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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 247 322 360
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +38
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 217 117 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.72% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 192 112 65
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 £34,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -0.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17483 16358 17452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.71% 74.64% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13669 13271 14808
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 £62,500 £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 1 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 1 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 +69 94 £50,000 - 6
Berkshire +2 45 £49,500 -17.50% 7
Hampshire +13 38 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £49,500 +41.42% 1
East Sussex -28 12 £30,000 -42.30% 1
Oxfordshire - 12 £42,500 - 5
West Sussex -11 4 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 214 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (37.62%) Finance
3 130 (32.18%) C#
4 127 (31.44%) Degree
5 118 (29.21%) Scrum
6 106 (26.24%) Microsoft
7 103 (25.50%) SQL
8 98 (24.26%) JavaScript
9 97 (24.01%) HTML
9 97 (24.01%) .NET
10 89 (22.03%) TDD
11 82 (20.30%) NUnit
12 80 (19.80%) Java
13 77 (19.06%) Business Analysis
14 70 (17.33%) Unit Testing
15 69 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
16 67 (16.58%) Project Management
17 66 (16.34%) ISEB
17 66 (16.34%) SQL Server
17 66 (16.34%) CSS
18 65 (16.09%) Use Case
18 65 (16.09%) QA
18 65 (16.09%) Performance Testing
19 63 (15.59%) Software Engineering
20 61 (15.10%) Visual Studio
21 60 (14.85%) Computer Science
22 59 (14.60%) Team Foundation Server
23 57 (14.11%) Test Automation
24 56 (13.86%) Rhino Mocks
24 56 (13.86%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.74%) CMS
3 2 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Office
2 8 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.48%) SaaS
2 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.48%) Internet
2 5 (1.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.49%) MySQL
3 5 (1.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.24%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) Riak
6 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 82 (20.30%) NUnit
2 61 (15.10%) Visual Studio
3 59 (14.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (13.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 33 (8.17%) Selenium
6 30 (7.43%) JIRA
7 16 (3.96%) MbUnit
8 14 (3.47%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (2.72%) Maven
9 11 (2.72%) WinRunner
9 11 (2.72%) Git (software)
10 9 (2.23%) Ant
10 9 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.98%) Behat
11 8 (1.98%) Axure RP
12 6 (1.49%) JUnit
13 5 (1.24%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.99%) TestNG
15 3 (0.74%) Toad
General
1 152 (37.62%) Finance
2 55 (13.61%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.66%) Banking
4 30 (7.43%) Advertising
4 30 (7.43%) Retail
5 24 (5.94%) Marketing
6 13 (3.22%) Back Office
7 11 (2.72%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.48%) Military
8 10 (2.48%) Law
9 4 (0.99%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 163 (40.35%) Analyst
2 139 (34.41%) Developer
3 135 (33.42%) Business Analyst
4 72 (17.82%) Software Developer
5 44 (10.89%) Software Engineer
6 39 (9.65%) Senior Analyst
7 38 (9.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 38 (9.41%) Senior Business Analyst
8 32 (7.92%) Test Engineer
9 29 (7.18%) Senior Software Engineer
10 27 (6.68%) Tester
11 26 (6.44%) Senior Test Engineer
12 24 (5.94%) Senior Developer
13 23 (5.69%) Senior Software Developer
14 22 (5.45%) C# Developer
15 21 (5.20%) Java Developer
16 19 (4.70%) Java Software Engineer
16 19 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 19 (4.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
17 18 (4.46%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.01%) HTML
1 97 (24.01%) .NET
2 66 (16.34%) CSS
3 45 (11.14%) HTML5
4 40 (9.90%) ASP.NET
5 39 (9.65%) CSS3
6 37 (9.16%) jQuery
7 29 (7.18%) Spring
8 27 (6.68%) RESTful
9 26 (6.44%) XML
10 21 (5.20%) Hibernate
11 20 (4.95%) Gherkin
12 13 (3.22%) Ajax
13 12 (2.97%) Web Services
14 11 (2.72%) JSON
14 11 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (2.23%) WCF
15 9 (2.23%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.98%) XHTML
17 7 (1.73%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.85%) Computer Science
2 46 (11.39%) Mathematics
3 25 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 24 (5.94%) FMCG
5 6 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.74%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.74%) Open Source
8 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.50%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) Social Media
10 1 (0.25%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.25%) Statistics
10 1 (0.25%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.25%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.25%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.48%) Windows
2 7 (1.73%) Linux
3 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (29.21%) Scrum
3 89 (22.03%) TDD
4 77 (19.06%) Business Analysis
5 70 (17.33%) Unit Testing
6 69 (17.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 67 (16.58%) Project Management
8 65 (16.09%) Use Case
8 65 (16.09%) Performance Testing
9 63 (15.59%) Software Engineering
10 57 (14.11%) Test Automation
11 56 (13.86%) Regression Testing
12 45 (11.14%) Validation
13 44 (10.89%) Waterfall
14 41 (10.15%) Workflow
15 39 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (9.65%) Test Scripting
16 37 (9.16%) UML
16 37 (9.16%) Workflow Management
17 36 (8.91%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 130 (32.18%) C#
2 103 (25.50%) SQL
3 98 (24.26%) JavaScript
4 80 (19.80%) Java
5 34 (8.42%) C++
6 7 (1.73%) Python
6 7 (1.73%) C
7 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.49%) PHP
7 6 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.99%) VB
8 4 (0.99%) VB6
9 3 (0.74%) Scala
10 2 (0.50%) Groovy
10 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) IronPython
11 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 127 (31.44%) Degree
2 66 (16.34%) ISEB
3 38 (9.41%) ISTQB
4 17 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.49%) MCP
5 6 (1.49%) MCAD
5 6 (1.49%) MCSD
5 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) PhD
7 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (16.09%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) zsh
Systems Management
1 34 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (26.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.19%) Oracle
3 14 (3.47%) TOWER Software
4 12 (2.97%) Teradata
4 12 (2.97%) Ab Initio
5 7 (1.73%) CA
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.74%) Adobe
6 3 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.50%) Progress
7 2 (0.50%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.50%) Symbian
7 2 (0.50%) Informatica
7 2 (0.50%) Google
8 1 (0.25%) Omniture
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.25%) HP
8 1 (0.25%) Sage
8 1 (0.25%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.25%) SAP
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-60k+CA+Bonus+Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £68000 - £75000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Health and Life
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Reigate
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Redhill
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago