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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 119 86
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -33
Permanent jobs citing Games 39 43 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.45% 2.30%
As % of the General category 4.35% 3.14% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 54
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £25,200 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £51,900 £55,000
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
897 1369 1467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 40.44% 46.30% 48.26%
Number of salaries quoted 566 810 911
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,750 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +18 27 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Glasgow +24 6 £37,500 -27.18%
Dundee +7 5 £30,500 +1.66% 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 67 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (50.00%) Finance
3 58 (48.33%) Java
4 46 (38.33%) Telecoms
5 41 (34.17%) JavaScript
6 38 (31.67%) Git (software)
7 35 (29.17%) C#
8 28 (23.33%) Python
8 28 (23.33%) Banking
9 26 (21.67%) Degree
10 25 (20.83%) Retail
11 24 (20.00%) TDD
11 24 (20.00%) Linux
11 24 (20.00%) C++
12 23 (19.17%) MVC
13 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
13 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
13 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
13 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
13 21 (17.50%) AngularJS
14 19 (15.83%) Android
15 18 (15.00%) Subversion
15 18 (15.00%) HTML
15 18 (15.00%) CSS
15 18 (15.00%) Scrum
16 17 (14.17%) RESTful
17 16 (13.33%) Ant
18 15 (12.50%) .NET
18 15 (12.50%) NoSQL
18 15 (12.50%) Ruby

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 4 (3.33%) Apache
1 4 (3.33%) IIS
1 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) SAS
3 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Houdini
1 1 (0.83%) Maya
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Project
1 1 (0.83%) NUKE
1 1 (0.83%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.33%) SaaS
3 4 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) iSCSI
1 4 (3.33%) NAS
1 4 (3.33%) SAN
1 4 (3.33%) WAN
2 3 (2.50%) Firewall
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) BGP
3 2 (1.67%) DHCP
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) MPLS
3 2 (1.67%) MRTG
3 2 (1.67%) Network Security
3 2 (1.67%) OSPF
3 2 (1.67%) VoIP
3 2 (1.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.00%) MySQL
6 5 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.17%) Big Data
7 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.33%) HBase
7 4 (3.33%) OLAP
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.83%) GIS
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.83%) QGIS
8 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (31.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.00%) Subversion
3 16 (13.33%) Ant
4 13 (10.83%) Selenium
5 11 (9.17%) Maven
6 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.17%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.50%) GoCD
8 3 (2.50%) Grunt
8 3 (2.50%) gulp
8 3 (2.50%) JIRA
9 1 (0.83%) TestRail
General
1 60 (50.00%) Finance
2 46 (38.33%) Telecoms
3 28 (23.33%) Banking
4 25 (20.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (45.83%) Developer
2 14 (11.67%) Java Developer
2 14 (11.67%) Tester
3 12 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.50%) C++ Developer
5 9 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Architect
6 7 (5.83%) Programmer
6 7 (5.83%) QA Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 6 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Performance Tester
8 5 (4.17%) Angular Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Java Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) AngularJS
2 18 (15.00%) CSS
2 18 (15.00%) HTML
3 17 (14.17%) RESTful
4 15 (12.50%) .NET
5 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET
5 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (10.83%) HTML5
6 11 (9.17%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (8.33%) Code First Entity Framework
7 10 (8.33%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (8.33%) Node.js
7 10 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (8.33%) WCF
8 9 (7.50%) Spring
8 9 (7.50%) Web Services
9 8 (6.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.17%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.67%) Social Media
4 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 6 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.33%) Animation
7 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.67%) Xbox
9 1 (0.83%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.83%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.83%) Informatics
9 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.83%) iPhone
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.83%) Physics
9 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.00%) Linux
2 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
3 19 (15.83%) Android
4 9 (7.50%) Windows
5 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.33%) CentOS
6 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.50%) Unix
8 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (55.83%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.00%) TDD
3 23 (19.17%) MVC
4 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
5 18 (15.00%) Scrum
6 14 (11.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 12 (10.00%) High Availability
7 12 (10.00%) Microservices
7 12 (10.00%) OO
8 11 (9.17%) BDD
8 11 (9.17%) Web Development
9 10 (8.33%) SDLC
9 10 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.50%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Kanban
11 8 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.83%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (48.33%) Java
2 41 (34.17%) JavaScript
3 35 (29.17%) C#
4 28 (23.33%) Python
5 24 (20.00%) C++
6 15 (12.50%) Ruby
7 8 (6.67%) SQL
8 7 (5.83%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.17%) Perl
10 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.50%) C
12 2 (1.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.83%) R
13 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (21.67%) Degree
2 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) Docker
3 2 (1.67%) Firmware
3 2 (1.67%) NFS
3 2 (1.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (10.83%) Puppet
2 5 (4.17%) Nagios
3 3 (2.50%) Capistrano
3 3 (2.50%) Check_MK
3 3 (2.50%) Mesos
4 2 (1.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 7 (5.83%) VMware
2 6 (5.00%) Cisco
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle
3 5 (4.17%) Informatica
3 5 (4.17%) Perforce
3 5 (4.17%) Riverbed
4 4 (3.33%) Brocade
4 4 (3.33%) Citrix
4 4 (3.33%) Percona
5 3 (2.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.67%) Juniper
6 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.83%) Remedy
7 1 (0.83%) Sony
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
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