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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 142 129 123
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the General category 0.60% 1.32% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 11
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £52,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
1174 911 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 47.96% 38.54% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 608 553 643
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +9.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 30 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Reading

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
2 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 7 (38.89%) PCI QSA
3 7 (38.89%) SIEM
3 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
3 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
3 7 (38.89%) CISA
3 7 (38.89%) CISM
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 7 (38.89%) CISSP
3 7 (38.89%) CRISC
4 5 (27.78%) Xbox
4 5 (27.78%) Time Management
5 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (22.22%) HTML5
5 4 (22.22%) Marketing
5 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 4 (22.22%) QA
5 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 8 (44.44%) Banking
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
3 4 (22.22%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) German Language
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
1 7 (38.89%) Security Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Principal Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Principal Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Content Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) CSS3
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) XHTML
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Xbox
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
4 1 (5.56%) STB
4 1 (5.56%) IPTV
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 7 (38.89%) SIEM
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
3 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
4 5 (27.78%) Time Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) OO
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Test Management
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISSP
1 7 (38.89%) CISA
1 7 (38.89%) CISM
1 7 (38.89%) PCI QSA
1 7 (38.89%) CRISC
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) OSCP
3 1 (5.56%) OSCE
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 4 (22.22%) QA
3 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Apple
1 1 (5.56%) Roku