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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 145 173 151
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 2284 2116 2569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.32% 1.91% 2.12%
As % of the General category 5.42% 4.28% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1953 1699 2053
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
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
42168 49416 53710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.83% 44.55% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 34493 39142 41886
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 24 June 2016 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 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 2176 £47,500 +5.55% 333
London +38 1293 £55,000 - 181
South East +62 259 £42,500 +6.25% 35
East of England +9 158 £40,000 +2.56% 8
North West +31 121 £38,500 +2.66% 26
City of London +57 117 £57,500 +2.22% 19
Yorkshire +54 117 £50,000 +11.11% 21
West Yorkshire +48 107 £50,000 +11.11% 19
West Midlands -22 97 £36,000 -4.00% 31
Manchester +12 92 £37,500 - 17
Leeds +50 90 £60,000 +30.43% 17
East Midlands +15 73 £36,250 -9.37% 13
South West -31 69 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Sussex +25 65 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Berkshire +55 62 £42,500 -29.16% 9
Ipswich +2 49 £37,500 - 3
Suffolk -5 49 £37,500 - 3
Scotland +2 46 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Birmingham -6 46 £33,750 -3.57% 12
Cambridgeshire +31 45 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Cambridge +30 43 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Burgess Hill +6 43 £45,000 - 3
Surrey +40 40 £45,000 +24.13% 9
Hampshire +26 37 £35,000 +30.84% 6
Bedfordshire +33 36 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 33 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Edinburgh +20 32 £50,000 +29.03% 2
Northamptonshire +25 29 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Nottingham +8 29 £38,250 +9.28% 2
Bedford +24 28 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 2220 (47.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1318 (28.41%) JavaScript
3 1226 (26.42%) Java
4 1172 (25.26%) C#
5 1064 (22.93%) TDD
6 1046 (22.54%) HTML
7 927 (19.98%) .NET
8 886 (19.09%) CSS
9 808 (17.41%) Degree
10 720 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 714 (15.39%) SQL
12 709 (15.28%) Software Engineering
13 677 (14.59%) Online Games
14 673 (14.50%) Scrum
15 671 (14.46%) Linux
16 629 (13.56%) C++
17 621 (13.38%) MVC
18 567 (12.22%) HTML5
19 561 (12.09%) ASP.NET
20 554 (11.94%) BDD
21 536 (11.55%) Computer Science
22 531 (11.44%) OO
23 513 (11.06%) Python
24 503 (10.84%) Git (software)
24 503 (10.84%) AngularJS
25 471 (10.15%) Node.js
26 452 (9.74%) Finance
27 414 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
28 411 (8.86%) WCF
29 410 (8.84%) Microsoft

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
1 135 (2.91%) Apache
2 120 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 106 (2.28%) Apache Spark
4 86 (1.85%) CMS
5 63 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 48 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 46 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 43 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 38 (0.82%) Confluence
10 36 (0.78%) SAS
11 35 (0.75%) Mule
11 35 (0.75%) nginx
12 33 (0.71%) WordPress
13 31 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (0.58%) IIS
15 22 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.41%) Apache Pig
17 17 (0.37%) Drupal
18 16 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
19 15 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 266 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 136 (2.93%) Photoshop
3 92 (1.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 45 (0.97%) MS Office
5 37 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 34 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.69%) 3ds Max
8 31 (0.67%) Maya
9 30 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
10 27 (0.58%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.39%) MS Visio
12 14 (0.30%) SPSS
13 12 (0.26%) MS Project
14 6 (0.13%) Stata
15 5 (0.11%) ZBrush
16 4 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
17 3 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
17 3 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
18 2 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
18 2 (0.043%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 41 (0.88%) SAP ERP
2 34 (0.73%) Magento
3 28 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.50%) SAP Retail
6 15 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
8 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.043%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.043%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.043%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.043%) Shopify
10 2 (0.043%) Summit
11 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 297 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (2.84%) SaaS
3 118 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 97 (2.09%) Google Play
5 73 (1.57%) GitHub
6 59 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (0.84%) PaaS
9 31 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (0.63%) Google App Engine
11 23 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.41%) Google Analytics
12 19 (0.41%) Route 53
13 18 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
14 17 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
14 17 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 16 (0.34%) IaaS
15 16 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
16 12 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 191 (4.12%) Internet
2 102 (2.20%) Firewall
3 63 (1.36%) HTTP
3 63 (1.36%) LAN
4 55 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 54 (1.16%) WAN
6 40 (0.86%) VoIP
7 36 (0.78%) SAN
8 31 (0.67%) DNS
9 29 (0.63%) Wireless
10 28 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (0.56%) VPN
13 25 (0.54%) MPLS
14 22 (0.47%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.41%) Network Security
16 18 (0.39%) 802.11
16 18 (0.39%) SMPP
17 17 (0.37%) BGP
17 17 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 397 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 361 (7.78%) MySQL
4 355 (7.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 256 (5.52%) MongoDB
6 241 (5.19%) Big Data
7 183 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 142 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 132 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 120 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 118 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
12 115 (2.48%) Redis
13 83 (1.79%) RDBMS
14 58 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
15 54 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (1.12%) Neo4j
17 45 (0.97%) Apache Hive
17 45 (0.97%) OLAP
18 41 (0.88%) SAP HANA
18 41 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 503 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 239 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 225 (4.85%) Selenium
4 204 (4.40%) Subversion
5 179 (3.86%) Visual Studio
6 171 (3.69%) JIRA
7 167 (3.60%) Maven
8 164 (3.53%) JUnit
9 144 (3.10%) NUnit
10 106 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 101 (2.18%) Grunt
12 92 (1.98%) SoapUI
13 84 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
14 81 (1.75%) Ranorex
15 59 (1.27%) Moq
16 55 (1.19%) gulp
17 53 (1.14%) JMeter
17 53 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 44 (0.95%) Jasmine
19 43 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 452 (9.74%) Finance
2 339 (7.31%) Retail
3 284 (6.12%) Marketing
4 231 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 153 (3.30%) Banking
6 99 (2.13%) Advertising
7 91 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 63 (1.36%) Online Betting
9 51 (1.10%) Front Office
10 49 (1.06%) Law
10 49 (1.06%) Publishing
11 42 (0.91%) Legal
12 32 (0.69%) iGaming
13 30 (0.65%) Back Office
14 26 (0.56%) Electronics
14 26 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.50%) Automotive
16 21 (0.45%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.43%) Military
18 17 (0.37%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2438 (52.54%) Developer
2 571 (12.31%) .NET Developer
3 475 (10.24%) Java Developer
4 440 (9.48%) C# Developer
5 379 (8.17%) Games Developer
6 307 (6.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 297 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 285 (6.14%) Software Engineer
9 264 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 241 (5.19%) Analyst
11 231 (4.98%) Software Developer
12 218 (4.70%) Junior
13 198 (4.27%) Web Developer
14 191 (4.12%) C++ Developer
15 190 (4.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 182 (3.92%) Consultant
17 174 (3.75%) Junior Developer
18 168 (3.62%) Graduate
19 150 (3.23%) Agile Developer
20 148 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1046 (22.54%) HTML
2 927 (19.98%) .NET
3 886 (19.09%) CSS
4 567 (12.22%) HTML5
5 561 (12.09%) ASP.NET
6 503 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 471 (10.15%) Node.js
8 414 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 411 (8.86%) WCF
10 400 (8.62%) Web Services
11 347 (7.48%) Spring
12 346 (7.46%) jQuery
13 334 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 324 (6.98%) XML
15 291 (6.27%) CSS3
16 274 (5.91%) REST
17 264 (5.69%) RESTful
18 250 (5.39%) KnockoutJS
19 247 (5.32%) .NET Framework
20 235 (5.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 677 (14.59%) Online Games
2 536 (11.55%) Computer Science
3 379 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
4 301 (6.49%) Mobile App
5 281 (6.06%) User Experience
6 211 (4.55%) Mathematics
7 149 (3.21%) Mobile Games
8 122 (2.63%) Visualisation
9 119 (2.56%) Algorithms
10 109 (2.35%) Physics
11 106 (2.28%) iPhone
12 89 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
13 85 (1.83%) Animation
14 83 (1.79%) Social Media
15 78 (1.68%) Statistics
16 73 (1.57%) Xbox
17 70 (1.51%) Data Centre
18 55 (1.19%) Online Gambling
18 55 (1.19%) PlayStation
19 54 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 671 (14.46%) Linux
2 398 (8.58%) Windows
3 343 (7.39%) Android
4 303 (6.53%) Apple iOS
5 194 (4.18%) Unix
6 106 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 69 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (1.19%) CentOS
8 55 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 45 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (0.73%) Debian
12 28 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 21 (0.45%) CoreOS
13 21 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 21 (0.45%) Solaris
14 20 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2220 (47.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1064 (22.93%) TDD
3 709 (15.28%) Software Engineering
4 673 (14.50%) Scrum
5 621 (13.38%) MVC
6 554 (11.94%) BDD
7 531 (11.44%) OO
8 401 (8.64%) E-Commerce
9 361 (7.78%) Web Development
10 358 (7.72%) Web Application Development
11 323 (6.96%) Mentoring
12 313 (6.75%) Open Source
13 312 (6.72%) DevOps
14 302 (6.51%) Multithreading
15 268 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
16 254 (5.47%) Front End Development
17 246 (5.30%) OOP
17 246 (5.30%) Project Management
18 242 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
19 219 (4.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1318 (28.41%) JavaScript
2 1226 (26.42%) Java
3 1172 (25.26%) C#
4 714 (15.39%) SQL
5 629 (13.56%) C++
6 513 (11.06%) Python
7 390 (8.41%) PHP
8 332 (7.16%) Ruby
9 234 (5.04%) Scala
10 166 (3.58%) C
11 110 (2.37%) Objective-C
12 106 (2.28%) Perl
13 84 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 80 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 75 (1.62%) F#
16 65 (1.40%) TypeScript
17 62 (1.34%) Bash Shell
18 61 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 60 (1.29%) Shell Script
20 57 (1.23%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 808 (17.41%) Degree
2 90 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (1.47%) PhD
4 65 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 63 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 50 (1.08%) ISEB
7 47 (1.01%) CCNA
7 47 (1.01%) CCNP
8 42 (0.91%) SAP Certification
9 38 (0.82%) MCSD
10 32 (0.69%) MCSA
11 30 (0.65%) MCSE
12 29 (0.63%) SC Cleared
13 28 (0.60%) MCP
14 27 (0.58%) MCTS
15 25 (0.54%) MCAD
16 24 (0.52%) CISSP
16 24 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (0.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (7.22%) QA
2 35 (0.75%) SLA
3 26 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.19%) SDET
6 2 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (2.82%) Docker
2 107 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.32%) Firmware
6 15 (0.32%) vSphere
7 13 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.26%) Varnish
9 11 (0.24%) Ceph
10 10 (0.22%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.15%) HDFS
12 7 (0.15%) Postfix
12 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.13%) KVM
14 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.11%) etcd
15 4 (0.086%) QEMU
15 4 (0.086%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 179 (3.86%) Puppet
2 147 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (1.31%) Ansible
4 44 (0.95%) Nagios
5 31 (0.67%) SCCM
6 26 (0.56%) yum
7 22 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 19 (0.41%) Kibana
9 18 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.30%) Cacti
11 12 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (0.22%) Nessus
12 10 (0.22%) SCOM
13 9 (0.19%) Capistrano
13 9 (0.19%) Graphite
13 9 (0.19%) Mesos
14 8 (0.17%) CFEngine
14 8 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (0.17%) OpenNMS
15 6 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 410 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 313 (6.75%) Google
3 173 (3.73%) Oracle
4 141 (3.04%) VMware
5 109 (2.35%) Adobe
6 106 (2.28%) Cisco
7 70 (1.51%) Facebook
7 70 (1.51%) SAP
8 64 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 62 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (1.08%) Apple
11 45 (0.97%) Tableau
12 42 (0.91%) Juniper
13 38 (0.82%) Citrix
14 37 (0.80%) Zend
15 32 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 31 (0.67%) PayPal
17 28 (0.60%) CheckPoint
18 27 (0.58%) F5
19 22 (0.47%) Splunk
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
PCR
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Competitive salary + bonus and benef
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Trips to YAPC
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum amazing benefits!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £55000 - £85000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £19k - 20k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Playtech
Salary: Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Posted: 14 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum £30,000 - £38,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday