Period
to 19 September 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 186 199
Rank change year-on-year +10 +13 +78
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 122 138 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 1.37% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.51% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 100 120 109
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,400 £27,350
90th Percentile £80,000 £53,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.01%

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 7,937 9,169 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.32% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,082 7,543 8,449
West Midlands median annual salary £43,857 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.64% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,781 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 September 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 September 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 +41 57 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Coventry -6 23 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Staffordshire +15 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Warwickshire +25 7 £40,950 -9.00% 2
Solihull -12 6 £47,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield -15 5 £32,500 +38.30% 3
Shropshire +8 4 £41,250 -13.16% 1
Worcestershire +16 3 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Walsall - 3 £39,000 -
Herefordshire +13 1 £40,000 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 105 (86.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (50.00%) Scrum
3 39 (31.97%) Acceptance Criteria
4 33 (27.05%) Business Analysis
5 27 (22.13%) Use Case
6 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (20.49%) C#
8 24 (19.67%) .NET
9 23 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (18.85%) Coaching
10 21 (17.21%) Mentoring
10 21 (17.21%) Finance
11 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
11 20 (16.39%) Java
11 20 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (16.39%) SaaS
11 20 (16.39%) PaaS
11 20 (16.39%) Public Cloud
12 19 (15.57%) Waterfall
13 18 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (13.93%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
16 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (10.66%) Customer Requirements
17 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.66%) ITIL
17 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
17 13 (10.66%) MS Visio
18 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.28%) CMS
2 4 (3.28%) Confluence
3 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.66%) MS Visio
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (16.39%) PaaS
2 20 (16.39%) SaaS
3 2 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.82%) Broadband
2 1 (0.82%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.28%) JIRA
3 4 (3.28%) Selenium
4 3 (2.46%) Ranorex
4 3 (2.46%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.82%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.82%) fastlane
6 1 (0.82%) JMeter
6 1 (0.82%) Rational Software Modeler
6 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.82%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Retail
3 3 (2.46%) Billing
3 3 (2.46%) Games
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (63.11%) Analyst
2 66 (54.10%) Business Analyst
3 17 (13.93%) Software Engineer
4 16 (13.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 15 (12.30%) C# Software Engineer
5 15 (12.30%) Senior Software Engineer
6 14 (11.48%) Finance Business Analyst
6 14 (11.48%) Financial Analyst
6 14 (11.48%) Financial Business Analyst
6 14 (11.48%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 14 (11.48%) Service Analyst
7 13 (10.66%) .NET Software Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) Java Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) Java Software Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Senior Java Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Developer
9 9 (7.38%) Java Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.67%) .NET
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
3 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.46%) RESTful
4 2 (1.64%) HTML
4 2 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.64%) OAuth
4 2 (1.64%) OpenID
4 2 (1.64%) React
4 2 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.82%) HTML5
5 1 (0.82%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) OLE
5 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.82%) REST
5 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.39%) Public Cloud
2 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.84%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (7.38%) User Experience
6 8 (6.56%) NHS
7 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
8 5 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.64%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.82%) Fintech
10 1 (0.82%) iPad
10 1 (0.82%) iPhone
10 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.82%) Social Media
10 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (0.82%) Android
2 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (86.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (50.00%) Scrum
3 39 (31.97%) Acceptance Criteria
4 33 (27.05%) Business Analysis
5 27 (22.13%) Use Case
6 25 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (18.85%) Coaching
7 23 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (17.21%) Mentoring
9 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
10 19 (15.57%) Waterfall
11 18 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (13.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
14 13 (10.66%) Customer Requirements
14 13 (10.66%) ITIL
15 12 (9.84%) ITSM
15 12 (9.84%) MoSCoW
15 12 (9.84%) Presales
16 11 (9.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.49%) C#
2 20 (16.39%) Java
3 10 (8.20%) Scala
4 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.10%) SQL
6 3 (2.46%) Python
7 1 (0.82%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.82%) Groovy
7 1 (0.82%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.82%) R
7 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) IIBA
1 12 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) Degree
3 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.28%) ISEB
5 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 8 (6.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.82%) Apple
4 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.82%) Epicor
4 1 (0.82%) Sitecore