Games Jobs in England

Gaming
UK > England

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 195 64 151
Rank change year-on-year -131 +87 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,114 4,709 3,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.56% 4.72% 2.60%
As % of the General category 2.59% 6.85% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 843 908 1,272
10th Percentile £28,000 £33,751 £37,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +27.27%
75th Percentile £73,250 £85,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £89,750 £100,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 43,078 68,789 74,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 60.41% 69.01% 60.89%
Number of salaries quoted 31,882 38,308 43,558
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £31,680
25th Percentile £37,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,331 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.84% +0.55% +9.09%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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 -110 325 £72,500 +7.41% 279
North of England -116 244 £55,000 +4.76% 155
South West +2 168 £36,000 -40.00% 36
Midlands -110 154 £45,000 -2.70% 60
South East -65 134 £52,293 -19.55% 153
North West -123 121 £45,000 -18.18% 85
West Midlands -99 91 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East of England -98 70 £60,000 -27.27% 46
East Midlands -61 62 £28,000 -46.67% 22
Yorkshire -84 62 £54,900 +15.58% 48
North East +51 61 £64,080 +28.16% 24
Games
UK

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 95 (8.53%) Confluence
2 83 (7.45%) Microsoft Exchange
3 16 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (0.63%) WordPress
6 6 (0.54%) CMS
7 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (0.36%) nginx
7 4 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.27%) IIS
8 3 (0.27%) SAS
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.18%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.090%) Apache
10 1 (0.090%) TYPO3
10 1 (0.090%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (1.26%) AutoCAD
2 13 (1.17%) Revit
3 12 (1.08%) Maya
4 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.90%) Blender
6 9 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.63%) Sketch
8 6 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (0.45%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.36%) MotionBuilder
10 4 (0.36%) Simulink
10 4 (0.36%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.36%) ZBrush
11 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.27%) Houdini
11 3 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 54 (4.85%) Endur
2 9 (0.81%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.27%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.090%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 163 (14.63%) AWS
2 118 (10.59%) Azure
3 51 (4.58%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (2.60%) Figma
5 27 (2.42%) SaaS
6 25 (2.24%) Serverless
7 21 (1.89%) GitHub
8 20 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.80%) Power Platform
9 16 (1.44%) dbt
10 14 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 13 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 13 (1.17%) GCP
12 12 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (1.08%) Entra ID
13 11 (0.99%) Google Workspace
14 8 (0.72%) WhatsApp
15 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.63%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.40%) LAN
2 45 (4.04%) Firewall
3 43 (3.86%) WAN
4 37 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (3.14%) Broadband
6 20 (1.80%) Wireless
7 13 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (1.08%) DNS
9 11 (0.99%) Network Security
9 11 (0.99%) VPN
10 7 (0.63%) BGP
11 6 (0.54%) NAS
11 6 (0.54%) VoIP
12 5 (0.45%) Internet
13 4 (0.36%) DHCP
13 4 (0.36%) SD-WAN
13 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.27%) HTTP
14 3 (0.27%) IPv6
15 2 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.10%) MySQL
3 61 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 60 (5.39%) RDBMS
5 48 (4.31%) Redis
6 31 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 24 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
9 21 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
10 20 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.80%) Power BI
11 18 (1.62%) Tableau
12 10 (0.90%) Big Data
12 10 (0.90%) Looker
13 8 (0.72%) Couchbase
13 8 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.72%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.63%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 147 (13.20%) Git
2 119 (10.68%) JIRA
3 93 (8.35%) Visual Studio
4 88 (7.90%) Bitbucket
5 59 (5.30%) Sourcetree
6 23 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.35%) Subversion
7 15 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.90%) gulp
9 7 (0.63%) Grunt
9 7 (0.63%) Maven
10 6 (0.54%) webpack
10 6 (0.54%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.45%) GitLab
11 5 (0.45%) JUnit
12 4 (0.36%) Cypress.io
12 4 (0.36%) PostCSS
12 4 (0.36%) rollup.js
12 4 (0.36%) Vite
13 3 (0.27%) Storybook
General
1 351 (31.51%) Social Skills
2 139 (12.48%) Finance
3 97 (8.71%) Presentation Skills
4 76 (6.82%) Marketing
5 65 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (5.12%) Retail
7 47 (4.22%) Banking
8 43 (3.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 42 (3.77%) Telecoms
10 31 (2.78%) Local Government
10 31 (2.78%) Manufacturing
11 29 (2.60%) Advertising
11 29 (2.60%) Legal
12 26 (2.33%) Law
13 14 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (1.17%) Electronics
14 13 (1.17%) Military
15 11 (0.99%) iGaming
16 10 (0.90%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.90%) Esports
Job Titles
1 338 (30.34%) Developer
2 264 (23.70%) Senior
3 154 (13.82%) Games Developer
4 91 (8.17%) 3D Developer
5 89 (7.99%) Lead
6 88 (7.90%) Unity 3D Developer
7 83 (7.45%) Senior Developer
8 76 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 76 (6.82%) Architect
9 75 (6.73%) Senior Manager
10 69 (6.19%) Analyst
11 50 (4.49%) Development Manager
12 49 (4.40%) Business Manager
12 49 (4.40%) Senior Games Developer
13 47 (4.22%) Project Manager
14 46 (4.13%) Software Engineer
15 39 (3.50%) Security Architect
16 37 (3.32%) C# Developer
16 37 (3.32%) Lead Developer
17 36 (3.23%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (12.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 119 (10.68%) .NET
3 76 (6.82%) HTML
4 69 (6.19%) .NET Core
5 65 (5.83%) Unreal Engine
6 64 (5.75%) ASP.NET
7 60 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 58 (5.21%) CSS
9 51 (4.58%) React
10 48 (4.31%) HTML5
11 43 (3.86%) Node.js
12 42 (3.77%) Vue
13 39 (3.50%) Kafka
14 38 (3.41%) Entity Framework
15 37 (3.32%) AngularJS
16 35 (3.14%) RESTful
17 28 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (2.33%) Blazor
19 25 (2.24%) CSS3
20 23 (2.06%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 127 (11.40%) Virtual Reality
2 57 (5.12%) Client/Server
3 54 (4.85%) Swaptions
4 52 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (4.04%) Algorithms
6 42 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 40 (3.59%) Online Games
8 33 (2.96%) Social Media
9 32 (2.87%) Virtual Team
10 30 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
11 28 (2.51%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.24%) Animation
12 25 (2.24%) Augmented Reality
13 24 (2.15%) Product Ownership
14 23 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (1.71%) Mobile App
16 18 (1.62%) Management Information System
16 18 (1.62%) Mobile Games
17 17 (1.53%) Oculus
17 17 (1.53%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 136 (12.21%) Windows
2 51 (4.58%) Unix
3 48 (4.31%) Linux
4 40 (3.59%) Android
5 34 (3.05%) Windows Server
6 27 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.62%) Mac OS
8 13 (1.17%) Windows Vista
9 9 (0.81%) VMS
10 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.27%) Debian
12 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (18.67%) Agile
2 197 (17.68%) Software Engineering
3 164 (14.72%) Cybersecurity
4 163 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
5 136 (12.21%) Scrum
6 111 (9.96%) Design Patterns
7 109 (9.78%) DevOps
8 107 (9.61%) Computer Science
9 104 (9.34%) Use Case
10 101 (9.07%) Decision-Making
11 97 (8.71%) Full Stack Development
11 97 (8.71%) Mentoring
12 92 (8.26%) Mathematics
13 88 (7.90%) UML
14 85 (7.63%) Roadmaps
15 83 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
16 80 (7.18%) Analytics
16 80 (7.18%) SIEM
17 78 (7.00%) Actionable Insight
18 68 (6.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 256 (22.98%) C#
2 164 (14.72%) SQL
3 142 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 134 (12.03%) Python
5 104 (9.34%) Java
6 65 (5.83%) TypeScript
7 56 (5.03%) VB
8 46 (4.13%) C++
9 32 (2.87%) PHP
10 23 (2.06%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.89%) C
12 20 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.71%) Go
14 16 (1.44%) Bash
15 15 (1.35%) Rust
16 13 (1.17%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.08%) BrightScript
17 12 (1.08%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.63%) RPG
19 5 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 298 (26.75%) Degree
2 192 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 120 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 104 (9.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 40 (3.59%) CISSP
6 38 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 37 (3.32%) SSCP
8 35 (3.14%) CISM
9 29 (2.60%) Master's Degree
10 22 (1.97%) DBS Check
11 16 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.26%) CCNA
13 13 (1.17%) PhD
14 12 (1.08%) CCNP
15 10 (0.90%) CCNA CyberOps
15 10 (0.90%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.72%) MCP
17 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (0.63%) OSCP
18 6 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.46%) GDPR
2 55 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 22 (1.97%) QA
5 17 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.54%) SOC 2
9 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) ITGC
11 3 (0.27%) NIST
11 3 (0.27%) SLA
12 2 (0.18%) GRC
12 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.090%) Accessibility
13 1 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.090%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.090%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.090%) NCSC
System Software
1 51 (4.58%) Docker
2 40 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.18%) Firmware
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.090%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (3.59%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.78%) Terraform
3 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.08%) SCCM
5 11 (0.99%) Ansible
6 9 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.63%) Progress Chef
7 7 (0.63%) WSUS
8 6 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.27%) Salt
11 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
12 1 (0.090%) Grafana
12 1 (0.090%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.090%) Puppet
12 1 (0.090%) QRadar
12 1 (0.090%) WMI
Vendors
1 224 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.30%) Oracle
3 54 (4.85%) OpenLink
3 54 (4.85%) Sybase
3 54 (4.85%) TIBCO
4 40 (3.59%) Google
5 35 (3.14%) Apple
6 31 (2.78%) BT
7 29 (2.60%) Adobe
8 28 (2.51%) Cisco
9 17 (1.53%) VMware
10 16 (1.44%) Autodesk
11 11 (0.99%) Databricks
12 10 (0.90%) Dell
13 9 (0.81%) F5
13 9 (0.81%) YouTube
14 7 (0.63%) IFS
14 7 (0.63%) Salesforce
14 7 (0.63%) SAP
14 7 (0.63%) Workday