Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 169 197
Rank change year-on-year 0 +28 +42
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,818 2,988 3,078
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.10% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.27% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,460 2,121 2,535
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £35,975 £32,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -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 80,797 131,548 158,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.24% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 64,063 102,988 127,646
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 18 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 3 June 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 -4 1,706 £55,000 +4.76% 79
UK excluding London +11 928 £50,000 +6.38% 51
London -2 845 £60,000 - 30
North of England +56 273 £50,000 +14.94% 19
South East -9 271 £50,750 +1.50% 11
North West +73 164 £51,880 +15.29% 10
Midlands +16 134 £55,000 +22.22% 7
South West +18 122 £45,000 - 8
Work from Home +47 120 £47,500 -15.93% 9
Yorkshire +45 101 £50,000 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +35 81 £55,000 +22.22% 6
East of England +9 59 £48,528 -8.44% 4
East Midlands +3 52 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -2 38 £47,500 +2.70%
Wales -7 20 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +18 12 £37,000 -13.95% 1
North East -2 8 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1,400 (77.01%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (35.92%) Scrum
3 422 (23.21%) Finance
4 371 (20.41%) Test Automation
5 359 (19.75%) User Experience
6 354 (19.47%) JavaScript
7 334 (18.37%) Acceptance Criteria
8 299 (16.45%) .NET
9 294 (16.17%) C#
10 291 (16.01%) QA
11 290 (15.95%) SQL
12 285 (15.68%) Microsoft
13 281 (15.46%) JIRA
14 276 (15.18%) Azure
15 267 (14.69%) Java
16 263 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
17 260 (14.30%) HTML
18 243 (13.37%) Requirements Gathering
19 238 (13.09%) Business Analysis
20 233 (12.82%) TDD
21 226 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
22 225 (12.38%) CSS
23 224 (12.32%) DevOps
24 215 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
25 210 (11.55%) Use Case
26 208 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
27 196 (10.78%) Degree
28 192 (10.56%) Product Backlog
29 187 (10.29%) Mentoring
30 186 (10.23%) Sprint Planning

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
1 148 (8.14%) Confluence
2 36 (1.98%) EPiServer
3 28 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.43%) CMS
4 26 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.05%) IIS
6 15 (0.83%) Apache
7 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
8 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.33%) Alfresco
9 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.17%) JBoss
12 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.11%) Drupal
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.77%) InVision
6 14 (0.77%) Sketch
7 11 (0.61%) Adobe XD
8 8 (0.44%) Figma
9 7 (0.39%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.22%) InDesign
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.11%) Marvel
12 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.055%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.055%) Magento
9 1 (0.055%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.055%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 276 (15.18%) Azure
2 171 (9.41%) AWS
3 129 (7.10%) SaaS
4 62 (3.41%) Serverless
5 56 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 48 (2.64%) Office 365
7 34 (1.87%) GCP
8 32 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (1.60%) PaaS
10 20 (1.10%) GitHub
11 18 (0.99%) Trello
12 16 (0.88%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
13 15 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
14 13 (0.72%) PowerApps
15 12 (0.66%) Azure Functions
15 12 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (0.44%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.53%) Internet
2 38 (2.09%) HTTP
3 23 (1.27%) Firewall
3 23 (1.27%) VPN
4 9 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.44%) Skype
6 7 (0.39%) LAN
6 7 (0.39%) WAN
7 4 (0.22%) DNS
7 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.17%) Extranet
9 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.11%) SSL
10 1 (0.055%) Intranet
10 1 (0.055%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.75%) Power BI
5 43 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.31%) Big Data
7 36 (1.98%) Data Lake
8 31 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.43%) MySQL
10 24 (1.32%) Redis
10 24 (1.32%) Snowflake Schema
10 24 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (1.16%) QlikView
13 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.66%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.61%) HBase
16 10 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 281 (15.46%) JIRA
2 172 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 137 (7.54%) Selenium
4 118 (6.49%) Jenkins
5 80 (4.40%) Cucumber
6 58 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 53 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 44 (2.42%) Bitbucket
10 38 (2.09%) webpack
11 37 (2.04%) SoapUI
12 32 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 31 (1.71%) Subversion
14 30 (1.65%) Postman
15 29 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
16 28 (1.54%) SpecFlow
17 26 (1.43%) Eclipse
18 25 (1.38%) JMeter
18 25 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
18 25 (1.38%) WebDriver
General
1 422 (23.21%) Finance
2 132 (7.26%) Retail
3 122 (6.71%) Marketing
4 80 (4.40%) Games
5 75 (4.13%) Banking
6 58 (3.19%) Legal
7 51 (2.81%) Public Sector
8 27 (1.49%) Law
8 27 (1.49%) Local Government
9 17 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.88%) Advertising
11 14 (0.77%) Back Office
11 14 (0.77%) Publishing
12 12 (0.66%) Automotive
12 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.61%) Police
14 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.39%) Front Office
16 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 522 (28.71%) Analyst
2 448 (24.64%) Business Analyst
3 350 (19.25%) Developer
4 154 (8.47%) Product Owner
5 131 (7.21%) Architect
6 120 (6.60%) Product Manager
7 80 (4.40%) Agile Business Analyst
7 80 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 79 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 66 (3.63%) Technical Analyst
10 65 (3.58%) Senior Developer
11 63 (3.47%) Technical Business Analyst
12 61 (3.36%) Software Engineer
13 60 (3.30%) .NET Developer
14 56 (3.08%) C# Developer
15 54 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
16 51 (2.81%) Consultant
17 50 (2.75%) Software Developer
18 49 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
19 47 (2.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (16.45%) .NET
2 260 (14.30%) HTML
3 225 (12.38%) CSS
4 152 (8.36%) AngularJS
5 124 (6.82%) HTML5
6 123 (6.77%) ASP.NET
7 90 (4.95%) REST
8 86 (4.73%) React
8 86 (4.73%) Web Services
9 85 (4.68%) Spring
10 83 (4.57%) .NET Framework
10 83 (4.57%) SOAP
11 76 (4.18%) XML
12 74 (4.07%) RESTful
13 70 (3.85%) Node.js
14 67 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 64 (3.52%) JSON
16 62 (3.41%) .NET Core
17 59 (3.25%) CSS3
17 59 (3.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 359 (19.75%) User Experience
2 215 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 58 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.32%) Online Games
8 23 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 15 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (0.72%) Social Media
11 12 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.66%) W3C
12 11 (0.61%) Reinsurance
13 10 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.50%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.44%) Blog
15 8 (0.44%) Tandem
15 8 (0.44%) Wiki
16 7 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (2.97%) Android
1 54 (2.97%) Windows
2 53 (2.92%) Apple iOS
3 50 (2.75%) Linux
4 29 (1.60%) Unix
5 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.055%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,400 (77.01%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (35.92%) Scrum
3 371 (20.41%) Test Automation
4 334 (18.37%) Acceptance Criteria
5 263 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
6 243 (13.37%) Requirements Gathering
7 238 (13.09%) Business Analysis
8 233 (12.82%) TDD
9 226 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 224 (12.32%) DevOps
11 210 (11.55%) Use Case
12 208 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
13 192 (10.56%) Product Backlog
14 187 (10.29%) Mentoring
15 186 (10.23%) Sprint Planning
16 182 (10.01%) SDLC
17 181 (9.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 180 (9.90%) Project Management
19 173 (9.52%) Software Engineering
20 172 (9.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 354 (19.47%) JavaScript
2 294 (16.17%) C#
3 290 (15.95%) SQL
4 267 (14.69%) Java
5 131 (7.21%) Python
6 63 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 58 (3.19%) TypeScript
8 52 (2.86%) C
9 33 (1.82%) C++
10 29 (1.60%) Ruby
10 29 (1.60%) XPath
11 22 (1.21%) ES6
12 20 (1.10%) F#
13 18 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 14 (0.77%) Apple Swift
15 12 (0.66%) PHP
16 11 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.61%) VBA
17 10 (0.55%) Groovy
17 10 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 196 (10.78%) Degree
2 66 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 49 (2.70%) ISEB
5 36 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.94%) CIPD
10 16 (0.88%) IIBA
10 16 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
11 11 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.50%) PMP
13 8 (0.44%) CSPO
13 8 (0.44%) MCP
14 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.28%) CIW
16 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (16.01%) QA
2 30 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
4 15 (0.83%) PMO
5 11 (0.61%) GDPR
6 8 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
6 8 (0.44%) NCSC
7 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.28%) ISO 13485
9 5 (0.28%) WCAG
10 4 (0.22%) GMP
10 4 (0.22%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.17%) SLA
12 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (2.09%) Docker
2 23 (1.27%) XenApp
2 23 (1.27%) XenDesktop
3 10 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.055%) NDS
6 1 (0.055%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.27%) SCCM
3 15 (0.83%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (0.55%) Ansible
4 10 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.28%) Puppet
7 4 (0.22%) Nessus
7 4 (0.22%) Terraform
8 3 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) Rancher
10 1 (0.055%) Graylog
10 1 (0.055%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.055%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 285 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 59 (3.25%) Google
3 45 (2.48%) Oracle
4 41 (2.26%) Tableau
5 37 (2.04%) IBM
6 33 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 32 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.65%) Adobe
9 23 (1.27%) Citrix
9 23 (1.27%) Xamarin
10 21 (1.16%) SAP
11 17 (0.94%) Capita
12 15 (0.83%) CA
12 15 (0.83%) Perfecto Mobile
13 14 (0.77%) Apple
14 12 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.61%) hybris
16 10 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
16 10 (0.55%) Cognizant
16 10 (0.55%) ServiceNow