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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 150 176 147
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -29
Permanent jobs citing Games 2326 2052 2552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.86% 2.11%
As % of the General category 5.19% 4.20% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 1702 2024
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
44813 48908 53313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.56% 44.33% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 36423 38214 41401
Median salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
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 median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +23 2215 £47,500 - 390
London +25 1323 £55,000 - 208
South East +47 238 £42,500 +1.79% 40
East of England +24 215 £37,500 -3.84% 30
North West +41 125 £36,000 +2.85% 36
City of London +22 123 £55,000 -8.33% 30
West Midlands +34 121 £36,000 +2.85% 26
Manchester +26 106 £35,000 - 22
Yorkshire +4 92 £40,750 -9.44% 32
Birmingham +33 80 £42,500 +25.00% 15
West Yorkshire +29 79 £45,000 - 32
Leeds +20 73 £45,000 -1.63% 29
Hertfordshire +44 70 £32,000 -30.43% 11
West Sussex +28 59 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Suffolk -5 58 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Cambridge +41 57 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +39 57 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Berkshire +37 54 £42,500 -29.16% 2
South West -20 51 £45,000 - 7
Ipswich -3 49 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Surrey +32 47 £45,000 +50.00% 12
Reading +61 46 £42,500 +21.42%
Scotland +15 46 £45,000 - 9
East Midlands -26 44 £35,000 -2.77% 8
Burgess Hill - 43 £45,000 - 3
Hampshire +31 35 £35,000 +59.09% 5
Wales - 32 £40,000 - 6
Bristol +21 31 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South Wales - 31 £40,000 - 6
Cardiff - 30 £40,000 - 6

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 2100 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1246 (27.74%) Java
3 1224 (27.25%) JavaScript
4 1079 (24.03%) C#
5 1012 (22.53%) TDD
6 989 (22.02%) HTML
7 870 (19.37%) .NET
8 844 (18.79%) CSS
9 743 (16.54%) Degree
10 700 (15.59%) SQL
11 686 (15.27%) SQL Server
11 686 (15.27%) Online Games
12 667 (14.85%) Scrum
13 649 (14.45%) Linux
14 601 (13.38%) MVC
15 594 (13.23%) Software Engineering
16 589 (13.12%) C++
17 552 (12.29%) BDD
18 543 (12.09%) HTML5
19 523 (11.65%) ASP.NET
20 496 (11.04%) Python
21 478 (10.64%) AngularJS
22 476 (10.60%) Git (software)
23 473 (10.53%) Node.js
24 469 (10.44%) OO
25 458 (10.20%) Computer Science
26 454 (10.11%) Finance
27 428 (9.53%) Microsoft
28 422 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
29 421 (9.37%) NoSQL

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
1 473 (10.53%) Node.js
2 130 (2.89%) Apache
3 96 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 94 (2.09%) CMS
5 87 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 57 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 54 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 46 (1.02%) OpenStack
9 41 (0.91%) MS Exchange
10 38 (0.85%) Confluence
10 38 (0.85%) Mule
11 37 (0.82%) SAS
12 34 (0.76%) WordPress
13 28 (0.62%) IIS
14 23 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 22 (0.49%) nginx
16 21 (0.47%) Drupal
17 19 (0.42%) Apache Pig
18 15 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.33%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 282 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 129 (2.87%) Photoshop
3 88 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 43 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 42 (0.94%) MS Office
6 38 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.67%) Maya
8 28 (0.62%) 3ds Max
9 25 (0.56%) MS Visio
10 23 (0.51%) Fireworks
11 21 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
12 18 (0.40%) SPSS
13 9 (0.20%) MS Project
14 6 (0.13%) Stata
15 4 (0.089%) ZBrush
16 3 (0.067%) GNU Octave
16 3 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
17 2 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
17 2 (0.045%) MODO
Business Applications
1 74 (1.65%) SAP ERP
2 44 (0.98%) SAP Retail
3 23 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.51%) Magento
4 16 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.089%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.089%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.045%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.045%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.045%) Shopify
10 1 (0.022%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 252 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (3.85%) SaaS
3 101 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 60 (1.34%) GitHub
6 42 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (0.85%) PaaS
9 37 (0.82%) Google App Engine
10 24 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
11 19 (0.42%) Google Analytics
12 18 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (0.40%) Route 53
13 15 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.33%) IaaS
14 14 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
14 14 (0.31%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.29%) Office 365
16 9 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 195 (4.34%) Internet
2 75 (1.67%) Firewall
3 69 (1.54%) HTTP
4 57 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 54 (1.20%) LAN
6 44 (0.98%) WAN
7 33 (0.73%) VoIP
8 32 (0.71%) SAN
9 25 (0.56%) DNS
10 24 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (0.53%) MPLS
11 22 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (0.47%) Ethernet
13 20 (0.45%) VPN
14 19 (0.42%) Network Security
14 19 (0.42%) Wireless
15 18 (0.40%) BGP
16 17 (0.38%) Intranet
17 15 (0.33%) WebEx
18 14 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 421 (9.37%) NoSQL
3 366 (8.15%) MySQL
4 361 (8.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 276 (6.15%) MongoDB
6 204 (4.54%) Big Data
7 181 (4.03%) Relational Database
8 144 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 142 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
10 137 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
11 130 (2.89%) Hadoop
12 111 (2.47%) Redis
13 74 (1.65%) SAP HANA
14 72 (1.60%) RDBMS
15 64 (1.43%) Neo4j
16 63 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 52 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
17 52 (1.16%) OLAP
17 52 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 46 (1.02%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 476 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 219 (4.88%) Subversion
3 205 (4.56%) Selenium
4 200 (4.45%) Jenkins
5 187 (4.16%) JIRA
6 172 (3.83%) Maven
7 160 (3.56%) Visual Studio
8 144 (3.21%) JUnit
9 126 (2.81%) NUnit
10 94 (2.09%) Cucumber
11 84 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
12 76 (1.69%) Grunt
13 75 (1.67%) SoapUI
14 65 (1.45%) Ranorex
15 60 (1.34%) Moq
16 47 (1.05%) Eclipse
17 44 (0.98%) WebDriver
18 41 (0.91%) Jasmine
19 40 (0.89%) gulp
20 39 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 454 (10.11%) Finance
2 364 (8.11%) Retail
3 251 (5.59%) Marketing
4 223 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 149 (3.32%) Banking
6 125 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 99 (2.20%) Advertising
8 60 (1.34%) Front Office
9 58 (1.29%) Online Betting
10 52 (1.16%) Publishing
11 47 (1.05%) Law
12 38 (0.85%) iGaming
13 37 (0.82%) Legal
14 36 (0.80%) Electronics
15 29 (0.65%) Automotive
16 26 (0.58%) Back Office
17 22 (0.49%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.42%) French Language
19 18 (0.40%) Military
19 18 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2299 (51.19%) Developer
2 527 (11.73%) .NET Developer
3 478 (10.64%) Java Developer
4 406 (9.04%) C# Developer
5 372 (8.28%) Games Developer
6 277 (6.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 274 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 256 (5.70%) Software Engineer
9 237 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 225 (5.01%) Analyst
11 204 (4.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 203 (4.52%) Junior
13 190 (4.23%) Software Developer
14 182 (4.05%) Consultant
15 179 (3.99%) C++ Developer
16 172 (3.83%) Web Developer
17 156 (3.47%) Junior Developer
18 155 (3.45%) HTML Developer
19 150 (3.34%) Graduate
20 144 (3.21%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 989 (22.02%) HTML
2 870 (19.37%) .NET
3 844 (18.79%) CSS
4 543 (12.09%) HTML5
5 523 (11.65%) ASP.NET
6 478 (10.64%) AngularJS
7 413 (9.20%) Web Services
8 404 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 377 (8.39%) WCF
10 364 (8.11%) Spring
11 349 (7.77%) jQuery
12 338 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 317 (7.06%) XML
14 295 (6.57%) CSS3
15 250 (5.57%) RESTful
16 239 (5.32%) KnockoutJS
17 238 (5.30%) REST
18 215 (4.79%) .NET Framework
19 214 (4.77%) JSON
20 173 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 686 (15.27%) Online Games
2 458 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 422 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
4 296 (6.59%) Mobile App
5 261 (5.81%) User Experience
6 172 (3.83%) Mathematics
7 153 (3.41%) Mobile Games
8 118 (2.63%) Visualisation
9 102 (2.27%) Algorithms
10 101 (2.25%) Data Centre
10 101 (2.25%) iPhone
11 85 (1.89%) Social Media
12 78 (1.74%) Statistics
13 75 (1.67%) Physics
14 65 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
14 65 (1.45%) Animation
15 61 (1.36%) Xbox
16 55 (1.22%) Online Gambling
17 53 (1.18%) Data Structures
18 48 (1.07%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 649 (14.45%) Linux
2 343 (7.64%) Windows
3 326 (7.26%) Android
4 281 (6.26%) Apple iOS
5 181 (4.03%) Unix
6 90 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 71 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 62 (1.38%) CentOS
9 41 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 37 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 33 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.58%) Solaris
12 26 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.51%) Debian
14 20 (0.45%) CoreOS
15 19 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
15 19 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.29%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2100 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1012 (22.53%) TDD
3 667 (14.85%) Scrum
4 601 (13.38%) MVC
5 594 (13.23%) Software Engineering
6 552 (12.29%) BDD
7 469 (10.44%) OO
8 370 (8.24%) E-Commerce
9 359 (7.99%) Web Application Development
10 340 (7.57%) Web Development
11 307 (6.84%) Mentoring
12 292 (6.50%) DevOps
13 289 (6.44%) Multithreading
13 289 (6.44%) Open Source
14 283 (6.30%) Project Management
15 273 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
16 264 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
17 256 (5.70%) Front End Development
18 239 (5.32%) OOP
19 229 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1246 (27.74%) Java
2 1224 (27.25%) JavaScript
3 1079 (24.03%) C#
4 700 (15.59%) SQL
5 589 (13.12%) C++
6 496 (11.04%) Python
7 401 (8.93%) PHP
8 276 (6.15%) Ruby
9 199 (4.43%) Scala
10 148 (3.30%) C
11 105 (2.34%) Objective-C
12 95 (2.12%) Perl
13 92 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 80 (1.78%) VB.NET
15 78 (1.74%) F#
16 69 (1.54%) TypeScript
17 68 (1.51%) PL/SQL
18 67 (1.49%) R
19 62 (1.38%) Shell Script
20 54 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 743 (16.54%) Degree
2 81 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (1.67%) SAP Certification
4 57 (1.27%) ISEB
4 57 (1.27%) PhD
5 54 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 51 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (0.94%) CCNP
8 38 (0.85%) Security Cleared
9 37 (0.82%) CCNA
10 36 (0.80%) MCSD
11 31 (0.69%) MCSA
12 30 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 29 (0.65%) MCP
13 29 (0.65%) MCSE
14 27 (0.60%) MCTS
15 25 (0.56%) MCAD
16 23 (0.51%) SC Cleared
17 18 (0.40%) CCIE
18 17 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (6.86%) QA
2 33 (0.73%) SLA
3 26 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) SDET
7 3 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 106 (2.36%) Docker
2 92 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.47%) Varnish
5 20 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.31%) KVM
9 11 (0.24%) Ceph
10 9 (0.20%) Firmware
10 9 (0.20%) QEMU
10 9 (0.20%) RHEV
10 9 (0.20%) vSphere
11 8 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.18%) Postfix
11 8 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.11%) HDFS
13 5 (0.11%) iptables
14 4 (0.089%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 160 (3.56%) Puppet
2 132 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (1.45%) Ansible
4 62 (1.38%) Nagios
5 26 (0.58%) yum
6 22 (0.49%) Data Guard
7 21 (0.47%) SCCM
8 15 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.27%) CFEngine
10 12 (0.27%) Icinga
10 12 (0.27%) Kibana
11 11 (0.24%) Cacti
11 11 (0.24%) SCOM
12 10 (0.22%) Packer
13 9 (0.20%) Riemann
13 9 (0.20%) Zenoss
14 8 (0.18%) Graphite
15 7 (0.16%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 428 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 267 (5.95%) Google
3 198 (4.41%) Oracle
4 119 (2.65%) VMware
5 110 (2.45%) Adobe
6 95 (2.12%) SAP
7 93 (2.07%) Cisco
8 91 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 73 (1.63%) Facebook
10 63 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 47 (1.05%) Tableau
12 42 (0.94%) Juniper
13 41 (0.91%) Apple
14 37 (0.82%) Citrix
14 37 (0.82%) Zend
15 30 (0.67%) Splunk
16 28 (0.62%) AppDynamics
17 27 (0.60%) Atlassian
17 27 (0.60%) NetApp
18 26 (0.58%) F5
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Perks
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sapiens (UK) Insurance Software Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sapiens (UK) Insurance Software Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Salt
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £57,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salkary & Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £110000 - £111000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £32000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago