Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 48 103
Rank change year-on-year -61 +55 -24
Permanent jobs citing Games 36 98 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.35% 4.26% 1.97%
As % of the General category 3.20% 8.77% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 27 69 18
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £44,125
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 1125 1117 1611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 42.31% 48.57% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 624 710 898
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £26,575 £31,725 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,125 £70,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Games.

1 13 (36.11%) Mathematics
2 12 (33.33%) Degree
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) Python
5 8 (22.22%) Scala
6 7 (19.44%) QA
6 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
6 7 (19.44%) Big Data
7 6 (16.67%) Coaching
7 6 (16.67%) Angular 2
7 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
7 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team
7 6 (16.67%) Linux
7 6 (16.67%) Java
7 6 (16.67%) C++
7 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
8 5 (13.89%) Game Development
8 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.89%) SDET
8 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
9 4 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (11.11%) GitHub
9 4 (11.11%) Computer Vision
9 4 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.11%) HTML
9 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.11%) MATLAB

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 (2.78%) SAS
1 1 (2.78%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.78%) Maya
2 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.56%) Marketing
1 2 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Games Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Games Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Machine Learning Researcher
6 2 (5.56%) Account Director
6 2 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Account Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
2 6 (16.67%) Angular 2
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 4 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (8.33%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) React
5 2 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) .NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.78%) Flask
6 1 (2.78%) J2EE
6 1 (2.78%) LESS
6 1 (2.78%) OpenCV
6 1 (2.78%) Redux
6 1 (2.78%) Sass
6 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.78%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (2.78%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) CUDA
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Robotics
4 2 (5.56%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Mathematics
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (19.44%) Project Management
4 6 (16.67%) Coaching
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
5 5 (13.89%) Game Development
5 5 (13.89%) SDET
5 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Computer Vision
6 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Bayesian Methods
7 3 (8.33%) Linear Algebra
7 3 (8.33%) Machine Learning
7 3 (8.33%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) Neural Network
7 3 (8.33%) Open Source
7 3 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Python
2 8 (22.22%) Scala
3 6 (16.67%) C++
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) R
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Ansible
1 1 (2.78%) Capistrano
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Apple
2 1 (2.78%) Brocade
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix
2 1 (2.78%) PayPal
2 1 (2.78%) Progress
2 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
2 1 (2.78%) Tableau
2 1 (2.78%) Vertica
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) Xamarin