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 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
Gaming
Rank 60 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 47 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.16% 2.27% 0.90%
As % of the General category 6.15% 4.36% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 46 23 10
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +12.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
764 642 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 51.41% 52.07% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 489 399 401
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,600 £29,486
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 15 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 41 (55.41%) Java
2 33 (44.59%) C#
3 32 (43.24%) Degree
3 32 (43.24%) Mathematics
3 32 (43.24%) Computer Science
4 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (31.08%) OO
6 22 (29.73%) Physics
7 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
7 21 (28.38%) PhD
7 21 (28.38%) Linux
8 17 (22.97%) .NET
9 16 (21.62%) HTML
9 16 (21.62%) CSS
10 14 (18.92%) MVC
10 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
10 14 (18.92%) C++
10 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 14 (18.92%) OOD
10 14 (18.92%) Internet
10 14 (18.92%) Game Development
11 13 (17.57%) Adobe
12 12 (16.22%) Mobile Games
13 10 (13.51%) Project Management
13 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
13 10 (13.51%) XML
13 10 (13.51%) XSLT
13 10 (13.51%) Flash
13 10 (13.51%) REST
13 10 (13.51%) Robotlegs

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 5 (6.76%) Lync
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.35%) Node.js
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.05%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Internet
2 6 (8.11%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) VPN
3 5 (6.76%) WAN
4 4 (5.41%) POP3
4 4 (5.41%) SMTP
4 4 (5.41%) LAN
4 4 (5.41%) MPLS
4 4 (5.41%) IMAP
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.41%) xDSL
4 4 (5.41%) Junos
5 3 (4.05%) IPsec
6 2 (2.70%) VLAN
6 2 (2.70%) NAS
6 2 (2.70%) VoIP
7 1 (1.35%) DNS
7 1 (1.35%) SAN
7 1 (1.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Big Data
2 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) NewSQL
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) OLAP
3 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.05%) OLTP
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.05%) Ant
2 3 (4.05%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (4.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.35%) Electronics
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (70.27%) Developer
2 23 (31.08%) Software Developer
3 22 (29.73%) Senior Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Java Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Senior Software Developer
5 14 (18.92%) C++ Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Senior C++ Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Java Software Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 14 (18.92%) C++/Java Developer
5 14 (18.92%) C++ Software Developer
6 11 (14.86%) Web Developer
7 10 (13.51%) Flash Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Senior Web Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Scala Developer
9 6 (8.11%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.76%) Lead Developer
10 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 16 (21.62%) HTML
2 16 (21.62%) CSS
3 10 (13.51%) Apache Flex
3 10 (13.51%) Adobe AIR
3 10 (13.51%) XML
3 10 (13.51%) XSLT
3 10 (13.51%) Flash
3 10 (13.51%) Cairngorm
3 10 (13.51%) PureMVC
3 10 (13.51%) Robotlegs
3 10 (13.51%) Parsley
3 10 (13.51%) REST
4 9 (12.16%) BlazeDS
4 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
4 9 (12.16%) Lucene
4 9 (12.16%) Spring
4 9 (12.16%) J2EE
4 9 (12.16%) NHibernate
4 9 (12.16%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 32 (43.24%) Mathematics
1 32 (43.24%) Computer Science
2 22 (29.73%) Physics
3 12 (16.22%) Mobile Games
4 10 (13.51%) Online Games
4 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (9.46%) Hedge funds
6 6 (8.11%) User Experience
7 5 (6.76%) Visualisation
8 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (2.70%) Replication
9 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.35%) DTV
10 1 (1.35%) iPhone
10 1 (1.35%) Open Source
10 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.05%) Windows
5 2 (2.70%) UNIX
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) OO
3 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
4 14 (18.92%) MVC
4 14 (18.92%) OOD
4 14 (18.92%) Game Development
5 10 (13.51%) Project Management
6 7 (9.46%) iOS Development
7 6 (8.11%) TDD
7 6 (8.11%) Android Development
8 5 (6.76%) Web Development
9 4 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.41%) 3D Programming
9 4 (5.41%) Analytics
9 4 (5.41%) ITIL
10 3 (4.05%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Scrum
10 3 (4.05%) User Stories
10 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.05%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) Java
2 33 (44.59%) C#
3 14 (18.92%) C++
3 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.16%) PHP
5 7 (9.46%) Scala
6 5 (6.76%) SQL
6 5 (6.76%) ActionScript
6 5 (6.76%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Degree
2 21 (28.38%) PhD
3 4 (5.41%) CCNA
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
2 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) Cacti
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Adobe
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.76%) VMware
4 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.41%) Juniper
5 2 (2.70%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.35%) Brocade
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.35%) Perforce
6 1 (1.35%) Sun
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