Period
to

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

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 108 156
Rank change year-on-year +36 +48 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,537 1,059 877
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.03% 3.08% 2.26%
As % of the General category 7.36% 5.07% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 703 595 729
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £32,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £66,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +5.60% +4.17%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.82% - +5.77%

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 48,085 20,892 23,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 68.37% 60.75% 61.03%
Number of salaries quoted 22,377 15,362 18,749
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,348
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +6.05%
75th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £110,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 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
Central London -2 111 £72,500 +16.00% 40
West London 0 86 £55,000 - 13
South London -48 13 £65,000 +8.33% 5
East London -46 12 £42,500 -43.33% 4
North London -36 4 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 London region with a requirement for Games.

1 1,636 (46.25%) Agile
2 1,130 (31.95%) Python
3 1,052 (29.74%) Software Engineering
4 1,001 (28.30%) Social Skills
5 998 (28.22%) AWS
6 940 (26.58%) JavaScript
7 902 (25.50%) Finance
8 900 (25.45%) Java
9 770 (21.77%) React
10 763 (21.57%) SQL
11 740 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
12 696 (19.68%) Kubernetes
12 696 (19.68%) Degree
13 680 (19.23%) TypeScript
14 657 (18.58%) Docker
15 641 (18.12%) User Experience
16 637 (18.01%) DevOps
17 626 (17.70%) CI/CD
18 617 (17.44%) Azure
19 601 (16.99%) Mentoring
20 594 (16.79%) Data Science
21 580 (16.40%) Git (software)
22 558 (15.78%) GCP
23 522 (14.76%) Node.js
24 521 (14.73%) Microservices
25 511 (14.45%) Test Automation
25 511 (14.45%) Marketing
26 492 (13.91%) Analytics
27 458 (12.95%) HTML
28 452 (12.78%) Computer Science

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
1 196 (5.54%) Elasticsearch
2 163 (4.61%) Apache Spark
3 149 (4.21%) Apache Airflow
4 86 (2.43%) CMS
5 79 (2.23%) Confluence
6 64 (1.81%) Headless CMS
7 63 (1.78%) Apache
8 57 (1.61%) Tornado
9 53 (1.50%) nginx
10 44 (1.24%) Apache Pulsar
11 25 (0.71%) Luigi
11 25 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.65%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.62%) Ethereum
14 19 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.51%) Apache Solr
16 17 (0.48%) WordPress
17 15 (0.42%) Jupyter
18 13 (0.37%) MS Exchange
19 7 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 124 (3.51%) Sketch
2 44 (1.24%) InVision
3 41 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 37 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 33 (0.93%) Adobe XD
7 31 (0.88%) Chatbot
8 24 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.68%) Zeplin
9 19 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
10 17 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 15 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
12 10 (0.28%) Maya
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 5 (0.14%) InDesign
14 3 (0.085%) Blender
14 3 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 28 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
2 24 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.20%) Ripple
3 7 (0.20%) Ripple XRP
3 7 (0.20%) Shopify
4 6 (0.17%) Social Studio
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.085%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.057%) Cloudability
9 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.028%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 998 (28.22%) AWS
2 617 (17.44%) Azure
3 558 (15.78%) GCP
4 359 (10.15%) GitHub
5 268 (7.58%) Serverless
6 214 (6.05%) SaaS
7 154 (4.35%) npm
8 148 (4.18%) Figma
9 128 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
10 103 (2.91%) Amazon S3
11 101 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
12 73 (2.06%) GitHub Actions
13 71 (2.01%) Amazon Kinesis
14 70 (1.98%) Power Platform
15 58 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
15 58 (1.64%) Snowflake
16 55 (1.55%) dbt
17 50 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
18 49 (1.39%) Azure Monitor
19 47 (1.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.45%) HTTP
2 118 (3.34%) Internet
3 51 (1.44%) Broadband
4 35 (0.99%) Firewall
5 29 (0.82%) DNS
6 19 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 19 (0.54%) Network Security
7 16 (0.45%) Wireless
8 14 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.40%) WLAN
9 12 (0.34%) LAN
10 11 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
11 10 (0.28%) MQTT
11 10 (0.28%) VPN
12 9 (0.25%) DHCP
13 8 (0.23%) IP Telephony
13 8 (0.23%) SAN
13 8 (0.23%) WAN
14 6 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (11.45%) NoSQL
2 350 (9.90%) MongoDB
3 333 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
4 262 (7.41%) Big Data
4 262 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 213 (6.02%) MySQL
6 163 (4.61%) SQL Server
7 159 (4.50%) Redis
8 150 (4.24%) BigQuery
9 144 (4.07%) Tableau
10 121 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 108 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 93 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
13 85 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 80 (2.26%) Hadoop
15 74 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
16 70 (1.98%) Flink
16 70 (1.98%) Power BI
17 68 (1.92%) HBase
18 51 (1.44%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 580 (16.40%) Git (software)
2 266 (7.52%) JIRA
3 223 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 197 (5.57%) webpack
5 146 (4.13%) GitLab
5 146 (4.13%) Maven
6 115 (3.25%) Bitbucket
7 109 (3.08%) CircleCI
8 94 (2.66%) Cypress.io
9 70 (1.98%) JUnit
10 62 (1.75%) Visual Studio
11 54 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 52 (1.47%) Grunt
13 51 (1.44%) Mocha
14 49 (1.39%) git-flow
15 47 (1.33%) Babel
15 47 (1.33%) GoCD
16 39 (1.10%) Gradle
16 39 (1.10%) NUnit
17 38 (1.07%) Jasmine
General
1 1,001 (28.30%) Social Skills
2 902 (25.50%) Finance
3 511 (14.45%) Marketing
4 405 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
5 366 (10.35%) Retail
6 286 (8.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 225 (6.36%) Presentation Skills
8 209 (5.91%) Legal
9 156 (4.41%) Esports
10 128 (3.62%) Advertising
11 107 (3.03%) Back Office
12 94 (2.66%) Online Betting
13 92 (2.60%) Electronics
14 85 (2.40%) Banking
15 64 (1.81%) Financial Institution
16 60 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
17 54 (1.53%) Public Sector
18 43 (1.22%) Automotive
19 40 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
20 33 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 993 (28.07%) Developer
2 642 (18.15%) Software Engineer
3 351 (9.92%) Senior Developer
4 248 (7.01%) Senior Software Engineer
5 175 (4.95%) Analyst
6 171 (4.83%) Software Developer
7 159 (4.50%) Designer
8 152 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 147 (4.16%) Data Engineer
10 138 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 125 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 112 (3.17%) Java Engineer
13 107 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
14 99 (2.80%) Product Manager
15 98 (2.77%) Lead Developer
16 86 (2.43%) Backend Developer
17 80 (2.26%) Senior Software Developer
18 76 (2.15%) Principal Engineer
19 74 (2.09%) UI Designer
19 74 (2.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 770 (21.77%) React
2 522 (14.76%) Node.js
3 458 (12.95%) HTML
4 452 (12.78%) Kafka
5 441 (12.47%) CSS
6 364 (10.29%) REST
7 310 (8.76%) Spring
8 298 (8.43%) AngularJS
9 293 (8.28%) RESTful
10 286 (8.09%) .NET
11 224 (6.33%) Spring Boot
12 219 (6.19%) Sass
13 211 (5.97%) Jest
13 211 (5.97%) Redux
14 204 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
15 200 (5.65%) Vue.js
16 187 (5.29%) HTML5
17 146 (4.13%) WebSockets
18 141 (3.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 127 (3.59%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 641 (18.12%) User Experience
2 352 (9.95%) Sports Betting
3 279 (7.89%) Online Games
4 180 (5.09%) Blog
4 180 (5.09%) Virtual Team
5 173 (4.89%) Mobile App
6 161 (4.55%) Algorithms
7 157 (4.44%) Data Structures
8 156 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
9 151 (4.27%) Cloud Native
10 140 (3.96%) Blockchain
11 101 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
12 96 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 78 (2.21%) Over-the-Top Content
14 75 (2.12%) BBC
15 61 (1.72%) Animation
15 61 (1.72%) Augmented Reality
15 61 (1.72%) Social Media
16 58 (1.64%) Management Information System
17 52 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 404 (11.42%) Linux
2 290 (8.20%) Android
3 207 (5.85%) Apple iOS
4 203 (5.74%) Unix
5 135 (3.82%) Windows
6 31 (0.88%) CentOS
7 28 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.23%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.057%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.028%) Android TV
14 1 (0.028%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,636 (46.25%) Agile
2 1,052 (29.74%) Software Engineering
3 740 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
4 637 (18.01%) DevOps
5 626 (17.70%) CI/CD
6 601 (16.99%) Mentoring
7 594 (16.79%) Data Science
8 521 (14.73%) Microservices
9 511 (14.45%) Test Automation
10 492 (13.91%) Analytics
11 452 (12.78%) Computer Science
12 439 (12.41%) TDD
13 431 (12.19%) Scrum
14 403 (11.39%) Artificial Intelligence
15 402 (11.37%) Machine Learning
16 399 (11.28%) UX Design
17 381 (10.77%) Full Stack Development
18 325 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
19 308 (8.71%) Coaching
20 260 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,130 (31.95%) Python
2 940 (26.58%) JavaScript
3 900 (25.45%) Java
4 763 (21.57%) SQL
5 680 (19.23%) TypeScript
6 366 (10.35%) C++
7 346 (9.78%) C#
8 300 (8.48%) Go
9 236 (6.67%) Scala
10 224 (6.33%) Kotlin
11 168 (4.75%) C
12 158 (4.47%) Ruby
13 124 (3.51%) ES6
14 119 (3.36%) PHP
15 116 (3.28%) R
16 106 (3.00%) Bash
17 78 (2.21%) PowerShell
18 67 (1.89%) Rust
19 41 (1.16%) Elixir
20 39 (1.10%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 696 (19.68%) Degree
2 226 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (2.01%) Master's Degree
4 35 (0.99%) PhD
5 32 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (0.57%) CISSP
7 18 (0.51%) CISM
8 15 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.28%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.25%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.25%) Security Cleared
12 7 (0.20%) CFA
12 7 (0.20%) CISMP
12 7 (0.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 7 (0.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 7 (0.20%) MCPD
12 7 (0.20%) MCSD
13 6 (0.17%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (9.39%) QA
2 118 (3.34%) Accessibility
3 44 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.93%) GDPR
5 21 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.59%) PMO
6 15 (0.42%) SLA
7 14 (0.40%) SEPA
8 13 (0.37%) WCAG
9 11 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.23%) SOC 2
11 6 (0.17%) GMP
11 6 (0.17%) GRC
12 4 (0.11%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 3 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.085%) WAI
14 1 (0.028%) IFRS
14 1 (0.028%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 657 (18.58%) Docker
2 49 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 29 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.82%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.31%) Firmware
5 7 (0.20%) KVM
6 6 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (0.14%) LXC
8 3 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.028%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 696 (19.68%) Kubernetes
2 286 (8.09%) Terraform
3 115 (3.25%) Ansible
4 44 (1.24%) Prometheus
5 43 (1.22%) Puppet
6 34 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (0.82%) Oozie
8 26 (0.74%) Grafana
9 21 (0.59%) Argo
9 21 (0.59%) Graylog
9 21 (0.59%) Kibana
10 19 (0.54%) SCCM
11 17 (0.48%) Mesos
12 16 (0.45%) Graphite
13 14 (0.40%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.28%) Istio
15 8 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.20%) Packer
17 5 (0.14%) linkerd
17 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 372 (10.52%) Google
2 342 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 185 (5.23%) Apple
4 106 (3.00%) Oracle
5 103 (2.91%) Adobe
6 98 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
7 64 (1.81%) New Relic
8 50 (1.41%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 49 (1.39%) Databricks
10 47 (1.33%) Optimizely
11 44 (1.24%) Elastic Path
12 43 (1.22%) TOWER Software
13 40 (1.13%) Autodesk
14 39 (1.10%) Perforce
15 37 (1.05%) Cloudera
16 27 (0.76%) Facebook
17 26 (0.74%) Sun
18 25 (0.71%) Twitter
19 24 (0.68%) Atlassian
20 23 (0.65%) Teradata