Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 150 117
Rank change year-on-year -5 -33 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 608 1,310 2,085
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.25% 2.31% 2.98%
As % of the General category 4.64% 4.80% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 575 1,161 1,747
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,543 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.62% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,362
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 13,109 27,310 35,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.60% 48.21% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10,474 21,644 27,189
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,234 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £101,250 £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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +52 133 £65,000 - 23
West London +44 24 £42,500 -37.04% 42
East London +10 6 - - 5
South London +23 5 £57,250 -20.49% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 291 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (30.59%) AWS
3 182 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 170 (27.96%) C#
5 169 (27.80%) Microservices
6 149 (24.51%) Azure
7 145 (23.85%) Java
8 142 (23.36%) TDD
9 140 (23.03%) .NET
10 137 (22.53%) Python
11 131 (21.55%) Node.js
12 116 (19.08%) Finance
13 114 (18.75%) Scrum
14 106 (17.43%) SQL Server
15 104 (17.11%) BDD
16 103 (16.94%) Docker
16 103 (16.94%) React
17 100 (16.45%) DevOps
17 100 (16.45%) AngularJS
18 96 (15.79%) Kubernetes
19 91 (14.97%) ASP.NET
20 90 (14.80%) MVC
21 87 (14.31%) SQL
22 86 (14.14%) .NET Core
23 85 (13.98%) Kanban
24 83 (13.65%) Elasticsearch
24 83 (13.65%) TypeScript
25 75 (12.34%) .NET Framework
26 74 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
26 74 (12.17%) Entity Framework

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 83 (13.65%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.47%) CMS
3 13 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (1.81%) Apache
5 10 (1.64%) nginx
6 8 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.15%) WordPress
8 6 (0.99%) Drupal
8 6 (0.99%) Tornado
9 5 (0.82%) Confluence
9 5 (0.82%) IIS
9 5 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.66%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.66%) SAS
10 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.33%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.64%) Sketch
4 9 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.82%) InVision
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.66%) Figma
7 3 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.49%) Blender
7 3 (0.49%) Marvel
7 3 (0.49%) MODO
7 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.33%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.33%) Inkscape
8 2 (0.33%) Maya
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.33%) Mudbox
8 2 (0.33%) ZBrush
8 2 (0.33%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 186 (30.59%) AWS
2 149 (24.51%) Azure
3 58 (9.54%) GCP
4 42 (6.91%) Serverless
5 33 (5.43%) SaaS
6 30 (4.93%) GitHub
7 17 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.47%) PaaS
9 14 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (1.48%) Heroku
11 9 (1.48%) Slack
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.15%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.15%) IaaS
12 7 (1.15%) Office 365
13 5 (0.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.88%) Internet
2 12 (1.97%) Firewall
3 8 (1.32%) Skype
4 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 3 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.49%) VoIP
6 2 (0.33%) LAN
6 2 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.33%) SSH
6 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 2 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.16%) NAS
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.16%) WebEx
7 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 74 (12.17%) MongoDB
3 69 (11.35%) SQL Server 2019
4 39 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 30 (4.93%) Redis
6 25 (4.11%) MySQL
7 18 (2.96%) Blockchain
8 16 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.81%) KDB
11 11 (1.81%) Kdb+
11 11 (1.81%) Looker
12 10 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.64%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.48%) Big Data
13 9 (1.48%) Riak
14 8 (1.32%) BigQuery
15 5 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.95%) TeamCity
4 19 (3.13%) JIRA
4 19 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.96%) webpack
6 15 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.14%) Selenium
8 12 (1.97%) gulp
9 11 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.32%) Grunt
10 8 (1.32%) Maven
11 7 (1.15%) Android Studio
11 7 (1.15%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.15%) GitLab
11 7 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (1.15%) Xcode
12 6 (0.99%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 116 (19.08%) Finance
2 43 (7.07%) Banking
3 40 (6.58%) Marketing
4 30 (4.93%) Retail
5 18 (2.96%) Law
6 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.15%) Back Office
8 7 (1.15%) Japanese Language
8 7 (1.15%) Publishing
9 6 (0.99%) Advertising
9 6 (0.99%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.49%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.49%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 250 (41.12%) Developer
2 90 (14.80%) .NET Developer
3 75 (12.34%) Games Developer
4 55 (9.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 49 (8.06%) C# Developer
6 44 (7.24%) Java Developer
7 37 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 31 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (4.77%) Software Engineer
11 27 (4.44%) Junior
11 27 (4.44%) Product Manager
12 25 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (3.45%) Junior Developer
14 18 (2.96%) Project Manager
15 17 (2.80%) Analyst
16 16 (2.63%) Architect
16 16 (2.63%) Azure Developer
16 16 (2.63%) Junior .NET Developer
16 16 (2.63%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (23.03%) .NET
2 131 (21.55%) Node.js
3 103 (16.94%) React
4 100 (16.45%) AngularJS
5 91 (14.97%) ASP.NET
6 86 (14.14%) .NET Core
7 75 (12.34%) .NET Framework
8 74 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 74 (12.17%) Entity Framework
9 73 (12.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 70 (11.51%) Vue.js
11 46 (7.57%) HTML
12 44 (7.24%) Kafka
13 40 (6.58%) CSS
13 40 (6.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 31 (5.10%) RESTful
15 30 (4.93%) Spring
16 25 (4.11%) Spring Boot
16 25 (4.11%) Web Services
17 21 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.86%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (9.21%) Online Games
3 51 (8.39%) Mobile Games
4 39 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.59%) User Experience
6 31 (5.10%) Algorithms
7 26 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (4.11%) Cloud Native
9 21 (3.45%) Tandem
10 19 (3.13%) Data Structures
11 18 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (2.96%) Mobile App
12 17 (2.80%) Virtual Team
13 12 (1.97%) Blog
14 11 (1.81%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.81%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.48%) Animation
15 9 (1.48%) Life Science
15 9 (1.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.05%) Linux
2 39 (6.41%) Apple iOS
3 37 (6.09%) Android
4 31 (5.10%) Windows
5 9 (1.48%) VMS
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.66%) CentOS
7 4 (0.66%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.49%) Debian
8 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.49%) Unix
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (27.80%) Microservices
3 142 (23.36%) TDD
4 114 (18.75%) Scrum
5 104 (17.11%) BDD
6 100 (16.45%) DevOps
7 90 (14.80%) MVC
8 85 (13.98%) Kanban
9 69 (11.35%) Web Application Development
10 62 (10.20%) Software Engineering
11 61 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
12 60 (9.87%) Computer Science
13 59 (9.70%) Fintech
14 55 (9.05%) Analytics
15 52 (8.55%) OO
16 47 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (7.73%) Test Automation
17 40 (6.58%) E-Commerce
18 38 (6.25%) Data Science
19 37 (6.09%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 182 (29.93%) JavaScript
2 170 (27.96%) C#
3 145 (23.85%) Java
4 137 (22.53%) Python
5 87 (14.31%) SQL
6 83 (13.65%) TypeScript
7 57 (9.38%) C++
8 39 (6.41%) Scala
9 35 (5.76%) C
10 30 (4.93%) PowerShell
11 24 (3.95%) PHP
12 23 (3.78%) Kotlin
13 21 (3.45%) Ruby
14 20 (3.29%) Java 8
15 18 (2.96%) Bash Shell
16 15 (2.47%) Go
17 12 (1.97%) Shell Script
18 9 (1.48%) ES6
18 9 (1.48%) Objective-C
19 8 (1.32%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (11.18%) Degree
2 18 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 8 (1.32%) PhD
5 7 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.82%) CCNA
6 5 (0.82%) CISSP
6 5 (0.82%) MCSE
6 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.66%) CCSA
7 4 (0.66%) CEH
7 4 (0.66%) CISM
7 4 (0.66%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.66%) SSCP
8 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.77%) QA
2 11 (1.81%) Actionable Recommendations
3 10 (1.64%) SLA
4 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) GDPR
6 2 (0.33%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) NCSC
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (16.94%) Docker
2 6 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 96 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 54 (8.88%) Terraform
3 33 (5.43%) Ansible
4 24 (3.95%) Puppet
5 16 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.32%) Marathon
6 8 (1.32%) Mesos
7 5 (0.82%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.49%) CASB
8 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.16%) Kibana
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.25%) Google
3 21 (3.45%) Foundry
3 21 (3.45%) Oracle
4 17 (2.80%) Adobe
5 13 (2.14%) Tableau
6 8 (1.32%) SAP
6 8 (1.32%) Splunk
7 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.82%) Apple
8 5 (0.82%) Perforce
9 4 (0.66%) ATG
9 4 (0.66%) Confluent
9 4 (0.66%) hybris
9 4 (0.66%) Incapsula
9 4 (0.66%) Palo Alto
9 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.66%) Spotify
9 4 (0.66%) Veracode
9 4 (0.66%) VMware