Period
to 19 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 98 136
Rank change year-on-year -55 +38 -25
Permanent jobs citing Games 85 104 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.50% 2.27% 1.63%
As % of the General category 3.91% 5.52% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 52 59 45
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,975 £26,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £54,500 £53,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 2,175 1,885 2,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.35% 41.08% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,176 1,646
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 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 February 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 -49 31 £37,500 -21.05% 11
Dundee -4 18 £34,500 -13.75% 5
Glasgow -32 18 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Stirling - 12 £40,000 -
Fife - 6 - - 3
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
2 29 (34.12%) C++
3 23 (27.06%) Java
4 20 (23.53%) C#
4 20 (23.53%) Degree
5 18 (21.18%) Mathematics
5 18 (21.18%) Python
5 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (20.00%) Game Development
7 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
8 15 (17.65%) HTML
8 15 (17.65%) Apple iOS
8 15 (17.65%) Xbox
9 14 (16.47%) Android
9 14 (16.47%) SQL
10 13 (15.29%) Analytics
10 13 (15.29%) Unreal Engine
10 13 (15.29%) Node.js
10 13 (15.29%) PlayStation
11 12 (14.12%) Algorithms
11 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
11 12 (14.12%) Web Development
11 12 (14.12%) Ruby
12 11 (12.94%) Machine Learning
13 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
13 10 (11.76%) Open Source
13 10 (11.76%) OpenGL
13 10 (11.76%) Visual Studio
13 10 (11.76%) Linux
13 10 (11.76%) OO

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 4 (4.71%) CMS
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.18%) Maya
2 1 (1.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.71%) GitHub
4 3 (3.53%) Heroku
4 3 (3.53%) iTunes
5 2 (2.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) SSL
2 1 (1.18%) DHCP
2 1 (1.18%) DNS
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
2 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.18%) NAS
2 1 (1.18%) SAN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.41%) MySQL
3 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.53%) Big Data
4 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.53%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Marketing
3 3 (3.53%) Advertising
3 3 (3.53%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Programmer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Programmer
4 8 (9.41%) Software Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Junior
5 5 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Designer
6 4 (4.71%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (4.71%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Developer in Test
7 3 (3.53%) Machine Learning Researcher
7 3 (3.53%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) HTML
2 13 (15.29%) Node.js
2 13 (15.29%) Unreal Engine
3 10 (11.76%) OpenGL
4 8 (9.41%) CSS
4 8 (9.41%) HTML5
4 8 (9.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.24%) CSS3
6 5 (5.88%) Flash
6 5 (5.88%) WebGL
7 4 (4.71%) Angular 2
7 4 (4.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (3.53%) jQuery
9 2 (2.35%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.35%) D3.js
9 2 (2.35%) DirectX
9 2 (2.35%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (2.35%) REST
9 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Xbox
2 13 (15.29%) PlayStation
3 12 (14.12%) Algorithms
3 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.06%) iPad
5 6 (7.06%) iPhone
6 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.88%) Virtual Team
7 4 (4.71%) Graphic Design
8 3 (3.53%) CUDA
8 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.53%) Mobile Games
8 3 (3.53%) Robotics
8 3 (3.53%) User Experience
9 2 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.35%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (1.18%) Animation
10 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 14 (16.47%) Android
3 10 (11.76%) Linux
4 8 (9.41%) Windows
5 5 (5.88%) Windows Phone
6 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.18%) Unix
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
2 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Mathematics
3 17 (20.00%) Game Development
4 13 (15.29%) Analytics
5 12 (14.12%) Web Development
6 11 (12.94%) Machine Learning
7 10 (11.76%) Mobile Development
7 10 (11.76%) OO
7 10 (11.76%) Open Source
7 10 (11.76%) Visual Effects
8 8 (9.41%) Physics
8 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.06%) DevOps
9 6 (7.06%) Microservices
9 6 (7.06%) MVC
10 5 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (5.88%) Computer Vision
10 5 (5.88%) Project Management
10 5 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) C++
2 23 (27.06%) Java
3 20 (23.53%) C#
4 18 (21.18%) Python
5 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
6 14 (16.47%) SQL
7 12 (14.12%) Ruby
8 6 (7.06%) ActionScript
8 6 (7.06%) PHP
8 6 (7.06%) Scala
9 5 (5.88%) C
9 5 (5.88%) R
10 4 (4.71%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.71%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.53%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.35%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.35%) HLSL
13 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.53%) ISEB
3 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Ansible
1 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.18%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (4.71%) PayPal
2 3 (3.53%) Adobe
2 3 (3.53%) Ogone
3 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.18%) Apple
4 1 (1.18%) Brocade
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco
4 1 (1.18%) Citrix
4 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.18%) Tableau
4 1 (1.18%) Vertica
4 1 (1.18%) VMware