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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 71 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.73% 0.57% 1.67%
As % of the General category 3.75% 1.20% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 3
Average salary £41,250 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.26% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £53,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,700 £57,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
267 249 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 46.11% 47.34% 65.56%
Number of salaries quoted 228 155 170
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Watford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (44.44%) VPN
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Retail
3 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Office 365
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Information Security
4 5 (27.78%) Terminal Services
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) MPLS
5 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) MS Office

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) Lync
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) VPN
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) MPLS
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 4 (22.22%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (16.67%) HSRP
4 3 (16.67%) GLBP
4 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (16.67%) Multicast
4 3 (16.67%) 3G
4 3 (16.67%) ADSL
4 3 (16.67%) VRRP
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Ant
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Content Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Web Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Web Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) Flash
4 2 (11.11%) Grails
5 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Handset
3 3 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (11.11%) Chromecast
4 2 (11.11%) Apple TV
4 2 (11.11%) PlayStation
4 2 (11.11%) Xbox
4 2 (11.11%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
4 2 (11.11%) STB
4 2 (11.11%) IPTV
5 1 (5.56%) Copywriting
5 1 (5.56%) Online Games
5 1 (5.56%) FMCG
5 1 (5.56%) Social Media
5 1 (5.56%) iDTV
5 1 (5.56%) W3C
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Information Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) SEO
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Game Development
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Jython
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Terminal Services
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cacti
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Adobe
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) F5
3 3 (16.67%) Crossbeam
3 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.11%) Roku
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter
5 1 (5.56%) hybris
5 1 (5.56%) Omniture
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
Posted: 5 days ago