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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 72 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.04% 0.21% -
As % of the General category 4.43% 0.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 0
Average salary £31,250 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
610 593 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 46.14% 42.12% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 479 461 347
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 17 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Brentwood - 6 £30,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (42.86%) MySQL
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 9 (32.14%) Android
4 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
6 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
6 5 (17.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) Law
6 5 (17.86%) Legal
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) Photoshop
6 5 (17.86%) ATL
6 5 (17.86%) Web Services
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) MCSE
6 5 (17.86%) MCSA
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (17.86%) SharePoint
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (17.86%) Photoshop
1 5 (17.86%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) VoIP
1 5 (17.86%) SNMP
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
1 5 (17.86%) DNS
1 5 (17.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) SQLite
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 5 (17.86%) Law
1 5 (17.86%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (3.57%) French Language
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Graphic Designer
3 5 (17.86%) Graphic Designer
3 5 (17.86%) Forensic Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Designer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Designer
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate
7 1 (3.57%) Perl Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) ATL
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) HTML5
4 4 (14.29%) iOS SDK
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) Android SDK
5 3 (10.71%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.86%) Digital Media
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Android
2 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
3 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (17.86%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (17.86%) E-Discovery
4 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Android Development
4 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Development
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) MATLAB
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) MCSA
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
1 5 (17.86%) Nagios
2 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) VMware
1 5 (17.86%) Symbian
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco
1 5 (17.86%) IBM
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe
1 5 (17.86%) Citrix
1 5 (17.86%) i2
1 5 (17.86%) Apple
1 5 (17.86%) Sophos
1 5 (17.86%) WatchGuard
Colchester
Eligo
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Braintree
Blue Fox
Salary: £13.5k - 14k per year + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Colchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago