Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 221 263
Rank change year-on-year -19 +42 +59
Permanent jobs citing Games 378 471 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 1.54% 1.24%
As % of the General category 4.23% 4.47% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 322 427 397
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,525 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 8,945 10,537 12,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.28% 34.40% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,093 8,144 9,904
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -52 143 £45,000 +5.88% 31
Oxfordshire +14 79 £42,500 -5.56% 17
Surrey +5 67 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Hampshire +26 56 £41,250 +3.13% 20
Berkshire -66 48 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Sussex +21 45 £45,000 - 4
Kent +32 44 £40,000 +10.34% 10
West Sussex -12 20 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 16 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Middlesex +4 1 £52,500 +40.00%
Sussex - 1 £31,000 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 134 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (32.80%) C#
3 105 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 100 (26.46%) .NET
5 96 (25.40%) AngularJS
6 85 (22.49%) Degree
6 85 (22.49%) HTML
7 84 (22.22%) C++
7 84 (22.22%) Python
8 83 (21.96%) MVC
9 81 (21.43%) TDD
10 80 (21.16%) Git (software)
11 79 (20.90%) CSS
12 74 (19.58%) Java
13 70 (18.52%) SQL Server
14 69 (18.25%) SQL
15 64 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 63 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (15.61%) Linux
18 57 (15.08%) ASP.NET
19 54 (14.29%) BDD
20 53 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (13.76%) PHP
22 50 (13.23%) ASP.NET MVC
23 48 (12.70%) DevOps
24 47 (12.43%) Scrum
25 45 (11.90%) Software Engineering
25 45 (11.90%) Web Application Development
25 45 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
26 44 (11.64%) Web 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 26 (6.88%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.91%) Apache
3 9 (2.38%) nginx
4 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.06%) CMS
4 4 (1.06%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.79%) Drupal
6 2 (0.53%) Facebook Platform
6 2 (0.53%) IIS
6 2 (0.53%) Moodle
6 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) WordPress
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (2.65%) Simulink
4 6 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.59%) InDesign
5 4 (1.06%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.53%) Inkscape
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.26%) InVision
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.76%) GitHub
4 17 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.44%) npm
6 8 (2.12%) Datadog
6 8 (2.12%) Google Play
7 6 (1.59%) AdWords
7 6 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.06%) Slack
10 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.79%) Office 365
10 3 (0.79%) Serverless
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.53%) IaaS
11 2 (0.53%) PaaS
12 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.29%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.76%) Internet
3 14 (3.70%) Broadband
4 3 (0.79%) ATM
4 3 (0.79%) DHCP
4 3 (0.79%) DNS
5 2 (0.53%) Firewall
5 2 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.26%) DMARC
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.32%) MySQL
3 36 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 33 (8.73%) MongoDB
5 24 (6.35%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.56%) Redis
7 9 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.12%) Big Data
9 7 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.32%) DB2
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.79%) GIS
11 3 (0.79%) Power BI
11 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.53%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (21.16%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.82%) Gradle
3 22 (5.82%) webpack
4 21 (5.56%) JIRA
5 20 (5.29%) TeamCity
6 19 (5.03%) Bitbucket
7 17 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (4.23%) Subversion
9 12 (3.17%) GitLab
9 12 (3.17%) gulp
10 10 (2.65%) Maven
10 10 (2.65%) Mocha
10 10 (2.65%) Travis CI
11 9 (2.38%) Apache Ivy
11 9 (2.38%) Grunt
12 7 (1.85%) PHPUnit
12 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.32%) CMake
13 5 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 29 (7.67%) Finance
2 19 (5.03%) Marketing
3 18 (4.76%) Electronics
4 14 (3.70%) Retail
5 11 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.32%) Legal
8 4 (1.06%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.79%) Automotive
9 3 (0.79%) Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Avionics
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 194 (51.32%) Developer
2 67 (17.72%) .NET Developer
3 39 (10.32%) C# Developer
4 34 (8.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (8.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 23 (6.08%) Software Developer
7 23 (6.08%) Software Engineer
8 20 (5.29%) HTML CSS Developer
8 20 (5.29%) HTML Developer
9 19 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (5.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.50%) React Developer
12 16 (4.23%) Junior
12 16 (4.23%) Server Engineer
12 16 (4.23%) Web Developer
13 15 (3.97%) Graduate
14 14 (3.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (26.46%) .NET
2 96 (25.40%) AngularJS
3 85 (22.49%) HTML
4 79 (20.90%) CSS
5 57 (15.08%) ASP.NET
6 50 (13.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (11.11%) React
8 42 (11.11%) WCF
9 39 (10.32%) RESTful
10 36 (9.52%) jQuery
11 29 (7.67%) KnockoutJS
12 28 (7.41%) Node.js
13 27 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 26 (6.88%) HTML5
14 26 (6.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (6.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 23 (6.08%) .NET Core
16 23 (6.08%) .NET Framework
16 23 (6.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.85%) Computer Science
2 30 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 24 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (6.08%) Online Games
5 20 (5.29%) User Experience
6 18 (4.76%) Client/Server
7 16 (4.23%) Algorithms
8 15 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (3.70%) Animation
10 9 (2.38%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.12%) CUDA
11 8 (2.12%) iPhone
12 7 (1.85%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.85%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.85%) Fintech
12 7 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.59%) Graphic Design
13 6 (1.59%) Social Media
14 5 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.61%) Linux
2 24 (6.35%) Windows
3 22 (5.82%) Unix
4 21 (5.56%) Android
5 11 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.85%) AIX
6 7 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.53%) CentOS
8 2 (0.53%) Debian
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (21.96%) MVC
3 81 (21.43%) TDD
4 54 (14.29%) BDD
5 53 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (12.70%) DevOps
7 47 (12.43%) Scrum
8 45 (11.90%) Software Engineering
8 45 (11.90%) Web Application Development
9 44 (11.64%) Web Development
10 39 (10.32%) Test Automation
11 36 (9.52%) Kanban
11 36 (9.52%) Microservices
12 34 (8.99%) Multithreading
13 33 (8.73%) E-Commerce
13 33 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (8.47%) Mathematics
15 27 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 25 (6.61%) Dependency Injection
16 25 (6.61%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 124 (32.80%) C#
2 105 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 84 (22.22%) C++
3 84 (22.22%) Python
4 74 (19.58%) Java
5 69 (18.25%) SQL
6 52 (13.76%) PHP
7 39 (10.32%) Ruby
8 22 (5.82%) Shell Script
9 20 (5.29%) ES6
10 18 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 18 (4.76%) F#
11 17 (4.50%) PowerShell
12 16 (4.23%) Perl
13 15 (3.97%) Java 8
14 11 (2.91%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.65%) ES7
16 8 (2.12%) GLSL
17 7 (1.85%) Korn
18 5 (1.32%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (22.49%) Degree
2 23 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.53%) CCNA
4 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.53%) HNC
4 2 (0.53%) RHCE
5 1 (0.26%) CCA
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (6.61%) Docker
2 9 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.38%) XenServer
3 8 (2.12%) NFS
4 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (4.50%) Kubernetes
1 17 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.23%) Kibana
3 9 (2.38%) Grafana
3 9 (2.38%) ZABBIX
4 8 (2.12%) HAProxy
4 8 (2.12%) Puppet
5 7 (1.85%) Terraform
6 4 (1.06%) Ansible
7 3 (0.79%) Salt
8 2 (0.53%) Packer
9 1 (0.26%) Consul
9 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.26%) Graphite
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) Opsview
9 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (11.11%) Google
2 30 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.17%) VMware
4 11 (2.91%) Adobe
5 9 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.38%) Citrix
5 9 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.12%) IBM
6 8 (2.12%) Perforce
7 7 (1.85%) Facebook
7 7 (1.85%) Oracle
8 6 (1.59%) Sony
9 5 (1.32%) Sun
10 3 (0.79%) Twitter
11 2 (0.53%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco
11 2 (0.53%) HP
11 2 (0.53%) SAP
11 2 (0.53%) Tableau
12 1 (0.26%) Apple