The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 114 106 132
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 64 59 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 1.89% 0.80%
As % of the General category 3.88% 4.28% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 63 18 26
Average salary £40,000 £48,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.94% +35.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1648 1377 1306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 40.69% 44.19% 37.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 741 896
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -23 29 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Glasgow -4 16 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Dundee +1 12 £35,000 +14.75%
Aberdeen +3 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 92 (65.25%) Java
2 39 (27.66%) C#
3 37 (26.24%) Software Engineering
3 37 (26.24%) Computer Science
4 36 (25.53%) Degree
5 34 (24.11%) C++
6 30 (21.28%) Mathematics
6 30 (21.28%) Android
7 28 (19.86%) Apple iOS
8 26 (18.44%) OO
9 20 (14.18%) Linux
9 20 (14.18%) HTML
9 20 (14.18%) .NET
9 20 (14.18%) Game Development
9 20 (14.18%) Open Source
10 19 (13.48%) Scala
10 19 (13.48%) JavaScript
11 18 (12.77%) OOD
11 18 (12.77%) Physics
11 18 (12.77%) Ruby
12 17 (12.06%) Mobile App
12 17 (12.06%) PhD
12 17 (12.06%) MVC
13 16 (11.35%) MongoDB
13 16 (11.35%) HTML5
14 15 (10.64%) NoSQL
14 15 (10.64%) SQL
14 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
15 14 (9.93%) J2EE
15 14 (9.93%) ActionScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (3.55%) Node.js
2 3 (2.13%) Apache
3 2 (1.42%) CMS
3 2 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) Maya
2 1 (0.71%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.42%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.71%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.71%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.35%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 15 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.51%) Big Data
4 8 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.96%) MySQL
6 5 (3.55%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.71%) NewSQL
8 1 (0.71%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (1.42%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 4 (2.84%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Back Office
2 2 (1.42%) Banking
2 2 (1.42%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (47.52%) Developer
2 22 (15.60%) Software Engineer
3 21 (14.89%) Software Developer
4 20 (14.18%) Java Developer
5 16 (11.35%) Senior Developer
6 15 (10.64%) Web Developer
7 11 (7.80%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.80%) Senior Software Developer
7 11 (7.80%) Programmer
8 10 (7.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (5.67%) Architect
10 8 (5.67%) Senior C++ Developer
10 8 (5.67%) C++ Software Developer
10 8 (5.67%) C++ Developer
10 8 (5.67%) C++/Java Developer
10 8 (5.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
10 8 (5.67%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.18%) HTML
1 20 (14.18%) .NET
2 16 (11.35%) HTML5
3 14 (9.93%) J2EE
3 14 (9.93%) Hibernate
3 14 (9.93%) Spring
4 12 (8.51%) Java EE
4 12 (8.51%) CSS
5 11 (7.80%) XML
6 10 (7.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 10 (7.09%) CSS3
7 9 (6.38%) OpenGL
8 8 (5.67%) Web Services
8 8 (5.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (4.96%) GWT
9 7 (4.96%) Middleware
10 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET
11 5 (3.55%) Ninject
11 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.24%) Computer Science
2 30 (21.28%) Mathematics
3 20 (14.18%) Open Source
4 18 (12.77%) Physics
5 17 (12.06%) Mobile App
6 14 (9.93%) Mobile Games
7 13 (9.22%) Online Games
8 8 (5.67%) iPhone
9 7 (4.96%) Blog
10 6 (4.26%) N-Tier
10 6 (4.26%) Clustering
10 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (4.26%) Hedge funds
11 4 (2.84%) GIS
12 3 (2.13%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 2 (1.42%) Social Media
13 2 (1.42%) iPad
13 2 (1.42%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.28%) Android
2 28 (19.86%) Apple iOS
3 20 (14.18%) Linux
4 7 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.26%) UNIX
6 2 (1.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.24%) Software Engineering
2 26 (18.44%) OO
3 20 (14.18%) Game Development
4 18 (12.77%) OOD
5 17 (12.06%) MVC
6 11 (7.80%) Web Development
7 10 (7.09%) iOS Development
8 9 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.38%) TDD
8 9 (6.38%) Multithreading
9 8 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.96%) Android Development
10 7 (4.96%) TOGAF
11 6 (4.26%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.26%) OOP
12 5 (3.55%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (3.55%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (3.55%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (3.55%) Web Application Development
13 4 (2.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (65.25%) Java
2 39 (27.66%) C#
3 34 (24.11%) C++
4 19 (13.48%) Scala
4 19 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 18 (12.77%) Ruby
6 15 (10.64%) SQL
7 14 (9.93%) ActionScript
7 14 (9.93%) Python
7 14 (9.93%) ActionScript 3.0
8 7 (4.96%) PHP
9 6 (4.26%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.55%) C
11 4 (2.84%) Jython
12 1 (0.71%) R
12 1 (0.71%) Lua
12 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.71%) RPG
Qualifications
1 36 (25.53%) Degree
2 17 (12.06%) PhD
3 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
1 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.55%) Google
3 3 (2.13%) Facebook
4 2 (1.42%) SAP
4 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.42%) Ektron
5 1 (0.71%) Vertica
5 1 (0.71%) Zend
5 1 (0.71%) VMware
5 1 (0.71%) Progress
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe
5 1 (0.71%) EMC
5 1 (0.71%) NetApp
5 1 (0.71%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.71%) Sybase
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