Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 187 179
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +51
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 952 2,613 3,176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 1.92% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.08% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 891 2,043 2,532
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £78,675
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,731 125,361 150,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.42% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,669 98,831 119,518
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Stories.

Salary trend for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Stories over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. 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 -3 906 £57,500 +9.52% 124
UK excluding London +15 544 £50,000 +4.17% 89
London -1 384 £60,000 - 46
North of England +36 175 £55,000 +22.22% 25
South East +17 155 £50,000 -4.76% 24
North West +77 117 £60,000 +34.83% 19
Work from Home +45 108 £55,000 -8.33% 22
South West +32 80 £46,000 -8.00% 9
Midlands +29 77 £50,000 +1.01% 17
West Midlands +38 58 £50,000 -13.04% 9
Yorkshire +16 54 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England +21 25 £50,000 -2.91% 5
East Midlands +31 19 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Wales +44 13 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Scotland +61 11 £37,500 -12.28% 3
Northern Ireland +12 8 £62,500 +8.70% 3
North East +9 4 £44,750 +8.08%

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, IT jobs citing User Stories 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 User Stories.

1 739 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (30.78%) Scrum
3 194 (20.38%) Finance
4 184 (19.33%) Requirements Gathering
5 180 (18.91%) Acceptance Criteria
6 175 (18.38%) User Experience
7 168 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 166 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
9 164 (17.23%) Azure
10 150 (15.76%) DevOps
10 150 (15.76%) Use Case
11 148 (15.55%) SQL
12 145 (15.23%) Business Analysis
13 139 (14.60%) .NET
14 137 (14.39%) JavaScript
15 136 (14.29%) Java
16 135 (14.18%) Degree
17 129 (13.55%) JIRA
18 127 (13.34%) Microsoft
19 126 (13.24%) C#
19 126 (13.24%) HTML
20 122 (12.82%) AWS
21 120 (12.61%) Test Automation
22 118 (12.39%) Workshop Facilitation
23 117 (12.29%) CSS
24 111 (11.66%) Sprint Planning
25 110 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
25 110 (11.55%) SDLC
26 102 (10.71%) Product Backlog
27 101 (10.61%) Epics

User Stories
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 80 (8.40%) Confluence
2 16 (1.68%) IIS
3 15 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.95%) Apache
7 5 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.53%) CMS
8 4 (0.42%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.32%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.21%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.21%) InVision
5 20 (2.10%) Sketch
6 18 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (1.05%) Adobe XD
7 10 (1.05%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.95%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.42%) Figma
11 3 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.32%) UXPin
12 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.11%) Marvel
13 1 (0.11%) SPSS
13 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 20 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.32%) Magento
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.32%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.21%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 164 (17.23%) Azure
2 122 (12.82%) AWS
3 90 (9.45%) SaaS
4 51 (5.36%) Power Platform
5 31 (3.26%) GCP
6 29 (3.05%) Office 365
7 23 (2.42%) npm
8 22 (2.31%) PowerApps
9 21 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.84%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.84%) Heroku
11 8 (0.84%) PaaS
12 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.63%) Serverless
14 4 (0.42%) GitHub
14 4 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon Cognito
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.26%) Internet
2 10 (1.05%) Skype
3 9 (0.95%) HTTP
4 3 (0.32%) Firewall
4 3 (0.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.83%) Power BI
3 37 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.26%) Big Data
6 28 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 25 (2.63%) MySQL
8 23 (2.42%) Snowflake Schema
9 21 (2.21%) NoSQL
10 20 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.26%) Redis
15 11 (1.16%) Hadoop
15 11 (1.16%) Tableau
16 10 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 10 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 129 (13.55%) JIRA
2 82 (8.61%) Git (software)
3 42 (4.41%) Selenium
4 33 (3.47%) TeamCity
5 26 (2.73%) NUnit
6 24 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.31%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 19 (2.00%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.58%) MSTest
11 13 (1.37%) Grunt
12 12 (1.26%) JMeter
13 11 (1.16%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.05%) Flyway
15 9 (0.95%) GitLab
15 9 (0.95%) JUnit
15 9 (0.95%) Mocha
15 9 (0.95%) Spock
16 8 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 194 (20.38%) Finance
2 54 (5.67%) Retail
3 45 (4.73%) Marketing
4 35 (3.68%) Public Sector
5 33 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.94%) Games
7 19 (2.00%) Law
8 17 (1.79%) Banking
9 14 (1.47%) Local Government
10 13 (1.37%) Legal
11 9 (0.95%) Automotive
11 9 (0.95%) Digital Economy
12 7 (0.74%) Front Office
12 7 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.63%) Advertising
13 6 (0.63%) Back Office
13 6 (0.63%) Publishing
14 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.53%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 292 (30.67%) Analyst
2 260 (27.31%) Business Analyst
3 191 (20.06%) Developer
4 93 (9.77%) Product Owner
5 69 (7.25%) Architect
6 50 (5.25%) Product Manager
7 46 (4.83%) Agile Business Analyst
7 46 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (4.52%) .NET Developer
9 40 (4.20%) Consultant
10 36 (3.78%) Java Developer
10 36 (3.78%) Senior Developer
11 35 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (3.36%) Senior Business Analyst
13 31 (3.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 30 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 29 (3.05%) Designer
15 29 (3.05%) Software Analyst
15 29 (3.05%) Software Developer
16 25 (2.63%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (14.60%) .NET
2 126 (13.24%) HTML
3 117 (12.29%) CSS
4 72 (7.56%) AngularJS
5 58 (6.09%) RESTful
6 50 (5.25%) React
7 48 (5.04%) Node.js
8 38 (3.99%) REST
8 38 (3.99%) Spring
9 37 (3.89%) .NET Framework
10 36 (3.78%) HTML5
11 34 (3.57%) ASP.NET
12 30 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (2.94%) JSON
15 27 (2.84%) Redux
16 26 (2.73%) Web Services
17 23 (2.42%) Sass
18 20 (2.10%) ASP.NET Core
18 20 (2.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 175 (18.38%) User Experience
2 168 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.89%) Replication
6 15 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.37%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.26%) N-Tier
8 12 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.74%) CMDB
11 7 (0.74%) NHS
11 7 (0.74%) PMI
12 6 (0.63%) Cybercrime
12 6 (0.63%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.53%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.78%) Android
2 24 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 18 (1.89%) Linux
4 15 (1.58%) Windows
5 6 (0.63%) Unix
6 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (77.63%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (30.78%) Scrum
3 184 (19.33%) Requirements Gathering
4 180 (18.91%) Acceptance Criteria
5 166 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
6 150 (15.76%) DevOps
6 150 (15.76%) Use Case
7 145 (15.23%) Business Analysis
8 120 (12.61%) Test Automation
9 118 (12.39%) Workshop Facilitation
10 111 (11.66%) Sprint Planning
11 110 (11.55%) SDLC
11 110 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 102 (10.71%) Product Backlog
13 101 (10.61%) Epics
14 90 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (9.45%) TDD
15 88 (9.24%) Data Modelling
16 85 (8.93%) Product Management
17 84 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 148 (15.55%) SQL
2 137 (14.39%) JavaScript
3 136 (14.29%) Java
4 126 (13.24%) C#
5 70 (7.35%) TypeScript
6 66 (6.93%) Python
7 25 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 24 (2.52%) Kotlin
9 19 (2.00%) ES6
10 14 (1.47%) C++
11 11 (1.16%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.16%) C
11 11 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.16%) Ruby
12 10 (1.05%) Go
13 7 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.53%) PHP
15 4 (0.42%) Java 8
15 4 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 135 (14.18%) Degree
2 68 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 51 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.15%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.21%) ISEB
6 15 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 14 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.74%) IIBA
9 7 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.53%) CBAP
10 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.21%) MCP
11 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.11%) HNC
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.09%) QA
2 19 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.95%) GDPR
4 6 (0.63%) ISO 20022
5 5 (0.53%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) PSD2
6 3 (0.32%) SEPA
6 3 (0.32%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.21%) WCAG
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (4.41%) Docker
2 8 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.42%) vSphere
4 3 (0.32%) XenApp
4 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 54 (5.67%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.58%) Terraform
3 3 (0.32%) SCCM
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Control-M
4 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.21%) MIIS
4 2 (0.21%) Nagios
4 2 (0.21%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (0.21%) Rancher
5 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) Kibana
5 1 (0.11%) logstash
5 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 127 (13.34%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.31%) Google
3 29 (3.05%) Oracle
4 26 (2.73%) Atlassian
5 22 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.10%) SAP
7 17 (1.79%) Adobe
8 12 (1.26%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.84%) Cadence
9 8 (0.84%) Capita
10 7 (0.74%) Vertica
11 6 (0.63%) hybris
11 6 (0.63%) Nintex
12 4 (0.42%) IBM
12 4 (0.42%) Siemens
12 4 (0.42%) Sparx
13 3 (0.32%) Apple
13 3 (0.32%) Citrix
13 3 (0.32%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.32%) Sybase