Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 151 170
Rank change year-on-year -27 +19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,726 3,790 3,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 2.31% 1.99%
As % of the General category 4.93% 5.45% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,129 3,088 2,802
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £73,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 55,341 69,514 68,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.31% 42.31% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 42,580 54,267 55,900
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -2 1,773 £60,000 +9.09% 399
North of England -14 368 £42,500 +6.25% 161
North West +21 271 £45,000 +20.00% 100
South East -91 233 £43,750 +9.38% 99
East of England -22 142 £47,500 +5.56% 71
South West +13 108 £40,000 - 49
Midlands -138 103 £41,500 +27.69% 99
Yorkshire -49 81 £40,000 -5.88% 55
West Midlands -120 69 £45,000 +50.00% 53
East Midlands -28 37 £47,500 +46.15% 46
North East +7 16 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,401 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (30.01%) C#
3 713 (26.16%) Java
4 625 (22.93%) JavaScript
5 617 (22.63%) Software Engineering
6 615 (22.56%) .NET
7 607 (22.27%) Degree
8 541 (19.85%) Computer Science
9 537 (19.70%) TDD
10 501 (18.38%) MVC
11 498 (18.27%) SQL Server
12 455 (16.69%) AngularJS
13 448 (16.43%) ASP.NET
14 421 (15.44%) Python
15 418 (15.33%) SQL
16 407 (14.93%) Scrum
17 401 (14.71%) HTML
18 386 (14.16%) BDD
19 382 (14.01%) QA
20 376 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
21 347 (12.73%) Web Application Development
22 339 (12.44%) CSS
22 339 (12.44%) Linux
23 334 (12.25%) ASP.NET Web API
24 326 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
25 325 (11.92%) C++
26 313 (11.48%) Test Automation
27 307 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
28 306 (11.23%) User Stories
29 304 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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
1 216 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 36 (1.32%) Confluence
4 32 (1.17%) IIS
5 31 (1.14%) Apache
5 31 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.03%) nginx
7 21 (0.77%) Apache Pig
8 19 (0.70%) CMS
9 15 (0.55%) WordPress
10 14 (0.51%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.44%) Drupal
12 12 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.33%) SAS
15 8 (0.29%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 33 (1.21%) Photoshop
2 20 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 20 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
3 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.48%) InVision
5 10 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.37%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.33%) SPSS
7 7 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.18%) Maple
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.11%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.11%) Simulink
10 3 (0.11%) Stata
11 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 136 (4.99%) Temenos T24
2 103 (3.78%) thinkFolio
3 11 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.22%) Magento
5 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.073%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 307 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 303 (11.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 70 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (2.42%) GitHub
5 66 (2.42%) Google Play
6 47 (1.72%) Office 365
7 43 (1.58%) PaaS
8 40 (1.47%) SaaS
9 32 (1.17%) Serverless
10 31 (1.14%) Amazon S3
11 27 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (0.95%) npm
13 18 (0.66%) CloudFront
14 14 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.51%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.51%) IaaS
15 12 (0.44%) AdWords
15 12 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 153 (5.61%) Internet
2 57 (2.09%) Firewall
3 48 (1.76%) HTTP
4 29 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 27 (0.99%) RS-232
6 19 (0.70%) DAB
7 18 (0.66%) Skype
8 12 (0.44%) SNMP
9 11 (0.40%) Broadband
9 11 (0.40%) RS-485
10 10 (0.37%) FCoE
10 10 (0.37%) SSL
10 10 (0.37%) VoIP
11 9 (0.33%) DNS
12 8 (0.29%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.26%) SAN
13 7 (0.26%) VLAN
14 5 (0.18%) DHCP
14 5 (0.18%) VPN
15 4 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 231 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 207 (7.59%) NoSQL
4 134 (4.92%) MySQL
5 107 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 104 (3.82%) Big Data
7 56 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 56 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (1.72%) Redis
9 42 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 36 (1.32%) Couchbase
11 34 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
12 31 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.03%) Hazelcast
14 25 (0.92%) Blockchain
14 25 (0.92%) Power BI
15 22 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.77%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 300 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 150 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 118 (4.33%) JIRA
4 81 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 49 (1.80%) JUnit
6 46 (1.69%) Gradle
7 45 (1.65%) Cucumber
8 44 (1.61%) Subversion
9 43 (1.58%) Maven
9 43 (1.58%) Selenium
10 42 (1.54%) gulp
11 38 (1.39%) NUnit
12 35 (1.28%) webpack
13 34 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (1.06%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.03%) Axure RP
16 27 (0.99%) SpecFlow
17 26 (0.95%) GitLab
18 25 (0.92%) CircleCI
19 23 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 300 (11.01%) Finance
2 245 (8.99%) Banking
3 147 (5.39%) Marketing
4 116 (4.26%) Retail
5 47 (1.72%) Electronics
6 46 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 41 (1.50%) Law
8 38 (1.39%) Front Office
9 37 (1.36%) German Language
10 36 (1.32%) Private Banking
10 36 (1.32%) Publishing
11 25 (0.92%) Advertising
12 23 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.77%) Automotive
14 17 (0.62%) Legal
14 17 (0.62%) Online Betting
15 10 (0.37%) Back Office
16 8 (0.29%) Billing
16 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,328 (48.72%) Developer
2 422 (15.48%) .NET Developer
3 273 (10.01%) C# Developer
4 262 (9.61%) Java Developer
5 243 (8.91%) Analyst
6 209 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 208 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 188 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 184 (6.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 175 (6.42%) Games Developer
11 153 (5.61%) Business Analyst
12 152 (5.58%) Software Engineer
13 151 (5.54%) Software Developer
14 136 (4.99%) Junior
15 118 (4.33%) Graduate
16 108 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 102 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
18 99 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 94 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
19 94 (3.45%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (22.56%) .NET
2 455 (16.69%) AngularJS
3 448 (16.43%) ASP.NET
4 401 (14.71%) HTML
5 376 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 339 (12.44%) CSS
7 334 (12.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 304 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 299 (10.97%) RESTful
10 223 (8.18%) Node.js
11 217 (7.96%) React
12 205 (7.52%) REST
13 200 (7.34%) WCF
14 187 (6.86%) Web Services
15 168 (6.16%) Spring
16 151 (5.54%) RabbitMQ
17 138 (5.06%) .NET Framework
17 138 (5.06%) Vue.js
18 134 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 120 (4.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.03%) User Experience
2 207 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 197 (7.23%) Mobile App
4 190 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 159 (5.83%) Online Games
6 155 (5.69%) Algorithms
7 147 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
8 115 (4.22%) Equities
9 107 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 103 (3.78%) Fixed Income
11 87 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
12 83 (3.04%) Mobile Games
13 76 (2.79%) Derivative
14 70 (2.57%) iPhone
15 58 (2.13%) Fintech
15 58 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
16 50 (1.83%) Data Structures
17 45 (1.65%) Social Gaming
18 36 (1.32%) PlayStation
19 34 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 339 (12.44%) Linux
2 217 (7.96%) Windows
3 213 (7.81%) Android
4 115 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.13%) Unix
6 35 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.21%) Ubuntu
7 33 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 27 (0.99%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.48%) CentOS
13 12 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.40%) Debian
15 10 (0.37%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.26%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.18%) DC/OS
18 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,401 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (22.63%) Software Engineering
3 541 (19.85%) Computer Science
4 537 (19.70%) TDD
5 501 (18.38%) MVC
6 407 (14.93%) Scrum
7 386 (14.16%) BDD
8 347 (12.73%) Web Application Development
9 326 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
10 313 (11.48%) Test Automation
11 306 (11.23%) User Stories
12 288 (10.56%) Microservices
13 260 (9.54%) DevOps
14 256 (9.39%) Decision-Making
15 250 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
16 224 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
17 210 (7.70%) Change Management
18 206 (7.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 204 (7.48%) Information Security
20 202 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 818 (30.01%) C#
2 713 (26.16%) Java
3 625 (22.93%) JavaScript
4 421 (15.44%) Python
5 418 (15.33%) SQL
6 325 (11.92%) C++
7 208 (7.63%) Ruby
8 159 (5.83%) PHP
9 149 (5.47%) Java 8
10 124 (4.55%) C
11 95 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 85 (3.12%) TypeScript
13 72 (2.64%) Scala
14 57 (2.09%) F#
15 56 (2.05%) Go
15 56 (2.05%) R
16 55 (2.02%) PowerShell
17 53 (1.94%) ES6
18 38 (1.39%) MATLAB
19 30 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 607 (22.27%) Degree
2 107 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (2.53%) PhD
4 50 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 44 (1.61%) SAFe Agilist
6 40 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.73%) CCNA
8 20 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.73%) CISSP
9 19 (0.70%) MCSE
9 19 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.55%) GIAC
10 15 (0.55%) MCSA
10 15 (0.55%) SANS
11 14 (0.51%) MCP
11 14 (0.51%) Postgraduate
12 13 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.44%) ISEB
13 12 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (14.01%) QA
2 61 (2.24%) GDPR
3 34 (1.25%) MiFID
3 34 (1.25%) SLA
4 16 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.29%) PMO
7 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.15%) GAAP
9 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.037%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 231 (8.47%) Docker
2 75 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.70%) Apache Flume
5 15 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.51%) NFS
6 14 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.44%) etcd
8 11 (0.40%) KVM
9 10 (0.37%) Firmware
9 10 (0.37%) Samba
9 10 (0.37%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.22%) vSphere
12 4 (0.15%) XenApp
13 2 (0.073%) NDS
13 2 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 120 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 101 (3.71%) Ansible
3 79 (2.90%) Puppet
4 71 (2.60%) Terraform
5 60 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (1.36%) Kibana
7 26 (0.95%) Prometheus
8 21 (0.77%) Nagios
9 19 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (0.70%) Oozie
10 18 (0.66%) SCCM
11 17 (0.62%) Consul
11 17 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
12 16 (0.59%) Grafana
12 16 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.48%) Salt
14 11 (0.40%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.33%) Packer
16 8 (0.29%) Mesos
17 7 (0.26%) Marathon
Vendors
1 224 (8.22%) Google
2 167 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 103 (3.78%) Charles River
4 80 (2.93%) Facebook
5 76 (2.79%) Oracle
6 52 (1.91%) VMware
7 49 (1.80%) Cadence
8 32 (1.17%) Tableau
9 30 (1.10%) Apple
9 30 (1.10%) Cisco
10 29 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.06%) Citrix
11 23 (0.84%) Adobe
11 23 (0.84%) SAP
12 19 (0.70%) Cloudera
12 19 (0.70%) Databricks
12 19 (0.70%) WorldPay
13 17 (0.62%) Hortonworks
13 17 (0.62%) MapR
13 17 (0.62%) Sitecore