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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 137 163 157
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 2296 2135 2251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 1.98% 1.96%
As % of the General category 5.49% 4.44% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1982 1689 1808
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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
41845 48056 50226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.84% 44.65% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 34420 38295 38638
Median salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +31 2176 £47,500 +5.55% 332
London +25 1312 £55,000 - 170
South East +27 226 £42,500 +6.25% 32
City of London +44 129 £60,000 +9.09% 24
North West +37 124 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Yorkshire +35 116 £44,000 -1.12% 41
South West +46 115 £42,500 - 14
West Midlands -25 108 £39,500 +5.33% 23
West Yorkshire +28 102 £44,500 -6.31% 28
Manchester +24 97 £37,500 -6.25% 15
East of England -37 80 £40,000 - 16
Leeds +15 78 £45,000 -7.69% 27
Scotland +23 76 £47,500 +30.13% 4
East Midlands +16 74 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Edinburgh +38 67 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Berkshire +60 66 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Birmingham -19 56 £45,000 +15.38% 8
Gloucestershire +21 40 £49,000 +7.10% 3
Bristol +14 40 £44,000 +3.52% 6
North East +22 37 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Tyne and Wear +12 35 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Hampshire +16 33 £38,625 -22.75% 7
West Sussex +14 28 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Maidenhead +14 27 £37,500 -40.47% 2
Kent +23 26 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Nottinghamshire -5 26 £35,000 +16.66% 13
East Sussex -16 25 £40,000 -23.80% 4
Nottingham -7 24 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Devon +14 23 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 23 £40,000 -15.78% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 2224 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1346 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 1183 (25.67%) C#
4 1115 (24.20%) Java
5 1101 (23.89%) HTML
6 1088 (23.61%) TDD
7 946 (20.53%) CSS
8 932 (20.23%) .NET
9 774 (16.80%) SQL Server
10 742 (16.10%) Degree
11 710 (15.41%) SQL
12 695 (15.08%) Online Games
13 682 (14.80%) Linux
14 681 (14.78%) Software Engineering
15 660 (14.32%) Scrum
16 644 (13.98%) MVC
17 625 (13.56%) ASP.NET
18 622 (13.50%) C++
19 619 (13.43%) HTML5
20 565 (12.26%) BDD
21 525 (11.39%) AngularJS
22 496 (10.76%) OO
23 494 (10.72%) Finance
24 493 (10.70%) Computer Science
25 471 (10.22%) E-Commerce
26 470 (10.20%) Python
27 460 (9.98%) Git (software)
28 447 (9.70%) Node.js
29 444 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
30 434 (9.42%) Windows

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
1 157 (3.41%) Apache
2 124 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
3 103 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 82 (1.78%) CMS
5 76 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 55 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 48 (1.04%) IIS
8 45 (0.98%) Confluence
8 45 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 42 (0.91%) nginx
10 31 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 29 (0.63%) WordPress
12 28 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 27 (0.59%) SAS
14 26 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 21 (0.46%) Mule
16 18 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.33%) IPython
17 15 (0.33%) Jupyter
Applications
1 249 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 121 (2.63%) Photoshop
3 83 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 55 (1.19%) MS Office
5 36 (0.78%) 3ds Max
6 30 (0.65%) Maya
7 29 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
7 29 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (0.43%) MS Project
9 19 (0.41%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.30%) InVision
11 13 (0.28%) UserZoom
12 11 (0.24%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.15%) SPSS
13 7 (0.15%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.13%) Stata
15 4 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.087%) CINEMA 4D
15 4 (0.087%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 34 (0.74%) Magento
2 18 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
6 5 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.087%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.043%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.043%) Summit
10 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.022%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.022%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 293 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (2.06%) SaaS
4 93 (2.02%) Google Play
5 71 (1.54%) GitHub
6 55 (1.19%) PaaS
7 49 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 36 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 36 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.72%) IaaS
11 26 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
12 25 (0.54%) Route 53
13 23 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
14 20 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
16 16 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 14 (0.30%) AdWords
17 14 (0.30%) iTunes
17 14 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 215 (4.67%) Internet
2 133 (2.89%) Firewall
3 80 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.30%) HTTP
5 51 (1.11%) LAN
6 46 (1.00%) VoIP
7 45 (0.98%) WAN
8 44 (0.95%) DNS
9 38 (0.82%) Network Security
10 36 (0.78%) SAN
11 31 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (0.54%) VPN
13 24 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (0.52%) MPLS
14 23 (0.50%) DHCP
14 23 (0.50%) Wireless
15 22 (0.48%) ADSL
16 20 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (0.43%) Ethernet
17 19 (0.41%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 774 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 381 (8.27%) NoSQL
3 361 (7.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 345 (7.49%) MySQL
5 304 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 279 (6.05%) Big Data
7 155 (3.36%) Relational Database
8 138 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 133 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
10 106 (2.30%) Redis
11 95 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 92 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 78 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 64 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
15 47 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 46 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
18 40 (0.87%) OLAP
19 38 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 460 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 252 (5.47%) Jenkins
3 199 (4.32%) Selenium
4 173 (3.75%) Subversion
5 162 (3.52%) Maven
6 149 (3.23%) JIRA
6 149 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 136 (2.95%) NUnit
8 129 (2.80%) Cucumber
9 116 (2.52%) Grunt
10 106 (2.30%) JUnit
11 87 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
12 71 (1.54%) Ant
13 67 (1.45%) gulp
14 66 (1.43%) Moq
15 55 (1.19%) Gradle
16 54 (1.17%) JMeter
16 54 (1.17%) Ranorex
16 54 (1.17%) SoapUI
17 53 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 494 (10.72%) Finance
2 366 (7.94%) Retail
3 348 (7.55%) Marketing
4 251 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 174 (3.78%) Banking
6 148 (3.21%) Online Betting
7 112 (2.43%) Advertising
8 63 (1.37%) Law
9 51 (1.11%) Legal
10 46 (1.00%) Publishing
11 44 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 38 (0.82%) Back Office
13 37 (0.80%) Music Industry
14 32 (0.69%) Front Office
15 26 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (0.54%) Electronics
17 23 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 23 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.48%) Automotive
19 18 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2324 (50.43%) Developer
2 600 (13.02%) .NET Developer
3 437 (9.48%) Java Developer
4 433 (9.40%) C# Developer
5 340 (7.38%) Games Developer
6 322 (6.99%) Senior Developer
7 286 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 285 (6.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 280 (6.08%) Analyst
10 270 (5.86%) Software Engineer
11 241 (5.23%) Junior
12 218 (4.73%) Software Developer
13 194 (4.21%) Junior Developer
14 190 (4.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 189 (4.10%) Web Developer
16 181 (3.93%) C++ Developer
16 181 (3.93%) Graduate
17 155 (3.36%) Agile Developer
18 150 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
19 145 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1101 (23.89%) HTML
2 946 (20.53%) CSS
3 932 (20.23%) .NET
4 625 (13.56%) ASP.NET
5 619 (13.43%) HTML5
6 525 (11.39%) AngularJS
7 447 (9.70%) Node.js
8 444 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 416 (9.03%) WCF
10 347 (7.53%) Web Services
11 329 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 305 (6.62%) XML
13 301 (6.53%) CSS3
14 298 (6.47%) Spring
15 295 (6.40%) REST
16 280 (6.08%) jQuery
17 273 (5.92%) RESTful
18 249 (5.40%) KnockoutJS
19 238 (5.16%) JSON
20 233 (5.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 695 (15.08%) Online Games
2 493 (10.70%) Computer Science
3 330 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 326 (7.07%) Mobile App
5 276 (5.99%) User Experience
6 220 (4.77%) Mathematics
7 161 (3.49%) Mobile Games
8 128 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
9 122 (2.65%) Visualisation
10 119 (2.58%) Physics
11 110 (2.39%) iPhone
11 110 (2.39%) Social Media
12 106 (2.30%) Algorithms
13 92 (2.00%) Animation
14 89 (1.93%) Xbox
15 84 (1.82%) Statistics
16 55 (1.19%) PlayStation
17 54 (1.17%) Management Information System
18 53 (1.15%) iPad
19 49 (1.06%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 682 (14.80%) Linux
2 434 (9.42%) Windows
3 364 (7.90%) Android
4 321 (6.97%) Apple iOS
5 146 (3.17%) Unix
6 117 (2.54%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 43 (0.93%) CentOS
11 39 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 27 (0.59%) Debian
15 24 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.41%) Windows 10
17 14 (0.30%) Windows Phone
18 13 (0.28%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
20 10 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2224 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1088 (23.61%) TDD
3 681 (14.78%) Software Engineering
4 660 (14.32%) Scrum
5 644 (13.98%) MVC
6 565 (12.26%) BDD
7 496 (10.76%) OO
8 471 (10.22%) E-Commerce
9 374 (8.12%) Web Application Development
10 373 (8.09%) Web Development
11 317 (6.88%) Mentoring
12 308 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
13 303 (6.58%) DevOps
14 274 (5.95%) OOP
15 268 (5.82%) Analytics
16 261 (5.66%) Multithreading
17 258 (5.60%) Open Source
18 252 (5.47%) Front End Development
19 247 (5.36%) Kanban
20 231 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1346 (29.21%) JavaScript
2 1183 (25.67%) C#
3 1115 (24.20%) Java
4 710 (15.41%) SQL
5 622 (13.50%) C++
6 470 (10.20%) Python
7 403 (8.75%) Ruby
8 367 (7.96%) PHP
9 234 (5.08%) Scala
10 152 (3.30%) C
11 108 (2.34%) Perl
12 100 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 78 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 75 (1.63%) Bash Shell
15 66 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 61 (1.32%) R
17 60 (1.30%) PowerShell
18 59 (1.28%) F#
19 54 (1.17%) TypeScript
20 50 (1.09%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 742 (16.10%) Degree
2 93 (2.02%) ISTQB
3 88 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 76 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (1.58%) ISEB
7 70 (1.52%) PhD
8 67 (1.45%) CISSP
9 64 (1.39%) CCNA
10 46 (1.00%) CCNP
11 36 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 34 (0.74%) MCSD
13 30 (0.65%) MCP
13 30 (0.65%) MCSE
14 29 (0.63%) MCSA
15 28 (0.61%) MCTS
15 28 (0.61%) SC Cleared
16 26 (0.56%) MCAD
17 23 (0.50%) CISA
17 23 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (7.83%) QA
2 52 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (0.59%) SLA
4 15 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.33%) SDET
5 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.022%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (3.52%) Docker
2 133 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 25 (0.54%) vSphere
5 18 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.37%) Firmware
7 13 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.11%) HDFS
12 4 (0.087%) iptables
12 4 (0.087%) XenApp
13 3 (0.065%) pfSense
13 3 (0.065%) Postfix
13 3 (0.065%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.065%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.065%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 176 (3.82%) Puppet
2 136 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (1.43%) Ansible
4 43 (0.93%) Nagios
5 30 (0.65%) Kibana
5 30 (0.65%) SCCM
6 26 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 22 (0.48%) yum
8 19 (0.41%) Cacti
9 17 (0.37%) Capistrano
9 17 (0.37%) Mesos
10 11 (0.24%) Nessus
11 10 (0.22%) BMC Marimba
11 10 (0.22%) SCOM
12 9 (0.20%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.17%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 6 (0.13%) Graphite
15 6 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 336 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 330 (7.16%) Google
3 186 (4.04%) VMware
4 170 (3.69%) Oracle
5 116 (2.52%) Adobe
6 109 (2.37%) Cisco
7 59 (1.28%) Facebook
8 54 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 52 (1.13%) Apple
10 50 (1.09%) Tableau
11 44 (0.95%) Citrix
12 37 (0.80%) Atlassian
12 37 (0.80%) Juniper
13 33 (0.72%) Rackspace
14 32 (0.69%) Zend
15 31 (0.67%) Dell
16 27 (0.59%) SAP
17 26 (0.56%) CheckPoint
18 24 (0.52%) PayPal
18 24 (0.52%) Sun
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £64,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Flexi-hours
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: Package
Posted: 2 days ago