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

Gaming
England > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 259 258
Rank change year-on-year +42 -1 +54
Permanent jobs citing Games 430 353 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 1.21% 1.29%
As % of the General category 4.38% 3.54% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 380 334 436
South East median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%

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 9,824 9,978 13,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.97% 34.25% 36.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7,806 7,691 10,842
South East median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 August 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 August 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 +53 229 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Oxfordshire +72 110 £43,500 -3.33% 22
Berkshire -11 90 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Surrey +7 61 £47,500 +26.67% 17
East Sussex +17 49 £50,000 +66.67% 5
Kent +12 37 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Hampshire -31 36 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Buckinghamshire -13 29 £47,500 +11.76% 9
West Sussex -3 15 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Middlesex - 1 £52,500 -
Sussex - 1 £31,000 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 159 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (33.95%) JavaScript
3 128 (29.77%) C#
4 127 (29.53%) .NET
5 117 (27.21%) HTML
6 110 (25.58%) TDD
7 108 (25.12%) Git (software)
7 108 (25.12%) AngularJS
8 102 (23.72%) CSS
9 99 (23.02%) MVC
10 89 (20.70%) SQL Server
11 78 (18.14%) WCF
12 76 (17.67%) Degree
12 76 (17.67%) ASP.NET
13 73 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 69 (16.05%) Web Application Development
14 69 (16.05%) Java
15 68 (15.81%) C++
15 68 (15.81%) BDD
16 65 (15.12%) Python
17 63 (14.65%) Scrum
18 62 (14.42%) SQL Server 2016
19 60 (13.95%) SQL
19 60 (13.95%) Linux
20 58 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (13.26%) ASP.NET Web API
22 56 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
22 56 (13.02%) E-Commerce
23 55 (12.79%) React
24 52 (12.09%) Mobile App

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 25 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.86%) Apache
3 6 (1.40%) CMS
4 5 (1.16%) Drupal
4 5 (1.16%) nginx
5 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.93%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.47%) Facebook Platform
6 2 (0.47%) Moodle
6 2 (0.47%) WordPress
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) JBoss
7 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (2.09%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.86%) Simulink
3 5 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.16%) InDesign
4 3 (0.70%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.47%) Maya
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Mudbox
5 2 (0.47%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (7.44%) GitHub
4 13 (3.02%) Google Play
4 13 (3.02%) npm
5 6 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.40%) Office 365
6 5 (1.16%) IaaS
6 5 (1.16%) Slack
7 4 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.93%) Datadog
7 4 (0.93%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.93%) PaaS
8 3 (0.70%) AdWords
8 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.70%) SaaS
8 3 (0.70%) Serverless
9 2 (0.47%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.67%) Internet
2 15 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.63%) Broadband
4 4 (0.93%) SSH
5 3 (0.70%) ATM
5 3 (0.70%) DHCP
5 3 (0.70%) DNS
5 3 (0.70%) SSL
6 2 (0.47%) Firewall
6 2 (0.47%) SMS
7 1 (0.23%) DMARC
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
7 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 62 (14.42%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (8.60%) MySQL
4 28 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.33%) Big Data
7 7 (1.63%) Redis
7 7 (1.63%) SQLite
8 5 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.93%) DB2
9 4 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.70%) Power BI
11 2 (0.47%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (25.12%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.74%) Bitbucket
4 28 (6.51%) webpack
5 22 (5.12%) Gradle
6 21 (4.88%) TeamCity
7 20 (4.65%) gulp
7 20 (4.65%) JIRA
8 17 (3.95%) Subversion
9 15 (3.49%) Grunt
9 15 (3.49%) Maven
10 11 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (2.56%) Selenium
11 10 (2.33%) PHPUnit
12 9 (2.09%) GitLab
13 8 (1.86%) Mocha
13 8 (1.86%) Travis CI
14 7 (1.63%) CruiseControl
14 7 (1.63%) JUnit
14 7 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (6.98%) Marketing
2 21 (4.88%) Finance
3 18 (4.19%) Retail
4 11 (2.56%) Electronics
5 6 (1.40%) Automotive
6 3 (0.70%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Avionics
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 237 (55.12%) Developer
2 96 (22.33%) .NET Developer
3 47 (10.93%) JavaScript Developer
4 38 (8.84%) C# Developer
4 38 (8.84%) HTML Developer
5 37 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (8.60%) HTML CSS Developer
6 33 (7.67%) React Developer
7 31 (7.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 27 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.58%) Software Developer
10 21 (4.88%) SQL Developer
11 20 (4.65%) Junior
12 19 (4.42%) Angular Developer
12 19 (4.42%) Backend Developer
12 19 (4.42%) C# WCF Developer
12 19 (4.42%) Graduate
12 19 (4.42%) Software Engineer
12 19 (4.42%) WCF Developer
13 17 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (29.53%) .NET
2 117 (27.21%) HTML
3 108 (25.12%) AngularJS
4 102 (23.72%) CSS
5 78 (18.14%) WCF
6 76 (17.67%) ASP.NET
7 73 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (13.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 55 (12.79%) React
10 52 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 50 (11.63%) jQuery
12 44 (10.23%) Node.js
13 41 (9.53%) RESTful
14 39 (9.07%) KnockoutJS
15 34 (7.91%) HTML5
15 34 (7.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (6.74%) Sass
17 27 (6.28%) .NET Framework
18 26 (6.05%) Entity Framework
18 26 (6.05%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.09%) Mobile App
2 38 (8.84%) Computer Science
3 35 (8.14%) User Experience
4 28 (6.51%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.42%) Animation
7 18 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.02%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.02%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.02%) CUDA
8 13 (3.02%) iPhone
9 12 (2.79%) Online Games
10 9 (2.09%) Video\Live Streaming
11 8 (1.86%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.40%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (1.40%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.40%) Social Media
13 5 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.16%) Device Driver
13 5 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.95%) Linux
2 44 (10.23%) Windows
3 27 (6.28%) Android
4 17 (3.95%) Unix
5 13 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.09%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.16%) AIX
8 5 (1.16%) Debian
8 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (25.58%) TDD
3 99 (23.02%) MVC
4 69 (16.05%) Web Application Development
5 68 (15.81%) BDD
6 63 (14.65%) Scrum
7 58 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (13.02%) E-Commerce
9 50 (11.63%) Web Development
10 48 (11.16%) DevOps
11 47 (10.93%) Software Engineering
12 38 (8.84%) Test Automation
13 37 (8.60%) Kanban
13 37 (8.60%) Market Research
14 32 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (7.21%) Multithreading
15 31 (7.21%) Unit Testing
16 30 (6.98%) Open Source
17 29 (6.74%) Domain-Driven Design
17 29 (6.74%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (33.95%) JavaScript
2 128 (29.77%) C#
3 69 (16.05%) Java
4 68 (15.81%) C++
5 65 (15.12%) Python
6 60 (13.95%) SQL
7 41 (9.53%) PHP
7 41 (9.53%) Ruby
8 18 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.72%) F#
10 15 (3.49%) Perl
11 14 (3.26%) GLSL
11 14 (3.26%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.02%) ES6
13 9 (2.09%) C
13 9 (2.09%) Java 8
14 8 (1.86%) ES7
14 8 (1.86%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (17.67%) Degree
2 29 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.40%) PhD
4 4 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) CCNA
5 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.47%) HNC
5 2 (0.47%) RHCE
6 1 (0.23%) CCA
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.67%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) GCP
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.65%) Docker
2 8 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.86%) XenServer
3 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.93%) NFS
5 2 (0.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (3.72%) Kibana
2 14 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.63%) Puppet
5 5 (1.16%) Ansible
6 4 (0.93%) Grafana
6 4 (0.93%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.93%) Terraform
6 4 (0.93%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (9.07%) Google
2 29 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.79%) Adobe
3 12 (2.79%) Perforce
4 11 (2.56%) VMware
5 10 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.86%) Citrix
6 8 (1.86%) Oracle
7 6 (1.40%) IBM
7 6 (1.40%) Sony
8 5 (1.16%) HP
9 4 (0.93%) Apigee
9 4 (0.93%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.93%) Facebook
9 4 (0.93%) Splunk
10 3 (0.70%) Capita
10 3 (0.70%) Cisco
10 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.70%) Twitter