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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 48 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 53 34 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.94% 2.36% 2.36%
As % of the General category 7.29% 5.09% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 4
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £38,250 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
727 668 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.05% 46.39% 50.61%
Number of salaries quoted 406 457 368
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.86%) Linux
3 34 (39.53%) TDD
4 31 (36.05%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
6 28 (32.56%) Java
7 25 (29.07%) HTML
7 25 (29.07%) CSS
8 24 (27.91%) Marketing
9 23 (26.74%) Python
9 23 (26.74%) Finance
9 23 (26.74%) Xbox
10 21 (24.42%) Relational Database
10 21 (24.42%) Banking
11 19 (22.09%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (20.93%) WebSockets
13 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
13 17 (19.77%) Scrum
14 14 (16.28%) PHP
14 14 (16.28%) Multithreading
14 14 (16.28%) Sass
15 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
15 13 (15.12%) Photoshop
16 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
16 12 (13.95%) Analytics
16 12 (13.95%) HTML5
16 12 (13.95%) Unit Testing
17 11 (12.79%) Backbone.js
17 11 (12.79%) Node.js
17 11 (12.79%) ActionScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 11 (12.79%) Node.js
2 2 (2.33%) WordPress
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Photoshop
2 10 (11.63%) GIMP
3 5 (5.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.33%) InDesign
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.16%) MS Office
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.16%) Trello
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) IPsec
2 1 (1.16%) VLAN
2 1 (1.16%) NAS
2 1 (1.16%) VoIP
2 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.47%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.33%) VoltDB
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) Mercurial
2 10 (11.63%) QUnit
2 10 (11.63%) Jasmine
2 10 (11.63%) Grunt
2 10 (11.63%) PhantomJS
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (27.91%) Marketing
2 23 (26.74%) Finance
3 21 (24.42%) Banking
4 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Publishing
5 4 (4.65%) Billing
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (61.63%) Developer
2 21 (24.42%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Python Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Graduate
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.49%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Programmer
8 2 (2.33%) Consultant
8 2 (2.33%) Web Designer
8 2 (2.33%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Games Programmer
8 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) CSS
1 25 (29.07%) HTML
2 18 (20.93%) WebSockets
3 14 (16.28%) Sass
4 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
4 12 (13.95%) HTML5
5 11 (12.79%) Backbone.js
5 11 (12.79%) jQuery
6 10 (11.63%) Ember.js
6 10 (11.63%) Zepto.js
7 8 (9.30%) Web Services
8 6 (6.98%) CSS3
9 5 (5.81%) RESTful
10 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.65%) Spring
11 3 (3.49%) LESS
11 3 (3.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 2 (2.33%) Unreal Engine
12 2 (2.33%) CryEngine
12 2 (2.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Xbox
2 8 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.30%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) User Experience
4 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.33%) Animation
5 2 (2.33%) Physics
5 2 (2.33%) Online Games
6 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.16%) Open Source
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.86%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) CentOS
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.53%) TDD
3 31 (36.05%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.77%) Scrum
5 14 (16.28%) Multithreading
6 12 (13.95%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.95%) Analytics
7 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
7 10 (11.63%) OpenUP
8 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.98%) MVC
9 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.65%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.65%) Project Management
10 4 (4.65%) OO
10 4 (4.65%) People Management
11 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.49%) Regression Testing
11 3 (3.49%) Web Development
11 3 (3.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
2 28 (32.56%) Java
3 23 (26.74%) Python
4 14 (16.28%) PHP
5 11 (12.79%) ActionScript
6 4 (4.65%) C#
7 3 (3.49%) C++
7 3 (3.49%) C
8 1 (1.16%) SQL
8 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Nagios
1 1 (1.16%) Cacti
1 1 (1.16%) Puppet
1 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) Adobe
2 2 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.16%) Sun
3 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
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