Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > London
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 214 228
Rank change year-on-year +19 +14 +38
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,336 1,235 1,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.69% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.84% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,010 955 1,030
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £39,250 £38,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,125
England median annual salary £50,150 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.30% - -

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 65,426 67,001 75,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.41% 91.72% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 52,361 53,522 65,515
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -26 280 £57,750 +0.43% 46
West London -1 52 £52,500 -4.55% 26
South London -40 33 £50,000 -13.04% 4
East London -1 6 £47,500 -19.15% 7
North London - 3 £75,000 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,101 (82.41%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (37.65%) Scrum
3 348 (26.05%) Finance
4 305 (22.83%) Business Analysis
5 286 (21.41%) User Experience
6 268 (20.06%) Acceptance Criteria
7 251 (18.79%) JIRA
8 234 (17.51%) C#
9 223 (16.69%) QA
10 219 (16.39%) .NET
11 217 (16.24%) Degree
12 216 (16.17%) Java
13 215 (16.09%) TDD
13 215 (16.09%) Test Automation
14 203 (15.19%) SQL
15 198 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
16 190 (14.22%) JavaScript
17 178 (13.32%) BDD
18 175 (13.10%) HTML
18 175 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 163 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
20 161 (12.05%) Kanban
21 156 (11.68%) SDLC
22 154 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
23 145 (10.85%) Wireframes
24 144 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
25 135 (10.10%) E-Commerce
26 132 (9.88%) SQL Server
27 128 (9.58%) Fintech
28 127 (9.51%) Project 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
1 117 (8.76%) Confluence
2 37 (2.77%) CMS
3 28 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.72%) IIS
4 23 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 13 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.52%) WordPress
8 6 (0.45%) Apache
9 5 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.30%) Drupal
10 4 (0.30%) Mule
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.22%) Marvel
11 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon Alexa
12 2 (0.15%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.67%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.10%) InVision
4 24 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.97%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.30%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.15%) UXPin
12 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.075%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 19 (1.42%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.37%) Infor CRM
4 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.30%) Sage CRM
5 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 100 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (6.59%) SaaS
4 32 (2.40%) PaaS
5 24 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.12%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
9 9 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 9 (0.67%) Serverless
10 8 (0.60%) GitHub
11 7 (0.52%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.37%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.05%) HTTP
2 12 (0.90%) Firewall
2 12 (0.90%) Internet
2 12 (0.90%) SSL
3 11 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.37%) SMS
5 4 (0.30%) Broadband
5 4 (0.30%) FTP
6 3 (0.22%) DNS
6 3 (0.22%) Intranet
7 1 (0.075%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.075%) FCoE
7 1 (0.075%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.075%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.075%) LAN
7 1 (0.075%) NAS
7 1 (0.075%) SAN
7 1 (0.075%) SNMP
7 1 (0.075%) VPN
7 1 (0.075%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.89%) Big Data
3 25 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 25 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 21 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.57%) MySQL
6 17 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
7 14 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 13 (0.97%) Blockchain
9 11 (0.82%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.52%) GIS
12 6 (0.45%) OLAP
12 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.37%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.37%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 251 (18.79%) JIRA
2 95 (7.11%) Jenkins
3 92 (6.89%) Selenium
4 71 (5.31%) Git (software)
5 62 (4.64%) Cucumber
6 55 (4.12%) NUnit
7 54 (4.04%) WebDriver
8 40 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 39 (2.92%) JUnit
10 28 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.95%) Axure RP
12 25 (1.87%) Appium
12 25 (1.87%) Mocha
13 24 (1.80%) webpack
14 22 (1.65%) Babel
14 22 (1.65%) Moq
15 21 (1.57%) Karma Test Runner
16 20 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 17 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 348 (26.05%) Finance
2 93 (6.96%) Retail
3 87 (6.51%) Banking
4 82 (6.14%) Marketing
5 71 (5.31%) Games
6 56 (4.19%) Law
7 42 (3.14%) Front Office
8 40 (2.99%) Advertising
9 37 (2.77%) Publishing
10 25 (1.87%) Legal
11 22 (1.65%) Back Office
12 14 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.90%) Billing
13 12 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.30%) Danish Language
16 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
18 1 (0.075%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 473 (35.40%) Analyst
2 406 (30.39%) Business Analyst
3 259 (19.39%) Developer
4 152 (11.38%) Product Owner
5 133 (9.96%) Product Manager
6 105 (7.86%) C# Developer
7 89 (6.66%) Agile Business Analyst
8 88 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
9 74 (5.54%) Architect
10 72 (5.39%) Digital Analyst
11 71 (5.31%) Digital Business Analyst
12 69 (5.16%) Senior Business Analyst
13 54 (4.04%) Senior Developer
14 52 (3.89%) Technical Analyst
15 50 (3.74%) Java Developer
16 47 (3.52%) Software Developer
17 45 (3.37%) Technical Business Analyst
18 44 (3.29%) Software Engineer
19 43 (3.22%) Designer
19 43 (3.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (16.39%) .NET
2 175 (13.10%) HTML
3 122 (9.13%) CSS
4 100 (7.49%) REST
5 89 (6.66%) Web Services
6 88 (6.59%) Node.js
7 79 (5.91%) SOAP
8 75 (5.61%) RESTful
9 72 (5.39%) HTML5
10 71 (5.31%) ASP.NET
11 64 (4.79%) Redux
12 55 (4.12%) XML
13 49 (3.67%) React
14 46 (3.44%) AngularJS
15 34 (2.54%) WCF
16 32 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 32 (2.40%) Entity Framework
17 31 (2.32%) Gherkin
18 30 (2.25%) JSON
19 28 (2.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 286 (21.41%) User Experience
2 163 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (9.58%) Fintech
4 104 (7.78%) Computer Science
5 101 (7.56%) Mobile App
6 54 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.65%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.12%) PMI
12 14 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.05%) Taxonomies
13 12 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.75%) Social Media
15 9 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.67%) IVR
15 9 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
16 8 (0.60%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 73 (5.46%) Android
2 63 (4.72%) Apple iOS
3 46 (3.44%) Windows
4 28 (2.10%) Linux
5 10 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 7 (0.52%) Unix
7 2 (0.15%) AIX
7 2 (0.15%) Solaris
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,101 (82.41%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (37.65%) Scrum
3 305 (22.83%) Business Analysis
4 268 (20.06%) Acceptance Criteria
5 215 (16.09%) TDD
5 215 (16.09%) Test Automation
6 198 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
7 178 (13.32%) BDD
8 175 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 161 (12.05%) Kanban
10 156 (11.68%) SDLC
11 154 (11.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 145 (10.85%) Wireframes
13 144 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
14 135 (10.10%) E-Commerce
15 127 (9.51%) Project Management
16 126 (9.43%) Product Management
17 121 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
18 114 (8.53%) Use Case
19 111 (8.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 234 (17.51%) C#
2 216 (16.17%) Java
3 203 (15.19%) SQL
4 190 (14.22%) JavaScript
5 42 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 35 (2.62%) Python
7 32 (2.40%) C
8 24 (1.80%) Java 8
9 21 (1.57%) PHP
9 21 (1.57%) Scala
10 18 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 15 (1.12%) C++
13 14 (1.05%) Kotlin
13 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.60%) Ruby
15 7 (0.52%) VBA
16 5 (0.37%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.37%) ES6
16 5 (0.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 217 (16.24%) Degree
2 70 (5.24%) ISEB
3 48 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.35%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.90%) CBAP
11 12 (0.90%) CISSP
11 12 (0.90%) PMP
12 11 (0.82%) CCNA
12 11 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.82%) GIAC
12 11 (0.82%) Linux+ Certification
12 11 (0.82%) MCSE
12 11 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
12 11 (0.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (16.69%) QA
2 16 (1.20%) SLA
3 9 (0.67%) PSD2
4 6 (0.45%) PMO
5 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.37%) GDPR
6 4 (0.30%) SEPA
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.22%) MiFID
8 2 (0.15%) UCITS
9 1 (0.075%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (2.69%) Docker
2 23 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.075%) GridGain
4 1 (0.075%) HDFS
4 1 (0.075%) NFS
4 1 (0.075%) Samba
4 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.075%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.075%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (0.90%) HockeyApp
1 12 (0.90%) Kubernetes
1 12 (0.90%) Puppet
2 10 (0.75%) Ansible
2 10 (0.75%) Salt
3 6 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.45%) Mesos
4 3 (0.22%) Kibana
4 3 (0.22%) Terraform
5 1 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.075%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.075%) logstash
5 1 (0.075%) Nagios
5 1 (0.075%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.075%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.075%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (4.49%) Google
2 59 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (3.07%) Cadence
5 39 (2.92%) hybris
6 33 (2.47%) SAP
7 22 (1.65%) Adobe
7 22 (1.65%) ATG
7 22 (1.65%) Oracle
8 18 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.12%) Capita
10 13 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.90%) Pega
12 10 (0.75%) Blue Prism
13 9 (0.67%) New Relic
13 9 (0.67%) Tableau
14 8 (0.60%) Alias
15 7 (0.52%) LexisNexis
15 7 (0.52%) UiPath
16 6 (0.45%) CA Agile Central