Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 207 230
Rank change year-on-year +50 +23 +61
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3,327 2,923 2,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 1.67% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.82% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,297 2,426 2,185
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,250 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +9.44% +3.45% -3.33%

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 137,171 160,827 160,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.83% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108,142 130,549 132,251
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +50 3,137 £55,000 +10.00% 430
London +80 1,663 £60,000 +4.35% 185
UK excluding London +22 1,592 £49,250 +9.44% 276
South East +40 480 £52,500 +5.00% 81
North of England +5 364 £45,000 - 65
Midlands +15 248 £45,000 - 44
East of England +77 194 £50,000 - 22
Yorkshire +8 173 £45,000 +2.27% 31
South West +15 163 £45,000 - 33
North West +25 159 £48,463 +2.03% 30
West Midlands +55 134 £44,000 -2.22% 26
Scotland +39 116 £50,000 +11.11% 18
East Midlands -18 114 £45,000 - 18
North East -2 32 £37,500 -1.32% 4
Wales +1 18 £46,250 +1.65% 5
Northern Ireland -6 13 £31,000 -48.33% 8

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,733 (82.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,222 (36.73%) Scrum
3 876 (26.33%) Finance
4 792 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 668 (20.08%) Business Analysis
6 659 (19.81%) Degree
7 643 (19.33%) QA
7 643 (19.33%) SQL
8 641 (19.27%) Acceptance Criteria
9 613 (18.43%) Java
10 601 (18.06%) C#
11 571 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
12 551 (16.56%) Software Engineering
13 508 (15.27%) JIRA
14 485 (14.58%) User Experience
15 483 (14.52%) JavaScript
16 450 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
17 445 (13.38%) TDD
18 439 (13.20%) .NET
19 433 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
20 409 (12.29%) SDLC
21 408 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
22 393 (11.81%) Waterfall
23 387 (11.63%) Project Management
24 367 (11.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
25 366 (11.00%) Use Case
26 358 (10.76%) Change Management
27 356 (10.70%) Continuous Improvement
28 355 (10.67%) SQL Server
29 346 (10.40%) Microsoft

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
1 173 (5.20%) Confluence
2 79 (2.37%) IIS
3 76 (2.28%) CMS
4 24 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 19 (0.57%) Marvel
6 18 (0.54%) EPiServer
6 18 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 17 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.45%) Apache
10 12 (0.36%) Alfresco
11 8 (0.24%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.18%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.18%) Traefik
12 6 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 154 (4.63%) MS Visio
2 112 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 66 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 46 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 36 (1.08%) InVision
8 29 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.36%) Flinto
11 9 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.24%) Pixate
12 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.060%) UXPin
16 1 (0.030%) Gliffy
16 1 (0.030%) Maya
16 1 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 136 (4.09%) Temenos T24
2 102 (3.07%) thinkFolio
3 29 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
5 17 (0.51%) Magento
6 12 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 11 (0.33%) BigMachines
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
10 5 (0.15%) SessionCam
11 4 (0.12%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.060%) Eloqua
13 1 (0.030%) Oracle Cash Management
13 1 (0.030%) PeopleSoft CRM
13 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 293 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 284 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (5.44%) SaaS
4 119 (3.58%) PaaS
5 44 (1.32%) GitHub
6 23 (0.69%) Office 365
6 23 (0.69%) Serverless
7 22 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 18 (0.54%) Trello
10 16 (0.48%) FinancialForce
11 15 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.33%) Basecamp
14 10 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.30%) IaaS
14 10 (0.30%) npm
14 10 (0.30%) Slack
15 9 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.28%) HTTP
2 35 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 30 (0.90%) Firewall
4 24 (0.72%) SSL
5 20 (0.60%) SNMP
6 17 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 16 (0.48%) FCoE
8 15 (0.45%) Internet
9 10 (0.30%) Broadband
10 7 (0.21%) DNS
11 4 (0.12%) MPLS
12 3 (0.090%) Intranet
12 3 (0.090%) SSH
13 2 (0.060%) 4G
13 2 (0.060%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.060%) FTP
13 2 (0.060%) Modbus
13 2 (0.060%) Network Security
13 2 (0.060%) VPN
13 2 (0.060%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.22%) Big Data
3 102 (3.07%) NoSQL
4 92 (2.77%) MySQL
5 86 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 72 (2.16%) Power BI
7 70 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 47 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
9 47 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 46 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 45 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 39 (1.17%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.05%) CouchDB
14 28 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
17 22 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (0.63%) Oracle Database
19 20 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 508 (15.27%) JIRA
2 341 (10.25%) Git (software)
3 222 (6.67%) Selenium
4 166 (4.99%) Jenkins
5 143 (4.30%) Cucumber
6 131 (3.94%) Visual Studio
7 121 (3.64%) SpecFlow
8 116 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 112 (3.37%) NUnit
10 90 (2.71%) TeamCity
11 71 (2.13%) JUnit
12 64 (1.92%) SoapUI
13 59 (1.77%) Subversion
14 51 (1.53%) WebDriver
15 37 (1.11%) Axure RP
15 37 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 36 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
17 33 (0.99%) Maven
18 31 (0.93%) JMeter
18 31 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 876 (26.33%) Finance
2 310 (9.32%) Banking
3 307 (9.23%) Games
4 244 (7.33%) Marketing
5 214 (6.43%) Retail
6 100 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 84 (2.52%) Advertising
8 60 (1.80%) Front Office
9 39 (1.17%) German Language
10 38 (1.14%) Law
10 38 (1.14%) Private Banking
11 35 (1.05%) Publishing
12 33 (0.99%) Legal
13 27 (0.81%) Back Office
14 26 (0.78%) Automotive
15 24 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.63%) Manufacturing
17 20 (0.60%) Electronics
18 19 (0.57%) Billing
19 17 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,329 (39.95%) Analyst
2 1,093 (32.85%) Business Analyst
3 607 (18.24%) Developer
4 270 (8.12%) Product Owner
5 235 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
6 216 (6.49%) Agile Business Analyst
7 210 (6.31%) Senior Business Analyst
8 191 (5.74%) Java Developer
8 191 (5.74%) Software Engineer
9 177 (5.32%) Product Manager
10 169 (5.08%) Software Developer
11 154 (4.63%) .NET Developer
12 147 (4.42%) C# Developer
13 140 (4.21%) Test Engineer
14 136 (4.09%) Lead Business Analyst
15 120 (3.61%) Architect
15 120 (3.61%) Test Analyst
16 119 (3.58%) Senior Developer
17 117 (3.52%) Developer in Test
18 116 (3.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (13.20%) .NET
2 340 (10.22%) HTML
3 275 (8.27%) REST
4 235 (7.06%) Web Services
5 229 (6.88%) AngularJS
6 202 (6.07%) CSS
7 197 (5.92%) React
8 192 (5.77%) XML
9 174 (5.23%) JSON
10 157 (4.72%) ASP.NET
11 148 (4.45%) HTML5
12 144 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 118 (3.55%) SOAP
14 110 (3.31%) Gherkin
15 109 (3.28%) RESTful
16 89 (2.68%) Redux
17 87 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
18 81 (2.43%) Node.js
19 80 (2.40%) Vue.js
20 79 (2.37%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 485 (14.58%) User Experience
2 450 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
3 267 (8.03%) Management Information System
4 158 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 143 (4.30%) Fintech
6 109 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 107 (3.22%) Equities
8 105 (3.16%) Fixed Income
9 97 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
10 78 (2.34%) Derivative
11 62 (1.86%) FMCG
12 60 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
13 54 (1.62%) Public Cloud
14 53 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
15 46 (1.38%) Algorithms
16 40 (1.20%) Virtual Team
17 36 (1.08%) Reinsurance
18 31 (0.93%) Tandem
19 26 (0.78%) Social Media
20 24 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 161 (4.84%) Windows
2 118 (3.55%) Linux
3 73 (2.19%) Android
4 49 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.17%) Unix
6 24 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.36%) VMS
8 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 6 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.090%) CentOS
14 3 (0.090%) Fedora
15 2 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.030%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,733 (82.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,222 (36.73%) Scrum
3 792 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 668 (20.08%) Business Analysis
5 641 (19.27%) Acceptance Criteria
6 571 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
7 551 (16.56%) Software Engineering
8 445 (13.38%) TDD
9 433 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
10 409 (12.29%) SDLC
11 408 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 393 (11.81%) Waterfall
13 387 (11.63%) Project Management
14 367 (11.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 366 (11.00%) Use Case
16 358 (10.76%) Change Management
17 356 (10.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 338 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 328 (9.86%) Mentoring
20 322 (9.68%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 643 (19.33%) SQL
2 613 (18.43%) Java
3 601 (18.06%) C#
4 483 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 132 (3.97%) PowerShell
6 111 (3.34%) Python
7 91 (2.74%) C++
8 78 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 64 (1.92%) C
10 43 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.17%) Go
12 33 (0.99%) TypeScript
13 32 (0.96%) PHP
14 31 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 29 (0.87%) Java 8
16 28 (0.84%) Ruby
17 27 (0.81%) VBScript
18 22 (0.66%) Scala
19 17 (0.51%) ES6
19 17 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 659 (19.81%) Degree
2 151 (4.54%) ISEB
3 121 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.28%) ISTQB
5 67 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 64 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 52 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 44 (1.32%) SAFe Agilist
9 30 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (0.84%) CISSP
12 27 (0.81%) CCNA
12 27 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
12 27 (0.81%) GIAC
12 27 (0.81%) Linux+ Certification
12 27 (0.81%) MCSE
12 27 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
12 27 (0.81%) SANS
12 27 (0.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (19.33%) QA
2 66 (1.98%) GDPR
3 34 (1.02%) MiFID
4 33 (0.99%) PMO
5 30 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.21%) SEPA
8 6 (0.18%) SLA
9 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.090%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.090%) PSD2
12 2 (0.060%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.030%) COBIT
13 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 78 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.62%) Docker
3 19 (0.57%) NFS
3 19 (0.57%) Samba
3 19 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (0.48%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.24%) vSphere
6 7 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.15%) Firmware
8 3 (0.090%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.090%) HDFS
8 3 (0.090%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.090%) Xen
9 2 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (1.29%) Ansible
2 43 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 31 (0.93%) Puppet
4 29 (0.87%) Terraform
5 19 (0.57%) Nagios
5 19 (0.57%) vCenter Server
6 14 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.39%) HP ALM
8 11 (0.33%) Automic
9 8 (0.24%) Salt
10 7 (0.21%) Packer
11 5 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.090%) OpenNMS
12 3 (0.090%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.090%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.060%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 1 (0.030%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.030%) Oozie
Vendors
1 346 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 123 (3.70%) Cadence
3 118 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
4 102 (3.07%) Charles River
5 94 (2.83%) Oracle
6 79 (2.37%) Adobe
7 64 (1.92%) Tableau
8 61 (1.83%) Google
8 61 (1.83%) SAP
9 49 (1.47%) hybris
10 42 (1.26%) WorldPay
11 41 (1.23%) Pega
12 39 (1.17%) MuleSoft
13 34 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 31 (0.93%) Telerik
15 30 (0.90%) Sitecore
16 28 (0.84%) IBM
17 23 (0.69%) VMware
18 22 (0.66%) HP
19 21 (0.63%) EMC