Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 135 114
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 855 1,481 2,089
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.27% 2.55% 3.01%
As % of the General category 4.63% 5.23% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 832 1,153 1,735
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
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 18,456 28,319 35,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 49.02% 48.77% 50.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14,584 22,232 27,269
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +43 176 £62,500 - 35
West London +43 32 £45,000 -33.33% 14
South London +7 6 £57,250 -20.49% 3
East London +4 6 - - 6
North London -4 3 £55,000 -21.43% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 458 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (32.40%) JavaScript
3 267 (31.23%) TDD
4 265 (30.99%) AWS
5 252 (29.47%) C#
6 243 (28.42%) Microservices
7 224 (26.20%) Scrum
8 223 (26.08%) .NET
9 215 (25.15%) Azure
10 199 (23.27%) Java
11 190 (22.22%) Node.js
12 187 (21.87%) BDD
13 165 (19.30%) React
14 164 (19.18%) SQL Server
15 158 (18.48%) Python
16 153 (17.89%) AngularJS
17 146 (17.08%) SQL
17 146 (17.08%) ASP.NET
18 144 (16.84%) Finance
18 144 (16.84%) Kanban
19 141 (16.49%) MVC
20 140 (16.37%) Elasticsearch
20 140 (16.37%) .NET Core
21 136 (15.91%) Docker
22 133 (15.56%) TypeScript
23 128 (14.97%) ASP.NET MVC
24 127 (14.85%) MongoDB
25 126 (14.74%) .NET Framework
26 121 (14.15%) Entity Framework
26 121 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 140 (16.37%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.99%) Apache
4 16 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.75%) CMS
6 11 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.17%) nginx
7 10 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.17%) WordPress
8 6 (0.70%) Drupal
8 6 (0.70%) Tornado
9 5 (0.58%) IIS
10 4 (0.47%) Confluence
10 4 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (2.11%) Chatbot
2 14 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.52%) Sketch
4 12 (1.40%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.70%) InVision
7 5 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (0.47%) Figma
9 3 (0.35%) Marvel
9 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.23%) Blender
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.12%) Houdini
11 1 (0.12%) NUKE
11 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 265 (30.99%) AWS
2 215 (25.15%) Azure
3 70 (8.19%) GCP
4 41 (4.80%) SaaS
4 41 (4.80%) Serverless
5 38 (4.44%) GitHub
6 18 (2.11%) PaaS
7 17 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (1.17%) Azure Functions
9 10 (1.17%) Heroku
9 10 (1.17%) IaaS
10 9 (1.05%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.05%) Quay.io
10 9 (1.05%) Slack
11 8 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.94%) Office 365
11 8 (0.94%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.82%) Internet
2 16 (1.87%) Firewall
3 9 (1.05%) HTTP
4 8 (0.94%) Skype
5 6 (0.70%) DNS
6 4 (0.47%) Network Security
6 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.35%) Broadband
7 3 (0.35%) DHCP
7 3 (0.35%) LAN
7 3 (0.35%) WAN
8 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.23%) MPLS
8 2 (0.23%) PBX
8 2 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.23%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.23%) VoIP
8 2 (0.23%) VPN
8 2 (0.23%) Wireless
8 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 127 (14.85%) MongoDB
3 109 (12.75%) SQL Server 2019
4 62 (7.25%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 26 (3.04%) MySQL
7 23 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.69%) Redis
8 18 (2.11%) Big Data
8 18 (2.11%) Blockchain
9 15 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.29%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.29%) Looker
13 10 (1.17%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.94%) BigQuery
14 8 (0.94%) Power BI
15 7 (0.82%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.21%) JIRA
4 32 (3.74%) Selenium
5 31 (3.63%) webpack
6 29 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 24 (2.81%) Jasmine
8 23 (2.69%) Mocha
9 21 (2.46%) Cucumber
10 17 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.52%) CircleCI
12 13 (1.52%) gulp
12 13 (1.52%) Postman
13 12 (1.40%) Grunt
13 12 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (1.17%) Protractor
14 10 (1.17%) Sinon.JS
15 9 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 144 (16.84%) Finance
2 70 (8.19%) Marketing
3 44 (5.15%) Banking
4 43 (5.03%) Retail
5 22 (2.57%) Law
6 19 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.40%) Back Office
9 10 (1.17%) Advertising
10 8 (0.94%) Publishing
11 7 (0.82%) Japanese Language
12 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.70%) Public Sector
13 5 (0.58%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
14 4 (0.47%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 387 (45.26%) Developer
2 141 (16.49%) .NET Developer
3 99 (11.58%) Games Developer
4 90 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 80 (9.36%) Java Developer
6 77 (9.01%) Senior Developer
7 67 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 63 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 56 (6.55%) Junior
10 49 (5.73%) Junior Developer
11 48 (5.61%) Software Engineer
12 38 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 38 (4.44%) Product Manager
13 36 (4.21%) Junior .NET Developer
14 33 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 27 (3.16%) Azure Developer
16 26 (3.04%) Agile Developer
17 25 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
18 23 (2.69%) Agile .NET Developer
18 23 (2.69%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (26.08%) .NET
2 190 (22.22%) Node.js
3 165 (19.30%) React
4 153 (17.89%) AngularJS
5 146 (17.08%) ASP.NET
6 140 (16.37%) .NET Core
7 128 (14.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 126 (14.74%) .NET Framework
9 121 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 121 (14.15%) Entity Framework
10 119 (13.92%) Vue.js
11 88 (10.29%) HTML
12 84 (9.82%) CSS
12 84 (9.82%) RESTful
13 66 (7.72%) Spring
14 59 (6.90%) Web Services
15 56 (6.55%) Kafka
16 49 (5.73%) HTML5
17 45 (5.26%) Spring Boot
18 41 (4.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.06%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (9.47%) Online Games
2 81 (9.47%) User Experience
3 59 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 55 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (5.15%) Mobile App
6 38 (4.44%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.86%) Mobile Games
8 26 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.81%) Cloud Native
9 24 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (2.81%) Tandem
10 19 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.87%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.75%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.40%) Blog
14 11 (1.29%) Video\Live Streaming
15 10 (1.17%) Online Gambling
15 10 (1.17%) Robotics
16 9 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (10.76%) Linux
2 49 (5.73%) Apple iOS
3 48 (5.61%) Windows
4 39 (4.56%) Android
5 9 (1.05%) VMS
6 7 (0.82%) CentOS
6 7 (0.82%) Mac OS
6 7 (0.82%) Unix
7 6 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.47%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (31.23%) TDD
3 243 (28.42%) Microservices
4 224 (26.20%) Scrum
5 187 (21.87%) BDD
6 144 (16.84%) Kanban
7 141 (16.49%) MVC
8 121 (14.15%) DevOps
9 119 (13.92%) Web Application Development
10 113 (13.22%) Software Engineering
11 98 (11.46%) Test Automation
12 94 (10.99%) Fintech
13 93 (10.88%) Computer Science
14 90 (10.53%) OO
15 82 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
16 72 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (8.07%) Analytics
18 64 (7.49%) Unit Testing
19 63 (7.37%) E-Commerce
20 55 (6.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 277 (32.40%) JavaScript
2 252 (29.47%) C#
3 199 (23.27%) Java
4 158 (18.48%) Python
5 146 (17.08%) SQL
6 133 (15.56%) TypeScript
7 54 (6.32%) C++
8 48 (5.61%) Scala
9 40 (4.68%) PHP
9 40 (4.68%) Ruby
10 37 (4.33%) Java 8
11 36 (4.21%) PowerShell
12 29 (3.39%) C
13 20 (2.34%) Go
14 18 (2.11%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.99%) F#
15 17 (1.99%) Kotlin
16 13 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.40%) ES6
18 11 (1.29%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 120 (14.04%) Degree
2 24 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.29%) PhD
4 10 (1.17%) AWS Certification
5 8 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.70%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.58%) CCNA
7 5 (0.58%) CISSP
7 5 (0.58%) MCSE
7 5 (0.58%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.47%) CCSA
8 4 (0.47%) CEH
8 4 (0.47%) CISM
8 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.47%) SSCP
9 3 (0.35%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.23%) CCNP
10 2 (0.23%) MCP
10 2 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.55%) QA
2 18 (2.11%) Actionable Recommendations
3 10 (1.17%) SLA
4 7 (0.82%) GDPR
5 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.12%) FISMA
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (15.91%) Docker
2 8 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) Firmware
4 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.35%) LXC
6 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 113 (13.22%) Kubernetes
2 52 (6.08%) Terraform
3 38 (4.44%) Ansible
4 28 (3.27%) Puppet
5 20 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.05%) Marathon
6 9 (1.05%) Mesos
7 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.35%) CASB
8 3 (0.35%) cPanel
8 3 (0.35%) Grafana
9 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.23%) Kibana
9 2 (0.23%) Rancher
9 2 (0.23%) WSUS
10 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.12%) NetMRI
10 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 53 (6.20%) Google
1 53 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.33%) Oracle
3 24 (2.81%) Foundry
4 21 (2.46%) Adobe
5 13 (1.52%) Tableau
6 11 (1.29%) Splunk
7 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.94%) VMware
8 7 (0.82%) ATG
8 7 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.70%) hybris
10 5 (0.58%) Apple
11 4 (0.47%) Forcepoint
11 4 (0.47%) Incapsula
11 4 (0.47%) Palo Alto
11 4 (0.47%) SAP
11 4 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.47%) Spotify
11 4 (0.47%) Veracode