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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK
Rank 169 147 175
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 1629 2237 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 2.19% 1.83%
As % of the General category 4.69% 5.01% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1398 1712 1541
Median salary £49,056 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
34744 44649 46809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.25% 43.69% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 28034 36204 37229
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £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 24 February 2017 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 February 2017. 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 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 -16 1532 £50,000 - 316
London -12 883 £58,250 +5.90% 157
North West +17 143 £40,000 +3.89% 27
South East 0 139 £38,500 -9.41% 26
Manchester -1 116 £40,000 +9.58% 21
South West +40 102 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Yorkshire +16 88 £47,501 +16.56% 25
West Yorkshire +20 72 £50,001 +11.11% 15
West Midlands -27 71 £37,500 -6.25% 41
East of England -70 67 £40,000 - 13
City of London +3 63 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Leeds +19 60 £50,001 +5.26% 15
Hertfordshire -35 40 £40,000 -42.85% 4
Bristol +8 39 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Birmingham -42 35 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Berkshire +21 34 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Scotland +9 34 £47,500 +42.85% 9
South Wales +20 31 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Wales +13 31 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Hampshire +40 30 £35,000 +55.55% 6
Cardiff +14 27 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Devon +12 24 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Gloucestershire +6 24 £45,000 +1.69% 3
Edinburgh +6 24 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Kent +32 23 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Surrey +28 21 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Exeter +1 21 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Maidenhead +22 18 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North East +13 18 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Cheshire +28 17 £43,500 +33.84% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 1590 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (27.30%) JavaScript
3 876 (25.28%) TDD
4 854 (24.65%) Java
5 838 (24.18%) C#
6 734 (21.18%) HTML
7 677 (19.54%) .NET
8 649 (18.73%) SQL Server
9 624 (18.01%) Linux
10 616 (17.78%) CSS
11 608 (17.55%) MVC
12 571 (16.48%) Degree
13 545 (15.73%) Git (software)
14 532 (15.35%) AngularJS
15 520 (15.01%) ASP.NET
16 492 (14.20%) BDD
17 485 (14.00%) Scrum
18 463 (13.36%) NoSQL
19 452 (13.04%) HTML5
20 446 (12.87%) Software Engineering
21 436 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
22 435 (12.55%) Finance
23 417 (12.03%) C++
24 414 (11.95%) Node.js
25 413 (11.92%) Python
26 395 (11.40%) Web Application Development
27 393 (11.34%) SQL
28 387 (11.17%) Online Games
29 381 (11.00%) WCF
30 376 (10.85%) E-Commerce

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
1 132 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
2 94 (2.71%) Apache
3 76 (2.19%) Apache Spark
4 75 (2.16%) CMS
4 75 (2.16%) IIS
5 73 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 37 (1.07%) WordPress
7 35 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 30 (0.87%) Apache Pig
9 26 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 26 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.66%) Jetty
11 21 (0.61%) Confluence
12 20 (0.58%) CoreMedia CMS
13 18 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.46%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.38%) MQSeries
15 13 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 132 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 73 (2.11%) Photoshop
3 58 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 34 (0.98%) MS Office
5 30 (0.87%) InVision
6 16 (0.46%) InDesign
6 16 (0.46%) Maya
7 14 (0.40%) MS Project
8 13 (0.38%) 3ds Max
9 11 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.26%) SPSS
12 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.12%) Pixate
13 3 (0.087%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.029%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 9 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Magento
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle ASCP
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle iSupplier
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.058%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.058%) Summit
5 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 281 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (2.54%) Google Play
4 43 (1.24%) GitHub
5 39 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (1.07%) Slack
7 34 (0.98%) SaaS
8 30 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 29 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
11 19 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 17 (0.49%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.49%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.49%) Trello
13 15 (0.43%) IaaS
14 11 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.32%) Heroku
14 11 (0.32%) Office 365
15 10 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (6.93%) Internet
2 93 (2.68%) Firewall
3 61 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 48 (1.39%) Network Security
5 35 (1.01%) SAN
6 34 (0.98%) LAN
7 33 (0.95%) DNS
8 32 (0.92%) WAN
9 28 (0.81%) HTTP
10 23 (0.66%) Wireless
11 22 (0.63%) NAS
12 21 (0.61%) MPLS
12 21 (0.61%) VPN
13 17 (0.49%) Ethernet
14 16 (0.46%) SSL
15 15 (0.43%) ATM
16 14 (0.40%) BGP
16 14 (0.40%) OSPF
17 13 (0.38%) iSCSI
18 12 (0.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 463 (13.36%) NoSQL
3 370 (10.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 305 (8.80%) MongoDB
5 226 (6.52%) Big Data
6 221 (6.38%) MySQL
7 129 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 123 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 90 (2.60%) Redis
10 89 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (2.11%) RDBMS
12 70 (2.02%) Neo4j
13 64 (1.85%) Apache Hive
14 52 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 50 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (1.04%) Couchbase
17 33 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 33 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 31 (0.89%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 545 (15.73%) Git (software)
2 199 (5.74%) Jenkins
3 167 (4.82%) Subversion
4 143 (4.13%) Maven
5 104 (3.00%) JIRA
6 101 (2.91%) Visual Studio
7 99 (2.86%) NUnit
8 97 (2.80%) TeamCity
9 90 (2.60%) Grunt
10 87 (2.51%) Selenium
11 80 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
12 77 (2.22%) JUnit
13 63 (1.82%) Jasmine
14 60 (1.73%) gulp
15 56 (1.62%) Moq
16 53 (1.53%) Mocha
17 52 (1.50%) Gradle
18 44 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
19 41 (1.18%) Cucumber
20 40 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 435 (12.55%) Finance
2 232 (6.70%) Marketing
3 220 (6.35%) Retail
4 181 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 178 (5.14%) Banking
6 158 (4.56%) Advertising
7 117 (3.38%) Online Betting
8 55 (1.59%) Automotive
9 46 (1.33%) Electronics
10 38 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.07%) Publishing
12 33 (0.95%) Back Office
13 32 (0.92%) Legal
14 29 (0.84%) Music Industry
15 25 (0.72%) Aerospace
15 25 (0.72%) Law
16 18 (0.52%) Multimedia
17 16 (0.46%) French Language
18 14 (0.40%) Investment Banking
19 13 (0.38%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 1671 (48.23%) Developer
2 508 (14.66%) .NET Developer
3 331 (9.55%) Java Developer
4 239 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 234 (6.75%) Games Developer
5 234 (6.75%) Junior
6 229 (6.61%) C# Developer
7 206 (5.95%) Analyst
8 201 (5.80%) Software Engineer
9 177 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 177 (5.11%) Junior Developer
10 172 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
11 157 (4.53%) Graduate
12 145 (4.18%) Software Developer
13 139 (4.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 127 (3.67%) Agile Developer
15 121 (3.49%) Web Developer
16 120 (3.46%) Graduate Developer
17 118 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
18 116 (3.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 734 (21.18%) HTML
2 677 (19.54%) .NET
3 616 (17.78%) CSS
4 532 (15.35%) AngularJS
5 520 (15.01%) ASP.NET
6 452 (13.04%) HTML5
7 436 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 414 (11.95%) Node.js
9 381 (11.00%) WCF
10 345 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 285 (8.23%) RESTful
12 267 (7.71%) Spring
13 255 (7.36%) KnockoutJS
14 228 (6.58%) React
15 223 (6.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 215 (6.20%) Web Services
17 212 (6.12%) .NET Framework
18 206 (5.95%) CSS3
19 186 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
20 174 (5.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 387 (11.17%) Online Games
2 364 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 236 (6.81%) Mobile App
4 221 (6.38%) User Experience
5 196 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 111 (3.20%) Algorithms
7 93 (2.68%) iPhone
8 89 (2.57%) Mobile Games
9 82 (2.37%) Animation
10 80 (2.31%) Fintech
11 79 (2.28%) Social Media
12 52 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
12 52 (1.50%) Xbox
13 48 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 46 (1.33%) Management Information System
15 38 (1.10%) Online Gambling
16 35 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
17 34 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 34 (0.98%) iPad
17 34 (0.98%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 624 (18.01%) Linux
2 304 (8.77%) Windows
3 277 (7.99%) Android
4 207 (5.97%) Apple iOS
5 133 (3.84%) Unix
6 77 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 52 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (1.41%) CentOS
9 45 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 40 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 35 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.43%) Debian
14 13 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.32%) SmartOS
16 9 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.26%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.17%) Solaris
17 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1590 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (25.28%) TDD
3 608 (17.55%) MVC
4 492 (14.20%) BDD
5 485 (14.00%) Scrum
6 446 (12.87%) Software Engineering
7 395 (11.40%) Web Application Development
8 376 (10.85%) E-Commerce
9 355 (10.25%) OO
10 324 (9.35%) Web Development
11 310 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
12 305 (8.80%) DevOps
13 241 (6.96%) Kanban
14 228 (6.58%) Mentoring
15 223 (6.44%) Analytics
16 198 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
17 193 (5.57%) Front End Development
18 188 (5.43%) Mathematics
19 175 (5.05%) OOP
20 174 (5.02%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 946 (27.30%) JavaScript
2 854 (24.65%) Java
3 838 (24.18%) C#
4 417 (12.03%) C++
5 413 (11.92%) Python
6 393 (11.34%) SQL
7 264 (7.62%) PHP
8 252 (7.27%) Ruby
9 178 (5.14%) Scala
10 151 (4.36%) C
11 96 (2.77%) Objective-C
12 91 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 65 (1.88%) F#
14 62 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 62 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 53 (1.53%) ES6
16 48 (1.39%) Apple Swift
17 45 (1.30%) T-SQL
18 43 (1.24%) Perl
18 43 (1.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 571 (16.48%) Degree
2 82 (2.37%) CISSP
3 78 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.73%) PhD
6 56 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 44 (1.27%) CCNA
9 42 (1.21%) ISEB
10 32 (0.92%) GIAC
10 32 (0.92%) MCP
11 28 (0.81%) IISP
12 27 (0.78%) MCAD
12 27 (0.78%) MCSD
12 27 (0.78%) MCTS
13 26 (0.75%) CEH
14 25 (0.72%) MCSE
15 24 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
16 23 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
16 23 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (7.13%) QA
2 51 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 44 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 10 (0.29%) SLA
6 9 (0.26%) SDET
7 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.14%) GCP
8 3 (0.087%) GDPR
8 3 (0.087%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.087%) MiFID
9 2 (0.058%) WCAG
10 1 (0.029%) MISRA
10 1 (0.029%) MISRA C
System Software
1 170 (4.91%) Docker
2 103 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 102 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.26%) Firmware
9 8 (0.23%) HDFS
10 7 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.17%) Xen
12 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.12%) XenApp
12 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.087%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.087%) NFS
13 3 (0.087%) Samba
13 3 (0.087%) vSphere
13 3 (0.087%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 150 (4.33%) Puppet
2 108 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (2.48%) Ansible
4 48 (1.39%) Kibana
5 35 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 20 (0.58%) SCCM
7 19 (0.55%) Terraform
8 15 (0.43%) SCOM
9 14 (0.40%) Grafana
9 14 (0.40%) Nessus
10 13 (0.38%) Nagios
11 12 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.29%) Salt
13 7 (0.20%) Capistrano
13 7 (0.20%) CFEngine
13 7 (0.20%) EMC VPLEX
13 7 (0.20%) Graphite
13 7 (0.20%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.17%) logstash
14 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 247 (7.13%) Google
2 206 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 140 (4.04%) VMware
4 113 (3.26%) Oracle
5 103 (2.97%) Adobe
6 89 (2.57%) Cisco
7 71 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 57 (1.65%) Apple
9 53 (1.53%) Facebook
10 44 (1.27%) Tableau
11 40 (1.15%) IBM
12 36 (1.04%) F5
13 30 (0.87%) Perforce
14 28 (0.81%) Riverbed
15 24 (0.69%) Juniper
16 23 (0.66%) Brocade
16 23 (0.66%) CheckPoint
17 21 (0.61%) Zend
18 19 (0.55%) Splunk
19 17 (0.49%) Citrix
London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Competitve package + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wales
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £23,500 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits bonus, onsite gym, flexi-hours, pe
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £50001 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + In-house Gym, Spa, Games Room
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension,benefits, flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 - may be some flexibility for superstars!
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago