Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 141 211
Rank change year-on-year -100 +70 +94
Permanent jobs citing Games 107 255 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.98% 2.07% 1.42%
As % of the General category 3.37% 6.13% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 96 219 174
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £71,875 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,175 4,158 5,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 29.07% 33.73% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,250 2,977 3,818
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the Thames Valley

Games
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Games in the Thames Valley

Games
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in the Thames Valley

Games
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Oxfordshire -4 59 £45,000 +5.26% 13
Berkshire -81 38 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Buckinghamshire -21 10 £48,000 +12.94% 7
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Games.

1 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (34.58%) C#
2 31 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.04%) C++
4 27 (25.23%) HTML
5 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
6 25 (23.36%) Degree
7 23 (21.50%) .NET
7 23 (21.50%) CSS
8 22 (20.56%) Java
8 22 (20.56%) Python
9 20 (18.69%) TDD
9 20 (18.69%) jQuery
9 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
10 19 (17.76%) Mathematics
10 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
10 19 (17.76%) SQL
11 18 (16.82%) Scrum
11 18 (16.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 18 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (15.89%) React
12 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
13 16 (14.95%) Docker
14 15 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (14.02%) Broadband
15 14 (13.08%) E-Commerce
15 14 (13.08%) Linux
15 14 (13.08%) Market Research
15 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.93%) Drupal
2 1 (0.93%) nginx
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.80%) GitHub
3 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 2 (1.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.93%) Google Play
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) Broadband
2 3 (2.80%) ATM
2 3 (2.80%) DHCP
2 3 (2.80%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) MySQL
3 8 (7.48%) Geospatial Data
4 7 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.61%) Redis
6 5 (4.67%) DB2
7 4 (3.74%) Big Data
7 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.93%) Power BI
10 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.35%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (6.54%) Grunt
4 7 (6.54%) gulp
4 7 (6.54%) webpack
5 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.87%) CMake
8 2 (1.87%) GitLab
8 2 (1.87%) Subversion
8 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.93%) JIRA
9 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.41%) Finance
1 9 (8.41%) Retail
2 8 (7.48%) Electronics
3 6 (5.61%) Marketing
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (59.81%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) C# Developer
3 13 (12.15%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Games Developer
4 12 (11.21%) HTML CSS Developer
4 12 (11.21%) HTML Developer
4 12 (11.21%) React Developer
5 10 (9.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (9.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Backend Developer
7 7 (6.54%) C# WCF Developer
7 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.54%) WCF Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Angular Developer
8 6 (5.61%) C++ Games Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.23%) HTML
2 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 23 (21.50%) CSS
3 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
3 20 (18.69%) jQuery
4 18 (16.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 17 (15.89%) React
6 12 (11.21%) WCF
7 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (9.35%) HTML5
9 8 (7.48%) Node.js
9 8 (7.48%) OpenGL
9 8 (7.48%) Sass
10 7 (6.54%) Laravel
10 7 (6.54%) Symfony
10 7 (6.54%) Unity DI Container
10 7 (6.54%) WebGL
11 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
11 6 (5.61%) LAMP
11 6 (5.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Animation
1 6 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.67%) User Experience
3 4 (3.74%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.80%) CCTV
4 3 (2.80%) EPoS
4 3 (2.80%) Fintech
5 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.87%) CUDA
5 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.87%) Robotics
6 1 (0.93%) BBC
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.93%) GPGPU
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Linux
2 13 (12.15%) Windows
3 4 (3.74%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Debian
6 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) TDD
3 19 (17.76%) Mathematics
3 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
4 18 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (16.82%) Scrum
5 16 (14.95%) Computer Science
6 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (13.08%) E-Commerce
6 14 (13.08%) Market Research
7 13 (12.15%) Physics
8 12 (11.21%) MVC
9 11 (10.28%) Kanban
9 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.35%) DevOps
10 10 (9.35%) Front End Development
10 10 (9.35%) Microservices
11 9 (8.41%) User Stories
11 9 (8.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.58%) C#
2 31 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.04%) C++
4 22 (20.56%) Java
4 22 (20.56%) Python
5 19 (17.76%) SQL
6 12 (11.21%) PHP
7 6 (5.61%) GLSL
7 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.67%) Perl
8 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.67%) Ruby
9 4 (3.74%) Java 8
9 4 (3.74%) VC++
10 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.80%) F#
11 2 (1.87%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) Degree
2 6 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.93%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Docker
2 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Kubernetes
1 6 (5.61%) Terraform
2 5 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.67%) Puppet
3 2 (1.87%) Kibana
3 2 (1.87%) Salt
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Packer
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) Google
3 5 (4.67%) Facebook
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle
4 3 (2.80%) Perforce
5 2 (1.87%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) Meraki
6 1 (0.93%) New Relic
6 1 (0.93%) Pardot
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) Samsung
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Tableau