Games Jobs in Scotland

Gaming
UK > Scotland

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 24 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 90 48 162
Rank change year-on-year -42 +114 -52
Permanent jobs citing Games 192 283 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 4.11% 5.85% 1.64%
As % of the General category 5.67% 8.00% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 168 17 55
10th Percentile - £36,000 £39,810
25th Percentile - £37,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £28,000 £70,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £50,375 £76,250 -
UK median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,385 3,537 3,356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 72.41% 73.14% 61.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,473 1,799 1,808
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £42,500 £39,810
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £59,526 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.48% +19.05% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £64,438
90th Percentile £82,548 £89,512 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Scotland.

Salary trend for Games in Scotland

Games
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 February 2024.

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 24 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Midlothian - 86 £25,000 - 3
Edinburgh +7 63 £28,000 -53.33% 12
East Lothian - 20 £25,000 -
Glasgow -135 13 - - 2
West Lothian - 10 £25,000 - 1
Games
UK

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

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

Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Azure
2 6 (3.13%) Entra ID
3 3 (1.56%) AWS
4 2 (1.04%) GCP
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (78.13%) Broadband
2 10 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (5.21%) LAN
2 10 (5.21%) WAN
3 2 (1.04%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.52%) MySQL
General
1 162 (84.38%) Social Skills
2 151 (78.65%) Telecoms
3 148 (77.08%) Local Government
3 148 (77.08%) Retail
4 11 (5.73%) Finance
5 8 (4.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (3.65%) Marketing
7 6 (3.13%) Law
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 84 (43.75%) Business Manager
2 74 (38.54%) Business Development Manager
2 74 (38.54%) Consultant
2 74 (38.54%) Development Manager
2 74 (38.54%) Enterprise Consultant
3 20 (10.42%) Senior
4 14 (7.29%) Developer
5 10 (5.21%) Security Manager
5 10 (5.21%) Senior Business Manager
5 10 (5.21%) Senior Manager
6 7 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.13%) Architect
7 6 (3.13%) Lead
7 6 (3.13%) Lead Architect
7 6 (3.13%) QA Engineer
7 6 (3.13%) Senior Architect
8 5 (2.60%) Full Stack Python Developer
8 5 (2.60%) Python Developer
8 5 (2.60%) React Developer
9 3 (1.56%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) React
2 5 (2.60%) .NET
2 5 (2.60%) Django
3 2 (1.04%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.04%) React Native
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) Spring
4 1 (0.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (1.56%) Distributed Systems
3 2 (1.04%) Mobile Games
3 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.25%) Unix
1 12 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (1.04%) Linux
2 2 (1.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (80.21%) Decision-Making
2 148 (77.08%) B2B
2 148 (77.08%) B2C
2 148 (77.08%) Collaborative Working
2 148 (77.08%) Customer Experience
3 74 (38.54%) Business Development
4 12 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (6.25%) Vulnerability Remediation
5 11 (5.73%) Machine Learning
6 10 (5.21%) Business Continuity
6 10 (5.21%) Impact Analysis
6 10 (5.21%) Impact Assessments
6 10 (5.21%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.21%) Security Management
6 10 (5.21%) Security Operations
6 10 (5.21%) Service Management
6 10 (5.21%) SIEM
6 10 (5.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (4.69%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.81%) Python
2 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.56%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) C#
4 2 (1.04%) Perl
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) Go
5 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.52%) Rust
5 1 (0.52%) SQL
5 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.21%) CISM
1 10 (5.21%) CISSP
1 10 (5.21%) SSCP
2 6 (3.13%) Degree
3 5 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) GDPR
1 10 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.04%) SCCM
2 2 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (77.08%) BT
2 6 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.04%) Apple
4 1 (0.52%) SAP