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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 75 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 31 33 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 2.36% 1.42%
As % of the General category 3.68% 4.37% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 8
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,950 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,350 £52,500
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
842 755 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.69% 53.89% 49.71%
Number of salaries quoted 497 487 391
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,050
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 23 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 42 (54.55%) Java
2 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.26%) Degree
4 29 (37.66%) Mathematics
4 29 (37.66%) Computer Science
5 27 (35.06%) Linux
6 26 (33.77%) C#
7 20 (25.97%) HTML
7 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.97%) CSS
8 19 (24.68%) OO
8 19 (24.68%) Physics
9 18 (23.38%) Software Engineering
10 16 (20.78%) PhD
11 13 (16.88%) Adobe
11 13 (16.88%) C++
11 13 (16.88%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (15.58%) Internet
12 12 (15.58%) TDD
13 11 (14.29%) OOD
13 11 (14.29%) .NET
13 11 (14.29%) Python
13 11 (14.29%) Game Development
14 10 (12.99%) Adobe AIR
14 10 (12.99%) Apache Flex
14 10 (12.99%) Marketing
14 10 (12.99%) Cairngorm
14 10 (12.99%) PureMVC
14 10 (12.99%) REST
14 10 (12.99%) Robotlegs

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (3.90%) Node.js
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.60%) GIMP
2 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) Internet
2 7 (9.09%) VPN
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) IMAP
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (5.19%) Junos
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.19%) xDSL
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
4 4 (5.19%) POP3
4 4 (5.19%) SMTP
4 4 (5.19%) IPsec
4 4 (5.19%) MPLS
5 3 (3.90%) VoIP
5 3 (3.90%) NAS
5 3 (3.90%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.49%) Big Data
4 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.90%) OLAP
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) OLTP
5 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.90%) NewSQL
5 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.60%) VoltDB
7 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.30%) MySQL
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Ant
3 3 (3.90%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (3.90%) Selenium
4 2 (2.60%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.60%) QUnit
4 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.60%) Grunt
4 2 (2.60%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.99%) Marketing
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) Senior Developer
3 18 (23.38%) Software Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Java Developer
5 12 (15.58%) Senior Software Developer
6 11 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Senior C++ Developer
6 11 (14.29%) C++ Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 11 (14.29%) C++/Java Developer
7 10 (12.99%) Flash Developer
8 7 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Web Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Web Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Lead Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) HTML
1 20 (25.97%) CSS
2 11 (14.29%) .NET
3 10 (12.99%) Adobe AIR
3 10 (12.99%) Apache Flex
3 10 (12.99%) Cairngorm
3 10 (12.99%) PureMVC
3 10 (12.99%) REST
3 10 (12.99%) Robotlegs
3 10 (12.99%) Parsley
3 10 (12.99%) Flash
3 10 (12.99%) XML
3 10 (12.99%) XSLT
4 9 (11.69%) Lucene
4 9 (11.69%) Spring
4 9 (11.69%) Hibernate
4 9 (11.69%) J2EE
4 9 (11.69%) BlazeDS
4 9 (11.69%) JPA
4 9 (11.69%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (37.66%) Mathematics
1 29 (37.66%) Computer Science
2 19 (24.68%) Physics
3 10 (12.99%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.39%) Online Games
4 8 (10.39%) User Experience
5 6 (7.79%) Mobile Games
6 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
6 5 (6.49%) Algorithms
6 5 (6.49%) Hedge funds
6 5 (6.49%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
7 4 (5.19%) Xbox
8 3 (3.90%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (2.60%) Animation
9 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.30%) Replication
10 1 (1.30%) DTV
10 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.79%) Android
4 4 (5.19%) Windows
5 3 (3.90%) CentOS
5 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) OO
3 18 (23.38%) Software Engineering
4 12 (15.58%) TDD
5 11 (14.29%) OOD
5 11 (14.29%) Game Development
6 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 10 (12.99%) MVC
7 9 (11.69%) Analytics
8 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.09%) iOS Development
10 6 (7.79%) Android Development
11 5 (6.49%) Scrum
11 5 (6.49%) Web Development
12 4 (5.19%) 3D Programming
12 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.19%) ITIL
12 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 3 (3.90%) Business Continuity
13 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) Java
2 26 (33.77%) C#
3 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.88%) C++
5 11 (14.29%) Python
6 10 (12.99%) PHP
7 7 (9.09%) ActionScript
8 5 (6.49%) Scala
9 4 (5.19%) SQL
10 2 (2.60%) C
11 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (40.26%) Degree
2 16 (20.78%) PhD
3 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.90%) Nagios
2 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 3 (3.90%) Cacti
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Adobe
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco
3 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.19%) Juniper
6 3 (3.90%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.30%) Perforce
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Sun
7 1 (1.30%) Brocade
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