Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 231 276
Rank change year-on-year +57 +45 -58
Permanent jobs citing Games 146 276 284
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.19% 1.06%
As % of the General category 4.80% 3.71% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 147 261 244
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,040 7,445 8,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.74% 32.18% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,239 5,520 6,634
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +66 49 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Surrey +84 48 £40,000 -36.00% 14
Berkshire +58 21 £57,500 -4.17% 14
Oxfordshire +28 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire +49 18 £40,000 - 9
West Sussex +35 13 £30,000 -15.49% 4
East Sussex +9 11 £48,750 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +51 7 - - 2
Kent +36 6 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 50 (34.25%) C#
2 35 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.97%) Azure
3 31 (21.23%) Python
4 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
4 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
4 30 (20.55%) AWS
5 29 (19.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 25 (17.12%) Windows
6 25 (17.12%) Scrum
7 24 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (15.75%) Kubernetes
8 23 (15.75%) .NET
9 21 (14.38%) Docker
9 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
10 20 (13.70%) User Experience
10 20 (13.70%) Java
11 19 (13.01%) Time Management
11 19 (13.01%) GDPR
11 19 (13.01%) Digital Economy
12 18 (12.33%) Driving Licence
12 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
13 16 (10.96%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (10.27%) Linux
14 15 (10.27%) Android
14 15 (10.27%) GCP
14 15 (10.27%) Relational Database
15 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
15 14 (9.59%) C++
15 14 (9.59%) HTML

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 7 (4.79%) IIS
1 7 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) CMS
3 4 (2.74%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.68%) Drupal
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.97%) Azure
2 30 (20.55%) AWS
3 15 (10.27%) GCP
4 12 (8.22%) Firebase
4 12 (8.22%) Office 365
5 11 (7.53%) GitHub
5 11 (7.53%) Google App Engine
5 11 (7.53%) SaaS
6 6 (4.11%) Serverless
7 5 (3.42%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.68%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.68%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) Firewall
1 7 (4.79%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (3.42%) MySQL
3 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.37%) JIRA
3 2 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Postman
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 19 (13.01%) Digital Economy
2 11 (7.53%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.16%) Finance
3 9 (6.16%) Legal
4 8 (5.48%) Marketing
5 7 (4.79%) Electronics
6 6 (4.11%) Retail
7 2 (1.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 62 (42.47%) Developer
2 20 (13.70%) Designer
3 15 (10.27%) Analyst
3 15 (10.27%) Python Developer
4 14 (9.59%) UI Designer
5 12 (8.22%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.53%) Service Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.85%) React Developer
8 9 (6.16%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Gameplay Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Junior
8 9 (6.16%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Junior Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 23 (15.75%) .NET
3 14 (9.59%) HTML
4 12 (8.22%) CSS
5 10 (6.85%) .NET Core
5 10 (6.85%) React
6 9 (6.16%) Flask
6 9 (6.16%) Vue.js
7 7 (4.79%) REST
7 7 (4.79%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (3.42%) Laravel
8 5 (3.42%) OpenGL
8 5 (3.42%) Vulkan
9 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (2.74%) HTML5
9 4 (2.74%) Node.js
9 4 (2.74%) PyTorch
9 4 (2.74%) TensorFlow
9 4 (2.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) User Experience
2 18 (12.33%) Driving Licence
3 16 (10.96%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.79%) Mobile Games
5 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.74%) Augmented Reality
6 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.74%) State Machine
6 4 (2.74%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.37%) Blog
7 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) ASIC
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.68%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.12%) Windows
2 15 (10.27%) Android
2 15 (10.27%) Linux
3 12 (8.22%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.53%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.12%) Scrum
3 24 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (13.01%) Time Management
5 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
6 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
6 14 (9.59%) Workflow
7 13 (8.90%) Decision-Making
7 13 (8.90%) DevOps
7 13 (8.90%) Microservices
8 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.53%) Co-Creation
9 11 (7.53%) ITIL
10 10 (6.85%) Android Development
10 10 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.85%) iOS Development
10 10 (6.85%) TDD
11 9 (6.16%) Line Management
11 9 (6.16%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 50 (34.25%) C#
2 31 (21.23%) Python
3 30 (20.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.70%) Java
5 14 (9.59%) C++
5 14 (9.59%) SQL
6 10 (6.85%) PHP
7 7 (4.79%) ES6
8 5 (3.42%) Ruby
8 5 (3.42%) Scala
8 5 (3.42%) VB
9 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.74%) C
9 4 (2.74%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.05%) GLSL
10 3 (2.05%) HLSL
10 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.37%) Java 8
11 2 (1.37%) Lua
12 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (4.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (2.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.37%) PhD
5 1 (0.68%) CIW
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) OCA
5 1 (0.68%) OCP
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.01%) GDPR
2 11 (7.53%) SLA
3 5 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 21 (14.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (15.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) Google
3 7 (4.79%) Citrix
4 3 (2.05%) NVIDIA
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Marketo
6 1 (0.68%) Novell
6 1 (0.68%) Talend