Period
to 24 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 175 134
Rank change year-on-year -6 -41 +9
Permanent jobs citing Games 51 63 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 1.09% 1.43%
As % of the General category 2.93% 2.98% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 45
Scotland median annual salary £39,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.78% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,200 £22,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £54,975 £75,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 1,742 2,116 1,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.33% 36.53% 41.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,132 1,441 1,262
Scotland median annual salary £49,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.89% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,775
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 24 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +2 32 £38,000 -10.59% 9
Glasgow +12 10 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Dundee +2 8 £33,000 -21.43% 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Java
3 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 15 (29.41%) C#
5 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
6 11 (21.57%) User Experience
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
7 10 (19.61%) QA
8 9 (17.65%) Degree
9 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
9 8 (15.69%) CSS
10 7 (13.73%) MySQL
10 7 (13.73%) HTML
10 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
10 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (11.76%) Analytics
11 6 (11.76%) PHP
11 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Marketing
11 6 (11.76%) Selenium
11 6 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (9.80%) Subversion
12 5 (9.80%) Refactoring
12 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
12 5 (9.80%) SaaS
12 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
12 5 (9.80%) Finance
12 5 (9.80%) LAMP

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 3 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) SaaS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.92%) Redis
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) QlikView
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Selenium
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.80%) Subversion
3 4 (7.84%) Protractor
4 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) Xdebug
5 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) TestNG
General
1 6 (11.76%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Designer
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Account Director
4 5 (9.80%) Junior
4 5 (9.80%) Junior Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Developer in Test
5 4 (7.84%) Digital Account Director
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.88%) Games Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Lead Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) CSS
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 5 (9.80%) LAMP
3 5 (9.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.84%) Laravel
4 4 (7.84%) Unreal Engine
5 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.88%) REST
5 3 (5.88%) Symfony
5 3 (5.88%) Yii
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.92%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.96%) Express
7 1 (1.96%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) User Experience
2 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.84%) Fintech
4 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.92%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Animation
6 1 (1.96%) Blog
6 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Online Games
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
6 1 (1.96%) Wiki
6 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Android
1 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
3 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
5 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (11.76%) Analytics
6 6 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Front End Development
7 5 (9.80%) Refactoring
7 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.84%) Actionable Insight
8 4 (7.84%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.84%) High Availability
8 4 (7.84%) OO
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) Java
2 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
3 15 (29.41%) C#
4 8 (15.69%) SQL
5 6 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (7.84%) C++
6 4 (7.84%) Python
7 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.92%) Go
8 2 (3.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Ansible
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Zend
2 2 (3.92%) Adobe
3 1 (1.96%) Aderant
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) iManage
3 1 (1.96%) Intapp
3 1 (1.96%) Twitter