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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 288 328 410
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +82
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1104 884 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.81% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.99% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 963 700 530
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +42 1032 £47,500 - 110
London +15 457 £55,000 +4.76% 48
South East +94 251 £47,500 +6.74% 17
Yorkshire -23 103 £37,250 -6.87% 13
Surrey +62 92 £48,750 +8.33% 4
East of England +19 82 £42,500 - 9
West Yorkshire -37 62 £36,000 -10.00% 9
Reigate +27 57 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire +19 57 £41,000 +13.91% 5
City of London -41 52 £55,000 +4.76% 18
Leeds -25 50 £40,000 +6.66% 8
South West -1 47 £38,500 -16.75% 8
Berkshire +6 44 £47,750 -23.60% 3
North West +2 43 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Cambridgeshire +5 37 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands +42 32 £45,000 -5.75% 3
Cambridge +17 31 £47,500 +18.75%
Southampton +25 24 £39,000 +8.35% 4
Hertfordshire -6 24 £42,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +16 21 £49,500 +41.42% 2
Scotland +8 20 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cheshire +7 20 £35,000 -21.34% 4
Northamptonshire -1 20 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Bedfordshire +22 19 £42,500 +6.91% 3
Northampton +1 19 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Bedford +14 17 £42,500 +6.91%
Wiltshire +8 16 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Reading -2 16 £46,500 -9.70%
Bristol -16 16 £37,500 -34.78% 1
West Sussex +3 15 £35,000 -27.08% 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1713 (78.40%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (39.86%) Scrum
3 490 (22.43%) Finance
4 463 (21.19%) Business Analysis
5 444 (20.32%) SQL
6 442 (20.23%) QA
7 416 (19.04%) Degree
8 396 (18.12%) C#
9 372 (17.03%) HTML
10 367 (16.80%) User Experience
11 364 (16.66%) Use Case
12 361 (16.52%) JavaScript
13 358 (16.38%) E-Commerce
14 351 (16.06%) .NET
15 346 (15.84%) TDD
16 335 (15.33%) Project Management
17 333 (15.24%) Microsoft
18 314 (14.37%) CSS
19 303 (13.87%) Java
20 289 (13.23%) SQL Server
21 285 (13.04%) Retail
22 269 (12.31%) UML
23 249 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
24 239 (10.94%) Waterfall
24 239 (10.94%) JIRA
25 237 (10.85%) Computer Science
26 231 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
27 216 (9.89%) Marketing
28 212 (9.70%) Unit Testing
28 212 (9.70%) ISEB

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 61 (2.79%) CMS
2 38 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 37 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 35 (1.60%) Apache
5 29 (1.33%) IIS
6 24 (1.10%) JBoss
7 22 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.96%) Confluence
9 20 (0.92%) nginx
10 16 (0.73%) Node.js
11 13 (0.59%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.46%) Jetty
13 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.23%) SAS
14 5 (0.23%) Drupal
15 4 (0.18%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.18%) WordPress
15 4 (0.18%) EPiServer CMS
16 3 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 151 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.75%) Photoshop
3 46 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.78%) MS Office
5 32 (1.46%) MS Project
6 30 (1.37%) Fireworks
7 28 (1.28%) OmniGraffle
8 27 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (1.83%) Google Analytics
2 23 (1.05%) Magento
3 5 (0.23%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) Tridion
4 3 (0.14%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.092%) Agresso
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.092%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.046%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.046%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.75%) SaaS
2 26 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (0.50%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.41%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.32%) PaaS
11 5 (0.23%) GitHub
12 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.092%) Trello
13 2 (0.092%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.20%) HTTP
2 46 (2.11%) Internet
3 19 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.64%) DNS
5 9 (0.41%) SNMP
5 9 (0.41%) DHCP
5 9 (0.41%) FTP
5 9 (0.41%) IPsec
6 8 (0.37%) CTI
7 7 (0.32%) SSL
8 6 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.23%) Intranet
9 5 (0.23%) DSL
9 5 (0.23%) Broadband
9 5 (0.23%) SMS
10 4 (0.18%) VPN
10 4 (0.18%) Firewall
11 1 (0.046%) MVNO
11 1 (0.046%) DAB
11 1 (0.046%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.56%) MySQL
4 51 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 45 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (1.97%) MongoDB
7 37 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.37%) Big Data
10 24 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.59%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.59%) Impala
16 11 (0.50%) Mahout
17 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 239 (10.94%) JIRA
2 199 (9.11%) Selenium
3 133 (6.09%) Visual Studio
4 132 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 118 (5.40%) Git (software)
5 118 (5.40%) NUnit
6 117 (5.35%) Cucumber
7 102 (4.67%) Rhino Mocks
8 90 (4.12%) WebDriver
9 84 (3.84%) Jenkins
10 69 (3.16%) Axure RP
11 62 (2.84%) QuickTest Pro
12 48 (2.20%) Hudson
13 45 (2.06%) Bugzilla
14 44 (2.01%) Subversion
15 42 (1.92%) Maven
16 41 (1.88%) TeamCity
17 40 (1.83%) SpecFlow
18 32 (1.46%) JMeter
19 31 (1.42%) JUnit
General
1 490 (22.43%) Finance
2 285 (13.04%) Retail
3 216 (9.89%) Marketing
4 142 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 132 (6.04%) Banking
6 116 (5.31%) Advertising
7 61 (2.79%) Games
8 46 (2.11%) Publishing
9 43 (1.97%) Law
10 26 (1.19%) Back Office
11 19 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 18 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.78%) Legal
14 15 (0.69%) Front Office
15 14 (0.64%) Billing
16 12 (0.55%) Automotive
17 10 (0.46%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.41%) German Language
18 9 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1021 (46.73%) Analyst
2 870 (39.82%) Business Analyst
3 481 (22.01%) Developer
4 206 (9.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 170 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
6 158 (7.23%) Senior Business Analyst
7 110 (5.03%) C# Developer
8 101 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 101 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 98 (4.49%) Software Developer
10 95 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 88 (4.03%) Software Engineer
12 81 (3.71%) Architect
12 81 (3.71%) QA Engineer
13 80 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 78 (3.57%) Project Manager
15 73 (3.34%) Systems Analyst
16 72 (3.30%) Designer
17 65 (2.97%) Product Manager
18 60 (2.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (17.03%) HTML
2 351 (16.06%) .NET
3 314 (14.37%) CSS
4 207 (9.47%) XML
5 189 (8.65%) HTML5
6 152 (6.96%) jQuery
7 149 (6.82%) Web Services
8 133 (6.09%) CSS3
9 116 (5.31%) ASP.NET
10 91 (4.16%) .NET Framework
11 73 (3.34%) JSON
12 70 (3.20%) RESTful
13 69 (3.16%) SOAP
14 67 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 65 (2.97%) Spring
16 63 (2.88%) Gherkin
17 59 (2.70%) REST
18 53 (2.43%) WPF
19 52 (2.38%) Ajax
20 51 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 367 (16.80%) User Experience
2 237 (10.85%) Computer Science
3 198 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (6.18%) Mobile App
5 129 (5.90%) Mathematics
6 111 (5.08%) Open Source
7 77 (3.52%) FMCG
8 58 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (1.65%) N-Tier
11 34 (1.56%) Visualisation
12 29 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 27 (1.24%) Blog
14 23 (1.05%) Social Media
15 19 (0.87%) iPhone
16 18 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.69%) IPTV
18 14 (0.64%) Data Integration
19 13 (0.59%) W3C
20 12 (0.55%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 114 (5.22%) Apple iOS
2 93 (4.26%) Android
3 85 (3.89%) Linux
4 57 (2.61%) Windows
5 41 (1.88%) UNIX
6 9 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.092%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1713 (78.40%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (39.86%) Scrum
3 463 (21.19%) Business Analysis
4 364 (16.66%) Use Case
5 358 (16.38%) E-Commerce
6 346 (15.84%) TDD
7 335 (15.33%) Project Management
8 269 (12.31%) UML
9 249 (11.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 239 (10.94%) Waterfall
11 231 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 212 (9.70%) Unit Testing
13 211 (9.66%) Software Engineering
14 209 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
15 206 (9.43%) OO
16 194 (8.88%) BDD
17 183 (8.38%) Analytics
18 162 (7.41%) Test Automation
19 157 (7.19%) Test Scripting
20 144 (6.59%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 444 (20.32%) SQL
2 396 (18.12%) C#
3 361 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 303 (13.87%) Java
5 96 (4.39%) Ruby
6 91 (4.16%) C++
7 83 (3.80%) T-SQL
8 80 (3.66%) Python
9 54 (2.47%) PHP
10 40 (1.83%) C
11 28 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 24 (1.10%) Perl
13 23 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 18 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.64%) Delphi
15 14 (0.64%) VBA
15 14 (0.64%) R
16 11 (0.50%) Clojure
16 11 (0.50%) Scala
17 9 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 416 (19.04%) Degree
2 212 (9.70%) ISEB
3 61 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 32 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 32 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (1.37%) CBAP
6 19 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.59%) ACCA
7 13 (0.59%) CIMA
8 8 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.092%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.092%) IIBA
10 2 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.046%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.046%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (20.23%) QA
2 14 (0.64%) WAI
3 5 (0.23%) SLA
3 5 (0.23%) ISO 8583
4 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.14%) WCAG
6 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.59%) VirtualBox
3 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.41%) Xen
5 5 (0.23%) Cygwin
6 4 (0.18%) Firmware
7 2 (0.092%) zsh
8 1 (0.046%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.046%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 64 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.96%) Puppet
4 14 (0.64%) Ansible
5 13 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.27%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.046%) cPanel
Vendors
1 333 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 90 (4.12%) Oracle
3 71 (3.25%) Google
4 45 (2.06%) TOWER Software
5 28 (1.28%) Adobe
6 27 (1.24%) Informatica
7 23 (1.05%) VMware
8 17 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 16 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.73%) SAP
10 14 (0.64%) HP
10 14 (0.64%) hybris
11 13 (0.59%) Apple
12 11 (0.50%) IBM
12 11 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.46%) Ab Initio
13 10 (0.46%) Omniture
14 9 (0.41%) Teradata
14 9 (0.41%) Cognos
14 9 (0.41%) Epicor
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum discretionary 10% bonus offered annu
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum healthcare, pension, flexible benefi
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent Base and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, Swindon
House of Fraser
Salary: £40,000 - £49,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago