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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / West Midlands
Rank 163 168 196
Rank change year-on-year +5 +28  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 43 75 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.22% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.38% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 34 59 17
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,900 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4201 5425 4244
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.98% 88.25% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3407 4373 3545
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
Staffordshire +27 18 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Coventry +10 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Warwickshire +30 6 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Birmingham +12 4 £48,250 +7.22% 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,750 - 1
Walsall +13 1 £37,500 +10.29%
Solihull -16 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Herefordshire -30 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 69 (81.18%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.88%) Scrum
3 22 (25.88%) User Experience
4 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 18 (21.18%) SQL
5 18 (21.18%) TDD
5 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
5 18 (21.18%) Mentoring
5 18 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (18.82%) QA
6 16 (18.82%) Java
7 14 (16.47%) Retail
7 14 (16.47%) Microservices
8 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
9 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
9 12 (14.12%) MongoDB
9 12 (14.12%) Python
10 11 (12.94%) CRM
10 11 (12.94%) SOA
10 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
10 11 (12.94%) RESTful
10 11 (12.94%) Wireframes
11 10 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.76%) Linux
11 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
12 9 (10.59%) CSS
12 9 (10.59%) MySQL
12 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
12 9 (10.59%) Back Office

User Stories
Top Related 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 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.35%) JBoss
2 2 (2.35%) WordPress
3 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
1 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Trello
3 2 (2.35%) TestFlight
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (10.59%) MySQL
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (8.24%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.18%) Big Data
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.24%) Selenium
3 5 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (3.53%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.53%) Bugzilla
4 3 (3.53%) JUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.18%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.18%) JMeter
6 1 (1.18%) Maven
6 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (16.47%) Retail
2 9 (10.59%) Back Office
3 7 (8.24%) Marketing
4 5 (5.88%) Legal
5 4 (4.71%) Law
6 3 (3.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 23 (27.06%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Software Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Developer
4 12 (14.12%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Python Software Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Product Owner
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Tester
8 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.53%) Designer
10 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) RESTful
2 9 (10.59%) CSS
2 9 (10.59%) Natural Language Processing
3 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 8 (9.41%) React
4 7 (8.24%) .NET
4 7 (8.24%) Django
4 7 (8.24%) Flask
4 7 (8.24%) Node.js
5 6 (7.06%) Web Services
6 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.71%) J2EE
7 4 (4.71%) REST
7 4 (4.71%) WCF
8 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.35%) CSS3
9 2 (2.35%) HTML5
9 2 (2.35%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) User Experience
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.71%) iPad
5 2 (2.35%) EPoS
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (4.71%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (81.18%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.88%) Scrum
3 18 (21.18%) Mentoring
3 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
3 18 (21.18%) TDD
3 18 (21.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (16.47%) Microservices
6 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.94%) CRM
7 11 (12.94%) SOA
7 11 (12.94%) Wireframes
8 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 10 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 9 (10.59%) Machine Learning
10 8 (9.41%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.41%) SDLC
10 8 (9.41%) System Testing
11 7 (8.24%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 18 (21.18%) SQL
3 16 (18.82%) Java
4 12 (14.12%) Python
5 8 (9.41%) C#
6 4 (4.71%) Ruby
6 4 (4.71%) Scala
7 3 (3.53%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) ISEB
2 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) Apple
4 1 (1.18%) VMware
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29999 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago