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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 109 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Permanent jobs citing Games 34 47 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 1.59% 2.83%
As % of the General category 3.57% 3.45% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 69
Median salary £47,500 £33,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £18,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
953 1362 1534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 42.51% 45.97% 48.24%
Number of salaries quoted 647 765 931
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.21% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,200 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +5 24 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Dundee +16 5 £30,500 +1.66% 4
Glasgow +20 4 £37,500 +10.29%
West Lothian - 1 £22,500 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Java
3 35 (36.46%) C#
3 35 (36.46%) Finance
4 31 (32.29%) Git (software)
5 29 (30.21%) Python
6 26 (27.08%) C++
6 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 25 (26.04%) Linux
7 25 (26.04%) TDD
8 23 (23.96%) Banking
8 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
9 22 (22.92%) MVC
10 20 (20.83%) NoSQL
10 20 (20.83%) AngularJS
11 19 (19.79%) RESTful
11 19 (19.79%) Computer Science
12 15 (15.63%) .NET
13 14 (14.58%) Degree
13 14 (14.58%) Ruby
14 13 (13.54%) .NET Framework
14 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (13.54%) Puppet
14 13 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET
15 12 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (12.50%) Web Application Development
15 12 (12.50%) Entity Framework
15 12 (12.50%) Node.js

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 7 (7.29%) Apache
1 7 (7.29%) IIS
1 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Houdini
1 1 (1.04%) Maya
1 1 (1.04%) MS Project
1 1 (1.04%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) iSCSI
1 7 (7.29%) NAS
1 7 (7.29%) SAN
1 7 (7.29%) WAN
2 5 (5.21%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) DHCP
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (2.08%) BGP
4 2 (2.08%) MPLS
4 2 (2.08%) MRTG
4 2 (2.08%) Network Security
4 2 (2.08%) OSPF
4 2 (2.08%) VoIP
4 2 (2.08%) VRRP
5 1 (1.04%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.04%) QGIS
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.50%) Subversion
3 8 (8.33%) Selenium
4 6 (6.25%) Ant
4 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.13%) JIRA
6 1 (1.04%) Robot Framework
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 23 (23.96%) Banking
2 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) Developer
2 13 (13.54%) .NET Developer
2 13 (13.54%) Tester
3 9 (9.38%) C++ Developer
3 9 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.33%) Programmer
5 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 6 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Angular Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Games Programmer
8 4 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) IT Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) AngularJS
2 19 (19.79%) RESTful
3 15 (15.63%) .NET
4 13 (13.54%) .NET Framework
4 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
5 12 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 12 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (12.50%) Node.js
5 12 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 12 (12.50%) WCF
6 11 (11.46%) Web Services
7 9 (9.38%) Unreal Engine
8 8 (8.33%) CSS
8 8 (8.33%) HTML
8 8 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (7.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.17%) Animation
6 3 (3.13%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.04%) CCTV
8 1 (1.04%) EPoS
8 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Linux
2 12 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.46%) Android
3 11 (11.46%) Windows
4 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.29%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.17%) CentOS
7 3 (3.13%) Unix
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) TDD
3 22 (22.92%) MVC
4 12 (12.50%) BDD
4 12 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 12 (12.50%) High Availability
4 12 (12.50%) Microservices
4 12 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 11 (11.46%) OO
5 11 (11.46%) Scrum
6 10 (10.42%) Mathematics
7 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.38%) Web Development
8 8 (8.33%) SDLC
9 7 (7.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.29%) Performance Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.50%) Java
2 35 (36.46%) C#
3 29 (30.21%) Python
4 26 (27.08%) C++
4 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
5 14 (14.58%) Ruby
6 9 (9.38%) SQL
7 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.13%) C
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Firmware
2 2 (2.08%) NFS
2 2 (2.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (13.54%) Puppet
2 7 (7.29%) Nagios
3 5 (5.21%) Check_MK
4 2 (2.08%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Cisco
2 8 (8.33%) Riverbed
3 7 (7.29%) Brocade
3 7 (7.29%) Citrix
3 7 (7.29%) Percona
3 7 (7.29%) Perforce
3 7 (7.29%) VMware
4 5 (5.21%) Palo Alto
5 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.04%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.04%) Google
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.04%) Remedy
7 1 (1.04%) Sony
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