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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 269 295 354
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +59
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1177 1050 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.94% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.14% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 997 846 679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 2015. 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 +36 1104 £50,000 +5.26% 153
London +13 520 £55,000 +10.00% 69
South East +78 284 £49,500 +10.00% 34
Yorkshire +31 84 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Surrey +47 75 £60,000 +26.31% 6
Berkshire +19 70 £55,000 -10.20% 13
East of England -9 67 £46,250 +8.82% 9
City of London -19 60 £55,000 +12.82% 14
West Yorkshire +8 59 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Leeds +17 52 £37,500 -3.22% 5
Reigate +37 46 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +3 46 £38,000 +1.33% 7
Hampshire +19 45 £39,000 -13.33% 4
East Midlands +43 41 £40,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire +40 41 £47,500 +5.55% 6
North West -11 40 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Cambridge +40 39 £48,750 +9.55% 3
East Sussex -5 31 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Brighton -7 28 £40,000 +18.51% 2
West Sussex +27 26 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland +14 26 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 25 £35,000 -25.01% 1
Nottingham +13 25 £35,000 -25.01% 1
Wales - 25 £32,500 - 2
Manchester +9 24 £31,500 -30.00% 4
West Midlands -30 21 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Oxfordshire +16 19 £42,500 +10.38% 3
South Wales - 18 £32,500 - 1
Wiltshire +17 17 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Slough -2 17 £49,500 -26.66% 3

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1795 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (37.03%) Scrum
3 533 (23.67%) Finance
4 477 (21.18%) SQL
5 467 (20.74%) QA
6 442 (19.63%) Business Analysis
7 421 (18.69%) HTML
8 405 (17.98%) JavaScript
9 380 (16.87%) C#
10 371 (16.47%) Use Case
11 369 (16.39%) Degree
12 367 (16.30%) E-Commerce
13 353 (15.67%) TDD
14 352 (15.63%) User Experience
15 326 (14.48%) Java
16 320 (14.21%) Waterfall
17 319 (14.17%) Project Management
18 313 (13.90%) Retail
19 307 (13.63%) .NET
20 292 (12.97%) CSS
21 286 (12.70%) Microsoft
22 272 (12.08%) SQL Server
23 254 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
24 244 (10.83%) UML
25 239 (10.61%) ISEB
25 239 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
26 228 (10.12%) Unit Testing
27 225 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
28 223 (9.90%) Software Engineering
29 219 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 58 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.18%) CMS
3 34 (1.51%) Confluence
4 31 (1.38%) Apache Pig
5 28 (1.24%) IIS
6 19 (0.84%) JBoss
6 19 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.80%) Apache
8 10 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.44%) Node.js
9 7 (0.31%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.27%) Mule
10 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.22%) Orchard CMS
12 4 (0.18%) EPiServer CMS
12 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.18%) WordPress
12 4 (0.18%) FileNet
13 3 (0.13%) SAS
13 3 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 164 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 62 (2.75%) Photoshop
4 49 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.87%) MS Office
6 26 (1.15%) MS Project
7 19 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 16 (0.71%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.13%) Mingle
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 37 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 24 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 7 (0.31%) Magento
4 3 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.089%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.089%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.089%) Agresso
6 1 (0.044%) Tridion
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.044%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 79 (3.51%) SaaS
2 42 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
4 31 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 17 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.31%) Force.com
6 7 (0.31%) PaaS
7 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.089%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.044%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.13%) Internet
2 43 (1.91%) HTTP
3 19 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.62%) CTI
5 9 (0.40%) Wireless
5 9 (0.40%) Network Security
6 5 (0.22%) Broadband
7 4 (0.18%) DNS
7 4 (0.18%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.18%) DSL
7 4 (0.18%) ATM
8 3 (0.13%) SSL
8 3 (0.13%) IPv4
8 3 (0.13%) IPv6
8 3 (0.13%) VPN
9 2 (0.089%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.044%) SNMP
10 1 (0.044%) SMS
10 1 (0.044%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.044%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 54 (2.40%) NoSQL
4 54 (2.40%) Big Data
5 50 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (1.64%) MySQL
7 37 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 35 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.42%) Apache Hive
10 31 (1.38%) Impala
10 31 (1.38%) Mahout
11 22 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (0.93%) RDBMS
13 20 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 203 (9.01%) JIRA
2 161 (7.15%) Selenium
3 154 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 124 (5.51%) Git (software)
5 109 (4.84%) NUnit
6 106 (4.71%) Cucumber
7 103 (4.57%) Visual Studio
8 86 (3.82%) Rhino Mocks
9 83 (3.69%) Jenkins
10 74 (3.29%) WebDriver
11 68 (3.02%) Axure RP
12 53 (2.35%) JUnit
13 49 (2.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 44 (1.95%) Maven
15 34 (1.51%) Eclipse
16 33 (1.47%) Subversion
16 33 (1.47%) Yeoman
17 29 (1.29%) Ant
18 28 (1.24%) JMeter
18 28 (1.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 533 (23.67%) Finance
2 313 (13.90%) Retail
3 210 (9.33%) Marketing
4 165 (7.33%) Banking
5 162 (7.19%) Telecoms
6 103 (4.57%) Advertising
7 56 (2.49%) Games
8 43 (1.91%) Publishing
9 39 (1.73%) Law
10 29 (1.29%) Back Office
11 23 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 22 (0.98%) Legal
13 18 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.58%) Billing
17 12 (0.53%) Automotive
18 9 (0.40%) Front Office
19 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
20 5 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1081 (48.00%) Analyst
2 895 (39.74%) Business Analyst
3 495 (21.98%) Developer
4 170 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
5 166 (7.37%) Agile Business Analyst
6 159 (7.06%) Senior Business Analyst
7 122 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 109 (4.84%) Test Analyst
8 109 (4.84%) Software Developer
9 99 (4.40%) Java Developer
10 95 (4.22%) Systems Analyst
11 91 (4.04%) Designer
12 89 (3.95%) Software Engineer
13 82 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 81 (3.60%) Tester
15 73 (3.24%) QA Engineer
16 69 (3.06%) C# Developer
17 68 (3.02%) Product Manager
18 67 (2.98%) Product Owner
19 64 (2.84%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (18.69%) HTML
2 307 (13.63%) .NET
3 292 (12.97%) CSS
4 209 (9.28%) XML
5 200 (8.88%) HTML5
6 153 (6.79%) Web Services
7 149 (6.62%) jQuery
8 137 (6.08%) CSS3
9 104 (4.62%) ASP.NET
10 88 (3.91%) Spring
11 83 (3.69%) JSON
12 73 (3.24%) .NET Framework
13 67 (2.98%) SOAP
14 63 (2.80%) RESTful
14 63 (2.80%) REST
15 55 (2.44%) Gherkin
16 48 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 42 (1.87%) WPF
18 40 (1.78%) Ajax
19 37 (1.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 352 (15.63%) User Experience
2 254 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 217 (9.64%) Computer Science
4 130 (5.77%) Mobile App
5 123 (5.46%) Mathematics
6 120 (5.33%) Open Source
7 74 (3.29%) FMCG
8 58 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 55 (2.44%) Visualisation
10 43 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.29%) iPhone
12 23 (1.02%) Social Media
13 21 (0.93%) Statistics
14 20 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.84%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.71%) iPad
16 16 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
17 15 (0.67%) Telematics
18 14 (0.62%) Algorithms
18 14 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 127 (5.64%) Apple iOS
2 93 (4.13%) Android
3 71 (3.15%) Windows
4 55 (2.44%) Linux
5 52 (2.31%) UNIX
6 15 (0.67%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
8 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.089%) Debian
9 2 (0.089%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.044%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.044%) Solaris
10 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1795 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (37.03%) Scrum
3 442 (19.63%) Business Analysis
4 371 (16.47%) Use Case
5 367 (16.30%) E-Commerce
6 353 (15.67%) TDD
7 320 (14.21%) Waterfall
8 319 (14.17%) Project Management
9 244 (10.83%) UML
10 239 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 228 (10.12%) Unit Testing
12 225 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
13 223 (9.90%) Software Engineering
14 219 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 184 (8.17%) BDD
16 181 (8.04%) Test Scripting
17 174 (7.73%) Analytics
18 158 (7.02%) OO
19 151 (6.71%) MVC
20 146 (6.48%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 477 (21.18%) SQL
2 405 (17.98%) JavaScript
3 380 (16.87%) C#
4 326 (14.48%) Java
5 107 (4.75%) C++
6 104 (4.62%) Python
7 77 (3.42%) Ruby
8 60 (2.66%) PHP
9 49 (2.18%) T-SQL
10 40 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.60%) VBA
12 33 (1.47%) C
13 31 (1.38%) Clojure
14 30 (1.33%) Objective-C
15 28 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.11%) R
17 18 (0.80%) Perl
17 18 (0.80%) VB
18 14 (0.62%) Delphi
18 14 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 369 (16.39%) Degree
2 239 (10.61%) ISEB
3 62 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 51 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 42 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.71%) ACCA
7 16 (0.71%) CIMA
8 12 (0.53%) IIBA
9 11 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.18%) CBAP
12 2 (0.089%) IC3 Certification
12 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.089%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.044%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (20.74%) QA
2 16 (0.71%) WAI
3 13 (0.58%) ISO 8583
4 10 (0.44%) SLA
5 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.40%) Basel III
6 8 (0.36%) CRD IV
6 8 (0.36%) Basel II
6 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.044%) WCAG
8 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (1.38%) VirtualBox
2 22 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.18%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.38%) Vagrant
3 13 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.58%) Puppet
4 12 (0.53%) Ansible
5 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 286 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 100 (4.44%) Oracle
3 61 (2.71%) TOWER Software
4 46 (2.04%) Google
5 26 (1.15%) Apple
6 25 (1.11%) VMware
7 19 (0.84%) SAP
7 19 (0.84%) IBM
8 16 (0.71%) Adobe
9 15 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.62%) Cisco
11 13 (0.58%) HP
12 10 (0.44%) Epicor
13 9 (0.40%) Business Objects
13 9 (0.40%) Sourcefire
14 8 (0.36%) hybris
15 7 (0.31%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.31%) KANA
15 7 (0.31%) Omniture
16 6 (0.27%) Informatica
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50k plus bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Circa £30,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
North Plains
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
North Plains
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £50700 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday