Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 206 174
Rank change year-on-year +53 -32 -16
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,188 1,907 2,876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.10% 1.64% 2.04%
As % of the General category 5.50% 4.09% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 1,759 2,493
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 21,608 46,669 58,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.24% 40.24% 41.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,081 35,975 45,739
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,210 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in England.

Salary trend for Games in England

Games
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
London +21 593 £65,000 +4.00% 177
North of England +107 198 £49,750 +7.57% 99
South East +57 146 £47,500 -5.00% 51
Midlands +86 140 £45,500 +7.06% 63
Yorkshire +94 104 £52,500 +23.53% 47
West Midlands +56 77 £42,500 +1.51% 42
North West +71 67 £36,000 -25.00% 41
East Midlands +72 63 £50,000 +11.11% 21
East of England +78 45 £52,500 +5.00% 49
South West +31 45 £47,500 - 20
North East +28 27 £65,000 +13.04% 11
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 England region with a requirement for Games.

1 381 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (23.74%) C#
3 276 (23.23%) DevOps
4 271 (22.81%) Python
5 269 (22.64%) JavaScript
6 259 (21.80%) AWS
7 227 (19.11%) Docker
8 213 (17.93%) Java
9 193 (16.25%) Azure
10 192 (16.16%) Kubernetes
11 159 (13.38%) Software Engineering
12 156 (13.13%) Finance
13 155 (13.05%) Linux
14 149 (12.54%) .NET
15 148 (12.46%) Microsoft
16 146 (12.29%) C++
17 140 (11.78%) HTML
18 139 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
19 138 (11.62%) Greenfield Project
20 134 (11.28%) CSS
20 134 (11.28%) Node.js
21 133 (11.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
22 127 (10.69%) SQL
23 126 (10.61%) Scrum
24 123 (10.35%) Git (software)
25 122 (10.27%) Kafka
25 122 (10.27%) MySQL
26 121 (10.19%) Ansible
27 119 (10.02%) Test Automation
27 119 (10.02%) TDD

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 74 (6.23%) Apache
2 41 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (2.69%) Confluence
4 27 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 26 (2.19%) CMS
6 19 (1.60%) IIS
7 17 (1.43%) Tornado
8 15 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 11 (0.93%) WordPress
10 10 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.42%) Drupal
12 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.42%) SAS
12 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.34%) nginx
14 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.17%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (0.67%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.67%) Sketch
3 7 (0.59%) Figma
4 5 (0.42%) Simulink
4 5 (0.42%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.34%) Maya
5 4 (0.34%) MotionBuilder
6 3 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.25%) InVision
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.17%) InDesign
7 2 (0.17%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Magento
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 259 (21.80%) AWS
2 193 (16.25%) Azure
3 107 (9.01%) GCP
4 62 (5.22%) Serverless
5 50 (4.21%) SaaS
6 32 (2.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 30 (2.53%) GitHub
8 29 (2.44%) Office 365
9 23 (1.94%) Datadog
10 20 (1.68%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.52%) OpenShift
13 17 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.43%) PaaS
14 15 (1.26%) Firebase
15 13 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (1.01%) npm
17 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.93%) Google App Engine
18 10 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.94%) Firewall
2 19 (1.60%) DNS
2 19 (1.60%) HTTP
3 15 (1.26%) Internet
4 11 (0.93%) DHCP
5 8 (0.67%) DAB
6 7 (0.59%) Broadband
6 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.51%) FTP
8 4 (0.34%) AMQP
8 4 (0.34%) ICMP
8 4 (0.34%) VPN
9 3 (0.25%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.17%) DSL
10 2 (0.17%) RTP
10 2 (0.17%) Skype
10 2 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.084%) BGP
11 1 (0.084%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.084%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (10.27%) MySQL
2 88 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 52 (4.38%) Redis
4 45 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 41 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.19%) Big Data
8 25 (2.10%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.52%) Riak
12 17 (1.43%) Hazelcast
13 16 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.35%) Tableau
14 15 (1.26%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.93%) Power BI
18 10 (0.84%) Looker
19 7 (0.59%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 123 (10.35%) Git (software)
2 91 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 52 (4.38%) TeamCity
4 50 (4.21%) JIRA
5 26 (2.19%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.02%) webpack
7 22 (1.85%) Maven
8 17 (1.43%) Subversion
9 16 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.35%) Gradle
10 14 (1.18%) Grunt
10 14 (1.18%) Selenium
11 13 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.93%) NUnit
12 11 (0.93%) Postman
12 11 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.84%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.84%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.76%) GitLab
General
1 156 (13.13%) Finance
2 72 (6.06%) Marketing
3 40 (3.37%) Law
4 36 (3.03%) Retail
5 32 (2.69%) Digital Economy
5 32 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 27 (2.27%) Banking
8 25 (2.10%) Online Betting
9 19 (1.60%) Electronics
9 19 (1.60%) Publishing
10 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.76%) Legal
12 8 (0.67%) Advertising
12 8 (0.67%) iGaming
13 7 (0.59%) Military
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Back Office
15 2 (0.17%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 435 (36.62%) Developer
2 112 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (8.08%) Senior Developer
4 83 (6.99%) Software Engineer
5 68 (5.72%) AWS Engineer
6 65 (5.47%) Games Developer
7 62 (5.22%) Java Developer
8 60 (5.05%) .NET Developer
9 55 (4.63%) Analyst
10 48 (4.04%) C# Developer
10 48 (4.04%) Designer
11 46 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
12 44 (3.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 41 (3.45%) Python Developer
14 40 (3.37%) Programmer
15 38 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
16 37 (3.11%) Software Developer
17 36 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 36 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 35 (2.95%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (12.54%) .NET
2 140 (11.78%) HTML
3 134 (11.28%) CSS
3 134 (11.28%) Node.js
4 133 (11.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 122 (10.27%) Kafka
6 93 (7.83%) React
6 93 (7.83%) Unreal Engine
7 72 (6.06%) AngularJS
8 70 (5.89%) Apache Flex
8 70 (5.89%) Spring
9 59 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
10 58 (4.88%) Vue.js
11 56 (4.71%) HTML5
11 56 (4.71%) Spring Boot
12 53 (4.46%) .NET Core
13 51 (4.29%) ASP.NET
14 45 (3.79%) RESTful
15 44 (3.70%) Web Services
16 39 (3.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 138 (11.62%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (7.66%) Mobile Games
3 87 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 70 (5.89%) Online Games
5 63 (5.30%) Algorithms
6 53 (4.46%) User Experience
7 36 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.95%) Virtual Team
9 32 (2.69%) Data Structures
10 31 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (2.44%) Cloud Native
12 26 (2.19%) Over-the-Top Content
13 25 (2.10%) Xbox
14 23 (1.94%) Media Streaming
15 22 (1.85%) Animation
16 19 (1.60%) PlayStation
17 18 (1.52%) Driving Licence
18 13 (1.09%) e-Learning
18 13 (1.09%) Public Cloud
19 12 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 155 (13.05%) Linux
2 105 (8.84%) Windows
3 52 (4.38%) Android
4 31 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.09%) CentOS
7 12 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.93%) Debian
9 8 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.25%) Unix
14 2 (0.17%) Android TV
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.084%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.084%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (23.23%) DevOps
3 159 (13.38%) Software Engineering
4 139 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
5 126 (10.61%) Scrum
6 119 (10.02%) TDD
6 119 (10.02%) Test Automation
7 101 (8.50%) Microservices
8 99 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
9 88 (7.41%) Coaching
10 87 (7.32%) MVC
11 86 (7.24%) Computer Science
12 83 (6.99%) Analytics
13 81 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 67 (5.64%) Artificial Intelligence
16 61 (5.13%) Machine Learning
17 60 (5.05%) Visualisation
17 60 (5.05%) Web Development
18 59 (4.97%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 282 (23.74%) C#
2 271 (22.81%) Python
3 269 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 213 (17.93%) Java
5 146 (12.29%) C++
6 127 (10.69%) SQL
7 69 (5.81%) PHP
8 46 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 46 (3.87%) Go
9 40 (3.37%) TypeScript
10 34 (2.86%) Kotlin
11 33 (2.78%) Scala
12 32 (2.69%) C
12 32 (2.69%) Java 8
13 29 (2.44%) Ruby
14 27 (2.27%) ES6
15 25 (2.10%) R
16 22 (1.85%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.68%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (7.58%) Degree
2 31 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.43%) PhD
5 13 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.93%) CIW
6 11 (0.93%) OCA
6 11 (0.93%) OCP
6 11 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.34%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.17%) CCNA
11 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.17%) ISEB
11 2 (0.17%) MCSA
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.05%) QA
2 38 (3.20%) GDPR
3 16 (1.35%) SLA
4 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.084%) BS25999
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 227 (19.11%) Docker
2 11 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.34%) KVM
5 4 (0.34%) Xen
6 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.25%) NFS
6 3 (0.25%) Samba
6 3 (0.25%) XenApp
6 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.084%) HDFS
7 1 (0.084%) iptables
7 1 (0.084%) Kamailio
7 1 (0.084%) Postfix
7 1 (0.084%) QEMU
7 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 192 (16.16%) Kubernetes
2 121 (10.19%) Ansible
3 112 (9.43%) Terraform
4 86 (7.24%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.61%) Grafana
5 31 (2.61%) Prometheus
6 29 (2.44%) Puppet
7 24 (2.02%) ZABBIX
8 23 (1.94%) Graphite
9 19 (1.60%) Kibana
10 12 (1.01%) Packer
11 8 (0.67%) SCCM
12 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.34%) Consul
13 4 (0.34%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.34%) Nagios
13 4 (0.34%) systemd
14 3 (0.25%) Check_MK
14 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 148 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.31%) Google
3 23 (1.94%) Oracle
4 18 (1.52%) Splunk
5 14 (1.18%) Adobe
5 14 (1.18%) SAP
6 13 (1.09%) VMware
7 12 (1.01%) Citrix
8 10 (0.84%) Aquila
8 10 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.76%) Perforce
10 7 (0.59%) Sony
11 6 (0.51%) NVIDIA
11 6 (0.51%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.51%) Spotify
12 4 (0.34%) Apple
12 4 (0.34%) Cisco
12 4 (0.34%) Samsung
12 4 (0.34%) Veeam
12 4 (0.34%) Veracode