Period
to 20 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 105 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 -17 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 29 39 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.08% 1.69% 2.03%
As % of the General category 3.43% 3.79% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 38
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,500 £57,325
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +1.19% -6.67%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 846 1,028 1,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 31.64% 44.44% 55.41%
Number of salaries quoted 547 671 814
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.08% +3.33%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Edinburgh

Games
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Games in Edinburgh

Games
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Games.

1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Java
3 16 (55.17%) Linux
3 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
4 13 (44.83%) High Availability
5 10 (34.48%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
5 10 (34.48%) Microservices
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (20.69%) Python
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Degree
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) C++
8 4 (13.79%) Puppet
8 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (10.34%) Open Source
9 3 (10.34%) Ansible
9 3 (10.34%) DevOps
9 3 (10.34%) OO
9 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.34%) C#
9 3 (10.34%) TDD
10 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (6.90%) Ruby
10 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
10 2 (6.90%) Marketing
10 2 (6.90%) Business Development

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Clang
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) GitLab
2 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.45%) JUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Protractor
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
1 2 (6.90%) Electronics
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Software Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Java Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Development Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) LLVM
1 2 (6.90%) OpenCL
1 2 (6.90%) TensorFlow
1 2 (6.90%) Vulkan
1 2 (6.90%) WebSockets
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Express
2 1 (3.45%) JCE
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) GPGPU
1 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
3 13 (44.83%) High Availability
4 10 (34.48%) Continuous Deployment
4 10 (34.48%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 10 (34.48%) Microservices
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) DevOps
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) Open Source
7 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Game Development
8 2 (6.90%) Machine Learning
8 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
8 2 (6.90%) Parallel Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) C++
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) R
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) IEC 61508
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 26262
1 2 (6.90%) MISRA
1 2 (6.90%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Capistrano
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Renesas
1 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe