Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 168 153
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,296 3,681 4,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.19% 2.26%
As % of the General category 5.34% 4.93% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,727 3,124 3,499
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +2.11%

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 61,676 74,687 76,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.68% 44.36% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 48,066 54,797 62,880
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,548
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.85% +3.10%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +9 1,901 £60,000 +9.09% 446
North of England +14 452 £40,000 - 157
South East -23 384 £43,500 +8.75% 95
North West +24 307 £42,000 +12.00% 95
East of England +2 219 £46,250 +15.63% 59
Midlands -72 184 £40,000 +23.08% 90
South West +21 161 £37,500 -6.25% 51
West Midlands -50 127 £45,000 +38.46% 55
Yorkshire -34 111 £37,500 -16.67% 44
East Midlands -19 60 £41,250 +26.92% 35
North East +22 34 £45,000 +28.57% 19
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 1,581 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,016 (30.83%) C#
3 868 (26.33%) JavaScript
4 800 (24.27%) Java
5 777 (23.57%) TDD
6 763 (23.15%) .NET
7 652 (19.78%) MVC
8 642 (19.48%) SQL Server
9 580 (17.60%) Software Engineering
10 573 (17.38%) AngularJS
11 572 (17.35%) HTML
12 552 (16.75%) ASP.NET
13 543 (16.47%) SQL
14 532 (16.14%) Degree
15 516 (15.66%) BDD
16 503 (15.26%) CSS
17 465 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 449 (13.62%) Python
19 428 (12.99%) Computer Science
20 416 (12.62%) Finance
21 413 (12.53%) RESTful
22 406 (12.32%) Web Application Development
23 404 (12.26%) ASP.NET Web API
24 400 (12.14%) Scrum
25 371 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
26 364 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
26 364 (11.04%) DevOps
27 357 (10.83%) C++
28 356 (10.80%) Linux
28 356 (10.80%) Git (software)

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
1 247 (7.49%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 57 (1.73%) Confluence
4 45 (1.37%) Apache
5 37 (1.12%) CMS
6 35 (1.06%) IIS
7 24 (0.73%) WordPress
8 23 (0.70%) nginx
9 21 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 20 (0.61%) Apache Pig
11 15 (0.46%) Drupal
11 15 (0.46%) SharePoint
12 14 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 14 (0.42%) SAS
13 13 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.33%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.21%) Ethereum
17 7 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 62 (1.88%) Photoshop
2 50 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (0.49%) InVision
6 13 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.33%) Simulink
8 10 (0.30%) InDesign
9 9 (0.27%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.27%) SPSS
10 8 (0.24%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 8 (0.24%) MS Visio
11 7 (0.21%) Maya
12 6 (0.18%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.091%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.27%) Magento
2 9 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.24%) HFM
3 8 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.15%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.091%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.030%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 371 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 364 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (2.49%) Google Play
5 77 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 77 (2.34%) GitHub
6 59 (1.79%) Serverless
7 58 (1.76%) npm
8 51 (1.55%) Office 365
9 33 (1.00%) SaaS
10 30 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 28 (0.85%) PaaS
12 27 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.79%) Slack
14 25 (0.76%) IaaS
15 23 (0.70%) Yarn
16 22 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.67%) Google Analytics
17 20 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
18 12 (0.36%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 185 (5.61%) Internet
2 70 (2.12%) Firewall
3 66 (2.00%) HTTP
4 50 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.79%) DNS
6 17 (0.52%) Broadband
6 17 (0.52%) RS-232
7 16 (0.49%) VPN
8 15 (0.46%) SSL
9 14 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.42%) SNMP
10 13 (0.39%) FCoE
11 12 (0.36%) DHCP
12 11 (0.33%) Bluetooth
12 11 (0.33%) DAB
12 11 (0.33%) LAN
13 9 (0.27%) VoIP
14 8 (0.24%) RS-485
14 8 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 289 (8.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 238 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 177 (5.37%) MySQL
5 157 (4.76%) Big Data
6 150 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 100 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 87 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 73 (2.21%) Redis
10 62 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
11 56 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 53 (1.61%) Blockchain
13 52 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 46 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 45 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 35 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
17 26 (0.79%) Couchbase
18 24 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
19 23 (0.70%) OLAP
20 22 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 356 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 169 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 165 (5.01%) JIRA
4 106 (3.22%) TeamCity
5 97 (2.94%) webpack
6 96 (2.91%) gulp
7 73 (2.21%) Selenium
8 71 (2.15%) Grunt
9 62 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 62 (1.88%) Subversion
9 62 (1.88%) Visual Studio
10 54 (1.64%) Jasmine
11 53 (1.61%) Maven
12 50 (1.52%) JUnit
12 50 (1.52%) Mocha
12 50 (1.52%) NUnit
13 46 (1.40%) Gradle
14 42 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (0.97%) SpecFlow
16 31 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 416 (12.62%) Finance
2 165 (5.01%) Marketing
3 128 (3.88%) Retail
4 112 (3.40%) Banking
5 63 (1.91%) Electronics
6 60 (1.82%) Legal
7 53 (1.61%) Publishing
8 47 (1.43%) Law
9 42 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 38 (1.15%) Advertising
11 34 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.52%) Automotive
13 16 (0.49%) Online Betting
14 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.36%) Front Office
15 11 (0.33%) Back Office
16 10 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.24%) Billing
17 8 (0.24%) Music Industry
18 6 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,621 (49.18%) Developer
2 513 (15.56%) .NET Developer
3 344 (10.44%) C# Developer
4 290 (8.80%) Senior Developer
5 252 (7.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 237 (7.19%) Software Developer
7 234 (7.10%) Java Developer
8 216 (6.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 210 (6.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 206 (6.25%) Games Developer
11 202 (6.13%) Analyst
12 188 (5.70%) Software Engineer
13 179 (5.43%) Graduate
14 162 (4.92%) Junior
15 152 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
16 136 (4.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 135 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
18 129 (3.91%) Graduate Developer
19 127 (3.85%) Junior Developer
20 119 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 763 (23.15%) .NET
2 573 (17.38%) AngularJS
3 572 (17.35%) HTML
4 552 (16.75%) ASP.NET
5 503 (15.26%) CSS
6 465 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 413 (12.53%) RESTful
8 404 (12.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 341 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 297 (9.01%) Node.js
11 269 (8.16%) React
12 261 (7.92%) WCF
13 223 (6.77%) Web Services
14 211 (6.40%) REST
15 209 (6.34%) Spring
16 196 (5.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 188 (5.70%) .NET Framework
18 176 (5.34%) HTML5
19 165 (5.01%) RabbitMQ
20 158 (4.79%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 428 (12.99%) Computer Science
2 274 (8.31%) User Experience
3 246 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 198 (6.01%) Mobile App
5 194 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
6 193 (5.86%) Online Games
7 166 (5.04%) Algorithms
8 127 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
9 81 (2.46%) iPhone
9 81 (2.46%) Mobile Games
10 69 (2.09%) Fintech
11 56 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 52 (1.58%) Online Gambling
13 44 (1.33%) Animation
13 44 (1.33%) Management Information System
14 43 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 40 (1.21%) Social Gaming
15 40 (1.21%) Xbox
16 39 (1.18%) Blog
17 35 (1.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 356 (10.80%) Linux
2 286 (8.68%) Windows
3 252 (7.65%) Android
4 149 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 83 (2.52%) Unix
6 46 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.21%) Mac OS X
9 35 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 20 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.55%) CentOS
15 13 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.36%) CoreOS
16 12 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.27%) Debian
17 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,581 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (23.57%) TDD
3 652 (19.78%) MVC
4 580 (17.60%) Software Engineering
5 516 (15.66%) BDD
6 406 (12.32%) Web Application Development
7 400 (12.14%) Scrum
8 364 (11.04%) DevOps
9 346 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
10 331 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
11 330 (10.01%) OO
12 328 (9.95%) Test Automation
13 274 (8.31%) Microservices
14 268 (8.13%) Web Development
15 261 (7.92%) Kanban
16 230 (6.98%) Mathematics
16 230 (6.98%) Mentoring
17 228 (6.92%) Front End Development
18 213 (6.46%) Analytics
19 187 (5.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,016 (30.83%) C#
2 868 (26.33%) JavaScript
3 800 (24.27%) Java
4 543 (16.47%) SQL
5 449 (13.62%) Python
6 357 (10.83%) C++
7 247 (7.49%) Ruby
8 203 (6.16%) Java 8
9 175 (5.31%) PHP
10 151 (4.58%) C
11 108 (3.28%) TypeScript
12 106 (3.22%) Scala
13 95 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 80 (2.43%) PowerShell
15 79 (2.40%) F#
16 64 (1.94%) Shell Script
17 62 (1.88%) Go
17 62 (1.88%) Perl
18 60 (1.82%) ES6
19 57 (1.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 532 (16.14%) Degree
2 131 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (2.28%) PhD
4 50 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 32 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.88%) ISEB
8 25 (0.76%) MCSE
8 25 (0.76%) MPhil
9 23 (0.70%) CISSP
10 21 (0.64%) GIAC
11 20 (0.61%) CCNA
11 20 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.61%) MCSA
12 18 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.55%) MCP
13 17 (0.52%) SANS
14 16 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
14 16 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (0.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (6.28%) QA
2 43 (1.30%) SLA
3 28 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.33%) GDPR
7 10 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.18%) PMO
10 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.061%) COBIT
11 2 (0.061%) COSO
12 1 (0.030%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.030%) GMP
12 1 (0.030%) MiFID
12 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 267 (8.10%) Docker
2 101 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.70%) Apache Flume
5 21 (0.64%) NFS
6 19 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.39%) Samba
7 13 (0.39%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.30%) etcd
8 10 (0.30%) Firmware
9 9 (0.27%) XenServer
10 8 (0.24%) vSphere
11 5 (0.15%) KVM
11 5 (0.15%) Varnish
11 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.091%) LXC
13 3 (0.091%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 122 (3.70%) Ansible
3 107 (3.25%) Puppet
4 83 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (2.06%) Terraform
6 66 (2.00%) Kibana
7 33 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
8 30 (0.91%) Grafana
9 28 (0.85%) SCCM
10 26 (0.79%) Nagios
11 21 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 20 (0.61%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.55%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.55%) Salt
14 16 (0.49%) Oozie
15 14 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.33%) Consul
16 11 (0.33%) Packer
16 11 (0.33%) Rancher
17 10 (0.30%) Graphite
Vendors
1 340 (10.32%) Google
2 252 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 134 (4.07%) Oracle
4 75 (2.28%) VMware
5 72 (2.18%) Facebook
6 52 (1.58%) Adobe
7 50 (1.52%) Citrix
8 42 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 41 (1.24%) Tableau
10 34 (1.03%) Apple
10 34 (1.03%) Cisco
11 30 (0.91%) IBM
11 30 (0.91%) Informatica
12 27 (0.82%) Cloudera
13 24 (0.73%) New Relic
14 22 (0.67%) Red Hat
15 21 (0.64%) Sun
16 19 (0.58%) SAP
16 19 (0.58%) Sony
17 18 (0.55%) Perforce