Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 187 210
Rank change year-on-year -24 +23 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,449 1,878 1,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.58% 1.87% 1.67%
As % of the General category 4.62% 5.13% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,196 1,588 1,512
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09% +4.21%

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 31,384 36,588 39,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.27% 36.42% 36.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23,737 27,986 30,721
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.93% +1.00% -

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
North of England +5 450 £40,000 - 160
South East -27 382 £45,000 +12.50% 87
North West +33 304 £41,000 +9.33% 103
East of England 0 213 £47,500 +11.76% 56
South West +21 159 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Midlands -86 158 £40,000 +23.08% 89
Yorkshire -45 110 £37,500 -16.67% 43
West Midlands -80 103 £45,000 +38.46% 54
East Midlands -14 58 £42,500 +30.77% 35
Scotland -40 53 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Wales -7 37 £36,000 -11.11% 17
North East +23 36 £42,500 +21.43% 15
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,500 - 1
Isle of Man +4 1 - -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Games.

1 629 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (36.58%) C#
3 431 (29.74%) JavaScript
4 425 (29.33%) .NET
5 351 (24.22%) MVC
6 328 (22.64%) HTML
7 313 (21.60%) SQL Server
8 286 (19.74%) Java
9 281 (19.39%) TDD
9 281 (19.39%) ASP.NET
9 281 (19.39%) Degree
10 273 (18.84%) AngularJS
11 262 (18.08%) Software Engineering
12 256 (17.67%) CSS
13 235 (16.22%) SQL
14 232 (16.01%) C++
15 231 (15.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 210 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
17 204 (14.08%) Python
18 197 (13.60%) ASP.NET Web API
19 195 (13.46%) Web Application Development
20 186 (12.84%) Computer Science
21 184 (12.70%) Linux
22 175 (12.08%) Scrum
22 175 (12.08%) Git (software)
23 165 (11.39%) BDD
23 165 (11.39%) Microsoft
24 156 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 148 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
26 147 (10.14%) OO

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 95 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.21%) CMS
3 20 (1.38%) Apache
4 19 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.31%) Confluence
4 19 (1.31%) WordPress
5 17 (1.17%) nginx
5 17 (1.17%) Umbraco
6 13 (0.90%) Drupal
7 12 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.62%) IIS
10 6 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
10 6 (0.41%) Marvel
10 6 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.35%) concrete5
12 4 (0.28%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (2.28%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.76%) Simulink
6 10 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.55%) InDesign
8 6 (0.41%) 3ds Max
8 6 (0.41%) Doxygen
8 6 (0.41%) Maya
9 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.21%) InVision
11 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.14%) Blender
12 2 (0.14%) Inkscape
12 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) Magento
2 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.41%) HFM
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
6 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.069%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 210 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.83%) Google Play
4 33 (2.28%) GitHub
5 30 (2.07%) Office 365
6 23 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.59%) Serverless
7 20 (1.38%) npm
8 14 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.83%) AdWords
10 12 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.69%) SaaS
12 9 (0.62%) Slack
13 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.55%) Datadog
13 8 (0.55%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.35%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 79 (5.45%) Internet
2 46 (3.17%) HTTP
3 39 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.86%) Firewall
5 19 (1.31%) RS-232
6 17 (1.17%) Broadband
7 13 (0.90%) SSL
8 12 (0.83%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.76%) DNS
10 9 (0.62%) RS-485
11 7 (0.48%) FCoE
11 7 (0.48%) SNMP
12 6 (0.41%) DHCP
12 6 (0.41%) VPN
13 4 (0.28%) ATM
13 4 (0.28%) SMS
14 3 (0.21%) DAB
14 3 (0.21%) VoIP
14 3 (0.21%) WAN
14 3 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 131 (9.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 111 (7.66%) MySQL
4 88 (6.07%) NoSQL
5 72 (4.97%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.62%) Redis
8 26 (1.79%) Big Data
8 26 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.69%) Essbase
13 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.55%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 175 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.97%) JIRA
3 56 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 53 (3.66%) Subversion
5 45 (3.11%) Visual Studio
6 41 (2.83%) TeamCity
6 41 (2.83%) webpack
7 37 (2.55%) gulp
8 26 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 25 (1.73%) Bitbucket
10 24 (1.66%) GitLab
10 24 (1.66%) Gradle
11 22 (1.52%) Jasmine
12 21 (1.45%) Grunt
13 16 (1.10%) Maven
14 15 (1.04%) Axure RP
14 15 (1.04%) NUnit
14 15 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (0.90%) Log4Net
15 13 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 134 (9.25%) Finance
2 66 (4.55%) Marketing
3 57 (3.93%) Electronics
4 44 (3.04%) Retail
5 36 (2.48%) Legal
6 35 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.66%) Banking
9 19 (1.31%) Publishing
10 16 (1.10%) Advertising
11 13 (0.90%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.90%) Automotive
11 13 (0.90%) Law
12 9 (0.62%) Back Office
13 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.21%) Avionics
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.069%) Military
Job Titles
1 724 (49.97%) Developer
2 284 (19.60%) .NET Developer
3 161 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 137 (9.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (9.39%) Software Developer
6 110 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
7 108 (7.45%) Software Engineer
8 104 (7.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 95 (6.56%) Senior Developer
10 94 (6.49%) Graduate
11 83 (5.73%) Junior
12 72 (4.97%) Graduate Developer
13 67 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
14 65 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 64 (4.42%) Java Developer
16 63 (4.35%) Analyst
16 63 (4.35%) Junior Developer
17 61 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
18 48 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 43 (2.97%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (29.33%) .NET
2 328 (22.64%) HTML
3 281 (19.39%) ASP.NET
4 273 (18.84%) AngularJS
5 256 (17.67%) CSS
6 231 (15.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 197 (13.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 156 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 141 (9.73%) RESTful
10 126 (8.70%) WCF
11 111 (7.66%) React
12 109 (7.52%) Node.js
13 99 (6.83%) HTML5
13 99 (6.83%) jQuery
14 95 (6.56%) .NET Framework
15 84 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 82 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
17 76 (5.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 76 (5.24%) XML
18 71 (4.90%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 186 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 117 (8.07%) Mobile App
3 114 (7.87%) User Experience
4 89 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (4.42%) Algorithms
7 57 (3.93%) iPhone
8 52 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (2.48%) Online Games
10 29 (2.00%) Animation
10 29 (2.00%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.79%) Robotics
12 24 (1.66%) Data Centre
13 23 (1.59%) Smart City
14 22 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
15 19 (1.31%) Xbox
16 17 (1.17%) Social Media
17 16 (1.10%) Fintech
17 16 (1.10%) Graphic Design
17 16 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 184 (12.70%) Linux
2 143 (9.87%) Windows
3 102 (7.04%) Android
4 52 (3.59%) Unix
5 46 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.86%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 16 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.83%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.69%) CentOS
13 8 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.48%) AIX
15 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (24.22%) MVC
3 281 (19.39%) TDD
4 262 (18.08%) Software Engineering
5 195 (13.46%) Web Application Development
6 175 (12.08%) Scrum
7 165 (11.39%) BDD
8 148 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
9 147 (10.14%) OO
10 137 (9.45%) DevOps
11 130 (8.97%) Web Development
12 125 (8.63%) Test Automation
13 116 (8.01%) Mathematics
14 112 (7.73%) Mentoring
14 112 (7.73%) Multithreading
15 105 (7.25%) E-Commerce
16 103 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
17 94 (6.49%) Microservices
18 93 (6.42%) Kanban
19 77 (5.31%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 530 (36.58%) C#
2 431 (29.74%) JavaScript
3 286 (19.74%) Java
4 235 (16.22%) SQL
5 232 (16.01%) C++
6 204 (14.08%) Python
7 121 (8.35%) PHP
8 98 (6.76%) C
9 88 (6.07%) Ruby
10 65 (4.49%) TypeScript
11 50 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 35 (2.42%) F#
12 35 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.28%) Java 8
14 28 (1.93%) Perl
15 27 (1.86%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.73%) T-SQL
17 24 (1.66%) ES6
18 23 (1.59%) Scala
19 21 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 281 (19.39%) Degree
2 94 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.83%) PhD
4 37 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.86%) Security Cleared
6 26 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.59%) MPhil
8 16 (1.10%) MCSA
9 15 (1.04%) MCP
9 15 (1.04%) MCSE
10 13 (0.90%) CCNA
10 13 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.69%) CISSP
11 10 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (0.69%) GIAC
11 10 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (0.69%) SANS
11 10 (0.69%) SSCP
12 6 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.59%) QA
2 21 (1.45%) SLA
3 17 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.35%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.35%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.35%) MISRA
5 5 (0.35%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) GDPR
7 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) GAAP
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (6.49%) Docker
2 34 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.04%) NFS
5 9 (0.62%) XenServer
6 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.48%) Firmware
7 7 (0.48%) Samba
7 7 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.35%) Varnish
9 3 (0.21%) vSphere
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.14%) XenApp
11 1 (0.069%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (2.76%) Puppet
3 34 (2.35%) Kibana
4 30 (2.07%) Ansible
5 22 (1.52%) Terraform
6 18 (1.24%) SCCM
7 12 (0.83%) Grafana
8 9 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.55%) HAProxy
9 8 (0.55%) Nagios
10 7 (0.48%) Packer
10 7 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.35%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.28%) Salt
13 3 (0.21%) Rancher
14 2 (0.14%) Consul
15 1 (0.069%) Graphite
15 1 (0.069%) Opsview
Vendors
1 165 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 139 (9.59%) Google
3 54 (3.73%) Oracle
4 38 (2.62%) Citrix
5 34 (2.35%) VMware
6 31 (2.14%) Cisco
7 29 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 26 (1.79%) Adobe
9 23 (1.59%) IBM
10 18 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.24%) Sun
11 16 (1.10%) Twitter
12 15 (1.04%) New Relic
13 14 (0.97%) Perforce
13 14 (0.97%) SAP
14 13 (0.90%) Apple
14 13 (0.90%) Sony
14 13 (0.90%) Zend
15 11 (0.76%) Informatica
16 10 (0.69%) Facebook