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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 249 284
Rank change year-on-year +24 +35  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1346 1318 1234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.36% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.53% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 1081 1000
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.02%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79039 86328 97439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63711 72121 79644
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

User Stories
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 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
England +22 1271 £50,000 - 197
London +11 640 £57,500 +4.54% 88
South East +3 171 £50,000 +5.26% 33
City of London +67 116 £60,000 +4.34% 14
Yorkshire +88 111 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South West -15 98 £38,950 -8.35% 16
West Yorkshire +75 86 £45,000 -4.76% 5
West Midlands +22 73 £42,500 - 15
North West -6 64 £49,125 +51.15% 19
East of England -24 62 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Manchester +7 50 £55,000 +69.23% 13
East Midlands +43 47 £53,750 +43.33% 3
Berkshire +37 47 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Leeds +25 43 £40,000 -15.34% 5
Surrey +16 33 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Coventry +15 33 £42,500 -14.14%
Nottinghamshire +24 31 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Scotland +7 31 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +24 30 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Halifax - 30 £55,000 -
Bristol -26 28 £40,725 +25.30% 8
Nottingham +32 27 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Hampshire +4 27 £42,500 - 5
Glasgow +28 24 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Gloucestershire -2 21 £40,000 -21.56% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 21 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Cambridge -21 21 £55,000 +14.58% 1
Reading +23 19 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Sheffield +5 18 £50,000 +42.85% 4
South Yorkshire +1 18 £50,000 +42.85% 4

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2163 (82.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (39.92%) Scrum
3 726 (27.55%) Finance
4 571 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 566 (21.48%) Business Analysis
6 461 (17.50%) SQL
7 452 (17.15%) TDD
8 428 (16.24%) Java
9 418 (15.86%) QA
10 409 (15.52%) User Experience
11 408 (15.48%) JavaScript
12 402 (15.26%) C#
13 381 (14.46%) Degree
14 372 (14.12%) JIRA
15 350 (13.28%) Waterfall
16 343 (13.02%) BDD
17 332 (12.60%) Microsoft
18 325 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
19 322 (12.22%) .NET
19 322 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 309 (11.73%) Software Engineering
21 294 (11.16%) Kanban
22 292 (11.08%) SDLC
23 289 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
24 288 (10.93%) HTML
25 264 (10.02%) Git (software)
26 263 (9.98%) Use Case
27 261 (9.91%) E-Commerce
28 250 (9.49%) SQL Server
29 241 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 138 (5.24%) Confluence
2 69 (2.62%) CMS
3 59 (2.24%) Apache
4 54 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 40 (1.52%) JBoss
6 20 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 18 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.49%) Drupal
9 13 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.46%) Apache Pig
10 12 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.42%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.30%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.30%) IIS
12 8 (0.30%) nginx
12 8 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.27%) Kentico
13 7 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (2.69%) MS Visio
2 38 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 35 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 32 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 31 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 28 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (0.42%) InVision
10 7 (0.27%) UXPin
11 6 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.11%) GIMP
14 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.038%) InDesign
14 1 (0.038%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 37 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.38%) BASE24
3 10 (0.38%) Postilion
4 8 (0.30%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.30%) SessionCam
4 8 (0.30%) Social Studio
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.15%) Magento
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.98%) SaaS
2 98 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
5 20 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (0.72%) Google Analytics
7 16 (0.61%) GitHub
8 10 (0.38%) Force.com
9 7 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.27%) PaaS
10 6 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.23%) IaaS
11 5 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.19%) Office 365
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.15%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.15%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.71%) Internet
2 31 (1.18%) HTTP
3 17 (0.65%) ATM
3 17 (0.65%) LDAP
4 12 (0.46%) Firewall
5 9 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.30%) IMAP
6 8 (0.30%) Intranet
6 8 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.30%) VoIP
7 7 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.19%) DNS
8 5 (0.19%) SNMP
9 4 (0.15%) FCoE
9 4 (0.15%) HbbTV
9 4 (0.15%) MVNO
10 3 (0.11%) POP3
11 2 (0.076%) Broadband
11 2 (0.076%) MQTT
11 2 (0.076%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 122 (4.63%) MySQL
3 91 (3.45%) Big Data
4 66 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 62 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 61 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 60 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 21 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (0.68%) Apache Hive
14 17 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 17 (0.65%) Bigtable
14 17 (0.65%) QlikView
14 17 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 372 (14.12%) JIRA
2 264 (10.02%) Git (software)
3 240 (9.11%) Selenium
4 168 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 130 (4.93%) Jenkins
6 111 (4.21%) WebDriver
7 101 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (3.11%) JUnit
8 82 (3.11%) Maven
9 80 (3.04%) Visual Studio
10 78 (2.96%) SpecFlow
11 66 (2.50%) NUnit
12 64 (2.43%) SoapUI
13 60 (2.28%) Subversion
14 52 (1.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 49 (1.86%) Axure RP
16 48 (1.82%) TeamCity
17 39 (1.48%) LoadRunner
18 36 (1.37%) JMeter
19 33 (1.25%) FitNesse
General
1 726 (27.55%) Finance
2 198 (7.51%) Marketing
3 191 (7.25%) Retail
4 157 (5.96%) Banking
5 71 (2.69%) Games
6 62 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.20%) Back Office
8 56 (2.13%) Publishing
9 46 (1.75%) Advertising
10 45 (1.71%) Legal
11 32 (1.21%) Private Banking
12 28 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
14 26 (0.99%) Front Office
15 17 (0.65%) Automotive
15 17 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.53%) Billing
16 14 (0.53%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.46%) Law
17 12 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1197 (45.43%) Analyst
2 1002 (38.03%) Business Analyst
3 461 (17.50%) Developer
4 312 (11.84%) Agile Business Analyst
5 185 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 173 (6.57%) Product Owner
7 171 (6.49%) Senior Business Analyst
8 140 (5.31%) Digital Analyst
9 136 (5.16%) Software Analyst
10 128 (4.86%) Digital Business Analyst
11 127 (4.82%) Java Developer
12 107 (4.06%) Tester
13 104 (3.95%) C# Developer
14 98 (3.72%) Product Manager
15 95 (3.61%) Test Analyst
16 92 (3.49%) Test Engineer
17 90 (3.42%) Senior Developer
18 89 (3.38%) Scrum Master
19 88 (3.34%) Product Analyst
20 84 (3.19%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (12.22%) .NET
2 288 (10.93%) HTML
3 224 (8.50%) CSS
4 204 (7.74%) Web Services
5 128 (4.86%) XML
6 120 (4.55%) HTML5
7 117 (4.44%) AngularJS
8 114 (4.33%) REST
9 112 (4.25%) RESTful
10 110 (4.17%) SOAP
11 102 (3.87%) ASP.NET
12 93 (3.53%) Spring
13 87 (3.30%) .NET Framework
13 87 (3.30%) jQuery
14 82 (3.11%) Gherkin
15 78 (2.96%) CSS3
16 59 (2.24%) Node.js
17 50 (1.90%) JSON
18 45 (1.71%) Hibernate
19 44 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 409 (15.52%) User Experience
2 325 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (6.87%) Mobile App
4 169 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 84 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 83 (3.15%) Fintech
7 81 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (1.90%) iPad
9 36 (1.37%) Equities
10 34 (1.29%) Fixed Income
11 33 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (1.06%) Hedge funds
14 27 (1.02%) iPhone
14 27 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.95%) Minimum Viable Product
16 24 (0.91%) Social Media
17 23 (0.87%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.87%) Online Banking
18 20 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 135 (5.12%) Linux
2 104 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 79 (3.00%) Android
4 71 (2.69%) Windows
5 34 (1.29%) Unix
6 19 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.23%) Solaris
7 6 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.19%) VMS
9 3 (0.11%) CentOS
9 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.11%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.076%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.038%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.038%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.038%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2163 (82.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (39.92%) Scrum
3 571 (21.67%) Test Automation
4 566 (21.48%) Business Analysis
5 452 (17.15%) TDD
6 350 (13.28%) Waterfall
7 343 (13.02%) BDD
8 322 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 309 (11.73%) Software Engineering
10 294 (11.16%) Kanban
11 292 (11.08%) SDLC
12 289 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
13 263 (9.98%) Use Case
14 261 (9.91%) E-Commerce
15 241 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
16 232 (8.80%) Wireframes
17 222 (8.43%) Project Management
18 208 (7.89%) Mentoring
19 202 (7.67%) Analytics
20 200 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 461 (17.50%) SQL
2 428 (16.24%) Java
3 408 (15.48%) JavaScript
4 402 (15.26%) C#
5 79 (3.00%) Python
6 77 (2.92%) C++
7 76 (2.88%) PHP
8 62 (2.35%) C
9 42 (1.59%) Ruby
10 37 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 25 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.91%) Scala
13 24 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 23 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 21 (0.80%) Groovy
16 19 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 18 (0.68%) ES6
18 16 (0.61%) Go
19 12 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 381 (14.46%) Degree
2 180 (6.83%) ISEB
3 102 (3.87%) ISTQB
4 96 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 68 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 53 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 40 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 39 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (0.99%) CBAP
10 23 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.80%) PMP
12 15 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.42%) IIBA
13 11 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.23%) CCNA
17 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
18 5 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 418 (15.86%) QA
2 17 (0.65%) PMO
3 16 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.57%) SLA
5 3 (0.11%) WCAG
6 2 (0.076%) EMIR
6 2 (0.076%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.076%) MiFID
7 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.038%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.038%) Section 508
7 1 (0.038%) SEPA
7 1 (0.038%) WAI
System Software
1 21 (0.80%) Docker
2 17 (0.65%) Dovecot
3 8 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.23%) HDFS
5 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.15%) NFS
6 4 (0.15%) Samba
6 4 (0.15%) vCloud
6 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.076%) Xen
8 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.038%) KVM
8 1 (0.038%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.87%) Puppet
3 18 (0.68%) Ansible
4 10 (0.38%) HockeyApp
4 10 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.30%) vCenter Server
6 6 (0.23%) CloudHub
7 5 (0.19%) Nagios
8 4 (0.15%) Oozie
8 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.076%) Kibana
9 2 (0.076%) logstash
9 2 (0.076%) Packer
9 2 (0.076%) Salt
9 2 (0.076%) Terraform
10 1 (0.038%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.038%) Grafana
10 1 (0.038%) StatsD
10 1 (0.038%) vRealize
Vendors
1 332 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 97 (3.68%) Adobe
3 80 (3.04%) Oracle
4 73 (2.77%) Google
5 69 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (1.90%) Cadence
7 42 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 34 (1.29%) Tableau
9 33 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
10 30 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.10%) Jaspersoft
12 27 (1.02%) Sitecore
13 24 (0.91%) IBM
14 21 (0.80%) SAP
15 17 (0.65%) VMware
16 14 (0.53%) Cognos
16 14 (0.53%) Talend
17 13 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
17 13 (0.49%) HP
18 12 (0.46%) ServiceNow
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for further details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please Contact for Details
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £53,000 per annum £45,000 to £53,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Package+Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum **Apply ASAP!**
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
ISL
Salary: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Healthcare, travel subsidy
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: £40k to £47k + 5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago