The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 92 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.21% 1.16% 0.90%
As % of the General category 2.61% 2.55% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 9
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £44,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
Games
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

General Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
575 589 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 46.45% 45.59% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 352 365 370
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Games
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Games Salary Trend in Glasgow

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) TDD
3 26 (66.67%) Banking
4 25 (64.10%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
4 25 (64.10%) Finance
5 24 (61.54%) Linux
6 15 (38.46%) Java
7 14 (35.90%) Python
7 14 (35.90%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (30.77%) Multithreading
8 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
9 11 (28.21%) WebSockets
9 11 (28.21%) PHP
10 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.51%) Xbox
12 6 (15.38%) HTML5
12 6 (15.38%) CSS
12 6 (15.38%) HTML
12 6 (15.38%) MVC
13 5 (12.82%) Scrum
13 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
13 5 (12.82%) QA
13 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
13 5 (12.82%) C#
13 5 (12.82%) RESTful
14 4 (10.26%) Sass
14 4 (10.26%) LESS
14 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
14 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Joomla!
1 1 (2.56%) SilverStripe
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) KDB
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 26 (66.67%) Banking
2 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
2 25 (64.10%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Junior Java Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Junior Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Junior
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) WebSockets
2 6 (15.38%) HTML5
2 6 (15.38%) CSS
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) RESTful
4 4 (10.26%) Sass
4 4 (10.26%) LESS
4 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) .NET
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.56%) LAMP
6 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.56%) Spring
6 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.56%) Zend Framework
6 1 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Xbox
2 2 (5.13%) Market Risk
2 2 (5.13%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.56%) Equities
3 1 (2.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) TDD
3 25 (64.10%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.69%) SDLC
9 2 (5.13%) Memory Management
10 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
10 1 (2.56%) OOP
10 1 (2.56%) OO
10 1 (2.56%) SOA
10 1 (2.56%) Project Management
10 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 14 (35.90%) Python
3 11 (28.21%) PHP
4 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) PHP5
7 1 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Zend
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