Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 247 229
Rank change year-on-year +37 -18 -69
Permanent jobs citing Games 26 79 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.81% 1.21%
As % of the General category 1.30% 2.25% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27 69 89
Median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £44,500 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £88,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,001 3,513 3,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.05% 35.90% 36.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,550 2,673 3,101
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,525 £67,500 £67,500
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 West

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the South West.

Salary trend for Games in the South West

Games
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the South West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 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
Bristol +57 13 £56,250 +32.35% 2
Gloucestershire +18 7 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Wiltshire +21 5 £67,500 +50.00%
Dorset +33 1 £42,500 +14.86%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) User Experience
5 6 (23.08%) Front End Development
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 5 (19.23%) Burndown Charts
6 5 (19.23%) Atlassian
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Kanban
6 5 (19.23%) Confluence
6 5 (19.23%) Feature Driven Development
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) User Stories
6 5 (19.23%) ATDD
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) JIRA
6 5 (19.23%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) Internet
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) C

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 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.85%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Android Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum Master
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Data Scientist
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) React Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior React Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) HTML5
1 3 (11.54%) Keras
1 3 (11.54%) Natural Language Processing
1 3 (11.54%) NumPy
1 3 (11.54%) Pandas
1 3 (11.54%) scikit-learn
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Flex
2 2 (7.69%) React
2 2 (7.69%) Sass
2 2 (7.69%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) LAMP
3 1 (3.85%) Laravel
3 1 (3.85%) Symfony
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) User Experience
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.54%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 3 (11.54%) Internet of Things
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Online Games
4 1 (3.85%) Animation
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) HTC Vive
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
3 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (23.08%) Front End Development
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) ATDD
5 5 (19.23%) Burndown Charts
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Feature Driven Development
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) User Stories
5 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) C
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.85%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) Samsung
2 1 (3.85%) Zend