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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / England
Rank 168 165 188
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Permanent jobs citing Games 1569 1863 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.99% 2.03% 1.74%
As % of the General category 4.81% 4.61% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1328 1613 1330
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
32592 40449 42533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.33% 44.05% 43.50%
Number of salaries quoted 26427 33451 34510
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

Games Salary Histogram in England

Games
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
London -5 911 £58,500 +6.36% 168
South East +53 170 £40,000 -5.88% 31
North West +22 130 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire +8 108 £47,501 +5.55% 33
South West +53 101 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East of England -14 64 £40,750 +1.87% 21
West Midlands -55 55 £41,250 +10.00% 33
East Midlands +2 19 £40,000 +12.67% 11
North East +9 14 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 1700 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 996 (27.71%) JavaScript
3 932 (25.93%) TDD
4 863 (24.01%) C#
5 842 (23.43%) Java
6 773 (21.51%) HTML
7 706 (19.64%) .NET
8 663 (18.45%) CSS
9 655 (18.22%) SQL Server
10 616 (17.14%) Linux
11 588 (16.36%) MVC
12 555 (15.44%) Degree
13 541 (15.05%) ASP.NET
14 517 (14.39%) BDD
14 517 (14.39%) AngularJS
15 487 (13.55%) Scrum
16 482 (13.41%) HTML5
17 474 (13.19%) Git (software)
17 474 (13.19%) Online Games
18 456 (12.69%) Software Engineering
19 444 (12.35%) NoSQL
20 436 (12.13%) Node.js
20 436 (12.13%) Finance
21 427 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
22 412 (11.46%) SQL
23 402 (11.19%) E-Commerce
24 394 (10.96%) Web Application Development
25 389 (10.82%) C++
26 370 (10.29%) WCF
27 362 (10.07%) SQL Server 2014

Games
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 127 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
2 115 (3.20%) Apache
3 84 (2.34%) IIS
4 78 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 74 (2.06%) CMS
6 72 (2.00%) Apache Spark
7 37 (1.03%) WordPress
8 34 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 29 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 24 (0.67%) Apache Pig
11 20 (0.56%) Confluence
11 20 (0.56%) Jetty
11 20 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 18 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.42%) CoreMedia CMS
15 13 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.36%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.31%) Apache TomEE
16 11 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 167 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 67 (1.86%) Photoshop
3 61 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 44 (1.22%) MS Office
5 25 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (0.56%) InVision
7 18 (0.50%) 3ds Max
7 18 (0.50%) MS Project
8 17 (0.47%) Maya
9 15 (0.42%) InDesign
10 11 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.17%) SPSS
13 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.083%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.083%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.083%) ZBrush
15 2 (0.056%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 12 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Magento
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle ASCP
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle iSupplier
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.056%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.056%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 252 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (2.45%) Google Play
4 44 (1.22%) SaaS
5 39 (1.09%) Amazon S3
5 39 (1.09%) GitHub
6 37 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
8 29 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.70%) Google Analytics
10 23 (0.64%) Slack
11 22 (0.61%) IaaS
12 21 (0.58%) PaaS
13 19 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 19 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
14 18 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 18 (0.50%) iTunes
15 17 (0.47%) Route 53
16 16 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 247 (6.87%) Internet
2 115 (3.20%) Firewall
3 72 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.67%) Network Security
5 35 (0.97%) HTTP
6 33 (0.92%) DNS
6 33 (0.92%) SAN
7 26 (0.72%) WAN
8 25 (0.70%) MPLS
9 24 (0.67%) LAN
9 24 (0.67%) NAS
10 22 (0.61%) VPN
11 20 (0.56%) BGP
11 20 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (0.53%) Ethernet
12 19 (0.53%) SSL
12 19 (0.53%) Wireless
13 16 (0.45%) VoIP
14 15 (0.42%) iSCSI
15 14 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 444 (12.35%) NoSQL
3 362 (10.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 338 (9.40%) MongoDB
5 254 (7.07%) Big Data
6 225 (6.26%) MySQL
7 123 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 114 (3.17%) Hadoop
9 97 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 72 (2.00%) Redis
11 70 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 68 (1.89%) Neo4j
13 65 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 62 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 42 (1.17%) Hazelcast
17 40 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
18 39 (1.09%) Couchbase
19 35 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
20 32 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 474 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 211 (5.87%) Jenkins
3 163 (4.54%) Subversion
4 161 (4.48%) Maven
5 111 (3.09%) JIRA
6 100 (2.78%) Grunt
7 99 (2.75%) NUnit
8 90 (2.50%) TeamCity
9 87 (2.42%) Selenium
9 87 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 84 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
11 72 (2.00%) Cucumber
12 71 (1.98%) JUnit
13 69 (1.92%) Gradle
14 63 (1.75%) Moq
15 59 (1.64%) gulp
16 58 (1.61%) Jasmine
17 50 (1.39%) Mocha
18 42 (1.17%) Bower
19 41 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 436 (12.13%) Finance
2 270 (7.51%) Retail
3 260 (7.23%) Marketing
4 177 (4.92%) Online Betting
5 168 (4.67%) Advertising
6 156 (4.34%) Banking
7 147 (4.09%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.36%) Legal
9 46 (1.28%) Automotive
10 44 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 42 (1.17%) Music Industry
12 41 (1.14%) Law
13 37 (1.03%) Electronics
14 35 (0.97%) Back Office
15 33 (0.92%) Publishing
16 21 (0.58%) Multimedia
17 20 (0.56%) Aerospace
18 19 (0.53%) Investment Banking
19 18 (0.50%) French Language
20 17 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1733 (48.22%) Developer
2 523 (14.55%) .NET Developer
3 357 (9.93%) Java Developer
4 264 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 262 (7.29%) C# Developer
6 252 (7.01%) Games Developer
7 229 (6.37%) Junior
8 212 (5.90%) Analyst
9 205 (5.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 184 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
11 183 (5.09%) Junior Developer
12 181 (5.04%) Software Engineer
13 156 (4.34%) Graduate
14 147 (4.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 146 (4.06%) Software Developer
16 133 (3.70%) Agile Developer
16 133 (3.70%) Architect
17 122 (3.39%) Graduate Developer
18 116 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
19 108 (3.01%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (21.51%) HTML
2 706 (19.64%) .NET
3 663 (18.45%) CSS
4 541 (15.05%) ASP.NET
5 517 (14.39%) AngularJS
6 482 (13.41%) HTML5
7 436 (12.13%) Node.js
8 427 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 370 (10.29%) WCF
10 332 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 278 (7.74%) Spring
12 254 (7.07%) RESTful
13 232 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 231 (6.43%) KnockoutJS
15 230 (6.40%) Web Services
16 214 (5.95%) React
17 202 (5.62%) CSS3
18 186 (5.18%) .NET Framework
19 173 (4.81%) REST
20 165 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 474 (13.19%) Online Games
2 345 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 257 (7.15%) Mobile App
4 225 (6.26%) User Experience
5 218 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
6 144 (4.01%) Mathematics
7 107 (2.98%) Mobile Games
8 101 (2.81%) Visualisation
9 99 (2.75%) Social Media
10 96 (2.67%) iPhone
11 89 (2.48%) Algorithms
12 83 (2.31%) Physics
13 78 (2.17%) Animation
14 72 (2.00%) Fintech
15 56 (1.56%) Xbox
16 55 (1.53%) 3D Graphics
17 51 (1.42%) Management Information System
18 49 (1.36%) iPad
19 45 (1.25%) Artificial Intelligence
20 41 (1.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 616 (17.14%) Linux
2 302 (8.40%) Windows
3 301 (8.38%) Android
4 235 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 123 (3.42%) Unix
6 75 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 32 (0.89%) CentOS
10 30 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 29 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.39%) Debian
14 13 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.36%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.17%) Solaris
16 6 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1700 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (25.93%) TDD
3 588 (16.36%) MVC
4 517 (14.39%) BDD
5 487 (13.55%) Scrum
6 456 (12.69%) Software Engineering
7 402 (11.19%) E-Commerce
8 394 (10.96%) Web Application Development
9 360 (10.02%) OO
10 331 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
11 310 (8.63%) Web Development
12 281 (7.82%) DevOps
13 265 (7.37%) Mentoring
14 258 (7.18%) Analytics
15 242 (6.73%) Kanban
16 209 (5.82%) OOP
17 203 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
18 197 (5.48%) Front End Development
19 192 (5.34%) SDLC
20 185 (5.15%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 996 (27.71%) JavaScript
2 863 (24.01%) C#
3 842 (23.43%) Java
4 412 (11.46%) SQL
5 389 (10.82%) C++
6 346 (9.63%) Python
7 267 (7.43%) Ruby
8 250 (6.96%) PHP
9 189 (5.26%) Scala
10 135 (3.76%) C
11 95 (2.64%) Objective-C
12 74 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 61 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 56 (1.56%) F#
15 55 (1.53%) Apple Swift
16 52 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 50 (1.39%) Perl
18 49 (1.36%) ES6
19 45 (1.25%) TypeScript
20 42 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 555 (15.44%) Degree
2 104 (2.89%) CISSP
3 83 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 63 (1.75%) CCNA
7 56 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 49 (1.36%) ISEB
9 48 (1.34%) PhD
10 39 (1.09%) ISTQB
11 38 (1.06%) GIAC
11 38 (1.06%) IISP
12 33 (0.92%) MCP
13 31 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
14 30 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
14 30 (0.83%) MCSE
14 30 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
15 29 (0.81%) SANS
15 29 (0.81%) SSCP
16 28 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (7.26%) QA
2 54 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.31%) SDET
6 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (0.17%) SLA
8 4 (0.11%) GCP
9 3 (0.083%) GDPR
9 3 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.083%) MiFID
10 1 (0.028%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 171 (4.76%) Docker
2 103 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.36%) vSphere
6 12 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.17%) XenApp
11 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.14%) XenServer
12 3 (0.083%) HDFS
12 3 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.083%) Xen
13 2 (0.056%) iptables
13 2 (0.056%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 147 (4.09%) Puppet
2 92 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (2.14%) Ansible
4 43 (1.20%) Kibana
5 26 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 24 (0.67%) Nagios
7 14 (0.39%) Grafana
7 14 (0.39%) Nessus
7 14 (0.39%) SCOM
8 13 (0.36%) SCCM
8 13 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.31%) Cacti
10 10 (0.28%) BMC Marimba
11 8 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.22%) CFEngine
11 8 (0.22%) Salt
11 8 (0.22%) Terraform
12 7 (0.19%) EMC VPLEX
12 7 (0.19%) Graphite
12 7 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 231 (6.43%) Google
2 211 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 145 (4.03%) VMware
4 127 (3.53%) Oracle
5 122 (3.39%) Adobe
6 99 (2.75%) Cisco
7 65 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 55 (1.53%) Facebook
9 54 (1.50%) Apple
10 41 (1.14%) IBM
11 40 (1.11%) Tableau
12 34 (0.95%) F5
13 31 (0.86%) Perforce
14 26 (0.72%) CheckPoint
15 24 (0.67%) Juniper
16 23 (0.64%) Atlassian
17 20 (0.56%) Netezza
17 20 (0.56%) Riverbed
17 20 (0.56%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.56%) Splunk
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol Area
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago