Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 130 134
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +72
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 88 104 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.65% 1.85% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.00% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 62 73 32
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £36,325 £34,375 £30,200
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,600 £47,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% +3.09% -3.00%

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 4,994 5,198 4,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.64% 92.26% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,222 3,364 2,865
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,603 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.89% +0.23% +4.71%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £69,713 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Edinburgh +43 57 £50,000 +13.64% 12
Glasgow -58 29 £42,250 -0.59% 4
Fife +1 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £55,000 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Dundee - 1 £57,500 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.91%) SQL
3 33 (37.50%) Java
4 29 (32.95%) Finance
5 27 (30.68%) Degree
5 27 (30.68%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.00%) Windows
7 21 (23.86%) JavaScript
7 21 (23.86%) .NET
7 21 (23.86%) Scrum
8 20 (22.73%) C#
8 20 (22.73%) OO
8 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
8 20 (22.73%) BDD
8 20 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (22.73%) API Testing
8 20 (22.73%) SDET
9 19 (21.59%) Process Improvement
9 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
10 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
10 18 (20.45%) MVC
10 18 (20.45%) SQL Server
10 18 (20.45%) IIS
10 18 (20.45%) XML
10 18 (20.45%) TDD
10 18 (20.45%) NUnit
10 18 (20.45%) JSON
10 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
10 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting

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 18 (20.45%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) JBoss
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Drupal
3 1 (1.14%) SAS
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.95%) SaaS
3 4 (4.55%) Lucidchart
4 3 (3.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) CloudSense
5 1 (1.14%) Office 365
5 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.27%) Modbus
1 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) QlikView
3 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Power BI
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
3 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
3 18 (20.45%) NUnit
3 18 (20.45%) SpecFlow
3 18 (20.45%) TeamCity
4 10 (11.36%) JIRA
5 3 (3.41%) Hudson
5 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.27%) JMeter
6 2 (2.27%) JUnit
6 2 (2.27%) Selenium
6 2 (2.27%) TestNG
7 1 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Analyst
2 26 (29.55%) Business Analyst
3 24 (27.27%) Test Engineer
4 22 (25.00%) Developer
4 22 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 20 (22.73%) Java Engineer
5 20 (22.73%) Java Software Engineer
5 20 (22.73%) Software Engineer
6 19 (21.59%) Developer in Test
6 19 (21.59%) Software Developer
7 18 (20.45%) .NET Software Developer
7 18 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (20.45%) C# Software Developer
7 18 (20.45%) C# Software Engineer
7 18 (20.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 18 (20.45%) Development Engineer
7 18 (20.45%) Java Developer in Test
7 18 (20.45%) JavaScript Engineer
7 18 (20.45%) Software Development Engineer
7 18 (20.45%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) .NET
2 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 18 (20.45%) Gherkin
2 18 (20.45%) JSON
2 18 (20.45%) REST
2 18 (20.45%) XML
3 5 (5.68%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) Dojo
4 2 (2.27%) EJB
4 2 (2.27%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) Java EE
4 2 (2.27%) JPA
4 2 (2.27%) jQuery
4 2 (2.27%) JSP
4 2 (2.27%) Servlets
4 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.27%) Equities
3 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) Test Automation
3 21 (23.86%) Scrum
4 20 (22.73%) API Testing
4 20 (22.73%) BDD
4 20 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
4 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (22.73%) OO
4 20 (22.73%) SDET
5 19 (21.59%) Process Improvement
6 18 (20.45%) Agile Testing
6 18 (20.45%) MVC
6 18 (20.45%) Open Source
6 18 (20.45%) Scenario Testing
6 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
6 18 (20.45%) TDD
6 18 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 17 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (15.91%) Business Analysis
9 12 (13.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) SQL
2 33 (37.50%) Java
3 21 (23.86%) JavaScript
4 20 (22.73%) C#
5 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Degree
2 6 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) IEC 61131
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle
2 1 (1.14%) Epicor
2 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
2 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
2 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.14%) Teradata