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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 270 296 338
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +42
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1179 1118 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.07% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 907 966 752
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%

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
87040 89452 89596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.23% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 72221 73471 71288
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 +16 1101 £50,000 +5.26% 165
London +13 468 £55,000 - 79
South East -2 256 £50,000 +5.26% 27
East of England +40 95 £45,000 +10.42% 4
City of London +76 71 £50,000 -9.09% 23
East Midlands +30 66 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Surrey -1 66 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -30 65 £40,000 +8.10% 12
Berkshire -2 59 £40,000 -27.27% 3
West Yorkshire -3 57 £37,500 +4.16% 8
West Midlands +20 54 £47,500 +5.55% 13
South West -18 54 £37,500 -1.31% 8
Leeds 0 49 £35,000 -2.77% 7
Cambridgeshire +17 46 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Reigate -15 46 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Northamptonshire +21 45 £35,000 -22.22%
Northampton +13 45 £35,000 -22.22%
Hampshire +11 41 £37,500 -3.84% 3
Cambridge +9 39 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Sussex +29 35 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Brighton +17 34 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North West +14 34 £45,000 +38.46% 14
Reading +23 30 £32,750 -29.56%
Manchester +11 25 £46,250 +36.02% 9
Scotland +2 21 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bristol -7 20 £36,500 +1.38% 3
Kent +16 19 £44,000 +0.57% 2
Wales +6 19 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 18 £37,750 +7.85% 2
Glasgow -8 18 £41,250 -13.15% 1

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1971 (81.65%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (38.73%) Scrum
3 491 (20.34%) Finance
4 479 (19.84%) Business Analysis
4 479 (19.84%) QA
5 450 (18.64%) SQL
6 441 (18.27%) TDD
7 437 (18.10%) C#
8 410 (16.98%) Degree
9 370 (15.33%) Java
10 359 (14.87%) Microsoft
11 354 (14.66%) SDLC
12 345 (14.29%) BDD
13 344 (14.25%) Use Case
14 338 (14.00%) JavaScript
15 314 (13.01%) User Experience
16 311 (12.88%) Software Engineering
17 307 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
18 295 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
19 294 (12.18%) .NET
20 290 (12.01%) HTML
21 286 (11.85%) E-Commerce
22 276 (11.43%) Project Management
22 276 (11.43%) Waterfall
23 275 (11.39%) JIRA
24 272 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
25 265 (10.98%) Retail
26 247 (10.23%) CSS
27 245 (10.15%) SQL Server
28 230 (9.53%) Mentoring

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 63 (2.61%) Confluence
2 57 (2.36%) CMS
3 51 (2.11%) Node.js
4 41 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.12%) Apache Pig
5 27 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 27 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.08%) JBoss
7 20 (0.83%) IIS
8 15 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.50%) Drupal
11 8 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.29%) Apache
13 6 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.21%) Mule
15 4 (0.17%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.17%) PegaRULES
15 4 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 155 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 120 (4.97%) MS Visio
3 81 (3.36%) MS Office
4 46 (1.91%) Photoshop
5 38 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.37%) MS Project
9 8 (0.33%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.12%) Mingle
12 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.41%) Magento
4 10 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
4 10 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 8 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle AGIS
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.53%) SaaS
3 24 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
3 24 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 18 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.33%) Force.com
6 8 (0.33%) GitHub
6 8 (0.33%) IaaS
7 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
8 4 (0.17%) Trello
9 2 (0.083%) Datadog
9 2 (0.083%) Heroku
9 2 (0.083%) Yammer
10 1 (0.041%) AdWords
10 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.041%) PaaS
10 1 (0.041%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.33%) Internet
2 29 (1.20%) HTTP
3 8 (0.33%) Intranet
4 6 (0.25%) Firewall
4 6 (0.25%) LAN
5 5 (0.21%) CTI
6 4 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.17%) WAN
6 4 (0.17%) Wireless
7 3 (0.12%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.12%) Extranet
8 2 (0.083%) DSL
8 2 (0.083%) Network Security
8 2 (0.083%) SAN
8 2 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.083%) WLAN
9 1 (0.041%) DNS
9 1 (0.041%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.041%) SNMP
9 1 (0.041%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.56%) Big Data
3 76 (3.15%) Hadoop
4 75 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 61 (2.53%) MySQL
6 59 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 52 (2.15%) Apache Hive
8 49 (2.03%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (1.04%) Neo4j
17 24 (0.99%) Impala
17 24 (0.99%) Mahout
18 23 (0.95%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 275 (11.39%) JIRA
2 167 (6.92%) Selenium
3 155 (6.42%) Git (software)
4 137 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 135 (5.59%) Cucumber
6 132 (5.47%) Visual Studio
7 129 (5.34%) Jenkins
8 120 (4.97%) NUnit
9 109 (4.52%) JUnit
10 89 (3.69%) WebDriver
11 75 (3.11%) Rhino Mocks
12 71 (2.94%) Subversion
13 64 (2.65%) Maven
14 47 (1.95%) Hudson
15 44 (1.82%) SoapUI
16 41 (1.70%) Vagrant
17 39 (1.62%) SpecFlow
18 28 (1.16%) Moq
19 27 (1.12%) HP UFT
19 27 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 491 (20.34%) Finance
2 265 (10.98%) Retail
3 167 (6.92%) Banking
4 151 (6.26%) Marketing
5 138 (5.72%) Telecoms
6 100 (4.14%) Games
7 45 (1.86%) Advertising
7 45 (1.86%) Law
8 44 (1.82%) Publishing
9 31 (1.28%) Billing
10 30 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.04%) Back Office
13 23 (0.95%) Online Betting
14 18 (0.75%) Legal
15 15 (0.62%) Front Office
16 14 (0.58%) Electronics
17 12 (0.50%) Automotive
18 10 (0.41%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 982 (40.68%) Analyst
2 818 (33.89%) Business Analyst
3 514 (21.29%) Developer
4 206 (8.53%) C# Developer
5 202 (8.37%) Agile Business Analyst
6 143 (5.92%) Software Developer
7 140 (5.80%) Product Owner
8 136 (5.63%) Product Manager
9 123 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
10 105 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 100 (4.14%) Software Engineer
12 93 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
13 89 (3.69%) Tester
14 83 (3.44%) Software Analyst
15 81 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
15 81 (3.36%) QA Engineer
16 79 (3.27%) Java Developer
17 77 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
18 76 (3.15%) Digital Analyst
18 76 (3.15%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (12.18%) .NET
2 290 (12.01%) HTML
3 247 (10.23%) CSS
4 213 (8.82%) Web Services
5 175 (7.25%) REST
6 143 (5.92%) HTML5
7 141 (5.84%) ASP.NET
8 134 (5.55%) XML
9 117 (4.85%) JSON
10 115 (4.76%) Spring
11 104 (4.31%) CSS3
12 94 (3.89%) RESTful
13 88 (3.65%) .NET Framework
14 78 (3.23%) SOAP
15 63 (2.61%) Entity Framework
15 63 (2.61%) WCF
16 61 (2.53%) WPF
17 58 (2.40%) J2EE
18 54 (2.24%) jQuery
19 53 (2.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 314 (13.01%) User Experience
2 307 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 216 (8.95%) Computer Science
4 141 (5.84%) Mobile App
5 99 (4.10%) Mathematics
6 86 (3.56%) Management Information System
7 79 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (1.99%) Visualisation
9 46 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 30 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (1.24%) Social Media
12 29 (1.20%) FMCG
12 29 (1.20%) Reinsurance
13 28 (1.16%) Fintech
14 27 (1.12%) Online Games
15 26 (1.08%) iPad
15 26 (1.08%) Physics
16 24 (0.99%) N-Tier
17 23 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 112 (4.64%) Windows
2 110 (4.56%) Apple iOS
3 108 (4.47%) Android
4 91 (3.77%) Linux
5 86 (3.56%) Unix
6 27 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.25%) zOS
10 3 (0.12%) CentOS
11 2 (0.083%) MVS
11 2 (0.083%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.041%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1971 (81.65%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (38.73%) Scrum
3 479 (19.84%) Business Analysis
4 441 (18.27%) TDD
5 354 (14.66%) SDLC
6 345 (14.29%) BDD
7 344 (14.25%) Use Case
8 311 (12.88%) Software Engineering
9 295 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 286 (11.85%) E-Commerce
11 276 (11.43%) Project Management
11 276 (11.43%) Waterfall
12 272 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
13 230 (9.53%) Mentoring
14 229 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
15 226 (9.36%) Kanban
16 223 (9.24%) Unit Testing
17 186 (7.71%) OO
18 171 (7.08%) MVC
19 164 (6.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 450 (18.64%) SQL
2 437 (18.10%) C#
3 370 (15.33%) Java
4 338 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 121 (5.01%) Python
6 101 (4.18%) Ruby
7 92 (3.81%) PHP
8 68 (2.82%) C++
9 45 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 44 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 43 (1.78%) Scala
12 40 (1.66%) VB.NET
13 34 (1.41%) Groovy
14 32 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 29 (1.20%) VBA
16 26 (1.08%) C
17 25 (1.04%) Clojure
17 25 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 21 (0.87%) R
19 18 (0.75%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 410 (16.98%) Degree
2 142 (5.88%) ISEB
3 63 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 45 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 35 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 22 (0.91%) CBAP
7 19 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.21%) IIBA
11 5 (0.21%) PhD
12 3 (0.12%) APMP
12 3 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.12%) MBA
12 3 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.083%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.083%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (19.84%) QA
2 24 (0.99%) SDET
3 17 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.58%) MiFID
5 4 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.083%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.083%) SEPA
7 1 (0.041%) COREP
7 1 (0.041%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.041%) FINREP
7 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (0.99%) VirtualBox
2 11 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.41%) HDFS
4 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.041%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 60 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.75%) Ansible
3 17 (0.70%) Terraform
4 3 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.083%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.083%) Nagios
5 2 (0.083%) Puppet
6 1 (0.041%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.041%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.041%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 359 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.31%) Oracle
3 62 (2.57%) Google
4 45 (1.86%) HP
5 41 (1.70%) TOWER Software
6 33 (1.37%) hybris
7 30 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (0.95%) Apple
9 18 (0.75%) Progress
9 18 (0.75%) SAP
10 17 (0.70%) Rally
11 15 (0.62%) Tableau
12 14 (0.58%) ATG
12 14 (0.58%) VMware
13 13 (0.54%) Ab Initio
13 13 (0.54%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.50%) Cognizant
15 11 (0.46%) Informatica
15 11 (0.46%) Pega
16 9 (0.37%) Talend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum +£4K bonus+excellent perks+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus/pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18k - 25k per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
euro car parts
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago