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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 142 175 151
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Permanent jobs citing Games 2284 1989 2524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.32% 1.87% 2.12%
As % of the General category 5.34% 4.21% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1938 1648 2023
Median salary £47,500 £47,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
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
42792 47237 52563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.41% 44.30% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 34856 37172 41114
Median 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 median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,908
% change year-on-year
- +4.87%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +24 2163 £47,500 - 422
London +37 1298 £55,000 - 220
South East +46 247 £42,500 +6.25% 52
East of England +10 169 £40,000 +2.56% 30
North West +22 124 £35,000 -1.40% 31
City of London +32 120 £55,000 - 29
West Midlands +18 114 £36,000 -4.00% 12
Yorkshire +26 102 £45,000 - 52
Manchester +13 99 £32,500 -8.45% 24
West Yorkshire +42 91 £46,000 +2.22% 45
Leeds +44 81 £47,500 +6.74% 40
Birmingham +21 69 £33,750 -3.57% 5
West Sussex +21 66 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +41 57 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Suffolk -2 57 £37,500 - 4
Berkshire +42 56 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Cambridge +43 55 £41,250 -10.81% 7
East Midlands -16 55 £35,000 -12.50% 9
South West -37 55 £43,750 +2.94% 12
Ipswich +2 53 £37,500 - 4
Scotland +21 48 £45,000 - 3
Burgess Hill +8 47 £45,000 - 3
Surrey +25 45 £55,000 +65.41% 14
Reading +45 43 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +33 38 £35,000 +59.09% 11
Wales +36 31 £40,000 -55.55% 2
Bedfordshire +27 30 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Nottinghamshire -7 30 £24,000 -28.35% 2
South Wales - 30 £40,000 - 2
Cardiff - 29 £41,250 - 2

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 2119 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1235 (27.32%) JavaScript
3 1234 (27.29%) Java
4 1093 (24.18%) C#
5 1009 (22.32%) TDD
6 997 (22.05%) HTML
7 867 (19.18%) .NET
8 858 (18.98%) CSS
9 786 (17.39%) Degree
10 716 (15.84%) SQL
11 690 (15.26%) SQL Server
12 675 (14.93%) Online Games
13 652 (14.42%) Scrum
14 648 (14.33%) Linux
15 646 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 610 (13.49%) C++
17 592 (13.09%) MVC
18 542 (11.99%) HTML5
19 537 (11.88%) BDD
20 525 (11.61%) ASP.NET
21 499 (11.04%) Python
22 495 (10.95%) Computer Science
23 487 (10.77%) OO
24 479 (10.60%) AngularJS
25 474 (10.48%) Git (software)
26 455 (10.06%) Node.js
27 429 (9.49%) Finance
28 415 (9.18%) Microsoft
29 409 (9.05%) NoSQL
30 402 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 455 (10.06%) Node.js
2 124 (2.74%) Apache
3 102 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
4 96 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 95 (2.10%) CMS
6 57 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 44 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 42 (0.93%) SAS
11 39 (0.86%) Mule
12 37 (0.82%) Confluence
13 33 (0.73%) WordPress
14 27 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (0.55%) IIS
16 23 (0.51%) nginx
17 21 (0.46%) Apache Pig
18 17 (0.38%) Drupal
18 17 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 274 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 137 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 94 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 42 (0.93%) MS Office
5 39 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 36 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 32 (0.71%) 3ds Max
8 31 (0.69%) Maya
9 30 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
10 28 (0.62%) Fireworks
11 25 (0.55%) MS Visio
12 17 (0.38%) SPSS
13 8 (0.18%) MS Project
14 6 (0.13%) Stata
15 5 (0.11%) ZBrush
16 3 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.066%) GNU Octave
16 3 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
17 2 (0.044%) MODO
Business Applications
1 59 (1.31%) SAP ERP
2 35 (0.77%) SAP Retail
3 33 (0.73%) Magento
4 26 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
9 3 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.044%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.044%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.044%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.044%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 264 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (3.41%) SaaS
3 103 (2.28%) Google Play
4 102 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 63 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 59 (1.31%) GitHub
7 49 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (0.84%) PaaS
9 36 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (0.80%) Google App Engine
10 24 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
12 18 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (0.40%) Route 53
13 15 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.33%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.31%) IaaS
15 13 (0.29%) Office 365
15 13 (0.29%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 195 (4.31%) Internet
2 85 (1.88%) Firewall
3 61 (1.35%) HTTP
4 57 (1.26%) LAN
5 52 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 48 (1.06%) WAN
7 38 (0.84%) VoIP
8 36 (0.80%) SAN
9 24 (0.53%) DNS
10 22 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (0.49%) Wireless
11 21 (0.46%) MPLS
12 20 (0.44%) Ethernet
12 20 (0.44%) VPN
13 17 (0.38%) Network Security
14 16 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (0.33%) BGP
16 14 (0.31%) 802.11
16 14 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 409 (9.05%) NoSQL
3 357 (7.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 355 (7.85%) MySQL
5 275 (6.08%) MongoDB
6 215 (4.76%) Big Data
7 184 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 143 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 141 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 134 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 123 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
12 102 (2.26%) Redis
13 75 (1.66%) RDBMS
14 60 (1.33%) Neo4j
15 59 (1.31%) SAP HANA
16 58 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 53 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
18 49 (1.08%) OLAP
19 44 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 43 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 474 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 217 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 212 (4.69%) Selenium
3 212 (4.69%) Subversion
4 176 (3.89%) JIRA
5 164 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 161 (3.56%) Maven
7 151 (3.34%) JUnit
8 124 (2.74%) NUnit
9 94 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 88 (1.95%) Grunt
11 82 (1.81%) SoapUI
12 81 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
13 72 (1.59%) Ranorex
14 56 (1.24%) Moq
15 51 (1.13%) gulp
16 44 (0.97%) JMeter
17 41 (0.91%) Eclipse
17 41 (0.91%) WebDriver
18 40 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 429 (9.49%) Finance
2 347 (7.68%) Retail
3 273 (6.04%) Marketing
4 212 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 134 (2.96%) Banking
6 103 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 87 (1.92%) Advertising
8 57 (1.26%) Front Office
9 55 (1.22%) Online Betting
10 46 (1.02%) Law
10 46 (1.02%) Publishing
11 39 (0.86%) Legal
12 36 (0.80%) iGaming
13 26 (0.58%) Back Office
13 26 (0.58%) Electronics
14 23 (0.51%) Automotive
15 20 (0.44%) Military
16 19 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 19 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2338 (51.71%) Developer
2 537 (11.88%) .NET Developer
3 473 (10.46%) Java Developer
4 414 (9.16%) C# Developer
5 369 (8.16%) Games Developer
6 284 (6.28%) JavaScript Developer
7 283 (6.26%) Senior Developer
8 263 (5.82%) Software Engineer
9 244 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 228 (5.04%) Analyst
11 208 (4.60%) Software Developer
12 204 (4.51%) Junior
13 194 (4.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 191 (4.22%) Web Developer
15 185 (4.09%) Consultant
16 184 (4.07%) C++ Developer
17 162 (3.58%) Junior Developer
18 155 (3.43%) HTML Developer
19 154 (3.41%) Graduate
20 146 (3.23%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 997 (22.05%) HTML
2 867 (19.18%) .NET
3 858 (18.98%) CSS
4 542 (11.99%) HTML5
5 525 (11.61%) ASP.NET
6 479 (10.60%) AngularJS
7 402 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 402 (8.89%) Web Services
8 384 (8.49%) WCF
9 345 (7.63%) Spring
10 334 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 330 (7.30%) jQuery
12 321 (7.10%) XML
13 283 (6.26%) CSS3
14 248 (5.49%) REST
15 245 (5.42%) RESTful
16 241 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
17 228 (5.04%) .NET Framework
18 216 (4.78%) JSON
19 173 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 675 (14.93%) Online Games
2 495 (10.95%) Computer Science
3 395 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
4 302 (6.68%) Mobile App
5 272 (6.02%) User Experience
6 187 (4.14%) Mathematics
7 151 (3.34%) Mobile Games
8 118 (2.61%) Visualisation
9 109 (2.41%) Algorithms
10 105 (2.32%) iPhone
11 88 (1.95%) Physics
12 86 (1.90%) Data Centre
13 79 (1.75%) Social Media
14 78 (1.73%) Statistics
15 72 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
15 72 (1.59%) Animation
16 62 (1.37%) Xbox
17 54 (1.19%) Data Structures
18 50 (1.11%) Online Gambling
19 46 (1.02%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 648 (14.33%) Linux
2 352 (7.79%) Windows
3 332 (7.34%) Android
4 289 (6.39%) Apple iOS
5 187 (4.14%) Unix
6 98 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 70 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (1.13%) CentOS
9 44 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 42 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 27 (0.60%) Debian
13 22 (0.49%) Solaris
14 21 (0.46%) CoreOS
15 20 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (0.40%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.31%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2119 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1009 (22.32%) TDD
3 652 (14.42%) Scrum
4 646 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 592 (13.09%) MVC
6 537 (11.88%) BDD
7 487 (10.77%) OO
8 384 (8.49%) E-Commerce
9 356 (7.87%) Web Application Development
10 355 (7.85%) Web Development
11 306 (6.77%) DevOps
12 304 (6.72%) Open Source
13 303 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 299 (6.61%) Multithreading
15 268 (5.93%) Project Management
16 262 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
17 261 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
18 248 (5.49%) Front End Development
19 243 (5.37%) OOP
20 232 (5.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1235 (27.32%) JavaScript
2 1234 (27.29%) Java
3 1093 (24.18%) C#
4 716 (15.84%) SQL
5 610 (13.49%) C++
6 499 (11.04%) Python
7 389 (8.60%) PHP
8 297 (6.57%) Ruby
9 214 (4.73%) Scala
10 158 (3.49%) C
11 103 (2.28%) Objective-C
12 101 (2.23%) Perl
13 88 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 83 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 81 (1.79%) F#
16 68 (1.50%) TypeScript
17 65 (1.44%) R
18 63 (1.39%) PL/SQL
19 58 (1.28%) Shell Script
20 56 (1.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 786 (17.39%) Degree
2 86 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (1.42%) PhD
4 60 (1.33%) SAP Certification
5 56 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 46 (1.02%) ISEB
7 46 (1.02%) Security Cleared
8 41 (0.91%) CCNA
9 40 (0.88%) CCNP
10 38 (0.84%) MCSD
11 32 (0.71%) MCSE
12 29 (0.64%) MCSA
13 27 (0.60%) MCTS
14 26 (0.58%) MCP
15 25 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (0.55%) MCAD
16 21 (0.46%) SC Cleared
17 19 (0.42%) CISSP
18 18 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (7.03%) QA
2 35 (0.77%) SLA
3 24 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.15%) SDET
6 4 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 116 (2.57%) Docker
2 98 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.38%) Varnish
7 16 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.24%) Ceph
9 10 (0.22%) KVM
10 9 (0.20%) Firmware
10 9 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.20%) vSphere
11 8 (0.18%) Postfix
11 8 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.13%) HDFS
12 6 (0.13%) QEMU
12 6 (0.13%) RHEV
13 5 (0.11%) etcd
14 3 (0.066%) iptables
Systems Management
1 168 (3.72%) Puppet
2 132 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (1.39%) Ansible
4 51 (1.13%) Nagios
5 24 (0.53%) yum
6 23 (0.51%) SCCM
7 21 (0.46%) Data Guard
8 15 (0.33%) Kibana
8 15 (0.33%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (0.24%) CFEngine
9 11 (0.24%) SCOM
10 10 (0.22%) Cacti
11 9 (0.20%) Icinga
12 7 (0.15%) Packer
13 6 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.13%) Mesos
13 6 (0.13%) Riemann
13 6 (0.13%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.11%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 415 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 281 (6.22%) Google
3 178 (3.94%) Oracle
4 124 (2.74%) VMware
5 109 (2.41%) Adobe
6 94 (2.08%) Cisco
7 81 (1.79%) SAP
8 78 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 75 (1.66%) Facebook
10 61 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 47 (1.04%) Tableau
12 41 (0.91%) Apple
12 41 (0.91%) Citrix
12 41 (0.91%) Juniper
13 37 (0.82%) Zend
14 32 (0.71%) PayPal
15 27 (0.60%) Splunk
16 26 (0.58%) Atlassian
17 25 (0.55%) F5
18 24 (0.53%) AppDynamics
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Posted: 54 minutes ago
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Salary: £49000 per annum
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Salary: £45k - 65k per annum, Benefits: 20% Bonus/
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
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London
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Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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London
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West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
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Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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Central London / West End
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Central London / West End
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Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Bens
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City, London
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Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
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Sky Betting and Gaming
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Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
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Sky Betting and Gaming
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Sky Betting and Gaming
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