Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 116 112
Rank change year-on-year -37 -4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,153 1,758 2,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.26% 2.81% 2.99%
As % of the General category 4.62% 5.71% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1,296 1,640
London median annual salary £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -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 24,933 30,809 36,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.78% 49.26% 52.48%
Number of salaries quoted 19,669 24,242 28,474
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 -33 181 £65,000 +8.33% 89
West London +16 41 £51,250 -14.58% 66
East London +15 12 £42,500 -15.84% 18
South London -13 10 £67,500 +42.11% 13
North London -8 5 £55,000 -31.25% 11
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 558 (48.40%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (30.27%) TDD
3 335 (29.05%) C#
4 304 (26.37%) .NET
5 288 (24.98%) JavaScript
6 251 (21.77%) Java
7 233 (20.21%) BDD
8 231 (20.03%) AWS
9 228 (19.77%) SQL Server
10 222 (19.25%) Microservices
11 217 (18.82%) MVC
12 212 (18.39%) Scrum
13 208 (18.04%) SQL
14 205 (17.78%) ASP.NET
15 197 (17.09%) Degree
16 192 (16.65%) Python
17 188 (16.31%) Software Engineering
17 188 (16.31%) Azure
18 186 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
19 163 (14.14%) Computer Science
20 160 (13.88%) AngularJS
21 158 (13.70%) Web Application Development
22 157 (13.62%) Node.js
23 150 (13.01%) DevOps
23 150 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
24 147 (12.75%) Docker
24 147 (12.75%) RESTful
25 146 (12.66%) Test Automation
25 146 (12.66%) Linux
26 142 (12.32%) React

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
1 103 (8.93%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (2.17%) Apache
3 24 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.56%) Confluence
5 17 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.13%) IIS
7 13 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.78%) CMS
9 8 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.35%) nginx
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.26%) WordPress
15 2 (0.17%) Jetty
15 2 (0.17%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (1.56%) Chatbot
2 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.52%) Sketch
5 5 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.26%) InVision
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.087%) Houdini
8 1 (0.087%) InDesign
8 1 (0.087%) Maya
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.087%) Pixate
8 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.087%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.17%) Quorum
4 1 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
4 1 (0.087%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 231 (20.03%) AWS
2 188 (16.31%) Azure
3 59 (5.12%) GCP
4 42 (3.64%) GitHub
5 27 (2.34%) SaaS
6 20 (1.73%) Serverless
7 15 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.21%) Google Analytics
8 14 (1.21%) PaaS
9 13 (1.13%) IaaS
10 11 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.78%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.78%) Office 365
12 9 (0.78%) Quay.io
13 8 (0.69%) Akamai
13 8 (0.69%) npm
14 7 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 138 (11.97%) Internet
2 41 (3.56%) Firewall
3 13 (1.13%) DNS
4 12 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.87%) VPN
6 9 (0.78%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.61%) HTTP
8 6 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.52%) SSL
9 5 (0.43%) Broadband
9 5 (0.43%) DHCP
9 5 (0.43%) LAN
9 5 (0.43%) WAN
10 3 (0.26%) MPLS
10 3 (0.26%) Network Security
10 3 (0.26%) PBX
10 3 (0.26%) SSH
10 3 (0.26%) VoIP
10 3 (0.26%) Wireless
10 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 91 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 87 (7.55%) MongoDB
5 61 (5.29%) SQL Server 2019
6 49 (4.25%) Big Data
7 42 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (3.47%) MySQL
9 24 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 24 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.56%) Presto
11 16 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.21%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.21%) BigQuery
13 14 (1.21%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.95%) Redis
15 8 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 131 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.72%) Jenkins
3 51 (4.42%) JIRA
4 50 (4.34%) Jasmine
4 50 (4.34%) Mocha
5 49 (4.25%) Selenium
6 38 (3.30%) Visual Studio
6 38 (3.30%) webpack
7 32 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
8 25 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.91%) Protractor
9 22 (1.91%) Sinon.JS
10 19 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.47%) Grunt
11 17 (1.47%) JUnit
12 15 (1.30%) gulp
13 12 (1.04%) Cypress.io
13 12 (1.04%) Postman
13 12 (1.04%) ProC
13 12 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (11.36%) Finance
2 83 (7.20%) Marketing
3 61 (5.29%) Banking
4 48 (4.16%) Retail
5 27 (2.34%) Law
6 24 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.56%) Publishing
9 16 (1.39%) Advertising
10 12 (1.04%) Online Betting
11 10 (0.87%) Automotive
11 10 (0.87%) French Language
12 9 (0.78%) iGaming
12 9 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.69%) Back Office
14 6 (0.52%) Legal
14 6 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.26%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 559 (48.48%) Developer
2 189 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 151 (13.10%) Games Developer
4 140 (12.14%) C# Developer
5 123 (10.67%) Senior Developer
6 108 (9.37%) Java Developer
7 90 (7.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 85 (7.37%) Software Engineer
9 75 (6.50%) Junior
10 68 (5.90%) Junior Developer
11 65 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
12 54 (4.68%) Data Engineer
12 54 (4.68%) Junior .NET Developer
13 51 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (4.25%) Software Developer
15 48 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
15 48 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 43 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 40 (3.47%) Analyst
18 39 (3.38%) Java Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (26.37%) .NET
2 205 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 186 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 160 (13.88%) AngularJS
5 157 (13.62%) Node.js
6 147 (12.75%) RESTful
7 142 (12.32%) React
8 141 (12.23%) HTML
9 136 (11.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 126 (10.93%) CSS
11 117 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 113 (9.80%) .NET Framework
13 105 (9.11%) Entity Framework
14 101 (8.76%) Spring
15 91 (7.89%) .NET Core
16 90 (7.81%) WCF
17 87 (7.55%) Web Services
18 84 (7.29%) HTML5
19 75 (6.50%) Vue.js
20 62 (5.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 119 (10.32%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (9.63%) Online Games
3 101 (8.76%) User Experience
4 100 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (7.03%) Algorithms
6 63 (5.46%) Mobile App
7 54 (4.68%) Data Structures
8 43 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.95%) Online Gambling
10 25 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.13%) e-Learning
13 12 (1.04%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.04%) Mobile Games
13 12 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
16 9 (0.78%) Management Information System
16 9 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 146 (12.66%) Linux
2 88 (7.63%) Windows
3 57 (4.94%) Android
4 56 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 38 (3.30%) Unix
6 9 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.52%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.26%) CentOS
9 3 (0.26%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.26%) zOS
10 2 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.087%) tvOS
11 1 (0.087%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (48.40%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (30.27%) TDD
3 233 (20.21%) BDD
4 222 (19.25%) Microservices
5 217 (18.82%) MVC
6 212 (18.39%) Scrum
7 188 (16.31%) Software Engineering
8 163 (14.14%) Computer Science
9 158 (13.70%) Web Application Development
10 150 (13.01%) DevOps
10 150 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
11 146 (12.66%) Test Automation
12 125 (10.84%) OO
13 118 (10.23%) Kanban
14 117 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
15 95 (8.24%) Fintech
16 93 (8.07%) Mentoring
17 92 (7.98%) Analytics
18 87 (7.55%) Mathematics
19 81 (7.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 335 (29.05%) C#
2 288 (24.98%) JavaScript
3 251 (21.77%) Java
4 208 (18.04%) SQL
5 192 (16.65%) Python
6 90 (7.81%) TypeScript
7 82 (7.11%) C++
8 72 (6.24%) Ruby
9 53 (4.60%) PHP
10 52 (4.51%) Java 8
11 41 (3.56%) C
12 39 (3.38%) Scala
13 28 (2.43%) Go
14 27 (2.34%) Bash Shell
15 25 (2.17%) F#
16 24 (2.08%) R
17 23 (1.99%) Shell Script
18 22 (1.91%) PowerShell
19 20 (1.73%) ES6
19 20 (1.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (17.09%) Degree
2 43 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.47%) PhD
4 10 (0.87%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.35%) VCAP
5 4 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.26%) CISSP
6 3 (0.26%) CREST Certified
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.17%) CCNA
7 2 (0.17%) CCNP
7 2 (0.17%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (0.17%) CISM
7 2 (0.17%) CRISC
7 2 (0.17%) PMP
8 1 (0.087%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.087%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.07%) QA
2 26 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (0.52%) GDPR
5 4 (0.35%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) WCAG
7 1 (0.087%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.087%) FISMA
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.087%) NIST
7 1 (0.087%) NIST 800
System Software
1 147 (12.75%) Docker
2 13 (1.13%) Firmware
3 12 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.04%) HDFS
4 9 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) LXC
9 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 113 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 42 (3.64%) Ansible
3 34 (2.95%) Puppet
3 34 (2.95%) Terraform
4 31 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.39%) Salt
6 12 (1.04%) Grafana
7 9 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.78%) Nagios
8 8 (0.69%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.61%) Consul
9 7 (0.61%) Graphite
9 7 (0.61%) Opsview
9 7 (0.61%) Packer
9 7 (0.61%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.52%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.43%) Kibana
11 5 (0.43%) Rancher
12 3 (0.26%) cPanel
12 3 (0.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 60 (5.20%) Google
2 50 (4.34%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.16%) Oracle
4 16 (1.39%) Adobe
5 14 (1.21%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.21%) VMware
6 13 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.04%) Teradata
8 11 (0.95%) Splunk
8 11 (0.95%) Tableau
9 9 (0.78%) hybris
10 8 (0.69%) Foundry
11 7 (0.61%) ATG
11 7 (0.61%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.52%) New Relic
13 5 (0.43%) Cognos
13 5 (0.43%) Facebook
13 5 (0.43%) Veeam
14 4 (0.35%) Cisco
14 4 (0.35%) NVIDIA