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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 121 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 1082 1549 1395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.43% 3.16% 3.16%
As % of the General category 4.44% 5.86% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 888 1269 1185
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 £31,000 £32,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
24388 26446 23276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.71% 53.98% 52.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20123 21670 19194
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 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -57 118 £55,000 +6.79% 35
Harrow +10 20 £40,000 -21.18% 1
Feltham -6 6 £30,000 -27.71%
Hounslow - 4 £65,000 -
Uxbridge +1 3 £45,000 +114.28%
Wimbledon - 3 £37,500 - 1
Beckenham - 3 £40,000 -
Bromley - 2 £57,500 -
Hammersmith -20 1 £120,000 +182.35% 2
Sidcup - 1 £52,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1064 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (27.40%) Java
3 532 (23.86%) JavaScript
4 522 (23.41%) Scrum
5 519 (23.27%) TDD
6 483 (21.66%) SQL
7 444 (19.91%) HTML
8 410 (18.39%) Finance
9 385 (17.26%) C#
10 374 (16.77%) CSS
11 345 (15.47%) Linux
12 332 (14.89%) Degree
13 327 (14.66%) E-Commerce
14 326 (14.62%) OO
15 325 (14.57%) Online Games
16 308 (13.81%) .NET
17 299 (13.41%) SQL Server
18 275 (12.33%) HTML5
19 258 (11.57%) BDD
20 255 (11.43%) Android
21 252 (11.30%) MVC
22 244 (10.94%) QA
23 233 (10.45%) Software Engineering
24 224 (10.04%) Computer Science
25 215 (9.64%) Python
25 215 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
26 210 (9.42%) Spring
27 205 (9.19%) Windows
28 201 (9.01%) Git (software)
29 196 (8.79%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 152 (6.82%) Node.js
2 61 (2.74%) Apache
3 43 (1.93%) CMS
4 39 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.17%) IIS
7 23 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 22 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 20 (0.90%) Drupal
10 18 (0.81%) Confluence
11 14 (0.63%) nginx
11 14 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.54%) SAS
13 11 (0.49%) JBoss
14 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.40%) Facebook Platform
15 8 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.36%) Mule
16 7 (0.31%) Liferay
16 7 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 87 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 67 (3.00%) Photoshop
3 36 (1.61%) MS Office
4 35 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 30 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
8 12 (0.54%) MS Project
9 8 (0.36%) SPSS
9 8 (0.36%) InDesign
9 8 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.22%) Maya
11 3 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.045%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.045%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.045%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (1.17%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (0.27%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.18%) Unica
4 3 (0.13%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.13%) SAP MII
4 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.090%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.090%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (3.63%) SaaS
3 22 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (0.94%) GitHub
5 17 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
6 15 (0.67%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (0.45%) Google Drive
10 8 (0.36%) Dropbox
11 7 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.31%) PaaS
12 6 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.22%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.13%) iPaaS
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 109 (4.89%) Internet
2 60 (2.69%) Firewall
3 51 (2.29%) HTTP
4 34 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.26%) DNS
6 25 (1.12%) BGP
6 25 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (0.94%) OSPF
8 17 (0.76%) Intranet
8 17 (0.76%) LAN
9 15 (0.67%) MPLS
10 14 (0.63%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (0.58%) SSH
11 13 (0.58%) VoIP
12 11 (0.49%) DHCP
13 9 (0.40%) SAN
13 9 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.40%) Network Security
14 8 (0.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.23%) MySQL
3 134 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 127 (5.70%) MongoDB
5 105 (4.71%) Big Data
6 100 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 51 (2.29%) Neo4j
9 49 (2.20%) Hazelcast
10 48 (2.15%) Hadoop
11 42 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
14 35 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (1.48%) Oracle Database
16 27 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (1.17%) SAP HANA
18 22 (0.99%) Redis
18 22 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
19 20 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 201 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 138 (6.19%) Subversion
3 128 (5.74%) Maven
4 116 (5.20%) Selenium
5 97 (4.35%) NUnit
6 91 (4.08%) JIRA
7 90 (4.04%) Moq
8 82 (3.68%) Rhino Mocks
9 80 (3.59%) Cucumber
10 70 (3.14%) Jenkins
11 69 (3.09%) WebDriver
12 65 (2.91%) JUnit
13 47 (2.11%) Jasmine
14 26 (1.17%) Grunt
15 24 (1.08%) FitNesse
16 23 (1.03%) Ant
17 19 (0.85%) Visual Studio
17 19 (0.85%) TestNG
18 18 (0.81%) TeamCity
18 18 (0.81%) Appium
General
1 410 (18.39%) Finance
2 185 (8.30%) Retail
3 169 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 160 (7.17%) Marketing
5 150 (6.73%) Banking
6 82 (3.68%) Online Betting
7 45 (2.02%) Publishing
8 44 (1.97%) Advertising
8 44 (1.97%) Law
9 37 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.48%) Back Office
11 28 (1.26%) Front Office
12 26 (1.17%) Investment Banking
13 25 (1.12%) Multimedia
14 24 (1.08%) Automotive
15 16 (0.72%) iGaming
16 15 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.63%) Electronics
18 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 983 (44.08%) Developer
2 227 (10.18%) Java Developer
3 179 (8.03%) Analyst
4 175 (7.85%) .NET Developer
5 146 (6.55%) Senior Developer
