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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 167 155 203
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +48
Permanent jobs citing Games 1852 2176 1771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 2.05% 1.56%
As % of the General category 4.89% 4.62% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1542 1838 1433
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
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
37838 47106 49058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.23% 44.31% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 30414 37858 39168
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -3 1745 £50,000 - 359
London -14 964 £60,000 +9.09% 173
South East +85 210 £40,000 - 31
Yorkshire +7 122 £47,500 +6.74% 40
North West -7 120 £40,000 - 37
West Yorkshire +42 111 £47,501 +11.76% 36
South West +47 110 £44,000 +3.52% 12
Manchester +3 101 £40,000 - 30
West Midlands -44 100 £40,000 - 31
Leeds +34 94 £50,000 +17.64% 24
City of London +26 84 £62,500 +19.04% 19
Berkshire +95 81 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East of England +2 75 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Birmingham -10 69 £40,000 +4.57% 10
Scotland +43 67 £37,500 -16.66% 10
East Midlands -3 40 £41,250 +16.19% 8
Bristol +8 39 £44,000 -2.22% 6
Gloucestershire +13 36 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Hampshire +25 35 £38,750 +3.33% 7
Edinburgh +19 33 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Reading +31 29 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Nottingham -3 26 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -8 26 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Southampton +28 25 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Hertfordshire +4 25 £40,000 -36.00% 8
Suffolk +3 25 £38,500 +26.22% 1
Devon -8 25 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Oxfordshire +25 24 £40,000 -2.43% 3
Ipswich +12 24 £38,500 +26.22% 1
Glasgow +29 23 £37,500 -27.18% 1

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 1949 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1158 (28.10%) JavaScript
3 1031 (25.02%) TDD
4 1003 (24.34%) Java
5 1001 (24.29%) C#
6 917 (22.25%) HTML
7 797 (19.34%) CSS
8 775 (18.81%) .NET
9 718 (17.42%) SQL Server
10 691 (16.77%) Linux
11 626 (15.19%) Degree
12 620 (15.04%) MVC
13 597 (14.49%) Online Games
14 585 (14.20%) ASP.NET
15 579 (14.05%) Scrum
16 571 (13.86%) AngularJS
17 569 (13.81%) HTML5
18 565 (13.71%) Finance
19 544 (13.20%) Software Engineering
20 526 (12.76%) BDD
21 496 (12.04%) SQL
22 485 (11.77%) Git (software)
23 471 (11.43%) C++
24 468 (11.36%) Node.js
25 459 (11.14%) E-Commerce
26 444 (10.77%) NoSQL
27 443 (10.75%) Python
28 432 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
29 406 (9.85%) OO
30 397 (9.63%) Computer Science

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
1 141 (3.42%) Apache
2 135 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 78 (1.89%) IIS
4 76 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 75 (1.82%) CMS
6 74 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 45 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 35 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 30 (0.73%) WordPress
10 29 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 27 (0.66%) Confluence
12 25 (0.61%) nginx
13 23 (0.56%) Apache Pig
14 16 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (0.36%) Jetty
15 15 (0.36%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.34%) Mule
17 12 (0.29%) Drupal
17 12 (0.29%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 203 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 78 (1.89%) Photoshop
3 58 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (1.29%) MS Office
5 27 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 26 (0.63%) MS Project
7 20 (0.49%) 3ds Max
8 17 (0.41%) Maya
9 16 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (0.36%) InDesign
11 9 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 9 (0.22%) InVision
12 7 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.15%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.097%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
16 3 (0.073%) MS Visio
16 3 (0.073%) Stata
16 3 (0.073%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 18 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.24%) Magento
4 9 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle iSupplier
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.049%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.049%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 271 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (2.14%) Google Play
4 71 (1.72%) SaaS
5 62 (1.50%) GitHub
6 44 (1.07%) Google Analytics
7 40 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 40 (0.97%) PaaS
8 38 (0.92%) IaaS
9 36 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
10 35 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.61%) Slack
13 19 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
14 18 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 17 (0.41%) iTunes
15 17 (0.41%) Trello
16 16 (0.39%) Route 53
16 16 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 245 (5.95%) Internet
2 138 (3.35%) Firewall
3 94 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 67 (1.63%) Network Security
5 51 (1.24%) HTTP
6 49 (1.19%) DNS
7 37 (0.90%) SAN
8 34 (0.83%) WAN
9 32 (0.78%) MPLS
10 30 (0.73%) LAN
11 28 (0.68%) VPN
12 27 (0.66%) BGP
12 27 (0.66%) VoIP
13 26 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (0.63%) NAS
14 25 (0.61%) DHCP
15 19 (0.46%) ADSL
15 19 (0.46%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.46%) Wireless
16 18 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 444 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 360 (8.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 353 (8.57%) MongoDB
5 290 (7.04%) Big Data
6 248 (6.02%) MySQL
7 123 (2.98%) Hadoop
8 119 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 114 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 86 (2.09%) Redis
11 70 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 64 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.19%) Couchbase
15 48 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
16 43 (1.04%) Neo4j
17 42 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 41 (0.99%) Apache Hive
19 40 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 39 (0.95%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 485 (11.77%) Git (software)
2 248 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 200 (4.85%) Subversion
4 179 (4.34%) Maven
5 137 (3.32%) Selenium
6 132 (3.20%) JIRA
7 116 (2.81%) NUnit
8 115 (2.79%) Grunt
9 105 (2.55%) Visual Studio
10 96 (2.33%) Cucumber
11 88 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
12 79 (1.92%) Ant
13 74 (1.80%) JUnit
14 72 (1.75%) Gradle
15 67 (1.63%) Moq
15 67 (1.63%) TeamCity
16 65 (1.58%) gulp
17 46 (1.12%) Jasmine
18 45 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
19 38 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 565 (13.71%) Finance
2 365 (8.86%) Retail
3 282 (6.84%) Marketing
4 231 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 200 (4.85%) Banking
6 198 (4.80%) Online Betting
7 175 (4.25%) Advertising
8 51 (1.24%) Legal
9 47 (1.14%) Law
10 46 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.12%) Music Industry
11 39 (0.95%) Back Office
12 38 (0.92%) Publishing
13 35 (0.85%) Automotive
14 30 (0.73%) Electronics
15 25 (0.61%) Multimedia
16 22 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.51%) French Language
18 19 (0.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1979 (48.02%) Developer
2 557 (13.52%) .NET Developer
3 425 (10.31%) Java Developer
4 313 (7.60%) C# Developer
5 294 (7.13%) Senior Developer
6 272 (6.60%) Games Developer
7 251 (6.09%) Analyst
8 239 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 227 (5.51%) Junior
10 213 (5.17%) Software Engineer
11 212 (5.14%) JavaScript Developer
12 181 (4.39%) Graduate
13 175 (4.25%) Junior Developer
14 161 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 157 (3.81%) Software Developer
16 150 (3.64%) Agile Developer
17 142 (3.45%) Architect
18 130 (3.15%) C++ Developer
19 124 (3.01%) Graduate Developer
20 119 (2.89%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (22.25%) HTML
2 797 (19.34%) CSS
3 775 (18.81%) .NET
4 585 (14.20%) ASP.NET
5 571 (13.86%) AngularJS
6 569 (13.81%) HTML5
7 468 (11.36%) Node.js
8 432 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 378 (9.17%) WCF
10 333 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 316 (7.67%) Spring
12 262 (6.36%) RESTful
12 262 (6.36%) Web Services
13 248 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 242 (5.87%) CSS3
15 229 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
16 224 (5.44%) React
17 217 (5.27%) REST
18 194 (4.71%) jQuery
19 182 (4.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 597 (14.49%) Online Games
2 397 (9.63%) Computer Science
3 287 (6.96%) Mobile App
4 249 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 248 (6.02%) User Experience
6 180 (4.37%) Mathematics
7 122 (2.96%) Mobile Games
8 120 (2.91%) Social Media
9 106 (2.57%) Algorithms
9 106 (2.57%) Visualisation
10 103 (2.50%) iPhone
11 96 (2.33%) Animation
12 93 (2.26%) Physics
13 70 (1.70%) 3D Graphics
14 69 (1.67%) Management Information System
15 65 (1.58%) Xbox
16 61 (1.48%) Fintech
17 56 (1.36%) iPad
18 49 (1.19%) Client/Server
19 47 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 691 (16.77%) Linux
2 371 (9.00%) Windows
3 351 (8.52%) Android
4 291 (7.06%) Apple iOS
5 130 (3.15%) Unix
6 87 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 47 (1.14%) CentOS
7 47 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 35 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.61%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.44%) Debian
14 17 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 16 (0.39%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.15%) Solaris
17 5 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1949 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1031 (25.02%) TDD
3 620 (15.04%) MVC
4 579 (14.05%) Scrum
5 544 (13.20%) Software Engineering
6 526 (12.76%) BDD
7 459 (11.14%) E-Commerce
8 406 (9.85%) OO
9 387 (9.39%) Web Application Development
10 354 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
11 340 (8.25%) Web Development
12 298 (7.23%) Mentoring
13 293 (7.11%) DevOps
14 278 (6.75%) Analytics
15 258 (6.26%) Kanban
16 235 (5.70%) OOP
17 233 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
18 217 (5.27%) Front End Development
19 211 (5.12%) Open Source
20 206 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1158 (28.10%) JavaScript
2 1003 (24.34%) Java
3 1001 (24.29%) C#
4 496 (12.04%) SQL
5 471 (11.43%) C++
6 443 (10.75%) Python
7 321 (7.79%) Ruby
8 277 (6.72%) PHP
9 222 (5.39%) Scala
10 142 (3.45%) C
11 108 (2.62%) Objective-C
12 90 (2.18%) Bash Shell
13 70 (1.70%) Perl
14 64 (1.55%) VB.NET
15 62 (1.50%) PowerShell
16 53 (1.29%) Apple Swift
17 51 (1.24%) R
18 48 (1.16%) F#
19 47 (1.14%) TypeScript
20 41 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 626 (15.19%) Degree
2 112 (2.72%) CISSP
3 86 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 85 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (1.75%) ISEB
7 67 (1.63%) CCNA
8 61 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 57 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 52 (1.26%) PhD
11 37 (0.90%) GIAC
12 35 (0.85%) IISP
13 32 (0.78%) CCNP
13 32 (0.78%) MCP
14 29 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 29 (0.70%) MCSE
14 29 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
15 27 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
15 27 (0.66%) SANS
15 27 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (7.79%) QA
2 71 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.36%) SDET
5 10 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.24%) SLA
6 4 (0.097%) GCP
7 3 (0.073%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.024%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 173 (4.20%) Docker
2 124 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (2.81%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.39%) vSphere
6 14 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (0.17%) Firmware
9 5 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.12%) XenApp
9 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.12%) XenServer
10 3 (0.073%) iptables
10 3 (0.073%) pfSense
10 3 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 163 (3.96%) Puppet
2 121 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 70 (1.70%) Ansible
4 34 (0.83%) Kibana
5 33 (0.80%) Nagios
6 29 (0.70%) Kubernetes
7 23 (0.56%) SCCM
8 21 (0.51%) Nessus
9 18 (0.44%) Cacti
10 16 (0.39%) Capistrano
11 14 (0.34%) yum
12 13 (0.32%) Grafana
12 13 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.29%) Mesos
14 11 (0.27%) SCOM
15 10 (0.24%) BMC Marimba
15 10 (0.24%) Salt
16 9 (0.22%) AirWatch
17 8 (0.19%) CFEngine
18 7 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 282 (6.84%) Google
2 265 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 176 (4.27%) VMware
4 131 (3.18%) Oracle
5 118 (2.86%) Adobe
6 117 (2.84%) Cisco
7 72 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 57 (1.38%) Apple
9 53 (1.29%) Facebook
10 37 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 36 (0.87%) F5
11 36 (0.87%) IBM
11 36 (0.87%) Tableau
12 30 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 30 (0.73%) Juniper
13 26 (0.63%) Perforce
13 26 (0.63%) Sitecore
13 26 (0.63%) Sun
14 23 (0.56%) Riverbed
15 22 (0.53%) Splunk
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