The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 236 263 310
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +47
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1354 1318 1137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.20% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.37% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1115 1067 918
Median salary £49,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.02% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85989 96019 100080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.50% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71918 78944 79934
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,991
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Stories
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK.

User Stories Salary Trend in the UK

User Stories
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 within the UK.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the UK

User Stories
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 1263 £50,000 +1.01% 176
London +19 617 £55,000 - 87
South East -22 204 £47,500 +5.55% 34
East of England +104 138 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South West +38 98 £44,000 +23.94% 10
West Midlands +33 74 £45,000 +16.12% 9
Berkshire +11 62 £51,000 +13.33% 6
City of London +29 60 £50,000 -13.04% 19
East Midlands -12 47 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North West +31 46 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Gloucestershire +32 45 £55,000 +10.00%
Coventry +41 44 £45,000 +5.88% 2
East Sussex +24 42 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +25 38 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Cambridgeshire +18 38 £52,500 +20.68% 2
Yorkshire +5 38 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Brighton +22 34 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Surrey 0 31 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Essex +38 29 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Norfolk +17 29 £49,500 -
Reading -4 28 £50,500 +18.82% 1
Hampshire +2 27 £42,500 +8.97% 16
West Yorkshire +7 26 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Norwich +16 25 £49,500 -
Cambridge +13 25 £52,500 +20.68% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 25 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cheshire +47 24 £40,000 -13.51% 6
South Wales +14 24 £35,000 - 1
Wales +10 24 £35,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +37 23 £40,000 -1.84% 2

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2243 (82.25%) Agile Software Development
2 940 (34.47%) Scrum
3 539 (19.77%) Finance
4 505 (18.52%) SQL
5 504 (18.48%) Business Analysis
6 484 (17.75%) User Experience
7 457 (16.76%) QA
8 439 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
9 423 (15.51%) Degree
10 420 (15.40%) Java
11 411 (15.07%) TDD
12 404 (14.81%) HTML
13 392 (14.37%) JIRA
14 385 (14.12%) SDLC
15 362 (13.27%) E-Commerce
16 360 (13.20%) JavaScript
17 355 (13.02%) C#
18 350 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 334 (12.25%) BDD
20 332 (12.17%) Mentoring
21 314 (11.51%) Use Case
22 305 (11.18%) CSS
23 301 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
24 296 (10.85%) Wireframes
25 295 (10.82%) .NET
26 284 (10.41%) Waterfall
27 267 (9.79%) Project Management
28 258 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
29 256 (9.39%) Microsoft
30 245 (8.98%) Software Engineering

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 130 (4.77%) Confluence
2 62 (2.27%) CMS
3 42 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.47%) Apache Pig
5 34 (1.25%) Apache
6 30 (1.10%) Drupal
6 30 (1.10%) IIS
6 30 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 24 (0.88%) JBoss
9 23 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.73%) CICS
11 19 (0.70%) WordPress
12 15 (0.55%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.33%) nginx
15 9 (0.33%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 96 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 55 (2.02%) MS Office
4 18 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
6 15 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.44%) Mingle
8 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.29%) InVision
10 5 (0.18%) MS Project
11 3 (0.11%) HipChat
11 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.037%) Flinto
12 1 (0.037%) Gliffy
12 1 (0.037%) InDesign
12 1 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 48 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 17 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 17 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.44%) Magento
4 10 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
5 7 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.18%) HFM
7 5 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.18%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.15%) BASE24
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 88 (3.23%) SaaS
2 69 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 24 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
7 15 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.55%) PaaS
8 14 (0.51%) Google Play
9 13 (0.48%) Google Drive
10 10 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.33%) Force.com
11 9 (0.33%) IaaS
12 6 (0.22%) Basecamp
12 6 (0.22%) Lucidchart
13 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.15%) Office 365
14 4 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.58%) Internet
2 41 (1.50%) HTTP
3 26 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 16 (0.59%) Skype
4 16 (0.59%) SSL
4 16 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.51%) Firewall
6 11 (0.40%) LAN
6 11 (0.40%) WAN
7 10 (0.37%) CTI
8 9 (0.33%) Intranet
8 9 (0.33%) IPv4
9 8 (0.29%) SNMP
10 5 (0.18%) FCoE
11 4 (0.15%) Broadband
11 4 (0.15%) DSL
11 4 (0.15%) RFID
11 4 (0.15%) VLAN
12 2 (0.073%) 3GPP
12 2 (0.073%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.89%) Big Data
3 92 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 66 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 61 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 52 (1.91%) MySQL
8 50 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (1.65%) NoSQL
10 44 (1.61%) Apache Hive
11 42 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 36 (1.32%) Data Mining
13 34 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.06%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.03%) Redis
17 25 (0.92%) Impala
17 25 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (0.88%) Mahout
19 22 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 392 (14.37%) JIRA
2 230 (8.43%) Selenium
3 171 (6.27%) Git (software)
4 158 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 150 (5.50%) Cucumber
6 127 (4.66%) WebDriver
7 108 (3.96%) JUnit
7 108 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 76 (2.79%) Visual Studio
9 74 (2.71%) NUnit
10 65 (2.38%) SoapUI
11 47 (1.72%) Vagrant
12 46 (1.69%) Maven
13 43 (1.58%) SpecFlow
14 38 (1.39%) Subversion
15 37 (1.36%) FitNesse
15 37 (1.36%) TestNG
16 35 (1.28%) JMeter
16 35 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
17 34 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 539 (19.77%) Finance
2 239 (8.76%) Retail
3 170 (6.23%) Marketing
4 152 (5.57%) Banking
5 107 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 96 (3.52%) Games
7 61 (2.24%) Back Office
8 58 (2.13%) Publishing
9 42 (1.54%) Advertising
10 38 (1.39%) Law
11 36 (1.32%) Legal
12 31 (1.14%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.92%) Investment Banking
14 24 (0.88%) Billing
15 16 (0.59%) Front Office
16 14 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.44%) Electronics
18 11 (0.40%) Online Betting
19 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 7 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1192 (43.71%) Analyst
2 963 (35.31%) Business Analyst
3 506 (18.56%) Developer
4 219 (8.03%) Agile Business Analyst
5 193 (7.08%) Product Owner
6 160 (5.87%) Senior Analyst
7 148 (5.43%) Senior Business Analyst
8 146 (5.35%) Product Manager
9 136 (4.99%) Senior Developer
10 124 (4.55%) C# Developer
11 120 (4.40%) Java Developer
11 120 (4.40%) Software Developer
12 111 (4.07%) Test Analyst
12 111 (4.07%) Tester
13 108 (3.96%) Digital Analyst
14 102 (3.74%) Scrum Master
15 99 (3.63%) Digital Business Analyst
16 96 (3.52%) Architect
17 81 (2.97%) Test Engineer
18 77 (2.82%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (14.81%) HTML
2 305 (11.18%) CSS
3 295 (10.82%) .NET
4 213 (7.81%) Web Services
5 185 (6.78%) XML
6 169 (6.20%) HTML5
7 126 (4.62%) REST
8 117 (4.29%) JSON
9 116 (4.25%) Spring
10 98 (3.59%) CSS3
11 91 (3.34%) Node.js
12 84 (3.08%) Hibernate
13 80 (2.93%) jQuery
14 74 (2.71%) AngularJS
15 65 (2.38%) SOAP
16 64 (2.35%) RESTful
17 59 (2.16%) Ajax
18 58 (2.13%) ASP.NET
19 55 (2.02%) J2EE
20 50 (1.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 484 (17.75%) User Experience
2 439 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (8.03%) Computer Science
4 214 (7.85%) Mobile App
5 92 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 71 (2.60%) Visualisation
7 65 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.13%) Mathematics
9 54 (1.98%) Fintech
10 42 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 38 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 37 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.03%) iPad
13 28 (1.03%) Statistics
14 27 (0.99%) Mainframe
15 24 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
17 21 (0.77%) FMCG
18 20 (0.73%) Wiki
19 16 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 116 (4.25%) Android
2 115 (4.22%) Apple iOS
3 107 (3.92%) Windows
4 96 (3.52%) Linux
5 37 (1.36%) Unix
6 15 (0.55%) Windows Phone
7 13 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.26%) VMS
13 2 (0.073%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.073%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.037%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2243 (82.25%) Agile Software Development
2 940 (34.47%) Scrum
3 504 (18.48%) Business Analysis
4 411 (15.07%) TDD
5 385 (14.12%) SDLC
6 362 (13.27%) E-Commerce
7 350 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 334 (12.25%) BDD
9 332 (12.17%) Mentoring
10 314 (11.51%) Use Case
11 301 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
12 296 (10.85%) Wireframes
13 284 (10.41%) Waterfall
14 267 (9.79%) Project Management
15 258 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 245 (8.98%) Software Engineering
17 238 (8.73%) OO
18 234 (8.58%) Kanban
19 228 (8.36%) Coaching
20 216 (7.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 505 (18.52%) SQL
2 420 (15.40%) Java
3 360 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 355 (13.02%) C#
5 111 (4.07%) Python
6 107 (3.92%) PHP
7 85 (3.12%) C++
8 82 (3.01%) C
8 82 (3.01%) Ruby
9 72 (2.64%) Scala
10 62 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 54 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 43 (1.58%) Objective-C
13 38 (1.39%) Groovy
14 33 (1.21%) Clojure
14 33 (1.21%) VB.NET
15 27 (0.99%) COBOL
15 27 (0.99%) R
16 26 (0.95%) VBA
17 24 (0.88%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 423 (15.51%) Degree
2 187 (6.86%) ISEB
3 148 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 104 (3.81%) ISTQB
5 56 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.73%) PMP
10 18 (0.66%) PhD
11 8 (0.29%) CCNA
11 8 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.29%) CISSP
11 8 (0.29%) GIAC
11 8 (0.29%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.29%) MCSE
11 8 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.29%) Security+ Certification
11 8 (0.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 457 (16.76%) QA
2 27 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.55%) SDET
4 9 (0.33%) SEPA
5 7 (0.26%) ISO20022
6 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.11%) MiFID
8 1 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.037%) EMIR
8 1 (0.037%) FATCA
8 1 (0.037%) SLA
8 1 (0.037%) UCITS
System Software
1 39 (1.43%) Docker
2 33 (1.21%) VirtualBox
3 25 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.37%) HDFS
6 9 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.33%) KVM
7 5 (0.18%) Firmware
7 5 (0.18%) NFS
7 5 (0.18%) Samba
7 5 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.11%) vSphere
9 2 (0.073%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (1.58%) Puppet
2 39 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (1.36%) Ansible
4 11 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (0.37%) Ambari
6 9 (0.33%) Kibana
7 7 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
9 5 (0.18%) Nagios
10 4 (0.15%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.11%) Salt
12 2 (0.073%) Control-M
12 2 (0.073%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.073%) Terraform
12 2 (0.073%) vRealize
13 1 (0.037%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 256 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 72 (2.64%) Google
3 70 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
4 68 (2.49%) Oracle
5 51 (1.87%) SAP
6 50 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 35 (1.28%) Tableau
8 30 (1.10%) Apple
8 30 (1.10%) Informatica
9 27 (0.99%) HP
10 26 (0.95%) Rally
11 25 (0.92%) hybris
12 22 (0.81%) Capita
12 22 (0.81%) Cognos
12 22 (0.81%) IBM
13 21 (0.77%) Adobe
13 21 (0.77%) VMware
14 18 (0.66%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.62%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.55%) TOWER Software
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Various
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Jenkins Jacob
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Beneftis
Posted: Yesterday
West London
SLS Services Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Freshtechit
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Collinson Group
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: 10% pension 25 days holiday
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago