The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 66 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.77% 0.67% 1.50%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.62% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £55,000 £25,125 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+118.90% -49.75%
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 Slough region.

General Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
297 247 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 45.62% 41.58% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 218 200 207
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £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 Slough

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Games
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Games Salary Trend in Slough

Games
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Slough region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Slough

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Ubuntu
1 6 (60.00%) CentOS
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (40.00%) Apache
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) PHP
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (40.00%) Drupal
3 4 (40.00%) Alfresco
3 4 (40.00%) WordPress
3 4 (40.00%) nginx
3 4 (40.00%) Plesk
3 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) cPanel
3 4 (40.00%) Webmin
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Ajax
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) Apache
2 4 (40.00%) CMS
2 4 (40.00%) Drupal
2 4 (40.00%) Alfresco
2 4 (40.00%) WordPress
2 4 (40.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Ajax
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Online Games
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Ubuntu
1 6 (60.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) Android Development
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (10.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) PHP
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) OSCP
1 2 (20.00%) OSCE
1 2 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Plesk
1 4 (40.00%) cPanel
1 4 (40.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com