Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 205 206
Rank change year-on-year +40 +1 +63
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 120 126 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.25% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.37% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89 115 107
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 7,349 9,192 10,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.25% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,564 7,396 7,983
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +10 45 £51,250 +20.59% 5
Coventry +19 26 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Warwickshire +36 10 £42,975 -4.50%
Walsall - 7 £38,500 -
Worcestershire 0 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Shropshire +6 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Solihull -1 5 £52,500 +10.53%
Staffordshire +30 4 £42,500 +18.06% 2
Herefordshire -5 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Sutton Coldfield -20 2 £42,500 +46.55% 2
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 106 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) Scrum
3 34 (28.33%) Waterfall
4 33 (27.50%) Business Analysis
5 29 (24.17%) Acceptance Criteria
6 28 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (21.67%) Use Case
8 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
9 22 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (15.00%) Finance
12 14 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 13 (10.83%) Project Management
13 13 (10.83%) C#
13 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (10.00%) Degree
15 11 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (9.17%) Java
16 10 (8.33%) SDLC
16 10 (8.33%) .NET
16 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (8.33%) SaaS
16 10 (8.33%) Manual Testing
16 10 (8.33%) QA
16 10 (8.33%) Selenium
17 9 (7.50%) PaaS

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 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) Confluence
3 3 (2.50%) CMS
3 3 (2.50%) Drupal
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (7.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.67%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.33%) SaaS
3 9 (7.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Boomi
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Internet
1 3 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Selenium
2 8 (6.67%) JIRA
3 5 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.33%) JMeter
5 3 (2.50%) Protractor
5 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.83%) fastlane
7 1 (0.83%) JUnit
7 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.83%) Rational Software Modeler
7 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.83%) TestNG
7 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Billing
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (70.00%) Analyst
2 69 (57.50%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Test Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Finance Business Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Financial Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Financial Business Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Java Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Java Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) ITSM Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Product Owner
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) JSON
4 4 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (2.50%) CSS
5 3 (2.50%) LAMP
5 3 (2.50%) RESTful
5 3 (2.50%) Web Services
6 2 (1.67%) OAuth
6 2 (1.67%) OpenID
6 2 (1.67%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.83%) CSS3
7 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) Laravel
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
7 1 (0.83%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.17%) User Experience
5 4 (3.33%) NHS
6 2 (1.67%) Tandem
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (0.83%) Android
2 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.83%) Scrum
3 34 (28.33%) Waterfall
4 33 (27.50%) Business Analysis
5 29 (24.17%) Acceptance Criteria
6 26 (21.67%) Use Case
7 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
8 22 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.83%) Project Management
12 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (8.33%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.33%) SDLC
15 9 (7.50%) Change Management
15 9 (7.50%) Collaborative Working
15 9 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 9 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
15 9 (7.50%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) C#
2 11 (9.17%) Java
3 5 (4.17%) SQL
4 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.67%) C
6 2 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.83%) ES6
7 1 (0.83%) ES7
7 1 (0.83%) ES8
7 1 (0.83%) Groovy
7 1 (0.83%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.83%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Degree
2 9 (7.50%) ISEB
3 7 (5.83%) IIBA
3 7 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) GDPR
3 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (5.83%) ServiceNow
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (0.83%) Apple
3 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.83%) Dell
3 1 (0.83%) Epicor
3 1 (0.83%) Gigya
3 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.83%) Zend