The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 94 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 1413 1441 1662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.94% 3.25% 3.22%
As % of the General category 5.48% 6.07% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1213 1545
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
25789 23726 28310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.60% 53.51% 54.85%
Number of salaries quoted 20967 19365 24544
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
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 £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -67 243 £50,000 - 34
Hammersmith +18 34 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Harrow +3 14 £51,250 +20.58%
Surbiton - 14 £43,750 - 1
Chessington - 12 £47,500 - 2
Feltham - 5 £55,000 -
Westminster -5 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -9 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Canary Wharf +3 2 £67,500 -32.50%
Sidcup - 1 £52,500 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1007 (34.01%) Java
2 725 (24.48%) Scrum
3 719 (24.28%) JavaScript
4 670 (22.63%) HTML
5 644 (21.75%) TDD
6 589 (19.89%) CSS
7 578 (19.52%) C#
8 575 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
9 515 (17.39%) SQL
10 509 (17.19%) Degree
11 471 (15.91%) Online Games
11 471 (15.91%) OO
12 457 (15.43%) HTML5
13 449 (15.16%) Linux
14 424 (14.32%) .NET
14 424 (14.32%) Finance
15 413 (13.95%) MVC
16 364 (12.29%) QA
17 356 (12.02%) SQL Server
18 348 (11.75%) Marketing
19 345 (11.65%) Computer Science
20 342 (11.55%) Software Engineering
21 335 (11.31%) E-Commerce
22 332 (11.21%) Android
23 304 (10.27%) Python
24 299 (10.10%) XML
25 288 (9.73%) BDD
26 282 (9.52%) Apple iOS
27 274 (9.25%) C++
28 273 (9.22%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 143 (4.83%) Tomcat
2 138 (4.66%) Apache
3 126 (4.26%) Node.js
4 65 (2.20%) CMS
5 43 (1.45%) SAS
6 42 (1.42%) Drupal
7 41 (1.38%) IIS
7 41 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (1.32%) Confluence
9 27 (0.91%) WordPress
10 24 (0.81%) nginx
11 20 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 19 (0.64%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.30%) Mule
17 8 (0.27%) Apache Pig
18 7 (0.24%) MS Exchange
18 7 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 156 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 138 (4.66%) Photoshop
3 87 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 43 (1.45%) MS Project
5 38 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.78%) SPSS
7 18 (0.61%) MS Office
8 16 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (0.30%) InDesign
11 7 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
11 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.20%) S-PLUS
12 6 (0.20%) Maya
12 6 (0.20%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.068%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (0.61%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.17%) Magento
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 85 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.25%) GitHub
3 32 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (1.01%) SaaS
5 24 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.61%) PaaS
8 16 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 16 (0.54%) Office 365
9 14 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.24%) Basecamp
12 6 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.068%) IaaS
13 2 (0.068%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.034%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 240 (8.11%) Internet
2 133 (4.49%) HTTP
3 51 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.32%) Firewall
5 36 (1.22%) DNS
6 34 (1.15%) Broadband
7 22 (0.74%) SSL
8 21 (0.71%) SAN
8 21 (0.71%) SSH
9 18 (0.61%) SMS
10 16 (0.54%) DHCP
11 15 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (0.47%) LAN
13 13 (0.44%) LDAP
14 12 (0.41%) WAN
14 12 (0.41%) VPN
14 12 (0.41%) Network Security
15 11 (0.37%) NAS
15 11 (0.37%) MPLS
15 11 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 260 (8.78%) MySQL
3 218 (7.36%) Big Data
4 163 (5.50%) NoSQL
5 154 (5.20%) MongoDB
6 145 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
7 137 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 134 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 118 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 90 (3.04%) RDBMS
11 79 (2.67%) Redis
12 61 (2.06%) Apache Hive
13 54 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 53 (1.79%) OLAP
14 53 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 52 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 48 (1.62%) OLTP
17 47 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 43 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
18 43 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 234 (7.90%) Git (software)
2 204 (6.89%) Subversion
3 180 (6.08%) JIRA
4 179 (6.05%) Maven
5 154 (5.20%) Jenkins
6 147 (4.96%) JUnit
7 145 (4.90%) Selenium
8 115 (3.88%) Ant
9 110 (3.71%) NUnit
10 86 (2.90%) Rhino Mocks
11 83 (2.80%) Cucumber
12 74 (2.50%) WebDriver
13 69 (2.33%) Eclipse
14 63 (2.13%) Moq
15 56 (1.89%) Grunt
15 56 (1.89%) FitNesse
16 54 (1.82%) Visual Studio
17 50 (1.69%) Xcode
17 50 (1.69%) Mercurial
18 46 (1.55%) Hudson
General
1 424 (14.32%) Finance
2 348 (11.75%) Marketing
3 207 (6.99%) Retail
4 152 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 102 (3.44%) Banking
6 84 (2.84%) Publishing
7 79 (2.67%) Advertising
8 68 (2.30%) Online Betting
9 29 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.95%) Front Office
11 27 (0.91%) Law
12 24 (0.81%) Legal
12 24 (0.81%) Back Office
13 19 (0.64%) Automotive
14 17 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.51%) iGaming
16 14 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.37%) Multimedia
19 10 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1462 (49.38%) Developer
2 323 (10.91%) Java Developer
3 210 (7.09%) Analyst
4 202 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 180 (6.08%) .NET Developer
6 176 (5.94%) Software Developer
7 145 (4.90%) Software Engineer
8 128 (4.32%) Project Manager
9 122 (4.12%) Junior
9 122 (4.12%) C# Developer
10 121 (4.09%) Web Developer
11 108 (3.65%) Architect
12 98 (3.31%) Graduate
13 89 (3.01%) Junior Developer
14 85 (2.87%) Business Analyst
14 85 (2.87%) Programmer
15 81 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
16 80 (2.70%) Consultant
17 79 (2.67%) PHP Developer
18 78 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (22.63%) HTML
2 589 (19.89%) CSS
3 457 (15.43%) HTML5
4 424 (14.32%) .NET
5 299 (10.10%) XML
6 273 (9.22%) jQuery
7 261 (8.81%) CSS3
8 254 (8.58%) Spring
9 251 (8.48%) Web Services
10 239 (8.07%) ASP.NET
11 216 (7.29%) Ajax
12 200 (6.75%) WCF
13 184 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 178 (6.01%) JSON
15 170 (5.74%) Flash
16 168 (5.67%) J2EE
17 164 (5.54%) SOAP
18 136 (4.59%) Hibernate
19 135 (4.56%) REST
20 134 (4.53%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 471 (15.91%) Online Games
2 345 (11.65%) Computer Science
3 192 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 176 (5.94%) Mobile Games
5 135 (4.56%) Open Source
6 132 (4.46%) Social Media
7 131 (4.42%) Mathematics
8 115 (3.88%) iPad
9 105 (3.55%) iPhone
10 96 (3.24%) Client/Server
11 92 (3.11%) Social Gaming
12 83 (2.80%) Social Network
13 63 (2.13%) Hedge funds
14 53 (1.79%) Visualisation
14 53 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
15 52 (1.76%) Animation
16 50 (1.69%) Management Information System
17 49 (1.65%) Artificial Intelligence
18 43 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
18 43 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 449 (15.16%) Linux
2 332 (11.21%) Android
3 282 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 211 (7.13%) Windows
5 199 (6.72%) UNIX
6 80 (2.70%) CentOS
7 73 (2.47%) Ubuntu
8 55 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (1.72%) Debian
10 40 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (0.78%) Solaris
12 22 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
13 20 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 2 (0.068%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (24.48%) Scrum
2 644 (21.75%) TDD
3 575 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
4 471 (15.91%) OO
5 413 (13.95%) MVC
6 342 (11.55%) Software Engineering
7 335 (11.31%) E-Commerce
8 288 (9.73%) BDD
9 237 (8.00%) OOP
10 211 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
11 197 (6.65%) Multithreading
12 196 (6.62%) Unit Testing
13 183 (6.18%) Project Management
13 183 (6.18%) Analytics
14 170 (5.74%) Web Application Development
14 170 (5.74%) Kanban
15 165 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
16 153 (5.17%) Web Development
17 135 (4.56%) Game Development
17 135 (4.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1007 (34.01%) Java
2 719 (24.28%) JavaScript
3 578 (19.52%) C#
4 515 (17.39%) SQL
5 304 (10.27%) Python
6 274 (9.25%) C++
7 251 (8.48%) PHP
8 169 (5.71%) Scala
9 159 (5.37%) Ruby
10 137 (4.63%) ActionScript
11 119 (4.02%) Objective-C
12 118 (3.99%) C
13 83 (2.80%) ActionScript 3.0
14 82 (2.77%) Bash Shell
15 74 (2.50%) F#
16 73 (2.47%) Perl
17 70 (2.36%) R
18 69 (2.33%) T-SQL
19 56 (1.89%) VB.NET
20 55 (1.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 509 (17.19%) Degree
2 147 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (4.12%) MCSD
4 109 (3.68%) MCTS
5 108 (3.65%) MCP
6 107 (3.61%) MCAD
7 59 (1.99%) PhD
8 36 (1.22%) ISTQB
9 30 (1.01%) ISEB
10 18 (0.61%) Security Cleared
11 17 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.51%) MCPD
13 12 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.37%) MCSE
15 7 (0.24%) CCNP
16 6 (0.20%) MBA
16 6 (0.20%) MCITP
16 6 (0.20%) CEH
16 6 (0.20%) PCI QSA
17 5 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (12.29%) QA
2 29 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 27 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.44%) SLA
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.034%) COBIT
7 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 63 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.57%) VMware ESX
3 17 (0.57%) KVM
4 13 (0.44%) HDFS
5 10 (0.34%) Varnish
6 7 (0.24%) NFS
7 5 (0.17%) Xen
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.10%) XenServer
9 3 (0.10%) SpamAssassin
9 3 (0.10%) Docker
10 2 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.068%) vSphere
10 2 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.034%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.034%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.034%) XenApp
11 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
2 93 (3.14%) Puppet
3 42 (1.42%) Nagios
4 25 (0.84%) logstash
5 19 (0.64%) Opsview
6 15 (0.51%) YUM
7 13 (0.44%) Capistrano
7 13 (0.44%) Cobbler
8 11 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.34%) Cacti
9 10 (0.34%) Munin
10 9 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.30%) Ansible
11 7 (0.24%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.17%) SCCM
13 4 (0.14%) SCOM
14 3 (0.10%) MOM
14 3 (0.10%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 254 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 169 (5.71%) Oracle
3 162 (5.47%) Google
4 101 (3.41%) Facebook
5 78 (2.63%) VMware
6 72 (2.43%) JBoss
7 63 (2.13%) Adobe
7 63 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 55 (1.86%) Cisco
9 45 (1.52%) Splunk
10 44 (1.49%) Twitter
11 37 (1.25%) Informatica
12 33 (1.11%) IBM
12 33 (1.11%) HP
12 33 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 33 (1.11%) Zend
12 33 (1.11%) Panasonic
13 30 (1.01%) Cognos
14 28 (0.95%) Sybase
14 28 (0.95%) Perforce
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 31 minutes ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 32 minutes ago
London
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + commission
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £22000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £22,000 to £30,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Unibet
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + options + 30 days holiday
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday