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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 285 321 384
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +63
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1071 890 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.86% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.04% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 928 698 560
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
87161 85486 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.66% 82.26% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71806 68211 75331
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +24 1009 £47,500 +3.26% 138
London 0 438 £55,000 +4.76% 51
South East +49 238 £47,500 +5.55% 36
Yorkshire 0 110 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Surrey +47 78 £50,000 +42.85% 16
West Yorkshire -22 66 £36,000 -10.00% 4
South West +32 64 £38,500 +10.00% 9
Berkshire +13 60 £52,250 -7.11% 7
City of London -44 60 £55,000 +10.00% 10
East of England +2 59 £42,500 - 14
Leeds -3 56 £37,500 +5.39% 4
Reigate +33 51 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Hampshire +12 50 £39,000 -13.33% 2
North West +7 49 £32,500 -26.96% 12
East Midlands +29 37 £40,857 -11.66% 2
Wiltshire +24 31 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 29 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Manchester +1 28 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Cambridge +19 27 £48,750 +21.87% 6
Northamptonshire +14 22 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -11 22 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Northampton +8 21 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Southampton +10 19 £39,000 -15.67% 1
West Sussex +4 19 £35,000 -27.08% 4
Bristol +4 19 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Wales -1 17 £34,750 -26.84% 4
Portsmouth - 17 £45,000 -
Newbury - 16 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £48,500 +38.57% 1
Scotland -1 15 £40,000 - 3

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1700 (78.52%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (40.74%) Scrum
3 483 (22.31%) Finance
4 454 (20.97%) SQL
5 448 (20.69%) QA
6 427 (19.72%) Business Analysis
7 408 (18.85%) C#
8 403 (18.61%) HTML
9 394 (18.20%) Degree
10 382 (17.64%) JavaScript
11 375 (17.32%) E-Commerce
12 372 (17.18%) User Experience
13 351 (16.21%) .NET
14 349 (16.12%) Use Case
15 342 (15.80%) TDD
16 319 (14.73%) Microsoft
17 317 (14.64%) Project Management
18 312 (14.41%) CSS
19 299 (13.81%) Retail
20 292 (13.49%) SQL Server
21 286 (13.21%) Java
22 257 (11.87%) Waterfall
23 249 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
24 245 (11.32%) UML
25 239 (11.04%) Computer Science
26 224 (10.35%) JIRA
27 217 (10.02%) ISEB
28 212 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
28 212 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
29 208 (9.61%) Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 58 (2.68%) CMS
2 38 (1.76%) IIS
3 35 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 33 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.43%) Apache
6 30 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.02%) JBoss
8 20 (0.92%) nginx
9 18 (0.83%) Confluence
10 15 (0.69%) Apache Pig
11 11 (0.51%) Node.js
12 10 (0.46%) Jetty
13 6 (0.28%) EPiServer CMS
14 5 (0.23%) SAS
15 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.18%) FileNet
15 4 (0.18%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.18%) Drupal
15 4 (0.18%) Mule
15 4 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 163 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 64 (2.96%) Photoshop
4 42 (1.94%) MS Office
5 38 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 30 (1.39%) MS Project
7 29 (1.34%) OmniGraffle
7 29 (1.34%) Fireworks
8 26 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.046%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.76%) Google Analytics
2 16 (0.74%) Magento
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.14%) Tridion
5 3 (0.14%) SAP FI-GL
6 2 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.092%) Agresso
6 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.092%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.046%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.046%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.88%) SaaS
2 27 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.42%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.32%) PaaS
7 5 (0.23%) GitHub
8 3 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.40%) HTTP
2 42 (1.94%) Internet
3 21 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.65%) DNS
5 10 (0.46%) CTI
6 9 (0.42%) IPsec
6 9 (0.42%) DHCP
6 9 (0.42%) FTP
7 8 (0.37%) SSL
8 6 (0.28%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.23%) DSL
9 5 (0.23%) Broadband
9 5 (0.23%) SMS
10 4 (0.18%) Wireless
11 3 (0.14%) SNMP
12 2 (0.092%) VPN
12 2 (0.092%) Firewall
13 1 (0.046%) MVNO
13 1 (0.046%) DAB
13 1 (0.046%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.59%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.36%) NoSQL
4 50 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (2.17%) MySQL
6 46 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 40 (1.85%) Big Data
9 33 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.69%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.69%) Impala
16 14 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.60%) Mahout
18 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 224 (10.35%) JIRA
2 175 (8.08%) Selenium
3 131 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 124 (5.73%) Visual Studio
5 118 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 117 (5.40%) Cucumber
7 107 (4.94%) NUnit
8 93 (4.30%) Rhino Mocks
9 82 (3.79%) Jenkins
10 81 (3.74%) WebDriver
11 77 (3.56%) Axure RP
12 55 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 39 (1.80%) Bugzilla
14 38 (1.76%) Maven
14 38 (1.76%) SpecFlow
15 36 (1.66%) TeamCity
16 34 (1.57%) Subversion
16 34 (1.57%) Hudson
17 32 (1.48%) JUnit
18 26 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 483 (22.31%) Finance
2 299 (13.81%) Retail
3 208 (9.61%) Marketing
4 138 (6.37%) Banking
5 133 (6.14%) Telecoms
6 108 (4.99%) Advertising
7 66 (3.05%) Games
8 39 (1.80%) Publishing
9 38 (1.76%) Law
10 22 (1.02%) Legal
10 22 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.92%) Back Office
12 19 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.74%) Billing
14 14 (0.65%) Front Office
15 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.51%) Automotive
16 9 (0.42%) German Language
16 9 (0.42%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.42%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 996 (46.00%) Analyst
2 831 (38.38%) Business Analyst
3 490 (22.63%) Developer
4 195 (9.01%) Agile Business Analyst
5 160 (7.39%) Senior Analyst
6 151 (6.97%) Senior Business Analyst
7 112 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 104 (4.80%) Test Analyst
8 104 (4.80%) C# Developer
9 97 (4.48%) Software Developer
10 96 (4.43%) .NET Developer
11 93 (4.30%) Designer
12 87 (4.02%) Software Engineer
13 81 (3.74%) Project Manager
14 78 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
15 75 (3.46%) QA Engineer
16 72 (3.33%) UX Designer
17 70 (3.23%) Architect
18 68 (3.14%) Java Developer
18 68 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (18.61%) HTML
2 351 (16.21%) .NET
3 312 (14.41%) CSS
4 208 (9.61%) XML
5 198 (9.15%) HTML5
6 150 (6.93%) jQuery
7 145 (6.70%) Web Services
8 138 (6.37%) CSS3
9 120 (5.54%) ASP.NET
10 97 (4.48%) .NET Framework
11 82 (3.79%) JSON
12 75 (3.46%) RESTful
13 66 (3.05%) Spring
14 63 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 62 (2.86%) SOAP
16 60 (2.77%) REST
17 59 (2.73%) Gherkin
18 55 (2.54%) WPF
19 52 (2.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 46 (2.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 372 (17.18%) User Experience
2 239 (11.04%) Computer Science
3 203 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 139 (6.42%) Mobile App
5 127 (5.87%) Mathematics
6 105 (4.85%) Open Source
7 70 (3.23%) FMCG
8 55 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (1.71%) Visualisation
11 28 (1.29%) iPhone
11 28 (1.29%) N-Tier
12 25 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.97%) Social Media
14 19 (0.88%) Blog
15 18 (0.83%) iPad
15 18 (0.83%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.79%) W3C
17 16 (0.74%) Data Integration
18 14 (0.65%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 125 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 92 (4.25%) Android
3 69 (3.19%) Windows
4 66 (3.05%) Linux
5 49 (2.26%) UNIX
6 9 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.046%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1700 (78.52%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (40.74%) Scrum
3 427 (19.72%) Business Analysis
4 375 (17.32%) E-Commerce
5 349 (16.12%) Use Case
6 342 (15.80%) TDD
7 317 (14.64%) Project Management
8 257 (11.87%) Waterfall
9 249 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 245 (11.32%) UML
11 212 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 212 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
12 205 (9.47%) Software Engineering
13 204 (9.42%) Unit Testing
14 196 (9.05%) OO
15 194 (8.96%) BDD
16 188 (8.68%) Analytics
17 161 (7.44%) Test Scripting
18 146 (6.74%) MVC
19 144 (6.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 454 (20.97%) SQL
2 408 (18.85%) C#
3 382 (17.64%) JavaScript
4 286 (13.21%) Java
5 101 (4.67%) C++
6 91 (4.20%) Ruby
7 78 (3.60%) Python
8 74 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 48 (2.22%) PHP
10 36 (1.66%) Objective-C
11 34 (1.57%) C
12 26 (1.20%) Perl
13 25 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.88%) VBA
15 17 (0.79%) Delphi
16 15 (0.69%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.65%) VB
17 14 (0.65%) R
18 13 (0.60%) Clojure
18 13 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 394 (18.20%) Degree
2 217 (10.02%) ISEB
3 56 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 38 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 38 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 24 (1.11%) CBAP
7 14 (0.65%) ACCA
7 14 (0.65%) CIMA
8 10 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.37%) IIBA
10 5 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.046%) MBA
12 1 (0.046%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (20.69%) QA
2 16 (0.74%) WAI
3 10 (0.46%) SLA
4 7 (0.32%) ISO 8583
4 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) WCAG
7 1 (0.046%) Basel III
System Software
1 22 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.69%) Hyper-V
2 15 (0.69%) VirtualBox
3 9 (0.42%) Xen
4 5 (0.23%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.092%) Firmware
6 1 (0.046%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.046%) zsh
Systems Management
1 56 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.88%) Puppet
4 17 (0.79%) Ansible
5 15 (0.69%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.28%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.046%) cPanel
Vendors
1 319 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 85 (3.93%) Oracle
3 63 (2.91%) Google
4 50 (2.31%) TOWER Software
5 27 (1.25%) Adobe
6 25 (1.15%) VMware
7 23 (1.06%) Apple
8 19 (0.88%) Informatica
9 18 (0.83%) SAP
10 16 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.69%) DevExpress
12 11 (0.51%) hybris
13 10 (0.46%) Omniture
14 9 (0.42%) Epicor
14 9 (0.42%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.37%) IBM
16 7 (0.32%) HP
16 7 (0.32%) Teradata
16 7 (0.32%) iRise
16 7 (0.32%) Ab Initio
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus bonus & bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £36k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus healthcare and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus £11,000 + Benefits, great holidays and people!
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago