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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 88 97 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.13% 1.20% 0.82%
As % of the General category 2.36% 2.64% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 4
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,250 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
592 643 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.86% 45.25% 44.29%
Number of salaries quoted 399 367 244
Average salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,600 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 18 (58.06%) TDD
3 18 (58.06%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (54.84%) Banking
5 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
5 16 (51.61%) Finance
6 14 (45.16%) Java
7 11 (35.48%) Python
8 10 (32.26%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
9 9 (29.03%) WebSockets
9 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
10 8 (25.81%) PHP
10 8 (25.81%) Xbox
11 6 (19.35%) C#
12 4 (12.90%) HTML
13 3 (9.68%) SQL
13 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
13 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
13 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 3 (9.68%) Scrum
13 3 (9.68%) QA
13 3 (9.68%) Xamarin
14 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
14 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
14 2 (6.45%) MonoGame
14 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
14 2 (6.45%) User Experience
14 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.23%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.23%) SilverStripe
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) KDB
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 17 (54.84%) Banking
2 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
2 16 (51.61%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Python Developer
4 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) WebSockets
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
3 2 (6.45%) XNA
3 2 (6.45%) MonoGame
3 2 (6.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.23%) Zend Framework
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) LAMP
4 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Xbox
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Market Risk
2 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) TDD
2 18 (58.06%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
5 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.45%) UX Design
5 2 (6.45%) Memory Management
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Game Development
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.23%) OOP
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) Python
3 8 (25.81%) PHP
4 6 (19.35%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) PHP5
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Zend