The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 202 222
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 196 294 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.51% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.73% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 172 260 236
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12911 16973 17958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.11% 87.17% 85.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10602 14317 14296
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,764 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

User Stories
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the South East

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the South East

User Stories
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 35 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Surrey +17 34 £52,500 - 8
Oxfordshire +24 31 £37,500 -14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 24 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Sussex -1 23 £52,500 -0.47% 1
Berkshire -15 22 £60,000 +26.98% 7
East Sussex -6 18 £42,500 -15.00%
Kent +13 10 £30,250 -42.38%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 344 (87.53%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (42.49%) Scrum
3 71 (18.07%) Business Analysis
4 69 (17.56%) Degree
5 66 (16.79%) Java
6 63 (16.03%) Finance
7 62 (15.78%) JavaScript
7 62 (15.78%) SQL
8 57 (14.50%) Software Engineering
9 56 (14.25%) Microsoft
10 54 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
11 53 (13.49%) Waterfall
12 51 (12.98%) C#
13 48 (12.21%) Selenium
13 48 (12.21%) Use Case
14 45 (11.45%) .NET
14 45 (11.45%) SQL Server
15 44 (11.20%) CSS
15 44 (11.20%) TDD
16 42 (10.69%) Windows
17 41 (10.43%) User Experience
18 39 (9.92%) XML
18 39 (9.92%) HTML
18 39 (9.92%) E-Commerce
19 37 (9.41%) Visual Studio
19 37 (9.41%) JIRA
20 36 (9.16%) Computer Science
20 36 (9.16%) Web Services
20 36 (9.16%) Project Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (3.05%) JBoss
2 10 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.29%) Confluence
4 7 (1.78%) Apache
5 4 (1.02%) CMS
6 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.76%) nginx
6 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.25%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
3 1 (0.25%) InVision
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.33%) SaaS
2 11 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.53%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.27%) IaaS
4 5 (1.27%) PaaS
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.51%) GitHub
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.34%) HTTP
2 10 (2.54%) Internet
3 4 (1.02%) Firewall
4 3 (0.76%) IPv4
5 2 (0.51%) SSH
6 1 (0.25%) ICMP
6 1 (0.25%) SNMP
6 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.82%) MongoDB
2 15 (3.82%) MySQL
3 13 (3.31%) Big Data
4 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.53%) Pentaho
6 6 (1.53%) QlikView
6 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.27%) Redis
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.02%) OLAP
8 4 (1.02%) OLTP
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 48 (12.21%) Selenium
2 37 (9.41%) JIRA
2 37 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 33 (8.40%) Jenkins
4 30 (7.63%) Git (software)
5 22 (5.60%) Maven
6 19 (4.83%) Subversion
7 17 (4.33%) Cucumber
7 17 (4.33%) WebDriver
8 16 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.82%) Ant
10 14 (3.56%) Gradle
10 14 (3.56%) Mocha
10 14 (3.56%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.05%) Grunt
11 12 (3.05%) JMeter
11 12 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (3.05%) SpecFlow
12 11 (2.80%) gulp
12 11 (2.80%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (16.03%) Finance
2 25 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.83%) Marketing
4 18 (4.58%) Banking
5 17 (4.33%) Retail
6 5 (1.27%) Local Government
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
7 4 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.02%) Publishing
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
8 3 (0.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 150 (38.17%) Analyst
2 132 (33.59%) Business Analyst
3 86 (21.88%) Developer
4 47 (11.96%) Agile Business Analyst
5 43 (10.94%) Product Owner
6 30 (7.63%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (6.36%) C# Developer
7 25 (6.36%) Senior Business Analyst
8 23 (5.85%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.83%) Digital Analyst
9 19 (4.83%) Digital Business Analyst
9 19 (4.83%) Product Manager
10 17 (4.33%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.33%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.33%) Tester
11 16 (4.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 15 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.82%) Senior Tester
13 14 (3.56%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.45%) .NET
2 44 (11.20%) CSS
3 39 (9.92%) HTML
3 39 (9.92%) XML
4 36 (9.16%) Web Services
5 35 (8.91%) REST
6 29 (7.38%) AngularJS
7 21 (5.34%) SOAP
8 19 (4.83%) Gherkin
8 19 (4.83%) J2EE
8 19 (4.83%) WinForms
9 18 (4.58%) RESTful
10 17 (4.33%) Spring
11 15 (3.82%) Ajax
12 14 (3.56%) ASP.NET
12 14 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (3.56%) WPF
13 13 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (3.31%) CSS3
13 13 (3.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.43%) User Experience
3 36 (9.16%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.27%) iPad
7 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) NHS
8 3 (0.76%) PKI
8 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.51%) Fintech
9 2 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.69%) Windows
2 22 (5.60%) Linux
3 11 (2.80%) Unix
4 9 (2.29%) Solaris
5 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Debian
6 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (87.53%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (42.49%) Scrum
3 71 (18.07%) Business Analysis
4 57 (14.50%) Software Engineering
5 54 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (13.49%) Waterfall
7 48 (12.21%) Use Case
8 44 (11.20%) TDD
9 39 (9.92%) E-Commerce
10 36 (9.16%) Project Management
11 35 (8.91%) UML
12 34 (8.65%) Kanban
12 34 (8.65%) Test Automation
12 34 (8.65%) Web Development
13 33 (8.40%) Unit Testing
13 33 (8.40%) Wireframes
14 29 (7.38%) Automated Testing
14 29 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (6.87%) Functional Testing
16 26 (6.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.79%) Java
2 62 (15.78%) JavaScript
2 62 (15.78%) SQL
3 51 (12.98%) C#
4 16 (4.07%) PHP
5 11 (2.80%) Python
6 9 (2.29%) Perl
7 6 (1.53%) Groovy
7 6 (1.53%) Scala
8 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.27%) ECMAScript
8 5 (1.27%) ES6
8 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.76%) Ruby
10 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.51%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (17.56%) Degree
2 26 (6.62%) ISEB
3 17 (4.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.76%) CBAP
6 3 (0.76%) IIBA
7 1 (0.25%) MBA
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.40%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.53%) Docker
1 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.76%) HDFS
2 3 (0.76%) KVM
2 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.27%) Ansible
2 4 (1.02%) Kibana
3 3 (0.76%) Ambari
3 3 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Grafana
4 1 (0.25%) logstash
4 1 (0.25%) SELinux
Vendors
1 56 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.33%) Oracle
3 10 (2.54%) SAP
4 9 (2.29%) Google
5 7 (1.78%) Cognos
5 7 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.78%) VMware
6 6 (1.53%) ClickTale
6 6 (1.53%) Informatica
6 6 (1.53%) Jaspersoft
6 6 (1.53%) Sophos
6 6 (1.53%) Talend
7 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.02%) Adobe
9 3 (0.76%) ATG
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco
9 3 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.51%) F5
10 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.25%) Splunk
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