Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 226 236
Rank change year-on-year +64 +10 +57
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3,274 2,819 2,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.58% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.72% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,428 2,351 2,244
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,481 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +7.74% +1.12% +4.71%

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 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 16 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 16 December 2018. 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 +63 3,086 £55,000 +10.00% 398
UK excluding London +25 1,624 £48,481 +7.74% 274
London +74 1,579 £60,000 +4.35% 147
South East +18 493 £52,500 +10.53% 83
North of England +37 388 £45,000 +4.65% 78
East of England +88 240 £50,000 - 23
Midlands -10 214 £44,000 -2.22% 31
Yorkshire +48 183 £45,000 +7.14% 35
North West +20 175 £47,500 +5.56% 38
South West +11 147 £45,000 - 36
West Midlands +27 120 £44,000 -2.22% 15
East Midlands -29 94 £45,000 - 16
Scotland -16 90 £47,500 +11.76% 18
Wales +22 48 £45,000 -1.10% 5
North East -7 30 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Northern Ireland -7 9 £28,750 -55.77%

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 2,688 (82.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,261 (38.52%) Scrum
3 876 (26.76%) Finance
4 739 (22.57%) Test Automation
5 661 (20.19%) Business Analysis
6 646 (19.73%) Acceptance Criteria
7 640 (19.55%) C#
8 603 (18.42%) SQL
9 563 (17.20%) Degree
10 556 (16.98%) User Experience
11 546 (16.68%) JIRA
12 543 (16.59%) Java
13 533 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
14 530 (16.19%) JavaScript
15 509 (15.55%) QA
16 500 (15.27%) .NET
17 470 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
18 466 (14.23%) TDD
19 441 (13.47%) Software Engineering
19 441 (13.47%) SDLC
20 420 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
21 415 (12.68%) Waterfall
22 413 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
23 408 (12.46%) HTML
24 398 (12.16%) Project Management
25 392 (11.97%) Microsoft
26 363 (11.09%) SQL Server
27 343 (10.48%) Use Case
28 334 (10.20%) Mentoring
29 332 (10.14%) BDD

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
1 220 (6.72%) Confluence
2 68 (2.08%) CMS
2 68 (2.08%) IIS
3 29 (0.89%) Apache Pig
4 23 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 20 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 19 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.55%) Marvel
8 17 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.37%) Apache
10 11 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.27%) Alfresco
12 9 (0.27%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.27%) WordPress
13 8 (0.24%) Mule
13 8 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.18%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 141 (4.31%) MS Visio
2 99 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 57 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 50 (1.53%) Photoshop
7 35 (1.07%) InVision
8 30 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.21%) Flinto
11 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.18%) Gliffy
13 5 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (0.15%) Maya
14 3 (0.092%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.092%) UXPin
15 2 (0.061%) Pixate
16 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.031%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 50 (1.53%) thinkFolio
2 47 (1.44%) Temenos T24
3 29 (0.89%) Magento
4 25 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.21%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.15%) BigMachines
10 5 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
10 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.15%) SessionCam
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 300 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 267 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 171 (5.22%) SaaS
4 111 (3.39%) PaaS
5 33 (1.01%) GitHub
6 29 (0.89%) Serverless
7 25 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 22 (0.67%) Office 365
9 19 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.46%) FinancialForce
10 15 (0.46%) npm
11 14 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.40%) Trello
13 10 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.60%) HTTP
2 55 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 52 (1.59%) Firewall
4 46 (1.41%) SSL
5 20 (0.61%) Internet
6 19 (0.58%) Broadband
7 16 (0.49%) FCoE
7 16 (0.49%) SNMP
8 15 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.18%) WPA
10 4 (0.12%) FTP
11 2 (0.061%) 4G
11 2 (0.061%) DNS
11 2 (0.061%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.061%) Intranet
11 2 (0.061%) Modbus
11 2 (0.061%) Network Security
11 2 (0.061%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.061%) VPN
11 2 (0.061%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (11.09%) SQL Server
2 127 (3.88%) Big Data
3 105 (3.21%) MySQL
4 102 (3.12%) NoSQL
5 86 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 81 (2.47%) Power BI
7 68 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 58 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 49 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 41 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
13 34 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 32 (0.98%) CouchDB
15 30 (0.92%) Apache Hive
16 27 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
18 24 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 21 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 546 (16.68%) JIRA
2 297 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 223 (6.81%) Selenium
4 168 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 136 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 131 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 128 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 127 (3.88%) NUnit
9 100 (3.05%) SpecFlow
10 77 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 67 (2.05%) WebDriver
12 64 (1.95%) SoapUI
13 63 (1.92%) JUnit
14 53 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 50 (1.53%) Subversion
16 47 (1.44%) Bitbucket
17 41 (1.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 39 (1.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 35 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
19 35 (1.07%) Robot Framework
General
1 876 (26.76%) Finance
2 240 (7.33%) Marketing
3 228 (6.96%) Retail
4 220 (6.72%) Games
5 184 (5.62%) Banking
6 98 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 70 (2.14%) Advertising
8 49 (1.50%) Front Office
9 41 (1.25%) Law
10 30 (0.92%) Publishing
11 27 (0.82%) Billing
12 25 (0.76%) Legal
13 23 (0.70%) Automotive
14 20 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 19 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 18 (0.55%) Back Office
16 18 (0.55%) Electronics
17 14 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.37%) Private Banking
19 9 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,269 (38.76%) Analyst
2 1,039 (31.73%) Business Analyst
3 581 (17.75%) Developer
4 259 (7.91%) Product Owner
5 203 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
6 193 (5.89%) Software Engineer
7 191 (5.83%) Product Manager
8 184 (5.62%) Agile Business Analyst
9 179 (5.47%) Senior Business Analyst
10 172 (5.25%) Software Developer
11 154 (4.70%) .NET Developer
11 154 (4.70%) C# Developer
12 130 (3.97%) Java Developer
13 127 (3.88%) Designer
13 127 (3.88%) Senior Developer
14 122 (3.73%) Developer in Test
15 120 (3.67%) Test Engineer
16 117 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
17 108 (3.30%) Architect
17 108 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (15.27%) .NET
2 408 (12.46%) HTML
3 260 (7.94%) REST
4 244 (7.45%) CSS
5 242 (7.39%) Web Services
6 230 (7.03%) AngularJS
7 194 (5.93%) HTML5
8 179 (5.47%) XML
9 172 (5.25%) ASP.NET
10 163 (4.98%) JSON
11 158 (4.83%) React
12 145 (4.43%) SOAP
13 138 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 127 (3.88%) RESTful
15 110 (3.36%) .NET Framework
16 102 (3.12%) Gherkin
16 102 (3.12%) Velocity
17 96 (2.93%) Node.js
18 94 (2.87%) Redux
19 89 (2.72%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 556 (16.98%) User Experience
2 470 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 160 (4.89%) Mobile App
5 159 (4.86%) Fintech
6 96 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 76 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (1.80%) FMCG
10 57 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 56 (1.71%) Fixed Income
12 55 (1.68%) Equities
13 51 (1.56%) Public Cloud
14 46 (1.41%) Algorithms
15 41 (1.25%) Derivative
16 40 (1.22%) Reinsurance
17 27 (0.82%) PMI
18 25 (0.76%) Virtual Team
19 23 (0.70%) Social Media
20 21 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 177 (5.41%) Windows
2 150 (4.58%) Linux
3 106 (3.24%) Android
4 75 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 32 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 31 (0.95%) Unix
7 21 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.37%) VMS
10 11 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.21%) CentOS
11 7 (0.21%) Fedora
12 5 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.092%) watchOS
14 2 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.031%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,688 (82.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,261 (38.52%) Scrum
3 739 (22.57%) Test Automation
4 661 (20.19%) Business Analysis
5 646 (19.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 533 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
7 466 (14.23%) TDD
8 441 (13.47%) SDLC
8 441 (13.47%) Software Engineering
9 420 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 415 (12.68%) Waterfall
11 413 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
12 398 (12.16%) Project Management
13 343 (10.48%) Use Case
14 334 (10.20%) Mentoring
15 332 (10.14%) BDD
16 322 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 298 (9.10%) Kanban
18 285 (8.70%) Wireframes
19 276 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 640 (19.55%) C#
2 603 (18.42%) SQL
3 543 (16.59%) Java
4 530 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 139 (4.25%) PowerShell
6 133 (4.06%) Python
7 123 (3.76%) C++
8 106 (3.24%) C
9 82 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 75 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 63 (1.92%) PHP
12 43 (1.31%) Objective-C
13 36 (1.10%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.07%) Go
14 35 (1.07%) Java 8
15 33 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.70%) Ruby
17 22 (0.67%) VBScript
18 19 (0.58%) ES6
18 19 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 563 (17.20%) Degree
2 157 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 148 (4.52%) ISEB
4 110 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 82 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 60 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 56 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (1.59%) CCNA
8 52 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (1.59%) CISSP
8 52 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
8 52 (1.59%) GIAC
8 52 (1.59%) Linux+ Certification
8 52 (1.59%) MCSE
8 52 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
8 52 (1.59%) SANS
8 52 (1.59%) SSCP
9 48 (1.47%) SC Cleared
10 37 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 30 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (15.55%) QA
2 29 (0.89%) GDPR
3 28 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.82%) PMO
5 11 (0.34%) MiFID
6 9 (0.27%) SLA
7 7 (0.21%) SEPA
8 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.15%) PSD2
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.061%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.061%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 74 (2.26%) Docker
2 64 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.89%) vSphere
4 23 (0.70%) NFS
4 23 (0.70%) Samba
4 23 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.49%) VMware NSX
6 10 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.21%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.21%) Xen
8 5 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (1.77%) Puppet
2 43 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (1.25%) Ansible
4 37 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 29 (0.89%) Salt
6 23 (0.70%) Nagios
6 23 (0.70%) Terraform
6 23 (0.70%) vCenter Server
7 15 (0.46%) Automic
7 15 (0.46%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (0.21%) OpenNMS
10 7 (0.21%) Packer
10 7 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.092%) HockeyApp
11 3 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.031%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.031%) Mesos
12 1 (0.031%) Oozie
Vendors
1 392 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 118 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
3 91 (2.78%) Oracle
4 84 (2.57%) Adobe
5 78 (2.38%) Cadence
6 72 (2.20%) Google
7 63 (1.92%) SAP
8 62 (1.89%) Tableau
9 50 (1.53%) Charles River
10 47 (1.44%) Atlassian
11 44 (1.34%) hybris
12 37 (1.13%) Pega
13 36 (1.10%) Telerik
14 28 (0.86%) Demandware
15 27 (0.82%) VMware
16 26 (0.79%) MuleSoft
17 24 (0.73%) IBM
17 24 (0.73%) WorldPay
18 23 (0.70%) HP
18 23 (0.70%) NetApp