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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 267 279 372
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +93
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1173 1204 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.99% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.20% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1033 657
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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
90836 100276 87895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.05% 82.70% 80.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73816 81539 72340
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 £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +22 1095 £50,000 +5.26% 152
London -4 520 £55,000 +4.76% 72
South East +60 276 £50,000 +11.11% 36
East Midlands +71 83 £40,000 - 9
Surrey +35 72 £60,000 +26.31% 10
Yorkshire +30 69 £40,000 - 8
Berkshire +35 63 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East of England -3 60 £43,750 -1.68% 8
City of London 0 54 £52,500 -4.54% 27
North West -1 45 £40,000 - 7
West Yorkshire +16 44 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Hampshire +3 43 £39,000 -11.36% 9
Northamptonshire +34 42 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Leeds +9 38 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire +30 37 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Northampton +33 36 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Sussex +21 34 £39,000 +30.00% 6
Scotland +26 31 £38,000 +8.57% 4
Nottinghamshire +25 31 £35,000 - 4
Cambridge +35 30 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Reigate +25 28 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Wales +8 28 £38,750 -24.01% 1
Brighton +23 27 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Nottingham +19 27 £35,000 - 1
South Wales +9 27 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Oxfordshire +11 24 £42,500 +10.38% 4
Cheshire +8 24 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +21 22 £50,000 +42.85% 3
South West -14 22 £38,500 +6.94% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 21 £41,500 -12.63% 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1899 (81.99%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (40.93%) Scrum
3 547 (23.62%) Finance
4 498 (21.50%) SQL
5 473 (20.42%) QA
6 454 (19.60%) Business Analysis
7 403 (17.40%) HTML
8 402 (17.36%) E-Commerce
9 401 (17.31%) TDD
10 396 (17.10%) Java
11 390 (16.84%) JavaScript
12 386 (16.67%) Use Case
13 381 (16.45%) SDLC
14 378 (16.32%) C#
15 366 (15.80%) Degree
16 326 (14.08%) Retail
17 315 (13.60%) User Experience
18 309 (13.34%) Project Management
19 300 (12.95%) .NET
20 299 (12.91%) Waterfall
21 294 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
22 282 (12.18%) CSS
23 280 (12.09%) Software Engineering
24 267 (11.53%) Microsoft
25 264 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
26 260 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
27 251 (10.84%) UML
27 251 (10.84%) BDD
28 245 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
29 235 (10.15%) ISEB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 73 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.50%) Confluence
3 45 (1.94%) CMS
4 35 (1.51%) Apache Pig
5 30 (1.30%) JBoss
6 29 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.04%) Apache
8 23 (0.99%) IIS
9 19 (0.82%) Node.js
10 11 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.30%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.22%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.22%) Mule
14 4 (0.17%) FileNet
15 3 (0.13%) EPiServer CMS
15 3 (0.13%) WordPress
15 3 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 175 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 132 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 69 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (2.03%) Photoshop
5 31 (1.34%) MS Office
6 15 (0.65%) MS Project
7 14 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.35%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.30%) InDesign
10 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.22%) Mingle
11 2 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 7 (0.30%) Magento
4 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.086%) Agresso
5 2 (0.086%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.086%) Sage ERP X3
6 1 (0.043%) Unica
6 1 (0.043%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.043%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.043%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.37%) SaaS
2 50 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
3 34 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 21 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.26%) Force.com
9 5 (0.22%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.22%) PaaS
10 1 (0.043%) GitHub
10 1 (0.043%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.12%) HTTP
2 43 (1.86%) Internet
3 21 (0.91%) Network Security
4 19 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.82%) CTI
5 16 (0.69%) Wireless
6 9 (0.39%) VPN
7 7 (0.30%) ATM
8 4 (0.17%) Intranet
9 3 (0.13%) DSL
9 3 (0.13%) IPv4
9 3 (0.13%) IPv6
9 3 (0.13%) SSL
9 3 (0.13%) DNS
10 2 (0.086%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.086%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.086%) LDAP
10 2 (0.086%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.043%) Skype
11 1 (0.043%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.67%) MongoDB
3 64 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 62 (2.68%) Apache Hive
5 60 (2.59%) MySQL
6 57 (2.46%) Big Data
7 54 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 53 (2.29%) NoSQL
9 40 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 38 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 34 (1.47%) Impala
12 34 (1.47%) Mahout
13 28 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.82%) QlikView
15 19 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 234 (10.10%) JIRA
2 163 (7.04%) Selenium
3 155 (6.69%) Git (software)
4 143 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 121 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 107 (4.62%) Jenkins
7 99 (4.27%) NUnit
8 95 (4.10%) JUnit
9 94 (4.06%) Visual Studio
10 75 (3.24%) WebDriver
11 73 (3.15%) Rhino Mocks
12 70 (3.02%) Maven
13 52 (2.25%) Eclipse
14 48 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
15 47 (2.03%) Ant
16 41 (1.77%) Subversion
17 37 (1.60%) SoapUI
17 37 (1.60%) Axure RP
17 37 (1.60%) Yeoman
18 33 (1.42%) TestNG
General
1 547 (23.62%) Finance
2 326 (14.08%) Retail
3 187 (8.07%) Marketing
4 171 (7.38%) Banking
5 141 (6.09%) Telecoms
6 99 (4.27%) Advertising
7 55 (2.37%) Games
8 43 (1.86%) Publishing
9 35 (1.51%) Back Office
10 29 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.12%) Law
12 22 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.78%) Legal
15 13 (0.56%) Billing
16 10 (0.43%) Automotive
17 6 (0.26%) Electronics
18 5 (0.22%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.13%) Manufacturing
19 3 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1134 (48.96%) Analyst
2 945 (40.80%) Business Analyst
3 453 (19.56%) Developer
4 199 (8.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 154 (6.65%) Senior Analyst
6 136 (5.87%) Software Engineer
7 135 (5.83%) Senior Business Analyst
8 121 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 112 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 107 (4.62%) Test Analyst
11 106 (4.58%) Software Developer
12 95 (4.10%) Tester
13 89 (3.84%) Product Owner
14 88 (3.80%) Designer
15 79 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
16 76 (3.28%) C# Developer
17 72 (3.11%) Project Manager
18 71 (3.07%) QA Engineer
19 68 (2.94%) Product Manager
20 57 (2.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (17.40%) HTML
2 300 (12.95%) .NET
3 282 (12.18%) CSS
4 199 (8.59%) XML
5 181 (7.82%) Web Services
6 163 (7.04%) HTML5
7 121 (5.22%) Spring
8 118 (5.09%) jQuery
9 110 (4.75%) CSS3
10 107 (4.62%) REST
11 101 (4.36%) ASP.NET
12 100 (4.32%) JSON
13 90 (3.89%) SOAP
14 63 (2.72%) Gherkin
15 60 (2.59%) .NET Framework
16 47 (2.03%) AngularJS
17 46 (1.99%) RESTful
17 46 (1.99%) WPF
18 42 (1.81%) J2EE
19 41 (1.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 315 (13.60%) User Experience
2 294 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (8.25%) Computer Science
4 112 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 101 (4.36%) Mathematics
6 69 (2.98%) FMCG
7 66 (2.85%) Visualisation
8 59 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 46 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.34%) Statistics
11 27 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.04%) iPhone
12 24 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
13 20 (0.86%) Digital Media
13 20 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 19 (0.82%) Social Media
14 19 (0.82%) Credit Risk
15 18 (0.78%) NHS
16 17 (0.73%) Wiki
16 17 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 130 (5.61%) Apple iOS
2 97 (4.19%) Android
3 83 (3.58%) Linux
4 71 (3.07%) UNIX
4 71 (3.07%) Windows
5 20 (0.86%) Windows Phone
6 11 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
7 8 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.086%) Debian
11 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.043%) CentOS
11 1 (0.043%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.043%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1899 (81.99%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (40.93%) Scrum
3 454 (19.60%) Business Analysis
4 402 (17.36%) E-Commerce
5 401 (17.31%) TDD
6 386 (16.67%) Use Case
7 381 (16.45%) SDLC
8 309 (13.34%) Project Management
9 299 (12.91%) Waterfall
10 280 (12.09%) Software Engineering
11 264 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
12 260 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 251 (10.84%) UML
13 251 (10.84%) BDD
14 245 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 205 (8.85%) Unit Testing
16 193 (8.33%) Test Scripting
17 167 (7.21%) MVC
18 165 (7.12%) OO
19 157 (6.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 498 (21.50%) SQL
2 396 (17.10%) Java
3 390 (16.84%) JavaScript
4 378 (16.32%) C#
5 118 (5.09%) Python
6 99 (4.27%) C++
7 86 (3.71%) Ruby
8 73 (3.15%) PHP
9 48 (2.07%) T-SQL
10 42 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.68%) VBA
12 35 (1.51%) C
13 34 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.47%) Clojure
14 26 (1.12%) R
15 22 (0.95%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.82%) Groovy
17 15 (0.65%) VB
18 14 (0.60%) COBOL
19 13 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 366 (15.80%) Degree
2 235 (10.15%) ISEB
3 61 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 43 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.69%) IIBA
8 14 (0.60%) ACCA
8 14 (0.60%) CIMA
9 13 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.13%) IC3 Certification
11 3 (0.13%) CBAP
12 2 (0.086%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.086%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (20.42%) QA
2 17 (0.73%) Basel III
3 16 (0.69%) Basel II
3 16 (0.69%) CRD IV
4 13 (0.56%) SLA
4 13 (0.56%) ISO 8583
5 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.39%) WAI
7 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.22%) MiFID
10 1 (0.043%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (1.47%) VirtualBox
2 18 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.13%) Docker
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.086%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 56 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.60%) Vagrant
3 18 (0.78%) Puppet
4 15 (0.65%) TrustSec
5 14 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.47%) Ansible
7 3 (0.13%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.086%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.043%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 267 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.09%) Oracle
3 54 (2.33%) TOWER Software
4 33 (1.42%) IBM
5 30 (1.30%) Apple
6 28 (1.21%) Google
7 23 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (0.91%) VMware
9 20 (0.86%) Cisco
10 19 (0.82%) Adobe
11 18 (0.78%) Business Objects
12 17 (0.73%) Guidewire
13 16 (0.69%) HP
14 15 (0.65%) SAP
14 15 (0.65%) Sourcefire
14 15 (0.65%) Lancope
15 13 (0.56%) KANA
16 12 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.47%) hybris
18 10 (0.43%) ATG
Staines, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package !!!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + benefits+bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £47000 - £48000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Capgemini
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + plus package
Posted: Yesterday