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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 150 171 145
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Permanent jobs citing Games 2221 1953 2375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.30% 1.89% 2.13%
As % of the General category 5.26% 4.27% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 1636 1877
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
42217 45708 49389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.64% 44.29% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 34756 36172 38751
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +26 1324 £55,000 - 232
South East +52 236 £42,500 +6.25% 41
East of England +33 225 £37,500 -3.84% 24
West Midlands +38 122 £37,500 +7.14% 25
North West +28 122 £37,000 +5.71% 39
Yorkshire +14 91 £40,000 -11.11% 37
South West -26 49 £45,000 +2.85% 11
East Midlands -32 45 £35,000 -2.77% 8
North East -23 10 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Midlands -7 3 £25,000 - 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1999 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (28.73%) Java
3 1168 (28.06%) JavaScript
4 1001 (24.05%) C#
5 969 (23.28%) TDD
6 939 (22.56%) HTML
7 825 (19.82%) .NET
8 812 (19.51%) CSS
9 671 (16.12%) Online Games
10 666 (16.00%) Degree
11 642 (15.42%) SQL
12 628 (15.09%) Scrum
13 623 (14.97%) SQL Server
14 620 (14.89%) Linux
15 583 (14.00%) MVC
16 563 (13.52%) Software Engineering
17 543 (13.04%) C++
18 537 (12.90%) BDD
19 523 (12.56%) HTML5
20 501 (12.03%) ASP.NET
21 466 (11.19%) Git (software)
22 462 (11.10%) Python
23 451 (10.83%) AngularJS
24 448 (10.76%) Node.js
25 428 (10.28%) Finance
26 418 (10.04%) OO
27 410 (9.85%) Computer Science
28 404 (9.70%) NoSQL
29 392 (9.42%) Web Services
30 389 (9.34%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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
1 448 (10.76%) Node.js
2 125 (3.00%) Apache
3 93 (2.23%) CMS
3 93 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 78 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 57 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 47 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 46 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 38 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 37 (0.89%) Mule
10 33 (0.79%) Confluence
10 33 (0.79%) WordPress
11 25 (0.60%) IIS
11 25 (0.60%) SAS
12 22 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (0.50%) Drupal
13 21 (0.50%) nginx
14 17 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.36%) Facebook Platform
16 14 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 193 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 125 (3.00%) Photoshop
3 84 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 44 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 42 (1.01%) MS Office
6 39 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.72%) Maya
8 27 (0.65%) 3ds Max
9 25 (0.60%) MS Visio
10 22 (0.53%) Fireworks
11 20 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
12 17 (0.41%) SPSS
13 9 (0.22%) MS Project
14 4 (0.096%) ZBrush
15 3 (0.072%) GNU Octave
15 3 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
16 2 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
16 2 (0.048%) MODO
17 1 (0.024%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 23 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.50%) Magento
3 15 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.14%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.048%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.048%) Shopify
8 1 (0.024%) HFM
8 1 (0.024%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.024%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.024%) Unica
8 1 (0.024%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 238 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (2.23%) SaaS
3 88 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 55 (1.32%) GitHub
6 40 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (0.86%) Google App Engine
8 36 (0.86%) PaaS
9 21 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 19 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 17 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
13 15 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.36%) IaaS
13 15 (0.36%) Route 53
14 14 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
14 14 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.24%) Office 365
16 9 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 186 (4.47%) Internet
2 69 (1.66%) Firewall
2 69 (1.66%) HTTP
3 55 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.27%) LAN
5 43 (1.03%) WAN
6 32 (0.77%) VoIP
7 24 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (0.58%) MPLS
8 22 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (0.53%) SAN
9 20 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 19 (0.46%) Network Security
10 19 (0.46%) VPN
10 19 (0.46%) Wireless
11 18 (0.43%) BGP
12 17 (0.41%) Intranet
13 16 (0.38%) DNS
14 15 (0.36%) WebEx
15 14 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 404 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 355 (8.53%) MySQL
4 350 (8.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 255 (6.13%) MongoDB
6 173 (4.16%) Big Data
7 156 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 138 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
9 132 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 123 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
11 119 (2.86%) Hadoop
12 109 (2.62%) Redis
13 64 (1.54%) Neo4j
14 62 (1.49%) RDBMS
15 59 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 47 (1.13%) Hazelcast
18 45 (1.08%) Oracle Database
19 44 (1.06%) OLAP
20 40 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 466 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 202 (4.85%) Subversion
3 199 (4.78%) Selenium
4 192 (4.61%) Jenkins
5 179 (4.30%) JIRA
6 171 (4.11%) Maven
7 137 (3.29%) JUnit
8 136 (3.27%) Visual Studio
9 125 (3.00%) NUnit
10 91 (2.19%) Cucumber
11 84 (2.02%) Rhino Mocks
12 73 (1.75%) Grunt
13 63 (1.51%) Ranorex
14 62 (1.49%) SoapUI
15 59 (1.42%) Moq
16 47 (1.13%) Eclipse
17 44 (1.06%) WebDriver
18 38 (0.91%) Gradle
19 37 (0.89%) Jasmine
20 36 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 428 (10.28%) Finance
2 278 (6.68%) Retail
3 240 (5.77%) Marketing
4 217 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 135 (3.24%) Banking
6 97 (2.33%) Advertising
7 60 (1.44%) Front Office
8 55 (1.32%) Online Betting
9 51 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.18%) Publishing
11 46 (1.10%) Law
12 37 (0.89%) iGaming
13 34 (0.82%) Legal
14 32 (0.77%) Electronics
15 30 (0.72%) Automotive
16 22 (0.53%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.46%) Back Office
18 15 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.36%) Military
19 13 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2180 (52.37%) Developer
2 506 (12.15%) .NET Developer
3 461 (11.07%) Java Developer
4 381 (9.15%) C# Developer
5 361 (8.67%) Games Developer
6 266 (6.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 261 (6.27%) Senior Developer
8 231 (5.55%) Software Engineer
9 226 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 218 (5.24%) Analyst
11 196 (4.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 193 (4.64%) Junior
13 166 (3.99%) Web Developer
14 165 (3.96%) C++ Developer
15 158 (3.80%) Software Developer
16 149 (3.58%) Junior Developer
17 147 (3.53%) HTML Developer
18 146 (3.51%) Graduate
19 142 (3.41%) Lead Developer
20 131 (3.15%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 939 (22.56%) HTML
2 825 (19.82%) .NET
3 812 (19.51%) CSS
4 523 (12.56%) HTML5
5 501 (12.03%) ASP.NET
6 451 (10.83%) AngularJS
7 392 (9.42%) Web Services
8 386 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 362 (8.70%) WCF
10 350 (8.41%) Spring
11 331 (7.95%) jQuery
12 330 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 304 (7.30%) XML
14 290 (6.97%) CSS3
15 250 (6.01%) RESTful
16 234 (5.62%) KnockoutJS
17 225 (5.40%) REST
18 208 (5.00%) .NET Framework
19 203 (4.88%) JSON
20 168 (4.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 671 (16.12%) Online Games
2 410 (9.85%) Computer Science
3 318 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 285 (6.85%) Mobile App
5 233 (5.60%) User Experience
6 151 (3.63%) Mathematics
7 130 (3.12%) Mobile Games
8 106 (2.55%) Visualisation
9 98 (2.35%) iPhone
10 97 (2.33%) Algorithms
11 85 (2.04%) Social Media
12 71 (1.71%) Physics
13 70 (1.68%) Statistics
14 65 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
14 65 (1.56%) Animation
15 55 (1.32%) Online Gambling
15 55 (1.32%) Xbox
16 48 (1.15%) N-Tier
17 46 (1.10%) Data Structures
18 41 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 620 (14.89%) Linux
2 308 (7.40%) Android
2 308 (7.40%) Windows
3 257 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 181 (4.35%) Unix
5 75 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 69 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (1.49%) CentOS
8 38 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.62%) Solaris
11 25 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 21 (0.50%) Debian
13 19 (0.46%) CoreOS
13 19 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 19 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1999 (48.02%) Agile Software Development
2 969 (23.28%) TDD
3 628 (15.09%) Scrum
4 583 (14.00%) MVC
5 563 (13.52%) Software Engineering
6 537 (12.90%) BDD
7 418 (10.04%) OO
8 368 (8.84%) E-Commerce
9 348 (8.36%) Web Application Development
10 331 (7.95%) Web Development
11 285 (6.85%) Mentoring
12 278 (6.68%) Open Source
13 262 (6.29%) DevOps
13 262 (6.29%) Multithreading
14 248 (5.96%) Front End Development
15 247 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
16 225 (5.40%) Kanban
17 219 (5.26%) OOP
18 211 (5.07%) Game Development
19 204 (4.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1196 (28.73%) Java
2 1168 (28.06%) JavaScript
3 1001 (24.05%) C#
4 642 (15.42%) SQL
5 543 (13.04%) C++
6 462 (11.10%) Python
7 389 (9.34%) PHP
8 259 (6.22%) Ruby
9 189 (4.54%) Scala
10 136 (3.27%) C
11 104 (2.50%) Objective-C
12 90 (2.16%) Perl
13 88 (2.11%) T-SQL
14 78 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 74 (1.78%) F#
16 67 (1.61%) TypeScript
17 65 (1.56%) PL/SQL
18 63 (1.51%) Shell Script
19 58 (1.39%) R
20 53 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 666 (16.00%) Degree
2 79 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (1.32%) PhD
4 50 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (1.20%) ISEB
4 50 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 42 (1.01%) CCNP
6 37 (0.89%) CCNA
7 36 (0.86%) MCSD
8 31 (0.74%) Security Cleared
9 30 (0.72%) MCSA
10 29 (0.70%) MCP
11 28 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.65%) MCSE
13 26 (0.62%) MCTS
14 25 (0.60%) MCAD
15 23 (0.55%) SC Cleared
16 18 (0.43%) CCIE
17 17 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 13 (0.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (7.30%) QA
2 26 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.55%) SLA
4 15 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.14%) SDET
6 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (2.38%) Docker
2 83 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.50%) Varnish
5 19 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.34%) KVM
9 11 (0.26%) Ceph
10 9 (0.22%) QEMU
10 9 (0.22%) RHEV
11 8 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.19%) Firmware
11 8 (0.19%) Postfix
11 8 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.12%) HDFS
13 5 (0.12%) iptables
13 5 (0.12%) vSphere
14 3 (0.072%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 146 (3.51%) Puppet
2 123 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (1.49%) Nagios
4 60 (1.44%) Ansible
5 26 (0.62%) yum
6 22 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 16 (0.38%) SCCM
8 15 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.29%) CFEngine
10 12 (0.29%) Icinga
11 11 (0.26%) Cacti
11 11 (0.26%) Kibana
12 10 (0.24%) Packer
13 9 (0.22%) Riemann
13 9 (0.22%) Zenoss
14 8 (0.19%) Graphite
15 7 (0.17%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.14%) Salt
16 6 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 310 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 259 (6.22%) Google
3 183 (4.40%) Oracle
4 105 (2.52%) Adobe
5 104 (2.50%) VMware
6 90 (2.16%) Cisco
7 70 (1.68%) Facebook
8 60 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 42 (1.01%) Juniper
10 41 (0.98%) Apple
11 39 (0.94%) Tableau
12 36 (0.86%) Citrix
12 36 (0.86%) Zend
13 30 (0.72%) Splunk
14 28 (0.67%) AppDynamics
15 26 (0.62%) F5
16 25 (0.60%) NetApp
17 24 (0.58%) PayPal
18 23 (0.55%) Atlassian
18 23 (0.55%) Twitter
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