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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 156 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 1933 2343 2631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.81% 2.32% 2.43%
As % of the General category 4.16% 5.20% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1816 2402
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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
46470 45097 49104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.57% 44.63% 45.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36779 36414 40839
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -34 1199 £52,500 +5.00% 146
South East +3 175 £35,000 -6.66% 33
Yorkshire +1 114 £35,000 +12.00% 20
North West +30 110 £40,000 +6.66% 30
South West +25 95 £40,000 +23.07% 7
East of England -2 83 £40,000 +14.28% 16
East Midlands +52 82 £38,750 +10.71% 6
West Midlands -85 67 £35,000 -12.50% 11
North East -25 11 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1993 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1081 (25.65%) C#
3 1061 (25.17%) Java
4 977 (23.18%) HTML
5 914 (21.68%) JavaScript
5 914 (21.68%) TDD
6 869 (20.62%) .NET
7 815 (19.34%) Scrum
8 806 (19.12%) CSS
9 718 (17.03%) MVC
10 706 (16.75%) SQL Server
11 670 (15.90%) OO
12 668 (15.85%) Linux
13 662 (15.71%) SQL
14 648 (15.37%) Degree
15 627 (14.88%) HTML5
16 613 (14.54%) Android
17 602 (14.28%) ASP.NET
18 562 (13.33%) Finance
19 506 (12.00%) Software Engineering
20 494 (11.72%) C++
21 462 (10.96%) Online Games
22 447 (10.60%) Computer Science
23 444 (10.53%) WCF
24 443 (10.51%) Web Application Development
25 435 (10.32%) E-Commerce
26 427 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
27 426 (10.11%) Apple iOS
28 405 (9.61%) BDD
29 401 (9.51%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 287 (6.81%) Node.js
2 178 (4.22%) Apache
3 176 (4.18%) Tomcat
4 78 (1.85%) CMS
5 66 (1.57%) JBoss
6 58 (1.38%) Drupal
7 46 (1.09%) WordPress
7 46 (1.09%) IIS
8 35 (0.83%) SAS
9 33 (0.78%) Confluence
10 27 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 26 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.55%) nginx
14 22 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (0.50%) GlassFish
16 19 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 17 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
19 13 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 168 (3.99%) Photoshop
2 148 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 114 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 36 (0.85%) MS Office
5 34 (0.81%) MS Project
6 33 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 31 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 29 (0.69%) SPSS
9 23 (0.55%) Maya
10 21 (0.50%) 3ds Max
10 21 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (0.21%) InDesign
12 9 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
13 7 (0.17%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.17%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.14%) Mudbox
14 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.14%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (0.43%) Magento
2 17 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 15 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.071%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.047%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 130 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (1.90%) SaaS
3 47 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (0.64%) GitHub
6 24 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.43%) PaaS
8 16 (0.38%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.28%) Force.com
10 12 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.19%) Office 365
13 5 (0.12%) IaaS
13 5 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.095%) Heroku
15 3 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.071%) Route 53
16 1 (0.024%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.024%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 363 (8.61%) Internet
2 119 (2.82%) HTTP
3 65 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 57 (1.35%) DNS
5 55 (1.30%) Firewall
6 42 (1.00%) LAN
7 34 (0.81%) DHCP
8 29 (0.69%) SSL
9 28 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (0.64%) SAN
10 27 (0.64%) WAN
11 26 (0.62%) Broadband
12 23 (0.55%) Network Security
13 22 (0.52%) SMS
14 20 (0.47%) BGP
15 19 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (0.45%) SSH
16 18 (0.43%) IPv4
17 17 (0.40%) VPN
18 16 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 318 (7.54%) MySQL
3 252 (5.98%) NoSQL
4 187 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 187 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 169 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 152 (3.61%) Big Data
8 141 (3.35%) Hadoop
9 99 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 96 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
11 73 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 64 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 63 (1.49%) Redis
14 56 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 51 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 50 (1.19%) OLTP
17 43 (1.02%) DB2
17 43 (1.02%) OLAP
18 42 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 359 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 290 (6.88%) Subversion
3 224 (5.31%) Maven
4 189 (4.48%) JIRA
5 175 (4.15%) Jenkins
6 161 (3.82%) NUnit
7 151 (3.58%) Selenium
8 145 (3.44%) JUnit
9 133 (3.16%) Rhino Mocks
10 123 (2.92%) Cucumber
11 120 (2.85%) Eclipse
12 97 (2.30%) Moq
13 95 (2.25%) Ant
14 93 (2.21%) Xcode
15 82 (1.95%) Visual Studio
16 77 (1.83%) Jasmine
17 73 (1.73%) Hudson
18 70 (1.66%) WebDriver
19 49 (1.16%) Mercurial
20 46 (1.09%) Axure RP
General
1 562 (13.33%) Finance
2 369 (8.75%) Marketing
3 306 (7.26%) Retail
4 179 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 175 (4.15%) Banking
6 105 (2.49%) Publishing
7 98 (2.33%) Advertising
8 70 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.59%) Online Betting
10 29 (0.69%) Automotive
10 29 (0.69%) Electronics
11 27 (0.64%) Back Office
12 26 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (0.52%) Front Office
14 21 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.43%) iGaming
15 18 (0.43%) Billing
15 18 (0.43%) Legal
16 16 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 2079 (49.32%) Developer
2 481 (11.41%) .NET Developer
3 380 (9.02%) Java Developer
4 283 (6.71%) Software Engineer
5 226 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 222 (5.27%) Senior Developer
7 219 (5.20%) Software Developer
8 215 (5.10%) Analyst
9 211 (5.01%) Junior
10 210 (4.98%) C# Developer
11 185 (4.39%) Graduate
12 164 (3.89%) Junior Developer
13 161 (3.82%) Programmer
14 154 (3.65%) Web Developer
15 117 (2.78%) Architect
16 112 (2.66%) Front-End Developer
17 106 (2.51%) Designer
18 105 (2.49%) Consultant
19 99 (2.35%) iOS Developer
20 97 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 977 (23.18%) HTML
2 869 (20.62%) .NET
3 806 (19.12%) CSS
4 627 (14.88%) HTML5
5 602 (14.28%) ASP.NET
6 444 (10.53%) WCF
7 427 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 347 (8.23%) jQuery
9 324 (7.69%) Spring
10 315 (7.47%) Web Services
11 308 (7.31%) CSS3
12 261 (6.19%) XML
13 250 (5.93%) J2EE
14 218 (5.17%) Flash
15 203 (4.82%) Ajax
16 182 (4.32%) JSON
17 169 (4.01%) KnockoutJS
18 167 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 162 (3.84%) REST
19 162 (3.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 462 (10.96%) Online Games
2 447 (10.60%) Computer Science
3 374 (8.87%) Mobile App
4 296 (7.02%) User Experience
5 253 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 242 (5.74%) iPhone
7 226 (5.36%) Mathematics
8 183 (4.34%) Algorithms
9 180 (4.27%) Mobile Games
10 146 (3.46%) Open Source
11 113 (2.68%) Animation
12 112 (2.66%) 3D Graphics
13 111 (2.63%) Social Media
14 108 (2.56%) iPad
15 106 (2.51%) Physics
16 101 (2.40%) Data Structures
17 99 (2.35%) Visualisation
18 70 (1.66%) Social Gaming
19 68 (1.61%) Client/Server
20 58 (1.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 668 (15.85%) Linux
2 613 (14.54%) Android
3 426 (10.11%) Apple iOS
4 375 (8.90%) Windows
5 224 (5.31%) UNIX
6 105 (2.49%) Ubuntu
7 64 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (1.45%) CentOS
9 42 (1.00%) Debian
10 28 (0.66%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.59%) Solaris
12 24 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.24%) FreeBSD
18 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1993 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 914 (21.68%) TDD
3 815 (19.34%) Scrum
4 718 (17.03%) MVC
5 670 (15.90%) OO
6 506 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 443 (10.51%) Web Application Development
8 435 (10.32%) E-Commerce
9 405 (9.61%) BDD
10 336 (7.97%) Game Development
11 289 (6.86%) Project Management
12 270 (6.41%) Domain-Driven Design
13 238 (5.65%) OOP
14 226 (5.36%) Multithreading
15 217 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
16 211 (5.01%) Web Development
17 189 (4.48%) Unit Testing
18 187 (4.44%) Analytics
19 183 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
20 182 (4.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1081 (25.65%) C#
2 1061 (25.17%) Java
3 914 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 662 (15.71%) SQL
5 494 (11.72%) C++
6 401 (9.51%) Python
7 294 (6.98%) PHP
8 238 (5.65%) Objective-C
9 233 (5.53%) Ruby
10 136 (3.23%) C
11 117 (2.78%) ActionScript
12 114 (2.70%) Scala
13 100 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 97 (2.30%) T-SQL
15 80 (1.90%) VB.NET
16 67 (1.59%) ActionScript 3.0
17 66 (1.57%) Perl
18 64 (1.52%) Shell Script
19 56 (1.33%) VB
20 43 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 648 (15.37%) Degree
2 94 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (1.61%) MCSD
4 67 (1.59%) MCTS
5 65 (1.54%) MCP
6 64 (1.52%) MCAD
7 60 (1.42%) PhD
8 37 (0.88%) ISEB
9 30 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.69%) CISSP
10 29 (0.69%) Security Cleared
11 23 (0.55%) CCNP
11 23 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.52%) CRISC
12 22 (0.52%) CISA
12 22 (0.52%) CISM
13 13 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.28%) MCSE
14 12 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (8.49%) QA
2 66 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.43%) SLA
5 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.047%) WAI
7 2 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 61 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.43%) vSphere
4 15 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.24%) HDFS
5 10 (0.24%) KVM
6 8 (0.19%) Varnish
7 7 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.14%) XenApp
8 6 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
9 5 (0.12%) Firmware
9 5 (0.12%) NFS
9 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.12%) Docker
10 4 (0.095%) Ceph
10 4 (0.095%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.095%) Xen
11 3 (0.071%) XenServer
12 1 (0.024%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 158 (3.75%) Puppet
2 133 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (2.11%) Nagios
4 21 (0.50%) Cacti
5 19 (0.45%) Ansible
5 19 (0.45%) Opsview
6 13 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.28%) logstash
7 12 (0.28%) Cobbler
8 10 (0.24%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.21%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.17%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.12%) SCCM
12 5 (0.12%) Munin
12 5 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.12%) YUM
13 4 (0.095%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 327 (7.76%) Google
2 269 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 251 (5.95%) Oracle
4 134 (3.18%) Adobe
4 134 (3.18%) Twitter
5 110 (2.61%) Facebook
6 89 (2.11%) VMware
7 79 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 75 (1.78%) Cisco
9 51 (1.21%) IBM
10 40 (0.95%) Informatica
11 36 (0.85%) Sybase
12 33 (0.78%) Zend
13 32 (0.76%) HP
14 31 (0.74%) Talend
15 30 (0.71%) SAP
16 28 (0.66%) Tableau
16 28 (0.66%) Sony
16 28 (0.66%) Perforce
17 27 (0.64%) TIBCO
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
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Hertfordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Generous Benefits
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Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + bonus + benefits
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
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London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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London
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