Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 200 155
Rank change year-on-year +1 -45 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 764 2,236 3,487
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.73% 1.73% 2.26%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.32% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 751 2,023 3,020
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 17,067 51,791 66,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.66% 39.98% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13,565 39,263 51,557
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -15 408 £70,000 +16.67% 163
South East +81 129 £47,500 +5.56% 58
North of England +121 127 £42,500 +6.25% 86
North West +58 58 £47,500 +18.75% 35
Midlands +45 52 £42,500 - 56
West Midlands +43 43 £42,500 - 29
Yorkshire +127 42 £45,000 +12.50% 39
North East +50 27 £35,000 -39.13% 12
East of England +51 24 £45,000 -18.18% 25
South West +48 22 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East Midlands +57 9 £42,500 -10.53% 27
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 255 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (29.58%) C#
3 217 (28.40%) JavaScript
4 205 (26.83%) Python
5 174 (22.77%) AWS
6 141 (18.46%) Azure
7 135 (17.67%) C++
8 132 (17.28%) Java
9 125 (16.36%) DevOps
10 113 (14.79%) Docker
11 112 (14.66%) .NET
12 106 (13.87%) Finance
13 105 (13.74%) SQL
14 103 (13.48%) Node.js
15 99 (12.96%) Microservices
16 98 (12.83%) Kubernetes
17 92 (12.04%) React
17 92 (12.04%) MVC
18 87 (11.39%) HTML
19 85 (11.13%) Microsoft
20 82 (10.73%) Scrum
21 81 (10.60%) TDD
21 81 (10.60%) SQL Server
21 81 (10.60%) AngularJS
22 80 (10.47%) CSS
23 79 (10.34%) Linux
24 78 (10.21%) Git (software)
24 78 (10.21%) Computer Science
25 77 (10.08%) Degree
25 77 (10.08%) Software Engineering

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 38 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (2.62%) Confluence
3 14 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.83%) IIS
4 13 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.31%) CMS
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
7 6 (0.79%) Drupal
7 6 (0.79%) WordPress
8 5 (0.65%) nginx
9 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.39%) Tornado
10 2 (0.26%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
10 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (1.44%) Sketch
2 9 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.92%) 3ds Max
5 4 (0.52%) Figma
5 4 (0.52%) Maya
6 3 (0.39%) Blender
6 3 (0.39%) InDesign
6 3 (0.39%) InVision
6 3 (0.39%) Marvel
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.39%) MODO
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.26%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.26%) Mudbox
7 2 (0.26%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Magento
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 174 (22.77%) AWS
2 141 (18.46%) Azure
3 66 (8.64%) GCP
4 39 (5.10%) Serverless
5 30 (3.93%) SaaS
6 21 (2.75%) GitHub
7 16 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (2.09%) Office 365
7 16 (2.09%) Power Platform
8 11 (1.44%) OpenShift
8 11 (1.44%) PaaS
9 10 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.18%) Power Automate
11 8 (1.05%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.92%) Heroku
13 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.79%) Slack
14 5 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.06%) Internet
2 15 (1.96%) DNS
3 12 (1.57%) Firewall
4 9 (1.18%) HTTP
5 7 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.79%) DHCP
6 6 (0.79%) Skype
7 3 (0.39%) AMQP
7 3 (0.39%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.26%) MQTT
8 2 (0.26%) RTP
8 2 (0.26%) SSH
9 1 (0.13%) Broadband
9 1 (0.13%) DSL
9 1 (0.13%) SMTP
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.97%) MySQL
3 37 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 34 (4.45%) Redis
5 33 (4.32%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.80%) SQL Server 2019
7 23 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.09%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.96%) Blockchain
10 14 (1.83%) Riak
11 12 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.44%) KDB
12 11 (1.44%) Kdb+
13 9 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.18%) Looker
14 8 (1.05%) Big Data
14 8 (1.05%) BigQuery
15 7 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 78 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 53 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 44 (5.76%) TeamCity
4 38 (4.97%) JIRA
5 24 (3.14%) Visual Studio
6 23 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.88%) webpack
8 20 (2.62%) Subversion
9 15 (1.96%) Maven
9 15 (1.96%) Selenium
10 13 (1.70%) Xcode
11 11 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.44%) GitLab
11 11 (1.44%) Grunt
11 11 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.31%) gulp
13 9 (1.18%) CircleCI
13 9 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.92%) Android Studio
14 7 (0.92%) Artifactory
General
1 106 (13.87%) Finance
2 28 (3.66%) Marketing
3 24 (3.14%) Banking
4 22 (2.88%) Retail
5 19 (2.49%) Law
6 16 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.44%) Electronics
8 10 (1.31%) Automotive
8 10 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.52%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.52%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.39%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 327 (42.80%) Developer
2 69 (9.03%) Games Developer
3 65 (8.51%) .NET Developer
4 47 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (5.63%) Programmer
6 40 (5.24%) C# Developer
7 39 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 38 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 37 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 37 (4.84%) Python Developer
10 36 (4.71%) Analyst
11 33 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 31 (4.06%) PHP Developer
13 26 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 25 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (3.27%) Lead Developer
15 24 (3.14%) Java Developer
16 22 (2.88%) Product Manager
17 21 (2.75%) Games Programmer
17 21 (2.75%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (14.66%) .NET
2 103 (13.48%) Node.js
3 92 (12.04%) React
4 87 (11.39%) HTML
5 81 (10.60%) AngularJS
6 80 (10.47%) CSS
7 73 (9.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 63 (8.25%) ASP.NET
9 59 (7.72%) Vue.js
10 43 (5.63%) .NET Framework
11 40 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (4.84%) .NET Core
13 36 (4.71%) Unreal Engine
14 35 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (4.58%) RESTful
15 30 (3.93%) Sass
16 29 (3.80%) Entity Framework
17 27 (3.53%) HTML5
18 26 (3.40%) Kafka
19 25 (3.27%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.42%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (8.51%) Mobile Games
3 46 (6.02%) User Experience
4 35 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.80%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.27%) Online Games
8 20 (2.62%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.62%) Virtual Team
9 19 (2.49%) Cloud Native
10 18 (2.36%) Xbox
11 17 (2.23%) Animation
11 17 (2.23%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.70%) PlayStation
13 12 (1.57%) Oculus Rift
14 11 (1.44%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.44%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
15 8 (1.05%) Blog
15 8 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.34%) Linux
2 65 (8.51%) Windows
3 58 (7.59%) Android
4 55 (7.20%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.31%) CentOS
5 10 (1.31%) Debian
5 10 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.79%) VMS
8 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.39%) Unix
9 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (16.36%) DevOps
3 99 (12.96%) Microservices
4 92 (12.04%) MVC
5 82 (10.73%) Scrum
6 81 (10.60%) TDD
7 78 (10.21%) Computer Science
8 77 (10.08%) Software Engineering
9 74 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (8.64%) Test Automation
11 60 (7.85%) BDD
12 56 (7.33%) Analytics
13 50 (6.54%) Infrastructure as Code
14 48 (6.28%) Game Development
14 48 (6.28%) Kanban
15 46 (6.02%) Mathematics
16 45 (5.89%) Fintech
16 45 (5.89%) Web Development
17 44 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (5.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 226 (29.58%) C#
2 217 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 205 (26.83%) Python
4 135 (17.67%) C++
5 132 (17.28%) Java
6 105 (13.74%) SQL
7 57 (7.46%) PHP
8 52 (6.81%) TypeScript
9 41 (5.37%) C
10 38 (4.97%) Scala
11 24 (3.14%) Kotlin
12 23 (3.01%) Ruby
13 22 (2.88%) Bash Shell
13 22 (2.88%) PowerShell
14 18 (2.36%) ES6
14 18 (2.36%) Go
15 11 (1.44%) VB
16 9 (1.18%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (10.08%) Degree
2 34 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.23%) PhD
4 6 (0.79%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) CISA
7 3 (0.39%) CISM
7 3 (0.39%) CISSP
7 3 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.26%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.13%) CEH
9 1 (0.13%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.20%) QA
2 8 (1.05%) SLA
3 7 (0.92%) GDPR
4 5 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (14.79%) Docker
2 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 98 (12.83%) Kubernetes
2 55 (7.20%) Terraform
3 32 (4.19%) Ansible
4 30 (3.93%) Puppet
5 16 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.05%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.65%) SCCM
8 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.39%) Grafana
8 3 (0.39%) Graylog
8 3 (0.39%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.26%) Marathon
9 2 (0.26%) Mesos
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) Nagios
10 1 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 85 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.80%) Google
3 13 (1.70%) Perforce
4 12 (1.57%) Tableau
5 11 (1.44%) Adobe
6 9 (1.18%) NVIDIA
7 8 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.05%) SAP
8 7 (0.92%) Splunk
9 6 (0.79%) Apple
9 6 (0.79%) Foundry
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle
9 6 (0.79%) Veracode
10 5 (0.65%) Spotify
11 4 (0.52%) New Relic
11 4 (0.52%) Sony
11 4 (0.52%) Unisys
12 3 (0.39%) Percona
12 3 (0.39%) VMware
12 3 (0.39%) Zend