Games Jobs in the South East

Gaming
England > South East

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 27 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 248 156 196
Rank change year-on-year -92 +40 +55
Permanent jobs citing Games 151 300 365
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 2.12% 1.78%
As % of the General category 1.55% 3.35% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 106 86 212
10th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £39,125
25th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +33.33%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,188 £95,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £78,125 -
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -12.00% -7.41% +22.73%

All General Skills
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9,731 8,965 12,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 56.17% 63.31% 59.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,109 4,375 6,506
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £54,850
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% -4.28% +9.70%
75th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £81,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +4.35%

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 27 May 2024.

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 27 May 2024. 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
Thames Valley -61 69 £44,500 -34.07% 46
Oxfordshire +29 47 £45,000 -35.71% 30
West Sussex +50 27 £60,000 - 8
Hampshire -27 22 £42,500 -10.53% 19
Surrey -60 19 £50,000 -13.04% 24
Buckinghamshire -49 15 £40,000 -31.91% 7
Kent -1 12 £52,500 - 9
Berkshire -73 7 £21,500 -68.15% 9
East Sussex -8 1 £30,000 -57.14% 15
Games
England

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Exchange
2 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (2.65%) Confluence
3 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.99%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.65%) Maya
2 4 (2.65%) MotionBuilder
3 3 (1.99%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 49 (32.45%) Azure
2 25 (16.56%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (9.93%) AWS
4 10 (6.62%) Entra ID
5 4 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.65%) Mavenlink
5 4 (2.65%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.65%) Serverless
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (1.99%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.99%) AWS Fargate
6 3 (1.99%) Azure AKS
6 3 (1.99%) CloudFront
6 3 (1.99%) dbt
6 3 (1.99%) Dropbox
6 3 (1.99%) Google Drive
6 3 (1.99%) Google Sheets
6 3 (1.99%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.99%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.58%) Firewall
2 11 (7.28%) Wireless
3 8 (5.30%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (4.64%) VPN
5 4 (2.65%) LAN
5 4 (2.65%) WAN
6 3 (1.99%) Broadband
7 2 (1.32%) 4G
7 2 (1.32%) Internet
7 2 (1.32%) xDSL
8 1 (0.66%) Network Security
8 1 (0.66%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.65%) Power BI
4 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Git
2 10 (6.62%) Subversion
3 9 (5.96%) JIRA
4 4 (2.65%) gulp
5 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.99%) PostCSS
5 3 (1.99%) rollup.js
5 3 (1.99%) Vite
6 1 (0.66%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 39 (25.83%) Social Skills
2 19 (12.58%) Finance
3 11 (7.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.62%) Retail
5 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.97%) Legal
7 5 (3.31%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.65%) Advertising
8 4 (2.65%) Law
9 3 (1.99%) Electronics
9 3 (1.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.99%) Marketing
10 2 (1.32%) Dutch Language
10 2 (1.32%) French Language
10 2 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.32%) Swedish Language
10 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.66%) Automotive
11 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (22.52%) Developer
2 23 (15.23%) .NET Developer
3 21 (13.91%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (9.27%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (7.95%) IT Engineer
5 12 (7.95%) IT Support
5 12 (7.95%) IT Support Engineer
5 12 (7.95%) Senior
6 10 (6.62%) Data Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Development Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Games Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) .NET
1 28 (18.54%) .NET Core
2 23 (15.23%) ASP.NET
2 23 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC
2 23 (15.23%) HTML
3 22 (14.57%) HTML5
4 18 (11.92%) CSS
4 18 (11.92%) Entity Framework
5 16 (10.60%) Unreal Engine
6 14 (9.27%) Blazor
6 14 (9.27%) CSS3
7 11 (7.28%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 9 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.31%) LINQ
10 5 (3.31%) Node.js
10 5 (3.31%) RESTful
11 4 (2.65%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.65%) OpenGL
11 4 (2.65%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.28%) Driving Licence
3 10 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.64%) Product Ownership
5 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.65%) Operational Technology
6 3 (1.99%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.99%) Animation
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) CCTV
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Onboarding
7 2 (1.32%) Online Games
8 1 (0.66%) Analogue Electronics
8 1 (0.66%) Cyber Threat
8 1 (0.66%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.66%) IoT
8 1 (0.66%) Web3
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.84%) Windows
2 7 (4.64%) Windows 10
2 7 (4.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.99%) Mac OS
4 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.32%) Android
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Unix
6 1 (0.66%) VMS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.83%) Agile
2 26 (17.22%) Full Stack Development
3 24 (15.89%) Mathematics
4 23 (15.23%) MVC
4 23 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.25%) Analytics
6 19 (12.58%) TDD
7 18 (11.92%) BDD
8 16 (10.60%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (10.60%) Multithreading
8 16 (10.60%) Physics
8 16 (10.60%) Use Case
9 15 (9.93%) Computer Science
9 15 (9.93%) Customer Service
9 15 (9.93%) Data Analytics
10 14 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (9.27%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.61%) DevOps
12 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
13 11 (7.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.85%) JavaScript
2 30 (19.87%) C#
3 26 (17.22%) SQL
4 20 (13.25%) Python
5 12 (7.95%) C++
6 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.30%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.65%) C
9 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.32%) Java
11 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.66%) Bash
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (21.85%) Degree
2 11 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (3.31%) MCP
5 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.32%) CSPO
7 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.66%) CASP
8 1 (0.66%) CISSP
8 1 (0.66%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) GCIA
8 1 (0.66%) GCIH
8 1 (0.66%) GIAC
8 1 (0.66%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.66%) MCTS
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.66%) OSCP
8 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.27%) GDPR
2 4 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) SLA
3 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) COSHH
4 1 (0.66%) GRC
4 1 (0.66%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.66%) NCSC
System Software
1 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Docker
4 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.66%) QRadar
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Google
3 9 (5.96%) Draytek
4 6 (3.97%) Cisco
5 5 (3.31%) Datto
5 5 (3.31%) Sophos
5 5 (3.31%) WatchGuard
6 4 (2.65%) Apple
6 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.65%) Autodesk
6 4 (2.65%) Salesforce
7 3 (1.99%) ConnectWise
7 3 (1.99%) Databricks
7 3 (1.99%) VMware
7 3 (1.99%) Webroot
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix
8 1 (0.66%) Darktrace