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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 201 279 327
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +48
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 284 164 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.92% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 240 147 100
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
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
17037 17861 17139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.79% 80.30% 78.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13607 14066 13977
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,670
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.04%
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 £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +47 75 £60,000 +26.31% 3
Berkshire +19 70 £55,000 -10.20% 12
Hampshire +19 45 £39,000 -13.33% 3
East Sussex -5 31 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +27 26 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Oxfordshire +16 19 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Kent +27 14 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £40,000 -13.51%
Sussex +4 3 £35,000 -17.64%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 450 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (38.30%) Scrum
3 182 (34.34%) Finance
4 166 (31.32%) C#
5 129 (24.34%) SQL Server
5 129 (24.34%) Degree
6 125 (23.58%) HTML
6 125 (23.58%) JavaScript
7 122 (23.02%) Microsoft
8 115 (21.70%) SQL
9 113 (21.32%) .NET
10 112 (21.13%) Business Analysis
11 108 (20.38%) TDD
11 108 (20.38%) Computer Science
12 102 (19.25%) Use Case
12 102 (19.25%) Software Engineering
13 94 (17.74%) QA
14 93 (17.55%) Waterfall
15 87 (16.42%) CSS
16 85 (16.04%) Java
17 84 (15.85%) NUnit
18 83 (15.66%) Mathematics
19 79 (14.91%) Performance Testing
20 75 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
20 75 (14.15%) Rhino Mocks
21 74 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
21 74 (13.96%) Unit Testing
21 74 (13.96%) Visual Studio
22 68 (12.83%) Regression Testing
23 66 (12.45%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.08%) Apache
3 10 (1.89%) CMS
4 7 (1.32%) IIS
5 6 (1.13%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.94%) Orchard CMS
7 4 (0.75%) JBoss
7 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.19%) Node.js
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) DNN
Applications
1 59 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.94%) MS Project
5 5 (0.94%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.38%) MS Office
6 2 (0.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.98%) SaaS
2 13 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Force.com
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.51%) HTTP
2 6 (1.13%) Wireless
3 5 (0.94%) Internet
4 4 (0.75%) ATM
5 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.21%) MySQL
3 14 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.26%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Power View
10 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (15.85%) NUnit
2 75 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 75 (14.15%) Rhino Mocks
3 74 (13.96%) Visual Studio
4 39 (7.36%) JIRA
5 37 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 21 (3.96%) Selenium
7 13 (2.45%) Axure RP
8 11 (2.08%) WebDriver
9 10 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.94%) Subversion
13 4 (0.75%) Maven
13 4 (0.75%) MSI
13 4 (0.75%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.75%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.75%) PyUnit
14 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 182 (34.34%) Finance
2 49 (9.25%) Banking
3 47 (8.87%) Retail
3 47 (8.87%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.23%) Advertising
4 33 (6.23%) Marketing
5 9 (1.70%) Billing
6 5 (0.94%) Publishing
6 5 (0.94%) Automotive
7 4 (0.75%) Legal
7 4 (0.75%) Games
7 4 (0.75%) Electronics
7 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 225 (42.45%) Analyst
2 183 (34.53%) Business Analyst
3 181 (34.15%) Developer
4 60 (11.32%) Software Developer
5 50 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
6 48 (9.06%) Senior Developer
7 39 (7.36%) C# Developer
8 34 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
8 34 (6.42%) Senior Business Analyst
8 34 (6.42%) Software Engineer
9 32 (6.04%) Systems Analyst
10 30 (5.66%) Java Developer
11 27 (5.09%) .NET Developer
12 20 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
12 20 (3.77%) Tester
12 20 (3.77%) Project Manager
13 15 (2.83%) Business Systems Analyst
13 15 (2.83%) Test Engineer
14 13 (2.45%) Product Manager
14 13 (2.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (23.58%) HTML
2 113 (21.32%) .NET
3 87 (16.42%) CSS
4 59 (11.13%) HTML5
5 48 (9.06%) CSS3
6 45 (8.49%) XML
7 41 (7.74%) ASP.NET
8 38 (7.17%) Spring
9 35 (6.60%) .NET Framework
9 35 (6.60%) Web Services
10 33 (6.23%) jQuery
11 27 (5.09%) JSON
12 25 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 23 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (4.15%) AngularJS
15 18 (3.40%) RESTful
16 16 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (2.64%) WCF
18 11 (2.08%) REST
19 9 (1.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 108 (20.38%) Computer Science
2 83 (15.66%) Mathematics
3 56 (10.57%) User Experience
4 33 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.47%) FMCG
6 19 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.58%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.21%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.70%) Telematics
9 8 (1.51%) Open Source
9 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.51%) Physics
10 7 (1.32%) Social Media
11 5 (0.94%) Kindle
11 5 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.75%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.91%) Linux
2 21 (3.96%) Windows
3 12 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.08%) Android
5 6 (1.13%) UNIX
6 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (84.91%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (38.30%) Scrum
3 112 (21.13%) Business Analysis
4 108 (20.38%) TDD
5 102 (19.25%) Software Engineering
5 102 (19.25%) Use Case
6 93 (17.55%) Waterfall
7 79 (14.91%) Performance Testing
8 74 (13.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 74 (13.96%) Unit Testing
9 68 (12.83%) Regression Testing
10 66 (12.45%) Project Management
11 64 (12.08%) Workflow
12 61 (11.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (11.32%) Financial Modelling
13 60 (11.32%) UML
13 60 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (11.13%) Workflow Management
15 56 (10.57%) OO
16 51 (9.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 166 (31.32%) C#
2 125 (23.58%) JavaScript
3 115 (21.70%) SQL
4 85 (16.04%) Java
5 55 (10.38%) C++
6 32 (6.04%) Python
7 12 (2.26%) C
8 11 (2.08%) PHP
9 10 (1.89%) VB
10 8 (1.51%) Ruby
10 8 (1.51%) Perl
11 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.13%) VBScript
12 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.94%) VBA
12 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.57%) Groovy
15 2 (0.38%) XPath
15 2 (0.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 129 (24.34%) Degree
2 52 (9.81%) ISEB
3 20 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.70%) IIBA
7 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.38%) IC3 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (17.74%) QA
2 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.36%) TOWER Software
3 37 (6.98%) Oracle
4 8 (1.51%) HP
5 5 (0.94%) Cognos
6 4 (0.75%) Sybase
6 4 (0.75%) Informatica
6 4 (0.75%) Pega
7 3 (0.57%) Omniture
7 3 (0.57%) Google
8 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.38%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.19%) CA
9 1 (0.19%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.19%) Teradata
9 1 (0.19%) Epicor
9 1 (0.19%) Apple
9 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.19%) ATG
9 1 (0.19%) Vignette
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £600000 per annum + Private healthcare, 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50k plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Penson, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35K-£55K
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 10 days ago