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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 89 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 32 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 2.05% 2.07%
As % of the General category 1.37% 4.53% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 7
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
732 707 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.29% 45.38% 52.48%
Number of salaries quoted 431 429 293
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) TDD
3 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (37.10%) Banking
5 21 (33.87%) Finance
6 19 (30.65%) Telecoms
7 18 (29.03%) Java
8 16 (25.81%) Xbox
8 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
9 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
9 15 (24.19%) HTML
9 15 (24.19%) CSS
9 15 (24.19%) Python
10 13 (20.97%) WebSockets
11 12 (19.35%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (19.35%) PHP
12 11 (17.74%) Scrum
13 10 (16.13%) Multithreading
14 9 (14.52%) Marketing
15 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
15 8 (12.90%) Degree
15 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
15 8 (12.90%) HTML5
16 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
16 7 (11.29%) QA
16 7 (11.29%) Photoshop
17 6 (9.68%) RESTful
17 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
17 6 (9.68%) Sass

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) WordPress
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.45%) GIMP
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) VoltDB
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) Mercurial
2 4 (6.45%) QUnit
2 4 (6.45%) Jasmine
2 4 (6.45%) PhantomJS
2 4 (6.45%) Grunt
3 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (37.10%) Banking
2 21 (33.87%) Finance
3 19 (30.65%) Telecoms
4 9 (14.52%) Marketing
5 4 (6.45%) Billing
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Publishing
6 2 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Python Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Graduate
5 4 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Author
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Author
6 3 (4.84%) Junior
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Writer
6 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Web Designer
7 2 (3.23%) SEO Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) HTML
1 15 (24.19%) CSS
2 13 (20.97%) WebSockets
3 8 (12.90%) HTML5
4 7 (11.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.68%) RESTful
5 6 (9.68%) Sass
6 5 (8.06%) Backbone.js
7 4 (6.45%) jQuery
7 4 (6.45%) Ember.js
7 4 (6.45%) Zepto.js
8 3 (4.84%) CSS3
8 3 (4.84%) Spring
8 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.23%) LESS
9 2 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (1.61%) .NET
10 1 (1.61%) Web Services
10 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Xbox
2 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Wiki
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) TDD
3 24 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (17.74%) Scrum
5 10 (16.13%) Multithreading
6 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.06%) MVC
9 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
9 4 (6.45%) OpenUP
9 4 (6.45%) Analytics
9 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.45%) SDLC
10 3 (4.84%) Game Development
10 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.84%) OO
10 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.84%) Project Management
11 2 (3.23%) Change Management
11 2 (3.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
2 15 (24.19%) Python
3 12 (19.35%) PHP
4 4 (6.45%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) Elixir
6 1 (1.61%) Erlang
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Adobe
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Google
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