The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 116 119
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Games 35 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.30% 1.68% 1.47%
As % of the General category 3.01% 3.63% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 24 33 16
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1162 1321 1560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.16% 46.22% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 760 637 935
Median salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,593 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games 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 23 June 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 -19 19 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Dundee +1 9 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Glasgow +11 7 £40,000 +5.96% 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Python
3 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.79%) NoSQL
5 17 (25.76%) C#
6 16 (24.24%) Linux
7 14 (21.21%) C++
7 14 (21.21%) Windows
7 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
8 13 (19.70%) Degree
8 13 (19.70%) Java
8 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
9 12 (18.18%) Ruby
10 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
11 10 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
11 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
11 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (13.64%) iSCSI
12 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
12 9 (13.64%) NAS
12 9 (13.64%) RESTful
12 9 (13.64%) Puppet
12 9 (13.64%) Bash Shell
12 9 (13.64%) Riverbed
12 9 (13.64%) Percona
12 9 (13.64%) TDD
12 9 (13.64%) Brocade
12 9 (13.64%) Ubuntu
12 9 (13.64%) LAMP

Games
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 9 (13.64%) Apache
1 9 (13.64%) IIS
1 9 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Drupal
3 1 (1.52%) Tornado
3 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) iSCSI
1 9 (13.64%) NAS
1 9 (13.64%) SAN
1 9 (13.64%) WAN
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (3.03%) DHCP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) NoSQL
2 9 (13.64%) MySQL
3 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.52%) GIS
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.09%) Subversion
3 4 (6.06%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
1 2 (3.03%) Marketing
1 2 (3.03%) Publishing
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 9 (13.64%) Software Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Games Programmer
7 3 (4.55%) Programmer
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Trainee
7 3 (4.55%) Trainee Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Trainee Web Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 9 (13.64%) LAMP
2 9 (13.64%) RESTful
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) Node.js
4 7 (10.61%) .NET
4 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (10.61%) Code First Entity Framework
4 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
4 7 (10.61%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (10.61%) WCF
5 5 (7.58%) CSS
5 5 (7.58%) HTML
6 4 (6.06%) HTML5
6 4 (6.06%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.61%) Mobile Games
3 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.03%) Handset
5 1 (1.52%) CCTV
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) EPoS
5 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 14 (21.21%) Windows
3 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.64%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.06%) Android
5 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.03%) Unix
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
3 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 9 (13.64%) TDD
4 8 (12.12%) Game Development
4 8 (12.12%) MVC
4 8 (12.12%) Open Source
4 8 (12.12%) Web Development
5 7 (10.61%) BDD
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 7 (10.61%) Web Application Development
6 6 (9.09%) Project Management
7 5 (7.58%) Analytics
7 5 (7.58%) High Availability
7 5 (7.58%) Microservices
7 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 4 (6.06%) DevOps
8 4 (6.06%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) Python
2 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (25.76%) C#
4 14 (21.21%) C++
5 13 (19.70%) Java
6 12 (18.18%) Ruby
7 9 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
8 6 (9.09%) SQL
9 3 (4.55%) Scala
10 2 (3.03%) ActionScript
10 2 (3.03%) C
10 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.52%) Perl
11 1 (1.52%) PHP
11 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Firmware
2 1 (1.52%) NFS
2 1 (1.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (13.64%) Puppet
3 7 (10.61%) Check_MK
3 7 (10.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Brocade
1 9 (13.64%) Cisco
1 9 (13.64%) Citrix
1 9 (13.64%) Percona
1 9 (13.64%) Riverbed
1 9 (13.64%) VMware
2 7 (10.61%) Palo Alto
3 6 (9.09%) Perforce
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.52%) Facebook
6 1 (1.52%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) Progress
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
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