Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 168 297
Rank change year-on-year +29 +129 -32
Permanent jobs citing Games 125 141 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.98% 1.62% 0.40%
As % of the General category 5.38% 4.19% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 107 80 36
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -25.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £34,875 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £62,625 £100,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2325 3367 4431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 36.79% 38.63% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 2310 3153
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,700 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Berkshire

Games
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Games in Berkshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Berkshire

Games
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +27 35 £40,000 - 2
Bracknell +34 25 £50,000 +42.86%
Reading +20 22 £30,000 -45.45% 3
Maidenhead +10 16 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wokingham +12 6 £45,000 +9.09%
Newbury -5 5 £30,750 -12.14%
Windsor +9 2 £47,750 -9.05%
Thatcham - 1 £40,000 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 65 (52.00%) C#
2 53 (42.40%) SQL Server
3 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (34.40%) .NET
5 40 (32.00%) MVC
6 39 (31.20%) TDD
7 38 (30.40%) SQL
7 38 (30.40%) Linux
8 35 (28.00%) BDD
9 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
10 31 (24.80%) OO
11 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET
11 30 (24.00%) CSS
11 30 (24.00%) HTML
11 30 (24.00%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (23.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 29 (23.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (22.40%) Domain-Driven Design
13 28 (22.40%) CQRS
13 28 (22.40%) Web Application Development
13 28 (22.40%) WCF
13 28 (22.40%) Internet
13 28 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 22 (17.60%) Windows
15 21 (16.80%) PHP
16 20 (16.00%) OOP
16 20 (16.00%) E-Commerce
16 20 (16.00%) Web Development
17 17 (13.60%) Bash Shell
18 15 (12.00%) Scrum

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.20%) IIS
2 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.40%) Apache
3 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (3.20%) Google Play
3 3 (2.40%) Tricentis Tosca
4 2 (1.60%) Dialogflow
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.40%) Internet
2 11 (8.80%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.20%) Firewall
4 6 (4.80%) LAN
5 2 (1.60%) ATM
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.80%) Network Security
6 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (42.40%) SQL Server
2 29 (23.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (8.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.80%) HBase
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.20%) Selenium
4 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.40%) JBehave
4 3 (2.40%) Ranorex
4 3 (2.40%) RSpec
4 3 (2.40%) Subversion
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) Ant
6 1 (0.80%) Appium
6 1 (0.80%) JIRA
6 1 (0.80%) Maven
General
1 14 (11.20%) Marketing
2 12 (9.60%) Banking
3 11 (8.80%) Retail
4 6 (4.80%) Electronics
5 4 (3.20%) Finance
6 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 69 (55.20%) Developer
2 33 (26.40%) .NET Developer
3 26 (20.80%) C# Developer
4 18 (14.40%) SQL Developer
5 17 (13.60%) HTML Developer
5 17 (13.60%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (13.60%) PHP Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Analyst
6 14 (11.20%) Linux Developer
7 9 (7.20%) IT Support
8 8 (6.40%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Linux Support
8 8 (6.40%) Linux Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Security Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (34.40%) .NET
2 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET
2 30 (24.00%) CSS
2 30 (24.00%) HTML
3 29 (23.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 28 (22.40%) WCF
5 12 (9.60%) Yii
6 11 (8.80%) Laravel
6 11 (8.80%) Symfony
7 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.20%) XML
7 9 (7.20%) XSD
7 9 (7.20%) XSLT
8 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
9 7 (5.60%) CSS3
9 7 (5.60%) HTML5
10 4 (3.20%) Ajax
10 4 (3.20%) LAMP
10 4 (3.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (9.60%) Xbox
3 10 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (5.60%) User Experience
5 6 (4.80%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.80%) Fintech
5 6 (4.80%) PlayStation
5 6 (4.80%) Social Media
6 5 (4.00%) iPhone
7 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.40%) Kinect
9 2 (1.60%) EPoS
9 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.80%) Animation
10 1 (0.80%) CESG
10 1 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.40%) Linux
2 22 (17.60%) Windows
3 13 (10.40%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.80%) Unix
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.00%) MVC
3 39 (31.20%) TDD
4 35 (28.00%) BDD
5 31 (24.80%) OO
6 28 (22.40%) CQRS
6 28 (22.40%) Domain-Driven Design
6 28 (22.40%) Web Application Development
7 20 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 20 (16.00%) OOP
7 20 (16.00%) Web Development
8 15 (12.00%) Scrum
9 14 (11.20%) Mentoring
10 11 (8.80%) SIEM
11 10 (8.00%) Analytics
12 9 (7.20%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (6.40%) Data Modelling
13 8 (6.40%) Mathematics
13 8 (6.40%) Proactive Monitoring
14 7 (5.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (52.00%) C#
2 38 (30.40%) SQL
3 33 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.80%) PHP
5 17 (13.60%) Bash Shell
6 15 (12.00%) Python
7 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.80%) C
8 6 (4.80%) Java
9 3 (2.40%) C++
10 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.60%) XAML
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) CCNA
2 5 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.20%) CISSP
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.40%) MCSE
5 2 (1.60%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.60%) MCP
5 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.60%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.80%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.80%) MCSA
6 1 (0.80%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.80%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) GPG13
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (11.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) Facebook
1 12 (9.60%) Zend
2 10 (8.00%) Google
2 10 (8.00%) LogRhythm
3 7 (5.60%) Adobe
4 6 (4.80%) Twitter
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat