Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 193 229
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 +5
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 20 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.085% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.093% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 12
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £40,000 £44,850 £53,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,064 4,279 5,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.11% 91.35% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,319 2,697 3,554
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 19 January 2018. 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
Dundee -8 7 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Fife - 7 - -
Edinburgh -14 5 £35,000 -
Glasgow -32 1 £22,500 -50.55%
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 20 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (70.00%) Android
2 14 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 13 (65.00%) Degree
4 10 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (50.00%) Mobile Development
5 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (40.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) C#
6 8 (40.00%) OO
7 7 (35.00%) ActionScript
7 7 (35.00%) iPhone
7 7 (35.00%) iPad
8 6 (30.00%) WebGL
8 6 (30.00%) Xbox
8 6 (30.00%) C++
8 6 (30.00%) OpenGL
8 6 (30.00%) Flash
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Phone
10 4 (20.00%) PlayStation
10 4 (20.00%) GitHub
10 4 (20.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
10 4 (20.00%) iTunes
10 4 (20.00%) OOP
10 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Objective-C

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) GitHub
1 4 (20.00%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 20 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Games Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Junior
5 3 (15.00%) Junior Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (15.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Development Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Games Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Games Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Flash
1 6 (30.00%) OpenGL
1 6 (30.00%) WebGL
2 3 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) iPad
2 7 (35.00%) iPhone
3 6 (30.00%) Xbox
4 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 4 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 4 (20.00%) PlayStation
5 3 (15.00%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Games
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Android
1 14 (70.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 10 (50.00%) Mobile Development
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Android Development
3 4 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
3 4 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 4 (20.00%) OOP
3 4 (20.00%) Physics
3 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Open Source
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) ActionScript
3 6 (30.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 4 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
7 1 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA