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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 159 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -16
Permanent jobs citing Games 1910 2357 2610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.79% 2.32% 2.45%
As % of the General category 4.11% 5.22% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1844 2376
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 £67,500 £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
46481 45181 48304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.49% 44.45% 45.31%
Number of salaries quoted 36885 36510 40175
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 24 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 24 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 -36 1183 £52,500 +5.00% 152
South East -11 173 £35,000 -6.66% 32
Yorkshire -8 116 £35,000 +2.94% 22
North West +18 109 £40,000 +8.10% 30
South West +20 94 £37,500 +15.38% 12
East of England +6 84 £40,000 +10.34% 18
East Midlands +51 78 £38,750 +10.71% 7
West Midlands -74 67 £35,000 -9.67% 10
North East -27 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 1980 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1070 (25.49%) C#
3 1065 (25.38%) Java
4 980 (23.35%) HTML
5 913 (21.75%) JavaScript
6 910 (21.68%) TDD
7 867 (20.66%) .NET
8 805 (19.18%) CSS
9 798 (19.01%) Scrum
10 712 (16.96%) MVC
11 700 (16.68%) SQL Server
12 673 (16.04%) OO
13 670 (15.96%) Linux
14 659 (15.70%) SQL
15 646 (15.39%) Degree
16 629 (14.99%) HTML5
17 615 (14.65%) Android
18 601 (14.32%) ASP.NET
19 558 (13.30%) Finance
20 497 (11.84%) Software Engineering
21 496 (11.82%) C++
22 457 (10.89%) Online Games
23 446 (10.63%) Computer Science
24 440 (10.48%) WCF
24 440 (10.48%) Web Application Development
25 431 (10.27%) E-Commerce
26 424 (10.10%) Apple iOS
26 424 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
27 405 (9.65%) BDD
28 395 (9.41%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 289 (6.89%) Node.js
2 177 (4.22%) Apache
3 175 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 78 (1.86%) CMS
5 66 (1.57%) JBoss
6 57 (1.36%) Drupal
7 49 (1.17%) WordPress
8 48 (1.14%) IIS
9 35 (0.83%) SAS
10 34 (0.81%) Confluence
11 27 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 23 (0.55%) nginx
13 23 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (0.50%) GlassFish
16 20 (0.48%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
19 13 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 163 (3.88%) Photoshop
2 144 (3.43%) MS Excel
3 111 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 37 (0.88%) MS Office
5 33 (0.79%) MS Project
5 33 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.69%) SPSS
7 23 (0.55%) Maya
8 21 (0.50%) 3ds Max
9 20 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.19%) InDesign
13 7 (0.17%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.17%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.14%) Mudbox
15 5 (0.12%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.095%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.43%) Magento
2 17 (0.41%) Google Analytics
3 15 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.024%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 132 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (1.98%) SaaS
3 47 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.60%) GitHub
6 23 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.43%) PaaS
8 16 (0.38%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.33%) Force.com
10 12 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.19%) Office 365
13 6 (0.14%) IaaS
14 5 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.095%) Heroku
16 3 (0.071%) Route 53
16 3 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
17 1 (0.024%) Google Apps
17 1 (0.024%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 362 (8.63%) Internet
2 120 (2.86%) HTTP
3 66 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 58 (1.38%) DNS
5 54 (1.29%) Firewall
6 43 (1.02%) LAN
7 33 (0.79%) DHCP
8 29 (0.69%) SSL
8 29 (0.69%) SAN
9 28 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (0.64%) Broadband
11 25 (0.60%) WAN
12 21 (0.50%) SMS
12 21 (0.50%) BGP
12 21 (0.50%) Network Security
13 19 (0.45%) SSH
13 19 (0.45%) IPv4
14 18 (0.43%) VPN
15 17 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 700 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 319 (7.60%) MySQL
3 256 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 185 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 175 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 167 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 156 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 145 (3.45%) Big Data
9 137 (3.26%) Hadoop
10 96 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 93 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
12 71 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 64 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 60 (1.43%) Redis
15 56 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (1.19%) OLTP
17 49 (1.17%) Apache Hive
18 43 (1.02%) DB2
19 42 (1.00%) OLAP
19 42 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 362 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 289 (6.89%) Subversion
3 223 (5.31%) Maven
4 190 (4.53%) JIRA
5 175 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 160 (3.81%) NUnit
7 149 (3.55%) Selenium
8 144 (3.43%) JUnit
9 133 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
10 125 (2.98%) Cucumber
11 118 (2.81%) Eclipse
12 99 (2.36%) Moq
13 93 (2.22%) Xcode
14 92 (2.19%) Ant
15 80 (1.91%) Jasmine
16 79 (1.88%) Visual Studio
17 73 (1.74%) Hudson
18 69 (1.64%) WebDriver
19 49 (1.17%) Mercurial
20 46 (1.10%) Axure RP
General
1 558 (13.30%) Finance
2 353 (8.41%) Marketing
3 299 (7.12%) Retail
4 181 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 176 (4.19%) Banking
6 106 (2.53%) Publishing
7 97 (2.31%) Advertising
8 68 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.60%) Online Betting
10 30 (0.71%) Electronics
11 29 (0.69%) Automotive
12 25 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.60%) Back Office
13 22 (0.52%) Front Office
14 21 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 20 (0.48%) Legal
16 18 (0.43%) Billing
16 18 (0.43%) iGaming
17 17 (0.41%) Law
18 15 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2069 (49.30%) Developer
2 477 (11.37%) .NET Developer
3 383 (9.13%) Java Developer
4 276 (6.58%) Software Engineer
5 222 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 221 (5.27%) Senior Developer
7 215 (5.12%) Junior
8 210 (5.00%) Analyst
9 208 (4.96%) C# Developer
10 206 (4.91%) Software Developer
11 185 (4.41%) Graduate
12 169 (4.03%) Junior Developer
13 166 (3.96%) Programmer
14 156 (3.72%) Web Developer
15 121 (2.88%) Architect
16 114 (2.72%) Front-End Developer
17 105 (2.50%) Consultant
18 101 (2.41%) Designer
19 98 (2.34%) iOS Developer
19 98 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 980 (23.35%) HTML
2 867 (20.66%) .NET
3 805 (19.18%) CSS
4 629 (14.99%) HTML5
5 601 (14.32%) ASP.NET
6 440 (10.48%) WCF
7 424 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 341 (8.12%) jQuery
9 326 (7.77%) Spring
10 316 (7.53%) Web Services
11 305 (7.27%) CSS3
12 259 (6.17%) XML
13 250 (5.96%) J2EE
14 220 (5.24%) Flash
15 200 (4.77%) Ajax
16 181 (4.31%) JSON
17 169 (4.03%) KnockoutJS
18 166 (3.96%) RESTful
19 164 (3.91%) REST
20 160 (3.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 457 (10.89%) Online Games
2 446 (10.63%) Computer Science
3 370 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 290 (6.91%) User Experience
5 252 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 242 (5.77%) iPhone
7 225 (5.36%) Mathematics
8 181 (4.31%) Algorithms
9 179 (4.26%) Mobile Games
10 149 (3.55%) Open Source
11 110 (2.62%) Social Media
12 109 (2.60%) iPad
12 109 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
12 109 (2.60%) Animation
13 105 (2.50%) Physics
14 100 (2.38%) Data Structures
15 98 (2.34%) Visualisation
16 67 (1.60%) Client/Server
17 66 (1.57%) Social Gaming
18 60 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 670 (15.96%) Linux
2 615 (14.65%) Android
3 424 (10.10%) Apple iOS
4 373 (8.89%) Windows
5 224 (5.34%) UNIX
6 105 (2.50%) Ubuntu
7 65 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (1.43%) CentOS
9 41 (0.98%) Debian
10 29 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.60%) Solaris
12 24 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
15 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.24%) FreeBSD
17 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1980 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (21.68%) TDD
3 798 (19.01%) Scrum
4 712 (16.96%) MVC
5 673 (16.04%) OO
6 497 (11.84%) Software Engineering
7 440 (10.48%) Web Application Development
8 431 (10.27%) E-Commerce
9 405 (9.65%) BDD
10 341 (8.12%) Game Development
11 287 (6.84%) Project Management
12 270 (6.43%) Domain-Driven Design
13 239 (5.69%) OOP
14 223 (5.31%) Multithreading
15 219 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
16 206 (4.91%) Web Development
17 186 (4.43%) Unit Testing
18 185 (4.41%) Analytics
19 183 (4.36%) DevOps
20 179 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1070 (25.49%) C#
2 1065 (25.38%) Java
3 913 (21.75%) JavaScript
4 659 (15.70%) SQL
5 496 (11.82%) C++
6 395 (9.41%) Python
7 293 (6.98%) PHP
8 239 (5.69%) Ruby
9 238 (5.67%) Objective-C
10 133 (3.17%) C
11 117 (2.79%) ActionScript
12 107 (2.55%) Scala
13 101 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 95 (2.26%) T-SQL
15 79 (1.88%) VB.NET
16 66 (1.57%) Shell Script
17 65 (1.55%) Perl
18 64 (1.52%) ActionScript 3.0
19 54 (1.29%) VB
20 44 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 646 (15.39%) Degree
2 85 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (1.50%) MCSD
4 62 (1.48%) MCTS
5 60 (1.43%) MCP
6 59 (1.41%) MCAD
6 59 (1.41%) PhD
7 36 (0.86%) ISEB
8 30 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.69%) CISSP
9 29 (0.69%) Security Cleared
10 22 (0.52%) CRISC
10 22 (0.52%) CCNP
10 22 (0.52%) CISA
10 22 (0.52%) CISM
10 22 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.29%) RHCE
12 12 (0.29%) CCIE
13 11 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (8.41%) QA
2 66 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.41%) SLA
5 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.048%) WAI
7 2 (0.048%) COBIT
7 2 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.43%) vSphere
4 15 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.24%) KVM
5 10 (0.24%) HDFS
6 8 (0.19%) Varnish
7 7 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
8 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.14%) XenApp
9 5 (0.12%) Firmware
9 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.12%) NFS
9 5 (0.12%) Docker
10 4 (0.095%) Ceph
10 4 (0.095%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.071%) Xen
11 3 (0.071%) XenServer
12 1 (0.024%) Samba
Systems Management
1 160 (3.81%) Puppet
2 130 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (2.10%) Nagios
4 20 (0.48%) Cacti
5 19 (0.45%) Ansible
5 19 (0.45%) Opsview
6 13 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.29%) Cobbler
8 11 (0.26%) logstash
9 10 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.17%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.12%) SCCM
14 5 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.12%) YUM
14 5 (0.12%) Munin
15 4 (0.095%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 328 (7.82%) Google
2 261 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 245 (5.84%) Oracle
4 133 (3.17%) Adobe
4 133 (3.17%) Twitter
5 107 (2.55%) Facebook
6 89 (2.12%) VMware
7 78 (1.86%) Red Hat
8 72 (1.72%) Cisco
9 51 (1.22%) IBM
10 40 (0.95%) Informatica
11 36 (0.86%) Sybase
12 32 (0.76%) SAP
12 32 (0.76%) HP
12 32 (0.76%) Zend
13 31 (0.74%) Talend
14 29 (0.69%) Sony
15 28 (0.67%) Perforce
16 27 (0.64%) Tableau
17 26 (0.62%) TIBCO
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Good benefits / Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Bloomberg Careers
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Bloomberg Careers
Posted: 18 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
PwC UK Student Events
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
PwC UK Student Events
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + games room etc
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Whitstable, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday