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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 97 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 45 11 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.96% 0.55% 2.06%
As % of the General category 4.72% 1.23% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 43 5 54
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,900 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
953 895 1408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 41.56% 44.53% 48.35%
Number of salaries quoted 763 685 1070
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
St Albans - 13 £35,000 - 1
Watford -8 5 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £21,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £30,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 50 (54.35%) OO
2 48 (52.17%) C#
3 44 (47.83%) Linux
4 42 (45.65%) Java
5 38 (41.30%) .NET
6 36 (39.13%) Internet
7 34 (36.96%) ASP.NET
7 34 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (33.70%) SQL Server
8 31 (33.70%) Tomcat
9 29 (31.52%) Degree
10 28 (30.43%) WCF
10 28 (30.43%) TDD
10 28 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (30.43%) BDD
10 28 (30.43%) MVC
11 27 (29.35%) Domain-Driven Design
11 27 (29.35%) CQRS
11 27 (29.35%) Web Application Development
12 26 (28.26%) Computer Science
12 26 (28.26%) UNIX
13 25 (27.17%) Python
14 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
15 22 (23.91%) Razor View Engine
15 22 (23.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 22 (23.91%) Multithreading
15 22 (23.91%) E-Commerce
16 21 (22.83%) Telecoms
16 21 (22.83%) Artificial Intelligence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (33.70%) Tomcat
2 16 (17.39%) GlassFish
3 15 (16.30%) CMS
4 14 (15.22%) Apache
5 13 (14.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Office
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Google Compute Engine
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 36 (39.13%) Internet
2 17 (18.48%) DNS
3 15 (16.30%) DHCP
3 15 (16.30%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (4.35%) VPN
5 3 (3.26%) BIG-IP
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) RIP
6 2 (2.17%) OSPF
6 2 (2.17%) BGP
6 2 (2.17%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.17%) Firewall
6 2 (2.17%) Wireless
6 2 (2.17%) IPsec
6 2 (2.17%) VLAN
6 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (23.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (20.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (20.65%) NoSQL
3 19 (20.65%) MySQL
4 18 (19.57%) Hadoop
5 17 (18.48%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (17.39%) MongoDB
6 16 (17.39%) BigTable
7 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.09%) DB2
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Maven
2 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) JUnit
3 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.09%) Log4j
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 21 (22.83%) Telecoms
2 20 (21.74%) Finance
3 13 (14.13%) Online Betting
4 7 (7.61%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Billing
7 1 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (51.09%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 14 (15.22%) Administrator
3 14 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.13%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 13 (14.13%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.13%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (9.78%) Software Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.26%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.30%) .NET
2 34 (36.96%) ASP.NET
3 28 (30.43%) WCF
3 28 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (23.91%) Razor View Engine
4 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 5 (5.43%) Django
6 4 (4.35%) Guava
7 3 (3.26%) HTML
7 3 (3.26%) REST
7 3 (3.26%) CSS
7 3 (3.26%) J2EE
7 3 (3.26%) SOAP
7 3 (3.26%) Web Services
8 2 (2.17%) LAMP
8 2 (2.17%) jQuery
9 1 (1.09%) WPF
9 1 (1.09%) CSS3
9 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Computer Science
2 21 (22.83%) Artificial Intelligence
3 18 (19.57%) Online Games
4 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (4.35%) IVR
5 4 (4.35%) Statistics
5 4 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.26%) Physics
6 3 (3.26%) Open Source
7 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
8 1 (1.09%) Robotics
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.83%) Linux
2 26 (28.26%) UNIX
3 17 (18.48%) Android
3 17 (18.48%) Apple iOS
4 13 (14.13%) CentOS
5 4 (4.35%) Windows
6 1 (1.09%) AIX
6 1 (1.09%) HPUX
6 1 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.35%) OO
2 34 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.43%) TDD
3 28 (30.43%) MVC
3 28 (30.43%) BDD
4 27 (29.35%) CQRS
4 27 (29.35%) Web Application Development
4 27 (29.35%) Domain-Driven Design
5 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 22 (23.91%) Multithreading
6 22 (23.91%) E-Commerce
7 14 (15.22%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.35%) ITIL
8 4 (4.35%) Mobile Commerce
8 4 (4.35%) Machine Learning
9 3 (3.26%) Scrum
9 3 (3.26%) Time Management
9 3 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.26%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.17%) C#
2 42 (45.65%) Java
3 25 (27.17%) Python
4 20 (21.74%) C++
4 20 (21.74%) SQL
5 17 (18.48%) C
6 16 (17.39%) Scala
6 16 (17.39%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.09%) Perl
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (31.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) NFS
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.09%) vSphere
1 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.17%) Cacti
2 2 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Oracle
2 14 (15.22%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.96%) Google
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco
5 4 (4.35%) Juniper
5 4 (4.35%) NetApp
5 4 (4.35%) Crossbeam
5 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.35%) F5
6 3 (3.26%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.09%) Sun
8 1 (1.09%) Dell
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (1.09%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.09%) VMware
8 1 (1.09%) Sage
8 1 (1.09%) EPiServer
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Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago