Period
to 16 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 185 133
Rank change year-on-year +63 -52 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 281 206 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.44% 1.70% 2.22%
As % of the General category 6.74% 4.67% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 219 148 273
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £71,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 4,168 4,415 5,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 36.24% 36.44% 37.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,913 3,361 4,125
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,964 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.01% +1.93% -

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 16 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +105 138 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Hertfordshire -27 91 £40,000 - 17
Essex +34 23 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Suffolk +12 23 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Bedfordshire +4 6 £46,250 +54.17% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 133 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (37.01%) Java
3 94 (33.45%) C#
4 88 (31.32%) Software Engineering
5 78 (27.76%) JavaScript
6 70 (24.91%) .NET
6 70 (24.91%) TDD
7 60 (21.35%) AngularJS
8 55 (19.57%) OO
8 55 (19.57%) Python
9 53 (18.86%) SQL
9 53 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (18.15%) HTML
11 47 (16.73%) Spring
12 45 (16.01%) Web Services
13 44 (15.66%) C++
14 43 (15.30%) DevOps
15 42 (14.95%) Microsoft
16 41 (14.59%) Docker
16 41 (14.59%) Scala
17 40 (14.23%) Akka
17 40 (14.23%) Wireframes
17 40 (14.23%) C
18 35 (12.46%) MVC
18 35 (12.46%) CSS
18 35 (12.46%) .NET Framework
18 35 (12.46%) Degree
19 34 (12.10%) SQL Server
19 34 (12.10%) User Experience
19 34 (12.10%) Microservices

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 13 (4.63%) Apache Spark
1 13 (4.63%) Confluence
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.71%) Apache
2 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
2 2 (0.71%) CoreMedia CMS
2 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.63%) OmniGraffle
2 12 (4.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (4.27%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.36%) Maya
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (5.69%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.71%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.71%) Magento
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.69%) GitHub
3 16 (5.69%) OpenShift
3 16 (5.69%) Serverless
4 5 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.36%) Google Play
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.12%) HTTP
2 13 (4.63%) DAB
3 5 (1.78%) Internet
4 2 (0.71%) Broadband
4 2 (0.71%) SMS
4 2 (0.71%) WAN
5 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.36%) DNS
5 1 (0.36%) LAN
5 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.03%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.85%) MySQL
6 5 (1.78%) Big Data
6 5 (1.78%) Electronic Patient Records
6 5 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.07%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.71%) Endeca
9 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.71%) Informix
10 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.54%) Axure RP
2 21 (7.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 20 (7.12%) Visual Studio
4 18 (6.41%) Cucumber
4 18 (6.41%) JIRA
5 17 (6.05%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (4.63%) Jasmine
8 13 (4.63%) Log4Net
8 13 (4.63%) NUnit
9 9 (3.20%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.42%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.42%) Subversion
11 3 (1.07%) Selenium
12 2 (0.71%) GitLab
12 2 (0.71%) JUnit
13 1 (0.36%) Bower
13 1 (0.36%) Grunt
13 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 31 (11.03%) Finance
2 19 (6.76%) Retail
3 15 (5.34%) Marketing
4 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.42%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.07%) Banking
6 3 (1.07%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 138 (49.11%) Developer
2 50 (17.79%) Java Developer
3 48 (17.08%) Senior Developer
4 39 (13.88%) Software Developer
5 30 (10.68%) .NET Developer
6 27 (9.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 27 (9.61%) Desktop Support
6 27 (9.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 27 (9.61%) Support Engineer
7 24 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 24 (8.54%) Designer
7 24 (8.54%) UX Designer
8 23 (8.19%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 23 (8.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 22 (7.83%) Software Engineer
10 19 (6.76%) UI Designer
10 19 (6.76%) UI/UX Designer
11 18 (6.41%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 18 (6.41%) Senior Desktop Support
11 18 (6.41%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.91%) .NET
2 60 (21.35%) AngularJS
3 51 (18.15%) HTML
4 47 (16.73%) Spring
5 45 (16.01%) Web Services
6 40 (14.23%) Akka
7 35 (12.46%) .NET Framework
7 35 (12.46%) CSS
8 33 (11.74%) ASP.NET
9 26 (9.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (9.25%) Natural Language Processing
9 26 (9.25%) TensorFlow
10 24 (8.54%) HTML5
11 22 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (7.47%) REST
13 20 (7.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 19 (6.76%) JSON
14 19 (6.76%) RESTful
15 18 (6.41%) X-Windows
16 16 (5.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.10%) User Experience
2 29 (10.32%) Mobile App
3 27 (9.61%) Algorithms
4 26 (9.25%) Smart City
5 20 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (6.76%) Computer Science
7 18 (6.41%) Online Games
7 18 (6.41%) Smartphone
8 17 (6.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (6.05%) Fintech
9 16 (5.69%) Private Cloud
10 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (4.98%) Robotics
12 12 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (3.20%) 3D Graphics
14 8 (2.85%) Graphic Design
15 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.78%) iPhone
15 5 (1.78%) Mobile Payment
15 5 (1.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.74%) Windows
2 27 (9.61%) Mac OS X
2 27 (9.61%) Windows 7
2 27 (9.61%) Windows 8
3 24 (8.54%) Android
4 17 (6.05%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.78%) Linux
5 5 (1.78%) Robot Operating System
6 2 (0.71%) Debian
6 2 (0.71%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (31.32%) Software Engineering
3 70 (24.91%) TDD
4 55 (19.57%) OO
5 53 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (15.30%) DevOps
7 40 (14.23%) Wireframes
8 35 (12.46%) MVC
9 34 (12.10%) Microservices
10 33 (11.74%) Artificial Intelligence
10 33 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 32 (11.39%) Scrum
12 31 (11.03%) Machine Learning
12 31 (11.03%) Multithreading
13 30 (10.68%) Decision-Making
14 27 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (9.25%) Biology
15 26 (9.25%) Computational Linguistics
15 26 (9.25%) Probabilistic Modelling
15 26 (9.25%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.01%) Java
2 94 (33.45%) C#
3 78 (27.76%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.57%) Python
5 53 (18.86%) SQL
6 44 (15.66%) C++
7 41 (14.59%) Scala
8 40 (14.23%) C
9 31 (11.03%) TypeScript
10 28 (9.96%) Java 8
11 24 (8.54%) Haskell
12 18 (6.41%) Ruby
13 13 (4.63%) T-SQL
14 9 (3.20%) PHP
15 4 (1.42%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.42%) Perl
16 3 (1.07%) R
17 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.71%) VB
18 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (12.46%) Degree
2 33 (11.74%) PhD
3 9 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) GCFA
6 1 (0.36%) GCFE
6 1 (0.36%) GREM
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.61%) SLA
2 16 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.56%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (14.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.71%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) EnCase
3 1 (0.36%) FTK
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Puppet
3 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.32%) WorldPay
3 27 (9.61%) Citrix
4 15 (5.34%) Adobe
5 13 (4.63%) New Relic
6 10 (3.56%) Google
7 5 (1.78%) Samsung
8 2 (0.71%) Blue Martini
8 2 (0.71%) BMC
8 2 (0.71%) BT
8 2 (0.71%) Demandware
8 2 (0.71%) Elastic Path
8 2 (0.71%) Facebook
8 2 (0.71%) hybris
8 2 (0.71%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle
8 2 (0.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Zend
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.36%) Sony