Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 88 96
Rank change year-on-year +37 +8 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 61 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.22% 1.83% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 2.00% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 35
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,600 £32,721 £32,900
90th Percentile £54,260 £53,900 £49,750
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,302 1,398 2,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 90.04% 91.43% 89.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 1,229 1,782
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in South Wales over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in South Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Cardiff +29 52 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Newport +5 5 £50,000 +17.65%
Torfaen +1 3 £43,125 +10.58%
Neath Port Talbot +3 1 £50,000 +49.25%
User Stories
Wales

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 22 (36.07%) User Experience
4 19 (31.15%) Finance
5 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.03%) SDLC
6 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (16.39%) TDD
7 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
7 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.75%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.11%) Marketing
8 8 (13.11%) Project Management
8 8 (13.11%) Java
9 7 (11.48%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) Fintech
10 6 (9.84%) Coaching
10 6 (9.84%) QA
10 6 (9.84%) Web Services
10 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
10 6 (9.84%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (8.20%) Business Transformation
11 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
11 5 (8.20%) REST
11 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (8.20%) Adobe Creative Suite

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (1.64%) Confluence
1 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) WPA
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) Ant
3 4 (6.56%) Gradle
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) JUnit
3 4 (6.56%) Maven
3 4 (6.56%) TestNG
4 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Marketing
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Games
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
1 22 (36.07%) Business Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Product Owner
3 8 (13.11%) Scrum Master
4 7 (11.48%) Product Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Designer
5 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) UI Designer
5 5 (8.20%) UI/UX Designer
5 5 (8.20%) UX Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) REST
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 4 (6.56%) Spring
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) HTML5
4 2 (3.28%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.28%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.28%) WebGL
4 2 (3.28%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.64%) J2EE
5 1 (1.64%) JSON
5 1 (1.64%) React
5 1 (1.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.07%) User Experience
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.48%) Fintech
4 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.92%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.92%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.64%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.56%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 11 (18.03%) SDLC
4 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (16.39%) TDD
5 9 (14.75%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (13.11%) Project Management
6 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.48%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.84%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (9.84%) Coaching
8 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Business Transformation
9 5 (8.20%) Market Research
9 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
9 5 (8.20%) Usability Testing
9 5 (8.20%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Adobe
2 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Sitecore