Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 125 91
Rank change year-on-year -24 -34 +34
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 102 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.45% 1.84% 2.62%
As % of the General category 3.92% 4.47% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 49 69 91
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,990 2,284 2,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.98% 41.29% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,273 1,405 1,241
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Scotland.

Salary trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Scotland

Games
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 30 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Glasgow +3 26 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Dundee 0 11 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Fife +5 7 £50,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £40,000 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Games.

1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Software Engineering
3 38 (48.72%) Java
4 25 (32.05%) Linux
5 22 (28.21%) High Availability
5 22 (28.21%) Relational Database
6 21 (26.92%) Microservices
7 20 (25.64%) Continuous Deployment
7 20 (25.64%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 18 (23.08%) C#
9 16 (20.51%) C++
10 15 (19.23%) Game Development
11 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 13 (16.67%) OO
11 13 (16.67%) Android
12 12 (15.38%) Degree
13 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
14 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (12.82%) Mathematics
14 10 (12.82%) Scrum
15 8 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 7 (8.97%) Xbox
16 7 (8.97%) Open Source
16 7 (8.97%) iTunes
16 7 (8.97%) Linear Algebra
16 7 (8.97%) People Management
16 7 (8.97%) Law
16 7 (8.97%) Applied Mathematics
16 7 (8.97%) Physics
16 7 (8.97%) iPhone

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Maya
2 2 (2.56%) 3ds Max
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) iTunes
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.56%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Clang
2 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) JUnit
3 2 (2.56%) GitLab
3 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) Protractor
3 2 (2.56%) Selenium
3 2 (2.56%) TestNG
4 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.97%) Law
2 6 (7.69%) Electronics
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Avionics
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 20 (25.64%) Java Engineer
2 20 (25.64%) Java Software Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Designer
5 6 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Digital Designer
7 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) 3D Developer
8 3 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.56%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Animator
9 2 (2.56%) Audio Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Business Development Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) LLVM
2 5 (6.41%) OpenCL
2 5 (6.41%) OpenGL
2 5 (6.41%) TensorFlow
2 5 (6.41%) Vulkan
3 4 (5.13%) RESTful
4 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.85%) CSS
4 3 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (2.56%) Express
5 2 (2.56%) JCE
5 2 (2.56%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.97%) iPhone
2 7 (8.97%) Xbox
3 5 (6.41%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.41%) GPGPU
3 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Mobile Games
4 4 (5.13%) Online Games
4 4 (5.13%) PlayStation
5 3 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (3.85%) Animation
5 3 (3.85%) iPad
6 2 (2.56%) Fintech
6 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.28%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 13 (16.67%) Android
2 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Software Engineering
3 22 (28.21%) High Availability
4 21 (26.92%) Microservices
5 20 (25.64%) Continuous Deployment
5 20 (25.64%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 15 (19.23%) Game Development
7 13 (16.67%) OO
8 10 (12.82%) Mathematics
8 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (12.82%) Scrum
9 7 (8.97%) Applied Mathematics
9 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.97%) Linear Algebra
9 7 (8.97%) Open Source
9 7 (8.97%) People Management
9 7 (8.97%) Physics
10 5 (6.41%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (6.41%) Machine Learning
10 5 (6.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) Java
2 18 (23.08%) C#
3 16 (20.51%) C++
4 6 (7.69%) ActionScript
4 6 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) R
6 4 (5.13%) GLSL
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) SQL
8 2 (2.56%) MAXScript
8 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) C
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) IEC 61508
1 5 (6.41%) ISO 26262
1 5 (6.41%) MISRA
1 5 (6.41%) MISRA C
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.85%) Terraform
2 2 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) Consul
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Renesas
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter