Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 191 233
Rank change year-on-year +20 +42 +31
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 2,891 3,121 2,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.80% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.95% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 2,520 2,169
UK median annual salary £50,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 132,595 159,849 158,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 91.96% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104,054 128,360 129,452
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +23 2,716 £51,500 +3.00% 78
UK excluding London +14 1,615 £45,000 -5.26% 63
London +24 1,238 £60,000 +4.35% 18
South East +35 565 £50,000 - 17
North of England -55 346 £43,000 -4.44% 19
Midlands +30 231 £45,000 - 7
South West +43 192 £42,778 -4.94% 12
North West -14 163 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire -71 158 £40,500 -10.00% 6
East of England +84 137 £50,000 - 5
West Midlands +34 119 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands +24 112 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Scotland +37 108 £45,000 - 2
Wales -10 26 £42,500 -
North East +10 25 £37,500 -6.25%
Northern Ireland -26 10 £43,000 -28.33%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2,332 (80.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,072 (37.08%) Scrum
3 679 (23.49%) Finance
4 659 (22.79%) Test Automation
5 628 (21.72%) Acceptance Criteria
6 562 (19.44%) Business Analysis
7 530 (18.33%) QA
8 501 (17.33%) Degree
9 496 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
10 486 (16.81%) SQL
11 473 (16.36%) JIRA
12 470 (16.26%) Java
13 456 (15.77%) Software Engineering
14 442 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
15 440 (15.22%) C#
16 415 (14.35%) User Experience
17 398 (13.77%) TDD
18 382 (13.21%) JavaScript
19 342 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 340 (11.76%) Use Case
21 330 (11.41%) E-Commerce
21 330 (11.41%) SDLC
22 326 (11.28%) Sprint Planning
23 320 (11.07%) .NET
24 319 (11.03%) BDD
25 313 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
26 310 (10.72%) Wireframes
27 295 (10.20%) Project Management
28 284 (9.82%) Microsoft
29 283 (9.79%) Git (software)

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
1 183 (6.33%) Confluence
2 93 (3.22%) CMS
3 59 (2.04%) IIS
4 34 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 26 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 23 (0.80%) EPiServer
7 22 (0.76%) Apache
8 20 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.28%) WordPress
12 7 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.21%) Mule
14 5 (0.17%) Drupal
14 5 (0.17%) JBoss
14 5 (0.17%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.14%) SAS
15 4 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 109 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 101 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (1.07%) Sketch
7 23 (0.80%) InVision
8 15 (0.52%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.24%) UXPin
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.17%) Marvel
13 4 (0.14%) Figma
13 4 (0.14%) Flinto
13 4 (0.14%) Pixate
14 3 (0.10%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 72 (2.49%) Temenos T24
2 37 (1.28%) thinkFolio
3 31 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
4 20 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.28%) BigMachines
6 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.21%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.14%) Magento
8 4 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.14%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.10%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.069%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.069%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.069%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 271 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 209 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (4.25%) SaaS
4 44 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (1.42%) GitHub
6 34 (1.18%) Serverless
7 31 (1.07%) PaaS
8 28 (0.97%) Power Platform
9 26 (0.90%) Office 365
10 23 (0.80%) Trello
11 21 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.62%) FinancialForce
12 18 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 16 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.55%) npm
14 13 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 12 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
16 11 (0.38%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.42%) HTTP
2 21 (0.73%) Broadband
3 17 (0.59%) HTTPS
3 17 (0.59%) Internet
4 13 (0.45%) DNS
4 13 (0.45%) SNMP
5 10 (0.35%) 2G
5 10 (0.35%) 3G
5 10 (0.35%) 4G
5 10 (0.35%) Bluetooth
5 10 (0.35%) GPRS
5 10 (0.35%) GSM
5 10 (0.35%) LTE
5 10 (0.35%) MPLS
5 10 (0.35%) UMTS
5 10 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (0.35%) Wireless
6 9 (0.31%) SSH
6 9 (0.31%) SSL
7 7 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.53%) Big Data
3 71 (2.46%) NoSQL
4 67 (2.32%) MySQL
5 63 (2.18%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (0.76%) Power BI
12 21 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
12 21 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 20 (0.69%) Blockchain
14 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (0.48%) CouchDB
16 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.45%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 473 (16.36%) JIRA
2 283 (9.79%) Git (software)
3 232 (8.02%) Selenium
4 184 (6.36%) Cucumber
5 175 (6.05%) Jenkins
6 109 (3.77%) SpecFlow
7 100 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 92 (3.18%) NUnit
9 91 (3.15%) Visual Studio
10 82 (2.84%) JUnit
11 66 (2.28%) TeamCity
12 59 (2.04%) SoapUI
13 51 (1.76%) Bitbucket Server
14 49 (1.69%) WebDriver
15 45 (1.56%) Subversion
16 32 (1.11%) JMeter
17 29 (1.00%) Zephyr
18 28 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
19 25 (0.86%) SonarQube
19 25 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 679 (23.49%) Finance
2 209 (7.23%) Retail
3 208 (7.19%) Banking
4 194 (6.71%) Games
5 178 (6.16%) Marketing
6 62 (2.14%) Back Office
7 51 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.49%) Advertising
9 37 (1.28%) Front Office
10 32 (1.11%) Legal
