The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 160 136 144
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 1993 2495 2143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 2.12% 1.97%
As % of the General category 4.21% 4.81% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1647 2004 1764
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
47363 51876 46567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.33% 44.18% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37328 40568 36968
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 1925 £47,500 - 349
London -34 1031 £55,000 +4.76% 163
South East +6 206 £40,000 - 60
East of England +70 181 £39,000 -10.85% 25
City of London -19 129 £55,000 +10.00% 24
North West +9 114 £35,500 +1.42% 12
South West +26 107 £42,500 +16.43% 14
Suffolk +62 97 £37,500 +25.00%
Ipswich +39 89 £37,500 +25.00%
Yorkshire -21 89 £45,000 +38.46% 26
Manchester +35 87 £35,500 +1.42% 8
East Midlands +14 82 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Midlands -39 77 £37,500 -11.76% 27
Oxfordshire +31 69 £42,500 +6.25% 34
West Yorkshire +23 63 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Leeds +4 48 £40,000 - 11
Devon +21 41 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Hertfordshire -15 39 £46,000 -3.15% 16
Birmingham -11 37 £35,000 -22.22% 9
North East -8 35 £40,000 - 12
Tyne and Wear -10 35 £40,000 - 10
Exeter - 35 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +5 34 £34,250 -14.37% 3
Nottingham -9 34 £34,250 -14.37% 3
West Sussex +33 33 £50,000 +100.00% 5
Oxford +19 33 £44,750 +11.87% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 32 £40,000 - 6
Horsham +25 28 £50,000 +100.00% 4
Bristol +1 27 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Berkshire -3 25 £57,500 +64.28% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1601 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 942 (23.75%) Java
3 925 (23.32%) HTML
4 911 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 894 (22.54%) C#
6 774 (19.52%) TDD
7 743 (18.73%) SQL
8 710 (17.90%) CSS
9 661 (16.67%) Linux
10 650 (16.39%) .NET
11 643 (16.21%) Degree
12 636 (16.04%) Scrum
13 593 (14.95%) OO
14 584 (14.73%) SQL Server
15 559 (14.09%) MVC
16 552 (13.92%) Finance
17 529 (13.34%) HTML5
18 470 (11.85%) Online Games
19 445 (11.22%) Android
20 442 (11.14%) E-Commerce
21 426 (10.74%) BDD
22 423 (10.67%) C++
23 413 (10.41%) ASP.NET
24 411 (10.36%) Computer Science
25 410 (10.34%) Software Engineering
26 366 (9.23%) MySQL
27 361 (9.10%) Mobile App
28 357 (9.00%) Python
29 356 (8.98%) PHP
30 353 (8.90%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 263 (6.63%) Node.js
2 171 (4.31%) Apache
3 93 (2.34%) CMS
4 81 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 59 (1.49%) IIS
6 37 (0.93%) Drupal
7 32 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 31 (0.78%) WordPress
8 31 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (0.73%) nginx
10 28 (0.71%) MS Exchange
11 21 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.50%) JBoss
12 20 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 16 (0.40%) Confluence
14 16 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 16 (0.40%) SAS
15 14 (0.35%) Mule
16 12 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 215 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 136 (3.43%) Photoshop
3 85 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (1.34%) MS Office
5 49 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 49 (1.24%) MS Project
6 44 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
8 21 (0.53%) MS Visio
9 16 (0.40%) InDesign
10 15 (0.38%) SPSS
11 13 (0.33%) Maya
12 11 (0.28%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.28%) 3ds Max
12 11 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
13 8 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
14 7 (0.18%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.15%) PTC Creo
15 6 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 5 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 57 (1.44%) SAP ERP
2 22 (0.55%) SAP SD
3 19 (0.48%) Magento
4 17 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 16 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 16 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 16 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.15%) SAP MII
8 6 (0.15%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.13%) Unica
9 5 (0.13%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.076%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.076%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.050%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 215 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (4.82%) SaaS
3 57 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (0.81%) GitHub
6 28 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
7 26 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 18 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.30%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
12 10 (0.25%) Google Drive
12 10 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.25%) Force.com
13 8 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.20%) Dropbox
13 8 (0.20%) PaaS
14 7 (0.18%) Office 365
15 6 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 271 (6.83%) Internet
2 110 (2.77%) HTTP
3 86 (2.17%) DNS
4 82 (2.07%) Firewall
5 68 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 42 (1.06%) SSH
7 39 (0.98%) LAN
8 37 (0.93%) DHCP
9 32 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (0.63%) FTP
10 25 (0.63%) SAN
11 24 (0.61%) Intranet
11 24 (0.61%) SMTP
12 23 (0.58%) WAN
13 22 (0.55%) BGP
14 20 (0.50%) Telnet
15 19 (0.48%) Network Security
16 18 (0.45%) VoIP
17 17 (0.43%) OSPF
18 13 (0.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 366 (9.23%) MySQL
3 210 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 143 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 140 (3.53%) Big Data
6 111 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
7 107 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 102 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
9 81 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 61 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 59 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 57 (1.44%) SAP HANA
13 53 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 50 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (1.11%) Neo4j
16 39 (0.98%) Hazelcast
17 36 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 35 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 33 (0.83%) Data Mining
19 33 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 308 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 244 (6.15%) Subversion
3 153 (3.86%) Maven
4 134 (3.38%) NUnit
5 125 (3.15%) Selenium
6 115 (2.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 115 (2.90%) Moq
7 96 (2.42%) JIRA
8 92 (2.32%) Jenkins
9 88 (2.22%) Cucumber
10 78 (1.97%) Jasmine
11 68 (1.71%) JUnit
12 65 (1.64%) WebDriver
13 63 (1.59%) Visual Studio
14 37 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (0.86%) Grunt
15 34 (0.86%) Ant
16 32 (0.81%) Eclipse
17 31 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
18 22 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 552 (13.92%) Finance
2 353 (8.90%) Retail
3 240 (6.05%) Telecoms
4 236 (5.95%) Marketing
5 223 (5.62%) Banking
6 164 (4.14%) Manufacturing
7 105 (2.65%) Online Betting
8 70 (1.77%) Billing
9 63 (1.59%) Advertising
10 62 (1.56%) Law
11 57 (1.44%) Publishing
12 56 (1.41%) Electronics
13 46 (1.16%) Back Office
14 35 (0.88%) Multimedia
15 34 (0.86%) Aerospace
16 32 (0.81%) Legal
17 30 (0.76%) iGaming
18 25 (0.63%) Automotive
19 24 (0.61%) Front Office
20 19 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1914 (48.26%) Developer
2 381 (9.61%) .NET Developer
3 313 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 233 (5.87%) Analyst
4 233 (5.87%) Senior Developer
5 217 (5.47%) Junior
6 193 (4.87%) Software Developer
7 183 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 182 (4.59%) C# Developer
9 172 (4.34%) Web Developer
10 170 (4.29%) Junior Developer
11 167 (4.21%) Front-End Developer
12 162 (4.08%) Graduate
13 154 (3.88%) Architect
14 147 (3.71%) Software Engineer
15 142 (3.58%) Administrator
16 128 (3.23%) Designer
17 127 (3.20%) Consultant
18 126 (3.18%) Programmer
19 116 (2.92%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (23.32%) HTML
2 710 (17.90%) CSS
3 650 (16.39%) .NET
4 529 (13.34%) HTML5
5 413 (10.41%) ASP.NET
6 344 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 338 (8.52%) WCF
8 321 (8.09%) jQuery
9 265 (6.68%) Spring
10 256 (6.45%) Web Services
11 229 (5.77%) CSS3
12 206 (5.19%) AngularJS
13 177 (4.46%) RESTful
14 168 (4.24%) XML
15 165 (4.16%) WPF
16 145 (3.66%) ActiveMQ
17 141 (3.56%) Hibernate
18 138 (3.48%) REST
19 135 (3.40%) Ajax
20 128 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 470 (11.85%) Online Games
2 411 (10.36%) Computer Science
3 361 (9.10%) Mobile App
4 350 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (5.75%) Open Source
6 203 (5.12%) Mathematics
7 198 (4.99%) iPhone
8 187 (4.72%) User Experience
9 139 (3.50%) Mobile Games
10 115 (2.90%) Xbox
11 108 (2.72%) Social Media
12 99 (2.50%) Management Information System
13 97 (2.45%) Algorithms
14 94 (2.37%) Visualisation
15 76 (1.92%) iPad
15 76 (1.92%) Physics
16 71 (1.79%) Social Gaming
17 64 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
18 53 (1.34%) Animation
19 50 (1.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 661 (16.67%) Linux
2 445 (11.22%) Android
3 331 (8.35%) Windows
4 312 (7.87%) Apple iOS
5 198 (4.99%) UNIX
6 75 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 61 (1.54%) CentOS
9 48 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 47 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 43 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 38 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.61%) Debian
14 21 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
16 18 (0.45%) Solaris
17 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.35%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.25%) Windows XP
20 5 (0.13%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1601 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (19.52%) TDD
3 636 (16.04%) Scrum
4 593 (14.95%) OO
5 559 (14.09%) MVC
6 442 (11.14%) E-Commerce
7 426 (10.74%) BDD
8 410 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 348 (8.77%) Project Management
10 301 (7.59%) Web Application Development
11 269 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
12 189 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
13 188 (4.74%) Analytics
14 187 (4.72%) DevOps
14 187 (4.72%) Multithreading
15 183 (4.61%) Game Development
16 182 (4.59%) Mentoring
17 176 (4.44%) Domain-Driven Design
18 167 (4.21%) Kanban
19 141 (3.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 942 (23.75%) Java
2 911 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 894 (22.54%) C#
4 743 (18.73%) SQL
5 423 (10.67%) C++
6 357 (9.00%) Python
7 356 (8.98%) PHP
8 186 (4.69%) Ruby
9 116 (2.92%) C
10 109 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 93 (2.34%) Perl
12 91 (2.29%) ActionScript
13 87 (2.19%) Objective-C
13 87 (2.19%) T-SQL
14 79 (1.99%) VB.NET
15 72 (1.82%) Scala
16 63 (1.59%) VB
17 44 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.01%) Go
19 38 (0.96%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 643 (16.21%) Degree
2 118 (2.98%) SAP Certification
3 62 (1.56%) PhD
4 50 (1.26%) ISEB
5 46 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 44 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.68%) CCNP
10 26 (0.66%) MCP
10 26 (0.66%) MCAD
10 26 (0.66%) MCSD
10 26 (0.66%) MCTS
11 22 (0.55%) CCNA
12 19 (0.48%) CISSP
13 18 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 18 (0.45%) MCSE
14 16 (0.40%) CISM
15 15 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.77%) QA
2 24 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.40%) SLA
5 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.050%) COBIT
7 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
System Software
1 81 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.06%) XenApp
4 25 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.40%) Docker
5 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.25%) Postfix
8 10 (0.25%) Sendmail
8 10 (0.25%) Xen
9 9 (0.23%) vSphere
10 8 (0.20%) LXC
10 8 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.15%) Varnish
12 5 (0.13%) XenServer
12 5 (0.13%) KVM
12 5 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.076%) NFS
Systems Management
1 151 (3.81%) Puppet
2 137 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.51%) Nagios
4 18 (0.45%) Graphite
5 17 (0.43%) Ansible
6 16 (0.40%) logstash
6 16 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 14 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 11 (0.28%) Cacti
9 10 (0.25%) CFEngine
10 9 (0.23%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.18%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.15%) Kibana
12 6 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.13%) Cobbler
13 5 (0.13%) Opsview
13 5 (0.13%) Mesos
14 4 (0.10%) cPanel
14 4 (0.10%) Webmin
Vendors
1 353 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 272 (6.86%) Google
3 211 (5.32%) Oracle
4 161 (4.06%) SAP
5 134 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
6 117 (2.95%) VMware
7 109 (2.75%) Cisco
8 101 (2.55%) Adobe
9 85 (2.14%) Facebook
10 72 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 58 (1.46%) IBM
12 53 (1.34%) Apple
13 51 (1.29%) Citrix
14 43 (1.08%) Twitter
15 40 (1.01%) Business Objects
16 39 (0.98%) Zend
17 37 (0.93%) Perforce
18 36 (0.91%) Tableau
19 28 (0.71%) CheckPoint
20 25 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
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