The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 166 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 73 88 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 1.23% 1.10%
As % of the General category 3.27% 3.52% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 61 82 64
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
England

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

General Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2231 2503 3036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 35.11% 34.99% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1750 2011 2399
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Games
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Games Salary Trend in the East of England

Games
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in the East of England

Games
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 25 £40,000 -31.91% 10
Suffolk -1 24 £38,500 +26.22% 17
Cambridgeshire -8 12 £47,000 -21.66% 5
Bedfordshire +4 10 £42,500 -32.00%
Essex +7 1 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Norfolk -24 1 £37,500 +83.82% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 55 (35.48%) C#
2 48 (30.97%) C++
3 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
4 43 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (27.10%) Software Engineering
6 41 (26.45%) Computer Science
7 40 (25.81%) Java
8 39 (25.16%) HTML
9 37 (23.87%) CSS
10 36 (23.23%) HTML5
11 33 (21.29%) Degree
12 32 (20.65%) OO
13 31 (20.00%) .NET
14 29 (18.71%) TDD
15 26 (16.77%) Linux
16 24 (15.48%) ASP.NET
16 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
16 24 (15.48%) MVC
16 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
17 20 (12.90%) CSS3
18 19 (12.26%) Finance
18 19 (12.26%) Online Games
19 17 (10.97%) Python
19 17 (10.97%) C
19 17 (10.97%) Web Development
19 17 (10.97%) NoSQL
19 17 (10.97%) Unit Testing
19 17 (10.97%) Multithreading
20 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 16 (10.32%) Physics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.03%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.52%) Apache
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.29%) Confluence
4 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
1 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.65%) Force.com
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.81%) Internet
2 3 (1.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.97%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (5.16%) Big Data
5 7 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.87%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.87%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.29%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (8.39%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.10%) LabVIEW
2 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.87%) Maven
4 6 (3.87%) Mercurial
4 6 (3.87%) NetBeans
4 6 (3.87%) NUnit
4 6 (3.87%) Selenium
4 6 (3.87%) Subversion
4 6 (3.87%) Toad
5 5 (3.23%) Grunt
5 5 (3.23%) gulp
5 5 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.29%) GoCD
7 2 (1.29%) JMeter
8 1 (0.65%) Calabash
General
1 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.26%) Finance
3 13 (8.39%) Retail
4 12 (7.74%) Banking
5 7 (4.52%) Electronics
6 5 (3.23%) Automotive
6 5 (3.23%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.58%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (56.13%) Developer
2 27 (17.42%) C# Developer
3 23 (14.84%) Java Developer
4 22 (14.19%) Senior Developer
4 22 (14.19%) Software Engineer
5 18 (11.61%) .NET Developer
6 17 (10.97%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (9.03%) Analyst
7 14 (9.03%) C++ Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Graduate
9 12 (7.74%) C# Web Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Web Developer
10 11 (7.10%) C Software Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) Senior C++ Developer
11 10 (6.45%) Graduate C# Developer
11 10 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
11 10 (6.45%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (5.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.16%) HTML
2 37 (23.87%) CSS
3 36 (23.23%) HTML5
4 31 (20.00%) .NET
5 24 (15.48%) ASP.NET
6 20 (12.90%) CSS3
7 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (9.68%) jQuery
9 14 (9.03%) J2EE
10 13 (8.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 11 (7.10%) WCF
12 10 (6.45%) Web Services
13 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 8 (5.16%) OpenCL
15 7 (4.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 6 (3.87%) ActiveMQ
16 6 (3.87%) Java EE
16 6 (3.87%) JMS
17 5 (3.23%) Core Animation
17 5 (3.23%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.45%) Computer Science
2 19 (12.26%) Online Games
3 16 (10.32%) Physics
4 13 (8.39%) Algorithms
5 10 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (6.45%) Xbox
6 9 (5.81%) Mathematics
6 9 (5.81%) Virtual Team
7 7 (4.52%) User Experience
7 7 (4.52%) Visualisation
8 6 (3.87%) Animation
9 5 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (3.23%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (3.23%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.65%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.77%) Linux
2 15 (9.68%) Windows
3 11 (7.10%) Unix
4 6 (3.87%) Android
4 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.10%) Software Engineering
3 32 (20.65%) OO
4 29 (18.71%) TDD
5 24 (15.48%) MVC
6 17 (10.97%) Multithreading
6 17 (10.97%) Unit Testing
6 17 (10.97%) Web Development
7 15 (9.68%) BDD
8 13 (8.39%) Image Processing
8 13 (8.39%) OOD
9 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.45%) OOP
11 9 (5.81%) CQRS
11 9 (5.81%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.81%) Low Latency
11 9 (5.81%) Open Source
11 9 (5.81%) Scrum
11 9 (5.81%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.48%) C#
2 48 (30.97%) C++
3 44 (28.39%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.81%) Java
5 17 (10.97%) C
5 17 (10.97%) Python
6 13 (8.39%) SQL
7 11 (7.10%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.23%) Apple Swift
8 5 (3.23%) HLSL
8 5 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.58%) PHP
9 4 (2.58%) R
9 4 (2.58%) Scala
10 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.29%) Go
10 2 (1.29%) Ruby
10 2 (1.29%) Rust
11 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.52%) PhD
3 6 (3.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Puppet
2 3 (1.94%) Ansible
3 2 (1.29%) Grafana
3 2 (1.29%) Terraform
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle
3 5 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (1.29%) Adobe
4 2 (1.29%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
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