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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 82 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.54% 2.47% 1.79%
As % of the General category 2.88% 5.32% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6 36 12
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £42,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £54,500
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
764 733 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 53.61% 46.48% 51.62%
Number of salaries quoted 462 464 319
Average salary £49,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%

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 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) TDD
3 30 (46.88%) Linux
4 29 (45.31%) Finance
4 29 (45.31%) Banking
5 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (42.19%) Telecoms
6 19 (29.69%) Python
7 16 (25.00%) Java
8 15 (23.44%) CSS
8 15 (23.44%) HTML
8 15 (23.44%) Relational Database
9 14 (21.88%) WebSockets
9 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
9 14 (21.88%) PHP
10 13 (20.31%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (20.31%) Xbox
11 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
12 10 (15.63%) QA
13 9 (14.06%) HTML5
13 9 (14.06%) Scrum
13 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
14 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 8 (12.50%) RESTful
15 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Marketing
15 7 (10.94%) Degree
15 7 (10.94%) MVC
15 7 (10.94%) Sass
16 6 (9.38%) Photoshop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) WordPress
3 2 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.56%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) GIMP
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.56%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SAN
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) IPsec
3 1 (1.56%) LDAP
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.56%) Redis
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) Mercurial
2 2 (3.13%) QUnit
2 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.13%) Grunt
2 2 (3.13%) PhantomJS
General
1 29 (45.31%) Finance
1 29 (45.31%) Banking
2 27 (42.19%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.94%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Billing
5 2 (3.13%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Python Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.69%) Author
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Author
5 3 (4.69%) Junior
5 3 (4.69%) Graduate
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Writer
5 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Designer
6 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Web Designer
6 2 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (1.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) CSS
1 15 (23.44%) HTML
2 14 (21.88%) WebSockets
3 9 (14.06%) HTML5
3 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
4 8 (12.50%) RESTful
5 7 (10.94%) Sass
6 5 (7.81%) LESS
7 4 (6.25%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.69%) CSS3
9 2 (3.13%) Ember.js
9 2 (3.13%) jQuery
9 2 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (3.13%) Zepto.js
10 1 (1.56%) .NET
10 1 (1.56%) Web Services
10 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.56%) Spring
10 1 (1.56%) Underscore.js
10 1 (1.56%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Xbox
2 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Wiki
4 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Video Editing
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.88%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) TDD
3 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 9 (14.06%) Scrum
6 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.94%) MVC
7 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.81%) Game Development
9 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.69%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.69%) Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Open Source
11 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.13%) OpenUP
11 2 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (3.13%) Analytics
11 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) Python
2 16 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.88%) PHP
4 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.13%) Lua
5 2 (3.13%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.56%) Erlang
6 1 (1.56%) Elixir
6 1 (1.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.38%) Adobe
2 3 (4.69%) NetApp
2 3 (4.69%) Perforce
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco
2 3 (4.69%) Brocade
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) Google
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