The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 130 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 202 283 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.97% 2.69% 3.07%
As % of the General category 3.49% 4.64% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 163 244 296
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
London

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

General Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
5790 6103 6360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 56.50% 58.06% 57.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4994 5234 5757
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Games Salary Trend in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in the City of London

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

1 168 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (32.13%) Java
3 90 (21.58%) TDD
4 86 (20.62%) HTML
4 86 (20.62%) SQL
5 82 (19.66%) JavaScript
6 76 (18.23%) CSS
7 61 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 60 (14.39%) Git (software)
9 59 (14.15%) C#
10 56 (13.43%) OO
11 53 (12.71%) Linux
11 53 (12.71%) HTML5
12 49 (11.75%) Finance
12 49 (11.75%) Jenkins
13 48 (11.51%) User Experience
13 48 (11.51%) J2EE
14 46 (11.03%) Spring
15 45 (10.79%) Marketing
15 45 (10.79%) Flash
16 44 (10.55%) Scrum
16 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (10.07%) BDD
17 42 (10.07%) JIRA
18 41 (9.83%) Degree
19 40 (9.59%) Adobe
20 39 (9.35%) Unit Testing
21 37 (8.87%) MySQL
22 36 (8.63%) .NET
22 36 (8.63%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 20 (4.80%) Apache
2 18 (4.32%) Node.js
3 16 (3.84%) IIS
4 15 (3.60%) CMS
5 9 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.68%) WordPress
6 7 (1.68%) nginx
7 6 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.20%) concrete5
8 5 (1.20%) SAS
9 4 (0.96%) JBoss
9 4 (0.96%) Zope
9 4 (0.96%) Plone
9 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.96%) ejabberd
10 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.60%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.92%) MS Office
4 6 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (0.96%) MS Excel
7 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.48%) InDesign
8 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Magento
2 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.16%) GitHub
3 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.96%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.60%) Firewall
2 13 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.88%) SMTP
3 12 (2.88%) DMZ
3 12 (2.88%) SSH
3 12 (2.88%) IMAP
4 8 (1.92%) Telnet
4 8 (1.92%) FTP
5 6 (1.44%) DNS
6 4 (0.96%) DHCP
6 4 (0.96%) HTTP
6 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.96%) OSPF
6 4 (0.96%) BGP
6 4 (0.96%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (0.96%) OpenVPN
6 4 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (0.96%) Network Security
7 3 (0.72%) Internet
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.87%) MySQL
2 15 (3.60%) MongoDB
2 15 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.88%) Big Data
5 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.44%) Redis
7 5 (1.20%) CouchDB
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.96%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.96%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.72%) HBase
10 2 (0.48%) QlikView
10 2 (0.48%) Impala
Development Applications
1 60 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.75%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.07%) JIRA
4 33 (7.91%) Jasmine
5 32 (7.67%) Subversion
5 32 (7.67%) Maven
6 28 (6.71%) JUnit
7 27 (6.47%) Selenium
7 27 (6.47%) FlexUnit
7 27 (6.47%) Mockito
8 19 (4.56%) Cucumber
9 18 (4.32%) WebDriver
10 10 (2.40%) Ant
10 10 (2.40%) Hudson
11 8 (1.92%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.92%) Grunt
11 8 (1.92%) Gradle
12 7 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.68%) Xcode
13 6 (1.44%) NUnit
General
1 49 (11.75%) Finance
2 45 (10.79%) Marketing
3 22 (5.28%) Retail
4 20 (4.80%) Banking
4 20 (4.80%) Advertising
5 13 (3.12%) Online Betting
6 12 (2.88%) iGaming
6 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.40%) Front Office
8 8 (1.92%) French Language
9 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.96%) Automotive
11 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Turkish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 194 (46.52%) Developer
2 66 (15.83%) Java Developer
3 37 (8.87%) Analyst
3 37 (8.87%) Senior Developer
4 27 (6.47%) Flex Developer
5 22 (5.28%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (4.80%) C# Developer
8 19 (4.56%) PHP Developer
8 19 (4.56%) Designer
9 17 (4.08%) Junior
10 16 (3.84%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.60%) Administrator
11 15 (3.60%) Junior Developer
11 15 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.12%) Web Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Development Manager
14 12 (2.88%) Front-End Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (20.62%) HTML
2 76 (18.23%) CSS
3 53 (12.71%) HTML5
4 48 (11.51%) J2EE
5 46 (11.03%) Spring
6 45 (10.79%) Flash
7 36 (8.63%) .NET
8 31 (7.43%) AngularJS
9 28 (6.71%) CSS3
10 27 (6.47%) Cairngorm
10 27 (6.47%) Parsley
10 27 (6.47%) Web Services
10 27 (6.47%) Apache Flex
11 26 (6.24%) Hibernate
12 24 (5.76%) jQuery
13 20 (4.80%) Struts
14 19 (4.56%) XML
14 19 (4.56%) JSON
15 18 (4.32%) RESTful
16 16 (3.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.51%) User Experience
2 44 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.15%) Open Source
4 33 (7.91%) Online Games
5 30 (7.19%) Mobile App
6 20 (4.80%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.32%) Mobile Games
8 15 (3.60%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.68%) Social Media
10 7 (1.68%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.68%) Statistics
10 7 (1.68%) Animation
11 6 (1.44%) Online Gambling
11 6 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.44%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (0.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.71%) Linux
2 31 (7.43%) UNIX
3 25 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 23 (5.52%) Windows
5 22 (5.28%) Android
6 9 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.44%) Solaris
8 4 (0.96%) Debian
8 4 (0.96%) OpenBSD
8 4 (0.96%) FreeBSD
8 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.48%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (21.58%) TDD
3 61 (14.63%) E-Commerce
4 56 (13.43%) OO
5 44 (10.55%) Scrum
6 42 (10.07%) BDD
7 39 (9.35%) Unit Testing
8 34 (8.15%) Low Latency
9 28 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (6.24%) MVC
11 25 (6.00%) Project Management
12 24 (5.76%) Multithreading
12 24 (5.76%) Game Development
13 21 (5.04%) Analytics
14 20 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
16 16 (3.84%) Software Engineering
17 15 (3.60%) Web Development
17 15 (3.60%) Business Development
17 15 (3.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 134 (32.13%) Java
2 86 (20.62%) SQL
3 82 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 59 (14.15%) C#
5 29 (6.95%) Python
6 27 (6.47%) Perl
6 27 (6.47%) PHP
7 21 (5.04%) Ruby
7 21 (5.04%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.56%) C++
9 17 (4.08%) Objective-C
10 11 (2.64%) ActionScript
11 8 (1.92%) VBScript
12 6 (1.44%) PHP5
12 6 (1.44%) R
12 6 (1.44%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.20%) C
14 4 (0.96%) Haskell
14 4 (0.96%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 41 (9.83%) Degree
2 12 (2.88%) CISSP
2 12 (2.88%) CISA
2 12 (2.88%) CISM
2 12 (2.88%) MBA
3 8 (1.92%) ISEB
4 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.48%) IIBA
5 2 (0.48%) CBAP
5 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.48%) CCNA
6 1 (0.24%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) RHCE
6 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PMP
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.63%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) WAI
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Ceph
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.96%) Varnish
2 4 (0.96%) SpamAssassin
3 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.48%) XenApp
3 2 (0.48%) vSphere
3 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) XenServer
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (3.12%) Puppet
2 11 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.92%) Ansible
4 6 (1.44%) Nagios
5 5 (1.20%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.96%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.96%) Ganeti
6 4 (0.96%) Bacula
7 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.24%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.24%) Graphite
8 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 40 (9.59%) Adobe
2 18 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.12%) Oracle
4 9 (2.16%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.92%) Intel
6 7 (1.68%) Google
6 7 (1.68%) Facebook
7 6 (1.44%) HP
7 6 (1.44%) Cisco
8 5 (1.20%) Perforce
8 5 (1.20%) Apple
8 5 (1.20%) Splunk
9 4 (0.96%) Twitter
9 4 (0.96%) VMware
10 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.48%) Riverbed
11 2 (0.48%) Sencha
11 2 (0.48%) Tableau
11 2 (0.48%) Fujitsu
City, London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Environment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum healthcare, pension, life assurance,
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 75k per year + generous bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £80,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pentasia Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £700000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago