The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 107 81 119
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +38
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.14% 0.10% 0.068%
As % of the General category 0.32% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £22,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -43.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
617 425 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 43.64% 43.68% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 464 370 450
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
East of England

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 2 £30,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 21 (100.00%) CSS
2 18 (85.71%) Mobile App
3 17 (80.95%) CSS3
4 16 (76.19%) Apple iOS
4 16 (76.19%) Android
4 16 (76.19%) Windows
5 15 (71.43%) OO
6 14 (66.67%) Sencha
6 14 (66.67%) Android Development
6 14 (66.67%) iOS Development
7 13 (61.90%) TDD
7 13 (61.90%) Windows Mobile
8 12 (57.14%) Eclipse
9 11 (52.38%) Web Development
10 7 (33.33%) OOP
11 6 (28.57%) HTML
11 6 (28.57%) Marketing
12 4 (19.05%) Online Games
12 4 (19.05%) Online Gambling
13 3 (14.29%) jQuery
13 3 (14.29%) Perl
13 3 (14.29%) PHP
14 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (9.52%) HTML5
14 2 (9.52%) Sencha Touch
14 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
14 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
15 1 (4.76%) Degree
15 1 (4.76%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 15 (71.43%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Web Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Junior
5 3 (14.29%) Junior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Junior Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) CSS
2 17 (80.95%) CSS3
3 6 (28.57%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) Sencha Touch
6 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Online Games
2 4 (19.05%) Online Gambling
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Apple iOS
1 16 (76.19%) Android
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) OO
2 14 (66.67%) Android Development
2 14 (66.67%) iOS Development
3 13 (61.90%) TDD
4 11 (52.38%) Web Development
5 7 (33.33%) OOP
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Sencha
2 1 (4.76%) Sun
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards