Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 64 72
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 1 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.26% 0.18% 0.69%
As % of the General category 4.26% 0.62% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 4
Median annual salary £60,000 £35,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.43% -13.58% -
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 94 161 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.65% 29.65% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50 99 126
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.15% +19.33%
10th Percentile £36,125 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +6.00%

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
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 3 December 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
County Antrim +24 4 £60,000 +71.43%
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) NHS
2 3 (75.00%) Go
2 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring

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 1 (25.00%) AWS
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Go
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform