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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 159 141 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 1863 2036 2170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.88% 2.05% 2.16%
As % of the General category 4.30% 4.65% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1484 1633 1760
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
43356 43804 44375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.72% 44.12% 44.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34736 34295 36245
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -21 1104 £52,500 - 132
South East -37 182 £37,500 - 24
East of England +7 133 £39,000 -13.33% 16
Yorkshire -11 106 £40,000 +66.66% 21
North West +18 91 £38,750 +19.23% 20
West Midlands -36 63 £36,500 -2.66% 12
East Midlands +32 57 £36,000 +10.76% 14
Midlands +25 47 - -
South West -25 42 £45,000 +50.00% 13
North East +6 32 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1594 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 890 (24.57%) Java
3 870 (24.01%) HTML
4 835 (23.05%) C#
5 776 (21.42%) JavaScript
6 743 (20.51%) TDD
7 677 (18.69%) CSS
8 674 (18.60%) .NET
9 604 (16.67%) SQL
10 585 (16.15%) Linux
10 585 (16.15%) Scrum
11 553 (15.26%) OO
12 551 (15.21%) MVC
13 544 (15.02%) SQL Server
14 529 (14.60%) HTML5
15 519 (14.33%) Degree
16 506 (13.97%) Finance
17 461 (12.72%) E-Commerce
18 440 (12.14%) ASP.NET
19 435 (12.01%) Android
20 414 (11.43%) BDD
21 405 (11.18%) Online Games
22 381 (10.52%) MySQL
23 370 (10.21%) WCF
24 368 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
25 338 (9.33%) Web Application Development
26 337 (9.30%) Retail
27 325 (8.97%) Internet
28 319 (8.80%) Project Management
29 318 (8.78%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 266 (7.34%) Node.js
2 203 (5.60%) Apache
3 87 (2.40%) CMS
4 81 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 61 (1.68%) IIS
6 48 (1.32%) WordPress
6 48 (1.32%) Drupal
7 39 (1.08%) nginx
8 30 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
9 26 (0.72%) JBoss
10 25 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (0.63%) SAS
12 22 (0.61%) Confluence
13 19 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 19 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.44%) Apache Pig
14 16 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.41%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.41%) SharePoint
15 15 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 165 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 104 (2.87%) Photoshop
3 74 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 47 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 37 (1.02%) MS Office
6 28 (0.77%) MS Project
7 23 (0.63%) SPSS
8 21 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
10 16 (0.44%) InDesign
11 15 (0.41%) Maya
12 14 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
13 13 (0.36%) 3ds Max
14 10 (0.28%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.25%) MS Visio
16 6 (0.17%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
17 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
18 3 (0.083%) ZBrush
19 2 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 24 (0.66%) SAP ERP
2 21 (0.58%) Magento
3 18 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 15 (0.41%) SAP FI
4 15 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 14 (0.39%) SAP SD
6 13 (0.36%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.055%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.028%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.028%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 158 (4.36%) SaaS
2 114 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.80%) GitHub
5 24 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 21 (0.58%) Force.com
8 19 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
9 16 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.30%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.19%) Heroku
12 7 (0.19%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.17%) PaaS
14 5 (0.14%) IaaS
15 4 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.11%) Office 365
15 4 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.083%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.083%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 325 (8.97%) Internet
2 95 (2.62%) HTTP
3 86 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 83 (2.29%) Firewall
5 71 (1.96%) DNS
6 57 (1.57%) SSH
7 49 (1.35%) LAN
8 41 (1.13%) SAN
8 41 (1.13%) FTP
9 38 (1.05%) SMTP
10 32 (0.88%) Telnet
11 29 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (0.77%) WAN
13 27 (0.75%) Network Security
14 24 (0.66%) MPLS
14 24 (0.66%) BGP
15 23 (0.63%) Intranet
16 21 (0.58%) DHCP
17 20 (0.55%) IMAP
17 20 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 381 (10.52%) MySQL
3 235 (6.49%) NoSQL
4 135 (3.73%) Big Data
5 122 (3.37%) MongoDB
6 117 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 114 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 102 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
9 85 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 55 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 50 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 49 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 38 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 37 (1.02%) Neo4j
15 33 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 32 (0.88%) Hazelcast
17 29 (0.80%) MariaDB
18 28 (0.77%) Apache Hive
19 27 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
20 26 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 318 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 232 (6.40%) Subversion
3 158 (4.36%) NUnit
4 147 (4.06%) Maven
5 139 (3.84%) JIRA
6 132 (3.64%) Rhino Mocks
7 112 (3.09%) Moq
7 112 (3.09%) Jenkins
8 108 (2.98%) Selenium
9 103 (2.84%) JUnit
10 88 (2.43%) Cucumber
11 87 (2.40%) Jasmine
12 63 (1.74%) WebDriver
13 56 (1.55%) Ant
14 54 (1.49%) Eclipse
15 53 (1.46%) Visual Studio
16 40 (1.10%) TeamCity
16 40 (1.10%) Xcode
17 33 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
18 32 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 506 (13.97%) Finance
2 337 (9.30%) Retail
3 241 (6.65%) Marketing
4 199 (5.49%) Banking
5 186 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 154 (4.25%) Manufacturing
7 81 (2.24%) Online Betting
8 76 (2.10%) Advertising
9 59 (1.63%) Billing
10 50 (1.38%) Publishing
11 41 (1.13%) Law
12 39 (1.08%) Electronics
13 38 (1.05%) iGaming
14 27 (0.75%) Back Office
15 25 (0.69%) Legal
15 25 (0.69%) Automotive
16 24 (0.66%) French Language
16 24 (0.66%) Multimedia
17 21 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1707 (47.12%) Developer
2 380 (10.49%) .NET Developer
3 299 (8.25%) Java Developer
4 198 (5.47%) Analyst
5 196 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 191 (5.27%) Junior
7 184 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 177 (4.89%) C# Developer
9 155 (4.28%) Architect
10 148 (4.09%) Junior Developer
10 148 (4.09%) Web Developer
11 131 (3.62%) Consultant
11 131 (3.62%) Administrator
12 127 (3.51%) Designer
12 127 (3.51%) Front-End Developer
13 123 (3.39%) Graduate
14 119 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 114 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
16 107 (2.95%) Software Developer
17 106 (2.93%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 870 (24.01%) HTML
2 677 (18.69%) CSS
3 674 (18.60%) .NET
4 529 (14.60%) HTML5
5 440 (12.14%) ASP.NET
6 370 (10.21%) WCF
7 368 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 285 (7.87%) Spring
9 267 (7.37%) jQuery
10 250 (6.90%) Web Services
11 222 (6.13%) CSS3
12 195 (5.38%) RESTful
13 182 (5.02%) XML
14 165 (4.55%) J2EE
15 157 (4.33%) REST
16 144 (3.97%) ActiveMQ
17 140 (3.86%) Hibernate
18 131 (3.62%) AngularJS
19 128 (3.53%) Flash
20 126 (3.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 405 (11.18%) Online Games
2 299 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 291 (8.03%) Mobile App
4 260 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
5 194 (5.35%) Open Source
6 192 (5.30%) iPhone
7 181 (5.00%) User Experience
8 150 (4.14%) Mobile Games
9 143 (3.95%) Mathematics
10 102 (2.82%) iPad
11 85 (2.35%) Management Information System
12 81 (2.24%) Algorithms
13 73 (2.01%) Social Media
14 68 (1.88%) Physics
15 63 (1.74%) Animation
16 60 (1.66%) Visualisation
17 54 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
18 51 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 46 (1.27%) Xbox
20 45 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 585 (16.15%) Linux
2 435 (12.01%) Android
3 312 (8.61%) Apple iOS
4 295 (8.14%) Windows
5 210 (5.80%) UNIX
6 73 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 53 (1.46%) Mac OS X
9 51 (1.41%) CentOS
10 38 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 33 (0.91%) Windows 8
12 26 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.63%) Debian
14 22 (0.61%) Solaris
15 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.25%) FreeBSD
18 7 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1594 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 743 (20.51%) TDD
3 585 (16.15%) Scrum
4 553 (15.26%) OO
5 551 (15.21%) MVC
6 461 (12.72%) E-Commerce
7 414 (11.43%) BDD
8 338 (9.33%) Web Application Development
9 319 (8.80%) Project Management
10 305 (8.42%) Software Engineering
11 209 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
12 195 (5.38%) DevOps
13 194 (5.35%) Mentoring
14 189 (5.22%) Domain-Driven Design
15 175 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
16 165 (4.55%) Game Development
17 155 (4.28%) Kanban
18 152 (4.20%) Web Development
19 145 (4.00%) Analytics
20 138 (3.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 890 (24.57%) Java
2 835 (23.05%) C#
3 776 (21.42%) JavaScript
4 604 (16.67%) SQL
5 298 (8.23%) PHP
6 294 (8.11%) Python
7 287 (7.92%) C++
8 223 (6.16%) Ruby
9 150 (4.14%) Objective-C
10 119 (3.28%) Bash Shell
11 107 (2.95%) Perl
12 93 (2.57%) C
13 89 (2.46%) ActionScript
14 76 (2.10%) VB.NET
15 60 (1.66%) T-SQL
16 58 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 57 (1.57%) VB
18 48 (1.32%) Scala
19 47 (1.30%) ActionScript 3.0
20 32 (0.88%) Golang
Qualifications
1 519 (14.33%) Degree
2 82 (2.26%) SAP Certification
3 74 (2.04%) VCP4
4 49 (1.35%) ISEB
5 48 (1.32%) CISSP
6 47 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.10%) PhD
8 38 (1.05%) CISM
9 36 (0.99%) CISA
9 36 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (0.94%) CCNP
11 30 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 29 (0.80%) Security Cleared
13 26 (0.72%) MCTS
13 26 (0.72%) MCP
13 26 (0.72%) MCAD
13 26 (0.72%) MCSD
13 26 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 24 (0.66%) CRISC
15 20 (0.55%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (7.67%) QA
2 49 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.25%) SLA
6 3 (0.083%) COBIT
7 2 (0.055%) WAI
8 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 48 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.55%) vSphere
5 18 (0.50%) XenApp
5 18 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.44%) Docker
6 16 (0.44%) Postfix
6 16 (0.44%) Sendmail
7 10 (0.28%) Xen
8 9 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.19%) Firmware
11 6 (0.17%) NFS
11 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.17%) Varnish
12 5 (0.14%) KVM
12 5 (0.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 139 (3.84%) Puppet
2 117 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (1.79%) Nagios
4 28 (0.77%) ZABBIX
5 20 (0.55%) Cacti
5 20 (0.55%) Graphite
6 19 (0.52%) Ansible
7 12 (0.33%) logstash
7 12 (0.33%) Opsview
8 11 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.22%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.19%) Salt
11 7 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.17%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.14%) Mesos
14 4 (0.11%) WSUS
14 4 (0.11%) cPanel
14 4 (0.11%) Webmin
Vendors
1 287 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 225 (6.21%) Google
3 205 (5.66%) Oracle
4 127 (3.51%) Adobe
5 112 (3.09%) SAP
6 102 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 87 (2.40%) Cisco
8 84 (2.32%) VMware
9 65 (1.79%) Facebook
10 64 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 43 (1.19%) Apple
12 41 (1.13%) IBM
13 39 (1.08%) Sony
14 38 (1.05%) Zend
15 36 (0.99%) Twitter
16 35 (0.97%) HP
17 34 (0.94%) Business Objects
18 27 (0.75%) Tableau
19 25 (0.69%) CheckPoint
20 24 (0.66%) Citrix
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 48 minutes ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £4000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
e-Recruiter
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betclic Everest Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Badoo
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday