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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 280 376 391
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +15
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1106 673 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.78% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 895 579 529
Average salary £50,000 £47,125 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.10% +4.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £33,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
93657 85736 91204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.89%
Number of salaries quoted 74686 70107 77304
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +87 1032 £50,000 +5.26% 127
London +42 456 £55,000 +10.00% 58
South East +74 225 £50,000 -3.84% 23
Yorkshire +4 108 £40,000 +17.64% 10
East of England +55 103 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Surrey +68 91 £52,500 -4.54% 3
West Yorkshire -7 82 £41,000 +20.58% 7
City of London -3 79 £55,000 +15.78% 15
Leeds -2 73 £42,500 +25.00% 6
Reigate +17 50 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North West +14 50 £33,150 -8.55% 10
South West 0 49 £38,000 -7.87% 4
Bedfordshire +25 45 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Berkshire +2 45 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Hampshire +22 43 £42,500 -20.93% 4
Cambridgeshire +14 42 £45,000 +8.43% 2
East Midlands +9 41 £40,857 -13.98% 3
Bristol +14 38 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Bedford +11 34 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Manchester +1 27 £36,250 -3.33% 5
Cambridge +9 24 £40,000 - 2
South Wales +22 22 £21,250 -24.10% 2
Wales +18 22 £21,250 -24.10% 3
Slough -10 22 £49,500 -17.50% 1
Scotland -2 21 £34,500 -10.38% 7
Northamptonshire -9 20 £42,500 -10.52%
South Yorkshire -3 19 £40,000 +11.88% 3
Woking - 17 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -10 16 £49,500 +41.42% 1
Southampton - 16 £40,000 - 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1064 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (41.39%) Scrum
3 550 (24.11%) Business Analysis
4 523 (22.93%) Finance
5 519 (22.75%) QA
6 489 (21.44%) Degree
7 483 (21.17%) SQL
8 480 (21.04%) C#
9 477 (20.91%) .NET
10 435 (19.07%) TDD
11 416 (18.24%) E-Commerce
12 406 (17.80%) Microsoft
13 400 (17.54%) JavaScript
14 393 (17.23%) Java
15 376 (16.48%) HTML
16 329 (14.42%) CSS
17 319 (13.99%) Use Case
18 318 (13.94%) Project Management
19 292 (12.80%) UML
20 281 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
21 280 (12.28%) Marketing
22 268 (11.75%) BDD
23 256 (11.22%) SQL Server
24 255 (11.18%) Retail
25 239 (10.48%) Selenium
26 231 (10.13%) Unit Testing
27 224 (9.82%) XML
28 221 (9.69%) ISEB
29 214 (9.38%) Test Automation
29 214 (9.38%) JIRA

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 77 (3.38%) CMS
2 58 (2.54%) Apache
3 54 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 36 (1.58%) Confluence
6 31 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 18 (0.79%) Drupal
8 14 (0.61%) Apache Pig
9 13 (0.57%) IIS
10 11 (0.48%) nginx
11 10 (0.44%) Node.js
11 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.39%) Jetty
13 8 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.35%) WordPress
14 7 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.31%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.31%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 177 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 34 (1.49%) MS Office
4 19 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.70%) MS Project
6 15 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.088%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 32 (1.40%) Magento
2 26 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.044%) Tridion
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.044%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 116 (5.09%) SaaS
2 35 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.35%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.18%) GitHub
11 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.088%) Trello
12 2 (0.088%) Route 53
12 2 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.71%) Internet
2 35 (1.53%) HTTP
3 22 (0.96%) SNMP
4 11 (0.48%) Intranet
5 10 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.44%) DNS
6 8 (0.35%) DHCP
6 8 (0.35%) FTP
6 8 (0.35%) IPsec
6 8 (0.35%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.18%) SMS
7 4 (0.18%) Firewall
7 4 (0.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.18%) Extranet
8 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.13%) SSL
9 2 (0.088%) DSL
9 2 (0.088%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.044%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.044%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 84 (3.68%) MySQL
4 74 (3.24%) NoSQL
5 65 (2.85%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 17 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.61%) Impala
13 14 (0.61%) Apache Hive
14 13 (0.57%) Mahout
14 13 (0.57%) Data Mart
15 10 (0.44%) Redis
15 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 239 (10.48%) Selenium
2 214 (9.38%) JIRA
3 167 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 161 (7.06%) Cucumber
5 153 (6.71%) Visual Studio
6 123 (5.39%) Git (software)
7 117 (5.13%) NUnit
8 110 (4.82%) Jenkins
9 89 (3.90%) WebDriver
10 87 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 79 (3.46%) Rhino Mocks
12 64 (2.81%) Hudson
13 55 (2.41%) Subversion
14 50 (2.19%) Bugzilla
15 47 (2.06%) Maven
16 44 (1.93%) SpecFlow
17 41 (1.80%) SoapUI
17 41 (1.80%) TeamCity
18 32 (1.40%) Axure RP
19 31 (1.36%) JMeter
General
1 523 (22.93%) Finance
2 280 (12.28%) Marketing
3 255 (11.18%) Retail
4 156 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 150 (6.58%) Games
6 128 (5.61%) Banking
7 108 (4.73%) Advertising
8 62 (2.72%) Publishing
9 56 (2.46%) Back Office
10 46 (2.02%) Law
11 26 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.75%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.61%) Automotive
15 11 (0.48%) Legal
16 10 (0.44%) Military
17 9 (0.39%) German Language
18 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 8 (0.35%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 993 (43.53%) Analyst
2 825 (36.17%) Business Analyst
3 519 (22.75%) Developer
4 223 (9.78%) Agile Business Analyst
5 133 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
6 124 (5.44%) Senior Business Analyst
7 98 (4.30%) QA Engineer
8 95 (4.16%) Java Developer
8 95 (4.16%) C# Developer
9 90 (3.95%) Software Developer
10 88 (3.86%) Architect
10 88 (3.86%) Software Engineer
10 88 (3.86%) Product Manager
11 83 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 80 (3.51%) Test Analyst
12 80 (3.51%) .NET Developer
13 76 (3.33%) Test Engineer
13 76 (3.33%) Project Manager
14 73 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 70 (3.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (20.91%) .NET
2 376 (16.48%) HTML
3 329 (14.42%) CSS
4 224 (9.82%) XML
5 190 (8.33%) jQuery
6 188 (8.24%) Web Services
7 164 (7.19%) ASP.NET
8 137 (6.01%) HTML5
9 111 (4.87%) CSS3
10 107 (4.69%) SOAP
11 104 (4.56%) RESTful
12 100 (4.38%) .NET Framework
13 91 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 86 (3.77%) Gherkin
15 83 (3.64%) Spring
16 75 (3.29%) JSON
17 66 (2.89%) Ajax
17 66 (2.89%) WCF
18 58 (2.54%) J2EE
19 53 (2.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 208 (9.12%) Computer Science
2 136 (5.96%) Mobile App
3 123 (5.39%) Open Source
4 90 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 80 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.59%) FMCG
7 39 (1.71%) N-Tier
8 32 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 32 (1.40%) Blog
9 27 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
11 25 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.92%) Social Media
13 18 (0.79%) Video on Demand
14 14 (0.61%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
15 13 (0.57%) EPoS
15 13 (0.57%) Economics
16 12 (0.53%) W3C
16 12 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 124 (5.44%) Linux
2 98 (4.30%) Apple iOS
3 88 (3.86%) Android
4 73 (3.20%) Windows
5 32 (1.40%) UNIX
6 17 (0.75%) Debian
7 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1064 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (41.39%) Scrum
3 550 (24.11%) Business Analysis
4 435 (19.07%) TDD
5 416 (18.24%) E-Commerce
6 319 (13.99%) Use Case
7 318 (13.94%) Project Management
8 292 (12.80%) UML
9 281 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 268 (11.75%) BDD
11 231 (10.13%) Unit Testing
12 214 (9.38%) Test Automation
13 213 (9.34%) Software Engineering
14 208 (9.12%) OO
15 203 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 200 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
17 194 (8.51%) Test Scripting
18 187 (8.20%) Waterfall
19 186 (8.15%) MVC
20 176 (7.72%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 483 (21.17%) SQL
2 480 (21.04%) C#
3 400 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 393 (17.23%) Java
5 137 (6.01%) Ruby
6 119 (5.22%) Python
7 111 (4.87%) T-SQL
8 99 (4.34%) PHP
9 75 (3.29%) C++
10 39 (1.71%) C
11 31 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.10%) VB
13 20 (0.88%) Perl
14 17 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 17 (0.75%) Objective-C
15 14 (0.61%) VBA
16 13 (0.57%) Erlang
16 13 (0.57%) R
17 12 (0.53%) Clojure
17 12 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 489 (21.44%) Degree
2 221 (9.69%) ISEB
3 63 (2.76%) ISTQB
4 37 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.49%) CBAP
6 31 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.75%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.31%) ACCA
10 7 (0.31%) CIMA
11 6 (0.26%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.26%) MCP
11 6 (0.26%) MCAD
11 6 (0.26%) MCSD
12 4 (0.18%) PMP
12 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.13%) IIBA
14 2 (0.088%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (22.75%) QA
2 7 (0.31%) MiFID
3 6 (0.26%) FATCA
3 6 (0.26%) EMIR
4 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.18%) WCAG
5 3 (0.13%) SLA
6 2 (0.088%) WAI
6 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (0.61%) Varnish
2 10 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.35%) Xen
4 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.088%) zsh
6 1 (0.044%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 70 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.14%) Puppet
3 14 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.44%) Ansible
5 7 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.22%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 406 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 126 (5.52%) Oracle
3 54 (2.37%) Google
4 39 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (1.62%) JBoss
6 32 (1.40%) HP
7 31 (1.36%) Adobe
8 24 (1.05%) hybris
9 22 (0.96%) Ab Initio
9 22 (0.96%) Teradata
10 20 (0.88%) TOWER Software
11 18 (0.79%) Informatica
12 13 (0.57%) Cognos
13 10 (0.44%) IBM
13 10 (0.44%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.44%) Perforce
13 10 (0.44%) VMware
14 9 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.39%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.35%) Typemock
London
Owen Jenkins IT
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £40k depending on level of experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £59000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mblox
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus an excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum 5% cash/benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago