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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 155 181 149
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Permanent jobs citing Games 2023 1775 2090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.14% 1.79% 2.13%
As % of the General category 4.90% 4.10% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1644 1407 1712
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
41311 43320 42979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.74% 43.64% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34098 34995 33662
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,791 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 +22 1237 £55,000 +4.76% 223
South East +9 181 £42,500 +10.74% 29
East of England +31 142 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Midlands +62 139 £40,000 +6.66% 41
Yorkshire -3 111 £43,750 +9.37% 35
North West +47 105 £38,500 -3.75% 23
South West +11 66 £40,000 -11.11% 16
East Midlands -8 33 £35,000 -2.77% 9
North East -7 12 £45,000 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1245 (30.50%) Java
3 1168 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 1013 (24.82%) TDD
5 920 (22.54%) C#
5 920 (22.54%) HTML
6 792 (19.40%) CSS
7 784 (19.21%) .NET
8 679 (16.63%) Online Games
9 644 (15.78%) Scrum
10 616 (15.09%) SQL
11 595 (14.58%) Degree
12 590 (14.45%) Linux
13 565 (13.84%) SQL Server
14 560 (13.72%) MVC
15 525 (12.86%) BDD
16 517 (12.67%) HTML5
17 514 (12.59%) Software Engineering
18 481 (11.78%) Node.js
19 471 (11.54%) Finance
19 471 (11.54%) Python
20 461 (11.29%) ASP.NET
21 459 (11.24%) Git (software)
22 457 (11.20%) C++
23 435 (10.66%) AngularJS
24 418 (10.24%) E-Commerce
25 408 (10.00%) Spring
26 404 (9.90%) Computer Science
27 398 (9.75%) PHP
28 393 (9.63%) NoSQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 481 (11.78%) Node.js
2 138 (3.38%) CMS
3 113 (2.77%) Apache
4 80 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 51 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 35 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 34 (0.83%) Drupal
9 33 (0.81%) IIS
10 30 (0.73%) WordPress
11 26 (0.64%) Mule
11 26 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 25 (0.61%) Apache Pig
12 25 (0.61%) nginx
13 24 (0.59%) Confluence
13 24 (0.59%) SAS
14 23 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 15 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.32%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 153 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 121 (2.96%) Photoshop
3 69 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 57 (1.40%) MS Office
5 34 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 19 (0.47%) SPSS
9 12 (0.29%) Maya
9 12 (0.29%) MS Project
10 9 (0.22%) 3ds Max
10 9 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (0.20%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.073%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.073%) InDesign
13 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.024%) Swift 3D
13 1 (0.024%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 8 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
1 8 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.17%) Magento
2 7 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.098%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.098%) SAP SM
4 2 (0.049%) HFM
4 2 (0.049%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.024%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.024%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.024%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.024%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 202 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.08%) SaaS
4 76 (1.86%) GitHub
5 48 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 29 (0.71%) PaaS
9 25 (0.61%) IaaS
10 24 (0.59%) Google App Engine
11 22 (0.54%) OpenShift
12 20 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.49%) Office 365
13 14 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
15 11 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
17 6 (0.15%) Google Apps
18 5 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 196 (4.80%) Internet
2 72 (1.76%) Firewall
3 64 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.30%) HTTP
5 36 (0.88%) DNS
6 33 (0.81%) LAN
7 32 (0.78%) Network Security
8 26 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (0.61%) MPLS
9 25 (0.61%) VPN
9 25 (0.61%) WAN
10 19 (0.47%) BGP
10 19 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
11 18 (0.44%) VoIP
12 17 (0.42%) Intranet
13 16 (0.39%) OSPF
13 16 (0.39%) SAN
13 16 (0.39%) Wireless
14 15 (0.37%) DHCP
14 15 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 393 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 347 (8.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 338 (8.28%) MySQL
5 306 (7.50%) MongoDB
6 167 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 153 (3.75%) Big Data
8 135 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
9 131 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
10 124 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 118 (2.89%) Redis
12 104 (2.55%) Hadoop
13 97 (2.38%) Hazelcast
14 96 (2.35%) Neo4j
15 72 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 64 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 51 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 42 (1.03%) Couchbase
19 40 (0.98%) RDBMS
20 38 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 459 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 213 (5.22%) Subversion
3 184 (4.51%) Maven
4 171 (4.19%) JIRA
5 170 (4.16%) Selenium
6 150 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 150 (3.67%) NUnit
7 144 (3.53%) JUnit
8 108 (2.65%) Grunt
9 103 (2.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 96 (2.35%) Visual Studio
11 81 (1.98%) Moq
12 70 (1.71%) Cucumber
13 58 (1.42%) SoapUI
14 56 (1.37%) Jasmine
15 49 (1.20%) Gradle
16 47 (1.15%) WebDriver
17 46 (1.13%) gulp
18 44 (1.08%) Ranorex
19 39 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 471 (11.54%) Finance
2 275 (6.74%) Retail
3 230 (5.63%) Marketing
4 182 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 170 (4.16%) Banking
6 95 (2.33%) Advertising
7 76 (1.86%) Law
8 58 (1.42%) Front Office
9 54 (1.32%) Publishing
10 52 (1.27%) Electronics
11 51 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 51 (1.25%) Online Betting
12 39 (0.96%) Automotive
13 32 (0.78%) iGaming
14 27 (0.66%) Legal
15 22 (0.54%) Billing
16 20 (0.49%) Investment Banking
17 16 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2099 (51.42%) Developer
2 520 (12.74%) Java Developer
3 490 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 366 (8.97%) Games Developer
5 347 (8.50%) C# Developer
6 277 (6.79%) JavaScript Developer
7 258 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 223 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 199 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 192 (4.70%) Analyst
11 174 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 164 (4.02%) Architect
12 164 (4.02%) HTML Developer
13 158 (3.87%) Lead Developer
14 156 (3.82%) Junior
15 150 (3.67%) Agile Developer
16 148 (3.63%) Graduate
17 143 (3.50%) C++ Developer
17 143 (3.50%) Project Manager
18 140 (3.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 920 (22.54%) HTML
2 792 (19.40%) CSS
3 784 (19.21%) .NET
4 517 (12.67%) HTML5
5 461 (11.29%) ASP.NET
6 435 (10.66%) AngularJS
7 408 (10.00%) Spring
8 365 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 348 (8.53%) Web Services
10 337 (8.26%) jQuery
11 331 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 310 (7.59%) XML
13 307 (7.52%) WCF
14 251 (6.15%) CSS3
15 240 (5.88%) RESTful
16 205 (5.02%) REST
17 192 (4.70%) KnockoutJS
18 188 (4.61%) Hibernate
19 174 (4.26%) JSON
20 163 (3.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 679 (16.63%) Online Games
2 404 (9.90%) Computer Science
3 320 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 301 (7.37%) Mobile App
5 217 (5.32%) User Experience
6 132 (3.23%) Mobile Games
7 128 (3.14%) Mathematics
8 120 (2.94%) iPhone
9 94 (2.30%) Visualisation
10 86 (2.11%) Social Media
11 82 (2.01%) Algorithms
12 81 (1.98%) N-Tier
13 76 (1.86%) Xbox
14 64 (1.57%) 3D Graphics
15 54 (1.32%) Statistics
16 53 (1.30%) Online Gambling
17 52 (1.27%) Digital Media
18 50 (1.22%) Physics
19 46 (1.13%) Management Information System
20 44 (1.08%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 590 (14.45%) Linux
2 363 (8.89%) Android
3 289 (7.08%) Windows
4 275 (6.74%) Apple iOS
5 134 (3.28%) Unix
6 66 (1.62%) CentOS
7 64 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (1.37%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 30 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 26 (0.64%) Windows Phone
12 24 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 22 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.54%) Solaris
14 20 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (0.44%) Fedora
17 14 (0.34%) Windows 10
17 14 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1980 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1013 (24.82%) TDD
3 644 (15.78%) Scrum
4 560 (13.72%) MVC
5 525 (12.86%) BDD
6 514 (12.59%) Software Engineering
7 418 (10.24%) E-Commerce
8 392 (9.60%) OO
9 338 (8.28%) Web Application Development
10 283 (6.93%) Open Source
11 265 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
12 254 (6.22%) Front End Development
13 247 (6.05%) Kanban
13 247 (6.05%) Mentoring
14 231 (5.66%) DevOps
15 223 (5.46%) Multithreading
16 221 (5.41%) Game Development
17 220 (5.39%) Project Management
18 217 (5.32%) Analytics
19 196 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1245 (30.50%) Java
2 1168 (28.61%) JavaScript
3 920 (22.54%) C#
4 616 (15.09%) SQL
5 471 (11.54%) Python
6 457 (11.20%) C++
7 398 (9.75%) PHP
8 254 (6.22%) Ruby
9 152 (3.72%) Scala
10 112 (2.74%) Objective-C
11 99 (2.43%) C
12 81 (1.98%) T-SQL
13 71 (1.74%) Perl
14 70 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 69 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 68 (1.67%) Bash Shell
17 67 (1.64%) F#
18 59 (1.45%) R
19 54 (1.32%) VB
20 52 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 595 (14.58%) Degree
2 71 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (1.52%) PhD
4 55 (1.35%) ISEB
5 51 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 38 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (0.88%) MCP
8 31 (0.76%) CCNA
8 31 (0.76%) MCSE
9 30 (0.73%) MCTS
10 29 (0.71%) MCSD
11 27 (0.66%) CCNP
12 26 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (0.64%) MCAD
13 19 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (0.44%) MCSA
15 9 (0.22%) Security Cleared
16 8 (0.20%) CEH
16 8 (0.20%) CISSP
16 8 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (7.47%) QA
2 23 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.49%) SLA
4 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.20%) SDET
5 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.049%) WCAG
8 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.024%) MISRA
8 1 (0.024%) MISRA C
System Software
1 56 (1.37%) Docker
2 50 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 45 (1.10%) Varnish
5 28 (0.69%) KVM
6 17 (0.42%) QEMU
6 17 (0.42%) RHEV
7 14 (0.34%) iptables
8 12 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.15%) Ceph
11 6 (0.15%) Snort
12 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.12%) Firmware
12 5 (0.12%) Postfix
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.12%) vSphere
13 4 (0.098%) XenApp
14 3 (0.073%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 129 (3.16%) Puppet
2 125 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (1.79%) Nagios
4 65 (1.59%) Ansible
5 32 (0.78%) yum
6 22 (0.54%) Capistrano
7 19 (0.47%) Graphite
7 19 (0.47%) SCCM
8 18 (0.44%) Packer
9 17 (0.42%) Riemann
9 17 (0.42%) Zenoss
10 15 (0.37%) CFEngine
11 14 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (0.32%) Cacti
13 12 (0.29%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.27%) Icinga
15 9 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.22%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.20%) SCOM
17 7 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 290 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 265 (6.49%) Google
3 167 (4.09%) Oracle
4 90 (2.20%) Cisco
5 76 (1.86%) Adobe
6 72 (1.76%) VMware
7 70 (1.71%) Facebook
8 45 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 42 (1.03%) Tableau
10 38 (0.93%) Juniper
10 38 (0.93%) NetApp
10 38 (0.93%) Sun
11 28 (0.69%) CheckPoint
12 27 (0.66%) Apple
12 27 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 27 (0.66%) Yahoo!
13 24 (0.59%) AppDynamics
13 24 (0.59%) Perforce
14 23 (0.56%) Splunk
14 23 (0.56%) Twitter
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