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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 251 291 423
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +132
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1265 1134 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.97% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.17% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 935 515
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,150 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%

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
92776 96821 88019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75982 77929 71900
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +29 1192 £47,500 -5.00% 156
London +47 605 £55,000 - 85
South East +32 259 £47,000 -5.05% 21
City of London +33 87 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Surrey -10 72 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire -25 71 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +45 70 £38,500 -5.76% 5
Berkshire +27 62 £45,000 -9.09% 6
East of England -21 56 £42,500 -5.55% 7
South West -11 53 £35,000 -2.77% 7
West Yorkshire -23 48 £45,000 +25.00% 6
Northamptonshire +29 44 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Northampton +31 41 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Leeds -23 39 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Reading +29 37 £42,500 -12.82% 4
North West -19 36 £43,750 +25.00% 13
Oxfordshire +28 33 £45,000 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +24 32 £37,500 -2.59% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 32 £44,250 -1.66% 6
Hampshire +6 30 £39,000 -8.23% 1
Scotland +19 28 £38,000 +14.28% 7
Cambridge +26 26 £43,500 -20.90% 6
Bristol -33 25 £35,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire +2 24 £45,000 -9.09% 1
Milton Keynes -3 24 £45,000 -9.09% 1
West Sussex +18 22 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Wales -10 22 £35,889 +23.20%
South Wales -11 22 £35,889 +23.20%
Nottinghamshire +5 20 £35,000 -1.75% 2
Manchester +4 20 £42,500 -13.26% 7

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2087 (84.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (42.46%) Scrum
3 580 (23.59%) Finance
4 555 (22.57%) QA
5 500 (20.33%) SQL
6 461 (18.75%) TDD
7 458 (18.63%) Business Analysis
8 446 (18.14%) Java
9 432 (17.57%) SDLC
10 403 (16.39%) Use Case
11 396 (16.10%) E-Commerce
12 379 (15.41%) C#
13 374 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
14 373 (15.17%) Degree
15 359 (14.60%) JavaScript
16 344 (13.99%) HTML
17 328 (13.34%) JIRA
18 326 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
19 315 (12.81%) BDD
20 312 (12.69%) Retail
21 304 (12.36%) User Experience
22 303 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
23 301 (12.24%) Project Management
24 296 (12.04%) Waterfall
25 295 (12.00%) Software Engineering
26 291 (11.83%) .NET
27 287 (11.67%) CSS
28 277 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
29 255 (10.37%) UML
30 253 (10.29%) Microsoft

