The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 244 290 381
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +91
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1227 1017 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.20% 0.95% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.15% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 981 832 549
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
User Stories
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86980 88764 81227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.85% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72449 71450 67160
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in England

User Stories
Salary Trend in England

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

User Stories Salary Trend in England

User Stories
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in England

User Stories
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +82 645 £55,000 - 77
South East +24 253 £45,000 -9.54% 21
East Midlands +23 66 £42,500 +4.02% 6
South West -7 63 £35,500 -6.57% 5
Yorkshire -28 63 £45,000 +12.50% 15
East of England -48 55 £42,500 -4.49% 12
West Midlands +29 35 £37,500 -5.06% 7
North West -14 31 £45,000 +37.09% 11
Midlands - 11 £70,000 -
North East -1 7 £39,000 +9.09% 4
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 1965 (85.51%) Agile Software Development
2 995 (43.30%) Scrum
3 535 (23.28%) Finance
4 529 (23.02%) QA
5 445 (19.36%) SQL
6 438 (19.06%) Business Analysis
7 428 (18.62%) TDD
8 416 (18.10%) Java
9 402 (17.49%) SDLC
10 386 (16.80%) E-Commerce
11 375 (16.32%) Use Case
12 359 (15.62%) C#
13 353 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
14 338 (14.71%) Degree
15 328 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
16 321 (13.97%) JIRA
17 316 (13.75%) JavaScript
18 311 (13.53%) BDD
19 302 (13.14%) Retail
20 295 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
21 287 (12.49%) Project Management
22 286 (12.45%) HTML
23 282 (12.27%) Waterfall
24 274 (11.92%) User Acceptance Testing
24 274 (11.92%) CSS
24 274 (11.92%) Software Engineering
25 264 (11.49%) User Experience
26 263 (11.44%) .NET
27 255 (11.10%) Web Services
28 228 (9.92%) Mentoring

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (3.18%) Confluence
2 59 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.18%) CMS
4 42 (1.83%) Node.js
5 39 (1.70%) Apache Pig
6 34 (1.48%) Apache
7 25 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.00%) JBoss
9 20 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.35%) IIS
11 7 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.26%) Drupal
13 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.17%) SAS
15 3 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 131 (5.70%) MS Visio
2 112 (4.87%) MS Excel
3 59 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.61%) Photoshop
5 26 (1.13%) MS Office
6 13 (0.57%) MS Project
7 12 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.35%) Mingle
10 7 (0.30%) InDesign
11 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.087%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.087%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.087%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (0.83%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 12 (0.52%) Magento
4 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.087%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.087%) Agresso
5 2 (0.087%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.087%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.087%) Sage ERP X3
5 2 (0.087%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.044%) Endur
6 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.09%) SaaS
3 35 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (1.52%) Amazon S3
3 35 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
4 23 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
7 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.26%) Lucidchart
9 5 (0.22%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.17%) IaaS
10 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.13%) Trello
12 2 (0.087%) GitHub
12 2 (0.087%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.26%) HTTP
2 43 (1.87%) Internet
3 23 (1.00%) CTI
4 21 (0.91%) Network Security
5 16 (0.70%) Wireless
6 15 (0.65%) VPN
7 8 (0.35%) ATM
8 7 (0.30%) Intranet
9 6 (0.26%) DNS
9 6 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.17%) Firewall
10 4 (0.17%) MVNO
11 3 (0.13%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.13%) VLAN
11 3 (0.13%) Broadband
11 3 (0.13%) SAN
12 2 (0.087%) DSL
12 2 (0.087%) IPv4
12 2 (0.087%) IPv6
12 2 (0.087%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.70%) MongoDB
3 99 (4.31%) MySQL
4 78 (3.39%) Apache Hive
5 76 (3.31%) Big Data
6 63 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 53 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 43 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 36 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.52%) Impala
12 35 (1.52%) Mahout
13 32 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.00%) Couchbase
17 22 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
19 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 321 (13.97%) JIRA
2 214 (9.31%) Selenium
3 179 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 151 (6.57%) Cucumber
5 133 (5.79%) JUnit
6 132 (5.74%) Jenkins
7 131 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 114 (4.96%) Maven
9 96 (4.18%) Visual Studio
10 91 (3.96%) NUnit
11 87 (3.79%) WebDriver
12 82 (3.57%) Subversion
13 62 (2.70%) Ant
14 56 (2.44%) Eclipse
15 51 (2.22%) TestNG
16 50 (2.18%) HP UFT
17 43 (1.87%) SoapUI
18 42 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
19 40 (1.74%) Yeoman
20 37 (1.61%) JBehave
General
1 535 (23.28%) Finance
2 302 (13.14%) Retail
3 180 (7.83%) Marketing
4 173 (7.53%) Banking
5 130 (5.66%) Telecoms
6 88 (3.83%) Games
7 65 (2.83%) Advertising
8 49 (2.13%) Publishing
9 47 (2.05%) Back Office
10 40 (1.74%) Financial Institution
11 30 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.09%) Law
13 23 (1.00%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.91%) Billing
15 15 (0.65%) Legal
16 13 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.39%) Front Office
18 7 (0.30%) Electronics
18 7 (0.30%) Automotive
19 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1118 (48.65%) Analyst
2 953 (41.47%) Business Analyst
3 348 (15.14%) Developer
4 224 (9.75%) Agile Business Analyst
5 143 (6.22%) Software Engineer
6 124 (5.40%) Senior Analyst
7 122 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 114 (4.96%) Senior Business Analyst
9 104 (4.53%) Test Analyst
10 101 (4.40%) Product Owner
11 99 (4.31%) QA Engineer
12 91 (3.96%) Tester
13 88 (3.83%) Systems Analyst
14 87 (3.79%) Product Manager
15 77 (3.35%) Software Developer
16 74 (3.22%) Business Systems Analyst
17 66 (2.87%) Project Manager
18 64 (2.79%) Java Developer
19 63 (2.74%) ScrumMaster
20 61 (2.65%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (12.45%) HTML
2 274 (11.92%) CSS
3 263 (11.44%) .NET
4 255 (11.10%) Web Services
5 189 (8.22%) REST
6 167 (7.27%) SOAP
7 155 (6.74%) XML
8 118 (5.13%) Spring
9 116 (5.05%) JSON
10 100 (4.35%) HTML5
11 90 (3.92%) jQuery
12 84 (3.66%) ASP.NET
13 77 (3.35%) .NET Framework
14 65 (2.83%) CSS3
15 63 (2.74%) Gherkin
16 61 (2.65%) Entity Framework
17 57 (2.48%) AngularJS
17 57 (2.48%) J2EE
18 53 (2.31%) RESTful
19 52 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 353 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (11.49%) User Experience
3 141 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 117 (5.09%) Mobile App
5 75 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.52%) Visualisation
7 57 (2.48%) Mathematics
8 46 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (1.91%) FMCG
10 32 (1.39%) Blog
10 32 (1.39%) Digital Media
11 31 (1.35%) Market Risk
12 30 (1.31%) Social Media
13 29 (1.26%) Statistics
13 29 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 24 (1.04%) IVR
16 23 (1.00%) Derivative
16 23 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 115 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 105 (4.57%) Linux
3 104 (4.53%) Android
4 98 (4.26%) Windows
5 96 (4.18%) UNIX
6 26 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 16 (0.70%) CentOS
8 12 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.087%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.044%) Debian
11 1 (0.044%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.044%) Solaris
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1965 (85.51%) Agile Software Development
2 995 (43.30%) Scrum
3 438 (19.06%) Business Analysis
4 428 (18.62%) TDD
5 402 (17.49%) SDLC
6 386 (16.80%) E-Commerce
7 375 (16.32%) Use Case
8 328 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
9 311 (13.53%) BDD
10 295 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 287 (12.49%) Project Management
12 282 (12.27%) Waterfall
13 274 (11.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 274 (11.92%) Software Engineering
14 228 (9.92%) Mentoring
15 219 (9.53%) UML
16 196 (8.53%) Automated Testing
17 194 (8.44%) Unit Testing
17 194 (8.44%) Test Scripting
18 174 (7.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 445 (19.36%) SQL
2 416 (18.10%) Java
3 359 (15.62%) C#
4 316 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 106 (4.61%) Python
6 94 (4.09%) Ruby
7 83 (3.61%) PHP
8 64 (2.79%) C++
9 53 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 48 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.70%) VBA
12 35 (1.52%) Clojure
13 33 (1.44%) R
13 33 (1.44%) C
14 25 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.04%) Groovy
16 18 (0.78%) COBOL
17 13 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.57%) Scala
18 12 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 338 (14.71%) Degree
2 200 (8.70%) ISEB
3 63 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 59 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 38 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 13 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.48%) ACCA
7 11 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.44%) CIMA
9 8 (0.35%) IIBA
10 7 (0.30%) CBAP
11 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.13%) IC3 Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.087%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.087%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.087%) HNC
15 1 (0.044%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 529 (23.02%) QA
2 26 (1.13%) MiFID
3 14 (0.61%) Basel III
3 14 (0.61%) CRD IV
4 12 (0.52%) Basel II
5 4 (0.17%) FATCA
5 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.087%) WAI
8 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (1.70%) VirtualBox
2 19 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.52%) HDFS
4 11 (0.48%) Docker
5 8 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.13%) XenServer
6 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.044%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 70 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 48 (2.09%) Vagrant
3 33 (1.44%) Puppet
4 20 (0.87%) ZABBIX
5 13 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.44%) TrustSec
7 6 (0.26%) Ansible
8 4 (0.17%) Salt
8 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.17%) Nagios
9 3 (0.13%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.044%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 211 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 144 (6.27%) Oracle
3 44 (1.91%) HP
4 36 (1.57%) Atlassian
5 35 (1.52%) hybris
6 34 (1.48%) TOWER Software
7 28 (1.22%) Google
7 28 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.17%) Adobe
9 23 (1.00%) KANA
10 22 (0.96%) IBM
10 22 (0.96%) VMware
11 20 (0.87%) Splunk
12 17 (0.74%) Guidewire
13 16 (0.70%) ATG
14 13 (0.57%) SAP
15 11 (0.48%) Apple
15 11 (0.48%) Pega
16 10 (0.44%) Lancope
16 10 (0.44%) Sourcefire
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + car+ bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parkwell Management Consultants
Salary: Exc Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 40k - 60k
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 50k - 70k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: 3 days ago