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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 181 129 111
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -18
Permanent jobs citing Games 1712 2385 2687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.62% 2.31% 2.45%
As % of the General category 3.74% 5.28% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1934 2399
Average salary £45,500 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.20% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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
45763 45198 48226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.41% 43.70% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 36891 36061 40321
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -51 1038 £52,500 +5.00% 136
South East -31 170 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Yorkshire +19 132 £45,000 +28.57% 28
North West +26 102 £40,000 +6.66% 19
East of England -34 87 £35,000 -22.22% 10
South West +22 83 £40,000 +23.07% 8
East Midlands +43 59 £36,000 +2.85% 6
West Midlands -79 46 £35,000 -15.15% 12
North East -29 8 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1811 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
2 975 (25.36%) Java
3 960 (24.97%) C#
4 883 (22.96%) HTML
5 833 (21.66%) TDD
6 793 (20.62%) .NET
7 774 (20.13%) JavaScript
8 719 (18.70%) CSS
9 699 (18.18%) Scrum
10 639 (16.62%) SQL Server
11 634 (16.49%) MVC
12 629 (16.36%) Linux
13 620 (16.12%) SQL
14 603 (15.68%) OO
15 599 (15.58%) Degree
16 568 (14.77%) Android
17 555 (14.43%) HTML5
18 541 (14.07%) ASP.NET
19 523 (13.60%) Finance
20 435 (11.31%) E-Commerce
21 427 (11.11%) WCF
22 426 (11.08%) C++
23 422 (10.98%) Software Engineering
24 415 (10.79%) Web Application Development
25 407 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
26 398 (10.35%) Online Games
27 397 (10.33%) BDD
28 382 (9.93%) Apple iOS
29 381 (9.91%) Computer Science
30 361 (9.39%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 284 (7.39%) Node.js
2 177 (4.60%) Apache
3 130 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 70 (1.82%) CMS
5 57 (1.48%) JBoss
6 53 (1.38%) IIS
7 46 (1.20%) Drupal
7 46 (1.20%) WordPress
8 31 (0.81%) SAS
9 29 (0.75%) Confluence
10 26 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.62%) nginx
12 23 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 21 (0.55%) GlassFish
15 20 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
16 18 (0.47%) Apache Pig
17 17 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.39%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 129 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 118 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 74 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 40 (1.04%) MS Office
5 35 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 28 (0.73%) MS Project
6 28 (0.73%) SPSS
7 20 (0.52%) Maya
7 20 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 18 (0.47%) 3ds Max
9 15 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.18%) ZBrush
11 7 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 7 (0.18%) Doxygen
12 6 (0.16%) Mudbox
13 4 (0.10%) InDesign
13 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.42%) Google Analytics
2 15 (0.39%) Magento
2 15 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
4 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.078%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.026%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 123 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.16%) SaaS
3 43 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.42%) Force.com
7 12 (0.31%) Google App Engine
8 11 (0.29%) GitHub
8 11 (0.29%) PaaS
9 10 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.13%) IaaS
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.10%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.10%) Heroku
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.078%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.078%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 338 (8.79%) Internet
2 91 (2.37%) HTTP
3 82 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 64 (1.66%) Firewall
5 61 (1.59%) DNS
6 42 (1.09%) LAN
7 34 (0.88%) SSH
8 33 (0.86%) SAN
9 31 (0.81%) Broadband
10 29 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (0.73%) WAN
12 27 (0.70%) DHCP
13 26 (0.68%) BGP
14 25 (0.65%) MPLS
15 24 (0.62%) Network Security
16 22 (0.57%) SMTP
17 20 (0.52%) IPv4
18 19 (0.49%) OSPF
19 18 (0.47%) SMS
19 18 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 639 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 315 (8.19%) MySQL
3 248 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 164 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
5 151 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 150 (3.90%) MongoDB
7 127 (3.30%) Hadoop
8 126 (3.28%) Big Data
9 113 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 94 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 93 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
12 64 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 62 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 58 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 47 (1.22%) OLTP
16 45 (1.17%) Apache Hive
17 44 (1.14%) Redis
18 38 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
19 36 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 36 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 361 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 269 (7.00%) Subversion
3 203 (5.28%) Maven
4 182 (4.73%) JIRA
5 163 (4.24%) Jenkins
6 161 (4.19%) NUnit
7 134 (3.49%) Rhino Mocks
8 129 (3.36%) JUnit
9 117 (3.04%) Selenium
9 117 (3.04%) Cucumber
10 104 (2.70%) Moq
11 97 (2.52%) Eclipse
12 87 (2.26%) Jasmine
13 77 (2.00%) Xcode
14 76 (1.98%) Ant
15 67 (1.74%) Visual Studio
16 64 (1.66%) WebDriver
17 55 (1.43%) Hudson
18 49 (1.27%) TeamCity
19 42 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 523 (13.60%) Finance
2 310 (8.06%) Marketing
3 292 (7.59%) Retail
4 194 (5.05%) Banking
5 170 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 100 (2.60%) Publishing
7 90 (2.34%) Advertising
8 73 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.61%) Online Betting
10 31 (0.81%) Automotive
11 30 (0.78%) Electronics
12 23 (0.60%) iGaming
12 23 (0.60%) Billing
13 22 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 20 (0.52%) Legal
15 19 (0.49%) Law
15 19 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.47%) Front Office
16 18 (0.47%) Back Office
17 13 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1829 (47.57%) Developer
2 441 (11.47%) .NET Developer
3 348 (9.05%) Java Developer
4 232 (6.03%) Software Engineer
5 210 (5.46%) Project Manager
6 200 (5.20%) Senior Developer
7 196 (5.10%) Junior
8 188 (4.89%) Analyst
9 177 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 163 (4.24%) Graduate
11 156 (4.06%) Junior Developer
12 147 (3.82%) Web Developer
13 145 (3.77%) Programmer
14 140 (3.64%) Software Developer
15 129 (3.36%) Architect
16 100 (2.60%) Front-End Developer
17 99 (2.57%) Consultant
18 92 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
18 92 (2.39%) Designer
19 86 (2.24%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (22.96%) HTML
2 793 (20.62%) .NET
3 719 (18.70%) CSS
4 555 (14.43%) HTML5
5 541 (14.07%) ASP.NET
6 427 (11.11%) WCF
7 407 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 308 (8.01%) Spring
9 303 (7.88%) Web Services
10 284 (7.39%) jQuery
11 246 (6.40%) CSS3
12 235 (6.11%) J2EE
13 225 (5.85%) XML
14 180 (4.68%) Flash
15 172 (4.47%) RESTful
16 164 (4.27%) JSON
17 163 (4.24%) SOAP
18 157 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
19 154 (4.01%) REST
20 153 (3.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 398 (10.35%) Online Games
2 381 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 344 (8.95%) Mobile App
4 242 (6.29%) User Experience
5 234 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
6 210 (5.46%) iPhone
7 191 (4.97%) Mathematics
8 154 (4.01%) Mobile Games
9 152 (3.95%) Open Source
10 146 (3.80%) Algorithms
11 99 (2.57%) iPad
12 95 (2.47%) Visualisation
13 94 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
14 92 (2.39%) Animation
15 91 (2.37%) Physics
16 86 (2.24%) Social Media
17 79 (2.05%) Data Structures
18 54 (1.40%) Statistics
19 53 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
20 52 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 629 (16.36%) Linux
2 568 (14.77%) Android
3 382 (9.93%) Apple iOS
4 350 (9.10%) Windows
5 225 (5.85%) UNIX
6 95 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 73 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (1.22%) CentOS
9 38 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 34 (0.88%) Debian
11 23 (0.60%) Solaris
12 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.21%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.16%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1811 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
2 833 (21.66%) TDD
3 699 (18.18%) Scrum
4 634 (16.49%) MVC
5 603 (15.68%) OO
6 435 (11.31%) E-Commerce
7 422 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 415 (10.79%) Web Application Development
9 397 (10.33%) BDD
10 283 (7.36%) Game Development
11 273 (7.10%) Project Management
12 252 (6.55%) Domain-Driven Design
13 198 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
13 198 (5.15%) Mentoring
14 186 (4.84%) Multithreading
14 186 (4.84%) OOP
15 184 (4.79%) Web Development
16 178 (4.63%) DevOps
17 171 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
18 158 (4.11%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 975 (25.36%) Java
2 960 (24.97%) C#
3 774 (20.13%) JavaScript
4 620 (16.12%) SQL
5 426 (11.08%) C++
6 351 (9.13%) Python
7 258 (6.71%) PHP
8 246 (6.40%) Ruby
9 213 (5.54%) Objective-C
10 110 (2.86%) C
11 104 (2.70%) Bash Shell
12 92 (2.39%) ActionScript
13 76 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 75 (1.95%) Scala
15 74 (1.92%) VB.NET
16 69 (1.79%) Shell Script
17 67 (1.74%) Perl
18 53 (1.38%) VB
18 53 (1.38%) ActionScript 3.0
19 34 (0.88%) Lua
Qualifications
1 599 (15.58%) Degree
2 58 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (1.25%) ISEB
4 46 (1.20%) PhD
5 43 (1.12%) MCTS
6 41 (1.07%) MCP
6 41 (1.07%) CISSP
7 40 (1.04%) MCAD
7 40 (1.04%) MCSD
8 39 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (0.83%) CISM
10 30 (0.78%) CISA
11 27 (0.70%) CCNP
12 25 (0.65%) ISTQB
13 24 (0.62%) Security Cleared
13 24 (0.62%) CRISC
14 16 (0.42%) MBA
15 15 (0.39%) CCNA
15 15 (0.39%) RHCE
15 15 (0.39%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (7.96%) QA
2 65 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.47%) SLA
5 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.10%) COBIT
7 2 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.42%) vSphere
4 14 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.21%) Varnish
6 8 (0.21%) Docker
7 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.16%) SpamAssassin
8 6 (0.16%) KVM
8 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.16%) Postfix
8 6 (0.16%) Sendmail
8 6 (0.16%) XenApp
9 5 (0.13%) Firmware
9 5 (0.13%) NFS
9 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.13%) HDFS
10 4 (0.10%) Ceph
10 4 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 154 (4.01%) Puppet
2 122 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (2.13%) Nagios
4 23 (0.60%) Cacti
5 19 (0.49%) Ansible
6 17 (0.44%) ZABBIX
7 14 (0.36%) Opsview
8 12 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.29%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.26%) logstash
11 9 (0.23%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
12 8 (0.21%) Capistrano
13 7 (0.18%) Cobbler
14 6 (0.16%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.13%) YUM
15 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
16 4 (0.10%) Salt
16 4 (0.10%) Ganeti
16 4 (0.10%) Bacula
Vendors
1 304 (7.91%) Google
2 238 (6.19%) Oracle
3 231 (6.01%) Microsoft
4 129 (3.36%) Adobe
5 109 (2.83%) Twitter
6 94 (2.44%) Facebook
7 87 (2.26%) Cisco
8 80 (2.08%) VMware
9 72 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.40%) IBM
11 36 (0.94%) Informatica
12 35 (0.91%) HP
13 34 (0.88%) Sybase
14 32 (0.83%) Sony
15 31 (0.81%) SAP
16 29 (0.75%) Perforce
16 29 (0.75%) Tableau
17 27 (0.70%) Talend
17 27 (0.70%) Zend
17 27 (0.70%) Business Objects
Sutton, Surrey
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Generous Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
XCM Rock
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
XCM Rock
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
XCM Rock
Posted: 19 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
XCM Rock
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago