Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 161 133
Rank change year-on-year +60 -28 +60
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 138 75 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.56% 1.29% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.39% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 102 53 34
Scotland median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £32,750 £31,825
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,500 £58,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 5,023 5,385 4,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.12% 92.89% 93.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,306 3,648 2,700
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +31 78 £50,000 +14.29% 1
Glasgow +38 48 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Lothian - 8 £55,000 -
Fife -3 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 92 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.41%) Java
3 45 (32.61%) SQL
4 37 (26.81%) Scrum
5 35 (25.36%) Finance
6 34 (24.64%) Degree
7 33 (23.91%) Test Automation
7 33 (23.91%) C#
8 28 (20.29%) JavaScript
8 28 (20.29%) Software Engineering
8 28 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (18.12%) Cucumber
9 25 (18.12%) BDD
10 24 (17.39%) Test Scripting
11 23 (16.67%) User Experience
12 22 (15.94%) Wireframes
12 22 (15.94%) Software Testing
12 22 (15.94%) OO
13 21 (15.22%) .NET
13 21 (15.22%) Use Case
13 21 (15.22%) JIRA
13 21 (15.22%) Jenkins
13 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (14.49%) Agile Testing
14 20 (14.49%) Open Source
14 20 (14.49%) TDD
15 19 (13.77%) Business Analysis
15 19 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (13.77%) Process Improvement
15 19 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery

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 16 (11.59%) IIS
2 8 (5.80%) Confluence
3 2 (1.45%) Apache
3 2 (1.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.62%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.97%) SaaS
3 5 (3.62%) Lucidchart
4 4 (2.90%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (2.90%) PaaS
4 4 (2.90%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.72%) CloudSense
6 1 (0.72%) GitHub
6 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 5 (3.62%) QlikView
3 5 (3.62%) SAP BW
3 5 (3.62%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.90%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.45%) Big Data
6 2 (1.45%) HBase
6 2 (1.45%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.45%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) Cucumber
2 21 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 21 (15.22%) JIRA
3 17 (12.32%) NUnit
4 16 (11.59%) Bitbucket Server
4 16 (11.59%) Git (software)
4 16 (11.59%) SpecFlow
4 16 (11.59%) TeamCity
5 14 (10.14%) Selenium
6 8 (5.80%) Appium
6 8 (5.80%) Hudson
7 3 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (2.17%) TestRail
8 2 (1.45%) JUnit
8 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.45%) TestNG
General
1 35 (25.36%) Finance
2 11 (7.97%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Games
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (30.43%) Analyst
2 29 (21.01%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Developer
4 21 (15.22%) Software Developer
5 19 (13.77%) Developer in Test
5 19 (13.77%) Java Engineer
5 19 (13.77%) Java Software Engineer
5 19 (13.77%) Software Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) .NET Developer
6 16 (11.59%) .NET Software Developer
6 16 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (11.59%) C# Developer
6 16 (11.59%) C# Software Developer
6 16 (11.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Development Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Java Developer
6 16 (11.59%) Java Developer in Test
6 16 (11.59%) JavaScript Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Software Test Engineer
6 16 (11.59%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.22%) .NET
2 18 (13.04%) REST
3 17 (12.32%) Gherkin
4 16 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (11.59%) JSON
4 16 (11.59%) XML
5 6 (4.35%) Web Services
6 3 (2.17%) CSS
6 3 (2.17%) HTML
7 2 (1.45%) Apache Beam
7 2 (1.45%) Kafka
7 2 (1.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.72%) jQuery
8 1 (0.72%) Laravel
8 1 (0.72%) React
8 1 (0.72%) Redux
8 1 (0.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) User Experience
2 13 (9.42%) Graphic Design
2 13 (9.42%) Robotics
3 7 (5.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.90%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.45%) Fintech
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) SCADA
8 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.59%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.81%) Scrum
3 33 (23.91%) Test Automation
4 28 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (20.29%) Software Engineering
5 25 (18.12%) BDD
6 24 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 22 (15.94%) OO
7 22 (15.94%) Software Testing
7 22 (15.94%) Wireframes
8 21 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (15.22%) Use Case
9 20 (14.49%) Agile Testing
9 20 (14.49%) Open Source
9 20 (14.49%) TDD
10 19 (13.77%) Business Analysis
10 19 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (13.77%) Process Improvement
10 19 (13.77%) SDET
10 19 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.41%) Java
2 45 (32.61%) SQL
3 33 (23.91%) C#
4 28 (20.29%) JavaScript
5 16 (11.59%) PowerShell
6 12 (8.70%) Python
7 7 (5.07%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.62%) ABAP
9 3 (2.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) PHP
10 1 (0.72%) R
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (24.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.72%) APMP
3 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 8 (5.80%) Perfecto Mobile
2 5 (3.62%) SAP
3 4 (2.90%) CA
3 4 (2.90%) Tableau
4 2 (1.45%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.45%) Google
4 2 (1.45%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.45%) Netezza
4 2 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com