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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 185 192 178
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 41 41 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.62% 1.69% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 43
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,125 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
2538 2420 2203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.38% 42.46% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1619 1614
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £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 1 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 1 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 +19 18 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Bracknell 0 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Windsor -15 7 £25,000 -16.66%
Slough +2 5 £47,500 +124.85% 2
Hungerford - 3 £32,500 - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 (50.00%) C#
1 37 (50.00%) .NET
2 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
3 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.78%) Computer Science
5 24 (32.43%) Degree
6 23 (31.08%) ASP.NET
7 22 (29.73%) CSS
7 22 (29.73%) HTML
8 17 (22.97%) MVC
8 17 (22.97%) Windows
8 17 (22.97%) OO
8 17 (22.97%) Internet
9 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (18.92%) Web Application Development
11 14 (18.92%) TDD
12 12 (16.22%) Scrum
12 12 (16.22%) Subversion
13 11 (14.86%) HTML5
13 11 (14.86%) LINQ
14 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
14 10 (13.51%) NHibernate
14 10 (13.51%) Game Development
14 10 (13.51%) CSS3
14 10 (13.51%) Rhino Mocks
14 10 (13.51%) NUnit
14 10 (13.51%) Finance
14 10 (13.51%) C++
14 10 (13.51%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.05%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Lync
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) Internet
2 7 (9.46%) HTTP
3 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) 4G
4 2 (2.70%) 3G
4 2 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) Redis
5 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Subversion
2 10 (13.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (13.51%) NUnit
3 5 (6.76%) Moq
3 5 (6.76%) MSBuild
3 5 (6.76%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Marketing
3 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.81%) Retail
4 7 (9.46%) Banking
4 7 (9.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (8.11%) Electronics
6 2 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) Developer
2 22 (29.73%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.27%) Graduate
4 13 (17.57%) Junior .NET Developer
4 13 (17.57%) Junior Developer
4 13 (17.57%) Junior
5 8 (10.81%) Graduate Software Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 8 (10.81%) .NET Software Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Graduate Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Junior Software Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Team Leader
6 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Sales Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.00%) .NET
2 23 (31.08%) ASP.NET
3 22 (29.73%) CSS
3 22 (29.73%) HTML
4 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (14.86%) HTML5
5 11 (14.86%) LINQ
6 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
6 10 (13.51%) NHibernate
6 10 (13.51%) CSS3
7 9 (12.16%) WCF
8 7 (9.46%) XML
8 7 (9.46%) Ajax
9 6 (8.11%) jQuery
9 6 (8.11%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (6.76%) Castle Windsor
10 5 (6.76%) WebKit
10 5 (6.76%) MonoRail
11 3 (4.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.46%) iPhone
3 6 (8.11%) DTV
4 5 (6.76%) iPad
4 5 (6.76%) IPTV
5 3 (4.05%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.70%) Kindle
6 2 (2.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.70%) Social Media
6 2 (2.70%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.35%) Online Games
7 1 (1.35%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.41%) Android
5 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) Debian
6 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) MVC
2 17 (22.97%) OO
3 14 (18.92%) Web Application Development
3 14 (18.92%) TDD
4 12 (16.22%) Scrum
5 10 (13.51%) Game Development
5 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.16%) BDD
7 6 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) Kanban
8 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (5.41%) Resource Management
9 4 (5.41%) CQRS
9 4 (5.41%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.51%) C++
4 5 (6.76%) SQL
5 4 (5.41%) Java
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
7 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.70%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) MCTS
2 6 (8.11%) MCP
2 6 (8.11%) MCAD
2 6 (8.11%) MCSD
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.70%) PCI QSA
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) CRISC
3 2 (2.70%) OSCP
3 2 (2.70%) OSCE
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) CISSP
3 2 (2.70%) CISA
3 2 (2.70%) CISM
3 2 (2.70%) CEH
4 1 (1.35%) PMP
4 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.70%) vSphere
1 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Google
3 2 (2.70%) Facebook
3 2 (2.70%) NetApp
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Apple
4 1 (1.35%) Zend
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