Period
to 30 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 51 71
Rank change year-on-year -27 +20 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 5 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.05% 1.37% 0.47%
As % of the General category 4.06% 2.51% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £37,500 " £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £60,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -29.17% +100.00% -38.14%
75th Percentile £52,500 " £32,500
90th Percentile £57,000 " "
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 320 199 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 50.55% 54.67% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 173 79 173
10th Percentile £28,950 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £30,125 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.28% -4.71% +11.84%
75th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £78,500
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Northern Ireland

Games
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Games in Northern Ireland

Games
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in Northern Ireland

Games
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 30 July 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
County Antrim -26 13 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Games.

1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) React
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
4 5 (38.46%) Social Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (30.77%) Vue.js
5 4 (30.77%) Oculus Rift
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) Facebook
5 4 (30.77%) Node.js
5 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) React Native
6 3 (23.08%) GraphQL
6 3 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (23.08%) Product Vision
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) GitHub
7 2 (15.38%) D3.js

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) AWS
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) CircleCI
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (38.46%) Social Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
1 8 (61.54%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Angular Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Product Owner
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) React
2 5 (38.46%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
3 4 (30.77%) Node.js
3 4 (30.77%) Vue.js
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) GraphQL
4 3 (23.08%) React Native
5 2 (15.38%) D3.js
6 1 (7.69%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Oculus Rift
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (23.08%) Product Vision
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Development
6 1 (7.69%) Micro Frontends
6 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Facebook