Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 127 193
Rank change year-on-year -9 +66 +16
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 95 72 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 1.54% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.69% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 63 31 35
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £34,375 £31,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £46,250 £48,250
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 5,014 4,260 5,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.18% 91.28% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,272 2,684 3,514
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,225 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +19 74 £42,500 +11.84% 7
Edinburgh -43 19 £46,500 +16.25% 8
Fife - 2 £44,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £46,500 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 81 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 27 (28.42%) Scrum
4 24 (25.26%) Finance
4 24 (25.26%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) User Experience
6 18 (18.95%) SDLC
7 17 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (17.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (16.84%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (14.74%) Business Process Modelling
9 14 (14.74%) Requirements Engineering
9 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
10 13 (13.68%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (12.63%) MS Visio
11 12 (12.63%) Marketing
11 12 (12.63%) Waterfall
12 11 (11.58%) QA
12 11 (11.58%) Use Case
13 10 (10.53%) Degree
13 10 (10.53%) Requirements Management
13 10 (10.53%) Banking
13 10 (10.53%) ISEB
13 10 (10.53%) Kanban
14 9 (9.47%) Analytics
14 9 (9.47%) Wireframes
14 9 (9.47%) Business Process Mapping
15 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.42%) Qlik Sense

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 (4.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.16%) InVision
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) Qlik Sense
2 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) QlikView
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Website Optimizer
3 2 (2.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Marketing
3 10 (10.53%) Banking
4 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.26%) Electronics
5 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.21%) Advertising
7 3 (3.16%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (2.11%) Games
9 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (64.21%) Analyst
2 60 (63.16%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Product Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Designer
6 7 (7.37%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Business Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Product Manager
7 6 (6.32%) UX Designer
8 5 (5.26%) Product Owner
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Project Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Finance Business Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Senior UX Designer
10 2 (2.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.16%) RESTful
4 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.05%) CGI
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) JSON
5 1 (1.05%) LINQ
5 1 (1.05%) REST
5 1 (1.05%) Sass
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) User Experience
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) EPoS
2 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.05%) Fintech
3 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.05%) Android
1 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (85.26%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) Business Analysis
2 30 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (28.42%) Scrum
4 18 (18.95%) SDLC
5 17 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (17.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (16.84%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (14.74%) Business Process Modelling
7 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
7 14 (14.74%) Requirements Engineering
8 13 (13.68%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (12.63%) Waterfall
10 11 (11.58%) Use Case
11 10 (10.53%) Kanban
11 10 (10.53%) Requirements Management
12 9 (9.47%) Analytics
12 9 (9.47%) Business Process Mapping
12 9 (9.47%) Wireframes
13 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) Clojure
5 1 (1.05%) Groovy
5 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Degree
1 10 (10.53%) ISEB
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.05%) EMIR
2 1 (1.05%) MiFID
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) TickIT
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Adobe
3 5 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (1.05%) Casewise
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle
4 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.05%) Xamarin