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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 245 293 385
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +92
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 216 145 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.69% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.88% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 197 137 59
Average salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £33,450 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
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
17517 16491 17758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.84% 78.19% 77.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13542 13509 15025
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +37 77 £50,000 - 4
Hampshire +18 44 £42,500 -22.72% 9
Berkshire -5 31 £49,500 -19.18% 6
East Sussex -18 19 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £49,500 +41.42% 4
Oxfordshire - 16 £37,500 - 3
Kent -3 13 £62,500 +32.97% 1
Middlesex 0 5 £71,500 +14.40%
West Sussex -17 4 £40,000 -20.00%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 370 (84.47%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (36.76%) Finance
3 153 (34.93%) Degree
4 151 (34.47%) C#
5 148 (33.79%) Scrum
6 127 (29.00%) Microsoft
7 119 (27.17%) SQL
8 110 (25.11%) JavaScript
9 104 (23.74%) HTML
10 101 (23.06%) .NET
11 100 (22.83%) NUnit
12 93 (21.23%) Computer Science
13 91 (20.78%) SQL Server
14 86 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 84 (19.18%) TDD
16 83 (18.95%) Visual Studio
17 82 (18.72%) CSS
18 80 (18.26%) Business Analysis
18 80 (18.26%) Unit Testing
19 79 (18.04%) Software Engineering
20 78 (17.81%) Rhino Mocks
21 77 (17.58%) Project Management
22 75 (17.12%) Regression Testing
22 75 (17.12%) Java
23 74 (16.89%) QA
23 74 (16.89%) Use Case
24 71 (16.21%) Performance Testing
25 67 (15.30%) ISEB
26 65 (14.84%) Mathematics
27 61 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.51%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.60%) Apache
3 7 (1.60%) CMS
4 5 (1.14%) IIS
4 5 (1.14%) nginx
4 5 (1.14%) Node.js
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.46%) Confluence
5 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Documentum
6 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.28%) MS Office
3 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Tridion
3 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.97%) SaaS
2 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Force.com
3 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.42%) HTTP
2 13 (2.97%) Internet
3 5 (1.14%) SMS
3 5 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.20%) MySQL
3 10 (2.28%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.46%) OLAP
9 2 (0.46%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.23%) DataStage
10 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.23%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 100 (22.83%) NUnit
2 83 (18.95%) Visual Studio
3 78 (17.81%) Rhino Mocks
4 61 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (9.82%) Selenium
6 35 (7.99%) JIRA
7 31 (7.08%) Git (software)
8 20 (4.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (4.34%) WebDriver
10 17 (3.88%) Maven
11 14 (3.20%) Cucumber
12 13 (2.97%) Jenkins
13 12 (2.74%) MbUnit
14 11 (2.51%) Subversion
14 11 (2.51%) WinRunner
15 9 (2.05%) Ant
16 8 (1.83%) LoadRunner
16 8 (1.83%) Behat
16 8 (1.83%) Selenium IDE
17 7 (1.60%) Axure RP
General
1 161 (36.76%) Finance
2 57 (13.01%) Telecoms
3 42 (9.59%) Retail
4 41 (9.36%) Banking
5 40 (9.13%) Advertising
6 22 (5.02%) Marketing
7 11 (2.51%) Back Office
8 8 (1.83%) Law
9 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.60%) Military
10 6 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.14%) Publishing
12 4 (0.91%) Games
13 3 (0.68%) Billing
14 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.23%) Automotive
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 165 (37.67%) Analyst
2 158 (36.07%) Developer
3 130 (29.68%) Business Analyst
4 77 (17.58%) Software Developer
5 45 (10.27%) Software Engineer
5 45 (10.27%) Senior Analyst
6 42 (9.59%) C# Developer
7 39 (8.90%) Senior Business Analyst
8 31 (7.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 29 (6.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 29 (6.62%) .NET Developer
10 28 (6.39%) Test Engineer
11 23 (5.25%) Senior Software Engineer
12 22 (5.02%) Tester
12 22 (5.02%) Senior Test Engineer
13 21 (4.79%) Project Manager
14 18 (4.11%) Test Analyst
15 16 (3.65%) Senior Developer
16 15 (3.42%) Automation Engineer
17 14 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (23.74%) HTML
2 101 (23.06%) .NET
3 82 (18.72%) CSS
4 58 (13.24%) HTML5
5 46 (10.50%) CSS3
6 43 (9.82%) ASP.NET
7 39 (8.90%) XML
8 37 (8.45%) jQuery
9 26 (5.94%) Gherkin
10 23 (5.25%) RESTful
11 22 (5.02%) Web Services
12 19 (4.34%) Spring
13 18 (4.11%) WCF
14 15 (3.42%) Ajax
15 14 (3.20%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.20%) Hibernate
16 13 (2.97%) WPF
17 12 (2.74%) JSON
17 12 (2.74%) Dojo
17 12 (2.74%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (21.23%) Computer Science
2 65 (14.84%) Mathematics
3 51 (11.64%) User Experience
4 34 (7.76%) FMCG
5 29 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.02%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.05%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.14%) Economics
9 5 (1.14%) GIS
9 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.14%) Social Media
9 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.91%) Open Source
10 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.68%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
12 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.23%) Social Network
12 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.79%) Linux
2 17 (3.88%) Windows
3 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.37%) Android
5 5 (1.14%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.14%) UNIX
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (84.47%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (33.79%) Scrum
3 86 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 84 (19.18%) TDD
5 80 (18.26%) Business Analysis
5 80 (18.26%) Unit Testing
6 79 (18.04%) Software Engineering
7 77 (17.58%) Project Management
8 75 (17.12%) Regression Testing
9 74 (16.89%) Use Case
10 71 (16.21%) Performance Testing
11 55 (12.56%) Test Automation
12 54 (12.33%) Validation
13 52 (11.87%) UML
14 49 (11.19%) Workflow
14 49 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (11.19%) Waterfall
15 48 (10.96%) Workflow Management
16 47 (10.73%) Financial Modelling
17 46 (10.50%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 151 (34.47%) C#
2 119 (27.17%) SQL
3 110 (25.11%) JavaScript
4 75 (17.12%) Java
5 42 (9.59%) C++
6 12 (2.74%) PHP
7 11 (2.51%) C
8 10 (2.28%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.28%) Python
9 9 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.83%) Perl
11 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.68%) Scala
12 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.46%) Ruby
13 2 (0.46%) Groovy
14 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.23%) VB6
14 1 (0.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 153 (34.93%) Degree
2 67 (15.30%) ISEB
3 31 (7.08%) ISTQB
4 21 (4.79%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.68%) MCP
6 3 (0.68%) MCAD
6 3 (0.68%) MCSD
7 1 (0.23%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (16.89%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) HL7
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) zsh
Systems Management
1 45 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.14%) Capistrano
2 5 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 127 (29.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.02%) Oracle
3 19 (4.34%) TOWER Software
4 16 (3.65%) Ab Initio
4 16 (3.65%) Teradata
5 8 (1.83%) CA
6 6 (1.37%) Informatica
7 5 (1.14%) Adobe
7 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.14%) JBoss
7 5 (1.14%) Percona
8 3 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.46%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.46%) Progress
9 2 (0.46%) Vignette
9 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.46%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.46%) Ektron
10 1 (0.23%) Omniture
Portsmouth
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
High Wycombe
Hudson - London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novation Solutions
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25 - 30k
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novation Solutions
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum 31 days holiday, pension, healthca
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 14 days ago