Period
to 18 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 200 199
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 127 151 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.26% 1.46% 1.42%
As % of the General category 3.30% 3.86% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 107 112 139
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £32,000 £22,410 £21,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,844 3,908 3,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.27% 37.66% 37.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,936 3,107 3,085
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,935
90th Percentile £69,199 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the South West

Games
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the South West.

Salary trend for Games in the South West

Games
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in the South West

Games
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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
Wiltshire +21 35 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Gloucestershire -28 31 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Bristol -33 31 £40,000 +33.33% 21
Dorset +22 23 £37,000 +2.07% 1
Somerset -6 3 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Cornwall +13 1 £47,500 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 63 (49.61%) Git (software)
2 50 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (27.56%) REST
4 34 (26.77%) Software Engineering
5 33 (25.98%) C++
6 32 (25.20%) C
6 32 (25.20%) .NET
6 32 (25.20%) MVC
6 32 (25.20%) Degree
7 31 (24.41%) JIRA
7 31 (24.41%) Bash Shell
7 31 (24.41%) C#
8 28 (22.05%) JavaScript
8 28 (22.05%) Linux
8 28 (22.05%) TDD
9 27 (21.26%) Android
9 27 (21.26%) Apple iOS
10 26 (20.47%) ASP.NET
11 23 (18.11%) Mobile App
12 22 (17.32%) Docker
13 21 (16.54%) Kubernetes
14 20 (15.75%) CSS
14 20 (15.75%) Azure
15 19 (14.96%) Open Source
15 19 (14.96%) Computer Science
15 19 (14.96%) Decision-Making
15 19 (14.96%) OpenShift
16 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
16 18 (14.17%) Wireframes
16 18 (14.17%) Python

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (8.66%) Apache
1 11 (8.66%) Apache Spark
1 11 (8.66%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (8.66%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.30%) CMS
3 4 (3.15%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) InVision
2 2 (1.57%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Azure
2 19 (14.96%) OpenShift
3 15 (11.81%) AWS
4 13 (10.24%) GCP
5 9 (7.09%) SaaS
6 6 (4.72%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.36%) Office 365
8 1 (0.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) Firewall
2 12 (9.45%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.66%) HTTPS
4 7 (5.51%) Intranet
5 4 (3.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) LAN
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) Big Data
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.66%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) Power BI
4 5 (3.94%) QlikView
5 4 (3.15%) MariaDB
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (49.61%) Git (software)
2 31 (24.41%) JIRA
3 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.66%) Bitbucket
4 11 (8.66%) git-flow
5 10 (7.87%) TeamCity
6 9 (7.09%) MSBuild
6 9 (7.09%) NUnit
7 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.79%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Maven
8 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 18 (14.17%) Electronics
2 10 (7.87%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.72%) Finance
4 4 (3.15%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.36%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Publishing
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Military
7 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (46.46%) Developer
2 27 (21.26%) Software Developer
3 20 (15.75%) Software Engineer
4 17 (13.39%) Embedded Engineer
4 17 (13.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) C Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) iOS Developer
6 12 (9.45%) Consultant
7 10 (7.87%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Software Consultant
7 10 (7.87%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.56%) REST
2 32 (25.20%) .NET
3 26 (20.47%) ASP.NET
4 20 (15.75%) CSS
5 17 (13.39%) JSON
6 16 (12.60%) AngularJS
6 16 (12.60%) Cocoa
6 16 (12.60%) HTML
6 16 (12.60%) React
7 13 (10.24%) .NET Framework
7 13 (10.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (9.45%) Spring
9 11 (8.66%) GraphQL
9 11 (8.66%) jQuery
9 11 (8.66%) Kafka
9 11 (8.66%) Node.js
9 11 (8.66%) Sass
9 11 (8.66%) Spring MVC
9 11 (8.66%) Vue.js
10 10 (7.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.24%) User Experience
3 12 (9.45%) Cybercrime
4 11 (8.66%) Cyberattack
5 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.09%) e-Learning
6 9 (7.09%) Learning Management System
6 9 (7.09%) Management Information System
7 8 (6.30%) Social Media
8 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.79%) Animation
10 1 (0.79%) BBC
10 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.79%) Photography
10 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.05%) Linux
2 27 (21.26%) Android
2 27 (21.26%) Apple iOS
3 15 (11.81%) Windows
4 9 (7.09%) CentOS
5 8 (6.30%) Debian
5 8 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.94%) Unix
7 4 (3.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.77%) Software Engineering
3 32 (25.20%) MVC
4 28 (22.05%) TDD
5 19 (14.96%) Computer Science
5 19 (14.96%) Decision-Making
5 19 (14.96%) Open Source
6 18 (14.17%) Wireframes
7 17 (13.39%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (12.60%) iOS Development
8 16 (12.60%) Lean Software Development
8 16 (12.60%) Mobile Application Development
9 13 (10.24%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (10.24%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (9.45%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (9.45%) Kanban
10 12 (9.45%) Scrum
11 11 (8.66%) API Design
11 11 (8.66%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (7.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.98%) C++
2 32 (25.20%) C
3 31 (24.41%) Bash Shell
3 31 (24.41%) C#
4 28 (22.05%) JavaScript
5 18 (14.17%) Python
6 16 (12.60%) Apple Swift
6 16 (12.60%) Objective-C
6 16 (12.60%) Ruby
7 10 (7.87%) TypeScript
8 8 (6.30%) Java
8 8 (6.30%) PHP
9 7 (5.51%) PHP 5
9 7 (5.51%) PHP 7
9 7 (5.51%) SQL
10 5 (3.94%) Perl
11 4 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.57%) Clojure
12 2 (1.57%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (25.20%) Degree
2 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.66%) CCNA
3 11 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.66%) CISSP
3 11 (8.66%) CompTIA Security+
3 11 (8.66%) GIAC
3 11 (8.66%) Linux+ Certification
3 11 (8.66%) MCSE
3 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (8.66%) Network+ Certification
3 11 (8.66%) SANS
3 11 (8.66%) SSCP
4 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) RHCE
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) NIST
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (17.32%) Docker
2 17 (13.39%) Firmware
3 4 (3.15%) Ceph
3 4 (3.15%) Dovecot
3 4 (3.15%) KVM
3 4 (3.15%) oVirt
3 4 (3.15%) Postfix
4 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.87%) Ansible
3 9 (7.09%) Puppet
3 9 (7.09%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.94%) Terraform
5 4 (3.15%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.24%) Google
3 9 (7.09%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.15%) Scality
4 4 (3.15%) Tableau
5 3 (2.36%) Cisco
5 3 (2.36%) Meraki
5 3 (2.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) Draytek
6 1 (0.79%) Facebook
6 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.79%) Intapp
6 1 (0.79%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.79%) Panasonic
6 1 (0.79%) Samsung
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.79%) SonicWALL