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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 155 139 138
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 2008 2345 2099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.95% 2.12% 2.06%
As % of the General category 4.37% 4.79% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1636 1878 1688
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,550
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
45908 48907 44294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 44.48% 44.32% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36877 38565 35680
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -32 1082 £55,000 +4.76% 148
South East +44 216 £40,000 - 44
East of England +92 186 £39,000 -13.33% 23
West Midlands +13 129 £37,500 -6.25% 21
South West +34 115 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North West -21 104 £38,500 +10.00% 11
Yorkshire -33 89 £45,000 +33.33% 36
East Midlands +13 68 £40,000 - 7
North East -27 26 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Midlands +3 14 £35,000 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1647 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1004 (25.36%) C#
3 984 (24.85%) JavaScript
4 965 (24.37%) Java
5 926 (23.39%) HTML
6 841 (21.24%) SQL
7 790 (19.95%) TDD
8 742 (18.74%) CSS
9 709 (17.91%) .NET
10 704 (17.78%) Degree
11 698 (17.63%) Scrum
12 662 (16.72%) SQL Server
13 619 (15.64%) OO
14 580 (14.65%) Linux
15 562 (14.20%) MVC
16 555 (14.02%) Finance
17 517 (13.06%) HTML5
18 511 (12.91%) Online Games
19 483 (12.20%) C++
20 478 (12.07%) Software Engineering
21 476 (12.02%) Computer Science
22 471 (11.90%) Android
23 440 (11.11%) BDD
24 438 (11.06%) E-Commerce
25 432 (10.91%) ASP.NET
26 374 (9.45%) Mobile App
27 370 (9.35%) Windows
28 366 (9.24%) WCF
29 354 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
30 344 (8.69%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 264 (6.67%) Node.js
2 119 (3.01%) Apache
3 86 (2.17%) CMS
4 75 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 47 (1.19%) IIS
6 38 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 36 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 33 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 26 (0.66%) Drupal
10 21 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 21 (0.53%) nginx
10 21 (0.53%) Confluence
11 20 (0.51%) WordPress
12 18 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 16 (0.40%) Apache Pig
14 15 (0.38%) JBoss
15 13 (0.33%) SAS
16 12 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 171 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 123 (3.11%) Photoshop
3 79 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (1.34%) MS Office
5 46 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 43 (1.09%) MS Project
7 38 (0.96%) Adobe After Effects
8 37 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 23 (0.58%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.33%) Fireworks
11 12 (0.30%) InDesign
12 11 (0.28%) SPSS
13 9 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 9 (0.23%) Maya
13 9 (0.23%) PTC Creo
14 8 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
15 7 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
16 6 (0.15%) Acrobat
17 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
18 3 (0.076%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 44 (1.11%) SAP ERP
2 14 (0.35%) SAP SD
3 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.18%) SAP PP
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.18%) SAP MII
6 6 (0.15%) Magento
6 6 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.15%) SAP QM
7 5 (0.13%) Unica
8 3 (0.076%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.076%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.051%) SAP SM
9 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.051%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 187 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (3.38%) SaaS
3 39 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (0.96%) GitHub
5 31 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 27 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
8 19 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 16 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
10 11 (0.28%) Office 365
11 10 (0.25%) PaaS
11 10 (0.25%) Heroku
11 10 (0.25%) Google Drive
12 9 (0.23%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.23%) Force.com
13 8 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.20%) Dropbox
14 6 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 228 (5.76%) Internet
2 104 (2.63%) HTTP
3 83 (2.10%) DNS
3 83 (2.10%) Firewall
4 52 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.06%) LAN
6 41 (1.04%) DHCP
7 34 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (0.71%) BGP
9 27 (0.68%) WAN
10 24 (0.61%) OSPF
11 23 (0.58%) VoIP
12 22 (0.56%) SAN
13 21 (0.53%) Intranet
14 19 (0.48%) SSH
14 19 (0.48%) Network Security
15 17 (0.43%) MPLS
16 16 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (0.38%) Unified Communications
18 13 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 303 (7.65%) MySQL
3 204 (5.15%) NoSQL
4 196 (4.95%) MongoDB
5 131 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 125 (3.16%) Big Data
7 105 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 89 (2.25%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 80 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 71 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 66 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 65 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (1.41%) Neo4j
15 50 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
16 49 (1.24%) Hazelcast
17 46 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
18 44 (1.11%) SAP HANA
19 43 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 36 (0.91%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 314 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 283 (7.15%) Subversion
3 152 (3.84%) NUnit
4 143 (3.61%) Selenium
5 139 (3.51%) Maven
6 134 (3.38%) Moq
7 122 (3.08%) Rhino Mocks
8 114 (2.88%) JIRA
9 94 (2.37%) Cucumber
10 90 (2.27%) Jenkins
11 75 (1.89%) WebDriver
11 75 (1.89%) JUnit
12 74 (1.87%) Visual Studio
13 54 (1.36%) Jasmine
14 38 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 35 (0.88%) Eclipse
15 35 (0.88%) Grunt
16 30 (0.76%) Ant
17 24 (0.61%) FitNesse
18 22 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 555 (14.02%) Finance
2 319 (8.06%) Retail
3 226 (5.71%) Marketing
4 217 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 203 (5.13%) Banking
6 103 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 100 (2.53%) Online Betting
8 71 (1.79%) Advertising
9 67 (1.69%) Law
10 59 (1.49%) Publishing
11 45 (1.14%) Back Office
11 45 (1.14%) Electronics
12 38 (0.96%) Billing
13 35 (0.88%) Legal
14 30 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 28 (0.71%) Front Office
16 26 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 26 (0.66%) Automotive
16 26 (0.66%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1979 (49.99%) Developer
2 410 (10.36%) .NET Developer
3 293 (7.40%) Java Developer
4 256 (6.47%) Senior Developer
5 242 (6.11%) Software Developer
6 239 (6.04%) Analyst
7 217 (5.48%) Junior
8 188 (4.75%) C# Developer
9 184 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 183 (4.62%) Graduate
11 171 (4.32%) Junior Developer
12 167 (4.22%) Project Manager
13 161 (4.07%) Software Engineer
14 150 (3.79%) Front-End Developer
15 141 (3.56%) Architect
16 135 (3.41%) Programmer
17 118 (2.98%) Administrator
18 117 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
19 111 (2.80%) PHP Developer
20 109 (2.75%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (23.39%) HTML
2 742 (18.74%) CSS
3 709 (17.91%) .NET
4 517 (13.06%) HTML5
5 432 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 366 (9.24%) WCF
7 354 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 332 (8.39%) jQuery
9 287 (7.25%) Web Services
10 257 (6.49%) Spring
11 242 (6.11%) AngularJS
12 229 (5.78%) CSS3
13 189 (4.77%) WPF
14 180 (4.55%) XML
15 173 (4.37%) RESTful
16 165 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
17 154 (3.89%) KnockoutJS
18 152 (3.84%) Ajax
19 136 (3.44%) Hibernate
20 135 (3.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 511 (12.91%) Online Games
2 476 (12.02%) Computer Science
3 374 (9.45%) Mobile App
4 334 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
5 244 (6.16%) Mathematics
6 204 (5.15%) iPhone
7 201 (5.08%) User Experience
8 129 (3.26%) Mobile Games
9 122 (3.08%) Social Media
10 118 (2.98%) Xbox
11 117 (2.96%) Visualisation
12 102 (2.58%) Algorithms
13 94 (2.37%) Physics
14 90 (2.27%) Data Centre
15 88 (2.22%) Management Information System
16 87 (2.20%) Social Gaming
17 82 (2.07%) 3D Graphics
18 64 (1.62%) iPad
19 55 (1.39%) Digital Media
20 54 (1.36%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 580 (14.65%) Linux
2 471 (11.90%) Android
3 370 (9.35%) Windows
4 307 (7.75%) Apple iOS
5 180 (4.55%) UNIX
6 68 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 68 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (1.34%) Windows 8
8 52 (1.31%) CentOS
9 50 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 39 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 38 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 22 (0.56%) Solaris
14 21 (0.53%) Debian
15 19 (0.48%) Windows Phone
16 18 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.33%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.13%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1647 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (19.95%) TDD
3 698 (17.63%) Scrum
4 619 (15.64%) OO
5 562 (14.20%) MVC
6 478 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 440 (11.11%) BDD
8 438 (11.06%) E-Commerce
9 296 (7.48%) Web Application Development
10 284 (7.17%) Project Management
11 251 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (5.78%) Open Source
13 210 (5.30%) Kanban
14 190 (4.80%) Analytics
15 189 (4.77%) Game Development
16 185 (4.67%) Mentoring
17 182 (4.60%) Web Development
18 175 (4.42%) Domain-Driven Design
19 173 (4.37%) DevOps
20 172 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1004 (25.36%) C#
2 984 (24.85%) JavaScript
3 965 (24.37%) Java
4 841 (21.24%) SQL
5 483 (12.20%) C++
6 344 (8.69%) PHP
6 344 (8.69%) Python
7 187 (4.72%) Ruby
8 117 (2.96%) C
9 116 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 109 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 86 (2.17%) Perl
12 85 (2.15%) ActionScript
13 81 (2.05%) VB.NET
14 78 (1.97%) Scala
15 73 (1.84%) Objective-C
16 63 (1.59%) VB
17 46 (1.16%) PowerShell
18 40 (1.01%) Go
19 39 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 704 (17.78%) Degree
2 72 (1.82%) PhD
3 66 (1.67%) SAP Certification
4 52 (1.31%) ISEB
4 52 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 48 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (0.71%) CCNP
7 28 (0.71%) MCP
8 26 (0.66%) MCAD
8 26 (0.66%) MCSD
8 26 (0.66%) MCTS
9 22 (0.56%) CCNA
10 19 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (0.40%) Security Cleared
12 15 (0.38%) MCSE
13 12 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.28%) CCIP
15 10 (0.25%) CISSP
15 10 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (7.65%) QA
2 26 (0.66%) SLA
3 16 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.051%) WCAG
7 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.025%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 88 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.01%) XenApp
4 17 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.38%) Docker
6 14 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.28%) Varnish
9 10 (0.25%) Xen
10 9 (0.23%) LXC
11 8 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.15%) XenServer
12 6 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.15%) KVM
13 5 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.10%) vSphere
15 3 (0.076%) NFS
15 3 (0.076%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 146 (3.69%) Puppet
2 123 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (1.49%) Nagios
4 17 (0.43%) Graphite
5 16 (0.40%) Ansible
5 16 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 14 (0.35%) CFEngine
7 13 (0.33%) logstash
8 11 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.20%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.18%) SCCM
12 6 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.15%) Mesos
13 4 (0.10%) Opsview
13 4 (0.10%) Salt
13 4 (0.10%) SELinux
13 4 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 339 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 293 (7.40%) Google
3 213 (5.38%) Oracle
4 126 (3.18%) VMware
5 125 (3.16%) Cisco
6 111 (2.80%) SAP
7 82 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 77 (1.94%) Adobe
9 73 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 70 (1.77%) IBM
11 65 (1.64%) Facebook
12 62 (1.57%) Apple
13 48 (1.21%) Citrix
14 44 (1.11%) Perforce
15 43 (1.09%) Tableau
16 37 (0.93%) Xamarin
17 36 (0.91%) Business Objects
18 34 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
19 32 (0.81%) Zend
20 27 (0.68%) CheckPoint
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