Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 330 214
Rank change year-on-year +92 -116 +70
Permanent jobs citing Games 235 194 473
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.73% 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.42% 2.32% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 192 154 439
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 6,868 8,364 10,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.10% 31.53% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,085 6,328 8,436
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +71 97 £55,000 +13.40% 14
Berkshire +56 49 £60,000 -4.00% 6
Hampshire +1 44 £50,000 +25.00% 12
East Sussex +28 39 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Oxfordshire +11 37 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Surrey +43 22 £55,000 +57.14% 18
West Sussex +33 10 £40,000 -23.08% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 9 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Kent +14 5 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Sussex - 3 £22,500 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 92 (39.15%) JavaScript
2 71 (30.21%) C#
3 64 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (22.13%) .NET
5 50 (21.28%) CSS
5 50 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 45 (19.15%) SQL
7 44 (18.72%) HTML
7 44 (18.72%) Windows
7 44 (18.72%) Software Engineering
8 43 (18.30%) Java
8 43 (18.30%) Azure
9 40 (17.02%) TDD
10 38 (16.17%) Retail
10 38 (16.17%) SQL Server
11 37 (15.74%) AngularJS
12 36 (15.32%) AWS
13 35 (14.89%) Android
14 31 (13.19%) C++
14 31 (13.19%) Scrum
15 29 (12.34%) Finance
16 28 (11.91%) ASP.NET
16 28 (11.91%) Mobile App
16 28 (11.91%) Mentoring
16 28 (11.91%) User Experience
17 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
18 25 (10.64%) Python
18 25 (10.64%) PHP
18 25 (10.64%) Degree
18 25 (10.64%) HTML5

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 (2.98%) CMS
2 6 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.28%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.85%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.43%) ArcView
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Ripple
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.30%) Azure
2 36 (15.32%) AWS
3 15 (6.38%) Amazon Cognito
4 9 (3.83%) GCP
5 8 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.55%) Serverless
7 4 (1.70%) Google Play
8 3 (1.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.85%) Office 365
10 1 (0.43%) Apigee
10 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.66%) DNS
2 16 (6.81%) DHCP
3 8 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (3.40%) iSCSI
3 8 (3.40%) NAS
3 8 (3.40%) SAN
3 8 (3.40%) Wireless
4 7 (2.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.55%) Internet
6 3 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.28%) Network Security
7 2 (0.85%) Firewall
7 2 (0.85%) LAN
8 1 (0.43%) Broadband
8 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.43%) Skype
8 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.53%) MySQL
4 10 (4.26%) SQLite
5 8 (3.40%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.98%) GIS
6 7 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.13%) Big Data
9 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.43%) Redis
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.26%) JUnit
3 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.70%) Selenium
3 4 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.28%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.28%) JIRA
4 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.85%) Subversion
5 2 (0.85%) Xcode
6 1 (0.43%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Capybara
6 1 (0.43%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.43%) GoCD
6 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) WATIR
6 1 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 38 (16.17%) Retail
2 29 (12.34%) Finance
3 11 (4.68%) Marketing
4 10 (4.26%) Electronics
4 10 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.40%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 128 (54.47%) Developer
2 31 (13.19%) Software Engineer
3 26 (11.06%) Software Developer
4 25 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.94%) .NET Developer
6 19 (8.09%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.81%) IT Engineer
7 16 (6.81%) Operations Engineer
7 16 (6.81%) PHP Developer
8 15 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (6.38%) Lead Developer
9 14 (5.96%) React Developer
10 13 (5.53%) Lead Java Developer
10 13 (5.53%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.11%) C++ Developer
11 12 (5.11%) Junior
12 10 (4.26%) C++/Java Developer
13 9 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.83%) Web Developer
14 8 (3.40%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.13%) .NET
2 50 (21.28%) CSS
3 44 (18.72%) HTML
4 37 (15.74%) AngularJS
5 28 (11.91%) ASP.NET
6 25 (10.64%) HTML5
6 25 (10.64%) React
7 19 (8.09%) REST
8 15 (6.38%) .NET Core
9 14 (5.96%) jQuery
9 14 (5.96%) Redux
10 12 (5.11%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.68%) RESTful
11 11 (4.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (4.68%) STL
11 11 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (4.26%) CSS3
12 10 (4.26%) Node.js
12 10 (4.26%) POSIX
12 10 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.91%) Mobile App
1 28 (11.91%) User Experience
2 23 (9.79%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.53%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.83%) Animation
6 9 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.40%) Clustering
7 8 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (3.40%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (2.55%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.13%) iPhone
10 5 (2.13%) Robotics
10 5 (2.13%) Social Network
11 4 (1.70%) Blog
11 4 (1.70%) Online Games
12 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.85%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.72%) Windows
2 35 (14.89%) Android
3 25 (10.64%) Apple iOS
4 18 (7.66%) Linux
5 12 (5.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.28%) Test Automation
3 44 (18.72%) Software Engineering
4 40 (17.02%) TDD
5 31 (13.19%) Scrum
6 28 (11.91%) Mentoring
7 22 (9.36%) DevOps
7 22 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (8.51%) Collaborative Working
8 20 (8.51%) MVC
9 19 (8.09%) Coaching
9 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (8.09%) Security Management
10 18 (7.66%) Computer Science
10 18 (7.66%) Decision-Making
11 17 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (7.23%) Mobile Development
11 17 (7.23%) Multithreading
11 17 (7.23%) Web Development
12 16 (6.81%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 92 (39.15%) JavaScript
2 71 (30.21%) C#
3 45 (19.15%) SQL
4 43 (18.30%) Java
5 31 (13.19%) C++
6 25 (10.64%) PHP
6 25 (10.64%) Python
7 16 (6.81%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.38%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.96%) Ruby
10 12 (5.11%) Go
11 11 (4.68%) Apple Swift
12 6 (2.55%) ES6
12 6 (2.55%) Kotlin
13 5 (2.13%) C
14 4 (1.70%) Java 8
15 3 (1.28%) Scala
15 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (10.64%) Degree
2 15 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.13%) AWS Certification
3 5 (2.13%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) GIAC
4 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) HNC
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.85%) NIST
2 2 (0.85%) PMO
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) NCSC
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (6.81%) Active Directory
1 16 (6.81%) Hyper-V
2 11 (4.68%) Docker
3 9 (3.83%) Firmware
4 8 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.43%) NFS
6 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (5.96%) SCCM
2 11 (4.68%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (3.40%) WSUS
4 3 (1.28%) Puppet
5 2 (0.85%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.11%) Google
3 10 (4.26%) Cisco
4 9 (3.83%) Adobe
4 9 (3.83%) SAP
5 8 (3.40%) Arista
5 8 (3.40%) Brocade
5 8 (3.40%) Emulex
6 3 (1.28%) IBM
7 2 (0.85%) Apple
7 2 (0.85%) Dell
7 2 (0.85%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.85%) ESRI
7 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.85%) Sencha
7 2 (0.85%) VMware
8 1 (0.43%) EMC
8 1 (0.43%) Perforce
8 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.43%) Splunk