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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 129 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 0.65% 0.46%
As % of the General category 0.37% 1.60% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 8
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
1087 937 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 45.46% 40.76% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 612 601 615
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (56.52%) Manufacturing
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
2 10 (43.48%) Marketing
2 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (43.48%) PCI DSS
3 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) CISSP
4 8 (34.78%) CISA
4 8 (34.78%) CISM
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
4 8 (34.78%) Information Security
4 8 (34.78%) PCI QSA
4 8 (34.78%) SIEM
4 8 (34.78%) CRISC
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
6 5 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (21.74%) Resource Management
6 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (21.74%) Electronics
6 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 5 (21.74%) DTV
6 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) SAP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 13 (56.52%) Manufacturing
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
2 10 (43.48%) Marketing
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Electronics
4 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Consultant
2 9 (39.13%) Security Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Principal Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Principal Security Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Sales Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Content Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML5
1 5 (21.74%) CSS3
2 4 (17.39%) jQuery
2 4 (17.39%) XHTML
3 1 (4.35%) Django
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) DTV
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Online Gambling
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Debian
1 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
1 2 (8.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) SIEM
3 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Resource Management
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) Content Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Management
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CISSP
1 8 (34.78%) CISA
1 8 (34.78%) CISM
1 8 (34.78%) PCI QSA
1 8 (34.78%) CRISC
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) OSCP
3 2 (8.70%) OSCE
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CEH
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (43.48%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) SAP