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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / Scotland
Rank 110 105 84
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21  
Permanent jobs citing Games 31 51 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 1.75% 2.50%
As % of the General category 3.18% 3.73% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 62
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £18,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 975 1368 1470
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.80% 47.04% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 648 787 879
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 March 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 March 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 +1 20 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Dundee +12 9 £33,750 +12.50% 4
Glasgow +7 1 £37,500 +8.69% 1
West Lothian - 1 £22,500 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.09%) C#
3 29 (32.95%) Python
4 28 (31.82%) Java
5 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
5 25 (28.41%) Finance
5 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
6 23 (26.14%) NoSQL
6 23 (26.14%) C++
7 22 (25.00%) Linux
7 22 (25.00%) TDD
8 19 (21.59%) MVC
8 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
9 17 (19.32%) Degree
9 17 (19.32%) RESTful
10 16 (18.18%) AngularJS
11 15 (17.05%) Banking
11 15 (17.05%) Telecoms
12 14 (15.91%) .NET
12 14 (15.91%) Ruby
13 13 (14.77%) .NET Framework
13 13 (14.77%) Puppet
13 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 12 (13.64%) Code First Entity Framework
14 12 (13.64%) BDD
14 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (13.64%) Web Application Development

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 9 (10.23%) Apache
1 9 (10.23%) IIS
1 9 (10.23%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Houdini
1 1 (1.14%) Maya
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.14%) MS Project
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.14%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) iSCSI
1 9 (10.23%) NAS
1 9 (10.23%) SAN
1 9 (10.23%) WAN
2 7 (7.95%) Firewall
3 3 (3.41%) DHCP
3 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 3 (3.41%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) BGP
4 2 (2.27%) MPLS
4 2 (2.27%) MRTG
4 2 (2.27%) Network Security
4 2 (2.27%) OSPF
4 2 (2.27%) VoIP
4 2 (2.27%) VRRP
5 1 (1.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.14%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (10.23%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) GIS
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.14%) QGIS
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.23%) Subversion
3 5 (5.68%) Selenium
4 4 (4.55%) Ant
4 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 15 (17.05%) Banking
2 15 (17.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 9 (10.23%) Programmer
3 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
3 9 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Tester
5 6 (6.82%) C++ Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Games Programmer
6 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Angular Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Performance Tester
7 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.41%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) RESTful
2 16 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 14 (15.91%) .NET
4 13 (14.77%) .NET Framework
5 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (13.64%) Code First Entity Framework
5 12 (13.64%) Entity Framework
5 12 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (13.64%) Node.js
5 12 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 12 (13.64%) WCF
6 10 (11.36%) Web Services
7 9 (10.23%) LAMP
8 7 (7.95%) Java EE
9 6 (6.82%) Unreal Engine
10 5 (5.68%) CSS
10 5 (5.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.95%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.82%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.55%) Animation
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.14%) CCTV
7 1 (1.14%) EPoS
7 1 (1.14%) Handset
7 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.14%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (13.64%) Windows
3 11 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.23%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.82%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.68%) Android
7 4 (4.55%) CentOS
8 3 (3.41%) Unix
9 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.00%) TDD
3 19 (21.59%) MVC
4 12 (13.64%) BDD
4 12 (13.64%) Web Application Development
5 10 (11.36%) Mathematics
5 10 (11.36%) OO
6 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.23%) Scrum
7 8 (9.09%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 8 (9.09%) High Availability
7 8 (9.09%) Microservices
8 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (7.95%) Open Source
8 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.55%) Web Development
9 4 (4.55%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) C#
2 29 (32.95%) Python
3 28 (31.82%) Java
4 25 (28.41%) JavaScript
5 23 (26.14%) C++
6 14 (15.91%) Ruby
7 10 (11.36%) SQL
8 9 (10.23%) Bash Shell
8 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.41%) C
10 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.14%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.14%) Perl
11 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) NFS
2 2 (2.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (14.77%) Puppet
2 9 (10.23%) Nagios
3 7 (7.95%) Check_MK
4 2 (2.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Cisco
2 10 (11.36%) Riverbed
3 9 (10.23%) Brocade
3 9 (10.23%) Citrix
3 9 (10.23%) Percona
3 9 (10.23%) VMware
4 7 (7.95%) Palo Alto
4 7 (7.95%) Perforce
5 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.27%) Juniper
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.14%) Facebook
7 1 (1.14%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Informatica
7 1 (1.14%) Remedy
7 1 (1.14%) Sony
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