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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 92 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 74 90 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.24% 2.45% 2.84%
As % of the General category 4.62% 5.35% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 39 71 67
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
1603 1681 1338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 48.47% 45.69% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 918 1045 823
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -20 32 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Glasgow +13 22 £28,000 -31.70% 4
Dundee -5 20 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (54.37%) TDD
3 51 (49.51%) Finance
4 50 (48.54%) Telecoms
5 49 (47.57%) Linux
5 49 (47.57%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (44.66%) Banking
7 36 (34.95%) Java
8 34 (33.01%) Python
9 26 (25.24%) MVC
10 25 (24.27%) Relational Database
11 24 (23.30%) Game Development
12 21 (20.39%) Apple iOS
12 21 (20.39%) PHP
13 20 (19.42%) JavaScript
13 20 (19.42%) C#
13 20 (19.42%) MySQL
13 20 (19.42%) Multithreading
13 20 (19.42%) Android
14 18 (17.48%) C++
15 17 (16.50%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (15.53%) WebSockets
16 16 (15.53%) HTML
16 16 (15.53%) CSS
16 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
17 14 (13.59%) Software Engineering
17 14 (13.59%) QA
17 14 (13.59%) HTML5
18 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
18 13 (12.62%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.80%) Apache
1 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) Lync
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.97%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Office
2 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.85%) MS Project
3 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.91%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.97%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.97%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.97%) InDesign
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) SAN
1 7 (6.80%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (3.88%) IPsec
2 4 (3.88%) LDAP
2 4 (3.88%) WAN
2 4 (3.88%) DHCP
2 4 (3.88%) DNS
3 2 (1.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.27%) Relational Database
2 20 (19.42%) MySQL
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) Redis
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.77%) Maven
3 2 (1.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) Xcode
4 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (49.51%) Finance
2 50 (48.54%) Telecoms
3 46 (44.66%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Electronics
4 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (56.31%) Developer
2 25 (24.27%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.48%) Python Developer
4 7 (6.80%) Software Engineer
4 7 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) Programmer
5 6 (5.83%) Designer
6 5 (4.85%) Games Designer
6 5 (4.85%) Tester
7 4 (3.88%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.91%) C++ Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Junior
8 3 (2.91%) Senior Games Designer
8 3 (2.91%) C++/C# Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Senior Designer
9 2 (1.94%) XML Developer
9 2 (1.94%) Senior Programmer
9 2 (1.94%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (1.94%) Technical Writer
9 2 (1.94%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.53%) HTML
1 16 (15.53%) CSS
1 16 (15.53%) WebSockets
2 14 (13.59%) HTML5
3 12 (11.65%) Web Services
4 11 (10.68%) Spring
4 11 (10.68%) RESTful
4 11 (10.68%) AngularJS
5 10 (9.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (9.71%) Sass
5 10 (9.71%) LESS
5 10 (9.71%) Java EE
5 10 (9.71%) XML
6 8 (7.77%) Spring MVC
7 5 (4.85%) CSS3
8 4 (3.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.91%) .NET
10 2 (1.94%) J2EE
10 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Mathematics
2 11 (10.68%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.80%) Physics
3 7 (6.80%) Data Structures
3 7 (6.80%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.83%) Social Gaming
5 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.88%) DTV
6 4 (3.88%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.91%) User Experience
8 2 (1.94%) Wiki
8 2 (1.94%) iPhone
8 2 (1.94%) Video Editing
8 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.97%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.97%) Replication
9 1 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.57%) Linux
2 21 (20.39%) Apple iOS
3 20 (19.42%) Android
4 9 (8.74%) Windows
5 7 (6.80%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (54.37%) TDD
3 49 (47.57%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (25.24%) MVC
5 24 (23.30%) Game Development
6 20 (19.42%) Multithreading
7 14 (13.59%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.71%) OO
8 10 (9.71%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (7.77%) Web Application Development
10 7 (6.80%) Open Source
10 7 (6.80%) Scrum
10 7 (6.80%) Mobile Development
11 6 (5.83%) Web Development
12 4 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.88%) Programme Management
12 4 (3.88%) iOS Development
12 4 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.95%) Java
2 34 (33.01%) Python
3 21 (20.39%) PHP
4 20 (19.42%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.42%) C#
5 18 (17.48%) C++
6 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.80%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.83%) Ruby
8 4 (3.88%) Lua
9 3 (2.91%) SQL
10 2 (1.94%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.94%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.97%) Elixir
11 1 (0.97%) PHP5
11 1 (0.97%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) ISEB
3 1 (0.97%) PMP
3 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.97%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) DFS Replication
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco
2 7 (6.80%) NetApp
2 7 (6.80%) Perforce
2 7 (6.80%) VMware
2 7 (6.80%) Brocade
3 5 (4.85%) Adobe
4 4 (3.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Zend
5 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k+
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fife
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits, flexi-working
Posted: 14 days ago