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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 145 161 147
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 16 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 2
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,250 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -12.50%
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
2784 3137 2695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.41% 83.99% 81.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1772 2096 1763
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 12 £40,000 +60.00%
Edinburgh -5 4 £32,500 -40.90%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (54.55%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) MySQL
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 10 (45.45%) MVC
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) Degree
5 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (36.36%) Web Application Development
6 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 8 (36.36%) Spring MVC
6 8 (36.36%) Maven
6 8 (36.36%) Java EE
6 8 (36.36%) Spring
6 8 (36.36%) Web Services
6 8 (36.36%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 6 (27.27%) Python
8 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
9 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
9 5 (22.73%) Android
10 4 (18.18%) Lua
10 4 (18.18%) Adobe
10 4 (18.18%) C#
10 4 (18.18%) C++
10 4 (18.18%) Photoshop

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Apache
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Photoshop
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.55%) InDesign
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) MySQL
2 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Author
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Author
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Writer
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Games Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Producer
5 1 (4.55%) Games Designer
5 1 (4.55%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Spring MVC
1 8 (36.36%) Java EE
1 8 (36.36%) Spring
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
1 8 (36.36%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) JNI
2 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Wiki
2 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.55%) Social Gaming
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
2 5 (22.73%) Android
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) MVC
2 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (36.36%) Web Application Development
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Android Development
5 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) OOD
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) 3D Programming
7 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) Lua
3 4 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.55%) HND
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Adobe
3 3 (13.64%) NetApp
3 3 (13.64%) Brocade
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Perforce