.41%) Digital Economy
18 6 (0.41%) International Banking
18 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 500 (34.08%) Analyst
2 404 (27.54%) Business Analyst
3 302 (20.59%) Developer
4 130 (8.86%) Product Manager
5 118 (8.04%) Product Owner
6 89 (6.07%) C# Developer
7 84 (5.73%) Agile Business Analyst
8 82 (5.59%) Software Engineer
9 78 (5.32%) Digital Analyst
9 78 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
10 76 (5.18%) Digital Business Analyst
11 71 (4.84%) Software Developer
12 65 (4.43%) Java Developer
12 65 (4.43%) Senior Developer
13 63 (4.29%) Developer in Test
14 60 (4.09%) Senior Business Analyst
15 59 (4.02%) Designer
16 56 (3.82%) Architect
17 55 (3.75%) .NET Developer
17 55 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (17.79%) .NET
2 248 (16.91%) HTML
3 150 (10.22%) CSS
4 136 (9.27%) HTML5
5 127 (8.66%) Web Services
6 119 (8.11%) REST
7 110 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 102 (6.95%) SOAP
9 101 (6.88%) RESTful
10 96 (6.54%) React
10 96 (6.54%) Redux
11 78 (5.32%) Node.js
12 76 (5.18%) ASP.NET
13 71 (4.84%) XML
14 60 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 54 (3.68%) Gherkin
15 54 (3.68%) JSON
16 50 (3.41%) Kafka
17 46 (3.14%) .NET Core
18 44 (3.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 307 (20.93%) User Experience
2 230 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (9.61%) Fintech
4 87 (5.93%) Mobile App
5 72 (4.91%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.16%) Robotics
12 15 (1.02%) FMCG
13 13 (0.89%) Social Media
14 10 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (0.68%) Wiki
15 9 (0.61%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.55%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 70 (4.77%) Windows
2 62 (4.23%) Android
3 48 (3.27%) Linux
4 47 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.95%) Unix
6 11 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.20%) VMS
9 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.068%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,229 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (39.67%) Scrum
3 348 (23.72%) Business Analysis
4 316 (21.54%) Acceptance Criteria
5 311 (21.20%) Test Automation
6 286 (19.50%) Problem-Solving
7 266 (18.13%) TDD
8 191 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 186 (12.68%) BDD
10 184 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (12.41%) SDLC
12 165 (11.25%) Kanban
12 165 (11.25%) Wireframes
13 161 (10.97%) Project Management
14 150 (10.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 148 (10.09%) Product Management
16 140 (9.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 137 (9.34%) E-Commerce
18 135 (9.20%) Software Engineering
19 131 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 306 (20.86%) C#
2 285 (19.43%) JavaScript
3 258 (17.59%) SQL
4 225 (15.34%) Java
5 60 (4.09%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.59%) Python
7 35 (2.39%) C
8 29 (1.98%) C++
9 27 (1.84%) PHP
10 26 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 23 (1.57%) Java 8
12 19 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 19 (1.30%) Scala
13 18 (1.23%) Go
14 13 (0.89%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.55%) Ruby
15 8 (0.55%) VBScript
16 7 (0.48%) Korn
16 7 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 254 (17.31%) Degree
2 67 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.89%) ISEB
4 33 (2.25%) DV Cleared
4 33 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.70%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.23%) CCNA
8 18 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.23%) CISSP
8 18 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (1.23%) GIAC
8 18 (1.23%) Linux+ Certification
8 18 (1.23%) MCSE
8 18 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
8 18 (1.23%) SANS
8 18 (1.23%) SSCP
9 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (15.54%) QA
2 18 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.09%) SLA
4 9 (0.61%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) MiFID
5 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.20%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.068%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.068%) UCITS
System Software
1 40 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.39%) Docker
3 11 (0.75%) vSphere
4 7 (0.48%) NFS
4 7 (0.48%) Samba
4 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.068%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 18 (1.23%) Puppet
2 15 (1.02%) Automic
2 15 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.82%) Ansible
4 11 (0.75%) Salt
5 8 (0.55%) HockeyApp
6 7 (0.48%) Nagios
6 7 (0.48%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.34%) Mesos
7 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.068%) Kibana
10 1 (0.068%) logstash
10 1 (0.068%) Oozie
10 1 (0.068%) Packer
10 1 (0.068%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 137 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.29%) Google
3 62 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (3.14%) Cadence
4 46 (3.14%) hybris
5 44 (3.00%) Oracle
6 43 (2.93%) Adobe
7 37 (2.52%) SAP
8 35 (2.39%) Telerik
9 30 (2.04%) Pega
10 28 (1.91%) Tableau
11 26 (1.77%) Demandware
12 22 (1.50%) Blue Prism
13 17 (1.16%) ATG
14 14 (0.95%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.61%) Sitecore
15 9 (0.61%) VMware
16 8 (0.55%) Cognizant
17 7 (0.48%) EMC
17 7 (0.48%) NetApp