Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 170 165
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5 +27
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,769 3,298 4,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.00% 2.08%
As % of the General category 5.46% 4.76% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,069 2,838 3,491
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +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 68,982 69,283 88,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.31% 42.04% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53,828 56,277 72,175
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +12 2,073 £55,000 -4.35% 361
North of England +8 520 £40,000 - 139
South East +61 468 £40,000 - 57
Midlands +62 366 £32,500 -18.75% 89
North West -2 288 £37,500 -6.25% 77
West Midlands +56 279 £30,000 -25.00% 51
East of England +57 236 £45,000 +12.50% 69
Yorkshire +24 208 £42,500 -10.53% 52
South West -63 119 £40,000 -4.76% 30
East Midlands +29 85 £32,500 -18.75% 38
North East -38 24 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,724 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (28.95%) C#
3 1,077 (28.58%) JavaScript
4 1,016 (26.96%) TDD
5 908 (24.09%) .NET
6 750 (19.90%) HTML
7 745 (19.77%) SQL Server
8 739 (19.61%) MVC
9 729 (19.34%) Java
10 677 (17.96%) SQL
11 656 (17.41%) AngularJS
12 637 (16.90%) ASP.NET
13 625 (16.58%) CSS
14 593 (15.73%) BDD
15 561 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 529 (14.04%) Linux
16 529 (14.04%) Software Engineering
17 521 (13.82%) WCF
18 510 (13.53%) Scrum
19 499 (13.24%) Git (software)
20 497 (13.19%) Web Application Development
21 487 (12.92%) Node.js
22 471 (12.50%) Degree
23 439 (11.65%) C++
23 439 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 413 (10.96%) Python
25 410 (10.88%) HTML5
26 408 (10.83%) Google
27 406 (10.77%) Computer Science
28 391 (10.37%) Web Development

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
1 130 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (1.67%) Apache
3 57 (1.51%) Confluence
4 49 (1.30%) Apache Solr
5 48 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 44 (1.17%) CMS
7 41 (1.09%) WordPress
8 35 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 35 (0.93%) SharePoint
9 32 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 24 (0.64%) nginx
11 22 (0.58%) Umbraco
12 18 (0.48%) Drupal
13 16 (0.42%) DNN
13 16 (0.42%) Ethereum
14 14 (0.37%) WildFly
15 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
18 9 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 93 (2.47%) Photoshop
2 75 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 49 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
5 45 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 35 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 24 (0.64%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.58%) Maya
9 14 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
10 13 (0.34%) 3ds Max
11 11 (0.29%) InVision
12 9 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
13 8 (0.21%) NUKE
14 7 (0.19%) Blender
15 6 (0.16%) GIMP
16 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
17 4 (0.11%) Houdini
17 4 (0.11%) ZBrush
18 3 (0.080%) MotionBuilder
19 2 (0.053%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 23 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.42%) ION MarketView
3 15 (0.40%) Magento
4 13 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.080%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.080%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 374 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (3.63%) Google Play
4 70 (1.86%) GitHub
5 53 (1.41%) npm
6 50 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (1.25%) PaaS
8 43 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (1.09%) Office 365
10 38 (1.01%) SaaS
11 29 (0.77%) IaaS
12 27 (0.72%) Serverless
13 25 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 22 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (0.37%) Google Analytics
18 12 (0.32%) AdWords
19 11 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
20 7 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 215 (5.70%) Internet
2 75 (1.99%) Firewall
3 72 (1.91%) HTTP
4 66 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 45 (1.19%) SMS
6 36 (0.96%) VPN
7 35 (0.93%) Broadband
8 31 (0.82%) Network Security
9 28 (0.74%) DNS
10 25 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (0.61%) DHCP
11 23 (0.61%) MPLS
12 21 (0.56%) Ethernet
12 21 (0.56%) SAN
13 20 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (0.50%) WAN
15 18 (0.48%) VLAN
16 16 (0.42%) SSH
16 16 (0.42%) Wireless
17 15 (0.40%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 745 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 355 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 268 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 249 (6.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 246 (6.53%) MySQL
6 177 (4.70%) MongoDB
7 147 (3.90%) Big Data
8 98 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 80 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
10 76 (2.02%) Redis
11 67 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 59 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 48 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 41 (1.09%) Blockchain
15 34 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 32 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (0.66%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (0.58%) Oracle Database
18 22 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 499 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 216 (5.73%) JIRA
3 194 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 175 (4.64%) Subversion
5 102 (2.71%) TeamCity
6 101 (2.68%) Grunt
7 97 (2.57%) gulp
8 95 (2.52%) NUnit
9 82 (2.18%) Selenium
10 81 (2.15%) Rhino Mocks
11 76 (2.02%) webpack
12 75 (1.99%) Visual Studio
13 70 (1.86%) Cucumber
14 67 (1.78%) Maven
15 58 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
16 52 (1.38%) Moq
17 45 (1.19%) Jasmine
18 37 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
19 31 (0.82%) Eclipse
20 30 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 364 (9.66%) Finance
2 273 (7.24%) Marketing
3 203 (5.39%) Retail
4 85 (2.26%) Online Betting
5 74 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 69 (1.83%) Banking
7 68 (1.80%) Advertising
8 59 (1.57%) Legal
9 46 (1.22%) Back Office
10 34 (0.90%) Billing
11 30 (0.80%) Law
12 26 (0.69%) Automotive
13 22 (0.58%) Electronics
14 19 (0.50%) Front Office
15 17 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
16 16 (0.42%) Manufacturing
17 13 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.34%) Publishing
18 12 (0.32%) Multimedia
19 9 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,995 (52.93%) Developer
2 630 (16.72%) .NET Developer
3 317 (8.41%) C# Developer
4 310 (8.22%) Java Developer
5 299 (7.93%) Senior Developer
6 259 (6.87%) Games Developer
7 237 (6.29%) Junior
8 221 (5.86%) Analyst
9 205 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 177 (4.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 173 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 170 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
13 169 (4.48%) Junior Developer
14 148 (3.93%) Graduate
15 142 (3.77%) Software Developer
16 139 (3.69%) C++ Developer
17 113 (3.00%) Agile Developer
17 113 (3.00%) Designer
18 112 (2.97%) Digital Developer
19 111 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 908 (24.09%) .NET
2 750 (19.90%) HTML
3 656 (17.41%) AngularJS
4 637 (16.90%) ASP.NET
5 625 (16.58%) CSS
6 561 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 521 (13.82%) WCF
8 487 (12.92%) Node.js
9 439 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 410 (10.88%) HTML5
11 297 (7.88%) RESTful
12 295 (7.83%) Spring
13 292 (7.75%) React
14 288 (7.64%) KnockoutJS
15 285 (7.56%) .NET Framework
16 251 (6.66%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 241 (6.39%) REST
17 241 (6.39%) Web Services
18 237 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
19 223 (5.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 406 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 314 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 314 (8.33%) User Experience
3 293 (7.77%) Online Games
4 289 (7.67%) Mobile App
5 213 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
6 159 (4.22%) Algorithms
7 143 (3.79%) iPhone
8 118 (3.13%) BBC
9 110 (2.92%) Fintech
10 97 (2.57%) Animation
11 93 (2.47%) Mobile Games
12 74 (1.96%) Xbox
13 70 (1.86%) Data Centre
14 61 (1.62%) Data Structures
15 52 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
16 45 (1.19%) Private Cloud
17 39 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
18 38 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
19 36 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 529 (14.04%) Linux
2 330 (8.76%) Android
3 230 (6.10%) Windows
4 193 (5.12%) Apple iOS
5 139 (3.69%) Unix
6 57 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 46 (1.22%) CentOS
8 44 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 39 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (0.88%) Debian
11 20 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.32%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.27%) Robot Operating System
16 10 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.24%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,724 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,016 (26.96%) TDD
3 739 (19.61%) MVC
4 593 (15.73%) BDD
5 529 (14.04%) Software Engineering
6 510 (13.53%) Scrum
7 497 (13.19%) Web Application Development
8 391 (10.37%) Web Development
9 363 (9.63%) OO
10 318 (8.44%) DevOps
11 304 (8.07%) Microservices
12 288 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 286 (7.59%) E-Commerce
14 272 (7.22%) Front End Development
15 266 (7.06%) Multithreading
16 264 (7.00%) Test Automation
17 259 (6.87%) Domain-Driven Design
18 241 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
19 226 (6.00%) Game Development
20 223 (5.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,091 (28.95%) C#
2 1,077 (28.58%) JavaScript
3 729 (19.34%) Java
4 677 (17.96%) SQL
5 439 (11.65%) C++
6 413 (10.96%) Python
7 315 (8.36%) PHP
8 273 (7.24%) Ruby
9 139 (3.69%) C
10 130 (3.45%) Scala
11 98 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 87 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 70 (1.86%) F#
14 59 (1.57%) Perl
15 55 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 55 (1.46%) TypeScript
16 53 (1.41%) Objective-C
17 49 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 42 (1.11%) VB
19 37 (0.98%) ES6
Qualifications
1 471 (12.50%) Degree
2 138 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (1.49%) PhD
4 53 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 51 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (1.09%) CCNA
8 39 (1.03%) CISSP
9 28 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.72%) ISEB
11 22 (0.58%) GIAC
12 21 (0.56%) MCP
13 19 (0.50%) MCSE
14 18 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 15 (0.40%) SANS
16 13 (0.34%) CISM
17 11 (0.29%) MCAD
17 11 (0.29%) MCSD
17 11 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
17 11 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (7.06%) QA
2 46 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 25 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.64%) SLA
5 21 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.45%) GCP
7 11 (0.29%) GDPR
8 10 (0.27%) PMO
9 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.11%) MiFID
10 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.053%) COBIT
12 1 (0.027%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.027%) GPG13
12 1 (0.027%) IFRS
12 1 (0.027%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.027%) TickIT
12 1 (0.027%) WCAG
System Software
1 321 (8.52%) Docker
2 126 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 73 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.48%) NFS
7 14 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.29%) Xen
10 10 (0.27%) Samba
10 10 (0.27%) vSphere
11 8 (0.21%) KVM
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.21%) Snort
11 8 (0.21%) XenApp
12 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.13%) Firmware
13 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.080%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 119 (3.16%) Ansible
2 110 (2.92%) Kubernetes
3 90 (2.39%) Puppet
4 63 (1.67%) Kibana
5 57 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (1.41%) Nagios
7 25 (0.66%) SCCM
8 22 (0.58%) Terraform
9 16 (0.42%) logstash
10 15 (0.40%) Cacti
11 13 (0.34%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.32%) Graphite
13 8 (0.21%) BMC Marimba
13 8 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.16%) Mesos
14 6 (0.16%) Rancher
14 6 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.13%) Oozie
16 4 (0.11%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 408 (10.83%) Google
2 333 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 148 (3.93%) Oracle
4 116 (3.08%) VMware
5 100 (2.65%) Adobe
6 61 (1.62%) Cisco
7 52 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 38 (1.01%) HP
9 37 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (0.96%) Facebook
11 34 (0.90%) Tableau
12 32 (0.85%) Apple
13 30 (0.80%) F5
14 29 (0.77%) Perforce
15 28 (0.74%) Citrix
16 27 (0.72%) Capita
16 27 (0.72%) NetApp
16 27 (0.72%) WorldPay
17 25 (0.66%) Atlassian
18 23 (0.61%) Twitter