Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Epics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Epics over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Epic User Stories
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 592 723 705
Rank change year-on-year +131 -18 +218
Permanent jobs citing Epics 231 317 432
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 224 244 196
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £42,875 £46,250 £42,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,125 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,585 £60,000 £52,095
% change year-on-year -4.03% +15.17% +9.67%

Epics 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,801 111,605 138,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.03% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 54,676 89,461 111,007
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Epics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Epics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Epics in the UK

Epics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Epics.

Salary trend for Epics in the UK

Epics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Epics over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Epics in the UK

Epics
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Epics within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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
England +119 224 £60,000 - 31
London +83 126 £60,500 -3.20% 17
UK excluding London +126 99 £57,585 -4.03% 17
South East +130 56 £62,500 - 4
Work from Home -87 36 £62,500 +31.58% 6
North of England +39 15 £50,000 +4.17% 5
South West +40 12 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire +26 10 £57,585 +19.97% 4
East of England +71 9 £73,750 +22.92% 1
North West +51 5 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Midlands +64 4 £51,250 -24.07% 2
East Midlands +35 4 £51,250 -24.07%
Wales - 2 £38,500 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing Epics 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 with a requirement for Epics.

1 208 (90.04%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (70.13%) User Stories
3 103 (44.59%) Scrum
4 74 (32.03%) Product Backlog
5 73 (31.60%) JIRA
6 56 (24.24%) User Experience
7 53 (22.94%) Azure
8 51 (22.08%) Business Analysis
8 51 (22.08%) Sprint Planning
9 50 (21.65%) Use Case
10 48 (20.78%) Finance
11 46 (19.91%) Mentoring
12 45 (19.48%) AWS
13 43 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (18.18%) DevOps
15 39 (16.88%) SaaS
16 38 (16.45%) Confluence
16 38 (16.45%) Acceptance Criteria
16 38 (16.45%) Backlog Prioritisation
16 38 (16.45%) Requirements Gathering
16 38 (16.45%) Backlog Management
17 37 (16.02%) Java
18 34 (14.72%) Product Roadmap
19 33 (14.29%) SQL
20 31 (13.42%) SDLC
21 30 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
21 30 (12.99%) Analytics
22 29 (12.55%) Waterfall
22 29 (12.55%) BDD

Epics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (16.45%) Confluence
2 4 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) TPMS
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Liferay
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.49%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.46%) Figma
3 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.30%) InVision
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.43%) Sketch
5 1 (0.43%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.94%) Azure
2 45 (19.48%) AWS
3 39 (16.88%) SaaS
4 12 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (5.19%) Azure Data Factory
4 12 (5.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 12 (5.19%) IaaS
4 12 (5.19%) PaaS
5 10 (4.33%) GCP
6 8 (3.46%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.60%) Lucidchart
8 5 (2.16%) Heroku
9 4 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.73%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.30%) Datadog
10 3 (1.30%) G Suite
10 3 (1.30%) Trello
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.96%) Firewall
2 12 (5.19%) DMZ
3 6 (2.60%) DNS
3 6 (2.60%) HTTP
4 5 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (1.73%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) NAS
6 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.09%) Big Data
2 12 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.46%) Power BI
5 6 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.60%) Tableau
6 4 (1.73%) MySQL
6 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.73%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.30%) Redis
7 3 (1.30%) Snowflake Schema
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.87%) Event Store
8 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.87%) OLAP
8 2 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 73 (31.60%) JIRA
2 27 (11.69%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.63%) Bitbucket
4 13 (5.63%) Gradle
5 12 (5.19%) Maven
6 5 (2.16%) Balsamiq
7 4 (1.73%) RSpec
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.43%) Charles Proxy
8 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.43%) GitLab
8 1 (0.43%) GoCD
8 1 (0.43%) Hudson
8 1 (0.43%) Postman
8 1 (0.43%) TestRail
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 48 (20.78%) Finance
2 15 (6.49%) Games
3 14 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.63%) Billing
5 11 (4.76%) Banking
6 8 (3.46%) Marketing
7 7 (3.03%) Legal
8 4 (1.73%) Police
8 4 (1.73%) Retail
8 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.30%) Advertising
9 3 (1.30%) Electronics
9 3 (1.30%) Law
9 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (38.96%) Analyst
2 85 (36.80%) Business Analyst
3 52 (22.51%) Product Owner
4 33 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
5 18 (7.79%) Development Analyst
6 17 (7.36%) Business Development Analyst
6 17 (7.36%) Digital Analyst
6 17 (7.36%) Scrum Master
7 16 (6.93%) Digital Business Analyst
8 14 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (5.63%) Data Business Analyst
9 13 (5.63%) Product Manager
9 13 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (5.63%) Senior Business Analyst
10 10 (4.33%) Team Leader
10 10 (4.33%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (3.46%) Agile Product Owner
11 8 (3.46%) Consultant
11 8 (3.46%) Development Team Leader
11 8 (3.46%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.06%) HTML
2 12 (5.19%) Velocity
3 11 (4.76%) .NET
4 10 (4.33%) J2EE
5 6 (2.60%) Kafka
5 6 (2.60%) React
6 5 (2.16%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.16%) Middleware
6 5 (2.16%) Node.js
6 5 (2.16%) Redux
6 5 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.73%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.87%) ADO
8 2 (0.87%) Ajax
8 2 (0.87%) Express
8 2 (0.87%) Laravel
8 2 (0.87%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.24%) User Experience
2 43 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.73%) NHS
7 4 (1.73%) Online Games
8 3 (1.30%) Blog
8 3 (1.30%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.30%) iPhone
8 3 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.87%) DTCC
9 2 (0.87%) Equities
9 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.79%) Linux
2 6 (2.60%) Windows
3 5 (2.16%) Unix
4 3 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (90.04%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (70.13%) User Stories
3 103 (44.59%) Scrum
4 74 (32.03%) Product Backlog
5 51 (22.08%) Business Analysis
5 51 (22.08%) Sprint Planning
6 50 (21.65%) Use Case
7 46 (19.91%) Mentoring
8 43 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (18.18%) DevOps
10 38 (16.45%) Acceptance Criteria
10 38 (16.45%) Backlog Management
10 38 (16.45%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 38 (16.45%) Requirements Gathering
11 34 (14.72%) Product Roadmap
12 31 (13.42%) SDLC
13 30 (12.99%) Analytics
13 30 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 29 (12.55%) BDD
14 29 (12.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.02%) Java
2 33 (14.29%) SQL
3 19 (8.23%) Python
4 13 (5.63%) C#
5 12 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.60%) Ruby
7 6 (2.60%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.30%) C
8 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.87%) F#
9 2 (0.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 28 (12.12%) Degree
2 17 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) CISA
4 5 (2.16%) CISM
4 5 (2.16%) CISSP
5 3 (1.30%) CSPO
6 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.87%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.09%) QA
2 6 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.16%) COBIT
3 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (11.69%) Docker
2 12 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 23 (9.96%) Terraform
3 18 (7.79%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) Grafana
4 2 (0.87%) Kibana
4 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.76%) Google
3 5 (2.16%) Apple
3 5 (2.16%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.16%) Cisco
3 5 (2.16%) F5
3 5 (2.16%) SAP
3 5 (2.16%) Zscaler
4 3 (1.30%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle
4 3 (1.30%) PagerDuty
5 2 (0.87%) CA
5 2 (0.87%) Capita
5 2 (0.87%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.87%) Sparx
5 2 (0.87%) Xceptor
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe
6 1 (0.43%) Facebook
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter