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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK
Rank 220 251 287
Rank change year-on-year +31 +36  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1291 1356 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.32% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.49% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 1038 983
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the UK

User Stories
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 1226 £50,000 - 188
London +31 529 £57,500 +4.54% 90
South East -5 200 £47,500 -5.00% 23
East of England +23 105 £47,500 +7.34% 10
Yorkshire +68 103 £45,000 +28.57% 18
North West +48 100 £38,500 -12.00% 22
City of London +52 97 £57,500 +4.54% 19
South West +35 95 £40,000 - 8
West Yorkshire +59 85 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Manchester +35 81 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Leeds +18 47 £38,500 +10.00% 4
West Midlands -5 44 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East Midlands -28 43 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Hampshire +26 35 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Surrey +3 34 £52,500 - 8
Oxfordshire +19 30 £37,500 -14.28% 2
Halifax - 30 £55,000 - 2
Bristol -1 27 £45,000 +40.62% 5
Bedfordshire +30 26 £47,500 +9.19% 2
Berkshire -10 26 £58,500 +23.80% 6
Buckinghamshire +26 25 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Scotland +25 25 £42,500 - 3
Gloucestershire +19 25 £40,000 -20.00%
Somerset +6 23 £32,500 -13.33% 1
West Sussex +6 23 £52,500 +3.96%
Essex +28 21 £70,000 +55.55%
Edinburgh +12 21 £42,500 -21.65% 3
Nottinghamshire +5 21 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 21 £52,500 +3.80% 3
Nottingham +10 19 £50,000 +25.00% 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2193 (82.91%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (37.39%) Scrum
3 659 (24.91%) Finance
4 517 (19.55%) Business Analysis
5 476 (18.00%) SQL
6 461 (17.43%) Java
7 446 (16.86%) TDD
8 422 (15.95%) QA
9 403 (15.24%) User Experience
10 394 (14.90%) JavaScript
11 385 (14.56%) C#
12 364 (13.76%) JIRA
13 352 (13.31%) Waterfall
14 335 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 324 (12.25%) BDD
15 324 (12.25%) Degree
16 317 (11.98%) Microsoft
17 316 (11.95%) .NET
18 312 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
19 307 (11.61%) Use Case
20 295 (11.15%) Kanban
21 291 (11.00%) HTML
22 281 (10.62%) Software Engineering
23 277 (10.47%) E-Commerce
24 273 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
25 272 (10.28%) Selenium
25 272 (10.28%) Test Automation
26 265 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
27 256 (9.68%) Git (software)
28 247 (9.34%) Mentoring

User Stories
Top Related 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
1 138 (5.22%) Confluence
2 59 (2.23%) Apache
3 45 (1.70%) JBoss
4 33 (1.25%) CMS
5 29 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (0.95%) Apache Pig
8 23 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 20 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 17 (0.64%) Drupal
11 12 (0.45%) WordPress
12 10 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.38%) SAS
13 9 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
13 9 (0.34%) nginx
13 9 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.26%) IIS
15 6 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.19%) Alfresco
Applications
1 99 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 70 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 31 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 31 (1.17%) MS Office
4 21 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.34%) MS Project
7 9 (0.34%) SPSS
8 7 (0.26%) InVision
9 6 (0.23%) UXPin
10 3 (0.11%) Moqups
11 2 (0.076%) InDesign
11 2 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.038%) Autodesk Flame
12 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.038%) Houdini
12 1 (0.038%) Maya
12 1 (0.038%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 20 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.15%) BASE24
4 4 (0.15%) Magento
4 4 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.15%) Postilion
4 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.11%) Data Workbench
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.11%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.71%) SaaS
2 79 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.49%) GitHub
6 12 (0.45%) Trello
7 11 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.42%) IaaS
8 10 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.34%) PaaS
10 8 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.23%) Google Play
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.15%) Datadog
13 3 (0.11%) Heroku
13 3 (0.11%) Lucidchart
14 2 (0.076%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.27%) Internet
2 56 (2.12%) HTTP
3 22 (0.83%) HTTPS
4 15 (0.57%) SSL
5 13 (0.49%) Firewall
6 12 (0.45%) Intranet
6 12 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.34%) ATM
8 7 (0.26%) LDAP
9 6 (0.23%) IMAP
9 6 (0.23%) SNMP
10 5 (0.19%) FCoE
11 4 (0.15%) Broadband
12 3 (0.11%) DNS
12 3 (0.11%) IPv4
12 3 (0.11%) POP3
12 3 (0.11%) SSH
12 3 (0.11%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.11%) VoIP
13 2 (0.076%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.54%) MySQL
3 99 (3.74%) Big Data
3 99 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 82 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
5 75 (2.84%) Hadoop
6 71 (2.68%) MongoDB
7 53 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 43 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 40 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (1.21%) Apache Hive
11 22 (0.83%) QlikView
12 21 (0.79%) Redis
12 21 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.72%) Data Mining
13 19 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
15 17 (0.64%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 364 (13.76%) JIRA
2 272 (10.28%) Selenium
3 256 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 182 (6.88%) Cucumber
5 140 (5.29%) Jenkins
6 122 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 103 (3.89%) JUnit
8 102 (3.86%) WebDriver
9 96 (3.63%) Visual Studio
10 93 (3.52%) SpecFlow
11 91 (3.44%) Maven
12 70 (2.65%) Subversion
13 55 (2.08%) SoapUI
14 46 (1.74%) FitNesse
14 46 (1.74%) LoadRunner
15 40 (1.51%) NUnit
16 37 (1.40%) Ant
16 37 (1.40%) TestNG
17 35 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 34 (1.29%) Axure RP
General
1 659 (24.91%) Finance
2 173 (6.54%) Marketing
2 173 (6.54%) Retail
3 142 (5.37%) Banking
4 90 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.04%) Games
6 47 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 44 (1.66%) Back Office
8 34 (1.29%) Front Office
9 33 (1.25%) Advertising
10 32 (1.21%) Legal
11 30 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.02%) Publishing
13 20 (0.76%) Automotive
13 20 (0.76%) Billing
14 15 (0.57%) Law
15 14 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
16 12 (0.45%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.42%) Local Government
18 8 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1164 (44.01%) Analyst
2 962 (36.37%) Business Analyst
3 474 (17.92%) Developer
4 296 (11.19%) Agile Business Analyst
5 176 (6.65%) Product Owner
6 174 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
7 148 (5.60%) Digital Analyst
8 140 (5.29%) Senior Business Analyst
9 133 (5.03%) Digital Business Analyst
10 124 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 124 (4.69%) Test Analyst
11 115 (4.35%) Software Analyst
12 112 (4.23%) Test Engineer
13 104 (3.93%) Senior Developer
14 97 (3.67%) Product Manager
15 95 (3.59%) Tester
16 94 (3.55%) Designer
17 93 (3.52%) C# Developer
18 83 (3.14%) Software Engineer
19 74 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (11.95%) .NET
2 291 (11.00%) HTML
3 235 (8.88%) CSS
4 234 (8.85%) Web Services
5 155 (5.86%) XML
6 145 (5.48%) REST
7 138 (5.22%) SOAP
8 135 (5.10%) RESTful
9 109 (4.12%) HTML5
10 105 (3.97%) AngularJS
11 103 (3.89%) Spring
12 95 (3.59%) ASP.NET
13 91 (3.44%) JSON
14 80 (3.02%) Gherkin
15 79 (2.99%) jQuery
16 77 (2.91%) Node.js
17 73 (2.76%) .NET Framework
17 73 (2.76%) CSS3
18 68 (2.57%) J2EE
19 59 (2.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 403 (15.24%) User Experience
2 312 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (6.54%) Mobile App
4 148 (5.60%) Computer Science
5 88 (3.33%) Fintech
6 78 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 65 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.40%) iPad
9 35 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
10 28 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 24 (0.91%) iPhone
13 23 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.83%) Equities
14 22 (0.83%) Online Banking
15 19 (0.72%) Fixed Income
15 19 (0.72%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.57%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 143 (5.41%) Linux
2 104 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 99 (3.74%) Android
3 99 (3.74%) Windows
4 48 (1.81%) Unix
5 12 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.34%) Solaris
7 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.23%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.076%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.038%) Debian
11 1 (0.038%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2193 (82.91%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (37.39%) Scrum
3 517 (19.55%) Business Analysis
4 446 (16.86%) TDD
5 352 (13.31%) Waterfall
6 335 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 324 (12.25%) BDD
8 307 (11.61%) Use Case
9 295 (11.15%) Kanban
10 281 (10.62%) Software Engineering
11 277 (10.47%) E-Commerce
12 273 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
13 272 (10.28%) Test Automation
14 265 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 247 (9.34%) Mentoring
16 245 (9.26%) SDLC
17 228 (8.62%) Wireframes
18 222 (8.39%) Project Management
19 196 (7.41%) Analytics
20 190 (7.18%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 476 (18.00%) SQL
2 461 (17.43%) Java
3 394 (14.90%) JavaScript
4 385 (14.56%) C#
5 135 (5.10%) Python
6 119 (4.50%) PHP
7 95 (3.59%) C++
8 85 (3.21%) C
9 54 (2.04%) Ruby
10 52 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 41 (1.55%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 35 (1.32%) Perl
13 32 (1.21%) Scala
14 27 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 23 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 20 (0.76%) Groovy
17 19 (0.72%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.64%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 324 (12.25%) Degree
2 166 (6.28%) ISEB
3 112 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 109 (4.12%) ISTQB
5 80 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 52 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 15 (0.57%) IIBA
9 12 (0.45%) CBAP
10 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.34%) CCNA
11 9 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.34%) CISSP
11 9 (0.34%) GIAC
11 9 (0.34%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (0.34%) MCSE
11 9 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (0.34%) SANS
11 9 (0.34%) Security+ Certification
11 9 (0.34%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (15.95%) QA
2 25 (0.95%) PMO
3 19 (0.72%) SDET
4 12 (0.45%) SLA
5 11 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.11%) WCAG
8 2 (0.076%) MiFID
9 1 (0.038%) COREP
9 1 (0.038%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.038%) EMIR
9 1 (0.038%) FINREP
9 1 (0.038%) IFRS
9 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.038%) SEPA
9 1 (0.038%) WAI
System Software
1 35 (1.32%) Docker
2 18 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.30%) HDFS
5 7 (0.26%) Dovecot
6 5 (0.19%) NFS
6 5 (0.19%) Samba
6 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.15%) vCloud
7 4 (0.15%) vSphere
8 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.11%) KVM
9 2 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.95%) Puppet
3 17 (0.64%) Ansible
4 15 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.45%) Nagios
6 8 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.26%) Kibana
8 6 (0.23%) Salt
9 4 (0.15%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.11%) Ambari
10 3 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.11%) logstash
11 2 (0.076%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.076%) Grafana
11 2 (0.076%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.076%) Packer
11 2 (0.076%) Terraform
11 2 (0.076%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.076%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.038%) yum
Vendors
1 317 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 77 (2.91%) Google
3 58 (2.19%) Adobe
3 58 (2.19%) Oracle
4 48 (1.81%) Atlassian
5 47 (1.78%) Tableau
6 33 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (1.21%) SAP
8 26 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 25 (0.95%) IBM
9 25 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
10 21 (0.79%) HP
11 20 (0.76%) VMware
12 19 (0.72%) LexisNexis
13 18 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
13 18 (0.68%) Cadence
14 12 (0.45%) Cognos
14 12 (0.45%) Jaspersoft
14 12 (0.45%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.42%) hybris
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 + Brilliant Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £competitive +car/allowance+15% bonus+pension+health
Posted: 7 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
HFG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Exceptional Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £56500 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Adteq
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago