Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 174 274
Rank change year-on-year +27 +100 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 112 110 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.73% 1.41% 0.63%
As % of the General category 5.11% 3.80% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 91 70 48
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,950 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £80,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,192 2,897 4,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.85% 37.11% 41.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,555 1,949 3,283
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,000 £75,000
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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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
Reading +19 36 £45,000 - 10
Slough +25 26 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell +19 22 £50,000 +42.86%
Maidenhead -8 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wokingham -10 4 £45,000 +28.57%
Windsor +10 3 £47,750 -9.05% 1
Newbury -16 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Thatcham - 1 £40,000 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 58 (51.79%) C#
2 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 36 (32.14%) .NET
3 35 (31.25%) MVC
4 33 (29.46%) HTML
4 33 (29.46%) CSS
5 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (27.68%) Linux
6 31 (27.68%) SQL
6 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
7 29 (25.89%) E-Commerce
8 28 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (23.21%) WCF
10 25 (22.32%) BDD
11 24 (21.43%) TDD
11 24 (21.43%) OO
12 22 (19.64%) ASP.NET
12 22 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 21 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
13 21 (18.75%) CQRS
13 21 (18.75%) Web Application Development
13 21 (18.75%) Internet
14 20 (17.86%) PHP
15 19 (16.96%) Windows
15 19 (16.96%) OOP
16 18 (16.07%) Web Development
17 17 (15.18%) Git (software)
17 17 (15.18%) Bash Shell

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 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Google Play
3 2 (1.79%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) Dialogflow
4 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.75%) Internet
2 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.46%) Firewall
4 1 (0.89%) ATM
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.89%) Network Security
4 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (7.14%) MySQL
4 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.89%) HBase
5 1 (0.89%) Power BI
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.79%) JBehave
3 2 (1.79%) Ranorex
3 2 (1.79%) RSpec
3 2 (1.79%) Selenium
3 2 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.89%) Ant
4 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.89%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.93%) Marketing
1 10 (8.93%) Retail
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Law
4 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.68%) Finance
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (59.82%) Developer
2 28 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 28 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 22 (19.64%) HTML Developer
3 22 (19.64%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (16.07%) SQL Developer
5 16 (14.29%) PHP Developer
6 14 (12.50%) Linux Developer
7 13 (11.61%) Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Consultant
8 8 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Junior
9 7 (6.25%) Junior C# Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Junior Developer
10 5 (4.46%) C# WCF Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.46%) HTML CSS Developer
10 5 (4.46%) React Developer
10 5 (4.46%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.14%) .NET
2 33 (29.46%) CSS
2 33 (29.46%) HTML
3 26 (23.21%) WCF
4 22 (19.64%) ASP.NET
4 22 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 13 (11.61%) Yii
7 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
7 11 (9.82%) Laravel
7 11 (9.82%) Symfony
8 8 (7.14%) React
9 7 (6.25%) WPF
10 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (5.36%) HTML5
11 5 (4.46%) CSS3
11 5 (4.46%) Handlebars
11 5 (4.46%) jQuery
11 5 (4.46%) lodash
11 5 (4.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) User Experience
4 5 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Xbox
5 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.68%) iPhone
7 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.89%) CCTV
8 1 (0.89%) CESG
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) EPoS
8 1 (0.89%) Fintech
8 1 (0.89%) Kinect
8 1 (0.89%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Linux
2 19 (16.96%) Windows
3 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Unix
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) MVC
2 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.89%) E-Commerce
4 25 (22.32%) BDD
5 24 (21.43%) OO
5 24 (21.43%) TDD
6 21 (18.75%) CQRS
6 21 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
6 21 (18.75%) Web Application Development
7 19 (16.96%) OOP
8 18 (16.07%) Web Development
9 14 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 14 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.93%) Market Research
11 9 (8.04%) Analytics
12 8 (7.14%) Data Modelling
12 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
13 7 (6.25%) Information Security
13 7 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) C#
2 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.68%) SQL
4 20 (17.86%) PHP
5 17 (15.18%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.82%) Python
7 10 (8.93%) C
8 8 (7.14%) C++
9 7 (6.25%) XAML
10 5 (4.46%) Java
11 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Degree
2 8 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.36%) CISSP
4 4 (3.57%) CCNA
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) PCI QSA
5 2 (1.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.89%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSA
6 1 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.89%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.57%) GDPR
2 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.79%) QA
4 1 (0.89%) GPG13
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Zend
2 9 (8.04%) Google
3 8 (7.14%) Facebook
4 7 (6.25%) Adobe
4 7 (6.25%) Intel
5 5 (4.46%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.57%) SAP
7 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) Twitter