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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 123 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 63 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 1.64% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.12% 3.87% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 22 57 16
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
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
1506 1630 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.39% 42.41% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1015 813
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,624 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +0.29%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Dundee 0 12 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Edinburgh -8 12 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Glasgow 0 7 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Angus - 1 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 77 (65.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) Linux
2 54 (45.76%) TDD
3 53 (44.92%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (37.29%) Banking
5 41 (34.75%) Java
5 41 (34.75%) Finance
6 39 (33.05%) Telecoms
7 34 (28.81%) Relational Database
8 28 (23.73%) Python
9 24 (20.34%) Xbox
9 24 (20.34%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (19.49%) WebSockets
11 22 (18.64%) PHP
12 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
12 21 (17.80%) Multithreading
13 20 (16.95%) HTML
14 19 (16.10%) CSS
15 18 (15.25%) Scrum
16 16 (13.56%) Game Development
17 15 (12.71%) MVC
18 12 (10.17%) Software Engineering
18 12 (10.17%) QA
19 11 (9.32%) Marketing
19 11 (9.32%) Spring
19 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
19 11 (9.32%) HTML5
20 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
20 10 (8.47%) Degree
20 10 (8.47%) C#

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 5 (4.24%) Node.js
2 2 (1.69%) WordPress
3 1 (0.85%) SilverStripe
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.24%) GIMP
3 4 (3.39%) MS Office
4 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.34%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.69%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.78%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) VoltDB
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) Redis
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.93%) Maven
3 5 (4.24%) Grunt
3 5 (4.24%) PhantomJS
3 5 (4.24%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.24%) QUnit
3 5 (4.24%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.54%) JIRA
5 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 44 (37.29%) Banking
2 41 (34.75%) Finance
3 39 (33.05%) Telecoms
4 11 (9.32%) Marketing
5 4 (3.39%) Billing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (58.47%) Developer
2 34 (28.81%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Python Developer
4 7 (5.93%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (4.24%) Junior
6 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (3.39%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.39%) Programmer
7 4 (3.39%) Tester
7 4 (3.39%) Graduate
7 4 (3.39%) Designer
8 3 (2.54%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.54%) Author
8 3 (2.54%) Technical Author
8 3 (2.54%) Junior Java Developer
8 3 (2.54%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.54%) Junior Developer
8 3 (2.54%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) WebSockets
2 20 (16.95%) HTML
3 19 (16.10%) CSS
4 11 (9.32%) Spring
4 11 (9.32%) HTML5
5 9 (7.63%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.78%) Sass
6 8 (6.78%) RESTful
6 8 (6.78%) Web Services
7 7 (5.93%) XML
7 7 (5.93%) Spring MVC
7 7 (5.93%) Java EE
8 6 (5.08%) jQuery
8 6 (5.08%) Backbone.js
9 5 (4.24%) Ember.js
9 5 (4.24%) Zepto.js
9 5 (4.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (3.39%) CSS3
10 4 (3.39%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.54%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.34%) Xbox
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) Mobile Games
6 3 (2.54%) Wiki
7 2 (1.69%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.69%) Social Gaming
7 2 (1.69%) User Experience
7 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Handset
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Equities
8 1 (0.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Online Games
8 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.85%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.76%) Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Android
2 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
3 2 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (65.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) TDD
3 53 (44.92%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (17.80%) Multithreading
5 18 (15.25%) Scrum
6 16 (13.56%) Game Development
7 15 (12.71%) MVC
8 12 (10.17%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
10 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.78%) SDLC
11 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.93%) Web Application Development
12 6 (5.08%) Project Planning
12 6 (5.08%) Regression Testing
13 5 (4.24%) Project Management
13 5 (4.24%) Analytics
13 5 (4.24%) OpenUP
14 4 (3.39%) Test Scripting
14 4 (3.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.75%) Java
2 28 (23.73%) Python
3 22 (18.64%) PHP
4 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.47%) C#
6 6 (5.08%) C++
7 5 (4.24%) SQL
7 5 (4.24%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) PHP5
8 1 (0.85%) Erlang
8 1 (0.85%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 10 (8.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Adobe
3 2 (1.69%) Google
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (0.85%) Zend
4 1 (0.85%) Facebook
4 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
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