Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 86 124
Rank change year-on-year -41 +38 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 104 140 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.83% 2.69% 2.03%
As % of the General category 4.52% 6.24% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 64 94 51
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £47,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 2302 2243 3075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.61% 43.08% 48.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1419 1239 1784
Scotland median annual salary £45,830 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,450 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -68 39 £38,750 -13.89% 4
Dundee +2 23 £30,000 -31.43% 3
Glasgow -12 21 £47,500 +35.71%
Stirling +6 12 £40,000 -46.67% 1
Fife - 7 - - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Games.

1 35 (33.65%) Software Engineering
2 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.85%) C++
4 26 (25.00%) Java
4 26 (25.00%) Python
4 26 (25.00%) Degree
5 23 (22.12%) Game Development
6 22 (21.15%) Mathematics
7 18 (17.31%) Xbox
7 18 (17.31%) Linux
8 17 (16.35%) Ruby
8 17 (16.35%) Apple iOS
9 16 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
9 16 (15.38%) Android
9 16 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 16 (15.38%) Project Management
10 15 (14.42%) C#
10 15 (14.42%) PlayStation
11 14 (13.46%) SQL
11 14 (13.46%) Analytics
12 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 13 (12.50%) Algorithms
13 12 (11.54%) Visual Effects
13 12 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (11.54%) HTML
13 12 (11.54%) Machine Learning
13 12 (11.54%) Node.js
14 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
14 11 (10.58%) Scala
14 11 (10.58%) Web Development

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 2 (1.92%) Apache
1 2 (1.92%) nginx
1 2 (1.92%) SAS
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.96%) JBoss
2 1 (0.96%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Maya
1 3 (2.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.92%) Houdini
2 2 (1.92%) NUKE
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) GitHub
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) iTunes
4 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.88%) Serverless
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
2 3 (2.88%) WAN
3 2 (1.92%) LAN
3 2 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.96%) DNS
4 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.96%) NAS
4 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.73%) Big Data
3 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) Selenium
4 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.92%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 5 (4.81%) Advertising
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Developer
2 16 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 11 (10.58%) Programmer
6 10 (9.62%) Senior Programmer
7 8 (7.69%) Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Agile Project Manager
8 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Developer in Test
10 4 (3.85%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Games Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (3.85%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) Junior Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Junior Software Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Software Project Manager
11 3 (2.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
2 12 (11.54%) HTML
2 12 (11.54%) Node.js
3 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (7.69%) HTML5
6 7 (6.73%) Angular 2
6 7 (6.73%) OpenGL
6 7 (6.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (5.77%) Flash
7 6 (5.77%) REST
7 6 (5.77%) WebGL
8 4 (3.85%) CSS
8 4 (3.85%) CSS3
8 4 (3.85%) React
8 4 (3.85%) RESTful
9 3 (2.88%) JSON
9 3 (2.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Xbox
2 16 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 15 (14.42%) PlayStation
4 13 (12.50%) Algorithms
5 10 (9.62%) Virtual Team
6 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.73%) iPad
6 7 (6.73%) iPhone
7 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.81%) Mobile Games
9 4 (3.85%) Animation
9 4 (3.85%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.88%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (2.88%) CUDA
10 3 (2.88%) Robotics
11 1 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.96%) Handset
11 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Linux
2 17 (16.35%) Apple iOS
3 16 (15.38%) Android
4 9 (8.65%) Windows
5 5 (4.81%) Windows Phone
6 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.92%) CentOS
8 2 (1.92%) Unix
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Software Engineering
2 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (22.12%) Game Development
4 22 (21.15%) Mathematics
5 16 (15.38%) Project Management
6 14 (13.46%) Analytics
7 12 (11.54%) Machine Learning
7 12 (11.54%) Visual Effects
8 11 (10.58%) Microservices
8 11 (10.58%) Mobile Development
8 11 (10.58%) Web Development
9 10 (9.62%) Coaching
9 10 (9.62%) OO
9 10 (9.62%) Physics
9 10 (9.62%) Virtual Team Management
10 8 (7.69%) DevOps
11 7 (6.73%) Open Source
11 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.77%) Software Testing
13 5 (4.81%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.85%) C++
2 26 (25.00%) Java
2 26 (25.00%) Python
3 17 (16.35%) Ruby
4 15 (14.42%) C#
5 14 (13.46%) SQL
6 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.58%) Scala
8 10 (9.62%) PHP
9 7 (6.73%) ActionScript
9 7 (6.73%) R
10 5 (4.81%) C
10 5 (4.81%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
11 4 (3.85%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.92%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.92%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.96%) Jython
13 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (25.00%) Degree
2 12 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.85%) ISEB
3 4 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) Firmware
2 2 (1.92%) NFS
2 2 (1.92%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Capistrano
1 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (2.88%) Google
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.92%) PayPal
2 2 (1.92%) Progress
2 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
2 2 (1.92%) Vertica
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe
3 1 (0.96%) Apple
3 1 (0.96%) Brocade
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco
3 1 (0.96%) Citrix
3 1 (0.96%) Ogone
3 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
3 1 (0.96%) Tableau
3 1 (0.96%) VMware
3 1 (0.96%) Xamarin