Period
to 20 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 180 150
Rank change year-on-year +40 -30 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 54 34 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.47% 0.81% 1.66%
As % of the General category 4.50% 1.95% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 82
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +40.74% -15.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,250 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,200 1,743 1,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 32.66% 41.59% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1,180 1,497
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,850 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the East Midlands

Games
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Nottinghamshire +26 41 £42,500 -10.53% 20
Leicestershire +21 7 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Lincolnshire -4 4 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Northamptonshire +9 1 £45,000 +24.14% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) MVC
4 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
4 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (27.78%) C#
6 12 (22.22%) .NET Core
7 11 (20.37%) Scrum
8 10 (18.52%) Project Management
9 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.81%) AWS
10 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.81%) C++
10 8 (14.81%) Linux
10 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
11 7 (12.96%) Kubernetes
11 7 (12.96%) Ansible
11 7 (12.96%) Docker
11 7 (12.96%) GCP
11 7 (12.96%) Kanban
11 7 (12.96%) TDD
12 6 (11.11%) Python
12 6 (11.11%) PHP
12 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
12 6 (11.11%) Terraform
12 6 (11.11%) DevOps
12 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
12 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (11.11%) Algorithms
13 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (7.41%) nginx
2 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) 3ds Max
1 2 (3.70%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (3.70%) LightWave 3D
1 2 (3.70%) Maya
1 2 (3.70%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) AWS
2 7 (12.96%) GCP
3 5 (9.26%) SaaS
4 4 (7.41%) Amazon EKS
4 4 (7.41%) AWS Fargate
4 4 (7.41%) Azure
4 4 (7.41%) Datadog
5 3 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (5.56%) PaaS
6 2 (3.70%) GitHub
6 2 (3.70%) IaaS
7 1 (1.85%) Apigee
7 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.70%) GCC
3 2 (3.70%) Xcode
4 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (9.26%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Police
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
3 3 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Developer
2 18 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) IT Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Scrum Master
4 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Designer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Development Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Instructional Designer
6 3 (5.56%) IT Programme Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Designer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET
2 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (22.22%) .NET Core
4 4 (7.41%) CSS
4 4 (7.41%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
4 4 (7.41%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.70%) CGI
5 2 (3.70%) Qt
5 2 (3.70%) STL
5 2 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.85%) Akka
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.85%) Behat
6 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.85%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 5 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (9.26%) Online Games
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) e-Learning
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Xbox
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) CentOS
4 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) MVC
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 10 (18.52%) Project Management
5 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.96%) Kanban
7 7 (12.96%) TDD
8 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.11%) DevOps
9 5 (9.26%) ATDD
9 5 (9.26%) BDD
9 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (9.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 5 (9.26%) User Stories
10 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) C#
2 8 (14.81%) C++
3 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.11%) PHP
3 6 (11.11%) Python
4 5 (9.26%) Java
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) SQL
7 1 (1.85%) F#
7 1 (1.85%) Java 8
7 1 (1.85%) Lua
7 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.85%) MCP
2 1 (1.85%) MCSA
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Ansible
1 7 (12.96%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.11%) Terraform
3 4 (7.41%) Grafana
3 4 (7.41%) Packer
3 4 (7.41%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.85%) Kibana
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Google
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (3.70%) Veeam
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) Sage