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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 108 78 88
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 45 88 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 2.86% 2.54%
As % of the General category 3.29% 5.99% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23 66 79
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1369 1468 1496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 46.02% 47.71% 45.22%
Number of salaries quoted 779 867 990
Average salary £48,250 £47,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.65% +6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -27 19 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Dundee -11 12 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Glasgow -29 9 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Aberdeen - 4 £35,250 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 42 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.87%) Linux
3 27 (27.84%) TDD
3 27 (27.84%) Banking
3 27 (27.84%) Finance
4 26 (26.80%) Telecoms
4 26 (26.80%) C#
4 26 (26.80%) Degree
5 24 (24.74%) Computer Science
5 24 (24.74%) OO
6 21 (21.65%) C++
6 21 (21.65%) Java
6 21 (21.65%) Python
6 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (21.65%) Multithreading
7 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
8 18 (18.56%) SQL
9 17 (17.53%) .NET
9 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
10 16 (16.49%) HTML
10 16 (16.49%) AngularJS
11 15 (15.46%) PHP
11 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.46%) MVC
12 14 (14.43%) HTML5
12 14 (14.43%) Apple iOS
12 14 (14.43%) Git (software)
13 13 (13.40%) Android
13 13 (13.40%) Mobile Games
13 13 (13.40%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (7.22%) IIS
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.12%) Node.js
4 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.06%) MS Project
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.03%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.12%) Office 365
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) DNS
1 6 (6.19%) SAN
2 5 (5.15%) DHCP
3 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.03%) LAN
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) Big Data
3 8 (8.25%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (6.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (6.19%) NewSQL
5 6 (6.19%) OLAP
5 6 (6.19%) OLTP
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle OLAP
5 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.19%) VoltDB
6 4 (4.12%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.12%) MySQL
7 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.12%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.09%) Ant
4 3 (3.09%) JUnit
4 3 (3.09%) Maven
5 1 (1.03%) Mocha
5 1 (1.03%) Xcode
General
1 27 (27.84%) Banking
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 26 (26.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (52.58%) Developer
2 16 (16.49%) Python Developer
3 11 (11.34%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.31%) Programmer
5 9 (9.28%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.28%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.19%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (6.19%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (5.15%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Senior C++ Programmer
8 5 (5.15%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) C# Programmer
9 4 (4.12%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.12%) C++/C# Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Field Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) .NET
2 16 (16.49%) AngularJS
2 16 (16.49%) HTML
3 14 (14.43%) HTML5
4 13 (13.40%) CSS
5 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET
6 9 (9.28%) RESTful
7 8 (8.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.19%) Sass
9 6 (6.19%) Spring
10 5 (5.15%) cocos2d
10 5 (5.15%) LESS
10 5 (5.15%) OpenGL
11 4 (4.12%) CSS3
12 3 (3.09%) Backbone.js
12 3 (3.09%) DirectX
12 3 (3.09%) jQuery
12 3 (3.09%) Spring MVC
12 3 (3.09%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.40%) Mobile Games
3 8 (8.25%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.15%) User Experience
6 4 (4.12%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.12%) Physics
7 3 (3.09%) Graphic Design
7 3 (3.09%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.09%) Xbox
8 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.06%) Social Gaming
9 1 (1.03%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.03%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.03%) Informatics
9 1 (1.03%) Statistics
9 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.87%) Linux
2 14 (14.43%) Apple iOS
3 13 (13.40%) Android
3 13 (13.40%) Windows
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.03%) Debian
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.84%) TDD
3 24 (24.74%) OO
4 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (21.65%) Multithreading
5 15 (15.46%) MVC
6 10 (10.31%) Game Development
6 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.28%) Mobile Development
7 9 (9.28%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.25%) OOP
9 6 (6.19%) High Availability
10 5 (5.15%) Analytics
10 5 (5.15%) Scrum
11 4 (4.12%) Business Transformation
11 4 (4.12%) ITIL
11 4 (4.12%) Line Management
11 4 (4.12%) Process Management
12 3 (3.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) C#
2 21 (21.65%) C++
2 21 (21.65%) Java
2 21 (21.65%) Python
3 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.56%) SQL
5 15 (15.46%) PHP
6 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.03%) ClojureScript
6 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) R
6 1 (1.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) Scala
6 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (26.80%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) CCA
2 1 (1.03%) CCNA
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.03%) MCP
2 1 (1.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
1 4 (4.12%) SCOM
2 2 (2.06%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Nagios
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) Vertica
3 6 (6.19%) VMware
4 2 (2.06%) Dell
5 1 (1.03%) Adobe
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix
5 1 (1.03%) Facebook
5 1 (1.03%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.03%) New Relic
5 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.03%) Tableau
5 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
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