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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 46 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 51 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.74% 2.23% 2.67%
As % of the General category 6.75% 4.55% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 2
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £37,500 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £46,000 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
755 659 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.39% 48.89% 48.79%
Number of salaries quoted 451 447 383
Average salary £47,000 £43,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.04% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 30 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) Linux
3 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
4 28 (35.90%) Java
4 28 (35.90%) TDD
5 26 (33.33%) CSS
5 26 (33.33%) HTML
6 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (29.49%) Marketing
8 21 (26.92%) Python
9 19 (24.36%) Finance
9 19 (24.36%) Xbox
10 17 (21.79%) Relational Database
11 15 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (19.23%) Banking
12 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
12 14 (17.95%) Sass
12 14 (17.95%) WebSockets
13 13 (16.67%) Analytics
13 13 (16.67%) Scrum
13 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 13 (16.67%) PHP
14 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
14 12 (15.38%) HTML5
15 11 (14.10%) jQuery
15 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
15 11 (14.10%) ActionScript
15 11 (14.10%) Photoshop
16 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
16 10 (12.82%) Node.js

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (12.82%) Node.js
2 2 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Photoshop
2 9 (11.54%) GIMP
3 6 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.56%) InDesign
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.28%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Trello
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) NAS
2 1 (1.28%) VLAN
2 1 (1.28%) IPsec
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) VoIP
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.54%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.41%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) VoltDB
4 3 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.54%) QUnit
2 9 (11.54%) Jasmine
2 9 (11.54%) PhantomJS
2 9 (11.54%) Grunt
2 9 (11.54%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 23 (29.49%) Marketing
2 19 (24.36%) Finance
3 15 (19.23%) Banking
4 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.13%) Publishing
6 2 (2.56%) Advertising
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Python Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Programmer
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Graduate
9 2 (2.56%) Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Games Programmer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Lead C# Developer
9 2 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (2.56%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.33%) CSS
1 26 (33.33%) HTML
2 14 (17.95%) Sass
2 14 (17.95%) WebSockets
3 12 (15.38%) HTML5
4 11 (14.10%) jQuery
5 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 9 (11.54%) Backbone.js
6 9 (11.54%) Ember.js
6 9 (11.54%) Zepto.js
7 8 (10.26%) Web Services
8 7 (8.97%) CSS3
9 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.41%) Spring
10 4 (5.13%) .NET
10 4 (5.13%) RESTful
11 3 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (3.85%) LESS
11 3 (3.85%) Flash
11 3 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Xbox
2 9 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
3 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.69%) User Experience
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.13%) Physics
5 4 (5.13%) Online Games
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Games
6 2 (2.56%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.56%) Animation
6 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.28%) Open Source
7 1 (1.28%) iPad
7 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Android
2 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.28%) CentOS
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) TDD
3 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (16.67%) Analytics
4 13 (16.67%) Scrum
5 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
7 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.54%) OpenUP
9 8 (10.26%) MVC
9 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.41%) OO
12 4 (5.13%) People Management
13 3 (3.85%) UX Design
13 3 (3.85%) iOS Development
13 3 (3.85%) Release Management
13 3 (3.85%) Web Development
13 3 (3.85%) Programme Management
13 3 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
2 28 (35.90%) Java
3 21 (26.92%) Python
4 13 (16.67%) PHP
5 11 (14.10%) ActionScript
6 9 (11.54%) C#
7 4 (5.13%) C++
8 3 (3.85%) C
9 1 (1.28%) Scala
9 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Cacti
1 1 (1.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Adobe
2 2 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.28%) Sun
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco
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