Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 173 155
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18 +29
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,696 3,234 4,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.30% 2.03% 2.23%
As % of the General category 5.52% 4.88% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,928 2,766 3,559
England median annual salary £49,276 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.74% -1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £27,175 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 66,905 66,314 83,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.62% 41.65% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52,392 53,176 68,846
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 2,092 £55,000 -4.35% 351
North of England +5 517 £40,000 - 118
South East +46 387 £45,000 +20.00% 78
Midlands +32 323 £35,000 - 98
North West +8 296 £40,000 +6.67% 70
East of England +75 263 £45,000 +12.50% 51
West Midlands +30 230 £32,500 -7.14% 69
Yorkshire -1 171 £40,000 -20.00% 43
South West -83 120 £40,000 +6.67% 34
East Midlands +48 93 £37,500 +15.38% 29
North East -4 50 £38,500 +54.00% 5
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,740 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,004 (27.16%) C#
3 971 (26.27%) JavaScript
4 928 (25.11%) TDD
5 860 (23.27%) Java
6 838 (22.67%) .NET
7 717 (19.40%) SQL
8 686 (18.56%) SQL Server
9 630 (17.05%) MVC
10 597 (16.15%) HTML
11 579 (15.67%) AngularJS
12 572 (15.48%) BDD
13 547 (14.80%) ASP.NET
14 543 (14.69%) Software Engineering
15 496 (13.42%) CSS
16 465 (12.58%) Scrum
17 459 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 454 (12.28%) Finance
19 432 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
20 430 (11.63%) Degree
21 425 (11.50%) Git (software)
22 422 (11.42%) Python
23 421 (11.39%) WCF
24 404 (10.93%) Node.js
24 404 (10.93%) Web Application Development
25 397 (10.74%) Linux
26 378 (10.23%) Computer Science
27 376 (10.17%) RESTful
27 376 (10.17%) DevOps
28 356 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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
1 114 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 65 (1.76%) Apache
4 49 (1.33%) CMS
5 37 (1.00%) Confluence
6 32 (0.87%) Apache Solr
7 30 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 30 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.76%) WordPress
9 26 (0.70%) IIS
10 25 (0.68%) Ethereum
10 25 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.49%) Drupal
12 16 (0.43%) WildFly
13 14 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.35%) nginx
15 10 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
16 9 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 69 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 52 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
8 23 (0.62%) Maya
9 18 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
10 10 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
11 9 (0.24%) Blender
12 8 (0.22%) 3ds Max
12 8 (0.22%) InVision
12 8 (0.22%) NUKE
13 6 (0.16%) ZBrush
14 5 (0.14%) GIMP
14 5 (0.14%) Houdini
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
15 3 (0.081%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 38 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.32%) Magento
3 9 (0.24%) SAP Business One
4 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.16%) HFM
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
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 General Ledger
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 354 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (2.79%) GitHub
4 102 (2.76%) Google Play
5 59 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (1.57%) PaaS
7 51 (1.38%) OpenShift
8 47 (1.27%) SaaS
9 44 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (1.08%) npm
10 40 (1.08%) Office 365
11 31 (0.84%) IaaS
12 30 (0.81%) Slack
13 25 (0.68%) Serverless
14 21 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (0.38%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.35%) Amazon S3
19 11 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 165 (4.46%) Internet
2 95 (2.57%) Firewall
3 89 (2.41%) HTTP
4 59 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.97%) VPN
6 29 (0.78%) SMS
7 26 (0.70%) Network Security
8 25 (0.68%) MPLS
9 23 (0.62%) DAB
9 23 (0.62%) DNS
10 22 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (0.57%) LAN
11 21 (0.57%) SSH
12 20 (0.54%) DHCP
12 20 (0.54%) Wireless
13 18 (0.49%) DSL
13 18 (0.49%) Ethernet
14 17 (0.46%) 3G
14 17 (0.46%) ADSL
14 17 (0.46%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 303 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 269 (7.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 173 (4.68%) MySQL
5 141 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 140 (3.79%) Big Data
7 122 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 103 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 91 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 81 (2.19%) Hadoop
11 69 (1.87%) Blockchain
12 63 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (1.52%) Redis
15 44 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.11%) Data Lake
17 37 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 30 (0.81%) Power BI
19 29 (0.78%) Oracle Database
20 25 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 425 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 204 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 198 (5.36%) JIRA
4 124 (3.35%) Cucumber
5 120 (3.25%) Subversion
6 105 (2.84%) Selenium
7 92 (2.49%) TeamCity
8 88 (2.38%) NUnit
9 79 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 77 (2.08%) Grunt
11 76 (2.06%) Maven
11 76 (2.06%) webpack
12 74 (2.00%) gulp
13 61 (1.65%) Visual Studio
14 49 (1.33%) Jasmine
14 49 (1.33%) JUnit
15 48 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
16 41 (1.11%) WebDriver
17 40 (1.08%) Gradle
18 38 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 454 (12.28%) Finance
2 254 (6.87%) Marketing
3 239 (6.47%) Retail
4 98 (2.65%) Banking
5 91 (2.46%) Legal
6 69 (1.87%) Online Betting
7 61 (1.65%) Advertising
8 47 (1.27%) Law
9 34 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 29 (0.78%) Back Office
11 24 (0.65%) Front Office
12 22 (0.60%) Billing
13 18 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
15 14 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.38%) Publishing
16 11 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.24%) Electronics
18 8 (0.22%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,796 (48.59%) Developer
2 532 (14.39%) .NET Developer
3 343 (9.28%) Java Developer
4 310 (8.39%) Senior Developer
5 284 (7.68%) C# Developer
6 278 (7.52%) Analyst
7 211 (5.71%) Games Developer
8 179 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 174 (4.71%) Junior
10 171 (4.63%) Software Developer
11 161 (4.36%) Software Engineer
12 146 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 141 (3.81%) Graduate
14 135 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
15 131 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
16 127 (3.44%) Designer
17 121 (3.27%) Junior Developer
18 109 (2.95%) Java Engineer
19 99 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
20 98 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 838 (22.67%) .NET
2 597 (16.15%) HTML
3 579 (15.67%) AngularJS
4 547 (14.80%) ASP.NET
5 496 (13.42%) CSS
6 459 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 421 (11.39%) WCF
8 404 (10.93%) Node.js
9 376 (10.17%) RESTful
10 356 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 333 (9.01%) Spring
12 288 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 274 (7.41%) Web Services
14 263 (7.12%) .NET Framework
15 259 (7.01%) HTML5
16 254 (6.87%) React
17 245 (6.63%) KnockoutJS
18 230 (6.22%) REST
19 196 (5.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 176 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 378 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 330 (8.93%) User Experience
3 293 (7.93%) Online Games
4 292 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
5 269 (7.28%) Mobile App
6 187 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
7 157 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
8 154 (4.17%) Algorithms
9 115 (3.11%) Fintech
10 109 (2.95%) iPhone
11 85 (2.30%) Animation
12 69 (1.87%) Data Structures
13 66 (1.79%) Data Centre
14 64 (1.73%) Private Cloud
15 60 (1.62%) BBC
16 59 (1.60%) Management Information System
16 59 (1.60%) Mobile Games
17 58 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
18 55 (1.49%) Online Gambling
19 51 (1.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 397 (10.74%) Linux
2 285 (7.71%) Android
3 252 (6.82%) Windows
4 180 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 115 (3.11%) Unix
6 51 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 38 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 37 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 35 (0.95%) CentOS
10 35 (0.95%) Debian
11 33 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
18 7 (0.19%) VMS
19 4 (0.11%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,740 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (25.11%) TDD
3 630 (17.05%) MVC
4 572 (15.48%) BDD
5 543 (14.69%) Software Engineering
6 465 (12.58%) Scrum
7 432 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 404 (10.93%) Web Application Development
9 376 (10.17%) DevOps
10 327 (8.85%) Microservices
11 326 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
12 324 (8.77%) OO
13 321 (8.69%) Test Automation
14 309 (8.36%) E-Commerce
15 278 (7.52%) Web Development
16 241 (6.52%) Analytics
17 228 (6.17%) Front End Development
18 216 (5.84%) Multithreading
19 207 (5.60%) Kanban
19 207 (5.60%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,004 (27.16%) C#
2 971 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 860 (23.27%) Java
4 717 (19.40%) SQL
5 422 (11.42%) Python
6 348 (9.42%) C++
7 270 (7.31%) Ruby
8 218 (5.90%) PHP
9 211 (5.71%) Java 8
10 174 (4.71%) Scala
11 149 (4.03%) C
12 81 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 78 (2.11%) Perl
14 75 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 64 (1.73%) F#
16 59 (1.60%) TypeScript
17 55 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 54 (1.46%) VB.NET
19 53 (1.43%) PowerShell
20 45 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 430 (11.63%) Degree
2 122 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (2.11%) PhD
4 56 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (1.35%) CISSP
6 43 (1.16%) CCNA
7 42 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 41 (1.11%) ISEB
9 38 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.73%) GIAC
11 23 (0.62%) SANS
12 22 (0.60%) CISM
12 22 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.57%) MCP
14 19 (0.51%) CCNP
15 17 (0.46%) CRISC
15 17 (0.46%) MCSE
16 15 (0.41%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (7.60%) QA
2 83 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 55 (1.49%) SLA
4 35 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.43%) GCP
7 16 (0.43%) GDPR
7 16 (0.43%) PMO
8 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.054%) HL7
10 2 (0.054%) SEPA
11 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.027%) GMP
11 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.027%) WCAG
System Software
1 300 (8.12%) Docker
2 126 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 72 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.38%) KVM
7 13 (0.35%) vSphere
8 12 (0.32%) NFS
8 12 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.27%) Samba
10 10 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.22%) Firmware
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.19%) iptables
13 6 (0.16%) QEMU
13 6 (0.16%) XenApp
14 5 (0.14%) LXC
15 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 144 (3.90%) Ansible
2 104 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 94 (2.54%) Puppet
4 55 (1.49%) Kibana
5 47 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (1.11%) Terraform
7 37 (1.00%) SCCM
8 32 (0.87%) Nagios
9 17 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.35%) logstash
11 11 (0.30%) Packer
12 10 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 8 (0.22%) CASB
13 8 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.22%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.22%) Grafana
13 8 (0.22%) Graphite
14 7 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 345 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 315 (8.52%) Google
3 165 (4.46%) Oracle
4 95 (2.57%) VMware
5 79 (2.14%) Adobe
6 74 (2.00%) WorldPay
7 71 (1.92%) Cisco
8 58 (1.57%) Tableau
9 53 (1.43%) Citrix
10 43 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.03%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.00%) HP
13 34 (0.92%) F5
14 31 (0.84%) Informatica
15 29 (0.78%) Perforce
16 25 (0.68%) Capita
17 24 (0.65%) Apple
17 24 (0.65%) Facebook
18 23 (0.62%) SAP
19 21 (0.57%) NetApp