Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 275 214
Rank change year-on-year +34 -61 +63
Permanent jobs citing Games 268 273 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.02% 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.64% 3.23% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 232 221 409
South East median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 7,364 8,462 10,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.21% 31.75% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,406 6,468 8,319
South East median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,625 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,350
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +49 102 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Hampshire +4 51 £40,000 - 23
East Sussex +13 48 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +48 45 £60,000 +25.00% 14
Oxfordshire +14 39 £45,000 - 15
Surrey +9 35 £62,500 +62.34% 24
Buckinghamshire +24 18 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Kent -23 5 £30,000 -25.00% 4
West Sussex -6 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Sussex +3 2 £21,250 -31.45%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 104 (38.81%) JavaScript
2 78 (29.10%) C#
3 67 (25.00%) .NET
4 64 (23.88%) SQL
4 64 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
6 46 (17.16%) AngularJS
7 43 (16.04%) Windows
8 41 (15.30%) CSS
8 41 (15.30%) PHP
9 40 (14.93%) Python
10 39 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (14.18%) Software Engineering
12 37 (13.81%) Azure
13 36 (13.43%) Java
14 35 (13.06%) Retail
15 33 (12.31%) HTML
15 33 (12.31%) Linux
16 32 (11.94%) TDD
17 31 (11.57%) SQL Server
17 31 (11.57%) Android
18 30 (11.19%) ASP.NET
19 29 (10.82%) C++
20 28 (10.45%) Web Development
20 28 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
21 26 (9.70%) Microsoft
21 26 (9.70%) AWS
21 26 (9.70%) Mobile App
22 25 (9.33%) Cybersecurity
22 25 (9.33%) User Experience

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 12 (4.48%) CMS
2 7 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.75%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.37%) Sketch
2 1 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.81%) Azure
2 26 (9.70%) AWS
3 12 (4.48%) Amazon Cognito
3 12 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.61%) GCP
4 7 (2.61%) Serverless
5 5 (1.87%) GitHub
5 5 (1.87%) Google Play
6 4 (1.49%) IaaS
6 4 (1.49%) SaaS
7 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.12%) Office 365
8 2 (0.75%) Apigee
9 1 (0.37%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.34%) DNS
2 15 (5.60%) DHCP
3 13 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.10%) SAN
5 10 (3.73%) Wireless
6 9 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (3.36%) iSCSI
6 9 (3.36%) NAS
7 7 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.87%) Firewall
8 5 (1.87%) Internet
9 4 (1.49%) Broadband
9 4 (1.49%) LAN
10 3 (1.12%) Network Security
11 2 (0.75%) DAB
12 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.37%) VoIP
12 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.97%) MySQL
4 14 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.73%) SQLite
6 9 (3.36%) Big Data
6 9 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.49%) GIS
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Redis
9 1 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.37%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.99%) JUnit
3 6 (2.24%) Selenium
4 5 (1.87%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.49%) JIRA
5 4 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.12%) GoCD
7 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Capybara
8 1 (0.37%) dotTrace
8 1 (0.37%) Maven
8 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) WATIR
8 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (13.06%) Retail
2 25 (9.33%) Finance
3 17 (6.34%) Marketing
4 12 (4.48%) Electronics
5 9 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.99%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.99%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.24%) Advertising
8 4 (1.49%) Law
8 4 (1.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 145 (54.10%) Developer
2 27 (10.07%) .NET Developer
2 27 (10.07%) PHP Developer
3 23 (8.58%) Software Engineer
4 22 (8.21%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.72%) Full Stack Developer
7 15 (5.60%) Junior
7 15 (5.60%) Software Developer
8 14 (5.22%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Analyst
9 13 (4.85%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Lead Developer
10 11 (4.10%) Lead Java Developer
11 10 (3.73%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.36%) C++ Developer
12 9 (3.36%) Development Engineer
12 9 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (3.36%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.99%) Incident Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.00%) .NET
2 46 (17.16%) AngularJS
3 41 (15.30%) CSS
4 33 (12.31%) HTML
5 30 (11.19%) ASP.NET
6 20 (7.46%) .NET Core
6 20 (7.46%) HTML5
6 20 (7.46%) React
7 19 (7.09%) jQuery
8 16 (5.97%) Node.js
9 15 (5.60%) .NET Framework
9 15 (5.60%) REST
10 14 (5.22%) RESTful
11 13 (4.85%) Spring
11 13 (4.85%) WCF
12 12 (4.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (3.36%) Ajax
15 9 (3.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (9.70%) Mobile App
3 25 (9.33%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (9.33%) User Experience
4 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.85%) Online Games
6 11 (4.10%) Animation
6 11 (4.10%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (4.10%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.36%) Clustering
7 9 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (3.36%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.61%) iPhone
9 5 (1.87%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.87%) Social Network
10 4 (1.49%) iPad
11 3 (1.12%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.12%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.04%) Windows
2 33 (12.31%) Linux
3 31 (11.57%) Android
4 18 (6.72%) Apple iOS
5 14 (5.22%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Unix
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
3 39 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (14.18%) Software Engineering
5 32 (11.94%) TDD
6 28 (10.45%) Web Development
7 25 (9.33%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (8.96%) Machine Learning
9 21 (7.84%) Microservices
9 21 (7.84%) Scrum
10 20 (7.46%) Decision-Making
10 20 (7.46%) DevOps
11 19 (7.09%) Mentoring
11 19 (7.09%) MVC
12 18 (6.72%) Collaborative Working
12 18 (6.72%) Computer Science
13 17 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.34%) Front End Development
13 17 (6.34%) Security Management
14 16 (5.97%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 104 (38.81%) JavaScript
2 78 (29.10%) C#
3 64 (23.88%) SQL
4 41 (15.30%) PHP
5 40 (14.93%) Python
6 36 (13.43%) Java
7 29 (10.82%) C++
8 18 (6.72%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.22%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.85%) Ruby
11 12 (4.48%) Go
12 10 (3.73%) C
13 9 (3.36%) Java 8
14 8 (2.99%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.87%) Scala
16 4 (1.49%) Bourne shell
16 4 (1.49%) ES6
16 4 (1.49%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.49%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (7.46%) Degree
2 13 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.87%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.49%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.49%) CISA
4 4 (1.49%) CISM
4 4 (1.49%) CISSP
5 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) GIAC
5 3 (1.12%) ISEB
5 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.46%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) PMO
3 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.87%) NIST
4 4 (1.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (5.97%) Active Directory
1 16 (5.97%) Docker
2 15 (5.60%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.73%) Firmware
4 9 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.37%) Ceph
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) Samba
6 1 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.85%) SCCM
3 10 (3.73%) WSUS
4 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.24%) Terraform
6 5 (1.87%) Ansible
7 3 (1.12%) Kibana
8 2 (0.75%) logstash
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.37%) Nessus
9 1 (0.37%) Puppet
9 1 (0.37%) QRadar
9 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.48%) Adobe
2 12 (4.48%) Cisco
3 11 (4.10%) Google
4 9 (3.36%) Arista
4 9 (3.36%) Brocade
4 9 (3.36%) Emulex
4 9 (3.36%) SAP
5 4 (1.49%) EMC
5 4 (1.49%) NetApp
5 4 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.12%) IBM
6 3 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (0.75%) ESRI
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix
8 1 (0.37%) Dell
8 1 (0.37%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.37%) Splunk
8 1 (0.37%) Sun