Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 121 135
Rank change year-on-year -30 +14 -40
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,236 1,925 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.26% 2.83% 2.59%
As % of the General category 4.71% 5.61% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,001 1,602 1,653
London median annual salary £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.83% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,261 £31,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.22%

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 26,220 34,327 40,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.03% 50.44% 55.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20,680 26,846 28,596
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -46 192 £70,000 +16.67% 67
West London -4 38 £55,000 -6.38% 99
East London +7 14 £42,500 -15.00% 17
South London -40 10 £64,250 +51.18% 24
North London +4 8 £43,750 -56.25% 8
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 547 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (29.61%) C#
3 330 (26.70%) TDD
4 297 (24.03%) Java
5 296 (23.95%) .NET
6 264 (21.36%) BDD
7 254 (20.55%) JavaScript
8 252 (20.39%) MVC
9 231 (18.69%) SQL Server
10 224 (18.12%) Degree
11 217 (17.56%) SQL
12 213 (17.23%) Python
13 207 (16.75%) ASP.NET
14 189 (15.29%) Computer Science
15 183 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 182 (14.72%) Software Engineering
17 174 (14.08%) DevOps
18 163 (13.19%) AWS
19 162 (13.11%) HTML
20 161 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
21 156 (12.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 156 (12.62%) Scrum
21 156 (12.62%) Web Application Development
22 154 (12.46%) Git (software)
23 151 (12.22%) Test Automation
24 150 (12.14%) Azure
25 149 (12.06%) Microservices
26 148 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
27 142 (11.49%) AngularJS
28 140 (11.33%) 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 53 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.43%) IIS
3 29 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.94%) Confluence
5 21 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.54%) Apache
7 14 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.57%) CMS
10 6 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.49%) Zope
11 4 (0.32%) nginx
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.081%) Drupal
14 1 (0.081%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
4 9 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.73%) Sketch
5 7 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.57%) InVision
6 5 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) InDesign
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.081%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.081%) Maya
9 1 (0.081%) MotionBuilder
9 1 (0.081%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Quorum
3 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 163 (13.19%) AWS
2 150 (12.14%) Azure
3 60 (4.85%) GCP
4 50 (4.05%) GitHub
5 32 (2.59%) SaaS
6 27 (2.18%) PaaS
7 23 (1.86%) IaaS
8 18 (1.46%) Amazon S3
9 16 (1.29%) Office 365
10 14 (1.13%) Serverless
11 11 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.81%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.73%) Akamai
13 9 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.73%) BlazeMeter
14 8 (0.65%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.65%) Slack
15 7 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 113 (9.14%) Internet
2 37 (2.99%) Firewall
3 11 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.81%) VPN
5 9 (0.73%) HTTP
5 9 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.65%) DNS
7 6 (0.49%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.49%) Skype
7 6 (0.49%) SSL
8 5 (0.40%) SSH
8 5 (0.40%) WAN
9 4 (0.32%) Wireless
10 3 (0.24%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.24%) Broadband
10 3 (0.24%) LAN
10 3 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.16%) DHCP
11 2 (0.16%) VoIP
12 1 (0.081%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 132 (10.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 96 (7.77%) NoSQL
4 73 (5.91%) Big Data
5 46 (3.72%) MySQL
6 40 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.24%) MongoDB
7 38 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 25 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.86%) Blockchain
10 21 (1.70%) Presto
11 20 (1.62%) BigQuery
11 20 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (1.46%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.05%) Redis
15 10 (0.81%) Power BI
15 10 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.65%) OLAP
17 7 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 154 (12.46%) Git (software)
2 101 (8.17%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.85%) Selenium
4 57 (4.61%) JIRA
5 45 (3.64%) Jasmine
5 45 (3.64%) Mocha
6 39 (3.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 38 (3.07%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.99%) Protractor
9 35 (2.83%) JUnit
10 34 (2.75%) Sinon.JS
10 34 (2.75%) webpack
11 28 (2.27%) gulp
12 26 (2.10%) NUnit
13 23 (1.86%) Cucumber
14 22 (1.78%) Grunt
15 21 (1.70%) Bitbucket Server
16 20 (1.62%) SpecFlow
17 16 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
18 15 (1.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (9.47%) Finance
2 72 (5.83%) Marketing
3 70 (5.66%) Banking
4 59 (4.77%) Retail
5 26 (2.10%) Law
6 20 (1.62%) Publishing
7 19 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.29%) French Language
9 15 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.05%) Advertising
11 11 (0.89%) Electronics
11 11 (0.89%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.81%) Automotive
13 9 (0.73%) Legal
14 7 (0.57%) Front Office
15 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.40%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.16%) Back Office
17 2 (0.16%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.16%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 547 (44.26%) Developer
2 197 (15.94%) .NET Developer
3 152 (12.30%) C# Developer
4 133 (10.76%) Games Developer
5 101 (8.17%) Software Engineer
6 91 (7.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (6.80%) Software Developer
8 78 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 78 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 75 (6.07%) Java Developer
9 75 (6.07%) Senior Developer
10 64 (5.18%) Junior
11 57 (4.61%) Data Engineer
11 57 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
12 56 (4.53%) Junior Developer
13 55 (4.45%) Graduate
14 52 (4.21%) Junior .NET Developer
15 48 (3.88%) Analyst
16 47 (3.80%) Graduate Developer
17 46 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (23.95%) .NET
2 207 (16.75%) ASP.NET
3 183 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 162 (13.11%) HTML
5 156 (12.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 142 (11.49%) AngularJS
7 140 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 132 (10.68%) Node.js
9 128 (10.36%) RESTful
10 118 (9.55%) CSS
11 114 (9.22%) WCF
12 106 (8.58%) REST
13 96 (7.77%) React
14 75 (6.07%) HTML5
14 75 (6.07%) Web Services
15 68 (5.50%) Spring
16 60 (4.85%) .NET Framework
17 58 (4.69%) Gherkin
18 57 (4.61%) CSS3
19 56 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.71%) User Experience
2 113 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
3 103 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 101 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (7.36%) Online Games
6 69 (5.58%) Data Structures
7 54 (4.37%) Online Gambling
8 49 (3.96%) Mobile App
9 43 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
10 36 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
11 35 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (2.18%) Mobile Games
13 16 (1.29%) Social Media
14 15 (1.21%) Life Science
14 15 (1.21%) Video\Live Streaming
15 14 (1.13%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.81%) Animation
17 9 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 8 (0.65%) Data Centre
18 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.36%) Linux
2 88 (7.12%) Windows
3 61 (4.94%) Android
4 42 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 42 (3.40%) Unix
5 6 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
6 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.24%) zOS
7 2 (0.16%) CentOS
7 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.081%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (26.70%) TDD
3 264 (21.36%) BDD
4 252 (20.39%) MVC
5 189 (15.29%) Computer Science
6 182 (14.72%) Software Engineering
7 174 (14.08%) DevOps
8 161 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
9 156 (12.62%) Scrum
9 156 (12.62%) Web Application Development
10 151 (12.22%) Test Automation
11 149 (12.06%) Microservices
12 148 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
13 135 (10.92%) OO
14 103 (8.33%) OOP
15 101 (8.17%) Mentoring
16 96 (7.77%) Analytics
16 96 (7.77%) Mathematics
17 94 (7.61%) Kanban
18 85 (6.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 366 (29.61%) C#
2 297 (24.03%) Java
3 254 (20.55%) JavaScript
4 217 (17.56%) SQL
5 213 (17.23%) Python
6 76 (6.15%) C++
6 76 (6.15%) Ruby
7 66 (5.34%) PHP
8 43 (3.48%) Scala
9 42 (3.40%) C
10 40 (3.24%) Java 8
11 38 (3.07%) Go
12 27 (2.18%) F#
12 27 (2.18%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.78%) Kotlin
13 22 (1.78%) R
13 22 (1.78%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.38%) ES6
16 14 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 224 (18.12%) Degree
2 41 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.54%) PhD
4 7 (0.57%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.40%) CCNA
6 5 (0.40%) CISSP
6 5 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.32%) MCSE
7 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.32%) VCAP
8 3 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.24%) GIAC
8 3 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.24%) SANS
8 3 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (8.90%) QA
2 25 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.24%) GDPR
4 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) WCAG
6 1 (0.081%) ITGC
6 1 (0.081%) NIST
6 1 (0.081%) NIST 800
System Software
1 137 (11.08%) Docker
2 28 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.97%) HDFS
4 6 (0.49%) Firmware
4 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 47 (3.80%) Terraform
3 46 (3.72%) Ansible
4 38 (3.07%) Puppet
5 26 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.21%) Salt
7 10 (0.81%) HAProxy
7 10 (0.81%) Nagios
8 9 (0.73%) Consul
8 9 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.73%) Grafana
8 9 (0.73%) Graphite
8 9 (0.73%) Opsview
8 9 (0.73%) Packer
8 9 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.40%) Mesos
11 4 (0.32%) Marathon
11 4 (0.32%) Rancher
11 4 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (5.50%) Google
2 61 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 34 (2.75%) Oracle
4 24 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (1.46%) Adobe
6 12 (0.97%) Teradata
6 12 (0.97%) VMware
7 11 (0.89%) Facebook
7 11 (0.89%) Tableau
8 9 (0.73%) Foundry
8 9 (0.73%) New Relic
9 8 (0.65%) Apple
9 8 (0.65%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.65%) Sony
10 7 (0.57%) ATG
10 7 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 7 (0.57%) ION Trading
10 7 (0.57%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.57%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.49%) hybris