Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > South East
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 187 237
Rank change year-on-year +39 +50 +22
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 554 507 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.14% 1.70% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.89% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 411 444 369
South East median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.90% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,875 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 23,628 26,875 26,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.07% 90.21% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18,900 22,191 21,682
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +34 289 £50,000 -9.09% 19
Berkshire +55 171 £52,500 -16.00% 6
Surrey +41 112 £62,500 +25.00% 10
Hampshire +23 89 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Oxfordshire +31 62 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 57 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Sussex +3 29 £50,000 -16.67% 3
East Sussex +5 19 £55,000 +8.37% 3
Kent -3 11 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Middlesex +5 3 £60,000 +36.36%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 461 (83.21%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (46.75%) Scrum
3 150 (27.08%) Finance
4 144 (25.99%) Acceptance Criteria
5 133 (24.01%) Test Automation
6 123 (22.20%) JIRA
7 113 (20.40%) Problem-Solving
8 107 (19.31%) C#
9 105 (18.95%) Microsoft
10 102 (18.41%) .NET
11 93 (16.79%) QA
12 92 (16.61%) JavaScript
13 90 (16.25%) Degree
13 90 (16.25%) SDLC
14 89 (16.06%) SQL
15 87 (15.70%) TDD
16 85 (15.34%) Sprint Planning
17 84 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (13.72%) Kanban
19 75 (13.54%) User Experience
20 73 (13.18%) AngularJS
21 70 (12.64%) Use Case
22 69 (12.45%) Software Engineering
22 69 (12.45%) SQL Server
22 69 (12.45%) Project Management
22 69 (12.45%) Sprint Retrospective
23 68 (12.27%) Marketing
24 67 (12.09%) Azure
25 66 (11.91%) AWS
25 66 (11.91%) Analytical Skills

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 58 (10.47%) Confluence
2 10 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.90%) Apache
3 5 (0.90%) CMS
3 5 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.72%) Apache Synapse
4 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.72%) Mule
4 4 (0.72%) Mule ESB
5 3 (0.54%) Documentum
5 3 (0.54%) LiveLink
5 3 (0.54%) Mendix
6 2 (0.36%) CICS
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 26 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) Sketch
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.36%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.09%) Azure
2 66 (11.91%) AWS
3 36 (6.50%) SaaS
4 23 (4.15%) GitHub
5 16 (2.89%) Serverless
6 10 (1.81%) npm
6 10 (1.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 10 (1.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (1.08%) Apigee
7 6 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.08%) FinancialForce
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (0.72%) Kong
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.26%) Broadband
1 7 (1.26%) Internet
2 5 (0.90%) DNS
2 5 (0.90%) MPLS
2 5 (0.90%) SNMP
3 4 (0.72%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.36%) SSL
5 1 (0.18%) GoToMeeting
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.61%) MySQL
4 15 (2.71%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.17%) DB2
6 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.44%) Big Data
7 8 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.90%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.54%) EDMS
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.18%) Power BI
14 1 (0.18%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 123 (22.20%) JIRA
2 51 (9.21%) Selenium
3 41 (7.40%) Git (software)
4 39 (7.04%) Jenkins
5 35 (6.32%) Cucumber
6 31 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (4.69%) SonarQube
8 24 (4.33%) SpecFlow
9 21 (3.79%) WebDriver
10 17 (3.07%) NUnit
11 14 (2.53%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 13 (2.35%) ReSharper
13 12 (2.17%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.99%) Codeship
14 11 (1.99%) Mocha
14 11 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (1.81%) Subversion
15 10 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (1.81%) webpack
General
1 150 (27.08%) Finance
2 68 (12.27%) Marketing
3 27 (4.87%) Retail
4 26 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.61%) Publishing
6 19 (3.43%) Public Sector
7 14 (2.53%) Electronics
8 12 (2.17%) Back Office
8 12 (2.17%) Games
9 10 (1.81%) Banking
10 8 (1.44%) Legal
11 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.54%) Local Government
14 2 (0.36%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 199 (35.92%) Analyst
2 164 (29.60%) Business Analyst
3 114 (20.58%) Developer
4 55 (9.93%) Product Owner
5 49 (8.84%) Product Manager
6 42 (7.58%) Senior Developer
7 40 (7.22%) .NET Developer
8 36 (6.50%) Agile Business Analyst
9 31 (5.60%) Digital Analyst
9 31 (5.60%) Digital Business Analyst
10 30 (5.42%) Project Manager
11 29 (5.23%) Software Developer
12 28 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (5.05%) C# Developer
13 27 (4.87%) Systems Analyst
14 25 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
14 25 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (4.15%) Architect
15 23 (4.15%) Product Analyst
15 23 (4.15%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (18.41%) .NET
2 73 (13.18%) AngularJS
3 45 (8.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 44 (7.94%) RESTful
5 43 (7.76%) ASP.NET
6 39 (7.04%) CSS
6 39 (7.04%) SOAP
7 36 (6.50%) JSON
8 35 (6.32%) .NET Framework
9 33 (5.96%) HTML
9 33 (5.96%) REST
10 32 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (4.87%) Web Services
12 26 (4.69%) Node.js
12 26 (4.69%) React
13 22 (3.97%) WCF
14 20 (3.61%) Velocity
15 19 (3.43%) Vue.js
16 18 (3.25%) XML
17 17 (3.07%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.54%) User Experience
2 66 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (9.75%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (5.42%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.08%) Lidar
9 6 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.54%) PMI
13 2 (0.36%) e-Health
13 2 (0.36%) iPad
13 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.51%) Linux
2 17 (3.07%) Android
3 12 (2.17%) Windows
4 10 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (83.21%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (46.75%) Scrum
3 144 (25.99%) Acceptance Criteria
4 133 (24.01%) Test Automation
5 113 (20.40%) Problem-Solving
6 90 (16.25%) SDLC
7 87 (15.70%) TDD
8 85 (15.34%) Sprint Planning
9 84 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
10 76 (13.72%) Kanban
11 70 (12.64%) Use Case
12 69 (12.45%) Project Management
12 69 (12.45%) Software Engineering
12 69 (12.45%) Sprint Retrospective
13 63 (11.37%) Analytics
13 63 (11.37%) Epics
14 62 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (11.01%) Business Analysis
16 60 (10.83%) DevOps
17 57 (10.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 107 (19.31%) C#
2 92 (16.61%) JavaScript
3 89 (16.06%) SQL
4 65 (11.73%) Java
5 44 (7.94%) Python
6 21 (3.79%) PHP
7 15 (2.71%) C++
8 14 (2.53%) VB.NET
9 13 (2.35%) Apex Code
10 12 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.81%) ES6
11 10 (1.81%) ES7
12 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.44%) SOQL
14 6 (1.08%) Groovy
14 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.90%) Ruby
15 5 (0.90%) Scala
16 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (16.25%) Degree
2 24 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.97%) ISEB
4 20 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) CBAP
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (16.79%) QA
2 8 (1.44%) COBIT
3 2 (0.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (3.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.17%) Puppet
3 8 (1.44%) Terraform
4 7 (1.26%) Ansible
5 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.72%) Nagios
5 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 105 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.32%) Oracle
3 27 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (4.51%) SAP
5 10 (1.81%) MuleSoft
6 9 (1.62%) Google
7 6 (1.08%) Informatica
8 4 (0.72%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.72%) Splunk
8 4 (0.72%) WSO2
8 4 (0.72%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.54%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.54%) Siebel
10 2 (0.36%) Adobe
10 2 (0.36%) Compuware
10 2 (0.36%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.36%) Hotjar
10 2 (0.36%) HP
10 2 (0.36%) IBM