The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 149 174
Rank change year-on-year -14 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1722 2363 2036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.27% 1.88%
As % of the General category 4.99% 5.17% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1839 1647
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34532 45677 47690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.52% 43.93% 44.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27858 36925 37419
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Games
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -12 1639 £47,500 - 359
London -14 913 £57,500 +4.54% 149
North West +6 147 £37,500 +7.14% 36
South East -23 130 £36,500 -14.11% 27
West Midlands +25 119 £35,000 -12.50% 41
South West +73 118 £37,500 -16.66% 20
Manchester -15 114 £35,000 +7.69% 25
Yorkshire +37 97 £50,000 +25.00% 43
Birmingham -6 82 £35,000 -15.15% 12
East of England -78 78 £40,000 +6.66% 26
West Yorkshire +26 74 £50,001 +11.11% 30
Leeds +22 68 £52,500 +10.52% 28
City of London -25 46 £58,750 +6.81% 31
Hertfordshire -21 45 £40,000 -2.43% 8
Bristol +17 44 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Hampshire +29 37 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Gloucestershire +28 33 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Scotland +1 31 £47,500 +35.71% 11
Wales +7 30 £38,500 -3.75% 3
South Wales +11 29 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Cardiff +2 27 £40,000 - 3
Berkshire +10 25 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Kent +37 23 £35,000 +41.41% 4
North East +22 23 £25,000 -37.50% 7
Tyne and Wear +23 22 £25,000 -37.50% 6
Devon +11 22 £33,750 -25.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 21 £25,000 -33.33% 5
Cheshire +22 21 £41,500 -2.35% 6
Edinburgh +4 18 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Exeter +1 18 £29,375 -35.08% 3

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Games.

1 1548 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 990 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 877 (25.68%) TDD
4 868 (25.42%) Java
5 846 (24.77%) C#
6 762 (22.31%) HTML
7 670 (19.62%) .NET
7 670 (19.62%) CSS
8 636 (18.62%) SQL Server
9 623 (18.24%) MVC
10 604 (17.69%) Linux
11 590 (17.28%) Degree
12 544 (15.93%) Git (software)
13 530 (15.52%) AngularJS
14 506 (14.82%) ASP.NET
15 494 (14.47%) Scrum
15 494 (14.47%) HTML5
16 493 (14.44%) BDD
17 449 (13.15%) NoSQL
18 437 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
19 430 (12.59%) Software Engineering
20 429 (12.56%) Python
21 423 (12.39%) SQL
22 407 (11.92%) Node.js
23 394 (11.54%) E-Commerce
24 393 (11.51%) C++
25 387 (11.33%) Finance
26 386 (11.30%) Web Application Development
27 383 (11.22%) WCF
28 381 (11.16%) Computer Science

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 132 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (2.43%) CMS
3 82 (2.40%) Apache
4 78 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 77 (2.25%) Apache Spark
6 61 (1.79%) IIS
7 45 (1.32%) WordPress
8 35 (1.02%) Jetty
8 35 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 33 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 31 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 29 (0.85%) Confluence
12 25 (0.73%) Apache Pig
13 24 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.70%) CoreMedia CMS
14 20 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (0.53%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.41%) nginx
16 14 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 123 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 82 (2.40%) Photoshop
3 63 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 38 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 31 (0.91%) InVision
6 27 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (0.64%) MS Office
8 19 (0.56%) InDesign
9 17 (0.50%) Maya
10 14 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.38%) 3ds Max
12 10 (0.29%) SPSS
13 6 (0.18%) MS Project
14 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
15 4 (0.12%) Pixate
16 3 (0.088%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.088%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.088%) Fireworks
17 1 (0.029%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 14 (0.41%) Magento
2 8 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle ASCP
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle iSupplier
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.059%) Summit
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 279 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (2.87%) Google Play
4 50 (1.46%) GitHub
5 46 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.85%) Google Analytics
8 28 (0.82%) SaaS
9 24 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 18 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
12 17 (0.50%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.47%) Slack
13 16 (0.47%) Trello
14 14 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (0.41%) IaaS
15 12 (0.35%) Office 365
16 10 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.29%) Heroku
17 9 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 227 (6.65%) Internet
2 80 (2.34%) Firewall
3 44 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.97%) SAN
5 32 (0.94%) DNS
5 32 (0.94%) Network Security
6 29 (0.85%) LAN
7 27 (0.79%) WAN
7 27 (0.79%) Wireless
8 25 (0.73%) HTTP
9 22 (0.64%) VPN
10 21 (0.61%) NAS
11 18 (0.53%) SSL
12 15 (0.44%) iSCSI
13 14 (0.41%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.38%) MPLS
15 12 (0.35%) DHCP
15 12 (0.35%) VoIP
16 11 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.32%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 636 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 449 (13.15%) NoSQL
3 367 (10.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 276 (8.08%) MongoDB
5 234 (6.85%) MySQL
6 209 (6.12%) Big Data
7 132 (3.87%) Relational Database
8 124 (3.63%) Hadoop
9 99 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (2.61%) Redis
11 83 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 70 (2.05%) Apache Hive
12 70 (2.05%) Neo4j
13 55 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
14 52 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
15 50 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 49 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
17 43 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 42 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 34 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 544 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 192 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 169 (4.95%) Subversion
4 137 (4.01%) Maven
5 111 (3.25%) Visual Studio
6 103 (3.02%) JIRA
6 103 (3.02%) TeamCity
7 99 (2.90%) NUnit
8 92 (2.69%) JUnit
9 79 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
10 78 (2.28%) Grunt
10 78 (2.28%) Selenium
11 62 (1.82%) Jasmine
12 60 (1.76%) gulp
13 54 (1.58%) Moq
14 45 (1.32%) Mocha
14 45 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 43 (1.26%) Mockito
16 41 (1.20%) Gradle
16 41 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 387 (11.33%) Finance
2 253 (7.41%) Marketing
3 212 (6.21%) Retail
4 166 (4.86%) Advertising
5 162 (4.74%) Banking
6 154 (4.51%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.78%) Online Betting
8 54 (1.58%) Electronics
9 52 (1.52%) Automotive
10 41 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.17%) Back Office
12 37 (1.08%) Publishing
13 26 (0.76%) Legal
14 25 (0.73%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.50%) Law
15 17 (0.50%) Music Industry
16 14 (0.41%) Billing
16 14 (0.41%) Interactive Media
17 12 (0.35%) French Language
17 12 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1718 (50.31%) Developer
2 499 (14.61%) .NET Developer
3 318 (9.31%) Java Developer
4 231 (6.76%) C# Developer
5 228 (6.68%) Senior Developer
6 227 (6.65%) Games Developer
7 224 (6.56%) Junior
8 202 (5.92%) Software Engineer
9 193 (5.65%) Analyst
10 179 (5.24%) Web Developer
11 174 (5.10%) Junior Developer
12 164 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 156 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 155 (4.54%) Graduate
15 142 (4.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 137 (4.01%) Software Developer
17 124 (3.63%) Graduate Developer
18 121 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
19 113 (3.31%) Junior .NET Developer
20 112 (3.28%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (22.31%) HTML
2 670 (19.62%) .NET
2 670 (19.62%) CSS
3 530 (15.52%) AngularJS
4 506 (14.82%) ASP.NET
5 494 (14.47%) HTML5
6 437 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 407 (11.92%) Node.js
8 383 (11.22%) WCF
9 344 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 291 (8.52%) RESTful
11 281 (8.23%) CSS3
12 279 (8.17%) Spring
13 262 (7.67%) KnockoutJS
14 231 (6.76%) React
15 215 (6.30%) .NET Framework
16 213 (6.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 198 (5.80%) jQuery
18 192 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
19 182 (5.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 381 (11.16%) Computer Science
2 341 (9.99%) Online Games
3 246 (7.20%) User Experience
4 208 (6.09%) Mobile App
5 201 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
6 109 (3.19%) Algorithms
7 103 (3.02%) iPhone
8 86 (2.52%) Mobile Games
9 79 (2.31%) Animation
10 77 (2.25%) Social Media
11 76 (2.23%) Fintech
12 52 (1.52%) e-Learning
13 50 (1.46%) 3D Graphics
14 49 (1.43%) Xbox
15 48 (1.41%) Data Centre
16 47 (1.38%) Client/Server
17 36 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
17 36 (1.05%) Social Gaming
18 34 (1.00%) Online Gambling
19 32 (0.94%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 604 (17.69%) Linux
2 304 (8.90%) Windows
3 294 (8.61%) Android
4 213 (6.24%) Apple iOS
5 108 (3.16%) Unix
6 80 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 50 (1.46%) CentOS
9 46 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (1.20%) Ubuntu
12 37 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.38%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.35%) Debian
16 11 (0.32%) SmartOS
17 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.20%) Windows 10
19 5 (0.15%) AIX
19 5 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1548 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (25.68%) TDD
3 623 (18.24%) MVC
4 494 (14.47%) Scrum
5 493 (14.44%) BDD
6 430 (12.59%) Software Engineering
7 394 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 386 (11.30%) Web Application Development
9 376 (11.01%) Web Development
10 351 (10.28%) OO
11 304 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
12 303 (8.87%) DevOps
13 233 (6.82%) Analytics
14 229 (6.71%) Kanban
15 214 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
16 202 (5.92%) Front End Development
17 188 (5.51%) Mathematics
18 179 (5.24%) Mentoring
19 171 (5.01%) Multithreading
20 170 (4.98%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 990 (28.99%) JavaScript
2 868 (25.42%) Java
3 846 (24.77%) C#
4 429 (12.56%) Python
5 423 (12.39%) SQL
6 393 (11.51%) C++
7 282 (8.26%) PHP
8 245 (7.17%) Ruby
9 182 (5.33%) Scala
10 143 (4.19%) C
11 104 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 90 (2.64%) Objective-C
13 78 (2.28%) F#
14 65 (1.90%) VB.NET
15 59 (1.73%) PowerShell
16 58 (1.70%) ES6
17 54 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 47 (1.38%) Perl
19 41 (1.20%) TypeScript
20 36 (1.05%) Go
Qualifications
1 590 (17.28%) Degree
2 74 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (2.05%) PhD
4 68 (1.99%) CISSP
5 63 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 44 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.02%) CCNA
8 35 (1.02%) MCP
9 27 (0.79%) MCAD
9 27 (0.79%) MCSD
9 27 (0.79%) MCTS
10 25 (0.73%) CEH
10 25 (0.73%) ISEB
11 23 (0.67%) GIAC
12 20 (0.59%) IISP
12 20 (0.59%) MCSE
12 20 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.56%) SANS
14 18 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (6.35%) QA
2 51 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.41%) SLA
5 10 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 7 (0.20%) SDET
8 5 (0.15%) GCP
8 5 (0.15%) PMO
9 3 (0.088%) MiFID
9 3 (0.088%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.059%) GDPR
10 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.059%) WCAG
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) GPG13
11 1 (0.029%) MISRA
11 1 (0.029%) MISRA C
System Software
1 189 (5.53%) Docker
2 120 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 91 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.26%) Firmware
6 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.23%) HDFS
8 6 (0.18%) Xen
9 5 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.12%) Samba
10 4 (0.12%) XenApp
11 3 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.088%) vSphere
11 3 (0.088%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (4.71%) Puppet
2 113 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (2.93%) Ansible
4 52 (1.52%) Kibana
5 38 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 28 (0.82%) SCCM
7 21 (0.61%) Terraform
8 14 (0.41%) Nagios
9 12 (0.35%) Grafana
9 12 (0.35%) Salt
9 12 (0.35%) SCOM
10 11 (0.32%) Nessus
11 7 (0.20%) CFEngine
11 7 (0.20%) Check_MK
11 7 (0.20%) Graphite
12 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.15%) EMC VPLEX
14 4 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 282 (8.26%) Google
2 219 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 129 (3.78%) VMware
4 120 (3.51%) Adobe
5 117 (3.43%) Oracle
6 77 (2.25%) Cisco
7 65 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.55%) Apple
9 50 (1.46%) Facebook
10 46 (1.35%) Tableau
11 39 (1.14%) IBM
12 32 (0.94%) F5
13 30 (0.88%) Perforce
14 25 (0.73%) Riverbed
15 23 (0.67%) Zend
16 22 (0.64%) Brocade
17 20 (0.59%) CheckPoint
18 18 (0.53%) Citrix
18 18 (0.53%) Juniper
18 18 (0.53%) Splunk
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digital Skills
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus great benefits and amazing cult
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Falmouth, Cornwall
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcestershire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday