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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 103 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 59 57 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.90% 1.75% 1.99%
As % of the General category 3.95% 3.81% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 41 49 17
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1495 1496 1311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 48.06% 45.93% 42.10%
Number of salaries quoted 915 918 909
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,589 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,050 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +15 38 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Dundee +6 10 £32,500 -3.70% 3
Glasgow -1 10 £44,750 +5.29% 5
Midlothian - 1 £45,000 - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (38.85%) Java
3 43 (30.94%) JavaScript
4 40 (28.78%) HTML
5 39 (28.06%) Linux
6 38 (27.34%) CSS
6 38 (27.34%) Degree
7 36 (25.90%) C#
7 36 (25.90%) TDD
8 26 (18.71%) Android
8 26 (18.71%) Mathematics
9 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
10 23 (16.55%) Apple iOS
11 22 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (15.83%) Mobile Games
12 21 (15.11%) Finance
12 21 (15.11%) MVC
12 21 (15.11%) C++
12 21 (15.11%) Python
13 20 (14.39%) PHP
13 20 (14.39%) Marketing
13 20 (14.39%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
14 19 (13.67%) Adobe
15 18 (12.95%) .NET
16 17 (12.23%) XML
16 17 (12.23%) Relational Database
17 16 (11.51%) Flash
17 16 (11.51%) User Experience
17 16 (11.51%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (10.79%) Node.js
2 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.44%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.04%) GIMP
3 5 (3.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.88%) 3ds Max
5 3 (2.16%) MS Office
5 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.44%) InDesign
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.72%) MS Project
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.39%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.16%) Trello
4 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.44%) Route 53
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.44%) IPsec
2 2 (1.44%) VLAN
2 2 (1.44%) NAS
2 2 (1.44%) VoIP
2 2 (1.44%) SMTP
2 2 (1.44%) HTTP
2 2 (1.44%) VPN
2 2 (1.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.76%) Big Data
4 7 (5.04%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.32%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.16%) MySQL
8 2 (1.44%) VoltDB
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.63%) Jasmine
3 7 (5.04%) QUnit
3 7 (5.04%) Grunt
3 7 (5.04%) PhantomJS
3 7 (5.04%) Mercurial
4 5 (3.60%) RSpec
4 5 (3.60%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.88%) Subversion
6 3 (2.16%) Ant
6 3 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (2.16%) Selenium
7 2 (1.44%) JIRA
General
1 21 (15.11%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Marketing
3 15 (10.79%) Banking
4 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.44%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (64.75%) Developer
2 20 (14.39%) Senior Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.35%) Flash Developer
4 13 (9.35%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (8.63%) Software Developer
5 12 (8.63%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Lead Developer
7 7 (5.04%) Programmer
7 7 (5.04%) Games Programmer
7 7 (5.04%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (4.32%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Games Developer
9 5 (3.60%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.78%) HTML
2 38 (27.34%) CSS
3 18 (12.95%) .NET
4 17 (12.23%) XML
5 16 (11.51%) Flash
5 16 (11.51%) jQuery
6 15 (10.79%) Web Services
7 14 (10.07%) Adobe AIR
7 14 (10.07%) Apache Flex
8 13 (9.35%) Cairngorm
8 13 (9.35%) PureMVC
8 13 (9.35%) REST
8 13 (9.35%) XSLT
8 13 (9.35%) Hibernate
8 13 (9.35%) Spring
8 13 (9.35%) Robotlegs
8 13 (9.35%) Parsley
8 13 (9.35%) Sass
9 12 (8.63%) Backbone.js
9 12 (8.63%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.71%) Mathematics
2 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
3 22 (15.83%) Mobile Games
4 16 (11.51%) User Experience
5 14 (10.07%) Mobile App
5 14 (10.07%) Management Information System
6 13 (9.35%) Social Gaming
7 12 (8.63%) Online Games
8 11 (7.91%) Physics
9 9 (6.47%) Xbox
10 8 (5.76%) Open Source
11 7 (5.04%) Algorithms
12 6 (4.32%) Data Structures
12 6 (4.32%) iPhone
13 5 (3.60%) Visualisation
14 4 (2.88%) Augmented Reality
14 4 (2.88%) Clustering
14 4 (2.88%) N-Tier
14 4 (2.88%) Hedge funds
14 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.06%) Linux
2 26 (18.71%) Android
3 23 (16.55%) Apple iOS
4 10 (7.19%) Windows
5 8 (5.76%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (48.92%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.90%) TDD
3 22 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.11%) MVC
5 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
6 14 (10.07%) Project Management
6 14 (10.07%) OO
6 14 (10.07%) Game Development
7 13 (9.35%) Multithreading
8 12 (8.63%) Analytics
8 12 (8.63%) Scrum
9 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing
9 11 (7.91%) iOS Development
10 10 (7.19%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.19%) Android Development
11 9 (6.47%) Web Development
12 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.04%) OpenUP
14 5 (3.60%) UX Design
14 5 (3.60%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.85%) Java
2 43 (30.94%) JavaScript
3 36 (25.90%) C#
4 21 (15.11%) C++
4 21 (15.11%) Python
5 20 (14.39%) PHP
6 14 (10.07%) ActionScript
7 11 (7.91%) Ruby
8 8 (5.76%) Scala
9 5 (3.60%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (2.88%) C
11 3 (2.16%) SQL
12 1 (0.72%) HLSL
12 1 (0.72%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.72%) GLSL
12 1 (0.72%) Lua
12 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 38 (27.34%) Degree
2 9 (6.47%) PhD
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
1 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.44%) Nagios
2 2 (1.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (13.67%) Adobe
2 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.60%) Google
3 5 (3.60%) Twitter
4 3 (2.16%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.16%) Facebook
4 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco
5 2 (1.44%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.72%) Sun
6 1 (0.72%) Apple
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