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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 125 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 1009 1609 1747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.31% 3.61% 3.71%
As % of the General category 4.34% 6.83% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1323 1530
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
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
23244 23572 24825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.14% 52.88% 52.68%
Number of salaries quoted 19465 19006 21073
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 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 December 2014.

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 December 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
City of London -50 203 £52,500 - 30
Hammersmith +1 14 £52,500 - 1
Canary Wharf +26 3 £25,000 -58.33%
Mayfair +4 3 - -
Harrow +1 3 - -
Wimbledon -16 3 £27,500 -52.17%
Teddington +1 2 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Paddington - 2 - -
Chessington - 2 £38,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Surbiton -10 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Sidcup - 1 £52,500 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £30,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1140 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (25.93%) Java
3 498 (21.96%) Scrum
4 484 (21.34%) HTML
5 483 (21.30%) TDD
6 458 (20.19%) JavaScript
7 428 (18.87%) SQL
8 409 (18.03%) CSS
9 389 (17.15%) Linux
10 357 (15.74%) OO
11 349 (15.39%) C#
12 342 (15.08%) Finance
13 331 (14.59%) E-Commerce
14 307 (13.54%) Degree
15 304 (13.40%) HTML5
16 301 (13.27%) Online Games
17 290 (12.79%) .NET
18 268 (11.82%) SQL Server
19 249 (10.98%) MVC
19 249 (10.98%) QA
20 246 (10.85%) MySQL
20 246 (10.85%) Python
21 234 (10.32%) BDD
22 229 (10.10%) Git (software)
23 223 (9.83%) Android
24 212 (9.35%) Marketing
25 208 (9.17%) Spring
26 184 (8.11%) ASP.NET
26 184 (8.11%) Software Engineering
27 183 (8.07%) Project Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 124 (5.47%) Node.js
2 119 (5.25%) Apache
3 65 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 50 (2.20%) JBoss
5 43 (1.90%) Drupal
6 41 (1.81%) IIS
7 33 (1.46%) CMS
8 23 (1.01%) SAS
8 23 (1.01%) WordPress
8 23 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
9 19 (0.84%) nginx
9 19 (0.84%) Confluence
10 18 (0.79%) Apache Pig
11 15 (0.66%) Mule
11 15 (0.66%) SharePoint
12 14 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
13 13 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.53%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 77 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 39 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (1.06%) MS Project
6 18 (0.79%) SPSS
7 16 (0.71%) MS Office
7 16 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.31%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.13%) Maya
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.088%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.044%) Weka
12 1 (0.044%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (0.75%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.22%) Magento
5 4 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.088%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.78%) SaaS
3 38 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.49%) GitHub
6 9 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.31%) PaaS
9 5 (0.22%) IaaS
9 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.18%) Heroku
11 3 (0.13%) Route 53
12 2 (0.088%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.088%) Office 365
13 1 (0.044%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 136 (6.00%) Internet
2 69 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 55 (2.43%) Firewall
4 50 (2.20%) DNS
4 50 (2.20%) HTTP
5 36 (1.59%) SSH
6 27 (1.19%) LAN
7 24 (1.06%) SMTP
8 23 (1.01%) SAN
9 21 (0.93%) IPv4
10 20 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (0.84%) DHCP
12 17 (0.75%) FTP
12 17 (0.75%) Network Security
13 15 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.62%) Telnet
14 14 (0.62%) SMS
15 12 (0.53%) DMZ
15 12 (0.53%) BGP
15 12 (0.53%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 246 (10.85%) MySQL
3 142 (6.26%) NoSQL
4 122 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (4.41%) Big Data
6 93 (4.10%) MongoDB
7 92 (4.06%) Relational Database
8 81 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 81 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 53 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 49 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (1.63%) Apache Hive
12 36 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (1.28%) Redis
17 26 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (1.10%) OLTP
18 25 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 229 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 167 (7.36%) Subversion
3 149 (6.57%) Maven
4 145 (6.39%) JIRA
5 119 (5.25%) Jenkins
6 118 (5.20%) NUnit
7 104 (4.59%) JUnit
8 100 (4.41%) Jasmine
9 98 (4.32%) Rhino Mocks
10 79 (3.48%) Selenium
11 74 (3.26%) Cucumber
12 69 (3.04%) Moq
13 59 (2.60%) Ant
14 47 (2.07%) WebDriver
15 43 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
16 36 (1.59%) Grunt
16 36 (1.59%) Mockito
17 33 (1.46%) Mercurial
18 32 (1.41%) FlexUnit
19 31 (1.37%) Mocha
General
1 342 (15.08%) Finance
2 212 (9.35%) Marketing
3 177 (7.80%) Retail
4 134 (5.91%) Banking
5 115 (5.07%) Telecoms
6 91 (4.01%) Publishing
7 81 (3.57%) Advertising
8 56 (2.47%) Online Betting
9 53 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.28%) iGaming
11 27 (1.19%) Billing
12 20 (0.88%) Automotive
13 17 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.66%) French Language
14 15 (0.66%) Back Office
14 15 (0.66%) Electronics
15 14 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.62%) Law
16 13 (0.57%) Front Office
17 12 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 988 (43.56%) Developer
2 256 (11.29%) Java Developer
3 150 (6.61%) .NET Developer
4 142 (6.26%) Analyst
5 140 (6.17%) Senior Developer
6 139 (6.13%) Project Manager
7 105 (4.63%) Architect
8 99 (4.37%) Junior
9 88 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 85 (3.75%) Consultant
11 81 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
12 78 (3.44%) Junior Developer
13 77 (3.40%) Software Engineer
13 77 (3.40%) Administrator
14 72 (3.17%) Front-End Developer
15 67 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
16 66 (2.91%) Graduate
17 64 (2.82%) Web Developer
18 63 (2.78%) Business Analyst
19 54 (2.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (21.34%) HTML
2 409 (18.03%) CSS
3 304 (13.40%) HTML5
4 290 (12.79%) .NET
5 208 (9.17%) Spring
6 184 (8.11%) ASP.NET
7 175 (7.72%) Web Services
8 154 (6.79%) WCF
9 152 (6.70%) J2EE
10 144 (6.35%) jQuery
11 140 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 139 (6.13%) XML
13 136 (6.00%) Flash
14 134 (5.91%) CSS3
15 118 (5.20%) RESTful
16 106 (4.67%) SOAP
17 104 (4.59%) REST
18 95 (4.19%) LINQ
19 93 (4.10%) Ajax
20 92 (4.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 301 (13.27%) Online Games
2 175 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 160 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (6.70%) User Experience
5 145 (6.39%) Mobile App
6 137 (6.04%) Open Source
7 96 (4.23%) Mobile Games
8 88 (3.88%) iPad
9 86 (3.79%) Mathematics
10 78 (3.44%) Algorithms
11 74 (3.26%) iPhone
12 55 (2.43%) Data Structures
12 55 (2.43%) Social Media
13 45 (1.98%) N-Tier
14 43 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
15 40 (1.76%) 3D Graphics
15 40 (1.76%) Visualisation
16 37 (1.63%) Client/Server
16 37 (1.63%) Social Gaming
17 35 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 389 (17.15%) Linux
2 223 (9.83%) Android
3 177 (7.80%) Windows
4 175 (7.72%) Apple iOS
5 144 (6.35%) UNIX
6 84 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (1.85%) CentOS
9 27 (1.19%) Debian
9 27 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.40%) Solaris
12 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.18%) OpenBSD
15 4 (0.18%) FreeBSD
15 4 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1140 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (21.96%) Scrum
3 483 (21.30%) TDD
4 357 (15.74%) OO
5 331 (14.59%) E-Commerce
6 249 (10.98%) MVC
7 234 (10.32%) BDD
8 184 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 183 (8.07%) Project Management
10 166 (7.32%) DevOps
11 159 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
12 150 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
13 143 (6.31%) Mentoring
13 143 (6.31%) Web Application Development
14 119 (5.25%) Kanban
15 118 (5.20%) Game Development
16 115 (5.07%) Analytics
17 112 (4.94%) OOP
18 111 (4.89%) Unit Testing
19 98 (4.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 588 (25.93%) Java
2 458 (20.19%) JavaScript
3 428 (18.87%) SQL
4 349 (15.39%) C#
5 246 (10.85%) Python
6 165 (7.28%) Ruby
7 138 (6.08%) PHP
8 129 (5.69%) C++
9 95 (4.19%) Bash Shell
10 80 (3.53%) Objective-C
11 69 (3.04%) ActionScript
12 62 (2.73%) Shell Script
13 60 (2.65%) Perl
14 57 (2.51%) C
15 53 (2.34%) VB.NET
16 44 (1.94%) Scala
16 44 (1.94%) ActionScript 3.0
17 42 (1.85%) T-SQL
18 36 (1.59%) VB
19 28 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 307 (13.54%) Degree
2 36 (1.59%) ISEB
3 35 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.32%) CISSP
4 30 (1.32%) CISM
5 29 (1.28%) MCTS
5 29 (1.28%) CISA
6 27 (1.19%) MCP
6 27 (1.19%) MCAD
6 27 (1.19%) MCSD
7 20 (0.88%) MBA
8 19 (0.84%) PhD
9 18 (0.79%) SAP Certification
10 17 (0.75%) CRISC
11 16 (0.71%) RHCE
12 15 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (10.98%) QA
2 48 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.31%) SLA
5 3 (0.13%) COBIT
6 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.088%) WAI
System Software
1 36 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.49%) Docker
5 8 (0.35%) vSphere
5 8 (0.35%) XenApp
6 7 (0.31%) Postfix
6 7 (0.31%) Sendmail
6 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.26%) Varnish
8 5 (0.22%) KVM
9 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.18%) Ceph
9 4 (0.18%) SpamAssassin
9 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.13%) NFS
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.088%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.088%) XenServer
11 2 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 134 (5.91%) Puppet
2 118 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (3.44%) Nagios
4 24 (1.06%) ZABBIX
5 15 (0.66%) Ansible
6 13 (0.57%) Cacti
7 12 (0.53%) HAProxy
8 11 (0.49%) Graphite
9 8 (0.35%) logstash
10 7 (0.31%) yum
10 7 (0.31%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.26%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.18%) Opsview
13 4 (0.18%) Ganeti
13 4 (0.18%) Bacula
14 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.088%) Backup Exec
15 2 (0.088%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (6.44%) Oracle
2 136 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 107 (4.72%) Google
4 96 (4.23%) Adobe
5 48 (2.12%) Cisco
6 46 (2.03%) Facebook
7 45 (1.98%) VMware
8 43 (1.90%) SAP
9 41 (1.81%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.28%) Informatica
10 29 (1.28%) Sybase
11 28 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.23%) Sony
12 25 (1.10%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.10%) Business Objects
12 25 (1.10%) IBM
13 23 (1.01%) Apple
13 23 (1.01%) Zend
13 23 (1.01%) Twitter
14 22 (0.97%) Tableau
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Work from home
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Project Services Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + Life Ins +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Vitamin T
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 75k per year + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + stock option etc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31500 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago