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

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 233 233
Rank change year-on-year +65 0 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 125 334 403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the General category 5.50% 4.19% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 139 325 374
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 2,271 7,968 9,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.07% 31.61% 33.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,784 5,826 7,746
Median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 26 October 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 October 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
Surrey +100 39 £40,000 -38.46% 29
Thames Valley +77 38 £60,000 +23.08% 10
Oxfordshire +40 28 £60,000 +33.33% 2
East Sussex +19 23 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire +61 21 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Berkshire +90 9 £65,000 +26.83% 4
Kent +31 2 £22,000 -41.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +54 1 £100,000 +100.00% 4
West Sussex +40 1 £30,000 -42.31% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 36 (28.80%) C#
2 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
2 32 (25.60%) Python
3 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (18.40%) C++
4 23 (18.40%) Azure
4 23 (18.40%) AWS
5 21 (16.80%) SQL
6 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 19 (15.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 19 (15.20%) Docker
8 18 (14.40%) Java
8 18 (14.40%) Linux
9 17 (13.60%) Test Automation
10 15 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 15 (12.00%) HTML
11 14 (11.20%) PHP
11 14 (11.20%) .NET
11 14 (11.20%) Artificial Intelligence
11 14 (11.20%) Degree
12 12 (9.60%) Android
12 12 (9.60%) User Experience
12 12 (9.60%) Kubernetes
12 12 (9.60%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (8.80%) DevOps
13 11 (8.80%) Machine Learning
13 11 (8.80%) Game Development
13 11 (8.80%) Scrum
14 10 (8.00%) Finance
14 10 (8.00%) RESTful

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 3 (2.40%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Drupal
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.80%) InDesign
1 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.40%) AWS
1 23 (18.40%) Azure
2 4 (3.20%) GCP
2 4 (3.20%) Serverless
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Firebase
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) Power Automate
4 1 (0.80%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.80%) MQTT
2 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (5.60%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.80%) MySQL
3 3 (2.40%) Tableau
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.20%) JIRA
2 4 (3.20%) webpack
3 2 (1.60%) Maven
3 2 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.80%) Postman
4 1 (0.80%) Subversion
4 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Electronics
2 6 (4.80%) Retail
3 5 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) Developer
2 14 (11.20%) Software Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) PHP Developer
4 11 (8.80%) Python Developer
5 9 (7.20%) Designer
6 8 (6.40%) Junior
7 7 (5.60%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Lead Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Lead PHP Developer
7 7 (5.60%) UI Designer
8 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Junior Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Gameplay Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Games Programmer
9 5 (4.00%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (4.00%) Programmer
9 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.20%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
3 14 (11.20%) .NET
4 10 (8.00%) RESTful
4 10 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
5 9 (7.20%) CSS
6 7 (5.60%) Node.js
6 7 (5.60%) OpenGL
6 7 (5.60%) Vulkan
7 6 (4.80%) Laravel
7 6 (4.80%) Vue.js
7 6 (4.80%) WinForms
8 5 (4.00%) REST
8 5 (4.00%) WPF
9 4 (3.20%) DirectX
9 4 (3.20%) OpenGL ES
9 4 (3.20%) Qt
9 4 (3.20%) React
9 4 (3.20%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.20%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Self-Motivation
1 12 (9.60%) User Experience
2 8 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.40%) Mobile Games
3 7 (5.60%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.20%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (3.20%) Augmented Reality
6 4 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.60%) Animation
7 2 (1.60%) HoloLens
7 2 (1.60%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (1.60%) State Machine
8 1 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.80%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) Android
3 9 (7.20%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.80%) Windows
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
3 17 (13.60%) Test Automation
4 14 (11.20%) Artificial Intelligence
5 11 (8.80%) DevOps
5 11 (8.80%) Game Development
5 11 (8.80%) Machine Learning
5 11 (8.80%) Scrum
6 10 (8.00%) Computer Science
6 10 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.20%) Mathematics
8 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (6.40%) TDD
9 7 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.60%) User Stories
9 7 (5.60%) Virtual Team Management
9 7 (5.60%) Workflow
10 6 (4.80%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.80%) C#
2 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
2 32 (25.60%) Python
3 23 (18.40%) C++
4 21 (16.80%) SQL
5 18 (14.40%) Java
6 14 (11.20%) PHP
7 8 (6.40%) C
8 7 (5.60%) Scala
9 6 (4.80%) TypeScript
10 5 (4.00%) MATLAB
10 5 (4.00%) Ruby
11 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.20%) Lua
12 3 (2.40%) ES6
12 3 (2.40%) GLSL
12 3 (2.40%) HLSL
13 2 (1.60%) Clojure
13 2 (1.60%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.60%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.20%) PhD
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.80%) logstash
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.40%) NVIDIA
3 2 (1.60%) Adobe
3 2 (1.60%) QNX
4 1 (0.80%) Google
4 1 (0.80%) Novell
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Perforce
4 1 (0.80%) Talend