The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 136 162 160
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 2246 2189 2193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.38% 2.00% 1.92%
As % of the General category 5.58% 4.50% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1907 1769 1799
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
40269 48658 49791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.69% 44.36% 43.63%
Number of salaries quoted 32935 38871 38467
Median salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 2127 £49,000 +3.15% 343
London +24 1245 £55,000 - 145
South East +15 202 £43,750 +9.37% 31
West Midlands +17 150 £37,500 -3.84% 41
City of London +50 131 £60,000 +20.00% 28
North West +13 128 £35,000 -12.50% 38
South West +53 114 £42,500 - 8
Yorkshire +22 106 £45,000 - 27
Manchester +15 105 £36,250 -9.37% 30
Birmingham +18 96 £37,500 -3.84% 19
West Yorkshire +20 91 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Scotland +36 78 £45,000 +28.57% 13
East Midlands +24 78 £36,250 +45.00% 10
Leeds +18 73 £45,000 -5.26% 16
East of England -50 69 £40,000 - 41
Edinburgh +44 61 £45,000 +33.33% 7
Berkshire +72 57 £53,500 +9.74% 9
Nottingham +18 44 £35,000 +26.12% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 44 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Gloucestershire +23 42 £45,750 +30.71% 2
Bristol +5 42 £44,000 +0.57% 5
North East +18 37 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Tyne and Wear +18 35 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Hampshire +27 33 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Warwickshire +19 32 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Hertfordshire -15 28 £50,000 +25.00% 22
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 24 £41,250 -13.15% 1
Oxfordshire -35 22 £41,500 +3.75% 3
West Sussex +31 21 £40,000 -5.88%
East Sussex -15 21 £62,500 +19.04% 2

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Games.

1 2160 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1288 (28.71%) JavaScript
3 1126 (25.10%) C#
4 1064 (23.72%) TDD
5 1056 (23.54%) HTML
6 1054 (23.50%) Java
7 911 (20.31%) CSS
8 881 (19.64%) .NET
9 754 (16.81%) SQL Server
10 720 (16.05%) Degree
11 660 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 656 (14.62%) Linux
13 649 (14.47%) Online Games
14 647 (14.42%) SQL
15 631 (14.07%) MVC
16 620 (13.82%) Scrum
17 608 (13.55%) ASP.NET
18 603 (13.44%) HTML5
19 597 (13.31%) C++
20 545 (12.15%) AngularJS
21 540 (12.04%) BDD
22 512 (11.41%) Finance
23 481 (10.72%) OO
24 472 (10.52%) Computer Science
25 470 (10.48%) E-Commerce
26 451 (10.05%) Node.js
27 450 (10.03%) Python
28 447 (9.96%) Git (software)
29 436 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
30 412 (9.18%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 153 (3.41%) Apache
2 124 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 95 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 73 (1.63%) CMS
5 68 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 53 (1.18%) IIS
7 47 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 45 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 35 (0.78%) Confluence
10 33 (0.74%) nginx
11 27 (0.60%) Apache Pig
11 27 (0.60%) WordPress
12 25 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 25 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 24 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.42%) SAS
15 17 (0.38%) Mule
16 12 (0.27%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.25%) IPython
Applications
1 225 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 116 (2.59%) Photoshop
3 78 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 59 (1.32%) MS Office
5 29 (0.65%) 3ds Max
6 28 (0.62%) MS Project
7 27 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 25 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 23 (0.51%) Maya
10 20 (0.45%) Fireworks
11 16 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (0.31%) InVision
13 13 (0.29%) UserZoom
14 6 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.13%) InDesign
14 6 (0.13%) MS Visio
15 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.11%) SPSS
15 5 (0.11%) ZBrush
16 4 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.65%) Magento
3 18 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.18%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.045%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.045%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.045%) Summit
9 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.022%) FastStats
9 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.022%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.022%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 291 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (2.01%) Google Play
4 81 (1.81%) SaaS
5 72 (1.60%) GitHub
6 54 (1.20%) PaaS
7 46 (1.03%) Google Analytics
8 44 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (0.82%) IaaS
10 32 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
12 26 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.53%) Slack
14 20 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
15 17 (0.38%) AdWords
16 16 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 15 (0.33%) iTunes
18 14 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 222 (4.95%) Internet
2 136 (3.03%) Firewall
3 94 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.18%) HTTP
5 51 (1.14%) Network Security
6 49 (1.09%) WAN
7 45 (1.00%) LAN
8 43 (0.96%) DNS
9 40 (0.89%) VoIP
10 32 (0.71%) SAN
11 29 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (0.62%) MPLS
13 26 (0.58%) BGP
14 25 (0.56%) VPN
15 24 (0.53%) DHCP
16 21 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (0.45%) Ethernet
17 20 (0.45%) Wireless
18 19 (0.42%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 754 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 380 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 355 (7.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 319 (7.11%) MySQL
5 315 (7.02%) MongoDB
6 294 (6.55%) Big Data
7 146 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 134 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 126 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
10 104 (2.32%) Redis
11 90 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 79 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
13 71 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 59 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
15 49 (1.09%) Apache Hive
16 43 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 38 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 38 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.80%) Hazelcast
19 35 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 447 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 247 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 179 (3.99%) Subversion
4 178 (3.97%) Selenium
5 154 (3.43%) Maven
6 136 (3.03%) JIRA
6 136 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 130 (2.90%) NUnit
8 114 (2.54%) Grunt
9 111 (2.47%) Cucumber
10 98 (2.18%) JUnit
11 87 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
12 77 (1.72%) Ant
13 70 (1.56%) gulp
14 68 (1.52%) Moq
15 61 (1.36%) Gradle
16 54 (1.20%) JMeter
17 51 (1.14%) Ranorex
17 51 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 51 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 512 (11.41%) Finance
2 361 (8.05%) Retail
3 341 (7.60%) Marketing
4 235 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 181 (4.03%) Banking
6 158 (3.52%) Online Betting
7 133 (2.96%) Advertising
8 64 (1.43%) Law
9 56 (1.25%) Legal
10 45 (1.00%) Back Office
11 43 (0.96%) Music Industry
12 42 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 38 (0.85%) Publishing
14 29 (0.65%) Electronics
14 29 (0.65%) Front Office
15 26 (0.58%) Automotive
16 25 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.53%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2235 (49.82%) Developer
2 591 (13.17%) .NET Developer
3 433 (9.65%) Java Developer
4 406 (9.05%) C# Developer
5 328 (7.31%) Senior Developer
6 299 (6.67%) Games Developer
7 283 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 281 (6.26%) Analyst
9 272 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 258 (5.75%) Software Engineer
11 241 (5.37%) Junior
12 206 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 193 (4.30%) Graduate
14 191 (4.26%) Junior Developer
15 179 (3.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 177 (3.95%) Web Developer
17 175 (3.90%) C++ Developer
18 152 (3.39%) Agile Developer
19 147 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
20 141 (3.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1056 (23.54%) HTML
2 911 (20.31%) CSS
3 881 (19.64%) .NET
4 608 (13.55%) ASP.NET
5 603 (13.44%) HTML5
6 545 (12.15%) AngularJS
7 451 (10.05%) Node.js
8 436 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 406 (9.05%) WCF
10 330 (7.36%) Web Services
11 321 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 286 (6.38%) Spring
13 277 (6.17%) XML
14 271 (6.04%) CSS3
15 269 (6.00%) REST
16 262 (5.84%) RESTful
17 260 (5.80%) jQuery
18 240 (5.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 236 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
20 221 (4.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 649 (14.47%) Online Games
2 472 (10.52%) Computer Science
3 322 (7.18%) Mobile App
4 315 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 282 (6.29%) User Experience
6 222 (4.95%) Mathematics
7 151 (3.37%) Mobile Games
8 137 (3.05%) 3D Graphics
9 119 (2.65%) Physics
10 115 (2.56%) Visualisation
11 113 (2.52%) Social Media
12 108 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 108 (2.41%) iPhone
13 88 (1.96%) Animation
14 81 (1.81%) Xbox
15 74 (1.65%) Statistics
16 62 (1.38%) Management Information System
17 60 (1.34%) Fintech
18 56 (1.25%) iPad
19 53 (1.18%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 656 (14.62%) Linux
2 412 (9.18%) Windows
3 368 (8.20%) Android
4 312 (6.95%) Apple iOS
5 140 (3.12%) Unix
6 104 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (0.94%) CentOS
10 39 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 35 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.56%) Debian
15 21 (0.47%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.42%) Windows 10
17 14 (0.31%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.22%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2160 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1064 (23.72%) TDD
3 660 (14.71%) Software Engineering
4 631 (14.07%) MVC
5 620 (13.82%) Scrum
6 540 (12.04%) BDD
7 481 (10.72%) OO
8 470 (10.48%) E-Commerce
9 377 (8.40%) Web Application Development
9 377 (8.40%) Web Development
10 321 (7.16%) Mentoring
11 307 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
12 290 (6.46%) DevOps
13 276 (6.15%) Analytics
14 261 (5.82%) OOP
15 256 (5.71%) Kanban
16 253 (5.64%) Multithreading
17 247 (5.51%) Open Source
18 245 (5.46%) Front End Development
19 242 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1288 (28.71%) JavaScript
2 1126 (25.10%) C#
3 1054 (23.50%) Java
4 647 (14.42%) SQL
5 597 (13.31%) C++
6 450 (10.03%) Python
7 373 (8.31%) Ruby
8 342 (7.62%) PHP
9 227 (5.06%) Scala
10 160 (3.57%) C
11 103 (2.30%) Objective-C
12 91 (2.03%) Perl
13 73 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 71 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 60 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 60 (1.34%) R
16 56 (1.25%) T-SQL
17 51 (1.14%) Apple Swift
17 51 (1.14%) F#
17 51 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 720 (16.05%) Degree
2 87 (1.94%) ISTQB
3 82 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (1.81%) Security Cleared
5 80 (1.78%) CISSP
6 77 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (1.67%) ISEB
8 72 (1.60%) PhD
9 63 (1.40%) CCNA
10 46 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 37 (0.82%) CCNP
12 32 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 31 (0.69%) MCSD
14 30 (0.67%) MCP
14 30 (0.67%) MCSE
15 27 (0.60%) MCTS
16 26 (0.58%) MCAD
16 26 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
17 25 (0.56%) GIAC
18 23 (0.51%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (8.02%) QA
2 60 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (0.51%) SLA
4 22 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.31%) SDET
6 11 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.045%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 157 (3.50%) Docker
2 124 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 25 (0.56%) vSphere
5 17 (0.38%) Firmware
6 13 (0.29%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.11%) HDFS
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.11%) XenApp
11 4 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.089%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.089%) XenServer
12 3 (0.067%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.067%) iptables
12 3 (0.067%) pfSense
12 3 (0.067%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 170 (3.79%) Puppet
2 134 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (1.43%) Ansible
4 35 (0.78%) Nagios
5 31 (0.69%) Kibana
6 27 (0.60%) SCCM
7 23 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 19 (0.42%) Cacti
9 18 (0.40%) Mesos
9 18 (0.40%) yum
10 17 (0.38%) Capistrano
11 14 (0.31%) Nessus
12 10 (0.22%) BMC Marimba
13 9 (0.20%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.18%) SCOM
14 8 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.16%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.13%) Grafana
16 6 (0.13%) Salt
17 5 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 320 (7.13%) Google
2 299 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 179 (3.99%) VMware
4 145 (3.23%) Oracle
5 115 (2.56%) Adobe
6 103 (2.30%) Cisco
7 58 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.18%) Facebook
9 46 (1.03%) Apple
10 44 (0.98%) Tableau
11 41 (0.91%) Citrix
12 37 (0.82%) Atlassian
13 33 (0.74%) Rackspace
14 32 (0.71%) Juniper
15 27 (0.60%) Zend
16 26 (0.58%) CheckPoint
17 25 (0.56%) Dell
17 25 (0.56%) Sun
18 22 (0.49%) SAP
19 21 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000- £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Liga Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35-45k plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive!
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Overtime, Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40-50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday