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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 158 157 165
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 3 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Average salary £28,750 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £23,750 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £36,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +57.89%
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
2654 2701 2821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.48% 86.93% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1714 1846
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 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
Edinburgh +4 2 £28,750 -11.53%
Dundee -17 1 - -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) C++
4 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (54.55%) Mobile Games
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) C#
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) .NET
7 4 (36.36%) MySQL
7 4 (36.36%) IIS
7 4 (36.36%) Firewall
7 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
7 4 (36.36%) Physics
7 4 (36.36%) Android
7 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
7 4 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (36.36%) Mobile Development
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
8 3 (27.27%) Social Gaming
8 3 (27.27%) Graphic Design
8 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (27.27%) Python
8 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) MS Project
8 3 (27.27%) MS Office
9 2 (18.18%) CSS
9 2 (18.18%) JavaScript

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (27.27%) MS Project
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
1 4 (36.36%) C# Programmer
1 4 (36.36%) C++ Developer
1 4 (36.36%) C++ Programmer
1 4 (36.36%) C++/C# Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Programmer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior C# Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior C++ Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior C++ Programmer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Games Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Games Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 1 (9.09%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) OpenGL
2 2 (18.18%) VTK
2 2 (18.18%) WebGL
3 1 (9.09%) cocos2d
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) Mobile Games
3 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
3 4 (36.36%) Physics
4 3 (27.27%) Graphic Design
4 3 (27.27%) Social Gaming
5 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Android
2 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile Development
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft