Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 198 206
Rank change year-on-year +65 +8 -50
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,626 1,181 2,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.63% 1.81% 1.73%
As % of the General category 4.67% 3.35% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,219 978 1,833
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,875 £27,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £40,875 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +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 56,227 35,233 75,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.41% 54.08% 56.56%
Number of salaries quoted 36,257 27,816 57,897
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,412 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +5.55% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +50 1,546 £67,500 +3.85% 256
North of England +17 363 £51,125 +7.63% 110
Midlands +56 238 £45,000 - 79
Yorkshire +43 213 £52,500 - 34
West Midlands +42 194 £45,000 - 49
South East -69 173 £55,000 - 54
East of England +31 139 £37,500 -16.67% 46
South West +29 129 £50,000 -14.89% 31
North West -25 116 £50,000 - 63
East Midlands -8 39 £45,000 - 30
North East -10 34 £45,345 +31.43% 13
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 897 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (30.31%) JavaScript
3 771 (29.36%) Social Skills
4 651 (24.79%) Python
5 646 (24.60%) Software Engineering
6 592 (22.54%) AWS
7 536 (20.41%) React
8 501 (19.08%) Docker
9 486 (18.51%) Java
10 471 (17.94%) Finance
11 450 (17.14%) Degree
12 409 (15.58%) Computer Science
13 388 (14.78%) C#
14 370 (14.09%) Git (software)
15 367 (13.98%) TypeScript
16 361 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
17 354 (13.48%) CSS
18 352 (13.40%) Microservices
19 344 (13.10%) SQL
20 338 (12.87%) HTML
21 336 (12.80%) REST
22 333 (12.68%) Kubernetes
23 329 (12.53%) Node.js
24 326 (12.41%) User Experience
25 308 (11.73%) DevOps
26 295 (11.23%) Mentoring
27 283 (10.78%) Linux
28 280 (10.66%) C++
29 268 (10.21%) TDD
30 266 (10.13%) Azure

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 89 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
2 68 (2.59%) Apache
3 48 (1.83%) Apache Spark
4 46 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 44 (1.68%) Confluence
6 37 (1.41%) Tornado
7 33 (1.26%) SAS
8 31 (1.18%) nginx
9 25 (0.95%) Apache TomEE
10 19 (0.72%) WordPress
11 17 (0.65%) IIS
12 16 (0.61%) CMS
12 16 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.42%) ejabberd
14 8 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.23%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (1.07%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.84%) Maya
4 22 (0.84%) Simulink
4 22 (0.84%) Stateflow
5 18 (0.69%) GIMP
6 17 (0.65%) Sketch
7 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (0.50%) Figma
9 11 (0.42%) Blender
10 9 (0.34%) SPSS
11 8 (0.30%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.30%) InVision
12 7 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.27%) Adobe XD
12 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
13 6 (0.23%) 3ds Max
13 6 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
3 12 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.19%) Magento
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.038%) Shopify
8 1 (0.038%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 592 (22.54%) AWS
2 266 (10.13%) Azure
3 219 (8.34%) GCP
4 181 (6.89%) GitHub
5 155 (5.90%) Serverless
6 140 (5.33%) SaaS
7 101 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
8 95 (3.62%) Amazon S3
9 57 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
10 55 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 52 (1.98%) npm
12 51 (1.94%) Firebase
13 39 (1.49%) AppsFlyer
13 39 (1.49%) Pushwoosh
14 37 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 34 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
15 34 (1.29%) AWS Fargate
16 32 (1.22%) CloudFront
17 30 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
18 29 (1.10%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.62%) Broadband
2 45 (1.71%) Firewall
3 44 (1.68%) Internet
4 30 (1.14%) HTTP
5 25 (0.95%) AMQP
6 24 (0.91%) VPN
7 21 (0.80%) Wireless
8 19 (0.72%) DNS
9 15 (0.57%) BGP
10 13 (0.50%) LAN
10 13 (0.50%) SAN
11 11 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
11 11 (0.42%) Diameter Protocol
11 11 (0.42%) PBX
11 11 (0.42%) SNMP
12 10 (0.38%) Intranet
13 9 (0.34%) DHCP
14 7 (0.27%) MPLS
14 7 (0.27%) TCP/IP
15 6 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (9.67%) PostgreSQL
2 206 (7.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 204 (7.77%) MySQL
4 173 (6.59%) NoSQL
5 163 (6.21%) MongoDB
6 154 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 138 (5.26%) Redis
8 124 (4.72%) SQL Server
9 61 (2.32%) Big Data
10 43 (1.64%) Tableau
11 42 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.37%) BigQuery
14 30 (1.14%) Hadoop
14 30 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 27 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 26 (0.99%) MariaDB
17 23 (0.88%) Looker
17 23 (0.88%) Power BI
18 19 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 370 (14.09%) Git (software)
2 144 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 125 (4.76%) webpack
4 86 (3.27%) JIRA
5 76 (2.89%) Bitbucket
6 74 (2.82%) Babel
7 66 (2.51%) Mercurial
8 61 (2.32%) Maven
9 51 (1.94%) CircleCI
9 51 (1.94%) Selenium
10 43 (1.64%) GitLab
11 39 (1.49%) Postman
12 37 (1.41%) Cypress.io
13 33 (1.26%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 29 (1.10%) SonarQube
16 25 (0.95%) gulp
17 24 (0.91%) GoCD
18 22 (0.84%) JUnit
18 22 (0.84%) PHPUnit
General
1 771 (29.36%) Social Skills
2 471 (17.94%) Finance
3 201 (7.65%) Marketing
4 171 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
5 125 (4.76%) Legal
6 115 (4.38%) Retail
7 71 (2.70%) Back Office
8 70 (2.67%) Law
9 69 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
10 62 (2.36%) Electronics
11 60 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
12 55 (2.09%) Advertising
13 54 (2.06%) Telecoms
14 52 (1.98%) Public Sector
15 51 (1.94%) Banking
16 50 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 48 (1.83%) Online Betting
18 47 (1.79%) Manufacturing
19 34 (1.29%) Publishing
20 33 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 912 (34.73%) Developer
2 365 (13.90%) Software Engineer
3 211 (8.04%) Senior Developer
4 172 (6.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 135 (5.14%) Java Developer
6 133 (5.06%) Analyst
7 102 (3.88%) iOS Developer
8 100 (3.81%) Software Developer
9 92 (3.50%) Games Developer
10 91 (3.47%) Tester
11 86 (3.27%) Backend Developer
12 82 (3.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 80 (3.05%) React Developer
14 76 (2.89%) Programmer
15 75 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
16 71 (2.70%) Software Tester
17 69 (2.63%) Games Tester
18 68 (2.59%) Trainee
18 68 (2.59%) Trainee Software Tester
18 68 (2.59%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (20.41%) React
2 354 (13.48%) CSS
3 338 (12.87%) HTML
4 336 (12.80%) REST
5 329 (12.53%) Node.js
6 256 (9.75%) RESTful
7 207 (7.88%) .NET
8 200 (7.62%) GraphQL
9 198 (7.54%) Web Services
10 188 (7.16%) AngularJS
11 142 (5.41%) Spring
12 140 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
13 127 (4.84%) Vue.js
14 124 (4.72%) HTML5
15 123 (4.68%) Redux
16 114 (4.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 103 (3.92%) Spring Boot
18 101 (3.85%) Kafka
19 85 (3.24%) .NET Core
20 80 (3.05%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 326 (12.41%) User Experience
2 226 (8.61%) Mobile App
3 207 (7.88%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (6.36%) Online Games
5 154 (5.86%) Algorithms
6 141 (5.37%) Virtual Team
7 129 (4.91%) Data Structures
8 123 (4.68%) Social Media
9 118 (4.49%) Blog
10 97 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
11 79 (3.01%) Animation
12 78 (2.97%) Augmented Reality
13 70 (2.67%) Mobile Games
14 62 (2.36%) Cloud Native
15 61 (2.32%) Client/Server
16 39 (1.49%) Legacy Code
17 37 (1.41%) Management Information System
18 36 (1.37%) Social Gaming
19 35 (1.33%) Robotics
20 32 (1.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 283 (10.78%) Linux
2 199 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 185 (7.04%) Android
4 112 (4.27%) Unix
5 94 (3.58%) Windows
6 21 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (0.42%) Debian
9 9 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) Android TV
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.076%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.038%) CentOS
14 1 (0.038%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (24.60%) Software Engineering
3 409 (15.58%) Computer Science
4 361 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
5 352 (13.40%) Microservices
6 308 (11.73%) DevOps
7 295 (11.23%) Mentoring
8 268 (10.21%) TDD
9 228 (8.68%) OO
10 217 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
11 213 (8.11%) Test Automation
12 211 (8.04%) Scrum
13 210 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
14 193 (7.35%) Analytics
15 189 (7.20%) Machine Learning
16 185 (7.04%) Front End Development
16 185 (7.04%) OOP
17 177 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 168 (6.40%) Mathematics
19 160 (6.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 796 (30.31%) JavaScript
2 651 (24.79%) Python
3 486 (18.51%) Java
4 388 (14.78%) C#
5 367 (13.98%) TypeScript
6 344 (13.10%) SQL
7 280 (10.66%) C++
8 162 (6.17%) Go
9 152 (5.79%) C
9 152 (5.79%) PHP
10 132 (5.03%) Java 8
11 116 (4.42%) Apple Swift
12 97 (3.69%) ES6
13 86 (3.27%) Scala
14 76 (2.89%) R
15 72 (2.74%) Kotlin
16 64 (2.44%) Bash Shell
17 35 (1.33%) Perl
18 34 (1.29%) MATLAB
19 28 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 450 (17.14%) Degree
2 187 (7.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (2.70%) PhD
4 68 (2.59%) CIW
4 68 (2.59%) OCA
4 68 (2.59%) OCP
4 68 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
5 45 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 33 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 28 (1.07%) AWS Certification
8 26 (0.99%) SC Cleared
9 15 (0.57%) CCAB
10 11 (0.42%) CISSP
10 11 (0.42%) RIBA
11 10 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.30%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.27%) CIMA
13 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.56%) QA
2 54 (2.06%) GDPR
3 44 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.26%) Accessibility
5 33 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 30 (1.14%) SLA
7 23 (0.88%) BS25999
7 23 (0.88%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.38%) PMO
9 7 (0.27%) WCAG
10 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.11%) GxP
13 2 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.076%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.038%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.038%) NIST
System Software
1 501 (19.08%) Docker
2 21 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.46%) iptables
4 11 (0.42%) Kamailio
4 11 (0.42%) KVM
4 11 (0.42%) Postfix
4 11 (0.42%) QEMU
5 10 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.30%) vSphere
7 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.19%) XenApp
8 5 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.15%) LXC
10 3 (0.11%) Firmware
11 2 (0.076%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.076%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.076%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 333 (12.68%) Kubernetes
2 254 (9.67%) Terraform
3 66 (2.51%) Ansible
4 32 (1.22%) Grafana
5 28 (1.07%) Prometheus
6 23 (0.88%) Puppet
7 21 (0.80%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.61%) Kibana
9 13 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.42%) Galera Cluster
10 11 (0.42%) HAProxy
10 11 (0.42%) logstash
11 10 (0.38%) Istio
12 8 (0.30%) Graphite
12 8 (0.30%) Rancher
13 7 (0.27%) Nagios
14 6 (0.23%) Mesos
15 5 (0.19%) EnCase
15 5 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.19%) Icinga
Vendors
1 241 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 209 (7.96%) Google
3 167 (6.36%) Oracle
4 49 (1.87%) Instagram
4 49 (1.87%) Splunk
5 47 (1.79%) SAP
6 41 (1.56%) YouTube
7 40 (1.52%) Adobe
8 35 (1.33%) Atlassian
9 33 (1.26%) Facebook
10 24 (0.91%) Apple
10 24 (0.91%) Cisco
11 22 (0.84%) OpenAI
11 22 (0.84%) TOWER Software
12 20 (0.76%) PagerDuty
13 19 (0.72%) Intel
13 19 (0.72%) Xilinx
14 13 (0.50%) IBM
15 12 (0.46%) Stackify
15 12 (0.46%) VMware