Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 135 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -41 +25
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,933 1,934 2,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.85% 2.60% 3.15%
As % of the General category 5.78% 4.79% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,602 1,668 2,151
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £33,362 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,875 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 33,423 40,410 40,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.24% 54.26% 52.62%
Number of salaries quoted 26,192 28,199 34,875
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in London

Games
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in London.

Salary trend for Games in London

Games
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
Central London -16 307 £60,000 +4.35% 94
West London -29 57 £60,000 +33.33% 108
East London +14 37 £50,000 +25.00% 16
South London -31 32 £40,000 -28.89% 9
North London -1 4 £100,000 +122.22% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for Games.

1 1,049 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (29.28%) Java
3 529 (27.37%) C#
4 518 (26.80%) TDD
5 492 (25.45%) JavaScript
6 377 (19.50%) BDD
7 359 (18.57%) .NET
8 353 (18.26%) SQL Server
9 348 (18.00%) Software Engineering
10 343 (17.74%) SQL
11 329 (17.02%) AngularJS
12 308 (15.93%) MVC
13 292 (15.11%) RESTful
14 289 (14.95%) Degree
15 278 (14.38%) Finance
16 277 (14.33%) ASP.NET
17 266 (13.76%) HTML
17 266 (13.76%) Computer Science
18 263 (13.61%) CSS
19 258 (13.35%) Scrum
20 241 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
21 232 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
22 231 (11.95%) Python
23 230 (11.90%) DevOps
24 227 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
25 220 (11.38%) Test Automation
26 217 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
27 209 (10.81%) Web Application Development
27 209 (10.81%) OO
28 208 (10.76%) Continuous Integration

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
1 156 (8.07%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (3.47%) Apache Spark
3 38 (1.97%) Confluence
4 29 (1.50%) Apache
5 26 (1.35%) IIS
6 19 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 13 (0.67%) Ethereum
9 11 (0.57%) CMS
10 9 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon Alexa
12 7 (0.36%) Mule
12 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.31%) SAS
14 5 (0.26%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.26%) nginx
14 5 (0.26%) WordPress
15 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (1.24%) Photoshop
2 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.62%) InVision
5 9 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.21%) SPSS
10 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.10%) Maya
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.10%) Snapchat
12 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.052%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.31%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.052%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 227 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 53 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (2.59%) GitHub
6 42 (2.17%) npm
7 38 (1.97%) Google Play
8 36 (1.86%) Serverless
9 26 (1.35%) Slack
10 25 (1.29%) Yarn
11 24 (1.24%) PaaS
12 22 (1.14%) IaaS
13 21 (1.09%) SaaS
14 16 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (0.83%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.83%) Office 365
15 15 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.72%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.69%) Internet
2 41 (2.12%) Firewall
3 19 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.93%) HTTP
5 16 (0.83%) DNS
6 12 (0.62%) VPN
7 11 (0.57%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.57%) LAN
8 10 (0.52%) SAN
9 9 (0.47%) DAB
10 8 (0.41%) SNMP
10 8 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.36%) DHCP
11 7 (0.36%) FCoE
12 5 (0.26%) IPv6
12 5 (0.26%) VoIP
13 4 (0.21%) Extranet
13 4 (0.21%) Intranet
13 4 (0.21%) IPv4
13 4 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.17%) NoSQL
3 154 (7.97%) SQL Server 2016
4 126 (6.52%) Big Data
5 93 (4.81%) Hadoop
6 88 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 71 (3.67%) MySQL
8 61 (3.16%) Blockchain
9 57 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (2.69%) Relational Database
11 50 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (2.02%) Redis
14 35 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
15 28 (1.45%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.19%) OLAP
17 21 (1.09%) Data Lake
17 21 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
18 19 (0.98%) Couchbase
18 19 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 191 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 116 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 105 (5.43%) JIRA
4 78 (4.04%) Selenium
5 66 (3.41%) Cucumber
6 61 (3.16%) gulp
7 60 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 56 (2.90%) webpack
9 54 (2.79%) Grunt
10 53 (2.74%) Mocha
11 50 (2.59%) JUnit
12 42 (2.17%) Maven
13 38 (1.97%) Jasmine
14 36 (1.86%) NUnit
15 34 (1.76%) SpecFlow
16 32 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
17 25 (1.29%) Visual Studio
18 23 (1.19%) WebDriver
19 22 (1.14%) Gradle
20 21 (1.09%) GoCD
General
1 278 (14.38%) Finance
2 98 (5.07%) Banking
3 95 (4.91%) Marketing
4 82 (4.24%) Retail
5 43 (2.22%) Law
6 32 (1.66%) Publishing
7 26 (1.35%) Advertising
8 19 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 18 (0.93%) Front Office
10 13 (0.67%) Online Betting
11 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.47%) Legal
12 8 (0.41%) Automotive
12 8 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.36%) Electronics
14 6 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.26%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.26%) Retail Finance
16 4 (0.21%) Danish Language
16 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 951 (49.20%) Developer
2 235 (12.16%) .NET Developer
3 199 (10.29%) C# Developer
4 195 (10.09%) Senior Developer
5 185 (9.57%) Java Developer
6 169 (8.74%) Games Developer
7 140 (7.24%) Analyst
8 123 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 121 (6.26%) Software Developer
10 109 (5.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 109 (5.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 99 (5.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 95 (4.91%) Software Engineer
13 92 (4.76%) Graduate
14 89 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
15 72 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
16 71 (3.67%) Junior
17 68 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
18 66 (3.41%) Angular Developer
19 65 (3.36%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (18.57%) .NET
2 329 (17.02%) AngularJS
3 292 (15.11%) RESTful
4 277 (14.33%) ASP.NET
5 266 (13.76%) HTML
6 263 (13.61%) CSS
7 232 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 217 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 187 (9.67%) Node.js
10 184 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 181 (9.36%) React
12 180 (9.31%) REST
13 166 (8.59%) Spring
14 165 (8.54%) Web Services
15 136 (7.04%) Kafka
16 131 (6.78%) WCF
17 129 (6.67%) Spring Boot
18 107 (5.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 105 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
20 92 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 266 (13.76%) Computer Science
2 172 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (8.69%) Online Games
4 156 (8.07%) User Experience
5 121 (6.26%) Greenfield Project
6 110 (5.69%) Algorithms
7 85 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
8 82 (4.24%) Mobile App
9 66 (3.41%) Fintech
9 66 (3.41%) Mobile Games
10 59 (3.05%) Online Gambling
11 56 (2.90%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.97%) Blog
13 31 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.45%) iPhone
14 28 (1.45%) PlayStation
15 27 (1.40%) Social Gaming
16 26 (1.35%) Xbox
17 21 (1.09%) Management Information System
17 21 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 192 (9.93%) Linux
2 139 (7.19%) Windows
3 132 (6.83%) Android
4 94 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.45%) Unix
6 21 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 18 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.47%) CentOS
10 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.41%) Debian
12 6 (0.31%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,049 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (26.80%) TDD
3 377 (19.50%) BDD
4 348 (18.00%) Software Engineering
5 308 (15.93%) MVC
6 258 (13.35%) Scrum
7 241 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
8 230 (11.90%) DevOps
9 220 (11.38%) Test Automation
10 209 (10.81%) OO
10 209 (10.81%) Web Application Development
11 208 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
11 208 (10.76%) Microservices
12 187 (9.67%) Front End Development
13 165 (8.54%) Kanban
14 158 (8.17%) Analytics
15 152 (7.86%) Web Development
16 149 (7.71%) Open Source
17 126 (6.52%) Mathematics
18 114 (5.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 566 (29.28%) Java
2 529 (27.37%) C#
3 492 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 343 (17.74%) SQL
5 231 (11.95%) Python
6 182 (9.42%) Java 8
7 153 (7.92%) Ruby
8 139 (7.19%) C++
9 92 (4.76%) Scala
10 56 (2.90%) PHP
11 49 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 47 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 46 (2.38%) C
13 46 (2.38%) F#
14 45 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 44 (2.28%) Go
15 44 (2.28%) Objective-C
16 37 (1.91%) R
16 37 (1.91%) Shell Script
17 35 (1.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 289 (14.95%) Degree
2 71 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.71%) PhD
4 31 (1.60%) ISEB
5 20 (1.03%) CISSP
6 17 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 15 (0.78%) CBAP
7 15 (0.78%) GIAC
8 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.62%) MCSE
9 12 (0.62%) Security Cleared
10 11 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.52%) CCNA
11 10 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.52%) SANS
12 9 (0.47%) CISM
12 9 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.71%) QA
2 24 (1.24%) SLA
3 13 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.41%) GDPR
7 7 (0.36%) PMO
8 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) COSO
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.052%) GMP
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.052%) SEPA
11 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 176 (9.11%) Docker
2 68 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.03%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.36%) NFS
6 7 (0.36%) Samba
6 7 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.21%) etcd
9 3 (0.16%) Firmware
9 3 (0.16%) LXC
9 3 (0.16%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.10%) NDS
11 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.052%) iptables
11 1 (0.052%) QEMU
11 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 88 (4.55%) Ansible
2 74 (3.83%) Kubernetes
3 58 (3.00%) Puppet
4 51 (2.64%) Terraform
5 37 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.60%) Kibana
7 28 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (0.98%) Grafana
9 18 (0.93%) Nagios
10 13 (0.67%) Oozie
11 12 (0.62%) Consul
11 12 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (0.62%) Salt
11 12 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.62%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.52%) SCCM
13 8 (0.41%) Graphite
13 8 (0.41%) Packer
13 8 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 196 (10.14%) Google
2 105 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.00%) Oracle
4 52 (2.69%) Facebook
5 48 (2.48%) VMware
6 36 (1.86%) Tableau
7 26 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 24 (1.24%) Adobe
9 15 (0.78%) Apple
9 15 (0.78%) Informatica
10 14 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.62%) Databricks
11 12 (0.62%) EXASOL
11 12 (0.62%) Hortonworks
11 12 (0.62%) MapR
11 12 (0.62%) SnapLogic
11 12 (0.62%) Talend
12 10 (0.52%) Citrix
12 10 (0.52%) NetApp
12 10 (0.52%) Okta