The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 165 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 1886 2322 2581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.77% 2.31% 2.44%
As % of the General category 4.07% 5.21% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1826 2341
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,300 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
UK

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

General Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
46354 44598 47850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.45% 44.35% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36877 35981 39801
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in England

Games
Salary Trend in England

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

Games Salary Trend in England

Games
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in England

Games
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London -38 1156 £52,500 +5.00% 134
South East -11 172 £36,500 -2.66% 30
Yorkshire +14 119 £32,500 -7.14% 24
North West +37 110 £40,000 +6.66% 32
South West +29 97 £38,750 +19.23% 13
East of England +13 90 £40,000 -8.04% 24
East Midlands +45 73 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Midlands -78 65 £35,000 -6.66% 12
North East -28 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1948 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1043 (25.32%) C#
3 1042 (25.30%) Java
4 963 (23.38%) HTML
5 901 (21.87%) TDD
6 884 (21.46%) JavaScript
7 857 (20.81%) .NET
8 787 (19.11%) CSS
9 778 (18.89%) Scrum
10 709 (17.21%) MVC
11 696 (16.90%) SQL Server
12 664 (16.12%) OO
13 660 (16.02%) Linux
14 645 (15.66%) SQL
15 636 (15.44%) Degree
16 619 (15.03%) HTML5
17 611 (14.83%) Android
18 602 (14.62%) ASP.NET
19 546 (13.26%) Finance
20 489 (11.87%) C++
21 485 (11.77%) Software Engineering
22 448 (10.88%) Web Application Development
23 445 (10.80%) WCF
24 437 (10.61%) Online Games
25 433 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
26 431 (10.46%) Computer Science
27 427 (10.37%) E-Commerce
28 422 (10.25%) Apple iOS
29 409 (9.93%) BDD
30 389 (9.44%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 296 (7.19%) Node.js
2 179 (4.35%) Apache
3 166 (4.03%) Tomcat
4 76 (1.85%) CMS
5 64 (1.55%) JBoss
6 51 (1.24%) Drupal
6 51 (1.24%) WordPress
7 49 (1.19%) IIS
8 35 (0.85%) SAS
9 32 (0.78%) Confluence
10 26 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.63%) SharePoint
11 24 (0.58%) nginx
12 22 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.51%) GlassFish
14 20 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.44%) Apache Pig
16 15 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
16 15 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 154 (3.74%) Photoshop
2 139 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 104 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 37 (0.90%) MS Office
5 34 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.70%) SPSS
6 29 (0.70%) MS Project
7 26 (0.63%) MS Visio
8 25 (0.61%) Maya
9 23 (0.56%) 3ds Max
10 19 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
13 7 (0.17%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.17%) InDesign
13 7 (0.17%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.15%) Mudbox
15 4 (0.097%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.097%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.41%) Google Analytics
2 16 (0.39%) Magento
3 15 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.049%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 128 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.02%) SaaS
3 45 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (0.49%) GitHub
7 18 (0.44%) PaaS
8 15 (0.36%) Force.com
8 15 (0.36%) Google App Engine
9 12 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.17%) Office 365
12 6 (0.15%) IaaS
13 5 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.097%) Heroku
15 3 (0.073%) Route 53
15 3 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.024%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.024%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 365 (8.86%) Internet
2 116 (2.82%) HTTP
3 69 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 58 (1.41%) DNS
4 58 (1.41%) Firewall
5 41 (1.00%) LAN
6 33 (0.80%) DHCP
7 30 (0.73%) SAN
8 28 (0.68%) SSL
8 28 (0.68%) Broadband
8 28 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (0.61%) WAN
10 23 (0.56%) Network Security
11 22 (0.53%) BGP
12 21 (0.51%) SMS
13 19 (0.46%) IPv4
13 19 (0.46%) SSH
14 18 (0.44%) MPLS
15 17 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 316 (7.67%) MySQL
3 256 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 180 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 174 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 164 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 157 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 136 (3.30%) Big Data
9 132 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 97 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 92 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 68 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 64 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 59 (1.43%) Redis
15 58 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 48 (1.17%) OLTP
17 46 (1.12%) Apache Hive
18 41 (1.00%) DB2
18 41 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
19 40 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 360 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 289 (7.02%) Subversion
3 219 (5.32%) Maven
4 184 (4.47%) JIRA
5 177 (4.30%) Jenkins
6 161 (3.91%) NUnit
7 142 (3.45%) Selenium
8 141 (3.42%) JUnit
9 136 (3.30%) Rhino Mocks
10 124 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 116 (2.82%) Eclipse
12 101 (2.45%) Moq
13 92 (2.23%) Xcode
14 91 (2.21%) Ant
15 82 (1.99%) Jasmine
16 75 (1.82%) Visual Studio
17 73 (1.77%) Hudson
18 66 (1.60%) WebDriver
19 49 (1.19%) Mercurial
20 44 (1.07%) Axure RP
General
1 546 (13.26%) Finance
2 334 (8.11%) Marketing
3 294 (7.14%) Retail
4 178 (4.32%) Banking
5 176 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 104 (2.52%) Publishing
7 97 (2.35%) Advertising
8 70 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.60%) Online Betting
10 30 (0.73%) Electronics
11 29 (0.70%) Automotive
12 24 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (0.58%) Back Office
13 21 (0.51%) Front Office
13 21 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.49%) Billing
14 20 (0.49%) iGaming
15 19 (0.46%) Legal
16 16 (0.39%) Law
17 14 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2027 (49.21%) Developer
2 482 (11.70%) .NET Developer
3 375 (9.10%) Java Developer
4 268 (6.51%) Software Engineer
5 219 (5.32%) Senior Developer
6 215 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 214 (5.20%) Junior
8 203 (4.93%) Analyst
9 197 (4.78%) C# Developer
10 186 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 181 (4.39%) Graduate
12 171 (4.15%) Junior Developer
13 166 (4.03%) Programmer
14 154 (3.74%) Web Developer
15 125 (3.03%) Architect
16 108 (2.62%) Front-End Developer
17 102 (2.48%) Consultant
18 98 (2.38%) Designer
19 97 (2.35%) iOS Developer
19 97 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 963 (23.38%) HTML
2 857 (20.81%) .NET
3 787 (19.11%) CSS
4 619 (15.03%) HTML5
5 602 (14.62%) ASP.NET
6 445 (10.80%) WCF
7 433 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 329 (7.99%) jQuery
9 321 (7.79%) Spring
10 307 (7.45%) Web Services
11 293 (7.11%) CSS3
12 248 (6.02%) XML
13 247 (6.00%) J2EE
14 218 (5.29%) Flash
15 197 (4.78%) Ajax
16 180 (4.37%) JSON
17 173 (4.20%) KnockoutJS
18 167 (4.05%) RESTful
19 160 (3.88%) REST
20 156 (3.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 437 (10.61%) Online Games
2 431 (10.46%) Computer Science
3 369 (8.96%) Mobile App
4 280 (6.80%) User Experience
5 250 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
6 240 (5.83%) iPhone
7 216 (5.24%) Mathematics
8 178 (4.32%) Mobile Games
9 173 (4.20%) Algorithms
10 143 (3.47%) Open Source
11 111 (2.69%) Animation
12 106 (2.57%) iPad
13 105 (2.55%) Social Media
13 105 (2.55%) 3D Graphics
14 102 (2.48%) Physics
15 100 (2.43%) Visualisation
16 94 (2.28%) Data Structures
17 64 (1.55%) Client/Server
18 63 (1.53%) Social Gaming
19 59 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 660 (16.02%) Linux
2 611 (14.83%) Android
3 422 (10.25%) Apple iOS
4 367 (8.91%) Windows
5 225 (5.46%) UNIX
6 102 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 66 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (1.34%) CentOS
9 39 (0.95%) Debian
10 29 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.63%) Solaris
12 24 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.24%) FreeBSD
18 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1948 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 901 (21.87%) TDD
3 778 (18.89%) Scrum
4 709 (17.21%) MVC
5 664 (16.12%) OO
6 485 (11.77%) Software Engineering
7 448 (10.88%) Web Application Development
8 427 (10.37%) E-Commerce
9 409 (9.93%) BDD
10 340 (8.25%) Game Development
11 280 (6.80%) Project Management
12 273 (6.63%) Domain-Driven Design
13 231 (5.61%) OOP
14 221 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
15 210 (5.10%) Multithreading
16 197 (4.78%) Web Development
17 180 (4.37%) DevOps
18 178 (4.32%) Analytics
19 175 (4.25%) Unit Testing
19 175 (4.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1043 (25.32%) C#
2 1042 (25.30%) Java
3 884 (21.46%) JavaScript
4 645 (15.66%) SQL
5 489 (11.87%) C++
6 389 (9.44%) Python
7 286 (6.94%) PHP
8 239 (5.80%) Objective-C
9 237 (5.75%) Ruby
10 129 (3.13%) C
11 113 (2.74%) ActionScript
12 100 (2.43%) Scala
12 100 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 91 (2.21%) T-SQL
14 79 (1.92%) VB.NET
15 67 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 63 (1.53%) Perl
17 61 (1.48%) ActionScript 3.0
18 55 (1.34%) VB
19 42 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 636 (15.44%) Degree
2 82 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (1.51%) MCSD
3 62 (1.51%) MCTS
4 60 (1.46%) MCP
5 59 (1.43%) MCAD
6 55 (1.34%) PhD
7 38 (0.92%) ISEB
8 34 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (0.80%) CISSP
10 28 (0.68%) Security Cleared
11 25 (0.61%) CCNP
12 24 (0.58%) CISA
12 24 (0.58%) CISM
12 24 (0.58%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.53%) CRISC
14 14 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.32%) CCIE
16 12 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (8.16%) QA
2 68 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.41%) SLA
5 14 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.049%) WAI
7 2 (0.049%) COBIT
7 2 (0.049%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.41%) vSphere
4 14 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (0.22%) KVM
5 9 (0.22%) HDFS
6 8 (0.19%) Varnish
7 7 (0.17%) Docker
8 6 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
8 6 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.15%) XenApp
9 5 (0.12%) Firmware
9 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.097%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.097%) Ceph
11 3 (0.073%) Xen
11 3 (0.073%) XenServer
12 2 (0.049%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 156 (3.79%) Puppet
2 127 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (2.11%) Nagios
4 21 (0.51%) Cacti
5 20 (0.49%) Ansible
6 19 (0.46%) Opsview
7 13 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 11 (0.27%) Cobbler
9 10 (0.24%) logstash
10 9 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.12%) YUM
14 4 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.097%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.097%) Munin
14 4 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 328 (7.96%) Google
2 253 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 242 (5.88%) Oracle
4 133 (3.23%) Twitter
5 132 (3.20%) Adobe
6 106 (2.57%) Facebook
7 84 (2.04%) VMware
8 78 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 76 (1.85%) Cisco
10 52 (1.26%) IBM
11 39 (0.95%) Informatica
12 35 (0.85%) Sybase
13 32 (0.78%) HP
14 31 (0.75%) SAP
14 31 (0.75%) Zend
15 30 (0.73%) Talend
16 29 (0.70%) Perforce
16 29 (0.70%) Sony
17 27 (0.66%) Tableau
18 26 (0.63%) TIBCO
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + Life Ins +
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Pension + Life + Medical + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday