Games Jobs in the UK excluding London

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London

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 19 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 216 53 194
Rank change year-on-year -163 +141 -25
Permanent jobs citing Games 930 3,506 1,466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.34% 5.60% 2.07%
As % of the General category 2.33% 8.06% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 712 421 905
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% -17.86% +40.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £76,125 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
UK excluding London

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 39,945 43,507 41,826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 57.60% 69.45% 59.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26,335 19,585 24,182
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,772 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

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 19 April 2024.

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 19 April 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England -134 255 £52,500 - 140
South West -13 191 £42,500 -26.09% 38
South East -114 142 £50,000 -20.00% 130
Midlands -158 133 £52,500 +16.67% 65
North West -153 123 £46,250 -15.91% 81
West Midlands -116 99 £52,500 +23.53% 42
East of England -83 86 £60,000 -27.27% 49
Scotland -170 74 £52,500 +5.00% 23
North East +46 68 £64,080 +31.45% 16
Yorkshire -105 64 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Wales +2 48 £50,000 - 6
East Midlands -114 34 £52,500 +7.99% 24
Northern Ireland +13 1 - - 2
Games
UK

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 98 (10.54%) Confluence
2 29 (3.12%) Microsoft Exchange
3 16 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
4 12 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.75%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
6 6 (0.65%) WordPress
7 5 (0.54%) CMS
7 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.32%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.11%) TYPO3
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.18%) Maya
4 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.75%) Blender
6 6 (0.65%) Adobe XD
6 6 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.65%) Sketch
7 4 (0.43%) MotionBuilder
7 4 (0.43%) Simulink
7 4 (0.43%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.43%) ZBrush
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.32%) Houdini
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.22%) InDesign
9 2 (0.22%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 161 (17.31%) Azure
2 143 (15.38%) AWS
3 56 (6.02%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (4.19%) SaaS
5 25 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (2.69%) Serverless
6 23 (2.47%) Entra ID
7 19 (2.04%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.94%) Amazon ECS
9 16 (1.72%) dbt
9 16 (1.72%) GCP
10 15 (1.61%) Figma
11 13 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
11 13 (1.40%) GitHub
12 12 (1.29%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (1.18%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.86%) Cloudflare
15 5 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.76%) Firewall
2 25 (2.69%) Wireless
3 13 (1.40%) Internet
4 12 (1.29%) Network Security
5 11 (1.18%) VPN
6 8 (0.86%) Broadband
7 7 (0.75%) LAN
8 6 (0.65%) WAN
8 6 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.32%) VSAN
10 2 (0.22%) 4G
10 2 (0.22%) FTP
10 2 (0.22%) HTTP
10 2 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.22%) SMTP
10 2 (0.22%) Sourcefire
10 2 (0.22%) VoIP
10 2 (0.22%) xDSL
11 1 (0.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (4.19%) MySQL
4 22 (2.37%) Redis
5 21 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 15 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.18%) Power BI
11 9 (0.97%) Couchbase
11 9 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.86%) DynamoDB
13 7 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.75%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.65%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
16 4 (0.43%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 145 (15.59%) Git
2 113 (12.15%) JIRA
3 92 (9.89%) Visual Studio
4 89 (9.57%) Bitbucket
5 59 (6.34%) Sourcetree
6 22 (2.37%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.29%) Selenium
8 12 (1.29%) Subversion
9 8 (0.86%) gulp
10 7 (0.75%) PostCSS
10 7 (0.75%) rollup.js
10 7 (0.75%) Vite
11 6 (0.65%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.43%) JUnit
12 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
14 2 (0.22%) MSI
14 2 (0.22%) WiX
General
1 231 (24.84%) Social Skills
2 150 (16.13%) Finance
3 108 (11.61%) Presentation Skills
4 86 (9.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 51 (5.48%) Marketing
6 44 (4.73%) Law
7 43 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (4.52%) Manufacturing
9 38 (4.09%) Banking
10 24 (2.58%) Electronics
11 23 (2.47%) Financial Institution
11 23 (2.47%) Retail
12 20 (2.15%) Aerospace
13 18 (1.94%) Investment Banking
14 17 (1.83%) Legal
15 16 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
16 15 (1.61%) Military
17 14 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (1.51%) Public Sector
18 13 (1.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 309 (33.23%) Developer
2 169 (18.17%) Senior
3 141 (15.16%) Games Developer
4 91 (9.78%) 3D Developer
5 88 (9.46%) Unity 3D Developer
6 74 (7.96%) .NET Developer
7 66 (7.10%) Project Manager
8 64 (6.88%) Senior Developer
9 60 (6.45%) Lead
10 59 (6.34%) Analyst
11 52 (5.59%) C# Developer
12 47 (5.05%) Software Engineer
13 38 (4.09%) Architect
14 37 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
15 35 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
16 32 (3.44%) Data Engineer
16 32 (3.44%) Senior Games Developer
17 30 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
18 27 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
19 23 (2.47%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (13.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 113 (12.15%) .NET
3 81 (8.71%) HTML
4 72 (7.74%) .NET Core
5 66 (7.10%) AngularJS
6 62 (6.67%) React
7 58 (6.24%) ASP.NET
8 56 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (5.70%) CSS
10 50 (5.38%) Vue
11 46 (4.95%) Node.js
12 44 (4.73%) RESTful
13 42 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (4.41%) HTML5
15 39 (4.19%) Entity Framework
16 33 (3.55%) Unreal Engine
17 28 (3.01%) .NET Framework
17 28 (3.01%) Laravel
18 23 (2.47%) REST
19 21 (2.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.83%) Virtual Reality
2 57 (6.13%) Client/Server
3 45 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.76%) Online Games
5 28 (3.01%) Animation
5 28 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.58%) Social Media
7 22 (2.37%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.94%) Cloud Native
10 17 (1.83%) Product Ownership
11 16 (1.72%) Cyber Threat
11 16 (1.72%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.61%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.29%) IoT
14 10 (1.08%) Distributed Systems
14 10 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.97%) Distributed Computing
15 9 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.57%) Windows
2 25 (2.69%) Linux
3 21 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.40%) Unix
5 12 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.18%) Android
6 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.18%) Windows Vista
7 10 (1.08%) VMS
8 9 (0.97%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.00%) Agile
2 177 (19.03%) Software Engineering
3 141 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (14.19%) Scrum
5 122 (13.12%) Use Case
6 119 (12.80%) DevOps
7 112 (12.04%) Design Patterns
8 105 (11.29%) Full Stack Development
9 102 (10.97%) Computer Science
10 101 (10.86%) Mathematics
11 88 (9.46%) Cybersecurity
11 88 (9.46%) UML
12 85 (9.14%) Project Management
13 69 (7.42%) Mentoring
13 69 (7.42%) MVC
14 68 (7.31%) Decision-Making
15 64 (6.88%) Analytics
16 61 (6.56%) Actionable Insight
17 59 (6.34%) Machine Learning
18 57 (6.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 250 (26.88%) C#
2 171 (18.39%) JavaScript
3 145 (15.59%) SQL
4 127 (13.66%) Python
5 78 (8.39%) TypeScript
6 48 (5.16%) PHP
7 41 (4.41%) Java
8 38 (4.09%) C++
9 25 (2.69%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.51%) RPG
12 9 (0.97%) Rust
13 7 (0.75%) C
13 7 (0.75%) Go
14 5 (0.54%) Groovy
14 5 (0.54%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.32%) Bash
15 3 (0.32%) VB
16 2 (0.22%) Perl
16 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 274 (29.46%) Degree
2 199 (21.40%) Security Cleared
3 136 (14.62%) SC Cleared
4 100 (10.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (2.37%) DBS Check
7 13 (1.40%) CCNA
7 13 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.08%) CCNA CyberOps
8 10 (1.08%) CCNP
8 10 (1.08%) MCP
8 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.75%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.65%) HNC
12 6 (0.65%) ISEB
12 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.41%) QA
2 36 (3.87%) GDPR
3 29 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 17 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.29%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.43%) Software Quality Assurance
9 2 (0.22%) GRC
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.22%) SLA
10 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.11%) COSHH
10 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
10 1 (0.11%) NIST
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (6.02%) Docker
2 33 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
1 24 (2.58%) Terraform
2 21 (2.26%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.29%) SCCM
4 10 (1.08%) WSUS
5 8 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.43%) Ansible
7 3 (0.32%) Progress Chef
8 2 (0.22%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 234 (25.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.26%) Cisco
3 18 (1.94%) Apple
3 18 (1.94%) IFS
4 16 (1.72%) Google
4 16 (1.72%) Workday
5 14 (1.51%) Oracle
5 14 (1.51%) VMware
6 11 (1.18%) Adobe
7 10 (1.08%) Dell
7 10 (1.08%) Draytek
8 9 (0.97%) F5
9 7 (0.75%) Salesforce
10 6 (0.65%) SAP
11 5 (0.54%) Freshdesk
11 5 (0.54%) NetApp
11 5 (0.54%) SonicWALL
11 5 (0.54%) Sophos
11 5 (0.54%) Veeam
11 5 (0.54%) WatchGuard