Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 156 131
Rank change year-on-year +50 -25 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,032 910 1,544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.06% 2.25% 2.64%
As % of the General category 5.11% 3.71% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 608 754 1,106
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,563 £80,938 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.00%

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 20,190 24,500 36,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 59.95% 60.56% 62.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,063 19,470 28,930
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,470 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% +7.09% +5.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -33 82 £62,500 - 52
South London +18 10 £60,000 +0.21% 3
West London +16 10 £63,750 +41.67% 61
North London +23 3 £70,000 +27.27% 2
East London +7 1 £75,000 - 13
Games
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 409 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (32.85%) Software Engineering
3 334 (32.36%) JavaScript
4 271 (26.26%) Python
5 267 (25.87%) AWS
6 264 (25.58%) Social Skills
7 255 (24.71%) Docker
8 228 (22.09%) Java
9 215 (20.83%) Finance
10 197 (19.09%) Kubernetes
11 194 (18.80%) DevOps
12 185 (17.93%) Microservices
13 180 (17.44%) C#
14 173 (16.76%) REST
15 165 (15.99%) React
16 162 (15.70%) Computer Science
17 152 (14.73%) Degree
18 146 (14.15%) Linux
19 145 (14.05%) Terraform
20 144 (13.95%) RESTful
20 144 (13.95%) TDD
21 142 (13.76%) TypeScript
22 131 (12.69%) Azure
23 129 (12.50%) C++
24 123 (11.92%) Node.js
25 121 (11.72%) CSS
25 121 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
26 120 (11.63%) .NET
27 116 (11.24%) User Experience
28 113 (10.95%) SQL

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 44 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.91%) Apache
2 30 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.23%) Confluence
5 20 (1.94%) Tornado
6 17 (1.65%) Apache TomEE
7 16 (1.55%) nginx
8 14 (1.36%) IIS
9 13 (1.26%) ejabberd
10 11 (1.07%) CMS
11 7 (0.68%) SAS
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.39%) Headless CMS
13 4 (0.39%) Jetty
13 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.29%) WordPress
15 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
16 1 (0.097%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.097%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (0.87%) Adobe XD
1 9 (0.87%) Blender
1 9 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.68%) Figma
2 7 (0.68%) Maya
3 6 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.48%) 3ds Max
4 5 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (0.48%) CINEMA 4D
4 5 (0.48%) GIMP
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.48%) Sketch
5 3 (0.29%) InVision
5 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.097%) InDesign
7 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.097%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 267 (25.87%) AWS
2 131 (12.69%) Azure
3 99 (9.59%) GCP
4 64 (6.20%) Serverless
5 61 (5.91%) GitHub
5 61 (5.91%) SaaS
6 41 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
7 34 (3.29%) Datadog
8 24 (2.33%) Amazon S3
8 24 (2.33%) npm
9 20 (1.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 20 (1.94%) Firebase
10 18 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.65%) Amazon Kinesis
12 16 (1.55%) Google Play
13 14 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (1.26%) PaaS
15 12 (1.16%) Asana
16 11 (1.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.42%) Firewall
2 17 (1.65%) AMQP
3 14 (1.36%) Internet
4 13 (1.26%) Asterisk PBX
4 13 (1.26%) BGP
4 13 (1.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (1.26%) LAN
4 13 (1.26%) PBX
4 13 (1.26%) SNMP
4 13 (1.26%) VPN
5 9 (0.87%) HTTP
6 7 (0.68%) Broadband
6 7 (0.68%) DNS
7 3 (0.29%) DHCP
7 3 (0.29%) SSH
8 2 (0.19%) DSL
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.19%) SMTP
8 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
2 79 (7.66%) MySQL
2 79 (7.66%) Redis
3 73 (7.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 71 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 67 (6.49%) SQL Server
6 66 (6.40%) MongoDB
7 55 (5.33%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.23%) Big Data
9 23 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.74%) Data Mining
12 16 (1.55%) Tableau
13 14 (1.36%) Hazelcast
14 13 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.26%) MariaDB
15 12 (1.16%) CockroachDB
15 12 (1.16%) Looker
16 11 (1.07%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 108 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.55%) webpack
4 39 (3.78%) JIRA
5 38 (3.68%) Bitbucket
6 33 (3.20%) Babel
7 32 (3.10%) Mercurial
8 29 (2.81%) Maven
9 27 (2.62%) GitLab
10 20 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.55%) CircleCI
13 15 (1.45%) NUnit
13 15 (1.45%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.36%) Selenium
15 13 (1.26%) Protractor
16 12 (1.16%) Cypress.io
17 11 (1.07%) Cucumber
17 11 (1.07%) gulp
17 11 (1.07%) JUnit
General
1 264 (25.58%) Social Skills
2 215 (20.83%) Finance
3 90 (8.72%) Marketing
4 68 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (5.04%) Retail
6 37 (3.59%) Legal
7 36 (3.49%) Back Office
7 36 (3.49%) Online Betting
8 31 (3.00%) Electronics
9 28 (2.71%) Telecoms
10 26 (2.52%) Banking
11 25 (2.42%) Advertising
12 24 (2.33%) Public Sector
13 21 (2.03%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.94%) Publishing
15 19 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (1.36%) Law
17 8 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
18 7 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
19 5 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 396 (38.37%) Developer
2 181 (17.54%) Software Engineer
3 98 (9.50%) Java Developer
4 89 (8.62%) Senior Developer
5 76 (7.36%) Senior Software Engineer
6 51 (4.94%) Games Developer
7 44 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 44 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 43 (4.17%) React Developer
9 41 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
9 41 (3.97%) Backend Developer
10 40 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 37 (3.59%) .NET Developer
12 35 (3.39%) iOS Developer
12 35 (3.39%) Java Engineer
13 32 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 29 (2.81%) Lead Developer
15 27 (2.62%) Java Software Engineer
16 24 (2.33%) Analyst
16 24 (2.33%) Games Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (16.76%) REST
2 165 (15.99%) React
3 144 (13.95%) RESTful
4 123 (11.92%) Node.js
5 121 (11.72%) CSS
6 120 (11.63%) .NET
7 111 (10.76%) HTML
8 103 (9.98%) Spring
9 98 (9.50%) RabbitMQ
10 94 (9.11%) Spring Boot
11 90 (8.72%) Web Services
12 89 (8.62%) AngularJS
13 79 (7.66%) Kafka
14 73 (7.07%) GraphQL
15 61 (5.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 57 (5.52%) Redux
17 46 (4.46%) .NET Core
18 40 (3.88%) Unreal Engine
19 38 (3.68%) Vue.js
20 35 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.24%) User Experience
2 109 (10.56%) Online Games
3 95 (9.21%) Mobile App
4 67 (6.49%) Blog
5 66 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (5.23%) Virtual Team
7 53 (5.14%) Cloud Native
8 51 (4.94%) Algorithms
9 43 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
10 42 (4.07%) Mobile Games
11 29 (2.81%) Client/Server
12 27 (2.62%) Data Structures
13 26 (2.52%) Augmented Reality
14 21 (2.03%) Over-the-Top Content
15 20 (1.94%) Social Media
16 18 (1.74%) Animation
17 17 (1.65%) Digital Media
18 14 (1.36%) Data Centre
18 14 (1.36%) Media Streaming
19 11 (1.07%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.15%) Linux
2 83 (8.04%) Android
3 69 (6.69%) Apple iOS
4 45 (4.36%) Windows
5 40 (3.88%) Unix
6 13 (1.26%) Debian
7 9 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 8 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.39%) Android TV
11 3 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.19%) Alpine Linux
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.097%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.097%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.097%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (32.85%) Software Engineering
3 194 (18.80%) DevOps
4 185 (17.93%) Microservices
5 162 (15.70%) Computer Science
6 144 (13.95%) TDD
7 121 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (9.40%) Mentoring
10 96 (9.30%) Scrum
11 88 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 87 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
13 84 (8.14%) SDLC
14 82 (7.95%) Machine Learning
15 81 (7.85%) Test Automation
16 72 (6.98%) Front End Development
17 71 (6.88%) Fintech
18 70 (6.78%) Analytics
18 70 (6.78%) Pair Programming
19 69 (6.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 334 (32.36%) JavaScript
2 271 (26.26%) Python
3 228 (22.09%) Java
4 180 (17.44%) C#
5 142 (13.76%) TypeScript
6 129 (12.50%) C++
7 113 (10.95%) SQL
8 64 (6.20%) C
9 60 (5.81%) Go
10 58 (5.62%) Java 8
11 57 (5.52%) PHP
12 47 (4.55%) Scala
13 45 (4.36%) R
14 38 (3.68%) Bash Shell
15 34 (3.29%) Apple Swift
16 32 (3.10%) Rust
17 31 (3.00%) ES6
18 27 (2.62%) Kotlin
19 20 (1.94%) Perl
20 13 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (14.73%) Degree
2 75 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.55%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.26%) PhD
5 12 (1.16%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.87%) CIW
6 9 (0.87%) OCA
6 9 (0.87%) OCP
6 9 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.39%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.39%) RIBA
9 3 (0.29%) CCNA
9 3 (0.29%) MCSA
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) APMG
10 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.07%) QA
2 14 (1.36%) GDPR
3 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.19%) SOC 2
4 1 (0.097%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.097%) PMO
4 1 (0.097%) SLA
System Software
1 255 (24.71%) Docker
2 13 (1.26%) iptables
2 13 (1.26%) Kamailio
2 13 (1.26%) KVM
2 13 (1.26%) Postfix
2 13 (1.26%) QEMU
3 9 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.19%) LXC
5 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.097%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.097%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 197 (19.09%) Kubernetes
2 145 (14.05%) Terraform
3 60 (5.81%) Ansible
4 22 (2.13%) Puppet
5 19 (1.84%) Grafana
6 15 (1.45%) Kibana
7 13 (1.26%) Galera Cluster
7 13 (1.26%) HAProxy
7 13 (1.26%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.68%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.19%) Consul
10 2 (0.19%) logstash
10 2 (0.19%) Marathon
10 2 (0.19%) Nagios
10 2 (0.19%) systemd
11 1 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 80 (7.75%) Google
3 37 (3.59%) Oracle
4 21 (2.03%) SAP
5 19 (1.84%) Splunk
6 17 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.55%) Adobe
8 15 (1.45%) Cisco
9 13 (1.26%) GENBAND
9 13 (1.26%) HP
9 13 (1.26%) Juniper
9 13 (1.26%) Mitel
9 13 (1.26%) Nortel
9 13 (1.26%) PagerDuty
9 13 (1.26%) Percona
9 13 (1.26%) SonicWALL
10 10 (0.97%) Stackify
11 9 (0.87%) TOWER Software
12 8 (0.78%) YouTube
13 7 (0.68%) Samsung