Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 235 223
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 +37
Permanent jobs citing Games 338 406 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.39% 1.47%
As % of the General category 4.22% 4.13% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 306 350 386
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,125 £63,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.22%

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 8,004 9,823 10,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.52% 33.71% 35.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,842 7,779 7,974
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £26,575
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -9 110 £47,500 +5.56% 48
Hampshire +16 72 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Oxfordshire +4 58 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East Sussex +22 52 £45,000 - 5
Surrey +19 48 £65,000 +44.44% 13
Berkshire -11 30 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Kent -25 24 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £50,000 +5.26% 4
West Sussex -8 14 £52,000 +9.47%
Middlesex -7 1 £42,500 -19.05%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 95 (28.11%) JavaScript
2 92 (27.22%) C#
3 87 (25.74%) SQL
4 77 (22.78%) .NET
5 70 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (18.64%) Linux
7 60 (17.75%) PHP
8 58 (17.16%) Python
9 49 (14.50%) Java
10 48 (14.20%) AngularJS
11 46 (13.61%) Test Automation
12 44 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (12.72%) Software Engineering
14 39 (11.54%) C++
14 39 (11.54%) Online Games
15 38 (11.24%) Finance
16 36 (10.65%) MySQL
16 36 (10.65%) Cybersecurity
17 33 (9.76%) REST
18 30 (8.88%) Machine Learning
18 30 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (8.88%) ASP.NET
19 29 (8.58%) Windows
19 29 (8.58%) jQuery
20 28 (8.28%) Microservices
21 27 (7.99%) QA
21 27 (7.99%) NoSQL
21 27 (7.99%) CSS
22 26 (7.69%) DevOps
22 26 (7.69%) Azure

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 11 (3.25%) CMS
2 5 (1.48%) Confluence
3 4 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.18%) IIS
4 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (1.48%) Simulink
3 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) InDesign
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.30%) Sketch
4 1 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.69%) AWS
1 26 (7.69%) Azure
2 18 (5.33%) GCP
3 15 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.37%) Serverless
5 6 (1.78%) SaaS
6 5 (1.48%) GitHub
6 5 (1.48%) Office 365
7 4 (1.18%) IaaS
7 4 (1.18%) npm
8 3 (0.89%) Apigee
8 3 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.89%) Heroku
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.59%) Google Play
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.30%) Datadog
10 1 (0.30%) Twilio
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.92%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (3.55%) Firewall
4 9 (2.66%) Network Security
5 7 (2.07%) DNS
6 6 (1.78%) DHCP
6 6 (1.78%) SAN
7 5 (1.48%) Wireless
8 4 (1.18%) Broadband
8 4 (1.18%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.18%) LAN
9 3 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.89%) NAS
10 2 (0.59%) DAB
10 2 (0.59%) Internet
10 2 (0.59%) VPN
11 1 (0.30%) 5G
11 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.30%) IPsec
11 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.65%) MySQL
2 27 (7.99%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (5.92%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.14%) Big Data
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.18%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.18%) SQLite
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.59%) Redis
10 1 (0.30%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.30%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 17 (5.03%) JIRA
2 16 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.25%) Travis CI
5 8 (2.37%) GitLab
6 7 (2.07%) Selenium
7 5 (1.48%) Mercurial
7 5 (1.48%) sqlmap
8 4 (1.18%) Gradle
8 4 (1.18%) Mocha
8 4 (1.18%) webpack
9 3 (0.89%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.89%) GoCD
9 3 (0.89%) Maven
9 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.59%) git-flow
10 2 (0.59%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (11.24%) Finance
2 23 (6.80%) Retail
3 17 (5.03%) Marketing
4 9 (2.66%) Electronics
5 7 (2.07%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.78%) Advertising
6 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.48%) Law
7 5 (1.48%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.18%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 163 (48.22%) Developer
2 39 (11.54%) PHP Developer
3 30 (8.88%) .NET Developer
3 30 (8.88%) Software Engineer
4 21 (6.21%) Analyst
5 19 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (4.73%) Java Developer
7 14 (4.14%) Software Developer
8 13 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 12 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (3.55%) Junior
9 12 (3.55%) Security Engineer
9 12 (3.55%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Administrator
10 11 (3.25%) Games Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (2.96%) QA Engineer
11 10 (2.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (22.78%) .NET
2 48 (14.20%) AngularJS
3 33 (9.76%) REST
4 30 (8.88%) ASP.NET
5 29 (8.58%) jQuery
6 27 (7.99%) CSS
7 25 (7.40%) WCF
8 24 (7.10%) Node.js
9 22 (6.51%) HTML
9 22 (6.51%) JSON
10 21 (6.21%) Ajax
11 17 (5.03%) RESTful
12 16 (4.73%) .NET Core
13 13 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 12 (3.55%) Spring
15 11 (3.25%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.25%) HTML5
15 11 (3.25%) Unreal Engine
16 10 (2.96%) React
17 9 (2.66%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.54%) Online Games
2 26 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (6.51%) PlayStation
3 22 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.21%) Xbox
5 19 (5.62%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (5.03%) Mobile App
7 15 (4.44%) User Experience
8 13 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.85%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.25%) Cyberattack
10 10 (2.96%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.66%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.78%) Graphic Design
13 5 (1.48%) Animation
13 5 (1.48%) Oculus Rift
14 4 (1.18%) iPad
14 4 (1.18%) iPhone
14 4 (1.18%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.64%) Linux
2 29 (8.58%) Windows
3 21 (6.21%) Android
4 12 (3.55%) Unix
5 10 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.66%) AIX
6 9 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.37%) CentOS
8 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.59%) Debian
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.61%) Test Automation
3 44 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (12.72%) Software Engineering
5 36 (10.65%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (8.88%) Machine Learning
7 28 (8.28%) Microservices
8 26 (7.69%) DevOps
8 26 (7.69%) Front End Development
9 24 (7.10%) Analytics
10 21 (6.21%) MVC
10 21 (6.21%) Web Development
11 19 (5.62%) TDD
12 18 (5.33%) Game Development
13 17 (5.03%) Computer Science
13 17 (5.03%) SDLC
14 16 (4.73%) Scrum
15 15 (4.44%) E-Commerce
15 15 (4.44%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 95 (28.11%) JavaScript
2 92 (27.22%) C#
3 87 (25.74%) SQL
4 60 (17.75%) PHP
5 58 (17.16%) Python
6 49 (14.50%) Java
7 39 (11.54%) C++
8 21 (6.21%) TypeScript
9 17 (5.03%) Ruby
10 14 (4.14%) C
11 13 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.96%) Java 8
12 10 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.66%) Go
13 9 (2.66%) Korn
14 8 (2.37%) ES6
15 6 (1.78%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (7.10%) Degree
2 12 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.66%) DV Cleared
3 9 (2.66%) GIAC
3 9 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.48%) CHECK Team Member
4 5 (1.48%) CREST Certified
4 5 (1.48%) Cyber Scheme
4 5 (1.48%) OSCE
4 5 (1.48%) OSCP
5 4 (1.18%) CISA
5 4 (1.18%) CISM
5 4 (1.18%) CISSP
6 3 (0.89%) ISEB
6 3 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.30%) HNC
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.99%) QA
2 5 (1.48%) PMO
3 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) NIST
4 1 (0.30%) IFRS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (7.10%) Docker
2 8 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.89%) Firmware
4 3 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.30%) Ceph
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Samba
6 1 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (6.80%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.62%) Ansible
3 7 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.48%) SCCM
5 4 (1.18%) logstash
5 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.18%) Terraform
5 4 (1.18%) WSUS
6 3 (0.89%) Kibana
6 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.59%) QRadar
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.30%) Nessus
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.30%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Salt
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.25%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.96%) Google
4 8 (2.37%) Adobe
5 5 (1.48%) Cisco
5 5 (1.48%) SAP
6 4 (1.18%) EMC
6 4 (1.18%) IBM
6 4 (1.18%) NetApp
6 4 (1.18%) Remedy
6 4 (1.18%) Sony
6 4 (1.18%) Tableau
6 4 (1.18%) VMware
7 3 (0.89%) Arista
7 3 (0.89%) Brocade
7 3 (0.89%) Emulex
7 3 (0.89%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle
7 3 (0.89%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.59%) Splunk