The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 181 189 196
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 39 48 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.66% 0.80% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.87% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 28
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2634 2570 2166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 44.56% 43.01% 40.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1688 1570
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £72,950 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Berkshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 18 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Bracknell -3 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Hungerford - 8 £32,500 - 1
Slough +2 5 £50,000 +45.98%
Windsor -20 2 £25,000 -16.66%
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 37 (48.05%) C#
2 36 (46.75%) .NET
3 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
5 25 (32.47%) HTML
6 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
6 24 (31.17%) CSS
6 24 (31.17%) OO
6 24 (31.17%) Computer Science
7 22 (28.57%) Degree
8 19 (24.68%) Internet
9 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
9 18 (23.38%) MVC
10 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (19.48%) Web Application Development
11 15 (19.48%) TDD
12 14 (18.18%) HTML5
12 14 (18.18%) BDD
13 13 (16.88%) Windows
14 12 (15.58%) CSS3
14 12 (15.58%) Marketing
15 11 (14.29%) Retail
15 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
16 10 (12.99%) Finance
16 10 (12.99%) Banking
16 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.99%) C++
16 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
16 10 (12.99%) WCF
16 10 (12.99%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) Internet
2 8 (10.39%) HTTP
3 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.60%) 3G
4 2 (2.60%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Subversion
2 6 (7.79%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (7.79%) NUnit
3 5 (6.49%) Moq
4 3 (3.90%) MSBuild
4 3 (3.90%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (15.58%) Marketing
2 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 11 (14.29%) Retail
3 10 (12.99%) Finance
3 10 (12.99%) Banking
4 8 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
5 6 (7.79%) Electronics
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (58.44%) Developer
2 23 (29.87%) .NET Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Graduate
4 13 (16.88%) Junior
4 13 (16.88%) Junior Developer
4 13 (16.88%) Junior .NET Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) Software Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Graduate Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Junior Software Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Team Leader
6 8 (10.39%) Graduate Software Developer
6 8 (10.39%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Sales Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Principal Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (46.75%) .NET
2 25 (32.47%) HTML
3 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
3 24 (31.17%) CSS
4 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (18.18%) HTML5
6 12 (15.58%) CSS3
7 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
7 10 (12.99%) WCF
8 8 (10.39%) XML
8 8 (10.39%) jQuery
9 7 (9.09%) LINQ
10 6 (7.79%) NHibernate
11 5 (6.49%) WebKit
12 4 (5.19%) Ajax
12 4 (5.19%) XHTML
12 4 (5.19%) Web Services
13 3 (3.90%) RESTful
13 3 (3.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 2 (2.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.09%) iPhone
3 6 (7.79%) DTV
4 5 (6.49%) iPad
5 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 3 (3.90%) IPTV
6 2 (2.60%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.60%) Social Media
7 1 (1.30%) Online Games
7 1 (1.30%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.49%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) CentOS
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Debian
4 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.17%) OO
3 18 (23.38%) MVC
4 15 (19.48%) TDD
4 15 (19.48%) Web Application Development
5 14 (18.18%) BDD
6 10 (12.99%) Game Development
7 9 (11.69%) CQRS
7 9 (11.69%) Scrum
7 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.69%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.79%) ITIL
9 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.79%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
10 5 (6.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.05%) C#
2 18 (23.38%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) C++
4 5 (6.49%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) SQL
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) PCI QSA
2 5 (6.49%) CISA
2 5 (6.49%) CISM
2 5 (6.49%) CISSP
2 5 (6.49%) CRISC
3 2 (2.60%) OSCP
3 2 (2.60%) OSCE
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MCP
3 2 (2.60%) MCAD
3 2 (2.60%) MCSD
3 2 (2.60%) ISEB
3 2 (2.60%) CEH
3 2 (2.60%) MCTS
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) Google
3 2 (2.60%) Facebook
4 1 (1.30%) Zend
4 1 (1.30%) Apple
4 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
Hungerford, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
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Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago