Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 87 86
Rank change year-on-year +60 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 86 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.80% 0.77% 1.50%
As % of the General category 23.43% 1.47% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45 8 20
Watford median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +25.00% +12.94%
10th Percentile £25,000 £50,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £60,750 £100,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -5.88%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 367 543 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 37.56% 52.16% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 274 455 429
Watford median annual salary £45,500 £55,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.27% +14.58% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,900 £27,500 £29,600
90th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Watford

Games
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Games in Watford

Games
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Watford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for Games.

1 45 (52.33%) E-Commerce
2 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.37%) Retail
4 29 (33.72%) Linux
5 27 (31.40%) C#
5 27 (31.40%) .NET
5 27 (31.40%) ASP.NET
5 27 (31.40%) TDD
6 24 (27.91%) MVC
7 23 (26.74%) Node.js
8 22 (25.58%) Windows Server
8 22 (25.58%) Windows
8 22 (25.58%) MS Exchange
8 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
8 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
9 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
9 20 (23.26%) Google
9 20 (23.26%) WCF
9 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 20 (23.26%) Google Play
9 20 (23.26%) Ninject
9 20 (23.26%) KnockoutJS
9 20 (23.26%) Android
9 20 (23.26%) iPhone
9 20 (23.26%) Domain-Driven Design
9 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (23.26%) Dependency Injection
9 20 (23.26%) Web Application Development
9 20 (23.26%) Mobile App

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 22 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.12%) Skype for Business
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.81%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.98%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Google Play
2 15 (17.44%) PaaS
3 13 (15.12%) Office 365
4 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.33%) Route 53
7 2 (2.33%) Serverless
7 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) DHCP
1 13 (15.12%) DNS
1 13 (15.12%) Firewall
1 13 (15.12%) ISDN
1 13 (15.12%) LAN
1 13 (15.12%) MPLS
1 13 (15.12%) PBX
1 13 (15.12%) Remote Desktop
1 13 (15.12%) Skype
1 13 (15.12%) VLAN
1 13 (15.12%) VoIP
1 13 (15.12%) VPN
1 13 (15.12%) WAN
2 9 (10.47%) LDAP
3 4 (4.65%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) ATM
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2016
2 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.65%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (8.14%) NUnit
2 7 (8.14%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (1.16%) Ant
4 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.16%) JUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Log4j
4 1 (1.16%) Mockito
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 33 (38.37%) Retail
2 17 (19.77%) Finance
3 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (37.21%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) .NET Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Digital Developer
3 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 8 (9.30%) Active Directory Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Active Directory Support
5 8 (9.30%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Office 365 Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.98%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) .NET
1 27 (31.40%) ASP.NET
2 23 (26.74%) Node.js
3 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 20 (23.26%) KnockoutJS
3 20 (23.26%) Ninject
3 20 (23.26%) WCF
4 8 (9.30%) JSON
4 8 (9.30%) REST
4 8 (9.30%) XML
5 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (8.14%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.81%) HTML
6 5 (5.81%) Web Services
6 5 (5.81%) XHTML
7 4 (4.65%) CSS
7 4 (4.65%) LAMP
7 4 (4.65%) XSL
8 1 (1.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) iPhone
1 20 (23.26%) Mobile App
2 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
3 9 (10.47%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.14%) BBC
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Linux
2 22 (25.58%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 20 (23.26%) Android
4 13 (15.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) Unix
6 2 (2.33%) CentOS
6 2 (2.33%) DC/OS
6 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.16%) HPUX
7 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) E-Commerce
2 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.40%) TDD
4 24 (27.91%) MVC
5 20 (23.26%) Dependency Injection
5 20 (23.26%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (23.26%) Web Application Development
6 18 (20.93%) DNA
7 16 (18.60%) ITIL
8 14 (16.28%) Mentoring
9 13 (15.12%) Coaching
10 12 (13.95%) OO
11 11 (12.79%) Open Source
12 10 (11.63%) Scrum
13 9 (10.47%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (10.47%) Identity Management
13 9 (10.47%) Information Security
14 7 (8.14%) API Testing
14 7 (8.14%) Project Management
14 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) C#
2 13 (15.12%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) PHP
3 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.30%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.33%) Python
6 2 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.12%) Terminal Services
2 13 (15.12%) VMware ESXi
2 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) WSUS
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Marathon
2 2 (2.33%) Mesos
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.26%) Google
3 13 (15.12%) VMware
4 10 (11.63%) Oracle
5 7 (8.14%) Virgin Media
6 6 (6.98%) Adobe
7 4 (4.65%) Zend
8 3 (3.49%) Xamarin
9 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.16%) ATG
10 1 (1.16%) Blue Martini
10 1 (1.16%) Elastic Path
10 1 (1.16%) IBM
10 1 (1.16%) Interwoven