Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 72 99
Rank change year-on-year -52 +27 -27
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 59 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.04% 2.68% 1.87%
As % of the General category 2.79% 5.82% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 23
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £23,600 £30,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,625 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -16.67%

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 1,002 1,013 1,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.28% 46.05% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 612 679 905
Edinburgh median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,775 £31,850 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,000 £69,900
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
4 5 (17.86%) QA
4 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Scala
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Marketing
5 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Vision
6 3 (10.71%) Reinforcement Learning
6 3 (10.71%) Linear Algebra
6 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team
6 3 (10.71%) Bayesian Methods
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Machine Learning
6 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
6 3 (10.71%) Robotics
6 3 (10.71%) CUDA
6 3 (10.71%) Predictive Modelling

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 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.57%) Maya
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) Blockchain
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Designer
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Graphic Designer
3 3 (10.71%) Machine Learning Researcher
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Account Director
4 2 (7.14%) Account Manager
4 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Account Director
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Account Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Account Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.71%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) Angular 2
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) Cocoa
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) LESS
4 1 (3.57%) OpenCV
4 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) Sass
4 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) CUDA
2 3 (10.71%) Graphic Design
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Robotics
2 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Computer Vision
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Bayesian Methods
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Linear Algebra
5 3 (10.71%) Machine Learning
5 3 (10.71%) Neural Network
5 3 (10.71%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Reinforcement Learning
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) Scala
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 3 (10.71%) C
5 3 (10.71%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.57%) R
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Capistrano
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe
2 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Brocade
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) PayPal
3 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) Vertica
3 1 (3.57%) VMware