Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 160 120
Rank change year-on-year +38 -40 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 760 1,122 1,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.69% 2.23% 2.79%
As % of the General category 5.74% 4.56% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 730 1,110 1,384
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +12.15%
10th Percentile £40,900 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

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 13,238 24,591 30,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 46.87% 48.90% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10,623 19,583 24,289
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +5.77%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +17 85 £62,500 -7.41% 66
North London +29 3 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East London +12 2 £65,000 +52.94% 11
West London +33 1 - - 46
South London +22 1 £37,500 -44.44% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 292 (38.42%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 213 (28.03%) AWS
4 198 (26.05%) Python
5 196 (25.79%) Software Engineering
6 193 (25.39%) Docker
7 172 (22.63%) DevOps
8 166 (21.84%) Java
9 163 (21.45%) Kubernetes
10 159 (20.92%) Finance
11 153 (20.13%) Azure
12 141 (18.55%) C#
13 113 (14.87%) Terraform
14 111 (14.61%) Microservices
15 110 (14.47%) Linux
16 102 (13.42%) .NET
17 101 (13.29%) TDD
17 101 (13.29%) Node.js
18 99 (13.03%) GCP
19 93 (12.24%) Online Games
20 92 (12.11%) React
21 91 (11.97%) C++
22 88 (11.58%) Computer Science
23 86 (11.32%) Spring
23 86 (11.32%) Microsoft
24 84 (11.05%) Git (software)
25 83 (10.92%) HTML
26 82 (10.79%) SQL
27 81 (10.66%) CSS
28 75 (9.87%) RabbitMQ

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 36 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.29%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.11%) CMS
4 15 (1.97%) Apache
5 14 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.71%) Confluence
6 13 (1.71%) Tornado
7 10 (1.32%) IIS
8 8 (1.05%) nginx
9 7 (0.92%) Apache TomEE
9 7 (0.92%) ejabberd
9 7 (0.92%) SAS
9 7 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.79%) WordPress
11 3 (0.39%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (0.92%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.66%) Adobe XD
2 5 (0.66%) Maya
3 3 (0.39%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.39%) Blender
3 3 (0.39%) Figma
3 3 (0.39%) InVision
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.26%) InDesign
4 2 (0.26%) Inkscape
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 213 (28.03%) AWS
2 153 (20.13%) Azure
3 99 (13.03%) GCP
4 43 (5.66%) Serverless
5 32 (4.21%) Datadog
6 30 (3.95%) SaaS
7 19 (2.50%) GitHub
7 19 (2.50%) npm
8 15 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.97%) OpenShift
9 14 (1.84%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.32%) PaaS
12 9 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.18%) IaaS
13 8 (1.05%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (1.05%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.79%) Pulumi
16 5 (0.66%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.24%) Firewall
2 10 (1.32%) DNS
3 8 (1.05%) AMQP
3 8 (1.05%) HTTP
3 8 (1.05%) Internet
4 7 (0.92%) Asterisk PBX
4 7 (0.92%) BGP
4 7 (0.92%) Diameter Protocol
4 7 (0.92%) LAN
4 7 (0.92%) PBX
4 7 (0.92%) SNMP
4 7 (0.92%) VPN
5 5 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.53%) FTP
6 4 (0.53%) ICMP
7 3 (0.39%) DHCP
7 3 (0.39%) DSL
8 2 (0.26%) SSH
9 1 (0.13%) RTP
9 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.97%) Redis
3 44 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (5.00%) MySQL
4 38 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.68%) MongoDB
5 28 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 25 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (3.16%) Big Data
9 23 (3.03%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.76%) Hazelcast
11 18 (2.37%) Data Mining
11 18 (2.37%) Tableau
12 17 (2.24%) Riak
13 15 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.32%) Looker
16 9 (1.18%) Data Lake
17 6 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 84 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.24%) Jenkins
3 36 (4.74%) JIRA
4 33 (4.34%) TeamCity
5 28 (3.68%) webpack
6 26 (3.42%) Maven
7 16 (2.11%) NUnit
8 13 (1.71%) GitLab
8 13 (1.71%) SonarQube
9 12 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.58%) Selenium
10 11 (1.45%) Grunt
10 11 (1.45%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.32%) Postman
12 9 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.05%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.05%) Babel
14 7 (0.92%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.92%) gulp
14 7 (0.92%) Protractor
General
1 159 (20.92%) Finance
2 62 (8.16%) Marketing
3 34 (4.47%) Retail
4 31 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.55%) Online Betting
6 25 (3.29%) Banking
7 19 (2.50%) Public Sector
8 18 (2.37%) Electronics
8 18 (2.37%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.45%) Publishing
10 10 (1.32%) Advertising
10 10 (1.32%) Back Office
11 7 (0.92%) iGaming
12 5 (0.66%) Law
12 5 (0.66%) Legal
13 3 (0.39%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 280 (36.84%) Developer
2 105 (13.82%) Software Engineer
3 71 (9.34%) Senior Developer
4 70 (9.21%) Java Developer
5 54 (7.11%) Games Developer
6 53 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 52 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
8 50 (6.58%) Senior Software Engineer
9 38 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 37 (4.87%) Full Stack Developer
11 36 (4.74%) Java Engineer
12 23 (3.03%) Games Engineer
12 23 (3.03%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 22 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
13 22 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 22 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 21 (2.76%) Java Software Engineer
14 21 (2.76%) Lead Developer
14 21 (2.76%) Programmer
14 21 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (13.42%) .NET
2 101 (13.29%) Node.js
3 92 (12.11%) React
4 86 (11.32%) Spring
5 83 (10.92%) HTML
6 81 (10.66%) CSS
7 75 (9.87%) RabbitMQ
8 73 (9.61%) Spring Boot
9 72 (9.47%) Kafka
10 59 (7.76%) REST
11 57 (7.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 54 (7.11%) RESTful
12 54 (7.11%) Unreal Engine
13 51 (6.71%) Web Services
14 49 (6.45%) AngularJS
15 39 (5.13%) .NET Core
16 29 (3.82%) HTML5
17 27 (3.55%) Vue.js
18 25 (3.29%) GraphQL
18 25 (3.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.24%) Online Games
2 59 (7.76%) Mobile Games
3 55 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (6.58%) Algorithms
5 41 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (5.39%) Cloud Native
6 40 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 40 (5.26%) Virtual Team
7 36 (4.74%) User Experience
8 31 (4.08%) Data Structures
9 29 (3.82%) Over-the-Top Content
10 25 (3.29%) Media Streaming
11 22 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.63%) Blog
13 16 (2.11%) Online Gambling
14 15 (1.97%) Xbox
15 13 (1.71%) Animation
16 11 (1.45%) PlayStation
17 10 (1.32%) Client/Server
18 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (14.47%) Linux
2 42 (5.53%) Windows
3 24 (3.16%) Android
4 19 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.92%) Debian
7 4 (0.53%) Android TV
7 4 (0.53%) Unix
8 3 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (38.42%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (25.79%) Software Engineering
3 172 (22.63%) DevOps
4 111 (14.61%) Microservices
5 101 (13.29%) TDD
6 88 (11.58%) Computer Science
7 72 (9.47%) Analytics
8 70 (9.21%) Test Automation
9 68 (8.95%) Scrum
10 63 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
12 57 (7.50%) Fintech
13 55 (7.24%) Pair Programming
14 54 (7.11%) Machine Learning
15 50 (6.58%) Infrastructure as Code
15 50 (6.58%) Mentoring
16 49 (6.45%) BDD
17 46 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (6.05%) SDLC
18 43 (5.66%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 218 (28.68%) JavaScript
2 198 (26.05%) Python
3 166 (21.84%) Java
4 141 (18.55%) C#
5 91 (11.97%) C++
6 82 (10.79%) SQL
7 56 (7.37%) TypeScript
8 41 (5.39%) Java 8
9 36 (4.74%) Bash Shell
9 36 (4.74%) Scala
10 33 (4.34%) C
11 31 (4.08%) Go
11 31 (4.08%) R
12 25 (3.29%) ES6
12 25 (3.29%) Rust
13 22 (2.89%) PHP
14 12 (1.58%) Perl
14 12 (1.58%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (8.42%) Degree
2 35 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.32%) PhD
4 7 (0.92%) CIW
4 7 (0.92%) OCA
4 7 (0.92%) OCP
4 7 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (0.79%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.26%) APMG
8 2 (0.26%) CCNA
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.26%) MCSA
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.26%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.97%) QA
2 10 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) PMO
3 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 193 (25.39%) Docker
2 8 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.92%) iptables
3 7 (0.92%) Kamailio
3 7 (0.92%) KVM
3 7 (0.92%) Postfix
3 7 (0.92%) QEMU
4 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) LXC
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 163 (21.45%) Kubernetes
2 113 (14.87%) Terraform
3 65 (8.55%) Ansible
4 30 (3.95%) Grafana
5 22 (2.89%) Kibana
5 22 (2.89%) Puppet
6 10 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.18%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.92%) Galera Cluster
8 7 (0.92%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.92%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.53%) Consul
9 4 (0.53%) HP Fortify
9 4 (0.53%) systemd
10 3 (0.39%) Nagios
11 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.26%) logstash
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.13%) SCCM
12 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 86 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.21%) Google
3 22 (2.89%) Splunk
4 18 (2.37%) SAP
5 9 (1.18%) Cisco
5 9 (1.18%) Oracle
6 8 (1.05%) Adobe
6 8 (1.05%) Samsung
7 7 (0.92%) GENBAND
7 7 (0.92%) HP
7 7 (0.92%) Juniper
7 7 (0.92%) Mitel
7 7 (0.92%) Nortel
7 7 (0.92%) Percona
7 7 (0.92%) Sitecore
7 7 (0.92%) SonicWALL
8 6 (0.79%) VMware
9 4 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.53%) Facebook
9 4 (0.53%) Perforce