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

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 142 122
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 78 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.41% 1.46% 2.17%
As % of the General category 3.92% 3.43% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 52 56 87
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +16.13%
10th Percentile £35,250 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £57,375 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 1,989 2,272 2,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.03% 42.66% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,283 1,412 1,400
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 August 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 August 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 -12 31 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Glasgow -8 28 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Dundee -3 7 £47,500 +40.74%
Fife - 7 £47,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £40,000 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) Software Engineering
3 38 (48.72%) Java
4 27 (34.62%) Linux
5 24 (30.77%) High Availability
6 22 (28.21%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 22 (28.21%) Relational Database
6 22 (28.21%) Microservices
6 22 (28.21%) Continuous Deployment
7 15 (19.23%) Android
7 15 (19.23%) C++
7 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
7 15 (19.23%) Game Development
8 14 (17.95%) C#
9 11 (14.10%) OO
9 11 (14.10%) Scrum
9 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
9 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
10 10 (12.82%) Degree
11 9 (11.54%) Xbox
12 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (8.97%) Law
13 7 (8.97%) Python
13 7 (8.97%) iPhone
13 7 (8.97%) Open Source
13 7 (8.97%) Applied Mathematics
13 7 (8.97%) Physics
13 7 (8.97%) iTunes
13 7 (8.97%) People Management
14 6 (7.69%) User Stories

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%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) iTunes
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Clang
2 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) GitLab
3 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) JUnit
3 2 (2.56%) Protractor
3 2 (2.56%) Selenium
3 2 (2.56%) TestNG
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%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Avionics
5 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (37.18%) Software Engineer
2 22 (28.21%) Java Engineer
2 22 (28.21%) Java Software Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Designer
7 5 (6.41%) 3D Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Digital Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Development Manager
10 2 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
10 2 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 5 (6.41%) LLVM
2 5 (6.41%) OpenCL
2 5 (6.41%) TensorFlow
2 5 (6.41%) Vulkan
3 4 (5.13%) .NET
4 3 (3.85%) RESTful
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 2 (2.56%) Express
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) JCE
5 2 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (2.56%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.28%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.28%) Node.js
6 1 (1.28%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (1.28%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
2 9 (11.54%) Xbox
3 7 (8.97%) iPhone
4 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.41%) Data Structures
5 5 (6.41%) GPGPU
5 5 (6.41%) Mobile Games
5 5 (6.41%) PlayStation
6 4 (5.13%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.13%) Online Games
7 3 (3.85%) iPad
8 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.28%) Fintech
9 1 (1.28%) Social Gaming
9 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Linux
2 15 (19.23%) Android
2 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.28%) Software Engineering
3 24 (30.77%) High Availability
4 22 (28.21%) Continuous Deployment
4 22 (28.21%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 22 (28.21%) Microservices
5 15 (19.23%) Game Development
6 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
6 11 (14.10%) OO
6 11 (14.10%) Scrum
7 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.97%) Applied Mathematics
8 7 (8.97%) Open Source
8 7 (8.97%) People Management
8 7 (8.97%) Physics
9 6 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.69%) Self-Awareness
9 6 (7.69%) User Stories
10 5 (6.41%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) Java
2 15 (19.23%) C++
3 14 (17.95%) C#
4 7 (8.97%) Python
5 6 (7.69%) ActionScript
5 6 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (7.69%) GLSL
5 6 (7.69%) R
6 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.13%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.85%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) SQL
8 2 (2.56%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Degree
2 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
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.85%) Ansible
2 3 (3.85%) Puppet
3 2 (2.56%) Terraform
4 1 (1.28%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Renesas
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.28%) Twitter
3 1 (1.28%) Vertica