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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 117 123 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 43 38 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 1.21% 1.60%
As % of the General category 3.20% 2.47% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 63
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
1344 1539 1649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.08% 49.12% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 723 939 1011
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +7 18 £45,000 - 5
Glasgow -2 13 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Dundee +2 5 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 28 (31.46%) Degree
2 27 (30.34%) SQL
3 26 (29.21%) Computer Science
4 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.97%) OO
6 23 (25.84%) C#
6 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
8 20 (22.47%) Apple iOS
9 19 (21.35%) C++
10 17 (19.10%) HTML
10 17 (19.10%) Windows
10 17 (19.10%) Mobile Games
11 16 (17.98%) Analytics
12 15 (16.85%) Linux
13 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
13 14 (15.73%) Android
14 13 (14.61%) Big Data
14 13 (14.61%) Mentoring
14 13 (14.61%) Java
15 12 (13.48%) .NET
15 12 (13.48%) OOP
15 12 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (13.48%) VMware
15 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
15 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
16 11 (12.36%) AngularJS
16 11 (12.36%) MongoDB
16 11 (12.36%) Mathematics

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 (7.87%) Node.js
2 5 (5.62%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.62%) SAS
3 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) Stata
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) SAN
2 9 (10.11%) DNS
3 8 (8.99%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.61%) Big Data
3 12 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (12.36%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.99%) Data Mining
5 8 (8.99%) NoSQL
6 6 (6.74%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (6.74%) NewSQL
6 6 (6.74%) OLAP
6 6 (6.74%) OLTP
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle OLAP
6 6 (6.74%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (6.74%) QlikView
6 6 (6.74%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.74%) VoltDB
7 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.25%) GIS
9 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.12%) Ant
4 1 (1.12%) JUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Maven
4 1 (1.12%) Mocha
General
1 4 (4.49%) Electronics
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Developer
2 14 (15.73%) Consultant
3 10 (11.24%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Programmer
5 8 (8.99%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.74%) QlikView Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Data Scientist
8 4 (4.49%) C++ Programmer
8 4 (4.49%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Games Programmer
8 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) HTML
2 12 (13.48%) .NET
3 11 (12.36%) AngularJS
4 10 (11.24%) HTML5
5 8 (8.99%) cocos2d
6 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.74%) Backbone.js
6 6 (6.74%) CSS
6 6 (6.74%) React
7 5 (5.62%) D3.js
7 5 (5.62%) OpenGL
7 5 (5.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.37%) DirectX
9 3 (3.37%) Spring
10 2 (2.25%) CSS3
10 2 (2.25%) JDBC
10 2 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (2.25%) RESTful
10 2 (2.25%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.21%) Computer Science
2 17 (19.10%) Mobile Games
3 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.36%) Mathematics
5 9 (10.11%) User Experience
6 8 (8.99%) Informatics
7 7 (7.87%) Visualisation
8 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (5.62%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (5.62%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (5.62%) Statistics
10 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
11 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
12 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
12 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
12 2 (2.25%) Physics
13 1 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
13 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.47%) Apple iOS
2 17 (19.10%) Windows
3 15 (16.85%) Linux
4 14 (15.73%) Android
5 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.12%) Debian
9 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.12%) SUSE
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) OO
2 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.98%) Analytics
4 13 (14.61%) Mentoring
5 12 (13.48%) OOP
5 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
6 8 (8.99%) CRM
6 8 (8.99%) Mobile Development
7 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
7 7 (7.87%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Multithreading
8 6 (6.74%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.74%) Business Transformation
8 6 (6.74%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.74%) ERP
8 6 (6.74%) ETL
8 6 (6.74%) Logistics
8 6 (6.74%) Open Source
8 6 (6.74%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) SQL
2 23 (25.84%) C#
3 19 (21.35%) C++
4 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
5 13 (14.61%) Java
6 9 (10.11%) Python
7 5 (5.62%) R
7 5 (5.62%) Scala
8 1 (1.12%) ClojureScript
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
8 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) MCSE
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.12%) MCSA
3 1 (1.12%) MCTS
3 1 (1.12%) PhD
3 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.12%) PMP
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
1 5 (5.62%) SCOM
2 4 (4.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.12%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) VMware
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Vertica
4 5 (5.62%) Greenplum
4 5 (5.62%) Tableau
5 3 (3.37%) IBM
6 2 (2.25%) HP
6 2 (2.25%) NetApp
6 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.25%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
7 1 (1.12%) CA
7 1 (1.12%) CommVault
7 1 (1.12%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) EMC
7 1 (1.12%) Facebook
7 1 (1.12%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.12%) Symantec
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