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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 152 227
Rank change year-on-year +9 +75  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 89 103 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.73% 1.81% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.06% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 78 96 22
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £44,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4632 5009 5316
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.05% 88.25% 86.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3830 4161 4331
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +1 23 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Bristol -15 22 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Gloucestershire +16 20 £40,000 -21.56% 1
Dorset +28 14 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire -12 7 £27,500 -38.88% 4
Devon -7 3 £45,000 +5.88% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 140 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (39.67%) C#
3 70 (38.04%) Scrum
4 62 (33.70%) Java
5 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
6 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
7 49 (26.63%) ISEB
8 46 (25.00%) SQL
9 43 (23.37%) DV Cleared
10 42 (22.83%) JIRA
10 42 (22.83%) Waterfall
11 38 (20.65%) ISTQB
11 38 (20.65%) C
12 37 (20.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 36 (19.57%) Cucumber
14 35 (19.02%) Business Analysis
15 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
16 31 (16.85%) C++
16 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (16.30%) Finance
17 30 (16.30%) BDD
18 29 (15.76%) Python
18 29 (15.76%) Software Testing
18 29 (15.76%) Team Foundation Server
19 26 (14.13%) Test Management
20 25 (13.59%) Test Automation
21 24 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 24 (13.04%) Mentoring
21 24 (13.04%) Performance Testing
22 23 (12.50%) Load 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 17 (9.24%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.70%) Apache Pig
3 13 (7.07%) Confluence
4 4 (2.17%) CMS
5 3 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.09%) JBoss
6 2 (1.09%) Kentico
7 1 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Force.com
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) HTTP
1 5 (2.72%) SSL
2 4 (2.17%) Firewall
2 4 (2.17%) Internet
2 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.63%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.09%) FCoE
4 2 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.50%) Big Data
2 18 (9.78%) Hadoop
3 16 (8.70%) Apache Hive
4 7 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.17%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (22.83%) JIRA
2 36 (19.57%) Cucumber
3 29 (15.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 17 (9.24%) Selenium
6 15 (8.15%) JUnit
7 12 (6.52%) LoadRunner
7 12 (6.52%) TestNG
7 12 (6.52%) Visual Studio
8 10 (5.43%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.43%) IntelliJ
9 9 (4.89%) Git (software)
10 8 (4.35%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.17%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.17%) Maven
12 3 (1.63%) git-flow
12 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (1.09%) EasyMock
13 2 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 30 (16.30%) Finance
2 20 (10.87%) Games
3 10 (5.43%) Banking
4 8 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.72%) Advertising
5 5 (2.72%) Publishing
6 3 (1.63%) Back Office
6 3 (1.63%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) Local Government
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (33.15%) Analyst
2 37 (20.11%) Business Analyst
3 30 (16.30%) Test Engineer
4 27 (14.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 24 (13.04%) Developer
6 19 (10.33%) Test Analyst
7 17 (9.24%) Product Manager
8 15 (8.15%) Software Analyst
9 14 (7.61%) Consultant
10 13 (7.07%) Software Test Analyst
11 11 (5.98%) Software Consultant
11 11 (5.98%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (5.43%) C# Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) Test Manager
14 7 (3.80%) .NET Developer
14 7 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
14 7 (3.80%) Java Consultant
14 7 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.33%) Hibernate
1 19 (10.33%) HTML
1 19 (10.33%) J2EE
1 19 (10.33%) Java EE
1 19 (10.33%) Spring
2 17 (9.24%) EJB
3 16 (8.70%) STL
4 15 (8.15%) .NET
5 13 (7.07%) CSS
6 11 (5.98%) JSON
7 5 (2.72%) REST
7 5 (2.72%) RESTful
8 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.17%) XML
9 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.63%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.09%) Node.js
10 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.09%) Spring Integration
10 2 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.24%) Fintech
1 17 (9.24%) User Experience
2 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.72%) iPhone
4 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.09%) Smart Home
5 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.54%) Blog
6 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.41%) Android
2 16 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 15 (8.15%) Windows
4 6 (3.26%) Linux
5 4 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.63%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (38.04%) Scrum
3 42 (22.83%) Waterfall
4 37 (20.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 35 (19.02%) Business Analysis
6 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (16.30%) BDD
8 29 (15.76%) Software Testing
9 26 (14.13%) Test Management
10 25 (13.59%) Test Automation
11 24 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 24 (13.04%) Performance Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Coaching
12 23 (12.50%) Load Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Security Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 21 (11.41%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (11.41%) DevOps
14 20 (10.87%) Test Scripting
15 19 (10.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (39.67%) C#
2 62 (33.70%) Java
3 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
4 46 (25.00%) SQL
5 38 (20.65%) C
6 31 (16.85%) C++
7 29 (15.76%) Python
8 19 (10.33%) Objective-C
9 15 (8.15%) PHP
10 14 (7.61%) Bash Shell
11 12 (6.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.17%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.09%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.09%) Korn
14 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 49 (26.63%) ISEB
3 43 (23.37%) DV Cleared
4 38 (20.65%) ISTQB
5 24 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (9.24%) Degree
7 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.17%) CCNA
8 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.17%) CISSP
8 4 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.17%) GIAC
8 4 (2.17%) Linux+ Certification
8 4 (2.17%) MCSE
8 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.17%) SANS
8 4 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Docker
1 2 (1.09%) NFS
1 2 (1.09%) Samba
1 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.09%) vSphere
2 1 (0.54%) vCloud
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) Ansible
3 2 (1.09%) Nagios
3 2 (1.09%) Salt
3 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 32 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) Atlassian
3 10 (5.43%) HP
4 4 (2.17%) Oracle
4 4 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.63%) Cisco
5 3 (1.63%) SAP
6 2 (1.09%) Apple
6 2 (1.09%) EMC
6 2 (1.09%) NetApp
6 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.09%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Capita
7 1 (0.54%) Civica
7 1 (0.54%) Infobright
7 1 (0.54%) Northgate
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £32000 - £260000 per annum + Pension, negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + (D.O.E.) + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + 25 days, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Exeter
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Exeter
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago