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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 152 147 140
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 2182 2261 2217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the General category 4.42% 4.49% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1728 1817 1690
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
49408 50334 47793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 43.81% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 39455 38727 37723
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -11 2044 £47,500 - 325
London -10 1193 £55,000 +4.76% 142
South East +26 222 £40,000 - 39
East of England +60 157 £40,000 -3.03% 29
City of London -32 148 £55,000 +4.76% 24
West Midlands +41 131 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Yorkshire -23 109 £44,000 +17.33% 33
North West +3 106 £40,000 - 29
West Yorkshire +22 90 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Leeds +52 82 £48,750 +14.70% 25
Scotland -18 75 £36,500 -2.66% 11
Manchester +2 72 £40,000 - 20
Hertfordshire +19 69 £40,000 - 10
South West -17 68 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Suffolk +45 67 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Ipswich +32 64 £39,000 -13.33% 3
East Midlands -18 62 £30,000 -27.71% 2
Birmingham +28 55 £39,000 -2.50% 19
Oxfordshire +22 49 £40,000 -20.00% 13
Brighton +42 48 £52,500 +31.25% 2
East Sussex +35 48 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Nottinghamshire -30 36 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Bristol -17 35 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Nottingham -23 34 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Staffordshire +30 32 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Edinburgh -18 32 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Oxford +20 31 £38,000 -24.00% 7
Surrey -7 28 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Harrow +15 23 £40,000 -27.27% 4
Glasgow +8 23 £28,000 -31.70% 4

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1847 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1127 (26.98%) JavaScript
3 1089 (26.07%) Java
4 1044 (24.99%) C#
5 1019 (24.40%) HTML
6 881 (21.09%) TDD
7 849 (20.33%) CSS
8 800 (19.15%) SQL
9 755 (18.08%) Scrum
10 725 (17.36%) .NET
11 719 (17.21%) Degree
12 657 (15.73%) SQL Server
13 627 (15.01%) Linux
14 608 (14.56%) OO
15 577 (13.81%) MVC
16 576 (13.79%) Finance
17 558 (13.36%) Software Engineering
18 543 (13.00%) C++
19 542 (12.98%) HTML5
20 533 (12.76%) Android
21 529 (12.66%) Online Games
22 486 (11.64%) Computer Science
23 467 (11.18%) E-Commerce
24 440 (10.53%) BDD
25 434 (10.39%) ASP.NET
26 425 (10.17%) Python
27 422 (10.10%) Mobile App
28 417 (9.98%) Windows
29 400 (9.58%) PHP
30 382 (9.15%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 302 (7.23%) Node.js
2 134 (3.21%) Apache
3 122 (2.92%) CMS
4 72 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 47 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 46 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (0.96%) IIS
8 38 (0.91%) nginx
9 35 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 31 (0.74%) WordPress
11 24 (0.57%) Drupal
12 22 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.53%) Jetty
12 22 (0.53%) Apache Spark
13 20 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 18 (0.43%) Confluence
15 17 (0.41%) Lync
15 17 (0.41%) JBoss
16 14 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 13 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 152 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 140 (3.35%) Photoshop
3 81 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 55 (1.32%) MS Office
5 50 (1.20%) MS Project
6 45 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
7 44 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
8 41 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 39 (0.93%) MS Visio
10 16 (0.38%) Fireworks
11 14 (0.34%) Maya
12 11 (0.26%) InDesign
13 10 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
14 9 (0.22%) PTC Creo
14 9 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 8 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
16 6 (0.14%) Acrobat
17 4 (0.096%) 3ds Max
18 3 (0.072%) PowerPivot
19 2 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (0.89%) SAP ERP
2 19 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.17%) SAP MII
4 7 (0.17%) Magento
4 7 (0.17%) SAP PP
5 6 (0.14%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.096%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.096%) Unica
7 4 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.072%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.072%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.048%) SAP SM
9 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.024%) SAP MRS
10 1 (0.024%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.024%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 214 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (2.15%) SaaS
3 62 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (0.98%) GitHub
5 37 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (0.53%) Office 365
8 19 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.36%) PaaS
10 14 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 12 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.19%) Heroku
13 8 (0.19%) IaaS
14 6 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.096%) Dropbox
17 3 (0.072%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 203 (4.86%) Internet
2 88 (2.11%) Firewall
3 82 (1.96%) HTTP
4 81 (1.94%) DNS
5 44 (1.05%) DHCP
6 41 (0.98%) LAN
7 39 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 34 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (0.79%) BGP
10 32 (0.77%) WAN
10 32 (0.77%) OSPF
11 30 (0.72%) VPN
11 30 (0.72%) MPLS
12 27 (0.65%) Network Security
12 27 (0.65%) SAN
13 22 (0.53%) VoIP
14 20 (0.48%) SMTP
14 20 (0.48%) VLAN
15 18 (0.43%) Unified Communications
16 17 (0.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 311 (7.45%) MySQL
3 246 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 235 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 156 (3.73%) Relational Database
6 138 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 118 (2.82%) Big Data
8 116 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 98 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 92 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 78 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 67 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
13 66 (1.58%) Hadoop
14 65 (1.56%) Neo4j
15 62 (1.48%) Hazelcast
16 58 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 46 (1.10%) Redis
19 45 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
20 39 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 357 (8.55%) Git (software)
2 270 (6.46%) Subversion
3 151 (3.62%) Selenium
4 150 (3.59%) Maven
5 137 (3.28%) NUnit
5 137 (3.28%) JIRA
6 124 (2.97%) Moq
7 110 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
8 100 (2.39%) Cucumber
9 92 (2.20%) Jenkins
10 76 (1.82%) JUnit
11 75 (1.80%) Visual Studio
12 74 (1.77%) Grunt
13 71 (1.70%) WebDriver
14 50 (1.20%) Jasmine
15 47 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (0.81%) gulp
17 28 (0.67%) Eclipse
17 28 (0.67%) SoapUI
18 23 (0.55%) Appium
General
1 576 (13.79%) Finance
2 311 (7.45%) Retail
3 265 (6.34%) Banking
4 250 (5.99%) Marketing
5 243 (5.82%) Telecoms
6 79 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 78 (1.87%) Online Betting
8 70 (1.68%) Publishing
9 67 (1.60%) Advertising
10 62 (1.48%) Law
11 46 (1.10%) Electronics
12 44 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 42 (1.01%) Back Office
14 28 (0.67%) Multimedia
15 27 (0.65%) Automotive
16 25 (0.60%) Billing
16 25 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.57%) Front Office
18 23 (0.55%) Legal
19 22 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2101 (50.30%) Developer
2 394 (9.43%) .NET Developer
3 339 (8.12%) Java Developer
4 248 (5.94%) Senior Developer
5 246 (5.89%) Software Developer
6 220 (5.27%) Software Engineer
7 219 (5.24%) Junior
8 215 (5.15%) Analyst
9 192 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 178 (4.26%) Web Developer
11 177 (4.24%) Front-End Developer
12 175 (4.19%) Graduate
13 174 (4.17%) C# Developer
14 167 (4.00%) Junior Developer
15 154 (3.69%) Architect
16 140 (3.35%) Programmer
17 113 (2.71%) Designer
18 111 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
19 104 (2.49%) C++ Developer
20 101 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1019 (24.40%) HTML
2 849 (20.33%) CSS
3 725 (17.36%) .NET
4 542 (12.98%) HTML5
5 434 (10.39%) ASP.NET
6 382 (9.15%) jQuery
7 347 (8.31%) WCF
8 342 (8.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 317 (7.59%) Web Services
10 315 (7.54%) Spring
11 298 (7.13%) AngularJS
12 253 (6.06%) XML
13 246 (5.89%) CSS3
14 184 (4.41%) WPF
15 165 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
16 161 (3.85%) RESTful
17 153 (3.66%) Hibernate
18 149 (3.57%) Ajax
19 143 (3.42%) ActiveMQ
20 140 (3.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 529 (12.66%) Online Games
2 486 (11.64%) Computer Science
3 422 (10.10%) Mobile App
4 318 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
5 244 (5.84%) Mathematics
6 220 (5.27%) User Experience
7 195 (4.67%) iPhone
8 149 (3.57%) Xbox
9 142 (3.40%) Mobile Games
10 126 (3.02%) Visualisation
11 107 (2.56%) Social Gaming
12 106 (2.54%) Social Media
13 104 (2.49%) Algorithms
14 98 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
15 81 (1.94%) Physics
16 74 (1.77%) Data Centre
17 70 (1.68%) Management Information System
18 63 (1.51%) PlayStation
19 58 (1.39%) N-Tier
20 54 (1.29%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 627 (15.01%) Linux
2 533 (12.76%) Android
3 417 (9.98%) Windows
4 365 (8.74%) Apple iOS
5 159 (3.81%) UNIX
6 71 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (1.51%) Ubuntu
8 55 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 48 (1.15%) CentOS
10 35 (0.84%) Windows Phone
10 35 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 27 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.38%) Solaris
15 14 (0.34%) Debian
16 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1847 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 881 (21.09%) TDD
3 755 (18.08%) Scrum
4 608 (14.56%) OO
5 577 (13.81%) MVC
6 558 (13.36%) Software Engineering
7 467 (11.18%) E-Commerce
8 440 (10.53%) BDD
9 295 (7.06%) Web Application Development
10 274 (6.56%) Project Management
11 270 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
12 261 (6.25%) Game Development
13 259 (6.20%) Open Source
14 236 (5.65%) Kanban
15 232 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
16 222 (5.31%) Web Development
17 216 (5.17%) Mentoring
18 197 (4.72%) Multithreading
19 187 (4.48%) Analytics
20 179 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1127 (26.98%) JavaScript
2 1089 (26.07%) Java
3 1044 (24.99%) C#
4 800 (19.15%) SQL
5 543 (13.00%) C++
6 425 (10.17%) Python
7 400 (9.58%) PHP
8 234 (5.60%) Ruby
9 127 (3.04%) C
10 119 (2.85%) T-SQL
11 108 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 98 (2.35%) ActionScript
13 83 (1.99%) Objective-C
14 78 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 74 (1.77%) Perl
16 72 (1.72%) Scala
17 67 (1.60%) VB
18 57 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 52 (1.24%) PowerShell
20 48 (1.15%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 719 (17.21%) Degree
2 73 (1.75%) PhD
3 60 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (1.34%) ISEB
5 53 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 49 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (0.96%) SAP Certification
8 36 (0.86%) CCNP
9 34 (0.81%) CCNA
10 28 (0.67%) MCP
11 25 (0.60%) MCTS
11 25 (0.60%) MCAD
11 25 (0.60%) MCSD
12 22 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (0.38%) MCSE
14 13 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.29%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.26%) Security Cleared
16 11 (0.26%) CCIP
17 9 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (7.59%) QA
2 31 (0.74%) SLA
3 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 82 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.81%) XenApp
4 27 (0.65%) Varnish
5 18 (0.43%) Docker
6 17 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.24%) KVM
9 8 (0.19%) Firmware
9 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.17%) iptables
10 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.12%) LXC
11 5 (0.12%) XenServer
11 5 (0.12%) vSphere
11 5 (0.12%) Snort
12 4 (0.096%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.096%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 140 (3.35%) Puppet
2 127 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.44%) Nagios
4 27 (0.65%) Ansible
5 23 (0.55%) Graphite
6 16 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 16 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 15 (0.36%) SCCM
8 14 (0.34%) logstash
9 13 (0.31%) CFEngine
10 11 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.22%) Cacti
12 8 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.17%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.12%) Mesos
15 4 (0.096%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.096%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 4 (0.096%) Nessus
15 4 (0.096%) SCOM
15 4 (0.096%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 347 (8.31%) Microsoft
2 298 (7.13%) Google
3 204 (4.88%) Oracle
4 132 (3.16%) Cisco
5 124 (2.97%) VMware
6 82 (1.96%) SAP
6 82 (1.96%) Adobe
7 67 (1.60%) IBM
8 64 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 62 (1.48%) Facebook
10 59 (1.41%) Apple
11 57 (1.36%) Xamarin
12 55 (1.32%) Perforce
13 49 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (1.01%) Tableau
15 38 (0.91%) Citrix
16 32 (0.77%) CheckPoint
17 28 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
18 24 (0.57%) F5
18 24 (0.57%) Rackspace
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