Period
to

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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 77 137 189
Rank change year-on-year +60 +52 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 6,090 2,439 1,313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.01% 2.55% 1.80%
As % of the General category 6.07% 4.54% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 1,228 1,091
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,879 £40,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £74,375
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - +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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 100,290 53,666 39,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 66.08% 56.12% 54.58%
Number of salaries quoted 48,102 35,348 31,259
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,856 £41,349 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +38 4,138 £70,000 +3.70% 140
North of England +53 784 £58,495 +12.49% 89
Yorkshire +39 475 £60,000 +14.29% 28
South East +75 418 £70,000 +33.33% 55
South West +79 315 £60,000 +20.00% 19
North West +31 293 £60,000 +20.00% 47
Midlands -28 266 £42,500 -5.56% 45
West Midlands -42 171 £42,500 +3.66% 20
East of England -66 158 £53,000 +0.95% 35
East Midlands +4 95 £41,250 -8.33% 25
North East -34 16 £45,000 -3.06% 14
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 2,817 (46.26%) Agile
2 1,775 (29.15%) Python
3 1,705 (28.00%) AWS
4 1,579 (25.93%) Java
5 1,569 (25.76%) Social Skills
6 1,545 (25.37%) Software Engineering
7 1,440 (23.65%) Finance
8 1,424 (23.38%) DevOps
9 1,395 (22.91%) JavaScript
10 1,208 (19.84%) Mentoring
11 1,177 (19.33%) Azure
12 1,130 (18.56%) Docker
13 1,121 (18.41%) Kubernetes
14 1,108 (18.19%) Problem-Solving
15 1,095 (17.98%) Degree
16 1,063 (17.45%) GCP
17 1,026 (16.85%) SQL
18 1,017 (16.70%) React
19 971 (15.94%) Data Science
20 953 (15.65%) CI/CD
21 933 (15.32%) Analytics
22 916 (15.04%) TypeScript
23 863 (14.17%) Microsoft
24 856 (14.06%) User Experience
25 818 (13.43%) Machine Learning
25 818 (13.43%) Git (software)
26 790 (12.97%) QA
27 778 (12.78%) Node.js
28 770 (12.64%) Test Automation
29 742 (12.18%) Marketing

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
1 189 (3.10%) Apache Spark
2 180 (2.96%) Apache Airflow
3 179 (2.94%) CMS
4 132 (2.17%) Confluence
5 95 (1.56%) Headless CMS
6 92 (1.51%) Apache
7 65 (1.07%) Tornado
8 63 (1.03%) nginx
9 59 (0.97%) Apache Pulsar
10 48 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 44 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 28 (0.46%) Drupal
14 26 (0.43%) Ethereum
14 26 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.34%) Joomla!
15 21 (0.34%) Jupyter
15 21 (0.34%) Luigi
15 21 (0.34%) WordPress
16 20 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 166 (2.73%) Sketch
2 87 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (1.30%) InVision
4 77 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 76 (1.25%) Adobe XD
6 63 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 60 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 48 (0.79%) Chatbot
9 39 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
10 34 (0.56%) Maya
11 31 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 27 (0.44%) Zeplin
13 25 (0.41%) Marvel
14 22 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
14 22 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
15 20 (0.33%) 3ds Max
16 13 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
17 11 (0.18%) InDesign
17 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
18 10 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 23 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.20%) Shopify
4 9 (0.15%) Social Studio
5 8 (0.13%) Summit
6 7 (0.11%) Ripple
6 7 (0.11%) Ripple XRP
6 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.066%) Magento
9 3 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.049%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.033%) Cloudability
10 2 (0.033%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.033%) Primavera
11 1 (0.016%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.016%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.016%) Sprinklr
11 1 (0.016%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1,705 (28.00%) AWS
2 1,177 (19.33%) Azure
3 1,063 (17.45%) GCP
4 432 (7.09%) GitHub
5 370 (6.08%) Serverless
6 363 (5.96%) SaaS
7 211 (3.46%) Figma
8 191 (3.14%) npm
9 167 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
10 135 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
11 127 (2.09%) Amazon ECS
12 118 (1.94%) Amazon S3
13 107 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
14 98 (1.61%) Power Platform
15 93 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
16 87 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
17 83 (1.36%) GitHub Actions
18 80 (1.31%) Snowflake
19 79 (1.30%) Firebase
20 75 (1.23%) dbt
Communications & Networking
1 263 (4.32%) Broadband
2 170 (2.79%) Internet
3 162 (2.66%) HTTP
4 91 (1.49%) Firewall
5 65 (1.07%) DNS
6 60 (0.99%) Wireless
7 42 (0.69%) 5G
8 31 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 28 (0.46%) Network Security
10 24 (0.39%) SAN
11 20 (0.33%) NAS
12 19 (0.31%) DHCP
12 19 (0.31%) VPN
13 17 (0.28%) HTTPS
14 16 (0.26%) LAN
15 14 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (0.23%) WLAN
16 13 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (0.20%) WAN
18 11 (0.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (10.05%) Big Data
2 509 (8.36%) NoSQL
3 455 (7.47%) MongoDB
4 409 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
5 361 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 334 (5.48%) MySQL
7 255 (4.19%) SQL Server
8 231 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
9 190 (3.12%) Redis
10 181 (2.97%) Tableau
11 173 (2.84%) BigQuery
12 153 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 144 (2.36%) DynamoDB
14 130 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
15 106 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
16 92 (1.51%) Power BI
17 91 (1.49%) Hadoop
18 87 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
19 85 (1.40%) Flink
20 82 (1.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 818 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 410 (6.73%) JIRA
3 349 (5.73%) Jenkins
4 237 (3.89%) webpack
5 234 (3.84%) GitLab
6 182 (2.99%) Maven
7 150 (2.46%) Cypress.io
8 145 (2.38%) CircleCI
9 125 (2.05%) Bitbucket
10 112 (1.84%) JUnit
11 90 (1.48%) Visual Studio
12 80 (1.31%) Selenium
13 66 (1.08%) Postman
14 64 (1.05%) TeamCity
15 63 (1.03%) Babel
16 61 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
17 60 (0.99%) Grunt
18 57 (0.94%) Cucumber
19 55 (0.90%) git-flow
19 55 (0.90%) Mocha
General
1 1,569 (25.76%) Social Skills
2 1,440 (23.65%) Finance
3 742 (12.18%) Marketing
4 609 (10.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 553 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
6 456 (7.49%) Retail
7 360 (5.91%) Legal
8 292 (4.79%) Presentation Skills
9 223 (3.66%) Esports
10 177 (2.91%) Advertising
11 152 (2.50%) Electronics
12 123 (2.02%) Back Office
13 122 (2.00%) Banking
14 118 (1.94%) Online Betting
15 117 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
16 99 (1.63%) Public Sector
17 97 (1.59%) Automotive
18 80 (1.31%) Manufacturing
19 76 (1.25%) Digital Economy
20 73 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,687 (27.70%) Developer
2 934 (15.34%) Software Engineer
3 554 (9.10%) Senior Developer
4 325 (5.34%) Senior Software Engineer
5 294 (4.83%) Trainee
6 288 (4.73%) Analyst
7 258 (4.24%) Designer
8 241 (3.96%) Software Developer
9 225 (3.69%) Java Developer
10 196 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 193 (3.17%) Data Engineer
12 184 (3.02%) Graduate
13 180 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 158 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
15 150 (2.46%) Java Engineer
16 144 (2.36%) Product Manager
17 132 (2.17%) Architect
18 127 (2.09%) Graduate Software Engineer
19 124 (2.04%) Project Manager
20 120 (1.97%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,017 (16.70%) React
2 778 (12.78%) Node.js
3 709 (11.64%) HTML
4 698 (11.46%) Spring
5 666 (10.94%) CSS
6 557 (9.15%) Kafka
7 512 (8.41%) REST
8 416 (6.83%) .NET
9 412 (6.77%) RESTful
10 361 (5.93%) AngularJS
11 323 (5.30%) HTML5
12 299 (4.91%) Spring Boot
13 289 (4.75%) GraphQL
14 288 (4.73%) Sass
15 276 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
16 269 (4.42%) Redux
17 242 (3.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 241 (3.96%) Vue.js
19 231 (3.79%) Jest
20 170 (2.79%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 856 (14.06%) User Experience
2 572 (9.39%) Algorithms
3 499 (8.19%) Virtual Team
4 421 (6.91%) Sports Betting
5 352 (5.78%) Online Games
6 346 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
7 344 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
8 297 (4.88%) Mobile App
9 219 (3.60%) Social Media
10 209 (3.43%) Hackathon
11 205 (3.37%) Blockchain
12 201 (3.30%) Blog
12 201 (3.30%) Cloud Native
13 152 (2.50%) Data Structures
14 146 (2.40%) Animation
15 123 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 119 (1.95%) PlayStation
17 107 (1.76%) NFT
18 104 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
19 102 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 596 (9.79%) Linux
2 443 (7.27%) Android
3 325 (5.34%) Apple iOS
4 276 (4.53%) Windows
5 263 (4.32%) Unix
6 54 (0.89%) CentOS
6 54 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 46 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 26 (0.43%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.033%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.033%) webOS
14 2 (0.033%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.033%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,817 (46.26%) Agile
2 1,545 (25.37%) Software Engineering
3 1,424 (23.38%) DevOps
4 1,208 (19.84%) Mentoring
5 1,108 (18.19%) Problem-Solving
6 971 (15.94%) Data Science
7 953 (15.65%) CI/CD
8 933 (15.32%) Analytics
9 818 (13.43%) Machine Learning
10 770 (12.64%) Test Automation
11 736 (12.09%) Computer Science
12 727 (11.94%) Microservices
13 711 (11.67%) Scrum
14 683 (11.22%) TDD
15 558 (9.16%) Full Stack Development
16 547 (8.98%) Artificial Intelligence
17 538 (8.83%) Coaching
18 531 (8.72%) UX Design
19 520 (8.54%) Data Engineering
20 463 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,775 (29.15%) Python
2 1,579 (25.93%) Java
3 1,395 (22.91%) JavaScript
4 1,026 (16.85%) SQL
5 916 (15.04%) TypeScript
6 546 (8.97%) C#
7 528 (8.67%) Go
8 491 (8.06%) C++
9 315 (5.17%) Scala
10 286 (4.70%) Kotlin
11 272 (4.47%) C
12 227 (3.73%) Ruby
13 191 (3.14%) PHP
14 178 (2.92%) ES6
15 141 (2.32%) R
16 121 (1.99%) Bash
17 81 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 81 (1.33%) Rust
18 51 (0.84%) T-SQL
19 47 (0.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1,095 (17.98%) Degree
2 324 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (1.84%) PhD
4 104 (1.71%) Master's Degree
5 39 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (0.49%) Security Cleared
7 24 (0.39%) CISSP
8 23 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 22 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
9 22 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 20 (0.33%) CISM
10 20 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 20 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (0.28%) AWS Certification
12 16 (0.26%) ISEB
13 12 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.16%) CISMP
14 10 (0.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 10 (0.16%) MCPD
14 10 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 790 (12.97%) QA
2 209 (3.43%) Accessibility
3 82 (1.35%) GDPR
4 70 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 42 (0.69%) PMO
6 33 (0.54%) SLA
7 25 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.26%) WCAG
10 15 (0.25%) WAI
11 14 (0.23%) SEPA
12 13 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
13 12 (0.20%) CDISC
13 12 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
13 12 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.15%) SOC 2
15 8 (0.13%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.11%) GRC
17 5 (0.082%) GMP
18 4 (0.066%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1,130 (18.56%) Docker
2 62 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 42 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 38 (0.62%) Apache Flume
5 20 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (0.25%) Firmware
7 14 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.15%) KVM
10 5 (0.082%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.082%) LXC
11 1 (0.016%) HDFS
11 1 (0.016%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1,121 (18.41%) Kubernetes
2 412 (6.77%) Terraform
3 182 (2.99%) Ansible
4 65 (1.07%) Prometheus
5 57 (0.94%) Puppet
6 49 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (0.74%) Argo
8 42 (0.69%) Grafana
9 38 (0.62%) Oozie
10 29 (0.48%) Graylog
11 26 (0.43%) SCCM
12 25 (0.41%) Mesos
13 21 (0.34%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.33%) Graphite
15 19 (0.31%) Kibana
16 17 (0.28%) Nagios
17 16 (0.26%) Consul
17 16 (0.26%) Istio
18 10 (0.16%) Packer
19 9 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 863 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 471 (7.73%) Google
3 215 (3.53%) Apple
4 200 (3.28%) Adobe
5 170 (2.79%) Oracle
6 133 (2.18%) Funding Circle
7 130 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (1.66%) Sony
9 81 (1.33%) New Relic
10 73 (1.20%) IBM
11 59 (0.97%) SAP
12 57 (0.94%) Databricks
12 57 (0.94%) Sun
13 56 (0.92%) Revolut
14 55 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 53 (0.87%) TOWER Software
16 51 (0.84%) Autodesk
17 50 (0.82%) Optimizely
18 46 (0.76%) Cloudera
19 44 (0.72%) Elastic Path