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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 78 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.14% 1.94% 2.07%
As % of the General category 3.80% 3.63% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 8
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £27,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £42,500 £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
843 798 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 56.46% 53.34% 50.22%
Number of salaries quoted 521 516 376
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 21 November 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.90%) Java
3 29 (36.71%) Linux
4 27 (34.18%) Degree
5 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
5 26 (32.91%) C#
6 25 (31.65%) HTML
6 25 (31.65%) CSS
6 25 (31.65%) Mathematics
6 25 (31.65%) Computer Science
7 19 (24.05%) TDD
8 16 (20.25%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (18.99%) Physics
9 15 (18.99%) Marketing
9 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (18.99%) OO
9 15 (18.99%) Python
9 15 (18.99%) Adobe
10 13 (16.46%) PhD
11 12 (15.19%) PHP
11 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
12 11 (13.92%) .NET
12 11 (13.92%) Flash
12 11 (13.92%) Sass
13 10 (12.66%) REST
13 10 (12.66%) Parsley
13 10 (12.66%) Robotlegs
13 10 (12.66%) Relational Database
13 10 (12.66%) Cairngorm
13 10 (12.66%) PureMVC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (7.59%) Node.js
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.27%) Lync
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.33%) GIMP
2 5 (6.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.53%) InDesign
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.25%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.80%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Internet
2 4 (5.06%) IPsec
3 3 (3.80%) VLAN
3 3 (3.80%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) VoIP
3 3 (3.80%) VPN
3 3 (3.80%) NAS
4 1 (1.27%) LDAP
4 1 (1.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.06%) Big Data
5 2 (2.53%) NewSQL
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.53%) OLAP
5 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) OLTP
5 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.53%) VoltDB
6 1 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.33%) Mercurial
2 5 (6.33%) QUnit
2 5 (6.33%) Jasmine
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.33%) Grunt
2 5 (6.33%) PhantomJS
3 3 (3.80%) Ant
3 3 (3.80%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (3.80%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 15 (18.99%) Marketing
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.59%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.53%) Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (70.89%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Senior Developer
3 16 (20.25%) Java Developer
4 15 (18.99%) Software Developer
5 11 (13.92%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (12.66%) Flash Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (10.13%) C++ Software Developer
8 8 (10.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (10.13%) Senior C++ Developer
8 8 (10.13%) Java Software Developer
8 8 (10.13%) Senior Java Software Developer
8 8 (10.13%) C++/Java Developer
8 8 (10.13%) C++ Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Web Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Senior Web Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Lead C# Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C# Web Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) HTML
1 25 (31.65%) CSS
2 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) Flash
2 11 (13.92%) Sass
3 10 (12.66%) Robotlegs
3 10 (12.66%) Cairngorm
3 10 (12.66%) PureMVC
3 10 (12.66%) REST
3 10 (12.66%) Apache Flex
3 10 (12.66%) Adobe AIR
3 10 (12.66%) XML
3 10 (12.66%) XSLT
3 10 (12.66%) Parsley
4 9 (11.39%) J2EE
4 9 (11.39%) jQuery
4 9 (11.39%) JPA
4 9 (11.39%) WPF
4 9 (11.39%) Hibernate
4 9 (11.39%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Mathematics
1 25 (31.65%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.99%) Physics
3 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
4 9 (11.39%) Online Games
4 9 (11.39%) User Experience
5 6 (7.59%) Mobile Games
6 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
6 5 (6.33%) Hedge funds
6 5 (6.33%) Xbox
6 5 (6.33%) Data Structures
6 5 (6.33%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.80%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (2.53%) E-Learning
9 2 (2.53%) Animation
9 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.27%) iPhone
10 1 (1.27%) Open Source
10 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.59%) Android
4 4 (5.06%) Windows
5 3 (3.80%) CentOS
6 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) TDD
3 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (18.99%) OO
4 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
5 10 (12.66%) Project Management
5 10 (12.66%) MVC
6 9 (11.39%) Analytics
7 8 (10.13%) Game Development
7 8 (10.13%) Scrum
7 8 (10.13%) OOD
8 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.86%) iOS Development
9 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.59%) Android Development
9 6 (7.59%) Multithreading
10 5 (6.33%) OpenUP
10 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.06%) Web Development
11 4 (5.06%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 41 (51.90%) Java
2 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
2 26 (32.91%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) Python
4 12 (15.19%) PHP
5 10 (12.66%) C++
5 10 (12.66%) ActionScript
6 5 (6.33%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) Degree
2 13 (16.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Nagios
1 3 (3.80%) Cacti
1 3 (3.80%) Puppet
1 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Adobe
2 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.27%) Sun
5 1 (1.27%) NetApp
5 1 (1.27%) Perforce
5 1 (1.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) Brocade
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