The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 118 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 1099 1528 1383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.47% 3.10% 3.02%
As % of the General category 4.54% 5.75% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 928 1189 1199
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
24190 26584 24279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.34% 54.00% 52.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19819 21373 20052
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in London

Games
Salary Trend in London

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

Games Salary Trend in London

Games
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in London

Games
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London -4 166 £60,000 +14.28% 28
Harrow +2 10 - -
Feltham 0 9 £50,000 +20.48%
Sidcup - 2 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £25,000 -
Teddington +4 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Wimbledon -9 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 992 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (26.32%) Java
3 490 (23.16%) TDD
4 470 (22.21%) JavaScript
5 455 (21.50%) Scrum
6 443 (20.94%) HTML
7 442 (20.89%) SQL
8 373 (17.63%) Linux
9 362 (17.11%) Finance
10 350 (16.54%) CSS
11 348 (16.45%) C#
12 326 (15.41%) E-Commerce
13 313 (14.79%) OO
14 308 (14.56%) Online Games
15 304 (14.37%) Degree
16 279 (13.19%) HTML5
17 276 (13.04%) .NET
18 255 (12.05%) QA
18 255 (12.05%) Android
19 254 (12.00%) BDD
20 245 (11.58%) MVC
21 235 (11.11%) SQL Server
22 219 (10.35%) Python
23 211 (9.97%) Git (software)
24 200 (9.45%) Spring
25 198 (9.36%) Apple iOS
26 194 (9.17%) Software Engineering
27 193 (9.12%) Computer Science
27 193 (9.12%) MySQL
28 184 (8.70%) Analytical Skills

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 163 (7.70%) Node.js
2 104 (4.91%) Apache
3 43 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 34 (1.61%) IIS
5 33 (1.56%) CMS
6 29 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.32%) Drupal
8 22 (1.04%) JBoss
9 21 (0.99%) SAS
10 19 (0.90%) nginx
11 15 (0.71%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.66%) Confluence
12 14 (0.66%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 13 (0.61%) Mule
14 12 (0.57%) Liferay
14 12 (0.57%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.52%) Apache Pig
16 9 (0.43%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.38%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 96 (4.54%) MS Excel
2 67 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 44 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 31 (1.47%) MS Office
5 28 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.71%) SPSS
7 14 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (0.57%) MS Project
9 8 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.19%) InDesign
11 4 (0.19%) Maya
12 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.047%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 28 (1.32%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.47%) SAP SD
3 9 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.28%) Magento
6 4 (0.19%) Unica
7 2 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.095%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.047%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.047%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.047%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 139 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.40%) SaaS
3 23 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.99%) GitHub
5 18 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
7 12 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.43%) Google Drive
11 8 (0.38%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
13 6 (0.28%) Dropbox
14 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.19%) PaaS
14 4 (0.19%) Heroku
14 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.095%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.06%) Internet
2 61 (2.88%) HTTP
3 53 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 52 (2.46%) Firewall
5 35 (1.65%) DNS
5 35 (1.65%) SSH
6 21 (0.99%) Intranet
6 21 (0.99%) FTP
7 19 (0.90%) SAN
8 17 (0.80%) SMTP
8 17 (0.80%) LAN
9 16 (0.76%) Telnet
10 14 (0.66%) BGP
11 13 (0.61%) IPv4
11 13 (0.61%) IPv6
12 12 (0.57%) DMZ
12 12 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.52%) MPLS
13 11 (0.52%) DHCP
14 9 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 193 (9.12%) MySQL
3 118 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 106 (5.01%) Big Data
5 92 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 84 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 57 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 54 (2.55%) Relational Database
10 51 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 33 (1.56%) Hazelcast
12 32 (1.51%) Neo4j
13 28 (1.32%) SAP HANA
14 23 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
14 23 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.04%) Apache Hive
16 20 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (0.90%) Redis
18 18 (0.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 211 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 132 (6.24%) Subversion
3 118 (5.58%) Maven
4 97 (4.58%) NUnit
5 96 (4.54%) Selenium
6 95 (4.49%) JIRA
7 81 (3.83%) Rhino Mocks
8 77 (3.64%) Jenkins
9 76 (3.59%) Jasmine
10 75 (3.54%) Moq
11 66 (3.12%) Cucumber
12 63 (2.98%) WebDriver
13 62 (2.93%) JUnit
14 36 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
15 31 (1.47%) Grunt
16 29 (1.37%) Ant
17 24 (1.13%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.09%) Mocha
19 22 (1.04%) Visual Studio
20 17 (0.80%) Eclipse
General
1 362 (17.11%) Finance
2 154 (7.28%) Retail
3 152 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 143 (6.76%) Marketing
5 103 (4.87%) Banking
6 88 (4.16%) Online Betting
7 59 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 50 (2.36%) Advertising
9 43 (2.03%) Publishing
10 32 (1.51%) Law
10 32 (1.51%) iGaming
11 31 (1.47%) Back Office
12 28 (1.32%) Billing
13 22 (1.04%) Front Office
13 22 (1.04%) Multimedia
14 18 (0.85%) Electronics
15 14 (0.66%) Automotive
15 14 (0.66%) French Language
16 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 908 (42.91%) Developer
2 209 (9.88%) Java Developer
3 181 (8.55%) Analyst
4 157 (7.42%) .NET Developer
5 144 (6.81%) Senior Developer
6 109 (5.15%) Project Manager
6 109 (5.15%) C# Developer
7 106 (5.01%) Administrator
8 93 (4.40%) Junior
9 92 (4.35%) Architect
10 83 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
11 79 (3.73%) Front-End Developer
12 71 (3.36%) Junior Developer
13 70 (3.31%) Business Analyst
13 70 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
14 62 (2.93%) Designer
14 62 (2.93%) Consultant
15 58 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
16 57 (2.69%) Games Developer
17 56 (2.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (20.94%) HTML
2 350 (16.54%) CSS
3 279 (13.19%) HTML5
4 276 (13.04%) .NET
5 200 (9.45%) Spring
6 170 (8.03%) WCF
7 168 (7.94%) Web Services
8 153 (7.23%) ASP.NET
9 141 (6.66%) XML
9 141 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 121 (5.72%) AngularJS
11 118 (5.58%) Hibernate
12 110 (5.20%) ActiveMQ
12 110 (5.20%) WPF
13 108 (5.10%) RESTful
14 105 (4.96%) jQuery
15 104 (4.91%) REST
15 104 (4.91%) CSS3
16 83 (3.92%) LINQ
17 82 (3.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 308 (14.56%) Online Games
2 193 (9.12%) Computer Science
3 184 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 183 (8.65%) Mobile App
5 157 (7.42%) Open Source
6 110 (5.20%) User Experience
7 101 (4.77%) iPhone
8 100 (4.73%) Mobile Games
9 69 (3.26%) iPad
10 56 (2.65%) Mathematics
11 54 (2.55%) Algorithms
12 53 (2.50%) Xbox
13 52 (2.46%) Social Gaming
14 44 (2.08%) Social Media
15 39 (1.84%) Management Information System
16 37 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (1.70%) Client/Server
17 36 (1.70%) Visualisation
18 35 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 34 (1.61%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 373 (17.63%) Linux
2 255 (12.05%) Android
3 198 (9.36%) Apple iOS
4 169 (7.99%) UNIX
4 169 (7.99%) Windows
5 58 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 41 (1.94%) CentOS
8 39 (1.84%) Ubuntu
9 32 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 29 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 24 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.99%) Debian
13 17 (0.80%) Solaris
13 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.047%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 992 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (23.16%) TDD
3 455 (21.50%) Scrum
4 326 (15.41%) E-Commerce
5 313 (14.79%) OO
6 254 (12.00%) BDD
7 245 (11.58%) MVC
8 194 (9.17%) Software Engineering
9 168 (7.94%) Project Management
10 157 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 135 (6.38%) DevOps
12 132 (6.24%) Web Application Development
13 128 (6.05%) Analytics
14 123 (5.81%) Mentoring
15 118 (5.58%) Kanban
16 115 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
17 114 (5.39%) Multithreading
18 101 (4.77%) Software Delivery
19 89 (4.21%) Test Automation
20 78 (3.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 557 (26.32%) Java
2 470 (22.21%) JavaScript
3 442 (20.89%) SQL
4 348 (16.45%) C#
5 219 (10.35%) Python
6 147 (6.95%) C++
7 131 (6.19%) PHP
8 115 (5.43%) Ruby
9 98 (4.63%) Bash Shell
10 73 (3.45%) ActionScript
11 67 (3.17%) Perl
12 64 (3.02%) C
13 62 (2.93%) Objective-C
14 56 (2.65%) Scala
15 53 (2.50%) VB.NET
16 46 (2.17%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.70%) ActionScript 3.0
18 33 (1.56%) VB
19 27 (1.28%) T-SQL
20 26 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 304 (14.37%) Degree
2 54 (2.55%) SAP Certification
3 43 (2.03%) ISEB
4 32 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.28%) PhD
6 26 (1.23%) MCP
6 26 (1.23%) MCAD
6 26 (1.23%) MCSD
6 26 (1.23%) MCTS
7 20 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.71%) CISSP
9 13 (0.61%) CISM
10 12 (0.57%) MBA
10 12 (0.57%) CISA
11 11 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.52%) Security Cleared
12 9 (0.43%) RHCE
12 9 (0.43%) CCNP
13 8 (0.38%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (12.05%) QA
2 17 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.33%) SLA
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.047%) COBIT
6 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 59 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.90%) XenApp
4 14 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.61%) Docker
6 8 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.38%) Postfix
6 8 (0.38%) Sendmail
7 7 (0.33%) vSphere
8 6 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.24%) Xen
10 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.047%) Snort
11 1 (0.047%) Squid
11 1 (0.047%) Firmware
11 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 113 (5.34%) Puppet
2 112 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.84%) Nagios
4 25 (1.18%) ZABBIX
5 14 (0.66%) logstash
6 13 (0.61%) Ansible
6 13 (0.61%) Graphite
7 10 (0.47%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.47%) CFEngine
8 9 (0.43%) Cacti
9 7 (0.33%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.24%) Opsview
12 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.19%) Salt
12 4 (0.19%) yum
12 4 (0.19%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.19%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 162 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 125 (5.91%) Oracle
3 124 (5.86%) Google
4 78 (3.69%) SAP
5 66 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (2.88%) Facebook
7 59 (2.79%) Adobe
8 49 (2.32%) VMware
9 39 (1.84%) Cisco
10 36 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 32 (1.51%) Apple
12 28 (1.32%) Business Objects
12 28 (1.32%) Tableau
13 27 (1.28%) Sony
14 22 (1.04%) Cognos
14 22 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
15 20 (0.95%) Perforce
15 20 (0.95%) Roku
16 19 (0.90%) HP
16 19 (0.90%) Citrix
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent bonus scheme
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Allow + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £900000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Datascope Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
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London
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Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + options
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Great Salary, Excellent Benefits and a truly exciting office
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday