Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 111 157
Rank change year-on-year +18 +46 -20
Permanent jobs citing Games 151 31 124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.91% 1.48% 1.74%
As % of the General category 4.78% 3.09% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32 19 75
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £30,375 £36,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,750 £45,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.67% -18.18% +22.22%
75th Percentile £59,063 £49,375 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,125 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 3,162 1,002 3,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 60.92% 47.85% 52.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 742 2,651
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,978 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,428 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +8.49% +6.00%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 +20 107 £28,000 -44.00% 27
Hertfordshire -36 23 £45,000 - 7
Essex 0 9 £24,500 -2.00% 5
Suffolk -9 8 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Bedfordshire -16 4 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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 80 (52.98%) Social Skills
2 67 (44.37%) Degree
3 52 (34.44%) Data Quality
4 49 (32.45%) SQL
5 45 (29.80%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (25.17%) AWS
7 37 (24.50%) SDLC
8 34 (22.52%) Python
9 32 (21.19%) Data Science
10 30 (19.87%) Management Information System
11 29 (19.21%) SAS
11 29 (19.21%) Life Science
12 28 (18.54%) Serverless
13 27 (17.88%) DevOps
13 27 (17.88%) Software Engineering
14 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (16.56%) Open Source
16 23 (15.23%) Mentoring
16 23 (15.23%) Apache Spark
16 23 (15.23%) React
16 23 (15.23%) Manufacturing
16 23 (15.23%) Finance
17 22 (14.57%) Scrum
17 22 (14.57%) Artificial Intelligence
18 21 (13.91%) Data Analysis
18 21 (13.91%) GCP
18 21 (13.91%) Hadoop
19 20 (13.25%) Visualisation
19 20 (13.25%) Social Media
19 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration

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 29 (19.21%) SAS
2 23 (15.23%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.62%) Apache
3 10 (6.62%) Apache Solr
4 9 (5.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Magento
2 2 (1.32%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.66%) HFM
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.17%) AWS
2 28 (18.54%) Serverless
3 21 (13.91%) GCP
4 11 (7.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (6.62%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (5.30%) Azure
7 7 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.65%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.65%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.32%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) Broadband
2 2 (1.32%) DHCP
2 2 (1.32%) DNS
2 2 (1.32%) VPN
2 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.66%) Firewall
3 1 (0.66%) Intranet
3 1 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.91%) Hadoop
2 19 (12.58%) Crystal Reports
2 19 (12.58%) Spotfire
3 14 (9.27%) Amazon Aurora
3 14 (9.27%) Amazon Redshift
4 13 (8.61%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (6.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (6.62%) ClickHouse
6 8 (5.30%) Big Data
6 8 (5.30%) BigQuery
7 6 (3.97%) Electronic Patient Records
7 6 (3.97%) MySQL
7 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.65%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.65%) Power BI
8 4 (2.65%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.99%) JIRA
5 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.32%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.32%) PhpStorm
5 2 (1.32%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.66%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 80 (52.98%) Social Skills
2 23 (15.23%) Finance
2 23 (15.23%) Manufacturing
3 18 (11.92%) Legal
3 18 (11.92%) Marketing
4 17 (11.26%) Law
5 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (7.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (7.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
7 10 (6.62%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (5.30%) Publishing
9 2 (1.32%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (14.57%) Developer
2 19 (12.58%) Programmer
3 18 (11.92%) Implementation Manager
4 15 (9.93%) Analyst
4 15 (9.93%) Testing Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.96%) Architect
6 9 (5.96%) Data Science Leader
6 9 (5.96%) Digital Architect
6 9 (5.96%) Graduate
7 8 (5.30%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) C/C++ Developer
8 7 (4.64%) C++ Developer
8 7 (4.64%) C++ Software Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Developer in Test
8 7 (4.64%) Graduate C C++ Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Graduate C Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Graduate C++ Software Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) React
2 10 (6.62%) Shiny
3 4 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.99%) .NET
4 3 (1.99%) .NET Core
4 3 (1.99%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.99%) Node.js
4 3 (1.99%) PyTorch
4 3 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.99%) scikit-learn
4 3 (1.99%) TensorFlow
4 3 (1.99%) Web Services
5 2 (1.32%) LAMP
5 2 (1.32%) Laravel
5 2 (1.32%) OpenCL
5 2 (1.32%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.32%) Symfony
5 2 (1.32%) Vulkan
6 1 (0.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.87%) Management Information System
2 29 (19.21%) Life Science
3 20 (13.25%) Social Media
4 13 (8.61%) Online Games
5 12 (7.95%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.96%) Cloud Native
7 6 (3.97%) Data Structures
8 5 (3.31%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.65%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.99%) Robotics
10 3 (1.99%) Spread Betting
11 2 (1.32%) Blog
11 2 (1.32%) Pharmacovigilance
11 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.32%) User Experience
12 1 (0.66%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.31%) Linux
2 4 (2.65%) Windows
3 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.80%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (24.50%) SDLC
3 32 (21.19%) Data Science
4 27 (17.88%) DevOps
4 27 (17.88%) Software Engineering
5 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (16.56%) Open Source
7 23 (15.23%) Mentoring
8 22 (14.57%) Artificial Intelligence
8 22 (14.57%) Scrum
9 21 (13.91%) Data Analysis
10 20 (13.25%) Analytics
10 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (13.25%) Visualisation
11 19 (12.58%) Business Development
11 19 (12.58%) Project Management
11 19 (12.58%) Time Management
12 18 (11.92%) Data Management
12 18 (11.92%) Regression Testing
12 18 (11.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.45%) SQL
2 34 (22.52%) Python
3 17 (11.26%) Java
4 16 (10.60%) C++
5 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.28%) C
7 10 (6.62%) R
8 8 (5.30%) C#
8 8 (5.30%) VBA
9 5 (3.31%) Groovy
9 5 (3.31%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.31%) PHP
9 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (44.37%) Degree
2 14 (9.27%) PhD
3 9 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.65%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.32%) ACCA
5 2 (1.32%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (34.44%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.96%) GxP
3 3 (1.99%) QA
4 2 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) Docker
2 10 (6.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (13.25%) Kubernetes
2 14 (9.27%) Terraform
3 10 (6.62%) Mesos
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Facebook
1 20 (13.25%) Instagram
2 10 (6.62%) SAP
3 9 (5.96%) Adobe
3 9 (5.96%) Dataiku
3 9 (5.96%) MuleSoft
4 8 (5.30%) Google
5 6 (3.97%) Oracle
6 4 (2.65%) Alibaba
6 4 (2.65%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.65%) Splunk
6 4 (2.65%) Talend
6 4 (2.65%) VMware
7 3 (1.99%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.32%) Citrix
8 2 (1.32%) ConnectWise
8 2 (1.32%) iManage
8 2 (1.32%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.66%) Atlassian