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

Gaming
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 147 169
Rank change year-on-year -25 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1837 2298 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.34% 1.90%
As % of the General category 4.86% 5.47% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 2020 1761
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,275 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37812 41985 49530
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.52% 42.81% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 44726 51578 59760
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,750 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 10 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 29 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
England -24 1765 £47,500 - 351
London -35 972 £55,000 - 154
UK excluding London -3 857 £40,000 - 201
North of England +2 292 £41,500 +3.75% 95
South East -17 185 £37,500 -11.76% 32
Midlands +1 154 £32,500 -9.72% 39
East of England -61 92 £40,000 - 18
South West +1 79 £37,500 -16.66% 13
Scotland -6 34 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Wales +9 26 £42,500 +3.03% 2

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Games.

1 1574 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 976 (27.33%) C#
3 943 (26.41%) JavaScript
4 890 (24.92%) TDD
5 812 (22.74%) Java
6 757 (21.20%) HTML
7 719 (20.13%) .NET
8 711 (19.91%) SQL Server
9 679 (19.01%) CSS
10 649 (18.17%) MVC
11 622 (17.42%) Degree
12 590 (16.52%) Linux
13 535 (14.98%) SQL
14 531 (14.87%) ASP.NET
15 519 (14.53%) AngularJS
16 508 (14.23%) Scrum
17 495 (13.86%) BDD
18 476 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 471 (13.19%) Python
20 468 (13.11%) Git (software)
21 462 (12.94%) Computer Science
22 458 (12.83%) HTML5
23 438 (12.27%) Node.js
24 426 (11.93%) WCF
24 426 (11.93%) E-Commerce
25 419 (11.73%) Web Application Development
26 414 (11.59%) C++
27 399 (11.17%) Software Engineering
28 388 (10.87%) Finance
29 383 (10.73%) OO

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 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (2.55%) CMS
3 87 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 79 (2.21%) Apache
5 65 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 53 (1.48%) Confluence
7 50 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 41 (1.15%) IIS
9 39 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 37 (1.04%) WordPress
11 34 (0.95%) Jetty
12 31 (0.87%) SharePoint
13 23 (0.64%) CoreMedia CMS
14 22 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.59%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.56%) nginx
17 17 (0.48%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.45%) Skype for Business
18 16 (0.45%) WebLogic
19 15 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 91 (2.55%) Photoshop
2 74 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 48 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 38 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
6 31 (0.87%) InVision
7 27 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 26 (0.73%) Adobe After Effects
9 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
10 13 (0.36%) InDesign
11 12 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
12 7 (0.20%) Maya
13 6 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.17%) SPSS
14 5 (0.14%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
16 3 (0.084%) Pixate
17 2 (0.056%) Autodesk Inventor
17 2 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 44 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.36%) Magento
3 9 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.028%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 303 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (3.14%) Google Play
4 66 (1.85%) GitHub
5 42 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 33 (0.92%) SaaS
7 28 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.73%) Office 365
8 26 (0.73%) PaaS
9 23 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
9 23 (0.64%) IaaS
10 18 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 13 (0.36%) Slack
13 10 (0.28%) Route 53
14 9 (0.25%) AdWords
14 9 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 217 (6.08%) Internet
2 77 (2.16%) Firewall
3 66 (1.85%) WAN
4 57 (1.60%) DNS
5 49 (1.37%) LAN
5 49 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 42 (1.18%) VPN
7 39 (1.09%) HTTP
8 31 (0.87%) DHCP
9 29 (0.81%) Wireless
10 28 (0.78%) VoIP
11 26 (0.73%) SAN
12 24 (0.67%) IPsec
13 22 (0.62%) SSL
14 20 (0.56%) MPLS
15 19 (0.53%) VLAN
16 16 (0.45%) Skype
17 15 (0.42%) iSCSI
17 15 (0.42%) NAS
17 15 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (19.91%) SQL Server
2 376 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 338 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 260 (7.28%) MySQL
5 218 (6.10%) MongoDB
6 175 (4.90%) Big Data
7 160 (4.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 140 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
9 132 (3.70%) Relational Database
10 101 (2.83%) Redis
11 90 (2.52%) Hadoop
12 85 (2.38%) RDBMS
13 73 (2.04%) Apache Hive
14 70 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 67 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
16 63 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 54 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 47 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
19 38 (1.06%) HBase
20 35 (0.98%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 468 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 168 (4.70%) Subversion
2 168 (4.70%) Visual Studio
3 162 (4.54%) Jenkins
4 110 (3.08%) Maven
5 108 (3.02%) JIRA
6 106 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 99 (2.77%) NUnit
8 92 (2.58%) JUnit
9 87 (2.44%) Selenium
10 83 (2.32%) Rhino Mocks
11 67 (1.88%) gulp
12 56 (1.57%) Moq
13 54 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
14 52 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 50 (1.40%) Cucumber
16 49 (1.37%) Mockito
17 48 (1.34%) Grunt
18 39 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 37 (1.04%) git-flow
General
1 388 (10.87%) Finance
2 344 (9.63%) Marketing
3 229 (6.41%) Retail
4 166 (4.65%) Advertising
5 147 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 118 (3.30%) Banking
7 95 (2.66%) Electronics
8 67 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.62%) Online Betting
10 47 (1.32%) Automotive
11 45 (1.26%) Back Office
12 34 (0.95%) Publishing
13 30 (0.84%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.70%) Billing
14 25 (0.70%) Legal
15 17 (0.48%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.34%) Front Office
16 12 (0.34%) Interactive Media
16 12 (0.34%) Polish Language
17 9 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 1788 (50.07%) Developer
2 527 (14.76%) .NET Developer
3 299 (8.37%) Java Developer
4 260 (7.28%) C# Developer
5 251 (7.03%) Junior
6 235 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 218 (6.10%) Analyst
8 211 (5.91%) Games Developer
9 206 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 203 (5.68%) Graduate
11 184 (5.15%) Junior Developer
12 177 (4.96%) Web Developer
13 164 (4.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 147 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
15 143 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
16 142 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
17 141 (3.95%) Software Developer
18 133 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
19 118 (3.30%) Junior .NET Developer
20 99 (2.77%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 757 (21.20%) HTML
2 719 (20.13%) .NET
3 679 (19.01%) CSS
4 531 (14.87%) ASP.NET
5 519 (14.53%) AngularJS
6 476 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 458 (12.83%) HTML5
8 438 (12.27%) Node.js
9 426 (11.93%) WCF
10 356 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 307 (8.60%) RESTful
12 268 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
13 262 (7.34%) CSS3
14 260 (7.28%) Spring
15 255 (7.14%) jQuery
16 252 (7.06%) React
17 230 (6.44%) .NET Framework
18 222 (6.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 213 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
20 191 (5.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 462 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 325 (9.10%) User Experience
3 263 (7.36%) Online Games
4 232 (6.50%) Mobile App
5 224 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
6 196 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
7 134 (3.75%) Algorithms
8 117 (3.28%) iPhone
9 107 (3.00%) Mobile Games
10 82 (2.30%) e-Learning
11 72 (2.02%) Animation
12 67 (1.88%) Fintech
13 66 (1.85%) BBC
14 62 (1.74%) Data Centre
14 62 (1.74%) Social Media
15 57 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
16 38 (1.06%) Xbox
17 36 (1.01%) Hedge funds
18 35 (0.98%) Clustering
18 35 (0.98%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 590 (16.52%) Linux
2 372 (10.42%) Windows
3 340 (9.52%) Android
4 223 (6.24%) Apple iOS
5 104 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 96 (2.69%) Unix
7 57 (1.60%) Mac OS X
8 51 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 50 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (1.29%) CentOS
11 42 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (0.84%) Windows XP
14 28 (0.78%) Debian
15 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.31%) SmartOS
17 10 (0.28%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.25%) Windows 7
19 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
20 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1574 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 890 (24.92%) TDD
3 649 (18.17%) MVC
4 508 (14.23%) Scrum
5 495 (13.86%) BDD
6 426 (11.93%) E-Commerce
7 419 (11.73%) Web Application Development
8 399 (11.17%) Software Engineering
9 383 (10.73%) OO
10 377 (10.56%) Web Development
11 322 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
12 306 (8.57%) DevOps
13 258 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
14 247 (6.92%) Kanban
15 245 (6.86%) Analytics
16 225 (6.30%) Front End Development
16 225 (6.30%) Test Automation
17 204 (5.71%) Multithreading
18 200 (5.60%) Domain-Driven Design
19 183 (5.12%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 976 (27.33%) C#
2 943 (26.41%) JavaScript
3 812 (22.74%) Java
4 535 (14.98%) SQL
5 471 (13.19%) Python
6 414 (11.59%) C++
7 337 (9.44%) PHP
8 252 (7.06%) Ruby
9 141 (3.95%) Scala
10 123 (3.44%) C
11 110 (3.08%) Bash Shell
12 101 (2.83%) F#
13 74 (2.07%) PowerShell
14 71 (1.99%) T-SQL
15 66 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 64 (1.79%) ES6
17 56 (1.57%) R
18 53 (1.48%) Objective-C
19 46 (1.29%) Go
20 43 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 622 (17.42%) Degree
2 217 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 94 (2.63%) PhD
4 53 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
6 38 (1.06%) Security Cleared
7 37 (1.04%) MCP
8 34 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (0.87%) ISEB
10 29 (0.81%) CISSP
11 26 (0.73%) MCAD
11 26 (0.73%) MCSD
11 26 (0.73%) MCTS
12 25 (0.70%) CCNA
13 23 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.53%) CCNP
14 19 (0.53%) PMI Certification
15 18 (0.50%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.48%) SC Cleared
17 14 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (6.13%) QA
2 45 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 28 (0.78%) SLA
4 18 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.22%) PMO
7 5 (0.14%) GPG13
8 4 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.084%) GDPR
9 3 (0.084%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.084%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.056%) WCAG
11 1 (0.028%) BS25999
11 1 (0.028%) GCP
11 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.028%) MISRA
11 1 (0.028%) MISRA C
System Software
1 183 (5.12%) Docker
2 141 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 127 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.34%) LXC
5 12 (0.34%) Terminal Services
6 10 (0.28%) HDFS
7 8 (0.22%) Firmware
7 8 (0.22%) KVM
7 8 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.22%) Samba
7 8 (0.22%) Xen
8 6 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.17%) pfSense
8 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.14%) etcd
9 5 (0.14%) Varnish
9 5 (0.14%) vSphere
10 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 195 (5.46%) Puppet
2 146 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (3.28%) Ansible
4 63 (1.76%) Kibana
5 48 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 37 (1.04%) Terraform
7 21 (0.59%) SCCM
8 17 (0.48%) SCOM
9 14 (0.39%) Nagios
9 14 (0.39%) Salt
10 12 (0.34%) WSUS
11 8 (0.22%) Consul
11 8 (0.22%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.20%) Check_MK
12 7 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.17%) Oozie
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.11%) cPanel
15 4 (0.11%) Graphite
15 4 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 327 (9.16%) Google
2 286 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 168 (4.70%) VMware
4 131 (3.67%) Adobe
5 91 (2.55%) Oracle
6 60 (1.68%) Cisco
7 55 (1.54%) Facebook
8 52 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 47 (1.32%) SAP
10 40 (1.12%) Tableau
11 32 (0.90%) Apple
12 27 (0.76%) F5
13 25 (0.70%) Citrix
13 25 (0.70%) NetApp
14 22 (0.62%) Zend
15 20 (0.56%) Atlassian
16 18 (0.50%) Brocade
16 18 (0.50%) Riverbed
17 17 (0.48%) HP
17 17 (0.48%) IBM
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50K + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £48,000 per annum plus lots of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: From £41,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Free Parking
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 21 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago