Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 254 186
Rank change year-on-year -13 -68 +30
Permanent jobs citing Games 844 1,125 1,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.18% 1.33% 1.86%
As % of the General category 3.51% 3.74% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 656 949 1,553
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £58,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 24,068 30,092 37,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.76% 35.59% 37.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17,555 22,333 28,405
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,752 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +31 276 £48,750 +14.71% 82
North of England -80 160 £45,000 +5.88% 113
Midlands +98 153 £42,500 -8.11% 66
West Midlands +54 93 £42,184 -11.19% 40
South West -4 91 £47,500 +11.76% 36
North West -97 87 £48,000 +6.67% 69
East of England -4 76 £50,000 +5.26% 50
Scotland +55 66 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Yorkshire +19 58 £42,500 +11.11% 33
East Midlands +52 56 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Wales -32 25 £40,000 +11.11% 11
North East +1 15 £57,500 +43.75% 11
Northern Ireland +6 1 £35,000 +12.00%
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 294 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (28.32%) C#
3 226 (26.78%) JavaScript
4 191 (22.63%) .NET
5 138 (16.35%) SQL
6 136 (16.11%) C++
7 134 (15.88%) Software Engineering
8 129 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (14.22%) Java
10 113 (13.39%) Python
11 110 (13.03%) PHP
12 109 (12.91%) HTML
13 107 (12.68%) CSS
14 104 (12.32%) Linux
14 104 (12.32%) TDD
15 102 (12.09%) Test Automation
16 101 (11.97%) Degree
17 100 (11.85%) Azure
18 97 (11.49%) AngularJS
19 96 (11.37%) ASP.NET
20 93 (11.02%) Scrum
21 92 (10.90%) Git (software)
22 91 (10.78%) MVC
23 89 (10.55%) Android
24 87 (10.31%) AWS
25 85 (10.07%) Windows
26 84 (9.95%) Microsoft
27 75 (8.89%) User Experience
28 74 (8.77%) Computer Science
28 74 (8.77%) Retail

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 40 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (2.13%) CMS
3 11 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.18%) nginx
5 8 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.95%) WordPress
6 7 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.83%) Apache
6 7 (0.83%) FileNet
6 7 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.47%) Confluence
8 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.24%) Drupal
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.83%) 3ds Max
4 6 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.71%) Maya
4 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.47%) Sketch
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.24%) LightWave 3D
7 2 (0.24%) MODO
7 2 (0.24%) MotionBuilder
7 2 (0.24%) NUKE
7 2 (0.24%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.12%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (2.37%) Magento
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.24%) assyst
3 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 100 (11.85%) Azure
2 87 (10.31%) AWS
3 30 (3.55%) GCP
4 20 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.90%) SaaS
6 15 (1.78%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.66%) GitHub
7 14 (1.66%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.54%) Office 365
9 10 (1.18%) Amazon Cognito
9 10 (1.18%) Google Analytics
9 10 (1.18%) PaaS
10 9 (1.07%) IaaS
10 9 (1.07%) Serverless
11 8 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.83%) Google Play
13 6 (0.71%) Datadog
14 5 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.59%) AWS Fargate
15 4 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.61%) Internet
3 20 (2.37%) DNS
4 19 (2.25%) Firewall
5 18 (2.13%) DHCP
6 13 (1.54%) Wireless
7 12 (1.42%) SAN
8 10 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (1.18%) iSCSI
8 10 (1.18%) NAS
9 8 (0.95%) HTTP
10 7 (0.83%) DAB
10 7 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.83%) LAN
11 6 (0.71%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.59%) VoIP
12 5 (0.59%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.47%) Broadband
13 4 (0.47%) FTP
13 4 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.64%) MySQL
3 42 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.96%) MongoDB
5 23 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.37%) Big Data
7 19 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (1.78%) Power BI
10 10 (1.18%) SQLite
11 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.71%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.47%) GIS
14 4 (0.47%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 92 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.92%) JIRA
3 31 (3.67%) Selenium
4 19 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.78%) Appium
5 15 (1.78%) JUnit
6 12 (1.42%) Bitbucket
7 11 (1.30%) Postman
7 11 (1.30%) Subversion
8 9 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.07%) git-flow
8 9 (1.07%) gulp
8 9 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.83%) Maven
10 6 (0.71%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.71%) Axure RP
10 6 (0.71%) GoCD
10 6 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.71%) Xcode
11 5 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 74 (8.77%) Retail
2 63 (7.46%) Finance
3 46 (5.45%) Marketing
4 29 (3.44%) Electronics
5 15 (1.78%) Law
6 12 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.30%) Automotive
7 11 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.18%) Legal
9 9 (1.07%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.83%) Advertising
11 5 (0.59%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 4 (0.47%) Police
13 3 (0.36%) Military
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 402 (47.63%) Developer
2 83 (9.83%) .NET Developer
3 67 (7.94%) Senior Developer
4 62 (7.35%) Analyst
4 62 (7.35%) Software Engineer
5 57 (6.75%) Software Developer
6 50 (5.92%) PHP Developer
7 40 (4.74%) C# Developer
7 40 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 39 (4.62%) Junior
9 38 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
10 34 (4.03%) Web Developer
11 31 (3.67%) Lead Developer
12 27 (3.20%) Junior Developer
13 24 (2.84%) Designer
14 22 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.49%) C++ Developer
16 20 (2.37%) Test Engineer
17 19 (2.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 19 (2.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (22.63%) .NET
2 109 (12.91%) HTML
3 107 (12.68%) CSS
4 97 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 96 (11.37%) ASP.NET
6 57 (6.75%) HTML5
7 55 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (6.28%) REST
9 50 (5.92%) .NET Core
10 46 (5.45%) React
11 45 (5.33%) WCF
12 44 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 43 (5.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 41 (4.86%) Node.js
15 36 (4.27%) .NET Framework
16 33 (3.91%) jQuery
17 32 (3.79%) Web Services
18 31 (3.67%) CSS3
19 30 (3.55%) OpenGL
20 29 (3.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.89%) User Experience
2 70 (8.29%) Mobile App
3 59 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (5.21%) Online Games
6 40 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (3.91%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.25%) Animation
9 18 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 17 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (2.01%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.90%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.66%) Cybercrime
12 14 (1.66%) Xbox
13 13 (1.54%) iPhone
14 12 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.42%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.18%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.32%) Linux
2 89 (10.55%) Android
3 85 (10.07%) Windows
4 56 (6.64%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.07%) CentOS
7 6 (0.71%) Debian
8 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.36%) Unix
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (15.88%) Software Engineering
3 129 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (12.32%) TDD
5 102 (12.09%) Test Automation
6 93 (11.02%) Scrum
7 91 (10.78%) MVC
8 74 (8.77%) Computer Science
9 72 (8.53%) Web Development
10 57 (6.75%) Mentoring
11 56 (6.64%) Microservices
12 53 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (6.28%) DevOps
12 53 (6.28%) Kanban
13 46 (5.45%) Analytics
13 46 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (5.33%) BDD
15 43 (5.09%) Decision-Making
15 43 (5.09%) Game Development
16 41 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 239 (28.32%) C#
2 226 (26.78%) JavaScript
3 138 (16.35%) SQL
4 136 (16.11%) C++
5 120 (14.22%) Java
6 113 (13.39%) Python
7 110 (13.03%) PHP
8 68 (8.06%) C
9 40 (4.74%) Bash Shell
10 33 (3.91%) Ruby
11 28 (3.32%) Apple Swift
11 28 (3.32%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.84%) Objective-C
12 24 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.61%) ES6
14 19 (2.25%) Go
15 14 (1.66%) Kotlin
16 13 (1.54%) Lua
16 13 (1.54%) Scala
17 11 (1.30%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 101 (11.97%) Degree
2 34 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.01%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.66%) CISSP
6 12 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.18%) ISEB
8 9 (1.07%) GIAC
9 8 (0.95%) CCNA
9 8 (0.95%) CISA
9 8 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.95%) CISM
10 7 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (0.83%) MCSE
10 7 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (0.71%) Linux+ Certification
11 6 (0.71%) SANS
11 6 (0.71%) SSCP
12 5 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.70%) QA
2 12 (1.42%) GDPR
3 11 (1.30%) NIST
4 10 (1.18%) PMO
5 9 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.59%) SLA
7 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (8.53%) Docker
2 25 (2.96%) Firmware
3 21 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.59%) Ceph
8 4 (0.47%) Dovecot
8 4 (0.47%) KVM
8 4 (0.47%) oVirt
8 4 (0.47%) Postfix
9 2 (0.24%) XenApp
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) Samba
10 1 (0.12%) Snort
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (7.70%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.61%) Ansible
2 22 (2.61%) Terraform
3 15 (1.78%) SCCM
4 11 (1.30%) WSUS
5 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (1.07%) Puppet
7 6 (0.71%) Kibana
7 6 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.59%) Grafana
8 5 (0.59%) Packer
9 4 (0.47%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.24%) logstash
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.24%) TIBCO Hawk
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.12%) Nessus
11 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 84 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.09%) Google
3 29 (3.44%) Adobe
4 20 (2.37%) Cisco
5 13 (1.54%) IBM
6 12 (1.42%) Oracle
6 12 (1.42%) VMware
7 10 (1.18%) Arista
7 10 (1.18%) Brocade
7 10 (1.18%) SAP
8 9 (1.07%) Emulex
8 9 (1.07%) Facebook
8 9 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.95%) Xamarin
10 7 (0.83%) Cognos
10 7 (0.83%) Netezza
10 7 (0.83%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.59%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.47%) Apple
12 4 (0.47%) EMC