Period
to 27 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 242 164
Rank change year-on-year +81 -78 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 123 210 445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.63% 1.17% 2.07%
As % of the General category 5.53% 3.48% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 120 166 392
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,813 £24,050
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 the North of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,226 6,032 8,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 29.51% 33.57% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,769 4,477 6,370
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,375
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North of England

Games
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the North of England.

Salary trend for Games in the North of England

Games
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the North of England

Games
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North of England region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Yorkshire +107 48 £47,500 +18.75% 37
North West +44 47 £42,500 +6.25% 37
North East +44 28 £35,000 -39.13% 13
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 North of England region with a requirement for Games.

1 60 (48.78%) C#
2 34 (27.64%) DevOps
3 33 (26.83%) Linux
4 31 (25.20%) AWS
5 30 (24.39%) Python
5 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (23.58%) JavaScript
7 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 21 (17.07%) Windows
8 21 (17.07%) Node.js
8 21 (17.07%) React
9 20 (16.26%) C++
9 20 (16.26%) HTML
10 19 (15.45%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (15.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 18 (14.63%) .NET
11 18 (14.63%) Web Development
12 17 (13.82%) WPF
12 17 (13.82%) Test Automation
12 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.01%) QA
13 16 (13.01%) Software Engineering
14 15 (12.20%) Azure
14 15 (12.20%) CSS
14 15 (12.20%) Docker
14 15 (12.20%) AngularJS
15 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
15 14 (11.38%) Xbox
15 14 (11.38%) MVC
16 13 (10.57%) MySQL

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 5 (4.07%) Apache
2 4 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.25%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) nginx
4 2 (1.63%) Confluence
4 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.20%) AWS
2 15 (12.20%) Azure
3 12 (9.76%) Serverless
4 8 (6.50%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.69%) PaaS
6 6 (4.88%) GCP
6 6 (4.88%) SaaS
7 5 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.25%) GitHub
9 3 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.44%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.63%) Office 365
10 2 (1.63%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.63%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.63%) Route 53
11 1 (0.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) Internet
2 8 (6.50%) DNS
3 6 (4.88%) DHCP
3 6 (4.88%) HTTP
4 3 (2.44%) Firewall
5 2 (1.63%) AMQP
5 2 (1.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) MySQL
3 7 (5.69%) Redis
4 6 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.63%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.63%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.81%) Informix
8 1 (0.81%) Power BI
8 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.57%) TeamCity
3 9 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.50%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.69%) Subversion
6 6 (4.88%) JIRA
6 6 (4.88%) Selenium
7 4 (3.25%) Cypress.io
7 4 (3.25%) Gradle
7 4 (3.25%) Maven
8 3 (2.44%) GitLab
9 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.63%) Clang
9 2 (1.63%) CMake
9 2 (1.63%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.63%) GCC
9 2 (1.63%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.63%) Xcode
General
1 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.44%) Automotive
2 3 (2.44%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Retail
2 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.63%) Law
3 2 (1.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (43.09%) Developer
2 17 (13.82%) C# Developer
3 13 (10.57%) Games Developer
3 13 (10.57%) Software Developer
4 12 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.94%) Programmer
6 10 (8.13%) Virtual Reality Developer
7 8 (6.50%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.50%) C# Programmer
7 8 (6.50%) C# WPF Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Node.js Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Python Developer
7 8 (6.50%) WPF Developer
8 7 (5.69%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Python Web Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Build Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.07%) Node.js
1 21 (17.07%) React
2 20 (16.26%) HTML
3 19 (15.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 18 (14.63%) .NET
5 17 (13.82%) WPF
6 15 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 15 (12.20%) CSS
7 11 (8.94%) Vue.js
8 8 (6.50%) Middleware
9 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.69%) Gherkin
10 6 (4.88%) Ember.js
10 6 (4.88%) HTML5
10 6 (4.88%) RESTful
10 6 (4.88%) Sass
11 5 (4.07%) React Native
11 5 (4.07%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (4.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (11.38%) Xbox
3 10 (8.13%) Oculus Rift
4 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.50%) User Experience
5 5 (4.07%) Animation
6 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.44%) Blog
7 3 (2.44%) PlayStation
8 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.63%) Life Science
8 2 (1.63%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.81%) BBC
9 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) NHS
9 1 (0.81%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.83%) Linux
2 21 (17.07%) Windows
3 9 (7.32%) CentOS
4 7 (5.69%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.69%) Debian
5 6 (4.88%) Android
5 6 (4.88%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.63%) Unix
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) DevOps
2 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.63%) Web Development
4 17 (13.82%) Test Automation
5 16 (13.01%) Software Engineering
6 14 (11.38%) MVC
7 11 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
8 10 (8.13%) TDD
9 9 (7.32%) Decision-Making
10 8 (6.50%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (6.50%) Line Management
11 7 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.69%) Visualisation
12 6 (4.88%) BDD
12 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (4.88%) Micro Frontends
12 6 (4.88%) Scrum
13 5 (4.07%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (48.78%) C#
2 30 (24.39%) Python
3 29 (23.58%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.26%) C++
5 11 (8.94%) Java
5 11 (8.94%) PHP
6 9 (7.32%) Ruby
6 9 (7.32%) SQL
7 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.07%) Go
8 5 (4.07%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.25%) Perl
9 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.63%) Elixir
10 2 (1.63%) Lua
10 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.63%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) Groovy
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) CISA
4 2 (1.63%) CISM
4 2 (1.63%) CISSP
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) LXC
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) Puppet
2 8 (6.50%) Terraform
3 7 (5.69%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.07%) Ansible
4 5 (4.07%) Grafana
5 4 (3.25%) SCCM
6 3 (2.44%) Graylog
6 3 (2.44%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.44%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.63%) Graphite
7 2 (1.63%) Kibana
7 2 (1.63%) logstash
7 2 (1.63%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.81%) Nagios
8 1 (0.81%) Rancher
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.69%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.88%) Perforce
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle
5 4 (3.25%) Apple
5 4 (3.25%) Sony
6 3 (2.44%) Dynatrace
6 3 (2.44%) NVIDIA
7 2 (1.63%) Google
7 2 (1.63%) SAP
7 2 (1.63%) Splunk
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) New Relic
8 1 (0.81%) VMware
8 1 (0.81%) Zend