Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 232 161
Rank change year-on-year +116 -71 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 215 169 391
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.19% 1.06% 2.06%
As % of the General category 7.29% 3.11% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 193 139 376
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +19.21%
10th Percentile £30,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

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 2,950 5,438 7,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 30.08% 33.97% 37.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,336 4,152 5,557
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £69,148
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +96 113 £52,500 +23.53% 46
North West +51 73 £36,750 -22.63% 38
North East +29 29 £65,000 +30.00% 8
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 93 (43.26%) DevOps
2 68 (31.63%) MySQL
3 66 (30.70%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (30.70%) Greenfield Project
4 61 (28.37%) C#
5 58 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (25.58%) Linux
7 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
7 53 (24.65%) AWS
7 53 (24.65%) Kafka
7 53 (24.65%) Ansible
8 52 (24.19%) Apache
9 51 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (22.79%) Apache Flex
11 47 (21.86%) Node.js
11 47 (21.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 45 (20.93%) Jenkins
12 45 (20.93%) Java
13 43 (20.00%) Docker
14 40 (18.60%) Coaching
15 39 (18.14%) Infrastructure as Code
16 36 (16.74%) Visualisation
17 33 (15.35%) HTML
18 32 (14.88%) Python
19 30 (13.95%) Test Automation
20 29 (13.49%) CSS
21 27 (12.56%) C++
21 27 (12.56%) Microsoft
22 25 (11.63%) SQL
23 23 (10.70%) TDD

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 52 (24.19%) Apache
2 5 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.86%) IIS
4 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.93%) nginx
5 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) MotionBuilder
2 3 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.40%) Figma
2 3 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.40%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 53 (24.65%) AWS
2 19 (8.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 18 (8.37%) Azure
4 15 (6.98%) SaaS
4 15 (6.98%) Serverless
5 9 (4.19%) PaaS
6 8 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.33%) GCP
9 4 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) IaaS
10 3 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.93%) Office 365
11 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.93%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.19%) Internet
2 7 (3.26%) DNS
3 6 (2.79%) DHCP
3 6 (2.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.93%) AMQP
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (31.63%) MySQL
2 17 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.19%) Redis
4 7 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.40%) Big Data
7 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.93%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.47%) Informix
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 45 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 18 (8.37%) Gradle
3 16 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.44%) TeamCity
4 15 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.58%) IntelliJ
5 12 (5.58%) Vagrant
6 10 (4.65%) Subversion
7 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.79%) Maven
8 6 (2.79%) Selenium
9 4 (1.86%) Cypress.io
9 4 (1.86%) webpack
10 3 (1.40%) Buildbot
10 3 (1.40%) Clang
10 3 (1.40%) CMake
10 3 (1.40%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.40%) GCC
10 3 (1.40%) GitLab
10 3 (1.40%) Xcode
General
1 15 (6.98%) Finance
2 7 (3.26%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.40%) Automotive
3 3 (1.40%) Banking
3 3 (1.40%) Military
4 2 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (31.16%) Developer
2 47 (21.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (10.23%) Senior DevOps
3 22 (10.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 14 (6.51%) Site Engineer
4 14 (6.51%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 13 (6.05%) Designer
6 10 (4.65%) PHP Developer
6 10 (4.65%) Programmer
6 10 (4.65%) Software Developer
6 10 (4.65%) Tester
6 10 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.19%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (4.19%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.72%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.72%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Games Developer
8 8 (3.72%) Node.js Developer
8 8 (3.72%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (24.65%) Kafka
2 49 (22.79%) Apache Flex
3 47 (21.86%) Node.js
4 33 (15.35%) HTML
5 29 (13.49%) CSS
6 21 (9.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 20 (9.30%) HTML5
7 20 (9.30%) React
8 18 (8.37%) AngularJS
8 18 (8.37%) Unreal Engine
9 17 (7.91%) .NET
10 16 (7.44%) Vue.js
11 12 (5.58%) OpenJDK
12 11 (5.12%) CSS3
12 11 (5.12%) RESTful
13 9 (4.19%) ASP.NET
14 8 (3.72%) .NET Framework
15 7 (3.26%) Gherkin
16 6 (2.79%) Laravel
16 6 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 66 (30.70%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 14 (6.51%) Xbox
4 13 (6.05%) Animation
5 12 (5.58%) e-Learning
6 10 (4.65%) User Experience
7 7 (3.26%) Replication
8 6 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.33%) Oculus Rift
10 4 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.40%) Blog
11 3 (1.40%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.40%) PlayStation
12 2 (0.93%) Acoustics
12 2 (0.93%) Media Streaming
12 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.58%) Linux
2 21 (9.77%) Windows
3 9 (4.19%) CentOS
4 6 (2.79%) Debian
4 6 (2.79%) Mac OS X
4 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.93%) Android
7 2 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (43.26%) DevOps
2 58 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (21.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 40 (18.60%) Coaching
6 39 (18.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 36 (16.74%) Visualisation
8 30 (13.95%) Test Automation
9 23 (10.70%) TDD
10 20 (9.30%) Scrum
11 19 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (8.84%) MVC
12 15 (6.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 15 (6.98%) Web Development
13 12 (5.58%) Community of Practice
13 12 (5.58%) OOP
13 12 (5.58%) Pair Programming
13 12 (5.58%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.65%) Game Development
15 9 (4.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.37%) C#
2 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
3 45 (20.93%) Java
4 32 (14.88%) Python
5 27 (12.56%) C++
6 25 (11.63%) SQL
7 17 (7.91%) Go
7 17 (7.91%) Kotlin
7 17 (7.91%) PHP
8 13 (6.05%) Groovy
9 7 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.26%) Ruby
10 6 (2.79%) Java 8
11 4 (1.86%) ES6
11 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.40%) Lua
12 3 (1.40%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (2.79%) CIW
1 6 (2.79%) Degree
1 6 (2.79%) OCA
1 6 (2.79%) OCP
1 6 (2.79%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.47%) GIAC
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (30.70%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (24.65%) Ansible
3 22 (10.23%) Kubernetes
4 21 (9.77%) Prometheus
5 19 (8.84%) Graphite
5 19 (8.84%) ZABBIX
6 18 (8.37%) Terraform
7 12 (5.58%) Packer
8 10 (4.65%) Puppet
9 6 (2.79%) Grafana
10 3 (1.40%) Graylog
10 3 (1.40%) SCCM
11 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.93%) Kibana
11 2 (0.93%) logstash
12 1 (0.47%) Nagios
12 1 (0.47%) Rancher
Vendors
1 27 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.58%) Aquila
3 11 (5.12%) Oracle
4 7 (3.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.79%) Adobe
6 4 (1.86%) Apple
6 4 (1.86%) Sony
7 3 (1.40%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.40%) Google
7 3 (1.40%) NVIDIA
7 3 (1.40%) Perforce
8 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Splunk
9 1 (0.47%) Xamarin