Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 182 217
Rank change year-on-year -70 +35 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,129 1,840 1,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.34% 1.86% 1.63%
As % of the General category 4.06% 5.21% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1,554 1,360
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,500 £22,725
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 27,788 35,300 36,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 32.88% 35.66% 35.61%
Number of salaries quoted 20,632 27,140 28,379
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
North of England -1 398 £42,500 +13.33% 138
South East -52 292 £42,500 +6.25% 105
North West +36 289 £45,000 +20.00% 93
East of England -23 157 £47,500 +5.56% 38
South West -2 115 £42,500 +6.25% 56
Yorkshire -54 85 £37,500 -11.76% 39
Midlands -159 83 £45,000 +38.46% 107
West Midlands -121 52 £47,500 +46.15% 55
Wales +15 48 £36,000 -8.86% 8
Scotland -52 40 £40,000 -1.84% 19
East Midlands -28 34 £47,500 +40.74% 51
North East +24 24 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 £31,250 -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Games.

1 477 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (37.56%) C#
3 336 (29.76%) .NET
4 326 (28.88%) JavaScript
5 263 (23.29%) MVC
6 240 (21.26%) HTML
7 225 (19.93%) SQL Server
8 223 (19.75%) Java
9 222 (19.66%) AngularJS
10 219 (19.40%) ASP.NET
11 218 (19.31%) Degree
12 214 (18.95%) Software Engineering
13 208 (18.42%) C++
14 190 (16.83%) TDD
15 186 (16.47%) Python
16 183 (16.21%) CSS
17 179 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 176 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 176 (15.59%) SQL
19 155 (13.73%) Linux
20 151 (13.37%) Web Application Development
21 146 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
22 143 (12.67%) Computer Science
23 133 (11.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 125 (11.07%) Scrum
24 125 (11.07%) Windows
24 125 (11.07%) Git (software)
25 123 (10.89%) BDD
26 121 (10.72%) Microsoft
27 116 (10.27%) Amazon AWS

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 89 (7.88%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (1.42%) Apache
3 14 (1.24%) CMS
4 13 (1.15%) nginx
5 12 (1.06%) Confluence
5 12 (1.06%) Drupal
6 11 (0.97%) WordPress
7 10 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.53%) IIS
11 5 (0.44%) Marvel
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.089%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.80%) Simulink
4 8 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.44%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.35%) 3ds Max
6 4 (0.35%) Maya
7 3 (0.27%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.18%) InDesign
8 2 (0.18%) Inkscape
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.089%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.089%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (0.53%) Magento
2 4 (0.35%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 176 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.92%) Google Play
4 30 (2.66%) GitHub
5 24 (2.13%) Serverless
6 23 (2.04%) Office 365
7 21 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.77%) SaaS
9 16 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.15%) AdWords
10 13 (1.15%) npm
11 11 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.97%) CloudFront
12 8 (0.71%) Datadog
12 8 (0.71%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.27%) iTunes
16 2 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.93%) Internet
2 36 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 33 (2.92%) HTTP
4 25 (2.21%) Firewall
4 25 (2.21%) RS-232
5 13 (1.15%) Broadband
6 11 (0.97%) RS-485
6 11 (0.97%) Skype
7 10 (0.89%) SSL
8 9 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.80%) SNMP
9 8 (0.71%) DAB
9 8 (0.71%) FCoE
10 6 (0.53%) DNS
11 5 (0.44%) DHCP
12 4 (0.35%) VoIP
13 3 (0.27%) ATM
13 3 (0.27%) VLAN
13 3 (0.27%) VPN
14 2 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 76 (6.73%) MySQL
4 68 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 43 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 36 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.13%) Big Data
9 22 (1.95%) Redis
10 15 (1.33%) Hazelcast
11 13 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.80%) Couchbase
13 9 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
15 6 (0.53%) DB2
15 6 (0.53%) RavenDB
16 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 125 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.40%) JIRA
3 41 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 37 (3.28%) Subversion
5 31 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 28 (2.48%) GitLab
7 25 (2.21%) webpack
8 24 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (1.95%) gulp
9 22 (1.95%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.86%) Gradle
11 19 (1.68%) Bitbucket
12 14 (1.24%) CircleCI
12 14 (1.24%) IntelliJ
12 14 (1.24%) Jasmine
12 14 (1.24%) Maven
13 13 (1.15%) Grunt
14 10 (0.89%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.89%) NUnit
14 10 (0.89%) Redmine
General
1 77 (6.82%) Finance
2 42 (3.72%) Retail
3 41 (3.63%) Electronics
4 38 (3.37%) Marketing
5 32 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.51%) Publishing
8 16 (1.42%) Automotive
9 14 (1.24%) Law
10 13 (1.15%) Banking
11 12 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.06%) Legal
12 10 (0.89%) Advertising
13 8 (0.71%) Welsh Language
14 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.44%) Back Office
15 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.27%) Avionics
17 1 (0.089%) Military
Job Titles
1 543 (48.10%) Developer
2 224 (19.84%) .NET Developer
3 131 (11.60%) C# Developer
4 110 (9.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 104 (9.21%) Software Engineer
6 101 (8.95%) Software Developer
7 96 (8.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 90 (7.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 85 (7.53%) Senior Developer
10 63 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 63 (5.58%) Junior
11 53 (4.69%) Graduate
12 50 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 48 (4.25%) Analyst
13 48 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 46 (4.07%) Java Developer
15 39 (3.45%) Junior Developer
16 34 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
16 34 (3.01%) Graduate Developer
16 34 (3.01%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (29.76%) .NET
2 240 (21.26%) HTML
3 222 (19.66%) AngularJS
4 219 (19.40%) ASP.NET
5 183 (16.21%) CSS
6 179 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 146 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 133 (11.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 98 (8.68%) RESTful
10 89 (7.88%) React
11 83 (7.35%) WCF
12 75 (6.64%) Node.js
13 68 (6.02%) Vue.js
14 64 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
15 62 (5.49%) .NET Framework
16 61 (5.40%) jQuery
17 60 (5.31%) HTML5
18 53 (4.69%) .NET Core
18 53 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (4.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.41%) User Experience
2 85 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 67 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (5.76%) Algorithms
5 44 (3.90%) iPhone
6 43 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (2.66%) Online Games
9 22 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
9 22 (1.95%) Animation
9 22 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.86%) Robotics
11 19 (1.68%) Fintech
12 17 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.42%) Smart City
14 14 (1.24%) Data Centre
14 14 (1.24%) Social Media
14 14 (1.24%) Xbox
15 12 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
16 10 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 155 (13.73%) Linux
2 125 (11.07%) Windows
3 70 (6.20%) Android
4 32 (2.83%) Unix
5 27 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 27 (2.39%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.86%) Ubuntu
7 20 (1.77%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.80%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.44%) AIX
13 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.27%) CentOS
15 3 (0.27%) Debian
16 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (23.29%) MVC
3 214 (18.95%) Software Engineering
4 190 (16.83%) TDD
5 151 (13.37%) Web Application Development
6 143 (12.67%) Computer Science
7 125 (11.07%) Scrum
8 123 (10.89%) BDD
9 116 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (9.39%) DevOps
11 99 (8.77%) OO
12 94 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 91 (8.06%) Mentoring
14 85 (7.53%) Mathematics
14 85 (7.53%) Multithreading
15 76 (6.73%) E-Commerce
16 73 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
17 68 (6.02%) Microservices
18 63 (5.58%) Web Development
19 62 (5.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 424 (37.56%) C#
2 326 (28.88%) JavaScript
3 223 (19.75%) Java
4 208 (18.42%) C++
5 186 (16.47%) Python
6 176 (15.59%) SQL
7 89 (7.88%) C
8 80 (7.09%) PHP
9 66 (5.85%) TypeScript
10 59 (5.23%) Ruby
11 42 (3.72%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.95%) Java 8
13 21 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 21 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.77%) Perl
15 19 (1.68%) ES6
16 18 (1.59%) F#
16 18 (1.59%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.51%) Scala
18 16 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 218 (19.31%) Degree
2 82 (7.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (4.25%) PhD
4 34 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.42%) MPhil
7 15 (1.33%) CCNA
7 15 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.33%) MCSE
8 12 (1.06%) CISSP
8 12 (1.06%) MCP
8 12 (1.06%) MCSA
9 11 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 11 (0.97%) GIAC
9 11 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
9 11 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (0.97%) Postgraduate
9 11 (0.97%) SANS
9 11 (0.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.14%) QA
2 24 (2.13%) SLA
3 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.27%) GDPR
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.089%) NIST 800
System Software
1 60 (5.31%) Docker
2 24 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.42%) NFS
5 10 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.71%) Samba
7 8 (0.71%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.62%) Firmware
8 7 (0.62%) XenServer
9 4 (0.35%) XenApp
10 3 (0.27%) vSphere
11 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.089%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.089%) NDS
12 1 (0.089%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.089%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.089%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (3.01%) Terraform
3 30 (2.66%) Ansible
3 30 (2.66%) Puppet
4 16 (1.42%) Kibana
5 13 (1.15%) Consul
6 12 (1.06%) SCCM
7 11 (0.97%) Grafana
7 11 (0.97%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.89%) Packer
9 9 (0.80%) Nagios
9 9 (0.80%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.71%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.71%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.35%) Salt
12 1 (0.089%) Graphite
12 1 (0.089%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.089%) Oozie
12 1 (0.089%) Opsview
Vendors
1 121 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 88 (7.79%) Google
3 35 (3.10%) Citrix
4 31 (2.75%) VMware
5 25 (2.21%) Cisco
6 22 (1.95%) Atlassian
6 22 (1.95%) Oracle
7 16 (1.42%) SAP
7 16 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 15 (1.33%) IBM
8 15 (1.33%) Sun
9 12 (1.06%) Apple
10 10 (0.89%) Facebook
10 10 (0.89%) New Relic
10 10 (0.89%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.80%) Wrike
11 9 (0.80%) Zend
12 8 (0.71%) NetApp
12 8 (0.71%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.71%) WorldPay