Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 258 224
Rank change year-on-year +81 -34 +27
Permanent jobs citing Games 154 306 417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.17% 1.40%
As % of the General category 4.77% 3.70% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 143 284 414
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 3,228 8,274 10,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.89% 31.69% 34.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,449 6,075 8,071
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +101 60 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Oxfordshire +38 38 £60,000 +17.07% 5
Hampshire +38 34 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Surrey +84 27 £61,250 -5.77% 23
East Sussex +39 23 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Berkshire +97 18 £52,500 -8.70% 2
West Sussex +38 7 £28,750 -44.71% 4
Kent +35 3 £32,250 -14.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +61 2 £66,250 +32.50% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 49 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 35 (22.73%) C#
2 35 (22.73%) Python
3 33 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 32 (20.78%) Java
5 31 (20.13%) C++
6 30 (19.48%) Test Automation
7 29 (18.83%) AWS
8 27 (17.53%) SQL
9 26 (16.88%) HTML
9 26 (16.88%) Azure
10 23 (14.94%) Degree
11 21 (13.64%) CSS
12 20 (12.99%) Docker
13 19 (12.34%) Scrum
14 18 (11.69%) PHP
14 18 (11.69%) Computer Science
15 17 (11.04%) Mathematics
15 17 (11.04%) TDD
15 17 (11.04%) Kubernetes
16 16 (10.39%) .NET
16 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
17 15 (9.74%) Android
18 14 (9.09%) RESTful
19 13 (8.44%) Game Development
19 13 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
19 13 (8.44%) Linux
20 12 (7.79%) Retail
20 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration

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 (2.60%) Confluence
2 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.65%) InDesign
1 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.83%) AWS
2 26 (16.88%) Azure
3 10 (6.49%) GCP
4 5 (3.25%) Serverless
5 4 (2.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.65%) Apigee
6 1 (0.65%) Firebase
6 1 (0.65%) GitHub
6 1 (0.65%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) DHCP
1 2 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.65%) MQTT
2 1 (0.65%) Network Security
2 1 (0.65%) Skype
2 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) MySQL
3 5 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.65%) GIS
5 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.55%) JIRA
3 4 (2.60%) Subversion
3 4 (2.60%) webpack
4 2 (1.30%) Maven
4 2 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.65%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.65%) NUnit
5 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 12 (7.79%) Retail
2 11 (7.14%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Electronics
4 4 (2.60%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.60%) Automotive
4 4 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (50.65%) Developer
2 23 (14.94%) Software Engineer
3 16 (10.39%) PHP Developer
3 16 (10.39%) Software Developer
4 13 (8.44%) Lead Developer
4 13 (8.44%) Lead PHP Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 8 (5.19%) Analyst
7 7 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Games Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Junior
7 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.90%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.90%) Scrum Master
9 5 (3.25%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Programmer
9 5 (3.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.88%) HTML
2 21 (13.64%) CSS
3 16 (10.39%) .NET
4 14 (9.09%) RESTful
5 9 (5.84%) REST
5 9 (5.84%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (5.19%) Node.js
6 8 (5.19%) React
6 8 (5.19%) Unreal Engine
7 7 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.90%) OpenGL
8 6 (3.90%) Vulkan
9 5 (3.25%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.25%) Qt
9 5 (3.25%) Spring
9 5 (3.25%) Vue.js
9 5 (3.25%) WinForms
9 5 (3.25%) WPF
10 4 (2.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.55%) Mobile Games
3 7 (4.55%) User Experience
4 5 (3.25%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.25%) Blog
5 4 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.95%) Animation
6 3 (1.95%) CUDA
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.95%) HoloLens
6 3 (1.95%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.30%) Robotics
7 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Android
2 13 (8.44%) Linux
3 12 (7.79%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 30 (19.48%) Test Automation
3 19 (12.34%) Scrum
4 18 (11.69%) Computer Science
5 17 (11.04%) Mathematics
5 17 (11.04%) TDD
6 13 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (8.44%) Game Development
7 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.79%) DevOps
7 12 (7.79%) Mentoring
7 12 (7.79%) User Stories
8 11 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.84%) Android Development
10 9 (5.84%) iOS Development
10 9 (5.84%) Machine Learning
10 9 (5.84%) Physics
11 8 (5.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 35 (22.73%) C#
2 35 (22.73%) Python
3 32 (20.78%) Java
4 31 (20.13%) C++
5 27 (17.53%) SQL
6 18 (11.69%) PHP
7 10 (6.49%) C
7 10 (6.49%) Ruby
8 8 (5.19%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.55%) Scala
10 6 (3.90%) Go
10 6 (3.90%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.60%) Lua
12 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.30%) Clojure
13 2 (1.30%) GLSL
13 2 (1.30%) HLSL
13 2 (1.30%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) Degree
2 11 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.90%) PhD
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) COBIT
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) NCSC
2 1 (0.65%) NIST
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (12.99%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) logstash
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (5.19%) Google
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.95%) Perforce
3 3 (1.95%) Tableau
4 2 (1.30%) Adobe
4 2 (1.30%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle
4 2 (1.30%) QNX
4 2 (1.30%) Sencha
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco
5 1 (0.65%) Dell
5 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.65%) Intel
5 1 (0.65%) Novell
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) Splunk
5 1 (0.65%) Talend
5 1 (0.65%) VMware