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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 79 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 47 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.91% 3.19% 2.34%
As % of the General category 3.61% 6.32% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 46 22
Average salary £33,750 £38,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,750 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
830 744 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.87% 50.44% 51.30%
Number of salaries quoted 459 478 373
Average salary £48,000 £43,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £63,700 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 4 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (77.27%) Finance
2 33 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (65.91%) TDD
4 29 (65.91%) Banking
5 28 (63.64%) Linux
6 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (50.00%) Python
8 14 (31.82%) PHP
8 14 (31.82%) Multithreading
9 11 (25.00%) HTML
9 11 (25.00%) CSS
10 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 9 (20.45%) Java
11 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.45%) HTML5
11 9 (20.45%) WebSockets
11 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
12 8 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (15.91%) Brocade
13 7 (15.91%) QA
13 7 (15.91%) VMware
13 7 (15.91%) Perforce
13 7 (15.91%) Windows
13 7 (15.91%) Cisco
13 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
13 7 (15.91%) SAN
13 7 (15.91%) NetApp
13 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
13 7 (15.91%) MySQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (15.91%) Apache
1 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
1 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (9.09%) Lync
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (9.09%) IPsec
2 4 (9.09%) LDAP
2 4 (9.09%) WAN
2 4 (9.09%) DHCP
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Relational Database
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (77.27%) Finance
2 33 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 29 (65.91%) Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Marketing
4 4 (9.09%) Electronics
4 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Python Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Author
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Author
5 2 (4.55%) Junior
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Writer
5 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) HTML
1 11 (25.00%) CSS
2 9 (20.45%) HTML5
2 9 (20.45%) WebSockets
3 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
3 7 (15.91%) RESTful
4 6 (13.64%) Sass
4 6 (13.64%) LESS
5 4 (9.09%) CSS3
6 3 (6.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 2 (4.55%) jQuery
8 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.27%) D3.js
8 1 (2.27%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) DTV
2 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.55%) Wiki
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (65.91%) TDD
3 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (31.82%) Multithreading
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.64%) MVC
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.36%) Game Development
8 4 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.55%) OO
10 1 (2.27%) Web Design
10 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) Python
2 14 (31.82%) PHP
3 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) Java
5 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 7 (15.91%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) Lua
7 2 (4.55%) C#
7 2 (4.55%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Erlang
8 1 (2.27%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) DFS Replication
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco
2 7 (15.91%) NetApp
2 7 (15.91%) Perforce
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
2 7 (15.91%) Brocade
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) Adobe
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