The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 278 381 387
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1118 659 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.76% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 901 562 546
Average salary £50,000 £45,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.49% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,150 £33,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%

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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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
England +109 1042 £50,000 +6.10% 111
London +71 476 £55,000 +10.00% 50
South East +72 217 £50,000 -3.84% 22
East of England +66 105 £44,000 +3.52% 7
Yorkshire +4 105 £40,000 +17.64% 10
Surrey +73 97 £52,500 -4.54% 6
City of London +3 87 £55,000 +15.78% 11
West Yorkshire -1 80 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Leeds -6 71 £41,000 +20.58% 4
Reigate +18 52 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North West +9 51 £35,000 - 8
South West +10 49 £37,500 +2.73% 4
Berkshire -5 47 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Bedfordshire +28 46 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Cambridgeshire +21 41 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Hampshire +19 39 £42,500 -19.04% 6
East Midlands -2 38 £40,857 -13.98% 6
Bristol +16 37 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Bedford +16 31 £42,500 +8.97% 5
Manchester +9 25 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Wales +18 23 £25,190 -9.22% 3
South Wales +13 23 £25,190 -9.22% 2
Slough -8 23 £49,500 -17.50% 1
Cambridge +11 22 £40,000 -
Scotland -4 21 £35,000 -9.09% 6
Woking - 20 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire -3 18 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Northamptonshire -11 18 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £49,500 +10.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 15 £35,625 +9.61% 2

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1063 (46.68%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (40.93%) Scrum
3 558 (24.51%) Business Analysis
4 522 (22.92%) Finance
5 519 (22.79%) QA
6 486 (21.34%) Degree
7 481 (21.12%) SQL
8 478 (20.99%) .NET
9 471 (20.69%) C#
10 432 (18.97%) TDD
11 420 (18.45%) E-Commerce
12 403 (17.70%) Java
13 401 (17.61%) JavaScript
14 396 (17.39%) Microsoft
15 371 (16.29%) HTML
16 326 (14.32%) CSS
17 318 (13.97%) Project Management
18 315 (13.83%) Use Case
19 291 (12.78%) Marketing
20 286 (12.56%) UML
21 277 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
22 264 (11.59%) BDD
23 256 (11.24%) Retail
24 251 (11.02%) SQL Server
25 234 (10.28%) Selenium
26 232 (10.19%) Unit Testing
27 228 (10.01%) XML
28 217 (9.53%) ISEB
29 210 (9.22%) Test Automation
30 205 (9.00%) JIRA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 74 (3.25%) CMS
2 56 (2.46%) Apache
3 54 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 39 (1.71%) Confluence
5 36 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 18 (0.79%) Drupal
7 18 (0.79%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.40%) IIS
10 8 (0.35%) WordPress
10 8 (0.35%) Node.js
11 7 (0.31%) Alfresco
11 7 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.31%) nginx
11 7 (0.31%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.31%) Jetty
11 7 (0.31%) Documentum
12 6 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 169 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 34 (1.49%) MS Office
4 16 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.66%) MS Project
5 15 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.18%) Mingle
8 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 34 (1.49%) Magento
2 25 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.044%) Tridion
6 1 (0.044%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.05%) SaaS
2 35 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.26%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.22%) GitHub
10 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.088%) Trello
11 2 (0.088%) Route 53
11 2 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.84%) Internet
2 30 (1.32%) HTTP
3 22 (0.97%) SNMP
4 11 (0.48%) Intranet
5 9 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 8 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.35%) DNS
7 6 (0.26%) DHCP
7 6 (0.26%) FTP
7 6 (0.26%) IPsec
8 4 (0.18%) Firewall
8 4 (0.18%) VPN
8 4 (0.18%) Extranet
9 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.13%) SMS
10 2 (0.088%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.088%) SSL
10 2 (0.088%) DSL
11 1 (0.044%) DAB
11 1 (0.044%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 86 (3.78%) MySQL
4 75 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 70 (3.07%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 22 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 18 (0.79%) Impala
13 17 (0.75%) Mahout
14 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.57%) Data Mart
16 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (0.44%) Big Data
17 10 (0.44%) Redis
18 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 234 (10.28%) Selenium
2 205 (9.00%) JIRA
3 165 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 156 (6.85%) Cucumber
5 149 (6.54%) Visual Studio
6 123 (5.40%) Git (software)
7 114 (5.01%) NUnit
8 107 (4.70%) Jenkins
9 85 (3.73%) WebDriver
10 83 (3.65%) QuickTest Pro
11 74 (3.25%) Rhino Mocks
12 61 (2.68%) Hudson
13 55 (2.42%) Subversion
14 48 (2.11%) Bugzilla
15 47 (2.06%) Maven
16 42 (1.84%) SpecFlow
17 41 (1.80%) SoapUI
18 34 (1.49%) TeamCity
19 33 (1.45%) JUnit
20 30 (1.32%) JMeter
General
1 522 (22.92%) Finance
2 291 (12.78%) Marketing
3 256 (11.24%) Retail
4 158 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 157 (6.90%) Games
6 129 (5.67%) Banking
7 103 (4.52%) Advertising
8 61 (2.68%) Publishing
9 56 (2.46%) Back Office
10 48 (2.11%) Law
11 28 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.75%) Multimedia
14 16 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.61%) Automotive
16 11 (0.48%) Legal
17 10 (0.44%) Military
18 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.31%) German Language
19 6 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1001 (43.96%) Analyst
2 828 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 518 (22.75%) Developer
4 226 (9.93%) Agile Business Analyst
5 128 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
6 122 (5.36%) Senior Business Analyst
7 97 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 93 (4.08%) QA Engineer
9 92 (4.04%) Product Manager
10 89 (3.91%) C# Developer
10 89 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 86 (3.78%) Architect
12 84 (3.69%) Software Engineer
13 83 (3.65%) Senior Developer
14 78 (3.43%) Test Analyst
15 74 (3.25%) Project Manager
16 73 (3.21%) Tester
16 73 (3.21%) .NET Developer
17 72 (3.16%) Test Engineer
18 69 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (20.99%) .NET
2 371 (16.29%) HTML
3 326 (14.32%) CSS
4 228 (10.01%) XML
5 195 (8.56%) Web Services
6 192 (8.43%) jQuery
7 164 (7.20%) ASP.NET
8 133 (5.84%) HTML5
9 114 (5.01%) SOAP
10 109 (4.79%) CSS3
11 105 (4.61%) RESTful
12 97 (4.26%) .NET Framework
13 93 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 87 (3.82%) Spring
15 86 (3.78%) Gherkin
16 84 (3.69%) JSON
17 68 (2.99%) Ajax
18 65 (2.85%) WCF
19 58 (2.55%) J2EE
20 56 (2.46%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 191 (8.39%) Computer Science
2 137 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 123 (5.40%) Open Source
4 81 (3.56%) Mathematics
5 80 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.33%) FMCG
7 36 (1.58%) Visualisation
8 35 (1.54%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.32%) Blog
10 27 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
11 25 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.92%) Social Media
13 18 (0.79%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.66%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.57%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
16 12 (0.53%) EPoS
16 12 (0.53%) Economics
17 11 (0.48%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 123 (5.40%) Linux
2 102 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 93 (4.08%) Android
4 71 (3.12%) Windows
5 33 (1.45%) UNIX
6 17 (0.75%) Debian
7 13 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1063 (46.68%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (40.93%) Scrum
3 558 (24.51%) Business Analysis
4 432 (18.97%) TDD
5 420 (18.45%) E-Commerce
6 318 (13.97%) Project Management
7 315 (13.83%) Use Case
8 286 (12.56%) UML
9 277 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 264 (11.59%) BDD
11 232 (10.19%) Unit Testing
12 210 (9.22%) Test Automation
13 205 (9.00%) Software Engineering
14 202 (8.87%) OO
15 199 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
16 197 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 194 (8.52%) Test Scripting
18 190 (8.34%) Waterfall
19 185 (8.12%) MVC
20 174 (7.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 481 (21.12%) SQL
2 471 (20.69%) C#
3 403 (17.70%) Java
4 401 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 137 (6.02%) Ruby
6 128 (5.62%) Python
7 106 (4.66%) T-SQL
8 105 (4.61%) PHP
9 72 (3.16%) C++
10 37 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.58%) C
12 28 (1.23%) VB
13 21 (0.92%) Perl
14 18 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 18 (0.79%) VBA
14 18 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 16 (0.70%) R
16 15 (0.66%) Clojure
17 14 (0.61%) VBScript
18 13 (0.57%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 486 (21.34%) Degree
2 217 (9.53%) ISEB
3 62 (2.72%) ISTQB
4 40 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 33 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.27%) CBAP
7 20 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.31%) ACCA
9 7 (0.31%) CIMA
10 6 (0.26%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.26%) MCP
10 6 (0.26%) MCAD
10 6 (0.26%) MCSD
11 5 (0.22%) IIBA
12 4 (0.18%) PMP
12 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.044%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (22.79%) QA
2 7 (0.31%) MiFID
3 6 (0.26%) FATCA
3 6 (0.26%) EMIR
4 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.18%) SLA
4 4 (0.18%) WCAG
5 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.044%) WAI
6 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (0.61%) Varnish
2 8 (0.35%) VirtualBox
2 8 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.26%) Xen
4 2 (0.088%) zsh
5 1 (0.044%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 70 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.14%) Puppet
3 11 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.40%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.35%) Ansible
6 4 (0.18%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 396 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 128 (5.62%) Oracle
3 52 (2.28%) Google
4 40 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (1.62%) JBoss
6 36 (1.58%) HP
7 30 (1.32%) Adobe
8 24 (1.05%) hybris
9 20 (0.88%) Ab Initio
9 20 (0.88%) Teradata
10 17 (0.75%) TOWER Software
11 15 (0.66%) Informatica
12 13 (0.57%) Cognos
13 10 (0.44%) IBM
13 10 (0.44%) Perforce
13 10 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.40%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.40%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.35%) CA
15 8 (0.35%) VMware
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Fugro
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
British Airways
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Towers Watson
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £200 - £260 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
AB Recruit
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - BENS
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago