The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 236 314 356
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +42
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 223 117 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.71% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 198 110 72
Average salary £49,500 £52,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.80% +15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17559 16493 17505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.83% 74.33% 75.42%
Number of salaries quoted 13823 13427 14865
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

User Stories
Salary Trend in the South East

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

User Stories Salary Trend in the South East

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the South East

User Stories
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Surrey +73 94 £50,000 - 4
Berkshire +5 43 £49,750 -17.08% 4
Hampshire +27 42 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £49,500 +41.42% 2
Oxfordshire - 14 £42,500 - 5
East Sussex -21 11 £30,000 -42.30% 2
West Sussex -7 4 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Middlesex +12 3 £50,000 +33.33%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 220 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.93%) Finance
3 124 (31.16%) Degree
4 121 (30.40%) C#
5 117 (29.40%) Scrum
6 98 (24.62%) SQL
7 97 (24.37%) Microsoft
8 95 (23.87%) HTML
8 95 (23.87%) JavaScript
9 92 (23.12%) TDD
10 91 (22.86%) .NET
11 79 (19.85%) Java
12 74 (18.59%) NUnit
13 73 (18.34%) Business Analysis
14 65 (16.33%) Unit Testing
15 64 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (16.08%) Project Management
16 63 (15.83%) CSS
16 63 (15.83%) QA
17 62 (15.58%) ISEB
18 61 (15.33%) Software Engineering
18 61 (15.33%) Performance Testing
19 59 (14.82%) Use Case
20 58 (14.57%) SQL Server
21 57 (14.32%) Computer Science
22 56 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
23 55 (13.82%) Test Automation
24 54 (13.57%) Telecoms
25 53 (13.32%) Visual Studio
26 52 (13.07%) Regression Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 25 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.50%) CMS
2 2 (0.50%) Apache
3 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.01%) MS Office
3 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.76%) Internet
2 5 (1.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.51%) NoSQL
2 6 (1.51%) MySQL
3 5 (1.26%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.75%) Riak
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 74 (18.59%) NUnit
2 56 (14.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (13.32%) Visual Studio
4 48 (12.06%) Rhino Mocks
5 32 (8.04%) Selenium
6 27 (6.78%) JIRA
7 16 (4.02%) MbUnit
8 14 (3.52%) WebDriver
9 12 (3.02%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (2.76%) WinRunner
10 11 (2.76%) Maven
11 10 (2.51%) Git (software)
12 9 (2.26%) Jenkins
12 9 (2.26%) Ant
13 8 (2.01%) Axure RP
13 8 (2.01%) Behat
14 6 (1.51%) JUnit
15 4 (1.01%) TestNG
15 4 (1.01%) Cucumber
16 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 147 (36.93%) Finance
2 54 (13.57%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.79%) Banking
4 26 (6.53%) Retail
4 26 (6.53%) Marketing
4 26 (6.53%) Advertising
5 15 (3.77%) Back Office
6 11 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.51%) Military
7 10 (2.51%) Law
7 10 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 162 (40.70%) Analyst
2 136 (34.17%) Business Analyst
3 132 (33.17%) Developer
4 68 (17.09%) Software Developer
5 44 (11.06%) Software Engineer
6 39 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
6 39 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
7 38 (9.55%) Senior Business Analyst
8 31 (7.79%) Test Engineer
9 30 (7.54%) Senior Software Engineer
10 28 (7.04%) Tester
11 26 (6.53%) Senior Developer
12 25 (6.28%) Senior Test Engineer
13 24 (6.03%) Senior Software Developer
14 23 (5.78%) Java Developer
15 21 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (5.03%) Java Software Engineer
16 20 (5.03%) Senior Java Software Engineer
17 19 (4.77%) Java Software Developer
17 19 (4.77%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (23.87%) HTML
2 91 (22.86%) .NET
3 63 (15.83%) CSS
4 41 (10.30%) HTML5
5 39 (9.80%) ASP.NET
6 37 (9.30%) jQuery
7 35 (8.79%) CSS3
8 31 (7.79%) RESTful
8 31 (7.79%) Spring
9 25 (6.28%) XML
10 22 (5.53%) Hibernate
11 17 (4.27%) Gherkin
12 13 (3.27%) Ajax
12 13 (3.27%) Web Services
13 12 (3.02%) JSON
14 10 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (2.26%) WCF
16 8 (2.01%) .NET Framework
16 8 (2.01%) XHTML
17 7 (1.76%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.32%) Computer Science
2 41 (10.30%) Mathematics
3 29 (7.29%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.03%) FMCG
5 7 (1.76%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.01%) Social Media
7 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.75%) Open Source
8 3 (0.75%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.75%) Statistics
9 2 (0.50%) iPad
10 1 (0.25%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.25%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.25%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.25%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.51%) Windows
2 8 (2.01%) Linux
3 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.40%) Scrum
3 92 (23.12%) TDD
4 73 (18.34%) Business Analysis
5 65 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 64 (16.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 64 (16.08%) Project Management
7 61 (15.33%) Software Engineering
7 61 (15.33%) Performance Testing
8 59 (14.82%) Use Case
9 55 (13.82%) Test Automation
10 52 (13.07%) Regression Testing
11 41 (10.30%) E-Commerce
12 40 (10.05%) Validation
13 39 (9.80%) Test Scripting
13 39 (9.80%) Waterfall
14 37 (9.30%) Workflow
15 35 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (8.79%) BDD
16 34 (8.54%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (30.40%) C#
2 98 (24.62%) SQL
3 95 (23.87%) JavaScript
4 79 (19.85%) Java
5 31 (7.79%) C++
6 7 (1.76%) C
6 7 (1.76%) Python
7 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.26%) PHP
9 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.01%) VB
9 4 (1.01%) VB6
10 3 (0.75%) Perl
10 3 (0.75%) Scala
11 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.50%) Groovy
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) IronPython
12 1 (0.25%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 124 (31.16%) Degree
2 62 (15.58%) ISEB
3 37 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 19 (4.77%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.51%) MCP
5 6 (1.51%) MCAD
5 6 (1.51%) MCSD
6 5 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PhD
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (15.83%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) zsh
Systems Management
1 31 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.03%) Oracle
3 12 (3.02%) TOWER Software
3 12 (3.02%) Ab Initio
3 12 (3.02%) Teradata
4 7 (1.76%) CA
5 4 (1.01%) Google
6 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (0.75%) Adobe
7 2 (0.50%) Progress
7 2 (0.50%) Symbian
7 2 (0.50%) Informatica
7 2 (0.50%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.25%) Dundas
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.25%) hybris
8 1 (0.25%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.25%) Sage
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burgess Hill
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £49000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
American Express
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 17 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
ADP Dealer Services
Salary: competitive package with excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago