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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 144 134 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 2069 2177 2509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.97% 2.18% 2.26%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.81% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1703 1689 2285
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 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
46200 45219 50181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.90% 45.28% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 36041 36283 42157
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 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -17 1280 £52,500 +5.00% 164
South East +23 182 £37,500 - 18
Yorkshire -20 130 £40,000 +23.07% 14
North West -2 107 £40,000 +12.67% 19
East of England +11 91 £40,000 +21.21% 11
South West +21 89 £37,500 +15.38% 13
East Midlands +51 77 £41,500 +18.57% 4
West Midlands -47 77 £40,000 - 9
North East +16 36 £40,000 +77.77% 2
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2106 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1164 (25.81%) Java
3 1161 (25.74%) C#
4 1012 (22.44%) HTML
5 990 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 975 (21.62%) TDD
7 941 (20.86%) .NET
8 929 (20.60%) Scrum
9 852 (18.89%) CSS
10 769 (17.05%) MVC
11 747 (16.56%) SQL Server
12 724 (16.05%) SQL
13 715 (15.85%) Degree
14 699 (15.50%) Linux
15 688 (15.25%) OO
16 647 (14.35%) Android
17 642 (14.24%) ASP.NET
17 642 (14.24%) HTML5
18 611 (13.55%) Finance
19 551 (12.22%) C++
20 542 (12.02%) Software Engineering
21 541 (12.00%) Online Games
22 534 (11.84%) Computer Science
23 473 (10.49%) Python
24 468 (10.38%) WCF
25 461 (10.22%) Web Application Development
26 448 (9.93%) Apple iOS
27 444 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
28 441 (9.78%) E-Commerce
29 406 (9.00%) Marketing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 299 (6.63%) Node.js
2 224 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 195 (4.32%) Apache
4 94 (2.08%) CMS
5 55 (1.22%) Drupal
6 43 (0.95%) IIS
7 40 (0.89%) SAS
8 37 (0.82%) WordPress
9 33 (0.73%) Confluence
9 33 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 33 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (0.64%) nginx
12 26 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 21 (0.47%) GlassFish
14 17 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.35%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.35%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 209 (4.63%) Photoshop
2 179 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 127 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 44 (0.98%) MS Project
5 40 (0.89%) MS Office
6 39 (0.86%) MS Visio
7 26 (0.58%) SPSS
8 22 (0.49%) 3ds Max
9 21 (0.47%) Maya
10 18 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (0.27%) InDesign
13 10 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (0.18%) S-PLUS
15 7 (0.16%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
15 7 (0.16%) ZBrush
16 6 (0.13%) Mudbox
17 4 (0.089%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.42%) Magento
2 18 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.38%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
7 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.022%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 125 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (1.57%) SaaS
3 45 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.00%) GitHub
4 30 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.42%) PaaS
7 18 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 15 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.29%) Office 365
9 13 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.24%) Force.com
12 6 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
13 5 (0.11%) IaaS
14 3 (0.067%) Heroku
14 3 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.044%) Route 53
16 1 (0.022%) Basecamp
16 1 (0.022%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 393 (8.71%) Internet
2 146 (3.24%) HTTP
3 71 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 62 (1.37%) DNS
5 56 (1.24%) Firewall
6 49 (1.09%) SSL
7 40 (0.89%) DHCP
8 34 (0.75%) LAN
9 32 (0.71%) SAN
10 26 (0.58%) Broadband
11 24 (0.53%) WAN
11 24 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (0.51%) Network Security
12 23 (0.51%) SMS
13 21 (0.47%) SSH
14 18 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.40%) LDAP
14 18 (0.40%) IPv4
15 16 (0.35%) BGP
15 16 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 747 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 339 (7.52%) MySQL
3 259 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 247 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 201 (4.46%) MongoDB
6 195 (4.32%) Big Data
7 178 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
8 175 (3.88%) Relational Database
9 163 (3.61%) Hadoop
10 110 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 96 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 80 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 78 (1.73%) Redis
14 74 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 63 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 59 (1.31%) Apache Hive
17 55 (1.22%) OLTP
18 53 (1.18%) OLAP
19 46 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
19 46 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 373 (8.27%) Git (software)
2 313 (6.94%) Subversion
3 234 (5.19%) Maven
4 200 (4.43%) Jenkins
5 196 (4.35%) JIRA
6 176 (3.90%) Selenium
7 166 (3.68%) NUnit
8 156 (3.46%) JUnit
9 133 (2.95%) Rhino Mocks
10 131 (2.90%) Eclipse
11 124 (2.75%) Cucumber
12 105 (2.33%) Ant
13 101 (2.24%) Xcode
14 96 (2.13%) Hudson
15 94 (2.08%) Visual Studio
16 86 (1.91%) Moq
17 79 (1.75%) WebDriver
18 65 (1.44%) Jasmine
19 54 (1.20%) Mercurial
20 51 (1.13%) Grunt
General
1 611 (13.55%) Finance
2 406 (9.00%) Marketing
3 326 (7.23%) Retail
4 176 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 166 (3.68%) Banking
6 124 (2.75%) Publishing
7 115 (2.55%) Advertising
8 79 (1.75%) Online Betting
9 70 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 40 (0.89%) Automotive
11 34 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 32 (0.71%) Front Office
13 29 (0.64%) Back Office
14 26 (0.58%) Electronics
15 24 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.49%) Legal
17 19 (0.42%) Law
17 19 (0.42%) iGaming
18 17 (0.38%) Billing
18 17 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2239 (49.65%) Developer
2 513 (11.37%) .NET Developer
3 380 (8.43%) Java Developer
4 317 (7.03%) Software Engineer
5 298 (6.61%) Software Developer
6 255 (5.65%) Senior Developer
7 241 (5.34%) Analyst
8 237 (5.25%) Project Manager
9 229 (5.08%) C# Developer
10 218 (4.83%) Junior
11 196 (4.35%) Graduate
12 170 (3.77%) Web Developer
13 163 (3.61%) Junior Developer
14 159 (3.53%) Programmer
15 121 (2.68%) Front-End Developer
16 119 (2.64%) Designer
17 117 (2.59%) Architect
18 115 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
19 114 (2.53%) iOS Developer
20 108 (2.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1012 (22.44%) HTML
2 941 (20.86%) .NET
3 852 (18.89%) CSS
4 642 (14.24%) ASP.NET
4 642 (14.24%) HTML5
5 468 (10.38%) WCF
6 444 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 389 (8.63%) jQuery
8 341 (7.56%) Spring
9 340 (7.54%) CSS3
10 333 (7.38%) Web Services
11 321 (7.12%) XML
12 250 (5.54%) J2EE
13 242 (5.37%) Ajax
13 242 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 221 (4.90%) JSON
15 208 (4.61%) Flash
16 181 (4.01%) REST
17 178 (3.95%) SOAP
18 175 (3.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 541 (12.00%) Online Games
2 534 (11.84%) Computer Science
3 401 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 362 (8.03%) User Experience
5 313 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 264 (5.85%) iPhone
7 255 (5.65%) Mathematics
8 191 (4.24%) Mobile Games
9 168 (3.73%) Open Source
10 130 (2.88%) Physics
11 128 (2.84%) Social Media
12 121 (2.68%) iPad
13 119 (2.64%) Animation
14 109 (2.42%) 3D Graphics
15 104 (2.31%) Visualisation
16 85 (1.88%) Social Gaming
17 76 (1.69%) Client/Server
18 70 (1.55%) Social Network
19 63 (1.40%) Statistics
20 60 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 699 (15.50%) Linux
2 647 (14.35%) Android
3 448 (9.93%) Apple iOS
4 401 (8.89%) Windows
5 235 (5.21%) UNIX
6 112 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 83 (1.84%) CentOS
8 68 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (1.09%) Debian
10 37 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.49%) Solaris
13 19 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.20%) FreeBSD
19 7 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2106 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 975 (21.62%) TDD
3 929 (20.60%) Scrum
4 769 (17.05%) MVC
5 688 (15.25%) OO
6 542 (12.02%) Software Engineering
7 461 (10.22%) Web Application Development
8 441 (9.78%) E-Commerce
9 402 (8.91%) BDD
10 337 (7.47%) Game Development
11 299 (6.63%) Project Management
12 283 (6.27%) Domain-Driven Design
13 270 (5.99%) Multithreading
14 257 (5.70%) OOP
15 230 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
16 222 (4.92%) Web Development
17 217 (4.81%) Analytics
18 211 (4.68%) Unit Testing
19 203 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
20 187 (4.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1164 (25.81%) Java
2 1161 (25.74%) C#
3 990 (21.95%) JavaScript
4 724 (16.05%) SQL
5 551 (12.22%) C++
6 473 (10.49%) Python
7 305 (6.76%) PHP
8 236 (5.23%) Objective-C
9 230 (5.10%) Ruby
10 170 (3.77%) C
11 168 (3.73%) Scala
12 130 (2.88%) ActionScript
13 115 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 111 (2.46%) T-SQL
15 96 (2.13%) VB.NET
16 80 (1.77%) Perl
17 79 (1.75%) ActionScript 3.0
18 76 (1.69%) VB
19 67 (1.49%) Shell Script
20 65 (1.44%) R
Qualifications
1 715 (15.85%) Degree
2 136 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (2.24%) MCSD
4 96 (2.13%) MCTS
5 95 (2.11%) MCP
6 93 (2.06%) MCAD
7 83 (1.84%) PhD
8 43 (0.95%) ISEB
9 35 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (0.60%) Security Cleared
11 23 (0.51%) CISSP
12 19 (0.42%) CCNP
13 18 (0.40%) MCSE
14 17 (0.38%) CISA
14 17 (0.38%) CISM
14 17 (0.38%) CRISC
15 14 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.29%) MCITP
17 12 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 404 (8.96%) QA
2 58 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.067%) JTAG
8 2 (0.044%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.044%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.44%) vSphere
4 19 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.33%) KVM
6 13 (0.29%) HDFS
7 9 (0.20%) Varnish
8 6 (0.13%) SpamAssassin
8 6 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.11%) Xen
9 5 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.089%) NFS
10 4 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.089%) Docker
11 3 (0.067%) XenApp
11 3 (0.067%) XenServer
12 2 (0.044%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.044%) vCloud
13 1 (0.022%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 159 (3.53%) Puppet
2 151 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (1.93%) Nagios
4 22 (0.49%) Opsview
5 20 (0.44%) Cacti
6 19 (0.42%) logstash
7 18 (0.40%) Ansible
8 16 (0.35%) Cobbler
9 14 (0.31%) YUM
10 12 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 10 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.20%) Munin
12 9 (0.20%) SCCM
13 8 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.13%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 340 (7.54%) Google
2 309 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 269 (5.96%) Oracle
4 138 (3.06%) Twitter
5 119 (2.64%) Facebook
6 118 (2.62%) Adobe
7 107 (2.37%) VMware
8 90 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 80 (1.77%) Cisco
10 79 (1.75%) JBoss
11 43 (0.95%) IBM
11 43 (0.95%) Informatica
12 37 (0.82%) SAP
13 36 (0.80%) Sybase
14 35 (0.78%) HP
15 33 (0.73%) Zend
16 31 (0.69%) Business Objects
16 31 (0.69%) Talend
16 31 (0.69%) Splunk
17 30 (0.67%) F5
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum 10% Bonus and Oncall allowance
Posted: 52 minutes ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum upto 20% bonus
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + relocation, shares, 25 days holiday
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive salary / daily rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Volaris Exec
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + OTE c£120k+ with benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Industry leading Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + 15% bonus / benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
NaturalMotion
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £36000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £22000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Salary: From £21,067 to £23,945 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago