Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 85 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 +25
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 44 30 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.73% 2.09% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.27% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 28 19 40
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £38,112
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +24.63% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,050 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,270 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £44,500 £45,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -2.20% +18.18% +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 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 1,400 1,321 1,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 86.96% 91.93% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,150 1,170 1,760
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,439 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,675 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.82% +5.80% +4.17%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -1 38 £44,500 -4.30% 2
Newport +12 3 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Neath Port Talbot +6 2 £50,000 +49.25%
Torfaen +6 1 £41,250 - 1
User Stories
Wales

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Scrum
3 16 (36.36%) User Experience
4 14 (31.82%) Finance
5 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
5 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
6 8 (18.18%) SDLC
6 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.91%) Marketing
7 7 (15.91%) JIRA
7 7 (15.91%) Java
7 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.64%) QA
9 5 (11.36%) Kanban
9 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
9 5 (11.36%) WPA
9 5 (11.36%) Change Management
9 5 (11.36%) SQL
9 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.36%) Workshop Facilitation
10 4 (9.09%) XML
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) Games
10 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.09%) Test Automation

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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) WPA
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Gradle
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (2.27%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) TestNG
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Marketing
3 4 (9.09%) Games
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
2 19 (43.18%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Product Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Product Owner
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Designer
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) UI Designer
7 3 (6.82%) UI/UX Designer
7 3 (6.82%) UX Designer
8 2 (4.55%) 3D Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Business Change Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Change Management Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Developer in Test
9 1 (2.27%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) HTML5
2 2 (4.55%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.55%) React
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) RESTful
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) WebGL
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
3 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) User Experience
2 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Fintech
5 2 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.55%) VMS
3 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
4 8 (18.18%) SDLC
4 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
6 5 (11.36%) Change Management
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Kanban
6 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.36%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 4 (9.09%) TDD
7 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.82%) Market Research
8 3 (6.82%) Product Management
8 3 (6.82%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) Delphi
5 1 (2.27%) COBOL
5 1 (2.27%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Adobe
2 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore