Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Epic User Stories
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 701 855 880
Rank change year-on-year +154 +25 +253
Permanent jobs citing Epics 389 363 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 254 231 180
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +22.22% -2.70% +2.78%

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 133,548 160,504 163,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.91% 91.95%
Number of salaries quoted 105,096 128,418 131,714
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,889 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 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 +131 376 £65,000 +23.81% 32
UK excluding London +141 193 £55,000 +22.22% 27
London +53 191 £70,000 +12.00% 10
South East +97 78 £62,500 +13.64% 5
North of England -20 31 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Midlands +63 30 £50,000 +14.94% 5
East of England +106 27 £72,500 +68.60% 1
Yorkshire +3 21 £42,500 -5.56% 3
South West +24 19 £56,250 +20.97% 4
East Midlands +37 18 £75,000 +38.25% 2
West Midlands +37 12 £49,500 +16.47% 3
North West +8 10 £49,250 +9.44% 4
Scotland +10 6 £37,250 -0.67% 1
Wales +13 2 £52,750 +17.22% 4

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 349 (89.72%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (59.64%) User Stories
3 178 (45.76%) Scrum
4 116 (29.82%) Finance
5 85 (21.85%) JIRA
6 78 (20.05%) Acceptance Criteria
7 72 (18.51%) Business Analysis
8 71 (18.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 69 (17.74%) Retail
9 69 (17.74%) Degree
10 66 (16.97%) QA
11 63 (16.20%) User Experience
11 63 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
11 63 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (15.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 59 (15.17%) Software Engineering
14 56 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 56 (14.40%) Waterfall
15 54 (13.88%) Product Roadmap
16 52 (13.37%) Change Management
16 52 (13.37%) TDD
17 50 (12.85%) Computer Science
18 47 (12.08%) Marketing
18 47 (12.08%) Use Case
18 47 (12.08%) Java
18 47 (12.08%) BDD
19 43 (11.05%) Asset Management
19 43 (11.05%) Technical Leadership
20 42 (10.80%) DevOps
21 40 (10.28%) Microservices

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 28 (7.20%) Confluence
2 11 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.31%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.51%) CMS
5 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) Luigi
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (3.86%) Temenos T24
2 9 (2.31%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (2.06%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.77%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.57%) SaaS
3 10 (2.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 9 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 7 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (1.80%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.29%) PaaS
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.03%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (1.03%) npm
8 4 (1.03%) Serverless
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.77%) HTTP
2 2 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.40%) MySQL
2 19 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.63%) Big Data
4 11 (2.83%) Amazon Aurora
5 10 (2.57%) DB2
5 10 (2.57%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.31%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.51%) Mixpanel
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 85 (21.85%) JIRA
2 30 (7.71%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 22 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.37%) Selenium
6 11 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.57%) JUnit
7 10 (2.57%) WebDriver
8 9 (2.31%) Maven
8 9 (2.31%) Protractor
8 9 (2.31%) Subversion
9 8 (2.06%) FitNesse
9 8 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (2.06%) RSpec
10 7 (1.80%) Hudson
11 6 (1.54%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.03%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.03%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 116 (29.82%) Finance
2 69 (17.74%) Retail
3 47 (12.08%) Marketing
4 30 (7.71%) Banking
5 22 (5.66%) Front Office
5 22 (5.66%) Games
6 15 (3.86%) Billing
7 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.80%) Legal
8 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.29%) Digital Economy
10 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) German Language
11 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (38.82%) Analyst
2 138 (35.48%) Business Analyst
3 67 (17.22%) Product Owner
4 35 (9.00%) Developer
5 32 (8.23%) Senior Analyst
5 32 (8.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 28 (7.20%) Product Manager
7 27 (6.94%) Agile Business Analyst
8 25 (6.43%) Senior Product Owner
9 18 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.11%) Agile Project Manager
10 16 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (4.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 15 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (3.60%) Business IT Analyst
12 14 (3.60%) IT Analyst
13 13 (3.34%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.08%) Architect
14 12 (3.08%) Senior Manager
14 12 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.25%) RESTful
1 36 (9.25%) Web Services
2 34 (8.74%) AngularJS
3 20 (5.14%) .NET
4 19 (4.88%) CSS
5 15 (3.86%) JSON
5 15 (3.86%) SOAP
6 12 (3.08%) REST
7 11 (2.83%) .NET Core
8 9 (2.31%) XML
9 8 (2.06%) HTML
9 8 (2.06%) Visualforce
10 7 (1.80%) Apollo GraphQL
10 7 (1.80%) GraphQL
10 7 (1.80%) Java EE
11 6 (1.54%) Middleware
11 6 (1.54%) Node.js
11 6 (1.54%) Vaadin
12 5 (1.29%) Angular 2
13 4 (1.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
1 63 (16.20%) User Experience
2 24 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.83%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.06%) iPad
8 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.77%) EPoS
9 3 (0.77%) Equities
9 3 (0.77%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.77%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.51%) iSeries
10 2 (0.51%) Tandem
11 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.37%) Linux
2 9 (2.31%) Unix
3 2 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (89.72%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (59.64%) User Stories
3 178 (45.76%) Scrum
4 78 (20.05%) Acceptance Criteria
5 72 (18.51%) Business Analysis
6 71 (18.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 63 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (15.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 59 (15.17%) Software Engineering
10 56 (14.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (14.40%) Waterfall
11 54 (13.88%) Product Roadmap
12 52 (13.37%) Change Management
12 52 (13.37%) TDD
13 50 (12.85%) Computer Science
14 47 (12.08%) BDD
14 47 (12.08%) Use Case
15 43 (11.05%) Asset Management
15 43 (11.05%) Technical Leadership
16 42 (10.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.08%) Java
2 27 (6.94%) SQL
3 24 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.63%) C#
5 8 (2.06%) Apex Code
5 8 (2.06%) C
5 8 (2.06%) Java 8
5 8 (2.06%) SOQL
6 7 (1.80%) Python
6 7 (1.80%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.03%) Scala
7 4 (1.03%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.51%) RPG
9 1 (0.26%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (17.74%) Degree
2 24 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (5.66%) ISEB
4 14 (3.60%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.31%) SAFe Agilist
5 9 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.29%) IIBA
7 1 (0.26%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (16.97%) QA
2 13 (3.34%) GDPR
3 10 (2.57%) MiFID
4 8 (2.06%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (2.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.31%) Ansible
3 8 (2.06%) Terraform
4 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.03%) Puppet
5 2 (0.51%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 31 (7.97%) Salesforce.com
2 21 (5.40%) Cadence
3 20 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.86%) Oracle
4 15 (3.86%) SAP
5 14 (3.60%) WorldPay
6 11 (2.83%) Tealium
7 9 (2.31%) hybris
7 9 (2.31%) SimCorp
8 8 (2.06%) Google
9 3 (0.77%) Adobe
9 3 (0.77%) Charles River
9 3 (0.77%) Dynatrace
9 3 (0.77%) Temenos
10 2 (0.51%) Facebook
10 2 (0.51%) HP
10 2 (0.51%) Pardot
10 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Spotify
11 1 (0.26%) Apple