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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 57 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.92% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.28% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £42,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
298 234 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 54.78% 46.25% 53.92%
Number of salaries quoted 278 162 160
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £89,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (57.14%) Retail
2 7 (50.00%) FMCG
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) Cacti
3 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
3 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
3 5 (35.71%) Crossbeam
3 5 (35.71%) F5
3 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 5 (35.71%) Network Design
3 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
3 5 (35.71%) VLAN
3 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
3 5 (35.71%) HSRP
3 5 (35.71%) GLBP
3 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (35.71%) Multicast
3 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 5 (35.71%) Sybase IQ
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
3 5 (35.71%) MySQL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) Sybase
3 5 (35.71%) DB2
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) ADSL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) 3G
1 5 (35.71%) ADSL
1 5 (35.71%) BIG-IP
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (35.71%) DHCP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) GLBP
1 5 (35.71%) HSRP
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) MPLS
1 5 (35.71%) Multicast
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
1 5 (35.71%) VLAN
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
1 5 (35.71%) VRRP
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
1 5 (35.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) Sybase IQ
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) DBA
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) SAN Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) DB2 Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) FMCG
2 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (21.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) AIX
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (35.71%) High Availability
1 5 (35.71%) Network Design
1 5 (35.71%) Project Planning
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Cacti
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) Crossbeam
1 5 (35.71%) F5
1 5 (35.71%) Juniper
1 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
1 5 (35.71%) Sybase
2 3 (21.43%) Twitter