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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 148 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 2213 2330 2562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 2.18% 2.21%
As % of the General category 4.42% 4.84% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1812 1799 2326
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
50066 48140 52336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.73% 45.12% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38614 38226 43474
Average 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 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 September 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 September 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 -10 2090 £47,500 - 246
London -18 1297 £52,500 +5.00% 135
City of London -52 218 £50,000 - 31
South East +20 184 £37,500 - 26
Yorkshire -24 130 £40,000 +23.07% 17
North West -6 105 £40,000 +11.11% 25
South West +22 96 £37,500 +15.38% 15
East of England +5 89 £40,000 +17.64% 12
Scotland -16 80 £37,500 +7.14% 10
East Midlands +56 78 £41,500 +18.57% 4
West Midlands -55 78 £40,000 - 9
West Yorkshire -54 73 £42,500 +30.76% 12
Manchester +15 63 £40,000 +25.00% 14
Nottinghamshire +41 46 £42,500 -5.55%
Nottingham +38 46 £42,500 -5.55%
Hertfordshire +25 45 £40,000 - 5
Leeds -69 45 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Edinburgh +4 44 £38,750 -3.12% 6
Berkshire +2 40 £50,000 +42.85% 9
Birmingham -33 38 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bristol -1 35 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North Yorkshire +10 34 £37,500 +66.66% 3
North East +13 33 £40,000 +77.77% 2
Surrey -5 32 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Merseyside +15 25 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Tyne and Wear +13 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 24 £33,750 +40.97% 1
Hammersmith +14 24 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire -10 24 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Kent +13 23 £47,500 +18.75% 4

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2242 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1273 (26.54%) C#
3 1247 (26.00%) Java
4 1072 (22.35%) HTML
5 1049 (21.87%) JavaScript
6 1027 (21.41%) .NET
7 1020 (21.26%) TDD
8 963 (20.08%) Scrum
9 907 (18.91%) CSS
10 837 (17.45%) MVC
11 814 (16.97%) Degree
12 803 (16.74%) SQL Server
13 770 (16.05%) SQL
14 756 (15.76%) Linux
15 753 (15.70%) OO
16 699 (14.57%) Android
17 677 (14.11%) ASP.NET
18 671 (13.99%) HTML5
19 620 (12.92%) Finance
20 607 (12.65%) Software Engineering
21 602 (12.55%) Computer Science
22 593 (12.36%) C++
23 559 (11.65%) Online Games
24 512 (10.67%) WCF
25 503 (10.49%) Python
26 488 (10.17%) Apple iOS
27 487 (10.15%) Web Application Development
28 471 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
29 456 (9.51%) E-Commerce
30 446 (9.30%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 322 (6.71%) Node.js
2 241 (5.02%) Tomcat
3 210 (4.38%) Apache
4 97 (2.02%) CMS
5 56 (1.17%) Drupal
6 44 (0.92%) IIS
7 42 (0.88%) SAS
8 37 (0.77%) WordPress
9 34 (0.71%) SharePoint
10 33 (0.69%) nginx
10 33 (0.69%) Confluence
11 32 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (0.56%) GlassFish
14 26 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
15 17 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.33%) Apache Pig
16 16 (0.33%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
17 15 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 211 (4.40%) Photoshop
2 195 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 128 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 45 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.90%) MS Project
5 43 (0.90%) MS Office
6 27 (0.56%) SPSS
7 23 (0.48%) 3ds Max
8 21 (0.44%) Maya
9 20 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
10 16 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (0.25%) InDesign
12 10 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.19%) S-PLUS
14 8 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
15 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
15 7 (0.15%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.15%) ZBrush
16 6 (0.13%) Mudbox
17 4 (0.083%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (0.42%) Magento
2 18 (0.38%) Google Analytics
2 18 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
6 7 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.021%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (1.50%) SaaS
3 48 (1.00%) GitHub
4 47 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.40%) PaaS
8 18 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.38%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.27%) Office 365
10 13 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.23%) Force.com
12 10 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
13 5 (0.10%) IaaS
14 4 (0.083%) Route 53
15 3 (0.063%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.063%) Heroku
15 3 (0.063%) Trello
16 1 (0.021%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 430 (8.96%) Internet
2 153 (3.19%) HTTP
3 73 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 67 (1.40%) DNS
5 65 (1.36%) Firewall
6 48 (1.00%) SSL
7 41 (0.85%) DHCP
8 40 (0.83%) LAN
9 32 (0.67%) SAN
10 30 (0.63%) WAN
11 29 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (0.54%) Broadband
13 24 (0.50%) SMS
14 23 (0.48%) Network Security
15 22 (0.46%) VPN
16 21 (0.44%) SMTP
16 21 (0.44%) SSH
17 19 (0.40%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.40%) LDAP
18 18 (0.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 364 (7.59%) MySQL
3 270 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 269 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 218 (4.54%) MongoDB
6 207 (4.32%) Big Data
7 194 (4.04%) Relational Database
8 186 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
9 172 (3.59%) Hadoop
10 115 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 104 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
12 88 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 83 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 76 (1.58%) Redis
15 64 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 59 (1.23%) OLTP
16 59 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 57 (1.19%) OLAP
18 47 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 47 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 393 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 333 (6.94%) Subversion
3 242 (5.04%) Maven
4 207 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 204 (4.25%) JIRA
6 182 (3.79%) Selenium
7 173 (3.61%) NUnit
8 156 (3.25%) JUnit
9 138 (2.88%) Rhino Mocks
10 133 (2.77%) Eclipse
11 129 (2.69%) Cucumber
12 110 (2.29%) Ant
13 106 (2.21%) Visual Studio
14 100 (2.08%) Xcode
15 97 (2.02%) Hudson
16 90 (1.88%) Moq
17 81 (1.69%) WebDriver
18 68 (1.42%) Jasmine
19 54 (1.13%) Mercurial
20 50 (1.04%) Grunt
General
1 620 (12.92%) Finance
2 423 (8.82%) Marketing
3 332 (6.92%) Retail
4 180 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 174 (3.63%) Banking
6 125 (2.61%) Publishing
7 116 (2.42%) Advertising
8 80 (1.67%) Online Betting
9 75 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 37 (0.77%) Automotive
10 37 (0.77%) Back Office
11 33 (0.69%) Front Office
12 31 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 28 (0.58%) Electronics
14 24 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.46%) Legal
16 19 (0.40%) Law
16 19 (0.40%) iGaming
17 17 (0.35%) Billing
17 17 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2398 (49.99%) Developer
2 550 (11.47%) .NET Developer
3 399 (8.32%) Java Developer
4 350 (7.30%) Software Engineer
5 328 (6.84%) Software Developer
6 281 (5.86%) Senior Developer
7 261 (5.44%) Analyst
8 238 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 236 (4.92%) Junior
9 236 (4.92%) C# Developer
10 212 (4.42%) Graduate
11 196 (4.09%) Web Developer
12 176 (3.67%) Junior Developer
13 167 (3.48%) Programmer
14 129 (2.69%) Front-End Developer
15 124 (2.58%) Designer
16 115 (2.40%) Architect
16 115 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
16 115 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
17 114 (2.38%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1072 (22.35%) HTML
2 1027 (21.41%) .NET
3 907 (18.91%) CSS
4 677 (14.11%) ASP.NET
5 671 (13.99%) HTML5
6 512 (10.67%) WCF
7 471 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 416 (8.67%) jQuery
9 363 (7.57%) CSS3
10 355 (7.40%) Spring
11 349 (7.28%) XML
12 348 (7.25%) Web Services
13 268 (5.59%) J2EE
14 249 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 243 (5.07%) Ajax
16 226 (4.71%) Flash
17 221 (4.61%) JSON
18 197 (4.11%) REST
19 189 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
20 180 (3.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 602 (12.55%) Computer Science
2 559 (11.65%) Online Games
3 429 (8.94%) Mobile App
4 381 (7.94%) User Experience
5 338 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
6 295 (6.15%) Mathematics
7 280 (5.84%) iPhone
8 222 (4.63%) Mobile Games
9 174 (3.63%) Open Source
10 153 (3.19%) Physics
11 129 (2.69%) Social Media
12 123 (2.56%) iPad
13 121 (2.52%) Animation
14 112 (2.33%) Visualisation
15 110 (2.29%) 3D Graphics
16 102 (2.13%) Social Gaming
17 78 (1.63%) Client/Server
18 70 (1.46%) Social Network
19 69 (1.44%) Statistics
20 68 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 756 (15.76%) Linux
2 699 (14.57%) Android
3 488 (10.17%) Apple iOS
4 427 (8.90%) Windows
5 251 (5.23%) UNIX
6 116 (2.42%) Ubuntu
7 84 (1.75%) CentOS
8 69 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (1.00%) Debian
10 36 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.48%) Solaris
13 21 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.21%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.21%) Windows Phone
18 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2242 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1020 (21.26%) TDD
3 963 (20.08%) Scrum
4 837 (17.45%) MVC
5 753 (15.70%) OO
6 607 (12.65%) Software Engineering
7 487 (10.15%) Web Application Development
8 456 (9.51%) E-Commerce
9 422 (8.80%) BDD
10 369 (7.69%) Game Development
11 323 (6.73%) Project Management
12 308 (6.42%) Domain-Driven Design
13 290 (6.05%) Multithreading
14 271 (5.65%) OOP
15 256 (5.34%) Web Development
16 245 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
17 230 (4.79%) Unit Testing
18 229 (4.77%) Analytics
19 208 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
20 191 (3.98%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1273 (26.54%) C#
2 1247 (26.00%) Java
3 1049 (21.87%) JavaScript
4 770 (16.05%) SQL
5 593 (12.36%) C++
6 503 (10.49%) Python
7 332 (6.92%) PHP
8 244 (5.09%) Ruby
9 243 (5.07%) Objective-C
10 184 (3.84%) Scala
11 177 (3.69%) C
12 141 (2.94%) ActionScript
13 119 (2.48%) Bash Shell
14 116 (2.42%) T-SQL
15 98 (2.04%) VB.NET
16 83 (1.73%) Perl
16 83 (1.73%) ActionScript 3.0
17 81 (1.69%) VB
18 68 (1.42%) Shell Script
19 66 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 814 (16.97%) Degree
2 155 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (2.13%) MCSD
4 99 (2.06%) PhD
5 97 (2.02%) MCTS
6 96 (2.00%) MCP
7 94 (1.96%) MCAD
8 49 (1.02%) ISEB
9 41 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 33 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (0.56%) Security Cleared
12 25 (0.52%) CISSP
13 21 (0.44%) CCNP
14 18 (0.38%) MCSE
14 18 (0.38%) CISA
14 18 (0.38%) CISM
14 18 (0.38%) CRISC
15 14 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.27%) MCITP
16 13 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (9.30%) QA
2 65 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.46%) SLA
5 18 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.042%) COBIT
7 2 (0.042%) JTAG
7 2 (0.042%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.42%) vSphere
4 19 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.31%) KVM
6 13 (0.27%) HDFS
7 9 (0.19%) Varnish
8 7 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.13%) SpamAssassin
10 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.10%) Xen
11 4 (0.083%) Docker
11 4 (0.083%) XenApp
11 4 (0.083%) NFS
12 3 (0.063%) Nmap
12 3 (0.063%) XenServer
12 3 (0.063%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.042%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 163 (3.40%) Puppet
2 154 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (1.92%) Nagios
4 23 (0.48%) Cacti
4 23 (0.48%) Opsview
5 18 (0.38%) Ansible
5 18 (0.38%) logstash
6 16 (0.33%) Cobbler
7 13 (0.27%) YUM
8 12 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (0.21%) SCCM
10 10 (0.21%) Capistrano
10 10 (0.21%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.19%) Munin
12 8 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.15%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (0.10%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.10%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 361 (7.53%) Google
2 355 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 279 (5.82%) Oracle
4 149 (3.11%) Twitter
5 141 (2.94%) Adobe
6 128 (2.67%) Facebook
7 113 (2.36%) VMware
8 96 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 89 (1.86%) Cisco
10 79 (1.65%) JBoss
11 47 (0.98%) IBM
12 44 (0.92%) Informatica
13 38 (0.79%) SAP
13 38 (0.79%) HP
14 37 (0.77%) Sybase
15 35 (0.73%) Zend
16 33 (0.69%) Business Objects
17 32 (0.67%) Talend
18 31 (0.65%) Splunk
18 31 (0.65%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £22,000 to £30,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per week
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Good benefits / Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £22000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago