Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Epic User Stories
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 688 919 894
Rank change year-on-year +231 -25 +251
Permanent jobs citing Epics 443 256 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 206 162 238
UK median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £42,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,095 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.67% +5.56% -5.26%

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 138,593 158,261 159,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.83% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,345 127,075 132,278
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,900 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Epics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Epics in the UK

Epics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Epics.

Salary trend for Epics in the UK

Epics
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Epics over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Epics in the UK

Epics
Top 16 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 15 January 2019. 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 +244 438 £58,000 +16.00% 40
London +204 317 £65,000 +30.00% 22
UK excluding London +59 126 £52,095 +9.67% 18
North of England +48 69 £52,095 +22.58% 3
Yorkshire +32 38 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South East +38 29 £52,500 +3.96% 7
North West +39 26 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Midlands +36 12 £55,000 -21.43% 5
West Midlands +40 7 £55,000 +22.22% 3
East of England +25 7 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +12 5 £45,000 -30.77% 2
North East +7 5 £52,095 +30.24%
South West -1 4 £48,750 +30.00% 2
Wales +4 2 £45,000 -
Scotland -5 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 419 (94.58%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (69.98%) User Stories
3 244 (55.08%) Scrum
4 193 (43.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 189 (42.66%) Finance
6 177 (39.95%) Problem-Solving
7 128 (28.89%) Business Analysis
8 120 (27.09%) SQL
9 119 (26.86%) C#
10 116 (26.19%) Management Information System
11 105 (23.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 102 (23.02%) JavaScript
12 102 (23.02%) Software Engineering
13 100 (22.57%) Degree
13 100 (22.57%) QA
14 91 (20.54%) JIRA
15 90 (20.32%) HTML
16 84 (18.96%) .NET
17 81 (18.28%) SQL Server
17 81 (18.28%) Change Management
18 80 (18.06%) Cadence
18 80 (18.06%) Portfolio Management
19 77 (17.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 76 (17.16%) Asset Management
21 73 (16.48%) Banking
21 73 (16.48%) AngularJS
22 71 (16.03%) Computer Science
23 69 (15.58%) Games
24 68 (15.35%) Decision-Making
25 67 (15.12%) TDD

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 36 (8.13%) Confluence
2 10 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.81%) CMS
3 8 (1.81%) WordPress
4 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.13%) IIS
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.23%) JBoss
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (7.22%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.90%) Mingle
7 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 62 (14.00%) Temenos T24
2 24 (5.42%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.29%) Office 365
4 16 (3.61%) npm
5 15 (3.39%) NuGet
6 14 (3.16%) GitHub
7 9 (2.03%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.58%) SaaS
9 6 (1.35%) Slack
10 5 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.61%) HTTP
2 13 (2.93%) Intranet
3 5 (1.13%) Firewall
4 3 (0.68%) Broadband
4 3 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.26%) Cosmos DB
3 27 (6.09%) Power BI
4 17 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.16%) Big Data
6 13 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.26%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.26%) Spark SQL
9 6 (1.35%) Blockchain
9 6 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 6 (1.35%) Looker
9 6 (1.35%) OLTP
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.35%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 91 (20.54%) JIRA
2 49 (11.06%) Visual Studio
3 44 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (7.45%) Git (software)
5 27 (6.09%) Selenium
6 24 (5.42%) SpecFlow
7 19 (4.29%) Subversion
8 17 (3.84%) NUnit
9 14 (3.16%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.93%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.03%) WebStorm
12 8 (1.81%) Protractor
13 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (1.35%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 6 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (1.35%) PVCS
14 6 (1.35%) Toad
14 6 (1.35%) VersionOne
14 6 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 189 (42.66%) Finance
2 73 (16.48%) Banking
3 69 (15.58%) Games
4 32 (7.22%) Marketing
5 26 (5.87%) Front Office
6 25 (5.64%) Retail
7 13 (2.93%) German Language
7 13 (2.93%) Private Banking
8 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.58%) Billing
11 6 (1.35%) Electronics
11 6 (1.35%) Publishing
12 4 (0.90%) Advertising
12 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.45%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.23%) Automotive
15 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (38.83%) Analyst
2 166 (37.47%) Business Analyst
3 48 (10.84%) Developer
3 48 (10.84%) Product Owner
4 33 (7.45%) Agile Business Analyst
5 30 (6.77%) Senior Analyst
6 29 (6.55%) Senior Business Analyst
7 26 (5.87%) Architect
7 26 (5.87%) Product Manager
8 25 (5.64%) Pega Architect
9 24 (5.42%) Technical Leader
10 22 (4.97%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.06%) .NET Developer
11 18 (4.06%) MI Manager
11 18 (4.06%) Systems Architect
12 14 (3.16%) C# Software Engineer
12 14 (3.16%) Lead Business Analyst
12 14 (3.16%) Scrum Master
12 14 (3.16%) Senior C# Software Engineer
12 14 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.32%) HTML
2 84 (18.96%) .NET
3 73 (16.48%) AngularJS
4 61 (13.77%) HTML5
5 53 (11.96%) Web Services
6 42 (9.48%) JMS
6 42 (9.48%) SOAP
7 39 (8.80%) React
8 34 (7.67%) CSS
9 29 (6.55%) REST
10 28 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (6.32%) Redux
11 23 (5.19%) CSS3
11 23 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (4.74%) JSON
13 20 (4.51%) RESTful
14 18 (4.06%) .NET Core
15 17 (3.84%) Angular 2
16 12 (2.71%) Vue.js
17 10 (2.26%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 116 (26.19%) Management Information System
2 53 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.80%) Mobile App
3 39 (8.80%) User Experience
4 31 (7.00%) Fixed Income
5 28 (6.32%) Equities
5 28 (6.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (6.32%) Tandem
6 13 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.26%) Fintech
8 6 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.13%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.90%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.45%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.61%) Unix
2 13 (2.93%) Linux
3 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.13%) Windows
4 3 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (94.58%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (69.98%) User Stories
3 244 (55.08%) Scrum
4 193 (43.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 177 (39.95%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (28.89%) Business Analysis
7 105 (23.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 102 (23.02%) Software Engineering
9 81 (18.28%) Change Management
10 80 (18.06%) Portfolio Management
11 77 (17.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 76 (17.16%) Asset Management
13 71 (16.03%) Computer Science
14 68 (15.35%) Decision-Making
15 67 (15.12%) TDD
16 64 (14.45%) Wealth Management
17 63 (14.22%) Information Security
18 53 (11.96%) Test Automation
19 51 (11.51%) Migration
20 49 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 120 (27.09%) SQL
2 119 (26.86%) C#
3 102 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 38 (8.58%) Java
5 10 (2.26%) Scala
6 7 (1.58%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.35%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.68%) Java 8
8 3 (0.68%) PHP
9 2 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.23%) C
10 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 100 (22.57%) Degree
2 27 (6.09%) SAFe Agilist
3 18 (4.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.03%) ISEB
5 6 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.68%) PMP
7 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (22.57%) QA
2 26 (5.87%) GDPR
3 25 (5.64%) MiFID
4 22 (4.97%) PMO
5 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.68%) SEPA
7 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.03%) Docker
2 4 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.26%) Oozie
2 7 (1.58%) Ansible
2 7 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.90%) Grafana
3 4 (0.90%) Kibana
3 4 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (18.06%) Cadence
2 43 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.26%) Pega
4 26 (5.87%) Charles River
5 22 (4.97%) Oracle
6 14 (3.16%) SAP
7 10 (2.26%) Hortonworks
8 8 (1.81%) Optimizely
9 7 (1.58%) Tableau
10 6 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (1.35%) Google
10 6 (1.35%) Temenos
11 5 (1.13%) Peoplefluent
11 5 (1.13%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.90%) VMware
13 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.45%) IBM
14 2 (0.45%) JD Edwards
14 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
15 1 (0.23%) Genesys