NEW research has revealed that Edinburgh is the sixth gaming capital of the UK.
A study by online casino guide 6takarakuji analysed and ranked companies that develop video games, universities offering computer science and the average salaries of game developers in every major city of the UK to award each city an index score, revealing the country’s gaming capital.
Edinburgh is the UK’s sixth gaming city, with 33 gaming companies measuring 16,788 people to one. There are five universities in the city offering computer science, namely the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. Game developers can expect an average salary of £44,882 yearly.
The study reveals Manchester as the UK’s gaming capital, ranking first on the list. There are 46 gaming companies in the city, measuring one for every 12,000 people. The University of Manchester ranks top among the seven universities offering computer science in the city. Game developers in the city rake in an average of £49,878 annually.
Looking at the study, a spokesperson from 6takarakuji commented: “This study reveals that people looking for a career in the gaming industry are spoiled for choice with the opportunities across the country, more so in Edinburgh. The city offers a great combination of learning and work opportunities”
The study was conducted by 6TAKARAKUJI, an online casino guide offering its audience a gaming and entertainment experience.
THE TOP 10 GAMING CITIES IN UK
|Rank||City||Gaming Company to City Population||Computer Science University to City Population||Game Developer Annual Salary||Index score|
|7||Newcastle upon Tyne||27,291||30,020||£43,083||23|