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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 140 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 2129 2099 2311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.96% 2.11% 2.10%
As % of the General category 4.46% 4.66% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1722 1610 2101
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 £27,500 £28,500
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
47739 45020 49615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.93% 45.23% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 37168 35960 41871
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -10 1329 £52,500 +5.00% 191
South East +26 191 £38,750 +3.33% 25
Yorkshire -33 140 £37,500 +15.38% 11
North West -18 108 £40,000 +6.66% 16
East of England +12 92 £42,500 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +46 82 £41,500 +10.66% 7
South West +26 81 £37,500 +10.29% 9
West Midlands -44 66 £40,000 +10.34% 8
North East +20 37 £40,000 +77.77% 6
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1194 (26.21%) Java
2 1185 (26.01%) C#
3 1032 (22.65%) HTML
4 1025 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 991 (21.75%) TDD
6 962 (21.12%) .NET
6 962 (21.12%) Scrum
7 870 (19.10%) CSS
8 791 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
9 790 (17.34%) MVC
10 761 (16.70%) SQL Server
11 754 (16.55%) SQL
12 752 (16.51%) Degree
13 707 (15.52%) OO
14 696 (15.28%) Linux
15 665 (14.60%) HTML5
16 655 (14.38%) ASP.NET
17 646 (14.18%) Android
18 598 (13.13%) Finance
19 568 (12.47%) C++
20 560 (12.29%) Software Engineering
21 556 (12.20%) Computer Science
22 555 (12.18%) Online Games
23 475 (10.43%) WCF
24 474 (10.40%) Python
25 463 (10.16%) Web Application Development
26 452 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
27 450 (9.88%) Apple iOS
28 446 (9.79%) E-Commerce
29 439 (9.64%) Marketing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 295 (6.47%) Node.js
2 225 (4.94%) Tomcat
3 196 (4.30%) Apache
4 105 (2.30%) CMS
5 55 (1.21%) Drupal
6 50 (1.10%) IIS
7 47 (1.03%) SAS
8 37 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 35 (0.77%) WordPress
10 34 (0.75%) Confluence
11 33 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 31 (0.68%) nginx
13 30 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 27 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
15 19 (0.42%) GlassFish
15 19 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.37%) MS Exchange
18 16 (0.35%) Apache Pig
19 15 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 215 (4.72%) Photoshop
2 200 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 131 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 46 (1.01%) MS Project
5 41 (0.90%) MS Office
6 40 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 31 (0.68%) SPSS
8 21 (0.46%) 3ds Max
9 19 (0.42%) Maya
10 16 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (0.22%) InDesign
12 10 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.18%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.15%) Fireworks
14 7 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.11%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.11%) ZBrush
15 5 (0.11%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 20 (0.44%) Magento
2 18 (0.40%) Google Analytics
2 18 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.066%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 118 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (1.40%) SaaS
3 52 (1.14%) GitHub
4 42 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.44%) Google App Engine
8 18 (0.40%) PaaS
9 16 (0.35%) Office 365
10 14 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.24%) Force.com
13 7 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
14 6 (0.13%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.066%) Responsys
15 3 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.044%) IaaS
17 1 (0.022%) Route 53
17 1 (0.022%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 401 (8.80%) Internet
2 159 (3.49%) HTTP
3 70 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 63 (1.38%) DNS
5 57 (1.25%) Firewall
6 52 (1.14%) SSL
7 41 (0.90%) DHCP
8 36 (0.79%) SAN
9 30 (0.66%) LAN
10 26 (0.57%) Broadband
11 25 (0.55%) SMS
12 24 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (0.50%) SSH
13 23 (0.50%) WAN
14 21 (0.46%) VPN
15 20 (0.44%) Network Security
16 18 (0.40%) IPv4
17 17 (0.37%) LDAP
18 16 (0.35%) Wireshark
19 15 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 357 (7.84%) MySQL
3 291 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 248 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 222 (4.87%) Big Data
6 205 (4.50%) MongoDB
7 172 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
8 171 (3.75%) Hadoop
9 170 (3.73%) Relational Database
10 111 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 93 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
12 90 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 82 (1.80%) Redis
14 73 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 67 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (1.36%) Apache Hive
17 54 (1.19%) OLAP
18 52 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 51 (1.12%) OLTP
20 50 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 363 (7.97%) Git (software)
2 331 (7.27%) Subversion
3 243 (5.33%) Maven
4 207 (4.54%) Jenkins
5 201 (4.41%) JIRA
6 184 (4.04%) Selenium
7 168 (3.69%) NUnit
8 155 (3.40%) JUnit
9 140 (3.07%) Eclipse
10 130 (2.85%) Rhino Mocks
11 118 (2.59%) Cucumber
12 115 (2.52%) Ant
13 103 (2.26%) Visual Studio
14 101 (2.22%) Hudson
15 95 (2.09%) Xcode
16 82 (1.80%) Moq
17 80 (1.76%) WebDriver
18 58 (1.27%) Jasmine
19 56 (1.23%) Mercurial
20 54 (1.19%) Grunt
General
1 598 (13.13%) Finance
2 439 (9.64%) Marketing
3 324 (7.11%) Retail
4 186 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 146 (3.20%) Banking
6 125 (2.74%) Publishing
7 105 (2.30%) Advertising
8 86 (1.89%) Online Betting
9 60 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 38 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 36 (0.79%) Automotive
12 34 (0.75%) Front Office
13 28 (0.61%) Back Office
14 25 (0.55%) Legal
15 24 (0.53%) Electronics
16 23 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.44%) Law
18 19 (0.42%) iGaming
19 17 (0.37%) Billing
20 14 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2279 (50.02%) Developer
2 520 (11.41%) .NET Developer
3 381 (8.36%) Java Developer
4 327 (7.18%) Software Engineer
5 312 (6.85%) Software Developer
6 262 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 252 (5.53%) Analyst
8 236 (5.18%) C# Developer
9 225 (4.94%) Project Manager
10 222 (4.87%) Junior
11 201 (4.41%) Graduate
12 192 (4.21%) Web Developer
13 168 (3.69%) Junior Developer
14 167 (3.67%) Programmer
15 124 (2.72%) Architect
16 117 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
17 113 (2.48%) Designer
18 112 (2.46%) iOS Developer
19 111 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
20 107 (2.35%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1032 (22.65%) HTML
2 962 (21.12%) .NET
3 870 (19.10%) CSS
4 665 (14.60%) HTML5
5 655 (14.38%) ASP.NET
6 475 (10.43%) WCF
7 452 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 393 (8.63%) jQuery
9 366 (8.03%) CSS3
10 345 (7.57%) XML
11 342 (7.51%) Web Services
12 334 (7.33%) Spring
13 278 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 266 (5.84%) Ajax
15 243 (5.33%) J2EE
16 228 (5.00%) JSON
17 209 (4.59%) Flash
18 184 (4.04%) SOAP
19 178 (3.91%) REST
19 178 (3.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 556 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 555 (12.18%) Online Games
3 403 (8.85%) Mobile App
4 268 (5.88%) iPhone
5 267 (5.86%) Mathematics
6 209 (4.59%) Mobile Games
7 166 (3.64%) Open Source
8 139 (3.05%) Physics
9 138 (3.03%) Social Media
10 122 (2.68%) iPad
11 118 (2.59%) Animation
12 107 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
13 106 (2.33%) Visualisation
14 90 (1.98%) Social Gaming
15 79 (1.73%) Client/Server
16 76 (1.67%) Social Network
17 65 (1.43%) Statistics
18 63 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
19 58 (1.27%) Hedge funds
20 56 (1.23%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 696 (15.28%) Linux
2 646 (14.18%) Android
3 450 (9.88%) Apple iOS
4 397 (8.71%) Windows
5 237 (5.20%) UNIX
6 105 (2.30%) Ubuntu
7 95 (2.09%) CentOS
