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

Gaming
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 146 174
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1763 2325 2028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.33% 1.88%
As % of the General category 5.05% 5.37% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1971 1669
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 34879 43257 48005
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.03% 43.39% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 27436 35296 37828
Median salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
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

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 May 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 May 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 -20 1695 £47,500 - 387
London -27 951 £57,500 +4.54% 204
South East -8 149 £36,250 -14.70% 35
North West -24 135 £37,500 +1.35% 34
Yorkshire +45 132 £55,000 +22.22% 48
West Midlands +32 126 £35,000 -2.77% 21
West Yorkshire +30 111 £55,000 +22.22% 28
Leeds +39 107 £55,000 +19.56% 28
Manchester -23 101 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South West +25 85 £37,500 -11.76% 19
Birmingham +22 81 £32,500 -3.70% 3
East of England -79 72 £40,000 - 14
City of London -17 68 £57,500 +4.54% 22
Hertfordshire +24 43 £40,000 +11.11% 10
Berkshire +20 38 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Scotland +2 35 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East Midlands -3 35 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Bristol -3 33 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Hampshire +15 30 £35,000 - 1
Wales +2 28 £55,000 +33.33% 5
Watford +18 27 £66,250 +10.41% 4
South Wales +16 27 £55,000 +33.33% 5
Cardiff +4 26 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Gloucestershire +13 25 £32,500 -13.33% 1
West End of London +18 22 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Kent +29 20 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 19 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Tyne and Wear +24 18 £25,000 -37.50% 5
North East +18 18 £25,000 -37.50% 5
Cheshire -8 18 £37,500 -11.76% 4

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1535 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 966 (28.45%) JavaScript
3 900 (26.51%) C#
4 846 (24.92%) TDD
5 835 (24.59%) Java
6 742 (21.86%) HTML
7 677 (19.94%) CSS
8 669 (19.71%) SQL Server
9 662 (19.50%) .NET
10 618 (18.20%) Degree
11 609 (17.94%) MVC
12 585 (17.23%) Linux
13 536 (15.79%) AngularJS
14 504 (14.85%) Git (software)
15 501 (14.76%) Scrum
16 485 (14.29%) ASP.NET
17 473 (13.93%) SQL
18 471 (13.87%) BDD
19 446 (13.14%) HTML5
20 445 (13.11%) Python
21 444 (13.08%) Computer Science
22 439 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC
23 422 (12.43%) NoSQL
24 413 (12.16%) Node.js
25 405 (11.93%) Software Engineering
26 402 (11.84%) C++
27 393 (11.58%) WCF
28 385 (11.34%) Web Application Development
29 382 (11.25%) E-Commerce
30 378 (11.13%) Web Development

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
1 139 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
2 84 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 73 (2.15%) Apache
4 72 (2.12%) CMS
5 64 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 51 (1.50%) Confluence
7 44 (1.30%) IIS
8 38 (1.12%) WordPress
9 37 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 33 (0.97%) Jetty
10 33 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 33 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 22 (0.65%) CoreMedia CMS
13 20 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.35%) nginx
17 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 78 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 78 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 50 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 38 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 30 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.71%) InVision
7 18 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
8 13 (0.38%) InDesign
9 11 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.24%) Maya
11 8 (0.24%) SPSS
12 4 (0.12%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.12%) Pixate
13 2 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.059%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 27 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.35%) Magento
3 8 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle ASCP
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle iSupplier
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.029%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.029%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 296 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (2.86%) Google Play
4 56 (1.65%) GitHub
5 44 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 34 (1.00%) SaaS
7 28 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 27 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (0.65%) IaaS
10 19 (0.56%) Office 365
11 18 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
11 18 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 18 (0.53%) PaaS
12 16 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.38%) Slack
16 12 (0.35%) Google App Engine
17 10 (0.29%) Heroku
17 10 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 205 (6.04%) Internet
2 70 (2.06%) Firewall
3 57 (1.68%) WAN
4 43 (1.27%) LAN
4 43 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.24%) DNS
6 30 (0.88%) Wireless
7 29 (0.85%) VPN
8 26 (0.77%) HTTP
9 25 (0.74%) SAN
10 23 (0.68%) SSL
10 23 (0.68%) VoIP
11 20 (0.59%) IPsec
12 18 (0.53%) DHCP
13 15 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 15 (0.44%) iSCSI
13 15 (0.44%) MPLS
13 15 (0.44%) NAS
14 14 (0.41%) SDH
14 14 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 422 (12.43%) NoSQL
3 343 (10.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 245 (7.22%) MySQL
5 228 (6.72%) MongoDB
6 188 (5.54%) Big Data
7 132 (3.89%) Relational Database
8 119 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 110 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 106 (3.12%) Hadoop
11 102 (3.00%) Redis
12 91 (2.68%) RDBMS
13 71 (2.09%) Apache Hive
14 62 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 61 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 55 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 53 (1.56%) Neo4j
18 51 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 47 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
20 40 (1.18%) HBase
Development Applications
1 504 (14.85%) Git (software)
2 171 (5.04%) Subversion
3 169 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 140 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 125 (3.68%) Maven
6 109 (3.21%) JIRA
7 103 (3.03%) TeamCity
8 90 (2.65%) JUnit
8 90 (2.65%) NUnit
9 78 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
10 77 (2.27%) Selenium
11 68 (2.00%) gulp
12 58 (1.71%) Grunt
13 55 (1.62%) Moq
14 54 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
15 52 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 49 (1.44%) Mockito
17 45 (1.33%) Jasmine
18 39 (1.15%) Gradle
19 38 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 350 (10.31%) Finance
2 299 (8.81%) Marketing
3 193 (5.68%) Retail
4 170 (5.01%) Advertising
5 130 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 111 (3.27%) Banking
7 77 (2.27%) Electronics
8 57 (1.68%) Online Betting
9 55 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 50 (1.47%) Automotive
11 42 (1.24%) Back Office
12 41 (1.21%) Publishing
13 31 (0.91%) Legal
14 27 (0.80%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.56%) Billing
16 15 (0.44%) Law
17 14 (0.41%) Interactive Media
18 11 (0.32%) Front Office
18 11 (0.32%) Polish Language
19 8 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1717 (50.57%) Developer
2 487 (14.34%) .NET Developer
3 293 (8.63%) Java Developer
4 245 (7.22%) C# Developer
5 244 (7.19%) Junior
6 222 (6.54%) Senior Developer
7 208 (6.13%) Analyst
8 205 (6.04%) Software Engineer
9 195 (5.74%) Games Developer
10 185 (5.45%) Web Developer
11 182 (5.36%) Graduate
12 178 (5.24%) Junior Developer
13 151 (4.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 148 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 146 (4.30%) Software Developer
16 145 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
17 131 (3.86%) Graduate Developer
18 129 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
19 113 (3.33%) Junior .NET Developer
20 103 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (21.86%) HTML
2 677 (19.94%) CSS
3 662 (19.50%) .NET
4 536 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 485 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 446 (13.14%) HTML5
7 439 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 413 (12.16%) Node.js
9 393 (11.58%) WCF
10 330 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 289 (8.51%) RESTful
12 271 (7.98%) CSS3
13 264 (7.78%) KnockoutJS
14 263 (7.75%) Spring
15 247 (7.28%) React
16 238 (7.01%) jQuery
17 216 (6.36%) .NET Framework
18 215 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 196 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
20 174 (5.13%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 444 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 283 (8.34%) User Experience
3 260 (7.66%) Online Games
4 208 (6.13%) Mobile App
5 201 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
6 181 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
7 115 (3.39%) Algorithms
8 106 (3.12%) iPhone
9 99 (2.92%) Mobile Games
10 77 (2.27%) Fintech
11 70 (2.06%) e-Learning
12 69 (2.03%) Social Media
13 65 (1.91%) Animation
14 57 (1.68%) Data Centre
15 53 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
16 46 (1.35%) BBC
17 44 (1.30%) Xbox
18 36 (1.06%) Social Gaming
19 31 (0.91%) Data Structures
19 31 (0.91%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 585 (17.23%) Linux
2 359 (10.57%) Windows
3 327 (9.63%) Android
4 227 (6.69%) Apple iOS
5 98 (2.89%) Unix
6 97 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 52 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 51 (1.50%) CentOS
9 46 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 41 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.85%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.47%) Debian
14 11 (0.32%) SmartOS
14 11 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1535 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 846 (24.92%) TDD
3 609 (17.94%) MVC
4 501 (14.76%) Scrum
5 471 (13.87%) BDD
6 405 (11.93%) Software Engineering
7 385 (11.34%) Web Application Development
8 382 (11.25%) E-Commerce
9 378 (11.13%) Web Development
10 361 (10.63%) OO
11 301 (8.87%) DevOps
12 276 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
13 274 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
14 244 (7.19%) Analytics
15 231 (6.80%) Kanban
16 225 (6.63%) Test Automation
17 224 (6.60%) Front End Development
18 187 (5.51%) Multithreading
19 181 (5.33%) Mathematics
20 178 (5.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 966 (28.45%) JavaScript
2 900 (26.51%) C#
3 835 (24.59%) Java
4 473 (13.93%) SQL
5 445 (13.11%) Python
6 402 (11.84%) C++
7 312 (9.19%) PHP
8 244 (7.19%) Ruby
9 144 (4.24%) Scala
10 131 (3.86%) C
11 104 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 90 (2.65%) F#
13 73 (2.15%) PowerShell
14 66 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 65 (1.91%) ES6
16 60 (1.77%) T-SQL
17 59 (1.74%) Objective-C
18 44 (1.30%) Go
19 41 (1.21%) Perl
19 41 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 618 (18.20%) Degree
2 221 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (2.42%) PhD
4 62 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
6 44 (1.30%) CISSP
7 36 (1.06%) MCP
7 36 (1.06%) Security Cleared
8 34 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (0.77%) MCAD
9 26 (0.77%) MCSD
9 26 (0.77%) MCTS
10 25 (0.74%) ISEB
11 23 (0.68%) CCNA
12 22 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.50%) CCNP
14 17 (0.50%) CEH
15 16 (0.47%) ISTQB
16 15 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (6.16%) QA
2 42 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 25 (0.74%) SLA
4 19 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.21%) MiFID
6 7 (0.21%) PMO
7 5 (0.15%) GPG13
8 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.088%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.059%) WCAG
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) GCP
11 1 (0.029%) GDPR
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.029%) MISRA
11 1 (0.029%) MISRA C
System Software
1 196 (5.77%) Docker
2 141 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 112 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.35%) Firmware
6 9 (0.27%) HDFS
6 9 (0.27%) Xen
7 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.15%) etcd
10 5 (0.15%) Varnish
11 4 (0.12%) LXC
11 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.12%) vSphere
12 3 (0.088%) NFS
12 3 (0.088%) Samba
12 3 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 181 (5.33%) Puppet
2 142 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 102 (3.00%) Ansible
4 56 (1.65%) Kibana
5 42 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 29 (0.85%) Terraform
7 20 (0.59%) SCCM
8 16 (0.47%) SCOM
9 15 (0.44%) Nagios
10 8 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.24%) Salt
10 8 (0.24%) WSUS
11 7 (0.21%) Check_MK
11 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.18%) Consul
13 5 (0.15%) Graphite
13 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
14 4 (0.12%) Grafana
14 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 299 (8.81%) Google
2 261 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 153 (4.51%) VMware
4 119 (3.51%) Adobe
5 97 (2.86%) Oracle
6 60 (1.77%) Cisco
7 51 (1.50%) Facebook
8 49 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 45 (1.33%) Apple
10 43 (1.27%) Tableau
11 30 (0.88%) SAP
12 26 (0.77%) F5
13 23 (0.68%) Citrix
14 22 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 22 (0.65%) IBM
14 22 (0.65%) NetApp
14 22 (0.65%) Perforce
15 20 (0.59%) Zend
16 19 (0.56%) Brocade
17 16 (0.47%) Riverbed
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Send
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum 10% annual bonus + private medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum 10% annual bonus + private medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Agile Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits, pension healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Beneifts
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Competitive package and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Explore Group
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Company Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago