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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 158 141 151
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 12 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.56% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 1
Average salary £55,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+83.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
3002 2516 2501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.18% 81.77% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1934 1629 1658
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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
(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 6 £29,500 +31.11%
Edinburgh -6 6 £55,000 +46.66%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 27 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (81.48%) Degree
4 17 (62.96%) Computer Science
4 17 (62.96%) C++
5 16 (59.26%) Java
6 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
7 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
7 14 (51.85%) Physics
7 14 (51.85%) OO
7 14 (51.85%) OOD
7 14 (51.85%) PhD
8 5 (18.52%) Android
8 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (11.11%) Facebook
9 3 (11.11%) cocos2d
9 3 (11.11%) Social Gaming
9 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
9 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (11.11%) OpenGL
9 3 (11.11%) Mobile Games
9 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) MS Office
10 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
10 2 (7.41%) 3ds Max
10 2 (7.41%) Marketing
10 2 (7.41%) Banking
10 2 (7.41%) Android Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.41%) 3ds Max
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Senior Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Software Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Java Developer
2 14 (51.85%) C++ Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Senior Software Developer
2 14 (51.85%) C++ Software Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Senior Java Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Senior C++ Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Java Software Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Senior Java Software Developer
2 14 (51.85%) C++/Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Games Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Games Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Art Director
4 2 (7.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 3 (11.11%) cocos2d
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Computer Science
2 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
2 14 (51.85%) Physics
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Games
3 3 (11.11%) Social Gaming
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 14 (51.85%) OO
3 14 (51.85%) OOD
4 2 (7.41%) Android Development
4 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C++
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 14 (51.85%) PhD
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Facebook