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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 73 92 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.73% 0.92% 1.41%
As % of the General category 4.14% 1.87% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 5
Average salary £45,000 £75,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +87.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
459 587 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.69% 48.84% 46.05%
Number of salaries quoted 273 366 255
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 28 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 18 (58.06%) TDD
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) Linux
5 12 (38.71%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Banking
6 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (29.03%) MVC
7 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
7 9 (29.03%) HTML
8 8 (25.81%) C#
9 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (22.58%) CSS
9 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
10 6 (19.35%) Xbox
10 6 (19.35%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (19.35%) Multithreading
10 6 (19.35%) Python
11 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
11 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (16.13%) Android
11 5 (16.13%) Ruby
11 5 (16.13%) jQuery
11 5 (16.13%) WebSockets
11 5 (16.13%) Jasmine
11 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
11 5 (16.13%) RSpec
11 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
11 5 (16.13%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (16.13%) Backbone.js

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (9.68%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) KDB
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) RSpec
1 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
1 5 (16.13%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
3 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Python Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Flash Developer
7 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
3 5 (16.13%) WebSockets
3 5 (16.13%) Backbone.js
3 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (9.68%) Ninject
4 3 (9.68%) XML
4 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
5 2 (6.45%) XNA
5 2 (6.45%) MonoGame
6 1 (3.23%) Parsley
6 1 (3.23%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Xbox
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) iPhone
3 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
4 1 (3.23%) Derivative
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Blog
4 1 (3.23%) Online Games
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) TDD
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) MVC
5 6 (19.35%) Multithreading
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (9.68%) Web Application Development
8 2 (6.45%) Functional Programming
8 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.45%) UX Design
8 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.23%) SOA
9 1 (3.23%) Project Management
9 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) Python
5 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 5 (16.13%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (12.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) Scala
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) Jython
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Google
1 3 (9.68%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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