8 72 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (1.12%) Debian
10 39 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 33 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.40%) Solaris
13 17 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.29%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.15%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 991 (21.75%) TDD
2 962 (21.12%) Scrum
3 791 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
4 790 (17.34%) MVC
5 707 (15.52%) OO
6 560 (12.29%) Software Engineering
7 463 (10.16%) Web Application Development
8 446 (9.79%) E-Commerce
9 410 (9.00%) BDD
10 326 (7.16%) Game Development
11 286 (6.28%) Project Management
12 285 (6.26%) Domain-Driven Design
13 272 (5.97%) Multithreading
14 265 (5.82%) OOP
15 239 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
16 237 (5.20%) Analytics
17 232 (5.09%) Web Development
18 230 (5.05%) Unit Testing
19 213 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
20 200 (4.39%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1194 (26.21%) Java
2 1185 (26.01%) C#
3 1025 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 754 (16.55%) SQL
5 568 (12.47%) C++
6 474 (10.40%) Python
7 324 (7.11%) PHP
8 229 (5.03%) Objective-C
9 214 (4.70%) Ruby
10 189 (4.15%) C
11 177 (3.88%) Scala
12 134 (2.94%) ActionScript
13 117 (2.57%) T-SQL
14 116 (2.55%) Bash Shell
15 105 (2.30%) VB.NET
16 83 (1.82%) Perl
17 82 (1.80%) VB
17 82 (1.80%) ActionScript 3.0
18 74 (1.62%) R
19 67 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 752 (16.51%) Degree
2 154 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (2.55%) MCSD
4 110 (2.41%) MCP
5 108 (2.37%) MCTS
6 105 (2.30%) MCAD
7 87 (1.91%) PhD
8 44 (0.97%) ISEB
9 36 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 29 (0.64%) Security Cleared
11 26 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (0.46%) MCSE
13 18 (0.40%) CCNP
14 15 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.29%) MCITP
16 11 (0.24%) MCPD
17 10 (0.22%) CEH
17 10 (0.22%) CISSP
17 10 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (9.50%) QA
2 46 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 42 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.37%) SLA
6 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.088%) JTAG
8 2 (0.044%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.022%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.46%) vSphere
4 20 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.40%) KVM
6 13 (0.29%) HDFS
7 9 (0.20%) Varnish
8 7 (0.15%) Xen
9 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.088%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.088%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.088%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.066%) NFS
11 3 (0.066%) XenServer
11 3 (0.066%) Docker
12 2 (0.044%) vCloud
12 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.044%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.022%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 150 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
2 149 (3.27%) Puppet
3 74 (1.62%) Nagios
4 21 (0.46%) logstash
4 21 (0.46%) Opsview
5 17 (0.37%) Cacti
6 14 (0.31%) YUM
6 14 (0.31%) Cobbler
7 12 (0.26%) Ansible
7 12 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.24%) SCCM
8 11 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 10 (0.22%) Munin
10 8 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.15%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.11%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.088%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.088%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.066%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 340 (7.46%) Google
2 337 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 267 (5.86%) Oracle
4 133 (2.92%) Twitter
5 119 (2.61%) Facebook
6 117 (2.57%) VMware
7 110 (2.41%) Adobe
8 94 (2.06%) Red Hat
9 84 (1.84%) JBoss
10 77 (1.69%) Cisco
11 40 (0.88%) SAP
11 40 (0.88%) Informatica
11 40 (0.88%) Splunk
12 36 (0.79%) IBM
13 35 (0.77%) Business Objects
13 35 (0.77%) Zend
14 32 (0.70%) Sybase
14 32 (0.70%) Tableau
15 31 (0.68%) Cognos
15 31 (0.68%) HP
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