Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South West > Somerset
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 77 95
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 22 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.69% 2.92% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 3.22% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 36 54 14
Somerset median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -10.83%
10th Percentile £34,571 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,500 £40,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.59% -5.19%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1177 1180 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.47% 90.77% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 990 995 941
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,063 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.08% +0.16% +3.90%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Somerset

User Stories
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Somerset

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Somerset over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Somerset

User Stories
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. 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
Bath -22 13 £47,500 +18.75%
Clevedon - 2 - -
Taunton +13 1 £32,500 -
Street +8 1 £34,757 -49.45%
User Stories
South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Somerset region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) MySQL
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Spring
6 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 6 (27.27%) SDLC
6 6 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
7 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (22.73%) REST
7 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (22.73%) Subversion
7 5 (22.73%) JSON
7 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (22.73%) JUnit
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) PHP
8 4 (18.18%) JBoss
8 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 4 (18.18%) IntelliJ
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
8 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
8 4 (18.18%) Maven

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 4 (18.18%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 4 (18.18%) Redis
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) JUnit
2 5 (22.73%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 4 (18.18%) IntelliJ
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) Vagrant
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) MSI
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum Master
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Spring
2 5 (22.73%) JSON
2 5 (22.73%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
5 5 (22.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) High Availability
7 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat