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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 92 80 81
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 1331 1471 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 2.84% 3.29% 3.25%
As % of the General category 5.29% 6.07% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1201 1538
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
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
25181 24249 27728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 53.66% 54.21% 54.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20301 19910 23917
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 1 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 1 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 -50 223 £52,500 +5.00% 54
Hammersmith +18 43 £37,500 -
Harrow -6 17 £47,500 -
Chessington - 13 £47,500 -
Surbiton - 13 £47,500 - 1
Westminster -3 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Canary Wharf +9 2 £67,500 -
Feltham +9 2 £55,000 -
Wimbledon -11 2 £36,250 +36.79%
Croydon - 1 £40,000 -
Sidcup - 1 £52,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 895 (30.80%) Java
2 701 (24.12%) Scrum
3 688 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 663 (22.81%) HTML
5 625 (21.51%) TDD
6 581 (19.99%) CSS
7 567 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
8 540 (18.58%) C#
9 511 (17.58%) SQL
10 477 (16.41%) Degree
11 468 (16.10%) OO
12 465 (16.00%) Linux
13 443 (15.24%) HTML5
14 439 (15.11%) Online Games
15 419 (14.42%) Finance
16 397 (13.66%) .NET
17 377 (12.97%) MVC
18 355 (12.22%) SQL Server
18 355 (12.22%) QA
19 328 (11.29%) Marketing
20 321 (11.05%) Computer Science
21 320 (11.01%) Python
22 310 (10.67%) E-Commerce
23 307 (10.56%) Software Engineering
24 297 (10.22%) Android
25 273 (9.39%) BDD
26 270 (9.29%) XML
27 265 (9.12%) jQuery
28 260 (8.95%) Apple iOS
29 251 (8.64%) CSS3

Games
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 138 (4.75%) Tomcat
2 132 (4.54%) Node.js
3 127 (4.37%) Apache
4 55 (1.89%) CMS
5 43 (1.48%) IIS
6 42 (1.45%) Drupal
7 40 (1.38%) SAS
8 36 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.17%) Confluence
10 25 (0.86%) nginx
11 21 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 20 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (0.69%) WordPress
13 19 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 17 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.52%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.34%) Mule
17 8 (0.28%) MS Exchange
18 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 137 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 130 (4.47%) Photoshop
3 83 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 41 (1.41%) MS Project
5 39 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.83%) SPSS
6 24 (0.83%) MS Office
7 16 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (0.31%) InDesign
10 7 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
10 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.24%) Maya
11 5 (0.17%) S-PLUS
11 5 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.10%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.034%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 10 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
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 78 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.24%) SaaS
3 33 (1.14%) GitHub
4 28 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.62%) PaaS
8 16 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 13 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
9 13 (0.45%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.41%) Office 365
11 11 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.17%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.069%) IaaS
15 1 (0.034%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.034%) Route 53
15 1 (0.034%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 217 (7.47%) Internet
2 122 (4.20%) HTTP
3 59 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 43 (1.48%) Firewall
5 40 (1.38%) DNS
6 26 (0.89%) Broadband
7 24 (0.83%) DHCP
7 24 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (0.79%) SSH
9 22 (0.76%) SMS
10 21 (0.72%) SSL
11 17 (0.58%) Network Security
12 16 (0.55%) IPv4
13 15 (0.52%) SAN
13 15 (0.52%) LDAP
13 15 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.48%) LAN
15 13 (0.45%) SMTP
15 13 (0.45%) MPLS
16 12 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 247 (8.50%) MySQL
3 187 (6.43%) Big Data
4 157 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 153 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 150 (5.16%) MongoDB
7 140 (4.82%) Relational Database
8 132 (4.54%) Hadoop
9 96 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 95 (3.27%) RDBMS
11 73 (2.51%) Redis
12 60 (2.06%) Apache Hive
13 55 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 54 (1.86%) OLAP
15 53 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 50 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
18 45 (1.55%) OLTP
18 45 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
19 44 (1.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 241 (8.29%) Git (software)
2 203 (6.99%) Subversion
3 182 (6.26%) Maven
4 174 (5.99%) JIRA
5 145 (4.99%) JUnit
5 145 (4.99%) Jenkins
6 130 (4.47%) Selenium
7 116 (3.99%) NUnit
8 110 (3.79%) Ant
9 88 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
10 79 (2.72%) Cucumber
11 65 (2.24%) WebDriver
12 64 (2.20%) Moq
13 56 (1.93%) Eclipse
14 54 (1.86%) Jasmine
15 51 (1.75%) Grunt
16 50 (1.72%) Mercurial
17 47 (1.62%) Visual Studio
18 44 (1.51%) Xcode
19 40 (1.38%) Hudson
General
1 419 (14.42%) Finance
2 328 (11.29%) Marketing
3 222 (7.64%) Retail
4 141 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 117 (4.03%) Banking
6 110 (3.79%) Publishing
7 75 (2.58%) Advertising
8 64 (2.20%) Online Betting
9 35 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.17%) Front Office
11 29 (1.00%) Automotive
12 27 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 22 (0.76%) Legal
14 20 (0.69%) Law
15 19 (0.65%) iGaming
16 18 (0.62%) Back Office
17 17 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.48%) Billing
18 14 (0.48%) Investment Banking
19 11 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1393 (47.94%) Developer
2 307 (10.56%) Java Developer
3 200 (6.88%) Analyst
4 194 (6.68%) Senior Developer
5 186 (6.40%) .NET Developer
6 153 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 145 (4.99%) Project Manager
8 131 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 124 (4.27%) Junior
10 119 (4.09%) C# Developer
11 108 (3.72%) Web Developer
12 100 (3.44%) Architect
13 99 (3.41%) Graduate
14 88 (3.03%) Junior Developer
15 84 (2.89%) Front-End Developer
16 82 (2.82%) Designer
16 82 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
17 81 (2.79%) Consultant
18 76 (2.62%) Business Analyst
19 73 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 663 (22.81%) HTML
2 581 (19.99%) CSS
3 443 (15.24%) HTML5
4 397 (13.66%) .NET
5 270 (9.29%) XML
6 265 (9.12%) jQuery
7 251 (8.64%) CSS3
8 238 (8.19%) Spring
9 233 (8.02%) ASP.NET
10 218 (7.50%) Web Services
11 194 (6.68%) Ajax
12 186 (6.40%) WCF
13 172 (5.92%) JSON
14 171 (5.88%) J2EE
15 170 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 163 (5.61%) Flash
17 146 (5.02%) SOAP
18 134 (4.61%) REST
19 127 (4.37%) Java EE
20 122 (4.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 439 (15.11%) Online Games
2 321 (11.05%) Computer Science
3 177 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 153 (5.26%) Mobile Games
5 139 (4.78%) Mathematics
6 121 (4.16%) Open Source
7 114 (3.92%) Social Media
8 109 (3.75%) iPad
9 102 (3.51%) iPhone
10 82 (2.82%) Social Gaming
11 77 (2.65%) Client/Server
12 70 (2.41%) Social Network
13 59 (2.03%) Visualisation
14 56 (1.93%) Hedge funds
15 49 (1.69%) Animation
16 46 (1.58%) N-Tier
16 46 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
17 43 (1.48%) Statistics
18 42 (1.45%) Physics
19 41 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 465 (16.00%) Linux
2 297 (10.22%) Android
3 260 (8.95%) Apple iOS
4 210 (7.23%) Windows
5 192 (6.61%) UNIX
6 101 (3.48%) Ubuntu
7 73 (2.51%) CentOS
8 54 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (1.58%) Debian
10 26 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 18 (0.62%) Solaris
12 16 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (24.12%) Scrum
2 625 (21.51%) TDD
3 567 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 468 (16.10%) OO
5 377 (12.97%) MVC
6 310 (10.67%) E-Commerce
7 307 (10.56%) Software Engineering
8 273 (9.39%) BDD
9 212 (7.30%) OOP
10 210 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
11 192 (6.61%) Project Management
12 190 (6.54%) Unit Testing
13 187 (6.43%) Analytics
14 177 (6.09%) Multithreading
15 169 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
16 167 (5.75%) Web Application Development
17 164 (5.64%) Kanban
18 157 (5.40%) DevOps
19 151 (5.20%) Game Development
20 136 (4.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 895 (30.80%) Java
2 688 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 540 (18.58%) C#
4 511 (17.58%) SQL
5 320 (11.01%) Python
6 242 (8.33%) C++
7 204 (7.02%) PHP
8 172 (5.92%) Ruby
9 152 (5.23%) Scala
10 114 (3.92%) ActionScript
11 112 (3.85%) Objective-C
12 94 (3.23%) C
13 93 (3.20%) Bash Shell
14 69 (2.37%) ActionScript 3.0
15 66 (2.27%) T-SQL
16 62 (2.13%) Perl
17 61 (2.10%) F#
18 60 (2.06%) R
19 58 (2.00%) Shell Script
20 56 (1.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 477 (16.41%) Degree
2 116 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (3.34%) MCSD
4 90 (3.10%) MCTS
5 88 (3.03%) MCP
6 87 (2.99%) MCAD
7 54 (1.86%) PhD
8 29 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.96%) ISEB
10 21 (0.72%) Security Cleared
11 14 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.41%) MCSE
14 10 (0.34%) CISSP
14 10 (0.34%) MCPD
14 10 (0.34%) CISA
14 10 (0.34%) CISM
14 10 (0.34%) CRISC
15 9 (0.31%) CCNP
16 8 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (12.22%) QA
2 43 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.034%) COBIT
System Software
1 65 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 18 (0.62%) KVM
4 13 (0.45%) HDFS
5 8 (0.28%) Varnish
6 5 (0.17%) Xen
7 4 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.10%) Docker
8 3 (0.10%) XenServer
9 2 (0.069%) NFS
9 2 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.069%) vSphere
10 1 (0.034%) vCloud
10 1 (0.034%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.034%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
2 121 (4.16%) Puppet
3 68 (2.34%) Nagios
4 21 (0.72%) logstash
5 17 (0.58%) Opsview
6 14 (0.48%) Cobbler
6 14 (0.48%) YUM
7 12 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.38%) Capistrano
8 11 (0.38%) Ansible
9 10 (0.34%) Cacti
9 10 (0.34%) Munin
10 7 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.21%) SCCM
12 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.10%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.10%) MOM
14 2 (0.069%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.069%) SCOM
Vendors
1 228 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 177 (6.09%) Oracle
3 151 (5.20%) Google
4 87 (2.99%) Facebook
5 79 (2.72%) VMware
6 74 (2.55%) JBoss
7 71 (2.44%) Adobe
8 59 (2.03%) Red Hat
9 57 (1.96%) Cisco
10 47 (1.62%) Twitter
11 41 (1.41%) Informatica
12 37 (1.27%) Splunk
13 32 (1.10%) IBM
13 32 (1.10%) Cognos
13 32 (1.10%) Sybase
14 29 (1.00%) Talend
15 28 (0.96%) Panasonic
16 27 (0.93%) Atlassian
16 27 (0.93%) Zend
17 26 (0.89%) SAP
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + 15% bonus / benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TRG
Salary: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum Excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum healthcare, pension, flexible benefi
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + exclusive industry benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plumbee
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plumbee
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago