Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 160 155
Rank change year-on-year +43 -5 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,536 424 1,223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.01% 2.13% 2.25%
As % of the General category 4.82% 3.66% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 608 363 996
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.80% +3.00%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 31,853 11,590 33,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 62.50% 58.22% 61.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19,944 9,671 26,346
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £34,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £84,250
90th Percentile £111,250 £113,750 £102,500
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +6.48% +2.86%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in London

Games
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in London.

Salary trend for Games in London

Games
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in London

Games
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the London region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
Central London -8 124 £67,500 -3.57% 77
West London +9 98 £75,000 -16.67% 89
South London -11 17 £60,000 +14.29% 6
North London - 6 £50,000 - 3
East London - 1 £40,500 - 25
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Games.

1 585 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (32.36%) JavaScript
3 453 (29.49%) Social Skills
4 446 (29.04%) Software Engineering
5 441 (28.71%) Python
6 412 (26.82%) AWS
7 380 (24.74%) React
8 327 (21.29%) Java
9 310 (20.18%) TypeScript
10 307 (19.99%) Computer Science
11 292 (19.01%) Degree
11 292 (19.01%) Docker
12 286 (18.62%) Git (software)
13 270 (17.58%) Finance
14 252 (16.41%) User Experience
15 247 (16.08%) REST
16 242 (15.76%) SQL
17 240 (15.63%) Kubernetes
18 238 (15.49%) Node.js
19 235 (15.30%) Microservices
20 234 (15.23%) Mentoring
21 229 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
22 208 (13.54%) Full Stack Development
23 206 (13.41%) Google
24 200 (13.02%) PostgreSQL
25 180 (11.72%) GCP
26 177 (11.52%) C++
27 176 (11.46%) DevOps
28 172 (11.20%) Test Automation
28 172 (11.20%) RESTful

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 68 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.02%) Apache
4 27 (1.76%) Tornado
5 24 (1.56%) nginx
6 22 (1.43%) Confluence
7 18 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.04%) Apache TomEE
9 14 (0.91%) CMS
10 13 (0.85%) Ethereum
11 9 (0.59%) IIS
11 9 (0.59%) SAS
12 8 (0.52%) WordPress
13 7 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.46%) Headless CMS
13 7 (0.46%) Luigi
13 7 (0.46%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.26%) MODX
14 4 (0.26%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (1.95%) Photoshop
2 25 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (0.91%) GIMP
4 12 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
5 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (0.65%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
7 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (0.39%) Maya
9 5 (0.33%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.26%) Figma
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.20%) Sketch
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.13%) Blender
12 2 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.065%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.065%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 412 (26.82%) AWS
2 180 (11.72%) GCP
3 151 (9.83%) GitHub
4 121 (7.88%) Serverless
5 120 (7.81%) Amazon S3
6 115 (7.49%) Azure
7 81 (5.27%) AWS Lambda
8 63 (4.10%) SaaS
9 50 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
9 50 (3.26%) GitHub Actions
10 40 (2.60%) AWS Step Functions
11 37 (2.41%) AppsFlyer
11 37 (2.41%) Firebase
11 37 (2.41%) Pushwoosh
12 36 (2.34%) AWS Fargate
12 36 (2.34%) CloudFront
13 35 (2.28%) PaaS
14 33 (2.15%) Heroku
15 32 (2.08%) Google Play
16 29 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.30%) Broadband
2 24 (1.56%) HTTP
3 16 (1.04%) AMQP
3 16 (1.04%) Firewall
4 13 (0.85%) Internet
5 4 (0.26%) BGP
5 4 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (0.26%) DAB
5 4 (0.26%) DNS
5 4 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (0.26%) Intranet
5 4 (0.26%) IOS XR
5 4 (0.26%) MPLS
5 4 (0.26%) VPN
6 3 (0.20%) SMTP
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.065%) DHCP
8 1 (0.065%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (13.02%) PostgreSQL
2 165 (10.74%) NoSQL
3 161 (10.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 158 (10.29%) MongoDB
5 129 (8.40%) Relational Database
6 108 (7.03%) MySQL
7 96 (6.25%) Redis
8 59 (3.84%) SQL Server
9 39 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (2.54%) Big Data
10 36 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (2.08%) BigQuery
12 31 (2.02%) Looker
13 25 (1.63%) Blockchain
13 25 (1.63%) Hazelcast
13 25 (1.63%) Tableau
14 18 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.04%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.91%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 286 (18.62%) Git (software)
2 110 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 90 (5.86%) webpack
4 86 (5.60%) Bitbucket
5 76 (4.95%) Maven
6 71 (4.62%) JIRA
7 63 (4.10%) Mercurial
8 55 (3.58%) CircleCI
9 49 (3.19%) Postman
10 46 (2.99%) Babel
11 42 (2.73%) Selenium
12 36 (2.34%) Cypress.io
13 33 (2.15%) GitLab
14 31 (2.02%) PHPUnit
15 29 (1.89%) Cucumber
16 26 (1.69%) GoCD
17 24 (1.56%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (1.30%) SonarQube
20 17 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 453 (29.49%) Social Skills
2 270 (17.58%) Finance
3 137 (8.92%) Marketing
4 135 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (5.66%) Retail
6 76 (4.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 64 (4.17%) Legal
8 54 (3.52%) Back Office
9 49 (3.19%) Presentation Skills
10 48 (3.13%) Advertising
11 38 (2.47%) Online Betting
12 35 (2.28%) Banking
13 32 (2.08%) Law
14 29 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
15 24 (1.56%) Public Speaking
16 22 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (1.43%) Publishing
17 21 (1.37%) iGaming
18 19 (1.24%) Organisational Skills
19 16 (1.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 578 (37.63%) Developer
2 227 (14.78%) Software Engineer
3 181 (11.78%) Senior Developer
4 120 (7.81%) Senior Software Engineer
5 114 (7.42%) Java Developer
6 83 (5.40%) Games Developer
7 72 (4.69%) Backend Developer
8 59 (3.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 53 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 49 (3.19%) Software Developer
11 48 (3.13%) React Developer
12 47 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
13 45 (2.93%) Analyst
14 44 (2.86%) Architect
15 40 (2.60%) Data Scientist
16 37 (2.41%) iOS Developer
17 36 (2.34%) Principal Engineer
18 33 (2.15%) Lead Developer
18 33 (2.15%) Technical Leader
19 32 (2.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (24.74%) React
2 247 (16.08%) REST
3 238 (15.49%) Node.js
4 172 (11.20%) RESTful
5 159 (10.35%) CSS
6 156 (10.16%) HTML
7 149 (9.70%) GraphQL
8 129 (8.40%) Web Services
9 122 (7.94%) Kafka
10 120 (7.81%) Spring
11 118 (7.68%) AngularJS
12 97 (6.32%) .NET
13 96 (6.25%) Jest
14 88 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
14 88 (5.73%) Redux
15 83 (5.40%) Vue.js
16 77 (5.01%) React Native
17 73 (4.75%) Spring Boot
18 67 (4.36%) WebSockets
19 56 (3.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 252 (16.41%) User Experience
2 149 (9.70%) Online Games
3 128 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 118 (7.68%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (6.45%) Social Media
6 85 (5.53%) Algorithms
7 79 (5.14%) Blog
8 70 (4.56%) Virtual Team
9 66 (4.30%) Augmented Reality
10 62 (4.04%) Mobile Games
11 44 (2.86%) Client/Server
12 40 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
13 38 (2.47%) Social Gaming
14 31 (2.02%) Cloud Native
15 28 (1.82%) Legacy Code
16 24 (1.56%) Data Structures
17 19 (1.24%) Animation
18 18 (1.17%) Video\Live Streaming
19 16 (1.04%) Equities
19 16 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 166 (10.81%) Linux
2 143 (9.31%) Android
3 112 (7.29%) Apple iOS
4 88 (5.73%) Unix
5 46 (2.99%) Windows
6 10 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.065%) Android TV
10 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (29.04%) Software Engineering
3 307 (19.99%) Computer Science
4 235 (15.30%) Microservices
5 234 (15.23%) Mentoring
6 229 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
7 208 (13.54%) Full Stack Development
8 176 (11.46%) DevOps
9 172 (11.20%) Test Automation
10 163 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
11 161 (10.48%) Analytics
12 150 (9.77%) Artificial Intelligence
13 148 (9.64%) TDD
14 141 (9.18%) Data Science
15 140 (9.11%) Scrum
16 132 (8.59%) Machine Learning
17 125 (8.14%) Mathematics
18 121 (7.88%) Front End Development
19 108 (7.03%) Event-Driven
19 108 (7.03%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 497 (32.36%) JavaScript
2 441 (28.71%) Python
3 327 (21.29%) Java
4 310 (20.18%) TypeScript
5 242 (15.76%) SQL
6 177 (11.52%) C++
7 144 (9.38%) C#
8 91 (5.92%) Go
9 76 (4.95%) Scala
10 75 (4.88%) PHP
11 74 (4.82%) ES6
11 74 (4.82%) R
12 73 (4.75%) C
13 62 (4.04%) Kotlin
14 51 (3.32%) Apple Swift
15 43 (2.80%) Ruby
16 34 (2.21%) Java 8
17 28 (1.82%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.56%) Assembly Language
18 24 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 292 (19.01%) Degree
2 127 (8.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 38 (2.47%) Master's Degree
4 36 (2.34%) PhD
5 20 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.65%) RIBA
9 7 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.39%) CISSP
11 4 (0.26%) CCNA
11 4 (0.26%) CCNP
11 4 (0.26%) PMP
12 3 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.20%) CISM
13 2 (0.13%) AAT
13 2 (0.13%) CCAB
13 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.77%) QA
2 39 (2.54%) GDPR
3 36 (2.34%) Accessibility
4 15 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.26%) PMO
6 3 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) NIST
8 1 (0.065%) COBIT
8 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.065%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 292 (19.01%) Docker
2 11 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.13%) LXC
5 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 240 (15.63%) Kubernetes
2 136 (8.85%) Terraform
3 49 (3.19%) Ansible
4 19 (1.24%) Istio
5 16 (1.04%) Grafana
6 14 (0.91%) linkerd
6 14 (0.91%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.59%) Puppet
9 8 (0.52%) SCCM
10 6 (0.39%) Kubeflow
11 5 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.13%) Consul
12 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.13%) Nessus
12 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.065%) Mesos
13 1 (0.065%) Nexpose
13 1 (0.065%) Nmap
13 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 206 (13.41%) Google
2 102 (6.64%) Microsoft
3 62 (4.04%) Oracle
4 47 (3.06%) Instagram
4 47 (3.06%) YouTube
5 35 (2.28%) Facebook
6 29 (1.89%) Adobe
7 25 (1.63%) Apple
8 23 (1.50%) Splunk
9 18 (1.17%) TOWER Software
10 17 (1.11%) New Relic
11 16 (1.04%) Twitter
12 14 (0.91%) BT
13 13 (0.85%) LexisNexis
14 10 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.65%) PagerDuty
14 10 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.59%) Cisco
16 8 (0.52%) Foundry
17 7 (0.46%) Snapchat