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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 277 402 392
Rank change year-on-year
+125 -10
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1123 617 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 934 530 556
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 £34,000 £33,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -4.49%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93957 85653 91299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75631 70015 77736
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
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 29 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 29 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 +99 1041 £50,000 +11.11% 116
London +90 513 £55,000 +4.76% 44
South East +85 219 £49,500 -4.80% 33
Surrey +63 94 £50,000 - 9
City of London +32 94 £52,500 +10.52% 8
Yorkshire -2 91 £40,000 +14.28% 12
East of England +37 85 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Yorkshire -7 73 £36,000 +5.88% 8
Leeds -21 62 £38,000 +11.76% 7
North West +13 54 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South West +16 51 £36,000 +1.40% 1
Reigate +17 48 £50,000 - 4
Berkshire +4 45 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Bristol +19 38 £35,000 +2.94%
Hampshire +24 36 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Wales +20 33 £33,815 -9.82% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 33 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Bedfordshire +15 32 £47,500 +15.15% 7
South Wales +21 31 £29,129 -22.32% 1
East Midlands +9 28 £40,429 +1.70% 4
Slough -6 27 £52,000 -13.33% 1
Manchester +13 20 £49,000 +22.50% 4
Woking - 20 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £49,500 +41.42% 2
Cambridge +3 17 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Bedford +1 16 £42,500 +3.03% 7
Cheshire 0 16 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Luton - 16 £48,500 -
Milton Keynes +10 15 £49,500 +52.30% 1
Scotland -3 15 £33,250 -12.50% 5

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 1061 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
2 891 (39.60%) Scrum
3 558 (24.80%) Business Analysis
4 508 (22.58%) QA
5 502 (22.31%) Finance
6 479 (21.29%) Degree
7 477 (21.20%) SQL
8 465 (20.67%) .NET
9 456 (20.27%) C#
10 437 (19.42%) TDD
11 422 (18.76%) E-Commerce
12 415 (18.44%) Java
13 399 (17.73%) JavaScript
14 367 (16.31%) HTML
15 358 (15.91%) Microsoft
16 328 (14.58%) Use Case
17 325 (14.44%) Project Management
18 316 (14.04%) CSS
19 285 (12.67%) UML
20 279 (12.40%) Marketing
21 259 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
22 253 (11.24%) BDD
22 253 (11.24%) XML
23 246 (10.93%) Retail
24 239 (10.62%) Selenium
25 229 (10.18%) SQL Server
26 225 (10.00%) Unit Testing
27 212 (9.42%) Test Automation
28 210 (9.33%) ISEB
29 202 (8.98%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 72 (3.20%) CMS
2 52 (2.31%) Apache
3 51 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.91%) Confluence
5 29 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.93%) Drupal
7 17 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 17 (0.76%) Apache Pig
8 11 (0.49%) Node.js
9 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.31%) Alfresco
11 7 (0.31%) WordPress
11 7 (0.31%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.31%) Documentum
12 6 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.22%) IIS
14 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 158 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.47%) MS Office
4 16 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
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 (1.38%) 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
1 115 (5.11%) SaaS
2 32 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.76%) 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 47 (2.09%) 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
7 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.13%) FTP
8 2 (0.089%) VPN
8 2 (0.089%) DNS
8 2 (0.089%) DAB
8 2 (0.089%) Firewall
9 1 (0.044%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.044%) Wireless
9 1 (0.044%) TETRA
9 1 (0.044%) DSL
9 1 (0.044%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.044%) GPRS
9 1 (0.044%) GSM
9 1 (0.044%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.87%) MySQL
3 86 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 70 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 66 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (0.76%) Apache Hive
10 17 (0.76%) Big Data
10 17 (0.76%) 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 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 239 (10.62%) Selenium
2 191 (8.49%) JIRA
3 160 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 157 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 134 (5.96%) Visual Studio
6 113 (5.02%) Git (software)
7 100 (4.44%) NUnit
8 99 (4.40%) Jenkins
9 84 (3.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 79 (3.51%) WebDriver
11 59 (2.62%) Hudson
11 59 (2.62%) Rhino Mocks
12 53 (2.36%) Subversion
13 48 (2.13%) SoapUI
14 47 (2.09%) Maven
15 43 (1.91%) Bugzilla
16 42 (1.87%) SpecFlow
17 34 (1.51%) JUnit
18 31 (1.38%) Ant
18 31 (1.38%) JMeter
General
1 502 (22.31%) Finance
2 279 (12.40%) Marketing
3 246 (10.93%) Retail
4 167 (7.42%) Games
5 150 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 142 (6.31%) Banking
7 96 (4.27%) Advertising
8 65 (2.89%) Back Office
9 61 (2.71%) Publishing
10 46 (2.04%) Law
11 42 (1.87%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.93%) 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 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.18%) Front Office
19 3 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1008 (44.80%) Analyst
2 837 (37.20%) Business Analyst
3 512 (22.76%) Developer
4 216 (9.60%) Agile Business Analyst
5 117 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
6 110 (4.89%) Senior Business Analyst
7 104 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 93 (4.13%) QA Engineer
9 90 (4.00%) Product Manager
10 86 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 85 (3.78%) Software Developer
12 80 (3.56%) Architect
13 78 (3.47%) Tester
14 77 (3.42%) Software Engineer
15 76 (3.38%) C# Developer
16 75 (3.33%) Test Analyst
17 72 (3.20%) Project Manager
18 69 (3.07%) Test Engineer
19 66 (2.93%) Product Owner
20 65 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 465 (20.67%) .NET
2 367 (16.31%) HTML
3 316 (14.04%) CSS
4 253 (11.24%) XML
5 202 (8.98%) Web Services
6 185 (8.22%) jQuery
7 156 (6.93%) ASP.NET
8 129 (5.73%) HTML5
9 120 (5.33%) SOAP
10 115 (5.11%) RESTful
11 107 (4.76%) CSS3
12 99 (4.40%) JSON
13 95 (4.22%) Spring
14 94 (4.18%) .NET Framework
15 87 (3.87%) Gherkin
16 83 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 70 (3.11%) Ajax
18 65 (2.89%) WCF
19 60 (2.67%) Hibernate
20 56 (2.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.82%) Computer Science
2 142 (6.31%) Mobile App
3 134 (5.96%) Open Source
4 78 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 72 (3.20%) Mathematics
6 45 (2.00%) FMCG
7 38 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 32 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 25 (1.11%) Social Media
11 23 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
11 23 (1.02%) Blog
11 23 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.84%) Reference Data
13 18 (0.80%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.58%) Digital Media
14 13 (0.58%) W3C
14 13 (0.58%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.53%) Data Integration
15 12 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 116 (5.16%) Linux
2 110 (4.89%) Apple iOS
3 96 (4.27%) Android
4 64 (2.84%) Windows
5 34 (1.51%) UNIX
6 17 (0.76%) 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 1061 (47.16%) Agile Software Development
2 891 (39.60%) Scrum
3 558 (24.80%) Business Analysis
4 437 (19.42%) TDD
5 422 (18.76%) E-Commerce
6 328 (14.58%) Use Case
7 325 (14.44%) Project Management
8 285 (12.67%) UML
9 259 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 253 (11.24%) BDD
11 225 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 212 (9.42%) Test Automation
13 195 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
14 194 (8.62%) Software Engineering
15 193 (8.58%) Waterfall
16 191 (8.49%) OO
17 189 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 187 (8.31%) Test Scripting
19 179 (7.96%) Web Development
20 176 (7.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 477 (21.20%) SQL
2 456 (20.27%) C#
3 415 (18.44%) Java
4 399 (17.73%) JavaScript
5 138 (6.13%) Ruby
6 128 (5.69%) Python
7 116 (5.16%) PHP
8 97 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.98%) C++
10 37 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 34 (1.51%) C
12 31 (1.38%) VB
13 28 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 18 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.76%) VBScript
16 16 (0.71%) VBA
17 15 (0.67%) Perl
18 14 (0.62%) R
19 13 (0.58%) Clojure
19 13 (0.58%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 479 (21.29%) Degree
2 210 (9.33%) ISEB
3 57 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 42 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 33 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (0.98%) CBAP
7 18 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 17 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.36%) 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
1 508 (22.58%) QA
2 10 (0.44%) MiFID
2 10 (0.44%) EMIR
3 9 (0.40%) FATCA
4 7 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.18%) SLA
5 4 (0.18%) WCAG
6 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.044%) GxP
6 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (0.62%) Varnish
2 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
2 7 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.044%) Xen
4 1 (0.044%) zsh
Systems Management
1 70 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.93%) Puppet
3 8 (0.36%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.089%) Ansible
5 2 (0.089%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 358 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 126 (5.60%) Oracle
3 45 (2.00%) HP
4 44 (1.96%) Google
5 41 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.51%) JBoss
7 29 (1.29%) Adobe
8 24 (1.07%) 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
13 9 (0.40%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.36%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.36%) Cognizant
14 8 (0.36%) Informatica
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus full benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 23days
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Towers Watson
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday