Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 165 190 196
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 +42
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1,371 2,709 3,106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.89% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.05% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 2,128 2,537
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,000 £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 61,385 131,929 159,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 48,971 103,918 126,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 17 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 4 August 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 +17 1,277 £55,000 +5.77% 83
UK excluding London +17 732 £50,000 +6.38% 49
London +27 597 £62,500 +4.17% 41
North of England +75 222 £52,190 +21.37% 9
South East -11 204 £50,000 -4.76% 6
North West +93 138 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Midlands +44 116 £51,000 +13.33% 7
South West +36 102 £45,000 +4.65% 16
Work from Home +28 89 £47,500 -20.83% 6
West Midlands +86 85 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire +56 78 £50,000 +20.48% 3
East of England +7 33 £44,632 -14.99% 4
East Midlands +7 31 £43,750 -1.69% 5
Scotland +27 25 £43,500 -3.33% 6
Northern Ireland +28 15 £36,125 -31.19% 1
Wales +25 15 £45,000 +5.88%
North East +15 6 £60,000 +51.90% 1

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1,071 (78.12%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (34.43%) Scrum
3 302 (22.03%) Finance
4 273 (19.91%) Acceptance Criteria
5 255 (18.60%) User Experience
6 247 (18.02%) JavaScript
7 241 (17.58%) Test Automation
8 238 (17.36%) .NET
9 234 (17.07%) SQL
10 231 (16.85%) Azure
11 229 (16.70%) C#
12 224 (16.34%) Microsoft
13 207 (15.10%) HTML
14 205 (14.95%) QA
14 205 (14.95%) Requirements Gathering
15 196 (14.30%) Java
16 190 (13.86%) DevOps
17 188 (13.71%) CSS
18 180 (13.13%) JIRA
19 178 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
20 176 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
21 168 (12.25%) Degree
22 160 (11.67%) TDD
23 155 (11.31%) Mentoring
24 147 (10.72%) Business Analysis
25 146 (10.65%) Use Case
25 146 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
26 143 (10.43%) Sprint Planning
27 140 (10.21%) Product Backlog
27 140 (10.21%) AWS

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
1 105 (7.66%) Confluence
2 28 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.75%) CMS
3 24 (1.75%) EPiServer
3 24 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.17%) IIS
5 14 (1.02%) Apache
6 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Fuse
7 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.29%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.15%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.24%) InVision
6 13 (0.95%) Sketch
7 12 (0.88%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.58%) Figma
10 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.44%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.29%) InDesign
13 3 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.22%) UXPin
14 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.15%) Marvel
15 1 (0.073%) Camtasia
15 1 (0.073%) SPSS
15 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 29 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.22%) Maximo
5 3 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.073%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.073%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.073%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 231 (16.85%) Azure
2 140 (10.21%) AWS
3 124 (9.04%) SaaS
4 63 (4.60%) Power Platform
5 49 (3.57%) Office 365
6 34 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (2.48%) Serverless
7 25 (1.82%) PaaS
8 23 (1.68%) PowerApps
9 14 (1.02%) GCP
10 13 (0.95%) GitHub
11 12 (0.88%) BlazeMeter
11 12 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
12 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.80%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.80%) Trello
13 10 (0.73%) Azure Functions
14 9 (0.66%) npm
15 7 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.33%) HTTP
2 31 (2.26%) Internet
3 16 (1.17%) Firewall
3 16 (1.17%) VPN
4 11 (0.80%) Skype
5 7 (0.51%) LAN
5 7 (0.51%) WAN
6 4 (0.29%) DNS
7 3 (0.22%) Extranet
8 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.073%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.073%) SSL
9 1 (0.073%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.01%) Power BI
3 51 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 35 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 33 (2.41%) Big Data
7 33 (2.41%) Data Lake
8 32 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
10 26 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (1.82%) Redis
12 24 (1.75%) MySQL
13 16 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.88%) OLTP
15 11 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.80%) HBase
15 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 180 (13.13%) JIRA
2 124 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 108 (7.88%) Selenium
4 63 (4.60%) Jenkins
5 53 (3.87%) Cucumber
6 36 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 30 (2.19%) JMeter
7 30 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.90%) SpecFlow
10 25 (1.82%) NUnit
11 21 (1.53%) SoapUI
12 20 (1.46%) webpack
13 18 (1.31%) Grunt
13 18 (1.31%) WebDriver
14 16 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.09%) Appium
15 15 (1.09%) gulp
16 14 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 302 (22.03%) Finance
2 101 (7.37%) Retail
3 85 (6.20%) Marketing
4 54 (3.94%) Games
5 53 (3.87%) Banking
6 40 (2.92%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.19%) Legal
8 23 (1.68%) Law
9 21 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.24%) Local Government
11 16 (1.17%) Back Office
12 9 (0.66%) Publishing
12 9 (0.66%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.58%) Advertising
14 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.51%) Automotive
14 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.51%) Police
15 5 (0.36%) Military
16 4 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 376 (27.43%) Analyst
2 320 (23.34%) Business Analyst
3 270 (19.69%) Developer
4 120 (8.75%) Product Owner
5 106 (7.73%) Architect
6 88 (6.42%) Product Manager
7 66 (4.81%) Java Developer
8 62 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
9 56 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
10 55 (4.01%) Agile Business Analyst
11 54 (3.94%) Technical Business Analyst
12 52 (3.79%) .NET Developer
12 52 (3.79%) Senior Developer
13 49 (3.57%) Consultant
14 46 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
14 46 (3.36%) Test Engineer
15 44 (3.21%) C# Developer
16 43 (3.14%) Software Developer
17 42 (3.06%) Senior Business Analyst
18 35 (2.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (17.36%) .NET
2 207 (15.10%) HTML
3 188 (13.71%) CSS
4 109 (7.95%) AngularJS
5 97 (7.08%) ASP.NET
6 94 (6.86%) HTML5
7 77 (5.62%) Spring
8 75 (5.47%) React
8 75 (5.47%) REST
9 60 (4.38%) .NET Framework
9 60 (4.38%) Web Services
10 59 (4.30%) .NET Core
11 50 (3.65%) JSON
12 47 (3.43%) RESTful
13 46 (3.36%) XML
14 44 (3.21%) Node.js
14 44 (3.21%) SOAP
15 41 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 41 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
16 33 (2.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 255 (18.60%) User Experience
2 178 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 42 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.31%) Online Games
8 17 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 10 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.66%) NHS
12 8 (0.58%) Blog
12 8 (0.58%) Replication
12 8 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.58%) Wiki
13 7 (0.51%) CMDB
13 7 (0.51%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (2.99%) Android
2 38 (2.77%) Linux
3 37 (2.70%) Windows
4 29 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.60%) Unix
6 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (78.12%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (34.43%) Scrum
3 273 (19.91%) Acceptance Criteria
4 241 (17.58%) Test Automation
5 205 (14.95%) Requirements Gathering
6 190 (13.86%) DevOps
7 176 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
8 160 (11.67%) TDD
9 155 (11.31%) Mentoring
10 147 (10.72%) Business Analysis
11 146 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
11 146 (10.65%) Use Case
12 143 (10.43%) Sprint Planning
13 140 (10.21%) Product Backlog
14 138 (10.07%) SDLC
15 135 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 129 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 125 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
18 119 (8.68%) BDD
19 118 (8.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 247 (18.02%) JavaScript
2 234 (17.07%) SQL
3 229 (16.70%) C#
4 196 (14.30%) Java
5 97 (7.08%) Python
6 46 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 41 (2.99%) TypeScript
8 39 (2.84%) C
9 28 (2.04%) C++
10 18 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 16 (1.17%) XPath
12 12 (0.88%) ES6
13 10 (0.73%) VBA
14 9 (0.66%) PHP
14 9 (0.66%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.58%) Ruby
16 7 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.36%) ABAP
17 5 (0.36%) COBOL
17 5 (0.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 168 (12.25%) Degree
2 77 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.72%) ISTQB
5 32 (2.33%) ISEB
6 19 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (0.73%) IIBA
10 9 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.44%) CSPO
11 6 (0.44%) MCP
12 4 (0.29%) CIW
12 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.22%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CISA
14 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (14.95%) QA
2 25 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.88%) GDPR
4 11 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
6 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.44%) NCSC
6 6 (0.44%) PMO
7 5 (0.36%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.22%) SLA
8 3 (0.22%) WCAG
9 1 (0.073%) GxP
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.073%) NIST
9 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.073%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (2.70%) Docker
2 16 (1.17%) XenApp
2 16 (1.17%) XenDesktop
3 11 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.073%) NDS
Systems Management
1 31 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.17%) SCCM
3 12 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.44%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.36%) Terraform
6 4 (0.29%) Ansible
6 4 (0.29%) Nessus
7 3 (0.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.15%) MIIS
8 2 (0.15%) Rancher
9 1 (0.073%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.073%) Graylog
9 1 (0.073%) Kibana
9 1 (0.073%) logstash
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.073%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 224 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 46 (3.36%) Google
3 45 (3.28%) Oracle
4 26 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 23 (1.68%) Adobe
6 22 (1.60%) IBM
6 22 (1.60%) SAP
7 19 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.17%) Citrix
8 16 (1.17%) Tableau
8 16 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 13 (0.95%) Capita
10 12 (0.88%) CA
10 12 (0.88%) Perfecto Mobile
11 10 (0.73%) Apple
11 10 (0.73%) Cognizant
11 10 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.66%) hybris
13 8 (0.58%) ATG
14 7 (0.51%) Sage