The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 71 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.51% 2.11% 1.73%
As % of the General category 1.16% 3.40% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Average salary £57,500 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.97% +15.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
258 206 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 43.88% 62.24% 48.27%
Number of salaries quoted 146 142 86
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £30,575 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
Hertfordshire

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Games
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Watford region.

Games Salary Trend in Watford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) XHTML
2 3 (30.00%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Advertising
2 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (30.00%) Web Design
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Crossbeam
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) Online Games
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) EPiServer

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 3 (30.00%) CMS
1 3 (30.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) RIP
2 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (20.00%) Multicast
2 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (20.00%) IPsec
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) XHTML
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
2 3 (30.00%) jQuery
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Online Games
1 3 (30.00%) Graphic Design
1 3 (30.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Web Design
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cacti
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe
1 3 (30.00%) Juniper
1 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (30.00%) Crossbeam
1 3 (30.00%) EPiServer
1 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
1 3 (30.00%) Facebook
1 3 (30.00%) Twitter
1 3 (30.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds