Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 161 139
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 +88
Permanent jobs citing Games 70 124 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.71% 1.59% 2.20%
As % of the General category 4.70% 4.66% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 205
Median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,000 £23,100
90th Percentile £71,250 £82,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 1,490 2,661 4,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.39% 34.23% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,001 1,922 3,388
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,350 £25,765 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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
Hertfordshire +37 39 £45,000 -21.74% 13
Cambridgeshire +44 19 £55,000 -2.22% 6
Essex +14 6 £57,500 +21.05%
Norfolk +8 4 £58,750 +135.00%
Bedfordshire +15 1 £35,000 -36.36%
Suffolk +2 1 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 25 (35.71%) C++
2 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
2 24 (34.29%) Git (software)
3 22 (31.43%) Degree
3 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
4 21 (30.00%) HTML
5 20 (28.57%) CSS
5 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
8 15 (21.43%) C#
8 15 (21.43%) HTML5
8 15 (21.43%) Front End Development
9 14 (20.00%) webpack
9 14 (20.00%) Sass
9 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 14 (20.00%) Grunt
10 13 (18.57%) LESS
10 13 (18.57%) CSS3
10 13 (18.57%) Windows
10 13 (18.57%) Web Development
10 13 (18.57%) Subversion
11 12 (17.14%) Retail
11 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
12 10 (14.29%) Python
12 10 (14.29%) XHTML
12 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (12.86%) Data Privacy

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 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) InVision
1 8 (11.43%) Photoshop
1 8 (11.43%) Sketch
1 8 (11.43%) Zeplin
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) MQTT
2 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) SSH
3 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) MySQL
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.00%) Grunt
2 14 (20.00%) webpack
3 13 (18.57%) Subversion
4 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
5 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 8 (11.43%) Buildbot
6 8 (11.43%) Clang
6 8 (11.43%) CMake
6 8 (11.43%) CruiseControl
6 8 (11.43%) GCC
6 8 (11.43%) Xcode
7 6 (8.57%) gulp
8 5 (7.14%) Mocha
8 5 (7.14%) PHPUnit
9 4 (5.71%) LabVIEW
10 2 (2.86%) JIRA
11 1 (1.43%) Fiddler
11 1 (1.43%) Selenium
11 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (17.14%) Retail
2 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.14%) Marketing
4 4 (5.71%) Aerospace
4 4 (5.71%) Law
5 3 (4.29%) Publishing
6 2 (2.86%) Finance
7 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (54.29%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Build Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (7.14%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.71%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Games Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Head of IT
10 2 (2.86%) Magento Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Programmer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) HTML
2 20 (28.57%) CSS
3 15 (21.43%) HTML5
4 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 14 (20.00%) Sass
5 13 (18.57%) CSS3
5 13 (18.57%) LESS
6 10 (14.29%) XHTML
7 8 (11.43%) Enzyme
7 8 (11.43%) Jest
8 7 (10.00%) LAMP
8 7 (10.00%) Node.js
8 7 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
9 6 (8.57%) Symfony
9 6 (8.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (8.57%) Vue.js
10 5 (7.14%) jQuery
10 5 (7.14%) Laravel
10 5 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (7.14%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) User Experience
2 5 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (4.29%) Blog
4 3 (4.29%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (4.29%) Social Media
5 2 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Games
5 2 (2.86%) Online Games
5 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.86%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) SIMD
6 1 (1.43%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Mac OS X
3 6 (8.57%) Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
2 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
5 15 (21.43%) Front End Development
6 13 (18.57%) Web Development
7 9 (12.86%) Data Privacy
7 9 (12.86%) Performance Optimisation
7 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.43%) OO
8 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.43%) Sprint Planning
8 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Validation
9 7 (10.00%) Physics
9 7 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (8.57%) Multithreading
10 6 (8.57%) OOD
10 6 (8.57%) SDLC
11 4 (5.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) C++
2 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.43%) C#
4 10 (14.29%) Python
5 9 (12.86%) PHP
6 8 (11.43%) Lua
7 6 (8.57%) C
7 6 (8.57%) ES6
7 6 (8.57%) SQL
7 6 (8.57%) TypeScript
8 5 (7.14%) Java
9 2 (2.86%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.86%) Go
10 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.71%) PhD
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) CIPD
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) PTC
3 2 (2.86%) hybris
3 2 (2.86%) Zend
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle