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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK / England
Rank 172 156 178
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Games 1522 2013 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.92% 2.14% 1.84%
As % of the General category 4.64% 4.90% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1609 1450
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £65,000
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
32826 41085 43467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.37% 43.67% 43.71%
Number of salaries quoted 26695 33861 35019
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 £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -16 885 £57,500 +4.54% 157
North West +18 145 £40,000 +3.89% 22
South East +14 135 £38,500 -9.41% 28
South West +57 99 £40,000 -5.88% 18
Yorkshire +8 86 £47,500 +13.09% 36
West Midlands -29 66 £40,000 - 31
East of England -56 66 £40,000 -5.88% 13
North East +9 19 £25,000 -28.57% 5
East Midlands -14 16 £36,250 +3.57% 12
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1494 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (27.26%) JavaScript
3 832 (25.54%) TDD
4 792 (24.32%) Java
5 780 (23.95%) C#
6 689 (21.15%) HTML
7 644 (19.77%) .NET
8 628 (19.28%) SQL Server
9 585 (17.96%) Linux
10 581 (17.84%) CSS
11 564 (17.32%) MVC
12 530 (16.27%) Degree
13 504 (15.47%) ASP.NET
14 488 (14.98%) Git (software)
15 481 (14.77%) AngularJS
16 473 (14.52%) BDD
17 439 (13.48%) Scrum
18 428 (13.14%) NoSQL
19 427 (13.11%) HTML5
20 426 (13.08%) Software Engineering
21 418 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
22 405 (12.43%) Node.js
23 392 (12.04%) Finance
24 383 (11.76%) Web Application Development
25 377 (11.58%) Online Games
26 374 (11.48%) C++
27 369 (11.33%) E-Commerce
28 367 (11.27%) WCF
29 361 (11.08%) Python
30 357 (10.96%) 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
1 133 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 88 (2.70%) Apache
3 73 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 69 (2.12%) CMS
4 69 (2.12%) IIS
5 66 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 35 (1.07%) WordPress
7 34 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 28 (0.86%) Apache Pig
9 25 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.74%) SharePoint
11 22 (0.68%) Jetty
12 21 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.58%) CoreMedia CMS
14 16 (0.49%) Confluence
15 14 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.40%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.40%) MS Exchange
17 11 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 133 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 72 (2.21%) Photoshop
3 60 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (1.04%) MS Office
5 32 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.89%) InVision
7 15 (0.46%) InDesign
7 15 (0.46%) Maya
8 13 (0.40%) 3ds Max
9 12 (0.37%) MS Project
10 11 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.21%) SPSS
13 4 (0.12%) Pixate
14 3 (0.092%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.092%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.092%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (0.21%) Magento
3 3 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.061%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.061%) Summit
5 1 (0.031%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 265 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (2.67%) Google Play
4 41 (1.26%) GitHub
5 33 (1.01%) SaaS
5 33 (1.01%) Slack
6 32 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 31 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 29 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
10 19 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 17 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 17 (0.52%) IaaS
12 15 (0.46%) Trello
13 12 (0.37%) PaaS
14 11 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.34%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.34%) Heroku
14 11 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 239 (7.34%) Internet
2 93 (2.86%) Firewall
3 61 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.44%) Network Security
5 33 (1.01%) LAN
6 30 (0.92%) DNS
7 29 (0.89%) HTTP
8 28 (0.86%) SAN
9 25 (0.77%) WAN
10 23 (0.71%) Wireless
11 20 (0.61%) VPN
12 19 (0.58%) MPLS
13 17 (0.52%) Ethernet
14 16 (0.49%) SSL
15 15 (0.46%) NAS
16 14 (0.43%) ATM
17 12 (0.37%) BGP
17 12 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (0.37%) EIGRP
17 12 (0.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 428 (13.14%) NoSQL
3 357 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 307 (9.43%) MongoDB
5 230 (7.06%) Big Data
6 209 (6.42%) MySQL
7 125 (3.84%) Relational Database
8 119 (3.65%) Hadoop
9 87 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 87 (2.67%) Redis
10 70 (2.15%) Neo4j
10 70 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 59 (1.81%) Apache Hive
12 55 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 48 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (0.98%) Couchbase
15 32 (0.98%) Hazelcast
16 30 (0.92%) Oracle Database
16 30 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 488 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 192 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 149 (4.57%) Subversion
4 145 (4.45%) Maven
5 101 (3.10%) JIRA
6 99 (3.04%) NUnit
7 97 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 97 (2.98%) Visual Studio
8 90 (2.76%) Grunt
9 80 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 75 (2.30%) JUnit
11 72 (2.21%) Selenium
12 63 (1.93%) Jasmine
13 59 (1.81%) gulp
14 57 (1.75%) Moq
15 54 (1.66%) Gradle
16 53 (1.63%) Mocha
17 42 (1.29%) Cucumber
18 40 (1.23%) Mockito
18 40 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 392 (12.04%) Finance
2 218 (6.69%) Retail
3 215 (6.60%) Marketing
4 154 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 150 (4.61%) Banking
6 149 (4.57%) Advertising
7 122 (3.75%) Online Betting
8 54 (1.66%) Automotive
9 43 (1.32%) Electronics
10 37 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.07%) Publishing
12 34 (1.04%) Legal
13 32 (0.98%) Back Office
14 30 (0.92%) Music Industry
15 26 (0.80%) Law
16 24 (0.74%) Aerospace
17 18 (0.55%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.49%) French Language
18 16 (0.49%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1572 (48.27%) Developer
2 494 (15.17%) .NET Developer
3 321 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 232 (7.12%) Games Developer
5 231 (7.09%) Senior Developer
6 230 (7.06%) Junior
7 227 (6.97%) C# Developer
8 195 (5.99%) Analyst
9 189 (5.80%) Software Engineer
10 179 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
11 175 (5.37%) Junior Developer
12 166 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
13 151 (4.64%) Graduate
14 127 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 125 (3.84%) Software Developer
16 123 (3.78%) Agile Developer
17 117 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
17 117 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
18 112 (3.44%) Architect
19 110 (3.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 689 (21.15%) HTML
2 644 (19.77%) .NET
3 581 (17.84%) CSS
4 504 (15.47%) ASP.NET
5 481 (14.77%) AngularJS
6 427 (13.11%) HTML5
7 418 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 405 (12.43%) Node.js
9 367 (11.27%) WCF
10 331 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 264 (8.11%) Spring
12 258 (7.92%) RESTful
13 238 (7.31%) KnockoutJS
14 214 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 211 (6.48%) React
16 205 (6.29%) Web Services
17 193 (5.93%) .NET Framework
18 190 (5.83%) CSS3
19 169 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
20 159 (4.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 377 (11.58%) Online Games
2 337 (10.35%) Computer Science
3 229 (7.03%) Mobile App
4 207 (6.36%) User Experience
5 182 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
6 98 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 92 (2.82%) iPhone
8 83 (2.55%) Mobile Games
9 79 (2.43%) Social Media
10 76 (2.33%) Animation
11 75 (2.30%) Fintech
12 55 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
13 51 (1.57%) Xbox
14 48 (1.47%) Management Information System
15 47 (1.44%) Client/Server
16 37 (1.14%) Online Gambling
17 33 (1.01%) Clustering
17 33 (1.01%) Data Centre
17 33 (1.01%) iPad
17 33 (1.01%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 585 (17.96%) Linux
2 283 (8.69%) Windows
3 257 (7.89%) Android
4 185 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 121 (3.72%) Unix
6 70 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 43 (1.32%) CentOS
9 41 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.46%) Debian
14 12 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.34%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.31%) SmartOS
17 9 (0.28%) Windows 10
18 7 (0.21%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1494 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (25.54%) TDD
3 564 (17.32%) MVC
4 473 (14.52%) BDD
5 439 (13.48%) Scrum
6 426 (13.08%) Software Engineering
7 383 (11.76%) Web Application Development
8 369 (11.33%) E-Commerce
9 336 (10.32%) OO
10 297 (9.12%) Web Development
11 290 (8.90%) DevOps
12 289 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
13 237 (7.28%) Kanban
14 223 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 214 (6.57%) Analytics
16 177 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
16 177 (5.43%) Multithreading
17 174 (5.34%) Front End Development
17 174 (5.34%) OOP
18 167 (5.13%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 888 (27.26%) JavaScript
2 792 (24.32%) Java
3 780 (23.95%) C#
4 374 (11.48%) C++
5 361 (11.08%) Python
6 351 (10.78%) SQL
7 237 (7.28%) PHP
8 229 (7.03%) Ruby
9 173 (5.31%) Scala
10 146 (4.48%) C
11 86 (2.64%) Objective-C
12 78 (2.39%) Bash Shell
13 64 (1.96%) F#
14 60 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 54 (1.66%) PowerShell
16 52 (1.60%) ES6
17 47 (1.44%) Apple Swift
18 42 (1.29%) TypeScript
19 40 (1.23%) Perl
19 40 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 530 (16.27%) Degree
2 85 (2.61%) CISSP
3 78 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.84%) PhD
6 57 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 47 (1.44%) CCNA
9 37 (1.14%) ISEB
10 33 (1.01%) GIAC
11 32 (0.98%) MCP
12 28 (0.86%) IISP
13 27 (0.83%) CEH
13 27 (0.83%) MCAD
13 27 (0.83%) MCSD
13 27 (0.83%) MCTS
14 25 (0.77%) MCSE
14 25 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
15 24 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
15 24 (0.74%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (6.88%) QA
2 50 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 44 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 9 (0.28%) SDET
7 7 (0.21%) SLA
8 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.15%) GCP
10 3 (0.092%) GDPR
10 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.092%) MiFID
11 2 (0.061%) WCAG
12 1 (0.031%) MISRA
12 1 (0.031%) MISRA C
System Software
1 160 (4.91%) Docker
2 102 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (0.21%) HDFS
8 6 (0.18%) Xen
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.12%) XenApp
9 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.092%) vSphere
10 3 (0.092%) XenServer
11 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 132 (4.05%) Puppet
2 90 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (2.61%) Ansible
4 48 (1.47%) Kibana
5 29 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 19 (0.58%) SCCM
6 19 (0.58%) Terraform
7 15 (0.46%) SCOM
8 14 (0.43%) Grafana
8 14 (0.43%) Nessus
9 13 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.28%) Salt
11 7 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 7 (0.21%) EMC VPLEX
11 7 (0.21%) Graphite
11 7 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.18%) logstash
12 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 233 (7.15%) Google
2 200 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 134 (4.11%) VMware
4 107 (3.29%) Oracle
5 99 (3.04%) Adobe
6 81 (2.49%) Cisco
7 67 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 54 (1.66%) Apple
9 51 (1.57%) Facebook
10 40 (1.23%) IBM
11 38 (1.17%) Tableau
12 36 (1.11%) F5
13 24 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 23 (0.71%) Juniper
14 23 (0.71%) Perforce
15 21 (0.64%) Zend
16 20 (0.61%) Riverbed
17 19 (0.58%) Splunk
18 17 (0.52%) Brocade
19 16 (0.49%) HP
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: excellent salary + package DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + D.O.E
Posted: 2 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £50001 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Grimsby, South Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per week + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West London
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
Poole and Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bens - equity, flexitime
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago