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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 226 247 314
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +67
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 251 227 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 1.01% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.24% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 185 201 121
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,100 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
17036 18256 16876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.11% 80.92% 78.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13929 14142 13727
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 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 August 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
Berkshire +27 62 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Surrey -29 53 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Oxfordshire +31 37 £45,000 +9.09% 3
West Sussex +19 25 £41,000 -25.45% 2
Hampshire +2 24 £38,250 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £45,000 -9.09%
East Sussex +20 17 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Kent 0 8 £42,500 -32.00%
Middlesex 0 1 £50,000 -30.06%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 465 (88.07%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (39.02%) Scrum
3 140 (26.52%) Degree
4 135 (25.57%) Finance
5 129 (24.43%) TDD
6 118 (22.35%) Java
7 117 (22.16%) Business Analysis
8 104 (19.70%) QA
9 100 (18.94%) JavaScript
10 89 (16.86%) Waterfall
11 86 (16.29%) C#
12 85 (16.10%) SDLC
13 81 (15.34%) Unit Testing
14 80 (15.15%) Web Services
15 79 (14.96%) SQL
16 75 (14.20%) HTML
16 75 (14.20%) Use Case
16 75 (14.20%) Computer Science
17 72 (13.64%) JIRA
17 72 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 71 (13.45%) CSS
18 71 (13.45%) ISEB
18 71 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
19 70 (13.26%) .NET
19 70 (13.26%) Software Engineering
20 67 (12.69%) Automated Testing
20 67 (12.69%) Regression Testing
21 66 (12.50%) Performance Testing
22 61 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
23 59 (11.17%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (4.17%) Apache
2 16 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 13 (2.46%) Confluence
4 9 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.52%) Node.js
6 5 (0.95%) IIS
7 3 (0.57%) JBoss
7 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.19%) CICS
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 30 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Office
5 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.76%) Mingle
6 2 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.38%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
1 19 (3.60%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 7 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Magento
5 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.38%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.89%) SaaS
2 7 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.52%) ATM
1 8 (1.52%) Wireless
2 5 (0.95%) HTTP
3 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.30%) MySQL
3 18 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.03%) Couchbase
5 14 (2.65%) Big Data
6 12 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.38%) DB2
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 72 (13.64%) JIRA
2 44 (8.33%) Maven
3 38 (7.20%) NUnit
4 34 (6.44%) Rhino Mocks
5 32 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 32 (6.06%) Selenium
6 28 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (4.73%) Cucumber
7 25 (4.73%) Jenkins
8 24 (4.55%) Subversion
9 19 (3.60%) Eclipse
10 17 (3.22%) Git (software)
11 15 (2.84%) HP UFT
11 15 (2.84%) Ant
11 15 (2.84%) Gradle
12 11 (2.08%) Mocha
12 11 (2.08%) Grunt
13 10 (1.89%) JUnit
13 10 (1.89%) TestNG
14 6 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 135 (25.57%) Finance
2 48 (9.09%) Retail
3 39 (7.39%) Marketing
4 30 (5.68%) Banking
5 29 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.84%) Advertising
7 7 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.33%) Back Office
8 6 (1.14%) Automotive
9 5 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (42.23%) Analyst
2 184 (34.85%) Business Analyst
3 129 (24.43%) Developer
4 51 (9.66%) Agile Business Analyst
5 48 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.63%) QA Engineer
7 32 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 30 (5.68%) Software Engineer
8 30 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 29 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
9 29 (5.49%) Test Analyst
10 28 (5.30%) Senior Business Analyst
11 25 (4.73%) Web Developer
12 22 (4.17%) Product Owner
13 20 (3.79%) Tester
14 19 (3.60%) Test Engineer
14 19 (3.60%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
15 16 (3.03%) Project Manager
16 15 (2.84%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.15%) Web Services
2 75 (14.20%) HTML
3 71 (13.45%) CSS
4 70 (13.26%) .NET
5 35 (6.63%) HTML5
6 34 (6.44%) AngularJS
7 30 (5.68%) XML
8 28 (5.30%) ASP.NET
9 26 (4.92%) Spring
9 26 (4.92%) REST
9 26 (4.92%) CSS3
10 25 (4.73%) jQuery
11 23 (4.36%) .NET Framework
11 23 (4.36%) JSON
12 18 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (3.22%) RESTful
13 17 (3.22%) SOAP
14 16 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (3.03%) Entity Framework
14 16 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.20%) Computer Science
2 71 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (7.95%) User Experience
4 37 (7.01%) Mathematics
5 18 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.03%) Social Media
7 14 (2.65%) FMCG
8 11 (2.08%) Physics
8 11 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.52%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.52%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.14%) iPad
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (0.76%) Telematics
13 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.47%) Linux
2 32 (6.06%) Windows
3 26 (4.92%) Android
4 25 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.03%) CentOS
6 13 (2.46%) UNIX
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (88.07%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (39.02%) Scrum
3 129 (24.43%) TDD
4 117 (22.16%) Business Analysis
5 89 (16.86%) Waterfall
6 85 (16.10%) SDLC
7 81 (15.34%) Unit Testing
8 75 (14.20%) Use Case
9 72 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (13.26%) Software Engineering
11 67 (12.69%) Automated Testing
11 67 (12.69%) Regression Testing
12 66 (12.50%) Performance Testing
13 61 (11.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 57 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (10.61%) Manual Testing
15 56 (10.61%) Mentoring
15 56 (10.61%) E-Commerce
16 53 (10.04%) UML
17 49 (9.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (22.35%) Java
2 100 (18.94%) JavaScript
3 86 (16.29%) C#
4 79 (14.96%) SQL
5 42 (7.95%) Python
6 23 (4.36%) C++
7 16 (3.03%) PHP
8 11 (2.08%) Ruby
9 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.14%) Delphi
11 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.57%) Groovy
12 3 (0.57%) C
12 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.57%) Perl
13 2 (0.38%) COBOL
13 2 (0.38%) JCL
13 2 (0.38%) XPath
13 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 140 (26.52%) Degree
2 71 (13.45%) ISEB
3 22 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 15 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.57%) IC3 Certification
8 2 (0.38%) HNC
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (19.70%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 47 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.03%) Puppet
2 16 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (11.17%) Oracle
2 50 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.06%) HP
3 32 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 17 (3.22%) TOWER Software
5 16 (3.03%) hybris
5 16 (3.03%) Splunk
6 11 (2.08%) Pega
7 8 (1.52%) Thunderhead
7 8 (1.52%) Omniture
7 8 (1.52%) CODA
7 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.14%) ATG
8 6 (1.14%) PayPal
9 5 (0.95%) SAP
10 4 (0.76%) Informatica
10 4 (0.76%) LANDesk
11 3 (0.57%) Google
12 2 (0.38%) TSYS
13 1 (0.19%) MuleSoft
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