Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 146 245
Rank change year-on-year -103 +99 +38
Permanent jobs citing Games 70 264 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.70% 2.02% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.35% 6.21% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 228 113
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,775 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -11.76%

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 2,984 4,249 4,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 29.78% 32.51% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 3,165 3,030
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% -6.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 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
Oxfordshire -25 35 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Berkshire -38 30 £57,500 +27.78% 13
Buckinghamshire -31 5 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Games.

1 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) C#
3 20 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (25.71%) AngularJS
5 17 (24.29%) Analytics
5 17 (24.29%) .NET
5 17 (24.29%) CSS
6 16 (22.86%) C++
6 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 16 (22.86%) Degree
6 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (18.57%) Scrum
9 13 (18.57%) React
10 12 (17.14%) Microservices
10 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
11 11 (15.71%) Vue.js
11 11 (15.71%) Retail
11 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.71%) SQL
11 11 (15.71%) Python
12 10 (14.29%) Java
12 10 (14.29%) SDLC
12 10 (14.29%) Big Data
12 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (12.86%) TypeScript
13 9 (12.86%) DevOps
13 9 (12.86%) Front End Development

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 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) nginx
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) SaaS
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (5.71%) IaaS
3 4 (5.71%) Office 365
3 4 (5.71%) PaaS
4 3 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.29%) Serverless
5 2 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) VoIP
2 3 (4.29%) Wireless
3 2 (2.86%) Broadband
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) VLAN
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Big Data
2 6 (8.57%) MySQL
2 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.71%) Data Lake
4 4 (5.71%) Data Mart
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.71%) Power BI
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.86%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.43%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.43%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.71%) Subversion
4 3 (4.29%) Maven
4 3 (4.29%) Travis CI
4 3 (4.29%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.86%) Ant
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.86%) CircleCI
5 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.43%) CMake
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.71%) Retail
2 6 (8.57%) Marketing
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
4 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Automotive
6 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Games Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Business Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Senior E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Data Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) AngularJS
2 17 (24.29%) .NET
2 17 (24.29%) CSS
3 13 (18.57%) React
4 11 (15.71%) Vue.js
5 9 (12.86%) REST
6 7 (10.00%) Web Services
7 5 (7.14%) HTML
7 5 (7.14%) SOAP
7 5 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (5.71%) Apache Cordova
8 4 (5.71%) J2EE
8 4 (5.71%) jQuery
8 4 (5.71%) MSMQ
8 4 (5.71%) OpenID
9 3 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (4.29%) Qt
9 3 (4.29%) WCF
10 2 (2.86%) Laravel
10 2 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Algorithms
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.14%) Animation
2 5 (7.14%) iPad
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.71%) PKI
3 4 (5.71%) Reference Data
3 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.86%) Robotics
6 1 (1.43%) CCTV
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Android
1 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
1 6 (8.57%) Linux
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (24.29%) Analytics
4 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 13 (18.57%) Scrum
7 12 (17.14%) Microservices
8 10 (14.29%) SDLC
9 9 (12.86%) CRM
9 9 (12.86%) DevOps
9 9 (12.86%) Front End Development
10 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.43%) User Stories
11 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 7 (10.00%) TDD
12 6 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) Use Case
12 6 (8.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.29%) C#
2 16 (22.86%) C++
3 11 (15.71%) Python
3 11 (15.71%) SQL
4 10 (14.29%) Java
5 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.86%) TypeScript
6 5 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) F#
8 1 (1.43%) Java 8
8 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.29%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.29%) PhD
4 2 (2.86%) CCNA
4 2 (2.86%) CCNP
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Docker
2 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Ansible
1 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Salt
3 1 (1.43%) cPanel
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Facebook
2 6 (8.57%) Google
3 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) Perforce
4 3 (4.29%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.43%) Brocade
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Meraki