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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 135 166 156
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 2176 2002 2105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.37% 1.99% 1.97%
As % of the General category 5.53% 4.46% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1882 1613 1702
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
39368 44839 46974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 42.95% 44.63% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32838 36204 36547
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 £30,000 £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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 1312 £55,000 - 170
South East +27 226 £42,500 +6.25% 32
North West +37 124 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Yorkshire +35 116 £44,000 -1.12% 41
South West +46 115 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands -25 108 £39,500 +5.33% 23
East of England -37 80 £40,000 - 16
East Midlands +16 74 £35,000 +16.66% 16
North East +22 37 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 2110 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1265 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 1144 (26.20%) C#
4 1062 (24.32%) TDD
5 1045 (23.93%) HTML
6 1036 (23.73%) Java
7 919 (21.05%) .NET
8 900 (20.61%) CSS
9 720 (16.49%) SQL Server
10 693 (15.87%) Degree
11 690 (15.80%) Online Games
12 660 (15.12%) SQL
13 646 (14.80%) Linux
14 631 (14.45%) MVC
15 628 (14.38%) Software Engineering
16 617 (14.13%) ASP.NET
17 616 (14.11%) Scrum
18 599 (13.72%) C++
19 588 (13.47%) HTML5
20 554 (12.69%) BDD
21 505 (11.57%) AngularJS
22 483 (11.06%) OO
23 477 (10.93%) Computer Science
24 466 (10.67%) E-Commerce
25 442 (10.12%) Python
26 438 (10.03%) ASP.NET MVC
27 431 (9.87%) Node.js
28 423 (9.69%) Finance
29 419 (9.60%) Git (software)
30 411 (9.41%) WCF

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
1 154 (3.53%) Apache
2 124 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 97 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 74 (1.69%) CMS
5 69 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 48 (1.10%) IIS
7 46 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 45 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 42 (0.96%) nginx
10 36 (0.82%) Confluence
11 31 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (0.62%) WordPress
13 26 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.48%) Mule
14 21 (0.48%) SAS
15 19 (0.44%) Apache Pig
16 18 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.34%) IPython
17 15 (0.34%) Jupyter
Applications
1 237 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 121 (2.77%) Photoshop
3 83 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 55 (1.26%) MS Office
5 36 (0.82%) 3ds Max
6 29 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
6 29 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.66%) Maya
7 20 (0.46%) MS Project
8 19 (0.44%) Fireworks
9 18 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (0.32%) InVision
11 13 (0.30%) UserZoom
12 11 (0.25%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.16%) SPSS
13 7 (0.16%) ZBrush
14 4 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.092%) InDesign
15 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 34 (0.78%) Magento
2 15 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.18%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.092%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.046%) Summit
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.023%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 272 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (2.04%) Google Play
4 72 (1.65%) SaaS
5 69 (1.58%) GitHub
6 49 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (1.10%) PaaS
8 39 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 36 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (0.60%) IaaS
12 23 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
13 22 (0.50%) Route 53
14 18 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 14 (0.32%) AdWords
17 14 (0.32%) iTunes
18 13 (0.30%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 215 (4.92%) Internet
2 123 (2.82%) Firewall
3 75 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.37%) HTTP
5 51 (1.17%) LAN
6 45 (1.03%) WAN
7 41 (0.94%) VoIP
8 36 (0.82%) Network Security
9 35 (0.80%) DNS
10 31 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (0.55%) MPLS
11 24 (0.55%) VPN
12 23 (0.53%) SAN
12 23 (0.53%) Wireless
13 22 (0.50%) ADSL
13 22 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (0.46%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.44%) DHCP
15 19 (0.44%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 375 (8.59%) NoSQL
3 357 (8.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 330 (7.56%) MySQL
5 275 (6.30%) MongoDB
6 255 (5.84%) Big Data
7 150 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 117 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 117 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 102 (2.34%) Redis
10 94 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 83 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 78 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 42 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 36 (0.82%) Hazelcast
17 35 (0.80%) Neo4j
18 34 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (0.76%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 419 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 230 (5.27%) Jenkins
3 179 (4.10%) Selenium
4 143 (3.28%) Subversion
5 141 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 138 (3.16%) JIRA
7 135 (3.09%) NUnit
8 126 (2.89%) Cucumber
8 126 (2.89%) Maven
9 104 (2.38%) JUnit
10 102 (2.34%) Grunt
11 87 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
12 65 (1.49%) Moq
13 55 (1.26%) Gradle
14 53 (1.21%) Ranorex
15 52 (1.19%) TeamCity
16 51 (1.17%) gulp
17 49 (1.12%) JMeter
17 49 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
18 46 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 423 (9.69%) Finance
2 339 (7.76%) Marketing
3 305 (6.99%) Retail
4 189 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 165 (3.78%) Banking
6 148 (3.39%) Online Betting
7 112 (2.57%) Advertising
8 61 (1.40%) Law
9 51 (1.17%) Legal
10 41 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 39 (0.89%) Publishing
12 38 (0.87%) Back Office
13 37 (0.85%) Music Industry
14 32 (0.73%) Front Office
15 23 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.50%) Automotive
16 22 (0.50%) Electronics
17 17 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 2233 (51.15%) Developer
2 594 (13.61%) .NET Developer
3 423 (9.69%) C# Developer
4 414 (9.48%) Java Developer
5 334 (7.65%) Games Developer
6 306 (7.01%) Senior Developer
7 282 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 277 (6.34%) JavaScript Developer
9 264 (6.05%) Analyst
10 255 (5.84%) Software Engineer
11 236 (5.41%) Junior
12 201 (4.60%) Software Developer
13 190 (4.35%) Junior Developer
14 183 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 182 (4.17%) Web Developer
16 181 (4.15%) Graduate
17 177 (4.05%) C++ Developer
18 147 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
19 143 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 142 (3.25%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1045 (23.93%) HTML
2 919 (21.05%) .NET
3 900 (20.61%) CSS
4 617 (14.13%) ASP.NET
5 588 (13.47%) HTML5
6 505 (11.57%) AngularJS
7 438 (10.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 431 (9.87%) Node.js
9 411 (9.41%) WCF
10 329 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 329 (7.54%) Web Services
11 301 (6.89%) XML
12 277 (6.34%) CSS3
13 276 (6.32%) REST
14 267 (6.12%) Spring
15 266 (6.09%) RESTful
16 264 (6.05%) jQuery
17 248 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
18 233 (5.34%) .NET Framework
19 230 (5.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 690 (15.80%) Online Games
2 477 (10.93%) Computer Science
3 313 (7.17%) Mobile App
4 311 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 254 (5.82%) User Experience
6 211 (4.83%) Mathematics
7 152 (3.48%) Mobile Games
8 128 (2.93%) 3D Graphics
9 117 (2.68%) Physics
10 111 (2.54%) Visualisation
11 104 (2.38%) Algorithms
12 102 (2.34%) iPhone
13 91 (2.08%) Animation
13 91 (2.08%) Social Media
14 85 (1.95%) Xbox
15 78 (1.79%) Statistics
16 54 (1.24%) PlayStation
17 53 (1.21%) iPad
18 51 (1.17%) Management Information System
19 49 (1.12%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 646 (14.80%) Linux
2 396 (9.07%) Windows
3 325 (7.44%) Android
4 279 (6.39%) Apple iOS
5 142 (3.25%) Unix
6 101 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 48 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (0.98%) CentOS
10 39 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 34 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.62%) Debian
13 24 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 23 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.44%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.32%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2110 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1062 (24.32%) TDD
3 631 (14.45%) MVC
4 628 (14.38%) Software Engineering
5 616 (14.11%) Scrum
6 554 (12.69%) BDD
7 483 (11.06%) OO
8 466 (10.67%) E-Commerce
9 374 (8.57%) Web Application Development
10 364 (8.34%) Web Development
11 300 (6.87%) Mentoring
12 295 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
13 276 (6.32%) DevOps
14 264 (6.05%) OOP
15 257 (5.89%) Open Source
16 254 (5.82%) Multithreading
17 247 (5.66%) Analytics
18 246 (5.63%) Front End Development
19 231 (5.29%) Kanban
20 221 (5.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1265 (28.97%) JavaScript
2 1144 (26.20%) C#
3 1036 (23.73%) Java
4 660 (15.12%) SQL
5 599 (13.72%) C++
6 442 (10.12%) Python
7 377 (8.63%) Ruby
8 349 (7.99%) PHP
9 228 (5.22%) Scala
10 152 (3.48%) C
11 95 (2.18%) Objective-C
12 91 (2.08%) Perl
13 77 (1.76%) VB.NET
14 62 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 62 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 59 (1.35%) F#
15 59 (1.35%) PowerShell
16 54 (1.24%) TypeScript
17 53 (1.21%) R
18 50 (1.15%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 693 (15.87%) Degree
2 87 (1.99%) ISTQB
3 82 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 76 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (1.60%) PhD
7 67 (1.53%) ISEB
8 64 (1.47%) CCNA
8 64 (1.47%) CISSP
9 46 (1.05%) CCNP
10 36 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 34 (0.78%) MCSD
12 30 (0.69%) MCP
13 28 (0.64%) SC Cleared
14 27 (0.62%) MCTS
15 26 (0.60%) MCAD
15 26 (0.60%) MCSA
16 24 (0.55%) MCSE
17 23 (0.53%) CISA
18 21 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (7.72%) QA
2 51 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.41%) SLA
4 15 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.34%) SDET
5 13 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.023%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.023%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (3.37%) Docker
2 118 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.41%) vSphere
6 16 (0.37%) Firmware
7 13 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.11%) HDFS
11 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.092%) iptables
13 3 (0.069%) pfSense
13 3 (0.069%) Postfix
13 3 (0.069%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.069%) XenApp
13 3 (0.069%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 155 (3.55%) Puppet
2 118 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (1.47%) Ansible
4 38 (0.87%) Nagios
5 30 (0.69%) Kibana
6 26 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 25 (0.57%) SCCM
8 22 (0.50%) yum
9 19 (0.44%) Cacti
10 11 (0.25%) Nessus
11 10 (0.23%) BMC Marimba
12 9 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.21%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.16%) SCOM
14 6 (0.14%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.14%) Graphite
14 6 (0.14%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.14%) Mesos
14 6 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 325 (7.44%) Google
2 312 (7.15%) Microsoft
3 158 (3.62%) VMware
4 153 (3.50%) Oracle
5 114 (2.61%) Adobe
6 102 (2.34%) Cisco
7 57 (1.31%) Facebook
8 52 (1.19%) Apple
9 51 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 42 (0.96%) Tableau
11 38 (0.87%) Citrix
12 36 (0.82%) Juniper
13 34 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 33 (0.76%) Rackspace
15 32 (0.73%) Zend
16 30 (0.69%) Dell
17 26 (0.60%) CheckPoint
18 24 (0.55%) PayPal
18 24 (0.55%) SAP
18 24 (0.55%) Sun
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £64,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Flexi-hours
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago