Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 279 270
Rank change year-on-year +36 -9 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 386 283 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 0.98% 1.17%
As % of the General category 3.85% 2.94% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 349 256 393
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.05% - -

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 10,032 9,610 13,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.76% 33.18% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,929 7,416 11,145
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 +89 233 £45,000 +12.50% 42
Berkshire +22 97 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Oxfordshire +40 94 £43,500 -3.33% 18
Buckinghamshire +17 43 £47,500 +26.67% 8
East Sussex +6 41 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Hampshire -56 37 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Surrey +1 33 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Kent -9 29 £35,000 - 5
West Sussex +13 13 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 155 (40.16%) .NET
2 151 (39.12%) C#
3 135 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (32.90%) JavaScript
5 114 (29.53%) SQL Server
6 110 (28.50%) TDD
7 109 (28.24%) MVC
8 105 (27.20%) WCF
9 100 (25.91%) ASP.NET
10 98 (25.39%) Git (software)
11 89 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 89 (23.06%) HTML
12 83 (21.50%) Web Application Development
13 79 (20.47%) BDD
13 79 (20.47%) SQL Server 2016
14 77 (19.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 73 (18.91%) AngularJS
16 68 (17.62%) CSS
17 59 (15.28%) SQL
18 54 (13.99%) OO
19 53 (13.73%) E-Commerce
20 52 (13.47%) Windows
20 52 (13.47%) Domain-Driven Design
20 52 (13.47%) Greenfield Project
21 51 (13.21%) Internet
22 48 (12.44%) CQRS
22 48 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
23 45 (11.66%) Java
24 43 (11.14%) C++
24 43 (11.14%) jQuery

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 (1.81%) CMS
1 7 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.04%) Apache
2 4 (1.04%) Umbraco
2 4 (1.04%) WordPress
3 3 (0.78%) Drupal
4 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.26%) nginx
5 1 (0.26%) Smallworld
Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.78%) Blender
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.52%) Maya
3 2 (0.52%) Mudbox
3 2 (0.52%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.26%) InVision
4 1 (0.26%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.40%) GitHub
4 9 (2.33%) Google Play
4 9 (2.33%) Office 365
5 7 (1.81%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (1.81%) PaaS
6 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.55%) npm
6 6 (1.55%) SaaS
7 5 (1.30%) IaaS
8 4 (1.04%) Sage Pay
9 3 (0.78%) AdWords
9 3 (0.78%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) Responsys
10 2 (0.52%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.21%) Internet
2 5 (1.30%) Firewall
2 5 (1.30%) SSL
3 4 (1.04%) SSH
4 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) ATM
5 2 (0.52%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) BGP
6 1 (0.26%) Broadband
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.26%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.26%) Extranet
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) OSPF
6 1 (0.26%) VLAN
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (29.53%) SQL Server
2 79 (20.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 34 (8.81%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.92%) MySQL
5 10 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.07%) SQLite
7 7 (1.81%) Big Data
8 5 (1.30%) GIS
9 4 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.78%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.52%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.26%) OLAP
12 1 (0.26%) Power BI
12 1 (0.26%) Redis
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (25.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.22%) Subversion
3 16 (4.15%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.89%) Maven
5 13 (3.37%) Bitbucket
6 12 (3.11%) gulp
7 11 (2.85%) Selenium
7 11 (2.85%) webpack
8 10 (2.59%) Gradle
9 9 (2.33%) Xcode
10 8 (2.07%) CruiseControl
10 8 (2.07%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.81%) JIRA
11 7 (1.81%) JMeter
12 6 (1.55%) Ant
12 6 (1.55%) Grunt
12 6 (1.55%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.30%) JUnit
13 5 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (11.14%) Marketing
2 34 (8.81%) Retail
3 21 (5.44%) Finance
4 8 (2.07%) Banking
5 7 (1.81%) Law
6 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.04%) Automotive
7 4 (1.04%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Military
7 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 231 (59.84%) Developer
2 119 (30.83%) .NET Developer
3 32 (8.29%) C# Developer
3 32 (8.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 27 (6.99%) HTML Developer
5 26 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (6.74%) HTML CSS Developer
6 23 (5.96%) React Developer
6 23 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 22 (5.70%) Junior
8 19 (4.92%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.66%) Angular Developer
10 17 (4.40%) Backend Developer
10 17 (4.40%) C# WCF Developer
10 17 (4.40%) Games Developer
10 17 (4.40%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.40%) WCF Developer
11 16 (4.15%) Graduate
12 15 (3.89%) Graduate Developer
13 14 (3.63%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (40.16%) .NET
2 105 (27.20%) WCF
3 100 (25.91%) ASP.NET
4 89 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 89 (23.06%) HTML
5 77 (19.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 73 (18.91%) AngularJS
7 68 (17.62%) CSS
8 48 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (11.14%) jQuery
10 42 (10.88%) Node.js
11 33 (8.55%) RESTful
12 31 (8.03%) KnockoutJS
12 31 (8.03%) React
13 30 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (6.99%) .NET Framework
14 27 (6.99%) Entity Framework
15 26 (6.74%) HTML5
16 22 (5.70%) lodash
16 22 (5.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.47%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (9.84%) User Experience
3 37 (9.59%) Mobile App
4 33 (8.55%) Computer Science
5 27 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.89%) Animation
8 9 (2.33%) CUDA
8 9 (2.33%) iPhone
8 9 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.07%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.55%) Social Media
11 5 (1.30%) EPoS
11 5 (1.30%) Xbox
12 4 (1.04%) Contactless
12 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.04%) EMV
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.47%) Windows
2 42 (10.88%) Linux
3 18 (4.66%) Android
4 13 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.55%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.30%) Debian
8 2 (0.52%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.50%) TDD
3 109 (28.24%) MVC
4 83 (21.50%) Web Application Development
5 79 (20.47%) BDD
6 54 (13.99%) OO
7 53 (13.73%) E-Commerce
8 52 (13.47%) Domain-Driven Design
9 48 (12.44%) CQRS
10 35 (9.07%) Scrum
10 35 (9.07%) Web Development
11 34 (8.81%) Market Research
11 34 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (8.81%) Software Engineering
12 32 (8.29%) Game Development
13 30 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (6.99%) Unit Testing
15 25 (6.48%) Visualisation
16 24 (6.22%) Mathematics
17 22 (5.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 151 (39.12%) C#
2 127 (32.90%) JavaScript
3 59 (15.28%) SQL
4 45 (11.66%) Java
5 43 (11.14%) C++
6 30 (7.77%) Ruby
7 25 (6.48%) Python
8 21 (5.44%) PHP
9 11 (2.85%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.85%) C
10 9 (2.33%) Apple Swift
10 9 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.81%) MATLAB
11 7 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.55%) GLSL
13 5 (1.30%) F#
13 5 (1.30%) Perl
14 4 (1.04%) HLSL
14 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (10.88%) Degree
2 23 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.55%) PhD
4 4 (1.04%) CISSP
4 4 (1.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 4 (1.04%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.04%) PCI QSA
4 4 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) CCNA
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.26%) CCNP
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.03%) QA
2 5 (1.30%) GDPR
2 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (6.22%) Docker
2 12 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.07%) Ansible
2 8 (2.07%) Puppet
3 5 (1.30%) Kibana
4 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Rancher
5 1 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (8.81%) Google
2 28 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.40%) Perforce
4 15 (3.89%) Adobe
5 8 (2.07%) PayPal
6 7 (1.81%) Facebook
6 7 (1.81%) Intel
6 7 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.04%) Citrix
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle
7 4 (1.04%) Sony
7 4 (1.04%) Splunk
7 4 (1.04%) Symantec
7 4 (1.04%) WorldPay
8 3 (0.78%) Apigee
8 3 (0.78%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.78%) HP
8 3 (0.78%) LogRhythm
8 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com