Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 207 218
Rank change year-on-year +17 +11 +69
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 119 118 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.21% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101 98 109
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £51,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,459 8,841 10,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.71% 90.41% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,485 7,248 8,697
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the West Midlands

User Stories
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Birmingham +30 49 £55,000 +20.22% 9
Coventry -15 30 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Sutton Coldfield +5 9 £31,000 -15.07% 1
Warwickshire +12 6 £46,250 +8.82%
Solihull +4 6 £47,500 +5.56%
Staffordshire -11 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Herefordshire +25 2 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire +20 2 £38,750 -3.13%
Shropshire +10 2 £35,000 -26.32%
Walsall -1 2 £40,001 +6.67% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 93 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.74%) Scrum
3 37 (31.09%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 29 (24.37%) Test Automation
5 29 (24.37%) Business Analysis
6 28 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 28 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
7 27 (22.69%) Use Case
8 25 (21.01%) SQL
8 25 (21.01%) User Experience
9 23 (19.33%) JavaScript
9 23 (19.33%) Finance
9 23 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (17.65%) C#
10 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 21 (17.65%) MongoDB
11 20 (16.81%) .NET
12 19 (15.97%) TDD
12 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (15.97%) Coaching
13 18 (15.13%) NoSQL
14 17 (14.29%) Retail
14 17 (14.29%) React
15 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
16 15 (12.61%) Unit Testing
16 15 (12.61%) Python
16 15 (12.61%) CRM
17 14 (11.76%) Java
17 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.76%) PaaS
2 14 (11.76%) SaaS
3 2 (1.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) SMS
2 1 (0.84%) Broadband
2 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.84%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) Modbus
2 1 (0.84%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 18 (15.13%) NoSQL
3 12 (10.08%) Data Mining
3 12 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.56%) Ranorex
4 9 (7.56%) Selenium
4 9 (7.56%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.84%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.84%) JMeter
7 1 (0.84%) Subversion
7 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (19.33%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Retail
3 12 (10.08%) Back Office
4 6 (5.04%) Marketing
5 3 (2.52%) Games
6 2 (1.68%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (54.62%) Analyst
2 53 (44.54%) Business Analyst
3 22 (18.49%) Software Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 14 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Finance Business Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Financial Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Financial Business Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Mortgage Business Analyst
6 12 (10.08%) Python Engineer
6 12 (10.08%) Service Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) C# Software Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Developer
8 9 (7.56%) .NET Developer
8 9 (7.56%) .NET Software Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) C# Developer
8 9 (7.56%) Java Scala Software Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Java Software Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.81%) .NET
2 17 (14.29%) React
3 13 (10.92%) Node.js
4 12 (10.08%) Django
4 12 (10.08%) Flask
4 12 (10.08%) Natural Language Processing
4 12 (10.08%) RESTful
5 11 (9.24%) Web Services
6 5 (4.20%) HTML
7 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.52%) HTML5
9 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.68%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.68%) XML
10 1 (0.84%) CSS
10 1 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) User Experience
2 14 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 12 (10.08%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.88%) NHS
6 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.68%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Linux
2 2 (1.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.74%) Scrum
3 37 (31.09%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 29 (24.37%) Business Analysis
5 29 (24.37%) Test Automation
6 28 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
6 28 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 27 (22.69%) Use Case
8 23 (19.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 19 (15.97%) Coaching
10 19 (15.97%) TDD
11 15 (12.61%) CRM
11 15 (12.61%) Unit Testing
12 14 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 13 (10.92%) Microservices
13 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (10.08%) Regression Testing
14 12 (10.08%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) SQL
2 23 (19.33%) JavaScript
3 21 (17.65%) C#
4 15 (12.61%) Python
5 14 (11.76%) Java
6 10 (8.40%) Scala
7 4 (3.36%) Ruby
8 2 (1.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (5.04%) IIBA
3 6 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) Degree
5 3 (2.52%) ISEB
5 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) Marathon
2 2 (1.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.04%) ServiceNow
2 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.84%) ATG
3 1 (0.84%) hybris
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle
3 1 (0.84%) Pega
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore