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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 157 146 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 2044 2114 2088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.98% 1.97% 2.10%
As % of the General category 4.43% 4.49% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1650 1711 1600
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
46114 47081 44961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 44.61% 43.90% 45.23%
Number of salaries quoted 37319 36632 35921
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -10 1193 £55,000 +4.76% 136
South East +26 222 £40,000 - 34
East of England +60 157 £40,000 -3.03% 28
West Midlands +41 131 £37,500 -6.25% 37
Yorkshire -23 109 £44,000 +17.33% 32
North West +3 106 £40,000 - 28
South West -17 68 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands -18 62 £30,000 -27.71% 2
North East -22 20 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1756 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1087 (27.38%) JavaScript
3 1026 (25.84%) Java
4 1010 (25.44%) C#
5 982 (24.74%) HTML
6 821 (20.68%) TDD
7 820 (20.65%) CSS
8 788 (19.85%) SQL
9 743 (18.72%) Scrum
10 717 (18.06%) .NET
11 674 (16.98%) Degree
12 644 (16.22%) SQL Server
13 593 (14.94%) OO
14 555 (13.98%) Linux
15 547 (13.78%) MVC
16 515 (12.97%) HTML5
17 514 (12.95%) Online Games
18 513 (12.92%) Software Engineering
19 509 (12.82%) Finance
20 505 (12.72%) C++
21 501 (12.62%) Android
22 471 (11.86%) Computer Science
23 450 (11.34%) E-Commerce
24 439 (11.06%) BDD
25 432 (10.88%) ASP.NET
26 397 (10.00%) Mobile App
27 390 (9.82%) Windows
28 374 (9.42%) PHP
29 373 (9.40%) Python
30 364 (9.17%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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
1 298 (7.51%) Node.js
2 124 (3.12%) Apache
3 119 (3.00%) CMS
4 56 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 46 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 38 (0.96%) IIS
7 38 (0.96%) nginx
8 27 (0.68%) WordPress
9 26 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 24 (0.60%) Drupal
11 22 (0.55%) Jetty
11 22 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.55%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.50%) Apache Pig
13 18 (0.45%) Confluence
14 17 (0.43%) JBoss
15 14 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 13 (0.33%) Lync
17 12 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 145 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 135 (3.40%) Photoshop
3 80 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 46 (1.16%) MS Office
5 45 (1.13%) MS Project
6 40 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 35 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 35 (0.88%) Adobe After Effects
8 33 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (0.38%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.35%) Maya
11 10 (0.25%) InDesign
11 10 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 9 (0.23%) PTC Creo
13 6 (0.15%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.076%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.076%) PowerPivot
15 2 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (0.93%) SAP ERP
2 15 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.25%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.18%) SAP PP
4 7 (0.18%) Magento
4 7 (0.18%) SAP MII
5 6 (0.15%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.10%) Unica
7 4 (0.10%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.076%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.076%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.050%) SAP SM
10 1 (0.025%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.025%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.025%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.025%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 199 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (2.27%) SaaS
3 60 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.98%) GitHub
5 25 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (0.53%) Office 365
7 16 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 15 (0.38%) PaaS
9 12 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.25%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.20%) IaaS
11 8 (0.20%) Heroku
12 4 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.10%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.076%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.076%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 201 (5.06%) Internet
2 83 (2.09%) Firewall
3 77 (1.94%) DNS
3 77 (1.94%) HTTP
4 40 (1.01%) DHCP
4 40 (1.01%) LAN
5 35 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 34 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (0.83%) BGP
8 32 (0.81%) OSPF
9 30 (0.76%) MPLS
10 27 (0.68%) WAN
10 27 (0.68%) Network Security
11 25 (0.63%) VPN
12 22 (0.55%) VoIP
13 20 (0.50%) SMTP
13 20 (0.50%) VLAN
14 19 (0.48%) SAN
15 18 (0.45%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 287 (7.23%) MySQL
3 239 (6.02%) MongoDB
4 228 (5.74%) NoSQL
5 134 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
6 130 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 116 (2.92%) Big Data
8 112 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
9 98 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 92 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 78 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 67 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 65 (1.64%) Neo4j
14 62 (1.56%) Hazelcast
15 61 (1.54%) Hadoop
16 58 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 45 (1.13%) Redis
19 39 (0.98%) SAP HANA
20 38 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 341 (8.59%) Git (software)
2 266 (6.70%) Subversion
3 149 (3.75%) Selenium
4 140 (3.53%) Maven
5 137 (3.45%) NUnit
6 136 (3.43%) JIRA
7 124 (3.12%) Moq
8 110 (2.77%) Rhino Mocks
9 100 (2.52%) Cucumber
10 88 (2.22%) Jenkins
11 75 (1.89%) JUnit
11 75 (1.89%) Visual Studio
12 70 (1.76%) WebDriver
12 70 (1.76%) Grunt
13 50 (1.26%) Jasmine
14 47 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (0.86%) gulp
16 28 (0.71%) Eclipse
17 25 (0.63%) SoapUI
18 23 (0.58%) FitNesse
General
1 509 (12.82%) Finance
2 289 (7.28%) Retail
3 224 (5.64%) Marketing
4 217 (5.47%) Banking
5 193 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 77 (1.94%) Online Betting
7 75 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.76%) Publishing
9 67 (1.69%) Advertising
10 62 (1.56%) Law
11 44 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 42 (1.06%) Back Office
12 42 (1.06%) Electronics
13 28 (0.71%) Multimedia
14 27 (0.68%) Automotive
15 25 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.60%) Front Office
17 23 (0.58%) Legal
18 22 (0.55%) Aerospace
19 21 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2013 (50.71%) Developer
2 392 (9.87%) .NET Developer
3 311 (7.83%) Java Developer
4 242 (6.10%) Software Developer
4 242 (6.10%) Senior Developer
5 209 (5.26%) Analyst
6 206 (5.19%) Junior
7 189 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 186 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 177 (4.46%) Web Developer
10 171 (4.31%) Graduate
10 171 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 164 (4.13%) Front-End Developer
12 156 (3.93%) Junior Developer
13 153 (3.85%) Architect
14 134 (3.38%) Programmer
15 111 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
16 107 (2.70%) Designer
17 99 (2.49%) C++ Developer
17 99 (2.49%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 982 (24.74%) HTML
2 820 (20.65%) CSS
3 717 (18.06%) .NET
4 515 (12.97%) HTML5
5 432 (10.88%) ASP.NET
6 364 (9.17%) jQuery
7 343 (8.64%) WCF
8 342 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 300 (7.56%) Spring
10 298 (7.51%) Web Services
11 284 (7.15%) AngularJS
12 239 (6.02%) XML
12 239 (6.02%) CSS3
13 180 (4.53%) WPF
14 165 (4.16%) KnockoutJS
15 151 (3.80%) Hibernate
16 150 (3.78%) RESTful
17 149 (3.75%) Ajax
18 143 (3.60%) ActiveMQ
19 138 (3.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 514 (12.95%) Online Games
2 471 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 397 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 301 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 218 (5.49%) Mathematics
6 212 (5.34%) User Experience
7 193 (4.86%) iPhone
8 149 (3.75%) Xbox
9 141 (3.55%) Mobile Games
10 126 (3.17%) Visualisation
11 101 (2.54%) Social Media
11 101 (2.54%) Social Gaming
12 92 (2.32%) 3D Graphics
13 90 (2.27%) Algorithms
14 74 (1.86%) Physics
15 73 (1.84%) Data Centre
16 66 (1.66%) Management Information System
17 63 (1.59%) PlayStation
18 58 (1.46%) N-Tier
19 54 (1.36%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 555 (13.98%) Linux
2 501 (12.62%) Android
3 390 (9.82%) Windows
4 334 (8.41%) Apple iOS
5 142 (3.58%) UNIX
6 68 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 53 (1.34%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.21%) CentOS
10 35 (0.88%) Windows Phone
11 33 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 27 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 26 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
15 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.40%) Solaris
17 14 (0.35%) Debian
18 9 (0.23%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 6 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1756 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (20.68%) TDD
3 743 (18.72%) Scrum
4 593 (14.94%) OO
5 547 (13.78%) MVC
6 513 (12.92%) Software Engineering
7 450 (11.34%) E-Commerce
8 439 (11.06%) BDD
9 287 (7.23%) Web Application Development
10 260 (6.55%) Project Management
11 249 (6.27%) Open Source
12 237 (5.97%) Game Development
13 234 (5.89%) Kanban
14 226 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
15 216 (5.44%) Web Development
15 216 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
16 210 (5.29%) Mentoring
17 181 (4.56%) Analytics
18 178 (4.48%) Domain-Driven Design
19 176 (4.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1087 (27.38%) JavaScript
2 1026 (25.84%) Java
3 1010 (25.44%) C#
4 788 (19.85%) SQL
5 505 (12.72%) C++
6 374 (9.42%) PHP
7 373 (9.40%) Python
8 224 (5.64%) Ruby
9 117 (2.95%) T-SQL
10 111 (2.80%) C
11 97 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 96 (2.42%) ActionScript
13 78 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 73 (1.84%) Perl
14 73 (1.84%) Objective-C
15 67 (1.69%) VB
16 66 (1.66%) Scala
17 54 (1.36%) Shell Script
18 46 (1.16%) ActionScript 3.0
19 45 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 674 (16.98%) Degree
2 62 (1.56%) PhD
3 58 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (1.31%) ISEB
4 52 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 46 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (1.01%) SAP Certification
7 35 (0.88%) CCNP
8 32 (0.81%) CCNA
9 27 (0.68%) MCP
10 25 (0.63%) MCAD
10 25 (0.63%) MCSD
10 25 (0.63%) MCTS
11 22 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.33%) MCSE
13 11 (0.28%) CCIP
13 11 (0.28%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.23%) Security Cleared
15 8 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (7.43%) QA
2 25 (0.63%) SLA
3 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.81%) XenApp
4 27 (0.68%) Varnish
5 18 (0.45%) Docker
6 16 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.25%) KVM
9 8 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.18%) iptables
11 5 (0.13%) LXC
11 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.13%) XenServer
11 5 (0.13%) Firmware
11 5 (0.13%) Snort
12 4 (0.10%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.10%) vSphere
12 4 (0.10%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 139 (3.50%) Puppet
2 126 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (1.44%) Nagios
4 27 (0.68%) Ansible
5 20 (0.50%) Graphite
6 16 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 15 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 13 (0.33%) CFEngine
9 11 (0.28%) logstash
9 11 (0.28%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.25%) SCCM
11 7 (0.18%) Cobbler
12 6 (0.15%) Cacti
13 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.13%) Mesos
14 4 (0.10%) Bcfg2
14 4 (0.10%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.10%) Nessus
15 3 (0.076%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.076%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 319 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 288 (7.25%) Google
3 202 (5.09%) Oracle
4 122 (3.07%) Cisco
5 116 (2.92%) VMware
6 78 (1.96%) SAP
7 70 (1.76%) Adobe
8 67 (1.69%) IBM
9 61 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 57 (1.44%) Apple
11 55 (1.39%) Facebook
12 54 (1.36%) Xamarin
13 49 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
14 48 (1.21%) Perforce
15 42 (1.06%) Tableau
16 36 (0.91%) Citrix
17 30 (0.76%) CheckPoint
18 28 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
19 24 (0.60%) Rackspace
19 24 (0.60%) F5
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hexham, Northumberland
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Penta Consulting
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
South East
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Salary: Comprehensive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Shares!
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