The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 276 405 389
Rank change year-on-year
+129 -16
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1137 620 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 947 532 563
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £32,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94231 85648 91265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.41% 78.72% 77.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75933 70032 77735
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +115 1054 £50,000 +11.11% 114
London +87 523 £55,000 +4.76% 51
South East +76 221 £49,500 -4.80% 28
City of London +30 96 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Surrey +63 92 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -1 90 £40,000 +14.28% 10
East of England +34 88 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Yorkshire -5 72 £36,000 +4.34% 8
Leeds -17 62 £38,000 +10.14% 7
North West +12 53 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South West +15 51 £36,000 +1.40% 1
Reigate +19 48 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +2 44 £49,500 -17.50% 4
Hampshire +29 41 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Bristol +19 38 £35,000 +2.94%
Cambridgeshire +17 36 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales +20 33 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Bedfordshire +14 32 £47,500 +15.15% 5
South Wales +16 31 £39,250 +4.66% 2
East Midlands -1 28 £40,429 -0.17% 5
Slough -5 27 £52,000 -13.33% 1
Cambridge +4 20 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Woking - 20 £42,500 -
Manchester -2 19 £49,000 +22.50% 4
Cheshire +4 16 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Bedford +2 16 £42,500 +3.03% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £49,500 +41.42% 3
Luton - 16 £48,500 -
Milton Keynes +1 15 £49,500 +52.30% 2
Scotland -2 15 £33,250 -12.50% 3

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1059 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (39.76%) Scrum
3 564 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 511 (22.65%) QA
5 501 (22.21%) Finance
6 477 (21.14%) SQL
7 476 (21.10%) Degree
8 465 (20.61%) .NET
9 458 (20.30%) C#
10 437 (19.37%) TDD
11 425 (18.84%) E-Commerce
12 416 (18.44%) Java
13 395 (17.51%) JavaScript
14 367 (16.27%) HTML
15 357 (15.82%) Microsoft
16 333 (14.76%) Project Management
17 332 (14.72%) Use Case
18 315 (13.96%) CSS
19 287 (12.72%) UML
20 277 (12.28%) Marketing
21 259 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
22 254 (11.26%) BDD
22 254 (11.26%) XML
23 248 (10.99%) Retail
24 238 (10.55%) Selenium
25 228 (10.11%) Unit Testing
26 226 (10.02%) SQL Server
27 211 (9.35%) Test Automation
28 209 (9.26%) ISEB
29 205 (9.09%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 73 (3.24%) CMS
2 53 (2.35%) Apache
3 52 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.91%) Confluence
5 28 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.93%) Drupal
7 17 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 16 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.44%) Node.js
11 8 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.31%) Alfresco
12 7 (0.31%) WordPress
12 7 (0.31%) Documentum
13 6 (0.27%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.22%) IIS
15 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 162 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 35 (1.55%) MS Office
4 17 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.62%) MS Project
7 7 (0.31%) Mingle
8 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.22%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (1.37%) Magento
2 25 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.044%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.044%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 116 (5.14%) SaaS
2 32 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.18%) GitHub
10 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.089%) Trello
11 2 (0.089%) Route 53
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.044%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.17%) Internet
2 22 (0.98%) SNMP
3 21 (0.93%) HTTP
4 11 (0.49%) Intranet
5 9 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 4 (0.18%) Extranet
6 4 (0.18%) FTP
7 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.089%) DAB
8 2 (0.089%) Firewall
8 2 (0.089%) VPN
8 2 (0.089%) DNS
9 1 (0.044%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.044%) GPRS
9 1 (0.044%) GSM
9 1 (0.044%) SMS
9 1 (0.044%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.044%) Wireless
9 1 (0.044%) TETRA
9 1 (0.044%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.86%) MySQL
2 87 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 71 (3.15%) NoSQL
4 66 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 32 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (0.84%) Big Data
10 17 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 17 (0.75%) Impala
11 16 (0.71%) Mahout
12 14 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.58%) Data Mart
14 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.44%) Redis
16 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.35%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 238 (10.55%) Selenium
2 189 (8.38%) JIRA
3 159 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 156 (6.91%) Cucumber
5 133 (5.90%) Visual Studio
6 112 (4.96%) Git (software)
7 99 (4.39%) Jenkins
7 99 (4.39%) NUnit
8 82 (3.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 78 (3.46%) WebDriver
10 58 (2.57%) Hudson
10 58 (2.57%) Rhino Mocks
11 53 (2.35%) Subversion
12 48 (2.13%) SoapUI
13 46 (2.04%) Maven
14 43 (1.91%) SpecFlow
15 42 (1.86%) Bugzilla
16 33 (1.46%) JUnit
17 31 (1.37%) Ant
18 30 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 501 (22.21%) Finance
2 277 (12.28%) Marketing
3 248 (10.99%) Retail
4 165 (7.31%) Games
5 151 (6.69%) Telecoms
6 144 (6.38%) Banking
7 94 (4.17%) Advertising
8 66 (2.93%) Back Office
9 60 (2.66%) Publishing
10 46 (2.04%) Law
11 44 (1.95%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.71%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.62%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.58%) Legal
15 13 (0.58%) Automotive
16 10 (0.44%) Military
17 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.18%) Front Office
19 3 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1017 (45.08%) Analyst
2 847 (37.54%) Business Analyst
3 514 (22.78%) Developer
4 218 (9.66%) Agile Business Analyst
5 120 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
6 113 (5.01%) Senior Business Analyst
7 103 (4.57%) Java Developer
8 93 (4.12%) Product Manager
9 92 (4.08%) QA Engineer
10 86 (3.81%) Senior Developer
10 86 (3.81%) Software Developer
11 80 (3.55%) Architect
12 78 (3.46%) Tester
13 77 (3.41%) Software Engineer
14 76 (3.37%) Test Analyst
15 74 (3.28%) C# Developer
16 70 (3.10%) Project Manager
17 68 (3.01%) Test Engineer
18 67 (2.97%) Product Owner
19 65 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (20.61%) .NET
2 367 (16.27%) HTML
3 315 (13.96%) CSS
4 254 (11.26%) XML
5 205 (9.09%) Web Services
6 185 (8.20%) jQuery
7 156 (6.91%) ASP.NET
8 130 (5.76%) HTML5
9 121 (5.36%) SOAP
10 115 (5.10%) RESTful
11 107 (4.74%) CSS3
12 101 (4.48%) JSON
13 94 (4.17%) Spring
14 91 (4.03%) .NET Framework
15 85 (3.77%) Gherkin
16 82 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 70 (3.10%) Ajax
18 65 (2.88%) WCF
19 59 (2.62%) XSD
19 59 (2.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 175 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 141 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 133 (5.90%) Open Source
4 78 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.01%) Mathematics
6 45 (1.99%) FMCG
7 40 (1.77%) Visualisation
8 34 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 25 (1.11%) Social Media
11 23 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
11 23 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.93%) Blog
13 19 (0.84%) Reference Data
14 18 (0.80%) Video on Demand
15 13 (0.58%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.58%) W3C
15 13 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.53%) Data Integration
16 12 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 118 (5.23%) Linux
2 112 (4.96%) Apple iOS
3 98 (4.34%) Android
4 63 (2.79%) Windows
5 34 (1.51%) UNIX
6 17 (0.75%) Debian
7 12 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.044%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1059 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (39.76%) Scrum
3 564 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 437 (19.37%) TDD
5 425 (18.84%) E-Commerce
6 333 (14.76%) Project Management
7 332 (14.72%) Use Case
8 287 (12.72%) UML
9 259 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 254 (11.26%) BDD
11 228 (10.11%) Unit Testing
12 211 (9.35%) Test Automation
13 195 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
13 195 (8.64%) Software Engineering
14 194 (8.60%) OO
14 194 (8.60%) Waterfall
15 191 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 186 (8.24%) Test Scripting
17 180 (7.98%) Web Development
18 176 (7.80%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 477 (21.14%) SQL
2 458 (20.30%) C#
3 416 (18.44%) Java
4 395 (17.51%) JavaScript
5 139 (6.16%) Ruby
6 129 (5.72%) Python
7 117 (5.19%) PHP
8 96 (4.26%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.97%) C++
10 39 (1.73%) Bash Shell
11 34 (1.51%) C
12 31 (1.37%) VB
13 29 (1.29%) Objective-C
14 17 (0.75%) VBScript
15 16 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.71%) VBA
16 15 (0.66%) Perl
17 14 (0.62%) R
18 13 (0.58%) Clojure
18 13 (0.58%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 476 (21.10%) Degree
2 209 (9.26%) ISEB
3 55 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 42 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 33 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.02%) CBAP
7 18 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.35%) IIBA
10 7 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.27%) MCP
11 6 (0.27%) MCAD
11 6 (0.27%) MCSD
11 6 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.22%) ACCA
12 5 (0.22%) CIMA
13 4 (0.18%) PMP
13 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.044%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.044%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (22.65%) QA
2 11 (0.49%) EMIR
3 10 (0.44%) MiFID
4 9 (0.40%) FATCA
5 8 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.18%) SLA
6 4 (0.18%) WCAG
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.044%) GxP
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (0.62%) Varnish
2 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
2 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.044%) Xen
4 1 (0.044%) zsh
Systems Management
1 71 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.93%) Puppet
3 8 (0.35%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.089%) Ansible
5 2 (0.089%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 357 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 124 (5.50%) Oracle
3 46 (2.04%) HP
4 45 (1.99%) Google
5 40 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.51%) JBoss
7 28 (1.24%) Adobe
8 24 (1.06%) hybris
9 18 (0.80%) Ab Initio
9 18 (0.80%) Teradata
10 13 (0.58%) Cognos
11 12 (0.53%) TOWER Software
12 10 (0.44%) Perforce
12 10 (0.44%) Apple
12 10 (0.44%) IBM
12 10 (0.44%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.44%) Rackspace
13 9 (0.40%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.35%) Cognizant
14 8 (0.35%) Informatica
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Randstad Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £57000.00 per annum + 31 days hol + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitek Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40000 to £55000
Posted: 2 days ago