Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 153 152
Rank change year-on-year +51 -1 -33
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,547 646 1,317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.41% 2.27% 2.31%
As % of the General category 5.52% 3.76% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 625 529 1,040
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £76,375
90th Percentile £96,250 £101,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +15.00% -

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 28,024 17,169 35,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 61.83% 60.30% 61.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17,788 13,795 28,190
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £34,331
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,125 £46,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.77% +7.62% +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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -39 105 £70,000 +7.69% 76
West London -4 53 £75,000 +71.43% 73
South London +5 16 £56,250 -1.75%
North London - 6 £50,000 - 5
East London -1 1 £40,500 - 17
Games
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 597 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (34.71%) JavaScript
3 503 (32.51%) Software Engineering
4 460 (29.73%) Python
5 444 (28.70%) AWS
6 438 (28.31%) Social Skills
7 380 (24.56%) React
8 336 (21.72%) Java
9 323 (20.88%) Docker
10 317 (20.49%) TypeScript
11 305 (19.72%) Computer Science
12 301 (19.46%) Finance
13 287 (18.55%) REST
14 278 (17.97%) Microservices
15 276 (17.84%) Degree
16 262 (16.94%) Kubernetes
17 255 (16.48%) User Experience
18 236 (15.26%) Git (software)
19 232 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
20 230 (14.87%) Node.js
21 227 (14.67%) RESTful
22 219 (14.16%) SQL
23 210 (13.57%) PostgreSQL
24 208 (13.45%) Full Stack Development
25 206 (13.32%) Linux
26 200 (12.93%) DevOps
27 196 (12.67%) Mentoring
27 196 (12.67%) C#
28 185 (11.96%) CSS
29 176 (11.38%) C++

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 70 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
2 47 (3.04%) Apache
3 38 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 33 (2.13%) Tornado
5 32 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.68%) Confluence
7 25 (1.62%) Apache TomEE
8 23 (1.49%) nginx
9 16 (1.03%) IIS
10 11 (0.71%) ejabberd
11 10 (0.65%) CMS
12 8 (0.52%) WordPress
13 7 (0.45%) SAS
14 4 (0.26%) Jetty
14 4 (0.26%) MODX
14 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.19%) Headless CMS
15 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.13%) Traefik
Applications
1 26 (1.68%) Photoshop
2 25 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (1.10%) GIMP
4 11 (0.71%) Blender
5 10 (0.65%) Maya
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (0.52%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.45%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
8 6 (0.39%) Figma
8 6 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
8 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (0.39%) Sketch
9 5 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.32%) CINEMA 4D
9 5 (0.32%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.26%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.065%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 444 (28.70%) AWS
2 153 (9.89%) GCP
3 146 (9.44%) GitHub
4 137 (8.86%) Azure
5 123 (7.95%) Serverless
6 93 (6.01%) SaaS
7 90 (5.82%) Amazon S3
8 85 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
9 52 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
10 38 (2.46%) AppsFlyer
10 38 (2.46%) Firebase
10 38 (2.46%) Pushwoosh
11 36 (2.33%) npm
12 34 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 34 (2.20%) AWS Fargate
13 32 (2.07%) CloudFront
14 30 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
15 29 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
16 27 (1.75%) Google Play
17 25 (1.62%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.20%) Broadband
2 25 (1.62%) AMQP
3 23 (1.49%) Internet
4 22 (1.42%) Firewall
5 14 (0.90%) BGP
6 13 (0.84%) VPN
7 11 (0.71%) Asterisk PBX
7 11 (0.71%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (0.71%) LAN
7 11 (0.71%) PBX
7 11 (0.71%) SNMP
8 9 (0.58%) HTTP
9 6 (0.39%) Intranet
10 5 (0.32%) DNS
11 4 (0.26%) DAB
11 4 (0.26%) SMTP
12 3 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.19%) IOS XR
12 3 (0.19%) MPLS
12 3 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (13.57%) PostgreSQL
2 172 (11.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 154 (9.95%) MongoDB
4 142 (9.18%) NoSQL
4 142 (9.18%) Relational Database
5 118 (7.63%) MySQL
6 116 (7.50%) Redis
7 72 (4.65%) SQL Server
8 39 (2.52%) Big Data
9 36 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
11 25 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.55%) BigQuery
12 24 (1.55%) Looker
13 21 (1.36%) Tableau
14 19 (1.23%) MariaDB
15 17 (1.10%) Hadoop
15 17 (1.10%) Hazelcast
15 17 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.03%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 236 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 95 (6.14%) webpack
3 88 (5.69%) Jenkins
4 69 (4.46%) Bitbucket
5 64 (4.14%) Babel
6 62 (4.01%) Mercurial
7 60 (3.88%) JIRA
8 58 (3.75%) Maven
9 47 (3.04%) CircleCI
10 38 (2.46%) GitLab
11 33 (2.13%) Selenium
12 29 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 29 (1.87%) Cypress.io
13 27 (1.75%) SonarQube
14 26 (1.68%) Postman
15 24 (1.55%) GoCD
16 20 (1.29%) PHPUnit
17 18 (1.16%) Protractor
18 15 (0.97%) JUnit
19 14 (0.90%) gulp
General
1 438 (28.31%) Social Skills
2 301 (19.46%) Finance
3 124 (8.02%) Marketing
4 110 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (5.43%) Retail
6 78 (5.04%) Legal
7 70 (4.52%) Back Office
8 50 (3.23%) Advertising
9 47 (3.04%) Online Betting
10 42 (2.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 32 (2.07%) Law
11 32 (2.07%) Organisational Skills
11 32 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
12 30 (1.94%) Electronics
13 25 (1.62%) Banking
14 24 (1.55%) Public Sector
15 22 (1.42%) Publishing
16 21 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
17 16 (1.03%) iGaming
18 15 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 616 (39.82%) Developer
2 263 (17.00%) Software Engineer
3 158 (10.21%) Senior Developer
4 124 (8.02%) Java Developer
5 119 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 82 (5.30%) Backend Developer
7 77 (4.98%) Software Developer
8 74 (4.78%) Games Developer
9 67 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 65 (4.20%) React Developer
11 55 (3.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 51 (3.30%) iOS Developer
13 42 (2.71%) Lead Developer
14 41 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
15 37 (2.39%) Analyst
16 36 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
17 34 (2.20%) Senior iOS Developer
18 31 (2.00%) Android Developer
18 31 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
18 31 (2.00%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (24.56%) React
2 287 (18.55%) REST
3 230 (14.87%) Node.js
4 227 (14.67%) RESTful
5 185 (11.96%) CSS
6 166 (10.73%) GraphQL
7 165 (10.67%) HTML
8 143 (9.24%) Web Services
9 133 (8.60%) AngularJS
10 122 (7.89%) Spring
11 119 (7.69%) .NET
12 117 (7.56%) RabbitMQ
13 99 (6.40%) Redux
14 94 (6.08%) Kafka
15 84 (5.43%) Spring Boot
16 74 (4.78%) Vue.js
17 73 (4.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 67 (4.33%) Jest
19 66 (4.27%) React Native
20 55 (3.56%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 255 (16.48%) User Experience
2 147 (9.50%) Online Games
3 145 (9.37%) Mobile App
4 134 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (7.43%) Blog
6 76 (4.91%) Virtual Team
7 73 (4.72%) Augmented Reality
8 68 (4.40%) Algorithms
9 59 (3.81%) Client/Server
10 56 (3.62%) Social Media
11 50 (3.23%) Cloud Native
12 44 (2.84%) Mobile Games
13 40 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
14 33 (2.13%) Social Gaming
15 28 (1.81%) Animation
16 23 (1.49%) Legacy Code
17 20 (1.29%) Digital Media
18 19 (1.23%) Data Centre
19 18 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
20 17 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.32%) Linux
2 145 (9.37%) Android
3 128 (8.27%) Apple iOS
4 96 (6.21%) Unix
5 56 (3.62%) Windows
6 15 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (0.71%) Debian
8 9 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.19%) Android TV
12 2 (0.13%) Alpine Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.065%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (32.51%) Software Engineering
3 305 (19.72%) Computer Science
4 278 (17.97%) Microservices
5 232 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 208 (13.45%) Full Stack Development
7 200 (12.93%) DevOps
8 196 (12.67%) Mentoring
9 162 (10.47%) TDD
10 158 (10.21%) Artificial Intelligence
11 157 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
12 139 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 136 (8.79%) Test Automation
14 131 (8.47%) Front End Development
15 129 (8.34%) Machine Learning
16 125 (8.08%) Scrum
17 114 (7.37%) Analytics
18 109 (7.05%) Data Science
19 104 (6.72%) Event-Driven
20 101 (6.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 537 (34.71%) JavaScript
2 460 (29.73%) Python
3 336 (21.72%) Java
4 317 (20.49%) TypeScript
5 219 (14.16%) SQL
6 196 (12.67%) C#
7 176 (11.38%) C++
8 102 (6.59%) Go
9 87 (5.62%) C
10 78 (5.04%) PHP
11 74 (4.78%) Scala
12 66 (4.27%) R
13 62 (4.01%) Apple Swift
13 62 (4.01%) Java 8
14 61 (3.94%) ES6
15 57 (3.68%) Kotlin
16 38 (2.46%) Bash Shell
17 33 (2.13%) Perl
18 23 (1.49%) Rust
19 21 (1.36%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 276 (17.84%) Degree
2 126 (8.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.33%) Master's Degree
4 31 (2.00%) PhD
5 26 (1.68%) AWS Certification
6 21 (1.36%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.71%) RIBA
9 8 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.45%) CIW
10 7 (0.45%) OCA
10 7 (0.45%) OCP
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.26%) CCNA
11 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.26%) PMP
12 3 (0.19%) CCNP
12 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.11%) QA
2 25 (1.62%) Accessibility
2 25 (1.62%) GDPR
3 12 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.32%) PMO
5 4 (0.26%) SLA
6 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.065%) NIST
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 323 (20.88%) Docker
2 11 (0.71%) iptables
2 11 (0.71%) Kamailio
2 11 (0.71%) KVM
2 11 (0.71%) Postfix
2 11 (0.71%) QEMU
3 9 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.26%) LXC
6 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 262 (16.94%) Kubernetes
2 171 (11.05%) Terraform
3 55 (3.56%) Ansible
4 16 (1.03%) Puppet
5 14 (0.90%) Grafana
6 13 (0.84%) Prometheus
6 13 (0.84%) ZABBIX
7 11 (0.71%) Galera Cluster
7 11 (0.71%) HAProxy
8 10 (0.65%) Istio
9 5 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.32%) linkerd
9 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.26%) Kibana
11 2 (0.13%) Consul
11 2 (0.13%) Kubeflow
11 2 (0.13%) logstash
11 2 (0.13%) Marathon
11 2 (0.13%) SCCM
12 1 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 165 (10.67%) Google
2 106 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 79 (5.11%) Oracle
4 37 (2.39%) YouTube
5 36 (2.33%) Instagram
6 33 (2.13%) Splunk
7 28 (1.81%) Adobe
8 23 (1.49%) Facebook
9 22 (1.42%) TOWER Software
10 21 (1.36%) Atlassian
11 20 (1.29%) Apple
11 20 (1.29%) PagerDuty
12 17 (1.10%) Cisco
13 12 (0.78%) Stackify
14 11 (0.71%) HP
14 11 (0.71%) Juniper
14 11 (0.71%) Nortel
14 11 (0.71%) Samsung
14 11 (0.71%) SAP
14 11 (0.71%) SonicWALL