The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 81 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 68 44 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.83% 1.89% 0.50%
As % of the General category 7.03% 4.49% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 66 42 6
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,050 £50,750
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 Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
967 979 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 40.17% 42.16% 44.97%
Number of salaries quoted 828 772 678
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Hertfordshire region.

Games Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Games Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Games
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Hertfordshire 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
St Albans -11 14 £35,000 -
Watford +4 11 £45,000 -21.73% 3
Hitchin - 9 £40,000 -
Potters Bar - 6 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £35,000 -
Stevenage +6 2 £43,000 +43.33%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £75,000 - 1
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) C#
3 31 (27.68%) Linux
4 30 (26.79%) .NET
5 29 (25.89%) Java
5 29 (25.89%) OO
6 25 (22.32%) MVC
6 25 (22.32%) TDD
6 25 (22.32%) BDD
7 24 (21.43%) Internet
7 24 (21.43%) SQL
7 24 (21.43%) DHCP
7 24 (21.43%) DNS
8 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
8 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET
8 23 (20.54%) CQRS
8 23 (20.54%) Web Application Development
8 23 (20.54%) Domain-Driven Design
8 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (20.54%) WCF
9 20 (17.86%) E-Commerce
9 20 (17.86%) Finance
10 19 (16.96%) Telecoms
11 16 (14.29%) CMS
11 16 (14.29%) MySQL
12 15 (13.39%) Oracle
12 15 (13.39%) Apache
12 15 (13.39%) Tomcat
12 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
12 15 (13.39%) Online Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (14.29%) CMS
2 15 (13.39%) Apache
2 15 (13.39%) Tomcat
3 14 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (6.25%) Node.js
5 6 (5.36%) WordPress
5 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.46%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.79%) Drupal
7 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.89%) Lync
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.46%) Acrobat
2 5 (4.46%) InDesign
2 5 (4.46%) Adobe Premiere
2 5 (4.46%) Adobe After Effects
2 5 (4.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (3.57%) MS Office
4 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (4.46%) Office 365
4 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.89%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) DHCP
1 24 (21.43%) DNS
1 24 (21.43%) Internet
2 14 (12.50%) HTTP
3 9 (8.04%) VPN
4 7 (6.25%) Firewall
5 5 (4.46%) MPLS
5 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.46%) LAN
5 5 (4.46%) VLAN
6 4 (3.57%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.57%) HSRP
6 4 (3.57%) GLBP
6 4 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (3.57%) Multicast
6 4 (3.57%) BIG-IP
6 4 (3.57%) ADSL
6 4 (3.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.29%) MySQL
3 14 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.36%) Subversion
3 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.46%) Grunt
4 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.79%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.79%) NUnit
5 1 (0.89%) Ant
5 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 19 (16.96%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.50%) Online Betting
4 11 (9.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (7.14%) Retail
5 8 (7.14%) Marketing
6 3 (2.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.79%) Military
8 1 (0.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Developer
2 25 (22.32%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Administrator
3 15 (13.39%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 14 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 14 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 14 (12.50%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 14 (12.50%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 12 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.14%) Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Android Developer
8 6 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.79%) .NET
2 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET
2 23 (20.54%) WCF
2 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (10.71%) HTML
4 11 (9.82%) XML
5 10 (8.93%) CSS
6 9 (8.04%) Web Services
7 8 (7.14%) HTML5
8 7 (6.25%) CSS3
9 6 (5.36%) jQuery
9 6 (5.36%) Android SDK
10 5 (4.46%) Backbone.js
10 5 (4.46%) Ember.js
10 5 (4.46%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.46%) Ajax
10 5 (4.46%) JSON
10 5 (4.46%) XSLT
11 3 (2.68%) Flash
12 2 (1.79%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Online Games
2 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.71%) Xbox
5 8 (7.14%) User Experience
6 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.36%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.57%) Handset
7 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.57%) Physics
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.68%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.79%) Social Media
9 2 (1.79%) FMCG
9 2 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.89%) STB
10 1 (0.89%) IPTV
10 1 (0.89%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.89%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Linux
2 14 (12.50%) CentOS
3 10 (8.93%) Windows
4 7 (6.25%) Android
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) UNIX
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) OO
3 25 (22.32%) MVC
3 25 (22.32%) TDD
3 25 (22.32%) BDD
4 23 (20.54%) CQRS
4 23 (20.54%) Web Application Development
4 23 (20.54%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 15 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.04%) Software Delivery
9 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.36%) ITIL
10 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.36%) Android Development
10 6 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.36%) DevOps
10 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.57%) C#
2 29 (25.89%) Java
3 24 (21.43%) SQL
4 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.25%) Python
5 7 (6.25%) Ruby
6 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.36%) Perl
7 5 (4.46%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) C++
9 2 (1.79%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (5.36%) Degree
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.68%) CCNA
4 1 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.46%) Terminal Services
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (3.57%) vSphere
3 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.89%) iptables
4 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.04%) Puppet
3 4 (3.57%) Cacti
4 1 (0.89%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Oracle
1 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
2 12 (10.71%) Google
3 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.14%) Adobe
5 6 (5.36%) VMware
6 5 (4.46%) Cisco
6 5 (4.46%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.57%) Juniper
7 4 (3.57%) F5
7 4 (3.57%) Crossbeam
7 4 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.79%) Twitter
8 2 (1.79%) HP
9 1 (0.89%) IBM
9 1 (0.89%) Apple
9 1 (0.89%) Roku
9 1 (0.89%) Omniture
9 1 (0.89%) hybris
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