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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 251 275 305
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +30
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1318 1238 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.12% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.29% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1003 1024
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%

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
85293 96198 103096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.88% 86.80% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71323 78610 83495
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +24 1218 £50,000 +5.26% 150
London +39 613 £55,000 - 82
South East +2 239 £47,500 - 22
South West +95 123 £42,500 +21.42% 7
East of England +59 88 £42,500 - 6
City of London +67 74 £57,500 +5.50% 18
West Midlands +17 63 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Surrey -2 47 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Berkshire -8 40 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Hampshire +12 39 £42,500 +8.97% 5
Scotland +11 38 £37,500 -1.31% 3
East Sussex +21 37 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Bristol +45 36 £32,500 -8.45% 4
Wiltshire - 36 £44,000 - 1
West Sussex +14 35 £55,000 +10.00%
North West +12 33 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Cambridgeshire -1 33 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -6 32 £42,500 -5.55% 8
East Midlands -56 29 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Cambridge 0 28 £48,000 +6.66% 1
Gloucestershire +27 26 £51,000 +14.60%
South Wales +8 24 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Wales +3 24 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Oxfordshire -11 23 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Leeds +6 22 £47,250 +5.00% 6
Manchester +4 22 £32,500 -7.14% 5
West Yorkshire -1 22 £47,250 +5.00% 8
Brighton +9 21 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Northamptonshire -10 21 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Swindon - 21 £41,250 - 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2236 (83.40%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (34.76%) Scrum
3 540 (20.14%) Finance
4 514 (19.17%) SQL
5 493 (18.39%) Business Analysis
6 475 (17.72%) QA
7 460 (17.16%) User Experience
8 429 (16.00%) SDLC
9 427 (15.93%) Degree
10 421 (15.70%) TDD
11 405 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
12 398 (14.85%) JIRA
13 387 (14.43%) HTML
14 385 (14.36%) Java
15 361 (13.47%) C#
16 360 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 354 (13.20%) BDD
18 349 (13.02%) E-Commerce
19 345 (12.87%) JavaScript
20 335 (12.50%) Microsoft
21 308 (11.49%) .NET
22 301 (11.23%) Use Case
23 299 (11.15%) CSS
24 294 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
25 288 (10.74%) Waterfall
26 285 (10.63%) Software Engineering
27 272 (10.15%) Project Management
28 269 (10.03%) Mentoring
28 269 (10.03%) Wireframes
29 265 (9.88%) OO

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
1 119 (4.44%) Confluence
2 62 (2.31%) CMS
3 35 (1.31%) Apache Pig
4 33 (1.23%) IIS
5 32 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.01%) JBoss
6 27 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 26 (0.97%) Drupal
8 25 (0.93%) Apache
9 20 (0.75%) Apache Spark
9 20 (0.75%) CICS
9 20 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.60%) WordPress
11 15 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.30%) Alfresco
16 8 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 129 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 79 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 65 (2.42%) MS Office
4 32 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (0.45%) Mingle
8 7 (0.26%) MS Project
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.11%) HipChat
11 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.037%) Gliffy
12 1 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.63%) Magento
3 15 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 15 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 15 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
5 7 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
6 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.19%) HFM
7 5 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.19%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.19%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.25%) SaaS
2 70 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 27 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
7 16 (0.60%) Google Play
8 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.52%) Force.com
8 14 (0.52%) IaaS
8 14 (0.52%) PaaS
9 8 (0.30%) Google Drive
10 6 (0.22%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.19%) GitHub
11 5 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.11%) AdWords
13 3 (0.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.53%) Internet
2 38 (1.42%) HTTP
3 16 (0.60%) LAN
3 16 (0.60%) WAN
4 10 (0.37%) HTTPS
5 9 (0.34%) Intranet
5 9 (0.34%) Skype
6 8 (0.30%) CTI
6 8 (0.30%) IPv4
7 6 (0.22%) Firewall
8 5 (0.19%) SSL
8 5 (0.19%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.15%) Broadband
9 4 (0.15%) DSL
9 4 (0.15%) SNMP
10 2 (0.075%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.075%) DNS
10 2 (0.075%) Extranet
11 1 (0.037%) SAN
11 1 (0.037%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.21%) Big Data
3 74 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 57 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 53 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 47 (1.75%) Apache Hive
7 47 (1.75%) MySQL
8 41 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (1.27%) NoSQL
10 33 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (1.04%) Neo4j
13 27 (1.01%) Impala
13 27 (1.01%) Mahout
14 26 (0.97%) DB2
15 25 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 20 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 398 (14.85%) JIRA
2 233 (8.69%) Selenium
3 189 (7.05%) Git (software)
4 165 (6.15%) Cucumber
5 146 (5.45%) Jenkins
6 126 (4.70%) JUnit
7 122 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 109 (4.07%) Visual Studio
8 109 (4.07%) WebDriver
9 101 (3.77%) NUnit
10 71 (2.65%) SoapUI
11 53 (1.98%) SpecFlow
12 47 (1.75%) FitNesse
13 44 (1.64%) Maven
14 43 (1.60%) Hudson
15 42 (1.57%) Subversion
15 42 (1.57%) Vagrant
16 41 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
17 31 (1.16%) JMeter
18 29 (1.08%) Axure RP
General
1 540 (20.14%) Finance
2 254 (9.47%) Retail
3 147 (5.48%) Banking
4 141 (5.26%) Marketing
5 121 (4.51%) Telecoms
6 104 (3.88%) Games
7 50 (1.86%) Law
8 49 (1.83%) Publishing
9 43 (1.60%) Advertising
10 37 (1.38%) Back Office
11 29 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.90%) Billing
13 19 (0.71%) Legal
14 18 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.63%) Online Betting
16 16 (0.60%) Electronics
17 13 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 6 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1109 (41.37%) Analyst
2 894 (33.35%) Business Analyst
3 509 (18.99%) Developer
4 227 (8.47%) Agile Business Analyst
5 186 (6.94%) Product Owner
6 165 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 144 (5.37%) Product Manager
8 142 (5.30%) Software Developer
9 121 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
10 119 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 118 (4.40%) Tester
12 112 (4.18%) Senior Business Analyst
13 102 (3.80%) Test Analyst
14 101 (3.77%) Test Engineer
15 98 (3.66%) Architect
15 98 (3.66%) C# Software Developer
15 98 (3.66%) Scrum Master
16 92 (3.43%) Java Developer
17 85 (3.17%) Digital Analyst
17 85 (3.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (14.43%) HTML
2 308 (11.49%) .NET
3 299 (11.15%) CSS
4 207 (7.72%) Web Services
5 187 (6.98%) XML
6 181 (6.75%) HTML5
7 131 (4.89%) REST
8 115 (4.29%) JSON
9 111 (4.14%) CSS3
10 110 (4.10%) Spring
11 84 (3.13%) Node.js
12 76 (2.83%) jQuery
13 74 (2.76%) ASP.NET
14 73 (2.72%) AngularJS
15 69 (2.57%) SOAP
16 64 (2.39%) Hibernate
17 61 (2.28%) Ajax
18 59 (2.20%) J2EE
19 58 (2.16%) RESTful
20 57 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 460 (17.16%) User Experience
2 405 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (9.06%) Computer Science
4 199 (7.42%) Mobile App
5 91 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 85 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 84 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (2.54%) Visualisation
9 53 (1.98%) Fintech
10 50 (1.86%) Client/Server
11 44 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 38 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 31 (1.16%) Mainframe
13 31 (1.16%) Statistics
14 29 (1.08%) Minimum Viable Product
15 28 (1.04%) FMCG
16 24 (0.90%) Algorithms
16 24 (0.90%) Video on Demand
17 20 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
17 20 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 126 (4.70%) Android
2 124 (4.63%) Windows
3 121 (4.51%) Apple iOS
4 76 (2.83%) Linux
5 74 (2.76%) Unix
6 21 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.19%) zOS
12 3 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.075%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2236 (83.40%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (34.76%) Scrum
3 493 (18.39%) Business Analysis
4 429 (16.00%) SDLC
5 421 (15.70%) TDD
6 360 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 354 (13.20%) BDD
8 349 (13.02%) E-Commerce
9 301 (11.23%) Use Case
10 294 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
11 288 (10.74%) Waterfall
12 285 (10.63%) Software Engineering
13 272 (10.15%) Project Management
14 269 (10.03%) Mentoring
14 269 (10.03%) Wireframes
15 265 (9.88%) OO
16 255 (9.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 243 (9.06%) Kanban
18 210 (7.83%) Open Source
19 199 (7.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 514 (19.17%) SQL
2 385 (14.36%) Java
3 361 (13.47%) C#
4 345 (12.87%) JavaScript
5 113 (4.21%) Ruby
6 109 (4.07%) Python
7 95 (3.54%) PHP
8 79 (2.95%) C++
9 52 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 50 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 47 (1.75%) Scala
12 46 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 45 (1.68%) Groovy
14 43 (1.60%) C
15 38 (1.42%) COBOL
16 32 (1.19%) Objective-C
17 29 (1.08%) Clojure
17 29 (1.08%) VBA
18 27 (1.01%) R
19 19 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 427 (15.93%) Degree
2 172 (6.42%) ISEB
3 124 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 100 (3.73%) ISTQB
5 43 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 29 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (0.71%) PhD
10 10 (0.37%) MCSD
10 10 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.34%) PMP
11 9 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.22%) APMP
13 6 (0.22%) CBAP
13 6 (0.22%) IIBA
13 6 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (17.72%) QA
2 29 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.37%) SEPA
4 9 (0.34%) SDET
5 7 (0.26%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.075%) SLA
8 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.037%) EMIR
8 1 (0.037%) FATCA
8 1 (0.037%) MiFID
8 1 (0.037%) UCITS
System Software
1 35 (1.31%) VirtualBox
2 28 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (0.71%) Docker
4 12 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.37%) HDFS
6 8 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.30%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) Firmware
8 2 (0.075%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (1.23%) Puppet
2 29 (1.08%) Ansible
3 26 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.37%) Ambari
4 10 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
6 8 (0.30%) Kibana
7 7 (0.26%) Terraform
8 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.15%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.11%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.11%) Nagios
11 2 (0.075%) Control-M
11 2 (0.075%) vRealize
Vendors
1 335 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (2.57%) Oracle
3 60 (2.24%) Google
4 56 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 44 (1.64%) SAP
6 38 (1.42%) Tableau
7 34 (1.27%) TOWER Software
8 33 (1.23%) hybris
9 30 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 30 (1.12%) Informatica
10 25 (0.93%) Rally
11 24 (0.90%) Capita
12 23 (0.86%) Apple
12 23 (0.86%) Cognos
13 22 (0.82%) HP
14 19 (0.71%) Cognizant
15 17 (0.63%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.63%) Talend
16 16 (0.60%) IBM
16 16 (0.60%) VMware
City, London
Send
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits and Career
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £36k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Page International
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + training and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £47000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Page International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Great Bens and onsite facilities
Posted: 2 days ago