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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 160 139 147
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 1929 2337 2079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.86% 2.07% 2.00%
As % of the General category 4.20% 4.69% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1621 1843 1747
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
45884 49820 45282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 44.20% 44.17% 43.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36407 39016 36338
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -20 1109 £55,000 +4.76% 147
South East -28 189 £40,000 - 53
East of England +61 175 £39,000 -8.23% 19
North West +38 115 £35,000 -6.66% 21
Yorkshire -37 87 £43,000 +43.33% 18
East Midlands +8 76 £36,000 +10.76% 9
South West +7 66 £45,000 +50.00% 14
West Midlands -45 66 £35,000 -17.64% 11
North East 0 38 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Midlands - 9 - - 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1486 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (24.04%) Java
3 842 (23.16%) HTML
4 831 (22.86%) C#
5 799 (21.98%) JavaScript
6 726 (19.97%) TDD
7 684 (18.82%) SQL
8 646 (17.77%) CSS
9 641 (17.63%) .NET
10 600 (16.51%) Linux
11 590 (16.23%) Scrum
12 566 (15.57%) Degree
13 564 (15.52%) OO
14 547 (15.05%) SQL Server
15 514 (14.14%) MVC
16 483 (13.29%) Finance
17 481 (13.23%) HTML5
18 437 (12.02%) Online Games
19 431 (11.86%) Android
20 427 (11.75%) E-Commerce
21 413 (11.36%) ASP.NET
22 408 (11.22%) BDD
23 367 (10.10%) MySQL
24 353 (9.71%) WCF
25 351 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
26 342 (9.41%) Computer Science
27 326 (8.97%) C++
28 324 (8.91%) Project Management
29 322 (8.86%) Software Engineering
30 321 (8.83%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 270 (7.43%) Node.js
2 188 (5.17%) Apache
3 81 (2.23%) CMS
4 75 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 61 (1.68%) IIS
6 37 (1.02%) nginx
7 36 (0.99%) Drupal
8 31 (0.85%) WordPress
9 28 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (0.69%) JBoss
10 25 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 24 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
12 23 (0.63%) SharePoint
13 21 (0.58%) SAS
14 20 (0.55%) Apache Pig
14 20 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.41%) Confluence
16 14 (0.39%) Mule
16 14 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 187 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 123 (3.38%) Photoshop
3 82 (2.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 43 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 42 (1.16%) MS Office
6 38 (1.05%) MS Project
7 32 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (0.50%) SPSS
9 16 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 16 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
9 16 (0.44%) InDesign
10 11 (0.30%) Maya
10 11 (0.30%) 3ds Max
10 11 (0.30%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.11%) PTC Creo
12 4 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 3 (0.083%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 18 (0.50%) SAP SD
3 17 (0.47%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 16 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 14 (0.39%) Magento
7 7 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.11%) Unica
10 2 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.055%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.055%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.028%) SAP Retail
11 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.028%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.028%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 204 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (4.46%) SaaS
3 47 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.85%) GitHub
5 28 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
7 24 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.41%) Force.com
10 11 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 11 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
11 10 (0.28%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.25%) Google Drive
13 7 (0.19%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.17%) Office 365
15 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.14%) PaaS
15 5 (0.14%) Dropbox
15 5 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 293 (8.06%) Internet
2 100 (2.75%) HTTP
3 82 (2.26%) DNS
4 81 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 81 (2.23%) Firewall
5 57 (1.57%) SSH
6 43 (1.18%) LAN
7 39 (1.07%) FTP
8 36 (0.99%) SAN
9 35 (0.96%) SMTP
10 32 (0.88%) Telnet
11 31 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (0.85%) DHCP
12 29 (0.80%) WAN
13 26 (0.72%) MPLS
13 26 (0.72%) BGP
14 23 (0.63%) Intranet
14 23 (0.63%) Network Security
15 21 (0.58%) OSPF
16 17 (0.47%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 367 (10.10%) MySQL
3 210 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 132 (3.63%) Big Data
5 125 (3.44%) MongoDB
6 107 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 103 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 86 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 84 (2.31%) Hadoop
10 59 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 57 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 40 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (1.02%) SAP HANA
14 36 (0.99%) Neo4j
15 34 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (0.88%) Hazelcast
17 31 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 29 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (0.80%) Data Mining
18 29 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 302 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 223 (6.13%) Subversion
3 143 (3.93%) NUnit
4 130 (3.58%) Maven
5 119 (3.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 114 (3.14%) Moq
7 113 (3.11%) Selenium
8 112 (3.08%) JIRA
9 92 (2.53%) Jenkins
10 81 (2.23%) Jasmine
11 80 (2.20%) Cucumber
12 78 (2.15%) JUnit
13 65 (1.79%) WebDriver
14 54 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 41 (1.13%) Ant
16 40 (1.10%) Eclipse
17 36 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
18 34 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
19 33 (0.91%) TeamCity
19 33 (0.91%) Grunt
General
1 483 (13.29%) Finance
2 318 (8.75%) Retail
3 208 (5.72%) Marketing
4 197 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 171 (4.70%) Banking
6 145 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.75%) Online Betting
8 68 (1.87%) Billing
9 57 (1.57%) Advertising
9 57 (1.57%) Law
10 51 (1.40%) Publishing
10 51 (1.40%) Electronics
11 39 (1.07%) iGaming
12 34 (0.94%) Multimedia
12 34 (0.94%) Back Office
13 32 (0.88%) Legal
14 23 (0.63%) Automotive
14 23 (0.63%) French Language
15 21 (0.58%) Front Office
16 20 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1691 (46.52%) Developer
2 379 (10.43%) .NET Developer
3 272 (7.48%) Java Developer
4 216 (5.94%) Analyst
5 206 (5.67%) Senior Developer
6 190 (5.23%) Junior
7 186 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 173 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 159 (4.37%) Web Developer
10 157 (4.32%) Architect
11 151 (4.15%) Junior Developer
12 143 (3.93%) Software Developer
13 142 (3.91%) Administrator
14 132 (3.63%) Front-End Developer
15 129 (3.55%) Graduate
16 128 (3.52%) Designer
17 123 (3.38%) Software Engineer
18 117 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
19 115 (3.16%) Consultant
20 107 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (23.16%) HTML
2 646 (17.77%) CSS
3 641 (17.63%) .NET
4 481 (13.23%) HTML5
5 413 (11.36%) ASP.NET
6 353 (9.71%) WCF
7 351 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 269 (7.40%) jQuery
9 262 (7.21%) Spring
10 250 (6.88%) Web Services
11 208 (5.72%) CSS3
12 184 (5.06%) RESTful
13 167 (4.59%) XML
14 158 (4.35%) AngularJS
15 153 (4.21%) Hibernate
16 148 (4.07%) REST
17 147 (4.04%) ActiveMQ
18 145 (3.99%) WPF
19 132 (3.63%) Ajax
20 121 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 437 (12.02%) Online Games
2 342 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 321 (8.83%) Mobile App
4 302 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
5 204 (5.61%) Open Source
6 192 (5.28%) iPhone
7 166 (4.57%) User Experience
8 147 (4.04%) Mobile Games
9 145 (3.99%) Mathematics
10 101 (2.78%) Management Information System
11 85 (2.34%) Social Media
11 85 (2.34%) iPad
12 80 (2.20%) Algorithms
13 70 (1.93%) Visualisation
14 69 (1.90%) Xbox
15 59 (1.62%) Physics
16 55 (1.51%) Social Gaming
17 47 (1.29%) 3D Graphics
18 46 (1.27%) Client/Server
19 45 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 600 (16.51%) Linux
2 431 (11.86%) Android
3 303 (8.34%) Apple iOS
4 283 (7.79%) Windows
5 210 (5.78%) UNIX
6 86 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (1.71%) CentOS
8 59 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 58 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 51 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 40 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 34 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.63%) Debian
14 21 (0.58%) Solaris
15 18 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.25%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone
20 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1486 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (19.97%) TDD
3 590 (16.23%) Scrum
4 564 (15.52%) OO
5 514 (14.14%) MVC
6 427 (11.75%) E-Commerce
7 408 (11.22%) BDD
8 324 (8.91%) Project Management
9 322 (8.86%) Software Engineering
10 314 (8.64%) Web Application Development
11 234 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
12 190 (5.23%) Mentoring
13 182 (5.01%) Domain-Driven Design
14 181 (4.98%) DevOps
15 169 (4.65%) Analytics
16 160 (4.40%) Kanban
16 160 (4.40%) Multithreading
17 145 (3.99%) Game Development
18 142 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
19 122 (3.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 874 (24.04%) Java
2 831 (22.86%) C#
3 799 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 684 (18.82%) SQL
5 326 (8.97%) C++
6 305 (8.39%) PHP
7 299 (8.23%) Python
8 183 (5.03%) Ruby
9 113 (3.11%) Bash Shell
10 105 (2.89%) Perl
11 102 (2.81%) Objective-C
12 100 (2.75%) C
13 87 (2.39%) ActionScript
14 81 (2.23%) VB.NET
15 72 (1.98%) T-SQL
16 67 (1.84%) VB
17 59 (1.62%) Scala
18 53 (1.46%) Shell Script
19 40 (1.10%) ActionScript 3.0
20 34 (0.94%) Golang
Qualifications
1 566 (15.57%) Degree
2 98 (2.70%) SAP Certification
3 54 (1.49%) ISEB
3 54 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (1.29%) PhD
5 39 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 32 (0.88%) CCNP
7 29 (0.80%) CISSP
7 29 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 29 (0.80%) Security Cleared
8 26 (0.72%) MCTS
8 26 (0.72%) MCP
8 26 (0.72%) MCAD
8 26 (0.72%) MCSD
9 24 (0.66%) CCNA
10 23 (0.63%) CISM
11 21 (0.58%) CISA
12 16 (0.44%) PMP
13 14 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (8.06%) QA
2 30 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 22 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.33%) SLA
5 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.055%) COBIT
7 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
System Software
1 80 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 65 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.85%) XenApp
3 31 (0.85%) VMware ESX
4 21 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.50%) Docker
6 16 (0.44%) Postfix
6 16 (0.44%) Sendmail
7 14 (0.39%) vSphere
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.30%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.28%) Xen
12 8 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.17%) LXC
14 5 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 5 (0.14%) KVM
14 5 (0.14%) Firmware
15 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 140 (3.85%) Puppet
2 126 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (1.38%) Nagios
4 26 (0.72%) ZABBIX
5 15 (0.41%) Graphite
6 14 (0.39%) Cacti
7 13 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 13 (0.36%) Ansible
7 13 (0.36%) logstash
8 10 (0.28%) CFEngine
9 9 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.22%) Opsview
11 7 (0.19%) Salt
11 7 (0.19%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.17%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.14%) Mesos
14 4 (0.11%) cPanel
14 4 (0.11%) Webmin
Vendors
1 308 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 251 (6.91%) Google
3 206 (5.67%) Oracle
4 137 (3.77%) SAP
5 112 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 109 (3.00%) VMware
7 108 (2.97%) Cisco
8 97 (2.67%) Adobe
9 76 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 72 (1.98%) Facebook
11 48 (1.32%) IBM
12 46 (1.27%) Apple
13 40 (1.10%) Citrix
14 36 (0.99%) Business Objects
14 36 (0.99%) Zend
15 32 (0.88%) Tableau
16 30 (0.83%) Perforce
17 28 (0.77%) CheckPoint
18 27 (0.74%) Sony
18 27 (0.74%) HP
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