The 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 69 55 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 4 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.94% 1.00% 15.11%
As % of the General category 2.12% 1.94% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 22
Average salary £42,500 - £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

General Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
236 206 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 44.44% 51.50% 60.04%
Number of salaries quoted 162 142 187
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 23 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Retail
2 11 (84.62%) Manufacturing
2 11 (84.62%) J2EE
2 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
2 11 (84.62%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) IBM
3 7 (53.85%) Internet
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Marketing
4 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
4 6 (46.15%) Time Management
4 6 (46.15%) Magento
4 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Change Control
5 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (38.46%) REST
5 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) XPath
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) JSON
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
5 5 (38.46%) Content Management
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) Maven
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
2 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) HTTP
3 2 (15.38%) RIP
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) ADSL
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) 3G
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (15.38%) VRRP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) IPsec
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
1 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
1 5 (38.46%) Log4j
1 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
1 5 (38.46%) Ant
1 5 (38.46%) JUnit
General
1 13 (100.00%) Retail
2 11 (84.62%) Manufacturing
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) J2EE
2 5 (38.46%) REST
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) JSON
2 5 (38.46%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) XMLBeans
2 5 (38.46%) Ajax
2 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
2 5 (38.46%) JMS
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Servlets
2 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 5 (38.46%) Struts
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Web 2.0
2 2 (15.38%) Blog
2 2 (15.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
1 5 (38.46%) HPUX
1 5 (38.46%) Solaris
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) E-Commerce
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Time Management
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (46.15%) Change Control
3 5 (38.46%) Content Management
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) XPath
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) Sun Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cacti
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Interwoven
2 5 (38.46%) Sun
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Crossbeam
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 2 (15.38%) F5