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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 153 141 137
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 2157 2372 2278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 2.03% 2.10%
As % of the General category 4.41% 4.61% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1710 1890 1773
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £29,200 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £66,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%

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
48899 51471 48067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 44.00% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38777 39905 37834
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,565 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -15 2027 £45,000 - 304
London -18 1130 £55,000 +4.76% 131
South East +5 207 £40,000 - 33
East of England +83 179 £39,000 -13.33% 22
West Midlands +31 136 £37,500 -6.25% 16
City of London -46 132 £55,000 +10.00% 27
South West +8 102 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire -37 101 £44,500 +18.66% 54
North West -23 99 £40,000 +14.28% 26
Suffolk - 85 £37,500 - 3
West Yorkshire +20 81 £46,750 +10.00% 47
Ipswich - 81 £37,500 - 2
Scotland -2 76 £36,500 -5.80% 11
Leeds +44 74 £46,750 +10.00% 44
Hertfordshire +12 67 £40,000 - 6
Manchester -12 65 £40,000 +6.66% 18
East Midlands -6 61 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Oxfordshire +40 52 £40,000 +31.14% 15
Bristol +19 50 £42,500 +77.08% 3
Birmingham +19 49 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Edinburgh -13 33 £35,000 -12.50% 3
East Sussex +30 30 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Brighton +27 30 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Surrey -1 30 £45,000 - 6
Warwickshire -6 30 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Nottinghamshire -27 27 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Nottingham -27 27 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Oxford +20 25 £35,514 -36.86% 6
Staffordshire +12 25 £42,500 +21.42% 3
North East -29 25 £47,500 +18.75% 7

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1824 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1090 (25.73%) Java
3 1075 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 1066 (25.16%) C#
5 997 (23.53%) HTML
6 877 (20.70%) TDD
7 835 (19.71%) SQL
8 805 (19.00%) CSS
9 755 (17.82%) Degree
10 752 (17.75%) Scrum
11 730 (17.23%) .NET
12 682 (16.10%) SQL Server
13 664 (15.67%) Linux
14 647 (15.27%) OO
15 599 (14.14%) MVC
15 599 (14.14%) Finance
16 555 (13.10%) Software Engineering
17 551 (13.00%) HTML5
18 547 (12.91%) C++
19 546 (12.89%) Online Games
20 539 (12.72%) Android
21 501 (11.82%) Computer Science
22 461 (10.88%) E-Commerce
23 441 (10.41%) BDD
24 437 (10.31%) ASP.NET
25 425 (10.03%) Windows
26 418 (9.87%) Python
26 418 (9.87%) Mobile App
27 398 (9.39%) PHP
28 372 (8.78%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 270 (6.37%) Node.js
2 126 (2.97%) Apache
3 109 (2.57%) CMS
4 82 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 45 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 43 (1.01%) IIS
7 42 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 29 (0.68%) WordPress
10 26 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 25 (0.59%) nginx
12 24 (0.57%) Drupal
13 21 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.50%) Confluence
14 18 (0.42%) Jetty
14 18 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 17 (0.40%) Apache Pig
16 15 (0.35%) JBoss
17 14 (0.33%) Mule
17 14 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 155 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 136 (3.21%) Photoshop
3 78 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 58 (1.37%) MS Office
5 53 (1.25%) MS Project
5 53 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 49 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 47 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
8 35 (0.83%) MS Visio
9 15 (0.35%) Final Cut Pro
10 14 (0.33%) Fireworks
11 11 (0.26%) InDesign
12 10 (0.24%) Maya
13 9 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
13 9 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 9 (0.21%) PTC Creo
14 7 (0.17%) SPSS
15 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.071%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 37 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 19 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.17%) SAP PP
4 7 (0.17%) SAP MII
5 6 (0.14%) Magento
5 6 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.14%) Unica
5 6 (0.14%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.094%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.071%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.071%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.047%) SAP SM
10 1 (0.024%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.024%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.024%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.024%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 221 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (2.50%) SaaS
3 61 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 55 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (0.94%) GitHub
6 29 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 28 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
9 20 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.42%) Office 365
11 16 (0.38%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.28%) PaaS
13 11 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (0.21%) Google Drive
16 8 (0.19%) Dropbox
17 7 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (0.17%) Heroku
17 7 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 220 (5.19%) Internet
2 100 (2.36%) HTTP
3 91 (2.15%) DNS
4 89 (2.10%) Firewall
5 52 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 48 (1.13%) DHCP
7 40 (0.94%) LAN
8 36 (0.85%) BGP
8 36 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (0.76%) OSPF
9 32 (0.76%) WAN
10 28 (0.66%) MPLS
11 27 (0.64%) VPN
11 27 (0.64%) SAN
12 24 (0.57%) VoIP
13 23 (0.54%) Network Security
14 19 (0.45%) SMTP
14 19 (0.45%) Intranet
15 16 (0.38%) Unified Communications
15 16 (0.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 314 (7.41%) MySQL
3 223 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 213 (5.03%) NoSQL
5 136 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 136 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 132 (3.12%) Big Data
7 114 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 87 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 85 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 72 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 71 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 65 (1.53%) Hadoop
13 62 (1.46%) Neo4j
14 54 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (1.25%) Hazelcast
16 48 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 46 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
18 45 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
19 37 (0.87%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 345 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 288 (6.80%) Subversion
3 156 (3.68%) Maven
4 153 (3.61%) Selenium
5 149 (3.52%) NUnit
6 136 (3.21%) Moq
7 134 (3.16%) JIRA
8 119 (2.81%) Rhino Mocks
9 97 (2.29%) Jenkins
10 96 (2.27%) Cucumber
11 81 (1.91%) JUnit
12 80 (1.89%) Visual Studio
13 76 (1.79%) WebDriver
14 54 (1.27%) Grunt
15 51 (1.20%) Jasmine
16 42 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (0.80%) Eclipse
18 29 (0.68%) Ant
19 25 (0.59%) SoapUI
20 24 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 599 (14.14%) Finance
2 314 (7.41%) Retail
3 266 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 262 (6.18%) Banking
5 250 (5.90%) Marketing
6 88 (2.08%) Online Betting
7 80 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.65%) Advertising
8 70 (1.65%) Law
9 64 (1.51%) Publishing
10 49 (1.16%) Electronics
11 43 (1.01%) Back Office
12 37 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 36 (0.85%) Billing
14 32 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 31 (0.73%) Legal
16 26 (0.61%) Front Office
17 25 (0.59%) Automotive
18 21 (0.50%) Aerospace
19 19 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2119 (50.01%) Developer
2 416 (9.82%) .NET Developer
3 325 (7.67%) Java Developer
4 271 (6.40%) Senior Developer
5 253 (5.97%) Software Developer
6 233 (5.50%) Junior
7 227 (5.36%) Analyst
8 213 (5.03%) Software Engineer
9 191 (4.51%) Graduate
10 186 (4.39%) Junior Developer
11 184 (4.34%) Project Manager
12 183 (4.32%) C# Developer
13 175 (4.13%) Web Developer
14 168 (3.97%) Front-End Developer
15 149 (3.52%) Architect
16 143 (3.38%) Programmer
17 117 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
18 113 (2.67%) PHP Developer
18 113 (2.67%) Designer
19 108 (2.55%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 997 (23.53%) HTML
2 805 (19.00%) CSS
3 730 (17.23%) .NET
4 551 (13.00%) HTML5
5 437 (10.31%) ASP.NET
6 372 (8.78%) WCF
6 372 (8.78%) jQuery
7 357 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 326 (7.69%) Web Services
9 289 (6.82%) Spring
10 268 (6.33%) AngularJS
11 237 (5.59%) CSS3
12 214 (5.05%) XML
13 192 (4.53%) WPF
14 173 (4.08%) RESTful
15 163 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
15 163 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
16 151 (3.56%) Ajax
17 142 (3.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 141 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 546 (12.89%) Online Games
2 501 (11.82%) Computer Science
3 418 (9.87%) Mobile App
4 325 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
5 281 (6.63%) Mathematics
6 221 (5.22%) User Experience
7 205 (4.84%) iPhone
8 149 (3.52%) Xbox
9 133 (3.14%) Mobile Games
10 121 (2.86%) Visualisation
11 119 (2.81%) Social Media
12 113 (2.67%) Algorithms
13 101 (2.38%) Social Gaming
14 100 (2.36%) Physics
15 96 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
16 94 (2.22%) Management Information System
17 71 (1.68%) Data Centre
18 62 (1.46%) Animation
19 59 (1.39%) PlayStation
20 57 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 664 (15.67%) Linux
2 539 (12.72%) Android
3 425 (10.03%) Windows
4 371 (8.76%) Apple iOS
5 191 (4.51%) UNIX
6 75 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 60 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 55 (1.30%) CentOS
10 46 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 30 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (0.61%) Windows Phone
15 21 (0.50%) Solaris
16 20 (0.47%) Debian
17 18 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.31%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1824 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (20.70%) TDD
3 752 (17.75%) Scrum
4 647 (15.27%) OO
5 599 (14.14%) MVC
6 555 (13.10%) Software Engineering
7 461 (10.88%) E-Commerce
8 441 (10.41%) BDD
9 306 (7.22%) Web Application Development
10 284 (6.70%) Project Management
11 264 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
12 250 (5.90%) Open Source
13 233 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
14 225 (5.31%) Game Development
15 224 (5.29%) Kanban
16 208 (4.91%) Web Development
17 202 (4.77%) Mentoring
18 201 (4.74%) Multithreading
19 190 (4.48%) Analytics
20 183 (4.32%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 1090 (25.73%) Java
2 1075 (25.37%) JavaScript
3 1066 (25.16%) C#
4 835 (19.71%) SQL
5 547 (12.91%) C++
6 418 (9.87%) Python
7 398 (9.39%) PHP
8 213 (5.03%) Ruby
9 142 (3.35%) C
10 119 (2.81%) T-SQL
10 119 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 94 (2.22%) ActionScript
12 89 (2.10%) Objective-C
13 84 (1.98%) Scala
14 80 (1.89%) Perl
15 78 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 62 (1.46%) VB
17 55 (1.30%) PowerShell
18 45 (1.06%) Shell Script
19 42 (0.99%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 755 (17.82%) Degree
2 80 (1.89%) PhD
3 60 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (1.20%) ISEB
4 51 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 40 (0.94%) SAP Certification
6 37 (0.87%) CCNP
7 31 (0.73%) CCNA
8 27 (0.64%) MCP
9 25 (0.59%) MCAD
9 25 (0.59%) MCSD
9 25 (0.59%) MCTS
10 20 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (0.42%) MCSE
12 14 (0.33%) Security Cleared
13 12 (0.28%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.26%) CISSP
14 11 (0.26%) HND
14 11 (0.26%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.51%) QA
2 28 (0.66%) SLA
3 15 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.094%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.047%) WCAG
6 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 93 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.90%) XenApp
4 20 (0.47%) Docker
5 18 (0.42%) Varnish
6 16 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.24%) LXC
9 10 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.21%) KVM
10 9 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.19%) Xen
12 6 (0.14%) XenServer
12 6 (0.14%) Firmware
13 5 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.094%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.094%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 154 (3.63%) Puppet
2 137 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.42%) Nagios
4 21 (0.50%) Graphite
5 20 (0.47%) Ansible
6 16 (0.38%) CFEngine
6 16 (0.38%) logstash
7 15 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 13 (0.31%) SCCM
9 12 (0.28%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.19%) Mesos
12 7 (0.17%) Cobbler
12 7 (0.17%) Cacti
12 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.12%) Kibana
14 4 (0.094%) SELinux
14 4 (0.094%) WSUS
15 3 (0.071%) StatsD
Vendors
1 345 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 310 (7.32%) Google
3 215 (5.07%) Oracle
4 138 (3.26%) Cisco
5 137 (3.23%) VMware
6 94 (2.22%) Adobe
7 88 (2.08%) SAP
8 77 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 77 (1.82%) Facebook
9 69 (1.63%) IBM
10 64 (1.51%) Apple
11 54 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 54 (1.27%) Perforce
12 52 (1.23%) Xamarin
13 46 (1.09%) Citrix
14 45 (1.06%) Tableau
15 34 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
16 33 (0.78%) Twitter
17 31 (0.73%) CheckPoint
18 30 (0.71%) Zend
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