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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 97 124 90
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -34
Permanent jobs citing Games 1232 1046 1425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 3.00% 2.56% 3.36%
As % of the General category 5.61% 4.73% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 863 1163
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
21945 22102 22657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.43% 54.00% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18711 18485 18152
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -35 86 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Brentford - 15 £37,500 - 3
Harrow +6 13 £50,000 -
Feltham +2 12 £22,000 -26.66%
Hammersmith -5 6 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Westminster - 3 £45,000 -
Sidcup -1 2 £26,000 -50.47%
Bromley - 1 £52,500 -
Chessington - 1 £32,500 - 1
Croydon - 1 £40,000 -
Ruislip - 1 £55,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £45,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1368 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 932 (37.25%) Java
3 744 (29.74%) JavaScript
4 689 (27.54%) TDD
5 565 (22.58%) HTML
6 546 (21.82%) Online Games
7 498 (19.90%) CSS
8 471 (18.82%) Scrum
9 439 (17.55%) C#
10 417 (16.67%) Linux
11 397 (15.87%) .NET
12 375 (14.99%) E-Commerce
13 372 (14.87%) Degree
14 364 (14.55%) HTML5
15 351 (14.03%) Spring
16 341 (13.63%) SQL
17 337 (13.47%) Finance
18 334 (13.35%) BDD
19 321 (12.83%) Python
20 295 (11.79%) NoSQL
21 282 (11.27%) SQL Server
22 272 (10.87%) MVC
23 265 (10.59%) Computer Science
23 265 (10.59%) Node.js
24 264 (10.55%) Git (software)
25 255 (10.19%) OO
26 241 (9.63%) Software Engineering
27 237 (9.47%) PHP
28 232 (9.27%) QA
29 231 (9.23%) Analytical Skills

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 265 (10.59%) Node.js
2 105 (4.20%) CMS
3 64 (2.56%) Apache
4 56 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 25 (1.00%) Apache Pig
8 25 (1.00%) Mule
9 24 (0.96%) Drupal
10 21 (0.84%) SAS
11 20 (0.80%) WordPress
12 16 (0.64%) IIS
12 16 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.52%) GlassFish
13 13 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.44%) Confluence
14 11 (0.44%) Lync
15 10 (0.40%) Jetty
15 10 (0.40%) Joomla!
Applications
1 88 (3.52%) Photoshop
2 69 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 49 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 28 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.92%) MS Office
6 19 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.60%) SPSS
8 9 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.24%) MS Project
10 5 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.20%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.16%) Maya
12 3 (0.12%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.12%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.12%) InDesign
13 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.080%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.080%) SAP SM
6 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 142 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (2.52%) SaaS
3 48 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (1.56%) GitHub
5 37 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 19 (0.76%) Google App Engine
8 18 (0.72%) PaaS
9 17 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.48%) Office 365
13 11 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.40%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.40%) IaaS
15 8 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.28%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.24%) Google Apps
18 3 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
18 3 (0.12%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 140 (5.60%) Internet
2 40 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.16%) HTTP
4 28 (1.12%) Firewall
5 21 (0.84%) WAN
6 19 (0.76%) LAN
7 18 (0.72%) Network Security
7 18 (0.72%) Software-Defined Networking
8 17 (0.68%) VoIP
9 15 (0.60%) VPN
10 14 (0.56%) BGP
11 13 (0.52%) EIGRP
11 13 (0.52%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.52%) MPLS
11 13 (0.52%) SSH
11 13 (0.52%) WebEx
12 12 (0.48%) DNS
13 11 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.44%) OSPF
14 9 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (11.79%) NoSQL
2 282 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 229 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 205 (8.19%) MySQL
5 180 (7.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 135 (5.40%) Big Data
7 131 (5.24%) Relational Database
8 109 (4.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 106 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
10 99 (3.96%) Hazelcast
10 99 (3.96%) Neo4j
11 96 (3.84%) Hadoop
12 87 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
13 73 (2.92%) Redis
14 37 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 33 (1.32%) Apache Hive
16 32 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 30 (1.20%) Oracle Database
18 28 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 264 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 169 (6.75%) Maven
3 138 (5.52%) JIRA
4 112 (4.48%) Selenium
4 112 (4.48%) Subversion
5 107 (4.28%) NUnit
6 99 (3.96%) Jenkins
7 95 (3.80%) JUnit
8 90 (3.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 76 (3.04%) Grunt
10 67 (2.68%) Moq
11 53 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 50 (2.00%) Jasmine
13 48 (1.92%) Gradle
14 42 (1.68%) WebDriver
15 35 (1.40%) Ant
16 25 (1.00%) Mockito
17 24 (0.96%) SoapUI
18 23 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
18 23 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 337 (13.47%) Finance
2 177 (7.07%) Marketing
3 150 (6.00%) Retail
4 135 (5.40%) Banking
5 114 (4.56%) Telecoms
6 69 (2.76%) Law
7 67 (2.68%) Advertising
8 58 (2.32%) Front Office
9 49 (1.96%) Online Betting
9 49 (1.96%) Publishing
10 23 (0.92%) Legal
10 23 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.64%) Electronics
12 16 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.56%) iGaming
14 12 (0.48%) Italian Language
15 10 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 1341 (53.60%) Developer
2 437 (17.47%) Java Developer
3 298 (11.91%) Games Developer
4 251 (10.03%) .NET Developer
5 207 (8.27%) C# Developer
6 187 (7.47%) JavaScript Developer
7 184 (7.35%) Senior Developer
8 150 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 138 (5.52%) Architect
10 137 (5.48%) Agile Developer
11 131 (5.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 126 (5.04%) Analyst
13 115 (4.60%) Project Manager
14 107 (4.28%) HTML Developer
14 107 (4.28%) Junior
15 97 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
16 90 (3.60%) Java Games Developer
17 89 (3.56%) Junior Developer
18 84 (3.36%) Lead Developer
19 81 (3.24%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (22.58%) HTML
2 498 (19.90%) CSS
3 397 (15.87%) .NET
4 364 (14.55%) HTML5
5 351 (14.03%) Spring
6 230 (9.19%) jQuery
7 220 (8.79%) Web Services
8 214 (8.55%) ASP.NET
9 207 (8.27%) AngularJS
10 203 (8.11%) XML
11 192 (7.67%) CSS3
12 184 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 173 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 163 (6.51%) WCF
15 158 (6.31%) Hibernate
16 149 (5.96%) RESTful
17 145 (5.80%) REST
18 138 (5.52%) ActiveMQ
19 129 (5.16%) JSP
20 110 (4.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 546 (21.82%) Online Games
2 265 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 231 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (6.47%) Mobile App
5 151 (6.04%) User Experience
6 83 (3.32%) Mobile Games
7 75 (3.00%) N-Tier
8 74 (2.96%) Mathematics
9 72 (2.88%) Algorithms
10 62 (2.48%) Visualisation
11 58 (2.32%) Social Media
12 48 (1.92%) iPhone
13 47 (1.88%) Digital Media
14 45 (1.80%) Statistics
15 44 (1.76%) Online Gambling
16 41 (1.64%) Data Structures
17 39 (1.56%) Social Gaming
18 38 (1.52%) Equities
19 35 (1.40%) iPad
20 33 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 417 (16.67%) Linux
2 197 (7.87%) Android
3 172 (6.87%) Apple iOS
4 131 (5.24%) Windows
5 92 (3.68%) Unix
6 64 (2.56%) CentOS
7 51 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.24%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.76%) Solaris
10 18 (0.72%) Fedora
11 16 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1368 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (27.54%) TDD
3 471 (18.82%) Scrum
4 375 (14.99%) E-Commerce
5 334 (13.35%) BDD
6 272 (10.87%) MVC
7 255 (10.19%) OO
8 241 (9.63%) Software Engineering
9 193 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
10 175 (6.99%) Kanban
11 169 (6.75%) Analytics
11 169 (6.75%) DevOps
11 169 (6.75%) Web Application Development
12 163 (6.51%) Front End Development
13 160 (6.39%) Open Source
14 149 (5.96%) Project Management
15 147 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
16 144 (5.76%) Multithreading
17 136 (5.44%) SOA
18 131 (5.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 932 (37.25%) Java
2 744 (29.74%) JavaScript
3 439 (17.55%) C#
4 341 (13.63%) SQL
5 321 (12.83%) Python
6 237 (9.47%) PHP
7 168 (6.71%) C++
8 158 (6.31%) Ruby
9 102 (4.08%) Scala
10 71 (2.84%) Objective-C
11 68 (2.72%) F#
12 54 (2.16%) Perl
12 54 (2.16%) VB.NET
13 51 (2.04%) Shell Script
14 50 (2.00%) C
14 50 (2.00%) R
15 46 (1.84%) Bash Shell
16 41 (1.64%) ActionScript
17 40 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.52%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 372 (14.87%) Degree
2 55 (2.20%) PhD
3 45 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.40%) ISEB
5 33 (1.32%) MCP
6 31 (1.24%) MCTS
7 29 (1.16%) ISTQB
8 27 (1.08%) MCAD
8 27 (1.08%) MCSD
9 17 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.48%) MCSA
11 12 (0.48%) MCSE
12 9 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.32%) CCNA
14 7 (0.28%) CCNP
15 4 (0.16%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.16%) CCSA
15 4 (0.16%) CCSP
15 4 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (9.27%) QA
2 18 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.40%) SLA
4 9 (0.36%) SDET
5 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.080%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (1.68%) Docker
2 34 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.20%) KVM
5 28 (1.12%) Varnish
6 18 (0.72%) QEMU
6 18 (0.72%) RHEV
7 13 (0.52%) iptables
8 9 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.28%) Snort
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.16%) Postfix
11 4 (0.16%) XenApp
12 2 (0.080%) HDFS
13 1 (0.040%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.040%) Corosync
13 1 (0.040%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.040%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 101 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
2 86 (3.44%) Puppet
3 64 (2.56%) Ansible
4 59 (2.36%) Nagios
5 33 (1.32%) yum
6 22 (0.88%) Capistrano
7 18 (0.72%) Packer
7 18 (0.72%) Riemann
7 18 (0.72%) Zenoss
8 15 (0.60%) Graphite
8 15 (0.60%) SCCM
9 12 (0.48%) CFEngine
10 10 (0.40%) Icinga
11 9 (0.36%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.32%) Bcfg2
12 8 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.32%) Nessus
12 8 (0.32%) SCOM
13 7 (0.28%) logstash
14 6 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 160 (6.39%) Google
2 149 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 121 (4.84%) Oracle
4 54 (2.16%) Facebook
5 48 (1.92%) Cisco
6 47 (1.88%) Adobe
7 45 (1.80%) VMware
8 38 (1.52%) Sun
9 36 (1.44%) Tableau
10 35 (1.40%) NetApp
11 31 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.08%) Yahoo!
13 23 (0.92%) AppDynamics
14 22 (0.88%) Splunk
15 21 (0.84%) Bloomberg
15 21 (0.84%) Perforce
16 19 (0.76%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.72%) Juniper
18 17 (0.68%) Rally
18 17 (0.68%) Sybase
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus) +
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Langley James
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Betzoola
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Discretionary bonus & discounted gym
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Discretionary bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Discretionary bonus & discounted gym
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Karhoo Inc
Salary: £Very Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago