The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 152 160 158
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 16 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.19% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 3
Average salary £51,250 £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.72% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £22,600 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £27,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3124 2406 2577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 79.11% 77.69% 73.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2036 1376 1893
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Game Development
UK

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Game Development Salary Histogram 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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 8 £55,000 -
Dundee +4 7 £32,500 +10.16%
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (80.00%) Degree
3 15 (75.00%) C++
4 13 (65.00%) Java
4 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
5 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (45.00%) OO
6 9 (45.00%) OOD
6 9 (45.00%) Mathematics
7 8 (40.00%) Physics
7 8 (40.00%) PhD
8 5 (25.00%) Android
9 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
9 4 (20.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) Python
10 3 (15.00%) Ruby
10 3 (15.00%) Android Development
10 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
10 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
11 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (10.00%) QA
11 2 (10.00%) cocos2d
11 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Web Development
11 2 (10.00%) Scrum
11 2 (10.00%) Mobile Games
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
11 2 (10.00%) Project Management
12 1 (5.00%) MS Visio

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 20 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 8 (40.00%) C++/Java Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (40.00%) C++ Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 8 (40.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Senior C++ Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Java Software Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Games Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) cocos2d
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.00%) Flash
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (5.00%) Stage3D
2 1 (5.00%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (45.00%) Mathematics
3 8 (40.00%) Physics
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile Games
6 1 (5.00%) GIS
6 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
6 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) OO
2 9 (45.00%) OOD
3 3 (15.00%) Android Development
3 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Web Development
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.00%) Strategic Management
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C++
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Facebook