11 31 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 26 (0.90%) Publishing
13 24 (0.83%) Law
14 23 (0.80%) German Language
15 22 (0.76%) Electronics
16 21 (0.73%) Private Banking
17 18 (0.62%) Investment Banking
18 15 (0.52%) Automotive
19 13 (0.45%) Local Government
19 13 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,198 (41.44%) Analyst
2 959 (33.17%) Business Analyst
3 456 (15.77%) Developer
4 310 (10.72%) Product Owner
5 218 (7.54%) Agile Business Analyst
6 213 (7.37%) Senior Analyst
7 184 (6.36%) Senior Business Analyst
8 143 (4.95%) Product Manager
9 135 (4.67%) Digital Analyst
9 135 (4.67%) Test Analyst
10 128 (4.43%) Digital Business Analyst
11 126 (4.36%) Software Developer
12 111 (3.84%) .NET Developer
13 109 (3.77%) Java Developer
14 108 (3.74%) Test Engineer
15 103 (3.56%) Tester
16 101 (3.49%) Software Engineer
17 100 (3.46%) Architect
18 97 (3.36%) Senior Developer
19 90 (3.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (11.07%) .NET
2 195 (6.75%) REST
3 171 (5.91%) HTML
4 161 (5.57%) CSS
5 151 (5.22%) AngularJS
6 149 (5.15%) Web Services
7 144 (4.98%) XML
8 141 (4.88%) ASP.NET
9 129 (4.46%) React
10 126 (4.36%) JSON
11 111 (3.84%) Gherkin
12 101 (3.49%) RESTful
12 101 (3.49%) SOAP
13 97 (3.36%) Node.js
14 89 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 80 (2.77%) .NET Framework
15 80 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 70 (2.42%) Vue.js
17 65 (2.25%) Redux
18 58 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 442 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 415 (14.35%) User Experience
3 160 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 140 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 104 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 52 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 46 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 42 (1.45%) Equities
11 41 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (1.31%) Derivative
13 36 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.25%) Data Centre
14 32 (1.11%) Social Media
15 28 (0.97%) PMI
16 22 (0.76%) Public Cloud
16 22 (0.76%) Reinsurance
17 19 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 123 (4.25%) Windows
2 86 (2.97%) Android
3 83 (2.87%) Linux
4 67 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 43 (1.49%) Unix
6 15 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.21%) CentOS
9 5 (0.17%) Fedora
9 5 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.14%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.069%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.035%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,332 (80.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,072 (37.08%) Scrum
3 659 (22.79%) Test Automation
4 628 (21.72%) Acceptance Criteria
5 562 (19.44%) Business Analysis
6 496 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
7 456 (15.77%) Software Engineering
8 398 (13.77%) TDD
9 342 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 340 (11.76%) Use Case
11 330 (11.41%) E-Commerce
11 330 (11.41%) SDLC
12 326 (11.28%) Sprint Planning
13 319 (11.03%) BDD
14 313 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
15 310 (10.72%) Wireframes
16 295 (10.20%) Project Management
17 265 (9.17%) Epics
18 257 (8.89%) DevOps
19 254 (8.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 486 (16.81%) SQL
2 470 (16.26%) Java
3 440 (15.22%) C#
4 382 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 123 (4.25%) Python
6 74 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 55 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 42 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 37 (1.28%) C++
10 34 (1.18%) ES6
11 33 (1.14%) Scala
12 29 (1.00%) PHP
13 27 (0.93%) Ruby
14 23 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 21 (0.73%) Kotlin
16 20 (0.69%) C
16 20 (0.69%) Go
16 20 (0.69%) Java 8
17 18 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 501 (17.33%) Degree
2 118 (4.08%) ISEB
3 95 (3.29%) ISTQB
4 93 (3.22%) Security Cleared
5 62 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.21%) SC Cleared
8 30 (1.04%) PMI Certification
9 28 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (0.83%) IIBA
11 20 (0.69%) SAFe Agilist
12 17 (0.59%) PMP
13 16 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.35%) CISSP
15 9 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.28%) CBAP
17 6 (0.21%) AWS Certification
17 6 (0.21%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (18.33%) QA
2 65 (2.25%) GDPR
3 25 (0.86%) MiFID
4 20 (0.69%) PMO
5 16 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.35%) COBIT
7 7 (0.24%) SLA
8 5 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.17%) NIST
9 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.10%) WCAG
10 2 (0.069%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.069%) SEPA
10 2 (0.069%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.035%) PSD2
11 1 (0.035%) WAI
System Software
1 74 (2.56%) Docker
2 60 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.14%) HDFS
4 4 (0.14%) NFS
4 4 (0.14%) Samba
4 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.069%) Firmware
7 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.035%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (2.42%) Kubernetes
2 26 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (0.83%) Ansible
4 17 (0.59%) Terraform
5 16 (0.55%) Puppet
6 13 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.38%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.31%) Nagios
10 6 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
12 4 (0.14%) Grafana
12 4 (0.14%) Kibana
12 4 (0.14%) logstash
12 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.069%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.069%) SCCM
14 1 (0.035%) OpenNMS
14 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 284 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 107 (3.70%) Oracle
3 104 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
4 87 (3.01%) SAP
5 75 (2.59%) hybris
6 62 (2.14%) Google
7 56 (1.94%) Cadence
8 51 (1.76%) Adobe
9 43 (1.49%) WorldPay
10 41 (1.42%) Sitecore
11 37 (1.28%) Charles River
12 34 (1.18%) MuleSoft
13 33 (1.14%) Tableau
14 32 (1.11%) ATG
15 29 (1.00%) Atlassian
16 25 (0.86%) HP
17 22 (0.76%) Informatica
18 18 (0.62%) ServiceNow
19 16 (0.55%) Sybase
20 13 (0.45%) Netezza