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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 249 298 377
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +79
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 221 131 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.60% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.79% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 198 125 58
Average salary £49,750 £52,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.32% +15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £34,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
17455 16500 17517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.50% 76.18% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13490 13395 14836
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +71 92 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Berkshire +9 44 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Hampshire +14 42 £42,500 -19.04% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £49,500 +41.42% 1
East Sussex -25 14 £43,750 -15.86% 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £41,250 - 4
Kent -14 7 £62,500 +32.97% 2
Middlesex 0 3 £71,500 +14.40% 1
West Sussex -15 3 £55,000 +29.41% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 221 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (37.82%) Finance
3 149 (34.57%) C#
4 140 (32.48%) Degree
5 133 (30.86%) Scrum
6 124 (28.77%) Microsoft
7 115 (26.68%) SQL
8 110 (25.52%) .NET
8 110 (25.52%) JavaScript
9 103 (23.90%) HTML
10 99 (22.97%) NUnit
11 94 (21.81%) TDD
12 84 (19.49%) SQL Server
13 80 (18.56%) Unit Testing
14 79 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 78 (18.10%) Visual Studio
15 78 (18.10%) Java
15 78 (18.10%) Business Analysis
16 77 (17.87%) CSS
17 76 (17.63%) Computer Science
18 73 (16.94%) Performance Testing
18 73 (16.94%) Project Management
19 71 (16.47%) Software Engineering
20 70 (16.24%) Regression Testing
20 70 (16.24%) Rhino Mocks
21 69 (16.01%) QA
22 68 (15.78%) Use Case
23 67 (15.55%) ISEB
24 63 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
25 59 (13.69%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.16%) CMS
2 5 (1.16%) Apache
2 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.23%) WordPress
3 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.23%) nginx
3 1 (0.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.23%) Node.js
3 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.09%) MS Office
3 8 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.02%) SaaS
2 10 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.55%) Internet
2 9 (2.09%) HTTP
3 3 (0.70%) SSL
3 3 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.78%) MySQL
3 9 (2.09%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.62%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.23%) HBase
8 1 (0.23%) Riak
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 99 (22.97%) NUnit
2 78 (18.10%) Visual Studio
3 70 (16.24%) Rhino Mocks
4 63 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (8.82%) Selenium
6 36 (8.35%) JIRA
7 23 (5.34%) Git (software)
8 18 (4.18%) WebDriver
8 18 (4.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (3.71%) MbUnit
10 14 (3.25%) Maven
11 11 (2.55%) WinRunner
11 11 (2.55%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.32%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.09%) Ant
14 8 (1.86%) Subversion
14 8 (1.86%) Axure RP
14 8 (1.86%) Behat
15 6 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
15 6 (1.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 163 (37.82%) Finance
2 58 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.82%) Banking
4 34 (7.89%) Retail
4 34 (7.89%) Advertising
5 27 (6.26%) Marketing
6 11 (2.55%) Back Office
7 10 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.32%) Law
7 10 (2.32%) Military
8 9 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.93%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 165 (38.28%) Analyst
2 156 (36.19%) Developer
3 131 (30.39%) Business Analyst
4 78 (18.10%) Software Developer
5 46 (10.67%) Software Engineer
6 44 (10.21%) Senior Analyst
7 40 (9.28%) Senior Business Analyst
8 35 (8.12%) Agile Business Analyst
9 33 (7.66%) C# Developer
10 32 (7.42%) Test Engineer
11 26 (6.03%) Senior Test Engineer
12 25 (5.80%) Senior Software Engineer
12 25 (5.80%) Tester
13 21 (4.87%) .NET Developer
14 20 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (4.41%) Senior Developer
16 18 (4.18%) Senior Software Developer
17 16 (3.71%) Java Developer
17 16 (3.71%) Test Analyst
18 15 (3.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (25.52%) .NET
2 103 (23.90%) HTML
3 77 (17.87%) CSS
4 53 (12.30%) HTML5
5 46 (10.67%) ASP.NET
6 45 (10.44%) CSS3
7 41 (9.51%) jQuery
8 30 (6.96%) XML
9 26 (6.03%) RESTful
10 24 (5.57%) Gherkin
11 22 (5.10%) Spring
12 17 (3.94%) Ajax
13 16 (3.71%) Hibernate
13 16 (3.71%) WCF
14 15 (3.48%) Web Services
15 14 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (3.02%) .NET Framework
17 10 (2.32%) JSON
18 9 (2.09%) WPF
18 9 (2.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (17.63%) Computer Science
2 57 (13.23%) Mathematics
3 28 (6.50%) FMCG
4 26 (6.03%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.86%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.16%) Open Source
6 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.70%) Economics
8 3 (0.70%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.46%) iPad
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.23%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.23%) Social Network
10 1 (0.23%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.23%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.23%) GIS
10 1 (0.23%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.71%) Windows
2 15 (3.48%) Linux
3 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.70%) Android
5 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.46%) UNIX
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (30.86%) Scrum
3 94 (21.81%) TDD
4 80 (18.56%) Unit Testing
5 79 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 78 (18.10%) Business Analysis
7 73 (16.94%) Performance Testing
7 73 (16.94%) Project Management
8 71 (16.47%) Software Engineering
9 70 (16.24%) Regression Testing
10 68 (15.78%) Use Case
11 59 (13.69%) Test Automation
12 52 (12.06%) Validation
13 49 (11.37%) Waterfall
14 47 (10.90%) Workflow
15 45 (10.44%) UML
16 44 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (10.21%) Workflow Management
17 43 (9.98%) Code Coverage
17 43 (9.98%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 149 (34.57%) C#
2 115 (26.68%) SQL
3 110 (25.52%) JavaScript
4 78 (18.10%) Java
5 41 (9.51%) C++
6 12 (2.78%) C
7 10 (2.32%) PHP
7 10 (2.32%) Python
8 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.39%) Perl
11 4 (0.93%) VB
11 4 (0.93%) VB6
11 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.70%) Scala
12 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.46%) Ruby
13 2 (0.46%) Groovy
14 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.23%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 140 (32.48%) Degree
2 67 (15.55%) ISEB
3 38 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 17 (3.94%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.39%) MCP
5 6 (1.39%) MCAD
5 6 (1.39%) MCSD
6 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) PhD
8 1 (0.23%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (16.01%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) zsh
Systems Management
1 41 (9.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) Capistrano
2 3 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.57%) Oracle
3 18 (4.18%) TOWER Software
4 14 (3.25%) Ab Initio
4 14 (3.25%) Teradata
5 8 (1.86%) CA
6 4 (0.93%) Informatica
6 4 (0.93%) Adobe
6 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.70%) Percona
7 3 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.46%) Progress
8 2 (0.46%) Symbian
8 2 (0.46%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.23%) Ektron
9 1 (0.23%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.23%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.23%) Jaspersoft
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesex
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £68000 - £75000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Health and Life
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £60k - 85k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum £40,000 to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Hays UK - Fugro
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Mblox
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + share options
Posted: 6 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Fugro
Salary: £35,000 - 40,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago