Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 162 151 213
Rank change year-on-year -11 +62 -34
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,561 1,225 1,897
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.15% 1.63%
As % of the General category 3.92% 4.17% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 994 1,552
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +24.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +21.82% +4.76% +4.29%

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 65,314 29,350 64,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 59.01% 51.46% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 40,751 23,499 49,915
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% +1.85% +2.86%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +11 1,381 £70,000 +7.69% 238
North of England -6 408 £70,000 +47.37% 91
Yorkshire +19 265 £70,000 +33.33% 25
South East -43 228 £63,750 +34.21% 66
Midlands -65 178 £47,500 +5.56% 79
East of England +11 173 £50,000 -4.76% 39
South West +59 165 £60,000 +37.14% 36
West Midlands -34 132 £54,000 +27.06% 50
North West -44 125 £70,000 +94.44% 46
East Midlands -82 46 £40,000 -11.11% 29
North East -39 18 £50,000 +12.99% 20
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 815 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (25.30%) Social Skills
3 583 (22.76%) Finance
4 581 (22.69%) JavaScript
5 568 (22.18%) Software Engineering
6 548 (21.40%) Docker
7 521 (20.34%) DevOps
8 516 (20.15%) Python
9 508 (19.84%) Java
10 505 (19.72%) AWS
11 441 (17.22%) React
12 408 (15.93%) Degree
13 403 (15.74%) Kubernetes
14 366 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 352 (13.74%) CI/CD
16 345 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
17 339 (13.24%) Mentoring
18 330 (12.89%) SQL
19 307 (11.99%) Go
20 303 (11.83%) Test Automation
21 299 (11.68%) HTML
22 289 (11.28%) Microsoft
23 283 (11.05%) Azure
24 279 (10.89%) TypeScript
25 278 (10.86%) GCP
26 269 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
27 268 (10.46%) Node.js
28 267 (10.43%) CSS
29 265 (10.35%) TDD
30 262 (10.23%) Computer Science

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 79 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 73 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
3 47 (1.84%) SAS
4 43 (1.68%) Confluence
5 41 (1.60%) CMS
6 30 (1.17%) Apache
7 27 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
7 27 (1.05%) nginx
8 18 (0.70%) Luigi
9 16 (0.62%) Ethereum
9 16 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.59%) Headless CMS
11 13 (0.51%) Tornado
12 10 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 10 (0.39%) Apache Pulsar
12 10 (0.39%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.27%) IIS
15 5 (0.20%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.82%) SPSS
5 20 (0.78%) Sketch
6 17 (0.66%) InVision
7 14 (0.55%) Simulink
7 14 (0.55%) Stateflow
8 11 (0.43%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.31%) Adobe XD
9 8 (0.31%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
12 5 (0.20%) Maya
13 3 (0.12%) Marvel
14 2 (0.078%) MotionBuilder
14 2 (0.078%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 12 (0.47%) Magento
2 11 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.43%) Summit
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.16%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.12%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.078%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.078%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.039%) HFM
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.039%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 505 (19.72%) AWS
2 283 (11.05%) Azure
3 278 (10.86%) GCP
4 163 (6.36%) SaaS
5 131 (5.12%) Serverless
6 119 (4.65%) GitHub
7 92 (3.59%) Amazon S3
8 56 (2.19%) Microsoft 365
9 52 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
10 49 (1.91%) npm
10 49 (1.91%) PaaS
11 37 (1.44%) IaaS
12 35 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (1.37%) Figma
13 32 (1.25%) Google Sheets
14 31 (1.21%) Google Play
15 25 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
15 25 (0.98%) Firebase
16 23 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
17 21 (0.82%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.02%) Broadband
2 87 (3.40%) Internet
3 73 (2.85%) HTTP
4 47 (1.84%) Firewall
5 28 (1.09%) 5G
6 19 (0.74%) Wireless
7 15 (0.59%) DNS
8 13 (0.51%) Tactical Data Link
9 11 (0.43%) DHCP
9 11 (0.43%) SAN
9 11 (0.43%) WAN
9 11 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.39%) 3G
10 10 (0.39%) Link 16
10 10 (0.39%) LTE
10 10 (0.39%) UMTS
10 10 (0.39%) WiMAX
11 8 (0.31%) VLAN
11 8 (0.31%) VPN
12 7 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (7.50%) MySQL
2 167 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 158 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
4 150 (5.86%) MongoDB
5 104 (4.06%) Relational Database
6 96 (3.75%) Big Data
7 77 (3.01%) SQL Server
8 74 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 70 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 65 (2.54%) Redis
11 59 (2.30%) Blockchain
12 55 (2.15%) BigQuery
13 45 (1.76%) Hadoop
14 31 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.05%) Hazelcast
16 26 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.78%) Looker
18 19 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
18 19 (0.74%) Tableau
19 16 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 366 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 146 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 134 (5.23%) JIRA
4 96 (3.75%) Bitbucket
5 85 (3.32%) webpack
6 71 (2.77%) Maven
7 65 (2.54%) PHPUnit
8 64 (2.50%) Postman
9 57 (2.23%) Selenium
10 56 (2.19%) Cucumber
10 56 (2.19%) Cypress.io
11 49 (1.91%) TeamCity
12 48 (1.87%) Mercurial
13 39 (1.52%) CircleCI
14 38 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.41%) GitLab
16 35 (1.37%) JUnit
17 27 (1.05%) Visual Studio
18 23 (0.90%) Babel
19 21 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 648 (25.30%) Social Skills
2 583 (22.76%) Finance
3 233 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
4 203 (7.93%) Marketing
5 175 (6.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 138 (5.39%) Retail
7 94 (3.67%) Electronics
8 82 (3.20%) Legal
9 74 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
10 64 (2.50%) Manufacturing
11 57 (2.23%) Publishing
12 56 (2.19%) Banking
13 53 (2.07%) Digital Economy
14 47 (1.84%) Advertising
15 43 (1.68%) Public Sector
15 43 (1.68%) Telecoms
16 40 (1.56%) Law
17 31 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
18 29 (1.13%) Military
19 28 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 913 (35.65%) Developer
2 323 (12.61%) Software Engineer
3 306 (11.95%) Senior Developer
4 145 (5.66%) Senior Software Engineer
5 138 (5.39%) Java Developer
6 129 (5.04%) Analyst
7 76 (2.97%) Architect
7 76 (2.97%) PHP Developer
7 76 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 74 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 73 (2.85%) Principal Engineer
10 59 (2.30%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 57 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 56 (2.19%) PHP Developer - Fintech
13 55 (2.15%) Data Entry Clerk
13 55 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 52 (2.03%) Lead Developer
15 51 (1.99%) Software Developer
16 50 (1.95%) Backend Developer
16 50 (1.95%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (17.22%) React
2 299 (11.68%) HTML
3 268 (10.46%) Node.js
4 267 (10.43%) CSS
5 224 (8.75%) Kafka
6 220 (8.59%) REST
7 178 (6.95%) Spring
8 174 (6.79%) .NET
9 159 (6.21%) RESTful
10 136 (5.31%) AngularJS
11 133 (5.19%) Jest
12 122 (4.76%) GraphQL
13 120 (4.69%) HTML5
14 117 (4.57%) Spring Boot
15 92 (3.59%) Laravel
16 88 (3.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 83 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
18 80 (3.12%) jQuery
19 74 (2.89%) Vue.js
20 73 (2.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 269 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
2 260 (10.15%) Virtual Team
3 246 (9.61%) User Experience
4 144 (5.62%) Online Games
5 139 (5.43%) Mobile App
6 134 (5.23%) Social Media
7 127 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
8 103 (4.02%) Data Structures
9 98 (3.83%) Algorithms
10 86 (3.36%) Smartphone
11 67 (2.62%) Management Information System
12 63 (2.46%) Blog
13 58 (2.26%) Legacy Code
14 51 (1.99%) Mobile Games
15 45 (1.76%) Cloud Native
16 41 (1.60%) Robotics
17 34 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
17 34 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
18 33 (1.29%) NHS
19 29 (1.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 229 (8.94%) Android
2 202 (7.89%) Linux
3 154 (6.01%) Windows
4 112 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 49 (1.91%) Unix
6 29 (1.13%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.51%) CentOS
10 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.078%) Debian
13 2 (0.078%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.039%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.039%) Solaris
14 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.039%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (22.18%) Software Engineering
3 521 (20.34%) DevOps
4 352 (13.74%) CI/CD
5 345 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
6 339 (13.24%) Mentoring
7 303 (11.83%) Test Automation
8 265 (10.35%) TDD
9 262 (10.23%) Computer Science
10 252 (9.84%) Microservices
11 251 (9.80%) Full Stack Development
12 236 (9.22%) Analytics
13 222 (8.67%) Artificial Intelligence
13 222 (8.67%) Scrum
14 207 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
15 196 (7.65%) Data Science
16 185 (7.22%) OO
17 180 (7.03%) Machine Learning
18 174 (6.79%) Mathematics
19 172 (6.72%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 581 (22.69%) JavaScript
2 516 (20.15%) Python
3 508 (19.84%) Java
4 330 (12.89%) SQL
5 307 (11.99%) Go
6 279 (10.89%) TypeScript
7 237 (9.25%) C#
8 224 (8.75%) C++
9 127 (4.96%) PHP
10 96 (3.75%) Scala
11 95 (3.71%) Kotlin
12 88 (3.44%) C
13 81 (3.16%) ES6
14 58 (2.26%) PHP 7
15 57 (2.23%) R
16 56 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 56 (2.19%) VBA
17 54 (2.11%) Bash
18 53 (2.07%) Ruby
19 38 (1.48%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 408 (15.93%) Degree
2 121 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.56%) PhD
4 25 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 24 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 17 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.47%) ISEB
11 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.23%) CISSP
14 4 (0.16%) CCNA
14 4 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.12%) CISM
15 3 (0.12%) MCSE
15 3 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (6.79%) QA
2 71 (2.77%) GDPR
3 53 (2.07%) Accessibility
4 49 (1.91%) Data Quality
5 28 (1.09%) SLA
6 17 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.35%) BS25999
7 9 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.31%) PMO
9 7 (0.27%) GxP
10 6 (0.23%) SEPA
11 5 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.12%) GMP
14 2 (0.078%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.078%) NIST
14 2 (0.078%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 548 (21.40%) Docker
2 40 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 17 (0.66%) Firmware
5 7 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.039%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.039%) NFS
7 1 (0.039%) Samba
7 1 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 403 (15.74%) Kubernetes
2 168 (6.56%) Terraform
3 61 (2.38%) Ansible
4 33 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.09%) Puppet
6 19 (0.74%) SCCM
7 13 (0.51%) Istio
7 13 (0.51%) linkerd
8 11 (0.43%) Grafana
8 11 (0.43%) Kubeflow
9 8 (0.31%) Kibana
10 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.27%) Oozie
11 5 (0.20%) Mesos
11 5 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.12%) Check_MK
12 3 (0.12%) Nagios
12 3 (0.12%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.12%) WSUS
13 2 (0.078%) logstash
Vendors
1 289 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 232 (9.06%) Google
3 108 (4.22%) SAP
4 94 (3.67%) Apple
5 73 (2.85%) IBM
6 53 (2.07%) Adobe
7 47 (1.84%) Oracle
8 38 (1.48%) Facebook
9 33 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.25%) Perforce
11 23 (0.90%) Sophos
12 22 (0.86%) YouTube
13 18 (0.70%) Instagram
14 17 (0.66%) Citrix
15 16 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 16 (0.62%) New Relic
16 15 (0.59%) Red Hat
17 14 (0.55%) OpenAI
17 14 (0.55%) Twitter
17 14 (0.55%) VMware