Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 208 208
Rank change year-on-year +59 0 -47
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,649 730 2,204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.42% 1.66% 1.74%
As % of the General category 4.15% 3.25% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,164 637 1,775
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +7.84% +2.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 63,879 22,482 70,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 58.32% 51.01% 55.49%
Number of salaries quoted 39,787 18,288 54,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,469 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
Median % change year-on-year - +7.08% +2.99%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,138 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% +5.02% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +57 1,539 £70,000 - 307
North of England +28 389 £60,000 +41.18% 120
Yorkshire +46 237 £65,000 +52.94% 45
Midlands 0 217 £55,000 +29.41% 84
West Midlands +24 195 £55,000 +29.41% 39
South East -114 173 £55,000 +15.79% 61
East of England +22 160 £45,000 +9.09% 49
South West +25 135 £49,000 +3.16% 47
North West -27 116 £57,500 +27.78% 55
North East -24 36 £45,345 +29.56% 20
East Midlands -72 22 £42,000 +1.82% 45
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 902 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 794 (29.97%) Social Skills
3 696 (26.27%) JavaScript
4 625 (23.59%) Software Engineering
5 605 (22.84%) AWS
6 579 (21.86%) Python
7 547 (20.65%) Finance
8 526 (19.86%) React
9 509 (19.21%) Docker
10 487 (18.38%) Degree
11 453 (17.10%) Java
12 399 (15.06%) Computer Science
13 398 (15.02%) Git (software)
14 395 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
15 390 (14.72%) SQL
16 365 (13.78%) DevOps
17 359 (13.55%) TypeScript
18 341 (12.87%) Mentoring
19 336 (12.68%) Microservices
20 330 (12.46%) User Experience
20 330 (12.46%) REST
21 328 (12.38%) Kubernetes
22 300 (11.33%) Node.js
23 289 (10.91%) Terraform
24 279 (10.53%) C#
25 273 (10.31%) CSS
26 270 (10.19%) HTML
27 264 (9.97%) Full Stack Development
28 260 (9.82%) TDD
29 254 (9.59%) Test Automation

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 85 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
2 61 (2.30%) Apache
3 60 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 42 (1.59%) SAS
5 39 (1.47%) Confluence
6 31 (1.17%) nginx
7 30 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.06%) Tornado
9 20 (0.76%) WordPress
10 18 (0.68%) Apache TomEE
11 17 (0.64%) CMS
12 14 (0.53%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.49%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.42%) Ethereum
14 11 (0.42%) IIS
15 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
17 6 (0.23%) Luigi
17 6 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.40%) Photoshop
3 29 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (0.83%) Simulink
4 22 (0.83%) Stateflow
5 15 (0.57%) GIMP
5 15 (0.57%) Maya
6 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
7 12 (0.45%) InVision
8 11 (0.42%) Sketch
9 10 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
10 9 (0.34%) Figma
10 9 (0.34%) SPSS
11 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.23%) MotionBuilder
12 5 (0.19%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.19%) Marvel
12 5 (0.19%) MS Visio
12 5 (0.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (0.42%) Magento
2 8 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.11%) Summit
7 3 (0.11%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.076%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.038%) HFM
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 605 (22.84%) AWS
2 244 (9.21%) GCP
3 218 (8.23%) Azure
4 193 (7.29%) GitHub
5 172 (6.49%) Serverless
6 165 (6.23%) SaaS
7 134 (5.06%) Amazon S3
8 108 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
9 61 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
10 52 (1.96%) GitHub Actions
11 49 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 49 (1.85%) Firebase
12 42 (1.59%) PaaS
13 40 (1.51%) AWS Step Functions
14 39 (1.47%) AppsFlyer
14 39 (1.47%) Pushwoosh
15 37 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
15 37 (1.40%) npm
16 36 (1.36%) AWS Fargate
16 36 (1.36%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.95%) Broadband
2 46 (1.74%) HTTP
3 37 (1.40%) Internet
4 29 (1.09%) Firewall
5 25 (0.94%) Wireless
6 21 (0.79%) DNS
7 18 (0.68%) AMQP
7 18 (0.68%) SAN
8 16 (0.60%) VPN
9 12 (0.45%) DHCP
10 10 (0.38%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.34%) 5G
11 9 (0.34%) MPLS
12 8 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (0.26%) BGP
13 7 (0.26%) Link 16
13 7 (0.26%) Tactical Data Link
14 6 (0.23%) Skype
15 5 (0.19%) LAN
15 5 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
2 214 (8.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 208 (7.85%) MySQL
4 195 (7.36%) NoSQL
5 168 (6.34%) MongoDB
6 158 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 113 (4.27%) Redis
8 108 (4.08%) SQL Server
9 54 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 54 (2.04%) Big Data
10 44 (1.66%) BigQuery
11 43 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.40%) Hadoop
13 33 (1.25%) Looker
14 31 (1.17%) Tableau
15 29 (1.09%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.06%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.94%) Blockchain
18 24 (0.91%) Hazelcast
19 21 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 398 (15.02%) Git (software)
2 169 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 113 (4.27%) webpack
4 109 (4.11%) JIRA
5 97 (3.66%) Bitbucket
6 69 (2.60%) Mercurial
6 69 (2.60%) Postman
7 68 (2.57%) Maven
7 68 (2.57%) Selenium
8 60 (2.27%) Babel
9 58 (2.19%) CircleCI
10 53 (2.00%) Cypress.io
11 46 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 40 (1.51%) PHPUnit
13 36 (1.36%) GitLab
14 27 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
15 26 (0.98%) GoCD
16 25 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (0.83%) SonarQube
17 22 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 794 (29.97%) Social Skills
2 547 (20.65%) Finance
3 229 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 224 (8.46%) Marketing
5 135 (5.10%) Legal
6 118 (4.45%) Retail
7 89 (3.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 78 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 72 (2.72%) Banking
10 64 (2.42%) Law
11 60 (2.27%) Back Office
12 55 (2.08%) Manufacturing
13 54 (2.04%) Advertising
14 50 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
15 45 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
15 45 (1.70%) Telecoms
16 40 (1.51%) Electronics
16 40 (1.51%) Online Betting
16 40 (1.51%) Public Sector
17 36 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 911 (34.39%) Developer
2 323 (12.19%) Software Engineer
3 214 (8.08%) Senior Developer
4 164 (6.19%) Senior Software Engineer
5 139 (5.25%) Java Developer
6 135 (5.10%) Analyst
7 89 (3.36%) Backend Developer
8 88 (3.32%) Games Developer
9 83 (3.13%) Programmer
10 80 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 76 (2.87%) Software Developer
12 73 (2.76%) Architect
12 73 (2.76%) React Developer
13 69 (2.60%) iOS Developer
14 62 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
15 59 (2.23%) Games Engineer
16 58 (2.19%) PHP Developer
17 51 (1.93%) Senior Java Developer
18 50 (1.89%) Designer
19 47 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (19.86%) React
2 330 (12.46%) REST
3 300 (11.33%) Node.js
4 273 (10.31%) CSS
5 270 (10.19%) HTML
6 214 (8.08%) RESTful
7 206 (7.78%) GraphQL
8 180 (6.80%) Web Services
9 165 (6.23%) .NET
10 157 (5.93%) AngularJS
11 145 (5.47%) Spring
12 138 (5.21%) Kafka
13 118 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
14 115 (4.34%) Redux
15 112 (4.23%) Jest
16 108 (4.08%) Vue.js
17 96 (3.62%) Spring Boot
18 95 (3.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 83 (3.13%) WebSockets
20 80 (3.02%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 330 (12.46%) User Experience
2 199 (7.51%) Self-Motivation
3 188 (7.10%) Social Media
4 184 (6.95%) Mobile App
4 184 (6.95%) Online Games
5 180 (6.80%) Virtual Team
6 170 (6.42%) Algorithms
7 149 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
8 96 (3.62%) Blog
9 74 (2.79%) Data Structures
10 73 (2.76%) Animation
11 72 (2.72%) Augmented Reality
12 64 (2.42%) Mobile Games
13 57 (2.15%) Management Information System
14 53 (2.00%) Client/Server
14 53 (2.00%) Legacy Code
15 46 (1.74%) Cloud Native
16 39 (1.47%) Social Gaming
17 30 (1.13%) Driving Licence
18 29 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 233 (8.80%) Linux
2 180 (6.80%) Android
3 164 (6.19%) Apple iOS
4 108 (4.08%) Unix
5 82 (3.10%) Windows
6 15 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.076%) CentOS
13 2 (0.076%) Debian
14 1 (0.038%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.038%) Android TV
14 1 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (23.59%) Software Engineering
3 399 (15.06%) Computer Science
4 395 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
5 365 (13.78%) DevOps
6 341 (12.87%) Mentoring
7 336 (12.68%) Microservices
8 264 (9.97%) Full Stack Development
9 260 (9.82%) TDD
10 254 (9.59%) Test Automation
11 228 (8.61%) Analytics
11 228 (8.61%) Artificial Intelligence
12 227 (8.57%) Scrum
13 226 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
14 194 (7.32%) Mathematics
15 189 (7.13%) Machine Learning
15 189 (7.13%) OO
16 188 (7.10%) Data Science
17 180 (6.80%) Front End Development
18 162 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 696 (26.27%) JavaScript
2 579 (21.86%) Python
3 453 (17.10%) Java
4 390 (14.72%) SQL
5 359 (13.55%) TypeScript
6 279 (10.53%) C#
7 250 (9.44%) C++
8 201 (7.59%) Go
9 145 (5.47%) PHP
10 137 (5.17%) C
11 98 (3.70%) ES6
12 85 (3.21%) Scala
13 84 (3.17%) R
14 83 (3.13%) Apple Swift
15 82 (3.10%) Kotlin
16 50 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 46 (1.74%) Java 8
18 42 (1.59%) Ruby
19 38 (1.43%) PHP 7
20 33 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 487 (18.38%) Degree
2 191 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 81 (3.06%) PhD
4 40 (1.51%) Master's Degree
5 39 (1.47%) AWS Certification
6 30 (1.13%) Security Cleared
7 20 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.57%) CCAB
9 15 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.49%) ISEB
11 11 (0.42%) CISSP
11 11 (0.42%) RIBA
12 10 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.34%) CIMA
14 8 (0.30%) AAT
15 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.23%) CCNP
16 6 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (6.04%) QA
2 70 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 62 (2.34%) GDPR
4 44 (1.66%) Accessibility
5 27 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.72%) SLA
7 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 11 (0.42%) BS25999
8 11 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.42%) PMO
9 10 (0.38%) GxP
10 8 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
11 6 (0.23%) WCAG
12 2 (0.076%) NIST
12 2 (0.076%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.038%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.038%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.038%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 509 (19.21%) Docker
2 26 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.30%) vSphere
6 5 (0.19%) Firmware
6 5 (0.19%) XenApp
6 5 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.11%) LXC
7 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.076%) iptables
8 2 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.076%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.038%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.038%) KVM
9 1 (0.038%) Postfix
9 1 (0.038%) QEMU
9 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 328 (12.38%) Kubernetes
2 289 (10.91%) Terraform
3 59 (2.23%) Ansible
4 34 (1.28%) Grafana
5 29 (1.09%) Prometheus
6 19 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.68%) Istio
8 16 (0.60%) Puppet
9 13 (0.49%) linkerd
10 11 (0.42%) Kibana
10 11 (0.42%) Mesos
10 11 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.38%) logstash
12 9 (0.34%) SCCM
13 8 (0.30%) Graphite
13 8 (0.30%) Rancher
14 6 (0.23%) Nagios
14 6 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.19%) Icinga
Vendors
1 251 (9.48%) Google
2 186 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 96 (3.62%) Oracle
4 64 (2.42%) SAP
5 61 (2.30%) Facebook
6 56 (2.11%) YouTube
7 50 (1.89%) Adobe
8 49 (1.85%) Instagram
9 46 (1.74%) IBM
10 38 (1.43%) Splunk
11 30 (1.13%) Apple
12 28 (1.06%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.87%) Intel
13 23 (0.87%) Xilinx
14 22 (0.83%) OpenAI
15 21 (0.79%) TOWER Software
16 17 (0.64%) New Relic
17 16 (0.60%) Cisco
17 16 (0.60%) Twitter
18 15 (0.57%) Citrix