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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 129 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 222 382 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.02% 3.18% 3.66%
As % of the General category 3.60% 5.40% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 199 326 394
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
6164 7076 6963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 55.99% 58.95% 60.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5317 6151 6365
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 20 November 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in the City of London

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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.

1 196 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (36.04%) Java
3 113 (24.84%) HTML
4 110 (24.18%) JavaScript
5 106 (23.30%) TDD
6 91 (20.00%) SQL
7 85 (18.68%) OO
8 82 (18.02%) CSS
9 78 (17.14%) Linux
9 78 (17.14%) Git (software)
9 78 (17.14%) HTML5
10 76 (16.70%) Finance
11 74 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
12 66 (14.51%) C#
13 63 (13.85%) Jenkins
14 61 (13.41%) J2EE
15 60 (13.19%) Flash
16 59 (12.97%) E-Commerce
16 59 (12.97%) Scrum
17 55 (12.09%) JIRA
18 53 (11.65%) Degree
19 52 (11.43%) Spring
19 52 (11.43%) User Experience
20 50 (10.99%) QA
20 50 (10.99%) Web Services
21 49 (10.77%) Adobe
22 48 (10.55%) Marketing
23 46 (10.11%) BDD
24 45 (9.89%) Low Latency
24 45 (9.89%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 23 (5.05%) Apache
2 21 (4.62%) Node.js
3 18 (3.96%) IIS
3 18 (3.96%) CMS
4 14 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.20%) SAS
6 9 (1.98%) WordPress
7 8 (1.76%) nginx
7 8 (1.76%) JBoss
7 8 (1.76%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.32%) Drupal
9 5 (1.10%) concrete5
10 4 (0.88%) ejabberd
10 4 (0.88%) Zope
10 4 (0.88%) Plone
11 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.98%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.54%) SPSS
4 5 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.66%) MS Office
6 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.44%) MS Project
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.22%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.32%) GitHub
3 5 (1.10%) SaaS
3 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.44%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.08%) Internet
2 12 (2.64%) Firewall
3 10 (2.20%) HTTP
4 9 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.32%) DNS
5 6 (1.32%) SMTP
5 6 (1.32%) DMZ
5 6 (1.32%) SSH
5 6 (1.32%) IMAP
6 4 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (0.88%) Network Security
6 4 (0.88%) OSPF
6 4 (0.88%) BGP
6 4 (0.88%) DHCP
6 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (0.88%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.44%) FTP
7 2 (0.44%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.57%) MySQL
2 27 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.05%) MongoDB
4 20 (4.40%) Big Data
5 15 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.08%) Redis
7 12 (2.64%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.76%) CouchDB
9 6 (1.32%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.10%) QlikView
10 5 (1.10%) HBase
11 4 (0.88%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.88%) Impala
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 55 (12.09%) JIRA
4 45 (9.89%) Subversion
5 37 (8.13%) Jasmine
6 34 (7.47%) Mockito
7 32 (7.03%) FlexUnit
8 31 (6.81%) Maven
9 30 (6.59%) JUnit
10 29 (6.37%) Selenium
11 22 (4.84%) Cucumber
12 20 (4.40%) WebDriver
13 17 (3.74%) Xcode
14 15 (3.30%) Eclipse
15 14 (3.08%) Introscope
16 13 (2.86%) Ant
16 13 (2.86%) Grunt
17 12 (2.64%) Hudson
18 9 (1.98%) Mocha
18 9 (1.98%) NUnit
General
1 76 (16.70%) Finance
2 48 (10.55%) Marketing
3 30 (6.59%) Retail
4 23 (5.05%) Banking
4 23 (5.05%) Online Betting
5 22 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.08%) Advertising
7 9 (1.98%) Front Office
8 8 (1.76%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.54%) iGaming
9 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
11 4 (0.88%) French Language
12 3 (0.66%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Back Office
14 1 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (51.21%) Developer
2 74 (16.26%) Java Developer
3 41 (9.01%) Senior Developer
4 33 (7.25%) Analyst
5 32 (7.03%) Flex Developer
6 26 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (5.05%) C# Developer
8 17 (3.74%) Junior
9 16 (3.52%) Junior Developer
10 15 (3.30%) Graduate
11 14 (3.08%) PHP Developer
11 14 (3.08%) Designer
12 12 (2.64%) Graduate Developer
12 12 (2.64%) Test Engineer
12 12 (2.64%) .NET Developer
12 12 (2.64%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.64%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.42%) Web Developer
14 10 (2.20%) Consultant
14 10 (2.20%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (24.84%) HTML
2 82 (18.02%) CSS
3 78 (17.14%) HTML5
4 61 (13.41%) J2EE
5 60 (13.19%) Flash
6 52 (11.43%) Spring
7 50 (10.99%) Web Services
8 41 (9.01%) .NET
9 38 (8.35%) jQuery
10 34 (7.47%) CSS3
11 33 (7.25%) XML
12 32 (7.03%) Cairngorm
12 32 (7.03%) Apache Flex
12 32 (7.03%) Parsley
12 32 (7.03%) AngularJS
13 31 (6.81%) JSON
14 26 (5.71%) RESTful
14 26 (5.71%) SOAP
15 25 (5.49%) Hibernate
15 25 (5.49%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (11.43%) User Experience
3 38 (8.35%) Online Games
4 35 (7.69%) Social Media
5 33 (7.25%) Mobile App
6 29 (6.37%) Open Source
7 28 (6.15%) Computer Science
8 26 (5.71%) Mobile Games
9 22 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (4.40%) Animation
11 19 (4.18%) Client/Server
12 17 (3.74%) Online Gambling
13 15 (3.30%) Mathematics
14 11 (2.42%) Statistics
15 10 (2.20%) Social Network
15 10 (2.20%) Visualisation
16 9 (1.98%) Social Gaming
16 9 (1.98%) Algorithms
17 8 (1.76%) EPoS
18 7 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (17.14%) Linux
2 45 (9.89%) UNIX
3 38 (8.35%) Android
3 38 (8.35%) Apple iOS
4 36 (7.91%) Windows
5 14 (3.08%) Solaris
6 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.32%) Debian
10 4 (0.88%) OpenBSD
10 4 (0.88%) FreeBSD
10 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.88%) CentOS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (23.30%) TDD
3 85 (18.68%) OO
4 59 (12.97%) E-Commerce
4 59 (12.97%) Scrum
5 46 (10.11%) BDD
6 45 (9.89%) Low Latency
7 43 (9.45%) Unit Testing
8 39 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (7.69%) Game Development
10 31 (6.81%) MVC
11 30 (6.59%) Project Management
11 30 (6.59%) Analytics
11 30 (6.59%) Multithreading
12 29 (6.37%) Web Development
13 27 (5.93%) SOA
14 23 (5.05%) DevOps
15 17 (3.74%) OOP
16 15 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (3.30%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 164 (36.04%) Java
2 110 (24.18%) JavaScript
3 91 (20.00%) SQL
4 66 (14.51%) C#
5 40 (8.79%) Python
6 32 (7.03%) PHP
7 29 (6.37%) Objective-C
8 25 (5.49%) Ruby
8 25 (5.49%) C++
9 19 (4.18%) ActionScript
10 16 (3.52%) C
10 16 (3.52%) Perl
11 15 (3.30%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.76%) R
12 8 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.32%) Scala
14 5 (1.10%) PHP5
14 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (11.65%) Degree
2 8 (1.76%) ISEB
3 6 (1.32%) CISSP
3 6 (1.32%) CISA
3 6 (1.32%) CISM
3 6 (1.32%) MBA
4 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.66%) CCNA
4 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.44%) IIBA
5 2 (0.44%) CBAP
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) RHCE
6 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMP
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PhD
6 1 (0.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.99%) QA
2 9 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.88%) SLA
6 2 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (1.54%) Varnish
2 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.88%) Ceph
3 4 (0.88%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.22%) KVM
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
4 1 (0.22%) XenServer
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (3.74%) Puppet
2 15 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.20%) Ansible
4 8 (1.76%) Capistrano
5 6 (1.32%) Nagios
6 5 (1.10%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.88%) Ganeti
7 4 (0.88%) Bacula
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.22%) logstash
8 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.22%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 49 (10.77%) Adobe
2 23 (5.05%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.74%) Oracle
4 16 (3.52%) Twitter
5 15 (3.30%) Perforce
6 14 (3.08%) Splunk
7 13 (2.86%) Facebook
8 11 (2.42%) Google
9 9 (1.98%) VMware
9 9 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.54%) Cisco
10 7 (1.54%) HP
11 6 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.32%) Sencha
12 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.66%) Tableau
13 3 (0.66%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.66%) Lotus
13 3 (0.66%) Intel
13 3 (0.66%) SAP
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