The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 71 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 11 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.56% 2.20% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.41% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 13
Median salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 638 665 653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.24% 91.35% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 529 585 546
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

User Stories
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Oxford

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Oxford over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (28.00%) Gherkin
5 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (28.00%) System Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (28.00%) ISEB
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (28.00%) Windows
5 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) Use Case
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Content Management
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) Publishing
8 3 (12.00%) B2B
8 3 (12.00%) UML
8 3 (12.00%) JIRA

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) GeoServer
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Senior Tester
3 7 (28.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Product Owner
8 1 (4.00%) CMS Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Product Owner
8 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Google Maps API
2 1 (4.00%) Leaflet
2 1 (4.00%) OpenLayers
2 1 (4.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (28.00%) System Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (16.00%) Content Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) PRINCE
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) B2B
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.00%) Google