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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 154 184 150
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -34
Permanent jobs citing Games 2191 1844 2168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 1.76% 2.10%
As % of the General category 4.94% 4.04% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1733 1464 1795
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
44351 45657 45178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.70% 43.67% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 36089 36540 34986
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,791 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +22 2012 £50,000 +5.26% 390
London +27 1232 £55,000 +4.76% 201
South East -8 184 £42,500 +10.74% 44
East of England +28 135 £45,000 +12.50% 19
West Midlands +57 134 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Yorkshire +8 116 £45,000 +12.50% 37
North West +29 106 £38,500 -3.75% 32
Birmingham +54 96 £41,250 -2.94% 27
Manchester +64 92 £37,000 +5.71% 26
City of London -35 86 £55,000 +4.76% 17
West Yorkshire -2 85 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Leeds 0 70 £46,250 +2.77% 33
South West +14 66 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Berkshire +28 53 £42,500 -22.72% 9
Hertfordshire -1 48 £70,000 +64.70% 2
Scotland -32 48 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Reading +45 42 £42,500 -29.16% 5
Suffolk -3 42 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Ipswich -7 39 £35,000 -
West Sussex +32 37 £42,500 +66.66% 14
Surrey +26 34 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Bristol +20 33 £40,000 -34.69% 4
East Midlands -12 31 £35,000 -2.77% 9
Cambridge +13 29 £62,500 +66.66% 10
Cambridgeshire +12 29 £62,500 +66.66% 10
Nottinghamshire +17 27 £35,000 -6.66%
Nottingham +13 27 £35,000 -
Wales +29 26 £40,000 +3.89% 3
South Wales +24 24 £40,000 +3.89% 3
Edinburgh -19 24 £40,000 -11.11% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2064 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1285 (29.57%) Java
3 1195 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 1067 (24.55%) TDD
5 983 (22.62%) C#
6 946 (21.77%) HTML
7 816 (18.78%) .NET
8 810 (18.64%) CSS
9 683 (15.72%) Scrum
9 683 (15.72%) Online Games
10 650 (14.96%) Degree
11 639 (14.70%) SQL
12 631 (14.52%) Linux
13 614 (14.13%) SQL Server
14 588 (13.53%) MVC
15 547 (12.59%) BDD
16 541 (12.45%) Software Engineering
17 534 (12.29%) HTML5
18 531 (12.22%) Finance
19 500 (11.50%) Node.js
20 496 (11.41%) Python
21 493 (11.34%) C++
22 487 (11.21%) ASP.NET
23 465 (10.70%) Git (software)
24 449 (10.33%) AngularJS
25 444 (10.22%) OO
26 439 (10.10%) Computer Science
27 424 (9.76%) E-Commerce
28 422 (9.71%) Spring
29 418 (9.62%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 500 (11.50%) Node.js
2 139 (3.20%) CMS
3 115 (2.65%) Apache
4 83 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 53 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 52 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 39 (0.90%) IIS
8 36 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 35 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 33 (0.76%) Drupal
11 32 (0.74%) WordPress
12 30 (0.69%) SAS
13 27 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 26 (0.60%) nginx
15 25 (0.58%) Mule
16 23 (0.53%) Confluence
17 22 (0.51%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.35%) WebLogic
19 14 (0.32%) GlassFish
20 12 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 233 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 120 (2.76%) Photoshop
3 68 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 59 (1.36%) MS Office
5 35 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 27 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 19 (0.44%) SPSS
9 15 (0.35%) MS Project
10 11 (0.25%) Maya
11 9 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (0.18%) 3ds Max
13 7 (0.16%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.14%) PowerPivot
15 3 (0.069%) GNU Octave
15 3 (0.069%) InDesign
16 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 78 (1.79%) SAP ERP
2 44 (1.01%) SAP Retail
3 8 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.16%) Magento
4 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.092%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.092%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.092%) SAP SM
7 2 (0.046%) HFM
7 2 (0.046%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.046%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.023%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.023%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.023%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 208 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (3.73%) SaaS
3 99 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (1.79%) GitHub
5 48 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.69%) Google Analytics
8 29 (0.67%) PaaS
9 26 (0.60%) IaaS
10 25 (0.58%) Office 365
11 24 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 23 (0.53%) Google App Engine
13 22 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.25%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (0.16%) Google Apps
18 7 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
19 5 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 209 (4.81%) Internet
2 76 (1.75%) Firewall
3 67 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 52 (1.20%) HTTP
5 42 (0.97%) DNS
6 31 (0.71%) LAN
6 31 (0.71%) Network Security
7 26 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (0.58%) MPLS
8 25 (0.58%) VPN
9 24 (0.55%) WAN
10 20 (0.46%) SAN
10 20 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
11 19 (0.44%) BGP
11 19 (0.44%) DHCP
12 18 (0.41%) VoIP
13 17 (0.39%) SSH
14 16 (0.37%) Intranet
14 16 (0.37%) OSPF
14 16 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 405 (9.32%) NoSQL
3 363 (8.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 339 (7.80%) MySQL
5 324 (7.46%) MongoDB
6 185 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 178 (4.10%) Big Data
8 137 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 134 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 129 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 114 (2.62%) Redis
12 107 (2.46%) Hadoop
13 99 (2.28%) Hazelcast
13 99 (2.28%) Neo4j
14 79 (1.82%) SAP HANA
15 73 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 64 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 43 (0.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 465 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 225 (5.18%) Subversion
3 187 (4.30%) Maven
4 172 (3.96%) JIRA
5 162 (3.73%) Selenium
6 154 (3.54%) NUnit
7 150 (3.45%) Jenkins
8 145 (3.34%) JUnit
9 115 (2.65%) Visual Studio
10 112 (2.58%) Grunt
11 106 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
12 83 (1.91%) Moq
13 71 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 63 (1.45%) SoapUI
15 56 (1.29%) Jasmine
16 50 (1.15%) WebDriver
17 49 (1.13%) Gradle
17 49 (1.13%) gulp
18 41 (0.94%) Ant
19 39 (0.90%) Eclipse
General
1 531 (12.22%) Finance
2 353 (8.12%) Retail
3 238 (5.48%) Marketing
4 212 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 205 (4.72%) Banking
6 126 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 96 (2.21%) Advertising
8 75 (1.73%) Law
9 58 (1.33%) Front Office
10 56 (1.29%) Electronics
11 53 (1.22%) Online Betting
11 53 (1.22%) Publishing
12 39 (0.90%) Automotive
13 32 (0.74%) iGaming
14 27 (0.62%) Legal
15 22 (0.51%) Billing
16 21 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.41%) Italian Language
18 17 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2185 (50.28%) Developer
2 537 (12.36%) Java Developer
3 510 (11.73%) .NET Developer
4 367 (8.44%) Games Developer
5 360 (8.28%) C# Developer
6 278 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
7 262 (6.03%) Senior Developer
8 231 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 211 (4.86%) Consultant
10 207 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 201 (4.62%) Analyst
12 198 (4.56%) Software Engineer
13 170 (3.91%) Architect
14 166 (3.82%) Junior
15 163 (3.75%) HTML Developer
15 163 (3.75%) Lead Developer
16 158 (3.64%) C++ Developer
17 154 (3.54%) Agile Developer
18 152 (3.50%) Project Manager
19 145 (3.34%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 946 (21.77%) HTML
2 816 (18.78%) .NET
3 810 (18.64%) CSS
4 534 (12.29%) HTML5
5 487 (11.21%) ASP.NET
6 449 (10.33%) AngularJS
7 422 (9.71%) Spring
8 387 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 361 (8.31%) Web Services
10 347 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 338 (7.78%) jQuery
12 319 (7.34%) WCF
13 317 (7.29%) XML
14 258 (5.94%) CSS3
15 248 (5.71%) RESTful
16 200 (4.60%) REST
17 195 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
18 193 (4.44%) Hibernate
19 171 (3.93%) JSON
20 159 (3.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 683 (15.72%) Online Games
2 439 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 411 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 319 (7.34%) Mobile App
5 232 (5.34%) User Experience
6 148 (3.41%) Mobile Games
7 141 (3.24%) Mathematics
8 123 (2.83%) iPhone
9 112 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 101 (2.32%) Visualisation
11 89 (2.05%) Algorithms
12 87 (2.00%) Xbox
13 86 (1.98%) Social Media
14 83 (1.91%) N-Tier
15 65 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
16 59 (1.36%) Statistics
17 55 (1.27%) Physics
18 51 (1.17%) Digital Media
19 50 (1.15%) Online Gambling
20 48 (1.10%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 631 (14.52%) Linux
2 388 (8.93%) Android
3 319 (7.34%) Windows
4 292 (6.72%) Apple iOS
5 132 (3.04%) Unix
6 67 (1.54%) CentOS
7 66 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (1.50%) Windows Server
9 36 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 35 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 31 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.58%) Windows Phone
13 23 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 20 (0.46%) Solaris
17 19 (0.44%) Fedora
18 18 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (0.35%) Windows 10
20 13 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2064 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1067 (24.55%) TDD
3 683 (15.72%) Scrum
4 588 (13.53%) MVC
5 547 (12.59%) BDD
6 541 (12.45%) Software Engineering
7 444 (10.22%) OO
8 424 (9.76%) E-Commerce
9 352 (8.10%) Web Application Development
10 299 (6.88%) Project Management
11 298 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
12 283 (6.51%) Open Source
13 275 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
14 261 (6.01%) Front End Development
15 255 (5.87%) Kanban
15 255 (5.87%) Multithreading
16 251 (5.78%) DevOps
16 251 (5.78%) Mentoring
17 236 (5.43%) Analytics
18 235 (5.41%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1285 (29.57%) Java
2 1195 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 983 (22.62%) C#
4 639 (14.70%) SQL
5 496 (11.41%) Python
6 493 (11.34%) C++
7 418 (9.62%) PHP
8 265 (6.10%) Ruby
9 146 (3.36%) Scala
10 112 (2.58%) C
11 111 (2.55%) Objective-C
12 81 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 75 (1.73%) Perl
14 73 (1.68%) Bash Shell
15 71 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 70 (1.61%) F#
16 70 (1.61%) VB.NET
17 63 (1.45%) R
18 55 (1.27%) VB
19 50 (1.15%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 650 (14.96%) Degree
2 79 (1.82%) SAP Certification
3 72 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (1.52%) PhD
5 63 (1.45%) ISEB
6 52 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (0.87%) MCP
8 31 (0.71%) CCNA
8 31 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (0.71%) MCSE
8 31 (0.71%) MCTS
9 30 (0.69%) MCSD
10 27 (0.62%) MCAD
11 26 (0.60%) CCNP
12 20 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.39%) MCSA
14 12 (0.28%) CEH
14 12 (0.28%) Security Cleared
15 8 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (7.27%) QA
2 28 (0.64%) SLA
3 22 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.23%) SDET
6 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.046%) WCAG
8 1 (0.023%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.023%) MISRA
8 1 (0.023%) MISRA C
System Software
1 59 (1.36%) Docker
2 55 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 46 (1.06%) Varnish
5 30 (0.69%) KVM
6 18 (0.41%) QEMU
6 18 (0.41%) RHEV
7 16 (0.37%) iptables
8 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.16%) Firmware
10 7 (0.16%) Snort
11 6 (0.14%) Ceph
11 6 (0.14%) vSphere
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.12%) XenApp
13 4 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.092%) Postfix
14 2 (0.046%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 138 (3.18%) Puppet
2 132 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (1.68%) Ansible
4 72 (1.66%) Nagios
5 33 (0.76%) yum
6 22 (0.51%) Capistrano
6 22 (0.51%) SCCM
7 21 (0.48%) Graphite
8 20 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.44%) Packer
10 18 (0.41%) Riemann
10 18 (0.41%) Zenoss
11 14 (0.32%) CFEngine
12 13 (0.30%) Cacti
13 12 (0.28%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.25%) SCOM
15 10 (0.23%) Icinga
16 9 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (0.21%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 396 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 269 (6.19%) Google
3 183 (4.21%) Oracle
4 94 (2.16%) Cisco
4 94 (2.16%) SAP
5 84 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
6 79 (1.82%) VMware
7 77 (1.77%) Adobe
8 69 (1.59%) Facebook
9 45 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 42 (0.97%) Tableau
11 40 (0.92%) NetApp
12 39 (0.90%) Juniper
13 38 (0.87%) Sun
14 29 (0.67%) Atlassian
15 28 (0.64%) CheckPoint
16 27 (0.62%) Yahoo!
17 25 (0.58%) Apple
18 24 (0.55%) Perforce
19 23 (0.53%) Sybase
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Langley James
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Flexi Hours, Training, etc
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
Betzoola
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northamptonshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Flexi-time, pension, 25 days hol.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Flexi-time, pension, 25 days hol.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Health, Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Discretionary bonus & discounted gym
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Discretionary bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago