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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 289 339 437
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +98
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1092 848 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.97% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 948 708 424
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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
93404 87809 88797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.09% 81.58% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 75620 72127 74915
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +39 1019 £50,000 +5.26% 125
London +26 461 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East +71 243 £49,250 +3.68% 37
East of England +44 99 £43,750 +9.37% 11
Yorkshire -26 85 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Surrey +40 83 £50,000 - 7
City of London -27 61 £55,000 +4.76% 6
West Yorkshire -32 58 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Leeds -32 50 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Hampshire +24 47 £41,000 -6.81% 13
Reigate +9 47 £47,500 -13.63% 1
North West -4 46 £40,000 - 9
Bedfordshire +19 42 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Cambridgeshire +23 39 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Bedford +27 38 £43,750 +12.17% 2
South West -37 34 £36,542 -18.79% 11
Berkshire +9 33 £49,500 -20.80% 10
East Midlands +13 32 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cambridge +14 28 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Scotland +20 22 £37,000 -3.89% 4
Southampton +20 22 £40,000 +11.13% 7
Kent +8 22 £62,500 +32.97%
Cheshire +2 21 £32,500 -28.57% 5
Northamptonshire -13 20 £42,500 -10.52%
Manchester -16 20 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £51,250 +46.42% 1
East Sussex -22 18 £47,500 +30.13%
Northampton -15 17 £42,500 -10.52%
Bristol -44 16 £37,500 -21.05% 3
South Yorkshire -15 15 £32,500 -13.33%

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1796 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (42.08%) Scrum
3 518 (23.36%) Business Analysis
4 514 (23.18%) Finance
5 489 (22.06%) QA
6 485 (21.88%) Degree
7 475 (21.43%) SQL
8 419 (18.90%) C#
9 401 (18.09%) TDD
10 384 (17.32%) E-Commerce
11 369 (16.64%) Microsoft
12 368 (16.60%) .NET
13 365 (16.46%) Project Management
14 358 (16.15%) JavaScript
15 356 (16.06%) Use Case
16 350 (15.79%) Java
17 348 (15.70%) User Experience
18 337 (15.20%) HTML
19 321 (14.48%) CSS
20 298 (13.44%) UML
21 280 (12.63%) Retail
22 276 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
23 267 (12.04%) SQL Server
24 261 (11.77%) Computer Science
25 260 (11.73%) JIRA
26 254 (11.46%) Marketing
27 243 (10.96%) BDD
28 233 (10.51%) Software Engineering
29 224 (10.10%) OO
29 224 (10.10%) Selenium

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 70 (3.16%) CMS
2 47 (2.12%) Apache
3 40 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 38 (1.71%) JBoss
5 35 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.35%) Confluence
7 25 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 20 (0.90%) IIS
9 18 (0.81%) nginx
10 17 (0.77%) Node.js
11 11 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.45%) Jetty
13 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.36%) Drupal
14 8 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.27%) Documentum
15 6 (0.27%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.23%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 151 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.85%) Photoshop
3 35 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.53%) MS Office
5 24 (1.08%) Fireworks
6 23 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
7 21 (0.95%) MS Project
7 21 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
8 15 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 39 (1.76%) Google Analytics
2 31 (1.40%) Magento
3 14 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.14%) Tridion
6 2 (0.090%) Agresso
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 109 (4.92%) SaaS
2 28 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.63%) Google Apps
7 11 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (0.41%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.23%) GitHub
10 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.14%) PaaS
11 2 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.090%) Force.com
11 2 (0.090%) Route 53
11 2 (0.090%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.98%) HTTP
2 42 (1.89%) Internet
3 22 (0.99%) SNMP
4 11 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.50%) DNS
5 9 (0.41%) DHCP
5 9 (0.41%) FTP
5 9 (0.41%) Intranet
5 9 (0.41%) IPsec
6 5 (0.23%) ZigBee
6 5 (0.23%) SMS
6 5 (0.23%) SSL
7 4 (0.18%) Extranet
7 4 (0.18%) Broadband
7 4 (0.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) Firewall
8 2 (0.090%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.090%) DSL
9 1 (0.045%) DAB
9 1 (0.045%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 65 (2.93%) MySQL
3 65 (2.93%) NoSQL
4 53 (2.39%) MongoDB
5 38 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 17 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 15 (0.68%) Big Data
11 13 (0.59%) Data Mart
12 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.50%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.50%) Impala
14 9 (0.41%) Mahout
14 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.36%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 260 (11.73%) JIRA
2 224 (10.10%) Selenium
3 143 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 140 (6.31%) Cucumber
5 134 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 123 (5.55%) NUnit
7 108 (4.87%) Git (software)
7 108 (4.87%) Rhino Mocks
8 101 (4.56%) Jenkins
9 95 (4.29%) WebDriver
10 75 (3.38%) QuickTest Pro
11 68 (3.07%) Hudson
12 59 (2.66%) Bugzilla
13 52 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 49 (2.21%) Axure RP
15 46 (2.07%) Subversion
16 45 (2.03%) Maven
17 38 (1.71%) SpecFlow
18 33 (1.49%) JMeter
19 26 (1.17%) JUnit
General
1 514 (23.18%) Finance
2 280 (12.63%) Retail
3 254 (11.46%) Marketing
4 151 (6.81%) Telecoms
5 130 (5.86%) Advertising
6 124 (5.59%) Banking
7 80 (3.61%) Games
8 60 (2.71%) Publishing
9 47 (2.12%) Law
10 28 (1.26%) Back Office
11 18 (0.81%) Legal
12 14 (0.63%) Front Office
13 13 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.45%) Billing
14 10 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.41%) Automotive
15 9 (0.41%) German Language
15 9 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1002 (45.20%) Analyst
2 859 (38.75%) Business Analyst
3 501 (22.60%) Developer
4 219 (9.88%) Agile Business Analyst
5 159 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
6 148 (6.68%) Senior Business Analyst
7 113 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 98 (4.42%) .NET Developer
9 95 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 94 (4.24%) Architect
11 93 (4.19%) QA Engineer
12 91 (4.10%) Software Engineer
13 90 (4.06%) Senior Developer
14 88 (3.97%) Product Manager
14 88 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
15 80 (3.61%) Project Manager
16 76 (3.43%) Test Analyst
17 72 (3.25%) Java Developer
18 67 (3.02%) Test Engineer
19 61 (2.75%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (16.60%) .NET
2 337 (15.20%) HTML
3 321 (14.48%) CSS
4 218 (9.83%) XML
5 173 (7.80%) Web Services
6 163 (7.35%) HTML5
7 145 (6.54%) jQuery
8 130 (5.86%) CSS3
9 126 (5.68%) ASP.NET
10 96 (4.33%) RESTful
11 79 (3.56%) Spring
11 79 (3.56%) .NET Framework
12 74 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 70 (3.16%) SOAP
14 68 (3.07%) Gherkin
15 66 (2.98%) JSON
16 59 (2.66%) J2EE
17 54 (2.44%) Ajax
18 48 (2.17%) Hibernate
19 47 (2.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 348 (15.70%) User Experience
2 261 (11.77%) Computer Science
3 208 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (6.22%) Mobile App
5 117 (5.28%) Mathematics
6 110 (4.96%) Open Source
7 81 (3.65%) FMCG
8 73 (3.29%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.71%) N-Tier
10 31 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.40%) Blog
10 31 (1.40%) Social Media
10 31 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 17 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.77%) Economics
12 16 (0.72%) Social Network
12 16 (0.72%) Digital Media
13 14 (0.63%) W3C
14 13 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 111 (5.01%) Linux
2 94 (4.24%) Android
2 94 (4.24%) Apple iOS
3 63 (2.84%) Windows
4 35 (1.58%) UNIX
5 10 (0.45%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.41%) Debian
6 9 (0.41%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.090%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1796 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (42.08%) Scrum
3 518 (23.36%) Business Analysis
4 401 (18.09%) TDD
5 384 (17.32%) E-Commerce
6 365 (16.46%) Project Management
7 356 (16.06%) Use Case
8 298 (13.44%) UML
9 276 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 243 (10.96%) BDD
11 233 (10.51%) Software Engineering
12 224 (10.10%) OO
13 223 (10.06%) Unit Testing
14 217 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
15 212 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 212 (9.56%) Waterfall
16 181 (8.16%) Test Automation
17 169 (7.62%) Analytics
18 158 (7.13%) Kanban
19 156 (7.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 475 (21.43%) SQL
2 419 (18.90%) C#
3 358 (16.15%) JavaScript
4 350 (15.79%) Java
5 113 (5.10%) Ruby
6 105 (4.74%) T-SQL
7 86 (3.88%) Python
8 81 (3.65%) C++
9 62 (2.80%) PHP
10 35 (1.58%) C
11 23 (1.04%) Perl
12 18 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 16 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.50%) VBA
15 10 (0.45%) Delphi
16 9 (0.41%) Scala
16 9 (0.41%) Clojure
16 9 (0.41%) R
17 8 (0.36%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 485 (21.88%) Degree
2 219 (9.88%) ISEB
3 48 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 35 (1.58%) CBAP
5 33 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 22 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.63%) ACCA
7 14 (0.63%) CIMA
8 10 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.32%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.18%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.090%) IIBA
14 2 (0.090%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.045%) MCDBA
15 1 (0.045%) MBA
15 1 (0.045%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (22.06%) QA
2 8 (0.36%) WAI
3 4 (0.18%) WCAG
4 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.50%) VirtualBox
3 9 (0.41%) Xen
4 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.23%) Varnish
5 4 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.090%) zsh
7 1 (0.045%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.045%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 75 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.90%) Puppet
2 20 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.50%) Ansible
3 11 (0.50%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.27%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.045%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 369 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 111 (5.01%) Oracle
3 84 (3.79%) Google
4 36 (1.62%) Adobe
4 36 (1.62%) TOWER Software
5 28 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (1.17%) Informatica
7 21 (0.95%) Ab Initio
7 21 (0.95%) Teradata
8 19 (0.86%) HP
9 17 (0.77%) DevExpress
9 17 (0.77%) hybris
10 15 (0.68%) Omniture
10 15 (0.68%) VMware
11 13 (0.59%) Cognos
11 13 (0.59%) IBM
12 12 (0.54%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.45%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.41%) CA
15 8 (0.36%) Cognizant
Croydon, Surrey
Energon Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 30 minutes ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 38 minutes ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £700000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago