Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 176 148
Rank change year-on-year -10 -28 +83
Permanent jobs citing Games 73 156 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.19% 1.65% 1.98%
As % of the General category 3.34% 4.79% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 48 134 192
East of England median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% +6.74% +11.25%
10th Percentile £33,525 £25,900 £22,550
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,250 £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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,184 3,256 4,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.55% 34.39% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 2,268 3,416
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,725 £25,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 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 22 January 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 22 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
Cambridgeshire -5 36 £46,250 -7.50% 20
Hertfordshire +22 20 £48,750 +21.88% 18
Suffolk +5 10 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Essex +8 5 £67,500 +68.75% 7
Norfolk - 2 £49,500 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.88%) C++
3 20 (27.40%) C
3 20 (27.40%) C#
4 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
5 17 (23.29%) Python
5 17 (23.29%) Degree
6 14 (19.18%) Computer Science
6 14 (19.18%) Java
6 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (17.81%) Smartphone
8 12 (16.44%) Scrum
8 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
8 12 (16.44%) Android
8 12 (16.44%) Mobile App
9 11 (15.07%) Online Games
9 11 (15.07%) Linux
9 11 (15.07%) Retail
9 11 (15.07%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (13.70%) HTML
10 10 (13.70%) User Experience
11 9 (12.33%) Analytics
11 9 (12.33%) OpenGL ES
11 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
11 9 (12.33%) .NET
11 9 (12.33%) CSS
11 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.33%) OpenGL
11 9 (12.33%) Vulkan
12 8 (10.96%) Customer Requirements

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 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.74%) Sketch
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Magento
1 2 (2.74%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Azure
2 5 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.11%) GCP
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.37%) Firebase
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
4 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.37%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) DAB
1 5 (6.85%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) MQTT
4 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) BigQuery
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
2 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.59%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) Axure RP
3 5 (6.85%) Balsamiq
3 5 (6.85%) Burp Suite
3 5 (6.85%) Fiddler
4 4 (5.48%) Selenium
5 3 (4.11%) Grunt
5 3 (4.11%) JUnit
6 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.74%) GoCD
6 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.74%) Maven
6 2 (2.74%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) gulp
7 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 11 (15.07%) Retail
2 8 (10.96%) Marketing
3 7 (9.59%) Law
4 5 (6.85%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Automotive
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Software Developer
3 7 (9.59%) Lead Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Designer
5 5 (6.85%) Digital Designer
5 5 (6.85%) Digital UX Designer
5 5 (6.85%) Junior
5 5 (6.85%) Malware Researcher
5 5 (6.85%) Security Researcher
5 5 (6.85%) UI Designer
5 5 (6.85%) UI/UX Designer
5 5 (6.85%) UX Designer
6 4 (5.48%) Governance Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Graduate
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Risk Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 9 (12.33%) CSS
2 9 (12.33%) OpenGL
2 9 (12.33%) OpenGL ES
2 9 (12.33%) Vulkan
3 7 (9.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (8.22%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.85%) Java EE
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Core
6 4 (5.48%) Node.js
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.11%) React
7 3 (4.11%) Sass
7 3 (4.11%) Vue.js
7 3 (4.11%) Web Services
8 2 (2.74%) JSP
8 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Smartphone
2 12 (16.44%) Mobile App
3 11 (15.07%) Online Games
3 11 (15.07%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (13.70%) User Experience
5 7 (9.59%) Algorithms
5 7 (9.59%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (6.85%) Blog
6 5 (6.85%) Cybercrime
6 5 (6.85%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (6.85%) Data Structures
6 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (6.85%) Virtual Team
7 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.48%) Learning Management System
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (5.48%) SIMD
7 4 (5.48%) Video Editing
8 3 (4.11%) Mobile Games
9 2 (2.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Android
2 11 (15.07%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) Computer Science
2 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
3 12 (16.44%) Scrum
4 9 (12.33%) Analytics
5 8 (10.96%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (10.96%) SDLC
5 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.59%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (9.59%) Wireframes
7 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.22%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) Data Privacy
8 5 (6.85%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) MVC
8 5 (6.85%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) C++
2 20 (27.40%) C
2 20 (27.40%) C#
3 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.29%) Python
5 14 (19.18%) Java
6 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.59%) SQL
6 7 (9.59%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.85%) Apple Swift
7 5 (6.85%) Go
7 5 (6.85%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.48%) Lua
9 2 (2.74%) ES6
9 2 (2.74%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) F#
10 1 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (1.37%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) CISA
3 4 (5.48%) CISM
3 4 (5.48%) CISSP
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CIPD
5 1 (1.37%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) GDPR
3 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) NIST
3 4 (5.48%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) WorldPay
3 3 (4.11%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.74%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) hybris
4 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) PTC
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.37%) Tealium
5 1 (1.37%) TippingPoint