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

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 174 226
Rank change year-on-year -106 +52 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 175 122 346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.55% 1.36%
As % of the General category 1.82% 3.65% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 116 112 312
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,438 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,563
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.80% +3.00%

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 9,602 3,347 12,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.69% 42.51% 48.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,702 2,627 9,401
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
% change year-on-year - +7.08% +3.27%

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 October 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 October 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 -79 63 £43,000 -21.82% 16
East Sussex -15 55 £80,000 +60.00% 5
Berkshire -37 39 £60,000 -7.69% 5
Surrey -72 29 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Oxfordshire -42 16 £34,250 -31.50% 6
Hampshire -128 16 £37,500 -3.23% 9
Buckinghamshire -53 8 £55,000 -45.00% 5
West Sussex -5 7 £65,000 +116.67% 7
Kent -36 6 £57,500 +78.29% 9
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 62 (35.43%) Finance
2 38 (21.71%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (21.14%) Docker
4 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (19.43%) Social Skills
7 31 (17.71%) Virtual Team
8 29 (16.57%) DevOps
8 29 (16.57%) JavaScript
9 28 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (15.43%) Terraform
11 26 (14.86%) PHP
11 26 (14.86%) CSS
12 25 (14.29%) HTML
13 24 (13.71%) TDD
13 24 (13.71%) Business Development
13 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
14 23 (13.14%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (13.14%) Programme Management
14 23 (13.14%) Go
15 22 (12.57%) Python
16 20 (11.43%) Software Engineering
17 19 (10.86%) Degree
17 19 (10.86%) AWS
17 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (10.29%) React
18 18 (10.29%) Azure
18 18 (10.29%) Unit Testing
18 18 (10.29%) Linux
18 18 (10.29%) Java

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 (1.71%) CMS
1 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) Apache
2 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.57%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.86%) AWS
2 18 (10.29%) Azure
3 7 (4.00%) Google Workspace
4 6 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.43%) GCP
4 6 (3.43%) SaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Google Data Studio
6 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.14%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.14%) Serverless
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.57%) NuGet
7 1 (0.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) Internet
2 8 (4.57%) Firewall
3 6 (3.43%) DNS
3 6 (3.43%) SAN
3 6 (3.43%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) HTTP
4 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) MySQL
2 4 (2.29%) Big Data
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.14%) Power BI
5 1 (0.57%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.57%) Looker
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (13.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.29%) Selenium
3 10 (5.71%) PHPUnit
4 7 (4.00%) JIRA
4 7 (4.00%) TestRail
5 6 (3.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.71%) JUnit
6 3 (1.71%) RSpec
6 3 (1.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.14%) GitLab
7 2 (1.14%) webpack
8 1 (0.57%) Babel
8 1 (0.57%) git-flow
8 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (35.43%) Finance
2 34 (19.43%) Social Skills
3 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Legal
4 8 (4.57%) Organisational Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (4.00%) Automotive
6 6 (3.43%) Marketing
7 4 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.29%) Electronics
7 4 (2.29%) Front Office
7 4 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.14%) Advertising
8 2 (1.14%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.14%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (43.43%) Developer
2 16 (9.14%) PHP Developer
3 12 (6.86%) Software Engineer
4 10 (5.71%) PHP Developer - Fintech
4 10 (5.71%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 10 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 9 (5.14%) iOS Developer
6 8 (4.57%) Designer
6 8 (4.57%) UI Designer
7 6 (3.43%) Java Developer
8 5 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (2.29%) Analyst
9 4 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.29%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.29%) Service Desk Manager
9 4 (2.29%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.86%) CSS
2 25 (14.29%) HTML
3 18 (10.29%) React
4 16 (9.14%) Laravel
5 12 (6.86%) RESTful
6 11 (6.29%) jQuery
7 10 (5.71%) Jest
7 10 (5.71%) LAMP
8 6 (3.43%) .NET
8 6 (3.43%) Spring
9 5 (2.86%) Node.js
9 5 (2.86%) Symfony
10 4 (2.29%) JSON
10 4 (2.29%) Unreal Engine
11 3 (1.71%) .NET Core
12 2 (1.14%) GraphQL
12 2 (1.14%) Redux
12 2 (1.14%) Regular Expression
12 2 (1.14%) REST
12 2 (1.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (17.71%) Virtual Team
3 28 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (8.57%) Mobile App
5 12 (6.86%) Animation
6 10 (5.71%) Legacy Code
7 8 (4.57%) User Experience
8 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
10 4 (2.29%) Online Games
10 4 (2.29%) PlayStation
10 4 (2.29%) Xbox
11 3 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (1.14%) Replication
12 2 (1.14%) Social Media
13 1 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
13 1 (0.57%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.29%) Linux
2 11 (6.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.14%) Windows
4 8 (4.57%) Unix
5 3 (1.71%) Android
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.71%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (16.57%) DevOps
4 24 (13.71%) Business Development
4 24 (13.71%) TDD
5 23 (13.14%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (13.14%) Programme Management
6 20 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (10.29%) Unit Testing
9 16 (9.14%) Full Stack Development
9 16 (9.14%) ITIL
10 15 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.43%) OO
11 13 (7.43%) OOP
11 13 (7.43%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.43%) Scrum
12 12 (6.86%) Computer Science
12 12 (6.86%) Data Privacy
13 11 (6.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.57%) JavaScript
2 26 (14.86%) PHP
3 23 (13.14%) Go
4 22 (12.57%) Python
5 18 (10.29%) Java
5 18 (10.29%) SQL
6 10 (5.71%) PHP 7
7 9 (5.14%) Apple Swift
7 9 (5.14%) C#
8 8 (4.57%) C++
9 7 (4.00%) C
10 4 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.71%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.71%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.71%) Scala
12 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.57%) Perl
12 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (10.86%) Degree
2 7 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (4.00%) ISEB
2 7 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.43%) SANS
4 2 (1.14%) CCNP
4 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.14%) CISSP
5 1 (0.57%) CIPD
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (0.57%) PhD
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (2.86%) GDPR
2 5 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.29%) BS25999
3 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.29%) QA
3 4 (2.29%) SLA
4 3 (1.71%) Accessibility
4 3 (1.71%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (1.71%) WCAG
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 37 (21.14%) Docker
2 4 (2.29%) Firmware
3 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (15.43%) Terraform
2 5 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (5.14%) Google
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.00%) Spotify
4 4 (2.29%) Cisco
5 3 (1.71%) Adobe
5 3 (1.71%) Mercator
5 3 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.14%) NetApp
6 2 (1.14%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (1.14%) OpenText
6 2 (1.14%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.14%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.14%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.14%) Zerto
7 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) Sage