Period
to 22 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 175 145
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,530 3,469 4,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.09% 2.37%
As % of the General category 5.47% 4.72% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,847 2,984 3,779
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 64,526 73,443 79,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.56% 44.26% 43.42%
Number of salaries quoted 49,938 53,810 65,972
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +23 2,020 £57,500 +4.55% 379
North of England -1 463 £40,000 - 139
South East +8 408 £45,000 +12.50% 114
North West +10 286 £40,000 +6.67% 88
East of England +35 259 £45,000 +12.50% 39
Midlands -25 230 £39,000 +20.00% 99
West Midlands -23 159 £40,000 +23.08% 66
South West +27 156 £38,500 +2.67% 56
Yorkshire -42 119 £37,250 -21.58% 44
East Midlands -11 72 £40,000 +23.08% 33
North East +20 58 £44,500 +48.33% 7
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 1,737 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,038 (29.41%) C#
3 942 (26.69%) JavaScript
4 876 (24.82%) Java
5 857 (24.28%) TDD
6 797 (22.58%) .NET
7 692 (19.60%) SQL Server
8 632 (17.90%) SQL
9 631 (17.88%) MVC
10 618 (17.51%) AngularJS
11 588 (16.66%) HTML
12 578 (16.37%) Software Engineering
13 560 (15.86%) BDD
14 550 (15.58%) ASP.NET
15 523 (14.82%) Degree
16 521 (14.76%) CSS
17 490 (13.88%) Finance
18 462 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
19 444 (12.58%) Scrum
20 436 (12.35%) RESTful
21 427 (12.10%) Python
22 423 (11.98%) Computer Science
23 406 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
24 395 (11.19%) DevOps
25 391 (11.08%) Web Application Development
25 391 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
26 373 (10.57%) Git (software)
27 367 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
28 364 (10.31%) Test Automation
28 364 (10.31%) OO

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
1 218 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 59 (1.67%) Confluence
4 49 (1.39%) Apache
5 46 (1.30%) CMS
6 36 (1.02%) IIS
7 25 (0.71%) WordPress
8 22 (0.62%) nginx
9 21 (0.59%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.48%) Ethereum
11 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (0.45%) SharePoint
12 14 (0.40%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.37%) Apache Pig
14 12 (0.34%) Drupal
14 12 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.28%) ExpressionEngine
15 10 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 50 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 41 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
5 20 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
7 13 (0.37%) InVision
8 11 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
8 11 (0.31%) Maya
9 10 (0.28%) Simulink
10 9 (0.25%) InDesign
11 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
12 7 (0.20%) 3ds Max
13 6 (0.17%) Doxygen
14 5 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.14%) Blender
15 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.085%) Mudbox
16 3 (0.085%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 17 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.28%) HFM
3 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.23%) Magento
5 7 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.085%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.057%) Shopify
9 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.028%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 367 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 361 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.63%) GitHub
3 93 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 81 (2.29%) Google Play
5 71 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (1.73%) npm
7 54 (1.53%) Serverless
8 42 (1.19%) Office 365
9 38 (1.08%) Slack
10 35 (0.99%) PaaS
11 29 (0.82%) IaaS
12 27 (0.76%) Yarn
13 26 (0.74%) Amazon S3
14 23 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.57%) Google Analytics
15 20 (0.57%) SaaS
16 19 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
17 17 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
18 15 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 173 (4.90%) Internet
2 80 (2.27%) HTTP
3 77 (2.18%) Firewall
4 66 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.85%) DNS
6 21 (0.59%) VPN
7 18 (0.51%) DAB
8 16 (0.45%) Broadband
8 16 (0.45%) DHCP
8 16 (0.45%) LAN
8 16 (0.45%) SNMP
9 15 (0.42%) FCoE
10 14 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.34%) SAN
11 12 (0.34%) SSL
11 12 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.31%) Bluetooth
13 10 (0.28%) Network Security
14 9 (0.25%) IPv4
14 9 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 298 (8.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 261 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 173 (4.90%) MySQL
5 161 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 147 (4.16%) Big Data
7 103 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 99 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 80 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
10 76 (2.15%) Redis
11 68 (1.93%) Blockchain
12 65 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 62 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
14 54 (1.53%) RDBMS
15 43 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 37 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
17 30 (0.85%) Data Lake
18 27 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 25 (0.71%) Essbase
19 25 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 373 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 196 (5.55%) JIRA
3 184 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 117 (3.31%) TeamCity
5 108 (3.06%) Selenium
6 107 (3.03%) webpack
7 104 (2.95%) gulp
8 87 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 84 (2.38%) Grunt
10 73 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 70 (1.98%) Mocha
12 66 (1.87%) NUnit
12 66 (1.87%) Subversion
13 62 (1.76%) Jasmine
13 62 (1.76%) JUnit
14 54 (1.53%) Maven
15 46 (1.30%) Gradle
16 42 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
17 40 (1.13%) SpecFlow
18 33 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 490 (13.88%) Finance
2 183 (5.18%) Marketing
3 151 (4.28%) Retail
4 137 (3.88%) Banking
5 83 (2.35%) Legal
6 55 (1.56%) Law
7 48 (1.36%) Advertising
8 47 (1.33%) Electronics
9 40 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 36 (1.02%) Publishing
11 29 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.65%) Front Office
13 19 (0.54%) Online Betting
14 16 (0.45%) Automotive
15 11 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.31%) Back Office
15 11 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.25%) Billing
16 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,685 (47.73%) Developer
2 514 (14.56%) .NET Developer
3 341 (9.66%) C# Developer
4 289 (8.19%) Senior Developer
5 274 (7.76%) Java Developer
6 254 (7.20%) Software Developer
7 242 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 239 (6.77%) Analyst
9 205 (5.81%) Graduate
10 197 (5.58%) Games Developer
11 192 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
12 188 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 168 (4.76%) Software Engineer
14 158 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 158 (4.48%) Junior
15 156 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
16 136 (3.85%) Graduate Developer
17 130 (3.68%) Junior Developer
18 128 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
19 105 (2.97%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 797 (22.58%) .NET
2 618 (17.51%) AngularJS
3 588 (16.66%) HTML
4 550 (15.58%) ASP.NET
5 521 (14.76%) CSS
6 462 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 436 (12.35%) RESTful
8 406 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 332 (9.41%) Node.js
10 326 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 305 (8.64%) React
12 292 (8.27%) WCF
13 257 (7.28%) Web Services
14 254 (7.20%) Spring
15 248 (7.03%) REST
16 202 (5.72%) .NET Framework
17 184 (5.21%) HTML5
18 181 (5.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 174 (4.93%) Kafka
20 162 (4.59%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 423 (11.98%) Computer Science
2 275 (7.79%) User Experience
3 260 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 225 (6.37%) Online Games
5 209 (5.92%) Mobile App
6 197 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
7 166 (4.70%) Algorithms
8 145 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
9 95 (2.69%) Fintech
10 81 (2.29%) iPhone
11 76 (2.15%) Online Gambling
12 70 (1.98%) Data Structures
13 63 (1.78%) Mobile Games
14 58 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
15 55 (1.56%) Management Information System
16 41 (1.16%) Animation
17 37 (1.05%) Client/Server
17 37 (1.05%) Xbox
18 35 (0.99%) Blog
18 35 (0.99%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 341 (9.66%) Linux
2 285 (8.07%) Windows
3 235 (6.66%) Android
4 142 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 87 (2.46%) Unix
6 49 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 48 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 43 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 30 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.62%) CentOS
12 20 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.54%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.34%) Debian
16 12 (0.34%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (0.20%) AIX
19 5 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,737 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 857 (24.28%) TDD
3 631 (17.88%) MVC
4 578 (16.37%) Software Engineering
5 560 (15.86%) BDD
6 444 (12.58%) Scrum
7 395 (11.19%) DevOps
8 391 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
8 391 (11.08%) Web Application Development
9 364 (10.31%) OO
9 364 (10.31%) Test Automation
10 360 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
11 289 (8.19%) Microservices
11 289 (8.19%) Web Development
12 263 (7.45%) Kanban
13 255 (7.22%) Front End Development
14 249 (7.05%) E-Commerce
15 233 (6.60%) Analytics
16 225 (6.37%) Mentoring
17 217 (6.15%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,038 (29.41%) C#
2 942 (26.69%) JavaScript
3 876 (24.82%) Java
4 632 (17.90%) SQL
5 427 (12.10%) Python
6 330 (9.35%) C++
7 253 (7.17%) Ruby
8 225 (6.37%) Java 8
9 161 (4.56%) PHP
10 144 (4.08%) Scala
11 131 (3.71%) C
12 95 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 91 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 84 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 82 (2.32%) F#
16 72 (2.04%) Perl
16 72 (2.04%) Shell Script
17 61 (1.73%) Objective-C
18 52 (1.47%) ES6
19 40 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 523 (14.82%) Degree
2 134 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (1.95%) PhD
4 48 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.22%) ISEB
7 36 (1.02%) CISSP
8 34 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 32 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.79%) CCNA
11 27 (0.76%) GIAC
12 25 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 24 (0.68%) MCSE
13 24 (0.68%) SANS
14 21 (0.59%) MCP
15 20 (0.57%) MCSA
16 19 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
16 19 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
16 19 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (6.35%) QA
2 61 (1.73%) SLA
3 40 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.37%) GDPR
8 9 (0.25%) PMO
9 8 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.17%) COBIT
11 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.057%) COSO
12 2 (0.057%) SEPA
13 1 (0.028%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.028%) GMP
13 1 (0.028%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 266 (7.54%) Docker
2 107 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (0.65%) NFS
7 16 (0.45%) Apache Flume
8 15 (0.42%) Samba
8 15 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.25%) Firmware
9 9 (0.25%) XenServer
10 8 (0.23%) KVM
10 8 (0.23%) vSphere
11 7 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.14%) Varnish
13 4 (0.11%) iptables
13 4 (0.11%) LXC
13 4 (0.11%) QEMU
14 3 (0.085%) NDS
15 2 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 132 (3.74%) Ansible
2 126 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 108 (3.06%) Puppet
4 86 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (2.04%) Kibana
6 69 (1.95%) Terraform
7 33 (0.93%) Nagios
8 32 (0.91%) SCCM
9 31 (0.88%) Grafana
10 30 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (0.59%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.48%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.42%) Packer
14 14 (0.40%) Consul
15 12 (0.34%) Salt
16 11 (0.31%) Graphite
16 11 (0.31%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.31%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.31%) Rancher
17 9 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 349 (9.89%) Google
2 303 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 156 (4.42%) Oracle
4 92 (2.61%) VMware
5 63 (1.78%) Adobe
6 57 (1.61%) Citrix
7 52 (1.47%) Tableau
8 48 (1.36%) Facebook
9 46 (1.30%) Cisco
10 40 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 38 (1.08%) Informatica
12 27 (0.76%) New Relic
13 25 (0.71%) IBM
14 24 (0.68%) Cloudera
14 24 (0.68%) WorldPay
15 23 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (0.62%) Twitter
17 21 (0.59%) SolarWinds
17 21 (0.59%) Sony