The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 216 276 322
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +46
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 242 135 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 0.68% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.84% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 215 104 104
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
User Stories
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16799 15977 17115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.99% 80.26% 77.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13572 12611 14606
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 £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Surrey +50 81 £50,000 +42.85% 10
Berkshire -4 59 £55,000 - 7
Hampshire +7 47 £39,000 -10.85% 4
West Sussex +7 20 £35,000 -27.08% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 14 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East Sussex -16 13 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 7 £40,000 -1.84% 2
Kent -2 6 £42,500 -18.26% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 417 (85.63%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (38.60%) Scrum
3 166 (34.09%) Finance
4 164 (33.68%) C#
5 145 (29.77%) Degree
6 136 (27.93%) SQL Server
7 127 (26.08%) Computer Science
8 126 (25.87%) Microsoft
9 119 (24.44%) SQL
10 118 (24.23%) HTML
10 118 (24.23%) JavaScript
11 107 (21.97%) .NET
12 101 (20.74%) Business Analysis
13 98 (20.12%) Software Engineering
14 93 (19.10%) NUnit
15 90 (18.48%) CSS
16 89 (18.28%) TDD
16 89 (18.28%) Mathematics
17 87 (17.86%) Visual Studio
18 85 (17.45%) Use Case
19 84 (17.25%) Rhino Mocks
20 82 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
21 78 (16.02%) QA
22 72 (14.78%) Waterfall
23 69 (14.17%) Project Management
24 68 (13.96%) Performance Testing
25 67 (13.76%) Java
25 67 (13.76%) Regression Testing
26 66 (13.55%) Workflow
27 63 (12.94%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.87%) CMS
3 12 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.46%) Apache
4 9 (1.85%) IIS
5 7 (1.44%) JBoss
6 6 (1.23%) Node.js
6 6 (1.23%) nginx
7 4 (0.82%) Orchard CMS
7 4 (0.82%) Confluence
7 4 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.21%) Documentum
9 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.03%) MS Project
5 5 (1.03%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.41%) MS Office
7 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Tridion
2 3 (0.62%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.98%) SaaS
2 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) PaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.29%) HTTP
2 9 (1.85%) Internet
3 5 (1.03%) SMS
3 5 (1.03%) SSL
4 4 (0.82%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (27.93%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.11%) MySQL
3 16 (3.29%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.29%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Power View
10 4 (0.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.62%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.41%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (0.41%) OLAP
12 2 (0.41%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 93 (19.10%) NUnit
2 87 (17.86%) Visual Studio
3 84 (17.25%) Rhino Mocks
4 60 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (10.68%) Git (software)
6 42 (8.62%) JIRA
7 27 (5.54%) Selenium
8 16 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (3.08%) Subversion
9 15 (3.08%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.87%) WebDriver
11 13 (2.67%) Axure RP
12 9 (1.85%) Maven
13 8 (1.64%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.23%) Jenkins
14 6 (1.23%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (1.03%) Eclipse
16 3 (0.62%) MSI
16 3 (0.62%) PyUnit
General
1 166 (34.09%) Finance
2 49 (10.06%) Retail
3 46 (9.45%) Telecoms
4 45 (9.24%) Banking
5 38 (7.80%) Advertising
6 29 (5.95%) Marketing
7 10 (2.05%) Billing
8 8 (1.64%) Publishing
9 3 (0.62%) Electronics
9 3 (0.62%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (41.68%) Analyst
2 177 (36.34%) Developer
3 166 (34.09%) Business Analyst
4 62 (12.73%) Software Developer
5 49 (10.06%) C# Developer
6 45 (9.24%) .NET Developer
7 38 (7.80%) Senior Analyst
7 38 (7.80%) Agile Business Analyst
8 32 (6.57%) Software Engineer
8 32 (6.57%) Senior Business Analyst
9 29 (5.95%) Senior Developer
10 28 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.72%) Systems Analyst
11 23 (4.72%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.90%) Java Developer
13 14 (2.87%) ScrumMaster
13 14 (2.87%) Test Analyst
14 13 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
14 13 (2.67%) Tester
15 12 (2.46%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (24.23%) HTML
2 107 (21.97%) .NET
3 90 (18.48%) CSS
4 61 (12.53%) HTML5
5 53 (10.88%) XML
6 43 (8.83%) CSS3
7 40 (8.21%) ASP.NET
8 36 (7.39%) .NET Framework
9 30 (6.16%) Web Services
10 28 (5.75%) JSON
10 28 (5.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 27 (5.54%) Spring
12 26 (5.34%) jQuery
13 23 (4.72%) AngularJS
13 23 (4.72%) WCF
14 21 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (4.31%) RESTful
15 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (3.08%) REST
17 14 (2.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 127 (26.08%) Computer Science
2 89 (18.28%) Mathematics
3 60 (12.32%) User Experience
4 32 (6.57%) FMCG
5 25 (5.13%) Mobile App
6 19 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.70%) Data Structures
8 16 (3.29%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.85%) Telematics
11 8 (1.64%) Open Source
12 7 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.44%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.44%) Social Media
13 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.23%) GIS
14 5 (1.03%) Economics
14 5 (1.03%) Physics
15 4 (0.82%) iPad
15 4 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.78%) Linux
2 26 (5.34%) Windows
3 11 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.05%) Android
4 10 (2.05%) UNIX
5 5 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (85.63%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (38.60%) Scrum
3 101 (20.74%) Business Analysis
4 98 (20.12%) Software Engineering
5 89 (18.28%) TDD
6 85 (17.45%) Use Case
7 82 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 72 (14.78%) Waterfall
9 69 (14.17%) Project Management
10 68 (13.96%) Performance Testing
11 67 (13.76%) Regression Testing
12 66 (13.55%) Workflow
13 63 (12.94%) OO
14 62 (12.73%) Unit Testing
15 60 (12.32%) Workflow Management
16 59 (12.11%) UML
16 59 (12.11%) Financial Modelling
17 58 (11.91%) Continuous Improvement
18 55 (11.29%) Validation
19 54 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (33.68%) C#
2 119 (24.44%) SQL
3 118 (24.23%) JavaScript
4 67 (13.76%) Java
5 57 (11.70%) C++
6 23 (4.72%) Python
7 18 (3.70%) C
8 16 (3.29%) PHP
9 12 (2.46%) Perl
10 10 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.85%) VB
12 8 (1.64%) Ruby
13 7 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.03%) VBA
16 3 (0.62%) VBScript
16 3 (0.62%) PHP5
17 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 145 (29.77%) Degree
2 46 (9.45%) ISEB
3 21 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.23%) IIBA
5 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (16.02%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 54 (11.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.03%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.21%) cPanel
Vendors
1 126 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.19%) TOWER Software
3 24 (4.93%) Oracle
4 6 (1.23%) Informatica
5 5 (1.03%) Ab Initio
5 5 (1.03%) Teradata
5 5 (1.03%) Cognos
5 5 (1.03%) Percona
6 4 (0.82%) Sybase
7 3 (0.62%) Omniture
7 3 (0.62%) Google
7 3 (0.62%) Adobe
7 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.62%) Vignette
7 3 (0.62%) Ektron
7 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.41%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.41%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.41%) CA
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-45k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45 - 63k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 -40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £40,000 - £60,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 35- 47k
Posted: 5 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 days ago