Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 120 136
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16 -38
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,330 2,093 1,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.30% 2.94% 2.55%
As % of the General category 4.90% 5.95% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 1,637 1,602
London median annual salary £57,543 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 27,149 35,188 38,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.02% 49.44% 52.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21,477 27,171 28,919
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -45 213 £65,000 +8.33% 85
West London -23 28 £67,500 +25.00% 87
East London +3 12 £47,500 -6.17% 21
South London -18 12 £69,750 +58.52% 13
North London -4 7 £30,000 -42.86% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 630 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (30.38%) Java
3 401 (30.15%) C#
4 330 (24.81%) TDD
5 322 (24.21%) JavaScript
6 319 (23.98%) .NET
7 278 (20.90%) Degree
8 271 (20.38%) SQL
9 267 (20.08%) BDD
10 249 (18.72%) MVC
11 248 (18.65%) SQL Server
12 225 (16.92%) HTML
13 221 (16.62%) Python
14 212 (15.94%) ASP.NET
15 203 (15.26%) Software Engineering
16 201 (15.11%) Computer Science
17 183 (13.76%) Git (software)
17 183 (13.76%) Test Automation
18 180 (13.53%) ASP.NET MVC
19 166 (12.48%) Web Application Development
19 166 (12.48%) Scrum
20 162 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
21 159 (11.95%) OO
21 159 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 158 (11.88%) RESTful
23 157 (11.80%) AngularJS
24 155 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
25 154 (11.58%) CSS
26 153 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
27 148 (11.13%) DevOps

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 74 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 31 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 29 (2.18%) IIS
5 12 (0.90%) Confluence
5 12 (0.90%) nginx
6 11 (0.83%) Apache
7 9 (0.68%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.38%) CMS
11 4 (0.30%) Jetty
11 4 (0.30%) Zope
12 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.23%) Drupal
12 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.23%) SAS
13 2 (0.15%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (1.80%) Sketch
2 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.58%) Photoshop
4 17 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.83%) InVision
7 10 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
7 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (0.38%) Maple
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.30%) InDesign
10 3 (0.23%) Maya
10 3 (0.23%) Moqups
10 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.15%) Marvel
11 2 (0.15%) NUKE
11 2 (0.15%) SPSS
11 2 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Temenos T24
2 13 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (0.98%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.075%) Magento
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 155 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 52 (3.91%) GitHub
5 34 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 31 (2.33%) SaaS
7 27 (2.03%) PaaS
8 18 (1.35%) npm
9 17 (1.28%) IaaS
10 15 (1.13%) Office 365
11 9 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.60%) Serverless
13 7 (0.53%) BrowserStack
13 7 (0.53%) Google Play
13 7 (0.53%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
14 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.99%) Internet
2 12 (0.90%) Intranet
3 11 (0.83%) Firewall
3 11 (0.83%) HTTP
4 7 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.45%) LAN
5 6 (0.45%) WAN
6 5 (0.38%) VPN
7 4 (0.30%) SSH
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.23%) MPLS
8 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.15%) Broadband
9 2 (0.15%) Skype
10 1 (0.075%) NAS
10 1 (0.075%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.075%) Network Security
10 1 (0.075%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 132 (9.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 111 (8.35%) NoSQL
4 71 (5.34%) Big Data
5 56 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 47 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.63%) MySQL
8 31 (2.33%) Power BI
9 29 (2.18%) Apache Hive
10 20 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.35%) Presto
12 16 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (0.83%) BigQuery
15 11 (0.83%) Redis
16 9 (0.68%) Couchbase
16 9 (0.68%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.68%) HBase
Development Applications
1 183 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.04%) Selenium
4 50 (3.76%) JIRA
5 47 (3.53%) JUnit
6 46 (3.46%) TeamCity
7 40 (3.01%) Cucumber
8 37 (2.78%) gulp
8 37 (2.78%) Mocha
9 35 (2.63%) webpack
10 32 (2.41%) Jasmine
10 32 (2.41%) NUnit
11 27 (2.03%) Bitbucket Server
11 27 (2.03%) Protractor
12 26 (1.95%) SpecFlow
13 25 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
13 25 (1.88%) Sinon.JS
14 24 (1.80%) Maven
15 19 (1.43%) Grunt
16 18 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 148 (11.13%) Finance
2 70 (5.26%) Banking
3 66 (4.96%) Marketing
4 44 (3.31%) Retail
5 15 (1.13%) Online Betting
6 14 (1.05%) Multimedia
7 12 (0.90%) Advertising
7 12 (0.90%) Law
8 11 (0.83%) Electronics
9 10 (0.75%) Publishing
9 10 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.68%) Front Office
11 7 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.45%) Legal
13 5 (0.38%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) German Language
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 616 (46.32%) Developer
2 190 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 124 (9.32%) C# Developer
4 123 (9.25%) Games Developer
5 111 (8.35%) Java Developer
6 86 (6.47%) C# .NET Developer
7 82 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 82 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 81 (6.09%) Junior
9 80 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 72 (5.41%) Graduate
11 69 (5.19%) Software Developer
12 65 (4.89%) Analyst
13 59 (4.44%) Senior Developer
14 58 (4.36%) Junior Developer
15 54 (4.06%) Designer
15 54 (4.06%) Graduate Developer
16 53 (3.98%) Developer in Test
17 51 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
18 50 (3.76%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (23.98%) .NET
2 225 (16.92%) HTML
3 212 (15.94%) ASP.NET
4 180 (13.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 159 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 158 (11.88%) RESTful
7 157 (11.80%) AngularJS
8 154 (11.58%) CSS
9 153 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 132 (9.92%) Node.js
11 115 (8.65%) WCF
12 114 (8.57%) REST
13 108 (8.12%) Web Services
14 103 (7.74%) React
15 95 (7.14%) Spring
16 73 (5.49%) HTML5
17 65 (4.89%) .NET Framework
18 58 (4.36%) Entity Framework
19 56 (4.21%) CSS3
20 54 (4.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.15%) User Experience
2 121 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (7.82%) Algorithms
4 101 (7.59%) Online Games
5 94 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
6 77 (5.79%) Mobile App
7 70 (5.26%) Data Structures
8 42 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (3.01%) Online Gambling
10 36 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
11 33 (2.48%) Management Information System
12 30 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (2.11%) Mobile Games
13 28 (2.11%) Social Media
14 26 (1.95%) Animation
15 23 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
16 16 (1.20%) Digital Media
16 16 (1.20%) Fixed Income
17 13 (0.98%) Equities
17 13 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 123 (9.25%) Linux
2 88 (6.62%) Android
3 75 (5.64%) Windows
4 44 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 27 (2.03%) Unix
6 9 (0.68%) CentOS
7 8 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.45%) DC/OS
9 5 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.075%) Debian
12 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.075%) VyOS
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (24.81%) TDD
3 267 (20.08%) BDD
4 249 (18.72%) MVC
5 203 (15.26%) Software Engineering
6 201 (15.11%) Computer Science
7 183 (13.76%) Test Automation
8 166 (12.48%) Scrum
8 166 (12.48%) Web Application Development
9 162 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
10 159 (11.95%) OO
11 148 (11.13%) DevOps
12 135 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (8.95%) Mentoring
14 118 (8.87%) OOP
15 114 (8.57%) Kanban
16 106 (7.97%) Microservices
17 101 (7.59%) Analytics
17 101 (7.59%) Open Source
18 89 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 404 (30.38%) Java
2 401 (30.15%) C#
3 322 (24.21%) JavaScript
4 271 (20.38%) SQL
5 221 (16.62%) Python
6 100 (7.52%) Ruby
7 84 (6.32%) Java 8
8 76 (5.71%) C++
9 69 (5.19%) PHP
10 38 (2.86%) Scala
11 35 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 34 (2.56%) F#
13 30 (2.26%) ES6
14 28 (2.11%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.80%) Go
16 23 (1.73%) C
17 20 (1.50%) R
18 19 (1.43%) Shell Script
19 17 (1.28%) Kotlin
20 12 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 278 (20.90%) Degree
2 32 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.58%) PhD
4 14 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.60%) CISSP
8 7 (0.53%) CCNA
9 6 (0.45%) HNC
9 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.45%) SANS
10 5 (0.38%) GIAC
10 5 (0.38%) SAFe Agilist
11 4 (0.30%) CCNP
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.23%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (11.05%) QA
2 27 (2.03%) GDPR
3 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.45%) MiFID
5 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) WCAG
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
6 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.075%) GAAP
7 1 (0.075%) ITGC
System Software
1 130 (9.77%) Docker
2 37 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.38%) Firmware
6 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.075%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.075%) iptables
9 1 (0.075%) KVM
9 1 (0.075%) pfSense
9 1 (0.075%) vSphere
9 1 (0.075%) XenApp
9 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (6.24%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.38%) Puppet
3 39 (2.93%) Ansible
4 35 (2.63%) Terraform
5 22 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.90%) Kibana
7 8 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.60%) Marathon
7 8 (0.60%) Mesos
7 8 (0.60%) Oozie
8 7 (0.53%) Nagios
9 6 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.45%) Rancher
9 6 (0.45%) SCCM
10 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.30%) Grafana
11 4 (0.30%) logstash
11 4 (0.30%) Salt
12 3 (0.23%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.15%) Ambari
Vendors
1 83 (6.24%) Microsoft
2 75 (5.64%) Google
3 46 (3.46%) Oracle
4 33 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (2.33%) Adobe
6 23 (1.73%) Facebook
7 14 (1.05%) Sony
7 14 (1.05%) Tableau
8 13 (0.98%) Charles River
9 12 (0.90%) VMware
10 10 (0.75%) Databricks
10 10 (0.75%) SAP
11 9 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.60%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.60%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.60%) MapR
13 7 (0.53%) Apple
13 7 (0.53%) Cadence
14 6 (0.45%) HubSpot
14 6 (0.45%) Twitter