Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 175 150
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,719 3,427 4,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.05% 2.31%
As % of the General category 5.45% 4.79% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,922 2,958 3,776
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,275 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 68,263 71,524 84,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.75% 42.88% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 52,961 54,776 69,491
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +20 2,095 £55,000 - 356
North of England -4 497 £40,000 - 151
South East +28 399 £45,000 +20.00% 84
Midlands -1 295 £37,500 +7.14% 67
East of England +73 294 £45,000 +12.50% 53
North West +8 280 £40,000 +6.67% 112
West Midlands -4 201 £38,250 +9.29% 42
Yorkshire -31 156 £37,500 -25.00% 30
South West -38 142 £38,000 +1.33% 43
East Midlands +35 94 £36,500 +12.31% 23
North East 0 61 £40,000 +60.00% 9
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,805 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,031 (27.72%) C#
3 993 (26.70%) JavaScript
4 910 (24.47%) TDD
5 901 (24.23%) Java
6 836 (22.48%) .NET
7 729 (19.60%) SQL Server
8 695 (18.69%) SQL
9 645 (17.34%) MVC
10 607 (16.32%) HTML
11 593 (15.95%) AngularJS
12 592 (15.92%) BDD
13 566 (15.22%) ASP.NET
14 550 (14.79%) Software Engineering
15 542 (14.57%) CSS
16 517 (13.90%) Finance
17 480 (12.91%) Degree
18 469 (12.61%) Scrum
18 469 (12.61%) ASP.NET MVC
19 429 (11.54%) RESTful
20 416 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
21 415 (11.16%) Python
22 408 (10.97%) Web Application Development
23 403 (10.84%) Git (software)
24 399 (10.73%) DevOps
25 384 (10.33%) OO
26 379 (10.19%) Computer Science
27 374 (10.06%) Node.js
28 372 (10.00%) Linux
29 369 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 153 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
2 93 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 60 (1.61%) Apache
4 57 (1.53%) CMS
5 50 (1.34%) Confluence
6 36 (0.97%) IIS
7 28 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 25 (0.67%) WordPress
9 24 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.48%) Ethereum
12 15 (0.40%) nginx
13 13 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
14 12 (0.32%) Drupal
15 11 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.24%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.24%) SAS
17 7 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (1.77%) Photoshop
2 55 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 45 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.40%) Maya
9 13 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.24%) Blender
10 9 (0.24%) InVision
11 8 (0.22%) InDesign
12 6 (0.16%) Doxygen
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (0.13%) 3ds Max
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.13%) NUKE
14 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.11%) Houdini
14 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.27%) HFM
3 10 (0.27%) Magento
4 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.081%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.081%) Shopify
8 2 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.054%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.054%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.027%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 353 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
2 281 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (2.96%) GitHub
4 104 (2.80%) Google Play
5 64 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 54 (1.45%) PaaS
7 50 (1.34%) npm
8 42 (1.13%) SaaS
9 40 (1.08%) Serverless
10 39 (1.05%) Office 365
11 38 (1.02%) Slack
12 34 (0.91%) OpenShift
13 30 (0.81%) IaaS
14 26 (0.70%) Amazon S3
15 22 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (0.59%) Yarn
16 20 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
17 19 (0.51%) Google Analytics
18 16 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 177 (4.76%) Internet
2 97 (2.61%) HTTP
3 85 (2.29%) Firewall
4 60 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 38 (1.02%) DNS
6 29 (0.78%) DAB
7 25 (0.67%) DHCP
7 25 (0.67%) Network Security
8 24 (0.65%) LAN
8 24 (0.65%) VPN
9 19 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (0.46%) SAN
10 17 (0.46%) SSL
11 16 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (0.40%) Bluetooth
13 14 (0.38%) WAN
14 13 (0.35%) IPv4
14 13 (0.35%) IPv6
15 12 (0.32%) Broadband
15 12 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 311 (8.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 263 (7.07%) NoSQL
4 169 (4.54%) MySQL
5 143 (3.85%) Big Data
6 141 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 115 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 109 (2.93%) Relational Database
9 79 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 71 (1.91%) Blockchain
11 69 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
12 64 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (1.56%) Redis
14 56 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 55 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.13%) Data Lake
18 35 (0.94%) Oracle Database
18 35 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
18 35 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 403 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 188 (5.06%) JIRA
3 187 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 121 (3.25%) Selenium
5 118 (3.17%) Cucumber
6 107 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 103 (2.77%) gulp
8 98 (2.64%) webpack
9 94 (2.53%) Grunt
9 94 (2.53%) Subversion
10 84 (2.26%) NUnit
11 64 (1.72%) Maven
12 62 (1.67%) Jasmine
12 62 (1.67%) Visual Studio
13 59 (1.59%) JUnit
14 56 (1.51%) Mocha
15 49 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
16 47 (1.26%) SpecFlow
16 47 (1.26%) WebDriver
17 42 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 517 (13.90%) Finance
2 233 (6.27%) Marketing
3 212 (5.70%) Retail
4 125 (3.36%) Banking
5 97 (2.61%) Legal
6 53 (1.43%) Online Betting
7 51 (1.37%) Advertising
7 51 (1.37%) Law
8 29 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 25 (0.67%) Back Office
9 25 (0.67%) Front Office
10 23 (0.62%) Electronics
11 19 (0.51%) Publishing
12 17 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.38%) Automotive
14 14 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (0.30%) Billing
16 10 (0.27%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,788 (48.08%) Developer
2 533 (14.33%) .NET Developer
3 322 (8.66%) Senior Developer
4 315 (8.47%) Java Developer
5 312 (8.39%) C# Developer
6 291 (7.82%) Analyst
7 222 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 217 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 199 (5.35%) Games Developer
10 190 (5.11%) Graduate
11 158 (4.25%) Software Engineer
12 156 (4.19%) Junior
13 154 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
14 148 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 147 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
16 146 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 120 (3.23%) Graduate Developer
17 120 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
18 118 (3.17%) Junior Developer
19 117 (3.15%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 836 (22.48%) .NET
2 607 (16.32%) HTML
3 593 (15.95%) AngularJS
4 566 (15.22%) ASP.NET
5 542 (14.57%) CSS
6 469 (12.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 429 (11.54%) RESTful
8 374 (10.06%) Node.js
9 369 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 364 (9.79%) WCF
11 347 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 307 (8.25%) Spring
13 284 (7.64%) Web Services
14 278 (7.48%) React
15 250 (6.72%) REST
16 240 (6.45%) .NET Framework
17 237 (6.37%) HTML5
18 216 (5.81%) KnockoutJS
19 183 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 171 (4.60%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 379 (10.19%) Computer Science
2 325 (8.74%) User Experience
3 280 (7.53%) Online Games
4 258 (6.94%) Mobile App
5 252 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 200 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
7 162 (4.36%) Algorithms
8 141 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
9 108 (2.90%) Fintech
10 105 (2.82%) iPhone
11 81 (2.18%) Data Structures
12 79 (2.12%) Online Gambling
13 71 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
14 67 (1.80%) Management Information System
15 65 (1.75%) Animation
16 49 (1.32%) Data Centre
17 48 (1.29%) Mobile Games
18 44 (1.18%) Private Cloud
19 41 (1.10%) Public Cloud
19 41 (1.10%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 372 (10.00%) Linux
2 277 (7.45%) Windows
3 264 (7.10%) Android
4 150 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 105 (2.82%) Unix
6 58 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 57 (1.53%) Windows Server
8 49 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 37 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 29 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.73%) CentOS
12 25 (0.67%) Debian
13 24 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.56%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.19%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
17 6 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,805 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (24.47%) TDD
3 645 (17.34%) MVC
4 592 (15.92%) BDD
5 550 (14.79%) Software Engineering
6 469 (12.61%) Scrum
7 416 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
8 408 (10.97%) Web Application Development
9 399 (10.73%) DevOps
10 384 (10.33%) OO
11 363 (9.76%) Test Automation
12 343 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
13 304 (8.17%) Microservices
14 296 (7.96%) Web Development
15 279 (7.50%) E-Commerce
16 261 (7.02%) Analytics
17 248 (6.67%) Front End Development
18 238 (6.40%) Kanban
19 221 (5.94%) Mathematics
20 211 (5.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,031 (27.72%) C#
2 993 (26.70%) JavaScript
3 901 (24.23%) Java
4 695 (18.69%) SQL
5 415 (11.16%) Python
6 303 (8.15%) C++
7 267 (7.18%) Ruby
8 218 (5.86%) Java 8
9 193 (5.19%) PHP
10 161 (4.33%) Scala
11 126 (3.39%) C
12 88 (2.37%) Perl
13 82 (2.20%) TypeScript
14 80 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 78 (2.10%) Bash Shell
16 77 (2.07%) F#
17 73 (1.96%) PowerShell
18 49 (1.32%) Objective-C
19 42 (1.13%) T-SQL
20 37 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 480 (12.91%) Degree
2 113 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (2.07%) PhD
4 48 (1.29%) ISEB
5 41 (1.10%) CISSP
6 40 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (0.75%) CCNA
9 27 (0.73%) Security Cleared
10 24 (0.65%) CISM
10 24 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 24 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 22 (0.59%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.59%) MCP
12 21 (0.56%) GIAC
13 20 (0.54%) SANS
14 19 (0.51%) MCSA
15 18 (0.48%) CCNP
16 17 (0.46%) CRISC
16 17 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (7.21%) QA
2 71 (1.91%) SLA
3 64 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 34 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.62%) GCP
7 20 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.48%) GDPR
9 13 (0.35%) PMO
10 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.054%) HL7
12 2 (0.054%) SEPA
12 2 (0.054%) WCAG
13 1 (0.027%) GMP
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 276 (7.42%) Docker
2 125 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.30%) Apache Flume
6 11 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.27%) KVM
7 10 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.27%) vSphere
8 9 (0.24%) Firmware
8 9 (0.24%) NFS
8 9 (0.24%) Samba
9 6 (0.16%) iptables
9 6 (0.16%) LXC
9 6 (0.16%) QEMU
10 5 (0.13%) Varnish
11 4 (0.11%) NDS
11 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (3.52%) Ansible
2 103 (2.77%) Puppet
3 102 (2.74%) Kubernetes
4 66 (1.77%) Kibana
5 65 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (1.61%) Terraform
7 38 (1.02%) SCCM
8 29 (0.78%) Nagios
9 15 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (0.35%) Grafana
11 12 (0.32%) Packer
12 11 (0.30%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.27%) Consul
13 10 (0.27%) Graphite
13 10 (0.27%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.24%) logstash
14 9 (0.24%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 359 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 327 (8.79%) Google
3 180 (4.84%) Oracle
4 88 (2.37%) VMware
5 65 (1.75%) Adobe
5 65 (1.75%) Cisco
6 63 (1.69%) Citrix
7 57 (1.53%) WorldPay
8 56 (1.51%) Tableau
9 44 (1.18%) Informatica
10 36 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (0.83%) Perforce
11 31 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 30 (0.81%) HP
13 26 (0.70%) F5
14 24 (0.65%) Capita
14 24 (0.65%) Twitter
15 23 (0.62%) Apple
15 23 (0.62%) Cloudera
16 22 (0.59%) Facebook