Period
to 17 November 2017

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

User Story
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 216 279
Rank change year-on-year +20 +63 +38
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 134 127 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.10% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.23% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 125 104 41
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,425 £51,250
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 9042 10303 9657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.87% 89.10% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7335 8059 7968
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +50 39 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Coventry -23 30 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Solihull +13 18 £46,250 -2.63%
Warwickshire +10 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Shropshire +9 11 £47,500 +46.15%
Worcestershire 0 6 £42,500 +16.44%
Staffordshire +5 3 £37,000 -11.90%
Sutton Coldfield +8 2 £31,000 -31.11%
Herefordshire -7 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 92 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.84%) Scrum
3 40 (29.85%) Business Analysis
4 37 (27.61%) Finance
5 33 (24.63%) Use Case
6 27 (20.15%) Acceptance Criteria
7 26 (19.40%) Project Management
8 23 (17.16%) Waterfall
9 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (16.42%) Wireframes
10 19 (14.18%) .NET
11 18 (13.43%) SDLC
12 16 (11.94%) Test Automation
12 16 (11.94%) Retail
13 15 (11.19%) ISEB
13 15 (11.19%) Virtual Team
14 14 (10.45%) Workflow
14 14 (10.45%) C#
14 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.45%) Degree
15 13 (9.70%) SQL
15 13 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (8.96%) JIRA
16 12 (8.96%) User Experience
16 12 (8.96%) Translating Business Requirements
16 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
16 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
16 12 (8.96%) Regression Testing
17 11 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (8.21%) Marketing

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 4 (2.99%) CMS
1 4 (2.99%) IIS
2 2 (1.49%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.24%) Redis
2 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.49%) OLAP
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) JIRA
2 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.99%) Selenium
3 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.49%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.49%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (27.61%) Finance
2 16 (11.94%) Retail
3 11 (8.21%) Marketing
4 7 (5.22%) Banking
5 6 (4.48%) Legal
6 4 (2.99%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (63.43%) Analyst
2 78 (58.21%) Business Analyst
3 21 (15.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 16 (11.94%) Developer
5 15 (11.19%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.46%) Software Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Digital Project Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Business IT Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) IT Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) IT Business Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Product Owner
8 7 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Graduate
9 6 (4.48%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Tester
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.18%) .NET
2 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET
2 9 (6.72%) XML
3 8 (5.97%) Web Services
4 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (4.48%) HTML
5 5 (3.73%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.73%) CSS
5 5 (3.73%) XML Schema
6 4 (2.99%) jQuery
6 4 (2.99%) JSON
7 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.49%) HTML5
9 1 (0.75%) CSS3
9 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.19%) Virtual Team
3 12 (8.96%) User Experience
4 9 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.48%) SCADA
6 4 (2.99%) iPad
7 2 (1.49%) BYOD
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) EPoS
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.84%) Scrum
3 40 (29.85%) Business Analysis
4 33 (24.63%) Use Case
5 27 (20.15%) Acceptance Criteria
6 26 (19.40%) Project Management
7 23 (17.16%) Waterfall
8 22 (16.42%) Wireframes
9 18 (13.43%) SDLC
10 16 (11.94%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.45%) Workflow
12 13 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
13 12 (8.96%) Regression Testing
13 12 (8.96%) Translating Business Requirements
14 11 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
15 9 (6.72%) MVC
15 9 (6.72%) Open Source
15 9 (6.72%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.45%) C#
2 13 (9.70%) SQL
3 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) Java
4 6 (4.48%) PHP
5 4 (2.99%) VB
6 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) ISEB
2 14 (10.45%) Degree
3 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.49%) MCSD
4 2 (1.49%) MCTS
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.75%) Xamarin