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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 148 130 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 2010 2249 2631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.91% 2.24% 2.40%
As % of the General category 4.37% 4.95% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1660 1742 2417
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 £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
46007 45400 49826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.68% 45.26% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 36024 36479 41646
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 £80,000 £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 1 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 1 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 -28 1224 £52,500 +5.00% 152
South East +31 188 £37,500 - 29
Yorkshire -18 130 £40,000 +33.33% 15
North West +8 99 £40,000 +10.34% 25
South West +38 96 £40,000 +23.07% 6
East of England +21 87 £40,000 +23.07% 10
East Midlands +49 85 £40,750 +16.42% 5
West Midlands -63 75 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North East +2 26 £42,500 +21.42%
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 2068 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1139 (25.99%) C#
3 1114 (25.42%) Java
4 991 (22.61%) HTML
5 952 (21.72%) JavaScript
6 951 (21.70%) TDD
7 923 (21.06%) .NET
8 886 (20.21%) Scrum
9 821 (18.73%) CSS
10 758 (17.29%) MVC
11 743 (16.95%) SQL Server
12 693 (15.81%) SQL
13 689 (15.72%) OO
13 689 (15.72%) Degree
14 686 (15.65%) Linux
15 634 (14.46%) ASP.NET
16 628 (14.33%) HTML5
17 624 (14.24%) Android
18 582 (13.28%) Finance
19 530 (12.09%) Software Engineering
20 526 (12.00%) C++
21 511 (11.66%) Online Games
22 494 (11.27%) Computer Science
23 464 (10.59%) WCF
24 458 (10.45%) Web Application Development
25 444 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
26 442 (10.08%) Python
26 442 (10.08%) E-Commerce
27 427 (9.74%) Apple iOS
28 399 (9.10%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 293 (6.68%) Node.js
2 211 (4.81%) Tomcat
3 195 (4.45%) Apache
4 86 (1.96%) CMS
5 59 (1.35%) Drupal
6 42 (0.96%) IIS
7 40 (0.91%) SAS
8 39 (0.89%) WordPress
9 31 (0.71%) Confluence
10 30 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 29 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (0.57%) nginx
14 22 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
15 21 (0.48%) GlassFish
16 19 (0.43%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.41%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.39%) WebSphere
19 15 (0.34%) MS Exchange
20 13 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 192 (4.38%) Photoshop
2 163 (3.72%) MS Excel
3 120 (2.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 39 (0.89%) MS Project
5 38 (0.87%) MS Office
6 36 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 35 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 28 (0.64%) SPSS
9 22 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
10 21 (0.48%) Maya
10 21 (0.48%) 3ds Max
11 11 (0.25%) InDesign
12 9 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
14 7 (0.16%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.16%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.16%) ZBrush
15 6 (0.14%) Mudbox
16 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 17 (0.39%) Google Analytics
1 17 (0.39%) Magento
2 16 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
5 6 (0.14%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (1.71%) SaaS
3 48 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.89%) GitHub
5 28 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.46%) PaaS
8 17 (0.39%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.27%) Force.com
12 11 (0.25%) Office 365
13 6 (0.14%) IaaS
14 5 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.091%) Heroku
16 3 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.046%) Route 53
18 1 (0.023%) Google Apps
18 1 (0.023%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 385 (8.78%) Internet
2 133 (3.03%) HTTP
3 70 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 59 (1.35%) DNS
5 57 (1.30%) Firewall
6 40 (0.91%) SSL
7 39 (0.89%) LAN
8 36 (0.82%) DHCP
9 31 (0.71%) SAN
10 26 (0.59%) Broadband
11 25 (0.57%) WAN
11 25 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (0.52%) Network Security
13 22 (0.50%) SMS
14 19 (0.43%) SSH
15 18 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (0.41%) IPv4
16 17 (0.39%) BGP
16 17 (0.39%) LDAP
17 15 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 743 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 329 (7.51%) MySQL
3 255 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 229 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 194 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 176 (4.02%) Big Data
7 172 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 166 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
9 157 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 107 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 94 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
12 79 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 72 (1.64%) Redis
14 59 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (1.32%) Apache Hive
16 54 (1.23%) OLTP
17 47 (1.07%) OLAP
18 44 (1.00%) DB2
19 43 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 370 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 301 (6.87%) Subversion
3 233 (5.32%) Maven
4 192 (4.38%) JIRA
5 188 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 168 (3.83%) Selenium
7 164 (3.74%) NUnit
8 149 (3.40%) JUnit
9 134 (3.06%) Rhino Mocks
10 125 (2.85%) Cucumber
11 122 (2.78%) Eclipse
12 99 (2.26%) Ant
13 97 (2.21%) Xcode
14 91 (2.08%) Moq
14 91 (2.08%) Visual Studio
15 89 (2.03%) Hudson
16 76 (1.73%) WebDriver
17 71 (1.62%) Jasmine
18 52 (1.19%) Mercurial
19 46 (1.05%) Axure RP
General
1 582 (13.28%) Finance
2 394 (8.99%) Marketing
3 316 (7.21%) Retail
4 176 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 168 (3.83%) Banking
6 115 (2.62%) Publishing
7 104 (2.37%) Advertising
8 75 (1.71%) Online Betting
9 69 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.80%) Automotive
11 29 (0.66%) Front Office
12 28 (0.64%) Back Office
13 27 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 27 (0.62%) Electronics
14 25 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.46%) Law
16 19 (0.43%) Legal
16 19 (0.43%) iGaming
17 18 (0.41%) Billing
18 17 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2167 (49.44%) Developer
2 507 (11.57%) .NET Developer
3 378 (8.62%) Java Developer
4 307 (7.00%) Software Engineer
5 269 (6.14%) Software Developer
6 236 (5.38%) Analyst
6 236 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 231 (5.27%) Project Manager
8 226 (5.16%) C# Developer
9 216 (4.93%) Junior
10 192 (4.38%) Graduate
11 161 (3.67%) Web Developer
12 159 (3.63%) Junior Developer
13 154 (3.51%) Programmer
14 117 (2.67%) Architect
15 113 (2.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 113 (2.58%) Front-End Developer
16 110 (2.51%) Designer
17 107 (2.44%) Consultant
18 105 (2.40%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 991 (22.61%) HTML
2 923 (21.06%) .NET
3 821 (18.73%) CSS
4 634 (14.46%) ASP.NET
5 628 (14.33%) HTML5
6 464 (10.59%) WCF
7 444 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 374 (8.53%) jQuery
9 339 (7.73%) Spring
10 327 (7.46%) Web Services
11 319 (7.28%) CSS3
12 298 (6.80%) XML
13 251 (5.73%) J2EE
14 224 (5.11%) Ajax
15 212 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 207 (4.72%) Flash
17 202 (4.61%) JSON
18 180 (4.11%) SOAP
18 180 (4.11%) REST
19 169 (3.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 511 (11.66%) Online Games
2 494 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 383 (8.74%) Mobile App
4 328 (7.48%) User Experience
5 287 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
6 256 (5.84%) iPhone
7 243 (5.54%) Mathematics
8 201 (4.59%) Algorithms
9 184 (4.20%) Mobile Games
10 156 (3.56%) Open Source
11 118 (2.69%) Physics
12 116 (2.65%) iPad
12 116 (2.65%) Social Media
12 116 (2.65%) Data Structures
13 114 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
14 113 (2.58%) Animation
15 100 (2.28%) Visualisation
16 80 (1.83%) Social Gaming
17 72 (1.64%) Client/Server
18 65 (1.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 686 (15.65%) Linux
2 624 (14.24%) Android
3 427 (9.74%) Apple iOS
4 399 (9.10%) Windows
5 228 (5.20%) UNIX
6 111 (2.53%) Ubuntu
7 74 (1.69%) CentOS
8 68 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (1.07%) Debian
10 31 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.55%) Solaris
13 18 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.25%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.21%) FreeBSD
19 7 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2068 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
2 951 (21.70%) TDD
3 886 (20.21%) Scrum
4 758 (17.29%) MVC
5 689 (15.72%) OO
6 530 (12.09%) Software Engineering
7 458 (10.45%) Web Application Development
8 442 (10.08%) E-Commerce
9 399 (9.10%) BDD
10 338 (7.71%) Game Development
11 295 (6.73%) Project Management
12 278 (6.34%) Domain-Driven Design
13 260 (5.93%) Multithreading
14 252 (5.75%) OOP
15 225 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
16 222 (5.07%) Web Development
17 205 (4.68%) Unit Testing
18 201 (4.59%) Analytics
19 187 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
20 185 (4.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1139 (25.99%) C#
2 1114 (25.42%) Java
3 952 (21.72%) JavaScript
4 693 (15.81%) SQL
5 526 (12.00%) C++
6 442 (10.08%) Python
7 298 (6.80%) PHP
8 234 (5.34%) Ruby
9 233 (5.32%) Objective-C
10 151 (3.45%) C
11 147 (3.35%) Scala
12 127 (2.90%) ActionScript
13 109 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 109 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 89 (2.03%) VB.NET
15 74 (1.69%) Perl
15 74 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
16 65 (1.48%) VB
17 63 (1.44%) Shell Script
18 57 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 689 (15.72%) Degree
2 123 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (2.01%) MCSD
4 85 (1.94%) MCTS
5 84 (1.92%) MCP
6 82 (1.87%) MCAD
7 73 (1.67%) PhD
8 42 (0.96%) ISEB
9 30 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.62%) CISSP
11 26 (0.59%) Security Cleared
12 22 (0.50%) CCNP
13 19 (0.43%) CISA
13 19 (0.43%) CISM
13 19 (0.43%) CRISC
14 18 (0.41%) MCSE
15 13 (0.30%) MCITP
15 13 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (8.90%) QA
2 64 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.39%) SLA
5 3 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.046%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.046%) COBIT
7 1 (0.023%) WAI
7 1 (0.023%) JTAG
System Software
1 73 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.46%) vSphere
4 16 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.32%) KVM
5 14 (0.32%) HDFS
6 8 (0.18%) Varnish
6 8 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.16%) Firmware
8 6 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
9 5 (0.11%) NFS
9 5 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.11%) XenApp
9 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.11%) Docker
10 4 (0.091%) Ceph
10 4 (0.091%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.091%) Xen
11 3 (0.068%) XenServer
11 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 161 (3.67%) Puppet
2 144 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (2.08%) Nagios
4 22 (0.50%) Cacti
4 22 (0.50%) Opsview
5 18 (0.41%) Ansible
6 16 (0.37%) logstash
7 14 (0.32%) Cobbler
8 12 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.23%) YUM
10 9 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.18%) SCCM
12 7 (0.16%) Munin
13 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.091%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 332 (7.57%) Google
2 294 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 257 (5.86%) Oracle
4 138 (3.15%) Twitter
5 127 (2.90%) Adobe
6 117 (2.67%) Facebook
7 104 (2.37%) VMware
8 86 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 80 (1.83%) Cisco
10 73 (1.67%) JBoss
11 49 (1.12%) IBM
12 42 (0.96%) Informatica
13 38 (0.87%) HP
14 37 (0.84%) Sybase
15 33 (0.75%) Zend
15 33 (0.75%) SAP
16 32 (0.73%) Talend
17 29 (0.66%) Splunk
18 28 (0.64%) F5
18 28 (0.64%) Perforce
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Huge benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Pension + Life Insurance + 22 Holidays + Bank Hols off
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Nakama
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Paying up to £45,000 p/annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 26 holiday
Posted: Yesterday