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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 30 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.42% 2.02% 3.22%
As % of the General category 10.40% 3.87% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 56 13 46
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £28,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
644 802 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.06% 52.21% 49.63%
Number of salaries quoted 399 447 474
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Games.

1 61 (67.03%) Finance
2 59 (64.84%) Telecoms
3 57 (62.64%) Retail
4 50 (54.95%) Java
5 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (47.25%) JavaScript
7 39 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 35 (38.46%) Maven
9 31 (34.07%) Degree
10 29 (31.87%) SQL Server
10 29 (31.87%) Ant
11 26 (28.57%) Git (software)
12 24 (26.37%) Apple iOS
12 24 (26.37%) Spring
12 24 (26.37%) Hibernate
13 23 (25.27%) Subversion
13 23 (25.27%) MongoDB
14 22 (24.18%) HTML
15 21 (23.08%) CSS
16 20 (21.98%) VMware
16 20 (21.98%) Android
17 19 (20.88%) SaaS
17 19 (20.88%) HTML5
17 19 (20.88%) Social Media
17 19 (20.88%) Scrum
18 18 (19.78%) Linux
18 18 (19.78%) CSS3
19 17 (18.68%) Data Governance
19 17 (18.68%) Big Data
19 17 (18.68%) Hadoop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.49%) Apache Spark
1 5 (5.49%) SAS
2 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.10%) Flash Media Server
3 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) Stata
3 1 (1.10%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.88%) SaaS
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) SAN
2 3 (3.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.20%) DHCP
3 2 (2.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.27%) MongoDB
3 17 (18.68%) Big Data
3 17 (18.68%) Hadoop
4 12 (13.19%) Apache Hive
4 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (13.19%) HBase
4 12 (13.19%) OLAP
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle OLAP
5 8 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (5.49%) Data Mining
6 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.20%) GIS
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (38.46%) Maven
2 29 (31.87%) Ant
3 26 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 23 (25.27%) Subversion
5 11 (12.09%) GoCD
5 11 (12.09%) Grunt
5 11 (12.09%) gulp
5 11 (12.09%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.99%) Selenium
7 9 (9.89%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.10%) Flash Builder
8 1 (1.10%) JIRA
8 1 (1.10%) TestRail
General
1 61 (67.03%) Finance
2 59 (64.84%) Telecoms
3 57 (62.64%) Retail
4 9 (9.89%) Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) Architect
3 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Data Architect
5 11 (12.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Test Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) QA Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (8.79%) Java Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Software Engineer
10 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Data Scientist
11 5 (5.49%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (4.40%) Hadoop Architect
12 4 (4.40%) iOS Developer
12 4 (4.40%) iPhone Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Objective-C Developer
12 4 (4.40%) Senior Data Scientist
12 4 (4.40%) Senior iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) Hibernate
1 24 (26.37%) Spring
2 22 (24.18%) HTML
3 21 (23.08%) CSS
4 19 (20.88%) HTML5
5 18 (19.78%) CSS3
6 13 (14.29%) REST
7 5 (5.49%) D3.js
8 4 (4.40%) .NET
9 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.20%) React
11 1 (1.10%) Backbone.js
11 1 (1.10%) Flash
11 1 (1.10%) Handlebars
11 1 (1.10%) Node.js
11 1 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (1.10%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Social Media
2 11 (12.09%) Informatics
3 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.49%) Applied Mathematics
5 5 (5.49%) Statistics
5 5 (5.49%) Visualisation
6 4 (4.40%) iPhone
7 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.20%) Physics
9 1 (1.10%) Animation
9 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.10%) Online Games
9 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Apple iOS
2 20 (21.98%) Android
3 18 (19.78%) Linux
4 9 (9.89%) Windows
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Unix
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 19 (20.88%) Scrum
4 17 (18.68%) Data Governance
5 12 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (13.19%) Data Architecture
5 12 (13.19%) Data Modelling
5 12 (13.19%) DevOps
5 12 (13.19%) ETL
5 12 (13.19%) Kanban
5 12 (13.19%) Logical Data Model
5 12 (13.19%) Physical Data Model
6 11 (12.09%) Analytics
6 11 (12.09%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.99%) Manual Testing
8 6 (6.59%) Product Management
9 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.49%) ITIL
9 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.49%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (54.95%) Java
2 43 (47.25%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.19%) Perl
3 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
4 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
4 11 (12.09%) Ruby
5 8 (8.79%) Python
6 7 (7.69%) C#
7 5 (5.49%) R
7 5 (5.49%) Scala
8 4 (4.40%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.40%) SQL
9 3 (3.30%) C++
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (34.07%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) MCSE
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.30%) CISSP
3 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.10%) MCTS
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Docker
2 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) vSphere
4 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Puppet
2 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.09%) Capistrano
3 11 (12.09%) Mesos
4 2 (2.20%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.10%) SCCM
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) VMware
2 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.19%) Informatica
3 12 (13.19%) Oracle
4 5 (5.49%) Greenplum
4 5 (5.49%) Tableau
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.20%) HP
6 2 (2.20%) NetApp
6 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco
7 1 (1.10%) CommVault
7 1 (1.10%) Dell
7 1 (1.10%) IBM
7 1 (1.10%) Juniper
7 1 (1.10%) Percona
7 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.10%) Symantec
7 1 (1.10%) Veeam
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