Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 144 183
Rank change year-on-year -24 +39 +6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 71 64 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.23% 1.23% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.33% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49 39 30
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% -14.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,300 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,000 £58,200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,369 4,803 5,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.97% 92.26% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,568 3,037 3,221
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -24 37 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Edinburgh -5 30 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Dundee - 2 £57,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 63 (88.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Business Analysis
3 15 (21.13%) Scrum
4 12 (16.90%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (16.90%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) B2B
5 11 (15.49%) User Experience
5 11 (15.49%) SDLC
6 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.68%) Degree
8 8 (11.27%) Finance
8 8 (11.27%) Product Management
9 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
9 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (9.86%) Games
9 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.45%) JIRA
10 6 (8.45%) OO
10 6 (8.45%) Windows
10 6 (8.45%) Java
10 6 (8.45%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (8.45%) Self-Awareness
10 6 (8.45%) DevOps
10 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
10 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
11 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (7.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (7.04%) Axure RP
11 5 (7.04%) Analytics
11 5 (7.04%) Mobile App

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 4 (5.63%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) InVision
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.63%) GitHub
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.41%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.45%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
3 5 (7.04%) Axure RP
3 5 (7.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.82%) NUnit
5 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (67.61%) Analyst
2 44 (61.97%) Business Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Technical Business Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Product Owner
8 3 (4.23%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.82%) JSON
1 2 (2.82%) REST
1 2 (2.82%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) Dojo
2 1 (1.41%) EJB
2 1 (1.41%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (1.41%) Framer.js
2 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) Java EE
2 1 (1.41%) JPA
2 1 (1.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) JSP
2 1 (1.41%) React
2 1 (1.41%) RESTful
2 1 (1.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) User Experience
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile Games
3 4 (5.63%) Online Games
3 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (88.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Business Analysis
3 15 (21.13%) Scrum
4 12 (16.90%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (16.90%) B2B
5 11 (15.49%) SDLC
6 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.27%) Product Management
8 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.45%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 6 (8.45%) OO
9 6 (8.45%) Self-Awareness
10 5 (7.04%) Analytics
10 5 (7.04%) Creative Thinking
10 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.04%) Game Development
10 5 (7.04%) Software Delivery
10 5 (7.04%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) Java
2 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.41%) Clojure
5 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Ansible
1 4 (5.63%) Nagios
1 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.63%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) Adobe
1 4 (5.63%) AppDynamics
1 4 (5.63%) Atlassian
1 4 (5.63%) New Relic
1 4 (5.63%) Rackspace
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.41%) Xamarin