Period
to 28 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 97 184
Rank change year-on-year +3 +87 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 175 57 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.94% 2.28% 1.12%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.46% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 49
10th Percentile - £25,000 £33,600
25th Percentile £27,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.38% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% - +4.76%

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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,904 1,278 3,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 65.65% 51.16% 55.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,645 863 2,313
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,300 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,297 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,864
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the East of England

Games
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the East of England.

Salary trend for Games in the East of England

Games
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Games in the East of England

Games
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +13 99 £30,000 -51.02% 27
Hertfordshire -26 61 £53,000 +45.21% 9
Bedfordshire - 8 - -
Suffolk -24 6 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Essex -22 1 - - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 68 (38.86%) SQL
2 66 (37.71%) Social Skills
3 59 (33.71%) Degree
4 54 (30.86%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (24.57%) Data Quality
7 39 (22.29%) Software Engineering
7 39 (22.29%) Finance
8 38 (21.71%) Logistics
8 38 (21.71%) VBA
8 38 (21.71%) Microsoft Excel
9 35 (20.00%) SDLC
10 33 (18.86%) Mentoring
11 32 (18.29%) React
11 32 (18.29%) Management Information System
11 32 (18.29%) Visualisation
12 30 (17.14%) AWS
12 30 (17.14%) SAS
13 29 (16.57%) Linux
14 28 (16.00%) GCP
15 27 (15.43%) Publishing
16 25 (14.29%) Serverless
17 24 (13.71%) Workshop Facilitation
17 24 (13.71%) Google Sheets
17 24 (13.71%) JavaScript
18 23 (13.14%) Python
18 23 (13.14%) Scrum
18 23 (13.14%) Analytics
19 22 (12.57%) Full Stack Development

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (17.14%) SAS
2 15 (8.57%) Apache Spark
3 10 (5.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (4.00%) CMS
5 5 (2.86%) Apache
5 5 (2.86%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 38 (21.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (8.00%) SPSS
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe XD
3 2 (1.14%) InVision
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.14%) Sketch
3 2 (1.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Magento
2 2 (1.14%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.57%) HFM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.14%) AWS
2 28 (16.00%) GCP
3 25 (14.29%) Serverless
4 24 (13.71%) Google Sheets
5 16 (9.14%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (6.86%) Azure
7 6 (3.43%) Figma
8 5 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.86%) npm
9 4 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.71%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.71%) Azure Service Bus
10 3 (1.71%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.71%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) Firewall
2 8 (4.57%) VLAN
3 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.14%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.14%) Broadband
4 2 (1.14%) DCCP
4 2 (1.14%) DHCP
4 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) Multicast
4 2 (1.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.57%) LAN
5 1 (0.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) Crystal Reports
1 16 (9.14%) Spotfire
2 14 (8.00%) Big Data
2 14 (8.00%) BigQuery
3 12 (6.86%) Hadoop
4 10 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.14%) MySQL
5 9 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.14%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.57%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (4.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.86%) ClickHouse
7 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (1.71%) Power BI
8 3 (1.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.57%) webpack
3 4 (2.29%) Babel
4 3 (1.71%) PHPUnit
4 3 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.14%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.14%) JIRA
5 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.14%) PhpStorm
5 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (37.71%) Social Skills
2 54 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (22.29%) Finance
4 27 (15.43%) Publishing
5 17 (9.71%) Marketing
6 16 (9.14%) Manufacturing
7 15 (8.57%) Retail
8 14 (8.00%) Law
9 13 (7.43%) Legal
10 10 (5.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (3.43%) Wearables
13 5 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (1.14%) Digital Economy
14 2 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (29.71%) Analyst
2 26 (14.86%) Developer
3 24 (13.71%) Process Analyst
4 16 (9.14%) Programmer
5 14 (8.00%) Testing Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Implementation Manager
6 13 (7.43%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (5.71%) Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Digital Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Lead Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) Data Science Leader
10 7 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (3.43%) Head of IT
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.29%) React
2 19 (10.86%) Node.js
3 13 (7.43%) Apache Flex
4 10 (5.71%) CSS
5 9 (5.14%) CSS3
6 8 (4.57%) HTML
6 8 (4.57%) OpenGL
6 8 (4.57%) OpenGL ES
6 8 (4.57%) REST
6 8 (4.57%) Vulkan
7 7 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
7 7 (4.00%) GraphQL
7 7 (4.00%) HTML5
7 7 (4.00%) React Native
8 5 (2.86%) Middleware
8 5 (2.86%) OpenCL
8 5 (2.86%) Renderscript
8 5 (2.86%) Shiny
9 3 (1.71%) Laravel
9 3 (1.71%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.71%) Life Science
3 15 (8.57%) Social Media
4 13 (7.43%) PlayStation
5 9 (5.14%) Handset
6 8 (4.57%) Mali
6 8 (4.57%) Online Games
7 7 (4.00%) Algorithms
7 7 (4.00%) Cloud Native
7 7 (4.00%) Smartphone
8 6 (3.43%) User Experience
9 5 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (2.29%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.71%) Mobile Games
11 3 (1.71%) SIMD
12 1 (0.57%) Digital TV
12 1 (0.57%) Robotics
12 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.57%) Linux
2 19 (10.86%) Windows
3 9 (5.14%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) CentOS
4 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.86%) Problem-Solving
2 46 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.29%) Software Engineering
4 38 (21.71%) Logistics
5 35 (20.00%) SDLC
6 33 (18.86%) Mentoring
7 32 (18.29%) Visualisation
8 24 (13.71%) Workshop Facilitation
9 23 (13.14%) Analytics
9 23 (13.14%) Scrum
10 22 (12.57%) CI/CD
10 22 (12.57%) DevOps
10 22 (12.57%) Full Stack Development
11 20 (11.43%) Validation
12 17 (9.71%) Change Management
12 17 (9.71%) Open Source
13 16 (9.14%) Business Development
13 16 (9.14%) Migration
13 16 (9.14%) Time Management
14 15 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (38.86%) SQL
2 38 (21.71%) VBA
3 24 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.14%) Python
5 18 (10.29%) TypeScript
6 9 (5.14%) Java
7 8 (4.57%) C
8 7 (4.00%) ES6
9 5 (2.86%) R
10 4 (2.29%) Groovy
11 3 (1.71%) C#
11 3 (1.71%) C++
11 3 (1.71%) PHP
11 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.14%) Bash
13 1 (0.57%) Elm
13 1 (0.57%) Haskell
13 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (33.71%) Degree
2 10 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.00%) PhD
4 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) ACCA
5 1 (0.57%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (24.57%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.29%) QA
3 7 (4.00%) GxP
4 2 (1.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.57%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (8.57%) Docker
2 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.43%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.86%) Mesos
3 5 (2.86%) Terraform
4 3 (1.71%) Ansible
5 2 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Oracle
2 16 (9.14%) Adobe
2 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.57%) Facebook
4 14 (8.00%) Google
4 14 (8.00%) SAP
5 10 (5.71%) MuleSoft
6 7 (4.00%) Dataiku
7 6 (3.43%) VMware
8 4 (2.29%) Sun
9 3 (1.71%) Alibaba
9 3 (1.71%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.71%) Splunk
9 3 (1.71%) Talend
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix
10 2 (1.14%) iManage
10 2 (1.14%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat