Period
to 31 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 284 184
Rank change year-on-year +32 -100 +41
Permanent jobs citing Games 815 954 1,869
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.23% 1.15% 1.81%
As % of the General category 3.65% 3.34% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 713 843 1,629
Median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -3.17%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 22,304 28,556 38,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.77% 34.32% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16,283 21,104 30,054
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,800 £68,750
UK median annual salary £56,514 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.75% +10.00% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the UK excluding London

Games
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Games in the UK excluding London

Games
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK excluding London

Games
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 31 March 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
South East +86 238 £50,000 +11.11% 55
North of England +1 217 £48,750 +14.71% 101
Midlands +52 132 £45,000 +28.57% 50
North West -47 105 £50,000 +11.11% 58
Yorkshire +55 94 £45,000 +12.50% 30
West Midlands +48 92 £43,750 +37.80% 30
East of England 0 81 £47,500 -5.00% 48
South West +5 56 £50,000 +25.00% 28
Scotland +46 55 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East Midlands +17 37 £47,500 +22.58% 20
Wales -15 35 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North East +17 18 £25,750 -35.63% 13
Northern Ireland +14 2 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £33,000 -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Games.

1 288 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (29.94%) JavaScript
3 228 (27.98%) C#
4 175 (21.47%) .NET
5 136 (16.69%) Java
6 135 (16.56%) HTML
6 135 (16.56%) SQL
7 134 (16.44%) CSS
8 132 (16.20%) C++
9 124 (15.21%) Software Engineering
10 122 (14.97%) Azure
11 121 (14.85%) Windows
12 117 (14.36%) AWS
13 113 (13.87%) Git (software)
13 113 (13.87%) Microsoft
13 113 (13.87%) TDD
14 111 (13.62%) Python
15 103 (12.64%) PHP
16 102 (12.52%) Degree
17 101 (12.39%) AngularJS
18 98 (12.02%) Test Automation
19 97 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
20 96 (11.78%) MVC
21 93 (11.41%) Scrum
22 88 (10.80%) ASP.NET
23 85 (10.43%) Retail
24 82 (10.06%) SQL Server
25 79 (9.69%) Android
25 79 (9.69%) DevOps
26 78 (9.57%) Finance

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 42 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (2.21%) CMS
3 10 (1.23%) Apache
3 10 (1.23%) Confluence
4 9 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.86%) WordPress
6 6 (0.74%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.49%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (0.49%) FileNet
8 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.37%) IIS
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.25%) nginx
10 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.35%) Sketch
3 9 (1.10%) InVision
4 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.98%) Zeplin
5 7 (0.86%) Maya
6 6 (0.74%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.37%) MotionBuilder
9 3 (0.37%) NUKE
9 3 (0.37%) ZBrush
10 2 (0.25%) LightWave 3D
10 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.25%) MODO
11 1 (0.12%) ArcView
Business Applications
1 29 (3.56%) Magento
2 7 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Shopify
6 1 (0.12%) assyst
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Ripple
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 122 (14.97%) Azure
2 117 (14.36%) AWS
3 26 (3.19%) PaaS
4 18 (2.21%) SaaS
5 17 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (2.09%) GCP
5 17 (2.09%) IaaS
5 17 (2.09%) Office 365
6 16 (1.96%) Amazon Cognito
7 15 (1.84%) GitHub
8 14 (1.72%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.35%) Serverless
10 9 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.98%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.74%) BrowserStack
12 6 (0.74%) Google Play
13 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.37%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.44%) Internet
2 22 (2.70%) DNS
3 20 (2.45%) DHCP
3 20 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.33%) Firewall
5 15 (1.84%) HTTP
6 14 (1.72%) Wireless
7 10 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 10 (1.23%) NAS
7 10 (1.23%) SAN
8 7 (0.86%) VoIP
9 5 (0.61%) SNMP
10 4 (0.49%) LAN
10 4 (0.49%) Network Security
10 4 (0.49%) RS-485
11 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.37%) MQTT
11 3 (0.37%) RS-232
11 3 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.20%) MySQL
3 33 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 27 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (1.72%) GIS
7 14 (1.72%) Power BI
8 13 (1.60%) Big Data
8 13 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.23%) SQLite
11 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.74%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.49%) Redis
15 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.25%) Pentaho
16 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (13.87%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.66%) JIRA
3 31 (3.80%) Selenium
4 26 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 24 (2.94%) Subversion
6 20 (2.45%) webpack
7 18 (2.21%) Grunt
8 16 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 15 (1.84%) gulp
10 14 (1.72%) JUnit
11 13 (1.60%) Appium
12 11 (1.35%) PHPUnit
12 11 (1.35%) Xcode
13 10 (1.23%) Maven
14 7 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.86%) GCC
14 7 (0.86%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.74%) Android Studio
16 5 (0.61%) Buildbot
General
1 85 (10.43%) Retail
2 78 (9.57%) Finance
3 50 (6.13%) Marketing
4 21 (2.58%) Electronics
5 19 (2.33%) Law
6 16 (1.96%) Public Sector
7 14 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.47%) Automotive
9 9 (1.10%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.86%) Police
11 6 (0.74%) Banking
11 6 (0.74%) Military
12 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) Advertising
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 424 (52.02%) Developer
2 94 (11.53%) Senior Developer
3 87 (10.67%) .NET Developer
4 58 (7.12%) Software Engineer
5 56 (6.87%) Software Developer
6 49 (6.01%) Java Developer
6 49 (6.01%) Junior
7 42 (5.15%) PHP Developer
8 41 (5.03%) Analyst
8 41 (5.03%) C++ Developer
9 40 (4.91%) C# Developer
10 38 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 36 (4.42%) Junior Developer
12 34 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 29 (3.56%) Lead Developer
14 28 (3.44%) Web Developer
15 22 (2.70%) IT Engineer
15 22 (2.70%) Magento Developer
16 21 (2.58%) Scrum Master
17 20 (2.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (21.47%) .NET
2 135 (16.56%) HTML
3 134 (16.44%) CSS
4 101 (12.39%) AngularJS
5 88 (10.80%) ASP.NET
6 65 (7.98%) HTML5
7 56 (6.87%) React
8 55 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (6.50%) Web Services
10 49 (6.01%) .NET Core
11 45 (5.52%) Node.js
12 40 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (4.91%) REST
13 37 (4.54%) CSS3
13 37 (4.54%) RESTful
14 36 (4.42%) Spring
15 35 (4.29%) jQuery
16 32 (3.93%) Sass
17 31 (3.80%) .NET Framework
17 31 (3.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.20%) User Experience
2 59 (7.24%) Mobile App
3 56 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.56%) Online Games
6 28 (3.44%) Algorithms
7 27 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.09%) Animation
9 15 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.35%) iPhone
13 10 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.23%) Clustering
14 9 (1.10%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.85%) Windows
2 79 (9.69%) Android
3 70 (8.59%) Linux
4 61 (7.48%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.56%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.86%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.37%) CentOS
10 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.37%) Unix
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (15.21%) Software Engineering
3 113 (13.87%) TDD
4 98 (12.02%) Test Automation
5 97 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
6 96 (11.78%) MVC
7 93 (11.41%) Scrum
8 79 (9.69%) DevOps
9 77 (9.45%) Computer Science
10 65 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (7.85%) Mentoring
12 63 (7.73%) E-Commerce
13 59 (7.24%) Kanban
14 55 (6.75%) Web Development
15 47 (5.77%) BDD
16 46 (5.64%) Front End Development
17 43 (5.28%) Game Development
18 42 (5.15%) Microservices
18 42 (5.15%) Multithreading
18 42 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 244 (29.94%) JavaScript
2 228 (27.98%) C#
3 136 (16.69%) Java
4 135 (16.56%) SQL
5 132 (16.20%) C++
6 111 (13.62%) Python
7 103 (12.64%) PHP
8 40 (4.91%) C
9 29 (3.56%) Ruby
10 27 (3.31%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.94%) ES6
12 23 (2.82%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.33%) Apple Swift
14 17 (2.09%) Scala
15 16 (1.96%) Go
16 14 (1.72%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.60%) Java 8
17 13 (1.60%) Lua
17 13 (1.60%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 102 (12.52%) Degree
2 38 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.23%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.98%) ISEB
6 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.49%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.37%) GIAC
11 2 (0.25%) CISA
11 2 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.25%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.25%) HND
11 2 (0.25%) MCSE
11 2 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.25%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.52%) QA
2 10 (1.23%) GDPR
3 4 (0.49%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) NIST
4 3 (0.37%) PMO
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 54 (6.63%) Docker
2 37 (4.54%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.72%) Firmware
4 14 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.94%) SCCM
3 13 (1.60%) Terraform
4 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (1.23%) WSUS
5 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.74%) Kibana
7 5 (0.61%) Ansible
8 4 (0.49%) Puppet
9 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) logstash
10 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.12%) Salt
10 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.05%) Google
3 24 (2.94%) Adobe
4 23 (2.82%) Oracle
5 18 (2.21%) VMware
6 14 (1.72%) Cisco
7 13 (1.60%) Dell
7 13 (1.60%) EqualLogic
8 12 (1.47%) NetApp
8 12 (1.47%) SAP
9 10 (1.23%) Arista
9 10 (1.23%) Brocade
9 10 (1.23%) IBM
10 9 (1.10%) Emulex
10 9 (1.10%) Zend
11 7 (0.86%) Facebook
12 6 (0.74%) Apple
12 6 (0.74%) Tableau
13 5 (0.61%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.61%) Splunk