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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 84 84 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 18 29 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.32% 1.77% 2.68%
As % of the General category 2.44% 4.00% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 5
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
738 725 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.07% 44.21% 53.88%
Number of salaries quoted 419 446 301
Average salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,500 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 5 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 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 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Linux
3 27 (39.13%) TDD
3 27 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (30.43%) Banking
5 20 (28.99%) Finance
5 20 (28.99%) Java
6 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
7 18 (26.09%) Xbox
8 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
8 17 (24.64%) HTML
8 17 (24.64%) CSS
8 17 (24.64%) Python
8 17 (24.64%) Telecoms
9 16 (23.19%) Marketing
10 14 (20.29%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (20.29%) WebSockets
10 14 (20.29%) Scrum
11 13 (18.84%) PHP
12 12 (17.39%) Photoshop
12 12 (17.39%) Multithreading
13 8 (11.59%) Degree
13 8 (11.59%) Backbone.js
13 8 (11.59%) AngularJS
13 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
13 8 (11.59%) HTML5
14 7 (10.14%) GIMP
14 7 (10.14%) Mercurial
14 7 (10.14%) Node.js
14 7 (10.14%) Sass

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 7 (10.14%) Node.js
2 2 (2.90%) WordPress
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Photoshop
2 7 (10.14%) GIMP
3 4 (5.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.35%) MS Office
5 2 (2.90%) InDesign
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) VoltDB
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.14%) Mercurial
2 7 (10.14%) QUnit
2 7 (10.14%) Jasmine
2 7 (10.14%) Grunt
2 7 (10.14%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (30.43%) Banking
2 20 (28.99%) Finance
3 17 (24.64%) Telecoms
4 16 (23.19%) Marketing
5 4 (5.80%) Billing
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.90%) Advertising
6 2 (2.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Python Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Graduate
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Writer
7 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Author
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Author
7 3 (4.35%) Junior
7 3 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.90%) SEO Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Designer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Web Designer
8 2 (2.90%) Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) HTML
1 17 (24.64%) CSS
2 14 (20.29%) WebSockets
3 8 (11.59%) Backbone.js
3 8 (11.59%) AngularJS
3 8 (11.59%) HTML5
4 7 (10.14%) Sass
4 7 (10.14%) Ember.js
4 7 (10.14%) Zepto.js
4 7 (10.14%) jQuery
5 5 (7.25%) CSS3
6 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.35%) Web Services
6 3 (4.35%) RESTful
6 3 (4.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.45%) LAMP
7 1 (1.45%) Flash
7 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Xbox
2 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Wiki
5 2 (2.90%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) Open Source
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Online Games
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) TDD
2 27 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (20.29%) Scrum
4 12 (17.39%) Multithreading
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.14%) OpenUP
5 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.70%) Analytics
7 4 (5.80%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.35%) MVC
8 3 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) OO
8 3 (4.35%) Game Development
8 3 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.90%) Web Development
9 2 (2.90%) Internet Marketing
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Java
2 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.64%) Python
4 13 (18.84%) PHP
5 7 (10.14%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.90%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Adobe
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Google
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