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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 137 161 157
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 2109 2064 2055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.35% 2.02% 1.95%
As % of the General category 5.52% 4.55% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1703 1694
Median salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
38216 45385 46115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 42.65% 44.37% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31558 36753 36054
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in England

Games
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 1226 £55,000 -4.34% 149
South East +15 197 £43,750 +9.37% 33
West Midlands +21 160 £37,500 -3.84% 39
North West +1 129 £35,000 -12.50% 37
South West +35 111 £42,500 - 10
Yorkshire +17 105 £45,000 - 26
East Midlands +32 80 £36,250 +45.00% 6
East of England -42 69 £40,000 - 38
North East +14 36 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Games.

1 2056 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1210 (28.19%) JavaScript
3 1086 (25.30%) C#
4 1036 (24.14%) TDD
5 1012 (23.58%) HTML
6 979 (22.81%) Java
7 867 (20.20%) .NET
7 867 (20.20%) CSS
8 710 (16.54%) SQL Server
9 681 (15.87%) Degree
10 646 (15.05%) Online Games
11 630 (14.68%) Linux
12 613 (14.28%) SQL
13 611 (14.24%) MVC
14 605 (14.10%) Software Engineering
15 598 (13.93%) ASP.NET
16 581 (13.54%) Scrum
17 577 (13.44%) C++
17 577 (13.44%) HTML5
18 532 (12.40%) BDD
19 528 (12.30%) AngularJS
20 477 (11.11%) OO
21 465 (10.83%) E-Commerce
22 459 (10.69%) Computer Science
23 443 (10.32%) Finance
24 441 (10.27%) Node.js
25 428 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
25 428 (9.97%) Python
26 403 (9.39%) Git (software)
27 400 (9.32%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 152 (3.54%) Apache
2 124 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 92 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 64 (1.49%) CMS
5 61 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 54 (1.26%) IIS
7 46 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 38 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 33 (0.77%) nginx
10 29 (0.68%) Confluence
11 26 (0.61%) WordPress
12 25 (0.58%) Apache Pig
12 25 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 25 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 24 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.40%) Mule
16 14 (0.33%) SAS
17 11 (0.26%) IPython
17 11 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 223 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 116 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 78 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 61 (1.42%) MS Office
5 29 (0.68%) 3ds Max
6 28 (0.65%) MS Project
7 27 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
8 25 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.51%) Maya
10 19 (0.44%) Fireworks
11 14 (0.33%) InVision
11 14 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (0.30%) UserZoom
13 6 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.14%) InDesign
13 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
14 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.12%) ZBrush
15 4 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.68%) Magento
3 16 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.19%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 5 (0.12%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.047%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.047%) Summit
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 268 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (1.96%) Google Play
4 70 (1.63%) GitHub
5 57 (1.33%) SaaS
6 47 (1.10%) PaaS
7 46 (1.07%) Google Analytics
8 44 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.72%) Amazon S3
10 30 (0.70%) IaaS
11 28 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
12 26 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.56%) Slack
14 20 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
15 17 (0.40%) AdWords
16 16 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 15 (0.35%) iTunes
18 14 (0.33%) Route 53
19 13 (0.30%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 223 (5.20%) Internet
2 126 (2.94%) Firewall
3 88 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 52 (1.21%) HTTP
5 49 (1.14%) Network Security
5 49 (1.14%) WAN
6 45 (1.05%) LAN
7 35 (0.82%) DNS
7 35 (0.82%) VoIP
8 29 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (0.65%) MPLS
10 25 (0.58%) BGP
11 24 (0.56%) VPN
12 21 (0.49%) DHCP
12 21 (0.49%) SAN
12 21 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (0.47%) Ethernet
13 20 (0.47%) Wireless
14 19 (0.44%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 380 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 350 (8.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 310 (7.22%) MySQL
5 295 (6.87%) MongoDB
6 273 (6.36%) Big Data
7 146 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 115 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 110 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 101 (2.35%) Redis
11 91 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 73 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
13 72 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 56 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
15 39 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 38 (0.89%) Hazelcast
17 35 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 34 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 33 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
20 31 (0.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 403 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 232 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 160 (3.73%) Selenium
4 146 (3.40%) Subversion
5 131 (3.05%) JIRA
5 131 (3.05%) Visual Studio
6 130 (3.03%) NUnit
7 123 (2.87%) Maven
8 112 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 105 (2.45%) Grunt
10 99 (2.31%) JUnit
11 88 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
12 68 (1.58%) Moq
13 65 (1.51%) Gradle
14 55 (1.28%) gulp
15 52 (1.21%) TeamCity
16 51 (1.19%) Ranorex
17 50 (1.16%) JMeter
18 47 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
19 45 (1.05%) Ant
General
1 443 (10.32%) Finance
2 337 (7.85%) Marketing
3 303 (7.06%) Retail
4 167 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 165 (3.84%) Banking
6 159 (3.70%) Online Betting
7 134 (3.12%) Advertising
8 62 (1.44%) Law
9 56 (1.30%) Legal
10 46 (1.07%) Back Office
11 43 (1.00%) Music Industry
12 39 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.72%) Publishing
14 28 (0.65%) Front Office
15 26 (0.61%) Electronics
15 26 (0.61%) Investment Banking
16 25 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 25 (0.58%) Automotive
17 19 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2158 (50.28%) Developer
2 584 (13.61%) .NET Developer
3 413 (9.62%) Java Developer
4 397 (9.25%) C# Developer
5 315 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 302 (7.04%) Games Developer
7 280 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 275 (6.41%) Analyst
9 262 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
10 239 (5.57%) Software Engineer
11 237 (5.52%) Junior
12 199 (4.64%) Graduate
13 188 (4.38%) Software Developer
14 187 (4.36%) Junior Developer
15 176 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 172 (4.01%) C++ Developer
17 169 (3.94%) Web Developer
18 144 (3.36%) ASP.NET Developer
19 142 (3.31%) Agile Developer
20 140 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1012 (23.58%) HTML
2 867 (20.20%) .NET
2 867 (20.20%) CSS
3 598 (13.93%) ASP.NET
4 577 (13.44%) HTML5
5 528 (12.30%) AngularJS
6 441 (10.27%) Node.js
7 428 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 400 (9.32%) WCF
9 320 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 311 (7.25%) Web Services
11 273 (6.36%) XML
12 264 (6.15%) Spring
13 254 (5.92%) RESTful
14 251 (5.85%) REST
15 247 (5.75%) CSS3
16 245 (5.71%) jQuery
17 237 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 231 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
19 219 (5.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 646 (15.05%) Online Games
2 459 (10.69%) Computer Science
3 307 (7.15%) Mobile App
4 303 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
5 264 (6.15%) User Experience
6 216 (5.03%) Mathematics
7 149 (3.47%) Mobile Games
8 137 (3.19%) 3D Graphics
9 119 (2.77%) Physics
10 107 (2.49%) Algorithms
11 106 (2.47%) Visualisation
12 98 (2.28%) iPhone
13 94 (2.19%) Social Media
14 87 (2.03%) Animation
15 80 (1.86%) Xbox
16 72 (1.68%) Statistics
17 62 (1.44%) Fintech
18 61 (1.42%) Management Information System
19 57 (1.33%) iPad
20 53 (1.23%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 630 (14.68%) Linux
2 382 (8.90%) Windows
3 328 (7.64%) Android
4 275 (6.41%) Apple iOS
5 136 (3.17%) Unix
6 91 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (0.98%) CentOS
10 34 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 31 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (0.58%) Debian
13 24 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.47%) Windows 10
16 16 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.33%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.23%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2056 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1036 (24.14%) TDD
3 611 (14.24%) MVC
4 605 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 581 (13.54%) Scrum
6 532 (12.40%) BDD
7 477 (11.11%) OO
8 465 (10.83%) E-Commerce
9 378 (8.81%) Web Application Development
10 367 (8.55%) Web Development
11 312 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 299 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
13 270 (6.29%) DevOps
14 263 (6.13%) Analytics
15 258 (6.01%) OOP
16 246 (5.73%) Multithreading
17 244 (5.68%) Open Source
18 243 (5.66%) Front End Development
18 243 (5.66%) Kanban
19 239 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1210 (28.19%) JavaScript
2 1086 (25.30%) C#
3 979 (22.81%) Java
4 613 (14.28%) SQL
5 577 (13.44%) C++
6 428 (9.97%) Python
7 348 (8.11%) Ruby
8 325 (7.57%) PHP
9 224 (5.22%) Scala
10 161 (3.75%) C
11 97 (2.26%) Objective-C
12 77 (1.79%) Perl
13 72 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 61 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 60 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 53 (1.23%) R
17 52 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 52 (1.21%) TypeScript
18 51 (1.19%) Apple Swift
19 50 (1.16%) F#
Qualifications
1 681 (15.87%) Degree
2 83 (1.93%) ISTQB
3 82 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 77 (1.79%) CISSP
5 76 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (1.70%) ISEB
6 73 (1.70%) PhD
7 62 (1.44%) CCNA
8 47 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 36 (0.84%) CCNP
10 31 (0.72%) MCSD
11 30 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 30 (0.70%) MCP
12 26 (0.61%) MCAD
12 26 (0.61%) MCTS
12 26 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
13 25 (0.58%) GIAC
14 24 (0.56%) MCSE
15 23 (0.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (7.76%) QA
2 59 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.37%) SLA
5 14 (0.33%) SDET
6 11 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.023%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 144 (3.36%) Docker
2 113 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.42%) vSphere
6 16 (0.37%) Firmware
7 13 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.12%) HDFS
9 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.093%) XenApp
10 4 (0.093%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.093%) XenServer
11 3 (0.070%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.070%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 152 (3.54%) Puppet
2 118 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (1.44%) Ansible
4 31 (0.72%) Kibana
5 30 (0.70%) Nagios
6 23 (0.54%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.54%) SCCM
7 19 (0.44%) Cacti
8 18 (0.42%) yum
9 14 (0.33%) Nessus
10 11 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.23%) BMC Marimba
12 9 (0.21%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.16%) Mesos
13 7 (0.16%) SCOM
14 6 (0.14%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.14%) Grafana
14 6 (0.14%) Salt
15 5 (0.12%) Graphite
15 5 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 314 (7.32%) Google
2 287 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 155 (3.61%) VMware
4 135 (3.15%) Oracle
5 115 (2.68%) Adobe
6 96 (2.24%) Cisco
7 56 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.23%) Facebook
9 47 (1.10%) Apple
10 38 (0.89%) Tableau
11 37 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 35 (0.82%) Citrix
13 33 (0.77%) Rackspace
14 30 (0.70%) Juniper
15 27 (0.63%) Zend
16 26 (0.61%) CheckPoint
16 26 (0.61%) Sun
17 24 (0.56%) Dell
18 21 (0.49%) IBM
18 21 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
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Bath, Avon
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonuses + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
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London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits + Great Working E
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
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London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £475 - £560 per day + 12 month Contract
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Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
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London
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