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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 75 90 72
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.90% 0.091% 1.43%
As % of the General category 2.17% 0.21% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 14
Average salary £47,500 - £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
461 467 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 41.49% 42.49% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 356 344 327
Average salary £48,750 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.46% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,059
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
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 23 September 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
(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
Wickford - 9 £47,500 - 1
Colchester - 1 £35,000 - 1
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (92.86%) Mobile App
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) WCF
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) Android
3 9 (64.29%) iPhone
3 9 (64.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 9 (64.29%) Google
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (64.29%) Node.js
3 9 (64.29%) Ninject
3 9 (64.29%) KnockoutJS
3 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Marketing
4 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) Online Games
5 1 (7.14%) DevExpress
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) WCF
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (64.29%) Ninject
2 9 (64.29%) KnockoutJS
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Mobile App
2 9 (64.29%) iPhone
3 4 (28.57%) Online Games
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
2 9 (64.29%) Domain-Driven Design
2 9 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
2 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) DevExpress
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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