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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 57 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Games 47 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.14% 2.17% 0.94%
As % of the General category 6.34% 4.28% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 45 21 10
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +12.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
741 608 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 49.50% 50.71% 47.87%
Number of salaries quoted 475 366 372
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 29 August 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (55.84%) Java
2 36 (46.75%) C#
3 34 (44.16%) Mathematics
3 34 (44.16%) Computer Science
4 33 (42.86%) Degree
5 26 (33.77%) OO
6 25 (32.47%) Software Engineering
6 25 (32.47%) Physics
7 24 (31.17%) PhD
8 20 (25.97%) Linux
8 20 (25.97%) .NET
9 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
10 16 (20.78%) MVC
10 16 (20.78%) C++
10 16 (20.78%) OOD
10 16 (20.78%) Game Development
11 15 (19.48%) Internet
12 13 (16.88%) HTML
12 13 (16.88%) CSS
12 13 (16.88%) Mobile Games
13 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
14 11 (14.29%) XML
14 11 (14.29%) XSLT
14 11 (14.29%) Adobe
15 10 (12.99%) WPF
15 10 (12.99%) Online Games
16 9 (11.69%) Adobe AIR
16 9 (11.69%) Apache Flex
16 9 (11.69%) Cairngorm
16 9 (11.69%) PureMVC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.49%) Lync
2 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) Internet
2 6 (7.79%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) VPN
3 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) POP3
4 4 (5.19%) SMTP
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
4 4 (5.19%) MPLS
4 4 (5.19%) IMAP
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.19%) xDSL
4 4 (5.19%) Junos
5 3 (3.90%) IPsec
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) DNS
7 1 (1.30%) SAN
7 1 (1.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Big Data
2 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) NewSQL
3 3 (3.90%) OLAP
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) OLTP
3 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.30%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Ant
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.19%) Marketing
2 1 (1.30%) Electronics
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (72.73%) Developer
2 26 (33.77%) Software Developer
3 25 (32.47%) Senior Developer
4 17 (22.08%) Java Developer
4 17 (22.08%) Senior Software Developer
5 16 (20.78%) C++ Developer
5 16 (20.78%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (20.78%) Senior C++ Developer
5 16 (20.78%) Java Software Developer
5 16 (20.78%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 16 (20.78%) C++/Java Developer
5 16 (20.78%) C++ Software Developer
6 12 (15.58%) Web Developer
7 9 (11.69%) Flash Developer
8 8 (10.39%) Scala Developer
9 7 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
9 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
10 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) HTML
2 13 (16.88%) CSS
3 11 (14.29%) XML
3 11 (14.29%) XSLT
4 10 (12.99%) WPF
5 9 (11.69%) Adobe AIR
5 9 (11.69%) Apache Flex
5 9 (11.69%) Flash
5 9 (11.69%) Cairngorm
5 9 (11.69%) PureMVC
5 9 (11.69%) REST
5 9 (11.69%) Robotlegs
5 9 (11.69%) Parsley
6 8 (10.39%) BlazeDS
6 8 (10.39%) JPA
6 8 (10.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
6 8 (10.39%) J2EE
6 8 (10.39%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (44.16%) Mathematics
1 34 (44.16%) Computer Science
2 25 (32.47%) Physics
3 13 (16.88%) Mobile Games
4 10 (12.99%) Online Games
5 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (10.39%) Hedge funds
7 7 (9.09%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
9 3 (3.90%) iPad
9 3 (3.90%) iPhone
10 2 (2.60%) Replication
10 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
10 2 (2.60%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (1.30%) Open Source
11 1 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.79%) Android
4 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.90%) Windows
5 2 (2.60%) UNIX
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) OO
2 25 (32.47%) Software Engineering
3 16 (20.78%) Game Development
3 16 (20.78%) OOD
3 16 (20.78%) MVC
4 9 (11.69%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) iOS Development
5 6 (7.79%) Android Development
5 6 (7.79%) Web Development
6 5 (6.49%) TDD
7 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.19%) 3D Programming
7 4 (5.19%) Analytics
8 3 (3.90%) User Stories
8 3 (3.90%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Web Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) Java
2 36 (46.75%) C#
3 16 (20.78%) C++
4 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.39%) PHP
5 8 (10.39%) Scala
6 5 (6.49%) SQL
6 5 (6.49%) Python
7 4 (5.19%) ActionScript
8 3 (3.90%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) Degree
2 24 (31.17%) PhD
3 4 (5.19%) CCNA
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.60%) Nagios
3 2 (2.60%) Cacti
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Adobe
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Juniper
4 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.60%) Ektron
5 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Brocade
6 1 (1.30%) Perforce
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