The 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 82 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 77 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.53% 2.33% 1.70%
As % of the General category 5.28% 5.15% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60 72 10
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
UK

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

General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1477 1495 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.92% 45.26% 44.35%
Number of salaries quoted 897 970 870
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +22 50 £45,000 +2.85% 11
Glasgow +19 19 £45,000 -40.00% 3
Dundee -2 8 £32,500 -25.71%
Midlothian - 1 £45,000 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 81 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) Linux
3 48 (36.09%) TDD
4 45 (33.83%) Java
5 38 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 37 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (26.32%) HTML
8 34 (25.56%) Finance
9 33 (24.81%) CSS
10 29 (21.80%) Python
10 29 (21.80%) Banking
11 26 (19.55%) Marketing
12 25 (18.80%) Xbox
12 25 (18.80%) Relational Database
13 24 (18.05%) Amazon EC2
14 23 (17.29%) Telecoms
14 23 (17.29%) PHP
15 20 (15.04%) C#
15 20 (15.04%) WebSockets
16 19 (14.29%) Multithreading
17 18 (13.53%) MVC
18 17 (12.78%) Scrum
18 17 (12.78%) Software Engineering
19 16 (12.03%) Photoshop
19 16 (12.03%) jQuery
20 15 (11.28%) Mobile App
21 14 (10.53%) Analytics
21 14 (10.53%) Jasmine
21 14 (10.53%) Sass
21 14 (10.53%) Ember.js

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (10.53%) Node.js
2 3 (2.26%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) WordPress
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Photoshop
2 9 (6.77%) GIMP
3 5 (3.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.01%) 3ds Max
4 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
5 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.26%) MS Office
5 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.50%) InDesign
6 2 (1.50%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.75%) MS Project
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.05%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.50%) Route 53
3 2 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.50%) Trello
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) Internet
2 2 (1.50%) DNS
2 2 (1.50%) SMTP
2 2 (1.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) VLAN
3 1 (0.75%) NAS
3 1 (0.75%) VoIP
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.77%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.26%) Big Data
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.26%) VoltDB
6 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.50%) MySQL
8 1 (0.75%) KDB
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Jasmine
1 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.77%) PhantomJS
2 9 (6.77%) Grunt
2 9 (6.77%) Mercurial
2 9 (6.77%) QUnit
3 5 (3.76%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.76%) RSpec
4 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.50%) Subversion
5 2 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 34 (25.56%) Finance
2 29 (21.80%) Banking
3 26 (19.55%) Marketing
4 23 (17.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.01%) Publishing
6 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (60.90%) Developer
2 25 (18.80%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.03%) Python Developer
4 14 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.26%) Programmer
7 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Ruby Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Games Programmer
9 4 (3.01%) Flash Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Graduate
9 4 (3.01%) Designer
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Art Director
10 3 (2.26%) Senior Designer
10 3 (2.26%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.32%) HTML
2 33 (24.81%) CSS
3 20 (15.04%) WebSockets
4 16 (12.03%) jQuery
5 14 (10.53%) Sass
5 14 (10.53%) Ember.js
5 14 (10.53%) Backbone.js
6 13 (9.77%) HTML5
7 12 (9.02%) Web Services
8 10 (7.52%) AngularJS
9 9 (6.77%) Zepto.js
9 9 (6.77%) .NET
10 7 (5.26%) Spring
10 7 (5.26%) CSS3
10 7 (5.26%) XML
10 7 (5.26%) Hibernate
11 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.51%) Flash
11 6 (4.51%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (3.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Xbox
2 15 (11.28%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.02%) Mathematics
4 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.77%) Mobile Games
6 8 (6.02%) Online Games
6 8 (6.02%) User Experience
7 7 (5.26%) Social Gaming
8 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
8 6 (4.51%) Open Source
9 4 (3.01%) iPhone
9 4 (3.01%) Physics
9 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
10 3 (2.26%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.26%) Animation
10 3 (2.26%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (1.50%) Clustering
11 2 (1.50%) E-Learning
11 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.84%) Linux
2 14 (10.53%) Android
3 12 (9.02%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.51%) Windows
5 5 (3.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.09%) TDD
3 37 (27.82%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 18 (13.53%) MVC
6 17 (12.78%) Scrum
6 17 (12.78%) Software Engineering
7 14 (10.53%) Analytics
8 13 (9.77%) Unit Testing
8 13 (9.77%) Mentoring
9 10 (7.52%) Game Development
10 9 (6.77%) OpenUP
10 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.77%) OO
11 8 (6.02%) Web Development
12 6 (4.51%) OOP
12 6 (4.51%) iOS Development
13 5 (3.76%) Android Development
13 5 (3.76%) UX Design
13 5 (3.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.83%) Java
2 38 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 29 (21.80%) Python
4 23 (17.29%) PHP
5 20 (15.04%) C#
6 13 (9.77%) ActionScript
7 12 (9.02%) C++
8 8 (6.02%) Ruby
9 5 (3.76%) CoffeeScript
9 5 (3.76%) C
10 3 (2.26%) Scala
11 2 (1.50%) SQL
12 1 (0.75%) Lua
12 1 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.75%) GLSL
12 1 (0.75%) HLSL
12 1 (0.75%) Perl
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) Jython
12 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) PhD
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Cacti
1 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (6.77%) Adobe
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.76%) Google
4 3 (2.26%) Facebook
4 3 (2.26%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) Apple
6 1 (0.75%) Sun
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