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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 185 134 124
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 1714 2271 2508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.63% 2.22% 2.30%
As % of the General category 3.77% 5.11% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1845 2185
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
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
45430 44425 47311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.25% 43.45% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 36830 34977 39785
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 £75,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -49 1010 £52,500 - 118
South East -5 191 £40,000 - 23
Yorkshire +40 142 £43,750 +25.00% 19
North West +30 102 £37,000 -1.33% 15
East of England -32 97 £40,000 -11.11% 14
South West +11 64 £42,500 +41.66% 6
East Midlands +59 54 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -51 36 £40,000 - 10
Midlands +10 19 - - 12
North East -29 6 £50,000 +42.85% 6
Games
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Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1764 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (24.53%) Java
3 909 (23.90%) C#
4 884 (23.24%) HTML
5 804 (21.14%) TDD
6 759 (19.95%) JavaScript
6 759 (19.95%) .NET
7 716 (18.82%) CSS
8 665 (17.48%) Scrum
9 631 (16.59%) Linux
10 622 (16.35%) MVC
11 611 (16.06%) SQL Server
12 590 (15.51%) OO
13 583 (15.33%) SQL
14 578 (15.19%) Degree
15 567 (14.91%) HTML5
16 533 (14.01%) Android
17 519 (13.64%) ASP.NET
18 505 (13.28%) Finance
19 448 (11.78%) E-Commerce
20 411 (10.80%) WCF
21 404 (10.62%) Web Application Development
22 403 (10.59%) BDD
23 397 (10.44%) ASP.NET MVC
24 378 (9.94%) Software Engineering
25 377 (9.91%) Online Games
26 374 (9.83%) C++
27 373 (9.81%) Git (software)
28 363 (9.54%) Apple iOS
28 363 (9.54%) MySQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 291 (7.65%) Node.js
2 211 (5.55%) Apache
3 120 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 73 (1.92%) CMS
5 62 (1.63%) IIS
6 55 (1.45%) JBoss
7 52 (1.37%) Drupal
8 51 (1.34%) WordPress
9 37 (0.97%) nginx
10 27 (0.71%) SAS
11 26 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
12 24 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.58%) GlassFish
14 20 (0.53%) Confluence
14 20 (0.53%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.42%) Mule
15 16 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 145 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 122 (3.21%) Photoshop
3 79 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 41 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 36 (0.95%) MS Office
6 32 (0.84%) MS Project
7 23 (0.60%) SPSS
8 21 (0.55%) Maya
8 21 (0.55%) 3ds Max
9 16 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (0.26%) InDesign
11 10 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.21%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.18%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.18%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.16%) Mudbox
15 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.079%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (0.55%) Magento
2 18 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.18%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.079%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.026%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (3.02%) SaaS
3 51 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.37%) Force.com
7 12 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.24%) GitHub
9 8 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.18%) PaaS
10 7 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.13%) IaaS
12 5 (0.13%) Heroku
13 4 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.079%) Route 53
15 2 (0.053%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 331 (8.70%) Internet
2 97 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 80 (2.10%) HTTP
4 72 (1.89%) Firewall
5 67 (1.76%) DNS
6 52 (1.37%) SSH
7 40 (1.05%) LAN
8 38 (1.00%) SMTP
9 36 (0.95%) SAN
10 34 (0.89%) FTP
11 29 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (0.74%) Telnet
13 25 (0.66%) BGP
13 25 (0.66%) DHCP
14 24 (0.63%) MPLS
14 24 (0.63%) Network Security
15 23 (0.60%) WAN
16 22 (0.58%) IPv4
17 19 (0.50%) OSPF
17 19 (0.50%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 363 (9.54%) MySQL
3 261 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 146 (3.84%) Relational Database
4 146 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
5 131 (3.44%) MongoDB
6 126 (3.31%) Hadoop
7 122 (3.21%) Big Data
8 106 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 86 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 75 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 67 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 59 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 58 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 42 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 37 (0.97%) OLTP
16 35 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 35 (0.92%) Redis
17 34 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
18 32 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 373 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 255 (6.70%) Subversion
3 198 (5.21%) Maven
4 173 (4.55%) JIRA
5 166 (4.36%) Jenkins
6 162 (4.26%) NUnit
7 134 (3.52%) Rhino Mocks
8 118 (3.10%) JUnit
9 110 (2.89%) Selenium
9 110 (2.89%) Cucumber
10 105 (2.76%) Moq
11 104 (2.73%) Jasmine
12 83 (2.18%) Eclipse
13 76 (2.00%) Ant
14 63 (1.66%) Visual Studio
15 60 (1.58%) WebDriver
16 58 (1.52%) Xcode
17 49 (1.29%) Hudson
18 47 (1.24%) TeamCity
19 46 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 505 (13.28%) Finance
2 319 (8.39%) Retail
3 288 (7.57%) Marketing
4 210 (5.52%) Banking
5 156 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.63%) Publishing
8 99 (2.60%) Advertising
9 66 (1.74%) Online Betting
10 39 (1.03%) Billing
11 38 (1.00%) Electronics
12 33 (0.87%) iGaming
13 31 (0.81%) Automotive
14 24 (0.63%) Back Office
15 22 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.58%) French Language
16 20 (0.53%) Legal
17 19 (0.50%) Law
17 19 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1766 (46.42%) Developer
2 423 (11.12%) .NET Developer
3 329 (8.65%) Java Developer
4 218 (5.73%) Project Manager
5 205 (5.39%) Software Engineer
6 200 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 185 (4.86%) Junior
8 163 (4.28%) C# Developer
9 162 (4.26%) Analyst
10 146 (3.84%) Graduate
11 142 (3.73%) Architect
11 142 (3.73%) Web Developer
11 142 (3.73%) Junior Developer
12 140 (3.68%) Programmer
13 120 (3.15%) Consultant
14 116 (3.05%) Software Developer
15 112 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
16 110 (2.89%) Designer
17 97 (2.55%) Administrator
18 93 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (23.24%) HTML
2 759 (19.95%) .NET
3 716 (18.82%) CSS
4 567 (14.91%) HTML5
5 519 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 411 (10.80%) WCF
7 397 (10.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 300 (7.89%) Spring
9 297 (7.81%) Web Services
10 291 (7.65%) jQuery
11 256 (6.73%) CSS3
12 209 (5.49%) J2EE
13 202 (5.31%) XML
14 196 (5.15%) RESTful
15 163 (4.28%) Flash
16 157 (4.13%) SOAP
17 156 (4.10%) JSON
18 153 (4.02%) REST
19 137 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
20 136 (3.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 377 (9.91%) Online Games
2 359 (9.44%) Computer Science
3 312 (8.20%) Mobile App
4 237 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 218 (5.73%) User Experience
6 198 (5.21%) iPhone
7 168 (4.42%) Mathematics
8 167 (4.39%) Open Source
9 149 (3.92%) Mobile Games
10 139 (3.65%) Algorithms
11 103 (2.71%) iPad
12 84 (2.21%) Animation
13 81 (2.13%) Visualisation
14 76 (2.00%) Physics
14 76 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
15 71 (1.87%) Data Structures
16 69 (1.81%) Social Media
17 57 (1.50%) Management Information System
18 54 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (1.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 631 (16.59%) Linux
2 533 (14.01%) Android
3 363 (9.54%) Apple iOS
4 324 (8.52%) Windows
5 220 (5.78%) UNIX
6 98 (2.58%) Ubuntu
7 79 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (1.34%) CentOS
9 42 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 31 (0.81%) Debian
11 21 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.39%) Solaris
14 14 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.24%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.16%) FreeBSD
18 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1764 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (21.14%) TDD
3 665 (17.48%) Scrum
4 622 (16.35%) MVC
5 590 (15.51%) OO
6 448 (11.78%) E-Commerce
7 404 (10.62%) Web Application Development
8 403 (10.59%) BDD
9 378 (9.94%) Software Engineering
10 314 (8.25%) Project Management
11 252 (6.62%) Game Development
12 234 (6.15%) Domain-Driven Design
13 215 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 197 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
15 194 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
15 194 (5.10%) DevOps
16 177 (4.65%) Web Development
17 176 (4.63%) Multithreading
18 161 (4.23%) OOP
19 156 (4.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 933 (24.53%) Java
2 909 (23.90%) C#
3 759 (19.95%) JavaScript
4 583 (15.33%) SQL
5 374 (9.83%) C++
6 339 (8.91%) Python
7 263 (6.91%) PHP
8 260 (6.83%) Ruby
9 195 (5.13%) Objective-C
10 117 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 101 (2.66%) C
12 80 (2.10%) Perl
13 78 (2.05%) ActionScript
14 75 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 74 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 73 (1.92%) T-SQL
17 64 (1.68%) Scala
18 57 (1.50%) VB
19 48 (1.26%) ActionScript 3.0
20 32 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 578 (15.19%) Degree
2 49 (1.29%) CISSP
3 45 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (1.16%) ISEB
5 41 (1.08%) CISM
6 39 (1.03%) CISA
7 38 (1.00%) PhD
8 37 (0.97%) SAP Certification
8 37 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (0.81%) MCTS
10 28 (0.74%) MCP
10 28 (0.74%) MCAD
10 28 (0.74%) MCSD
11 27 (0.71%) Security Cleared
11 27 (0.71%) CRISC
12 24 (0.63%) CCNP
13 22 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.55%) MBA
15 19 (0.50%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (7.78%) QA
2 66 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.29%) SLA
5 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.053%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.53%) vSphere
5 14 (0.37%) Postfix
5 14 (0.37%) Sendmail
5 14 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.29%) Docker
7 9 (0.24%) XenApp
8 8 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.18%) Varnish
10 5 (0.13%) Firmware
10 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.13%) KVM
10 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.11%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (0.11%) Ceph
11 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.079%) XenServer
12 3 (0.079%) NFS
Systems Management
1 164 (4.31%) Puppet
2 138 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (2.26%) Nagios
4 26 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 24 (0.63%) Cacti
6 19 (0.50%) Graphite
7 17 (0.45%) Ansible
8 12 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 11 (0.29%) Opsview
10 9 (0.24%) logstash
11 8 (0.21%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.21%) yum
11 8 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.18%) Capistrano
12 7 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.16%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.11%) Salt
15 4 (0.11%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 278 (7.31%) Google
2 261 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 228 (5.99%) Oracle
4 135 (3.55%) Adobe
5 91 (2.39%) Twitter
6 82 (2.16%) VMware
7 81 (2.13%) Cisco
8 79 (2.08%) Facebook
9 71 (1.87%) SAP
10 69 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 50 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (1.18%) IBM
13 35 (0.92%) Sony
14 33 (0.87%) Zend
15 31 (0.81%) Tableau
16 30 (0.79%) Sybase
16 30 (0.79%) Informatica
17 29 (0.76%) HP
17 29 (0.76%) Apple
17 29 (0.76%) Business Objects
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