The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 133 130 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 2393 2268 2391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.08% 2.02%
As % of the General category 4.71% 4.75% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1899 1775 2162
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
50780 47793 53058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.09% 43.93% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39402 37771 44755
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 £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 July 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 July 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 -4 2253 £45,000 - 306
London -14 1434 £52,500 +5.00% 164
City of London -61 246 £50,500 +1.00% 44
South East +11 193 £40,000 +3.89% 46
Yorkshire -19 143 £36,500 +12.30% 19
North West -26 129 £35,000 -7.89% 20
Manchester -10 89 £37,500 -2.59% 11
West Midlands +19 87 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Scotland -3 86 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East of England -20 85 £45,000 +28.57% 21
South West +20 72 £37,500 -6.25% 11
West Yorkshire -55 67 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East Midlands +43 63 £40,000 +6.66% 9
North East +38 51 £42,500 +88.88% 3
Nottinghamshire +43 48 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Nottingham +40 48 £40,000 +6.66% 5
North Yorkshire +28 46 £36,500 +62.22% 6
Leeds -69 46 £42,500 - 3
Edinburgh +13 44 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Surrey +5 44 £45,000 +16.88% 7
Hertfordshire +15 41 £40,000 - 8
Tyne and Wear +27 37 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire +2 37 £32,500 -18.75% 10
York +27 36 £37,500 +66.66% 4
Merseyside +6 34 £32,500 -16.12% 6
Hammersmith +19 33 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 33 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 32 £40,000 - 3
Cambridge +3 30 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Liverpool +8 28 £35,000 -6.66% 5

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1372 (28.07%) Java
2 1272 (26.02%) C#
3 1105 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 1058 (21.64%) HTML
5 1037 (21.22%) .NET
6 1006 (20.58%) TDD
7 1002 (20.50%) Scrum
8 909 (18.60%) CSS
9 872 (17.84%) Degree
10 847 (17.33%) MVC
11 838 (17.14%) SQL
12 811 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
13 807 (16.51%) SQL Server
14 750 (15.34%) OO
15 743 (15.20%) Linux
16 707 (14.46%) Android
17 689 (14.10%) HTML5
18 664 (13.58%) ASP.NET
19 645 (13.20%) Software Engineering
20 636 (13.01%) Computer Science
21 633 (12.95%) C++
22 620 (12.68%) Online Games
23 600 (12.27%) Finance
24 517 (10.58%) WCF
25 503 (10.29%) E-Commerce
26 492 (10.07%) Python
27 491 (10.05%) Apple iOS
28 480 (9.82%) Marketing
29 473 (9.68%) QA
30 468 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 278 (5.69%) Node.js
2 246 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 231 (4.73%) Apache
4 128 (2.62%) CMS
5 56 (1.15%) SAS
6 52 (1.06%) Drupal
6 52 (1.06%) IIS
7 49 (1.00%) WordPress
8 42 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 41 (0.84%) Confluence
10 34 (0.70%) nginx
11 29 (0.59%) SharePoint
12 28 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
13 25 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 20 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.39%) GlassFish
15 19 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.35%) MS Exchange
18 16 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 222 (4.54%) Photoshop
2 220 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 138 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 45 (0.92%) MS Project
5 44 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.70%) SPSS
7 31 (0.63%) MS Office
8 27 (0.55%) Maya
9 23 (0.47%) 3ds Max
10 17 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
13 10 (0.20%) Fireworks
13 10 (0.20%) InDesign
13 10 (0.20%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
15 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
16 4 (0.082%) AutoCAD
17 2 (0.041%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 31 (0.63%) Magento
2 21 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 19 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
6 8 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.061%) HFM
10 3 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.020%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 125 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (1.21%) GitHub
3 50 (1.02%) SaaS
4 43 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.43%) Google App Engine
8 20 (0.41%) Office 365
9 17 (0.35%) PaaS
9 17 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.33%) Force.com
10 16 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.14%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
14 4 (0.082%) Responsys
15 3 (0.061%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.041%) IaaS
16 2 (0.041%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 451 (9.23%) Internet
2 180 (3.68%) HTTP
3 74 (1.51%) DNS
4 73 (1.49%) Firewall
5 68 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 54 (1.10%) SSL
7 53 (1.08%) SAN
8 46 (0.94%) DHCP
9 42 (0.86%) LAN
10 39 (0.80%) WAN
11 38 (0.78%) VPN
12 34 (0.70%) Broadband
13 24 (0.49%) SSH
14 22 (0.45%) NAS
15 21 (0.43%) SMS
15 21 (0.43%) LDAP
16 20 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (0.39%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.39%) MPLS
18 18 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 807 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 412 (8.43%) MySQL
3 377 (7.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 271 (5.54%) Big Data
5 258 (5.28%) NoSQL
6 228 (4.66%) MongoDB
7 187 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
8 185 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 166 (3.40%) Hadoop
10 107 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 104 (2.13%) RDBMS
12 103 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
13 88 (1.80%) Redis
14 81 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 74 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
16 67 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 66 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 62 (1.27%) Apache Hive
19 59 (1.21%) OLAP
20 54 (1.10%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 366 (7.49%) Subversion
2 350 (7.16%) Git (software)
3 234 (4.79%) Maven
4 211 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 209 (4.28%) JIRA
6 205 (4.19%) Selenium
7 168 (3.44%) NUnit
8 154 (3.15%) JUnit
9 149 (3.05%) Eclipse
10 129 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
11 125 (2.56%) Ant
11 125 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 106 (2.17%) Cucumber
13 102 (2.09%) Hudson
14 98 (2.00%) Xcode
15 86 (1.76%) WebDriver
16 73 (1.49%) FitNesse
17 71 (1.45%) Moq
18 58 (1.19%) Mercurial
19 57 (1.17%) Grunt
General
1 600 (12.27%) Finance
2 480 (9.82%) Marketing
3 297 (6.08%) Retail
4 212 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 127 (2.60%) Banking
6 105 (2.15%) Advertising
7 94 (1.92%) Online Betting
8 93 (1.90%) Publishing
9 60 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.88%) Back Office
11 29 (0.59%) Legal
12 28 (0.57%) Front Office
13 27 (0.55%) Law
14 24 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 23 (0.47%) Automotive
16 22 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.33%) Electronics
18 15 (0.31%) iGaming
18 15 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 15 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2485 (50.84%) Developer
2 524 (10.72%) .NET Developer
3 416 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 360 (7.36%) Software Developer
5 356 (7.28%) Software Engineer
6 298 (6.10%) Senior Developer
7 295 (6.04%) Analyst
8 251 (5.14%) C# Developer
9 236 (4.83%) Web Developer
10 227 (4.64%) Junior
11 210 (4.30%) Project Manager
12 202 (4.13%) Programmer
13 200 (4.09%) Graduate
14 175 (3.58%) Junior Developer
15 130 (2.66%) Games Developer
16 126 (2.58%) Architect
17 123 (2.52%) Business Analyst
18 122 (2.50%) Designer
19 120 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
20 117 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1058 (21.64%) HTML
2 1037 (21.22%) .NET
3 909 (18.60%) CSS
4 689 (14.10%) HTML5
5 664 (13.58%) ASP.NET
6 517 (10.58%) WCF
7 468 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 423 (8.65%) jQuery
9 388 (7.94%) Web Services
9 388 (7.94%) XML
10 387 (7.92%) CSS3
11 357 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 344 (7.04%) Spring
13 310 (6.34%) Ajax
14 249 (5.09%) J2EE
15 231 (4.73%) Flash
16 218 (4.46%) JSON
17 208 (4.26%) SOAP
18 195 (3.99%) Razor View Engine
19 191 (3.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 636 (13.01%) Computer Science
2 620 (12.68%) Online Games
3 435 (8.90%) Mobile App
4 310 (6.34%) Mathematics
5 285 (5.83%) iPhone
6 264 (5.40%) Mobile Games
7 207 (4.23%) Open Source
8 177 (3.62%) Physics
9 169 (3.46%) Social Media
10 130 (2.66%) iPad
11 122 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
12 119 (2.43%) Animation
13 109 (2.23%) Social Gaming
14 108 (2.21%) Visualisation
15 105 (2.15%) Client/Server
16 85 (1.74%) Social Network
17 77 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
18 75 (1.53%) Artificial Intelligence
19 73 (1.49%) Hedge funds
20 70 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 743 (15.20%) Linux
2 707 (14.46%) Android
3 491 (10.05%) Apple iOS
4 445 (9.10%) Windows
5 257 (5.26%) UNIX
6 107 (2.19%) CentOS
7 78 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 74 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (1.10%) Debian
11 44 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.49%) Solaris
12 24 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 23 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
14 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1006 (20.58%) TDD
2 1002 (20.50%) Scrum
3 847 (17.33%) MVC
4 811 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
5 750 (15.34%) OO
6 645 (13.20%) Software Engineering
7 503 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 468 (9.57%) Web Application Development
9 402 (8.22%) BDD
10 346 (7.08%) Game Development
11 308 (6.30%) Multithreading
12 304 (6.22%) Domain-Driven Design
12 304 (6.22%) Project Management
13 291 (5.95%) OOP
14 283 (5.79%) Web Development
15 254 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
15 254 (5.20%) Unit Testing
16 242 (4.95%) Analytics
17 230 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
18 197 (4.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1372 (28.07%) Java
2 1272 (26.02%) C#
3 1105 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 838 (17.14%) SQL
5 633 (12.95%) C++
6 492 (10.07%) Python
7 419 (8.57%) PHP
8 221 (4.52%) C
9 220 (4.50%) Objective-C
10 213 (4.36%) Scala
11 205 (4.19%) Ruby
12 170 (3.48%) ActionScript
13 132 (2.70%) T-SQL
14 116 (2.37%) VB.NET
15 110 (2.25%) Perl
16 107 (2.19%) Bash Shell
17 99 (2.03%) ActionScript 3.0
18 90 (1.84%) VB
19 86 (1.76%) R
20 78 (1.60%) F#
Qualifications
1 872 (17.84%) Degree
2 234 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 171 (3.50%) MCSD
4 164 (3.36%) MCP
5 157 (3.21%) MCTS
6 155 (3.17%) MCAD
7 123 (2.52%) PhD
8 52 (1.06%) ISEB
9 47 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 32 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.45%) Security Cleared
13 21 (0.43%) MCSE
14 19 (0.39%) CCNP
15 16 (0.33%) MCPD
16 14 (0.29%) CCNA
16 14 (0.29%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.29%) MCITP
17 9 (0.18%) MCSA
17 9 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (9.68%) QA
2 48 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.49%) SLA
6 5 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.082%) JTAG
8 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.020%) COBIT
System Software
1 89 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.43%) vSphere
4 20 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.35%) KVM
6 13 (0.27%) HDFS
7 12 (0.25%) NFS
8 11 (0.23%) Varnish
9 9 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.14%) Xen
12 4 (0.082%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.082%) SpamAssassin
13 3 (0.061%) XenServer
13 3 (0.061%) Docker
13 3 (0.061%) Nmap
13 3 (0.061%) Samba
14 2 (0.041%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.041%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.041%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
2 124 (2.54%) Puppet
3 47 (0.96%) Nagios
4 26 (0.53%) logstash
5 23 (0.47%) Opsview
6 18 (0.37%) Cacti
7 14 (0.29%) YUM
8 13 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 13 (0.27%) Cobbler
9 12 (0.25%) SCCM
10 11 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.20%) Ansible
11 10 (0.20%) Munin
12 9 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.16%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.14%) SCOM
15 5 (0.10%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 403 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 348 (7.12%) Google
3 284 (5.81%) Oracle
4 133 (2.72%) Facebook
5 128 (2.62%) VMware
6 117 (2.39%) Adobe
6 117 (2.39%) Twitter
7 106 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 96 (1.96%) Cisco
9 92 (1.88%) JBoss
10 50 (1.02%) Splunk
11 43 (0.88%) Business Objects
12 42 (0.86%) HP
13 41 (0.84%) IBM
13 41 (0.84%) SAP
13 41 (0.84%) Zend
14 40 (0.82%) Informatica
15 34 (0.70%) Perforce
15 34 (0.70%) Panasonic
16 33 (0.68%) Atlassian
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Plus company benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive plus company benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hammersmith And Fulham, London
Disney
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrison Clarke
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per week
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staffordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago