Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 189 218
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 +19
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 349 476 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.51% 1.79% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.95% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 293 417 466
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £34,150 £38,750 £34,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

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 20,877 24,385 27,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.22% 91.71% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,806 19,938 22,963
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -20 119 £52,500 -7.08% 21
Hampshire +1 71 £50,000 +1.01% 10
Surrey -17 71 £48,350 -12.09% 4
Berkshire -19 57 £52,500 -8.70% 9
West Sussex +56 54 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 53 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Oxfordshire -8 14 £54,000 +8.00% 6
East Sussex -18 14 £55,000 +7.84% 2
Kent -14 9 £45,000 +12.50% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 246 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (41.26%) Scrum
3 115 (32.95%) Acceptance Criteria
4 85 (24.36%) Finance
5 81 (23.21%) Test Automation
6 74 (21.20%) JavaScript
7 70 (20.06%) User Experience
8 61 (17.48%) Microsoft
9 60 (17.19%) JIRA
9 60 (17.19%) SDLC
10 58 (16.62%) Use Case
11 56 (16.05%) Azure
11 56 (16.05%) SQL
12 54 (15.47%) Business Analysis
13 52 (14.90%) .NET
14 51 (14.61%) TDD
14 51 (14.61%) QA
15 50 (14.33%) C#
15 50 (14.33%) HTML
15 50 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (14.04%) Java
17 47 (13.47%) Kanban
18 46 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (12.61%) Sprint Planning
20 42 (12.03%) Degree
21 40 (11.46%) CSS
22 39 (11.17%) Selenium
23 38 (10.89%) Git (software)
23 38 (10.89%) SQL Server
23 38 (10.89%) Marketing

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 36 (10.32%) Confluence
2 8 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Apache
5 1 (0.29%) CICS
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.44%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.29%) Sketch
5 5 (1.43%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.86%) InVision
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.57%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.05%) Azure
2 20 (5.73%) AWS
2 20 (5.73%) SaaS
3 15 (4.30%) GitHub
4 8 (2.29%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.15%) Google Play
5 4 (1.15%) Office 365
5 4 (1.15%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.15%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.29%) Apigee
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) GCP
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.72%) HTTP
2 12 (3.44%) HTTPS
3 10 (2.87%) DNS
3 10 (2.87%) MPLS
3 10 (2.87%) SNMP
4 8 (2.29%) SSL
5 3 (0.86%) Intranet
6 2 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.15%) Big Data
3 10 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.15%) Power BI
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.29%) MySQL
7 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 60 (17.19%) JIRA
2 39 (11.17%) Selenium
3 38 (10.89%) Git (software)
4 20 (5.73%) Postman
5 18 (5.16%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.30%) Jenkins
6 15 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (4.01%) Bitbucket
7 14 (4.01%) Subversion
8 12 (3.44%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.87%) Fiddler
9 10 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.58%) FitNesse
11 7 (2.01%) REST Assured
12 6 (1.72%) Grunt
12 6 (1.72%) gulp
12 6 (1.72%) webpack
13 5 (1.43%) Axure RP
13 5 (1.43%) HP UFT
14 4 (1.15%) Xcode
General
1 85 (24.36%) Finance
2 38 (10.89%) Marketing
3 27 (7.74%) Retail
4 13 (3.72%) Law
5 6 (1.72%) Banking
5 6 (1.72%) Legal
5 6 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Back Office
7 3 (0.86%) Games
7 3 (0.86%) Publishing
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Police
9 1 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 112 (32.09%) Analyst
2 96 (27.51%) Business Analyst
3 60 (17.19%) Developer
4 59 (16.91%) Product Owner
5 23 (6.59%) Test Engineer
6 22 (6.30%) Product Manager
7 21 (6.02%) Architect
7 21 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.30%) Agile Product Owner
9 15 (4.30%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.72%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.44%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.44%) Digital Product Owner
11 12 (3.44%) Software Test Engineer
12 11 (3.15%) Senior Manager
13 10 (2.87%) Designer
13 10 (2.87%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.87%) QA Engineer
13 10 (2.87%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.90%) .NET
2 50 (14.33%) HTML
3 40 (11.46%) CSS
4 34 (9.74%) RESTful
5 28 (8.02%) AngularJS
6 19 (5.44%) Web Services
7 18 (5.16%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.16%) JSON
7 18 (5.16%) XML
8 17 (4.87%) React
9 14 (4.01%) .NET Core
10 13 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (3.44%) HTML5
12 11 (3.15%) REST
13 10 (2.87%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.87%) Spring
14 9 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (2.58%) jQuery
14 9 (2.58%) Semantic UI
14 9 (2.58%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.06%) User Experience
2 31 (8.88%) Mobile App
3 27 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.15%) PMI
9 3 (0.86%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.57%) EPoS
10 2 (0.57%) Life Science
11 1 (0.29%) Derivative
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.29%) FMCG
11 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.15%) Android
3 3 (0.86%) Linux
4 2 (0.57%) Windows
5 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (41.26%) Scrum
3 115 (32.95%) Acceptance Criteria
4 81 (23.21%) Test Automation
5 60 (17.19%) SDLC
6 58 (16.62%) Use Case
7 54 (15.47%) Business Analysis
8 51 (14.61%) TDD
9 50 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (13.47%) Kanban
11 46 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (12.61%) Sprint Planning
13 37 (10.60%) E-Commerce
14 36 (10.32%) DevOps
15 34 (9.74%) Product Management
16 32 (9.17%) Product Roadmap
17 30 (8.60%) Analytics
17 30 (8.60%) Exploratory Testing
18 28 (8.02%) Stakeholder Identification
18 28 (8.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.20%) JavaScript
2 56 (16.05%) SQL
3 50 (14.33%) C#
4 49 (14.04%) Java
5 21 (6.02%) C++
6 16 (4.58%) Groovy
7 15 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.30%) Python
8 13 (3.72%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.01%) Scala
9 7 (2.01%) VB
10 5 (1.43%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.43%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.15%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.86%) C
12 3 (0.86%) PHP
12 3 (0.86%) VBScript
13 2 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (12.03%) Degree
2 10 (2.87%) ISEB
3 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.43%) PMP
5 5 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ACCA
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) CIMA
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.61%) QA
2 7 (2.01%) PMO
3 4 (1.15%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.86%) GMP
5 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) WCAG
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (2.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.29%) AirWatch
1 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.43%) Ansible
4 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.15%) Puppet
5 3 (0.86%) MIIS
6 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 61 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.73%) Google
3 10 (2.87%) IBM
4 8 (2.29%) Adobe
4 8 (2.29%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (2.29%) Hotjar
5 6 (1.72%) Oracle
5 6 (1.72%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.43%) HP
7 4 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.15%) SAP
7 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.86%) hybris
9 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.29%) Compuware
10 1 (0.29%) Facebook
10 1 (0.29%) Instagram
10 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.29%) Sun
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter