Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 151 165
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 3731 4023 4138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.20% 2.24% 2.04%
As % of the General category 4.98% 5.23% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3155 3502 3534
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 74923 76971 91521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.27% 42.88% 45.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55065 63433 74073
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,115 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.74% +4.23% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,018 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -28 2028 £55,000 - 236
South East +44 484 £40,000 -3.61% 39
North of England -12 482 £40,000 - 67
Midlands +41 366 £32,500 -18.75% 43
West Midlands +36 276 £32,500 -13.33% 32
North West -3 265 £37,500 - 25
East of England +71 260 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Yorkshire +8 202 £45,000 - 35
South West -46 134 £40,000 -5.88% 12
East Midlands 0 88 £32,500 -13.33% 11
North East -31 16 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Games.

1 1680 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1121 (30.05%) C#
3 1019 (27.31%) TDD
4 985 (26.40%) JavaScript
5 888 (23.80%) .NET
6 773 (20.72%) SQL Server
7 757 (20.29%) HTML
8 741 (19.86%) MVC
9 709 (19.00%) Java
10 656 (17.58%) ASP.NET
11 652 (17.48%) CSS
12 631 (16.91%) SQL
13 594 (15.92%) AngularJS
14 592 (15.87%) BDD
15 562 (15.06%) Linux
16 555 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 543 (14.55%) Scrum
18 505 (13.54%) Degree
19 504 (13.51%) WCF
20 490 (13.13%) Web Application Development
21 478 (12.81%) Git (software)
22 474 (12.70%) Software Engineering
23 470 (12.60%) Node.js
24 449 (12.03%) C++
25 441 (11.82%) HTML5
26 437 (11.71%) OO
27 432 (11.58%) Computer Science
28 430 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
29 401 (10.75%) Google
30 379 (10.16%) Web Development

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
1 148 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
2 74 (1.98%) CMS
3 68 (1.82%) Confluence
4 67 (1.80%) Apache
5 58 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 55 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 52 (1.39%) Apache Spark
8 41 (1.10%) WordPress
9 30 (0.80%) nginx
10 23 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 23 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 21 (0.56%) IIS
12 19 (0.51%) Umbraco
13 18 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 17 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.40%) Skype for Business
16 11 (0.29%) DNN
16 11 (0.29%) Drupal
17 10 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
17 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (2.68%) Photoshop
2 94 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 57 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 47 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 28 (0.75%) InVision
7 23 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
8 17 (0.46%) Maya
9 16 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 16 (0.43%) MS Visio
10 10 (0.27%) 3ds Max
10 10 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
11 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.13%) NUKE
13 4 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
13 4 (0.11%) InDesign
14 3 (0.080%) Blender
14 3 (0.080%) Houdini
14 3 (0.080%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 14 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.38%) Magento
2 12 (0.32%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.32%) Revive Adserver
3 5 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.080%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.054%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.054%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.027%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.027%) Radian6
7 1 (0.027%) Unica
7 1 (0.027%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 295 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (3.91%) Google Play
4 72 (1.93%) GitHub
5 51 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (1.18%) npm
8 37 (0.99%) Office 365
8 37 (0.99%) PaaS
9 23 (0.62%) SaaS
10 21 (0.56%) AdWords
10 21 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.46%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.46%) Serverless
13 15 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.40%) IaaS
14 10 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
14 10 (0.27%) Route 53
15 9 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 227 (6.08%) Internet
2 71 (1.90%) Firewall
3 67 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.47%) HTTP
5 51 (1.37%) DNS
6 46 (1.23%) SMS
7 39 (1.05%) VPN
8 38 (1.02%) Broadband
9 36 (0.96%) DHCP
10 34 (0.91%) WAN
11 29 (0.78%) Network Security
12 28 (0.75%) LAN
13 20 (0.54%) LDAP
13 20 (0.54%) VoIP
14 19 (0.51%) VLAN
15 18 (0.48%) MPLS
15 18 (0.48%) Skype
16 16 (0.43%) SAN
17 15 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (0.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 773 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 336 (9.01%) NoSQL
3 286 (7.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 270 (7.24%) MySQL
5 256 (6.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 221 (5.92%) MongoDB
7 148 (3.97%) Big Data
8 100 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 96 (2.57%) Relational Database
10 79 (2.12%) Redis
11 73 (1.96%) Hadoop
12 67 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 51 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 51 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 34 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 34 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 29 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (0.59%) Blockchain
17 22 (0.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 478 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 192 (5.15%) JIRA
3 169 (4.53%) Subversion
4 154 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 126 (3.38%) Visual Studio
6 114 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 105 (2.81%) NUnit
8 94 (2.52%) Grunt
9 89 (2.39%) Rhino Mocks
10 84 (2.25%) Selenium
11 79 (2.12%) gulp
12 73 (1.96%) Cucumber
12 73 (1.96%) Maven
13 58 (1.55%) webpack
14 56 (1.50%) Moq
15 36 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 36 (0.96%) Jasmine
15 36 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 35 (0.94%) Gradle
17 33 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 358 (9.60%) Finance
2 290 (7.77%) Marketing
3 240 (6.43%) Retail
4 164 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 88 (2.36%) Banking
6 83 (2.22%) Advertising
7 74 (1.98%) Online Betting
8 72 (1.93%) Electronics
9 54 (1.45%) Automotive
10 47 (1.26%) Back Office
11 42 (1.13%) Billing
12 38 (1.02%) Legal
13 37 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.94%) Aerospace
15 30 (0.80%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.43%) Law
17 14 (0.38%) Front Office
17 14 (0.38%) Publishing
18 12 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
19 11 (0.29%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 1950 (52.26%) Developer
2 642 (17.21%) .NET Developer
3 336 (9.01%) C# Developer
4 300 (8.04%) Java Developer
5 263 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 258 (6.92%) Games Developer
7 237 (6.35%) Junior
8 207 (5.55%) Software Engineer
9 192 (5.15%) Graduate
10 185 (4.96%) Junior Developer
11 180 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 176 (4.72%) Analyst
13 170 (4.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 169 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
15 144 (3.86%) Software Developer
16 133 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
17 128 (3.43%) C++ Developer
18 121 (3.24%) Graduate Developer
19 120 (3.22%) Designer
20 113 (3.03%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (23.80%) .NET
2 757 (20.29%) HTML
3 656 (17.58%) ASP.NET
4 652 (17.48%) CSS
5 594 (15.92%) AngularJS
6 555 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 504 (13.51%) WCF
8 470 (12.60%) Node.js
9 441 (11.82%) HTML5
10 430 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 280 (7.50%) React
12 270 (7.24%) .NET Framework
13 266 (7.13%) KnockoutJS
14 264 (7.08%) RESTful
15 261 (7.00%) Spring
16 247 (6.62%) REST
17 234 (6.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 233 (6.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 221 (5.92%) CSS3
20 218 (5.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 432 (11.58%) Computer Science
2 309 (8.28%) User Experience
3 290 (7.77%) Online Games
4 282 (7.56%) Mobile App
5 242 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
6 240 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
7 166 (4.45%) Algorithms
8 145 (3.89%) iPhone
9 144 (3.86%) BBC
10 115 (3.08%) Mobile Games
11 89 (2.39%) Animation
12 86 (2.31%) Fintech
13 70 (1.88%) Data Structures
14 66 (1.77%) Xbox
15 56 (1.50%) Data Centre
15 56 (1.50%) Social Media
16 44 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
16 44 (1.18%) PlayStation
17 43 (1.15%) Management Information System
18 41 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 562 (15.06%) Linux
2 316 (8.47%) Android
3 278 (7.45%) Windows
4 165 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 101 (2.71%) Unix
6 95 (2.55%) Windows Server
7 61 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 55 (1.47%) CentOS
9 52 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (1.21%) Debian
11 29 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
15 17 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.19%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1680 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1019 (27.31%) TDD
3 741 (19.86%) MVC
4 592 (15.87%) BDD
5 543 (14.55%) Scrum
6 490 (13.13%) Web Application Development
7 474 (12.70%) Software Engineering
8 437 (11.71%) OO
9 379 (10.16%) Web Development
10 347 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 292 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
12 291 (7.80%) Multithreading
13 282 (7.56%) DevOps
14 265 (7.10%) Domain-Driven Design
15 260 (6.97%) Test Automation
16 255 (6.83%) Kanban
17 254 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
18 253 (6.78%) Microservices
19 245 (6.57%) Front End Development
20 212 (5.68%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1121 (30.05%) C#
2 985 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 709 (19.00%) Java
4 631 (16.91%) SQL
5 449 (12.03%) C++
6 371 (9.94%) Python
7 320 (8.58%) PHP
8 246 (6.59%) Ruby
9 105 (2.81%) Bash Shell
10 102 (2.73%) C
11 100 (2.68%) Scala
12 90 (2.41%) F#
13 80 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 77 (2.06%) VB.NET
15 66 (1.77%) ES6
16 52 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 52 (1.39%) PowerShell
17 45 (1.21%) TypeScript
18 44 (1.18%) R
19 43 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 505 (13.54%) Degree
2 152 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (1.88%) PhD
4 48 (1.29%) Security Cleared
5 38 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 37 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (0.86%) ISEB
8 31 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (0.80%) CCNA
10 25 (0.67%) CISSP
11 23 (0.62%) MCP
11 23 (0.62%) SC Cleared
12 19 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.46%) MCAD
14 17 (0.46%) MCSD
14 17 (0.46%) MCTS
15 12 (0.32%) CCNP
16 11 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (7.13%) QA
2 19 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 19 (0.51%) PCI DSS
2 19 (0.51%) SLA
3 17 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.29%) GCP
5 7 (0.19%) GDPR
6 5 (0.13%) PMO
7 4 (0.11%) MiFID
8 3 (0.080%) BS25999
8 3 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.054%) GPG13
9 2 (0.054%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.027%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.027%) COBIT
10 1 (0.027%) IFRS
10 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.027%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.027%) TickIT
System Software
1 252 (6.75%) Docker
2 128 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 101 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (0.51%) LXC
6 15 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 13 (0.35%) NFS
7 13 (0.35%) Samba
8 12 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.29%) KVM
9 11 (0.29%) Xen
10 8 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 7 (0.19%) Firmware
11 7 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.19%) vSphere
12 6 (0.16%) pfSense
12 6 (0.16%) Snort
13 5 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 123 (3.30%) Kubernetes
2 111 (2.98%) Ansible
3 100 (2.68%) Puppet
4 70 (1.88%) Kibana
4 70 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (1.15%) Nagios
6 40 (1.07%) Terraform
7 15 (0.40%) logstash
8 13 (0.35%) WSUS
9 12 (0.32%) Oozie
10 10 (0.27%) Cacti
10 10 (0.27%) SCCM
10 10 (0.27%) SCOM
11 9 (0.24%) Graphite
11 9 (0.24%) Salt
11 9 (0.24%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.16%) Mesos
13 5 (0.13%) Grafana
13 5 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 401 (10.75%) Google
2 276 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 132 (3.54%) VMware
4 127 (3.40%) Adobe
5 117 (3.14%) Oracle
6 70 (1.88%) Red Hat
7 62 (1.66%) Facebook
8 43 (1.15%) Cisco
9 37 (0.99%) SAP
10 30 (0.80%) Twitter
11 29 (0.78%) Zend
12 25 (0.67%) Apple
12 25 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.62%) NetApp
14 21 (0.56%) F5
14 21 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.56%) Samsung
15 20 (0.54%) HP
16 18 (0.48%) Sony
16 18 (0.48%) Tableau