The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 161 157
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 2 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.084% 0.035% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.038% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.64% -  

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2182 2605 2814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.68% 90.51% 89.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1613 1719
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Game Development in Scotland

Game Development
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee - 2 £32,500 - 1
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Games
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) 3D Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Social Gaming
4 1 (25.00%) Facebook
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Flash
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) JNI
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) Games Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Gameplay Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Games Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Games Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Games Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
1 1 (25.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Social Gaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) 3D Programming
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Facebook
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Dundee, Angus
Premier IT
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago