The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 123 134
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 33 39 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.22% 1.36% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.49% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 21
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2480 2618 2803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.38% 91.35% 89.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1478 1763
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Scotland

User Stories
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +17 26 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Edinburgh -17 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 21 (37.50%) User Experience
4 19 (33.93%) Scrum
5 18 (32.14%) Degree
6 16 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 16 (28.57%) Wireframes
7 15 (26.79%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 15 (26.79%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 15 (26.79%) Axure RP
7 15 (26.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (26.79%) Human Factors
7 15 (26.79%) Adobe
8 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (21.43%) Java
8 12 (21.43%) Business Analysis
8 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 10 (17.86%) Web Services
9 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (14.29%) Kanban
10 8 (14.29%) QA
10 8 (14.29%) Selenium
10 8 (14.29%) JIRA
11 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
12 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.71%) RESTful
12 6 (10.71%) Scala
13 5 (8.93%) Groovy

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (5.36%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) InVision
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Big Data
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) HBase
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 15 (26.79%) Axure RP
3 8 (14.29%) JIRA
3 8 (14.29%) Selenium
4 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.79%) Hudson
7 1 (1.79%) MSTest
7 1 (1.79%) NUnit
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.36%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 17 (30.36%) Business Analyst
3 16 (28.57%) Designer
3 16 (28.57%) UX Designer
4 14 (25.00%) Senior Designer
4 14 (25.00%) Senior UX Designer
5 7 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Product Owner
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Tester
9 1 (1.79%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
2 6 (10.71%) RESTful
3 4 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.79%) Ajax
4 1 (1.79%) COM
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) Framer.js
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) LINQ
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) RSS
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) WCF
4 1 (1.79%) WF
4 1 (1.79%) WPF
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (37.50%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) Scrum
3 16 (28.57%) Wireframes
4 15 (26.79%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 15 (26.79%) Human Factors
4 15 (26.79%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
5 12 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
5 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.29%) Kanban
8 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.93%) OO
10 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Security Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.93%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) Scala
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) Groovy
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.79%) EMIR
2 1 (1.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.79%) HDFS
1 1 (1.79%) KVM
1 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
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