Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 144 197
Rank change year-on-year +22 +53 +16
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 106 72 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.89% 1.39% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.52% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 74 33 35
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,875 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,400 £47,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% - -

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 5097 4751 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.82% 91.40% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 2882 3705
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +36 92 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Edinburgh -34 11 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Fife - 2 £44,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £46,500 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 94 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (34.91%) Scrum
3 34 (32.08%) Business Analysis
4 33 (31.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (25.47%) SQL
6 25 (23.58%) Finance
7 24 (22.64%) User Experience
8 20 (18.87%) SDLC
9 17 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (16.04%) QA
9 17 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (15.09%) Kanban
11 15 (14.15%) Business Process Modelling
11 15 (14.15%) Data Modelling
11 15 (14.15%) GAP Analysis
12 14 (13.21%) Requirements Engineering
12 14 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (12.26%) Business Process Mapping
13 13 (12.26%) Web Services
14 12 (11.32%) MS Visio
14 12 (11.32%) ISEB
14 12 (11.32%) Marketing
14 12 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (10.38%) Waterfall
15 11 (10.38%) Degree
16 10 (9.43%) Requirements Management
16 10 (9.43%) Banking
16 10 (9.43%) Java
16 10 (9.43%) Test Automation
17 9 (8.49%) Analytics

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 (3.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) CMS
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.83%) InVision
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) Qlik Sense
2 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Selenium
1 6 (5.66%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.72%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.83%) Visual Website Optimizer
4 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (23.58%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Marketing
3 10 (9.43%) Banking
4 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Electronics
5 5 (4.72%) Games
5 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.77%) Advertising
7 3 (2.83%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (64.15%) Analyst
2 65 (61.32%) Business Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (8.49%) Product Manager
4 9 (8.49%) Product Owner
5 8 (7.55%) Designer
5 8 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Business Systems Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Agile Product Owner
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Technical Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Technical Product Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) UX Designer
8 4 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Product Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Product Business Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Web Services
2 7 (6.60%) RESTful
3 6 (5.66%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.72%) .NET
5 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) User Experience
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (34.91%) Scrum
3 34 (32.08%) Business Analysis
4 33 (31.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (18.87%) SDLC
6 17 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (15.09%) Kanban
8 15 (14.15%) Business Process Modelling
8 15 (14.15%) Data Modelling
8 15 (14.15%) GAP Analysis
9 14 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (13.21%) Requirements Engineering
10 13 (12.26%) Business Process Mapping
11 12 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (10.38%) Waterfall
13 10 (9.43%) Requirements Management
13 10 (9.43%) Test Automation
14 9 (8.49%) Analytics
14 9 (8.49%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.47%) SQL
2 10 (9.43%) Java
3 6 (5.66%) Groovy
3 6 (5.66%) Scala
4 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) ISEB
2 11 (10.38%) Degree
3 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.94%) EMIR
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.66%) Adobe
3 5 (4.72%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com