6 111 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 108 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 97 (4.35%) Junior
9 89 (3.99%) Architect
10 87 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
11 79 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 73 (3.27%) Administrator
12 73 (3.27%) Junior Developer
13 68 (3.05%) Tester
14 64 (2.87%) Games Developer
15 61 (2.74%) Designer
16 59 (2.65%) Graduate
16 59 (2.65%) Business Analyst
17 54 (2.42%) Junior .NET Developer
18 53 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (19.91%) HTML
2 374 (16.77%) CSS
3 308 (13.81%) .NET
4 275 (12.33%) HTML5
5 210 (9.42%) Spring
6 186 (8.34%) WCF
7 179 (8.03%) Web Services
8 158 (7.09%) ASP.NET
9 145 (6.50%) ActiveMQ
10 144 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 141 (6.32%) jQuery
12 138 (6.19%) XML
13 137 (6.14%) AngularJS
14 136 (6.10%) WPF
15 124 (5.56%) CSS3
16 114 (5.11%) Hibernate
17 91 (4.08%) RESTful
18 89 (3.99%) REST
19 81 (3.63%) Ajax
20 79 (3.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 325 (14.57%) Online Games
2 224 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 215 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 196 (8.79%) Mobile App
5 123 (5.52%) User Experience
6 104 (4.66%) iPhone
7 90 (4.04%) Mobile Games
8 78 (3.50%) Mathematics
9 77 (3.45%) Social Gaming
10 63 (2.83%) Visualisation
11 60 (2.69%) Social Media
11 60 (2.69%) Xbox
12 58 (2.60%) Algorithms
13 51 (2.29%) Data Centre
14 50 (2.24%) IPTV
15 49 (2.20%) iPad
16 42 (1.88%) PlayStation
17 41 (1.84%) Digital Media
18 39 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
19 34 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 345 (15.47%) Linux
2 255 (11.43%) Android
3 205 (9.19%) Windows
4 179 (8.03%) Apple iOS
5 151 (6.77%) UNIX
6 55 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 35 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 27 (1.21%) Mac OS X
10 26 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.08%) CentOS
12 20 (0.90%) Solaris
13 18 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
14 16 (0.72%) Debian
15 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
18 2 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1064 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (23.41%) Scrum
3 519 (23.27%) TDD
4 327 (14.66%) E-Commerce
5 326 (14.62%) OO
6 258 (11.57%) BDD
7 252 (11.30%) MVC
8 233 (10.45%) Software Engineering
9 167 (7.49%) Project Management
10 165 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
11 150 (6.73%) Open Source
12 147 (6.59%) Kanban
13 143 (6.41%) Analytics
14 131 (5.87%) Web Application Development
15 128 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
16 124 (5.56%) DevOps
17 117 (5.25%) Multithreading
18 113 (5.07%) Mentoring
19 99 (4.44%) SDLC
20 98 (4.39%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 611 (27.40%) Java
2 532 (23.86%) JavaScript
3 483 (21.66%) SQL
4 385 (17.26%) C#
5 215 (9.64%) Python
6 183 (8.21%) C++
7 136 (6.10%) PHP
8 113 (5.07%) Ruby
9 90 (4.04%) Bash Shell
10 74 (3.32%) ActionScript
11 67 (3.00%) Scala
12 64 (2.87%) C
13 55 (2.47%) VB.NET
14 49 (2.20%) Perl
15 46 (2.06%) T-SQL
16 40 (1.79%) VB
17 36 (1.61%) Objective-C
18 35 (1.57%) ActionScript 3.0
19 28 (1.26%) PowerShell
20 27 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 332 (14.89%) Degree
2 41 (1.84%) ISEB
3 40 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.66%) SAP Certification
4 37 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 34 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.39%) PhD
7 28 (1.26%) MCP
8 26 (1.17%) MCAD
8 26 (1.17%) MCSD
8 26 (1.17%) MCTS
9 21 (0.94%) CCNP
10 11 (0.49%) CCIP
11 10 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.40%) CCNA
13 8 (0.36%) RHCE
13 8 (0.36%) MCSE
14 7 (0.31%) CCIE
14 7 (0.31%) MCITP
15 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (10.94%) QA
2 20 (0.90%) SLA
3 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.090%) WCAG
6 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 51 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.94%) XenApp
4 17 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.45%) Docker
6 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.22%) XenServer
7 5 (0.22%) Xen
7 5 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.18%) LXC
9 3 (0.13%) NFS
10 2 (0.090%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.045%) Firmware
11 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.045%) Snort
11 1 (0.045%) Varnish
11 1 (0.045%) vCloud
11 1 (0.045%) KVM
11 1 (0.045%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 103 (4.62%) Puppet
2 99 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.93%) Nagios
4 16 (0.72%) Data Guard
5 15 (0.67%) Ansible
6 14 (0.63%) CFEngine
7 13 (0.58%) logstash
8 12 (0.54%) Graphite
9 9 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.36%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.31%) SCCM
12 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.18%) Salt
14 4 (0.18%) Opsview
14 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.18%) WSUS
15 3 (0.13%) Cacti
16 2 (0.090%) SCOM
Vendors
1 191 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 144 (6.46%) Google
3 142 (6.37%) Oracle
4 61 (2.74%) SAP
5 56 (2.51%) Cisco
6 53 (2.38%) Adobe
7 52 (2.33%) Facebook
8 50 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (2.02%) VMware
10 42 (1.88%) Tableau
11 34 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
12 32 (1.43%) Business Objects
13 31 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 30 (1.35%) Apple
15 24 (1.08%) Perforce
16 21 (0.94%) TIBCO
16 21 (0.94%) Citrix
16 21 (0.94%) Roku
17 20 (0.90%) HP
18 19 (0.85%) Cognos
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum bonus + competitive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £30000 per annum + excellent bonuses
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
DawsonHill
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 40% Comms
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Iter8
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Excellent benefits - options, health
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Iter8
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent benefits - share options,
Posted: Yesterday