Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 141 193
Rank change year-on-year -27 +52 -50
Permanent jobs citing Games 119 80 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.69% 1.69% 1.53%
As % of the General category 2.84% 2.78% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114 75 153
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £94,688 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £95,000 £96,250
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,194 2,881 7,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 59.68% 60.73% 60.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,702 2,540 6,508
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,950 £36,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £97,500
London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Central London

Games
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Central London.

Salary trend for Games in Central London

Games
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Central London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in Central London

Games
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Central London region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -23 114 £67,500 -3.57% 50
Camden - 4 £68,500 - 1
Southwark - 1 - -
Games
London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Games.

1 62 (52.10%) Java
2 59 (49.58%) Python
3 47 (39.50%) Jenkins
4 46 (38.66%) QA
5 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (34.45%) Data Science
7 40 (33.61%) SQL
8 35 (29.41%) AWS
9 31 (26.05%) Selenium
9 31 (26.05%) Validation
10 28 (23.53%) Finance
10 28 (23.53%) Kubernetes
11 27 (22.69%) Degree
12 26 (21.85%) API Testing
12 26 (21.85%) Analytics
12 26 (21.85%) Cucumber
12 26 (21.85%) Postman
13 25 (21.01%) Front End Development
13 25 (21.01%) R
13 25 (21.01%) Docker
13 25 (21.01%) Microservices
13 25 (21.01%) QA Automation
14 24 (20.17%) Coaching
14 24 (20.17%) Git (software)
14 24 (20.17%) Data Pipeline
15 22 (18.49%) REST
15 22 (18.49%) Test Strategy
16 21 (17.65%) NoSQL
16 21 (17.65%) Machine Learning
16 21 (17.65%) Mobile Games

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 5 (4.20%) SAS
2 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.36%) Confluence
2 4 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.36%) Tornado
3 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (0.84%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.41%) AWS
2 16 (13.45%) Azure
3 15 (12.61%) GCP
4 12 (10.08%) Serverless
5 8 (6.72%) GitHub
6 5 (4.20%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.36%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.68%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.68%) Route 53
9 2 (1.68%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) DHCP
1 3 (2.52%) DNS
2 2 (1.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 18 (15.13%) Relational Database
3 17 (14.29%) Blockchain
4 15 (12.61%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.61%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (9.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
6 10 (8.40%) Looker
7 7 (5.88%) Tableau
8 4 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.36%) Big Data
8 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.36%) Redis
9 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.68%) MySQL
10 2 (1.68%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 47 (39.50%) Jenkins
2 31 (26.05%) Selenium
3 26 (21.85%) Cucumber
3 26 (21.85%) Postman
4 24 (20.17%) Git (software)
5 14 (11.76%) Maven
6 11 (9.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (9.24%) SonarQube
7 7 (5.88%) git-flow
8 6 (5.04%) Cypress.io
9 5 (4.20%) JIRA
10 2 (1.68%) Appium
10 2 (1.68%) CircleCI
10 2 (1.68%) NUnit
10 2 (1.68%) Subversion
10 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Marketing
3 15 (12.61%) Retail
3 15 (12.61%) Social Skills
4 12 (10.08%) Legal
4 12 (10.08%) Publishing
5 11 (9.24%) Banking
5 11 (9.24%) Influencing Skills
5 11 (9.24%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (8.40%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.68%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.84%) Back Office
9 1 (0.84%) Billing
9 1 (0.84%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) QA Engineer
2 24 (20.17%) Data Scientist
3 23 (19.33%) Games Engineer
4 18 (15.13%) Senior QA Engineer
5 16 (13.45%) Developer
6 15 (12.61%) Data Engineer
7 13 (10.92%) Senior Data Scientist
8 11 (9.24%) Java Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Technical Leader
9 8 (6.72%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Engineering Manager
9 8 (6.72%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Junior
10 6 (5.04%) Junior Data Scientist
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Principal Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Principal Java Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (3.36%) Web Engineer
13 3 (2.52%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) REST
2 16 (13.45%) Node.js
3 11 (9.24%) OAuth
3 11 (9.24%) OAuth2
3 11 (9.24%) OpenID
4 6 (5.04%) Web Services
5 5 (4.20%) Keras
5 5 (4.20%) PyTorch
5 5 (4.20%) Regular Expression
5 5 (4.20%) Scrapy
5 5 (4.20%) TensorFlow
6 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.36%) Beautiful Soup
6 4 (3.36%) Kafka
6 4 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.36%) React
6 4 (3.36%) Spring
6 4 (3.36%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.52%) .NET
7 3 (2.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Mobile Games
2 14 (11.76%) Social Media
3 6 (5.04%) Online Games
4 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.36%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.36%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Wallet
7 1 (0.84%) Equities
7 1 (0.84%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.84%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.84%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Linux
2 4 (3.36%) Windows
3 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.45%) Data Science
3 31 (26.05%) Validation
4 26 (21.85%) Analytics
4 26 (21.85%) API Testing
5 25 (21.01%) Front End Development
5 25 (21.01%) Microservices
5 25 (21.01%) QA Automation
6 24 (20.17%) Coaching
6 24 (20.17%) Data Pipeline
7 22 (18.49%) Test Strategy
8 21 (17.65%) Machine Learning
8 21 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 19 (15.97%) DevOps
10 18 (15.13%) Data Validation
10 18 (15.13%) Model Validation
10 18 (15.13%) Predictive Modelling
11 17 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
11 17 (14.29%) Statistics
12 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (52.10%) Java
2 59 (49.58%) Python
3 40 (33.61%) SQL
4 25 (21.01%) R
5 19 (15.97%) Groovy
6 14 (11.76%) C#
7 13 (10.92%) C++
8 6 (5.04%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.20%) XPath
10 4 (3.36%) Scala
11 3 (2.52%) Go
11 3 (2.52%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.68%) C
13 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) Degree
2 11 (9.24%) Master's Degree
3 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) PhD
5 3 (2.52%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.84%) LPIC
7 1 (0.84%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (38.66%) QA
2 11 (9.24%) GDPR
3 7 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (21.01%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (23.53%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.88%) Kubeflow
3 4 (3.36%) Ansible
4 3 (2.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.68%) Puppet
5 2 (1.68%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.84%) Consul
6 1 (0.84%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (12.61%) Facebook
2 14 (11.76%) Google
3 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle
5 2 (1.68%) Percona
5 2 (1.68%) Perforce
5 2 (1.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe
6 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow