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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 89 75 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.83% 0.093%
As % of the General category 0.54% 2.04% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 0
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
558 442 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 44.46% 40.74% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 380 350 351
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram 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 4 September 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 +1 1 £60,000 +92.00%
Leigh-on-Sea - 1 £35,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 10 (47.62%) CSS
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) MySQL
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
6 4 (19.05%) iOS SDK
6 4 (19.05%) CSS3
6 4 (19.05%) Android
6 4 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (19.05%) Android Development
6 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
6 4 (19.05%) User Experience
7 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) Android SDK
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard
7 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VoIP
1 3 (14.29%) SNMP
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) SQLite
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Graphic Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Graphic Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Perl Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) HTML5
4 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 4 (19.05%) iOS SDK
5 4 (19.05%) CSS3
6 3 (14.29%) Android SDK
6 3 (14.29%) ATL
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (9.52%) .NET
8 1 (4.76%) LAMP
8 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
1 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (19.05%) Android Development
2 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 3 (14.29%) BDD
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) Product Management
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) MCSE
1 3 (14.29%) MCSA
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Nagios
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe
1 3 (14.29%) Citrix
1 3 (14.29%) Sophos
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
1 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard