Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 149 173
Rank change year-on-year -52 +24 -26
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,333 3,707 3,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.76% 2.30% 2.06%
As % of the General category 4.55% 5.54% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 2,907 2,856
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £76,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 51,239 66,950 68,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.61% 41.62% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 38,756 52,322 53,621
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -24 1,391 £57,500 +4.55% 233
South East -20 284 £45,000 - 34
North of England -77 269 £41,000 +2.50% 88
North West -25 196 £41,000 +2.50% 51
Midlands -41 178 £37,250 +6.43% 43
West Midlands -39 131 £35,000 - 23
East of England -27 121 £55,000 +22.22% 29
South West -38 89 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Yorkshire -86 72 £40,000 +6.67% 31
East Midlands -22 47 £40,000 +9.59% 20
North East -34 1 £45,000 +14.65% 6
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,036 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (28.25%) C#
3 585 (25.08%) Java
4 547 (23.45%) JavaScript
5 522 (22.37%) .NET
6 514 (22.03%) Degree
7 431 (18.47%) SQL
8 423 (18.13%) TDD
8 423 (18.13%) Software Engineering
9 371 (15.90%) Computer Science
10 362 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 361 (15.47%) HTML
12 360 (15.43%) MVC
13 355 (15.22%) Python
14 345 (14.79%) ASP.NET
15 322 (13.80%) AngularJS
16 300 (12.86%) BDD
17 290 (12.43%) CSS
18 282 (12.09%) Scrum
19 280 (12.00%) Git (software)
19 280 (12.00%) Test Automation
20 278 (11.92%) QA
20 278 (11.92%) Finance
21 267 (11.44%) Linux
22 260 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
23 257 (11.02%) DevOps
24 247 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
25 240 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
26 238 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
27 237 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 116 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (1.76%) IIS
3 38 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 37 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.29%) Confluence
6 26 (1.11%) Apache
7 23 (0.99%) nginx
8 14 (0.60%) CMS
9 13 (0.56%) Apache Pig
9 13 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.30%) WordPress
12 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.21%) Jetty
14 4 (0.17%) SAS
15 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.13%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.13%) Zope
Applications
1 41 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.24%) Fireworks
2 29 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 28 (1.20%) Sketch
4 23 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
6 18 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.51%) InVision
9 8 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.21%) Maple
11 5 (0.21%) Maya
11 5 (0.21%) Simulink
12 4 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.17%) InDesign
12 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (0.13%) Moqups
13 3 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 80 (3.43%) Temenos T24
2 46 (1.97%) thinkFolio
3 13 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.34%) nopCommerce
6 6 (0.26%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.21%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
8 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.086%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.086%) Shopify
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 260 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 70 (3.00%) GitHub
5 57 (2.44%) SaaS
6 56 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.93%) Power Platform
8 36 (1.54%) PaaS
9 29 (1.24%) Office 365
10 27 (1.16%) npm
11 24 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.94%) Serverless
13 21 (0.90%) Google Play
14 19 (0.81%) IaaS
15 15 (0.64%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.60%) CloudFront
17 13 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.80%) Internet
2 45 (1.93%) Firewall
3 33 (1.41%) HTTP
4 31 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.73%) Intranet
6 15 (0.64%) DAB
7 14 (0.60%) Skype
8 12 (0.51%) DNS
8 12 (0.51%) WAN
9 11 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (0.43%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.39%) LAN
11 9 (0.39%) VLAN
12 8 (0.34%) Network Security
12 8 (0.34%) VPN
13 7 (0.30%) Broadband
13 7 (0.30%) SAN
14 6 (0.26%) SSH
15 5 (0.21%) MPLS
15 5 (0.21%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 152 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 152 (6.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 112 (4.80%) MySQL
4 96 (4.11%) Big Data
5 72 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 64 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 51 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (1.93%) Power BI
9 37 (1.59%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.41%) Apache Hive
11 25 (1.07%) Couchbase
12 24 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
13 23 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (0.86%) BigQuery
15 18 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (0.77%) Presto
16 17 (0.73%) Hazelcast
17 15 (0.64%) Redis
18 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 280 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 138 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 116 (4.97%) JIRA
4 71 (3.04%) Selenium
5 61 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 54 (2.31%) JUnit
7 51 (2.19%) gulp
8 45 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 42 (1.80%) webpack
10 41 (1.76%) NUnit
11 39 (1.67%) GitLab
12 34 (1.46%) Mocha
12 34 (1.46%) Visual Studio
13 31 (1.33%) Jasmine
13 31 (1.33%) SpecFlow
14 29 (1.24%) Subversion
15 28 (1.20%) Bitbucket Server
16 25 (1.07%) Vagrant
17 24 (1.03%) Travis CI
18 23 (0.99%) Balsamiq
General
1 278 (11.92%) Finance
2 168 (7.20%) Banking
3 135 (5.79%) Marketing
4 134 (5.74%) Retail
5 48 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.59%) Electronics
7 33 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.20%) Law
9 25 (1.07%) Front Office
9 25 (1.07%) German Language
9 25 (1.07%) Private Banking
10 21 (0.90%) Billing
10 21 (0.90%) Online Betting
11 18 (0.77%) Automotive
12 17 (0.73%) Advertising
13 13 (0.56%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.51%) Publishing
15 10 (0.43%) Legal
16 9 (0.39%) Back Office
17 5 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,056 (45.26%) Developer
2 293 (12.56%) .NET Developer
3 170 (7.29%) C# Developer
4 165 (7.07%) Analyst
5 161 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 138 (5.92%) Games Developer
6 138 (5.92%) Software Engineer
7 134 (5.74%) Software Developer
8 129 (5.53%) Junior
9 121 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 112 (4.80%) Senior Developer
11 111 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
12 108 (4.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 102 (4.37%) Graduate
14 96 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 87 (3.73%) Business Analyst
16 85 (3.64%) Junior Developer
17 73 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
18 68 (2.91%) Designer
19 66 (2.83%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (22.37%) .NET
2 361 (15.47%) HTML
3 345 (14.79%) ASP.NET
4 322 (13.80%) AngularJS
5 290 (12.43%) CSS
6 238 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 237 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 223 (9.56%) Node.js
9 218 (9.34%) REST
10 211 (9.04%) RESTful
11 200 (8.57%) React
12 192 (8.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 190 (8.14%) Web Services
14 158 (6.77%) WCF
15 134 (5.74%) Vue.js
16 128 (5.49%) .NET Framework
17 126 (5.40%) Spring
18 112 (4.80%) HTML5
19 90 (3.86%) Entity Framework
20 79 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 215 (9.22%) User Experience
2 190 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 169 (7.24%) Mobile App
4 152 (6.52%) Online Games
5 149 (6.39%) Algorithms
6 136 (5.83%) Management Information System
7 114 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
8 89 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
9 66 (2.83%) Data Structures
10 57 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
11 54 (2.31%) Xbox
12 52 (2.23%) Robotics
13 51 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
13 51 (2.19%) Mobile Games
14 49 (2.10%) Fixed Income
15 48 (2.06%) Social Media
16 47 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (1.97%) Equities
18 38 (1.63%) PlayStation
19 37 (1.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 267 (11.44%) Linux
2 165 (7.07%) Android
3 155 (6.64%) Windows
4 73 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.00%) Unix
6 25 (1.07%) CentOS
7 19 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.69%) Mac OS
8 16 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.64%) AIX
10 13 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.30%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.21%) Debian
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,036 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (18.13%) Software Engineering
2 423 (18.13%) TDD
3 371 (15.90%) Computer Science
4 360 (15.43%) MVC
5 300 (12.86%) BDD
6 282 (12.09%) Scrum
7 280 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 257 (11.02%) DevOps
9 247 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
10 240 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
11 228 (9.77%) Analytics
12 206 (8.83%) Web Application Development
13 204 (8.74%) User Stories
14 192 (8.23%) OO
15 181 (7.76%) Microservices
16 173 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 161 (6.90%) Decision-Making
17 161 (6.90%) E-Commerce
18 160 (6.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 659 (28.25%) C#
2 585 (25.08%) Java
3 547 (23.45%) JavaScript
4 431 (18.47%) SQL
5 355 (15.22%) Python
6 225 (9.64%) C++
7 170 (7.29%) PHP
8 143 (6.13%) Ruby
9 95 (4.07%) Java 8
10 82 (3.51%) Bash Shell
11 79 (3.39%) C
12 64 (2.74%) TypeScript
13 55 (2.36%) ES6
14 54 (2.31%) Scala
15 47 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 44 (1.89%) Go
17 41 (1.76%) F#
18 37 (1.59%) Shell Script
19 35 (1.50%) Kotlin
20 33 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 514 (22.03%) Degree
2 65 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.54%) PhD
6 25 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.03%) SAFe Agilist
8 20 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.86%) CISSP
9 19 (0.81%) CCNA
10 18 (0.77%) GIAC
11 14 (0.60%) Postgraduate
12 12 (0.51%) SANS
13 11 (0.47%) CREST Certified
13 11 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (0.47%) OSCP
14 10 (0.43%) Cyber Scheme
14 10 (0.43%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (11.92%) QA
2 50 (2.14%) GDPR
3 29 (1.24%) SLA
4 22 (0.94%) MiFID
5 14 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.60%) NIST
6 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.26%) COBIT
7 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.26%) PMO
8 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.17%) GAAP
8 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) WCAG
10 2 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.043%) ITGC
11 1 (0.043%) NCSC
System Software
1 186 (7.97%) Docker
2 61 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.77%) Firmware
6 12 (0.51%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.21%) KVM
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.17%) vSphere
9 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.086%) NDS
10 2 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.043%) iptables
11 1 (0.043%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.043%) pfSense
11 1 (0.043%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.043%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 124 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 83 (3.56%) Ansible
3 61 (2.61%) Terraform
4 58 (2.49%) Puppet
5 43 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.81%) Kibana
7 18 (0.77%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.60%) SCCM
9 13 (0.56%) Consul
10 12 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.51%) Oozie
11 11 (0.47%) Nagios
12 9 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.34%) Marathon
13 8 (0.34%) Salt
14 7 (0.30%) Mesos
14 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 183 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 114 (4.89%) Google
3 55 (2.36%) Oracle
4 46 (1.97%) Charles River
5 43 (1.84%) Adobe
5 43 (1.84%) VMware
6 34 (1.46%) Cadence
7 31 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.20%) Facebook
10 25 (1.07%) SAP
10 25 (1.07%) Tableau
11 19 (0.81%) Cisco
12 18 (0.77%) Sony
13 17 (0.73%) Xamarin
14 16 (0.69%) Citrix
15 15 (0.64%) IBM
15 15 (0.64%) WorldPay
16 14 (0.60%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.60%) Databricks