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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 85 75 130
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +55
Permanent jobs citing Games 90 83 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.44% 2.63% 1.07%
As % of the General category 5.36% 5.97% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 66 27
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
1679 1391 1297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.44% 44.09% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1054 868 853
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,700 £62,500 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +8 47 £40,000 -13.04% 4
Dundee -1 24 £30,000 -
Glasgow -1 16 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 64 (42.11%) Java
1 64 (42.11%) Degree
2 58 (38.16%) C#
3 51 (33.55%) Computer Science
4 43 (28.29%) Software Engineering
4 43 (28.29%) Android
5 40 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 37 (24.34%) .NET
7 34 (22.37%) OO
8 33 (21.71%) Linux
8 33 (21.71%) C++
8 33 (21.71%) MVC
8 33 (21.71%) Mobile Games
8 33 (21.71%) Apple iOS
9 31 (20.39%) Game Development
10 29 (19.08%) SQL Server
11 25 (16.45%) JavaScript
11 25 (16.45%) Physics
12 24 (15.79%) PhD
13 21 (13.82%) XML
13 21 (13.82%) Mobile App
14 20 (13.16%) HTML
14 20 (13.16%) OOD
14 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (12.50%) CSS
16 18 (11.84%) PHP
16 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
16 18 (11.84%) iOS Development
16 18 (11.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 17 (11.18%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.87%) Node.js
2 9 (5.92%) Apache
3 5 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.29%) Lync
4 3 (1.97%) nginx
5 2 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.97%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.97%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.66%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.66%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.97%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.32%) Route 53
5 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) Internet
2 6 (3.95%) VPN
2 6 (3.95%) Firewall
2 6 (3.95%) SMTP
3 5 (3.29%) WAN
4 4 (2.63%) POP3
4 4 (2.63%) LAN
4 4 (2.63%) IMAP
4 4 (2.63%) MPLS
4 4 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.63%) xDSL
4 4 (2.63%) Junos
5 3 (1.97%) DNS
5 3 (1.97%) IPsec
5 3 (1.97%) HTTP
6 2 (1.32%) VoIP
6 2 (1.32%) VLAN
6 2 (1.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.89%) MySQL
4 10 (6.58%) Big Data
5 8 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.97%) OLAP
8 3 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.97%) OLTP
8 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.97%) NewSQL
9 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Subversion
2 10 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.63%) JIRA
4 3 (1.97%) Selenium
4 3 (1.97%) Ant
5 1 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (4.61%) Marketing
2 2 (1.32%) Banking
2 2 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.66%) Electronics
3 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (63.16%) Developer
2 33 (21.71%) Senior Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Software Developer
4 19 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 18 (11.84%) Java Developer
5 18 (11.84%) Software Engineer
6 17 (11.18%) Senior Software Developer
6 17 (11.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (10.53%) Senior C++ Developer
7 16 (10.53%) C++ Software Developer
7 16 (10.53%) Java Software Developer
7 16 (10.53%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 16 (10.53%) C++/Java Developer
7 16 (10.53%) C++ Developer
8 15 (9.87%) Web Developer
9 12 (7.89%) Lead Developer
9 12 (7.89%) Flash Developer
10 9 (5.92%) Tester
10 9 (5.92%) Mobile Developer
11 8 (5.26%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.34%) .NET
2 21 (13.82%) XML
3 20 (13.16%) HTML
4 19 (12.50%) CSS
5 18 (11.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 16 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 15 (9.87%) Flash
8 14 (9.21%) XSLT
9 13 (8.55%) Apache Flex
9 13 (8.55%) WPF
9 13 (8.55%) Adobe AIR
10 12 (7.89%) WCF
10 12 (7.89%) Cairngorm
10 12 (7.89%) PureMVC
10 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (7.89%) Ninject
10 12 (7.89%) REST
10 12 (7.89%) Web Services
10 12 (7.89%) Robotlegs
10 12 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (33.55%) Computer Science
2 40 (26.32%) Mathematics
3 33 (21.71%) Mobile Games
4 25 (16.45%) Physics
5 21 (13.82%) Mobile App
6 15 (9.87%) Social Gaming
6 15 (9.87%) iPhone
7 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
8 10 (6.58%) Visualisation
8 10 (6.58%) Online Games
9 8 (5.26%) Open Source
9 8 (5.26%) Hedge funds
10 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (4.61%) Clustering
10 7 (4.61%) N-Tier
11 6 (3.95%) Replication
12 3 (1.97%) iPad
13 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 2 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
14 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.29%) Android
2 33 (21.71%) Apple iOS
2 33 (21.71%) Linux
3 8 (5.26%) Windows
4 4 (2.63%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.97%) UNIX
5 3 (1.97%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.29%) Software Engineering
2 34 (22.37%) OO
3 33 (21.71%) MVC
4 31 (20.39%) Game Development
5 20 (13.16%) OOD
5 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (11.84%) iOS Development
7 17 (11.18%) TDD
8 15 (9.87%) Web Development
8 15 (9.87%) Android Development
9 12 (7.89%) Web Application Development
9 12 (7.89%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (7.89%) Project Management
10 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.61%) Multithreading
10 7 (4.61%) Functional Programming
11 6 (3.95%) Analytics
11 6 (3.95%) User Stories
11 6 (3.95%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.11%) Java
2 58 (38.16%) C#
3 33 (21.71%) C++
4 25 (16.45%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.84%) PHP
6 17 (11.18%) SQL
7 15 (9.87%) Scala
8 10 (6.58%) Python
8 10 (6.58%) Ruby
9 7 (4.61%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.32%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.66%) GLSL
12 1 (0.66%) HLSL
12 1 (0.66%) Lua
12 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.66%) RPG
12 1 (0.66%) Perl
12 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (42.11%) Degree
2 24 (15.79%) PhD
3 4 (2.63%) CCNA
3 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.63%) JNCIA
4 3 (1.97%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.66%) PMP
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.97%) Puppet
2 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.97%) Nagios
3 2 (1.32%) Cacti
4 1 (0.66%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.87%) Adobe
3 12 (7.89%) Google
4 8 (5.26%) Cisco
4 8 (5.26%) Twitter
5 6 (3.95%) VMware
6 5 (3.29%) Facebook
6 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.63%) Juniper
7 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.32%) Ektron
8 2 (1.32%) Zend
8 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.32%) NetApp
8 2 (1.32%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.66%) Brocade
9 1 (0.66%) Apple
9 1 (0.66%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.66%) Perforce
9 1 (0.66%) SAP
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