The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK
Rank 167 165 191
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 1670 2018 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 2.05% 1.71%
As % of the General category 4.80% 4.67% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1413 1678 1392
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34760 43230 45546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.29% 43.97% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 27960 35249 36620
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games within the UK.

Games Salary Trend in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 within the UK.

Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Games
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 1569 £50,000 - 341
London -5 911 £58,500 +6.36% 164
South East +53 170 £40,000 -5.88% 29
North West +22 130 £40,000 - 29
Yorkshire +8 108 £47,501 +5.55% 33
Manchester +7 107 £40,000 - 25
South West +53 101 £42,500 +6.25% 19
West Yorkshire +51 97 £50,000 +17.64% 22
Leeds +55 83 £50,001 +11.11% 22
City of London +22 65 £60,000 +9.09% 17
East of England -14 64 £40,750 +1.87% 21
Berkshire +55 55 £40,000 - 7
West Midlands -55 55 £41,250 +10.00% 33
Scotland +14 42 £42,500 - 7
Hampshire +32 32 £37,500 +87.50% 6
Gloucestershire +11 32 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Bristol +9 30 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Devon +15 29 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh +14 28 £47,500 +8.57% 6
South Wales +10 27 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wales +3 27 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Hertfordshire +7 26 £40,000 -42.85% 7
Exeter +1 24 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Surrey +19 23 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cardiff +6 23 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Kent +23 22 £38,750 -16.21% 1
Reading +15 21 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Birmingham -60 21 £42,500 +14.09% 11
Southampton +22 19 £37,500 +36.36%
Maidenhead +21 19 £40,000 -27.27% 4

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Games.

1 1812 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (27.79%) JavaScript
3 972 (25.48%) TDD
4 923 (24.19%) Java
5 917 (24.04%) C#
6 816 (21.39%) HTML
7 729 (19.11%) .NET
8 701 (18.37%) CSS
9 686 (17.98%) SQL Server
10 651 (17.06%) Linux
11 622 (16.30%) MVC
12 591 (15.49%) Degree
13 556 (14.57%) ASP.NET
13 556 (14.57%) AngularJS
14 536 (14.05%) Scrum
15 534 (14.00%) BDD
16 528 (13.84%) Git (software)
17 505 (13.24%) HTML5
18 504 (13.21%) Finance
19 493 (12.92%) Online Games
20 484 (12.69%) Software Engineering
21 470 (12.32%) NoSQL
22 448 (11.74%) Node.js
23 447 (11.72%) SQL
24 440 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 426 (11.17%) C++
26 405 (10.62%) E-Commerce
27 404 (10.59%) Web Application Development
28 386 (10.12%) Python
29 380 (9.96%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 127 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 122 (3.20%) Apache
3 89 (2.33%) IIS
4 82 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 78 (2.04%) CMS
6 74 (1.94%) Apache Spark
7 39 (1.02%) WordPress
8 34 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 33 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 28 (0.73%) Confluence
11 26 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 20 (0.52%) Jetty
12 20 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 17 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.39%) CoreMedia CMS
15 15 (0.39%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.34%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.29%) Mule
17 11 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 174 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 68 (1.78%) Photoshop
3 61 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 44 (1.15%) MS Office
5 25 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (0.52%) InVision
7 18 (0.47%) 3ds Max
7 18 (0.47%) Maya
7 18 (0.47%) MS Project
8 15 (0.39%) InDesign
9 13 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.21%) SPSS
12 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.079%) MS Visio
13 3 (0.079%) ZBrush
14 2 (0.052%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 12 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.24%) Magento
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle ASCP
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle iSupplier
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.052%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.052%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 269 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (2.41%) Google Play
4 57 (1.49%) SaaS
5 39 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 39 (1.02%) GitHub
6 37 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
8 34 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 25 (0.66%) IaaS
9 25 (0.66%) Slack
10 24 (0.63%) PaaS
11 20 (0.52%) iTunes
12 19 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 19 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
12 19 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
13 18 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 17 (0.45%) Route 53
14 17 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 250 (6.55%) Internet
2 121 (3.17%) Firewall
3 74 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 63 (1.65%) Network Security
5 39 (1.02%) SAN
6 37 (0.97%) DNS
7 36 (0.94%) HTTP
8 30 (0.79%) WAN
9 28 (0.73%) NAS
10 27 (0.71%) MPLS
11 24 (0.63%) LAN
12 22 (0.58%) BGP
12 22 (0.58%) VPN
13 21 (0.55%) VoIP
14 20 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (0.50%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.50%) iSCSI
15 19 (0.50%) SSL
15 19 (0.50%) Wireless
16 16 (0.42%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 470 (12.32%) NoSQL
3 376 (9.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 349 (9.15%) MongoDB
5 261 (6.84%) Big Data
6 235 (6.16%) MySQL
7 124 (3.25%) Hadoop
7 124 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 108 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (1.89%) Redis
10 70 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 68 (1.78%) Neo4j
12 66 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 64 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
14 52 (1.36%) Apache Hive
15 43 (1.13%) Couchbase
16 42 (1.10%) Hazelcast
17 40 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
18 36 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 36 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 528 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 229 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 189 (4.95%) Subversion
4 175 (4.59%) Maven
5 120 (3.15%) JIRA
6 110 (2.88%) Selenium
7 105 (2.75%) Grunt
8 99 (2.60%) NUnit
9 90 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 88 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 84 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
12 72 (1.89%) Cucumber
13 71 (1.86%) JUnit
14 69 (1.81%) Gradle
15 64 (1.68%) gulp
16 63 (1.65%) Moq
17 59 (1.55%) Jasmine
18 54 (1.42%) Ant
19 50 (1.31%) Mocha
20 43 (1.13%) Bower
General
1 504 (13.21%) Finance
2 302 (7.92%) Retail
3 272 (7.13%) Marketing
4 198 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 185 (4.85%) Banking
6 177 (4.64%) Online Betting
7 171 (4.48%) Advertising
8 49 (1.28%) Legal
9 46 (1.21%) Automotive
10 44 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.13%) Law
12 42 (1.10%) Music Industry
13 39 (1.02%) Electronics
13 39 (1.02%) Publishing
14 35 (0.92%) Back Office
15 25 (0.66%) Multimedia
16 20 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 19 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 18 (0.47%) French Language
19 17 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1828 (47.92%) Developer
2 535 (14.02%) .NET Developer
3 376 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 277 (7.26%) Senior Developer
5 264 (6.92%) C# Developer
6 252 (6.61%) Games Developer
7 234 (6.13%) Analyst
8 232 (6.08%) Junior
9 205 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
10 192 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
11 191 (5.01%) Software Engineer
12 184 (4.82%) Junior Developer
13 165 (4.33%) Software Developer
14 158 (4.14%) Graduate
15 151 (3.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 142 (3.72%) Agile Developer
16 142 (3.72%) Architect
17 122 (3.20%) Graduate Developer
18 120 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
19 113 (2.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (21.39%) HTML
2 729 (19.11%) .NET
3 701 (18.37%) CSS
4 556 (14.57%) AngularJS
4 556 (14.57%) ASP.NET
5 505 (13.24%) HTML5
6 448 (11.74%) Node.js
7 440 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 380 (9.96%) WCF
9 342 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 289 (7.58%) Spring
11 274 (7.18%) RESTful
12 245 (6.42%) Web Services
13 242 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 241 (6.32%) KnockoutJS
15 221 (5.79%) React
16 218 (5.71%) CSS3
17 197 (5.16%) .NET Framework
18 183 (4.80%) REST
19 175 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 493 (12.92%) Online Games
2 370 (9.70%) Computer Science
3 269 (7.05%) Mobile App
4 241 (6.32%) User Experience
5 232 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
6 157 (4.12%) Mathematics
7 114 (2.99%) Mobile Games
8 110 (2.88%) Visualisation
