The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 137 144 114
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 2342 2079 2868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.07% 2.00% 2.42%
As % of the General category 4.69% 4.59% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1848 1747 2576
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
49929 45282 53490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 44.18% 43.51% 45.19%
Number of salaries quoted 39098 36338 45285
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 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -7 1509 £52,500 +5.00% 193
South East -36 230 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Yorkshire +43 140 £30,000 -14.28% 28
East of England +6 123 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Midlands +53 108 £42,500 - 19
North West -10 82 £37,500 - 22
East Midlands +30 78 £32,500 -13.33% 14
South West -30 47 £30,000 - 19
North East +2 33 £40,000 +49.53% 8
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1369 (30.76%) Java
2 1061 (23.84%) JavaScript
3 1033 (23.21%) C#
4 995 (22.36%) HTML
5 945 (21.24%) Scrum
5 945 (21.24%) TDD
6 870 (19.55%) CSS
7 854 (19.19%) .NET
8 842 (18.92%) Degree
9 830 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
10 727 (16.34%) SQL
11 725 (16.29%) MVC
12 715 (16.07%) E-Commerce
13 700 (15.73%) SQL Server
14 699 (15.71%) OO
15 684 (15.37%) Linux
16 653 (14.67%) HTML5
17 614 (13.80%) Online Games
18 608 (13.66%) Android
19 591 (13.28%) Finance
20 544 (12.22%) Computer Science
21 540 (12.13%) ASP.NET
22 523 (11.75%) C++
23 488 (10.97%) Software Engineering
24 481 (10.81%) Windows
25 470 (10.56%) Internet
26 455 (10.22%) Python
27 441 (9.91%) QA
28 431 (9.69%) MySQL
29 426 (9.57%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 220 (4.94%) Apache
2 196 (4.40%) Tomcat
3 187 (4.20%) Node.js
4 112 (2.52%) CMS
5 62 (1.39%) IIS
6 48 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 39 (0.88%) SAS
9 38 (0.85%) WordPress
10 31 (0.70%) Drupal
10 31 (0.70%) nginx
11 27 (0.61%) Confluence
12 22 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.49%) MS Exchange
13 20 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.36%) Jetty
16 15 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 15 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 199 (4.47%) Photoshop
2 190 (4.27%) MS Excel
3 108 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (1.19%) MS Office
5 32 (0.72%) MS Project
6 31 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 24 (0.54%) SPSS
8 17 (0.38%) Maya
9 16 (0.36%) Fireworks
9 16 (0.36%) 3ds Max
10 12 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (0.22%) InDesign
12 8 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.18%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.11%) S-PLUS
13 5 (0.11%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.045%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 37 (0.83%) Magento
2 30 (0.67%) Google Analytics
3 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.11%) HFM
7 4 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.067%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.045%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.045%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.022%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 87 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (1.10%) GitHub
3 36 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (0.65%) SaaS
6 25 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (0.45%) Office 365
8 14 (0.31%) Force.com
9 9 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
10 7 (0.16%) Basecamp
11 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.13%) PaaS
12 5 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.067%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.045%) IaaS
14 2 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.022%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.022%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 470 (10.56%) Internet
2 153 (3.44%) HTTP
3 97 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 86 (1.93%) Firewall
5 71 (1.60%) DNS
6 57 (1.28%) SAN
7 46 (1.03%) VPN
8 44 (0.99%) DHCP
9 32 (0.72%) SSL
9 32 (0.72%) WAN
10 25 (0.56%) LAN
11 23 (0.52%) Network Security
12 20 (0.45%) LDAP
13 17 (0.38%) NAS
14 16 (0.36%) SSH
15 14 (0.31%) FTP
16 13 (0.29%) MPLS
16 13 (0.29%) VoIP
16 13 (0.29%) VLAN
17 12 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 700 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 431 (9.69%) MySQL
3 400 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 294 (6.61%) Big Data
5 186 (4.18%) NoSQL
6 177 (3.98%) MongoDB
7 165 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
8 144 (3.24%) Hadoop
9 138 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 103 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 100 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 74 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
14 73 (1.64%) Redis
15 70 (1.57%) RDBMS
16 60 (1.35%) Apache Hive
17 58 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 54 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
19 49 (1.10%) OLTP
20 45 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 405 (9.10%) Subversion
2 296 (6.65%) Git (software)
3 228 (5.12%) Maven
4 201 (4.52%) Selenium
5 186 (4.18%) NUnit
6 183 (4.11%) JUnit
7 181 (4.07%) Jenkins
8 173 (3.89%) JIRA
9 172 (3.87%) Eclipse
10 157 (3.53%) Rhino Mocks
11 112 (2.52%) Ant
12 101 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 81 (1.82%) Xcode
13 81 (1.82%) FitNesse
14 77 (1.73%) Cucumber
15 69 (1.55%) Hudson
16 66 (1.48%) Moq
17 61 (1.37%) WebDriver
18 60 (1.35%) Mercurial
19 41 (0.92%) PhoneGap
General
1 591 (13.28%) Finance
2 395 (8.88%) Marketing
3 274 (6.16%) Retail
4 239 (5.37%) Telecoms
5 167 (3.75%) Banking
6 127 (2.85%) Online Betting
7 97 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 85 (1.91%) Advertising
9 64 (1.44%) Publishing
10 38 (0.85%) Front Office
11 37 (0.83%) Back Office
12 36 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (0.76%) Electronics
14 33 (0.74%) Law
15 27 (0.61%) Multimedia
16 25 (0.56%) Legal
17 22 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 18 (0.40%) Spanish Language
19 16 (0.36%) Automotive
20 15 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2244 (50.43%) Developer
2 435 (9.78%) .NET Developer
3 418 (9.39%) Java Developer
4 289 (6.49%) Senior Developer
5 263 (5.91%) Analyst
6 254 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 230 (5.17%) Software Developer
8 212 (4.76%) Programmer
9 208 (4.67%) Web Developer
10 201 (4.52%) Project Manager
11 188 (4.22%) C# Developer
12 183 (4.11%) Junior
13 179 (4.02%) Graduate
14 163 (3.66%) Architect
15 147 (3.30%) Junior Developer
16 139 (3.12%) Games Developer
17 132 (2.97%) Administrator
18 128 (2.88%) PHP Developer
19 123 (2.76%) Consultant
20 120 (2.70%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 995 (22.36%) HTML
2 870 (19.55%) CSS
3 854 (19.19%) .NET
4 653 (14.67%) HTML5
5 540 (12.13%) ASP.NET
6 426 (9.57%) WCF
7 424 (9.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 420 (9.44%) XML
9 392 (8.81%) jQuery
10 387 (8.70%) Spring
11 378 (8.49%) CSS3
11 378 (8.49%) Web Services
12 364 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 351 (7.89%) Ajax
14 256 (5.75%) Hibernate
15 234 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
16 229 (5.15%) Flash
17 209 (4.70%) JSON
18 193 (4.34%) J2EE
19 182 (4.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 614 (13.80%) Online Games
2 544 (12.22%) Computer Science
3 348 (7.82%) Mobile App
4 249 (5.60%) Open Source
5 236 (5.30%) Mathematics
6 220 (4.94%) iPhone
7 192 (4.31%) Social Media
8 186 (4.18%) Mobile Games
9 148 (3.33%) Physics
10 134 (3.01%) iPad
11 128 (2.88%) Client/Server
12 114 (2.56%) Social Gaming
13 96 (2.16%) Statistics
14 80 (1.80%) Management Information System
15 79 (1.78%) Animation
16 78 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
17 73 (1.64%) Social Network
18 69 (1.55%) Artificial Intelligence
19 61 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
19 61 (1.37%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 684 (15.37%) Linux
2 608 (13.66%) Android
3 481 (10.81%) Windows
4 419 (9.42%) Apple iOS
5 239 (5.37%) UNIX
6 124 (2.79%) CentOS
7 76 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 50 (1.12%) Debian
11 46 (1.03%) Mac OS X
12 38 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
13 27 (0.61%) Solaris
14 24 (0.54%) Windows Phone
15 20 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.34%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
19 7 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (21.24%) Scrum
1 945 (21.24%) TDD
2 830 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
3 725 (16.29%) MVC
4 715 (16.07%) E-Commerce
5 699 (15.71%) OO
6 488 (10.97%) Software Engineering
7 405 (9.10%) Web Application Development
8 386 (8.67%) BDD
9 340 (7.64%) Project Management
10 286 (6.43%) OOP
11 278 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 263 (5.91%) Multithreading
13 249 (5.60%) Web Development
14 239 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
15 232 (5.21%) Game Development
16 227 (5.10%) Unit Testing
17 220 (4.94%) Domain-Driven Design
18 210 (4.72%) Analytics
19 202 (4.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1369 (30.76%) Java
2 1061 (23.84%) JavaScript
3 1033 (23.21%) C#
4 727 (16.34%) SQL
5 523 (11.75%) C++
6 455 (10.22%) Python
7 420 (9.44%) PHP
8 232 (5.21%) Ruby
9 217 (4.88%) C
10 212 (4.76%) Scala
11 206 (4.63%) ActionScript
12 180 (4.04%) Objective-C
13 142 (3.19%) Perl
14 124 (2.79%) ActionScript 3.0
15 108 (2.43%) T-SQL
16 105 (2.36%) VB.NET
17 99 (2.22%) Bash Shell
18 93 (2.09%) R
19 87 (1.96%) VB
20 70 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 842 (18.92%) Degree
2 302 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 266 (5.98%) MCSD
4 245 (5.51%) MCP
5 237 (5.33%) MCAD
5 237 (5.33%) MCTS
6 90 (2.02%) PhD
7 74 (1.66%) ISEB
8 70 (1.57%) ISTQB
9 33 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 21 (0.47%) Security Cleared
13 18 (0.40%) MCPD
14 17 (0.38%) CCNP
15 16 (0.36%) CCNA
16 15 (0.34%) MCSE
17 14 (0.31%) SC Cleared
18 12 (0.27%) RHCE
19 10 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (9.91%) QA
2 34 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 32 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.61%) SLA
5 15 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.090%) JTAG
8 2 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.61%) KVM
4 17 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.31%) Varnish
6 13 (0.29%) NFS
7 12 (0.27%) vSphere
7 12 (0.27%) Xen
8 11 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.22%) Postfix
10 3 (0.067%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.067%) Samba
10 3 (0.067%) Snort
11 2 (0.045%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.045%) XenApp
11 2 (0.045%) XenServer
11 2 (0.045%) vCloud
11 2 (0.045%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 156 (3.51%) Puppet
2 141 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.06%) Nagios
4 27 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.36%) Cacti
6 12 (0.27%) SCCM
6 12 (0.27%) YUM
7 10 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.20%) Cobbler
8 9 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.20%) SCOM
9 8 (0.18%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.16%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.11%) Munin
12 4 (0.090%) Ansible
12 4 (0.090%) MOM
13 3 (0.067%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.067%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.045%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 320 (7.19%) Microsoft
2 270 (6.07%) Oracle
3 269 (6.04%) Google
4 129 (2.90%) Facebook
5 109 (2.45%) VMware
6 96 (2.16%) JBoss
7 91 (2.04%) Adobe
8 85 (1.91%) Cisco
9 82 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 78 (1.75%) Zend
11 56 (1.26%) SAP
12 48 (1.08%) Symbian
13 46 (1.03%) Splunk
14 43 (0.97%) HP
15 36 (0.81%) IBM
16 35 (0.79%) Perforce
17 34 (0.76%) Business Objects
18 33 (0.74%) Twitter
19 29 (0.65%) Nokia
19 29 (0.65%) Informatica
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £40 to £65,000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + 15% bonus / benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £150000 per annum - countless bonuses and incentives
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 32,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £28,633 to £35,791 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago