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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 156 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 2029 2436 2697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 2.27% 2.39%
As % of the General category 4.09% 5.12% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1647 1886 2432
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
49563 47576 51028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.43% 44.42% 45.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38860 37919 42036
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
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 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -28 1934 £47,500 - 285
London -35 1189 £52,500 +5.00% 154
City of London -51 215 £50,000 - 41
South East -8 178 £35,000 -6.66% 32
Yorkshire -4 117 £35,000 +2.94% 21
North West +20 115 £40,000 +6.66% 30
South West +20 95 £40,000 +23.07% 9
West Yorkshire -4 89 £45,000 +28.57% 16
East of England +10 84 £40,000 +14.28% 17
East Midlands +58 82 £38,750 +10.71% 7
West Midlands -80 67 £35,000 -9.67% 10
Manchester +28 66 £40,000 +23.07% 19
Scotland -19 58 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Leeds -34 57 £50,000 +42.85% 11
Hertfordshire +1 44 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Berkshire +8 41 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Nottinghamshire +38 40 £43,750 -23.91% 3
Nottingham +38 40 £43,750 -23.91% 3
Bristol -9 38 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Buckinghamshire +31 31 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Edinburgh -6 31 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Wakefield - 31 £30,000 - 4
Surrey -24 30 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Birmingham -52 30 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Derbyshire +27 29 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Kent +26 26 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Derby +18 25 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Merseyside +19 22 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North Yorkshire -1 21 £27,500 +22.22% 3
Warwickshire -24 20 £41,250 +10.00% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2099 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1158 (26.08%) C#
3 1142 (25.72%) Java
4 1036 (23.33%) HTML
5 972 (21.89%) JavaScript
6 964 (21.71%) TDD
7 933 (21.01%) .NET
8 857 (19.30%) CSS
9 831 (18.72%) Scrum
10 772 (17.39%) MVC
11 738 (16.62%) SQL Server
11 738 (16.62%) Degree
12 722 (16.26%) Linux
13 721 (16.24%) OO
14 693 (15.61%) SQL
15 667 (15.02%) Android
16 655 (14.75%) HTML5
17 634 (14.28%) ASP.NET
18 581 (13.09%) Finance
19 552 (12.43%) Software Engineering
20 532 (11.98%) C++
21 516 (11.62%) Computer Science
22 476 (10.72%) WCF
22 476 (10.72%) Online Games
23 469 (10.56%) Apple iOS
24 464 (10.45%) Web Application Development
25 448 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
26 443 (9.98%) E-Commerce
27 430 (9.68%) Python
28 422 (9.50%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 311 (7.00%) Node.js
2 187 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 186 (4.19%) Apache
4 83 (1.87%) CMS
5 65 (1.46%) JBoss
6 59 (1.33%) Drupal
7 49 (1.10%) WordPress
8 48 (1.08%) IIS
9 35 (0.79%) SAS
10 34 (0.77%) Confluence
11 28 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 27 (0.61%) nginx
12 27 (0.61%) GlassFish
13 26 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.41%) Apache Pig
18 17 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
19 13 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 169 (3.81%) Photoshop
2 159 (3.58%) MS Excel
3 110 (2.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 39 (0.88%) MS Office
5 37 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 33 (0.74%) MS Project
7 32 (0.72%) MS Visio
8 30 (0.68%) SPSS
9 24 (0.54%) 3ds Max
10 23 (0.52%) Maya
11 20 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
12 12 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.18%) InDesign
15 7 (0.16%) ZBrush
15 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
15 7 (0.16%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.14%) Mudbox
17 5 (0.11%) Fireworks
18 4 (0.090%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.41%) Google Analytics
1 18 (0.41%) Magento
2 15 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
5 8 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.068%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 140 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (1.87%) SaaS
3 47 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.63%) GitHub
7 19 (0.43%) PaaS
8 17 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.36%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.32%) Force.com
11 12 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
13 8 (0.18%) Office 365
14 6 (0.14%) IaaS
14 6 (0.14%) Route 53
15 4 (0.090%) Trello
15 4 (0.090%) Heroku
16 3 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
17 1 (0.023%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 394 (8.87%) Internet
2 124 (2.79%) HTTP
3 68 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 61 (1.37%) DNS
4 61 (1.37%) Firewall
5 46 (1.04%) LAN
6 34 (0.77%) DHCP
7 32 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (0.68%) SSL
8 30 (0.68%) WAN
9 29 (0.65%) SAN
10 27 (0.61%) Broadband
11 25 (0.56%) VPN
12 23 (0.52%) SMS
13 21 (0.47%) Network Security
13 21 (0.47%) BGP
14 19 (0.43%) SSH
14 19 (0.43%) MPLS
15 18 (0.41%) SMTP
15 18 (0.41%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 336 (7.57%) MySQL
3 277 (6.24%) NoSQL
4 203 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 193 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 173 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 173 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 159 (3.58%) Big Data
8 150 (3.38%) Hadoop
9 99 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 97 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
11 76 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 75 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 61 (1.37%) Redis
14 57 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 53 (1.19%) OLTP
16 50 (1.13%) Apache Hive
17 45 (1.01%) OLAP
18 43 (0.97%) DB2
18 43 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 383 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 303 (6.82%) Subversion
3 228 (5.14%) Maven
4 193 (4.35%) JIRA
5 185 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 165 (3.72%) NUnit
7 154 (3.47%) Selenium
8 146 (3.29%) JUnit
9 137 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
10 131 (2.95%) Cucumber
11 121 (2.73%) Eclipse
12 100 (2.25%) Moq
13 95 (2.14%) Ant
14 94 (2.12%) Xcode
15 89 (2.00%) Visual Studio
16 86 (1.94%) Jasmine
17 74 (1.67%) Hudson
18 71 (1.60%) WebDriver
19 51 (1.15%) Mercurial
20 45 (1.01%) Axure RP
General
1 581 (13.09%) Finance
2 372 (8.38%) Marketing
3 305 (6.87%) Retail
4 185 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 185 (4.17%) Banking
5 108 (2.43%) Publishing
6 99 (2.23%) Advertising
7 71 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.53%) Online Betting
9 31 (0.70%) Back Office
9 31 (0.70%) Electronics
10 29 (0.65%) Automotive
11 25 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (0.52%) Front Office
13 21 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.43%) Legal
15 18 (0.41%) Billing
15 18 (0.41%) iGaming
16 16 (0.36%) Law
17 15 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2208 (49.73%) Developer
2 504 (11.35%) .NET Developer
3 398 (8.96%) Java Developer
4 305 (6.87%) Software Engineer
5 252 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 233 (5.25%) Software Developer
7 226 (5.09%) Project Manager
7 226 (5.09%) Analyst
8 225 (5.07%) Junior
9 211 (4.75%) C# Developer
10 193 (4.35%) Graduate
11 177 (3.99%) Junior Developer
12 176 (3.96%) Programmer
13 172 (3.87%) Web Developer
14 124 (2.79%) Front-End Developer
15 122 (2.75%) Architect
16 109 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
17 108 (2.43%) Consultant
18 106 (2.39%) Designer
19 100 (2.25%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1036 (23.33%) HTML
2 933 (21.01%) .NET
3 857 (19.30%) CSS
4 655 (14.75%) HTML5
5 634 (14.28%) ASP.NET
6 476 (10.72%) WCF
7 448 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 367 (8.27%) jQuery
9 339 (7.64%) Spring
10 335 (7.55%) Web Services
11 325 (7.32%) CSS3
12 282 (6.35%) XML
13 263 (5.92%) J2EE
14 235 (5.29%) Flash
15 204 (4.59%) Ajax
16 185 (4.17%) JSON
17 183 (4.12%) KnockoutJS
18 179 (4.03%) REST
19 172 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 168 (3.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 516 (11.62%) Computer Science
2 476 (10.72%) Online Games
3 398 (8.96%) Mobile App
4 312 (7.03%) User Experience
5 275 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 263 (5.92%) Mathematics
7 256 (5.77%) iPhone
8 206 (4.64%) Mobile Games
9 203 (4.57%) Algorithms
10 157 (3.54%) Open Source
11 129 (2.91%) Physics
12 113 (2.55%) Data Structures
12 113 (2.55%) Animation
13 111 (2.50%) Social Media
14 110 (2.48%) iPad
15 109 (2.45%) 3D Graphics
16 106 (2.39%) Visualisation
17 82 (1.85%) Social Gaming
18 68 (1.53%) Client/Server
19 64 (1.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 722 (16.26%) Linux
2 667 (15.02%) Android
3 469 (10.56%) Apple iOS
4 392 (8.83%) Windows
5 239 (5.38%) UNIX
6 109 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 63 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (1.37%) CentOS
9 41 (0.92%) Debian
10 28 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.56%) Solaris
12 18 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.25%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2099 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (21.71%) TDD
3 831 (18.72%) Scrum
4 772 (17.39%) MVC
5 721 (16.24%) OO
6 552 (12.43%) Software Engineering
7 464 (10.45%) Web Application Development
8 443 (9.98%) E-Commerce
9 422 (9.50%) BDD
10 363 (8.18%) Game Development
11 301 (6.78%) Project Management
12 293 (6.60%) Domain-Driven Design
13 249 (5.61%) OOP
14 239 (5.38%) Multithreading
15 236 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
16 232 (5.23%) Web Development
17 201 (4.53%) Analytics
17 201 (4.53%) Unit Testing
18 185 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
19 184 (4.14%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1158 (26.08%) C#
2 1142 (25.72%) Java
3 972 (21.89%) JavaScript
4 693 (15.61%) SQL
5 532 (11.98%) C++
6 430 (9.68%) Python
7 317 (7.14%) PHP
8 253 (5.70%) Ruby
9 249 (5.61%) Objective-C
10 145 (3.27%) C
11 127 (2.86%) ActionScript
12 124 (2.79%) Scala
13 101 (2.27%) Bash Shell
14 99 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 81 (1.82%) VB.NET
16 68 (1.53%) ActionScript 3.0
17 66 (1.49%) Perl
18 65 (1.46%) Shell Script
19 61 (1.37%) VB
20 44 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 738 (16.62%) Degree
2 102 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (1.71%) PhD
4 69 (1.55%) MCSD
5 68 (1.53%) MCTS
6 66 (1.49%) MCP
7 65 (1.46%) MCAD
8 44 (0.99%) ISEB
9 34 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (0.68%) Security Cleared
11 29 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 29 (0.65%) CISSP
12 22 (0.50%) CCNP
12 22 (0.50%) CISA
12 22 (0.50%) CISM
12 22 (0.50%) CRISC
13 14 (0.32%) CCNA
14 13 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.27%) PMP
15 12 (0.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 386 (8.69%) QA
2 70 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.50%) SLA
5 15 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.045%) COBIT
7 2 (0.045%) WAI
7 2 (0.045%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.41%) vSphere
4 15 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.23%) KVM
5 10 (0.23%) HDFS
6 8 (0.18%) Varnish
7 7 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.14%) Firmware
8 6 (0.14%) SpamAssassin
8 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.14%) XenApp
9 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.11%) Docker
9 5 (0.11%) NFS
10 4 (0.090%) Nmap
10 4 (0.090%) Ceph
10 4 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.090%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.068%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 160 (3.60%) Puppet
2 132 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (2.07%) Nagios
4 23 (0.52%) Cacti
5 19 (0.43%) Ansible
5 19 (0.43%) Opsview
6 13 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.27%) Cobbler
8 11 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (0.25%) logstash
9 10 (0.23%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.20%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.14%) SCCM
12 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.11%) YUM
13 5 (0.11%) Munin
14 4 (0.090%) Nessus
Vendors
1 348 (7.84%) Google
2 294 (6.62%) Microsoft
3 249 (5.61%) Oracle
4 151 (3.40%) Adobe
5 145 (3.27%) Twitter
6 117 (2.64%) Facebook
7 92 (2.07%) VMware
8 83 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 80 (1.80%) Cisco
10 51 (1.15%) IBM
11 40 (0.90%) Informatica
12 36 (0.81%) Sybase
13 34 (0.77%) Zend
14 33 (0.74%) SAP
15 32 (0.72%) HP
16 31 (0.70%) Talend
17 29 (0.65%) Tableau
17 29 (0.65%) Perforce
18 27 (0.61%) Business Objects
18 27 (0.61%) Sony
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Riding
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70000
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum OTE
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £25 - £35 per annum + pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum upto 20% bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
United Kingdom
Epic Games
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Epic Games
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + b
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + generous stock options
Posted: 23 hours ago