Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 183 234
Rank change year-on-year -2 +51 +15
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2,637 3,189 2,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 1.94% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.11% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,969 2,462 2,275
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,675 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%

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 126,014 151,292 161,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,222 120,417 127,051
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,050
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 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 +4 2,531 £52,500 - 266
UK excluding London +11 1,500 £48,000 +1.05% 221
London -12 1,100 £60,000 - 86
South East +20 498 £52,500 - 50
North of England +17 384 £45,000 +4.65% 51
South West +51 202 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Midlands +19 197 £49,500 +10.00% 31
Yorkshire +4 189 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North West +33 171 £44,500 -1.11% 27
East of England +24 160 £51,500 +3.00% 19
West Midlands +24 115 £57,500 +27.78% 17
East Midlands +5 81 £42,500 - 14
Scotland -7 48 £43,000 -4.44% 23
North East +12 24 £39,257 +12.16% 9
Wales -28 15 £47,500 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland -1 13 £56,250 -25.00% 13

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 2,049 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (35.87%) Scrum
3 603 (22.87%) Finance
3 603 (22.87%) Acceptance Criteria
4 505 (19.15%) User Experience
5 492 (18.66%) JIRA
6 481 (18.24%) Test Automation
7 457 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
8 432 (16.38%) SQL
9 427 (16.19%) Business Analysis
10 397 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 396 (15.02%) JavaScript
12 386 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
13 383 (14.52%) C#
14 364 (13.80%) QA
15 355 (13.46%) Degree
16 353 (13.39%) TDD
17 344 (13.05%) Java
18 323 (12.25%) Use Case
19 322 (12.21%) .NET
20 321 (12.17%) SDLC
21 304 (11.53%) Azure
22 302 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
23 299 (11.34%) Microsoft
24 284 (10.77%) Sprint Planning
25 276 (10.47%) BDD
26 275 (10.43%) E-Commerce
27 274 (10.39%) Kanban
28 264 (10.01%) Project Management
29 263 (9.97%) DevOps

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
1 186 (7.05%) Confluence
2 61 (2.31%) CMS
3 42 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.44%) IIS
5 24 (0.91%) Apache
6 23 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.72%) EPiServer
8 18 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.34%) Drupal
12 7 (0.27%) SAS
12 7 (0.27%) WordPress
13 5 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.19%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.15%) Apache Synapse
14 4 (0.15%) Mule
14 4 (0.15%) Mule ESB
14 4 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 113 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 83 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 40 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (1.48%) Sketch
6 24 (0.91%) InVision
7 23 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.53%) Chatbot
9 11 (0.42%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.34%) Gliffy
11 6 (0.23%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.15%) Figma
13 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.15%) UXPin
14 2 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.076%) Zeplin
15 1 (0.038%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 30 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 10 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.34%) Magento
5 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.15%) HFM
7 4 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.076%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.076%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.076%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.076%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.076%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.076%) SessionCam
10 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 304 (11.53%) Azure
2 204 (7.74%) AWS
3 84 (3.19%) SaaS
4 53 (2.01%) GitHub
5 48 (1.82%) Power Platform
6 32 (1.21%) Serverless
7 31 (1.18%) Office 365
8 30 (1.14%) Trello
9 29 (1.10%) GCP
9 29 (1.10%) Google Analytics
10 24 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (0.76%) npm
12 18 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (0.57%) FinancialForce
15 11 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.42%) PowerApps
15 11 (0.42%) Runscope
15 11 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.48%) HTTP
2 19 (0.72%) Internet
3 15 (0.57%) HTTPS
3 15 (0.57%) Intranet
4 13 (0.49%) SSL
5 12 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.42%) Wireless
7 10 (0.38%) 2G
7 10 (0.38%) 3G
7 10 (0.38%) 4G
7 10 (0.38%) Bluetooth
7 10 (0.38%) DNS
7 10 (0.38%) GPRS
7 10 (0.38%) GSM
7 10 (0.38%) LTE
7 10 (0.38%) UMTS
8 9 (0.34%) Broadband
9 8 (0.30%) Skype
10 7 (0.27%) SSH
11 5 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.54%) Big Data
3 58 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 50 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (1.67%) Power BI
5 44 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 28 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (1.02%) MySQL
11 26 (0.99%) Relational Database
12 24 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (0.72%) Apache Hive
14 19 (0.72%) Couchbase
15 18 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (0.64%) Redis
17 12 (0.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 492 (18.66%) JIRA
2 225 (8.53%) Git (software)
3 195 (7.39%) Selenium
4 139 (5.27%) Cucumber
5 131 (4.97%) Jenkins
6 111 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (3.22%) NUnit
8 81 (3.07%) SpecFlow
9 77 (2.92%) JUnit
10 76 (2.88%) Visual Studio
11 57 (2.16%) WebDriver
12 46 (1.74%) SoapUI
13 45 (1.71%) Bitbucket
14 39 (1.48%) TeamCity
15 35 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
16 34 (1.29%) JMeter
16 34 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
17 32 (1.21%) webpack
18 31 (1.18%) Jasmine
19 28 (1.06%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 603 (22.87%) Finance
2 207 (7.85%) Retail
3 188 (7.13%) Marketing
4 113 (4.29%) Banking
5 93 (3.53%) Games
6 87 (3.30%) Public Sector
7 57 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.71%) Legal
9 44 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 42 (1.59%) Front Office
11 32 (1.21%) Advertising
12 30 (1.14%) Publishing
13 28 (1.06%) Law
14 26 (0.99%) Electronics
15 21 (0.80%) Back Office
15 21 (0.80%) Local Government
16 16 (0.61%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.61%) Police
17 14 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
18 13 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,091 (41.37%) Analyst
2 873 (33.11%) Business Analyst
3 430 (16.31%) Developer
4 256 (9.71%) Product Owner
5 191 (7.24%) Agile Business Analyst
6 152 (5.76%) Product Manager
7 108 (4.10%) Test Analyst
8 99 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 90 (3.41%) Designer
10 88 (3.34%) Senior Developer
11 87 (3.30%) Scrum Master
11 87 (3.30%) Senior Business Analyst
12 86 (3.26%) Digital Analyst
13 83 (3.15%) Architect
14 79 (3.00%) Digital Business Analyst
14 79 (3.00%) Software Developer
15 75 (2.84%) UX Designer
16 71 (2.69%) C# Developer
17 70 (2.65%) IT Analyst
18 68 (2.58%) Business IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (12.21%) .NET
2 262 (9.94%) CSS
3 251 (9.52%) HTML
4 155 (5.88%) REST
5 148 (5.61%) Web Services
6 139 (5.27%) AngularJS
7 134 (5.08%) ASP.NET
8 129 (4.89%) JSON
9 123 (4.66%) RESTful
10 122 (4.63%) XML
11 94 (3.56%) React
12 86 (3.26%) SOAP
13 79 (3.00%) .NET Framework
13 79 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (3.00%) Redux
13 79 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 74 (2.81%) Node.js
15 62 (2.35%) Gherkin
16 61 (2.31%) WCF
17 57 (2.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 505 (19.15%) User Experience
2 386 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (5.57%) Mobile App
4 95 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 87 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (0.95%) Data Centre
9 21 (0.80%) Reinsurance
10 19 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.57%) Fixed Income
12 15 (0.57%) PMI
13 14 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
14 13 (0.49%) Derivative
14 13 (0.49%) Equities
14 13 (0.49%) Social Media
15 12 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (0.42%) e-Learning
17 10 (0.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 104 (3.94%) Android
2 89 (3.38%) Linux
3 88 (3.34%) Apple iOS
4 84 (3.19%) Windows
5 31 (1.18%) Unix
6 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 11 (0.42%) CentOS
8 8 (0.30%) Fedora
9 7 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.19%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.038%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.038%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,049 (77.70%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (35.87%) Scrum
3 603 (22.87%) Acceptance Criteria
4 481 (18.24%) Test Automation
5 457 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
6 427 (16.19%) Business Analysis
7 397 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 353 (13.39%) TDD
9 323 (12.25%) Use Case
10 321 (12.17%) SDLC
11 302 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
12 284 (10.77%) Sprint Planning
13 276 (10.47%) BDD
14 275 (10.43%) E-Commerce
15 274 (10.39%) Kanban
16 264 (10.01%) Project Management
17 263 (9.97%) DevOps
18 245 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
19 243 (9.22%) Wireframes
20 231 (8.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 432 (16.38%) SQL
2 396 (15.02%) JavaScript
3 383 (14.52%) C#
4 344 (13.05%) Java
5 136 (5.16%) Python
6 61 (2.31%) T-SQL
7 56 (2.12%) TypeScript
8 50 (1.90%) C
9 47 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 36 (1.37%) PHP
11 32 (1.21%) C++
11 32 (1.21%) ES6
11 32 (1.21%) Groovy
12 29 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 23 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 20 (0.76%) Scala
15 19 (0.72%) ES7
16 14 (0.53%) Kotlin
16 14 (0.53%) Ruby
17 13 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 355 (13.46%) Degree
2 88 (3.34%) ISEB
3 66 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 58 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 36 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.61%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.38%) IIBA
10 9 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (0.30%) PMP
12 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.19%) CBAP
13 5 (0.19%) CGEIT
13 5 (0.19%) CISSP
13 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (13.80%) QA
2 25 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 25 (0.95%) GDPR
3 15 (0.57%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.46%) SLA
5 11 (0.42%) PMO
6 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.11%) PSD2
9 2 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.076%) GMP
10 1 (0.038%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.038%) SEPA
10 1 (0.038%) WAI
10 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 94 (3.56%) Docker
2 40 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.23%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.038%) NFS
6 1 (0.038%) Samba
6 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.038%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (2.73%) Kubernetes
2 22 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.76%) Puppet
4 19 (0.72%) Automic
5 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.46%) Ansible
6 12 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (0.46%) Oozie
7 10 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 10 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.38%) Terraform
8 8 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.23%) Rancher
10 4 (0.15%) Nagios
10 4 (0.15%) Salt
11 3 (0.11%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.076%) SCCM
13 1 (0.038%) MIIS
13 1 (0.038%) OpenNMS
13 1 (0.038%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 299 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 99 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
3 83 (3.15%) Oracle
4 78 (2.96%) SAP
5 60 (2.28%) Google
6 43 (1.63%) WorldPay
7 31 (1.18%) Adobe
8 29 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.10%) Cadence
9 25 (0.95%) MuleSoft
10 24 (0.91%) hybris
11 22 (0.83%) Apple
12 19 (0.72%) FactSet
12 19 (0.72%) Informatica
13 16 (0.61%) Sitecore
13 16 (0.61%) Tableau
14 13 (0.49%) Cloudera
14 13 (0.49%) Hortonworks
14 13 (0.49%) IBM
15 12 (0.46%) ServiceNow