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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 138 136 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 2324 2258 2346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 2.08% 2.00%
As % of the General category 4.53% 4.63% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1867 1729 2114
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
51319 48721 52494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.81% 44.83% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 39453 38456 43943
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 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 22 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -7 2176 £47,500 - 322
London -9 1353 £52,500 +5.00% 204
City of London -54 236 £52,500 +5.00% 55
South East +30 202 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Yorkshire -25 144 £40,000 +23.07% 14
North West -25 117 £40,000 +1.91% 28
Scotland -8 92 £38,750 +29.16% 11
East of England +27 91 £45,000 +28.57% 14
East Midlands +50 79 £41,500 +3.75% 7
South West +30 79 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Manchester 0 76 £40,000 +3.89% 15
West Yorkshire -54 72 £42,500 +21.42% 9
West Midlands -41 67 £40,000 +15.94% 11
Nottinghamshire +48 55 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Nottingham +39 55 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Edinburgh +18 49 £40,000 -4.76% 5
Hertfordshire +33 48 £40,000 +3.22% 7
Leeds -70 44 £42,500 +16.43% 5
North Yorkshire +23 43 £37,000 +64.44% 3
Hammersmith +19 42 £37,500 - 1
Surrey -2 41 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East +26 39 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Berkshire -9 39 £43,750 +25.00% 10
Kent +20 31 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Tyne and Wear +16 29 £40,000 -5.88% 1
York +20 28 £40,000 +77.77% 2
Merseyside +12 28 £35,000 -26.31% 6
Cambridgeshire -2 28 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Birmingham -13 28 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Bristol +6 27 £35,000 +22.80% 4

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1297 (26.88%) Java
2 1285 (26.63%) C#
3 1091 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 1077 (22.32%) HTML
5 1040 (21.55%) .NET
6 1024 (21.22%) TDD
7 990 (20.51%) Scrum
8 917 (19.00%) CSS
9 859 (17.80%) MVC
10 851 (17.63%) Degree
11 823 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
12 806 (16.70%) SQL Server
13 804 (16.66%) SQL
14 766 (15.87%) OO
15 747 (15.48%) Linux
16 692 (14.34%) HTML5
17 691 (14.32%) Android
18 679 (14.07%) ASP.NET
19 634 (13.14%) Software Engineering
20 630 (13.05%) Computer Science
21 617 (12.78%) C++
22 613 (12.70%) Finance
23 575 (11.91%) Online Games
24 509 (10.55%) WCF
25 497 (10.30%) Python
26 488 (10.11%) Apple iOS
27 478 (9.90%) Web Application Development
28 473 (9.80%) QA
29 469 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
30 464 (9.61%) Marketing

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 307 (6.36%) Node.js
2 243 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 208 (4.31%) Apache
4 110 (2.28%) CMS
5 56 (1.16%) Drupal
6 51 (1.06%) SAS
7 50 (1.04%) IIS
8 38 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 35 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 35 (0.73%) nginx
9 35 (0.73%) Confluence
10 34 (0.70%) WordPress
11 31 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
13 25 (0.52%) GlassFish
14 20 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.37%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 222 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 218 (4.52%) Photoshop
3 130 (2.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 46 (0.95%) MS Project
5 44 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.87%) MS Office
7 34 (0.70%) SPSS
8 25 (0.52%) 3ds Max
9 22 (0.46%) Maya
10 18 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
11 17 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
12 10 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
12 10 (0.21%) InDesign
12 10 (0.21%) S-PLUS
13 7 (0.15%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
13 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
15 5 (0.10%) ZBrush
15 5 (0.10%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 20 (0.41%) Magento
2 19 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
5 10 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.021%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 125 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (1.33%) SaaS
3 55 (1.14%) GitHub
4 42 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.44%) Google App Engine
8 18 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.37%) PaaS
9 17 (0.35%) Office 365
10 16 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.25%) Force.com
13 11 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
14 6 (0.12%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.083%) Responsys
16 3 (0.062%) Route 53
17 2 (0.041%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.041%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 428 (8.87%) Internet
2 162 (3.36%) HTTP
3 68 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 65 (1.35%) DNS
5 61 (1.26%) Firewall
6 52 (1.08%) SSL
7 41 (0.85%) DHCP
8 38 (0.79%) SAN
9 33 (0.68%) LAN
10 28 (0.58%) VPN
10 28 (0.58%) WAN
11 26 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (0.54%) Broadband
11 26 (0.54%) SMS
12 22 (0.46%) SSH
13 20 (0.41%) SMTP
14 19 (0.39%) Wireshark
15 18 (0.37%) Network Security
15 18 (0.37%) MPLS
16 17 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 806 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 382 (7.92%) MySQL
3 317 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 273 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 244 (5.06%) Big Data
6 226 (4.68%) MongoDB
7 186 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 179 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 179 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
9 114 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 102 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 99 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
12 83 (1.72%) Redis
13 82 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 70 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 63 (1.31%) Apache Hive
16 58 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 56 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 56 (1.16%) OLAP
18 51 (1.06%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 379 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 347 (7.19%) Subversion
3 248 (5.14%) Maven
4 223 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 203 (4.21%) JIRA
6 191 (3.96%) Selenium
7 169 (3.50%) NUnit
8 156 (3.23%) JUnit
9 143 (2.96%) Eclipse
10 130 (2.69%) Rhino Mocks
11 121 (2.51%) Ant
12 117 (2.42%) Cucumber
12 117 (2.42%) Visual Studio
13 102 (2.11%) Hudson
14 95 (1.97%) Xcode
15 83 (1.72%) WebDriver
16 80 (1.66%) Moq
17 59 (1.22%) Mercurial
18 56 (1.16%) Grunt
19 55 (1.14%) FitNesse
General
1 613 (12.70%) Finance
2 464 (9.61%) Marketing
3 314 (6.51%) Retail
4 188 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 144 (2.98%) Banking
6 120 (2.49%) Publishing
7 106 (2.20%) Advertising
8 87 (1.80%) Online Betting
9 58 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 39 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 37 (0.77%) Back Office
12 34 (0.70%) Automotive
13 32 (0.66%) Front Office
14 25 (0.52%) Legal
15 24 (0.50%) Electronics
16 21 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.44%) Law
17 18 (0.37%) iGaming
18 17 (0.35%) Billing
19 14 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2431 (50.37%) Developer
2 549 (11.38%) .NET Developer
3 403 (8.35%) Java Developer
4 363 (7.52%) Software Engineer
5 351 (7.27%) Software Developer
6 297 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 279 (5.78%) Analyst
8 239 (4.95%) C# Developer
9 234 (4.85%) Junior
10 228 (4.72%) Web Developer
11 218 (4.52%) Graduate
11 218 (4.52%) Project Manager
12 179 (3.71%) Junior Developer
13 178 (3.69%) Programmer
14 125 (2.59%) Architect
15 121 (2.51%) Designer
16 119 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
17 117 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
18 115 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
19 111 (2.30%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1077 (22.32%) HTML
2 1040 (21.55%) .NET
3 917 (19.00%) CSS
4 692 (14.34%) HTML5
5 679 (14.07%) ASP.NET
6 509 (10.55%) WCF
7 469 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 422 (8.74%) jQuery
9 392 (8.12%) CSS3
10 367 (7.60%) XML
11 365 (7.56%) Web Services
12 349 (7.23%) Spring
13 298 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 275 (5.70%) Ajax
15 256 (5.30%) J2EE
16 229 (4.75%) JSON
17 222 (4.60%) Flash
18 191 (3.96%) REST
19 190 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
20 188 (3.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 630 (13.05%) Computer Science
2 575 (11.91%) Online Games
3 432 (8.95%) Mobile App
4 309 (6.40%) Mathematics
5 280 (5.80%) iPhone
6 250 (5.18%) Mobile Games
7 182 (3.77%) Open Source
8 171 (3.54%) Physics
9 145 (3.00%) Social Media
10 119 (2.47%) Animation
10 119 (2.47%) Visualisation
11 117 (2.42%) iPad
12 115 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
13 109 (2.26%) Social Gaming
14 86 (1.78%) Client/Server
15 78 (1.62%) Social Network
16 73 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
17 70 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
18 68 (1.41%) Hedge funds
19 66 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 747 (15.48%) Linux
2 691 (14.32%) Android
3 488 (10.11%) Apple iOS
4 413 (8.56%) Windows
5 250 (5.18%) UNIX
6 105 (2.18%) Ubuntu
7 100 (2.07%) CentOS
8 73 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (1.08%) Debian
10 40 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
13 18 (0.37%) Solaris
14 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1024 (21.22%) TDD
2 990 (20.51%) Scrum
3 859 (17.80%) MVC
4 823 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 766 (15.87%) OO
6 634 (13.14%) Software Engineering
7 478 (9.90%) Web Application Development
8 447 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 420 (8.70%) BDD
10 352 (7.29%) Game Development
11 307 (6.36%) Domain-Driven Design
12 299 (6.20%) Project Management
13 295 (6.11%) Multithreading
14 278 (5.76%) OOP
15 273 (5.66%) Web Development
16 253 (5.24%) Unit Testing
16 253 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
17 252 (5.22%) Analytics
18 225 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
19 201 (4.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1297 (26.88%) Java
2 1285 (26.63%) C#
3 1091 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 804 (16.66%) SQL
5 617 (12.78%) C++
6 497 (10.30%) Python
7 365 (7.56%) PHP
8 231 (4.79%) Objective-C
9 222 (4.60%) Ruby
10 203 (4.21%) C
11 200 (4.14%) Scala
12 142 (2.94%) ActionScript
13 123 (2.55%) T-SQL
14 114 (2.36%) Bash Shell
15 107 (2.22%) VB.NET
16 86 (1.78%) VB
16 86 (1.78%) Perl
17 82 (1.70%) ActionScript 3.0
18 75 (1.55%) R
19 67 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 851 (17.63%) Degree
2 184 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (2.55%) MCSD
4 117 (2.42%) MCP
5 114 (2.36%) MCTS
6 111 (2.30%) MCAD
6 111 (2.30%) PhD
7 49 (1.02%) ISEB
8 40 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 29 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.58%) Security Cleared
11 23 (0.48%) MCSE
12 17 (0.35%) CCNP
13 15 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.31%) MCITP
14 12 (0.25%) MCPD
14 12 (0.25%) CCNA
15 10 (0.21%) OSCP
15 10 (0.21%) OSCE
15 10 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (9.80%) QA
2 50 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 39 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.44%) SLA
6 5 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.083%) JTAG
8 2 (0.041%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.021%) COBIT
System Software
1 87 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.44%) vSphere
4 20 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 19 (0.39%) KVM
6 13 (0.27%) HDFS
7 10 (0.21%) Varnish
8 7 (0.15%) Xen
8 7 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.062%) NFS
11 3 (0.062%) Nmap
11 3 (0.062%) Docker
11 3 (0.062%) SpamAssassin
11 3 (0.062%) XenServer
12 2 (0.041%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.041%) XenApp
12 2 (0.041%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 154 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
2 145 (3.00%) Puppet
3 70 (1.45%) Nagios
4 22 (0.46%) logstash
5 21 (0.44%) Opsview
6 17 (0.35%) Cacti
7 14 (0.29%) YUM
8 13 (0.27%) Cobbler
8 13 (0.27%) SCCM
9 12 (0.25%) Capistrano
9 12 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.23%) Ansible
11 10 (0.21%) Munin
12 9 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.12%) SCOM
15 6 (0.12%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.10%) ZABBIX
17 4 (0.083%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 393 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 362 (7.50%) Google
3 273 (5.66%) Oracle
4 143 (2.96%) Twitter
5 130 (2.69%) Facebook
6 125 (2.59%) VMware
6 125 (2.59%) Adobe
7 99 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 85 (1.76%) JBoss
9 82 (1.70%) Cisco
10 43 (0.89%) Splunk
11 42 (0.87%) SAP
12 40 (0.83%) Informatica
13 38 (0.79%) Business Objects
14 37 (0.77%) Zend
15 36 (0.75%) Tableau
16 35 (0.73%) IBM
17 32 (0.66%) Cognos
17 32 (0.66%) HP
18 31 (0.64%) Sybase
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + shares + bonus scheme
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: £Excellent + Shares
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £2.5k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40K plus fantastic benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum Salary is negotiable depending on ex
Posted: Yesterday