Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 236 264
Rank change year-on-year -25 +28 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 304 399 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 1.31% 1.13%
As % of the General category 3.78% 3.96% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 243 363 326
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 8,037 10,077 10,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.28% 33.08% 33.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,941 8,021 7,883
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -54 97 £47,500 +5.56% 30
Hampshire +67 93 £40,000 - 21
Oxfordshire -12 47 £47,500 +9.20% 13
East Sussex +11 38 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Berkshire -29 37 £51,250 +13.89% 11
Surrey +22 30 £63,750 +34.21% 9
Kent +7 26 £37,500 +7.14% 13
West Sussex +5 19 £52,000 +9.47% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £47,500 - 6
Middlesex +5 1 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 90 (29.61%) C#
2 86 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (26.97%) SQL
4 74 (24.34%) JavaScript
5 66 (21.71%) Linux
6 65 (21.38%) .NET
7 63 (20.72%) Analytics
8 59 (19.41%) Python
9 58 (19.08%) Java
10 52 (17.11%) C++
11 50 (16.45%) Software Engineering
12 47 (15.46%) AngularJS
13 45 (14.80%) DevOps
14 42 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (13.16%) PHP
16 39 (12.83%) Degree
16 39 (12.83%) REST
17 38 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
17 38 (12.50%) Finance
18 36 (11.84%) Data Analytics
18 36 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
19 35 (11.51%) Online Games
19 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET
20 34 (11.18%) Security Cleared
20 34 (11.18%) Ansible
20 34 (11.18%) React
21 33 (10.86%) Computer Science
21 33 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (10.53%) TDD

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 10 (3.29%) IIS
2 8 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.64%) Confluence
4 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (8.55%) Fireworks
2 8 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.64%) Simulink
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.33%) InDesign
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (2.63%) nopCommerce
2 3 (0.99%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.62%) Serverless
6 7 (2.30%) SaaS
7 5 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.64%) npm
8 4 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.32%) GitHub
8 4 (1.32%) IaaS
8 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 4 (1.32%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.66%) Heroku
9 2 (0.66%) Office 365
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Apigee
10 1 (0.33%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.33%) Twilio
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.96%) Firewall
3 8 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (2.30%) Network Security
5 6 (1.97%) DNS
6 2 (0.66%) SAN
6 2 (0.66%) VLAN
6 2 (0.66%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) 5G
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) IPsec
7 1 (0.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.33%) VoIP
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.87%) MySQL
2 25 (8.22%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.91%) SQL Server
4 20 (6.58%) Big Data
5 19 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.64%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.32%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.32%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.32%) Power BI
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (7.24%) GitLab
2 21 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.59%) Vagrant
5 16 (5.26%) JIRA
6 15 (4.93%) Travis CI
7 10 (3.29%) sqlmap
7 10 (3.29%) Visual Studio
8 9 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.63%) git-flow
10 5 (1.64%) Gradle
10 5 (1.64%) Mocha
10 5 (1.64%) webpack
11 4 (1.32%) Maven
11 4 (1.32%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.99%) Ant
13 2 (0.66%) Subversion
14 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.33%) JUnit
14 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (12.50%) Finance
2 17 (5.59%) Marketing
3 14 (4.61%) Billing
4 12 (3.95%) Retail
5 7 (2.30%) Electronics
6 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.64%) Law
7 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.32%) Publishing
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 127 (41.78%) Developer
2 30 (9.87%) .NET Developer
3 25 (8.22%) PHP Developer
3 25 (8.22%) Software Engineer
4 19 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 18 (5.92%) Analyst
6 16 (5.26%) Administrator
6 16 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Development Engineer
7 15 (4.93%) Junior
7 15 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Unix Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 14 (4.61%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.61%) Project Officer
8 14 (4.61%) Project Support Officer
8 14 (4.61%) Support Officer
9 13 (4.28%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (21.38%) .NET
2 47 (15.46%) AngularJS
3 39 (12.83%) REST
4 35 (11.51%) ASP.NET
5 34 (11.18%) React
6 30 (9.87%) CSS
6 30 (9.87%) Node.js
7 21 (6.91%) HTML
8 20 (6.58%) RESTful
9 19 (6.25%) Vue.js
10 17 (5.59%) jQuery
10 17 (5.59%) Spring
11 16 (5.26%) JSON
11 16 (5.26%) SOAP
11 16 (5.26%) WCF
12 15 (4.93%) .NET Framework
12 15 (4.93%) Ajax
12 15 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (4.93%) Unreal Engine
13 14 (4.61%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.51%) Online Games
2 28 (9.21%) Mobile App
2 28 (9.21%) PlayStation
3 27 (8.88%) Robotics
4 25 (8.22%) Xbox
5 20 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 16 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (4.28%) Algorithms
7 13 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (3.62%) User Experience
10 9 (2.96%) Cyberattack
11 8 (2.63%) Graphic Design
12 7 (2.30%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.97%) Animation
14 5 (1.64%) iPad
15 4 (1.32%) PKI
15 4 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.71%) Linux
2 31 (10.20%) Android
3 19 (6.25%) Unix
4 16 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.93%) AIX
6 14 (4.61%) Windows
7 9 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.63%) CentOS
9 3 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (20.72%) Analytics
3 50 (16.45%) Software Engineering
4 45 (14.80%) DevOps
5 42 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (11.84%) Data Analytics
8 33 (10.86%) Computer Science
8 33 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (10.53%) TDD
10 28 (9.21%) E-Commerce
11 27 (8.88%) Open Source
12 26 (8.55%) Mathematics
12 26 (8.55%) Microservices
12 26 (8.55%) MVC
13 25 (8.22%) Test Automation
14 22 (7.24%) Configuration Management
14 22 (7.24%) Game Development
15 20 (6.58%) Physics
15 20 (6.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.61%) C#
2 82 (26.97%) SQL
3 74 (24.34%) JavaScript
4 59 (19.41%) Python
5 58 (19.08%) Java
6 52 (17.11%) C++
7 40 (13.16%) PHP
8 19 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.25%) Ruby
9 18 (5.92%) C
10 16 (5.26%) Go
11 15 (4.93%) Korn
11 15 (4.93%) Shell Script
12 14 (4.61%) Scala
13 12 (3.95%) Clojure
13 12 (3.95%) TypeScript
14 10 (3.29%) ES6
15 9 (2.96%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (12.83%) Degree
2 34 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.88%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (5.92%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.29%) CHECK Team Member
6 10 (3.29%) CREST Certified
6 10 (3.29%) Cyber Scheme
6 10 (3.29%) OSCE
6 10 (3.29%) OSCP
7 7 (2.30%) GIAC
8 5 (1.64%) CCNA
8 5 (1.64%) CCNP
8 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.66%) CCDP
10 2 (0.66%) CCIE
10 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.66%) PhD
11 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.95%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) GDPR
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (8.22%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (11.18%) Ansible
2 19 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.95%) Terraform
4 8 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.99%) Puppet
6 3 (0.99%) Salt
7 2 (0.66%) logstash
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.33%) Kibana
8 1 (0.33%) QRadar
8 1 (0.33%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 12 (3.95%) Google
4 10 (3.29%) Adobe
4 10 (3.29%) IBM
5 6 (1.97%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.64%) Remedy
6 5 (1.64%) SAP
6 5 (1.64%) Sony
6 5 (1.64%) Tableau
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco
7 4 (1.32%) VMware
8 3 (0.99%) Facebook
8 3 (0.99%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle
9 2 (0.66%) Perforce
10 1 (0.33%) Brocade
10 1 (0.33%) Cadence
10 1 (0.33%) Mentor Graphics
10 1 (0.33%) Xilinx