Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 129 147
Rank change year-on-year -30 +18 -27
Permanent jobs citing Games 74 71 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.30% 1.52% 1.62%
As % of the General category 3.65% 3.50% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 53 50
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 2,027 2,027 2,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.57% 43.29% 47.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,369 1,362 1,483
Scotland median annual salary £48,500 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.01% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,545 £67,500
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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Glasgow -14 28 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Edinburgh -20 25 £48,750 +2.63% 19
Dundee -5 12 £42,500 +17.24%
Fife - 5 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Java
3 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
4 25 (33.78%) Linux
5 21 (28.38%) Relational Database
6 19 (25.68%) Microservices
6 19 (25.68%) High Availability
7 18 (24.32%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 18 (24.32%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (22.97%) C#
9 13 (17.57%) C++
9 13 (17.57%) Android
9 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS
9 13 (17.57%) Game Development
10 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 10 (13.51%) Mathematics
11 10 (13.51%) Algorithms
11 10 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (12.16%) Node.js
12 9 (12.16%) Ruby
12 9 (12.16%) HTML
12 9 (12.16%) SQL
12 9 (12.16%) OpenGL
13 8 (10.81%) MySQL
13 8 (10.81%) CSS
13 8 (10.81%) Web Development
13 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (10.81%) NoSQL
13 8 (10.81%) Analytics
14 7 (9.46%) Xbox

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 (5.41%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) nginx
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.11%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.76%) iTunes
4 3 (4.05%) CloudFront
4 3 (4.05%) Heroku
5 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) SSL
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
2 8 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.35%) GitLab
4 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (6.76%) Law
2 3 (4.05%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Software Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Java Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Java Software Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Designer
7 6 (8.11%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.76%) 3D Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Junior
9 4 (5.41%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Digital Designer
10 3 (4.05%) Junior Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Junior Web Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Lead Software Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) HTML
1 9 (12.16%) Node.js
1 9 (12.16%) OpenGL
2 8 (10.81%) CSS
3 7 (9.46%) CSS3
4 6 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (6.76%) HTML5
6 3 (4.05%) jQuery
7 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.70%) DirectX
7 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.70%) Vulkan
8 1 (1.35%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.35%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.35%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.35%) LESS
8 1 (1.35%) OpenCV
8 1 (1.35%) QML
8 1 (1.35%) REST
8 1 (1.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Algorithms
2 7 (9.46%) Xbox
3 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (6.76%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.76%) iPhone
4 5 (6.76%) Mobile Games
4 5 (6.76%) PlayStation
5 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) Graphic Design
6 3 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.05%) Online Games
6 3 (4.05%) User Experience
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Linux
2 13 (17.57%) Android
2 13 (17.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.76%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
3 19 (25.68%) High Availability
3 19 (25.68%) Microservices
4 18 (24.32%) Continuous Deployment
4 18 (24.32%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 13 (17.57%) Game Development
6 10 (13.51%) Mathematics
6 10 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.81%) Analytics
7 8 (10.81%) Web Development
8 7 (9.46%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.46%) OO
8 7 (9.46%) Open Source
8 7 (9.46%) Physics
9 6 (8.11%) MVC
9 6 (8.11%) Scrum
9 6 (8.11%) User Stories
10 5 (6.76%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (6.76%) Self-Awareness
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) Java
2 17 (22.97%) C#
3 13 (17.57%) C++
4 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.16%) Ruby
5 9 (12.16%) SQL
6 7 (9.46%) Python
7 5 (6.76%) ActionScript
7 5 (6.76%) ActionScript 3.0
7 5 (6.76%) GLSL
8 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.70%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.70%) HLSL
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.76%) Puppet
2 4 (5.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.35%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Ogone
1 3 (4.05%) PayPal
2 2 (2.70%) Adobe
2 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Twitter
3 1 (1.35%) Vertica