Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 237 283
Rank change year-on-year +19 +46 +44
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2898 2751 2506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.46% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.63% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2412 2292 2069
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,438 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.14% -1.13% +1.01%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 2706 £50,000 - 222
UK excluding London +33 1579 £45,000 +3.45% 142
London +7 1273 £57,500 +4.55% 93
South East +45 483 £47,500 - 35
North of England +90 369 £43,000 +7.50% 47
Midlands +67 287 £45,000 +2.86% 22
South West -9 182 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +51 174 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Yorkshire +71 155 £42,000 +5.00% 22
East Midlands +81 153 £45,000 +8.43% 12
West Midlands +25 134 £45,000 - 10
East of England -84 129 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Scotland +13 108 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North East +23 40 £37,500 - 2
Wales -7 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -27 9 £65,000 +5.69%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2365 (81.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (39.51%) Scrum
3 726 (25.05%) Finance
4 589 (20.32%) Test Automation
5 568 (19.60%) QA
6 555 (19.15%) Acceptance Criteria
7 543 (18.74%) SQL
8 531 (18.32%) Business Analysis
9 511 (17.63%) Degree
10 499 (17.22%) JavaScript
11 495 (17.08%) TDD
12 465 (16.05%) C#
13 447 (15.42%) Java
14 445 (15.36%) JIRA
15 424 (14.63%) Software Engineering
16 399 (13.77%) .NET
17 384 (13.25%) SDLC
18 371 (12.80%) User Experience
19 350 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
20 340 (11.73%) HTML
20 340 (11.73%) Microsoft
21 323 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
22 322 (11.11%) BDD
23 305 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
24 302 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
25 286 (9.87%) Waterfall
26 278 (9.59%) Git (software)
27 277 (9.56%) Kanban
28 272 (9.39%) SQL Server
29 268 (9.25%) Computer Science

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
1 151 (5.21%) Confluence
2 84 (2.90%) CMS
3 52 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 47 (1.62%) Apache
5 45 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.07%) JBoss
7 24 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 21 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.38%) OpenROAD
12 10 (0.35%) Anypoint
12 10 (0.35%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.35%) Mule
12 10 (0.35%) Mule ESB
12 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.31%) Drupal
13 9 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 112 (3.86%) MS Visio
2 70 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (1.41%) Photoshop
5 35 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.66%) InVision
7 19 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.31%) UXPin
11 4 (0.14%) CPLEX
11 4 (0.14%) Moqups
11 4 (0.14%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.069%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.035%) InDesign
14 1 (0.035%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 79 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
5 11 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.35%) Magento
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
8 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.17%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.17%) SessionCam
8 5 (0.17%) Social Studio
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.14%) Primavera
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 118 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.55%) SaaS
4 21 (0.72%) Trello
5 20 (0.69%) GitHub
6 19 (0.66%) npm
7 17 (0.59%) Google Play
8 16 (0.55%) IaaS
8 16 (0.55%) PaaS
9 15 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.48%) Slack
11 13 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
12 12 (0.41%) Office 365
13 8 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 6 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.21%) Basecamp
15 5 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.10%) Internet
2 28 (0.97%) Broadband
3 27 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.76%) Firewall
5 15 (0.52%) Intranet
6 14 (0.48%) HTTP
7 12 (0.41%) SSL
8 10 (0.35%) FCoE
8 10 (0.35%) SMS
8 10 (0.35%) SNMP
9 8 (0.28%) DNS
10 7 (0.24%) LDAP
10 7 (0.24%) VPN
11 6 (0.21%) SSH
11 6 (0.21%) VoIP
11 6 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.17%) HbbTV
13 4 (0.14%) PPP
14 3 (0.10%) ATM
14 3 (0.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.31%) MySQL
3 65 (2.24%) Big Data
4 62 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 55 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 53 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 41 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (0.72%) Data Mart
14 19 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.59%) Oracle Database
16 16 (0.55%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.45%) Redis
17 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 445 (15.36%) JIRA
2 278 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 221 (7.63%) Selenium
4 169 (5.83%) Jenkins
5 138 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 109 (3.76%) WebDriver
7 93 (3.21%) NUnit
8 91 (3.14%) Subversion
9 76 (2.62%) SoapUI
10 70 (2.42%) JUnit
11 69 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 69 (2.38%) Visual Studio
12 56 (1.93%) SpecFlow
13 55 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 47 (1.62%) Maven
15 43 (1.48%) JMeter
16 42 (1.45%) TeamCity
17 40 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (1.17%) Appium
19 30 (1.04%) Axure RP
General
1 726 (25.05%) Finance
2 251 (8.66%) Marketing
3 226 (7.80%) Retail
4 171 (5.90%) Banking
5 101 (3.49%) Games
6 67 (2.31%) Advertising
7 56 (1.93%) Publishing
8 51 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 45 (1.55%) Back Office
10 44 (1.52%) Front Office
11 38 (1.31%) Legal
12 37 (1.28%) Private Banking
13 34 (1.17%) Investment Banking
14 29 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
15 28 (0.97%) Automotive
15 28 (0.97%) Law
