Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 201 153
Rank change year-on-year -1 -48 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,466 2,402 3,705
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.79% 2.30%
As % of the General category 4.21% 4.41% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,378 1,961 3,083
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £89,125 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,552
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.90% +4.32%

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 34,817 54,506 69,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.71% 40.54% 43.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26,674 41,280 54,301
Median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -21 877 £62,500 +8.70% 109
South East +65 201 £55,000 +22.22% 52
North of England +56 196 £47,500 +11.76% 58
Midlands +38 97 £46,250 +32.14% 29
North West -8 91 £47,500 +9.83% 34
Yorkshire +112 87 £51,250 +28.13% 13
West Midlands +46 76 £46,250 +32.14% 21
East of England +31 71 £47,500 -13.64% 18
South West +25 28 £60,000 +41.18% 11
East Midlands +26 21 £46,250 +10.12% 8
North East +30 18 £27,000 -36.47% 11
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 669 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (30.08%) JavaScript
3 404 (27.56%) C#
4 371 (25.31%) AWS
5 357 (24.35%) TDD
6 320 (21.83%) Java
7 313 (21.35%) .NET
8 309 (21.08%) Azure
9 293 (19.99%) Scrum
10 275 (18.76%) Microservices
11 248 (16.92%) SQL
12 246 (16.78%) Python
13 222 (15.14%) Node.js
14 219 (14.94%) BDD
15 212 (14.46%) SQL Server
16 208 (14.19%) React
17 207 (14.12%) Software Engineering
18 201 (13.71%) Finance
18 201 (13.71%) AngularJS
19 199 (13.57%) DevOps
19 199 (13.57%) MVC
20 195 (13.30%) ASP.NET
21 193 (13.17%) Test Automation
22 188 (12.82%) Degree
23 186 (12.69%) HTML
24 181 (12.35%) CSS
25 179 (12.21%) Git (software)
26 178 (12.14%) Kanban
27 174 (11.87%) .NET Core
28 168 (11.46%) Docker

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
1 150 (10.23%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (1.77%) Apache
3 25 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.64%) CMS
5 16 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.89%) Confluence
6 13 (0.89%) WordPress
7 11 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (0.75%) nginx
7 11 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.55%) Drupal
10 7 (0.48%) IIS
10 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
11 6 (0.41%) Tornado
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.27%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 22 (1.50%) Sketch
3 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.23%) Chatbot
5 15 (1.02%) InVision
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (0.68%) Zeplin
8 9 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
8 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.41%) 3ds Max
9 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.27%) Figma
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.20%) Marvel
11 3 (0.20%) Maya
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.20%) NUKE
12 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Magento
2 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.068%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.068%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.068%) Ripple
7 1 (0.068%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 371 (25.31%) AWS
2 309 (21.08%) Azure
3 85 (5.80%) GCP
4 58 (3.96%) SaaS
5 51 (3.48%) Serverless
6 50 (3.41%) GitHub
7 41 (2.80%) PaaS
8 24 (1.64%) IaaS
8 24 (1.64%) Office 365
9 19 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.09%) Amazon Cognito
12 15 (1.02%) Power Platform
13 13 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.75%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (0.68%) Heroku
15 10 (0.68%) Slack
16 9 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.09%) Internet
2 36 (2.46%) Firewall
3 23 (1.57%) DNS
4 19 (1.30%) HTTP
5 18 (1.23%) DHCP
6 13 (0.89%) Skype
7 10 (0.68%) Wireless
8 9 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.55%) NAS
9 8 (0.55%) SAN
10 7 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (0.48%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.34%) Network Security
12 4 (0.27%) LAN
12 4 (0.27%) MQTT
12 4 (0.27%) WAN
13 3 (0.20%) Broadband
13 3 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.20%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 109 (7.44%) SQL Server 2019
4 77 (5.25%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.77%) MySQL
6 37 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
8 27 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (1.84%) Redis
9 26 (1.77%) Big Data
10 25 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.36%) Blockchain
12 16 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.02%) Power BI
14 14 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.75%) Looker
17 9 (0.61%) MariaDB
17 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 179 (12.21%) Git (software)
2 70 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 66 (4.50%) JIRA
4 51 (3.48%) Selenium
4 51 (3.48%) webpack
5 50 (3.41%) Visual Studio
6 36 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 31 (2.11%) Mocha
7 31 (2.11%) Subversion
8 28 (1.91%) Jasmine
9 26 (1.77%) Grunt
10 23 (1.57%) gulp
11 22 (1.50%) Maven
12 20 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.09%) JUnit
14 16 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (0.95%) CircleCI
16 13 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (0.89%) Postman
General
1 201 (13.71%) Finance
2 109 (7.44%) Retail
3 102 (6.96%) Marketing
4 54 (3.68%) Banking
5 40 (2.73%) Law
6 33 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.43%) Public Sector
8 19 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.95%) Automotive
10 13 (0.89%) Electronics
11 12 (0.82%) Back Office
11 12 (0.82%) Publishing
12 11 (0.75%) Advertising
12 11 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.48%) Japanese Language
13 7 (0.48%) Legal
14 6 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 681 (46.45%) Developer
2 180 (12.28%) .NET Developer
3 137 (9.35%) Senior Developer
4 124 (8.46%) Java Developer
5 119 (8.12%) C# Developer
6 118 (8.05%) Games Developer
7 90 (6.14%) Software Engineer
8 82 (5.59%) Junior
9 79 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 74 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
11 66 (4.50%) Junior Developer
12 59 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 58 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (3.82%) Software Developer
15 55 (3.75%) PHP Developer
16 45 (3.07%) Analyst
17 44 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
17 44 (3.00%) Product Manager
18 39 (2.66%) Architect
19 38 (2.59%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (21.35%) .NET
2 222 (15.14%) Node.js
3 208 (14.19%) React
4 201 (13.71%) AngularJS
5 195 (13.30%) ASP.NET
6 186 (12.69%) HTML
7 181 (12.35%) CSS
8 174 (11.87%) .NET Core
9 149 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 147 (10.03%) .NET Framework
11 138 (9.41%) Vue.js
12 131 (8.94%) Entity Framework
13 127 (8.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 113 (7.71%) RESTful
15 99 (6.75%) Spring
16 94 (6.41%) HTML5
17 92 (6.28%) Web Services
18 68 (4.64%) CSS3
19 61 (4.16%) Kafka
20 56 (3.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.53%) User Experience
2 111 (7.57%) Greenfield Project
3 103 (7.03%) Online Games
4 85 (5.80%) Algorithms
5 83 (5.66%) Mobile App
6 82 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (3.41%) Data Structures
8 47 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
9 38 (2.59%) Mobile Games
10 34 (2.32%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.77%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.77%) Cloud Native
13 25 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.64%) Tandem
15 23 (1.57%) Animation
16 20 (1.36%) Blog
17 18 (1.23%) Virtual Team
18 17 (1.16%) Data Centre
19 15 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 141 (9.62%) Linux
2 136 (9.28%) Windows
3 88 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 84 (5.73%) Android
5 27 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.75%) CentOS
7 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.61%) Unix
9 9 (0.61%) VMS
9 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.068%) Debian
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (24.35%) TDD
3 293 (19.99%) Scrum
4 275 (18.76%) Microservices
5 219 (14.94%) BDD
6 207 (14.12%) Software Engineering
7 199 (13.57%) DevOps
7 199 (13.57%) MVC
8 193 (13.17%) Test Automation
9 178 (12.14%) Kanban
10 148 (10.10%) Computer Science
11 145 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
13 124 (8.46%) Mentoring
13 124 (8.46%) Web Application Development
14 116 (7.91%) OO
15 103 (7.03%) Fintech
16 100 (6.82%) E-Commerce
17 85 (5.80%) Analytics
18 83 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 441 (30.08%) JavaScript
2 404 (27.56%) C#
3 320 (21.83%) Java
4 248 (16.92%) SQL
5 246 (16.78%) Python
6 162 (11.05%) C++
7 148 (10.10%) TypeScript
8 116 (7.91%) PHP
9 67 (4.57%) Scala
10 58 (3.96%) Ruby
11 56 (3.82%) C
12 53 (3.62%) PowerShell
13 48 (3.27%) Java 8
14 36 (2.46%) Go
15 32 (2.18%) ES6
16 28 (1.91%) Bash Shell
17 27 (1.84%) Kotlin
18 24 (1.64%) Apple Swift
19 17 (1.16%) F#
20 14 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (12.82%) Degree
2 48 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.36%) AWS Certification
5 19 (1.30%) PhD
6 11 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.55%) CISSP
8 7 (0.48%) CISM
8 7 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.41%) MCSE
10 5 (0.34%) CCNA
10 5 (0.34%) CEH
11 4 (0.27%) CCSA
11 4 (0.27%) CISA
11 4 (0.27%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.53%) QA
2 18 (1.23%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (1.09%) GDPR
4 11 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.68%) SLA
6 5 (0.34%) PMO
7 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) NCSC
8 2 (0.14%) NIST
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.068%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.068%) FISMA
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 168 (11.46%) Docker
2 42 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.89%) Firmware
7 3 (0.20%) LXC
8 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 143 (9.75%) Kubernetes
2 63 (4.30%) Terraform
3 45 (3.07%) Ansible
4 34 (2.32%) Puppet
5 24 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.50%) SCCM
7 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.61%) Marathon
8 9 (0.61%) Mesos
8 9 (0.61%) WSUS
9 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.20%) CASB
11 3 (0.20%) cPanel
11 3 (0.20%) Grafana
11 3 (0.20%) Kibana
11 3 (0.20%) Salt
12 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 145 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.64%) Google
3 51 (3.48%) Oracle
4 33 (2.25%) Adobe
5 25 (1.71%) VMware
6 24 (1.64%) Foundry
7 17 (1.16%) Tableau
8 15 (1.02%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.02%) Dell
9 14 (0.95%) EqualLogic
9 14 (0.95%) Splunk
10 13 (0.89%) SAP
11 12 (0.82%) Cisco
11 12 (0.82%) NetApp
11 12 (0.82%) Zend
12 9 (0.61%) hybris
13 8 (0.55%) Arista
13 8 (0.55%) ATG
13 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.48%) Emulex