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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 285 371 407
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +36
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1072 716 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.83% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 872 614 524
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 £34,300 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
93593 86753 92892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.19% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74739 71234 78546
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +79 1001 £50,000 +5.26% 140
London +47 447 £55,000 +10.00% 58
South East +48 218 £49,500 -1.00% 25
Yorkshire -9 112 £42,500 +14.86% 12
East of England +60 96 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Yorkshire -13 84 £42,500 +17.24% 6
Surrey +44 80 £50,000 - 4
City of London -10 76 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Leeds -6 75 £45,000 +30.43% 4
Reigate +12 47 £50,000 -9.09%
North West +5 46 £40,000 - 8
Hampshire +19 43 £42,500 -22.72% 8
Bedfordshire +14 41 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Cambridgeshire +24 39 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +7 38 £40,857 -13.98% 2
Bedford +9 36 £42,500 +8.97% 5
South West -32 32 £35,000 -17.64% 8
Berkshire -3 31 £49,500 -19.18% 4
Manchester +11 28 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge +18 22 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Scotland -4 22 £35,000 -9.09% 7
Bristol -19 22 £35,000 -20.00% 1
South Wales +23 20 £29,129 +4.03% 1
Wales +17 20 £29,129 +4.03% 2
Northamptonshire -14 20 £43,750 -7.89%
South Yorkshire -12 19 £33,000 -9.58% 4
East Sussex -23 19 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Southampton - 18 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £49,500 +41.42% 2
Northampton -20 16 £42,500 -10.52%

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1856 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 977 (42.65%) Scrum
3 527 (23.00%) Business Analysis
4 522 (22.78%) Finance
5 515 (22.48%) QA
6 492 (21.48%) SQL
7 486 (21.21%) Degree
8 482 (21.04%) C#
9 459 (20.03%) .NET
10 435 (18.99%) TDD
11 421 (18.38%) E-Commerce
12 405 (17.68%) Microsoft
13 399 (17.42%) JavaScript
14 388 (16.94%) Java
15 380 (16.59%) HTML
16 353 (15.41%) User Experience
17 339 (14.80%) CSS
18 334 (14.58%) Project Management
19 329 (14.36%) Use Case
20 296 (12.92%) UML
21 284 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
22 270 (11.79%) Marketing
23 265 (11.57%) BDD
24 260 (11.35%) Retail
25 258 (11.26%) SQL Server
26 237 (10.34%) Selenium
27 231 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
28 228 (9.95%) Computer Science
29 227 (9.91%) OO
30 224 (9.78%) Unit Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 78 (3.40%) CMS
2 59 (2.58%) Apache
3 56 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 34 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 31 (1.35%) Confluence
7 17 (0.74%) nginx
7 17 (0.74%) Drupal
8 16 (0.70%) IIS
9 14 (0.61%) Node.js
10 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.44%) Jetty
11 9 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.39%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.35%) Alfresco
12 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.35%) Documentum
13 7 (0.31%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 182 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 34 (1.48%) MS Office
4 24 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.83%) MS Project
6 17 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.65%) Fireworks
8 12 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (1.57%) Magento
2 27 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.00%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.087%) Tridion
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.044%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 114 (4.98%) SaaS
2 34 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.39%) Google App Engine
7 9 (0.39%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.22%) GitHub
10 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.087%) Route 53
11 2 (0.087%) Trello
11 2 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.044%) Force.com
12 1 (0.044%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.83%) HTTP
2 40 (1.75%) Internet
3 22 (0.96%) SNMP
4 11 (0.48%) DNS
4 11 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.48%) Intranet
5 9 (0.39%) DHCP
5 9 (0.39%) FTP
5 9 (0.39%) IPsec
6 6 (0.26%) ZigBee
6 6 (0.26%) SMS
7 5 (0.22%) SSL
8 4 (0.17%) Firewall
8 4 (0.17%) Extranet
8 4 (0.17%) VPN
9 2 (0.087%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.087%) DSL
9 2 (0.087%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.044%) GPRS
10 1 (0.044%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 83 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 82 (3.58%) MySQL
4 68 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 54 (2.36%) MongoDB
6 36 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.57%) Data Mart
12 12 (0.52%) Big Data
13 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.39%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.39%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.39%) Impala
15 8 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 237 (10.34%) Selenium
2 221 (9.65%) JIRA
3 163 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 159 (6.94%) Cucumber
5 145 (6.33%) Visual Studio
6 122 (5.33%) Git (software)
7 116 (5.06%) NUnit
8 111 (4.85%) Jenkins
9 93 (4.06%) WebDriver
10 86 (3.75%) Rhino Mocks
11 84 (3.67%) QuickTest Pro
12 67 (2.92%) Hudson
13 54 (2.36%) Subversion
14 53 (2.31%) Bugzilla
15 48 (2.10%) Maven
16 46 (2.01%) SpecFlow
17 45 (1.96%) TeamCity
18 38 (1.66%) SoapUI
19 37 (1.62%) Axure RP
20 31 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 522 (22.78%) Finance
2 270 (11.79%) Marketing
3 260 (11.35%) Retail
4 141 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 137 (5.98%) Games
6 122 (5.33%) Banking
7 119 (5.19%) Advertising
8 66 (2.88%) Publishing
9 47 (2.05%) Back Office
10 43 (1.88%) Law
11 21 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.70%) Multimedia
14 15 (0.65%) Legal
14 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.61%) Automotive
16 10 (0.44%) German Language
17 9 (0.39%) Turkish Language
17 9 (0.39%) Italian Language
18 8 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 991 (43.26%) Analyst
2 832 (36.32%) Business Analyst
3 528 (23.05%) Developer
4 221 (9.65%) Agile Business Analyst
5 135 (5.89%) Senior Analyst
6 125 (5.46%) Senior Business Analyst
7 110 (4.80%) C# Developer
8 99 (4.32%) QA Engineer
9 94 (4.10%) Product Manager
10 92 (4.02%) Architect
11 91 (3.97%) Software Engineer
12 90 (3.93%) Software Developer
13 88 (3.84%) Java Developer
14 87 (3.80%) .NET Developer
15 85 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
15 85 (3.71%) Senior Developer
16 81 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 81 (3.54%) Test Analyst
17 75 (3.27%) Test Engineer
18 70 (3.06%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (20.03%) .NET
2 380 (16.59%) HTML
3 339 (14.80%) CSS
4 222 (9.69%) XML
5 192 (8.38%) jQuery
6 186 (8.12%) Web Services
7 164 (7.16%) ASP.NET
8 142 (6.20%) HTML5
9 115 (5.02%) CSS3
10 100 (4.36%) RESTful
11 95 (4.15%) SOAP
12 91 (3.97%) .NET Framework
13 90 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 84 (3.67%) Gherkin
15 82 (3.58%) Spring
16 71 (3.10%) JSON
17 67 (2.92%) Ajax
18 58 (2.53%) J2EE
18 58 (2.53%) WCF
19 52 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 353 (15.41%) User Experience
2 231 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (9.95%) Computer Science
4 127 (5.54%) Mobile App
5 118 (5.15%) Open Source
6 99 (4.32%) Mathematics
7 77 (3.36%) Management Information System
8 67 (2.92%) FMCG
9 41 (1.79%) N-Tier
10 32 (1.40%) Blog
11 31 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.35%) Visualisation
12 29 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.00%) Social Media
14 17 (0.74%) Economics
15 15 (0.65%) W3C
15 15 (0.65%) Video on Demand
15 15 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
15 15 (0.65%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 129 (5.63%) Linux
2 101 (4.41%) Apple iOS
3 95 (4.15%) Android
4 66 (2.88%) Windows
5 33 (1.44%) UNIX
6 15 (0.65%) Debian
7 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1856 (81.01%) Agile Software Development
2 977 (42.65%) Scrum
3 527 (23.00%) Business Analysis
4 435 (18.99%) TDD
5 421 (18.38%) E-Commerce
6 334 (14.58%) Project Management
7 329 (14.36%) Use Case
8 296 (12.92%) UML
9 284 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 265 (11.57%) BDD
11 227 (9.91%) OO
12 224 (9.78%) Unit Testing
13 223 (9.73%) Software Engineering
14 214 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 202 (8.82%) Test Automation
16 200 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
17 193 (8.42%) Test Scripting
18 191 (8.34%) Waterfall
19 187 (8.16%) MVC
20 173 (7.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 492 (21.48%) SQL
2 482 (21.04%) C#
3 399 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 388 (16.94%) Java
5 134 (5.85%) Ruby
6 118 (5.15%) T-SQL
7 107 (4.67%) Python
8 90 (3.93%) PHP
9 76 (3.32%) C++
10 40 (1.75%) C
11 26 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 21 (0.92%) Perl
13 17 (0.74%) VB
14 16 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 16 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.52%) Erlang
16 11 (0.48%) Scala
17 10 (0.44%) VBScript
18 9 (0.39%) VBA
19 8 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 486 (21.21%) Degree
2 219 (9.56%) ISEB
3 55 (2.40%) ISTQB
4 33 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 33 (1.44%) CBAP
5 26 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.39%) ACCA
8 9 (0.39%) CIMA
9 7 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.22%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.17%) PMP
11 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.13%) MCP
12 3 (0.13%) MCAD
12 3 (0.13%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.087%) MBA
14 1 (0.044%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (22.48%) QA
2 5 (0.22%) MiFID
2 5 (0.22%) WCAG
2 5 (0.22%) FATCA
2 5 (0.22%) EMIR
3 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.13%) WAI
5 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.044%) SLA
5 1 (0.044%) HL7
5 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (0.48%) Varnish
2 9 (0.39%) Xen
3 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.087%) zsh
5 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.044%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 70 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.00%) Puppet
3 19 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.48%) Ansible
5 7 (0.31%) Capistrano
5 7 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 405 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 123 (5.37%) Oracle
3 62 (2.71%) Google
4 39 (1.70%) JBoss
4 39 (1.70%) Adobe
5 37 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.22%) hybris
6 28 (1.22%) HP
7 23 (1.00%) Teradata
7 23 (1.00%) TOWER Software
7 23 (1.00%) Ab Initio
8 22 (0.96%) Informatica
9 14 (0.61%) DevExpress
10 13 (0.57%) Cognos
11 12 (0.52%) IBM
12 11 (0.48%) VMware
13 10 (0.44%) Perforce
14 9 (0.39%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.39%) Omniture
14 9 (0.39%) Atlassian
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
HMRC
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago