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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 286 349 401
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +52
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1002 690 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.85% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 826 599 521
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,650 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
87520 80865 87791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.06% 81.20% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70546 67175 74865
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +48 449 £55,000 +10.00% 54
South East +48 216 £49,500 -1.00% 27
Yorkshire +2 114 £42,500 +14.86% 12
East of England +50 93 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West +3 47 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands +4 39 £40,857 -13.98% 2
South West -40 32 £35,000 -17.64% 8
North East -5 5 £37,500 - 7
West Midlands -25 1 £48,000 +12.94% 4
South Coast - 1 £35,000 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1733 (81.71%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (42.90%) Scrum
3 506 (23.86%) Finance
4 494 (23.29%) Business Analysis
5 482 (22.73%) QA
6 467 (22.02%) SQL
7 444 (20.93%) Degree
8 432 (20.37%) C#
9 420 (19.80%) TDD
10 414 (19.52%) E-Commerce
11 393 (18.53%) .NET
12 361 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 357 (16.83%) JavaScript
14 356 (16.78%) Java
15 328 (15.46%) HTML
16 324 (15.28%) Project Management
17 317 (14.95%) User Experience
18 296 (13.96%) Use Case
19 288 (13.58%) CSS
20 273 (12.87%) UML
21 271 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
22 261 (12.31%) BDD
23 256 (12.07%) Retail
24 238 (11.22%) Marketing
25 232 (10.94%) Selenium
26 223 (10.51%) SQL Server
27 218 (10.28%) JIRA
28 212 (10.00%) Computer Science
29 210 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
30 209 (9.85%) OO

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (3.44%) CMS
2 55 (2.59%) Apache
3 54 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.46%) Confluence
6 29 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 17 (0.80%) Drupal
8 13 (0.61%) nginx
9 11 (0.52%) IIS
9 11 (0.52%) Node.js
10 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.42%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.33%) Documentum
13 7 (0.33%) Alfresco
13 7 (0.33%) WordPress
13 7 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 165 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.60%) MS Visio
2 34 (1.60%) MS Office
3 24 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.85%) MS Project
5 17 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.71%) Fireworks
7 12 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (1.70%) Magento
2 24 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.08%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.094%) Tridion
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.047%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 101 (4.76%) SaaS
2 27 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.42%) Google Apps
7 8 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.24%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.094%) GitHub
10 1 (0.047%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.047%) PaaS
10 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.74%) HTTP
2 31 (1.46%) Internet
3 22 (1.04%) SNMP
4 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.33%) DNS
5 6 (0.28%) SMS
5 6 (0.28%) ZigBee
6 5 (0.24%) IPsec
6 5 (0.24%) DHCP
6 5 (0.24%) FTP
6 5 (0.24%) SSL
7 4 (0.19%) Extranet
7 4 (0.19%) VPN
7 4 (0.19%) Firewall
8 2 (0.094%) Intranet
8 2 (0.094%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.094%) DSL
8 2 (0.094%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.047%) SAN
9 1 (0.047%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 79 (3.72%) MySQL
4 58 (2.73%) NoSQL
5 46 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.61%) Data Mart
13 11 (0.52%) Big Data
14 9 (0.42%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.42%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.42%) Impala
15 8 (0.38%) ProClarity
15 8 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 232 (10.94%) Selenium
2 218 (10.28%) JIRA
3 158 (7.45%) Cucumber
4 151 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 134 (6.32%) Visual Studio
6 122 (5.75%) Git (software)
7 116 (5.47%) NUnit
8 106 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 92 (4.34%) WebDriver
10 86 (4.05%) Rhino Mocks
11 82 (3.87%) QuickTest Pro
12 67 (3.16%) Hudson
13 54 (2.55%) Subversion
14 48 (2.26%) Maven
14 48 (2.26%) Bugzilla
15 46 (2.17%) SpecFlow
16 45 (2.12%) TeamCity
17 35 (1.65%) SoapUI
18 30 (1.41%) Axure RP
18 30 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 506 (23.86%) Finance
2 256 (12.07%) Retail
3 238 (11.22%) Marketing
4 133 (6.27%) Telecoms
5 116 (5.47%) Advertising
6 114 (5.37%) Banking
7 104 (4.90%) Games
8 67 (3.16%) Publishing
9 43 (2.03%) Law
10 40 (1.89%) Back Office
11 21 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.66%) Legal
13 14 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.61%) Automotive
15 8 (0.38%) Front Office
16 7 (0.33%) Military
16 7 (0.33%) Billing
17 6 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 909 (42.86%) Analyst
2 768 (36.21%) Business Analyst
3 475 (22.40%) Developer
4 219 (10.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 121 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
6 115 (5.42%) Senior Business Analyst
7 98 (4.62%) QA Engineer
8 95 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 91 (4.29%) Architect
9 91 (4.29%) Product Manager
10 89 (4.20%) Software Developer
11 86 (4.05%) Java Developer
12 85 (4.01%) Software Engineer
13 83 (3.91%) Project Manager
14 80 (3.77%) Senior Developer
15 72 (3.39%) Test Analyst
15 72 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
16 71 (3.35%) Test Engineer
17 70 (3.30%) .NET Developer
17 70 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (18.53%) .NET
2 328 (15.46%) HTML
3 288 (13.58%) CSS
4 192 (9.05%) XML
5 163 (7.69%) Web Services
6 157 (7.40%) jQuery
7 136 (6.41%) ASP.NET
8 118 (5.56%) HTML5
9 100 (4.71%) RESTful
10 92 (4.34%) CSS3
10 92 (4.34%) SOAP
11 82 (3.87%) Spring
11 82 (3.87%) Gherkin
12 75 (3.54%) .NET Framework
13 72 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 71 (3.35%) JSON
15 67 (3.16%) Ajax
16 53 (2.50%) J2EE
17 51 (2.40%) Hibernate
18 44 (2.07%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 317 (14.95%) User Experience
2 212 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 208 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 114 (5.37%) Open Source
6 83 (3.91%) Mathematics
7 67 (3.16%) FMCG
8 66 (3.11%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 31 (1.46%) Visualisation
11 28 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.04%) Social Media
13 20 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.80%) Economics
15 15 (0.71%) W3C
15 15 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
15 15 (0.71%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.71%) Video on Demand
16 14 (0.66%) Blog
17 12 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 121 (5.70%) Linux
2 97 (4.57%) Apple iOS
3 92 (4.34%) Android
4 56 (2.64%) Windows
5 31 (1.46%) UNIX
6 15 (0.71%) Debian
7 14 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1733 (81.71%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (42.90%) Scrum
3 494 (23.29%) Business Analysis
4 420 (19.80%) TDD
5 414 (19.52%) E-Commerce
6 324 (15.28%) Project Management
7 296 (13.96%) Use Case
8 273 (12.87%) UML
9 271 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 261 (12.31%) BDD
11 210 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 209 (9.85%) OO
13 207 (9.76%) Software Engineering
14 200 (9.43%) Test Automation
15 195 (9.19%) Unit Testing
16 190 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
17 188 (8.86%) Waterfall
18 185 (8.72%) Test Scripting
19 164 (7.73%) Automated Testing
20 160 (7.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 467 (22.02%) SQL
2 432 (20.37%) C#
3 357 (16.83%) JavaScript
4 356 (16.78%) Java
5 127 (5.99%) Ruby
6 103 (4.86%) T-SQL
7 101 (4.76%) Python
8 87 (4.10%) PHP
9 74 (3.49%) C++
10 39 (1.84%) C
11 26 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 17 (0.80%) Perl
12 17 (0.80%) VB
13 16 (0.75%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.57%) Erlang
16 11 (0.52%) Scala
17 10 (0.47%) VBScript
18 9 (0.42%) VBA
19 8 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 444 (20.93%) Degree
2 198 (9.34%) ISEB
3 48 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 33 (1.56%) CBAP
5 31 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.42%) ACCA
8 9 (0.42%) CIMA
8 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.19%) PMP
11 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.14%) MCP
12 3 (0.14%) MCAD
12 3 (0.14%) MCSD
12 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.094%) MBA
13 2 (0.094%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (22.73%) QA
2 5 (0.24%) FATCA
2 5 (0.24%) EMIR
2 5 (0.24%) WCAG
2 5 (0.24%) MiFID
3 4 (0.19%) WAI
3 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.047%) HL7
4 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.047%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.52%) Varnish
2 7 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.24%) Xen
3 5 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.094%) zsh
6 1 (0.047%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.047%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 69 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.90%) Puppet
3 13 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.33%) Ansible
4 7 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.33%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 361 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 121 (5.70%) Oracle
3 57 (2.69%) Google
4 39 (1.84%) Adobe
5 38 (1.79%) JBoss
6 37 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (1.32%) hybris
8 27 (1.27%) HP
9 23 (1.08%) Informatica
9 23 (1.08%) TOWER Software
10 21 (0.99%) Ab Initio
10 21 (0.99%) Teradata
11 14 (0.66%) DevExpress
12 13 (0.61%) Cognos
13 11 (0.52%) IBM
14 9 (0.42%) Perforce
14 9 (0.42%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.42%) Omniture
15 8 (0.38%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.38%) CA
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25 - 30k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25 - 30k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novation Solutions
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
HMRC
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago