The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 107 139
Rank change year-on-year +7 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.77% 1.45% 0.44%
As % of the General category 2.63% 4.65% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 10
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% -29.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £39,000 £33,350
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £64,000
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 380 559 958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 29.32% 31.12% 42.43%
Number of salaries quoted 280 360 663
Median salary £48,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.61% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Games
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Games in Reading

Games
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) QA
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Xbox
3 2 (20.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) API Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (20.00%) EPoS
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) ATM
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) JBehave
2 2 (20.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (20.00%) RSpec
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Graduate
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Test Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) C++/Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate C++ Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate C++ Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Trainee
2 1 (10.00%) Trainee Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Trainee Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
1 2 (20.00%) Xbox
2 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) API Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) SOLID
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft