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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 172 140 128
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 1825 2201 2411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 2.12% 2.18%
As % of the General category 3.98% 4.84% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1822 1957
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%

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
45874 45519 47853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.53% 43.88% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36839 35277 39613
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £75,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -29 1722 £47,500 -5.00% 338
London -37 1019 £52,500 - 191
City of London -30 196 £52,500 -4.54% 54
South East -46 185 £38,500 +2.66% 26
Yorkshire +22 136 £40,000 +50.94% 20
West Yorkshire +49 106 £45,000 +16.12% 14
East of England -23 102 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Leeds +29 80 £45,000 +9.75% 10
Scotland +17 80 £45,000 - 13
North West -1 75 £40,000 +15.94% 29
Edinburgh +23 51 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South West -15 50 £45,000 +66.66% 8
West Midlands -18 49 £37,500 -16.66% 13
Hertfordshire +26 48 £42,500 -19.81% 12
Kent +38 47 £40,000 +81.81% 2
Hampshire +10 47 £33,500 -10.66% 1
East Midlands +34 43 £36,000 +2.85% 4
Midlands +20 42 - - 7
Manchester -11 40 £36,500 +4.28% 17
Suffolk +21 32 £25,000 -26.47% 5
Ipswich +19 30 £25,000 -26.47% 5
North Yorkshire +2 25 £33,750 +50.00% 5
Berkshire -56 24 £51,250 +46.42%
Southampton +11 22 £33,500 -21.17% 1
Birmingham -24 22 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire +4 21 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Cheshire +16 20 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Nottinghamshire +31 19 £35,000 - 1
Nottingham +27 19 £35,000 -
Glasgow +15 19 £45,000 -40.00% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1758 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 915 (23.98%) Java
3 908 (23.80%) HTML
4 877 (22.99%) C#
5 828 (21.70%) TDD
6 786 (20.60%) JavaScript
7 713 (18.69%) CSS
8 711 (18.64%) .NET
9 641 (16.80%) Linux
10 631 (16.54%) Scrum
11 584 (15.31%) MVC
12 567 (14.86%) SQL
13 565 (14.81%) Finance
14 560 (14.68%) SQL Server
15 559 (14.65%) HTML5
16 554 (14.52%) OO
17 530 (13.89%) Degree
18 469 (12.29%) ASP.NET
19 466 (12.21%) E-Commerce
20 464 (12.16%) Android
21 424 (11.11%) BDD
22 379 (9.93%) Online Games
23 376 (9.86%) WCF
24 375 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
25 374 (9.80%) MySQL
26 369 (9.67%) Retail
27 357 (9.36%) Web Application Development
28 343 (8.99%) Project Management
29 337 (8.83%) Software Engineering
30 334 (8.75%) Internet

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 294 (7.71%) Node.js
2 218 (5.71%) Apache
3 88 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 82 (2.15%) CMS
5 62 (1.63%) IIS
6 54 (1.42%) Drupal
7 50 (1.31%) WordPress
8 41 (1.07%) nginx
9 35 (0.92%) JBoss
10 27 (0.71%) SAS
11 26 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
12 21 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (0.55%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.52%) Confluence
13 20 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.47%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
16 14 (0.37%) Mule
16 14 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 174 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 124 (3.25%) Photoshop
3 76 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 41 (1.07%) MS Office
4 41 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 27 (0.71%) MS Project
6 22 (0.58%) SPSS
6 22 (0.58%) 3ds Max
7 18 (0.47%) InDesign
7 18 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
8 16 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
8 16 (0.42%) Maya
9 14 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
10 10 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 10 (0.26%) MS Visio
11 9 (0.24%) GIMP
12 7 (0.18%) ZBrush
12 7 (0.18%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.13%) Mudbox
14 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.63%) SAP ERP
1 24 (0.63%) Magento
2 18 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 15 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 15 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 13 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.079%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.026%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.026%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 154 (4.04%) SaaS
2 103 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.52%) GitHub
7 16 (0.42%) Force.com
8 11 (0.29%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
10 7 (0.18%) Heroku
11 6 (0.16%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.13%) Route 53
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.13%) PaaS
12 5 (0.13%) IaaS
13 3 (0.079%) Trello
13 3 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.052%) Office 365
14 2 (0.052%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 334 (8.75%) Internet
2 92 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 89 (2.33%) HTTP
4 77 (2.02%) Firewall
5 70 (1.83%) DNS
6 48 (1.26%) SSH
7 43 (1.13%) LAN
8 42 (1.10%) SMTP
9 38 (1.00%) FTP
10 37 (0.97%) SAN
11 32 (0.84%) Telnet
12 31 (0.81%) Network Security
12 31 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (0.66%) WAN
14 23 (0.60%) DHCP
14 23 (0.60%) MPLS
14 23 (0.60%) BGP
15 21 (0.55%) IMAP
16 20 (0.52%) NAS
17 19 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 374 (9.80%) MySQL
3 254 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 145 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 133 (3.49%) Big Data
6 124 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 112 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 107 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 97 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
10 70 (1.83%) RDBMS
11 51 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 50 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 44 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
16 30 (0.79%) Apache Hive
16 30 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
17 28 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
18 27 (0.71%) OLTP
19 26 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 333 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 211 (5.53%) Subversion
3 164 (4.30%) Maven
4 151 (3.96%) JIRA
5 150 (3.93%) NUnit
6 136 (3.56%) Jenkins
7 127 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 109 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 109 (2.86%) Jasmine
9 104 (2.73%) Selenium
9 104 (2.73%) JUnit
10 101 (2.65%) Moq
11 61 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 59 (1.55%) WebDriver
13 58 (1.52%) Visual Studio
14 56 (1.47%) Ant
15 46 (1.21%) Xcode
16 45 (1.18%) TeamCity
17 39 (1.02%) SpecFlow
18 37 (0.97%) CruiseControl
General
1 565 (14.81%) Finance
2 369 (9.67%) Retail
3 288 (7.55%) Marketing
4 250 (6.55%) Banking
5 190 (4.98%) Telecoms
6 162 (4.25%) Manufacturing
7 90 (2.36%) Advertising
8 86 (2.25%) Publishing
9 70 (1.83%) Online Betting
10 51 (1.34%) Billing
11 40 (1.05%) Electronics
12 33 (0.87%) Automotive
12 33 (0.87%) iGaming
13 26 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.66%) Back Office
15 23 (0.60%) French Language
16 18 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 18 (0.47%) Legal
17 17 (0.45%) Law
17 17 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1788 (46.87%) Developer
2 388 (10.17%) .NET Developer
3 325 (8.52%) Java Developer
4 222 (5.82%) Project Manager
5 199 (5.22%) Senior Developer
6 188 (4.93%) Analyst
7 187 (4.90%) Junior
8 166 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 156 (4.09%) Software Engineer
10 151 (3.96%) Architect
11 146 (3.83%) Front-End Developer
12 145 (3.80%) Junior Developer
13 141 (3.70%) Consultant
14 132 (3.46%) Web Developer
15 131 (3.43%) Designer
16 127 (3.33%) Programmer
17 125 (3.28%) Graduate
18 114 (2.99%) Administrator
19 112 (2.94%) Software Developer
20 106 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 908 (23.80%) HTML
2 713 (18.69%) CSS
3 711 (18.64%) .NET
4 559 (14.65%) HTML5
5 469 (12.29%) ASP.NET
6 376 (9.86%) WCF
7 375 (9.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 290 (7.60%) Spring
9 280 (7.34%) jQuery
10 256 (6.71%) Web Services
11 242 (6.34%) CSS3
12 191 (5.01%) RESTful
13 188 (4.93%) XML
14 176 (4.61%) J2EE
15 162 (4.25%) REST
16 144 (3.77%) JSON
17 143 (3.75%) Flash
18 138 (3.62%) Hibernate
19 127 (3.33%) SOAP
20 125 (3.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 379 (9.93%) Online Games
2 313 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 300 (7.86%) Mobile App
4 280 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 195 (5.11%) User Experience
6 190 (4.98%) Open Source
6 190 (4.98%) iPhone
7 162 (4.25%) Mobile Games
8 132 (3.46%) Mathematics
9 103 (2.70%) iPad
10 86 (2.25%) Algorithms
11 69 (1.81%) Xbox
12 65 (1.70%) Animation
13 62 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 61 (1.60%) Social Media
15 59 (1.55%) Visualisation
15 59 (1.55%) Physics
16 51 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 50 (1.31%) 3D Graphics
17 50 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 641 (16.80%) Linux
2 464 (12.16%) Android
3 329 (8.62%) Apple iOS
4 320 (8.39%) Windows
5 203 (5.32%) UNIX
6 89 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 70 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 46 (1.21%) CentOS
10 25 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 24 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 22 (0.58%) Debian
13 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.47%) Solaris
15 16 (0.42%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.21%) FreeBSD
19 6 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1758 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (21.70%) TDD
3 631 (16.54%) Scrum
4 584 (15.31%) MVC
5 554 (14.52%) OO
6 466 (12.21%) E-Commerce
7 424 (11.11%) BDD
8 357 (9.36%) Web Application Development
9 343 (8.99%) Project Management
10 337 (8.83%) Software Engineering
11 227 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 224 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
13 222 (5.82%) Game Development
14 217 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
15 210 (5.50%) Domain-Driven Design
16 191 (5.01%) DevOps
17 164 (4.30%) Multithreading
18 163 (4.27%) Web Development
19 154 (4.04%) OOP
20 148 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 915 (23.98%) Java
2 877 (22.99%) C#
3 786 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 567 (14.86%) SQL
5 333 (8.73%) Python
6 300 (7.86%) C++
7 286 (7.50%) PHP
8 259 (6.79%) Ruby
9 175 (4.59%) Objective-C
10 115 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 99 (2.60%) ActionScript
12 92 (2.41%) Perl
13 88 (2.31%) C
14 72 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 61 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 59 (1.55%) VB
16 59 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 53 (1.39%) Scala
18 51 (1.34%) ActionScript 3.0
19 30 (0.79%) Golang
Qualifications
1 530 (13.89%) Degree
2 82 (2.15%) SAP Certification
3 59 (1.55%) ISEB
4 49 (1.28%) CISSP
5 41 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (1.07%) CISM
6 39 (1.02%) CISA
7 38 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 31 (0.81%) Security Cleared
9 31 (0.81%) CCNP
10 30 (0.79%) PhD
11 27 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 27 (0.71%) MCTS
11 27 (0.71%) CRISC
12 26 (0.68%) MCP
12 26 (0.68%) MCAD
12 26 (0.68%) MCSD
13 19 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (8.07%) QA
2 59 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.24%) SLA
5 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.079%) COBIT
7 2 (0.052%) WAI
8 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.52%) vSphere
5 17 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.42%) Postfix
6 16 (0.42%) Sendmail
7 14 (0.37%) XenApp
8 11 (0.29%) Docker
9 8 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.13%) Firmware
11 4 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.10%) NFS
11 4 (0.10%) KVM
11 4 (0.10%) SpamAssassin
11 4 (0.10%) Varnish
11 4 (0.10%) Ceph
12 3 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 152 (3.98%) Puppet
2 120 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (2.31%) Nagios
4 27 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 23 (0.60%) Cacti
6 17 (0.45%) Ansible
7 16 (0.42%) Graphite
8 12 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.24%) Opsview
11 8 (0.21%) logstash
11 8 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.16%) Salt
13 6 (0.16%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.13%) yum
14 5 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.10%) Capistrano
15 4 (0.10%) Plesk
15 4 (0.10%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 294 (7.71%) Microsoft
2 235 (6.16%) Google
3 214 (5.61%) Oracle
4 144 (3.77%) Adobe
5 111 (2.91%) SAP
6 98 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 81 (2.12%) Cisco
8 70 (1.83%) VMware
9 69 (1.81%) Facebook
10 59 (1.55%) Twitter
10 59 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 40 (1.05%) IBM
12 37 (0.97%) Business Objects
12 37 (0.97%) Sony
13 34 (0.89%) Apple
14 31 (0.81%) HP
14 31 (0.81%) Zend
15 30 (0.79%) Tableau
16 26 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 25 (0.66%) Juniper
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