The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 73 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 33 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.22% 3.23% 1.98%
As % of the General category 4.27% 6.69% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12 45 20
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
Games
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 717 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.02% 48.32% 49.67%
Number of salaries quoted 450 471 340
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £61,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Games
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region.

Games Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Games
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Games 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 Games.

1 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) Finance
3 32 (59.26%) Telecoms
4 31 (57.41%) TDD
4 31 (57.41%) Linux
5 30 (55.56%) Banking
6 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (37.04%) Python
8 14 (25.93%) CSS
8 14 (25.93%) HTML
9 13 (24.07%) Java
9 13 (24.07%) WebSockets
9 13 (24.07%) Relational Database
10 12 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 12 (22.22%) PHP
11 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
12 10 (18.52%) HTML5
12 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
14 8 (14.81%) QA
14 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
14 8 (14.81%) RESTful
15 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
15 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Brocade
15 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (12.96%) Open Source
15 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
15 7 (12.96%) Sass

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.96%) Apache
1 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
1 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) Lync
3 1 (1.85%) Node.js
3 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.85%) GIMP
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) SAN
1 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (7.41%) IPsec
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
2 4 (7.41%) DHCP
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.96%) MySQL
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.85%) QUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.85%) Grunt
2 1 (1.85%) PhantomJS
General
1 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 32 (59.26%) Telecoms
3 30 (55.56%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Marketing
5 4 (7.41%) Electronics
5 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.70%) Billing
7 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Python Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Author
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Author
5 3 (5.56%) Junior
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Writer
5 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Graduate
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Web Designer
7 1 (1.85%) Junior Developer
7 1 (1.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) HTML
1 14 (25.93%) CSS
2 13 (24.07%) WebSockets
3 10 (18.52%) HTML5
4 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 8 (14.81%) RESTful
6 7 (12.96%) Sass
7 6 (11.11%) LESS
8 4 (7.41%) CSS3
9 3 (5.56%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.56%) jQuery
10 2 (3.70%) Web Services
11 1 (1.85%) D3.js
11 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
11 1 (1.85%) Underscore.js
11 1 (1.85%) Zepto.js
11 1 (1.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) DTV
1 4 (7.41%) Xbox
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Wiki
3 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 31 (57.41%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Data ONTAP
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (57.41%) TDD
3 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.96%) Unit Testing
5 7 (12.96%) MVC
5 7 (12.96%) Open Source
6 6 (11.11%) Game Development
7 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (3.70%) Change Management
9 2 (3.70%) OO
9 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.70%) Web Development
9 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) Python
2 13 (24.07%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.22%) PHP
4 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) Lua
6 1 (1.85%) Erlang
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.85%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) DFS Replication
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco
2 7 (12.96%) NetApp
2 7 (12.96%) Perforce
2 7 (12.96%) VMware
2 7 (12.96%) Brocade
3 5 (9.26%) Adobe
4 4 (7.41%) SAP
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