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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 250 287 382
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +95
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1300 1089 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.95% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.15% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 878 567
Average salary £49,750 £50,000 £47,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.50% +6.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,150 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 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 28 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 +46 1227 £50,000 - 160
London +82 645 £55,000 - 79
South East +24 253 £45,000 -9.54% 21
City of London +51 105 £57,500 +4.54% 13
East Midlands +23 66 £42,500 +4.02% 5
South West -7 63 £35,500 -6.57% 5
Yorkshire -28 63 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Berkshire +28 62 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East of England -48 55 £42,500 -4.49% 12
Surrey -33 54 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Northamptonshire +28 46 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -33 44 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Northampton +19 42 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Reading +31 40 £43,750 -16.66% 3
Leeds -21 37 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Oxfordshire +31 36 £45,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +29 35 £37,500 -5.06% 7
North West -14 31 £45,000 +37.09% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 30 £43,500 -3.33% 3
West Sussex +19 26 £41,000 -25.45% 2
Scotland +8 26 £41,250 +21.32% 4
Hampshire -11 25 £39,000 -8.23% 4
Bristol -31 25 £35,000 - 2
Cambridge +16 24 £43,500 +16.00% 1
Milton Keynes -2 24 £45,000 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire -4 24 £45,000 -9.09%
Oxford - 22 £35,000 - 1
Manchester -7 18 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Brighton +26 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East Sussex +22 17 £40,000 -8.57% 2

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (85.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1051 (42.97%) Scrum
3 565 (23.10%) Finance
4 554 (22.65%) QA
5 483 (19.75%) SQL
6 457 (18.68%) Java
7 454 (18.56%) Business Analysis
7 454 (18.56%) SDLC
8 446 (18.23%) TDD
9 396 (16.19%) E-Commerce
10 387 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
11 385 (15.74%) Use Case
12 377 (15.41%) C#
13 351 (14.35%) JavaScript
14 349 (14.27%) Degree
15 335 (13.70%) BDD
16 334 (13.65%) JIRA
16 334 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
17 325 (13.29%) HTML
18 308 (12.59%) CSS
18 308 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
19 305 (12.47%) Retail
20 301 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
21 300 (12.26%) Waterfall
22 298 (12.18%) Project Management
23 293 (11.98%) User Experience
24 282 (11.53%) .NET
25 281 (11.49%) Software Engineering
26 269 (11.00%) Web Services
27 251 (10.26%) UML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 73 (2.98%) Confluence
2 59 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.13%) CMS
4 42 (1.72%) Node.js
5 39 (1.59%) Apache Pig
6 34 (1.39%) Apache
7 26 (1.06%) JBoss
8 25 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.33%) IIS
11 7 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.25%) Drupal
12 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.16%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.16%) SAS
14 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 159 (6.50%) MS Visio
2 146 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 88 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.55%) Photoshop
5 26 (1.06%) MS Office
6 16 (0.65%) MS Project
7 12 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.33%) Mingle
10 7 (0.29%) InDesign
11 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.082%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.082%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.082%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (0.78%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 12 (0.49%) Magento
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.082%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.082%) Agresso
5 2 (0.082%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.082%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.082%) Sage ERP X3
5 2 (0.082%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.041%) Endur
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.96%) SaaS
3 35 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 35 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
4 23 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
7 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.25%) Lucidchart
9 5 (0.20%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.16%) IaaS
10 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.12%) Trello
11 3 (0.12%) PaaS
12 2 (0.082%) GitHub
12 2 (0.082%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.17%) HTTP
2 45 (1.84%) Internet
3 42 (1.72%) CTI
4 21 (0.86%) Network Security
5 16 (0.65%) Wireless
6 15 (0.61%) VPN
7 11 (0.45%) Intranet
8 8 (0.33%) ATM
9 6 (0.25%) DNS
9 6 (0.25%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.16%) LDAP
10 4 (0.16%) Firewall
10 4 (0.16%) MVNO
11 3 (0.12%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.12%) VLAN
11 3 (0.12%) Broadband
11 3 (0.12%) SAN
12 2 (0.082%) DSL
12 2 (0.082%) IPv4
12 2 (0.082%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 108 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 99 (4.05%) MySQL
4 79 (3.23%) Big Data
5 78 (3.19%) Apache Hive
6 64 (2.62%) NoSQL
7 59 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 59 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 50 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 43 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (1.43%) Mahout
12 35 (1.43%) Impala
13 34 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (0.98%) Couchbase
16 22 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.86%) Oracle Database
18 19 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 334 (13.65%) JIRA
2 227 (9.28%) Selenium
3 181 (7.40%) Git (software)
4 155 (6.34%) Cucumber
5 137 (5.60%) Jenkins
6 136 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 136 (5.56%) JUnit
7 119 (4.87%) Maven
8 98 (4.01%) WebDriver
9 96 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 91 (3.72%) NUnit
11 85 (3.48%) Subversion
12 64 (2.62%) Ant
13 61 (2.49%) Eclipse
14 52 (2.13%) HP UFT
15 51 (2.09%) TestNG
16 43 (1.76%) SoapUI
17 42 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
18 40 (1.64%) Yeoman
19 37 (1.51%) JBehave
General
1 565 (23.10%) Finance
2 305 (12.47%) Retail
3 195 (7.97%) Marketing
4 186 (7.60%) Banking
5 134 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 88 (3.60%) Games
7 68 (2.78%) Advertising
8 50 (2.04%) Publishing
9 49 (2.00%) Back Office
10 41 (1.68%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.39%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.19%) Law
13 23 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.86%) Billing
15 16 (0.65%) Legal
16 13 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.37%) Front Office
18 7 (0.29%) Electronics
18 7 (0.29%) Automotive
19 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1187 (48.53%) Analyst
2 998 (40.80%) Business Analyst
3 372 (15.21%) Developer
4 234 (9.57%) Agile Business Analyst
5 143 (5.85%) Software Engineer
6 132 (5.40%) Senior Analyst
7 122 (4.99%) Senior Developer
8 115 (4.70%) Test Analyst
9 114 (4.66%) Senior Business Analyst
10 109 (4.46%) Product Owner
11 99 (4.05%) QA Engineer
12 95 (3.88%) Tester
13 91 (3.72%) Product Manager
14 89 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
15 85 (3.48%) Designer
16 77 (3.15%) Software Developer
17 75 (3.07%) Business Systems Analyst
18 72 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
19 68 (2.78%) Project Manager
20 67 (2.74%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (13.29%) HTML
2 308 (12.59%) CSS
3 282 (11.53%) .NET
4 269 (11.00%) Web Services
5 212 (8.67%) REST
6 189 (7.73%) XML
6 189 (7.73%) SOAP
7 137 (5.60%) JSON
8 121 (4.95%) Spring
9 110 (4.50%) HTML5
10 105 (4.29%) jQuery
11 97 (3.97%) ASP.NET
12 79 (3.23%) .NET Framework
13 74 (3.03%) CSS3
14 65 (2.66%) J2EE
15 64 (2.62%) Gherkin
16 61 (2.49%) Entity Framework
17 57 (2.33%) AngularJS
18 53 (2.17%) XSLT
18 53 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 387 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (11.98%) User Experience
3 149 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 120 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 77 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.45%) Visualisation
7 57 (2.33%) Mathematics
8 46 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (1.80%) FMCG
10 43 (1.76%) IVR
11 36 (1.47%) Digital Media
12 35 (1.43%) Social Media
13 32 (1.31%) Blog
14 31 (1.27%) Market Risk
15 30 (1.23%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.19%) Statistics
17 28 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 24 (0.98%) Data Structures
19 23 (0.94%) Derivative
20 19 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 119 (4.87%) Linux
1 119 (4.87%) Apple iOS
2 108 (4.42%) Android
3 106 (4.33%) Windows
4 99 (4.05%) UNIX
5 26 (1.06%) Windows Phone
6 16 (0.65%) CentOS
7 12 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (0.16%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.041%) Debian
10 1 (0.041%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.041%) Solaris
10 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2087 (85.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1051 (42.97%) Scrum
3 454 (18.56%) Business Analysis
3 454 (18.56%) SDLC
4 446 (18.23%) TDD
5 396 (16.19%) E-Commerce
6 385 (15.74%) Use Case
7 335 (13.70%) BDD
8 334 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
9 308 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 301 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 300 (12.26%) Waterfall
12 298 (12.18%) Project Management
13 281 (11.49%) Software Engineering
14 251 (10.26%) UML
15 230 (9.40%) Mentoring
16 207 (8.46%) Test Scripting
17 202 (8.26%) Unit Testing
18 197 (8.05%) Automated Testing
19 184 (7.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 483 (19.75%) SQL
2 457 (18.68%) Java
3 377 (15.41%) C#
4 351 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 110 (4.50%) Python
6 96 (3.92%) Ruby
7 86 (3.52%) PHP
8 71 (2.90%) C++
9 60 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 48 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.59%) VBA
12 36 (1.47%) Clojure
13 35 (1.43%) C
14 33 (1.35%) R
15 29 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.98%) Groovy
17 20 (0.82%) COBOL
18 15 (0.61%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 349 (14.27%) Degree
2 210 (8.59%) ISEB
3 67 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 60 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 39 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.45%) ACCA
7 11 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.41%) CIMA
9 9 (0.37%) IIBA
10 7 (0.29%) CBAP
11 5 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.12%) IC3 Certification
13 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.082%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.082%) HNC
14 2 (0.082%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.041%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 554 (22.65%) QA
2 26 (1.06%) MiFID
3 14 (0.57%) Basel III
3 14 (0.57%) CRD IV
4 12 (0.49%) Basel II
5 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.16%) FATCA
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) SLA
8 2 (0.082%) WAI
9 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (1.59%) VirtualBox
2 20 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.49%) HDFS
4 11 (0.45%) Docker
5 8 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.12%) XenServer
6 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.041%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 70 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 48 (1.96%) Vagrant
3 33 (1.35%) Puppet
4 20 (0.82%) ZABBIX
5 13 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.41%) TrustSec
7 6 (0.25%) Ansible
8 4 (0.16%) Salt
8 4 (0.16%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.16%) Nagios
9 3 (0.12%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.082%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.041%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 251 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 150 (6.13%) Oracle
3 46 (1.88%) HP
4 36 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 36 (1.47%) hybris
5 34 (1.39%) TOWER Software
6 31 (1.27%) Google
7 28 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.10%) Adobe
9 23 (0.94%) IBM
9 23 (0.94%) VMware
9 23 (0.94%) KANA
10 20 (0.82%) Splunk
11 17 (0.70%) Guidewire
11 17 (0.70%) ATG
12 13 (0.53%) SAP
13 12 (0.49%) Apple
14 11 (0.45%) Pega
15 10 (0.41%) Lancope
15 10 (0.41%) Sourcefire
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + car+ bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Parkwell Management Consultants
Salary: Exc Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
asos
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Oliver James Associates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 40k - 60k
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 50k - 70k
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, private medical, 20-25 days
Posted: Yesterday