Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 131 179
Rank change year-on-year -27 +48 -23
Permanent jobs citing Games 124 262 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.74% 2.34% 1.80%
As % of the General category 5.30% 6.25% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 74 212 158
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,875 £26,250 £24,550
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 2,338 4,192 4,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.87% 37.48% 37.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,589 2,920 3,385
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Games as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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
Cambridgeshire -7 66 £52,500 +16.67% 19
Hertfordshire -11 24 £60,000 +33.33% 22
Suffolk +18 13 £55,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +16 12 £55,000 +41.94% 2
Norfolk - 7 £37,500 - 1
Essex +6 2 £42,500 -2.86% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 51 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (33.06%) C++
3 40 (32.26%) Java
4 34 (27.42%) Smartphone
4 34 (27.42%) Degree
5 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
6 32 (25.81%) Android
6 32 (25.81%) Scrum
6 32 (25.81%) User Experience
7 31 (25.00%) Python
8 30 (24.19%) C
9 28 (22.58%) Linux
10 27 (21.77%) C#
11 24 (19.35%) Retail
12 23 (18.55%) Mobile App
12 23 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (17.74%) Analytics
14 21 (16.94%) Computer Science
15 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
15 19 (15.32%) Algorithms
16 18 (14.52%) Mobile Development
16 18 (14.52%) Vulkan
16 18 (14.52%) OpenGL
16 18 (14.52%) OpenGL ES
17 17 (13.71%) Balsamiq
17 17 (13.71%) OmniGraffle
17 17 (13.71%) Axure RP
17 17 (13.71%) Game Development
17 17 (13.71%) Git (software)
17 17 (13.71%) DAB

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 3 (2.42%) Apache
2 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (13.71%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.48%) Azure
2 12 (9.68%) AWS
3 8 (6.45%) GCP
4 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.81%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.81%) GitHub
5 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) DAB
2 9 (7.26%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (1.61%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) Big Data
2 2 (1.61%) MySQL
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Axure RP
1 17 (13.71%) Balsamiq
1 17 (13.71%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.10%) JIRA
3 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.65%) JUnit
4 6 (4.84%) Subversion
5 5 (4.03%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.03%) GoCD
5 5 (4.03%) Maven
6 2 (1.61%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.61%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.61%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.61%) git-flow
6 2 (1.61%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) GitLab
7 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 24 (19.35%) Retail
2 9 (7.26%) Marketing
3 8 (6.45%) Finance
4 7 (5.65%) Electronics
5 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.03%) Automotive
6 5 (4.03%) Military
7 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.42%) Law
8 3 (2.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (41.13%) Developer
2 17 (13.71%) Designer
2 17 (13.71%) Digital Designer
2 17 (13.71%) Digital UX Designer
2 17 (13.71%) UI Designer
2 17 (13.71%) UI/UX Designer
2 17 (13.71%) UX Designer
3 15 (12.10%) Software Developer
4 12 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Lead Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Android Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Architect
7 7 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Junior
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Android Developer
8 5 (4.03%) Evangelist
8 5 (4.03%) Performance Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) OpenGL
1 18 (14.52%) OpenGL ES
1 18 (14.52%) Vulkan
2 16 (12.90%) .NET
3 8 (6.45%) .NET Core
3 8 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 8 (6.45%) React
3 8 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (6.45%) Unreal Engine
4 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.84%) HTML
5 6 (4.84%) Node.js
6 5 (4.03%) CSS
6 5 (4.03%) LLVM
6 5 (4.03%) Vue.js
6 5 (4.03%) Wayland
7 4 (3.23%) jQuery
7 4 (3.23%) Spring
8 3 (2.42%) Web Services
9 2 (1.61%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.42%) Smartphone
2 32 (25.81%) User Experience
3 23 (18.55%) Mobile App
4 19 (15.32%) Algorithms
5 15 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (10.48%) Virtual Team
7 11 (8.87%) Online Games
8 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (8.06%) Data Structures
8 10 (8.06%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (6.45%) Mobile Games
9 8 (6.45%) SIMD
10 5 (4.03%) Blog
10 5 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (4.03%) Internet of Things
10 5 (4.03%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (3.23%) Cybercrime
11 4 (3.23%) PlayStation
12 3 (2.42%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (2.42%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.81%) Android
2 28 (22.58%) Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Windows
6 2 (1.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (26.61%) Software Engineering
3 32 (25.81%) Scrum
4 23 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (17.74%) Analytics
6 21 (16.94%) Computer Science
7 18 (14.52%) Mobile Development
8 17 (13.71%) Customer Requirements
8 17 (13.71%) Game Development
8 17 (13.71%) Translating Business Requirements
8 17 (13.71%) Wireframes
9 16 (12.90%) SDLC
10 15 (12.10%) Performance Analysis
11 13 (10.48%) Artificial Intelligence
11 13 (10.48%) Software Optimisation
12 12 (9.68%) Android Development
13 11 (8.87%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (8.87%) DevOps
13 11 (8.87%) Machine Learning
13 11 (8.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.06%) C++
2 40 (32.26%) Java
3 31 (25.00%) Python
4 30 (24.19%) C
5 27 (21.77%) C#
6 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
7 14 (11.29%) SQL
8 10 (8.06%) Kotlin
9 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.26%) TypeScript
10 7 (5.65%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.84%) Apple Swift
11 6 (4.84%) Go
12 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.42%) Clojure
13 3 (2.42%) Erlang
13 3 (2.42%) F#
13 3 (2.42%) Haskell
13 3 (2.42%) OCaml
13 3 (2.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Degree
2 9 (7.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.03%) CISSP
5 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) CISA
6 3 (2.42%) CISM
6 3 (2.42%) MCSD
7 2 (1.61%) CCNA
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.61%) GIAC
7 2 (1.61%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (1.61%) MCSE
7 2 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.61%) SANS
7 2 (1.61%) SSCP
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) PhD
8 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) GDPR
1 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.42%) NIST
1 3 (2.42%) PMO
1 3 (2.42%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Docker
1 7 (5.65%) Firmware
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) KVM
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) WorldPay
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.84%) Google
3 6 (4.84%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.81%) Brocade
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco
4 1 (0.81%) Juniper
4 1 (0.81%) Meraki
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.81%) Sage
4 1 (0.81%) VMware