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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 260 294 341
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +47
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1194 1125 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.94% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.15% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 974 944 745
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
91708 97795 89741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.23% 81.98% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74090 78809 73756
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +28 1121 £50,000 +5.26% 135
London -2 536 £55,000 +10.00% 57
South East +68 275 £49,375 +9.72% 35
Yorkshire +41 74 £40,000 - 5
East of England -7 74 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East Midlands +65 73 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Berkshire +36 68 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Surrey +33 63 £60,000 +26.31% 8
West Yorkshire +27 50 £37,500 -6.25% 4
City of London -21 50 £57,500 +15.00% 16
Leeds +18 45 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West 0 44 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Cambridgeshire +49 42 £46,250 +2.77% 7
Hampshire -1 42 £39,000 -11.36% 9
Cambridge +44 38 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Northamptonshire +27 35 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Sussex +18 34 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Reigate +33 32 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +31 32 £40,857 +11.54% 1
Scotland +16 30 £42,500 +14.86% 8
Nottingham +11 29 £40,857 +11.54%
Brighton +10 29 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Northampton - 29 £43,000 - 1
West Sussex +23 25 £50,000 +55.03%
South West -2 25 £38,000 +2.70% 7
Wales +15 24 £40,000 -21.95% 1
Slough +8 22 £49,500 -26.66%
Oxfordshire +18 20 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Cheshire +7 20 £41,250 +17.85% 4
West Midlands -13 20 £45,000 -5.26% 2

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1862 (81.31%) Agile Software Development
2 921 (40.22%) Scrum
3 539 (23.54%) Finance
4 485 (21.18%) SQL
5 453 (19.78%) QA
6 448 (19.56%) Business Analysis
7 420 (18.34%) HTML
8 400 (17.47%) JavaScript
9 390 (17.03%) E-Commerce
10 387 (16.90%) Use Case
11 386 (16.86%) TDD
12 381 (16.64%) Java
13 378 (16.51%) C#
14 345 (15.07%) Degree
15 340 (14.85%) User Experience
16 324 (14.15%) Retail
17 320 (13.97%) Waterfall
18 313 (13.67%) .NET
19 306 (13.36%) Project Management
20 286 (12.49%) CSS
21 275 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
22 273 (11.92%) Microsoft
23 264 (11.53%) UML
24 258 (11.27%) Software Engineering
25 249 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
26 244 (10.66%) SQL Server
27 242 (10.57%) ISEB
28 239 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
29 228 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing
30 227 (9.91%) BDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 71 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.01%) CMS
3 43 (1.88%) Confluence
4 33 (1.44%) Apache Pig
5 29 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.18%) JBoss
6 27 (1.18%) IIS
7 23 (1.00%) Apache
8 14 (0.61%) Node.js
9 12 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.22%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (0.22%) Mule
13 4 (0.17%) FileNet
13 4 (0.17%) SAS
13 4 (0.17%) WordPress
13 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.13%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 170 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 116 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 65 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (2.45%) Photoshop
5 36 (1.57%) MS Office
6 19 (0.83%) MS Project
7 15 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.48%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.26%) InDesign
10 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 27 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.17%) Magento
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
3 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.087%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.044%) Sage ERP X3
5 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.044%) Unica
5 1 (0.044%) Agresso
5 1 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.044%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.23%) SaaS
2 49 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.44%) Amazon EMR
3 33 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (1.44%) Amazon S3
4 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 19 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
7 7 (0.31%) PaaS
8 6 (0.26%) Force.com
9 5 (0.22%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.18%) Internet
2 49 (2.14%) HTTP
3 20 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.83%) CTI
5 18 (0.79%) Network Security
6 15 (0.66%) Wireless
7 6 (0.26%) ATM
7 6 (0.26%) VPN
8 5 (0.22%) DNS
8 5 (0.22%) DSL
9 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.13%) IPv4
10 3 (0.13%) IPv6
10 3 (0.13%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) Intranet
11 2 (0.087%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.087%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.044%) Skype
12 1 (0.044%) SNMP
12 1 (0.044%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 69 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 56 (2.45%) MySQL
5 53 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 52 (2.27%) Apache Hive
7 50 (2.18%) Big Data
8 46 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 33 (1.44%) Impala
10 33 (1.44%) Mahout
10 33 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 196 (8.56%) JIRA
2 155 (6.77%) Selenium
3 152 (6.64%) Git (software)
4 146 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 111 (4.85%) Cucumber
6 98 (4.28%) NUnit
7 96 (4.19%) Jenkins
8 94 (4.10%) Visual Studio
9 81 (3.54%) JUnit
10 75 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
11 71 (3.10%) WebDriver
12 54 (2.36%) Maven
13 52 (2.27%) Axure RP
14 46 (2.01%) QuickTest Pro
15 42 (1.83%) Eclipse
16 37 (1.62%) Subversion
16 37 (1.62%) Ant
17 34 (1.48%) SoapUI
17 34 (1.48%) Yeoman
18 30 (1.31%) JBehave
General
1 539 (23.54%) Finance
2 324 (14.15%) Retail
3 191 (8.34%) Marketing
4 174 (7.60%) Banking
5 151 (6.59%) Telecoms
6 103 (4.50%) Advertising
7 54 (2.36%) Games
8 43 (1.88%) Publishing
9 33 (1.44%) Back Office
10 29 (1.27%) Law
11 24 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.92%) Legal
14 13 (0.57%) Billing
15 12 (0.52%) Automotive
16 10 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.26%) Electronics
18 4 (0.17%) Local Government
18 4 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1114 (48.65%) Analyst
2 924 (40.35%) Business Analyst
3 467 (20.39%) Developer
4 188 (8.21%) Agile Business Analyst
5 160 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
6 143 (6.24%) Senior Business Analyst
7 128 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 114 (4.98%) Software Engineer
9 110 (4.80%) Test Analyst
10 108 (4.72%) Java Developer
11 107 (4.67%) Software Developer
12 92 (4.02%) Designer
13 91 (3.97%) Systems Analyst
14 89 (3.89%) Tester
15 81 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 77 (3.36%) Product Owner
17 73 (3.19%) QA Engineer
17 73 (3.19%) C# Developer
18 65 (2.84%) Product Manager
19 62 (2.71%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (18.34%) HTML
2 313 (13.67%) .NET
3 286 (12.49%) CSS
4 204 (8.91%) XML
5 178 (7.77%) HTML5
5 178 (7.77%) Web Services
6 130 (5.68%) jQuery
7 118 (5.15%) CSS3
8 108 (4.72%) Spring
9 103 (4.50%) ASP.NET
10 96 (4.19%) JSON
11 94 (4.10%) REST
12 87 (3.80%) SOAP
13 67 (2.93%) .NET Framework
14 60 (2.62%) Gherkin
15 50 (2.18%) RESTful
16 44 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (1.92%) AngularJS
17 43 (1.88%) Ajax
18 41 (1.79%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 340 (14.85%) User Experience
2 275 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (8.30%) Computer Science
4 133 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 108 (4.72%) Open Source
6 104 (4.54%) Mathematics
7 73 (3.19%) FMCG
8 61 (2.66%) Visualisation
9 52 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 45 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.22%) iPhone
12 26 (1.14%) Statistics
13 24 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
15 21 (0.92%) Social Media
16 19 (0.83%) Digital Media
17 16 (0.70%) NHS
17 16 (0.70%) W3C
17 16 (0.70%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 132 (5.76%) Apple iOS
2 91 (3.97%) Android
3 70 (3.06%) Linux
4 68 (2.97%) UNIX
5 63 (2.75%) Windows
6 17 (0.74%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
8 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.087%) Debian
10 2 (0.087%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.044%) Solaris
11 1 (0.044%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.044%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1862 (81.31%) Agile Software Development
2 921 (40.22%) Scrum
3 448 (19.56%) Business Analysis
4 390 (17.03%) E-Commerce
5 387 (16.90%) Use Case
6 386 (16.86%) TDD
7 320 (13.97%) Waterfall
8 306 (13.36%) Project Management
9 264 (11.53%) UML
10 258 (11.27%) Software Engineering
11 249 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
12 239 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 228 (9.96%) User Acceptance Testing
14 227 (9.91%) BDD
15 209 (9.13%) Unit Testing
16 196 (8.56%) Test Scripting
17 169 (7.38%) MVC
18 166 (7.25%) OO
19 157 (6.86%) Software Delivery
20 149 (6.51%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 485 (21.18%) SQL
2 400 (17.47%) JavaScript
3 381 (16.64%) Java
4 378 (16.51%) C#
5 107 (4.67%) Python
6 104 (4.54%) C++
7 80 (3.49%) Ruby
8 69 (3.01%) PHP
9 44 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 42 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.70%) C
12 38 (1.66%) VBA
13 34 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 33 (1.44%) Clojure
15 28 (1.22%) R
16 24 (1.05%) Objective-C
17 18 (0.79%) Groovy
18 16 (0.70%) VB
19 14 (0.61%) Perl
20 12 (0.52%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 345 (15.07%) Degree
2 242 (10.57%) ISEB
3 68 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 49 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 39 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (0.61%) CIMA
7 14 (0.61%) ACCA
7 14 (0.61%) IIBA
8 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.17%) CBAP
10 3 (0.13%) IC3 Certification
11 2 (0.087%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.044%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (19.78%) QA
2 14 (0.61%) Basel III
3 13 (0.57%) CRD IV
3 13 (0.57%) Basel II
3 13 (0.57%) ISO 8583
3 13 (0.57%) WAI
4 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.44%) SLA
6 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (1.44%) VirtualBox
2 19 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.17%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.044%) Docker
Systems Management
1 58 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.48%) Vagrant
3 16 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.70%) Puppet
4 13 (0.57%) Ansible
5 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.13%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 273 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 116 (5.07%) Oracle
3 52 (2.27%) TOWER Software
4 30 (1.31%) Apple
5 29 (1.27%) IBM
6 25 (1.09%) Google
7 22 (0.96%) VMware
8 21 (0.92%) Adobe
9 20 (0.87%) Cisco
10 19 (0.83%) SAP
11 16 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.66%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.66%) HP
12 15 (0.66%) Sourcefire
13 13 (0.57%) Guidewire
14 12 (0.52%) KANA
14 12 (0.52%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.39%) Pega
16 8 (0.35%) Epicor
17 7 (0.31%) iRise
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent package & development
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Lisburn, County Antrim
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent high level package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package !!!
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Personnel IT
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Levy Associates Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago