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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 95 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 1292 1504 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.81% 3.40% 3.43%
As % of the General category 5.23% 6.25% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1105 1230 1624
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
24686 24066 27798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.78% 54.36% 54.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19921 19732 23902
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -47 218 £50,000 - 39
Hammersmith +17 28 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Harrow +1 20 £56,250 +18.42%
Chessington - 12 £40,000 - 2
Surbiton - 12 £40,000 -
Westminster -4 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wimbledon -10 2 £36,250 +36.79%
Sidcup - 2 £52,500 - 1
Canary Wharf +13 1 £80,000 +18.51%
Croydon - 1 £40,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1391 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (29.83%) Java
3 694 (23.79%) Scrum
4 669 (22.93%) JavaScript
5 642 (22.01%) HTML
6 613 (21.01%) TDD
7 560 (19.20%) CSS
8 517 (17.72%) C#
9 507 (17.38%) SQL
10 474 (16.25%) Linux
11 460 (15.77%) OO
11 460 (15.77%) Degree
12 442 (15.15%) Online Games
13 430 (14.74%) Finance
14 420 (14.40%) HTML5
15 382 (13.10%) .NET
16 364 (12.48%) MVC
17 350 (12.00%) SQL Server
18 349 (11.96%) QA
19 333 (11.42%) Python
20 323 (11.07%) Marketing
21 314 (10.76%) E-Commerce
22 309 (10.59%) Computer Science
23 303 (10.39%) Software Engineering
24 290 (9.94%) Android
25 265 (9.08%) BDD
26 263 (9.02%) User Experience
26 263 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
26 263 (9.02%) jQuery
27 257 (8.81%) Apple iOS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 140 (4.80%) Tomcat
2 131 (4.49%) Node.js
3 129 (4.42%) Apache
4 49 (1.68%) CMS
5 41 (1.41%) Drupal
6 39 (1.34%) SAS
7 37 (1.27%) IIS
8 33 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (1.10%) Confluence
10 25 (0.86%) nginx
11 22 (0.75%) SharePoint
12 20 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (0.69%) WordPress
13 17 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.51%) Apache Pig
16 14 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.34%) Mule
18 8 (0.27%) MS Exchange
19 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 129 (4.42%) Photoshop
2 121 (4.15%) MS Excel
3 83 (2.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 41 (1.41%) MS Project
5 38 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.86%) SPSS
7 24 (0.82%) MS Office
8 18 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (0.38%) InDesign
11 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.24%) Maya
11 7 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.17%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.10%) Doxygen
14 3 (0.10%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 18 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 9 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.034%) Magento
8 1 (0.034%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.41%) SaaS
3 31 (1.06%) GitHub
4 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (0.69%) PaaS
8 16 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.41%) Office 365
12 11 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.17%) IaaS
14 2 (0.069%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.069%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.069%) Heroku
15 1 (0.034%) Force.com
15 1 (0.034%) Route 53
15 1 (0.034%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 211 (7.23%) Internet
2 114 (3.91%) HTTP
3 61 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.54%) Firewall
4 45 (1.54%) DNS
5 26 (0.89%) Broadband
5 26 (0.89%) DHCP
6 25 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (0.79%) SMS
8 22 (0.75%) Network Security
9 21 (0.72%) SSH
9 21 (0.72%) SSL
10 18 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.62%) LAN
11 16 (0.55%) IPv4
11 16 (0.55%) LDAP
12 15 (0.51%) SMTP
12 15 (0.51%) SAN
13 14 (0.48%) BGP
13 14 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 242 (8.30%) MySQL
3 169 (5.79%) Big Data
4 167 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 154 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 144 (4.94%) MongoDB
7 141 (4.83%) Relational Database
8 128 (4.39%) Hadoop
9 92 (3.15%) RDBMS
10 85 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 71 (2.43%) Redis
12 58 (1.99%) Apache Hive
13 55 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (1.85%) OLAP
15 52 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 49 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 48 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (1.58%) Oracle ODI
18 46 (1.58%) OLTP
19 45 (1.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 244 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 191 (6.55%) Subversion
3 181 (6.21%) Maven
4 170 (5.83%) JIRA
5 150 (5.14%) JUnit
6 146 (5.01%) Jenkins
7 131 (4.49%) Selenium
8 118 (4.05%) NUnit
9 103 (3.53%) Ant
10 92 (3.15%) Rhino Mocks
11 82 (2.81%) Cucumber
12 66 (2.26%) Moq
13 65 (2.23%) WebDriver
14 60 (2.06%) Jasmine
15 50 (1.71%) Mercurial
15 50 (1.71%) Eclipse
16 49 (1.68%) Grunt
17 44 (1.51%) Xcode
18 42 (1.44%) Visual Studio
19 36 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 430 (14.74%) Finance
2 323 (11.07%) Marketing
3 233 (7.99%) Retail
4 141 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 131 (4.49%) Banking
6 111 (3.81%) Publishing
7 85 (2.91%) Advertising
8 61 (2.09%) Online Betting
9 44 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.10%) Front Office
11 31 (1.06%) Automotive
12 29 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.69%) Legal
14 19 (0.65%) Law
14 19 (0.65%) iGaming
15 18 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 17 (0.58%) Back Office
17 15 (0.51%) Billing
18 11 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1369 (46.93%) Developer
2 303 (10.39%) Java Developer
3 203 (6.96%) Analyst
4 192 (6.58%) Senior Developer
5 181 (6.21%) .NET Developer
6 156 (5.35%) Project Manager
7 143 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 129 (4.42%) Software Engineer
9 123 (4.22%) Junior
10 119 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 99 (3.39%) Architect
12 98 (3.36%) Graduate
13 96 (3.29%) Web Developer
14 90 (3.09%) Consultant
14 90 (3.09%) Designer
15 89 (3.05%) Front-End Developer
16 88 (3.02%) Junior Developer
17 83 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
18 78 (2.67%) Business Analyst
19 73 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 642 (22.01%) HTML
2 560 (19.20%) CSS
3 420 (14.40%) HTML5
4 382 (13.10%) .NET
5 263 (9.02%) jQuery
6 251 (8.60%) XML
7 244 (8.36%) Spring
8 227 (7.78%) ASP.NET
8 227 (7.78%) CSS3
9 214 (7.34%) Web Services
10 179 (6.14%) WCF
10 179 (6.14%) J2EE
11 177 (6.07%) Ajax
12 173 (5.93%) Flash
13 164 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 160 (5.49%) JSON
15 135 (4.63%) REST
16 134 (4.59%) SOAP
17 125 (4.29%) Java EE
18 118 (4.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 442 (15.15%) Online Games
2 309 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 263 (9.02%) User Experience
3 263 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 141 (4.83%) Mobile Games
6 138 (4.73%) Mathematics
7 122 (4.18%) Open Source
8 111 (3.81%) Social Media
9 106 (3.63%) iPad
10 97 (3.33%) iPhone
11 80 (2.74%) Social Gaming
12 76 (2.61%) Client/Server
13 66 (2.26%) Social Network
14 59 (2.02%) Visualisation
15 51 (1.75%) Hedge funds
16 50 (1.71%) Animation
17 46 (1.58%) N-Tier
18 44 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
19 43 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 474 (16.25%) Linux
2 290 (9.94%) Android
3 257 (8.81%) Apple iOS
4 220 (7.54%) Windows
5 184 (6.31%) UNIX
6 109 (3.74%) Ubuntu
7 68 (2.33%) CentOS
8 52 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (1.54%) Debian
10 23 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.75%) Solaris
12 17 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.14%) OpenBSD
16 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.14%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1391 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 694 (23.79%) Scrum
3 613 (21.01%) TDD
4 460 (15.77%) OO
5 364 (12.48%) MVC
6 314 (10.76%) E-Commerce
7 303 (10.39%) Software Engineering
8 265 (9.08%) BDD
9 214 (7.34%) OOP
10 208 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
11 197 (6.75%) Project Management
12 185 (6.34%) Analytics
13 179 (6.14%) Unit Testing
14 174 (5.97%) Multithreading
15 172 (5.90%) DevOps
16 171 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
17 166 (5.69%) Web Application Development
18 157 (5.38%) Game Development
19 156 (5.35%) Kanban
20 138 (4.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 870 (29.83%) Java
2 669 (22.93%) JavaScript
3 517 (17.72%) C#
4 507 (17.38%) SQL
5 333 (11.42%) Python
6 230 (7.88%) C++
7 193 (6.62%) PHP
8 181 (6.21%) Ruby
9 143 (4.90%) Scala
10 117 (4.01%) ActionScript
11 112 (3.84%) Objective-C
12 93 (3.19%) Bash Shell
13 84 (2.88%) C
14 72 (2.47%) ActionScript 3.0
15 64 (2.19%) T-SQL
16 63 (2.16%) Perl
17 56 (1.92%) R
18 55 (1.89%) F#
18 55 (1.89%) VB.NET
18 55 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 460 (15.77%) Degree
2 107 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (3.05%) MCSD
4 83 (2.85%) MCTS
5 81 (2.78%) MCP
6 80 (2.74%) MCAD
7 51 (1.75%) PhD
8 30 (1.03%) ISEB
9 27 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 21 (0.72%) Security Cleared
11 17 (0.58%) CISSP
11 17 (0.58%) CISA
11 17 (0.58%) CISM
11 17 (0.58%) CRISC
12 16 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.41%) MCSE
15 10 (0.34%) CCNP
16 9 (0.31%) MCPD
16 9 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (11.96%) QA
2 55 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.069%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.069%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 16 (0.55%) KVM
5 13 (0.45%) HDFS
6 10 (0.34%) Varnish
7 6 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
8 5 (0.17%) Docker
9 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.14%) Xen
10 3 (0.10%) XenServer
10 3 (0.10%) NFS
11 2 (0.069%) vSphere
11 2 (0.069%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.069%) XenApp
12 1 (0.034%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.034%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.034%) vCloud
12 1 (0.034%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 135 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
2 131 (4.49%) Puppet
3 81 (2.78%) Nagios
4 19 (0.65%) logstash
5 17 (0.58%) Opsview
6 16 (0.55%) Ansible
6 16 (0.55%) Cobbler
7 14 (0.48%) YUM
8 12 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.41%) Cacti
9 10 (0.34%) Capistrano
9 10 (0.34%) Munin
10 6 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.17%) SCCM
11 5 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.17%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.17%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.10%) MOM
12 3 (0.10%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.069%) collectd
Vendors
1 210 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 179 (6.14%) Oracle
3 150 (5.14%) Google
4 85 (2.91%) Facebook
5 82 (2.81%) Adobe
6 80 (2.74%) VMware
7 68 (2.33%) JBoss
8 62 (2.13%) Cisco
9 61 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.61%) Twitter
11 43 (1.47%) Informatica
12 36 (1.23%) Sybase
12 36 (1.23%) IBM
13 32 (1.10%) Splunk
14 31 (1.06%) Cognos
15 30 (1.03%) Talend
16 29 (0.99%) HP
17 27 (0.93%) TIBCO
18 26 (0.89%) Atlassian
19 25 (0.86%) Zend
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