Period
to

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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 185 260 204
Rank change year-on-year +75 -56 +61
Permanent jobs citing Games 415 168 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 1.06% 1.38%
As % of the General category 2.95% 2.08% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 196 121 158
10th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £43,750 £37,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.55% +22.22%
75th Percentile £95,000 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile - £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +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 14,084 8,083 6,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 62.23% 51.03% 47.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6,734 5,087 5,143
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,850 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.70% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +88 155 £70,000 +47.37% 15
Thames Valley +1 105 £55,000 -4.35% 18
Oxfordshire +25 71 £52,500 -8.70% 4
East Sussex -15 45 £90,000 +56.52% 3
West Sussex +21 40 £33,750 -28.95%
Surrey -41 40 £70,000 +75.00% 13
Kent -33 29 £85,000 - 3
Berkshire -24 23 £70,000 +16.67% 3
Buckinghamshire -32 20 £50,000 +4.17% 11
Sussex - 1 £31,500 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 136 (32.77%) Docker
2 118 (28.43%) DevOps
3 117 (28.19%) Virtual Team
4 111 (26.75%) Kubernetes
5 106 (25.54%) Finance
6 92 (22.17%) Agile
7 86 (20.72%) Greenfield Project
8 82 (19.76%) Go
9 81 (19.52%) JavaScript
10 78 (18.80%) Social Skills
11 76 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (14.94%) Degree
13 60 (14.46%) Software Engineering
14 59 (14.22%) Java
15 54 (13.01%) Microsoft
15 54 (13.01%) AWS
16 53 (12.77%) Node.js
17 51 (12.29%) Mathematics
18 50 (12.05%) Computer Science
19 49 (11.81%) C++
19 49 (11.81%) GCP
20 48 (11.57%) GitLab
20 48 (11.57%) Full Stack Development
21 44 (10.60%) SQL
21 44 (10.60%) Git (software)
22 43 (10.36%) C#
22 43 (10.36%) Windows
22 43 (10.36%) Google
23 42 (10.12%) Microservices
24 41 (9.88%) 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 (2.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.41%) Apache
3 7 (1.69%) Confluence
4 5 (1.20%) Kinematics
5 2 (0.48%) Tornado
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (5.78%) Adobe XD
1 24 (5.78%) InVision
1 24 (5.78%) Marvel
1 24 (5.78%) Sketch
2 15 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.45%) 3ds Max
6 5 (1.20%) Blender
6 5 (1.20%) CATIA
6 5 (1.20%) Fusion 360
6 5 (1.20%) Maya
6 5 (1.20%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.96%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) FileZilla
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.01%) AWS
2 49 (11.81%) GCP
3 33 (7.95%) Azure
4 24 (5.78%) Canva
4 24 (5.78%) Figma
4 24 (5.78%) Typeform
5 18 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (3.61%) Basecamp
8 13 (3.13%) ClickUp
9 9 (2.17%) Firebase
9 9 (2.17%) Google Data Studio
9 9 (2.17%) MailChimp
9 9 (2.17%) Zapier
10 6 (1.45%) Pulumi
11 3 (0.72%) SaaS
12 2 (0.48%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.24%) npm
13 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.61%) Firewall
2 3 (0.72%) VPN
3 2 (0.48%) BGP
3 2 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.48%) FTP
3 2 (0.48%) Internet
3 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.48%) IPsec
3 2 (0.48%) L2TP
3 2 (0.48%) LAN
3 2 (0.48%) MPLS
3 2 (0.48%) Network Security
3 2 (0.48%) OSPF
3 2 (0.48%) PPP
3 2 (0.48%) RTP
3 2 (0.48%) STUN
3 2 (0.48%) VLAN
3 2 (0.48%) VoIP
3 2 (0.48%) WAN
3 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.19%) MySQL
2 15 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (3.37%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.89%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.65%) Big Data
6 9 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.96%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.48%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.24%) Data Vault
10 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.24%) Power BI
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (11.57%) GitLab
2 44 (10.60%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.10%) JIRA
4 9 (2.17%) Subversion
5 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.96%) Selenium
8 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.72%) JUnit
8 3 (0.72%) webpack
9 2 (0.48%) Babel
9 2 (0.48%) Clang
9 2 (0.48%) CMake
9 2 (0.48%) GCC
9 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.48%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.48%) Sublime Text
9 2 (0.48%) TestNG
General
1 106 (25.54%) Finance
2 78 (18.80%) Social Skills
3 39 (9.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 38 (9.16%) Digital Economy
5 27 (6.51%) Legal
6 23 (5.54%) Organisational Skills
7 13 (3.13%) Publishing
8 10 (2.41%) Marketing
9 8 (1.93%) Esports
9 8 (1.93%) Military
10 7 (1.69%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.45%) Retail
11 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.96%) Electronics
12 4 (0.96%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 155 (37.35%) Developer
2 65 (15.66%) Senior Developer
3 48 (11.57%) Software Engineer
4 39 (9.40%) Programmer
5 29 (6.99%) Analyst
6 21 (5.06%) Graduate
6 21 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.82%) Support Analyst
8 19 (4.58%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 17 (4.10%) Designer
9 17 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (3.86%) Backend Developer
11 15 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 15 (3.61%) Technical Leader
12 13 (3.13%) Senior Designer
13 11 (2.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 11 (2.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.17%) CRM Developer
14 9 (2.17%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.77%) Node.js
2 41 (9.88%) HTML
3 39 (9.40%) React
4 37 (8.92%) GraphQL
5 36 (8.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 34 (8.19%) .NET
7 32 (7.71%) CSS
7 32 (7.71%) Unreal Engine
8 19 (4.58%) HTML5
8 19 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (4.34%) OpenCV
9 18 (4.34%) Qt
9 18 (4.34%) ZeroMQ
10 17 (4.10%) REST
11 16 (3.86%) .NET Framework
12 13 (3.13%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.41%) .NET Core
13 10 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (2.41%) CSS3
14 9 (2.17%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (28.19%) Virtual Team
2 86 (20.72%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (9.88%) User Experience
4 40 (9.64%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (5.30%) Blockchain
6 18 (4.34%) Algorithms
6 18 (4.34%) iPhone
6 18 (4.34%) Mobile Computing
6 18 (4.34%) NFT
6 18 (4.34%) Online Games
6 18 (4.34%) PlayStation
7 16 (3.86%) 3D Graphics
8 15 (3.61%) Animation
9 12 (2.89%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.41%) Reinsurance
11 9 (2.17%) Client/Server
11 9 (2.17%) Replication
11 9 (2.17%) Web3
12 6 (1.45%) PMI
13 4 (0.96%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.36%) Windows
2 24 (5.78%) Android
2 24 (5.78%) Windows 10
3 17 (4.10%) Mac OS
4 14 (3.37%) Linux
5 9 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (28.43%) DevOps
2 92 (22.17%) Agile
3 76 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (14.46%) Software Engineering
5 51 (12.29%) Mathematics
6 50 (12.05%) Computer Science
7 48 (11.57%) Full Stack Development
8 42 (10.12%) Microservices
9 40 (9.64%) Mentoring
10 39 (9.40%) CI/CD
10 39 (9.40%) Physics
11 35 (8.43%) TDD
12 34 (8.19%) Visualisation
13 33 (7.95%) Prototyping
14 31 (7.47%) OOP
15 29 (6.99%) Coaching
15 29 (6.99%) Test Automation
16 28 (6.75%) Data Management
17 27 (6.51%) Analytics
18 24 (5.78%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.76%) Go
2 81 (19.52%) JavaScript
3 59 (14.22%) Java
4 49 (11.81%) C++
5 44 (10.60%) SQL
6 43 (10.36%) C#
7 37 (8.92%) TypeScript
8 27 (6.51%) Python
9 17 (4.10%) PHP
10 15 (3.61%) C
11 9 (2.17%) Bash
12 8 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.20%) Scala
14 3 (0.72%) RPG
15 2 (0.48%) ES6
15 2 (0.48%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.48%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.48%) Perl
15 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (14.94%) Degree
2 24 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (5.54%) PhD
4 7 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.20%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.48%) CCIE
7 2 (0.48%) CCNA
7 2 (0.48%) CCNP
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.27%) GDPR
2 12 (2.89%) CDISC
2 12 (2.89%) Good Clinical Practice
3 6 (1.45%) PMO
4 5 (1.20%) SLA
5 3 (0.72%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.48%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 136 (32.77%) Docker
2 11 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 111 (26.75%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.17%) Terraform
3 4 (0.96%) Ansible
4 3 (0.72%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.48%) Consul
6 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.24%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 54 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.36%) Google
3 28 (6.75%) Adobe
4 24 (5.78%) Cadence
4 24 (5.78%) IBM
5 18 (4.34%) Sony
6 9 (2.17%) HubSpot
6 9 (2.17%) Perforce
7 5 (1.20%) Citrix
7 5 (1.20%) QinetiQ
7 5 (1.20%) Sun
8 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.72%) Spotify
9 2 (0.48%) Apple
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco
10 1 (0.24%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.24%) VMware