Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 151 124
Rank change year-on-year -13 -27 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 421 1,228 1,911
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.12% 2.26% 2.81%
As % of the General category 4.43% 4.70% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 418 1,151 1,700
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £33,362
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 9,506 26,100 34,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.95% 48.06% 50.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,844 20,579 26,841
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +46 70 £70,000 - 43
West London +49 2 £60,000 +9.09% 50
South London +44 1 £52,500 -13.93% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 156 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (30.17%) Python
3 122 (28.98%) AWS
4 119 (28.27%) JavaScript
5 93 (22.09%) Java
6 90 (21.38%) C#
7 88 (20.90%) Azure
8 77 (18.29%) Finance
9 74 (17.58%) Docker
10 73 (17.34%) Kubernetes
11 72 (17.10%) DevOps
12 66 (15.68%) Node.js
13 65 (15.44%) Microservices
14 60 (14.25%) .NET
15 58 (13.78%) C++
15 58 (13.78%) GCP
16 55 (13.06%) Mobile Games
17 49 (11.64%) React
18 48 (11.40%) Greenfield Project
19 47 (11.16%) TDD
19 47 (11.16%) SQL Server
19 47 (11.16%) AngularJS
20 45 (10.69%) Scrum
21 44 (10.45%) MVC
22 42 (9.98%) HTML
23 41 (9.74%) SQL
24 40 (9.50%) Microsoft
25 39 (9.26%) CSS
25 39 (9.26%) Git (software)
25 39 (9.26%) 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 23 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.14%) CMS
4 8 (1.90%) Confluence
5 6 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.19%) Tornado
7 3 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) SAS
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.95%) Fireworks
2 4 (0.95%) Inkscape
2 4 (0.95%) Maya
3 3 (0.71%) Blender
3 3 (0.71%) MODO
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.48%) InDesign
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.48%) Mudbox
4 2 (0.48%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) Figma
5 1 (0.24%) LightWave 3D
5 1 (0.24%) Revit
5 1 (0.24%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 122 (28.98%) AWS
2 88 (20.90%) Azure
3 58 (13.78%) GCP
4 27 (6.41%) Serverless
5 19 (4.51%) SaaS
6 16 (3.80%) OpenShift
7 14 (3.33%) GitHub
8 12 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.14%) Datadog
10 8 (1.90%) npm
11 7 (1.66%) PaaS
12 6 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.43%) Office 365
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (1.19%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.19%) Google Analytics
13 5 (1.19%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.56%) Internet
2 6 (1.43%) DNS
3 5 (1.19%) Firewall
4 4 (0.95%) SSH
4 4 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.48%) AMQP
5 2 (0.48%) DSL
6 1 (0.24%) HTTP
6 1 (0.24%) RTP
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.18%) Redis
3 19 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 18 (4.28%) MongoDB
4 18 (4.28%) SQL Server 2019
5 16 (3.80%) Riak
6 12 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.61%) KDB
7 11 (2.61%) Kdb+
7 11 (2.61%) MySQL
8 10 (2.38%) Big Data
9 9 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.90%) Tableau
11 7 (1.66%) Blockchain
11 7 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.95%) Flink
13 4 (0.95%) Looker
Development Applications
1 39 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.55%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.89%) TeamCity
4 17 (4.04%) JIRA
4 17 (4.04%) webpack
5 15 (3.56%) Visual Studio
6 13 (3.09%) Grunt
7 9 (2.14%) GitLab
7 9 (2.14%) Selenium
8 8 (1.90%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.66%) Android Studio
9 7 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.66%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.66%) gulp
9 7 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.66%) Xcode
10 6 (1.43%) Maven
11 5 (1.19%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.95%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (18.29%) Finance
2 16 (3.80%) Banking
3 13 (3.09%) Marketing
4 8 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.90%) Law
4 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.66%) Online Betting
6 6 (1.43%) Advertising
6 6 (1.43%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) iGaming
8 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (43.71%) Developer
2 52 (12.35%) Games Developer
3 40 (9.50%) .NET Developer
4 30 (7.13%) Senior Developer
5 29 (6.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 27 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 26 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (5.70%) Mobile Games Developer
9 23 (5.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 20 (4.75%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (4.75%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.51%) Analyst
12 14 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (3.33%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.85%) AWS DevOps
13 12 (2.85%) Programmer
13 12 (2.85%) React Developer
13 12 (2.85%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.61%) Data Scientist
14 11 (2.61%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.68%) Node.js
2 60 (14.25%) .NET
3 49 (11.64%) React
4 47 (11.16%) AngularJS
5 42 (9.98%) HTML
6 39 (9.26%) CSS
6 39 (9.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 36 (8.55%) ASP.NET
8 33 (7.84%) Unreal Engine
9 27 (6.41%) RabbitMQ
10 23 (5.46%) Kafka
11 22 (5.23%) .NET Core
12 21 (4.99%) Vue.js
13 20 (4.75%) .NET Framework
13 20 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (4.75%) Spring
14 19 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (4.28%) Entity Framework
16 17 (4.04%) Redux
17 16 (3.80%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.06%) Mobile Games
2 48 (11.40%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (6.65%) Online Games
4 21 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.28%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.80%) Cloud Native
6 16 (3.80%) Data Structures
7 13 (3.09%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.85%) Animation
8 12 (2.85%) Hedge funds
8 12 (2.85%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.14%) User Experience
10 7 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.66%) Xbox
11 6 (1.43%) Blog
11 6 (1.43%) Media Streaming
11 6 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.08%) Linux
2 33 (7.84%) Apple iOS
3 32 (7.60%) Android
4 28 (6.65%) Windows
5 4 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.71%) Debian
6 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.71%) VMS
7 2 (0.48%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.10%) DevOps
3 65 (15.44%) Microservices
4 47 (11.16%) TDD
5 45 (10.69%) Scrum
6 44 (10.45%) MVC
7 39 (9.26%) Computer Science
8 38 (9.03%) BDD
9 37 (8.79%) Software Engineering
10 36 (8.55%) Analytics
11 35 (8.31%) Fintech
12 34 (8.08%) Game Development
13 31 (7.36%) Infrastructure as Code
14 30 (7.13%) Artificial Intelligence
15 27 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (5.94%) Front End Development
17 25 (5.94%) Mentoring
17 25 (5.94%) OO
18 24 (5.70%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 127 (30.17%) Python
2 119 (28.27%) JavaScript
3 93 (22.09%) Java
4 90 (21.38%) C#
5 58 (13.78%) C++
6 41 (9.74%) SQL
7 38 (9.03%) TypeScript
8 26 (6.18%) Scala
9 20 (4.75%) C
10 15 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.56%) ES6
10 15 (3.56%) Kotlin
11 10 (2.38%) PHP
12 8 (1.90%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.90%) Ruby
13 7 (1.66%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.43%) Go
14 6 (1.43%) R
15 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (7.60%) Degree
2 14 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.66%) PhD
4 3 (0.71%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.71%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) OSCP
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.99%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) GDPR
2 5 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (17.58%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (17.34%) Kubernetes
2 39 (9.26%) Terraform
3 27 (6.41%) Ansible
4 19 (4.51%) Puppet
5 9 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.66%) Grafana
7 5 (1.19%) Kibana
8 4 (0.95%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.71%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.24%) logstash
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.24%) SCCM
10 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.60%) Google
3 10 (2.38%) Splunk
4 6 (1.43%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.95%) Perforce
5 4 (0.95%) SAP
5 4 (0.95%) Unisys
5 4 (0.95%) Veracode
6 3 (0.71%) Adobe
6 3 (0.71%) New Relic
6 3 (0.71%) Percona
7 2 (0.48%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.48%) Samsung
7 2 (0.48%) Spotify
7 2 (0.48%) VMware
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix
8 1 (0.24%) Databricks
8 1 (0.24%) NVIDIA
8 1 (0.24%) Workday