Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 43 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 61 7 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.94% 2.21% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.18% 2.30% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 26 1 13
10th Percentile £35,000 " "
25th Percentile £36,250 £61,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,250 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -34.00% +4.17% +93.55%
75th Percentile £51,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile " " £63,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 746 304 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 97.14% 95.90% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 436 156 362
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,125 £66,875 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Northern Ireland

User Stories
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Northern Ireland

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Northern Ireland

User Stories
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
County Antrim -2 55 £42,500 -32.00% 2
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (60.66%) SQL
3 35 (57.38%) Scrum
3 35 (57.38%) BDD
4 33 (54.10%) AngularJS
5 30 (49.18%) C#
6 25 (40.98%) Java
6 25 (40.98%) .NET
6 25 (40.98%) Hibernate
6 25 (40.98%) TDD
6 25 (40.98%) Spring
6 25 (40.98%) Change Control
6 25 (40.98%) MongoDB
6 25 (40.98%) Node.js
6 25 (40.98%) SC Cleared
6 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
6 25 (40.98%) Mentoring
6 25 (40.98%) Coaching
6 25 (40.98%) Public Sector
7 22 (36.07%) Acceptance Criteria
8 18 (29.51%) Microservices
8 18 (29.51%) Python
9 17 (27.87%) Product Vision
10 16 (26.23%) Software Testing
10 16 (26.23%) Degree
10 16 (26.23%) JIRA
10 16 (26.23%) QA
11 14 (22.95%) Product Management
12 13 (21.31%) Azure
12 13 (21.31%) SDLC

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 10 (16.39%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Azure
2 8 (13.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.98%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) JIRA
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 4 (6.56%) Appium
3 4 (6.56%) Postman
3 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.92%) GitLab
4 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (40.98%) Public Sector
2 11 (18.03%) Social Skills
3 10 (16.39%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.56%) Marketing
6 3 (4.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Developer
1 25 (40.98%) Senior Developer
1 25 (40.98%) Senior Software Developer
1 25 (40.98%) Software Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Product Owner
3 8 (13.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) QA Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Analyst
4 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
5 1 (1.64%) QA Tester
5 1 (1.64%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (1.64%) Software Tester
5 1 (1.64%) Test Engineer
5 1 (1.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (54.10%) AngularJS
2 25 (40.98%) .NET
2 25 (40.98%) Hibernate
2 25 (40.98%) Node.js
2 25 (40.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.56%) Internet of Things
2 4 (6.56%) Renewable Energy
2 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (81.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) BDD
2 35 (57.38%) Scrum
3 25 (40.98%) Change Control
3 25 (40.98%) Coaching
3 25 (40.98%) Mentoring
3 25 (40.98%) TDD
4 22 (36.07%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (29.51%) Microservices
6 17 (27.87%) Product Vision
7 16 (26.23%) Software Testing
8 14 (22.95%) Product Management
9 13 (21.31%) SDLC
10 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
10 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.39%) Backlog Management
11 10 (16.39%) Backlog Prioritisation
11 10 (16.39%) Product Backlog
12 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
13 8 (13.11%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) SQL
2 30 (49.18%) C#
3 25 (40.98%) Java
4 18 (29.51%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) SC Cleared
1 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (26.23%) Degree
3 8 (13.11%) PhD
4 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Xamarin