9 109 (2.86%) Social Media
10 102 (2.67%) iPhone
11 97 (2.54%) Algorithms
12 84 (2.20%) Physics
13 82 (2.15%) Animation
14 73 (1.91%) Fintech
15 58 (1.52%) Xbox
16 55 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
17 51 (1.34%) Management Information System
18 49 (1.28%) iPad
19 45 (1.18%) Artificial Intelligence
20 42 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 651 (17.06%) Linux
2 333 (8.73%) Android
3 320 (8.39%) Windows
4 266 (6.97%) Apple iOS
5 131 (3.43%) Unix
6 83 (2.18%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 37 (0.97%) CentOS
10 35 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 30 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.50%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.37%) Debian
15 13 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.34%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.16%) Solaris
18 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1812 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 972 (25.48%) TDD
3 622 (16.30%) MVC
4 536 (14.05%) Scrum
5 534 (14.00%) BDD
6 484 (12.69%) Software Engineering
7 405 (10.62%) E-Commerce
8 404 (10.59%) Web Application Development
9 374 (9.80%) OO
10 352 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
11 327 (8.57%) Web Development
12 299 (7.84%) DevOps
13 277 (7.26%) Mentoring
14 273 (7.16%) Analytics
15 253 (6.63%) Kanban
16 220 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
17 212 (5.56%) OOP
18 205 (5.37%) Front End Development
19 203 (5.32%) SDLC
20 185 (4.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1060 (27.79%) JavaScript
2 923 (24.19%) Java
3 917 (24.04%) C#
4 447 (11.72%) SQL
5 426 (11.17%) C++
6 386 (10.12%) Python
7 292 (7.65%) Ruby
8 265 (6.95%) PHP
9 195 (5.11%) Scala
10 138 (3.62%) C
11 103 (2.70%) Objective-C
12 82 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 61 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 57 (1.49%) Apple Swift
14 57 (1.49%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.47%) F#
15 56 (1.47%) Perl
16 50 (1.31%) ES6
17 46 (1.21%) R
18 45 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 591 (15.49%) Degree
2 104 (2.73%) CISSP
3 84 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 63 (1.65%) CCNA
6 56 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 55 (1.44%) ISEB
8 48 (1.26%) PhD
9 43 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 38 (1.00%) GIAC
10 38 (1.00%) IISP
11 33 (0.87%) MCP
12 31 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
13 30 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
13 30 (0.79%) MCSE
13 30 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
14 29 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 29 (0.76%) SANS
14 29 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (7.79%) QA
2 54 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.29%) SDET
6 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (0.16%) SLA
8 4 (0.10%) GCP
9 3 (0.079%) GDPR
9 3 (0.079%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.079%) MiFID
10 1 (0.026%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 179 (4.69%) Docker
2 108 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 105 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.34%) vSphere
7 12 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.16%) Firmware
10 6 (0.16%) XenApp
11 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.13%) XenServer
12 3 (0.079%) HDFS
12 3 (0.079%) NFS
12 3 (0.079%) Samba
12 3 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (4.22%) Puppet
2 106 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (2.02%) Ansible
4 43 (1.13%) Kibana
5 31 (0.81%) Nagios
6 30 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 16 (0.42%) SCCM
8 14 (0.37%) Grafana
8 14 (0.37%) Nessus
8 14 (0.37%) SCOM
9 13 (0.34%) Cacti
9 13 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.31%) Capistrano
11 10 (0.26%) BMC Marimba
12 8 (0.21%) CFEngine
12 8 (0.21%) Salt
12 8 (0.21%) Terraform
13 7 (0.18%) EMC VPLEX
13 7 (0.18%) Graphite
13 7 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 240 (6.29%) Google
2 218 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 155 (4.06%) VMware
4 134 (3.51%) Oracle
5 123 (3.22%) Adobe
6 108 (2.83%) Cisco
7 68 (1.78%) Red Hat
8 56 (1.47%) Apple
9 55 (1.44%) Facebook
10 46 (1.21%) Tableau
11 42 (1.10%) IBM
12 36 (0.94%) Perforce
13 34 (0.89%) F5
14 26 (0.68%) CheckPoint
14 26 (0.68%) Juniper
15 25 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 25 (0.66%) Riverbed
16 21 (0.55%) Brocade
16 21 (0.55%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.52%) Netezza
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol Area
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago