The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 75 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 16 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.64% 1.85% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.19% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 23
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,914 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49%  

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 889 1095 1234
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.18% 84.36% 85.87%
Number of salaries quoted 764 935 1006
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

User Stories
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories in Wales.

Salary trend for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales +9 14 £39,000 +0.64% 1
West Wales - 2 £41,250 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (70.97%) Scrum
3 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) .NET
5 7 (22.58%) Use Case
5 7 (22.58%) SDLC
6 6 (19.35%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) QA
7 5 (16.13%) Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (12.90%) User Experience
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) SQL
9 3 (9.68%) Selenium
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) Analytics
9 3 (9.68%) Publishing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
9 3 (9.68%) Fintech
10 2 (6.45%) Service Design
10 2 (6.45%) Context-Driven Testing
10 2 (6.45%) UX Design
10 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
10 2 (6.45%) TeamCity

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 16 (51.61%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Product Owner
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Product Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Dropwizard
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JMX
3 1 (3.23%) JPA
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) JSF
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Fintech
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (70.97%) Scrum
3 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) SDLC
4 7 (22.58%) Use Case
5 5 (16.13%) Workflow
6 4 (12.90%) MVC
7 3 (9.68%) Analytics
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (6.45%) Kanban
8 2 (6.45%) Line Management
8 2 (6.45%) Service Design
8 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) SOLID
8 2 (6.45%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Perforce
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau