Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > London
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 105 127
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -21
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,679 2,138 1,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.74% 3.06% 2.64%
As % of the General category 5.77% 6.12% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 1,660 1,551
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £94,125 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,340 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.98% -5.00% -

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 29,097 34,932 35,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.52% 50.05% 51.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22,915 27,995 29,410
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -27 247 £60,000 +9.09% 49
West London -57 33 £60,000 +33.33% 67
South London -34 18 £47,500 +5.56% 12
East London +14 11 £47,500 -19.15% 12
North London -19 2 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 897 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (30.32%) Java
3 429 (25.55%) Degree
4 418 (24.90%) C#
5 411 (24.48%) Software Engineering
6 393 (23.41%) Computer Science
7 351 (20.91%) TDD
8 324 (19.30%) .NET
9 314 (18.70%) QA
10 313 (18.64%) JavaScript
11 278 (16.56%) SQL Server
12 270 (16.08%) Scrum
13 266 (15.84%) SQL
14 259 (15.43%) BDD
15 251 (14.95%) Python
16 246 (14.65%) MVC
16 246 (14.65%) User Stories
17 243 (14.47%) Test Automation
18 233 (13.88%) AngularJS
19 231 (13.76%) Banking
20 229 (13.64%) ASP.NET
21 226 (13.46%) Finance
22 223 (13.28%) Decision-Making
23 217 (12.92%) Continuous Improvement
24 213 (12.69%) Git (software)
24 213 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
25 203 (12.09%) Management Information System
26 202 (12.03%) Change Management
27 201 (11.97%) RESTful
28 200 (11.91%) Amazon AWS

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
1 126 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 33 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 26 (1.55%) IIS
5 22 (1.31%) Confluence
6 21 (1.25%) Apache Pig
7 19 (1.13%) Apache
8 16 (0.95%) nginx
9 9 (0.54%) SAS
9 9 (0.54%) WordPress
10 6 (0.36%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.36%) Jetty
10 6 (0.36%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.24%) CMS
12 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.12%) Drupal
13 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.060%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
4 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.48%) InVision
5 8 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.48%) SPSS
6 7 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.30%) Maple
8 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.18%) Stata
9 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.12%) Maya
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.060%) InDesign
10 1 (0.060%) MODO
10 1 (0.060%) Revit
Business Applications
1 136 (8.10%) Temenos T24
2 103 (6.13%) thinkFolio
3 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 200 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (2.74%) GitHub
5 43 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (2.26%) PaaS
7 28 (1.67%) Google Play
8 24 (1.43%) SaaS
9 22 (1.31%) Office 365
10 20 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (1.13%) npm
12 17 (1.01%) Serverless
13 16 (0.95%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.48%) Slack
16 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.42%) IaaS
17 6 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 89 (5.30%) Internet
2 26 (1.55%) HTTP
3 23 (1.37%) Firewall
4 12 (0.71%) Intranet
5 11 (0.66%) DAB
6 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.42%) VoIP
6 7 (0.42%) VPN
7 6 (0.36%) WAN
8 5 (0.30%) LAN
9 3 (0.18%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (0.18%) FTP
9 3 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.18%) MPLS
9 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 3 (0.18%) Skype
10 2 (0.12%) Broadband
10 2 (0.12%) IPsec
10 2 (0.12%) SSH
11 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 143 (8.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 135 (8.04%) NoSQL
4 79 (4.71%) Big Data
5 74 (4.41%) MySQL
6 63 (3.75%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.98%) Hadoop
8 34 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (1.79%) Apache Hive
10 28 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 26 (1.55%) Redis
12 23 (1.37%) Power BI
13 22 (1.31%) Couchbase
14 20 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.19%) HBase
15 19 (1.13%) Blockchain
16 18 (1.07%) CouchDB
16 18 (1.07%) Flink
16 18 (1.07%) Impala
17 16 (0.95%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 213 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 117 (6.97%) Jenkins
3 64 (3.81%) JIRA
4 63 (3.75%) TeamCity
5 47 (2.80%) JUnit
6 43 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 37 (2.20%) Selenium
8 30 (1.79%) gulp
9 29 (1.73%) Gradle
10 28 (1.67%) Maven
11 26 (1.55%) NUnit
11 26 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 26 (1.55%) webpack
12 25 (1.49%) Artifactory
13 21 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.25%) Bundler
14 18 (1.07%) Axure RP
15 15 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 14 (0.83%) Grunt
17 12 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 231 (13.76%) Banking
2 226 (13.46%) Finance
3 95 (5.66%) Marketing
4 58 (3.45%) Retail
5 37 (2.20%) German Language
6 36 (2.14%) Private Banking
7 35 (2.08%) Front Office
8 25 (1.49%) Law
9 24 (1.43%) Online Betting
10 17 (1.01%) Publishing
10 17 (1.01%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.71%) Advertising
11 12 (0.71%) Electronics
12 8 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.30%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Billing
13 5 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.24%) Legal
14 4 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 791 (47.11%) Developer
2 212 (12.63%) Java Developer
3 200 (11.91%) .NET Developer
4 190 (11.32%) Analyst
5 144 (8.58%) Games Developer
6 138 (8.22%) Business Analyst
7 136 (8.10%) C# Developer
8 110 (6.55%) Senior Developer
9 97 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 95 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 95 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 89 (5.30%) Junior
12 76 (4.53%) Graduate
13 70 (4.17%) Software Developer
14 65 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 61 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 58 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
17 55 (3.28%) Graduate Developer
17 55 (3.28%) Junior Developer
18 54 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (19.30%) .NET
2 233 (13.88%) AngularJS
3 229 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 201 (11.97%) RESTful
5 195 (11.61%) HTML
6 194 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 174 (10.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 169 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 163 (9.71%) CSS
9 163 (9.71%) REST
10 138 (8.22%) React
11 131 (7.80%) Node.js
12 130 (7.74%) Web Services
13 124 (7.39%) Spring
14 120 (7.15%) WCF
15 81 (4.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 80 (4.76%) .NET Framework
17 78 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
17 78 (4.65%) Vue.js
18 76 (4.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.09%) Management Information System
2 156 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (8.40%) Online Games
4 132 (7.86%) Mobile App
5 131 (7.80%) User Experience
6 105 (6.25%) Equities
6 105 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 103 (6.13%) Fixed Income
8 98 (5.84%) Algorithms
9 78 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
10 75 (4.47%) Derivative
11 53 (3.16%) Data Structures
11 53 (3.16%) Mobile Games
12 47 (2.80%) Fintech
13 41 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
14 40 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
15 33 (1.97%) Social Gaming
16 27 (1.61%) iPhone
17 23 (1.37%) Smartphone
18 22 (1.31%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 164 (9.77%) Linux
2 141 (8.40%) Android
3 101 (6.02%) Windows
4 88 (5.24%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.73%) Unix
6 17 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.83%) CentOS
7 14 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.60%) CoreOS
9 10 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.48%) DC/OS
12 3 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (24.48%) Software Engineering
3 393 (23.41%) Computer Science
4 351 (20.91%) TDD
5 270 (16.08%) Scrum
6 259 (15.43%) BDD
7 246 (14.65%) MVC
7 246 (14.65%) User Stories
8 243 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 223 (13.28%) Decision-Making
10 217 (12.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 213 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
12 202 (12.03%) Change Management
13 199 (11.85%) Portfolio Management
13 199 (11.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 198 (11.79%) Information Security
15 196 (11.67%) Microservices
16 193 (11.49%) Wealth Management
17 192 (11.44%) Web Application Development
18 167 (9.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 509 (30.32%) Java
2 418 (24.90%) C#
3 313 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 266 (15.84%) SQL
5 251 (14.95%) Python
6 147 (8.76%) Ruby
7 134 (7.98%) C++
8 112 (6.67%) Java 8
9 75 (4.47%) PHP
10 58 (3.45%) Bash Shell
11 43 (2.56%) ES6
11 43 (2.56%) Scala
12 42 (2.50%) Go
12 42 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 40 (2.38%) F#
14 38 (2.26%) R
15 31 (1.85%) C
16 24 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.37%) MATLAB
18 21 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 429 (25.55%) Degree
2 44 (2.62%) SAFe Agilist
3 30 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.37%) PhD
5 19 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 11 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.48%) CISSP
8 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.42%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.36%) HNC
10 6 (0.36%) SANS
11 5 (0.30%) ISEB
12 4 (0.24%) APMG
12 4 (0.24%) CBAP
12 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.18%) CCNA
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (18.70%) QA
2 62 (3.69%) GDPR
3 34 (2.03%) MiFID
4 14 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.30%) PMO
7 4 (0.24%) GAAP
8 3 (0.18%) SLA
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (9.23%) Docker
2 49 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.19%) Apache Flume
4 15 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.71%) etcd
6 9 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.54%) Firmware
6 9 (0.54%) KVM
7 4 (0.24%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.18%) vSphere
8 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.060%) NFS
10 1 (0.060%) Samba
10 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.060%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 94 (5.60%) Kubernetes
2 56 (3.34%) Ansible
2 56 (3.34%) Puppet
3 39 (2.32%) Terraform
4 37 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.55%) Kibana
6 20 (1.19%) Oozie
7 18 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.60%) Marathon
10 10 (0.60%) Mesos
11 9 (0.54%) Nagios
12 8 (0.48%) SCCM
13 7 (0.42%) Salt
14 6 (0.36%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.30%) Rancher
16 4 (0.24%) Grafana
16 4 (0.24%) HAProxy
16 4 (0.24%) rkt
Vendors
1 110 (6.55%) Google
2 103 (6.13%) Charles River
3 66 (3.93%) Oracle
4 59 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 49 (2.92%) Cadence
6 46 (2.74%) Facebook
7 21 (1.25%) Adobe
7 21 (1.25%) VMware
8 20 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 20 (1.19%) Databricks
8 20 (1.19%) Tableau
9 18 (1.07%) Hortonworks
9 18 (1.07%) MapR
10 17 (1.01%) Apple
11 15 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 15 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.77%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.66%) WorldPay
14 9 (0.54%) Temenos
15 7 (0.42%) SAP