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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 108 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 55 62 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.73% 1.54% 1.90%
As % of the General category 3.53% 3.75% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 45 61 18
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
1560 1653 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.13% 40.96% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 919 1015 749
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 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 25 £45,000 -2.70% 5
Glasgow +16 21 £47,500 +11.76%
Dundee -3 9 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 86 (67.72%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.88%) Linux
3 55 (43.31%) TDD
4 54 (42.52%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (33.86%) Banking
5 43 (33.86%) Java
6 40 (31.50%) Finance
7 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
8 36 (28.35%) Amazon AWS
9 34 (26.77%) Python
10 33 (25.98%) Relational Database
11 30 (23.62%) Amazon EC2
12 29 (22.83%) Xbox
13 27 (21.26%) WebSockets
13 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
14 26 (20.47%) PHP
15 24 (18.90%) HTML
15 24 (18.90%) Multithreading
16 23 (18.11%) Marketing
17 22 (17.32%) Scrum
17 22 (17.32%) CSS
18 15 (11.81%) Photoshop
19 13 (10.24%) Mentoring
20 12 (9.45%) Unit Testing
21 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
21 11 (8.66%) HTML5
21 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
22 10 (7.87%) C#
22 10 (7.87%) Web Services
22 10 (7.87%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.87%) Node.js
2 2 (1.57%) WordPress
3 1 (0.79%) SilverStripe
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.09%) GIMP
3 4 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.36%) MS Office
4 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.57%) MS Project
5 2 (1.57%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.57%) InDesign
5 2 (1.57%) 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 (1.57%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.35%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (23.62%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.57%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.98%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.51%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.36%) MySQL
3 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.36%) Big Data
4 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.79%) KDB
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.79%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.09%) Mercurial
2 9 (7.09%) QUnit
2 9 (7.09%) Jasmine
2 9 (7.09%) Grunt
2 9 (7.09%) PhantomJS
3 3 (2.36%) JIRA
4 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.79%) Subversion
5 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (33.86%) Banking
2 40 (31.50%) Finance
3 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
4 23 (18.11%) Marketing
5 4 (3.15%) Billing
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 77 (60.63%) Developer
2 34 (26.77%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.54%) Python Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (3.94%) Junior
6 5 (3.94%) Programmer
6 5 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (3.15%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Graduate
8 3 (2.36%) Tester
8 3 (2.36%) Junior Java Developer
8 3 (2.36%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.36%) Junior Developer
8 3 (2.36%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.36%) Designer
9 2 (1.57%) SEO Consultant
9 2 (1.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) WebSockets
2 24 (18.90%) HTML
3 22 (17.32%) CSS
4 11 (8.66%) HTML5
5 10 (7.87%) Backbone.js
5 10 (7.87%) Sass
5 10 (7.87%) AngularJS
5 10 (7.87%) Web Services
6 9 (7.09%) jQuery
6 9 (7.09%) Ember.js
6 9 (7.09%) Zepto.js
7 6 (4.72%) CSS3
7 6 (4.72%) Spring
8 5 (3.94%) RESTful
9 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (2.36%) .NET
11 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.57%) OpenGL
11 2 (1.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.83%) Xbox
2 9 (7.09%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.94%) User Experience
3 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Mobile Games
5 3 (2.36%) Social Gaming
5 3 (2.36%) Open Source
6 2 (1.57%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.57%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) Wiki
6 2 (1.57%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.57%) Online Games
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Handset
7 1 (0.79%) Equities
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.88%) Linux
2 7 (5.51%) Android
2 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Phone
3 4 (3.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.72%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (43.31%) TDD
3 54 (42.52%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (18.90%) Multithreading
5 22 (17.32%) Scrum
6 13 (10.24%) Mentoring
7 12 (9.45%) Unit Testing
8 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.87%) Analytics
9 10 (7.87%) Game Development
10 9 (7.09%) OpenUP
11 8 (6.30%) MVC
12 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.51%) Project Planning
13 6 (4.72%) Project Management
13 6 (4.72%) Regression Testing
14 4 (3.15%) OO
14 4 (3.15%) Web Development
14 4 (3.15%) UX Design
14 4 (3.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.86%) Java
2 34 (26.77%) Python
3 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.47%) PHP
5 10 (7.87%) C#
6 9 (7.09%) ActionScript
7 6 (4.72%) C++
8 4 (3.15%) SQL
9 3 (2.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) PHP5
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (4.72%) Adobe
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.36%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle
4 2 (1.57%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Zend
5 1 (0.79%) Facebook
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