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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 186 136 126
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 1793 2365 2633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 2.16% 2.28%
As % of the General category 3.70% 4.96% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1926 2247
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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
48431 47710 50056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.24% 43.57% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 38906 37081 41735
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -51 1714 £47,500 -5.00% 216
London -49 1010 £52,500 - 108
City of London -45 204 £52,500 - 25
South East -5 191 £40,000 - 25
Yorkshire +40 142 £43,750 +25.00% 19
West Yorkshire +46 119 £45,000 +9.75% 18
North West +30 102 £37,000 -1.33% 16
East of England -32 97 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Leeds +27 84 £50,000 +17.64% 7
South West +11 64 £42,500 +41.66% 6
Scotland +6 59 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Manchester +6 59 £40,000 +14.28% 11
East Midlands +59 54 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 54 £42,500 +2.40% 5
Kent +32 44 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Hampshire -8 40 £33,500 -10.66% 8
Edinburgh +15 38 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -51 36 £40,000 - 9
Berkshire -18 35 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Surrey -8 34 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wakefield +11 29 £30,000 +33.33% 9
Bristol -7 25 £30,000 - 4
Suffolk +20 24 £27,500 -19.11%
Nottinghamshire +29 23 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Nottingham +28 23 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Ipswich +20 23 £26,250 -22.79%
Southampton +16 23 £38,250 +2.00% 4
Derbyshire - 23 £36,000 -
Midlands +10 19 - - 12
North Yorkshire +8 19 £26,500 +17.77% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1852 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1004 (25.06%) Java
3 962 (24.01%) C#
4 941 (23.49%) HTML
5 856 (21.37%) TDD
6 816 (20.37%) JavaScript
7 793 (19.80%) .NET
8 765 (19.10%) CSS
9 683 (17.05%) Scrum
10 676 (16.87%) Linux
11 650 (16.23%) MVC
12 642 (16.03%) Degree
13 626 (15.63%) SQL Server
14 617 (15.40%) OO
15 602 (15.03%) SQL
16 584 (14.58%) HTML5
17 563 (14.05%) Android
18 539 (13.45%) Finance
19 532 (13.28%) ASP.NET
20 454 (11.33%) E-Commerce
21 421 (10.51%) WCF
22 415 (10.36%) BDD
23 411 (10.26%) Web Application Development
24 409 (10.21%) Software Engineering
25 404 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
26 402 (10.03%) Computer Science
27 397 (9.91%) C++
28 391 (9.76%) Online Games
29 390 (9.74%) Apple iOS
30 388 (9.69%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 306 (7.64%) Node.js
2 213 (5.32%) Apache
3 124 (3.10%) Tomcat
4 77 (1.92%) CMS
5 62 (1.55%) IIS
6 55 (1.37%) JBoss
7 52 (1.30%) Drupal
8 51 (1.27%) WordPress
9 37 (0.92%) nginx
10 27 (0.67%) SAS
11 26 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
12 24 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (0.55%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.55%) GlassFish
14 20 (0.50%) Confluence
14 20 (0.50%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.40%) Mule
15 16 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 157 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.44%) Photoshop
3 80 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 47 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 39 (0.97%) MS Office
6 33 (0.82%) MS Project
7 25 (0.62%) 3ds Max
8 24 (0.60%) SPSS
9 21 (0.52%) Maya
10 16 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (0.30%) InDesign
12 12 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
12 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
13 7 (0.17%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.17%) GIMP
13 7 (0.17%) ZBrush
14 6 (0.15%) Mudbox
15 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (0.52%) Magento
2 19 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.17%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.075%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.025%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 127 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (2.87%) SaaS
3 51 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.35%) Force.com
8 12 (0.30%) GitHub
9 10 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
10 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.22%) PaaS
11 8 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.12%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.12%) IaaS
13 5 (0.12%) Heroku
13 5 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.12%) Route 53
14 4 (0.100%) Trello
14 4 (0.100%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 348 (8.69%) Internet
2 98 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 84 (2.10%) HTTP
4 74 (1.85%) Firewall
5 69 (1.72%) DNS
6 52 (1.30%) SSH
7 40 (1.00%) SMTP
7 40 (1.00%) LAN
8 36 (0.90%) SAN
9 34 (0.85%) FTP
10 29 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (0.70%) Telnet
12 25 (0.62%) BGP
12 25 (0.62%) DHCP
13 24 (0.60%) MPLS
13 24 (0.60%) Network Security
14 23 (0.57%) WAN
15 22 (0.55%) IPv4
16 21 (0.52%) NAS
17 19 (0.47%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 626 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 367 (9.16%) MySQL
3 273 (6.81%) NoSQL
4 164 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 148 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
6 141 (3.52%) MongoDB
7 136 (3.39%) Big Data
8 134 (3.34%) Hadoop
9 106 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
10 86 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 75 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 69 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 66 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 58 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 42 (1.05%) Apache Hive
16 37 (0.92%) OLTP
17 35 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (0.87%) Redis
17 35 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
18 33 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 388 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 259 (6.47%) Subversion
3 207 (5.17%) Maven
4 177 (4.42%) Jenkins
5 175 (4.37%) JIRA
6 162 (4.04%) NUnit
7 134 (3.34%) Rhino Mocks
8 118 (2.95%) Cucumber
8 118 (2.95%) JUnit
9 116 (2.90%) Selenium
9 116 (2.90%) Jasmine
10 105 (2.62%) Moq
11 83 (2.07%) Eclipse
12 79 (1.97%) Ant
13 72 (1.80%) Visual Studio
14 60 (1.50%) WebDriver
15 58 (1.45%) Xcode
16 49 (1.22%) Hudson
17 48 (1.20%) TeamCity
18 46 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 539 (13.45%) Finance
2 321 (8.01%) Retail
3 314 (7.84%) Marketing
4 231 (5.77%) Banking
5 167 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 104 (2.60%) Advertising
8 102 (2.55%) Publishing
9 66 (1.65%) Online Betting
10 40 (1.00%) Billing
11 38 (0.95%) Electronics
12 33 (0.82%) iGaming
13 31 (0.77%) Automotive
14 25 (0.62%) Back Office
15 22 (0.55%) French Language
15 22 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 20 (0.50%) Legal
17 19 (0.47%) Law
17 19 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1890 (47.18%) Developer
2 434 (10.83%) .NET Developer
3 349 (8.71%) Java Developer
4 225 (5.62%) Senior Developer
5 223 (5.57%) Software Engineer
5 223 (5.57%) Project Manager
6 193 (4.82%) Junior
7 170 (4.24%) Analyst
7 170 (4.24%) C# Developer
8 155 (3.87%) Graduate
9 153 (3.82%) Programmer
10 150 (3.74%) Web Developer
10 150 (3.74%) Junior Developer
11 144 (3.59%) Architect
12 135 (3.37%) Software Developer
13 126 (3.15%) Front-End Developer
14 121 (3.02%) Consultant
15 117 (2.92%) Designer
16 99 (2.47%) Administrator
17 94 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (23.49%) HTML
2 793 (19.80%) .NET
3 765 (19.10%) CSS
4 584 (14.58%) HTML5
5 532 (13.28%) ASP.NET
6 421 (10.51%) WCF
7 404 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 318 (7.94%) Web Services
9 315 (7.86%) Spring
10 311 (7.76%) jQuery
11 265 (6.62%) CSS3
12 224 (5.59%) XML
13 221 (5.52%) J2EE
14 199 (4.97%) RESTful
15 179 (4.47%) Flash
16 168 (4.19%) REST
17 158 (3.94%) SOAP
17 158 (3.94%) JSON
18 147 (3.67%) Hibernate
19 143 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 402 (10.03%) Computer Science
2 391 (9.76%) Online Games
3 329 (8.21%) Mobile App
4 254 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 239 (5.97%) User Experience
6 204 (5.09%) iPhone
7 197 (4.92%) Mathematics
8 176 (4.39%) Open Source
9 172 (4.29%) Mobile Games
10 148 (3.69%) Algorithms
11 105 (2.62%) iPad
12 90 (2.25%) Physics
13 87 (2.17%) Animation
14 86 (2.15%) Visualisation
15 79 (1.97%) Data Structures
16 78 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
17 72 (1.80%) Management Information System
18 70 (1.75%) Social Media
19 58 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
20 57 (1.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 676 (16.87%) Linux
2 563 (14.05%) Android
3 390 (9.74%) Apple iOS
4 342 (8.54%) Windows
5 226 (5.64%) UNIX
6 98 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 80 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (1.32%) CentOS
9 42 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 31 (0.77%) Debian
11 21 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 17 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.37%) Solaris
14 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.15%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1852 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 856 (21.37%) TDD
3 683 (17.05%) Scrum
4 650 (16.23%) MVC
5 617 (15.40%) OO
6 454 (11.33%) E-Commerce
7 415 (10.36%) BDD
8 411 (10.26%) Web Application Development
9 409 (10.21%) Software Engineering
10 330 (8.24%) Project Management
11 268 (6.69%) Game Development
12 245 (6.12%) Domain-Driven Design
13 225 (5.62%) Mentoring
14 223 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
15 200 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
16 195 (4.87%) DevOps
17 193 (4.82%) Multithreading
18 188 (4.69%) Web Development
19 172 (4.29%) OOP
20 160 (3.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1004 (25.06%) Java
2 962 (24.01%) C#
3 816 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 602 (15.03%) SQL
5 397 (9.91%) C++
6 367 (9.16%) Python
7 286 (7.14%) PHP
8 271 (6.76%) Ruby
9 198 (4.94%) Objective-C
10 117 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 105 (2.62%) C
12 93 (2.32%) ActionScript
13 80 (2.00%) Perl
14 77 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 75 (1.87%) Shell Script
16 74 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 74 (1.85%) Scala
17 62 (1.55%) VB
18 49 (1.22%) ActionScript 3.0
19 32 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 642 (16.03%) Degree
2 51 (1.27%) ISEB
3 49 (1.22%) CISSP
4 47 (1.17%) PhD
5 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (1.02%) CISM
7 39 (0.97%) CISA
8 37 (0.92%) SAP Certification
8 37 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (0.77%) MCTS
10 29 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 28 (0.70%) Security Cleared
11 28 (0.70%) MCP
11 28 (0.70%) MCAD
11 28 (0.70%) MCSD
12 27 (0.67%) CRISC
13 24 (0.60%) CCNP
14 21 (0.52%) MBA
15 19 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.47%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.94%) QA
2 67 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.35%) SLA
5 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.100%) COBIT
7 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.050%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 20 (0.50%) vSphere
5 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.35%) Postfix
6 14 (0.35%) Sendmail
7 11 (0.27%) Docker
8 9 (0.22%) XenApp
9 8 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (0.17%) Varnish
11 5 (0.12%) Firmware
11 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.12%) KVM
11 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.100%) SpamAssassin
12 4 (0.100%) Ceph
12 4 (0.100%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.075%) XenServer
13 3 (0.075%) NFS
Systems Management
1 167 (4.17%) Puppet
2 141 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (2.20%) Nagios
4 26 (0.65%) ZABBIX
4 26 (0.65%) Cacti
5 19 (0.47%) Graphite
6 17 (0.42%) Ansible
7 12 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 11 (0.27%) Opsview
9 9 (0.22%) logstash
10 8 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.20%) yum
10 8 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.17%) Capistrano
11 7 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.15%) Cobbler
13 5 (0.12%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.100%) Salt
14 4 (0.100%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 289 (7.21%) Google
2 277 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 230 (5.74%) Oracle
4 158 (3.94%) Adobe
5 99 (2.47%) Twitter
6 85 (2.12%) Facebook
7 83 (2.07%) Cisco
8 82 (2.05%) VMware
9 72 (1.80%) Red Hat
10 71 (1.77%) SAP
11 50 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (1.12%) IBM
13 35 (0.87%) Sony
14 33 (0.82%) Zend
14 33 (0.82%) Tableau
15 30 (0.75%) Sybase
15 30 (0.75%) Apple
15 30 (0.75%) Informatica
16 29 (0.72%) HP
16 29 (0.72%) Business Objects
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Environment
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
XCM Rock
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Great bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Rebellion Developments
Salary: Competitive, depending in experience
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday