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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 163 133 148
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 2066 2534 2128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 2.11% 1.93%
As % of the General category 4.22% 4.80% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1705 2006 1769
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%

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
49002 52791 47602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.37% 44.02% 43.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38355 41016 37769
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 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -24 1976 £47,500 - 284
London -29 1097 £55,000 +4.76% 135
South East -10 203 £41,500 +3.75% 56
East of England +62 185 £39,000 -8.23% 25
City of London -15 154 £60,000 +14.28% 28
North West +13 119 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Suffolk +60 100 £39,000 -2.50% 3
Yorkshire -26 92 £45,000 +50.00% 13
Manchester +26 91 £35,000 -6.04% 10
Ipswich +44 88 £39,000 +11.42% 1
South West +30 86 £45,000 +28.57% 9
East Midlands +16 85 £40,000 +23.07% 6
West Midlands -54 65 £35,000 -17.64% 17
West Yorkshire +11 63 £45,000 +25.00% 9
Oxfordshire +18 60 £44,500 +11.25% 23
Leeds -17 48 £45,750 +27.08% 7
Hertfordshire -17 40 £45,500 +1.11% 5
Nottinghamshire +19 39 £35,000 -15.15% 2
Scotland -2 39 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North East -6 39 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Tyne and Wear -8 39 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Nottingham +6 38 £34,250 -16.96% 2
Devon +20 34 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Berkshire -20 33 £60,000 +62.16% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 32 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Exeter - 29 - - 7
Oxford +14 28 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Essex +29 27 £31,250 +13.63% 5
West Sussex +21 27 £50,000 +48.14% 4
Birmingham -26 26 £34,500 -18.82% 2

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1600 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (24.16%) Java
3 889 (22.72%) HTML
4 871 (22.26%) C#
5 856 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 792 (20.25%) TDD
7 728 (18.61%) SQL
8 686 (17.54%) CSS
9 676 (17.28%) Linux
10 645 (16.49%) .NET
11 630 (16.10%) Scrum
12 614 (15.70%) Degree
13 582 (14.88%) OO
14 564 (14.42%) SQL Server
15 546 (13.96%) Finance
16 539 (13.78%) MVC
17 502 (12.83%) HTML5
18 470 (12.01%) Online Games
19 458 (11.71%) E-Commerce
20 439 (11.22%) Android
21 427 (10.92%) BDD
22 413 (10.56%) ASP.NET
23 378 (9.66%) Software Engineering
24 371 (9.48%) Computer Science
25 369 (9.43%) MySQL
26 359 (9.18%) C++
27 353 (9.02%) WCF
28 350 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC
28 350 (8.95%) Mobile App
29 349 (8.92%) Python

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 277 (7.08%) Node.js
2 189 (4.83%) Apache
3 86 (2.20%) CMS
4 81 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 65 (1.66%) IIS
6 38 (0.97%) Drupal
7 36 (0.92%) nginx
8 32 (0.82%) WordPress
9 31 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.72%) SharePoint
10 28 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 24 (0.61%) JBoss
12 21 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 21 (0.54%) Apache Pig
13 20 (0.51%) SAS
14 16 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.41%) Mule
15 15 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
15 15 (0.38%) Confluence
16 14 (0.36%) Liferay
Applications
1 200 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.53%) Photoshop
3 87 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 49 (1.25%) MS Office
6 46 (1.18%) MS Project
7 37 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
8 27 (0.69%) Adobe After Effects
9 19 (0.49%) MS Visio
10 18 (0.46%) SPSS
10 18 (0.46%) InDesign
11 12 (0.31%) Maya
12 11 (0.28%) 3ds Max
12 11 (0.28%) Acrobat
13 10 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
14 7 (0.18%) GIMP
15 6 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 6 (0.15%) PTC Creo
16 5 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (1.07%) SAP ERP
2 18 (0.46%) SAP SD
3 16 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 16 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 16 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 15 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 14 (0.36%) Magento
6 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.13%) Unica
8 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.051%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.051%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.051%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.051%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.051%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.026%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.026%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.026%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 217 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (4.40%) SaaS
3 57 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
4 51 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (0.82%) GitHub
6 28 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
7 25 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 23 (0.59%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 12 (0.31%) Force.com
12 11 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
13 10 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.23%) Google Drive
15 8 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.20%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.15%) Office 365
16 6 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 292 (7.46%) Internet
2 104 (2.66%) HTTP
3 91 (2.33%) DNS
4 84 (2.15%) Firewall
5 83 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 57 (1.46%) SSH
7 47 (1.20%) LAN
8 37 (0.95%) FTP
9 35 (0.89%) SMTP
9 35 (0.89%) DHCP
10 33 (0.84%) SAN
10 33 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (0.82%) Telnet
12 31 (0.79%) WAN
13 26 (0.66%) BGP
14 25 (0.64%) Intranet
15 22 (0.56%) MPLS
16 21 (0.54%) OSPF
16 21 (0.54%) Network Security
17 17 (0.43%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 369 (9.43%) MySQL
3 217 (5.55%) NoSQL
4 148 (3.78%) Big Data
5 131 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 113 (2.89%) Relational Database
7 109 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
8 107 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 90 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 60 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 57 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 42 (1.07%) SAP HANA
13 41 (1.05%) Neo4j
13 41 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (0.95%) Hazelcast
16 36 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (0.79%) Data Mining
17 31 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
18 29 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 308 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 230 (5.88%) Subversion
3 151 (3.86%) Maven
4 141 (3.60%) NUnit
5 120 (3.07%) Selenium
6 116 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
7 115 (2.94%) Moq
8 111 (2.84%) JIRA
9 94 (2.40%) Jenkins
10 84 (2.15%) Jasmine
11 83 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 75 (1.92%) JUnit
13 65 (1.66%) WebDriver
14 62 (1.58%) Visual Studio
15 43 (1.10%) Grunt
16 42 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 37 (0.95%) Eclipse
18 36 (0.92%) Ant
18 36 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
19 33 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 546 (13.96%) Finance
2 338 (8.64%) Retail
3 239 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 229 (5.85%) Marketing
5 224 (5.73%) Banking
6 154 (3.94%) Manufacturing
7 104 (2.66%) Online Betting
8 72 (1.84%) Billing
9 60 (1.53%) Law
10 58 (1.48%) Advertising
11 54 (1.38%) Electronics
12 53 (1.35%) Publishing
13 41 (1.05%) Back Office
14 37 (0.95%) iGaming
15 36 (0.92%) Multimedia
16 32 (0.82%) Legal
17 25 (0.64%) Front Office
18 24 (0.61%) Aerospace
19 23 (0.59%) Automotive
19 23 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1849 (47.26%) Developer
2 382 (9.76%) .NET Developer
3 318 (8.13%) Java Developer
4 230 (5.88%) Analyst
5 229 (5.85%) Senior Developer
6 210 (5.37%) Junior
7 200 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 181 (4.63%) C# Developer
9 169 (4.32%) Software Developer
10 165 (4.22%) Web Developer
10 165 (4.22%) Junior Developer
11 161 (4.12%) Front-End Developer
12 153 (3.91%) Architect
13 148 (3.78%) Administrator
14 145 (3.71%) Graduate
15 135 (3.45%) Software Engineer
16 132 (3.37%) Designer
17 123 (3.14%) Consultant
18 120 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
19 116 (2.97%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 889 (22.72%) HTML
2 686 (17.54%) CSS
3 645 (16.49%) .NET
4 502 (12.83%) HTML5
5 413 (10.56%) ASP.NET
6 353 (9.02%) WCF
7 350 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 297 (7.59%) jQuery
9 276 (7.06%) Spring
10 264 (6.75%) Web Services
11 216 (5.52%) CSS3
12 183 (4.68%) RESTful
13 173 (4.42%) AngularJS
14 171 (4.37%) XML
15 156 (3.99%) Hibernate
16 153 (3.91%) WPF
17 150 (3.83%) ActiveMQ
18 146 (3.73%) REST
19 134 (3.43%) Ajax
20 123 (3.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 470 (12.01%) Online Games
2 371 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 350 (8.95%) Mobile App
4 334 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
5 221 (5.65%) Open Source
6 191 (4.88%) iPhone
7 182 (4.65%) User Experience
8 168 (4.29%) Mathematics
9 148 (3.78%) Mobile Games
10 106 (2.71%) Management Information System
11 100 (2.56%) Social Media
11 100 (2.56%) Xbox
12 86 (2.20%) Algorithms
13 85 (2.17%) iPad
14 80 (2.04%) Visualisation
15 65 (1.66%) Social Gaming
15 65 (1.66%) Physics
16 52 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
17 48 (1.23%) Client/Server
18 45 (1.15%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 676 (17.28%) Linux
2 439 (11.22%) Android
3 310 (7.92%) Windows
4 309 (7.90%) Apple iOS
5 213 (5.44%) UNIX
6 87 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 62 (1.58%) CentOS
9 54 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 53 (1.35%) Windows 7
11 44 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.59%) Debian
14 22 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.49%) Solaris
16 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.28%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.23%) Windows XP
20 6 (0.15%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1600 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (20.25%) TDD
3 630 (16.10%) Scrum
4 582 (14.88%) OO
5 539 (13.78%) MVC
6 458 (11.71%) E-Commerce
7 427 (10.92%) BDD
8 378 (9.66%) Software Engineering
9 338 (8.64%) Project Management
10 310 (7.92%) Web Application Development
11 244 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
12 196 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
13 193 (4.93%) Mentoring
14 191 (4.88%) Multithreading
15 186 (4.75%) DevOps
16 185 (4.73%) Analytics
17 182 (4.65%) Domain-Driven Design
18 168 (4.29%) Game Development
19 163 (4.17%) Kanban
20 131 (3.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 945 (24.16%) Java
2 871 (22.26%) C#
3 856 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 728 (18.61%) SQL
5 359 (9.18%) C++
6 349 (8.92%) Python
7 341 (8.72%) PHP
8 191 (4.88%) Ruby
9 114 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 106 (2.71%) C
11 102 (2.61%) Perl
12 97 (2.48%) Objective-C
13 93 (2.38%) ActionScript
14 80 (2.04%) VB.NET
15 75 (1.92%) T-SQL
16 70 (1.79%) Scala
17 67 (1.71%) VB
18 56 (1.43%) Shell Script
19 39 (1.00%) Go
20 38 (0.97%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 614 (15.70%) Degree
2 103 (2.63%) SAP Certification
3 58 (1.48%) ISEB
4 57 (1.46%) PhD
5 51 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 31 (0.79%) CCNP
7 31 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 29 (0.74%) Security Cleared
9 26 (0.66%) MCTS
9 26 (0.66%) MCP
9 26 (0.66%) MCAD
9 26 (0.66%) MCSD
10 25 (0.64%) CISSP
11 23 (0.59%) CCNA
12 21 (0.54%) CISM
13 19 (0.49%) CISA
14 17 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (8.03%) QA
2 28 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.36%) SLA
5 10 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.051%) COBIT
7 1 (0.026%) PMBOK
System Software
1 86 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.02%) XenApp
4 31 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 21 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.43%) Docker
7 16 (0.41%) Postfix
7 16 (0.41%) Sendmail
8 15 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.36%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.31%) vSphere
11 11 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.26%) Xen
13 8 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.18%) LXC
15 5 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 5 (0.13%) KVM
15 5 (0.13%) Varnish
16 4 (0.10%) Firmware
17 3 (0.077%) NFS
Systems Management
1 146 (3.73%) Puppet
2 130 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (1.58%) Nagios
4 23 (0.59%) ZABBIX
5 20 (0.51%) Graphite
6 18 (0.46%) logstash
7 16 (0.41%) Cacti
8 15 (0.38%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.36%) Ansible
10 10 (0.26%) CFEngine
11 9 (0.23%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.18%) Opsview
13 6 (0.15%) Salt
13 6 (0.15%) Kibana
13 6 (0.15%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.13%) Mesos
15 4 (0.10%) SELinux
Vendors
1 334 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 272 (6.95%) Google
3 214 (5.47%) Oracle
4 144 (3.68%) SAP
5 118 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
5 118 (3.02%) VMware
6 113 (2.89%) Cisco
7 109 (2.79%) Adobe
8 89 (2.28%) Facebook
9 80 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 57 (1.46%) IBM
11 49 (1.25%) Citrix
12 44 (1.12%) Apple
13 43 (1.10%) Twitter
14 37 (0.95%) Business Objects
15 36 (0.92%) Zend
16 34 (0.87%) Perforce
17 33 (0.84%) Tableau
18 29 (0.74%) CheckPoint
19 23 (0.59%) Juniper
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, holidays and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, holidays and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £380000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, other benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago