Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 202 251
Rank change year-on-year -62 +49 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 171 168 310
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 1.37% 1.17%
As % of the General category 2.04% 2.96% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 118 139 250
10th Percentile £36,600 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £36,875 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,250 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +22.22% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £86,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,387 5,673 13,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 51.35% 46.33% 49.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,274 4,393 10,075
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,318
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,412 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +5.55% +5.00%

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 July 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 26 July 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 -63 58 £57,500 +4.55% 16
East Sussex +9 51 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Berkshire -37 33 £60,000 +6.67% 8
Hampshire -75 26 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Surrey -32 24 £50,000 -23.08% 12
Buckinghamshire -17 13 £51,250 -22.64% 4
Oxfordshire -43 12 £56,250 +2.27% 4
West Sussex -4 8 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Kent -24 4 - - 9
Games
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 44 (25.73%) Finance
1 44 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.64%) Social Skills
3 28 (16.37%) Software Engineering
4 26 (15.20%) Azure
4 26 (15.20%) AWS
4 26 (15.20%) JavaScript
5 25 (14.62%) Java
5 25 (14.62%) Programme Management
5 25 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (14.62%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (14.62%) React
6 24 (14.04%) Docker
7 23 (13.45%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.45%) Virtual Team
8 22 (12.87%) ITIL
9 21 (12.28%) CSS
10 20 (11.70%) Business Development
10 20 (11.70%) Degree
11 19 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (11.11%) C#
12 17 (9.94%) HTML
12 17 (9.94%) Python
12 17 (9.94%) Computer Science
12 17 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (9.94%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (9.94%) DevOps
12 17 (9.94%) Mobile Development
13 16 (9.36%) Apple Swift
13 16 (9.36%) iOS Development

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 4 (2.34%) CMS
1 4 (2.34%) Tornado
2 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.17%) Apache
3 2 (1.17%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.20%) AWS
1 26 (15.20%) Azure
2 11 (6.43%) GCP
3 6 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.51%) Google Workspace
4 4 (2.34%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.34%) SaaS
4 4 (2.34%) Twilio
5 3 (1.75%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.75%) Google Data Studio
5 3 (1.75%) Yarn
6 2 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.17%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.17%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.17%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.58%) NuGet
7 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 6 (3.51%) DNS
2 6 (3.51%) Internet
2 6 (3.51%) SAN
2 6 (3.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.51%) MySQL
2 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.34%) Redis
4 3 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.17%) Big Data
5 2 (1.17%) Power BI
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) SQLite
6 1 (0.58%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.68%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.34%) JUnit
4 4 (2.34%) RSpec
4 4 (2.34%) Selenium
4 4 (2.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.17%) GitLab
5 2 (1.17%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.58%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.58%) git-flow
6 1 (0.58%) JIRA
6 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 44 (25.73%) Finance
2 37 (21.64%) Social Skills
3 14 (8.19%) Electronics
4 13 (7.60%) Marketing
5 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.43%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (5.26%) Legal
7 9 (5.26%) Public Sector
8 7 (4.09%) Aerospace
8 7 (4.09%) Retail
9 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.92%) Manufacturing
11 4 (2.34%) Front Office
12 3 (1.75%) Automotive
12 3 (1.75%) Law
12 3 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (1.17%) Banking
13 2 (1.17%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.58%) French Language
14 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (25.73%) Developer
2 24 (14.04%) Software Engineer
3 16 (9.36%) iOS Developer
4 13 (7.60%) Senior Software Engineer
5 12 (7.02%) Designer
5 12 (7.02%) UI Designer
6 9 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
6 9 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 8 (4.68%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Tester
8 7 (4.09%) Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Games Tester
8 7 (4.09%) Software Tester
8 7 (4.09%) Trainee
8 7 (4.09%) Trainee Software Tester
8 7 (4.09%) Trainee Tester
9 5 (2.92%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.92%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.62%) React
2 21 (12.28%) CSS
3 17 (9.94%) HTML
4 11 (6.43%) Vue.js
5 9 (5.26%) CSS3
5 9 (5.26%) HTML5
5 9 (5.26%) Node.js
6 8 (4.68%) .NET
7 7 (4.09%) Java SE
8 6 (3.51%) .NET Core
8 6 (3.51%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.51%) JSON
9 5 (2.92%) Laravel
9 5 (2.92%) RESTful
10 4 (2.34%) Django
10 4 (2.34%) Flask
10 4 (2.34%) pytest
10 4 (2.34%) REST
10 4 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.34%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (13.45%) Virtual Team
3 17 (9.94%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (9.36%) Animation
5 15 (8.77%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.26%) User Experience
7 8 (4.68%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.34%) PlayStation
8 4 (2.34%) Social Media
8 4 (2.34%) Xbox
9 3 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.75%) Online Games
10 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.17%) Legacy Code
10 2 (1.17%) Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.36%) Apple iOS
2 15 (8.77%) Linux
3 10 (5.85%) Windows
4 6 (3.51%) Unix
5 3 (1.75%) Android
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.37%) Software Engineering
3 25 (14.62%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (14.62%) Programme Management
4 22 (12.87%) ITIL
5 20 (11.70%) Business Development
6 19 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (9.94%) Computer Science
7 17 (9.94%) DevOps
7 17 (9.94%) Mobile Development
7 17 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (9.36%) iOS Development
8 16 (9.36%) Scrum
9 14 (8.19%) Project Management
9 14 (8.19%) TDD
10 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
10 13 (7.60%) People Management
10 13 (7.60%) Software Testing
11 12 (7.02%) Mathematics
11 12 (7.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.20%) JavaScript
2 25 (14.62%) Java
3 19 (11.11%) C#
4 17 (9.94%) Python
5 16 (9.36%) Apple Swift
5 16 (9.36%) C++
5 16 (9.36%) SQL
6 11 (6.43%) Go
7 10 (5.85%) C
8 8 (4.68%) Java 8
8 8 (4.68%) PHP
9 5 (2.92%) Scala
9 5 (2.92%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.34%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.34%) Ruby
11 3 (1.75%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.17%) ES6
12 2 (1.17%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.58%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Degree
2 12 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.09%) CIW
3 7 (4.09%) OCA
3 7 (4.09%) OCP
3 7 (4.09%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (3.51%) SANS
5 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.17%) CCNP
6 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.17%) CISSP
7 1 (0.58%) CIPD
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.02%) GDPR
3 11 (6.43%) SLA
4 10 (5.85%) BS25999
4 10 (5.85%) ISO 9001
4 10 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (3.51%) QA
6 4 (2.34%) Accessibility
6 4 (2.34%) WCAG
7 2 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (14.04%) Docker
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.75%) Firmware
2 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (8.19%) Terraform
2 12 (7.02%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.26%) Google
3 7 (4.09%) Oracle
4 5 (2.92%) SAP
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco
5 4 (2.34%) Mercator
6 3 (1.75%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.75%) VMware
7 2 (1.17%) Citrix
7 2 (1.17%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.17%) NetApp
7 2 (1.17%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (1.17%) OpenText
7 2 (1.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.17%) Spotify
7 2 (1.17%) Zerto
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Vertica