Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 119 86
Rank change year-on-year -64 -33 +50
Permanent jobs citing Games 45 108 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 1.94% 2.80%
As % of the General category 2.35% 4.80% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 21 72 90
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £29,825
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +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 1,911 2,252 2,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.02% 40.55% 42.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 1,421 1,212
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -16 20 £40,000 - 7
Dundee 0 11 - - 1
Glasgow -22 8 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Fife -3 3 £52,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £40,000 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (33.33%) C#
4 14 (31.11%) Java
5 12 (26.67%) C++
5 12 (26.67%) Degree
6 11 (24.44%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) OO
8 7 (15.56%) QA
9 6 (13.33%) Time Management
9 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
9 6 (13.33%) User Experience
9 6 (13.33%) People Management
9 6 (13.33%) Linear Algebra
9 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (11.11%) Game Development
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) .NET
10 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 5 (11.11%) Open Source
10 5 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (11.11%) Ruby
11 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
11 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
11 4 (8.89%) RESTful
11 4 (8.89%) GPGPU
11 4 (8.89%) Parallel Programming

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 (2.22%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maya
2 2 (4.44%) 3ds Max
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) iTunes
2 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Clang
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) JUnit
3 2 (4.44%) Protractor
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.22%) GitLab
4 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) TestNG
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Automotive
1 4 (8.89%) Electronics
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Avionics
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Designer
4 4 (8.89%) Games Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Lead Designer
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Animator
6 2 (4.44%) Audio Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) LLVM
3 4 (8.89%) OpenCL
3 4 (8.89%) RESTful
3 4 (8.89%) TensorFlow
3 4 (8.89%) Vulkan
4 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) JCE
5 2 (4.44%) Node.js
5 2 (4.44%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (4.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.22%) Code First Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.89%) GPGPU
2 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.67%) Animation
3 3 (6.67%) Fintech
3 3 (6.67%) Xbox
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) Wiki
5 1 (2.22%) Blog
5 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Scrum
4 7 (15.56%) OO
5 6 (13.33%) Linear Algebra
5 6 (13.33%) People Management
5 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.33%) Time Management
6 5 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 5 (11.11%) Game Development
6 5 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (8.89%) Kanban
7 4 (8.89%) Machine Learning
7 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.89%) Microservices
7 4 (8.89%) Parallel Programming
7 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) C#
2 14 (31.11%) Java
3 12 (26.67%) C++
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) Ruby
6 4 (8.89%) R
7 3 (6.67%) Python
7 3 (6.67%) SQL
8 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.44%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (4.44%) MAXScript
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.22%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) IEC 61508
2 4 (8.89%) ISO 26262
2 4 (8.89%) MISRA
2 4 (8.89%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Consul
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Renesas
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Twitter