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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 90 82 139
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +57
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 83 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 2.64% 0.69%
As % of the General category 4.64% 6.00% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62 63 15
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £26,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
1680 1384 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 47.22% 44.08% 41.49%
Number of salaries quoted 985 859 876
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,363
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -12 40 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Glasgow +4 19 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Dundee -1 18 £30,000 - 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (40.00%) Java
3 61 (39.35%) Degree
4 52 (33.55%) C#
5 47 (30.32%) Computer Science
6 41 (26.45%) Android
7 40 (25.81%) Software Engineering
8 38 (24.52%) Linux
9 37 (23.87%) Mathematics
10 35 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 35 (22.58%) MVC
11 32 (20.65%) OO
11 32 (20.65%) Apple iOS
12 31 (20.00%) C++
12 31 (20.00%) HTML
12 31 (20.00%) .NET
12 31 (20.00%) Mobile Games
13 30 (19.35%) CSS
14 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.48%) TDD
14 24 (15.48%) Game Development
15 22 (14.19%) Physics
16 20 (12.90%) PHP
16 20 (12.90%) Mobile App
17 19 (12.26%) XML
17 19 (12.26%) PhD
18 17 (10.97%) OOD
18 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
18 17 (10.97%) Adobe
19 16 (10.32%) Flash

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (10.32%) Node.js
2 9 (5.81%) Apache
3 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.23%) Lync
4 3 (1.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.29%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.65%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.94%) Trello
5 2 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) Internet
2 7 (4.52%) SMTP
3 6 (3.87%) VPN
3 6 (3.87%) Firewall
4 5 (3.23%) WAN
5 4 (2.58%) xDSL
5 4 (2.58%) Junos
5 4 (2.58%) POP3
5 4 (2.58%) LAN
5 4 (2.58%) HTTP
5 4 (2.58%) DNS
5 4 (2.58%) MPLS
5 4 (2.58%) IMAP
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.94%) IPsec
7 2 (1.29%) VoIP
7 2 (1.29%) VLAN
7 2 (1.29%) NAS
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.74%) MySQL
4 11 (7.10%) Big Data
5 9 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.94%) OLTP
8 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.94%) OLAP
8 3 (1.94%) NewSQL
9 2 (1.29%) VoltDB
9 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.39%) Subversion
3 6 (3.87%) Jasmine
3 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.23%) RSpec
5 4 (2.58%) JIRA
6 3 (1.94%) Selenium
6 3 (1.94%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.94%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.65%) Grunt
7 1 (0.65%) QUnit
General
1 9 (5.81%) Marketing
1 9 (5.81%) Finance
2 2 (1.29%) Publishing
2 2 (1.29%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
3 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (61.94%) Developer
2 28 (18.06%) Senior Developer
3 23 (14.84%) Software Developer
4 19 (12.26%) Software Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) .NET Developer
6 15 (9.68%) Java Developer
7 14 (9.03%) Senior Software Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Flash Developer
8 13 (8.39%) C++ Developer
8 13 (8.39%) C++ Software Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Senior C++ Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Java Software Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 13 (8.39%) C++/Java Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Web Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Lead Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Tester
10 8 (5.16%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.52%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.00%) HTML
1 31 (20.00%) .NET
2 30 (19.35%) CSS
3 19 (12.26%) XML
4 16 (10.32%) Flash
4 16 (10.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 15 (9.68%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.03%) Apache Flex
6 14 (9.03%) Adobe AIR
7 13 (8.39%) Robotlegs
7 13 (8.39%) Parsley
7 13 (8.39%) REST
7 13 (8.39%) Cairngorm
7 13 (8.39%) PureMVC
7 13 (8.39%) XSLT
8 12 (7.74%) Hibernate
8 12 (7.74%) Web Services
8 12 (7.74%) J2EE
8 12 (7.74%) BlazeDS
8 12 (7.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.32%) Computer Science
2 37 (23.87%) Mathematics
3 31 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 22 (14.19%) Physics
5 20 (12.90%) Mobile App
6 16 (10.32%) Algorithms
6 16 (10.32%) Social Gaming
7 15 (9.68%) Data Structures
8 13 (8.39%) User Experience
8 13 (8.39%) Management Information System
9 12 (7.74%) iPhone
9 12 (7.74%) Online Games
10 10 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (5.16%) Open Source
11 8 (5.16%) Visualisation
12 6 (3.87%) Hedge funds
12 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (3.87%) N-Tier
12 6 (3.87%) Replication
12 6 (3.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.45%) Android
2 38 (24.52%) Linux
3 32 (20.65%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.52%) Windows
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.94%) UNIX
7 2 (1.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 35 (22.58%) MVC
4 32 (20.65%) OO
5 24 (15.48%) TDD
5 24 (15.48%) Game Development
6 17 (10.97%) OOD
7 15 (9.68%) Web Development
8 14 (9.03%) iOS Development
9 13 (8.39%) Android Development
9 13 (8.39%) Project Management
10 11 (7.10%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (7.10%) Web Application Development
10 11 (7.10%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (6.45%) Analytics
12 8 (5.16%) Multithreading
13 7 (4.52%) OOP
14 6 (3.87%) Functional Programming
14 6 (3.87%) User Stories
14 6 (3.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.00%) Java
2 52 (33.55%) C#
3 35 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 31 (20.00%) C++
5 20 (12.90%) PHP
6 16 (10.32%) SQL
7 14 (9.03%) Ruby
8 13 (8.39%) Python
9 12 (7.74%) Scala
10 9 (5.81%) ActionScript
11 5 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (2.58%) C
13 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.29%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.65%) Lua
14 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.65%) Jython
14 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.65%) RPG
14 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (39.35%) Degree
2 19 (12.26%) PhD
3 4 (2.58%) CCNA
3 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.58%) JNCIA
4 3 (1.94%) ISEB
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) PMP
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.94%) Nagios
2 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.94%) Puppet
3 2 (1.29%) Cacti
4 1 (0.65%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
1 17 (10.97%) Adobe
2 11 (7.10%) Google
3 8 (5.16%) Twitter
4 7 (4.52%) Cisco
5 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.23%) VMware
6 5 (3.23%) Facebook
7 4 (2.58%) Juniper
7 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.29%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.65%) Zend
9 1 (0.65%) Brocade
9 1 (0.65%) Perforce
9 1 (0.65%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) NetApp
9 1 (0.65%) Sun
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
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