The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 144 168
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1801 2176 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 2.35% 1.96%
As % of the General category 5.13% 5.48% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1519 1868 1664
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

General Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35090 39679 46259
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 42.43% 42.90% 44.48%
Number of salaries quoted 26929 32977 37114
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in England

Games
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 984 £55,000 - 165
South East -6 187 £37,500 -11.76% 36
North West -15 150 £37,500 -2.59% 40
Yorkshire +22 144 £55,000 +10.00% 44
West Midlands +23 110 £32,500 -9.72% 31
East of England -49 93 £40,000 - 18
South West +21 83 £35,000 -22.22% 10
East Midlands -8 45 £32,500 -10.34% 13
North East +15 15 £25,000 -37.50% 4
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 1482 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (27.71%) C#
3 902 (26.73%) JavaScript
4 861 (25.52%) TDD
5 774 (22.94%) Java
6 728 (21.58%) HTML
7 693 (20.54%) .NET
8 684 (20.27%) SQL Server
9 658 (19.50%) CSS
10 618 (18.32%) MVC
11 594 (17.61%) Degree
12 542 (16.06%) Linux
13 515 (15.26%) ASP.NET
14 498 (14.76%) SQL
15 494 (14.64%) AngularJS
16 484 (14.34%) BDD
17 476 (14.11%) Scrum
18 464 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 452 (13.40%) Git (software)
20 447 (13.25%) Computer Science
21 440 (13.04%) HTML5
22 420 (12.45%) Node.js
23 414 (12.27%) Python
23 414 (12.27%) E-Commerce
24 413 (12.24%) WCF
25 406 (12.03%) Web Application Development
26 387 (11.47%) C++
27 376 (11.14%) Software Engineering
28 373 (11.06%) Finance
29 358 (10.61%) Web Development

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 136 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (2.46%) CMS
3 81 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.96%) Apache
5 54 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 50 (1.48%) Confluence
7 45 (1.33%) MS Exchange
8 37 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.04%) WordPress
10 33 (0.98%) Jetty
11 31 (0.92%) SharePoint
12 29 (0.86%) IIS
13 23 (0.68%) Apache Solr
14 22 (0.65%) CoreMedia CMS
15 21 (0.62%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.56%) nginx
17 17 (0.50%) WebLogic
18 15 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 15 (0.44%) Apache Pig
18 15 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 89 (2.64%) Photoshop
2 72 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 47 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 34 (1.01%) InVision
5 34 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
6 26 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
6 26 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.39%) InDesign
8 12 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
8 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.21%) Maya
9 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.18%) SPSS
11 5 (0.15%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.12%) Pixate
13 3 (0.089%) MS Visio
14 2 (0.059%) Autodesk Inventor
14 2 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 39 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.39%) Magento
3 9 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.18%) Revive Adserver
5 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 280 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (3.17%) Google Play
4 61 (1.81%) GitHub
5 34 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 30 (0.89%) SaaS
8 25 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
9 23 (0.68%) Office 365
9 23 (0.68%) PaaS
10 21 (0.62%) IaaS
11 15 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 13 (0.39%) Slack
14 10 (0.30%) Route 53
15 8 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.21%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 212 (6.28%) Internet
2 69 (2.05%) Firewall
3 54 (1.60%) DNS
4 53 (1.57%) WAN
5 47 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 44 (1.30%) LAN
7 39 (1.16%) VPN
8 36 (1.07%) HTTP
9 29 (0.86%) Wireless
10 27 (0.80%) DHCP
11 26 (0.77%) VoIP
12 23 (0.68%) IPsec
13 22 (0.65%) SSL
14 19 (0.56%) MPLS
15 18 (0.53%) VLAN
16 17 (0.50%) SAN
17 15 (0.44%) Skype
18 14 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (0.41%) SMS
19 13 (0.39%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 346 (10.25%) NoSQL
3 332 (9.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 245 (7.26%) MySQL
5 217 (6.43%) MongoDB
6 166 (4.92%) Big Data
7 150 (4.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 132 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
8 132 (3.91%) Relational Database
9 101 (2.99%) Redis
10 91 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 87 (2.58%) RDBMS
12 69 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 67 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 66 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 63 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 52 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 48 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (1.10%) HBase
18 37 (1.10%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 452 (13.40%) Git (software)
2 163 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 159 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 155 (4.59%) Subversion
5 115 (3.41%) Maven
6 105 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 102 (3.02%) JIRA
8 99 (2.93%) NUnit
9 93 (2.76%) JUnit
10 83 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
11 77 (2.28%) Selenium
12 64 (1.90%) gulp
13 56 (1.66%) Moq
14 55 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 51 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 50 (1.48%) Mockito
17 49 (1.45%) Grunt
18 45 (1.33%) Cucumber
19 39 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 38 (1.13%) Jasmine
General
1 373 (11.06%) Finance
2 330 (9.78%) Marketing
3 221 (6.55%) Retail
4 169 (5.01%) Advertising
5 140 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 115 (3.41%) Banking
7 89 (2.64%) Electronics
8 62 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.63%) Online Betting
10 48 (1.42%) Automotive
11 44 (1.30%) Back Office
12 31 (0.92%) Publishing
13 30 (0.89%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.74%) Legal
15 24 (0.71%) Billing
16 16 (0.47%) Multimedia
17 12 (0.36%) Front Office
17 12 (0.36%) Interactive Media
18 11 (0.33%) Polish Language
19 8 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 1725 (51.13%) Developer
2 507 (15.03%) .NET Developer
3 289 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 261 (7.74%) C# Developer
5 253 (7.50%) Junior
6 229 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 204 (6.05%) Games Developer
8 201 (5.96%) Analyst
9 200 (5.93%) Graduate
10 193 (5.72%) Software Engineer
11 185 (5.48%) Junior Developer
12 171 (5.07%) Web Developer
13 155 (4.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 147 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 141 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
16 136 (4.03%) Software Developer
17 131 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
18 118 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
19 117 (3.47%) Junior .NET Developer
20 100 (2.96%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 728 (21.58%) HTML
2 693 (20.54%) .NET
3 658 (19.50%) CSS
4 515 (15.26%) ASP.NET
5 494 (14.64%) AngularJS
6 464 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 440 (13.04%) HTML5
8 420 (12.45%) Node.js
9 413 (12.24%) WCF
10 344 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 294 (8.71%) RESTful
12 257 (7.62%) Spring
13 254 (7.53%) KnockoutJS
14 249 (7.38%) CSS3
15 246 (7.29%) React
16 244 (7.23%) jQuery
17 216 (6.40%) .NET Framework
18 209 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 204 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
20 188 (5.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 447 (13.25%) Computer Science
2 318 (9.43%) User Experience
3 256 (7.59%) Online Games
4 224 (6.64%) Mobile App
5 213 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
6 183 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
7 125 (3.70%) Algorithms
8 113 (3.35%) iPhone
9 99 (2.93%) Mobile Games
10 75 (2.22%) e-Learning
11 71 (2.10%) Animation
12 62 (1.84%) Fintech
12 62 (1.84%) Social Media
13 60 (1.78%) Data Centre
14 59 (1.75%) BBC
15 57 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
16 38 (1.13%) Xbox
17 34 (1.01%) Clustering
17 34 (1.01%) Hedge funds
17 34 (1.01%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 542 (16.06%) Linux
2 341 (10.11%) Windows
3 326 (9.66%) Android
4 217 (6.43%) Apple iOS
5 90 (2.67%) Unix
6 87 (2.58%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.60%) Mac OS X
8 45 (1.33%) CentOS
9 42 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 34 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.86%) Windows XP
13 26 (0.77%) Debian
14 11 (0.33%) SmartOS
14 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.27%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.24%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.089%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1482 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 861 (25.52%) TDD
3 618 (18.32%) MVC
4 484 (14.34%) BDD
5 476 (14.11%) Scrum
6 414 (12.27%) E-Commerce
7 406 (12.03%) Web Application Development
8 376 (11.14%) Software Engineering
9 358 (10.61%) Web Development
10 350 (10.37%) OO
11 303 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
12 269 (7.97%) DevOps
13 240 (7.11%) Kanban
14 235 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
15 232 (6.88%) Analytics
16 219 (6.49%) Front End Development
17 210 (6.22%) Test Automation
18 201 (5.96%) Multithreading
19 195 (5.78%) Domain-Driven Design
20 174 (5.16%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 935 (27.71%) C#
2 902 (26.73%) JavaScript
3 774 (22.94%) Java
4 498 (14.76%) SQL
5 414 (12.27%) Python
6 387 (11.47%) C++
7 298 (8.83%) PHP
8 235 (6.97%) Ruby
9 134 (3.97%) Scala
10 121 (3.59%) C
11 101 (2.99%) F#
12 82 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 66 (1.96%) ES6
13 66 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 66 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 63 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 49 (1.45%) R
16 46 (1.36%) Go
17 45 (1.33%) Objective-C
18 35 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 594 (17.61%) Degree
2 206 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (2.61%) PhD
4 53 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
6 38 (1.13%) Security Cleared
7 37 (1.10%) MCP
8 33 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.86%) CISSP
10 28 (0.83%) ISEB
11 26 (0.77%) MCAD
11 26 (0.77%) MCSD
11 26 (0.77%) MCTS
12 24 (0.71%) CCNA
13 22 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.56%) CCNP
15 17 (0.50%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.47%) ISTQB
16 16 (0.47%) SC Cleared
17 15 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (5.96%) QA
2 44 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 18 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.30%) SLA
6 8 (0.24%) PMO
7 5 (0.15%) GPG13
7 5 (0.15%) MiFID
8 3 (0.089%) GDPR
8 3 (0.089%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.089%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.059%) WCAG
10 1 (0.030%) BS25999
10 1 (0.030%) GCP
10 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.030%) MISRA
10 1 (0.030%) MISRA C
System Software
1 178 (5.28%) Docker
2 133 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 125 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 10 (0.30%) HDFS
6 10 (0.30%) LXC
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.24%) Xen
8 7 (0.21%) KVM
8 7 (0.21%) Samba
9 6 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.15%) etcd
10 5 (0.15%) pfSense
10 5 (0.15%) Varnish
10 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.12%) Firmware
11 4 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 164 (4.86%) Puppet
2 116 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (3.38%) Ansible
4 62 (1.84%) Kibana
5 42 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 35 (1.04%) Terraform
7 21 (0.62%) SCCM
8 17 (0.50%) SCOM
9 13 (0.39%) Salt
10 11 (0.33%) WSUS
11 8 (0.24%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.21%) Consul
12 7 (0.21%) Nagios
12 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.18%) Oozie
14 5 (0.15%) Graphite
14 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.12%) cPanel
15 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.089%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 309 (9.16%) Google
2 272 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 156 (4.62%) VMware
4 131 (3.88%) Adobe
5 89 (2.64%) Oracle
6 53 (1.57%) Facebook
7 52 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 49 (1.45%) Cisco
9 42 (1.24%) SAP
10 37 (1.10%) Tableau
11 35 (1.04%) Apple
12 27 (0.80%) F5
13 25 (0.74%) NetApp
14 20 (0.59%) Zend
15 18 (0.53%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.53%) IBM
16 17 (0.50%) HP
16 17 (0.50%) Juniper
17 16 (0.47%) Citrix
17 16 (0.47%) Twitter
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £110k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Empiric
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday