Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 136 151
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +47
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 79 90 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 1.63% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.77% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 59 59 31
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £59,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 5,099 4,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.04% 92.14% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,268 3,250 2,930
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.41% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +48 47 £50,000 +10.50% 15
Glasgow -47 32 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Dundee - 2 £57,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 68 (86.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) SQL
3 23 (29.11%) Java
3 23 (29.11%) Finance
4 22 (27.85%) Degree
5 21 (26.58%) Business Analysis
5 21 (26.58%) Test Automation
6 20 (25.32%) Scrum
7 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
7 18 (22.78%) OO
8 17 (21.52%) Windows
9 16 (20.25%) Process Improvement
10 15 (18.99%) Cucumber
10 15 (18.99%) BDD
10 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
11 14 (17.72%) Open Source
11 14 (17.72%) API Testing
11 14 (17.72%) SDET
11 14 (17.72%) TDD
11 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
12 13 (16.46%) MVC
12 13 (16.46%) XML
12 13 (16.46%) C#
12 13 (16.46%) .NET
12 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
12 13 (16.46%) IIS
12 13 (16.46%) NUnit
12 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
12 13 (16.46%) JSON

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 13 (16.46%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) JBoss
2 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.27%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.27%) Lucidchart
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.53%) Modbus
1 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (2.53%) QlikView
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Power BI
4 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Cucumber
1 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (16.46%) NUnit
2 13 (16.46%) SpecFlow
2 13 (16.46%) TeamCity
3 7 (8.86%) JIRA
4 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.53%) JMeter
6 1 (1.27%) Hudson
6 1 (1.27%) JUnit
6 1 (1.27%) Selenium
6 1 (1.27%) TestNG
6 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Games
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Front Office
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Analyst
1 39 (49.37%) Business Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) Test Engineer
3 17 (21.52%) Software Test Engineer
4 14 (17.72%) Software Developer
5 13 (16.46%) .NET Developer
5 13 (16.46%) .NET Software Developer
5 13 (16.46%) .NET Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) C# Developer
5 13 (16.46%) C# Software Developer
5 13 (16.46%) C# Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Development Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Java Developer
5 13 (16.46%) Java Software Developer
5 13 (16.46%) Java Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (16.46%) Software Development Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Software Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
1 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET Web API
1 13 (16.46%) Gherkin
1 13 (16.46%) JSON
1 13 (16.46%) REST
1 13 (16.46%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 2 (2.53%) CSS
3 2 (2.53%) Dojo
3 2 (2.53%) EJB
3 2 (2.53%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.53%) HTML
3 2 (2.53%) Java EE
3 2 (2.53%) JPA
3 2 (2.53%) jQuery
3 2 (2.53%) JSP
3 2 (2.53%) Servlets
3 2 (2.53%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile Games
2 4 (5.06%) Online Games
3 3 (3.80%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.53%) Equities
4 2 (2.53%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (86.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.58%) Business Analysis
2 21 (26.58%) Test Automation
3 20 (25.32%) Scrum
4 18 (22.78%) OO
5 16 (20.25%) Process Improvement
6 15 (18.99%) BDD
7 14 (17.72%) API Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Open Source
7 14 (17.72%) SDET
7 14 (17.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (17.72%) TDD
8 13 (16.46%) Agile Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.46%) MVC
8 13 (16.46%) Scenario Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
9 11 (13.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) Java
3 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.46%) C#
4 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.27%) Clojure
6 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) GDPR
1 2 (2.53%) IEC 61131
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.27%) Epicor
3 1 (1.27%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.27%) Teradata