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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 68 83 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Permanent jobs citing Games 38 20 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.69% 1.38% 3.09%
As % of the General category 4.80% 2.66% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 5
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £27,950 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
791 752 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 56.06% 51.79% 49.67%
Number of salaries quoted 484 484 400
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 19 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.78%) Java
3 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
4 30 (36.59%) Linux
5 29 (35.37%) HTML
5 29 (35.37%) CSS
6 25 (30.49%) Degree
7 24 (29.27%) C#
7 24 (29.27%) TDD
8 22 (26.83%) Mathematics
9 21 (25.61%) Computer Science
10 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (20.73%) Python
12 16 (19.51%) Marketing
12 16 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (18.29%) Adobe
14 14 (17.07%) PHP
15 13 (15.85%) Sass
15 13 (15.85%) Finance
16 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
16 12 (14.63%) ActionScript
16 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
17 11 (13.41%) OO
17 11 (13.41%) Flash
17 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
17 11 (13.41%) WebSockets
17 11 (13.41%) jQuery
17 11 (13.41%) HTML5
17 11 (13.41%) Physics
18 10 (12.20%) Banking

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (9.76%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.54%) GIMP
3 5 (6.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.44%) InDesign
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) IPsec
2 2 (2.44%) VLAN
2 2 (2.44%) NAS
2 2 (2.44%) VoIP
2 2 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.54%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.88%) Big Data
5 2 (2.44%) VoltDB
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) Mercurial
2 7 (8.54%) QUnit
2 7 (8.54%) Jasmine
2 7 (8.54%) Grunt
2 7 (8.54%) PhantomJS
3 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.66%) Ant
4 3 (3.66%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.66%) Selenium
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 16 (19.51%) Marketing
2 13 (15.85%) Finance
3 10 (12.20%) Banking
4 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.44%) Publishing
6 1 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (70.73%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Senior Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Flash Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 5 (6.10%) C++/Java Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Lead Web Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 5 (6.10%) C++ Developer
7 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Web Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.37%) HTML
1 29 (35.37%) CSS
2 13 (15.85%) Sass
3 11 (13.41%) WebSockets
3 11 (13.41%) jQuery
3 11 (13.41%) HTML5
3 11 (13.41%) Flash
4 10 (12.20%) Hibernate
4 10 (12.20%) Spring
4 10 (12.20%) Apache Flex
4 10 (12.20%) XML
4 10 (12.20%) XSLT
4 10 (12.20%) .NET
4 10 (12.20%) Adobe AIR
4 10 (12.20%) Cairngorm
4 10 (12.20%) PureMVC
4 10 (12.20%) Robotlegs
4 10 (12.20%) REST
4 10 (12.20%) Parsley
5 9 (10.98%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.83%) Mathematics
2 21 (25.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (13.41%) Physics
3 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (10.98%) Xbox
4 9 (10.98%) User Experience
5 8 (9.76%) Online Games
6 7 (8.54%) Mobile App
7 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
7 5 (6.10%) Mobile Games
8 4 (4.88%) Hedge funds
8 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
8 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.44%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (2.44%) E-Learning
9 2 (2.44%) Animation
10 1 (1.22%) iPhone
10 1 (1.22%) Open Source
10 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.10%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) CentOS
4 2 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) TDD
3 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.41%) OO
5 10 (12.20%) Project Management
5 10 (12.20%) MVC
5 10 (12.20%) Scrum
6 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
6 9 (10.98%) Analytics
7 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.76%) Multithreading
7 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.54%) OpenUP
9 6 (7.32%) iOS Development
10 5 (6.10%) Android Development
10 5 (6.10%) Game Development
10 5 (6.10%) OOD
11 4 (4.88%) 3D Programming
11 4 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) Java
2 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 24 (29.27%) C#
4 17 (20.73%) Python
5 14 (17.07%) PHP
6 12 (14.63%) ActionScript
7 7 (8.54%) C++
8 4 (4.88%) Scala
9 2 (2.44%) C
10 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Puppet
1 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Adobe
2 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (1.22%) Sun
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