The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 75 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 76 70 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.76% 2.16% 2.45%
As % of the General category 6.07% 4.50% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 64 37 71
Median salary £47,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £26,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,400 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1252 1555 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.41% 48.04% 45.68%
Number of salaries quoted 671 896 1044
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Games
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Scotland region.

Games Salary Trend in Scotland

Games
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Scotland

Games
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +38 67 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Stirling - 4 £75,000 -
Glasgow -16 3 £35,000 +25.00%
Dundee -2 2 £43,750 +9.37%
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 61 (49.59%) Finance
1 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (47.97%) Telecoms
3 57 (46.34%) Retail
4 54 (43.90%) Java
5 43 (34.96%) JavaScript
6 42 (34.15%) Software Engineering
7 39 (31.71%) Apple iOS
8 36 (29.27%) Degree
9 35 (28.46%) Maven
10 32 (26.02%) Android
11 30 (24.39%) SQL Server
12 29 (23.58%) Ant
13 27 (21.95%) HTML
14 26 (21.14%) Git (software)
15 25 (20.33%) Spring
16 24 (19.51%) Hibernate
17 23 (18.70%) Subversion
17 23 (18.70%) MongoDB
18 21 (17.07%) VMware
18 21 (17.07%) CSS
19 20 (16.26%) Scrum
20 19 (15.45%) SaaS
20 19 (15.45%) HTML5
20 19 (15.45%) Social Media
21 18 (14.63%) CSS3
21 18 (14.63%) Linux
21 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
22 17 (13.82%) Windows
22 17 (13.82%) Data Governance

Games
Top Related 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 6 (4.88%) CMS
2 5 (4.07%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.07%) SAS
3 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) Flash Media Server
4 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) Stata
3 1 (0.81%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.45%) SaaS
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) SAN
2 3 (2.44%) DHCP
2 3 (2.44%) DNS
2 3 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.70%) MongoDB
3 17 (13.82%) Big Data
3 17 (13.82%) Hadoop
4 12 (9.76%) Apache Hive
4 12 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (9.76%) HBase
4 12 (9.76%) OLAP
4 12 (9.76%) Oracle OLAP
5 8 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.07%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.25%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (3.25%) QlikView
8 2 (1.63%) GIS
8 2 (1.63%) MySQL
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (28.46%) Maven
2 29 (23.58%) Ant
3 26 (21.14%) Git (software)
4 23 (18.70%) Subversion
5 11 (8.94%) GoCD
5 11 (8.94%) Grunt
5 11 (8.94%) gulp
5 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
6 10 (8.13%) Selenium
7 9 (7.32%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.81%) Flash Builder
8 1 (0.81%) JIRA
8 1 (0.81%) TestRail
General
1 61 (49.59%) Finance
2 59 (47.97%) Telecoms
3 57 (46.34%) Retail
4 9 (7.32%) Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (24.39%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) Architect
3 17 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.76%) Data Architect
5 11 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Test Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) QA Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) Data Scientist
11 5 (4.07%) Designer
11 5 (4.07%) Lead Designer
11 5 (4.07%) Mobile Designer
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.95%) HTML
2 25 (20.33%) Spring
3 24 (19.51%) Hibernate
4 21 (17.07%) CSS
5 19 (15.45%) HTML5
6 18 (14.63%) CSS3
7 13 (10.57%) REST
8 6 (4.88%) PhoneGap
8 6 (4.88%) RESTful
8 6 (4.88%) SOAP
9 5 (4.07%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (4.07%) D3.js
10 4 (3.25%) .NET
10 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.44%) cocos2d
11 3 (2.44%) React
11 3 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 2 (1.63%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Social Media
2 13 (10.57%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.94%) Informatics
4 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.13%) User Experience
5 9 (7.32%) Mobile Games
6 8 (6.50%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.69%) Visualisation
8 6 (4.88%) Biometrics
9 5 (4.07%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
9 5 (4.07%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (4.07%) Statistics
10 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (3.25%) iPhone
11 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.63%) Physics
13 1 (0.81%) Animation
13 1 (0.81%) Online Games
13 1 (0.81%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Apple iOS
2 32 (26.02%) Android
3 18 (14.63%) Linux
4 17 (13.82%) Windows
5 6 (4.88%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) Software Engineering
3 20 (16.26%) Scrum
4 17 (13.82%) Data Governance
5 16 (13.01%) Analytics
5 16 (13.01%) Data Modelling
5 16 (13.01%) ETL
6 13 (10.57%) DevOps
6 13 (10.57%) Kanban
6 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
7 12 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (9.76%) Data Architecture
7 12 (9.76%) Logical Data Model
7 12 (9.76%) Physical Data Model
8 11 (8.94%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.13%) Manual Testing
10 8 (6.50%) Mobile Development
11 7 (5.69%) Software Delivery
12 6 (4.88%) Product Management
12 6 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.90%) Java
2 43 (34.96%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.20%) SQL
4 12 (9.76%) Perl
4 12 (9.76%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.94%) Bash Shell
5 11 (8.94%) Ruby
6 10 (8.13%) C#
7 8 (6.50%) Python
8 7 (5.69%) C++
9 5 (4.07%) R
9 5 (4.07%) Scala
10 4 (3.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (29.27%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) MCSE
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.44%) CISSP
3 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (0.81%) MCTS
4 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PMP
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.82%) QA
2 5 (4.07%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) Docker
2 9 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.88%) vSphere
4 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) Puppet
2 13 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.94%) Capistrano
3 11 (8.94%) Mesos
4 2 (1.63%) Ansible
4 2 (1.63%) SCCM
4 2 (1.63%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) VMware
2 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.76%) Informatica
3 12 (9.76%) Oracle
4 5 (4.07%) Greenplum
4 5 (4.07%) Tableau
5 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.63%) Adobe
6 2 (1.63%) HP
6 2 (1.63%) NetApp
6 2 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco
7 1 (0.81%) CommVault
7 1 (0.81%) Dell
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Juniper
7 1 (0.81%) Percona
7 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.81%) Symantec
7 1 (0.81%) Veeam
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