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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 156 141 133
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 2027 2231 2174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.98% 2.04% 2.14%
As % of the General category 4.45% 4.63% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1634 1780 1698
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
45565 48222 45204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 44.56% 44.10% 44.42%
Number of salaries quoted 36591 37776 36003
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 July 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 July 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 -18 1130 £55,000 +4.76% 130
South East +5 207 £40,000 - 33
East of England +83 179 £39,000 -13.33% 22
West Midlands +31 136 £37,500 -6.25% 16
South West +8 102 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire -37 101 £44,500 +18.66% 52
North West -23 99 £40,000 +14.28% 26
East Midlands -6 61 £35,000 -12.50% 5
North East -29 25 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Midlands 0 14 £35,000 - 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1721 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1033 (25.76%) C#
3 1029 (25.66%) JavaScript
4 1016 (25.34%) Java
5 953 (23.77%) HTML
6 823 (20.52%) SQL
7 802 (20.00%) TDD
8 769 (19.18%) CSS
9 737 (18.38%) Scrum
10 720 (17.96%) .NET
11 714 (17.81%) Degree
12 665 (16.58%) SQL Server
13 632 (15.76%) OO
14 581 (14.49%) Linux
15 562 (14.01%) MVC
16 530 (13.22%) Online Games
17 529 (13.19%) Finance
18 518 (12.92%) HTML5
19 513 (12.79%) C++
20 511 (12.74%) Android
21 507 (12.64%) Software Engineering
22 486 (12.12%) Computer Science
23 445 (11.10%) E-Commerce
24 434 (10.82%) BDD
25 433 (10.80%) ASP.NET
26 398 (9.93%) Windows
27 388 (9.68%) Mobile App
28 369 (9.20%) PHP
29 366 (9.13%) WCF
30 364 (9.08%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 264 (6.58%) Node.js
2 114 (2.84%) Apache
3 104 (2.59%) CMS
4 66 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 41 (1.02%) IIS
5 41 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 26 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 24 (0.60%) nginx
9 23 (0.57%) Drupal
9 23 (0.57%) WordPress
10 21 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 21 (0.52%) Confluence
11 18 (0.45%) Jetty
11 18 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 17 (0.42%) Apache Pig
13 15 (0.37%) JBoss
14 13 (0.32%) Mule
15 11 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 151 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 129 (3.22%) Photoshop
3 77 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 51 (1.27%) MS Project
4 51 (1.27%) MS Office
5 47 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 41 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 35 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
8 34 (0.85%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.32%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.25%) Maya
10 10 (0.25%) InDesign
11 9 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
11 9 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 9 (0.22%) PTC Creo
12 7 (0.17%) SPSS
13 6 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 37 (0.92%) SAP ERP
2 15 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.25%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.17%) SAP PP
4 7 (0.17%) SAP MII
5 6 (0.15%) Unica
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.15%) Magento
5 6 (0.15%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.100%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.075%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.075%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.050%) SAP SM
10 1 (0.025%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.025%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.025%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.025%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 204 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (2.62%) SaaS
3 52 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.97%) GitHub
5 32 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 27 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
8 22 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.45%) Office 365
10 16 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.30%) PaaS
12 11 (0.27%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
13 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.22%) Google Drive
15 8 (0.20%) Dropbox
16 7 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.17%) Heroku
16 7 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 215 (5.36%) Internet
2 94 (2.34%) HTTP
3 85 (2.12%) DNS
4 84 (2.09%) Firewall
5 46 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 44 (1.10%) DHCP
7 40 (1.00%) LAN
8 36 (0.90%) BGP
8 36 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (0.80%) OSPF
10 28 (0.70%) MPLS
10 28 (0.70%) WAN
11 24 (0.60%) VoIP
12 23 (0.57%) Network Security
13 21 (0.52%) VPN
14 20 (0.50%) SAN
15 19 (0.47%) SMTP
15 19 (0.47%) Intranet
16 16 (0.40%) SSH
16 16 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 288 (7.18%) MySQL
3 217 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 202 (5.04%) NoSQL
5 134 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 127 (3.17%) Big Data
7 109 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
8 104 (2.59%) Relational Database
9 87 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 85 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 72 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 62 (1.55%) Neo4j
14 61 (1.52%) Hadoop
15 54 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 53 (1.32%) Hazelcast
17 48 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 45 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
19 37 (0.92%) SAP HANA
20 36 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 329 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 286 (7.13%) Subversion
3 152 (3.79%) Selenium
4 149 (3.72%) NUnit
5 141 (3.52%) Maven
6 136 (3.39%) Moq
7 132 (3.29%) JIRA
8 119 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
9 96 (2.39%) Cucumber
10 90 (2.24%) Jenkins
11 81 (2.02%) JUnit
12 80 (2.00%) Visual Studio
13 76 (1.90%) WebDriver
14 50 (1.25%) Jasmine
15 48 (1.20%) Grunt
16 42 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (0.85%) Eclipse
18 28 (0.70%) Ant
19 25 (0.62%) SoapUI
20 24 (0.60%) FitNesse
General
1 529 (13.19%) Finance
2 292 (7.28%) Retail
3 225 (5.61%) Marketing
4 211 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 206 (5.14%) Banking
6 87 (2.17%) Online Betting
7 76 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.75%) Law
9 69 (1.72%) Advertising
10 64 (1.60%) Publishing
11 45 (1.12%) Electronics
12 43 (1.07%) Back Office
13 37 (0.92%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.80%) Multimedia
15 31 (0.77%) Legal
16 29 (0.72%) Billing
17 26 (0.65%) Front Office
18 25 (0.62%) Automotive
19 21 (0.52%) Aerospace
20 19 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2009 (50.10%) Developer
2 412 (10.27%) .NET Developer
3 285 (7.11%) Java Developer
4 260 (6.48%) Senior Developer
5 249 (6.21%) Software Developer
6 223 (5.56%) Analyst
7 212 (5.29%) Junior
8 184 (4.59%) Graduate
9 181 (4.51%) Software Engineer
10 178 (4.44%) C# Developer
11 176 (4.39%) Project Manager
12 174 (4.34%) Web Developer
13 167 (4.16%) Junior Developer
14 150 (3.74%) Front-End Developer
15 147 (3.67%) Architect
16 136 (3.39%) Programmer
17 117 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
18 113 (2.82%) PHP Developer
19 109 (2.72%) Designer
20 106 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 953 (23.77%) HTML
2 769 (19.18%) CSS
3 720 (17.96%) .NET
4 518 (12.92%) HTML5
5 433 (10.80%) ASP.NET
6 366 (9.13%) WCF
7 355 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 349 (8.70%) jQuery
9 308 (7.68%) Web Services
10 270 (6.73%) Spring
11 252 (6.28%) AngularJS
12 230 (5.74%) CSS3
13 202 (5.04%) XML
14 188 (4.69%) WPF
15 163 (4.06%) KnockoutJS
16 162 (4.04%) ActiveMQ
17 161 (4.01%) RESTful
18 151 (3.77%) Ajax
19 138 (3.44%) Hibernate
20 131 (3.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 530 (13.22%) Online Games
2 486 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 388 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 310 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 253 (6.31%) Mathematics
6 213 (5.31%) User Experience
7 203 (5.06%) iPhone
8 143 (3.57%) Xbox
9 131 (3.27%) Mobile Games
10 121 (3.02%) Visualisation
11 114 (2.84%) Social Media
12 100 (2.49%) Algorithms
13 98 (2.44%) Social Gaming
14 93 (2.32%) Physics
15 90 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
16 87 (2.17%) Management Information System
17 69 (1.72%) Data Centre
18 59 (1.47%) PlayStation
19 57 (1.42%) iPad
19 57 (1.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 581 (14.49%) Linux
2 511 (12.74%) Android
3 398 (9.93%) Windows
4 344 (8.58%) Apple iOS
5 174 (4.34%) UNIX
6 71 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (1.72%) Ubuntu
8 59 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 55 (1.37%) CentOS
10 45 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 29 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (0.65%) Windows Phone
15 21 (0.52%) Solaris
16 20 (0.50%) Debian
17 18 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (0.32%) Windows XP
20 4 (0.100%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1721 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
2 802 (20.00%) TDD
3 737 (18.38%) Scrum
4 632 (15.76%) OO
5 562 (14.01%) MVC
6 507 (12.64%) Software Engineering
7 445 (11.10%) E-Commerce
8 434 (10.82%) BDD
9 296 (7.38%) Web Application Development
10 270 (6.73%) Project Management
11 238 (5.94%) Open Source
12 228 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
13 222 (5.54%) Kanban
14 203 (5.06%) Game Development
15 200 (4.99%) Mentoring
16 199 (4.96%) Web Development
17 198 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
18 185 (4.61%) Analytics
19 180 (4.49%) Domain-Driven Design
20 176 (4.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1033 (25.76%) C#
2 1029 (25.66%) JavaScript
3 1016 (25.34%) Java
4 823 (20.52%) SQL
5 513 (12.79%) C++
6 369 (9.20%) PHP
7 364 (9.08%) Python
8 202 (5.04%) Ruby
9 126 (3.14%) C
10 117 (2.92%) T-SQL
11 106 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 92 (2.29%) ActionScript
13 81 (2.02%) Objective-C
14 79 (1.97%) Perl
15 78 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 75 (1.87%) Scala
17 62 (1.55%) VB
18 48 (1.20%) PowerShell
19 41 (1.02%) ActionScript 3.0
19 41 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 714 (17.81%) Degree
2 69 (1.72%) PhD
3 59 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 49 (1.22%) ISEB
6 47 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (1.00%) SAP Certification
8 36 (0.90%) CCNP
9 30 (0.75%) CCNA
10 27 (0.67%) MCP
11 25 (0.62%) MCAD
11 25 (0.62%) MCSD
11 25 (0.62%) MCTS
12 20 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (0.35%) MCSE
14 12 (0.30%) Security Cleared
15 11 (0.27%) CCIP
15 11 (0.27%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.25%) CISSP
16 10 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (7.41%) QA
2 26 (0.65%) SLA
3 15 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.100%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.050%) WCAG
6 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
System Software
1 90 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 37 (0.92%) XenApp
4 19 (0.47%) Docker
5 17 (0.42%) Varnish
6 16 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.25%) LXC
9 10 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.22%) KVM
11 8 (0.20%) Xen
11 8 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.15%) XenServer
13 5 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.100%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.100%) vSphere
14 4 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.075%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 151 (3.77%) Puppet
2 134 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.40%) Nagios
4 19 (0.47%) Ansible
5 17 (0.42%) Graphite
6 16 (0.40%) CFEngine
7 15 (0.37%) Data Guard
8 12 (0.30%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.30%) logstash
9 9 (0.22%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.22%) SCCM
10 8 (0.20%) Mesos
11 7 (0.17%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.100%) WSUS
12 4 (0.100%) SELinux
13 3 (0.075%) StatsD
13 3 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.075%) Opsview
Vendors
1 324 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 299 (7.46%) Google
3 212 (5.29%) Oracle
4 130 (3.24%) VMware
5 129 (3.22%) Cisco
6 84 (2.09%) SAP
7 77 (1.92%) Adobe
8 73 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 69 (1.72%) IBM
10 63 (1.57%) Facebook
11 62 (1.55%) Apple
12 54 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (1.25%) Xamarin
14 47 (1.17%) Perforce
15 45 (1.12%) Citrix
15 45 (1.12%) Tableau
16 34 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
17 29 (0.72%) CheckPoint
17 29 (0.72%) Zend
18 24 (0.60%) TIBCO
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