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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 83 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.36% 0.48% 0.11%
As % of the General category 3.15% 1.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 1
Average salary £30,000 £46,250 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.13% +110.22%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
540 532 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 43.27% 42.77% 49.51%
Number of salaries quoted 420 393 396
Average salary £48,250 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.57% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 10 £22,050 -52.32%
Brentwood - 6 £30,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Forensics
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Law
2 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
2 5 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Android
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 5 (29.41%) Digital Forensics
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) E-Discovery
2 5 (29.41%) Final Cut Pro
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
2 5 (29.41%) Digital Media
2 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 8

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Photoshop
1 5 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (29.41%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VoIP
1 5 (29.41%) SNMP
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Law
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Graphic Designer
1 5 (29.41%) Senior Graphic Designer
1 5 (29.41%) Forensic Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Designer
1 5 (29.41%) Senior Designer
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
2 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) ATL
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Mac OS X
2 5 (29.41%) Ubuntu
2 5 (29.41%) Android
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Forensics
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
2 5 (29.41%) Digital Forensics
2 5 (29.41%) E-Discovery
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
1 5 (29.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
1 5 (29.41%) MCSA
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
1 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Nagios
1 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Symbian
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) Adobe
1 5 (29.41%) Citrix
1 5 (29.41%) i2
1 5 (29.41%) Apple
1 5 (29.41%) Sophos
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
1 5 (29.41%) WatchGuard