The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 101 69 86
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.078% 1.99% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.18% 4.92% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 2
Average salary £22,050 £46,250 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.32% +69.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
566 386 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 44.12% 40.50% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 429 281 404
Average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Games
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Essex region.

Games Salary Trend in Essex

Games
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Colchester -8 1 £22,050 -53.57%
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) Android
2 7 (87.50%) iPhone
2 7 (87.50%) Domain-Driven Design
2 7 (87.50%) Google
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Node.js
2 7 (87.50%) Ninject
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) KnockoutJS
2 7 (87.50%) Web Application Development
2 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Symbian
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) i2
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (87.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Final Cut Pro
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Ninject
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) KnockoutJS
1 7 (87.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) iPhone
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Domain-Driven Design
1 7 (87.50%) Dependency Injection
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
1 7 (87.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Symbian
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) i2
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
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