16 24 (0.83%) Digital Economy
17 20 (0.69%) Electronics
18 18 (0.62%) Local Government
18 18 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1171 (40.41%) Analyst
2 992 (34.23%) Business Analyst
3 616 (21.26%) Developer
4 253 (8.73%) Agile Business Analyst
5 189 (6.52%) Product Owner
6 163 (5.62%) C# Developer
7 139 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
8 131 (4.52%) Java Developer
9 127 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
10 125 (4.31%) Software Engineer
11 118 (4.07%) Digital Analyst
11 118 (4.07%) Scrum Master
12 117 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 116 (4.00%) Product Manager
14 105 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 102 (3.52%) Tester
16 100 (3.45%) Software Developer
17 96 (3.31%) Digital Business Analyst
17 96 (3.31%) Test Engineer
18 83 (2.86%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (13.77%) .NET
2 340 (11.73%) HTML
3 265 (9.14%) CSS
4 233 (8.04%) Web Services
5 219 (7.56%) AngularJS
6 175 (6.04%) ASP.NET
7 168 (5.80%) XML
8 165 (5.69%) HTML5
9 158 (5.45%) REST
10 130 (4.49%) RESTful
11 121 (4.18%) jQuery
12 120 (4.14%) Spring
13 110 (3.80%) SOAP
14 102 (3.52%) JSON
15 101 (3.49%) CSS3
16 99 (3.42%) Node.js
17 81 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
18 78 (2.69%) Gherkin
19 76 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
19 76 (2.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 371 (12.80%) User Experience
2 350 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 268 (9.25%) Computer Science
4 177 (6.11%) Mobile App
5 91 (3.14%) Fintech
6 76 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 57 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 55 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 50 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 36 (1.24%) Social Media
11 34 (1.17%) Online Banking
12 31 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 30 (1.04%) iPad
14 29 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 25 (0.86%) Equities
16 20 (0.69%) Hedge funds
16 20 (0.69%) PMI
17 16 (0.55%) Minimum Viable Product
18 15 (0.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 157 (5.42%) Linux
2 107 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 99 (3.42%) Android
4 92 (3.17%) Windows
5 29 (1.00%) Unix
6 12 (0.41%) Solaris
7 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.069%) Debian
13 2 (0.069%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.069%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.035%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.035%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2365 (81.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (39.51%) Scrum
3 589 (20.32%) Test Automation
4 555 (19.15%) Acceptance Criteria
5 531 (18.32%) Business Analysis
6 495 (17.08%) TDD
7 424 (14.63%) Software Engineering
8 384 (13.25%) SDLC
9 323 (11.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 322 (11.11%) BDD
11 305 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 302 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
13 286 (9.87%) Waterfall
14 277 (9.56%) Kanban
15 263 (9.08%) E-Commerce
16 260 (8.97%) Project Management
17 257 (8.87%) Mentoring
18 243 (8.39%) Use Case
19 229 (7.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 228 (7.87%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 543 (18.74%) SQL
2 499 (17.22%) JavaScript
3 465 (16.05%) C#
4 447 (15.42%) Java
5 128 (4.42%) Python
6 89 (3.07%) PHP
7 85 (2.93%) C
8 77 (2.66%) C++
9 62 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 46 (1.59%) PowerShell
11 38 (1.31%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.21%) Groovy
13 34 (1.17%) ES6
14 33 (1.14%) Scala
15 30 (1.04%) Objective-C
15 30 (1.04%) Ruby
15 30 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 29 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.83%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 511 (17.63%) Degree
2 133 (4.59%) ISEB
3 98 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 90 (3.11%) ISTQB
5 70 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.00%) CBAP
8 28 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 28 (0.97%) Sun Certification
9 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.86%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
13 17 (0.59%) CCNA
13 17 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (0.55%) CISSP
14 16 (0.55%) GIAC
14 16 (0.55%) Linux+ Certification
14 16 (0.55%) MCSE
14 16 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (19.60%) QA
2 36 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.52%) PMO
4 6 (0.21%) SLA
5 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.14%) EMIR
6 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.10%) TickIT
8 2 (0.069%) FATCA
8 2 (0.069%) FINRA
8 2 (0.069%) SEPA
8 2 (0.069%) UCITS
9 1 (0.035%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.035%) GCP
9 1 (0.035%) PSD2
9 1 (0.035%) WAI
9 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (1.90%) Docker
2 14 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (0.48%) VMware NSX
3 10 (0.35%) NFS
3 10 (0.35%) Samba
4 9 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.28%) vSphere
6 6 (0.21%) Dovecot
7 5 (0.17%) HDFS
8 4 (0.14%) Xen
9 2 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (1.14%) Puppet
2 22 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 21 (0.72%) Ansible
3 21 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.48%) vCenter Server
6 10 (0.35%) CloudHub
6 10 (0.35%) Nagios
7 7 (0.24%) Salt
8 6 (0.21%) HockeyApp
9 2 (0.069%) Oozie
9 2 (0.069%) vRealize
10 1 (0.035%) Consul
10 1 (0.035%) Kibana
10 1 (0.035%) logstash
10 1 (0.035%) Packer
10 1 (0.035%) Terraform
10 1 (0.035%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 340 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 122 (4.21%) Oracle
3 110 (3.80%) Cadence
4 84 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (2.17%) Adobe
6 62 (2.14%) Google
7 47 (1.62%) Atlassian
8 46 (1.59%) SAP
9 28 (0.97%) hybris
10 26 (0.90%) Tableau
11 24 (0.83%) Xamarin
12 22 (0.76%) HP
13 20 (0.69%) IBM
14 19 (0.66%) Alias
15 18 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
16 17 (0.59%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.59%) VMware
17 14 (0.48%) Jaspersoft
18 13 (0.45%) ATG
19 12 (0.41%) TOWER Software