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 76 (3.09%) Confluence
2 62 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 47 (1.91%) CMS
4 39 (1.59%) Apache Pig
5 36 (1.46%) Node.js
6 34 (1.38%) Apache
7 28 (1.14%) JBoss
8 26 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.33%) IIS
11 7 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.20%) Drupal
13 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.12%) SAS
14 3 (0.12%) Moodle
Applications
1 159 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 141 (5.73%) MS Visio
3 75 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.63%) Photoshop
5 25 (1.02%) MS Office
6 14 (0.57%) MS Project
7 12 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.28%) InDesign
10 6 (0.24%) Mingle
11 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.20%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.081%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.081%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 44 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (0.65%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 8 (0.33%) Magento
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.081%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.081%) Agresso
8 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.081%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.081%) Sage ERP X3
8 2 (0.081%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.041%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.60%) SaaS
2 58 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon S3
3 36 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
4 26 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.89%) Google Analytics
6 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.24%) Lucidchart
9 5 (0.20%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.16%) IaaS
10 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (0.16%) Force.com
11 3 (0.12%) PaaS
11 3 (0.12%) Trello
12 2 (0.081%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.36%) HTTP
2 51 (2.07%) Internet
3 34 (1.38%) CTI
4 25 (1.02%) Network Security
5 16 (0.65%) VPN
6 14 (0.57%) Wireless
7 11 (0.45%) Intranet
8 10 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.41%) ATM
9 5 (0.20%) DNS
10 4 (0.16%) LDAP
10 4 (0.16%) MVNO
11 3 (0.12%) VLAN
11 3 (0.12%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.12%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.12%) Broadband
11 3 (0.12%) Firewall
11 3 (0.12%) IPv4
11 3 (0.12%) IPv6
11 3 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 107 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 92 (3.74%) MySQL
4 78 (3.17%) Apache Hive
5 74 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 68 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 67 (2.72%) Big Data
8 57 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 45 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (1.46%) Impala
12 36 (1.46%) Mahout
13 35 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.06%) Couchbase
16 22 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
18 20 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 328 (13.34%) JIRA
2 215 (8.74%) Selenium
3 184 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 148 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 143 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 135 (5.49%) JUnit
7 132 (5.37%) Jenkins
8 109 (4.43%) Maven
9 100 (4.07%) WebDriver
10 96 (3.90%) NUnit
11 95 (3.86%) Visual Studio
12 77 (3.13%) Subversion
13 67 (2.72%) Eclipse
14 62 (2.52%) Ant
15 51 (2.07%) HP UFT
15 51 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
16 49 (1.99%) TestNG
17 41 (1.67%) Yeoman
18 38 (1.55%) SoapUI
19 37 (1.50%) JBehave
General
1 580 (23.59%) Finance
2 312 (12.69%) Retail
3 213 (8.66%) Marketing
4 180 (7.32%) Banking
5 142 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 82 (3.33%) Games
7 78 (3.17%) Advertising
8 53 (2.16%) Publishing
9 39 (1.59%) Back Office
10 33 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 28 (1.14%) Law
13 20 (0.81%) Billing
14 15 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.57%) Legal
16 12 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.28%) Electronics
18 5 (0.20%) Front Office
18 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
19 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1195 (48.60%) Analyst
2 1005 (40.87%) Business Analyst
3 404 (16.43%) Developer
4 232 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 147 (5.98%) Software Engineer
6 136 (5.53%) Senior Analyst
7 123 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 119 (4.84%) Senior Business Analyst
9 117 (4.76%) Test Analyst
10 111 (4.51%) Product Owner
11 105 (4.27%) Tester
12 91 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
13 89 (3.62%) Product Manager
14 88 (3.58%) QA Engineer
15 87 (3.54%) Java Developer
16 85 (3.46%) Software Developer
17 77 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
17 77 (3.13%) Designer
18 75 (3.05%) ScrumMaster
19 68 (2.77%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (13.99%) HTML
2 291 (11.83%) .NET
3 287 (11.67%) CSS
4 252 (10.25%) Web Services
5 196 (7.97%) XML
6 179 (7.28%) REST
7 160 (6.51%) SOAP
8 129 (5.25%) Spring
8 129 (5.25%) JSON
9 121 (4.92%) HTML5
10 116 (4.72%) jQuery
11 104 (4.23%) ASP.NET
12 82 (3.33%) CSS3
13 68 (2.77%) .NET Framework
14 62 (2.52%) J2EE
15 60 (2.44%) Gherkin
16 53 (2.16%) AngularJS
17 50 (2.03%) Entity Framework
18 47 (1.91%) RESTful
18 47 (1.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 374 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
2 304 (12.36%) User Experience
3 168 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 118 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 73 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 68 (2.77%) Mathematics
7 66 (2.68%) Visualisation
8 53 (2.16%) FMCG
9 48 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (1.50%) Social Media
11 34 (1.38%) IVR
12 31 (1.26%) Statistics
12 31 (1.26%) Digital Media
13 30 (1.22%) Blog
13 30 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 27 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 25 (1.02%) Market Risk
16 23 (0.94%) NHS
17 22 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
18 20 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 122 (4.96%) Apple iOS
2 120 (4.88%) Linux
3 109 (4.43%) Android
4 104 (4.23%) Windows
5 98 (3.99%) UNIX
6 27 (1.10%) Windows Phone
7 15 (0.61%) CentOS
8 14 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
9 5 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.16%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.081%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.041%) Debian
12 1 (0.041%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.041%) Solaris
12 1 (0.041%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2087 (84.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1044 (42.46%) Scrum
3 461 (18.75%) TDD
4 458 (18.63%) Business Analysis
5 432 (17.57%) SDLC
6 403 (16.39%) Use Case
7 396 (16.10%) E-Commerce
8 326 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
9 315 (12.81%) BDD
10 303 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 301 (12.24%) Project Management
12 296 (12.04%) Waterfall
13 295 (12.00%) Software Engineering
14 277 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 255 (10.37%) UML
16 217 (8.82%) Mentoring
17 205 (8.34%) Test Scripting
18 201 (8.17%) Unit Testing
19 192 (7.81%) Automated Testing
20 182 (7.40%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 500 (20.33%) SQL
2 446 (18.14%) Java
3 379 (15.41%) C#
4 359 (14.60%) JavaScript
5 120 (4.88%) Python
6 92 (3.74%) Ruby
7 88 (3.58%) PHP
8 77 (3.13%) C++
9 55 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 49 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.46%) Clojure
11 36 (1.46%) VBA
12 35 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.26%) C
13 31 (1.26%) R
14 22 (0.89%) Groovy
15 20 (0.81%) COBOL
16 14 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.49%) Scala
18 10 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 373 (15.17%) Degree
2 223 (9.07%) ISEB
3 74 (3.01%) ISTQB
4 58 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 39 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.57%) ACCA
8 13 (0.53%) CIMA
9 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.41%) IIBA
12 6 (0.24%) CBAP
13 4 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.12%) IC3 Certification
15 2 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.081%) Postgraduate
16 1 (0.041%) PhD
16 1 (0.041%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 555 (22.57%) QA
2 18 (0.73%) Basel III
2 18 (0.73%) CRD IV
3 16 (0.65%) MiFID
3 16 (0.65%) Basel II
4 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.16%) WAI
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.16%) FATCA
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) SLA
8 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (1.63%) VirtualBox
2 25 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.45%) Docker
4 8 (0.33%) HDFS
5 4 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.12%) XenServer
6 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.041%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 64 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (1.99%) Vagrant
3 36 (1.46%) Puppet
4 19 (0.77%) ZABBIX
5 17 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.61%) TrustSec
7 10 (0.41%) Ansible
8 4 (0.16%) Salt
8 4 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.16%) Nagios
9 3 (0.12%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.081%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.041%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 253 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 144 (5.86%) Oracle
3 38 (1.55%) TOWER Software
4 34 (1.38%) HP
5 33 (1.34%) Atlassian
6 31 (1.26%) Google
7 28 (1.14%) VMware
7 28 (1.14%) hybris
7 28 (1.14%) IBM
8 23 (0.94%) Adobe
8 23 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (0.81%) KANA
10 19 (0.77%) Splunk
11 18 (0.73%) Guidewire
12 16 (0.65%) Apple
13 15 (0.61%) Cisco
13 15 (0.61%) Sourcefire
13 15 (0.61%) Lancope
14 13 (0.53%) Pega
14 13 (0.53%) ATG
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 28 minutes ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 10% full benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Medical, 12% pension, holiday etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Xcede
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: bonus, shares, pens, med, life
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago