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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 123 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-34 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 1031 1549 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.37% 3.18% 3.05%
As % of the General category 4.38% 5.90% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 876 1242 1160
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 £34,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
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
23553 26276 23088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 54.22% 54.00% 52.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19335 21481 19049
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £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 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -19 129 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Harrow -1 13 - -
Feltham -2 5 £50,000 +20.48%
Wimbledon -7 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Beckenham - 3 £40,000 -
Bromley - 2 £57,500 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £65,000 - 1
Sidcup - 2 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £25,000 -
Uxbridge -5 1 - - 1
Teddington - 1 £40,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 980 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 556 (26.15%) Java
3 473 (22.25%) JavaScript
4 471 (22.15%) TDD
5 461 (21.68%) Scrum
6 429 (20.18%) SQL
7 424 (19.94%) HTML
8 380 (17.87%) Finance
9 362 (17.03%) Linux
10 343 (16.13%) C#
11 339 (15.95%) CSS
12 322 (15.15%) E-Commerce
13 314 (14.77%) OO
14 299 (14.06%) Online Games
15 298 (14.02%) Degree
16 272 (12.79%) .NET
17 270 (12.70%) HTML5
18 256 (12.04%) MVC
19 255 (11.99%) BDD
20 250 (11.76%) Android
21 245 (11.52%) QA
22 243 (11.43%) SQL Server
23 225 (10.58%) Python
24 207 (9.74%) Computer Science
25 205 (9.64%) Software Engineering
26 201 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
27 200 (9.41%) Git (software)
28 195 (9.17%) Spring
29 191 (8.98%) Apple iOS
30 180 (8.47%) Project Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 155 (7.29%) Node.js
2 90 (4.23%) Apache
3 43 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 36 (1.69%) CMS
5 29 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.32%) IIS
7 27 (1.27%) Drupal
8 18 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.80%) nginx
9 17 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 16 (0.75%) JBoss
11 15 (0.71%) SAS
12 13 (0.61%) Confluence
13 12 (0.56%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.56%) Mule
14 11 (0.52%) Liferay
14 11 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.42%) Facebook Platform
16 9 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 99 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.10%) Photoshop
3 41 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 31 (1.46%) MS Office
5 24 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 22 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (0.56%) SPSS
8 11 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
8 11 (0.52%) MS Project
9 5 (0.24%) Maya
9 5 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.19%) InDesign
11 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.047%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 36 (1.69%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.47%) SAP SD
3 9 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.42%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.28%) Magento
6 4 (0.19%) Unica
7 3 (0.14%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.14%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.094%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.094%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.047%) SAP MRS
9 1 (0.047%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.047%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 136 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (5.13%) SaaS
3 21 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (0.99%) GitHub
4 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
6 14 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.52%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.47%) Google Drive
9 8 (0.38%) Dropbox
9 8 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.33%) PaaS
11 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.19%) Heroku
13 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.13%) Internet
2 60 (2.82%) HTTP
3 55 (2.59%) Firewall
4 43 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.36%) DNS
6 26 (1.22%) SSH
7 20 (0.94%) Intranet
8 18 (0.85%) BGP
9 16 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (0.71%) LAN
10 15 (0.71%) FTP
11 13 (0.61%) OSPF
12 12 (0.56%) SAN
13 11 (0.52%) MPLS
13 11 (0.52%) SMTP
13 11 (0.52%) DHCP
14 10 (0.47%) Unified Communications
14 10 (0.47%) Telnet
15 9 (0.42%) VoIP
16 8 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.18%) MySQL
3 120 (5.64%) NoSQL
4 101 (4.75%) Big Data
5 99 (4.66%) MongoDB
6 75 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
8 54 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 53 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 50 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
11 39 (1.83%) Hazelcast
11 39 (1.83%) Neo4j
12 36 (1.69%) SAP HANA
13 25 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 18 (0.85%) SAP BI
17 17 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 200 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 125 (5.88%) Subversion
3 123 (5.79%) Maven
4 102 (4.80%) Selenium
5 87 (4.09%) NUnit
6 79 (3.72%) JIRA
7 78 (3.67%) Rhino Mocks
8 74 (3.48%) Moq
9 73 (3.43%) Cucumber
10 67 (3.15%) Jenkins
11 65 (3.06%) Jasmine
12 63 (2.96%) WebDriver
13 61 (2.87%) JUnit
14 31 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 25 (1.18%) Ant
16 23 (1.08%) Grunt
17 20 (0.94%) Visual Studio
17 20 (0.94%) FitNesse
18 16 (0.75%) TestNG
19 15 (0.71%) Appium
General
1 380 (17.87%) Finance
2 175 (8.23%) Retail
3 159 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 145 (6.82%) Marketing
5 120 (5.64%) Banking
6 88 (4.14%) Online Betting
7 65 (3.06%) Manufacturing
8 48 (2.26%) Advertising
9 45 (2.12%) Publishing
10 38 (1.79%) Law
11 34 (1.60%) Back Office
12 25 (1.18%) Billing
13 24 (1.13%) Multimedia
14 23 (1.08%) Front Office
14 23 (1.08%) iGaming
15 19 (0.89%) Investment Banking
15 19 (0.89%) Electronics
16 18 (0.85%) Automotive
17 16 (0.75%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 905 (42.57%) Developer
2 206 (9.69%) Java Developer
3 178 (8.37%) Analyst
4 161 (7.57%) .NET Developer
5 141 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 106 (4.99%) C# Developer
7 103 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 96 (4.52%) Administrator
9 94 (4.42%) Junior
10 92 (4.33%) Architect
11 80 (3.76%) Front-End Developer
12 74 (3.48%) Junior Developer
13 73 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
14 68 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
15 65 (3.06%) Tester
16 63 (2.96%) Business Analyst
17 61 (2.87%) Consultant
18 55 (2.59%) Designer
18 55 (2.59%) Games Developer
19 53 (2.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (19.94%) HTML
2 339 (15.95%) CSS
3 272 (12.79%) .NET
4 270 (12.70%) HTML5
5 195 (9.17%) Spring
6 158 (7.43%) WCF
7 154 (7.24%) ASP.NET
7 154 (7.24%) Web Services
8 144 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 133 (6.26%) XML
10 127 (5.97%) AngularJS
11 116 (5.46%) ActiveMQ
12 114 (5.36%) WPF
13 109 (5.13%) jQuery
13 109 (5.13%) Hibernate
14 108 (5.08%) CSS3
15 104 (4.89%) RESTful
16 94 (4.42%) REST
17 79 (3.72%) LINQ
18 76 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 299 (14.06%) Online Games
2 207 (9.74%) Computer Science
3 201 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (8.42%) Mobile App
5 154 (7.24%) Open Source
6 107 (5.03%) User Experience
6 107 (5.03%) iPhone
7 88 (4.14%) Mobile Games
8 67 (3.15%) Mathematics
9 62 (2.92%) iPad
10 60 (2.82%) Social Gaming
10 60 (2.82%) Algorithms
11 53 (2.49%) Xbox
12 51 (2.40%) Social Media
13 48 (2.26%) Visualisation
14 39 (1.83%) IPTV
15 38 (1.79%) Management Information System
16 35 (1.65%) Client/Server
16 35 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
17 34 (1.60%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 362 (17.03%) Linux
2 250 (11.76%) Android
3 191 (8.98%) Apple iOS
4 179 (8.42%) Windows
5 155 (7.29%) UNIX
6 50 (2.35%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.69%) Mac OS X
9 35 (1.65%) CentOS
10 30 (1.41%) Windows 7
11 28 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 26 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.99%) Debian
14 16 (0.75%) Solaris
15 15 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.094%) CoreOS
19 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (22.15%) TDD
3 461 (21.68%) Scrum
4 322 (15.15%) E-Commerce
5 314 (14.77%) OO
6 256 (12.04%) MVC
7 255 (11.99%) BDD
8 205 (9.64%) Software Engineering
9 180 (8.47%) Project Management
10 164 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
11 132 (6.21%) Web Application Development
12 130 (6.11%) Analytics
12 130 (6.11%) DevOps
13 118 (5.55%) Kanban
14 113 (5.32%) Mentoring
15 112 (5.27%) Multithreading
16 102 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (4.52%) Software Delivery
18 94 (4.42%) Test Automation
19 82 (3.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 556 (26.15%) Java
2 473 (22.25%) JavaScript
3 429 (20.18%) SQL
4 343 (16.13%) C#
5 225 (10.58%) Python
6 176 (8.28%) C++
7 123 (5.79%) PHP
8 114 (5.36%) Ruby
9 92 (4.33%) Bash Shell
10 72 (3.39%) ActionScript
11 64 (3.01%) C
12 59 (2.78%) Scala
13 58 (2.73%) Perl
14 53 (2.49%) VB.NET
15 51 (2.40%) Objective-C
16 36 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
17 34 (1.60%) VB
18 33 (1.55%) Shell Script
19 28 (1.32%) R
19 28 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 298 (14.02%) Degree
2 62 (2.92%) SAP Certification
3 33 (1.55%) ISEB
3 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (1.32%) PhD
5 26 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.22%) MCP
5 26 (1.22%) MCAD
5 26 (1.22%) MCSD
5 26 (1.22%) MCTS
5 26 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 13 (0.61%) CCNP
7 11 (0.52%) Security Cleared
7 11 (0.52%) CISSP
8 9 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.38%) CISM
10 7 (0.33%) CCIE
10 7 (0.33%) MCSE
11 6 (0.28%) APMP
11 6 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (11.52%) QA
2 14 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.52%) SLA
4 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.047%) COBIT
6 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 54 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.03%) XenApp
4 16 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.47%) Docker
7 6 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.24%) Postfix
8 5 (0.24%) Sendmail
8 5 (0.24%) Xen
8 5 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.19%) vSphere
10 3 (0.14%) XenServer
10 3 (0.14%) NFS
10 3 (0.14%) LXC
11 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.047%) Snort
11 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.047%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 119 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
2 113 (5.32%) Puppet
3 41 (1.93%) Nagios
4 15 (0.71%) ZABBIX
4 15 (0.71%) Ansible
5 13 (0.61%) Data Guard
6 12 (0.56%) logstash
7 11 (0.52%) Graphite
8 10 (0.47%) CFEngine
9 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.28%) Cacti
10 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.24%) Opsview
10 5 (0.24%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.19%) yum
11 4 (0.19%) Salt
11 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.19%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.19%) WSUS
12 3 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 168 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 132 (6.21%) Oracle
3 127 (5.97%) Google
4 87 (4.09%) SAP
5 75 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (2.78%) Facebook
7 53 (2.49%) Adobe
8 45 (2.12%) VMware
9 44 (2.07%) Cisco
10 32 (1.51%) Tableau
11 31 (1.46%) Business Objects
12 30 (1.41%) Apple
13 27 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
15 22 (1.03%) Citrix
16 21 (0.99%) Perforce
16 21 (0.99%) Cognos
17 20 (0.94%) Roku
18 19 (0.89%) Sony
18 19 (0.89%) Twitter
Central London / West End
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum OTE £130,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
IT People First
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
IT People First
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits Available
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum negotiable DOE +bens+bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum negotiable DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits Available
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + unbelievable benefits!
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits and training allow
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 20 hours ago