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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 147 172
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1575 2216 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.98% 2.29% 1.91%
As % of the General category 4.91% 5.21% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1767 1576
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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 32067 42572 44557
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 40.35% 43.92% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 26035 34904 35400
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -13 901 £57,500 +4.54% 145
North West -7 136 £37,500 +5.63% 41
South East -15 121 £37,500 -11.76% 30
West Midlands +10 111 £35,000 -12.50% 39
South West +59 110 £37,500 -14.28% 21
Yorkshire +21 91 £50,000 +25.00% 40
East of England -74 72 £40,000 - 28
North East +21 21 £25,000 -37.50% 7
East Midlands -22 9 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1450 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 903 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 840 (26.49%) TDD
4 820 (25.86%) Java
5 799 (25.20%) C#
6 691 (21.79%) HTML
7 643 (20.28%) .NET
8 617 (19.46%) SQL Server
9 602 (18.98%) CSS
10 594 (18.73%) MVC
11 566 (17.85%) Linux
12 553 (17.44%) Degree
13 515 (16.24%) Git (software)
14 494 (15.58%) AngularJS
14 494 (15.58%) ASP.NET
15 476 (15.01%) BDD
16 453 (14.29%) Scrum
17 432 (13.62%) HTML5
18 427 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
19 413 (13.02%) Software Engineering
20 410 (12.93%) NoSQL
21 391 (12.33%) Node.js
22 384 (12.11%) E-Commerce
23 381 (12.02%) Python
23 381 (12.02%) SQL
24 375 (11.83%) Web Application Development
25 371 (11.70%) WCF
26 364 (11.48%) Finance
27 357 (11.26%) Computer Science
28 355 (11.20%) C++

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
1 133 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (2.52%) CMS
3 76 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 74 (2.33%) Apache
5 69 (2.18%) Tomcat
6 52 (1.64%) IIS
7 45 (1.42%) WordPress
8 34 (1.07%) Jetty
8 34 (1.07%) SharePoint
9 31 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 31 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.82%) Confluence
11 23 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 23 (0.73%) CoreMedia CMS
12 22 (0.69%) Apache Pig
13 19 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.57%) MS Exchange
15 14 (0.44%) nginx
15 14 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 119 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 81 (2.55%) Photoshop
3 63 (1.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 38 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 31 (0.98%) InVision
6 26 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (0.69%) MS Office
8 19 (0.60%) InDesign
9 16 (0.50%) Maya
10 14 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.41%) 3ds Max
12 8 (0.25%) SPSS
13 5 (0.16%) MS Project
14 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.13%) Pixate
15 3 (0.095%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.095%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (0.44%) Magento
2 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle ASCP
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle iSupplier
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.063%) Summit
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 264 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (3.09%) Google Play
4 48 (1.51%) GitHub
5 38 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.88%) Google Analytics
7 27 (0.85%) SaaS
8 23 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 17 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
11 14 (0.44%) Slack
11 14 (0.44%) Trello
12 13 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
12 13 (0.41%) IaaS
13 12 (0.38%) Office 365
14 11 (0.35%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.32%) Heroku
16 9 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 223 (7.03%) Internet
2 73 (2.30%) Firewall
3 44 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.95%) Network Security
5 29 (0.91%) DNS
6 28 (0.88%) LAN
7 27 (0.85%) Wireless
8 24 (0.76%) HTTP
8 24 (0.76%) SAN
9 22 (0.69%) VPN
10 18 (0.57%) SSL
11 16 (0.50%) WAN
12 14 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.38%) NAS
14 11 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (0.35%) MPLS
14 11 (0.35%) SDH
15 10 (0.32%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.32%) LDAP
16 9 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 410 (12.93%) NoSQL
3 354 (11.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 276 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 222 (7.00%) MySQL
6 206 (6.50%) Big Data
7 131 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 120 (3.78%) Hadoop
9 94 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (2.78%) Redis
11 81 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 72 (2.27%) Neo4j
13 66 (2.08%) Apache Hive
14 55 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
15 51 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
16 48 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
16 48 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 41 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 40 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 34 (1.07%) HBase
Development Applications
1 515 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 188 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 154 (4.86%) Subversion
4 139 (4.38%) Maven
5 107 (3.37%) Visual Studio
6 104 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 100 (3.15%) NUnit
8 99 (3.12%) JIRA
9 91 (2.87%) JUnit
10 80 (2.52%) Grunt
10 80 (2.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 71 (2.24%) Selenium
12 63 (1.99%) Jasmine
13 58 (1.83%) gulp
14 55 (1.73%) Moq
15 46 (1.45%) Mocha
16 44 (1.39%) Gradle
17 43 (1.36%) Mockito
17 43 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 41 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 364 (11.48%) Finance
2 235 (7.41%) Marketing
3 203 (6.40%) Retail
4 164 (5.17%) Advertising
5 150 (4.73%) Banking
6 144 (4.54%) Telecoms
7 93 (2.93%) Online Betting
8 52 (1.64%) Automotive
9 49 (1.55%) Electronics
10 39 (1.23%) Back Office
11 38 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 36 (1.14%) Publishing
13 26 (0.82%) Legal
14 25 (0.79%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.54%) Law
15 17 (0.54%) Music Industry
16 14 (0.44%) Billing
16 14 (0.44%) Interactive Media
17 12 (0.38%) French Language
17 12 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1588 (50.08%) Developer
2 487 (15.36%) .NET Developer
3 309 (9.74%) Java Developer
4 230 (7.25%) Games Developer
5 228 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 222 (7.00%) Junior
7 214 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 194 (6.12%) Software Engineer
9 173 (5.46%) Analyst
9 173 (5.46%) Junior Developer
10 165 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
11 154 (4.86%) Graduate
11 154 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
12 135 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 125 (3.94%) Web Developer
14 123 (3.88%) Graduate Developer
15 117 (3.69%) Software Developer
16 113 (3.56%) Junior .NET Developer
17 112 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
18 109 (3.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (21.79%) HTML
2 643 (20.28%) .NET
3 602 (18.98%) CSS
4 494 (15.58%) AngularJS
4 494 (15.58%) ASP.NET
5 432 (13.62%) HTML5
6 427 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 391 (12.33%) Node.js
8 371 (11.70%) WCF
9 333 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 279 (8.80%) Spring
11 269 (8.48%) RESTful
12 248 (7.82%) KnockoutJS
13 226 (7.13%) React
14 221 (6.97%) CSS3
15 201 (6.34%) .NET Framework
16 198 (6.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 191 (6.02%) jQuery
18 180 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
19 171 (5.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 357 (11.26%) Computer Science
2 324 (10.22%) Online Games
3 231 (7.28%) User Experience
4 203 (6.40%) Mobile App
5 185 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (3.25%) iPhone
7 101 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 78 (2.46%) Mobile Games
9 77 (2.43%) Social Media
10 75 (2.37%) Animation
11 71 (2.24%) Fintech
12 49 (1.55%) 3D Graphics
12 49 (1.55%) Xbox
13 48 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 47 (1.48%) Data Centre
15 35 (1.10%) Social Gaming
16 34 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 34 (1.07%) Online Gambling
17 31 (0.98%) Clustering
17 31 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 566 (17.85%) Linux
2 279 (8.80%) Windows
3 277 (8.74%) Android
4 195 (6.15%) Apple iOS
5 96 (3.03%) Unix
6 70 (2.21%) Windows Server
7 51 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 44 (1.39%) CentOS
9 42 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.01%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.38%) Debian
15 11 (0.35%) SmartOS
15 11 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.22%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.16%) Solaris
17 5 (0.16%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1450 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (26.49%) TDD
3 594 (18.73%) MVC
4 476 (15.01%) BDD
5 453 (14.29%) Scrum
6 413 (13.02%) Software Engineering
7 384 (12.11%) E-Commerce
8 375 (11.83%) Web Application Development
9 331 (10.44%) OO
10 313 (9.87%) Web Development
11 285 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
12 277 (8.74%) DevOps
13 226 (7.13%) Kanban
14 219 (6.91%) Analytics
15 193 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
16 189 (5.96%) Front End Development
17 171 (5.39%) Mathematics
18 169 (5.33%) Domain-Driven Design
19 168 (5.30%) Multithreading
20 164 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 903 (28.48%) JavaScript
2 820 (25.86%) Java
3 799 (25.20%) C#
4 381 (12.02%) Python
4 381 (12.02%) SQL
5 355 (11.20%) C++
6 258 (8.14%) PHP
7 223 (7.03%) Ruby
8 172 (5.42%) Scala
9 140 (4.42%) C
10 88 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 78 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 77 (2.43%) F#
13 66 (2.08%) VB.NET
14 58 (1.83%) ES6
15 50 (1.58%) PowerShell
16 48 (1.51%) T-SQL
17 42 (1.32%) TypeScript
18 38 (1.20%) Perl
19 35 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 553 (17.44%) Degree
2 73 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (2.14%) CISSP
4 67 (2.11%) PhD
5 62 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 42 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.10%) CCNA
8 35 (1.10%) MCP
9 27 (0.85%) MCAD
9 27 (0.85%) MCSD
9 27 (0.85%) MCTS
10 25 (0.79%) CEH
11 23 (0.73%) GIAC
12 22 (0.69%) ISEB
13 20 (0.63%) IISP
13 20 (0.63%) MCSE
13 20 (0.63%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.60%) SANS
15 18 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (6.24%) QA
2 50 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (0.22%) SDET
7 6 (0.19%) SLA
8 5 (0.16%) GCP
8 5 (0.16%) PMO
9 3 (0.095%) MiFID
9 3 (0.095%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.063%) GDPR
10 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.063%) WCAG
11 1 (0.032%) BS25999
11 1 (0.032%) GPG13
11 1 (0.032%) MISRA
11 1 (0.032%) MISRA C
System Software
1 184 (5.80%) Docker
2 112 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 91 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.25%) HDFS
6 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.19%) Xen
8 5 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.13%) XenApp
10 3 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.095%) vSphere
10 3 (0.095%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.063%) NFS
11 2 (0.063%) Samba
11 2 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.032%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 142 (4.48%) Puppet
2 100 (3.15%) Ansible
3 95 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.64%) Kibana
5 33 (1.04%) Kubernetes
6 27 (0.85%) SCCM
7 21 (0.66%) Terraform
8 13 (0.41%) SCOM
9 12 (0.38%) Grafana
9 12 (0.38%) Salt
10 11 (0.35%) Nessus
11 7 (0.22%) CFEngine
11 7 (0.22%) Graphite
12 6 (0.19%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
13 5 (0.16%) Nagios
14 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 271 (8.55%) Google
2 209 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 120 (3.78%) VMware
4 118 (3.72%) Adobe
5 114 (3.60%) Oracle
6 65 (2.05%) Cisco
7 61 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 51 (1.61%) Apple
9 49 (1.55%) Facebook
10 40 (1.26%) Tableau
11 38 (1.20%) IBM
12 32 (1.01%) F5
13 23 (0.73%) Perforce
14 22 (0.69%) Zend
15 20 (0.63%) CheckPoint
16 18 (0.57%) Splunk
17 17 (0.54%) HP
17 17 (0.54%) Xamarin
18 16 (0.50%) Juniper
19 15 (0.47%) Riverbed
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