Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 274 329
Rank change year-on-year +61 +55 +12
Permanent jobs citing Games 468 341 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.08% 0.93%
As % of the General category 4.50% 3.20% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 414 289 325
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,300 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 10,389 10,641 14,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.89% 33.78% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,130 8,192 11,826
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +56 255 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Berkshire +20 104 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Oxfordshire +35 97 £43,000 +3.61% 12
Surrey +24 64 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +31 55 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Kent +35 48 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Hampshire -39 44 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East Sussex +3 40 £45,000 -5.26% 9
West Sussex 0 13 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Middlesex +12 2 £45,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £50,000 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 224 (47.86%) C#
2 197 (42.09%) .NET
3 179 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (33.76%) SQL Server
5 147 (31.41%) MVC
6 139 (29.70%) TDD
7 132 (28.21%) ASP.NET
8 126 (26.92%) WCF
9 119 (25.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 113 (24.15%) BDD
11 111 (23.72%) JavaScript
11 111 (23.72%) Web Application Development
12 108 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 102 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 99 (21.15%) SQL
15 92 (19.66%) OO
16 88 (18.80%) Greenfield Project
17 86 (18.38%) Internet
18 81 (17.31%) Linux
18 81 (17.31%) HTML
18 81 (17.31%) Domain-Driven Design
19 79 (16.88%) CQRS
20 71 (15.17%) C++
21 70 (14.96%) Git (software)
22 69 (14.74%) Degree
23 68 (14.53%) CSS
24 63 (13.46%) Windows
25 62 (13.25%) AngularJS
26 56 (11.97%) NoSQL
27 53 (11.32%) Software Engineering

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 14 (2.99%) Confluence
2 13 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.50%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.28%) CMS
5 5 (1.07%) Apache
6 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.85%) WordPress
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.21%) Drupal
8 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.07%) 3ds Max
3 5 (1.07%) Blender
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.43%) Maya
7 1 (0.21%) InVision
7 1 (0.21%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 3 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (2.99%) Office 365
3 11 (2.35%) AdWords
4 9 (1.92%) Google Play
5 7 (1.50%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (1.28%) PaaS
7 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.85%) SaaS
8 4 (0.85%) Sage Pay
8 4 (0.85%) Silverpop
9 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.64%) GitHub
9 3 (0.64%) IaaS
9 3 (0.64%) npm
10 2 (0.43%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.38%) Internet
2 34 (7.26%) Broadband
3 10 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.92%) Firewall
5 8 (1.71%) VLAN
6 7 (1.50%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.28%) SSL
8 5 (1.07%) HTTP
9 4 (0.85%) Network Security
10 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.64%) DNS
10 3 (0.64%) IPv4
11 2 (0.43%) BGP
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.43%) LAN
11 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.21%) EIGRP
12 1 (0.21%) IPsec
12 1 (0.21%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (33.76%) SQL Server
2 108 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 56 (11.97%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.91%) MySQL
5 18 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.78%) GIS
7 8 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.28%) Redis
9 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.85%) InfluxDB
9 4 (0.85%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.43%) SQLite
12 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.70%) Subversion
3 20 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.27%) JIRA
4 14 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.35%) Selenium
7 8 (1.71%) GitLab
8 7 (1.50%) Maven
9 6 (1.28%) Ant
10 5 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.85%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.85%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.85%) Xcode
12 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.64%) gulp
12 3 (0.64%) LoadUI
12 3 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (8.33%) Marketing
2 33 (7.05%) Retail
3 23 (4.91%) Finance
4 22 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.85%) Legal
6 11 (2.35%) Banking
7 7 (1.50%) Law
8 4 (0.85%) Advertising
8 4 (0.85%) Back Office
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Military
9 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 268 (57.26%) Developer
2 150 (32.05%) .NET Developer
3 45 (9.62%) C# Developer
4 35 (7.48%) Software Engineer
5 34 (7.26%) Programmer
6 32 (6.84%) Junior
7 30 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (5.98%) HTML Developer
9 25 (5.34%) SQL Developer
10 23 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.91%) Senior Programmer
11 22 (4.70%) Graduate
12 20 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 20 (4.27%) Games Developer
12 20 (4.27%) Junior Developer
12 20 (4.27%) PHP Developer
12 20 (4.27%) Server Engineer
13 18 (3.85%) Analyst
13 18 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
14 17 (3.63%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (42.09%) .NET
2 132 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 126 (26.92%) WCF
4 119 (25.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 102 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 81 (17.31%) HTML
7 68 (14.53%) CSS
8 62 (13.25%) AngularJS
9 41 (8.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (7.05%) .NET Framework
10 33 (7.05%) RESTful
11 32 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 31 (6.62%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (6.41%) Node.js
14 29 (6.20%) Entity Framework
15 27 (5.77%) jQuery
16 26 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 22 (4.70%) HTML5
17 22 (4.70%) REST
17 22 (4.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.80%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (10.04%) Computer Science
3 30 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.56%) User Experience
5 24 (5.13%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.63%) Xbox
7 13 (2.78%) Social Media
8 11 (2.35%) iPhone
8 11 (2.35%) PlayStation
9 10 (2.14%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.14%) Animation
10 9 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.92%) Online Games
11 8 (1.71%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.28%) Replication
13 5 (1.07%) CUDA
13 5 (1.07%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.31%) Linux
2 63 (13.46%) Windows
3 19 (4.06%) Android
4 17 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.85%) Unix
7 2 (0.43%) Debian
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (31.41%) MVC
3 139 (29.70%) TDD
4 113 (24.15%) BDD
5 111 (23.72%) Web Application Development
6 92 (19.66%) OO
7 81 (17.31%) Domain-Driven Design
8 79 (16.88%) CQRS
9 53 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 44 (9.40%) Web Development
11 42 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 37 (7.91%) Mentoring
13 34 (7.26%) Game Development
14 33 (7.05%) OOP
15 30 (6.41%) Mathematics
16 26 (5.56%) Multithreading
17 25 (5.34%) Test Automation
18 23 (4.91%) Scrum
19 22 (4.70%) High Availability
20 20 (4.27%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 224 (47.86%) C#
2 111 (23.72%) JavaScript
3 99 (21.15%) SQL
4 71 (15.17%) C++
5 39 (8.33%) PHP
6 38 (8.12%) Java
7 36 (7.69%) Ruby
8 35 (7.48%) Python
9 28 (5.98%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.78%) C
11 9 (1.92%) F#
11 9 (1.92%) HLSL
11 9 (1.92%) Perl
11 9 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.71%) sed
13 7 (1.50%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.50%) XAML
14 6 (1.28%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 69 (14.74%) Degree
2 16 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.99%) CCNA
3 14 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.07%) CISSP
6 4 (0.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.85%) PCI QSA
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.43%) CCNP
8 2 (0.43%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) CCIE
9 1 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.21%) IRCA
9 1 (0.21%) MCP
9 1 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.35%) SLA
2 9 (1.92%) QA
3 5 (1.07%) GDPR
3 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.85%) GCP
4 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
5 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 35 (7.48%) Docker
2 23 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.64%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) Firmware
6 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.35%) Puppet
3 9 (1.92%) Kibana
4 7 (1.50%) Ansible
4 7 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.64%) Cacti
5 3 (0.64%) Nagios
5 3 (0.64%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.43%) Salt
7 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (10.26%) Google
2 45 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.99%) Perforce
3 14 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (2.78%) Zend
5 11 (2.35%) Adobe
6 10 (2.14%) Oracle
7 9 (1.92%) Apple
8 8 (1.71%) Facebook
9 7 (1.50%) Intel
9 7 (1.50%) PayPal
9 7 (1.50%) VMware
10 5 (1.07%) Cisco
10 5 (1.07%) Citrix
11 4 (0.85%) IBM
11 4 (0.85%) LogRhythm
11 4 (0.85%) SAP
12 3 (0.64%) Capita
12 3 (0.64%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.64%) WorldPay