The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 152 161 149
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £26,250 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.69%
Game Development
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2615 2689 2351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.85% 81.41% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1731 1570
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Game Development
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Scotland region.

Game Development Salary Trend in Scotland

Game Development
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee +14 3 £20,000 -68.62%
Glasgow - 1 £32,500 -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development.

1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) 3ds Max
3 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (40.00%) Marketing
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Facebook
4 3 (30.00%) Social Gaming
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (10.00%) XNA
6 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (10.00%) Physics
6 1 (10.00%) UX Design
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Online Games
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (10.00%) Xamarin

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) 3ds Max
1 4 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe After Effects
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Art Director
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Games Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Games Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) C++/Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XNA
1 1 (10.00%) MonoGame
1 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Social Gaming
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Online Games
3 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) UX Design
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Facebook
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Xamarin