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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 285 314 345
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +31
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 174 126 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.56% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.74% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 166 109 95
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,850 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18838 17086 18386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.35% 76.12% 75.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14894 13837 15749
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +15 41 £66,000 +20.00%
Surrey -2 41 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Hampshire +19 30 £44,000 -7.36% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £46,250 +23.33%
East Sussex -2 16 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Oxfordshire -5 15 £38,500 +60.41% 3
Middlesex +6 5 £77,500 +87.87% 1
West Sussex -4 5 £42,500 -
Kent -18 5 £45,000 +20.00%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 181 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.43%) Scrum
3 77 (25.16%) Degree
4 76 (24.84%) Finance
5 74 (24.18%) TDD
6 71 (23.20%) .NET
7 70 (22.88%) QA
8 69 (22.55%) C#
8 69 (22.55%) Java
8 69 (22.55%) JavaScript
9 60 (19.61%) HTML
9 60 (19.61%) SQL
10 55 (17.97%) E-Commerce
11 49 (16.01%) Software Engineering
12 48 (15.69%) Business Analysis
13 46 (15.03%) Microsoft
14 44 (14.38%) Computer Science
15 42 (13.73%) Spring
16 41 (13.40%) Marketing
17 40 (13.07%) Project Management
18 38 (12.42%) Use Case
19 37 (12.09%) ASP.NET
20 36 (11.76%) Hibernate
21 35 (11.44%) CSS
21 35 (11.44%) Test Automation
22 34 (11.11%) jQuery
22 34 (11.11%) MS Excel
23 32 (10.46%) SOA
24 31 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
25 30 (9.80%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.61%) Apache
3 6 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Project
4 3 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 17 (5.56%) Riak
3 11 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.63%) MySQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) HBase
6 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.33%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (8.17%) JIRA
3 18 (5.88%) NUnit
4 14 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.58%) Selenium
5 12 (3.92%) Maven
6 9 (2.94%) MbUnit
6 9 (2.94%) Axure RP
6 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.61%) Ant
7 8 (2.61%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.96%) IntelliJ
8 6 (1.96%) JUnit
9 4 (1.31%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (0.98%) Calabash
10 3 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.65%) JBehave
11 2 (0.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 76 (24.84%) Finance
2 41 (13.40%) Marketing
3 24 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.92%) Back Office
4 12 (3.92%) Advertising
5 10 (3.27%) Banking
6 9 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.29%) Military
7 7 (2.29%) Law
7 7 (2.29%) Legal
7 7 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.31%) Billing
9 3 (0.98%) Retail
9 3 (0.98%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 110 (35.95%) Analyst
2 103 (33.66%) Business Analyst
3 90 (29.41%) Developer
4 49 (16.01%) Software Engineer
5 43 (14.05%) Software Developer
6 37 (12.09%) Java Developer
7 32 (10.46%) Senior Developer
7 32 (10.46%) Senior Software Engineer
8 30 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
8 30 (9.80%) Senior Software Developer
8 30 (9.80%) Java Software Developer
8 30 (9.80%) Tester
9 29 (9.48%) Java Software Engineer
10 27 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (8.50%) Senior Java Software Developer
12 25 (8.17%) Senior Java Software Engineer
13 23 (7.52%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (7.19%) Senior Business Analyst
15 18 (5.88%) QA Tester
16 17 (5.56%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (23.20%) .NET
2 60 (19.61%) HTML
3 42 (13.73%) Spring
4 37 (12.09%) ASP.NET
5 36 (11.76%) Hibernate
6 35 (11.44%) CSS
7 34 (11.11%) jQuery
8 24 (7.84%) RESTful
9 18 (5.88%) JSP
9 18 (5.88%) XML
10 15 (4.90%) Ajax
11 13 (4.25%) WCF
12 12 (3.92%) Web Services
12 12 (3.92%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.94%) Gherkin
13 9 (2.94%) HTML5
14 8 (2.61%) JSON
14 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (2.29%) WPF
15 7 (2.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.38%) Computer Science
2 30 (9.80%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.27%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.27%) Statistics
4 10 (3.27%) Social Media
5 7 (2.29%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.29%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.96%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.65%) NHS
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
10 1 (0.33%) Open Source
10 1 (0.33%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.84%) Linux
2 15 (4.90%) Windows
3 8 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (28.43%) Scrum
3 74 (24.18%) TDD
4 55 (17.97%) E-Commerce
5 49 (16.01%) Software Engineering
6 48 (15.69%) Business Analysis
7 40 (13.07%) Project Management
8 38 (12.42%) Use Case
9 35 (11.44%) Test Automation
10 32 (10.46%) SOA
11 31 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (9.80%) Information Security
13 26 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (8.50%) Waterfall
14 25 (8.17%) Mobile Application Development
14 25 (8.17%) Test Scripting
15 22 (7.19%) Usability Testing
16 21 (6.86%) Manual Testing
16 21 (6.86%) Automated Testing
17 19 (6.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (22.55%) C#
1 69 (22.55%) Java
1 69 (22.55%) JavaScript
2 60 (19.61%) SQL
3 29 (9.48%) C++
4 18 (5.88%) Python
5 16 (5.23%) Perl
6 8 (2.61%) PHP
7 6 (1.96%) VB
7 6 (1.96%) VB6
8 5 (1.63%) C
9 4 (1.31%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.33%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 77 (25.16%) Degree
2 26 (8.50%) ISEB
3 20 (6.54%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.96%) MCP
5 6 (1.96%) MCAD
5 6 (1.96%) MCSD
5 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (22.88%) QA
2 8 (2.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Dublin Core
Vendors
1 46 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.82%) Oracle
3 11 (3.59%) Google
4 4 (1.31%) Symbian
4 4 (1.31%) Ab Initio
5 2 (0.65%) Progress
5 2 (0.65%) Niku
5 2 (0.65%) Teradata
6 1 (0.33%) hybris
6 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.33%) Sage
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe
6 1 (0.33%) Siebel
6 1 (0.33%) SAP
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
Jagger Talent Commercial Recruiters
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + full corporate benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £61,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Middlesex
Sky
Posted: 17 days ago