Period
to 11 April 2021

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

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 242 331
Rank change year-on-year +42 +89 -111
Permanent jobs citing Games 170 231 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.12% 0.73%
As % of the General category 4.10% 3.50% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 130 180 138
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £26,900
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,688 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +9.09%
75th Percentile £61,250 £64,063 £58,438
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £67,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%

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 4,144 6,608 8,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.29% 32.11% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,889 4,945 6,389
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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
Thames Valley +31 64 £57,500 +4.55% 17
Surrey +51 40 £38,500 -38.40% 11
Berkshire +33 29 £57,500 -4.17% 6
Hampshire +43 26 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Oxfordshire +6 21 £57,500 +15.00% 9
East Sussex +12 17 £50,000 - 6
West Sussex +22 15 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +46 14 £41,000 -18.00% 2
Kent +13 6 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Games.

1 47 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.06%) C#
3 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
4 40 (23.53%) Azure
5 39 (22.94%) JavaScript
6 36 (21.18%) AWS
7 33 (19.41%) Kubernetes
8 32 (18.82%) Python
9 28 (16.47%) Scrum
10 27 (15.88%) GDPR
11 25 (14.71%) Docker
11 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 24 (14.12%) Windows
12 24 (14.12%) Java
12 24 (14.12%) .NET
13 23 (13.53%) ITIL
14 22 (12.94%) CSS
14 22 (12.94%) GCP
15 21 (12.35%) Public Sector
15 21 (12.35%) Time Management
16 20 (11.76%) Software Testing
16 20 (11.76%) SLA
16 20 (11.76%) Microservices
17 19 (11.18%) React
17 19 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (10.59%) Digital Economy
18 18 (10.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 18 (10.59%) HTML
18 18 (10.59%) Computer Science
19 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.53%) IIS
1 6 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.94%) CMS
3 4 (2.35%) Tornado
3 4 (2.35%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 40 (23.53%) Azure
2 36 (21.18%) AWS
3 22 (12.94%) GCP
4 15 (8.82%) SaaS
5 14 (8.24%) Firebase
5 14 (8.24%) GitHub
5 14 (8.24%) Google App Engine
6 10 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (3.53%) Azure Functions
7 6 (3.53%) Serverless
8 4 (2.35%) BrowserStack
8 4 (2.35%) Twilio
9 3 (1.76%) Yarn
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.59%) Google Data Studio
10 1 (0.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.53%) Firewall
2 5 (2.94%) HTTP
3 2 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.35%) Redis
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) Power BI
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.59%) SQLite
4 1 (0.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.35%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.76%) JIRA
5 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.59%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.59%) JUnit
6 1 (0.59%) Postman
6 1 (0.59%) RSpec
6 1 (0.59%) Selenium
6 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (12.35%) Public Sector
2 18 (10.59%) Digital Economy
3 17 (10.00%) Marketing
4 14 (8.24%) Electronics
5 13 (7.65%) Finance
5 13 (7.65%) Legal
6 9 (5.29%) Retail
7 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.53%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.35%) Aerospace
9 4 (2.35%) Banking
10 1 (0.59%) Back Office
10 1 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.59%) French Language
10 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (32.94%) Developer
2 20 (11.76%) Designer
3 17 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) Analyst
5 14 (8.24%) Python Developer
6 13 (7.65%) React Developer
6 13 (7.65%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.65%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (7.65%) UI Designer
7 10 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (5.88%) Tester
8 9 (5.29%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.71%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.71%) Games Tester
9 8 (4.71%) Service Desk Manager
9 8 (4.71%) Service Manager
9 8 (4.71%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.71%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.71%) Trainee Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.12%) .NET
2 22 (12.94%) CSS
3 19 (11.18%) React
4 18 (10.59%) HTML
4 18 (10.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 15 (8.82%) Flask
5 15 (8.82%) Vue.js
6 14 (8.24%) .NET Core
7 12 (7.06%) HTML5
8 11 (6.47%) CSS3
9 8 (4.71%) Java SE
10 6 (3.53%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (2.94%) REST
11 5 (2.94%) Unreal Engine
12 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET
12 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (2.35%) Django
12 4 (2.35%) Node.js
12 4 (2.35%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Driving Licence
2 14 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (8.24%) User Experience
3 8 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.53%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.94%) Animation
6 4 (2.35%) State Machine
6 4 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.76%) Social Media
8 2 (1.18%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.18%) Blog
8 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Windows
2 15 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.47%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.29%) Android
5 5 (2.94%) Linux
6 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.47%) Scrum
3 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
4 23 (13.53%) ITIL
5 21 (12.35%) Time Management
6 20 (11.76%) Microservices
6 20 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 19 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (10.59%) Computer Science
9 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (9.41%) Coaching
10 16 (9.41%) Service Management
11 15 (8.82%) iOS Development
12 14 (8.24%) Co-Creation
12 14 (8.24%) Game Development
13 13 (7.65%) Decision-Making
14 12 (7.06%) Incident Management
14 12 (7.06%) Machine Learning
14 12 (7.06%) Web Development
15 11 (6.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.06%) C#
2 39 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 32 (18.82%) Python
4 24 (14.12%) Java
5 12 (7.06%) C++
5 12 (7.06%) SQL
6 10 (5.88%) Java 8
7 8 (4.71%) Apple Swift
8 7 (4.12%) ES6
9 6 (3.53%) Ruby
9 6 (3.53%) Scala
10 4 (2.35%) PHP
10 4 (2.35%) VB
11 3 (1.76%) C
12 2 (1.18%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.18%) VC++
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.59%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (8.82%) Degree
2 12 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.71%) CIW
3 8 (4.71%) OCA
3 8 (4.71%) OCP
3 8 (4.71%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (4.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.88%) GDPR
2 20 (11.76%) SLA
3 9 (5.29%) BS25999
3 9 (5.29%) ISO 9001
3 9 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 9 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.53%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (19.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.59%) Ansible
2 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.82%) Google
3 8 (4.71%) Oracle
4 7 (4.12%) Citrix
5 6 (3.53%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe
6 1 (0.59%) Databricks
6 1 (0.59%) Marketo
6 1 (0.59%) Mercator
6 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.59%) Vertica