Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 97 113
Rank change year-on-year -27 +16 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 2015 2334 2482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.68% 3.07% 2.80%
As % of the General category 4.95% 5.86% 5.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1699 2069 2126
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +4.97%

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 40726 39823 49300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 54.21% 52.38% 55.61%
Number of salaries quoted 28724 34002 40996
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +17 357 £55,000 -8.33% 50
West London +9 111 £45,000 -14.29% 39
South London +61 72 £50,000 +12.36% 2
North London +20 24 £37,500 -17.13% 8
East London -5 9 £25,500 -51.43% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Games.

1 955 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (30.12%) TDD
3 553 (27.44%) JavaScript
4 517 (25.66%) Java
5 471 (23.37%) C#
6 398 (19.75%) .NET
7 384 (19.06%) Scrum
8 377 (18.71%) HTML
9 370 (18.36%) SQL
10 356 (17.67%) BDD
11 323 (16.03%) AngularJS
12 316 (15.68%) CSS
13 312 (15.48%) MVC
14 308 (15.29%) SQL Server
15 276 (13.70%) Software Engineering
16 274 (13.60%) Degree
17 270 (13.40%) ASP.NET
18 259 (12.85%) Finance
19 250 (12.41%) Computer Science
20 248 (12.31%) Spring
21 247 (12.26%) Git (software)
22 244 (12.11%) Linux
23 233 (11.56%) Python
23 233 (11.56%) HTML5
24 232 (11.51%) E-Commerce
25 231 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
26 218 (10.82%) Online Games
26 218 (10.82%) DevOps
27 210 (10.42%) Microservices
28 206 (10.22%) Node.js

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 79 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 42 (2.08%) Confluence
4 37 (1.84%) CMS
5 34 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 25 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.94%) Apache
8 18 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 17 (0.84%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.69%) WordPress
12 13 (0.65%) nginx
12 13 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.50%) IIS
13 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.40%) Ethereum
15 6 (0.30%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.25%) Jetty
16 5 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 33 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (1.14%) InVision
5 16 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.30%) Maya
10 4 (0.20%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.15%) InDesign
12 2 (0.099%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.099%) Autodesk Inventor
12 2 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.099%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.099%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.050%) Gephi
13 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.60%) Revive Adserver
3 5 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.099%) Magento
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.099%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.050%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.050%) Radian6
7 1 (0.050%) Unica
7 1 (0.050%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 154 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 40 (1.99%) GitHub
5 38 (1.89%) Google Play
6 31 (1.54%) npm
7 25 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.84%) SaaS
9 15 (0.74%) IaaS
10 14 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.65%) Serverless
12 12 (0.60%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.60%) PaaS
13 11 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.35%) Office 365
14 7 (0.35%) Route 53
15 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.25%) Basecamp
17 4 (0.20%) BrowserStack
17 4 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.36%) Internet
2 26 (1.29%) Firewall
3 22 (1.09%) HTTP
3 22 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.94%) DNS
5 17 (0.84%) Network Security
6 15 (0.74%) WAN
7 13 (0.65%) VPN
8 11 (0.55%) DHCP
8 11 (0.55%) IPsec
9 9 (0.45%) Intranet
9 9 (0.45%) LDAP
9 9 (0.45%) SAN
10 8 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.35%) NAS
12 6 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.30%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.30%) LAN
12 6 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 181 (8.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 177 (8.78%) NoSQL
4 107 (5.31%) MySQL
5 100 (4.96%) Big Data
6 91 (4.52%) MongoDB
7 69 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 57 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 54 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 39 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (1.79%) Redis
12 23 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (1.04%) Blockchain
14 20 (0.99%) Apache Hive
15 18 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.79%) HBase
17 15 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (0.65%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 247 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 116 (5.76%) JIRA
3 113 (5.61%) Jenkins
4 87 (4.32%) NUnit
5 84 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 69 (3.42%) Subversion
7 68 (3.37%) Grunt
8 56 (2.78%) gulp
9 53 (2.63%) Maven
9 53 (2.63%) Moq
10 52 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 51 (2.53%) Selenium
12 48 (2.38%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.13%) TeamCity
14 38 (1.89%) webpack
15 35 (1.74%) Gradle
16 31 (1.54%) Jasmine
17 28 (1.39%) JUnit
18 25 (1.24%) GoCD
19 24 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 259 (12.85%) Finance
2 166 (8.24%) Marketing
3 95 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 93 (4.62%) Retail
5 55 (2.73%) Online Betting
6 47 (2.33%) Banking
7 38 (1.89%) Advertising
8 34 (1.69%) Aerospace
9 27 (1.34%) Automotive
10 23 (1.14%) Electronics
11 22 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.94%) Back Office
13 16 (0.79%) Legal
14 14 (0.69%) Front Office
15 11 (0.55%) Polish Language
16 10 (0.50%) Law
17 9 (0.45%) Music Industry
18 8 (0.40%) iGaming
18 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1037 (51.46%) Developer
2 268 (13.30%) Java Developer
3 267 (13.25%) .NET Developer
4 233 (11.56%) Games Developer
5 211 (10.47%) C# Developer
6 163 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 129 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 108 (5.36%) Analyst
9 99 (4.91%) Junior
10 98 (4.86%) Agile Developer
11 97 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 91 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
13 88 (4.37%) ASP.NET Developer
14 87 (4.32%) Junior Developer
14 87 (4.32%) Software Engineer
15 86 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 85 (4.22%) Java Games Developer
17 82 (4.07%) C++ Developer
17 82 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 78 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (19.75%) .NET
2 377 (18.71%) HTML
3 323 (16.03%) AngularJS
4 316 (15.68%) CSS
5 270 (13.40%) ASP.NET
6 248 (12.31%) Spring
7 233 (11.56%) HTML5
8 231 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 206 (10.22%) Node.js
10 202 (10.02%) REST
11 198 (9.83%) WCF
12 193 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 146 (7.25%) React
14 134 (6.65%) Web Services
15 132 (6.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 127 (6.30%) RESTful
17 113 (5.61%) Hibernate
18 105 (5.21%) .NET Framework
19 92 (4.57%) LINQ
20 91 (4.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 250 (12.41%) Computer Science
2 218 (10.82%) Online Games
3 167 (8.29%) User Experience
4 138 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 116 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
6 113 (5.61%) Algorithms
7 87 (4.32%) Mobile App
8 84 (4.17%) Mobile Games
9 80 (3.97%) Fintech
10 62 (3.08%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.59%) Hedge funds
11 32 (1.59%) iPhone
12 27 (1.34%) Animation
13 26 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 25 (1.24%) Data Centre
15 24 (1.19%) Online Gambling
15 24 (1.19%) Xbox
16 22 (1.09%) Fixed Income
17 21 (1.04%) Video\Live Streaming
18 19 (0.94%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 244 (12.11%) Linux
2 143 (7.10%) Android
3 110 (5.46%) Windows
4 101 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.47%) Unix
6 29 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.65%) CentOS
8 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.050%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.050%) Debian
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (30.12%) TDD
3 384 (19.06%) Scrum
4 356 (17.67%) BDD
5 312 (15.48%) MVC
6 276 (13.70%) Software Engineering
7 232 (11.51%) E-Commerce
8 218 (10.82%) DevOps
9 210 (10.42%) Microservices
10 205 (10.17%) OO
11 203 (10.07%) Web Application Development
12 185 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
12 185 (9.18%) Multithreading
13 166 (8.24%) Test Automation
14 160 (7.94%) Kanban
15 142 (7.05%) Web Development
16 127 (6.30%) Front End Development
17 111 (5.51%) Game Development
18 109 (5.41%) Analytics
19 108 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 553 (27.44%) JavaScript
2 517 (25.66%) Java
3 471 (23.37%) C#
4 370 (18.36%) SQL
5 233 (11.56%) Python
6 205 (10.17%) C++
7 107 (5.31%) PHP
8 105 (5.21%) Ruby
9 82 (4.07%) Scala
10 67 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 54 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 52 (2.58%) ES6
13 45 (2.23%) C
14 40 (1.99%) F#
14 40 (1.99%) T-SQL
15 33 (1.64%) TypeScript
16 32 (1.59%) VB
17 30 (1.49%) PowerShell
18 29 (1.44%) Objective-C
19 26 (1.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 274 (13.60%) Degree
2 99 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (1.34%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.09%) PhD
7 19 (0.94%) MCP
7 19 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 17 (0.84%) MCAD
8 17 (0.84%) MCSD
8 17 (0.84%) MCTS
9 15 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.74%) ISEB
10 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.45%) CCNA
11 9 (0.45%) CISSP
11 9 (0.45%) PMP
12 8 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.40%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (9.53%) QA
2 15 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.30%) GCP
5 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) MiFID
6 4 (0.20%) SLA
7 3 (0.15%) BS25999
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.050%) COBIT
8 1 (0.050%) GDPR
8 1 (0.050%) IFRS
System Software
1 175 (8.68%) Docker
2 57 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.43%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.94%) LXC
5 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.45%) Xen
7 6 (0.30%) NFS
7 6 (0.30%) Snort
8 5 (0.25%) KVM
8 5 (0.25%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.20%) HDFS
9 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.15%) XenApp
11 2 (0.099%) Firmware
11 2 (0.099%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.050%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 102 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 86 (4.27%) Ansible
3 62 (3.08%) Puppet
4 37 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.59%) Terraform
6 24 (1.19%) Nagios
7 20 (0.99%) Kibana
8 15 (0.74%) logstash
9 10 (0.50%) SCOM
10 8 (0.40%) SCCM
11 7 (0.35%) Cacti
12 5 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.20%) cPanel
13 4 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.20%) Mesos
13 4 (0.20%) OpenNMS
13 4 (0.20%) Rancher
14 3 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
14 3 (0.15%) Grafana
Vendors
1 148 (7.34%) Google
2 122 (6.05%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.22%) Oracle
4 66 (3.28%) VMware
5 46 (2.28%) Facebook
6 38 (1.89%) Adobe
7 28 (1.39%) Cisco
8 23 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 22 (1.09%) SAP
10 18 (0.89%) HP
11 16 (0.79%) NetApp
12 13 (0.65%) Apple
12 13 (0.65%) F5
13 12 (0.60%) ION Trading
13 12 (0.60%) Twitter
14 11 (0.55%) hybris
14 11 (0.55%) Tableau
15 10 (0.50%) Perforce
16 9 (0.45%) New Relic