The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 87 89 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 90 65 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 1.98% 1.31%
As % of the General category 5.35% 4.55% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70 53 36
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1683 1430 1295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.06% 43.45% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 893 841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,500 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
UK

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Games
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Games Salary Trend in Scotland

Games
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Scotland

Games
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +17 48 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Dundee -1 24 £30,000 - 2
Glasgow -5 16 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 70 (44.87%) Java
2 63 (40.38%) Degree
3 53 (33.97%) C#
4 52 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 46 (29.49%) Software Engineering
6 41 (26.28%) Mathematics
6 41 (26.28%) Android
7 38 (24.36%) C++
8 35 (22.44%) OO
9 34 (21.79%) .NET
10 33 (21.15%) Mobile Games
11 31 (19.87%) Apple iOS
11 31 (19.87%) Game Development
12 28 (17.95%) MVC
12 28 (17.95%) Linux
13 27 (17.31%) Physics
14 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 26 (16.67%) PhD
15 23 (14.74%) OOD
16 20 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (12.82%) Scala
16 20 (12.82%) SQL
16 20 (12.82%) Mobile App
17 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
17 19 (12.18%) XML
18 18 (11.54%) HTML
18 18 (11.54%) Microsoft
18 18 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 17 (10.90%) CSS
20 16 (10.26%) Big Data

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (8.97%) Node.js
2 8 (5.13%) Apache
3 5 (3.21%) Lync
4 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.92%) nginx
6 2 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Maya
3 1 (0.64%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.28%) Route 53
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.97%) Internet
2 6 (3.85%) Firewall
2 6 (3.85%) VPN
3 5 (3.21%) SMTP
3 5 (3.21%) WAN
4 4 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (2.56%) IMAP
4 4 (2.56%) MPLS
4 4 (2.56%) POP3
4 4 (2.56%) LAN
4 4 (2.56%) Junos
4 4 (2.56%) xDSL
5 3 (1.92%) IPsec
6 2 (1.28%) NAS
6 2 (1.28%) VLAN
6 2 (1.28%) DNS
6 2 (1.28%) HTTP
6 2 (1.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.26%) Big Data
3 15 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 13 (8.33%) MySQL
5 11 (7.05%) NoSQL
6 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.92%) NewSQL
8 3 (1.92%) OLAP
8 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.92%) OLTP
8 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Subversion
2 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.56%) JIRA
4 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.28%) Selenium
5 2 (1.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (3.21%) Marketing
2 2 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.64%) Electronics
3 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (58.97%) Developer
2 36 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 30 (19.23%) Software Developer
4 22 (14.10%) Senior Software Developer
5 20 (12.82%) Java Developer
6 19 (12.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (11.54%) .NET Developer
7 18 (11.54%) C++ Developer
7 18 (11.54%) C++ Software Developer
7 18 (11.54%) Senior C++ Developer
7 18 (11.54%) Java Software Developer
7 18 (11.54%) C++/Java Developer
7 18 (11.54%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 18 (11.54%) Software Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 10 (6.41%) Lead Developer
10 9 (5.77%) Flash Developer
10 9 (5.77%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) Tester
11 8 (5.13%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.79%) .NET
2 19 (12.18%) XML
3 18 (11.54%) HTML
3 18 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 17 (10.90%) CSS
5 15 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 15 (9.62%) Web Services
6 11 (7.05%) Ninject
6 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (7.05%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (7.05%) WCF
7 10 (6.41%) Flash
7 10 (6.41%) XSLT
7 10 (6.41%) OpenGL
7 10 (6.41%) WPF
7 10 (6.41%) cocos2d
8 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 9 (5.77%) Parsley
8 9 (5.77%) Robotlegs
8 9 (5.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 41 (26.28%) Mathematics
3 33 (21.15%) Mobile Games
4 27 (17.31%) Physics
5 20 (12.82%) Mobile App
6 13 (8.33%) Open Source
6 13 (8.33%) iPhone
7 12 (7.69%) Social Gaming
8 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (5.77%) Visualisation
8 9 (5.77%) Online Games
8 9 (5.77%) Management Information System
8 9 (5.77%) Clustering
8 9 (5.77%) N-Tier
9 8 (5.13%) Hedge funds
10 6 (3.85%) Replication
11 3 (1.92%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (1.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.28%) Android
2 31 (19.87%) Apple iOS
3 28 (17.95%) Linux
4 8 (5.13%) Windows
5 3 (1.92%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.92%) UNIX
5 3 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.49%) Software Engineering
2 35 (22.44%) OO
3 31 (19.87%) Game Development
4 28 (17.95%) MVC
5 23 (14.74%) OOD
6 20 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.62%) iOS Development
8 14 (8.97%) TDD
9 13 (8.33%) Android Development
10 12 (7.69%) Web Development
11 11 (7.05%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (7.05%) Web Application Development
11 11 (7.05%) Domain-Driven Design
12 10 (6.41%) Project Management
13 9 (5.77%) Multithreading
13 9 (5.77%) Data Modelling
14 6 (3.85%) Analytics
14 6 (3.85%) User Stories
15 4 (2.56%) 3D Programming
15 4 (2.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 70 (44.87%) Java
2 53 (33.97%) C#
3 38 (24.36%) C++
4 20 (12.82%) Scala
4 20 (12.82%) SQL
5 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.62%) PHP
7 12 (7.69%) Ruby
8 9 (5.77%) Python
9 4 (2.56%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.28%) C
10 2 (1.28%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.64%) RPG
11 1 (0.64%) Perl
11 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (40.38%) Degree
2 26 (16.67%) PhD
3 4 (2.56%) JNCIA
3 4 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.56%) CCNA
4 3 (1.92%) ISEB
5 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.92%) Nagios
3 2 (1.28%) Cacti
3 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) SCCM
4 1 (0.64%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.05%) Google
2 11 (7.05%) Adobe
3 8 (5.13%) Cisco
3 8 (5.13%) Twitter
4 6 (3.85%) VMware
5 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.56%) Juniper
7 3 (1.92%) Facebook
8 2 (1.28%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.28%) Zend
8 2 (1.28%) NetApp
8 2 (1.28%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.28%) Ektron
9 1 (0.64%) SAP
9 1 (0.64%) Progress
9 1 (0.64%) EMC
9 1 (0.64%) Perforce
9 1 (0.64%) Autodesk
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