Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 136 87
Rank change year-on-year +54 -49 +50
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 62 20 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.58% 0.76% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 0.82% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 48 13 22
Edinburgh median annual salary £60,000 £46,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% +16.25% -
10th Percentile £38,200 £36,250 £33,875
90th Percentile £70,000 £59,250 £46,125
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,251 2,451 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.67% 92.84% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,405 1,539 1,370
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,959 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Edinburgh

User Stories
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for User Stories in Edinburgh

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) Java
3 31 (50.00%) SQL
4 30 (48.39%) Finance
4 30 (48.39%) Test Automation
5 29 (46.77%) Degree
6 26 (41.94%) .NET
6 26 (41.94%) Windows
7 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (40.32%) C#
7 25 (40.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (38.71%) Cucumber
8 24 (38.71%) BDD
8 24 (38.71%) Process Improvement
9 23 (37.10%) SDET
9 23 (37.10%) API Testing
9 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
9 23 (37.10%) OO
10 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
10 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
10 22 (35.48%) IIS
10 22 (35.48%) XML
10 22 (35.48%) MVC
10 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
10 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
10 22 (35.48%) TeamCity
10 22 (35.48%) Git (software)
10 22 (35.48%) TDD
10 22 (35.48%) NUnit
10 22 (35.48%) JSON

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (35.48%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) SAS
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) PaaS
2 4 (6.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) CloudSense
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.23%) Modbus
1 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) Power BI
2 1 (1.61%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.61%) QlikView
2 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (38.71%) Cucumber
2 22 (35.48%) Git (software)
2 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 22 (35.48%) NUnit
2 22 (35.48%) SpecFlow
2 22 (35.48%) TeamCity
3 8 (12.90%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.23%) Hudson
5 2 (3.23%) JMeter
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (1.61%) TestNG
6 1 (1.61%) TestRail
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Test Engineer
2 26 (41.94%) Software Test Engineer
3 25 (40.32%) Java Engineer
3 25 (40.32%) Java Software Engineer
3 25 (40.32%) Software Engineer
4 23 (37.10%) Developer
5 22 (35.48%) .NET Developer
5 22 (35.48%) .NET Software Developer
5 22 (35.48%) .NET Software Engineer
5 22 (35.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (35.48%) C# Developer
5 22 (35.48%) C# Software Developer
5 22 (35.48%) C# Software Engineer
5 22 (35.48%) Development Engineer
5 22 (35.48%) Java Developer
5 22 (35.48%) Java Software Developer
5 22 (35.48%) JavaScript Developer
5 22 (35.48%) Software Developer
5 22 (35.48%) Software Development Engineer
5 22 (35.48%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
2 22 (35.48%) Gherkin
2 22 (35.48%) JSON
2 22 (35.48%) REST
2 22 (35.48%) XML
3 4 (6.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) Dojo
5 1 (1.61%) EJB
5 1 (1.61%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) Java EE
5 1 (1.61%) JPA
5 1 (1.61%) jQuery
5 1 (1.61%) JSP
5 1 (1.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.61%) Equities
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.94%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) Test Automation
3 25 (40.32%) Continuous Delivery
3 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (38.71%) BDD
4 24 (38.71%) Process Improvement
5 23 (37.10%) API Testing
5 23 (37.10%) OO
5 23 (37.10%) SDET
6 22 (35.48%) Agile Testing
6 22 (35.48%) MVC
6 22 (35.48%) Open Source
6 22 (35.48%) Scenario Testing
6 22 (35.48%) Software Testing
6 22 (35.48%) TDD
6 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
7 12 (19.35%) Scrum
8 6 (9.68%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) Java
2 31 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (40.32%) C#
4 23 (37.10%) JavaScript
5 22 (35.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) IEC 61131
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Epicor
2 1 (1.61%) Hyperion
2 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.61%) Teradata