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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 261 290 401
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +111
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1228 1185 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.00% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.21% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1014 567
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +25 1160 £47,500 -5.00% 166
London +10 569 £55,000 +4.76% 78
South East +34 258 £47,500 - 31
East Midlands +69 94 £40,000 - 2
Surrey -1 75 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Yorkshire +6 70 £40,000 - 9
City of London +1 68 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Berkshire +21 63 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East of England -10 60 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Northamptonshire +35 51 £43,000 +7.50% 1
Northampton +32 46 £43,500 +6.74%
West Yorkshire -6 45 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North West -13 43 £40,000 - 6
Cambridgeshire +14 36 £45,000 +1.12% 3
Leeds -7 36 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Hampshire -14 36 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Nottinghamshire +24 34 £35,000 -
South West -27 32 £35,000 -5.40% 15
Cambridge +36 31 £45,000 -30.76% 2
Scotland +16 30 £38,000 +14.28% 3
West Midlands +11 28 £37,500 -2.59% 12
Oxfordshire +18 27 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 26 £45,000 -9.09% 1
Reading - 26 £42,500 - 6
Nottingham +10 25 £35,000 -
Manchester +7 24 £35,000 -28.57% 3
South Wales +1 24 £37,500 -8.53%
Wales -9 24 £37,500 -15.73%
Milton Keynes -3 23 £45,000 -9.09%
Reigate +4 21 £62,500 +25.00%

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2057 (83.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1027 (41.75%) Scrum
3 593 (24.11%) Finance
4 545 (22.15%) QA
5 521 (21.18%) SQL
6 481 (19.55%) Business Analysis
7 454 (18.46%) TDD
8 428 (17.40%) Java
9 417 (16.95%) Use Case
10 416 (16.91%) E-Commerce
11 399 (16.22%) SDLC
12 384 (15.61%) C#
13 381 (15.49%) JavaScript
14 379 (15.41%) Degree
15 376 (15.28%) HTML
16 341 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
17 334 (13.58%) Retail
18 313 (12.72%) User Experience
19 310 (12.60%) Project Management
20 302 (12.28%) JIRA
21 301 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
22 300 (12.20%) BDD
23 298 (12.11%) Software Engineering
24 296 (12.03%) .NET
25 294 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
25 294 (11.95%) Waterfall
26 292 (11.87%) CSS
27 273 (11.10%) User Acceptance Testing
28 262 (10.65%) Microsoft
29 259 (10.53%) UML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 76 (3.09%) Confluence
2 68 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 39 (1.59%) CMS
4 38 (1.54%) Apache Pig
5 32 (1.30%) JBoss
6 30 (1.22%) Node.js
7 29 (1.18%) Apache
7 29 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.65%) IIS
9 13 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.20%) Mule
13 5 (0.20%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.20%) Drupal
14 4 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.12%) SAS
16 2 (0.081%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 165 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 134 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 68 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (1.75%) Photoshop
5 31 (1.26%) MS Office
6 14 (0.57%) MS Project
7 12 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.28%) InDesign
10 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.20%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.20%) Mingle
11 4 (0.16%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 7 (0.28%) Magento
4 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.081%) Agresso
6 2 (0.081%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.081%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.081%) Sage ERP X3
7 1 (0.041%) Endur
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.09%) SaaS
2 52 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon S3
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
4 29 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (0.93%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.24%) Force.com
9 5 (0.20%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.12%) PaaS
11 2 (0.081%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.041%) Trello
12 1 (0.041%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.28%) HTTP
2 40 (1.63%) Internet
3 26 (1.06%) Network Security
4 21 (0.85%) CTI
5 17 (0.69%) Wireless
6 14 (0.57%) VPN
7 12 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.41%) ATM
9 8 (0.33%) Intranet
10 4 (0.16%) MVNO
11 3 (0.12%) IPv4
11 3 (0.12%) IPv6
11 3 (0.12%) SAN
11 3 (0.12%) LDAP
12 2 (0.081%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.081%) DNS
12 2 (0.081%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.081%) DSL
13 1 (0.041%) Firewall
13 1 (0.041%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.27%) MongoDB
3 85 (3.46%) MySQL
4 74 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 73 (2.97%) Apache Hive
6 62 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 60 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 58 (2.36%) Big Data
9 46 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 44 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (1.46%) Mahout
12 36 (1.46%) Impala
13 35 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 20 (0.81%) QlikView
17 16 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 302 (12.28%) JIRA
2 185 (7.52%) Selenium
3 176 (7.15%) Git (software)
4 153 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 145 (5.89%) Cucumber
6 126 (5.12%) Jenkins
7 116 (4.72%) JUnit
8 94 (3.82%) WebDriver
9 92 (3.74%) Visual Studio
9 92 (3.74%) NUnit
9 92 (3.74%) Maven
10 65 (2.64%) Subversion
11 64 (2.60%) Rhino Mocks
12 62 (2.52%) Eclipse
13 57 (2.32%) Ant
14 46 (1.87%) HP UFT
15 41 (1.67%) Yeoman
16 40 (1.63%) TestNG
17 35 (1.42%) JBehave
18 31 (1.26%) SoapUI
General
1 593 (24.11%) Finance
2 334 (13.58%) Retail
3 225 (9.15%) Marketing
4 183 (7.44%) Banking
5 144 (5.85%) Telecoms
6 92 (3.74%) Advertising
7 74 (3.01%) Games
8 48 (1.95%) Publishing
9 34 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.22%) Law
11 28 (1.14%) Back Office
12 25 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.65%) Legal
14 15 (0.61%) Billing
15 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.24%) Automotive
17 6 (0.24%) Electronics
18 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1225 (49.80%) Analyst
2 1018 (41.38%) Business Analyst
3 453 (18.41%) Developer
4 236 (9.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 154 (6.26%) Senior Analyst
6 146 (5.93%) Software Engineer
7 137 (5.57%) Senior Developer
8 136 (5.53%) Senior Business Analyst
9 127 (5.16%) Test Analyst
10 105 (4.27%) Tester
10 105 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 103 (4.19%) Product Owner
12 97 (3.94%) Software Developer
13 84 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
14 78 (3.17%) Product Manager
15 77 (3.13%) C# Developer
16 76 (3.09%) Designer
17 75 (3.05%) QA Engineer
18 66 (2.68%) Project Manager
19 62 (2.52%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (15.28%) HTML
2 296 (12.03%) .NET
3 292 (11.87%) CSS
4 205 (8.33%) Web Services
5 197 (8.01%) XML
6 137 (5.57%) HTML5
6 137 (5.57%) REST
7 136 (5.53%) Spring
8 125 (5.08%) jQuery
9 116 (4.72%) JSON
10 111 (4.51%) ASP.NET
10 111 (4.51%) SOAP
11 96 (3.90%) CSS3
12 65 (2.64%) .NET Framework
13 59 (2.40%) Gherkin
14 55 (2.24%) RESTful
15 54 (2.20%) AngularJS
16 51 (2.07%) J2EE
17 45 (1.83%) Spring MVC
17 45 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 341 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 313 (12.72%) User Experience
3 179 (7.28%) Computer Science
4 113 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 86 (3.50%) Mathematics
6 67 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 66 (2.68%) Visualisation
8 62 (2.52%) FMCG
9 49 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.34%) Statistics
12 30 (1.22%) Social Media
13 26 (1.06%) Digital Media
13 26 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
14 24 (0.98%) Blog
14 24 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.98%) NHS
15 23 (0.93%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.89%) Credit Risk
17 20 (0.81%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 127 (5.16%) Apple iOS
2 110 (4.47%) Linux
3 109 (4.43%) Android
4 101 (4.11%) Windows
5 97 (3.94%) UNIX
6 25 (1.02%) Windows Phone
7 13 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
8 9 (0.37%) CentOS
9 8 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.081%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.081%) Debian
13 1 (0.041%) Solaris
13 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2057 (83.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1027 (41.75%) Scrum
3 481 (19.55%) Business Analysis
4 454 (18.46%) TDD
5 417 (16.95%) Use Case
6 416 (16.91%) E-Commerce
7 399 (16.22%) SDLC
8 310 (12.60%) Project Management
9 301 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 300 (12.20%) BDD
11 298 (12.11%) Software Engineering
12 294 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 294 (11.95%) Waterfall
13 273 (11.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 259 (10.53%) UML
15 210 (8.54%) Test Scripting
16 197 (8.01%) Unit Testing
17 190 (7.72%) MVC
18 188 (7.64%) Mentoring
19 177 (7.20%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 521 (21.18%) SQL
2 428 (17.40%) Java
3 384 (15.61%) C#
4 381 (15.49%) JavaScript
5 122 (4.96%) Python
6 89 (3.62%) C++
6 89 (3.62%) Ruby
7 84 (3.41%) PHP
8 49 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 45 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 40 (1.63%) VBA
11 37 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 36 (1.46%) Clojure
13 28 (1.14%) R
14 26 (1.06%) C
14 26 (1.06%) Groovy
15 20 (0.81%) COBOL
16 15 (0.61%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.49%) Scala
17 12 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 379 (15.41%) Degree
2 240 (9.76%) ISEB
3 70 (2.85%) ISTQB
4 46 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 27 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (0.73%) IIBA
8 17 (0.69%) ACCA
8 17 (0.69%) CIMA
9 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.20%) CBAP
13 3 (0.12%) IC3 Certification
14 2 (0.081%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.081%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.041%) HND
15 1 (0.041%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.041%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 545 (22.15%) QA
2 19 (0.77%) Basel III
3 18 (0.73%) CRD IV
4 16 (0.65%) Basel II
5 7 (0.28%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.28%) WAI
5 7 (0.28%) MiFID
5 7 (0.28%) SLA
5 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) FATCA
8 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (1.46%) VirtualBox
2 18 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.28%) Docker
4 4 (0.16%) HDFS
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.081%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.041%) XenServer
7 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.041%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 53 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.79%) Vagrant
3 29 (1.18%) Puppet
4 16 (0.65%) TrustSec
5 13 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.37%) Ansible
6 9 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.12%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.041%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 262 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 130 (5.28%) Oracle
3 46 (1.87%) TOWER Software
4 33 (1.34%) IBM
5 27 (1.10%) Google
5 27 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (0.81%) VMware
7 20 (0.81%) Business Objects
7 20 (0.81%) hybris
8 18 (0.73%) Guidewire
9 17 (0.69%) Cisco
9 17 (0.69%) Adobe
9 17 (0.69%) Apple
10 16 (0.65%) KANA
10 16 (0.65%) Lancope
10 16 (0.65%) Sourcefire
11 14 (0.57%) HP
12 11 (0.45%) SAP
12 11 (0.45%) ATG
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent package & development
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
SKY
Salary: bonus,HD Sky,pension,gym,broadband
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Icon Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 10% bonus, Stock options, Pension
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