Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 234 192 247
Rank change year-on-year -42 +55 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 230 144 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.43% 1.18%
As % of the General category 2.35% 3.16% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 154 121 233
10th Percentile £30,350 £31,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +34.21% -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £95,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile - £68,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% - +4.76%

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 9,767 4,562 11,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 54.19% 45.38% 48.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6,000 3,455 8,650
10th Percentile £29,066 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
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 South East

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the South East.

Salary trend for Games in the South East

Games
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -29 69 £70,000 +55.56% 16
Thames Valley -66 55 £33,500 -39.09% 21
East Sussex +5 45 £90,000 +80.00% 5
Surrey -86 34 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Berkshire -26 29 £31,500 -40.00% 6
West Sussex +14 16 £44,750 - 3
Oxfordshire -29 16 £33,500 -39.09% 7
Buckinghamshire -48 11 £37,750 - 8
Kent -48 7 £57,500 +76.92% 5
Isle of Wight - 7 £40,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £50,000 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 94 (40.87%) Finance
2 88 (38.26%) Docker
3 71 (30.87%) Greenfield Project
4 68 (29.57%) Virtual Team
5 67 (29.13%) DevOps
6 64 (27.83%) Go
7 54 (23.48%) Social Skills
8 53 (23.04%) Kubernetes
9 49 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (19.13%) JavaScript
11 38 (16.52%) MySQL
12 34 (14.78%) Git (software)
13 33 (14.35%) CSS
13 33 (14.35%) PHP
14 32 (13.91%) HTML
14 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
15 31 (13.48%) OOP
15 31 (13.48%) OO
16 29 (12.61%) Full Stack Development
17 28 (12.17%) React
18 27 (11.74%) C#
19 26 (11.30%) TDD
20 25 (10.87%) Laravel
20 25 (10.87%) Unit Testing
20 25 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
21 24 (10.43%) Data Privacy
22 23 (10.00%) Java
23 22 (9.57%) Python
23 22 (9.57%) Windows
23 22 (9.57%) jQuery

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 6 (2.61%) Confluence
2 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.17%) Adobe XD
2 5 (2.17%) InVision
2 5 (2.17%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.74%) Marvel
3 4 (1.74%) Sketch
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.43%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.09%) Azure
2 9 (3.91%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (2.61%) AWS
3 6 (2.61%) SaaS
4 5 (2.17%) Figma
5 4 (1.74%) Canva
5 4 (1.74%) Typeform
6 3 (1.30%) Serverless
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.43%) GCP
8 1 (0.43%) Google Data Studio
8 1 (0.43%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.17%) Internet
2 3 (1.30%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (0.43%) DHCP
3 1 (0.43%) DNS
3 1 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.43%) NAS
3 1 (0.43%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) SAN
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.52%) MySQL
2 2 (0.87%) Big Data
2 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.43%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.43%) Data Vault
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.43%) Looker
3 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.13%) PHPUnit
3 14 (6.09%) JIRA
4 10 (4.35%) Selenium
5 8 (3.48%) TestRail
6 6 (2.61%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.74%) GitLab
8 3 (1.30%) webpack
9 2 (0.87%) gulp
9 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.43%) Babel
10 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.43%) JUnit
10 1 (0.43%) NUnit
10 1 (0.43%) rollup.js
10 1 (0.43%) RSpec
10 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (40.87%) Finance
2 54 (23.48%) Social Skills
3 21 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.09%) Digital Economy
5 13 (5.65%) Organisational Skills
6 11 (4.78%) Legal
6 11 (4.78%) Marketing
7 10 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (3.91%) Military
9 4 (1.74%) Automotive
10 3 (1.30%) Advertising
10 3 (1.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.87%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.87%) Retail
12 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (56.52%) Developer
2 36 (15.65%) Senior Developer
3 25 (10.87%) PHP Developer
4 21 (9.13%) PHP Developer - Fintech
4 21 (9.13%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 11 (4.78%) Software Engineer
6 9 (3.91%) Test Engineer
7 7 (3.04%) Games Developer
7 7 (3.04%) Scrum Master
7 7 (3.04%) Team Leader
8 6 (2.61%) Analyst
8 6 (2.61%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 5 (2.17%) IT Engineer
9 5 (2.17%) IT Support
9 5 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (2.17%) Service Desk Manager
9 5 (2.17%) Service Manager
10 4 (1.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (1.74%) Pricing Analyst
10 4 (1.74%) Pricing Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.35%) CSS
2 32 (13.91%) HTML
3 28 (12.17%) React
4 25 (10.87%) Laravel
5 22 (9.57%) jQuery
6 21 (9.13%) Jest
6 21 (9.13%) LAMP
6 21 (9.13%) RESTful
7 20 (8.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 15 (6.52%) .NET
9 10 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.35%) Unreal Engine
10 9 (3.91%) Node.js
11 7 (3.04%) GraphQL
12 5 (2.17%) DirectX
12 5 (2.17%) OpenGL
13 4 (1.74%) OpenGL ES
13 4 (1.74%) Symfony
13 4 (1.74%) Vulkan
13 4 (1.74%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (30.87%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (29.57%) Virtual Team
3 25 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (9.13%) Legacy Code
5 13 (5.65%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (3.48%) User Experience
7 6 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.74%) BBC
9 4 (1.74%) PlayStation
9 4 (1.74%) Pricing Data
9 4 (1.74%) Xbox
10 3 (1.30%) Animation
10 3 (1.30%) HoloLens
10 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.87%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.87%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.87%) Online Games
11 2 (0.87%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.57%) Windows
2 12 (5.22%) Windows 10
3 10 (4.35%) Android
3 10 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.91%) Linux
5 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.30%) Unix
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.13%) DevOps
2 49 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (13.48%) OO
3 31 (13.48%) OOP
4 29 (12.61%) Full Stack Development
5 26 (11.30%) TDD
6 25 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 24 (10.43%) Data Privacy
8 22 (9.57%) Refactoring
9 21 (9.13%) B2B
9 21 (9.13%) Fintech
9 21 (9.13%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (7.83%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.39%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.96%) ITIL
14 15 (6.52%) Service Management
15 14 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
16 13 (5.65%) 3D Rendering
17 12 (5.22%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.83%) Go
2 44 (19.13%) JavaScript
3 33 (14.35%) PHP
4 27 (11.74%) C#
5 23 (10.00%) Java
6 22 (9.57%) Python
7 21 (9.13%) PHP 7
8 15 (6.52%) C++
9 12 (5.22%) SQL
10 11 (4.78%) C
11 8 (3.48%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.30%) Lua
13 2 (0.87%) ES6
13 2 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.43%) R
14 1 (0.43%) Scala
14 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (9.13%) Degree
2 10 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.48%) ISEB
3 8 (3.48%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.96%) GDPR
2 12 (5.22%) SLA
3 8 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.17%) BS25999
4 5 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.30%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.43%) QA
6 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 88 (38.26%) Docker
2 10 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.30%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) NFS
4 1 (0.43%) Samba
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (23.04%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.52%) Terraform
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.35%) Adobe
2 10 (4.35%) Google
3 7 (3.04%) Citrix
4 6 (2.61%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.61%) Spotify
5 4 (1.74%) Cadence
5 4 (1.74%) IBM
6 3 (1.30%) Sage
7 1 (0.43%) Apple
7 1 (0.43%) Arista
7 1 (0.43%) Brocade
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco
7 1 (0.43%) Dell
7 1 (0.43%) EMC
7 1 (0.43%) Emulex
7 1 (0.43%) Mercator
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.43%) Sun
7 1 (0.43%) Xamarin