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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 95 77 137
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +60
Permanent jobs citing Games 82 83 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.27% 2.70% 0.77%
As % of the General category 4.90% 6.09% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 69 63 19
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
1675 1363 1338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 46.30% 44.40% 41.46%
Number of salaries quoted 997 846 877
Average salary £42,500 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.60% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £30,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 44 £38,750 -3.12% 8
Dundee 0 23 £30,000 - 1
Glasgow -5 14 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.54%) Degree
2 60 (40.54%) Java
3 53 (35.81%) C#
4 47 (31.76%) Computer Science
5 41 (27.70%) Software Engineering
5 41 (27.70%) Android
6 37 (25.00%) Mathematics
7 36 (24.32%) Linux
8 32 (21.62%) OO
8 32 (21.62%) .NET
8 32 (21.62%) MVC
8 32 (21.62%) Mobile Games
8 32 (21.62%) Apple iOS
9 30 (20.27%) C++
10 29 (19.59%) JavaScript
11 26 (17.57%) HTML
12 25 (16.89%) SQL Server
12 25 (16.89%) CSS
13 24 (16.22%) Game Development
14 22 (14.86%) Physics
15 21 (14.19%) PHP
16 20 (13.51%) XML
16 20 (13.51%) PhD
17 19 (12.84%) TDD
17 19 (12.84%) Mobile App
18 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
19 17 (11.49%) Adobe
19 17 (11.49%) OOD
19 17 (11.49%) SQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (10.14%) Node.js
2 10 (6.76%) Apache
3 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.38%) Lync
4 3 (2.03%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.03%) Trello
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) Internet
2 7 (4.73%) SMTP
3 6 (4.05%) VPN
3 6 (4.05%) Firewall
4 5 (3.38%) WAN
5 4 (2.70%) Junos
5 4 (2.70%) xDSL
5 4 (2.70%) POP3
5 4 (2.70%) LAN
5 4 (2.70%) DNS
5 4 (2.70%) HTTP
5 4 (2.70%) MPLS
5 4 (2.70%) IMAP
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (2.03%) IPsec
7 2 (1.35%) VoIP
7 2 (1.35%) VLAN
7 2 (1.35%) NAS
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.78%) MySQL
4 11 (7.43%) Big Data
5 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.03%) OLAP
8 3 (2.03%) OLTP
8 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.03%) NewSQL
8 3 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.68%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Git (software)
1 13 (8.78%) Subversion
2 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) JIRA
4 3 (2.03%) Selenium
4 3 (2.03%) Ant
4 3 (2.03%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.35%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.35%) RSpec
6 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (4.05%) Marketing
2 4 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (62.16%) Developer
2 27 (18.24%) Senior Developer
3 24 (16.22%) Software Developer
4 20 (13.51%) Software Engineer
5 17 (11.49%) .NET Developer
6 14 (9.46%) Web Developer
6 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 14 (9.46%) Senior Software Developer
7 13 (8.78%) C++/Java Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Flash Developer
7 13 (8.78%) C++ Software Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Senior C++ Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 13 (8.78%) Java Software Developer
7 13 (8.78%) C++ Developer
8 11 (7.43%) Lead Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Tester
9 8 (5.41%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.62%) .NET
2 26 (17.57%) HTML
3 25 (16.89%) CSS
4 20 (13.51%) XML
5 16 (10.81%) Flash
6 15 (10.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 15 (10.14%) ASP.NET
7 14 (9.46%) Apache Flex
7 14 (9.46%) Adobe AIR
8 13 (8.78%) REST
8 13 (8.78%) Robotlegs
8 13 (8.78%) Parsley
8 13 (8.78%) Cairngorm
8 13 (8.78%) PureMVC
8 13 (8.78%) XSLT
9 12 (8.11%) J2EE
9 12 (8.11%) Hibernate
9 12 (8.11%) NHibernate
9 12 (8.11%) WPF
9 12 (8.11%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.76%) Computer Science
2 37 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 32 (21.62%) Mobile Games
4 22 (14.86%) Physics
5 19 (12.84%) Mobile App
6 16 (10.81%) Social Gaming
7 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
8 12 (8.11%) Online Games
8 12 (8.11%) iPhone
8 12 (8.11%) User Experience
9 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (5.41%) Visualisation
10 8 (5.41%) Open Source
11 7 (4.73%) Clustering
11 7 (4.73%) N-Tier
11 7 (4.73%) Hedge funds
11 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (4.05%) Replication
13 3 (2.03%) Animation
14 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Android
2 36 (24.32%) Linux
3 32 (21.62%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.73%) Windows
5 4 (2.70%) Windows Phone
6 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.03%) UNIX
7 2 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) Software Engineering
3 32 (21.62%) OO
3 32 (21.62%) MVC
4 24 (16.22%) Game Development
5 19 (12.84%) TDD
6 17 (11.49%) OOD
7 16 (10.81%) Web Development
8 14 (9.46%) iOS Development
9 13 (8.78%) Android Development
9 13 (8.78%) Project Management
10 11 (7.43%) Web Application Development
10 11 (7.43%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (7.43%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (5.41%) Multithreading
12 7 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.73%) Analytics
12 7 (4.73%) Functional Programming
13 6 (4.05%) User Stories
13 6 (4.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.54%) Java
2 53 (35.81%) C#
3 30 (20.27%) C++
4 29 (19.59%) JavaScript
5 21 (14.19%) PHP
6 17 (11.49%) SQL
7 14 (9.46%) Scala
8 11 (7.43%) Ruby
9 10 (6.76%) Python
10 8 (5.41%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.03%) C
12 2 (1.35%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) Lua
13 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.68%) RPG
13 1 (0.68%) Perl
13 1 (0.68%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 60 (40.54%) Degree
2 20 (13.51%) PhD
3 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.70%) CCNA
3 4 (2.70%) JNCIA
4 3 (2.03%) ISEB
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.03%) Nagios
2 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.03%) Puppet
3 2 (1.35%) Cacti
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.49%) Adobe
3 11 (7.43%) Google
4 8 (5.41%) Twitter
5 7 (4.73%) Cisco
6 5 (3.38%) VMware
6 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.38%) Facebook
7 4 (2.70%) Juniper
7 4 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.35%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.35%) Zend
9 1 (0.68%) Brocade
9 1 (0.68%) Perforce
9 1 (0.68%) Apple
9 1 (0.68%) NetApp
9 1 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Sun
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Competitive salary based on skills
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ASG International
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ASG International
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Creative Personnel
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Creative Personnel
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago