The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 101 141 135
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 38 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.81% 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the General category 3.93% 0.37% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19 1 13
Average salary £42,500 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £60,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
968 1076 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 46.05% 44.76% 40.06%
Number of salaries quoted 654 622 570
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Games
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Reading region.

Games Salary Trend in Reading

Games
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Reading region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Reading

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 32 (57.14%) Retail
2 31 (55.36%) Finance
3 29 (51.79%) Telecoms
3 29 (51.79%) Banking
3 29 (51.79%) Logistics
4 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 17 (30.36%) C#
7 14 (25.00%) Business Development
8 13 (23.21%) HTML
8 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
8 13 (23.21%) SQL
8 13 (23.21%) CSS
9 11 (19.64%) Java
9 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
9 11 (19.64%) Google
10 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 10 (17.86%) OOP
11 9 (16.07%) .NET
11 9 (16.07%) TDD
11 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
11 9 (16.07%) MVC
11 9 (16.07%) Ajax
11 9 (16.07%) WCF
11 9 (16.07%) Android
11 9 (16.07%) iPhone
11 9 (16.07%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (16.07%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (16.07%) Node.js

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 9 (16.07%) Node.js
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 8 (14.29%) JBehave
1 8 (14.29%) Ranorex
1 8 (14.29%) RSpec
1 8 (14.29%) Selenium
1 8 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (57.14%) Retail
2 31 (55.36%) Finance
3 29 (51.79%) Banking
3 29 (51.79%) Telecoms
4 8 (14.29%) Marketing
5 7 (12.50%) Automotive
6 6 (10.71%) Electronics
7 2 (3.57%) German Language
7 2 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Test Manager
4 9 (16.07%) .NET Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Digital Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Business Development Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Business Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Development Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) CSS
1 13 (23.21%) HTML
2 9 (16.07%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) Ajax
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 9 (16.07%) KnockoutJS
2 9 (16.07%) Ninject
2 9 (16.07%) WCF
3 8 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) JSP
4 2 (3.57%) Servlets
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) iPhone
1 9 (16.07%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Android
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Logistics
2 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Business Development
5 10 (17.86%) OOP
6 9 (16.07%) Dependency Injection
6 9 (16.07%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (16.07%) MVC
6 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 9 (16.07%) Web Application Development
7 8 (14.29%) API Testing
7 8 (14.29%) BDD
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 7 (12.50%) SDLC
8 7 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Test Management
8 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Google
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Facebook
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Talend
4 1 (1.79%) Trillium
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter
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