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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 74 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 89 79 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.84% 2.31% 1.76%
As % of the General category 5.93% 5.23% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 68 75 18
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,700 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
1500 1510 1274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.88% 44.13% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 909 1006 780
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £63,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +19 53 £45,000 - 7
Glasgow +24 27 £45,000 -7.21% 1
Dundee -4 8 £37,500 -16.66%
Midlothian - 1 £45,000 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (40.71%) TDD
3 56 (40.00%) Linux
4 49 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (32.86%) Java
6 44 (31.43%) Finance
7 39 (27.86%) Banking
8 36 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 35 (25.00%) Python
10 33 (23.57%) HTML
10 33 (23.57%) Telecoms
11 31 (22.14%) CSS
11 31 (22.14%) Xbox
11 31 (22.14%) Relational Database
12 30 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (18.57%) Multithreading
13 26 (18.57%) Marketing
13 26 (18.57%) WebSockets
14 24 (17.14%) PHP
15 22 (15.71%) Scrum
16 16 (11.43%) Photoshop
16 16 (11.43%) Backbone.js
16 16 (11.43%) jQuery
17 15 (10.71%) Jasmine
17 15 (10.71%) Ember.js
18 14 (10.00%) Sass
18 14 (10.00%) Mentoring
18 14 (10.00%) Unit Testing
19 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
19 13 (9.29%) Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (8.57%) Node.js
2 2 (1.43%) WordPress
3 1 (0.71%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Photoshop
2 10 (7.14%) GIMP
3 5 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.43%) MS Office
4 2 (1.43%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.43%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.43%) InDesign
4 2 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.43%) Route 53
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.71%) Trello
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) IPsec
2 1 (0.71%) VLAN
2 1 (0.71%) NAS
2 1 (0.71%) VoIP
2 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.14%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.43%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.29%) Big Data
4 3 (2.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.43%) VoltDB
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.71%) KDB
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Jasmine
2 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 10 (7.14%) QUnit
3 10 (7.14%) Grunt
3 10 (7.14%) PhantomJS
4 5 (3.57%) RSpec
4 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.14%) JIRA
6 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
General
1 44 (31.43%) Finance
2 39 (27.86%) Banking
3 33 (23.57%) Telecoms
4 26 (18.57%) Marketing
5 4 (2.86%) Publishing
5 4 (2.86%) Billing
6 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 84 (60.00%) Developer
2 31 (22.14%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.00%) Python Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.00%) Programmer
7 7 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Ruby Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Graduate
9 4 (2.86%) Games Programmer
9 4 (2.86%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.14%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.14%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.14%) Designer
11 2 (1.43%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.57%) HTML
2 31 (22.14%) CSS
3 26 (18.57%) WebSockets
4 16 (11.43%) Backbone.js
4 16 (11.43%) jQuery
5 15 (10.71%) Ember.js
6 14 (10.00%) Sass
7 13 (9.29%) HTML5
8 12 (8.57%) Web Services
8 12 (8.57%) AngularJS
9 10 (7.14%) Zepto.js
10 6 (4.29%) CSS3
10 6 (4.29%) RESTful
11 5 (3.57%) Spring
11 5 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (3.57%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (2.14%) LESS
12 3 (2.14%) .NET
12 3 (2.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.14%) Xbox
2 11 (7.86%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.71%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.00%) User Experience
5 6 (4.29%) Open Source
6 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.86%) Mobile Games
7 4 (2.86%) Online Games
8 3 (2.14%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (2.14%) Animation
8 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.14%) Social Gaming
9 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.43%) Clustering
9 2 (1.43%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.43%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.43%) Physics
10 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (5.71%) Android
2 8 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.57%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.71%) UNIX
5 1 (0.71%) CentOS
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (40.71%) TDD
3 49 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (18.57%) Multithreading
5 22 (15.71%) Scrum
6 14 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 13 (9.29%) Analytics
7 13 (9.29%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.57%) MVC
9 10 (7.14%) OpenUP
10 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.00%) Game Development
12 6 (4.29%) Project Management
12 6 (4.29%) Project Planning
13 5 (3.57%) Web Development
13 5 (3.57%) UX Design
13 5 (3.57%) OO
14 4 (2.86%) Regression Testing
14 4 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.86%) Java
2 36 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 35 (25.00%) Python
4 24 (17.14%) PHP
5 12 (8.57%) C#
6 11 (7.86%) ActionScript
7 10 (7.14%) C++
8 8 (5.71%) Ruby
9 5 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
9 5 (3.57%) C
10 4 (2.86%) SQL
11 2 (1.43%) Scala
12 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.71%) Jython
12 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) VCP4
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Nagios
1 1 (0.71%) Cacti
1 1 (0.71%) Puppet
1 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (5.00%) Adobe
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.14%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle
4 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Facebook
5 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.71%) Sun
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