Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > South West
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 174 289
Rank change year-on-year +5 +115 -23
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 180 206 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.71% 1.85% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.10% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 173 230 68
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,500 £27,125
90th Percentile £55,250 £57,500 £46,975
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 9497 9828 10632
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.45% 88.16% 87.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7855 8163 8828
South West median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the South West over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the South West

User Stories
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Bristol -28 49 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Gloucestershire +5 42 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Dorset +46 31 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Somerset +1 28 £35,000 -12.50%
Wiltshire -32 16 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Devon +4 14 £40,000 -5.88%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 143 (79.44%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (44.44%) Scrum
3 59 (32.78%) C#
4 58 (32.22%) Test Automation
5 57 (31.67%) Java
6 43 (23.89%) JavaScript
7 40 (22.22%) SQL
7 40 (22.22%) JIRA
7 40 (22.22%) User Experience
8 38 (21.11%) Cucumber
9 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 35 (19.44%) Business Analysis
11 34 (18.89%) Git (software)
11 34 (18.89%) ISEB
12 33 (18.33%) Security Cleared
13 31 (17.22%) BDD
13 31 (17.22%) Non-Functional Testing
14 30 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 30 (16.67%) ISTQB
15 29 (16.11%) HTML
16 28 (15.56%) TDD
17 27 (15.00%) CSS
18 26 (14.44%) .NET
18 26 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (13.89%) Waterfall
19 25 (13.89%) Wireframes
20 24 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
21 23 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
21 23 (12.78%) Test Management
21 23 (12.78%) Software Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (8.33%) Confluence
2 12 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.44%) Anypoint
4 8 (4.44%) Apache
4 8 (4.44%) GlassFish
4 8 (4.44%) Mule
4 8 (4.44%) Mule ESB
4 8 (4.44%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.22%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.11%) CMS
7 2 (1.11%) IIS
7 2 (1.11%) Kentico
7 2 (1.11%) WildFly
8 1 (0.56%) JBoss
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (1.67%) Force.com
2 3 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) HbbTV
2 3 (1.67%) DNS
2 3 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.00%) MySQL
3 9 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.33%) Big Data
5 5 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.22%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.22%) DB2
6 4 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (22.22%) JIRA
2 38 (21.11%) Cucumber
3 34 (18.89%) Git (software)
4 24 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (11.67%) JUnit
6 19 (10.56%) SpecFlow
7 16 (8.89%) Eclipse
8 15 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 14 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (7.78%) Selenium
10 13 (7.22%) Maven
11 12 (6.67%) NUnit
12 11 (6.11%) Visual Studio
13 10 (5.56%) LoadRunner
13 10 (5.56%) TestNG
14 8 (4.44%) Artifactory
14 8 (4.44%) Bitbucket
14 8 (4.44%) Gradle
14 8 (4.44%) IntelliJ
14 8 (4.44%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (10.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Banking
3 8 (4.44%) Private Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Publishing
5 5 (2.78%) Games
5 5 (2.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.22%) Legal
7 3 (1.67%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
8 2 (1.11%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (36.11%) Analyst
2 39 (21.67%) Business Analyst
3 29 (16.11%) Developer
4 23 (12.78%) Test Engineer
5 22 (12.22%) Test Automation Engineer
6 21 (11.67%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Product Manager
7 14 (7.78%) Test Analyst
8 13 (7.22%) Software Analyst
9 11 (6.11%) Software Test Analyst
9 11 (6.11%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (5.56%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.00%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.89%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.89%) Consultant
12 7 (3.89%) Product Owner
12 7 (3.89%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.89%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.11%) HTML
2 27 (15.00%) CSS
3 26 (14.44%) .NET
4 18 (10.00%) J2EE
4 18 (10.00%) XML
5 15 (8.33%) REST
6 14 (7.78%) ASP.NET
6 14 (7.78%) JSON
7 13 (7.22%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.22%) Spring
7 13 (7.22%) XSLT
8 12 (6.67%) JMS
8 12 (6.67%) SOAP
9 11 (6.11%) jQuery
10 10 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (5.56%) NHibernate
11 8 (4.44%) CSS3
11 8 (4.44%) RAML
11 8 (4.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.22%) User Experience
2 17 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.89%) Learning Management System
5 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.33%) Fintech
6 4 (2.22%) Chromecast
6 4 (2.22%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.11%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.11%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.56%) Blog
9 1 (0.56%) SCADA
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.67%) Windows
2 10 (5.56%) Linux
3 8 (4.44%) Android
3 8 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.78%) Unix
4 5 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (79.44%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (44.44%) Scrum
3 58 (32.22%) Test Automation
4 35 (19.44%) Business Analysis
5 31 (17.22%) BDD
5 31 (17.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 30 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 28 (15.56%) TDD
8 26 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (13.89%) Waterfall
9 25 (13.89%) Wireframes
10 23 (12.78%) Software Testing
10 23 (12.78%) Test Management
10 23 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (11.67%) Continuous Deployment
12 19 (10.56%) Load Testing
12 19 (10.56%) Performance Testing
12 19 (10.56%) Security Testing
12 19 (10.56%) Software Delivery
13 17 (9.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.78%) C#
2 57 (31.67%) Java
3 43 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 40 (22.22%) SQL
5 15 (8.33%) C
6 14 (7.78%) C++
7 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.44%) Groovy
8 8 (4.44%) Objective-C
8 8 (4.44%) Python
8 8 (4.44%) XPath
9 6 (3.33%) PHP
10 4 (2.22%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.22%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.22%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (18.89%) ISEB
2 33 (18.33%) Security Cleared
3 30 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 20 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 19 (10.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (9.44%) Degree
7 13 (7.22%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.11%) CITP
8 2 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) CloudHub
2 4 (2.22%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.67%) Oracle
3 8 (4.44%) IBM
3 8 (4.44%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.89%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.22%) HP
5 4 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) Capita
6 1 (0.56%) Civica
6 1 (0.56%) Northgate
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 75000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 75000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £50-55K + 20% Pension & 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
greywood
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Camborne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: Competitive Salary + 25 Days Holiday + Share Plan + Pension
Posted: 20 days ago