Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 209 192
Rank change year-on-year +71 -17 -38
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,808 1,708 2,496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.41% 1.68% 1.81%
As % of the General category 6.04% 4.15% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 1,400 1,879
10th Percentile £32,250 £30,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £73,500 £73,212 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £85,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,340
% change year-on-year - +9.26% +5.98%

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 29,913 41,188 56,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.84% 40.60% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 22,225 31,916 43,012
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £91,250
UK median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +10.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +40 887 £65,000 +4.00% 206
North of England +55 282 £52,500 +10.53% 104
Midlands +72 218 £45,000 +9.76% 46
South East +32 168 £52,500 +5.00% 54
Yorkshire +42 148 £52,500 +18.64% 49
West Midlands +38 130 £42,500 +3.66% 35
East of England +84 116 £55,000 +15.79% 47
North West +39 105 £40,000 -20.00% 37
South West +59 94 £42,500 -19.05% 23
East Midlands +57 83 £46,250 +15.63% 10
North East +21 29 £65,000 +145.28% 18
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 524 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (27.60%) JavaScript
3 401 (22.18%) Python
4 378 (20.91%) C#
5 345 (19.08%) AWS
6 343 (18.97%) Java
7 310 (17.15%) Software Engineering
8 307 (16.98%) Docker
9 297 (16.43%) DevOps
10 267 (14.77%) HTML
11 259 (14.33%) CSS
12 248 (13.72%) Microsoft
13 241 (13.33%) Finance
14 235 (13.00%) Azure
15 222 (12.28%) Kubernetes
16 219 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
17 218 (12.06%) Linux
18 205 (11.34%) Degree
19 198 (10.95%) C++
19 198 (10.95%) React
20 189 (10.45%) .NET
21 182 (10.07%) Node.js
22 181 (10.01%) Mobile App
23 176 (9.73%) Computer Science
23 176 (9.73%) Git (software)
23 176 (9.73%) SQL
23 176 (9.73%) TDD
24 175 (9.68%) MySQL
24 175 (9.68%) Microservices
25 166 (9.18%) Scrum

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 98 (5.42%) Apache
2 48 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (1.71%) Confluence
4 30 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.11%) CMS
6 20 (1.11%) Tornado
7 19 (1.05%) IIS
8 15 (0.83%) nginx
9 14 (0.77%) Apache TomEE
10 13 (0.72%) SAS
10 13 (0.72%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.66%) ejabberd
12 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.44%) WordPress
14 5 (0.28%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.22%) Headless CMS
16 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (0.88%) Figma
1 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.77%) Simulink
2 14 (0.77%) Sketch
2 14 (0.77%) Stateflow
3 13 (0.72%) Maya
3 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.50%) Adobe XD
5 9 (0.50%) Blender
6 8 (0.44%) 3ds Max
7 7 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.33%) InVision
9 5 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
10 4 (0.22%) MotionBuilder
11 3 (0.17%) GIMP
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Magento
2 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 345 (19.08%) AWS
2 235 (13.00%) Azure
3 119 (6.58%) GCP
4 95 (5.25%) SaaS
5 66 (3.65%) Serverless
6 54 (2.99%) GitHub
7 43 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 33 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (1.83%) Firebase
8 33 (1.83%) Microsoft 365
9 31 (1.71%) Datadog
10 27 (1.49%) Power Platform
11 25 (1.38%) npm
12 24 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (0.94%) PaaS
14 16 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
15 15 (0.83%) Google Play
16 14 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.77%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.60%) Firewall
2 21 (1.16%) Internet
3 20 (1.11%) Broadband
4 18 (1.00%) VPN
5 14 (0.77%) AMQP
6 12 (0.66%) Asterisk PBX
6 12 (0.66%) BGP
6 12 (0.66%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (0.66%) DNS
6 12 (0.66%) HTTP
6 12 (0.66%) LAN
6 12 (0.66%) PBX
6 12 (0.66%) SNMP
7 9 (0.50%) DAB
8 7 (0.39%) DHCP
8 7 (0.39%) Intranet
9 6 (0.33%) FTP
9 6 (0.33%) Wireless
10 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.68%) MySQL
2 106 (5.86%) SQL Server
3 86 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (4.59%) Redis
5 61 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 51 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 48 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 44 (2.43%) MongoDB
9 38 (2.10%) Big Data
10 34 (1.88%) Tableau
11 29 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.27%) Power BI
13 22 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.16%) Data Mining
15 18 (1.00%) Hazelcast
16 15 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.72%) Riak
18 12 (0.66%) Looker
18 12 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 176 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 103 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 60 (3.32%) JIRA
4 52 (2.88%) webpack
5 35 (1.94%) Cucumber
5 35 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 29 (1.60%) Bitbucket
6 29 (1.60%) Maven
7 25 (1.38%) GitLab
8 24 (1.33%) Mercurial
8 24 (1.33%) Selenium
9 21 (1.16%) Babel
10 18 (1.00%) Gradle
10 18 (1.00%) Visual Studio
11 17 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.83%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.77%) IntelliJ
13 14 (0.77%) NUnit
14 13 (0.72%) CircleCI
14 13 (0.72%) Postman
General
1 241 (13.33%) Finance
2 139 (7.69%) Marketing
3 61 (3.37%) Public Sector
4 60 (3.32%) Law
4 60 (3.32%) Retail
5 54 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.82%) Electronics
7 43 (2.38%) Legal
8 37 (2.05%) Digital Economy
9 35 (1.94%) Banking
10 33 (1.83%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.71%) Online Betting
12 26 (1.44%) Publishing
13 25 (1.38%) Back Office
14 22 (1.22%) Advertising
15 16 (0.88%) Military
16 12 (0.66%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.39%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.39%) iGaming
18 5 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 631 (34.90%) Developer
2 170 (9.40%) Software Engineer
3 148 (8.19%) Senior Developer
4 109 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 104 (5.75%) Java Developer
6 90 (4.98%) Tester
7 88 (4.87%) Analyst
8 82 (4.54%) Software Tester
9 80 (4.42%) Games Tester
10 79 (4.37%) Trainee
10 79 (4.37%) Trainee Software Tester
10 79 (4.37%) Trainee Tester
11 76 (4.20%) .NET Developer
12 72 (3.98%) Senior Software Engineer
13 70 (3.87%) Games Developer
14 66 (3.65%) Designer
15 61 (3.37%) iOS Developer
16 54 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
16 54 (2.99%) Software Developer
17 52 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (14.77%) HTML
2 259 (14.33%) CSS
3 198 (10.95%) React
4 189 (10.45%) .NET
5 182 (10.07%) Node.js
6 143 (7.91%) Kafka
7 136 (7.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 133 (7.36%) HTML5
9 124 (6.86%) REST
10 109 (6.03%) AngularJS
11 106 (5.86%) Spring
12 105 (5.81%) RESTful
13 100 (5.53%) CSS3
14 98 (5.42%) Spring Boot
15 93 (5.14%) Unreal Engine
15 93 (5.14%) Web Services
16 84 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
16 84 (4.65%) Vue.js
17 82 (4.54%) .NET Core
18 79 (4.37%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.01%) Mobile App
2 123 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
3 117 (6.47%) User Experience
4 109 (6.03%) Online Games
5 100 (5.53%) Data Structures
6 93 (5.14%) Mobile Games
7 83 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
8 76 (4.20%) Algorithms
9 74 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
10 50 (2.77%) Cloud Native
11 46 (2.54%) Organisational Skills
11 46 (2.54%) Virtual Team
12 43 (2.38%) Blog
13 33 (1.83%) Animation
14 28 (1.55%) Over-the-Top Content
15 26 (1.44%) Social Media
16 25 (1.38%) Driving Licence
17 22 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
18 21 (1.16%) Media Streaming
18 21 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 218 (12.06%) Linux
2 103 (5.70%) Apple iOS
3 102 (5.64%) Android
4 92 (5.09%) Windows
5 23 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.22%) Unix
7 16 (0.88%) Debian
8 13 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.39%) CentOS
11 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.22%) Android TV
12 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.055%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.055%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (17.15%) Software Engineering
3 297 (16.43%) DevOps
4 219 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
5 176 (9.73%) Computer Science
5 176 (9.73%) TDD
6 175 (9.68%) Microservices
7 166 (9.18%) Scrum
8 158 (8.74%) Test Automation
9 135 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
10 134 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 133 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 133 (7.36%) OOP
12 128 (7.08%) Coaching
13 126 (6.97%) OO
14 124 (6.86%) Analytics
15 116 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 106 (5.86%) Visualisation
17 99 (5.48%) Machine Learning
18 98 (5.42%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 499 (27.60%) JavaScript
2 401 (22.18%) Python
3 378 (20.91%) C#
4 343 (18.97%) Java
5 198 (10.95%) C++
6 176 (9.73%) SQL
7 127 (7.02%) Java 8
8 110 (6.08%) PHP
9 106 (5.86%) TypeScript
10 76 (4.20%) C
11 68 (3.76%) Go
12 59 (3.26%) Apple Swift
13 50 (2.77%) ES6
14 49 (2.71%) Bash Shell
14 49 (2.71%) Kotlin
15 47 (2.60%) R
16 44 (2.43%) Scala
17 29 (1.60%) Rust
18 25 (1.38%) MATLAB
19 23 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 205 (11.34%) Degree
2 79 (4.37%) CIW
2 79 (4.37%) OCA
2 79 (4.37%) OCP
2 79 (4.37%) Oracle Certification
3 73 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (1.94%) Security Cleared
5 27 (1.49%) PhD
6 20 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.44%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.33%) CISSP
10 6 (0.33%) GIAC
11 5 (0.28%) CEH
11 5 (0.28%) GCFA
11 5 (0.28%) GCIA
11 5 (0.28%) GCIH
11 5 (0.28%) GPEN
11 5 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.64%) QA
2 57 (3.15%) GDPR
3 33 (1.83%) SLA
4 23 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 23 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.11%) BS25999
6 18 (1.00%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.94%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) PMO
8 2 (0.11%) WCAG
9 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 307 (16.98%) Docker
2 16 (0.88%) KVM
3 12 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.66%) iptables
3 12 (0.66%) Kamailio
3 12 (0.66%) Postfix
3 12 (0.66%) QEMU
3 12 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.22%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.22%) Samba
5 4 (0.22%) Xen
6 3 (0.17%) NFS
6 3 (0.17%) XenApp
6 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.055%) LXC
7 1 (0.055%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 222 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 140 (7.74%) Terraform
3 134 (7.41%) Ansible
4 88 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.94%) Grafana
5 35 (1.94%) ZABBIX
6 31 (1.71%) Prometheus
7 24 (1.33%) Puppet
8 23 (1.27%) Graphite
9 21 (1.16%) Kibana
10 13 (0.72%) Packer
11 12 (0.66%) Galera Cluster
11 12 (0.66%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.44%) Nagios
13 5 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.28%) EnCase
14 4 (0.22%) Check_MK
14 4 (0.22%) SCCM
15 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
15 3 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 248 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.64%) Oracle
3 89 (4.92%) Google
4 33 (1.83%) SAP
5 30 (1.66%) Splunk
6 27 (1.49%) Adobe
7 20 (1.11%) Cisco
8 16 (0.88%) VMware
9 12 (0.66%) Aquila
9 12 (0.66%) GENBAND
9 12 (0.66%) HP
9 12 (0.66%) Juniper
9 12 (0.66%) Mitel
9 12 (0.66%) Nortel
9 12 (0.66%) Percona
9 12 (0.66%) SonicWALL
10 11 (0.61%) Citrix
11 9 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.44%) PagerDuty
13 7 (0.39%) Veeam