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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 80 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 71 76 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.28% 2.03% 1.64%
As % of the General category 4.73% 4.65% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 58 73 19
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
1501 1636 1304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 48.17% 43.66% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 880 1045 729
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +12 42 £45,000 - 5
Glasgow +24 24 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Dundee -9 5 £37,500 - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 88 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (45.24%) Linux
3 55 (43.65%) TDD
4 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (34.13%) Banking
5 43 (34.13%) Java
6 41 (32.54%) Finance
7 37 (29.37%) Telecoms
8 36 (28.57%) Python
9 32 (25.40%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (24.60%) Xbox
10 31 (24.60%) Relational Database
11 28 (22.22%) WebSockets
11 28 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 25 (19.84%) PHP
12 25 (19.84%) Marketing
13 24 (19.05%) HTML
13 24 (19.05%) Multithreading
14 22 (17.46%) CSS
14 22 (17.46%) Scrum
15 15 (11.90%) Photoshop
16 13 (10.32%) Unit Testing
16 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
17 12 (9.52%) Analytics
18 11 (8.73%) Sass
18 11 (8.73%) HTML5
19 10 (7.94%) Node.js
19 10 (7.94%) Backbone.js
19 10 (7.94%) AngularJS
19 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (7.94%) Node.js
2 2 (1.59%) WordPress
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.14%) GIMP
3 4 (3.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.38%) MS Office
4 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.59%) MS Project
5 2 (1.59%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.59%) InDesign
5 2 (1.59%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.40%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.59%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) IPsec
2 1 (0.79%) VLAN
2 1 (0.79%) NAS
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.38%) Big Data
4 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.79%) KDB
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.79%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 9 (7.14%) QUnit
2 9 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 9 (7.14%) Grunt
2 9 (7.14%) PhantomJS
3 3 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (34.13%) Banking
2 41 (32.54%) Finance
3 37 (29.37%) Telecoms
4 25 (19.84%) Marketing
5 4 (3.17%) Billing
6 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.59%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (60.32%) Developer
2 33 (26.19%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.67%) Python Developer
4 12 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (7.94%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Programmer
7 5 (3.97%) Junior
7 5 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.17%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Graduate
9 3 (2.38%) Junior Java Developer
9 3 (2.38%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Junior Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.38%) Designer
9 3 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (1.59%) Technical Manager
10 2 (1.59%) Senior Producer
10 2 (1.59%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.22%) WebSockets
2 24 (19.05%) HTML
3 22 (17.46%) CSS
4 11 (8.73%) HTML5
4 11 (8.73%) Sass
5 10 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 10 (7.94%) Backbone.js
5 10 (7.94%) Web Services
6 9 (7.14%) jQuery
6 9 (7.14%) Ember.js
6 9 (7.14%) Zepto.js
7 6 (4.76%) RESTful
8 5 (3.97%) CSS3
9 4 (3.17%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.17%) Spring
10 3 (2.38%) .NET
10 3 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 2 (1.59%) MonoGame
11 2 (1.59%) LESS
11 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Xbox
2 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.76%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (2.38%) Open Source
6 3 (2.38%) Social Gaming
6 3 (2.38%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.59%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.59%) Wiki
7 2 (1.59%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.59%) Online Games
8 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.79%) Equities
8 1 (0.79%) Derivative
8 1 (0.79%) iPad
8 1 (0.79%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.24%) Linux
2 6 (4.76%) Android
2 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.97%) Windows
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.79%) UNIX
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.65%) TDD
3 53 (42.06%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (19.05%) Multithreading
5 22 (17.46%) Scrum
6 13 (10.32%) Unit Testing
6 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
7 12 (9.52%) Analytics
8 9 (7.14%) OpenUP
8 9 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.35%) Game Development
10 7 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 6 (4.76%) Project Management
11 6 (4.76%) MVC
12 5 (3.97%) UX Design
13 4 (3.17%) Test Scripting
13 4 (3.17%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.17%) Web Development
13 4 (3.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.13%) Java
2 36 (28.57%) Python
3 28 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.84%) PHP
5 10 (7.94%) C#
6 9 (7.14%) ActionScript
7 6 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (3.17%) SQL
9 3 (2.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Nagios
1 1 (0.79%) Cacti
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.76%) Adobe
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.59%) Google
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) Facebook
5 1 (0.79%) Rackspace
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