Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 125 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,925 2,015 2,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.89% 2.71% 3.00%
As % of the General category 6.01% 5.02% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,551 1,686 1,972
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +4.17%

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 32,021 40,103 38,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 48.11% 54.00% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25,414 28,680 32,995
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -14 315 £60,000 +9.09% 124
West London -26 50 £58,750 +30.56% 97
South London -44 25 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East London +23 22 £50,000 -16.67% 16
North London -13 3 £100,000 +166.67% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,011 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (29.56%) Java
3 488 (25.35%) C#
4 470 (24.42%) TDD
5 424 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 401 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 336 (17.45%) Degree
8 335 (17.40%) Computer Science
8 335 (17.40%) BDD
8 335 (17.40%) .NET
9 326 (16.94%) SQL Server
10 310 (16.10%) SQL
11 299 (15.53%) MVC
11 299 (15.53%) AngularJS
12 268 (13.92%) Python
13 267 (13.87%) ASP.NET
14 265 (13.77%) RESTful
15 261 (13.56%) Scrum
16 245 (12.73%) Finance
17 231 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
18 229 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
19 228 (11.84%) DevOps
20 226 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
21 225 (11.69%) Test Automation
21 225 (11.69%) HTML
22 219 (11.38%) Microservices
23 218 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
24 217 (11.27%) CSS
25 214 (11.12%) Web Application Development
26 210 (10.91%) QA

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
1 152 (7.90%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (3.32%) Apache Spark
3 35 (1.82%) Confluence
4 27 (1.40%) IIS
5 24 (1.25%) Apache Pig
6 22 (1.14%) Apache
7 15 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.52%) SAS
10 9 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.36%) Mule
11 7 (0.36%) nginx
12 6 (0.31%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.26%) WordPress
14 4 (0.21%) CMS
14 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.16%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.16%) Jetty
15 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (1.09%) Photoshop
2 15 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.57%) InVision
5 10 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.47%) SPSS
7 8 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.16%) InDesign
11 3 (0.16%) Maya
11 3 (0.16%) Stata
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.10%) Snapchat
13 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 47 (2.44%) thinkFolio
2 36 (1.87%) Temenos T24
3 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 226 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 53 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (2.34%) GitHub
6 40 (2.08%) Google Play
7 38 (1.97%) Serverless
8 34 (1.77%) npm
8 34 (1.77%) PaaS
9 24 (1.25%) Office 365
10 22 (1.14%) IaaS
11 21 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (1.09%) Yarn
12 19 (0.99%) SaaS
13 18 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.83%) Slack
15 15 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
17 10 (0.52%) Route 53
18 9 (0.47%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 103 (5.35%) Internet
2 44 (2.29%) Firewall
3 22 (1.14%) HTTP
4 12 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.57%) DAB
6 10 (0.52%) DNS
6 10 (0.52%) VPN
7 8 (0.42%) SNMP
7 8 (0.42%) VoIP
8 7 (0.36%) FCoE
8 7 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.31%) DHCP
9 6 (0.31%) LAN
9 6 (0.31%) SAN
9 6 (0.31%) Skype
10 5 (0.26%) WAN
11 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.16%) FTP
11 3 (0.16%) NAS
12 2 (0.10%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.31%) NoSQL
3 157 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 129 (6.70%) Big Data
5 83 (4.31%) MySQL
6 80 (4.16%) Hadoop
7 75 (3.90%) MongoDB
8 46 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (2.18%) Blockchain
10 37 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (1.92%) Relational Database
11 36 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (1.77%) Redis
13 30 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
14 27 (1.40%) Oracle Database
15 26 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
16 23 (1.19%) OLAP
17 22 (1.14%) Apache Hive
17 22 (1.14%) Couchbase
18 21 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 189 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 131 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 89 (4.62%) JIRA
4 68 (3.53%) TeamCity
5 54 (2.81%) Cucumber
6 50 (2.60%) Selenium
7 49 (2.55%) gulp
7 49 (2.55%) JUnit
8 48 (2.49%) webpack
9 40 (2.08%) Grunt
9 40 (2.08%) Maven
10 35 (1.82%) NUnit
11 33 (1.71%) Gradle
12 32 (1.66%) Mocha
13 29 (1.51%) Jasmine
14 27 (1.40%) SpecFlow
15 24 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.25%) Visual Studio
16 21 (1.09%) TestRail
17 17 (0.88%) GoCD
General
1 245 (12.73%) Finance
2 124 (6.44%) Banking
3 107 (5.56%) Marketing
4 82 (4.26%) Retail
5 37 (1.92%) Law
6 34 (1.77%) Publishing
7 18 (0.94%) Advertising
7 18 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 17 (0.88%) Front Office
9 15 (0.78%) Online Betting
10 14 (0.73%) Electronics
11 9 (0.47%) Automotive
12 7 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
12 7 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.36%) Music Industry
13 6 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.31%) Legal
13 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.26%) Billing
14 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 916 (47.58%) Developer
2 231 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 201 (10.44%) Java Developer
4 187 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 184 (9.56%) C# Developer
6 182 (9.45%) Games Developer
7 151 (7.84%) Analyst
8 119 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 110 (5.71%) Software Developer
10 109 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 109 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 89 (4.62%) Software Engineer
12 87 (4.52%) Graduate
13 83 (4.31%) Business Analyst
14 82 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
15 81 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 79 (4.10%) Junior
17 74 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
18 66 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
19 62 (3.22%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (17.40%) .NET
2 299 (15.53%) AngularJS
3 267 (13.87%) ASP.NET
4 265 (13.77%) RESTful
5 229 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 225 (11.69%) HTML
7 217 (11.27%) CSS
8 206 (10.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 188 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 182 (9.45%) Node.js
11 170 (8.83%) REST
12 161 (8.36%) Web Services
13 158 (8.21%) React
14 146 (7.58%) Spring
15 132 (6.86%) WCF
16 129 (6.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 119 (6.18%) Kafka
18 104 (5.40%) RabbitMQ
19 100 (5.19%) Spring Boot
20 93 (4.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (8.68%) User Experience
3 152 (7.90%) Online Games
4 113 (5.87%) Algorithms
5 101 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (5.14%) Mobile App
7 81 (4.21%) Mobile Games
8 77 (4.00%) Management Information System
9 68 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
10 62 (3.22%) Equities
11 60 (3.12%) Fintech
12 56 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 52 (2.70%) Data Structures
14 50 (2.60%) Fixed Income
15 46 (2.39%) Social Gaming
16 43 (2.23%) Blog
17 39 (2.03%) Online Gambling
18 36 (1.87%) Derivative
19 33 (1.71%) PlayStation
20 29 (1.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 190 (9.87%) Linux
2 162 (8.42%) Android
3 137 (7.12%) Windows
4 110 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.77%) Unix
6 18 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.57%) CoreOS
10 9 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.42%) Debian
11 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.36%) CentOS
13 3 (0.16%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (24.42%) TDD
3 401 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 335 (17.40%) BDD
4 335 (17.40%) Computer Science
5 299 (15.53%) MVC
6 261 (13.56%) Scrum
7 231 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 228 (11.84%) DevOps
9 225 (11.69%) Test Automation
10 219 (11.38%) Microservices
11 218 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
12 214 (11.12%) Web Application Development
13 189 (9.82%) OO
14 175 (9.09%) Open Source
15 172 (8.94%) Kanban
16 159 (8.26%) Front End Development
17 154 (8.00%) Analytics
18 144 (7.48%) User Stories
19 136 (7.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 569 (29.56%) Java
2 488 (25.35%) C#
3 424 (22.03%) JavaScript
4 310 (16.10%) SQL
5 268 (13.92%) Python
6 167 (8.68%) Java 8
7 166 (8.62%) Ruby
8 165 (8.57%) C++
9 78 (4.05%) Scala
10 61 (3.17%) PHP
11 59 (3.06%) Go
12 56 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 53 (2.75%) C
14 49 (2.55%) R
15 48 (2.49%) PowerShell
16 41 (2.13%) ES6
17 40 (2.08%) F#
18 37 (1.92%) TypeScript
19 34 (1.77%) Shell Script
20 29 (1.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 336 (17.45%) Degree
2 56 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.61%) PhD
4 20 (1.04%) ISEB
5 15 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.73%) CBAP
6 14 (0.73%) Security Cleared
7 13 (0.68%) CISSP
7 13 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.62%) GIAC
8 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.62%) SAFe Agilist
9 11 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.57%) MCSE
10 9 (0.47%) CCNA
10 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.42%) SANS
12 7 (0.36%) APMG
12 7 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (10.91%) QA
2 18 (0.94%) GDPR
3 14 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.68%) SLA
5 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.42%) MiFID
7 7 (0.36%) PMO
8 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) COSO
11 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 184 (9.56%) Docker
2 62 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.25%) Apache Flume
4 21 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.62%) etcd
6 11 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.42%) KVM
8 7 (0.36%) NFS
8 7 (0.36%) Samba
8 7 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.26%) Firmware
10 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.21%) vSphere
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.10%) NDS
12 2 (0.10%) XenApp
13 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (4.88%) Ansible
2 86 (4.47%) Kubernetes
3 71 (3.69%) Puppet
4 52 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (2.18%) Terraform
6 29 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
6 29 (1.51%) Kibana
7 20 (1.04%) Oozie
8 19 (0.99%) Nagios
9 18 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
10 16 (0.83%) Grafana
10 16 (0.83%) Salt
11 14 (0.73%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.57%) Consul
12 11 (0.57%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.57%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.47%) Graphite
13 9 (0.47%) SCCM
14 7 (0.36%) Opsview
14 7 (0.36%) Packer
Vendors
1 197 (10.23%) Google
2 79 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.90%) Facebook
4 74 (3.84%) Oracle
5 47 (2.44%) Charles River
6 38 (1.97%) VMware
7 27 (1.40%) Cloudera
8 25 (1.30%) Tableau
9 21 (1.09%) Adobe
10 20 (1.04%) Apple
11 18 (0.94%) Databricks
11 18 (0.94%) Hortonworks
11 18 (0.94%) MapR
12 16 (0.83%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.57%) Cognos
13 11 (0.57%) Informatica
13 11 (0.57%) NetApp
14 9 (0.47%) Cadence
14 9 (0.47%) SolarWinds
14 9 (0.47%) Talend