Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 150 240
Rank change year-on-year -38 +90 +19
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 159 230 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.57% 2.19% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.45% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 218 186 93
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £33,493 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £49,750
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,021 9,381 10,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.12% 89.39% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,409 7,776 8,716
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,000
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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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
Gloucestershire +10 62 £45,000 - 7
Bristol -38 49 £38,000 -10.59% 11
Wiltshire -14 28 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Somerset -20 20 £50,000 +33.33%
Dorset -11 13 £38,500 +10.00% 5
Devon +21 9 £45,000 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 142 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.11%) Scrum
3 41 (25.79%) JavaScript
4 37 (23.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 36 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 36 (22.64%) SQL
5 36 (22.64%) TDD
6 35 (22.01%) JIRA
6 35 (22.01%) C#
7 30 (18.87%) Git (software)
8 29 (18.24%) SQL Server
9 28 (17.61%) HTML
10 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
10 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
11 26 (16.35%) Test Automation
12 24 (15.09%) C
12 24 (15.09%) .NET
13 23 (14.47%) Java
13 23 (14.47%) Business Analysis
14 22 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (13.84%) Linux
14 22 (13.84%) Bash Shell
15 21 (13.21%) XML
16 20 (12.58%) ASP.NET
16 20 (12.58%) CSS
17 19 (11.95%) PHP
17 19 (11.95%) Finance
17 19 (11.95%) DV Cleared
17 19 (11.95%) Software Engineering
18 18 (11.32%) Jenkins

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 16 (10.06%) Confluence
2 5 (3.14%) Apache
2 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.52%) Anypoint
3 4 (2.52%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.52%) GlassFish
3 4 (2.52%) JBoss
3 4 (2.52%) Mule
3 4 (2.52%) Mule ESB
3 4 (2.52%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) G Suite
3 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) Firewall
1 14 (8.81%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.29%) FCoE
2 10 (6.29%) SNMP
3 4 (2.52%) HTTP
3 4 (2.52%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) SSL
4 2 (1.26%) SMS
5 1 (0.63%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) MySQL
3 9 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.14%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.52%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.52%) Big Data
7 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.52%) Redis
7 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (22.01%) JIRA
2 30 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 18 (11.32%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (6.92%) Selenium
6 10 (6.29%) JUnit
6 10 (6.29%) Redmine
7 9 (5.66%) Maven
8 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.03%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.03%) NUnit
9 6 (3.77%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.77%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.14%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.14%) git-flow
10 5 (3.14%) Subversion
10 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.52%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.52%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Local Government
3 8 (5.03%) Games
4 3 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (35.22%) Analyst
2 50 (31.45%) Business Analyst
3 49 (30.82%) Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.18%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (6.92%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Test Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Governance Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) HTML
2 24 (15.09%) .NET
3 21 (13.21%) XML
4 20 (12.58%) ASP.NET
4 20 (12.58%) CSS
5 17 (10.69%) Web Services
6 15 (9.43%) AngularJS
7 14 (8.81%) REST
7 14 (8.81%) RESTful
8 13 (8.18%) CSS3
8 13 (8.18%) HTML5
8 13 (8.18%) Spring
9 11 (6.92%) .NET Framework
10 10 (6.29%) JSON
11 8 (5.03%) Ajax
11 8 (5.03%) Hibernate
11 8 (5.03%) SOAP
11 8 (5.03%) XSL
12 6 (3.77%) Java EE
12 6 (3.77%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) User Experience
2 11 (6.92%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.63%) Chromecast
6 1 (0.63%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.84%) Linux
2 17 (10.69%) Windows
3 6 (3.77%) Android
3 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.14%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.26%) Unix
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.11%) Scrum
3 37 (23.27%) Acceptance Criteria
4 36 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 36 (22.64%) TDD
5 26 (16.35%) Test Automation
6 23 (14.47%) Business Analysis
7 22 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (11.95%) Software Engineering
9 16 (10.06%) Service Management
10 15 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (9.43%) DevOps
10 15 (9.43%) Release Management
11 14 (8.81%) High Availability
11 14 (8.81%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.18%) Front End Development
12 13 (8.18%) MVC
12 13 (8.18%) Test Planning
12 13 (8.18%) Web Development
13 12 (7.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.79%) JavaScript
2 36 (22.64%) SQL
3 35 (22.01%) C#
4 24 (15.09%) C
5 23 (14.47%) Java
6 22 (13.84%) Bash Shell
7 19 (11.95%) PHP
8 16 (10.06%) PowerShell
9 14 (8.81%) Python
10 10 (6.29%) Korn
11 7 (4.40%) Objective-C
12 6 (3.77%) C++
12 6 (3.77%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.52%) Groovy
13 4 (2.52%) XPath
14 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.95%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.81%) CCNA
3 14 (8.81%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (8.81%) CISSP
3 14 (8.81%) CompTIA Security+
3 14 (8.81%) GIAC
3 14 (8.81%) Linux+ Certification
3 14 (8.81%) MCSE
3 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.81%) Network+ Certification
3 14 (8.81%) SANS
3 14 (8.81%) SSCP
4 12 (7.55%) Degree
5 10 (6.29%) ISEB
6 4 (2.52%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.89%) CITP
7 3 (1.89%) IIBA
7 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.29%) NFS
1 10 (6.29%) Samba
1 10 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (6.29%) VMware NSX
2 5 (3.14%) Docker
3 4 (2.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 15 (9.43%) Puppet
2 10 (6.29%) Ansible
2 10 (6.29%) Nagios
2 10 (6.29%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.52%) CloudHub
3 4 (2.52%) Salt
4 1 (0.63%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.29%) EMC
2 10 (6.29%) NetApp
2 10 (6.29%) SolarWinds
2 10 (6.29%) VMware
3 8 (5.03%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.03%) HP
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle
5 4 (2.52%) IBM
5 4 (2.52%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.26%) Capita
6 2 (1.26%) Civica
6 2 (1.26%) Google
6 2 (1.26%) Northgate
6 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.63%) Apple
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Tableau
7 1 (0.63%) Xamarin