Period
to 16 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 149 177
Rank change year-on-year -52 +28 -31
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,255 3,534 3,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.73% 2.29% 2.10%
As % of the General category 4.33% 5.28% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 2,844 2,980
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK 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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 52,053 66,915 75,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.98% 43.28% 45.51%
Number of salaries quoted 39,376 51,455 55,355
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in England.

Salary trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in England over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in England

Games
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the England region over the 6 months to 16 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
London -32 1,291 £60,000 +4.35% 331
South East -3 333 £45,000 - 99
North of England -108 214 £37,500 -6.25% 147
Midlands -18 166 £42,500 +13.33% 70
North West -66 143 £38,250 -4.38% 78
South West -19 128 £45,000 +20.00% 31
East of England -18 124 £55,000 +22.22% 50
West Midlands +1 116 £41,869 +4.67% 44
Yorkshire -54 67 £37,500 +7.14% 63
East Midlands -1 49 £45,000 +20.00% 25
North East -38 4 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 901 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (28.03%) C#
3 500 (22.17%) Java
3 500 (22.17%) JavaScript
4 477 (21.15%) .NET
5 452 (20.04%) SQL
6 426 (18.89%) TDD
7 385 (17.07%) Degree
8 354 (15.70%) MVC
9 352 (15.61%) Python
10 339 (15.03%) Software Engineering
11 318 (14.10%) ASP.NET
12 310 (13.75%) BDD
13 304 (13.48%) HTML
14 296 (13.13%) Git (software)
15 295 (13.08%) SQL Server
16 294 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
17 278 (12.33%) Computer Science
18 272 (12.06%) DevOps
19 267 (11.84%) Linux
20 262 (11.62%) Test Automation
21 249 (11.04%) C++
22 246 (10.91%) AngularJS
23 244 (10.82%) Scrum
24 240 (10.64%) CSS
25 238 (10.55%) AWS
26 233 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
27 221 (9.80%) Azure
28 220 (9.76%) User Experience
29 204 (9.05%) Docker

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 73 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (1.91%) Apache Spark
3 42 (1.86%) IIS
4 32 (1.42%) Confluence
4 32 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 30 (1.33%) Apache
6 20 (0.89%) CMS
7 18 (0.80%) nginx
8 16 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
11 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.31%) WordPress
13 6 (0.27%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.27%) Zope
14 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 29 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.93%) Sketch
3 20 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
6 14 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.58%) InVision
8 12 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.35%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.27%) InDesign
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.22%) Simulink
11 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.18%) Maya
12 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (0.13%) Moqups
14 2 (0.089%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.089%) MotionBuilder
14 2 (0.089%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 10 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.35%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.35%) nopCommerce
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.22%) Magento
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.089%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.089%) Quorum
6 2 (0.089%) Shopify
6 2 (0.089%) Unica
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 238 (10.55%) AWS
2 221 (9.80%) Azure
3 109 (4.83%) GCP
4 68 (3.02%) SaaS
5 66 (2.93%) GitHub
6 40 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.29%) Office 365
7 29 (1.29%) PaaS
7 29 (1.29%) Power Platform
8 28 (1.24%) OpenShift
9 25 (1.11%) IaaS
10 20 (0.89%) Serverless
11 17 (0.75%) npm
12 14 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.40%) Heroku
16 8 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 113 (5.01%) Internet
2 57 (2.53%) Firewall
3 43 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.98%) HTTP
5 19 (0.84%) DAB
6 15 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.53%) WAN
8 11 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (0.44%) DNS
10 9 (0.40%) DHCP
10 9 (0.40%) LAN
10 9 (0.40%) Network Security
10 9 (0.40%) VPN
10 9 (0.40%) Wireless
11 8 (0.35%) SAN
11 8 (0.35%) SSH
12 7 (0.31%) Intranet
13 6 (0.27%) Skype
13 6 (0.27%) VoIP
14 5 (0.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 137 (6.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 117 (5.19%) MySQL
5 115 (5.10%) Big Data
6 68 (3.02%) MongoDB
7 56 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 33 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 29 (1.29%) Power BI
12 28 (1.24%) Apache Hive
13 26 (1.15%) Presto
14 22 (0.98%) BigQuery
14 22 (0.98%) Blockchain
15 17 (0.75%) Redis
16 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
19 10 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 296 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 152 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 134 (5.94%) JIRA
4 87 (3.86%) Selenium
5 61 (2.71%) JUnit
6 55 (2.44%) TeamCity
7 50 (2.22%) Jasmine
8 49 (2.17%) Mocha
9 42 (1.86%) webpack
10 41 (1.82%) NUnit
11 38 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 37 (1.64%) Protractor
13 35 (1.55%) SpecFlow
14 34 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
14 34 (1.51%) Sinon.JS
15 33 (1.46%) gulp
16 31 (1.37%) Bitbucket
16 31 (1.37%) Visual Studio
17 30 (1.33%) Maven
18 26 (1.15%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 195 (8.65%) Finance
2 119 (5.28%) Marketing
2 119 (5.28%) Retail
3 76 (3.37%) Banking
4 49 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.04%) Electronics
6 34 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.20%) Publishing
8 24 (1.06%) Law
9 21 (0.93%) Automotive
10 19 (0.84%) Advertising
11 17 (0.75%) Legal
11 17 (0.75%) Multimedia
12 13 (0.58%) Public Sector
13 12 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.49%) Billing
14 11 (0.49%) French Language
15 8 (0.35%) Front Office
15 8 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1,001 (44.39%) Developer
2 263 (11.66%) .NET Developer
3 185 (8.20%) C# Developer
4 166 (7.36%) Software Engineer
5 160 (7.10%) Software Developer
6 155 (6.87%) Games Developer
7 111 (4.92%) Java Developer
8 108 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 106 (4.70%) Junior
10 105 (4.66%) Senior Developer
11 98 (4.35%) PHP Developer
12 96 (4.26%) Analyst
13 88 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
14 85 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 84 (3.73%) Junior Developer
16 80 (3.55%) Graduate
17 78 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
18 72 (3.19%) Designer
19 66 (2.93%) Java Engineer
20 63 (2.79%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (21.15%) .NET
2 318 (14.10%) ASP.NET
3 304 (13.48%) HTML
4 246 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 240 (10.64%) CSS
6 202 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 200 (8.87%) Node.js
8 199 (8.82%) REST
9 187 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 174 (7.72%) RESTful
11 161 (7.14%) React
12 159 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 152 (6.74%) WCF
14 129 (5.72%) Web Services
15 125 (5.54%) HTML5
16 113 (5.01%) .NET Framework
17 106 (4.70%) Spring
18 95 (4.21%) CSS3
19 86 (3.81%) Vue.js
20 78 (3.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 220 (9.76%) User Experience
2 178 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 156 (6.92%) Online Games
5 139 (6.16%) Mobile App
6 133 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
7 94 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
8 81 (3.59%) Data Structures
9 59 (2.62%) Xbox
10 58 (2.57%) Mobile Games
11 53 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
11 53 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
12 51 (2.26%) Online Gambling
13 48 (2.13%) Smartphone
14 39 (1.73%) PlayStation
15 33 (1.46%) Social Media
16 29 (1.29%) Data Centre
16 29 (1.29%) Management Information System
17 28 (1.24%) Virtual Team
18 26 (1.15%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 267 (11.84%) Linux
2 177 (7.85%) Android
3 149 (6.61%) Windows
4 89 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 73 (3.24%) Unix
6 28 (1.24%) CentOS
7 22 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.53%) AIX
10 10 (0.44%) Debian
10 10 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.18%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 901 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (18.89%) TDD
3 354 (15.70%) MVC
4 339 (15.03%) Software Engineering
5 310 (13.75%) BDD
6 294 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 278 (12.33%) Computer Science
8 272 (12.06%) DevOps
9 262 (11.62%) Test Automation
10 244 (10.82%) Scrum
11 233 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
12 185 (8.20%) OO
13 184 (8.16%) Analytics
14 176 (7.80%) Mentoring
15 171 (7.58%) Microservices
16 160 (7.10%) Web Application Development
17 153 (6.78%) OOP
18 146 (6.47%) Open Source
19 142 (6.30%) Mathematics
20 137 (6.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 632 (28.03%) C#
2 500 (22.17%) Java
2 500 (22.17%) JavaScript
3 452 (20.04%) SQL
4 352 (15.61%) Python
5 249 (11.04%) C++
6 199 (8.82%) PHP
7 132 (5.85%) C
8 112 (4.97%) Ruby
9 80 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 74 (3.28%) Java 8
11 57 (2.53%) Scala
12 56 (2.48%) TypeScript
13 50 (2.22%) Kotlin
14 49 (2.17%) Go
15 48 (2.13%) ES6
16 41 (1.82%) PowerShell
17 39 (1.73%) Objective-C
18 38 (1.69%) Apple Swift
19 35 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 385 (17.07%) Degree
2 61 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 32 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.11%) CISSP
5 25 (1.11%) GIAC
6 23 (1.02%) CCNA
7 22 (0.98%) PhD
8 21 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 16 (0.71%) MCSE
11 15 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
11 15 (0.67%) Linux+ Certification
11 15 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
11 15 (0.67%) SANS
11 15 (0.67%) SSCP
12 14 (0.62%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (7.45%) QA
2 23 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.62%) NIST
5 10 (0.44%) GDPR
5 10 (0.44%) SLA
6 6 (0.27%) COBIT
6 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.22%) PMO
8 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.044%) IFRS
10 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) ITGC
10 1 (0.044%) NCSC
10 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 204 (9.05%) Docker
2 51 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.29%) Firmware
4 21 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.35%) HDFS
7 7 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.22%) Ceph
8 5 (0.22%) KVM
9 4 (0.18%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.18%) oVirt
9 4 (0.18%) Postfix
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.089%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.044%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.044%) NDS
12 1 (0.044%) pfSense
12 1 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 144 (6.39%) Kubernetes
2 89 (3.95%) Ansible
3 62 (2.75%) Terraform
4 58 (2.57%) Puppet
5 38 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.67%) Grafana
7 13 (0.58%) Salt
8 12 (0.53%) SCCM
9 11 (0.49%) Nagios
10 10 (0.44%) Packer
11 9 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.35%) logstash
12 8 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.31%) Kibana
13 7 (0.31%) Marathon
13 7 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.27%) Mesos
14 6 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 154 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 112 (4.97%) Google
3 49 (2.17%) Oracle
4 45 (2.00%) Adobe
5 38 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.11%) Facebook
8 24 (1.06%) VMware
9 20 (0.89%) SAP
10 19 (0.84%) Cisco
10 19 (0.84%) Tableau
11 17 (0.75%) Sony
11 17 (0.75%) WorldPay
12 16 (0.71%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.67%) IBM
14 10 (0.44%) Apple
14 10 (0.44%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.40%) Foundry
16 8 (0.35%) ATG
16 8 (0.35%) Cypress Semiconductor