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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 146 154 154
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 8 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.26% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.55% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 4
Average salary £38,750 £46,250 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.21% +56.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,100 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +12.72%
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
2683 3264 2483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.53% 81.32% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1679 2157 1452
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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
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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +3 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Edinburgh +16 3 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (30.77%) Java EE
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Adobe
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Wiki
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) C#

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (30.77%) Photoshop
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (7.69%) 3ds Max
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Maven
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Writer
3 3 (23.08%) Author
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Author
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Games Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Games Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Games Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Producer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
1 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
1 4 (30.77%) Java EE
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (7.69%) MonoGame
2 1 (7.69%) JNI
2 1 (7.69%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (7.69%) Social Gaming
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) TDD
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) UX Design
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) 3D Programming
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
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