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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 96 93 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.34% 1.14% 0.95%
As % of the General category 0.71% 2.56% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 8
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
561 587 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.26% 44.50% 45.44%
Number of salaries quoted 366 351 313
Average salary £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 26 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (63.33%) Linux
3 18 (60.00%) TDD
4 17 (56.67%) Banking
5 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
5 16 (53.33%) Finance
6 14 (46.67%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) Python
7 11 (36.67%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 9 (30.00%) Multithreading
9 9 (30.00%) WebSockets
10 8 (26.67%) Xbox
10 8 (26.67%) PHP
11 5 (16.67%) C#
12 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) Scrum
12 4 (13.33%) SDLC
13 3 (10.00%) HTML
13 3 (10.00%) SQL
14 2 (6.67%) Oracle
14 2 (6.67%) CSS
14 2 (6.67%) MVC
14 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 2 (6.67%) JIRA
14 2 (6.67%) QA
14 2 (6.67%) Market Risk
14 2 (6.67%) HTML5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (3.33%) SilverStripe
1 1 (3.33%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) KDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 17 (56.67%) Banking
2 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) Java Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Junior
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) WebSockets
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) MonoGame
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) Zend Framework
4 1 (3.33%) XNA
4 1 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
4 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Xbox
2 2 (6.67%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.33%) Social Gaming
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (60.00%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Memory Management
7 1 (3.33%) UX Design
7 1 (3.33%) Game Development
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Python
3 8 (26.67%) PHP
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (3.33%) PHP5
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.33%) Zend
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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