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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 219 287 315
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +28
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1395 1152 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.09% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.24% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 916 987
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%

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
78934 92697 97322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.56% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65072 76555 80048
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 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 10 December 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 10 December 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
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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 +56 1292 £50,000 - 134
London +61 556 £55,000 - 59
South East +12 221 £50,000 - 19
East of England +55 129 £45,000 - 13
South West +80 128 £40,000 +8.84% 8
City of London +38 70 £55,000 - 10
Yorkshire +47 69 £40,000 -15.78% 9
North West +38 69 £42,500 -10.52% 9
West Yorkshire +48 62 £40,000 -15.78% 9
East Midlands -7 53 £43,500 -3.33% 4
Berkshire +60 50 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Manchester +28 48 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Gloucestershire +20 47 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands +16 46 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire +3 45 £52,500 +40.00% 6
Scotland +53 44 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Oxfordshire +59 41 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Leeds +27 39 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Bristol +31 36 £43,750 +16.66% 4
Norwich +14 34 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Norfolk +6 34 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Hertfordshire +17 33 £45,000 -16.66% 2
Wales -1 32 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Northamptonshire -14 32 £44,250 -1.66% 1
South Wales +8 31 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Edinburgh +37 30 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Northampton -9 29 £43,500 -3.33%
Essex +31 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Somerset +13 24 £44,250 +36.15%
Surrey -14 22 £55,000 -8.33% 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 2240 (82.47%) Agile Software Development
2 997 (36.71%) Scrum
3 575 (21.17%) Finance
4 532 (19.59%) Business Analysis
5 460 (16.94%) SQL
6 458 (16.86%) Java
7 440 (16.20%) QA
8 425 (15.65%) User Experience
9 405 (14.91%) TDD
10 396 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
11 376 (13.84%) JIRA
12 366 (13.48%) JavaScript
13 364 (13.40%) C#
14 355 (13.07%) HTML
14 355 (13.07%) Degree
15 351 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 340 (12.52%) Use Case
17 326 (12.00%) BDD
18 314 (11.56%) Waterfall
19 313 (11.52%) .NET
20 308 (11.34%) Mentoring
21 293 (10.79%) SDLC
22 284 (10.46%) Project Management
23 276 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
24 274 (10.09%) CSS
24 274 (10.09%) E-Commerce
25 272 (10.01%) Kanban
26 266 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
27 245 (9.02%) Wireframes
28 240 (8.84%) Selenium

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
1 133 (4.90%) Confluence
2 49 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.62%) Apache
5 43 (1.58%) CMS
6 38 (1.40%) Apache Pig
7 37 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 32 (1.18%) JBoss
9 24 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.55%) WordPress
11 12 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
12 11 (0.41%) Drupal
12 11 (0.41%) SAS
12 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.33%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.29%) IIS
15 7 (0.26%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 93 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 75 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 49 (1.80%) MS Office
4 19 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.41%) MS Project
8 10 (0.37%) SPSS
9 7 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.11%) InVision
11 3 (0.11%) Moqups
12 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.037%) Autodesk Flame
13 1 (0.037%) Houdini
13 1 (0.037%) Maya
13 1 (0.037%) NUKE
13 1 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.22%) Magento
7 5 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.074%) Academy Housing
10 2 (0.074%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.074%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.037%) Sage 1000
11 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.037%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.42%) SaaS
2 59 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 15 (0.55%) Google Play
7 13 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
8 12 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.41%) Trello
10 10 (0.37%) PaaS
11 8 (0.29%) Google Drive
11 8 (0.29%) Lucidchart
12 7 (0.26%) IaaS
13 5 (0.18%) GitHub
14 4 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.15%) Google Container Engine
14 4 (0.15%) Office 365
15 3 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.36%) Internet
2 43 (1.58%) HTTP
3 39 (1.44%) HTTPS
4 31 (1.14%) SSL
5 30 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 26 (0.96%) Firewall
7 16 (0.59%) Intranet
8 13 (0.48%) SNMP
9 11 (0.41%) FCoE
9 11 (0.41%) Skype
10 8 (0.29%) RFID
10 8 (0.29%) VLAN
11 6 (0.22%) IPv4
12 5 (0.18%) Broadband
12 5 (0.18%) CTI
13 3 (0.11%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.11%) VoIP
14 2 (0.074%) LTE
14 2 (0.074%) UMTS
14 2 (0.074%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 112 (4.12%) Big Data
3 99 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 95 (3.50%) MySQL
5 94 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 77 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 72 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 52 (1.91%) Relational Database
10 48 (1.77%) Apache Hive
11 45 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (1.29%) Redis
14 26 (0.96%) Data Mining
15 24 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (0.85%) QlikView
17 19 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (0.66%) Neo4j
19 15 (0.55%) Riak
20 11 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 376 (13.84%) JIRA
2 240 (8.84%) Selenium
3 211 (7.77%) Git (software)
4 153 (5.63%) Cucumber
5 141 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 118 (4.34%) JUnit
7 113 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 98 (3.61%) WebDriver
9 73 (2.69%) Maven
10 70 (2.58%) SoapUI
11 63 (2.32%) Subversion
12 59 (2.17%) Visual Studio
13 57 (2.10%) Mockito
14 54 (1.99%) SpecFlow
15 41 (1.51%) FitNesse
15 41 (1.51%) Vagrant
16 39 (1.44%) Gradle
17 37 (1.36%) NUnit
18 35 (1.29%) TestNG
19 33 (1.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 575 (21.17%) Finance
2 188 (6.92%) Retail
3 176 (6.48%) Marketing
4 158 (5.82%) Banking
5 118 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 87 (3.20%) Games
7 49 (1.80%) Back Office
8 48 (1.77%) Advertising
9 39 (1.44%) Publishing
10 38 (1.40%) Front Office
11 35 (1.29%) Billing
11 35 (1.29%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.22%) Legal
13 30 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 29 (1.07%) Law
15 18 (0.66%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.63%) Electronics
17 11 (0.41%) Local Government
18 9 (0.33%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1235 (45.47%) Analyst
2 1002 (36.89%) Business Analyst
3 504 (18.56%) Developer
4 256 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 202 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
6 201 (7.40%) Product Owner
7 163 (6.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 159 (5.85%) Digital Analyst
9 145 (5.34%) Senior Developer
10 136 (5.01%) Digital Business Analyst
11 131 (4.82%) Java Developer
12 127 (4.68%) Product Manager
13 123 (4.53%) Test Analyst
14 95 (3.50%) Software Developer
15 88 (3.24%) C# Developer
15 88 (3.24%) Tester
16 81 (2.98%) Software Engineer
17 79 (2.91%) Scrum Master
18 78 (2.87%) Product Analyst
19 74 (2.72%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (13.07%) HTML
2 313 (11.52%) .NET
3 274 (10.09%) CSS
4 231 (8.51%) Web Services
5 170 (6.26%) XML
6 168 (6.19%) REST
7 138 (5.08%) SOAP
8 137 (5.04%) Spring
9 131 (4.82%) HTML5
10 125 (4.60%) JSON
11 99 (3.65%) RESTful
12 96 (3.53%) Hibernate
13 91 (3.35%) CSS3
14 80 (2.95%) AngularJS
15 78 (2.87%) ASP.NET
15 78 (2.87%) J2EE
16 74 (2.72%) Node.js
17 72 (2.65%) jQuery
18 65 (2.39%) .NET Framework
19 49 (1.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 425 (15.65%) User Experience
2 396 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 171 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 167 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 81 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 63 (2.32%) Fintech
7 60 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (2.21%) Visualisation
8 31 (1.14%) Statistics
9 30 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 27 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 26 (0.96%) Minimum Viable Product
13 22 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.81%) Wiki
14 21 (0.77%) iPhone
15 20 (0.74%) iPad
15 20 (0.74%) Online Banking
16 19 (0.70%) Artificial Intelligence
17 17 (0.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 152 (5.60%) Linux
2 130 (4.79%) Android
3 128 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 111 (4.09%) Windows
5 58 (2.14%) Unix
6 14 (0.52%) Windows Phone
7 12 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.26%) Solaris
8 7 (0.26%) VMS
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.074%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.037%) CentOS
12 1 (0.037%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.037%) Debian
12 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2240 (82.47%) Agile Software Development
2 997 (36.71%) Scrum
3 532 (19.59%) Business Analysis
4 405 (14.91%) TDD
5 351 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 340 (12.52%) Use Case
7 326 (12.00%) BDD
8 314 (11.56%) Waterfall
9 308 (11.34%) Mentoring
10 293 (10.79%) SDLC
11 284 (10.46%) Project Management
12 276 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 274 (10.09%) E-Commerce
14 272 (10.01%) Kanban
15 266 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
16 245 (9.02%) Wireframes
17 228 (8.39%) Software Engineering
18 222 (8.17%) UML
19 216 (7.95%) Analytics
20 210 (7.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 460 (16.94%) SQL
2 458 (16.86%) Java
3 366 (13.48%) JavaScript
4 364 (13.40%) C#
5 150 (5.52%) Python
6 125 (4.60%) PHP
7 113 (4.16%) C
7 113 (4.16%) C++
8 66 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 63 (2.32%) Scala
10 61 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 60 (2.21%) Objective-C
12 51 (1.88%) Ruby
13 36 (1.33%) Perl
14 32 (1.18%) PowerShell
15 30 (1.10%) Groovy
16 26 (0.96%) Clojure
17 23 (0.85%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.52%) Korn
18 14 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 355 (13.07%) Degree
2 178 (6.55%) ISEB
3 141 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 99 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 94 (3.46%) ISTQB
6 51 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.70%) CCNA
8 19 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.70%) CISSP
8 19 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 19 (0.70%) GIAC
8 19 (0.70%) Linux+ Certification
8 19 (0.70%) MCSE
8 19 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
8 19 (0.70%) SANS
8 19 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
8 19 (0.70%) SSCP
9 18 (0.66%) SC Cleared
10 13 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (16.20%) QA
2 16 (0.59%) SDET
3 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.15%) SLA
5 3 (0.11%) MiFID
5 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.037%) COREP
6 1 (0.037%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.037%) EMIR
6 1 (0.037%) FATCA
6 1 (0.037%) FINREP
6 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.037%) UCITS
6 1 (0.037%) WAI
6 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (1.55%) Docker
2 20 (0.74%) VirtualBox
3 19 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.41%) NFS
4 11 (0.41%) Samba
4 11 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.29%) vSphere
7 7 (0.26%) HDFS
8 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.22%) KVM
9 3 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.14%) Puppet
3 30 (1.10%) Ansible
4 16 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.48%) Nagios
6 11 (0.41%) Kibana
7 9 (0.33%) Salt
8 7 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.22%) Ambari
10 4 (0.15%) logstash
11 3 (0.11%) Grafana
11 3 (0.11%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.074%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.037%) Control-M
13 1 (0.037%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.037%) SELinux
13 1 (0.037%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.037%) vRealize
13 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 232 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 92 (3.39%) Google
3 62 (2.28%) Oracle
4 59 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 42 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (1.36%) SAP
6 37 (1.36%) Tableau
7 28 (1.03%) IBM
8 26 (0.96%) Apple
9 24 (0.88%) HP
9 24 (0.88%) LexisNexis
9 24 (0.88%) VMware
10 23 (0.85%) Adobe
11 22 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
12 18 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.63%) Cisco
14 16 (0.59%) hybris
15 12 (0.44%) Infobright
15 12 (0.44%) Informatica
16 11 (0.41%) NetApp
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus/Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £55K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Salary: competitive salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £36,000 to £42,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £70000 - £750000 per annum + Unique Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + pension + more
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £45k - 75k per year + Range reflects more than one role.
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago