Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 232 212
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20 +25
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 10 2 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.19% 0.034% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.038% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 23
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -26.67% -31.82%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £28,750 £45,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 4775 5290 5723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.11% 91.02% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2998 3121 3576
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,229 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.67% +1.53% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 4 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Dundee - 4 £32,500 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 10 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Mobile Games
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Monetization
6 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (10.00%) Xbox
7 1 (10.00%) Android Development
7 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) Advertising
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Social Gaming
7 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (10.00%) Node.js
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) Facebook
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data

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 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Games Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Games Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Games Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Games Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Director
2 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) JNI
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Social Gaming
2 1 (10.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Monetization
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) 3D Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Facebook
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: Up to £35,000 D.O.E
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago