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

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 69 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.55% 1.91% 1.93%
As % of the General category 1.18% 3.02% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 7
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 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
254 232 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 46.95% 63.22% 52.62%
Number of salaries quoted 152 167 96
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -11.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £66,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 19 August 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 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) Advertising
1 3 (37.50%) CMS
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (37.50%) Crossbeam
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) Online Games
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
1 3 (37.50%) EPiServer
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (37.50%) F5
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (25.00%) Multicast
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (25.00%) Cacti
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (37.50%) CMS
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (25.00%) Multicast
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) XHTML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Online Games
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cacti
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Crossbeam
1 3 (37.50%) EPiServer
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
1 3 (37.50%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Facebook
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter