Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 159 167
Rank change year-on-year -43 +8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,152 3,255 3,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 2.14% 2.21%
As % of the General category 4.29% 5.04% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,720 2,698 3,170
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -9.09%

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 50,160 64,634 77,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.87% 42.57% 45.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38,333 50,094 56,945
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 1,249 £65,000 +8.33% 318
South East +1 302 £45,000 - 107
North of England -70 210 £40,000 - 143
Midlands +39 152 £43,750 +9.38% 85
South West -6 134 £45,000 +20.00% 37
North West -72 127 £42,500 - 82
East of England -13 107 £46,250 -2.63% 57
West Midlands +14 97 £42,500 -5.56% 56
Yorkshire -23 69 £40,000 +6.67% 52
East Midlands +12 51 £45,000 +5.88% 27
North East +6 14 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 873 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (29.37%) C#
3 524 (24.35%) .NET
4 480 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 434 (20.17%) TDD
6 395 (18.36%) Java
7 363 (16.87%) Degree
8 362 (16.82%) SQL
9 355 (16.50%) MVC
10 354 (16.45%) Software Engineering
11 349 (16.22%) Python
12 320 (14.87%) ASP.NET
13 302 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
14 299 (13.89%) SQL Server
15 294 (13.66%) BDD
16 282 (13.10%) HTML
17 281 (13.06%) Git (software)
18 276 (12.83%) Computer Science
19 266 (12.36%) Linux
20 262 (12.17%) AWS
21 261 (12.13%) Scrum
22 258 (11.99%) C++
23 255 (11.85%) Azure
24 245 (11.38%) Test Automation
24 245 (11.38%) CSS
25 244 (11.34%) AngularJS
26 236 (10.97%) DevOps
26 236 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
27 218 (10.13%) Docker
28 217 (10.08%) Microservices

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 82 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (1.81%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.49%) Confluence
4 28 (1.30%) Apache
4 28 (1.30%) CMS
5 26 (1.21%) IIS
6 22 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 21 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
9 14 (0.65%) nginx
10 10 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.46%) WordPress
11 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.33%) FileNet
14 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.28%) Zope
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
4 12 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (0.51%) Sketch
6 10 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.37%) Maya
8 7 (0.33%) InDesign
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
9 6 (0.28%) InVision
10 5 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.23%) Simulink
10 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.19%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
12 3 (0.14%) SPSS
13 2 (0.093%) MODO
13 2 (0.093%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 7 (0.33%) ION MarketView
1 7 (0.33%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.093%) Quorum
4 2 (0.093%) Unica
5 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 262 (12.17%) AWS
2 255 (11.85%) Azure
3 106 (4.93%) GCP
4 63 (2.93%) GitHub
5 60 (2.79%) SaaS
6 31 (1.44%) Office 365
7 30 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 30 (1.39%) PaaS
8 29 (1.35%) IaaS
9 22 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.98%) Serverless
11 18 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.60%) Slack
14 12 (0.56%) Google Play
15 11 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.51%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.42%) Akamai
16 9 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
17 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 146 (6.78%) Internet
2 69 (3.21%) Firewall
3 48 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.07%) DNS
4 23 (1.07%) HTTPS
5 22 (1.02%) HTTP
6 15 (0.70%) DHCP
7 14 (0.65%) DAB
7 14 (0.65%) Wireless
8 13 (0.60%) VPN
9 10 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (0.46%) SAN
10 9 (0.42%) LAN
11 8 (0.37%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.37%) iSCSI
11 8 (0.37%) SSH
12 7 (0.33%) Broadband
12 7 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.33%) NAS
12 7 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 149 (6.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 146 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 118 (5.48%) MySQL
5 102 (4.74%) Big Data
6 63 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 56 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.21%) Blockchain
11 24 (1.12%) Hadoop
12 22 (1.02%) BigQuery
13 19 (0.88%) Presto
14 17 (0.79%) Redis
15 14 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 14 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.51%) Power BI
18 10 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
19 8 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 281 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 125 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 124 (5.76%) JIRA
4 82 (3.81%) Selenium
5 54 (2.51%) Jasmine
6 51 (2.37%) Mocha
7 48 (2.23%) TeamCity
8 46 (2.14%) JUnit
9 38 (1.77%) Karma Test Runner
10 37 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 37 (1.72%) webpack
11 33 (1.53%) Protractor
12 32 (1.49%) gulp
13 30 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 30 (1.39%) NUnit
13 30 (1.39%) Sinon.JS
14 29 (1.35%) Subversion
15 27 (1.25%) Cucumber
16 25 (1.16%) SpecFlow
17 24 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 183 (8.50%) Finance
2 120 (5.58%) Retail
3 107 (4.97%) Marketing
4 77 (3.58%) Banking
5 39 (1.81%) Electronics
6 32 (1.49%) Law
7 27 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.21%) Advertising
9 25 (1.16%) Publishing
10 23 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.02%) Automotive
12 19 (0.88%) Legal
13 17 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.74%) French Language
15 12 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.46%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.42%) Online Betting
18 7 (0.33%) Front Office
19 6 (0.28%) iGaming
19 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,004 (46.65%) Developer
2 282 (13.10%) .NET Developer
3 205 (9.53%) C# Developer
4 176 (8.18%) Software Engineer
5 168 (7.81%) Games Developer
6 148 (6.88%) Software Developer
7 143 (6.64%) Senior Developer
8 111 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 111 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 109 (5.07%) Junior
10 103 (4.79%) Analyst
11 91 (4.23%) Junior Developer
12 89 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
13 87 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 87 (4.04%) PHP Developer
14 81 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
15 70 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 61 (2.83%) Graduate
17 60 (2.79%) Data Engineer
18 58 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (24.35%) .NET
2 320 (14.87%) ASP.NET
3 282 (13.10%) HTML
4 245 (11.38%) CSS
5 244 (11.34%) AngularJS
6 236 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 199 (9.25%) Node.js
8 188 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 177 (8.22%) REST
10 174 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 169 (7.85%) RESTful
12 166 (7.71%) WCF
13 141 (6.55%) React
14 129 (5.99%) HTML5
15 121 (5.62%) Web Services
16 107 (4.97%) Spring
17 106 (4.93%) .NET Framework
18 91 (4.23%) CSS3
19 82 (3.81%) JSON
19 82 (3.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 201 (9.34%) User Experience
2 167 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
3 155 (7.20%) Online Games
4 148 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (6.69%) Algorithms
6 131 (6.09%) Mobile App
7 105 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
8 72 (3.35%) Data Structures
9 50 (2.32%) Online Gambling
10 48 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
11 45 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (2.04%) Smartphone
13 43 (2.00%) Mobile Games
14 32 (1.49%) Xbox
15 29 (1.35%) Management Information System
16 26 (1.21%) Cybercrime
16 26 (1.21%) Data Centre
17 25 (1.16%) Animation
17 25 (1.16%) e-Learning
18 23 (1.07%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 266 (12.36%) Linux
2 178 (8.27%) Windows
3 172 (7.99%) Android
4 103 (4.79%) Apple iOS
5 66 (3.07%) Unix
6 21 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.93%) CentOS
8 12 (0.56%) Debian
8 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.19%) AIX
12 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (20.17%) TDD
3 355 (16.50%) MVC
4 354 (16.45%) Software Engineering
5 302 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
6 294 (13.66%) BDD
7 276 (12.83%) Computer Science
8 261 (12.13%) Scrum
9 245 (11.38%) Test Automation
10 236 (10.97%) DevOps
11 217 (10.08%) Microservices
12 216 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
13 185 (8.60%) Web Application Development
14 150 (6.97%) Mentoring
15 148 (6.88%) Kanban
16 146 (6.78%) Analytics
17 145 (6.74%) Mathematics
18 144 (6.69%) OO
19 124 (5.76%) OOP
20 122 (5.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 632 (29.37%) C#
2 480 (22.30%) JavaScript
3 395 (18.36%) Java
4 362 (16.82%) SQL
5 349 (16.22%) Python
6 258 (11.99%) C++
7 188 (8.74%) PHP
8 151 (7.02%) C
9 119 (5.53%) Ruby
10 81 (3.76%) Bash Shell
11 70 (3.25%) TypeScript
12 57 (2.65%) Java 8
13 55 (2.56%) Scala
14 54 (2.51%) Go
15 42 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 41 (1.91%) ES6
16 41 (1.91%) Objective-C
17 40 (1.86%) Apple Swift
18 37 (1.72%) F#
19 35 (1.63%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 363 (16.87%) Degree
2 79 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.39%) CISSP
5 27 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 23 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.02%) CCNA
7 22 (1.02%) GIAC
8 20 (0.93%) PhD
9 19 (0.88%) MCSE
10 18 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
11 17 (0.79%) Linux+ Certification
11 17 (0.79%) SANS
11 17 (0.79%) SSCP
12 16 (0.74%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.60%) CISM
15 11 (0.51%) CISA
15 11 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.99%) QA
2 29 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.65%) NIST
5 12 (0.56%) GDPR
5 12 (0.56%) PMO
6 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.19%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) WCAG
9 2 (0.093%) SLA
10 1 (0.046%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.046%) IFRS
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) ITGC
10 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
System Software
1 218 (10.13%) Docker
2 42 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.63%) Firmware
4 19 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.56%) HDFS
8 5 (0.23%) Ceph
8 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.19%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.19%) KVM
9 4 (0.19%) oVirt
9 4 (0.19%) Postfix
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.046%) NDS
11 1 (0.046%) NFS
11 1 (0.046%) Samba
11 1 (0.046%) Snort
11 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 168 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 75 (3.49%) Ansible
3 59 (2.74%) Terraform
4 48 (2.23%) Puppet
5 37 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.84%) Salt
7 17 (0.79%) Grafana
8 16 (0.74%) SCCM
9 14 (0.65%) Nagios
9 14 (0.65%) Packer
10 11 (0.51%) Kibana
11 10 (0.46%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.42%) Consul
12 9 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.42%) Graphite
12 9 (0.42%) Opsview
13 8 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.37%) WSUS
14 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 126 (5.86%) Microsoft
2 115 (5.34%) Google
3 51 (2.37%) Oracle
4 46 (2.14%) Adobe
5 25 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.07%) Cisco
7 21 (0.98%) VMware
8 16 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.70%) Tableau
9 15 (0.70%) Xamarin
10 13 (0.60%) Apple
11 12 (0.56%) Cognos
11 12 (0.56%) IBM
11 12 (0.56%) Teradata
11 12 (0.56%) WorldPay
12 10 (0.46%) Arista
12 10 (0.46%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.46%) Facebook
12 10 (0.46%) SAP
12 10 (0.46%) Sitecore