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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 118 100 78
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 1130 1407 1449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.55% 2.92% 3.27%
As % of the General category 4.67% 5.46% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1166 1215
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 £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
24188 25774 23740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.69% 53.54% 53.52%
Number of salaries quoted 19974 20949 19364
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 £87,500 £86,000 £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 31 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 31 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 -46 132 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Harrow +12 24 £40,000 -21.95%
Feltham -5 8 £25,000 -54.54%
Wimbledon - 5 £37,500 -
Hammersmith -17 4 £120,000 +220.00% 1
Hounslow - 4 £65,000 -
Beckenham - 3 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 3 £45,000 -
Bromley - 2 £57,500 -
Teddington - 1 £40,000 -
Osterley - 1 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 1106 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (28.16%) Java
3 571 (25.48%) JavaScript
4 542 (24.19%) Scrum
5 523 (23.34%) TDD
6 474 (21.15%) HTML
7 462 (20.62%) SQL
8 403 (17.98%) CSS
9 400 (17.85%) C#
10 385 (17.18%) Finance
11 340 (15.17%) Linux
12 338 (15.08%) Online Games
13 335 (14.95%) Degree
14 333 (14.86%) E-Commerce
15 326 (14.55%) .NET
16 322 (14.37%) OO
17 303 (13.52%) SQL Server
18 290 (12.94%) HTML5
19 260 (11.60%) Android
20 258 (11.51%) MVC
21 245 (10.93%) BDD
22 240 (10.71%) Software Engineering
23 229 (10.22%) QA
24 228 (10.17%) Computer Science
25 221 (9.86%) Spring
26 217 (9.68%) Python
27 207 (9.24%) Git (software)
28 204 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
29 202 (9.01%) Mobile App
29 202 (9.01%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 141 (6.29%) Node.js
2 64 (2.86%) CMS
3 52 (2.32%) Apache
4 39 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 22 (0.98%) IIS
6 22 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.80%) Drupal
8 18 (0.80%) Confluence
9 15 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.54%) Mule
10 12 (0.54%) nginx
11 11 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 11 (0.49%) JBoss
12 10 (0.45%) WordPress
13 9 (0.40%) Lync
13 9 (0.40%) SAS
13 9 (0.40%) Facebook Platform
14 8 (0.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 71 (3.17%) Photoshop
1 71 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 33 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (1.43%) MS Office
3 32 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
5 13 (0.58%) MS Project
6 9 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
7 8 (0.36%) InDesign
8 5 (0.22%) SPSS
8 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.18%) Maya
10 2 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.045%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.045%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.045%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 21 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.22%) Unica
3 4 (0.18%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.13%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.13%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.089%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.045%) SAP MRS
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 127 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.95%) SaaS
3 23 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
6 16 (0.71%) GitHub
6 16 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.40%) Google Drive
9 8 (0.36%) Dropbox
9 8 (0.36%) PaaS
10 7 (0.31%) Office 365
11 6 (0.27%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.13%) IaaS
13 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.64%) Internet
2 59 (2.63%) Firewall
3 40 (1.78%) HTTP
4 30 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (1.25%) DNS
6 27 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.20%) BGP
7 23 (1.03%) OSPF
8 19 (0.85%) MPLS
9 16 (0.71%) Unified Communications
10 15 (0.67%) LAN
11 14 (0.62%) Intranet
12 13 (0.58%) VoIP
12 13 (0.58%) DHCP
12 13 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.45%) Network Security
13 10 (0.45%) EIGRP
13 10 (0.45%) SSH
14 9 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 133 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 126 (5.62%) NoSQL
3 126 (5.62%) MySQL
4 110 (4.91%) Big Data
5 100 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 57 (2.54%) Neo4j
8 53 (2.37%) Hazelcast
9 48 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 41 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 39 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 36 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
17 26 (1.16%) Redis
17 26 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 207 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 136 (6.07%) Subversion
3 131 (5.85%) Maven
4 120 (5.35%) Selenium
5 102 (4.55%) JIRA
5 102 (4.55%) NUnit
6 99 (4.42%) Moq
7 86 (3.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 81 (3.61%) Cucumber
9 67 (2.99%) WebDriver
9 67 (2.99%) Jenkins
10 65 (2.90%) JUnit
11 43 (1.92%) Jasmine
12 32 (1.43%) Grunt
13 24 (1.07%) FitNesse
14 22 (0.98%) Ant
15 20 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 19 (0.85%) TestNG
16 19 (0.85%) Appium
17 18 (0.80%) Liquibase
General
1 385 (17.18%) Finance
2 178 (7.94%) Retail
3 161 (7.18%) Marketing
4 159 (7.10%) Telecoms
5 157 (7.01%) Banking
6 69 (3.08%) Online Betting
7 49 (2.19%) Publishing
7 49 (2.19%) Law
8 44 (1.96%) Advertising
9 37 (1.65%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.43%) Back Office
11 29 (1.29%) Multimedia
12 26 (1.16%) Front Office
13 22 (0.98%) Automotive
13 22 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.54%) Electronics
17 11 (0.49%) Polish Language
18 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1002 (44.71%) Developer
2 228 (10.17%) Java Developer
3 183 (8.17%) .NET Developer
4 153 (6.83%) Analyst
5 148 (6.60%) Senior Developer
6 113 (5.04%) Project Manager
7 107 (4.77%) C# Developer
8 103 (4.60%) Architect
9 97 (4.33%) Junior
10 93 (4.15%) Front-End Developer
11 79 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 76 (3.39%) Junior Developer
13 73 (3.26%) Tester
14 67 (2.99%) Games Developer
15 61 (2.72%) Designer
16 60 (2.68%) Graduate
16 60 (2.68%) Administrator
17 54 (2.41%) Software Engineer
17 54 (2.41%) Junior .NET Developer
18 52 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (21.15%) HTML
2 403 (17.98%) CSS
3 326 (14.55%) .NET
4 290 (12.94%) HTML5
5 221 (9.86%) Spring
6 196 (8.75%) Web Services
7 190 (8.48%) WCF
8 168 (7.50%) jQuery
9 160 (7.14%) ASP.NET
10 155 (6.92%) XML
11 149 (6.65%) ActiveMQ
12 146 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 138 (6.16%) WPF
14 136 (6.07%) CSS3
15 128 (5.71%) AngularJS
16 119 (5.31%) Hibernate
17 90 (4.02%) REST
18 82 (3.66%) Ajax
19 80 (3.57%) NHibernate
19 80 (3.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 338 (15.08%) Online Games
2 228 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 204 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (9.01%) Mobile App
5 127 (5.67%) User Experience
6 97 (4.33%) iPhone
7 85 (3.79%) Mathematics
7 85 (3.79%) Mobile Games
8 84 (3.75%) Social Gaming
9 71 (3.17%) Xbox
10 69 (3.08%) Visualisation
11 62 (2.77%) Social Media
12 55 (2.45%) IPTV
13 53 (2.37%) Algorithms
14 46 (2.05%) PlayStation
15 44 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
16 43 (1.92%) iPad
17 40 (1.78%) N-Tier
18 38 (1.70%) Digital Media
18 38 (1.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 340 (15.17%) Linux
2 260 (11.60%) Android
3 202 (9.01%) Windows
4 182 (8.12%) Apple iOS
5 135 (6.02%) UNIX
6 58 (2.59%) Ubuntu
7 33 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 31 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.20%) CentOS
10 21 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 19 (0.85%) Solaris
11 19 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.54%) Debian
14 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.18%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.13%) Fedora
17 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (24.19%) Scrum
3 523 (23.34%) TDD
4 333 (14.86%) E-Commerce
5 322 (14.37%) OO
6 258 (11.51%) MVC
7 245 (10.93%) BDD
8 240 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 160 (7.14%) Project Management
10 157 (7.01%) Kanban
11 152 (6.78%) Open Source
12 147 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 141 (6.29%) Analytics
14 137 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
15 131 (5.85%) Web Application Development
16 127 (5.67%) DevOps
17 117 (5.22%) Multithreading
18 116 (5.18%) Mentoring
19 99 (4.42%) SDLC
20 96 (4.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 631 (28.16%) Java
2 571 (25.48%) JavaScript
3 462 (20.62%) SQL
4 400 (17.85%) C#
5 217 (9.68%) Python
6 186 (8.30%) C++
7 157 (7.01%) PHP
8 124 (5.53%) Ruby
9 82 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 81 (3.61%) ActionScript
11 69 (3.08%) C
12 61 (2.72%) Scala
13 56 (2.50%) VB.NET
14 50 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 42 (1.87%) VB
16 40 (1.78%) Perl
17 37 (1.65%) ActionScript 3.0
18 32 (1.43%) Objective-C
19 30 (1.34%) PowerShell
20 27 (1.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 335 (14.95%) Degree
2 40 (1.78%) ISEB
2 40 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 29 (1.29%) PhD
6 27 (1.20%) MCP
7 25 (1.12%) MCAD
7 25 (1.12%) MCSD
7 25 (1.12%) CCNP
7 25 (1.12%) MCTS
8 22 (0.98%) SAP Certification
9 13 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.49%) CCIP
11 10 (0.45%) CCNA
12 8 (0.36%) MCITP
13 7 (0.31%) RHCE
13 7 (0.31%) CCIE
13 7 (0.31%) MCSE
14 6 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (10.22%) QA
2 20 (0.89%) SLA
3 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.089%) WCAG
5 2 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 50 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.85%) XenApp
4 16 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.62%) Docker
6 6 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.22%) XenServer
7 5 (0.22%) LXC
8 4 (0.18%) KVM
8 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.13%) Xen
9 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.045%) Varnish
10 1 (0.045%) vCloud
10 1 (0.045%) QEMU
10 1 (0.045%) HDFS
10 1 (0.045%) NFS
10 1 (0.045%) Firmware
10 1 (0.045%) Snort
Systems Management
1 107 (4.77%) Puppet
2 103 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.74%) Nagios
4 18 (0.80%) Ansible
5 16 (0.71%) CFEngine
6 15 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 12 (0.54%) logstash
7 12 (0.54%) Graphite
8 9 (0.40%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.40%) SCCM
9 7 (0.31%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.27%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.18%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.18%) WSUS
12 3 (0.13%) Cacti
12 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.13%) StatsD
12 3 (0.13%) Opsview
12 3 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 180 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 142 (6.34%) Google
3 137 (6.11%) Oracle
4 59 (2.63%) Cisco
5 55 (2.45%) Adobe
6 51 (2.28%) Facebook
7 44 (1.96%) VMware
8 43 (1.92%) Tableau
9 42 (1.87%) SAP
10 34 (1.52%) MicroStrategy
11 33 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 32 (1.43%) Apple
13 28 (1.25%) Perforce
14 24 (1.07%) TIBCO
15 22 (0.98%) Roku
16 19 (0.85%) CheckPoint
16 19 (0.85%) Citrix
16 19 (0.85%) F5
17 18 (0.80%) Terracotta
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30k to £37k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £70000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonuses
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City, London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Car Allowance, Pool Tables, Early fi
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bonus scheme
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