Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 247 244
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3 +49
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 481 444 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.28% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.46% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 489 431 487
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 26767 30310 37262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.42% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22046 25151 30804
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Thames Valley +66 269 £47,500 - 14
Berkshire +39 111 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Surrey +46 106 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +32 100 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Buckinghamshire +48 68 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire -10 46 £43,750 +2.94% 9
West Sussex -2 24 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Kent +20 23 £43,750 +9.38%
East Sussex -46 9 £80,000 +77.78% 1
Middlesex +14 2 £55,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £52,500 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 399 (82.95%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (41.58%) Scrum
3 133 (27.65%) Test Automation
4 118 (24.53%) Finance
5 102 (21.21%) Java
6 101 (21.00%) JIRA
7 92 (19.13%) Degree
8 89 (18.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 88 (18.30%) SQL
10 83 (17.26%) JavaScript
11 82 (17.05%) SDLC
12 78 (16.22%) C#
13 73 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
14 72 (14.97%) Mentoring
15 68 (14.14%) TDD
15 68 (14.14%) Git (software)
16 63 (13.10%) Selenium
16 63 (13.10%) QA
17 62 (12.89%) BDD
18 61 (12.68%) Software Engineering
19 59 (12.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 59 (12.27%) AngularJS
20 58 (12.06%) Web Services
21 56 (11.64%) WebDriver
22 52 (10.81%) Waterfall
22 52 (10.81%) Business Analysis
23 51 (10.60%) E-Commerce
23 51 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
23 51 (10.60%) Open Source
24 49 (10.19%) OO

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 18 (3.74%) Confluence
2 11 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.46%) CMS
4 6 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.62%) Apache
5 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.42%) GemFire
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle AGIS
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.91%) SaaS
4 7 (1.46%) npm
5 5 (1.04%) AdWords
5 5 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.04%) GitHub
5 5 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.83%) Trello
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.49%) Broadband
2 7 (1.46%) Firewall
2 7 (1.46%) Internet
3 5 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.62%) HTTP
4 3 (0.62%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) FCoE
5 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.29%) Big Data
3 11 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.66%) MySQL
5 5 (1.04%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.62%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.42%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (0.42%) HBase
8 2 (0.42%) Impala
8 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.42%) Redis
9 1 (0.21%) DB2
9 1 (0.21%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (21.00%) JIRA
2 68 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 63 (13.10%) Selenium
4 56 (11.64%) WebDriver
5 44 (9.15%) Jenkins
6 30 (6.24%) Cucumber
7 27 (5.61%) SoapUI
8 25 (5.20%) JMeter
9 16 (3.33%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.70%) NUnit
11 12 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.08%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.08%) JUnit
13 8 (1.66%) GitLab
14 7 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.46%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.46%) Subversion
14 7 (1.46%) webpack
15 6 (1.25%) Maven
15 6 (1.25%) PyCharm
General
1 118 (24.53%) Finance
2 30 (6.24%) Retail
3 28 (5.82%) Marketing
4 24 (4.99%) Digital Economy
5 23 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.53%) Banking
7 15 (3.12%) Games
8 12 (2.49%) Electronics
9 10 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.08%) Publishing
10 7 (1.46%) Advertising
10 7 (1.46%) Automotive
11 5 (1.04%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (1.04%) Legal
12 4 (0.83%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 162 (33.68%) Analyst
2 121 (25.16%) Business Analyst
3 99 (20.58%) Developer
4 52 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 38 (7.90%) Tester
6 35 (7.28%) Java Developer
7 33 (6.86%) Test Engineer
8 31 (6.44%) Agile Business Analyst
9 27 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 27 (5.61%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (4.99%) .NET Developer
10 24 (4.99%) Scrum Master
10 24 (4.99%) Software Tester
11 23 (4.78%) Product Owner
11 23 (4.78%) Test Analyst
12 22 (4.57%) C# Developer
12 22 (4.57%) Software Engineer
13 20 (4.16%) Consultant
13 20 (4.16%) Data Business Analyst
14 18 (3.74%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.27%) AngularJS
2 58 (12.06%) Web Services
3 49 (10.19%) .NET
3 49 (10.19%) HTML
4 46 (9.56%) CSS
5 30 (6.24%) RESTful
6 27 (5.61%) HTML5
6 27 (5.61%) REST
7 24 (4.99%) Spring
8 21 (4.37%) ASP.NET
8 21 (4.37%) Node.js
9 17 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (3.53%) jQuery
10 13 (2.70%) JSON
10 13 (2.70%) Kafka
11 12 (2.49%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.49%) CSS3
11 12 (2.49%) React
12 11 (2.29%) Spring Boot
12 11 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 33 (6.86%) User Experience
4 24 (4.99%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.70%) EPoS
7 11 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.29%) Fintech
8 8 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.46%) Social Media
10 6 (1.25%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.04%) Blog
11 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.04%) Replication
11 5 (1.04%) Wiki
12 4 (0.83%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
13 3 (0.62%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.62%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.98%) Linux
2 18 (3.74%) Windows
3 15 (3.12%) Unix
4 3 (0.62%) Android
4 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (82.95%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (41.58%) Scrum
3 133 (27.65%) Test Automation
4 89 (18.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 82 (17.05%) SDLC
6 72 (14.97%) Mentoring
7 68 (14.14%) TDD
8 62 (12.89%) BDD
9 61 (12.68%) Software Engineering
10 59 (12.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 52 (10.81%) Business Analysis
11 52 (10.81%) Waterfall
12 51 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (10.60%) E-Commerce
12 51 (10.60%) Open Source
13 49 (10.19%) OO
14 48 (9.98%) Test Scripting
15 46 (9.56%) Kanban
15 46 (9.56%) Project Management
16 44 (9.15%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (21.21%) Java
2 88 (18.30%) SQL
3 83 (17.26%) JavaScript
4 78 (16.22%) C#
5 42 (8.73%) Python
6 28 (5.82%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.33%) C++
7 16 (3.33%) ES6
8 14 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.29%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.29%) C
10 10 (2.08%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.46%) PHP
12 5 (1.04%) Korn
12 5 (1.04%) Perl
13 4 (0.83%) VB
14 3 (0.62%) Groovy
14 3 (0.62%) XAML
15 2 (0.42%) Scala
16 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 92 (19.13%) Degree
2 48 (9.98%) ISTQB
3 34 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.29%) ISEB
6 10 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.25%) MCP
9 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.42%) CCNA
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CCNP
12 1 (0.21%) CISSP
12 1 (0.21%) GIAC
12 1 (0.21%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.21%) MCSE
12 1 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (13.10%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) PMO
4 2 (0.42%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (3.12%) Docker
2 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.04%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.42%) HDFS
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) NFS
4 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.04%) vCenter Server
3 4 (0.83%) Ansible
3 4 (0.83%) Puppet
4 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.42%) Oozie
5 2 (0.42%) vRealize
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.91%) SAP
3 12 (2.49%) Oracle
4 11 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.08%) Google
6 9 (1.87%) CA Agile Central
7 8 (1.66%) TOWER Software
8 7 (1.46%) Telerik
8 7 (1.46%) VMware
9 6 (1.25%) Nintex
10 5 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.83%) Cisco
11 4 (0.83%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (0.83%) Tableau
12 3 (0.62%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.62%) IBM
12 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.42%) HP
13 2 (0.42%) Xamarin