Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 251 313
Rank change year-on-year +44 +62 +33
Permanent jobs citing Games 484 435 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.24% 0.95%
As % of the General category 4.57% 3.49% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 429 388 351
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,900 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,725 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 10589 12457 15357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.41% 35.39% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8167 9904 11870
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,115 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.23% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the South East

Games
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the South East.

Salary trend for Games in the South East

Games
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the South East

Games
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +51 250 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Berkshire +26 124 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Surrey +73 101 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Oxfordshire +33 76 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 50 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Hampshire -18 39 £40,000 +0.31% 7
Kent +18 35 £36,250 -23.68% 1
West Sussex -16 29 £30,000 -29.41% 1
East Sussex -10 24 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Home Counties - 2 £48,750 -
Middlesex +14 1 £37,500 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 203 (41.94%) C#
2 195 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (35.95%) .NET
4 162 (33.47%) SQL Server
5 140 (28.93%) TDD
6 138 (28.51%) MVC
7 125 (25.83%) ASP.NET
8 119 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 118 (24.38%) BDD
10 114 (23.55%) WCF
11 111 (22.93%) Web Application Development
12 102 (21.07%) Linux
13 95 (19.63%) SQL Server 2016
14 94 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 91 (18.80%) OO
16 90 (18.60%) Greenfield Project
17 89 (18.39%) SQL
18 88 (18.18%) JavaScript
19 87 (17.98%) Internet
20 86 (17.77%) C++
21 83 (17.15%) Domain-Driven Design
22 82 (16.94%) Degree
23 81 (16.74%) CQRS
24 68 (14.05%) HTML
25 65 (13.43%) CSS
26 62 (12.81%) Computer Science
27 59 (12.19%) Software Engineering
28 58 (11.98%) AngularJS
29 54 (11.16%) Windows
30 52 (10.74%) Google

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.89%) Confluence
3 10 (2.07%) IIS
4 7 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.41%) CMS
6 2 (0.41%) nginx
6 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.03%) 3ds Max
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.83%) Maya
4 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.41%) Blender
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.10%) AdWords
4 10 (2.07%) Google Play
4 10 (2.07%) Office 365
5 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.83%) Silverpop
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.62%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.41%) Dialogflow
10 2 (0.41%) GitHub
11 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (17.98%) Internet
2 32 (6.61%) Broadband
3 19 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.89%) Firewall
5 6 (1.24%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.24%) LAN
5 6 (1.24%) Network Security
5 6 (1.24%) VLAN
5 6 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.03%) HTTP
6 5 (1.03%) SSL
7 4 (0.83%) DNS
8 3 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.62%) IPv4
8 3 (0.62%) VPN
9 2 (0.41%) BGP
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.21%) IMAP
10 1 (0.21%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (33.47%) SQL Server
2 95 (19.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 40 (8.26%) NoSQL
4 31 (6.40%) MySQL
5 27 (5.58%) MongoDB
6 22 (4.55%) GIS
7 16 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.65%) Big Data
10 7 (1.45%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.24%) Redis
12 5 (1.03%) Cloudera CDH
12 5 (1.03%) Impala
12 5 (1.03%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.03%) PowerCenter
13 4 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.83%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 45 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.58%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.96%) TeamCity
4 18 (3.72%) JIRA
5 15 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.86%) GitLab
7 9 (1.86%) Selenium
8 8 (1.65%) Subversion
9 7 (1.45%) Ant
9 7 (1.45%) Maven
10 6 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.62%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.62%) JBehave
12 3 (0.62%) Ranorex
12 3 (0.62%) RSpec
13 2 (0.41%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (7.44%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.82%) Marketing
3 29 (5.99%) Retail
4 24 (4.96%) Banking
5 18 (3.72%) Finance
6 14 (2.89%) Legal
7 12 (2.48%) Electronics
8 5 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.83%) Advertising
9 4 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 246 (50.83%) Developer
2 135 (27.89%) .NET Developer
3 42 (8.68%) C# Developer
4 38 (7.85%) Junior
5 36 (7.44%) Programmer
6 35 (7.23%) Graduate
7 33 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 29 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
9 27 (5.58%) HTML Developer
10 25 (5.17%) Junior Developer
11 24 (4.96%) Analyst
12 23 (4.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 23 (4.75%) Senior Programmer
12 23 (4.75%) SQL Developer
13 22 (4.55%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
15 20 (4.13%) PHP Developer
16 18 (3.72%) Graduate Developer
17 17 (3.51%) C++ Software Engineer
17 17 (3.51%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (35.95%) .NET
2 125 (25.83%) ASP.NET
3 119 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 114 (23.55%) WCF
5 94 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 68 (14.05%) HTML
7 65 (13.43%) CSS
8 58 (11.98%) AngularJS
9 46 (9.50%) .NET Framework
10 40 (8.26%) RESTful
11 33 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (5.99%) KnockoutJS
13 28 (5.79%) Entity Framework
13 28 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (5.17%) Web Services
15 23 (4.75%) WPF
16 22 (4.55%) Unreal Engine
17 20 (4.13%) HTML5
18 19 (3.93%) Node.js
18 19 (3.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 90 (18.60%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (12.81%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.40%) User Experience
4 26 (5.37%) Xbox
5 23 (4.75%) PlayStation
6 22 (4.55%) Social Media
7 21 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.51%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.89%) Online Games
10 13 (2.69%) iPhone
11 12 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.07%) Animation
12 10 (2.07%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (1.45%) Fintech
13 7 (1.45%) iPad
14 6 (1.24%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 5 (1.03%) Kinect
15 5 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (21.07%) Linux
2 54 (11.16%) Windows
3 21 (4.34%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.51%) Android
5 11 (2.27%) Unix
6 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.62%) Debian
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (28.93%) TDD
3 138 (28.51%) MVC
4 118 (24.38%) BDD
5 111 (22.93%) Web Application Development
6 91 (18.80%) OO
7 83 (17.15%) Domain-Driven Design
8 81 (16.74%) CQRS
9 59 (12.19%) Software Engineering
10 44 (9.09%) Web Development
11 39 (8.06%) Multithreading
11 39 (8.06%) OOP
12 34 (7.02%) Scrum
13 33 (6.82%) Mentoring
14 32 (6.61%) Mathematics
15 24 (4.96%) Front End Development
16 23 (4.75%) Game Development
16 23 (4.75%) Kanban
17 22 (4.55%) CRM
17 22 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 203 (41.94%) C#
2 89 (18.39%) SQL
3 88 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 86 (17.77%) C++
5 50 (10.33%) Java
6 42 (8.68%) Python
7 37 (7.64%) PHP
8 36 (7.44%) Ruby
9 33 (6.82%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.31%) F#
11 14 (2.89%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.69%) C
12 13 (2.69%) R
13 11 (2.27%) Perl
14 8 (1.65%) sed
15 7 (1.45%) HLSL
16 6 (1.24%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.24%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.03%) Go
18 4 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 82 (16.94%) Degree
2 13 (2.69%) CCNA
2 13 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.07%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.45%) PhD
5 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.83%) CISSP
7 3 (0.62%) MCSE
8 2 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.41%) MCP
8 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CCIE
9 1 (0.21%) CCNP
9 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.21%) IRCA
9 1 (0.21%) OSCP
9 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.65%) QA
1 8 (1.65%) SLA
2 5 (1.03%) GCP
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) GPG13
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (5.99%) Docker
2 27 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.41%) Firmware
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.41%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (3.31%) Kibana
2 14 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.86%) Puppet
4 8 (1.65%) Ansible
4 8 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.03%) Oozie
6 3 (0.62%) Cacti
6 3 (0.62%) Nagios
6 3 (0.62%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.21%) Rancher
8 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (10.74%) Google
2 34 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.51%) Oracle
4 14 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.48%) Zend
6 11 (2.27%) Facebook
7 10 (2.07%) LogRhythm
8 8 (1.65%) Apple
9 7 (1.45%) Adobe
9 7 (1.45%) VMware
10 6 (1.24%) Cisco
10 6 (1.24%) IBM
10 6 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.03%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.03%) Talend
11 5 (1.03%) Twitter
12 4 (0.83%) Sony
13 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.62%) Perforce