Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 189 203
Rank change year-on-year -63 +14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,064 1,718 1,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.29% 1.79% 1.75%
As % of the General category 3.79% 4.71% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 831 1,341 1,494
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 28,054 36,461 37,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.10% 37.92% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 20,241 27,770 28,776
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
South East -43 311 £45,000 - 92
North of England -113 224 £39,000 -2.50% 114
Midlands -22 176 £42,500 +13.33% 57
North West -57 149 £39,500 -1.25% 74
East of England -13 138 £55,000 +22.22% 54
West Midlands -4 123 £38,500 -1.28% 29
South West -16 123 £45,000 +18.42% 38
Yorkshire -48 74 £37,500 +1.35% 36
Scotland -4 63 £40,000 -23.81% 36
East Midlands -1 52 £45,000 +20.00% 26
Wales -15 23 £35,000 -15.15% 10
Isle of Man +4 5 £45,000 +16.13%
Northern Ireland -18 2 - -
North East -33 1 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 358 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (27.35%) C#
3 237 (22.27%) JavaScript
4 213 (20.02%) SQL
5 196 (18.42%) .NET
6 193 (18.14%) Java
7 192 (18.05%) Software Engineering
8 191 (17.95%) C++
9 163 (15.32%) Degree
10 162 (15.23%) Linux
11 153 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
12 152 (14.29%) Python
13 135 (12.69%) Git (software)
14 124 (11.65%) HTML
15 122 (11.47%) PHP
15 122 (11.47%) Android
15 122 (11.47%) AngularJS
16 121 (11.37%) CSS
17 120 (11.28%) ASP.NET
18 115 (10.81%) DevOps
19 106 (9.96%) Test Automation
20 104 (9.77%) C
20 104 (9.77%) MVC
21 103 (9.68%) Computer Science
22 102 (9.59%) User Experience
23 101 (9.49%) Analytics
24 100 (9.40%) REST
25 96 (9.02%) AWS
25 96 (9.02%) Microsoft
26 92 (8.65%) TDD

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 18 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (1.60%) Apache
3 15 (1.41%) CMS
4 14 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.22%) Confluence
5 13 (1.22%) IIS
5 13 (1.22%) nginx
6 11 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.66%) WordPress
9 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.28%) FileNet
11 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.19%) JBoss
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.094%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Fireworks
1 15 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.47%) Simulink
6 5 (0.47%) Sketch
7 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.19%) InDesign
8 2 (0.19%) InVision
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.094%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.094%) Maya
9 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.75%) nopCommerce
3 7 (0.66%) SAP Business One
3 7 (0.66%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.38%) Magento
5 3 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.28%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.19%) Unica
7 1 (0.094%) assyst
7 1 (0.094%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.02%) AWS
2 87 (8.18%) Azure
3 44 (4.14%) GCP
4 30 (2.82%) SaaS
5 19 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.79%) OpenShift
6 15 (1.41%) Office 365
7 14 (1.32%) GitHub
8 13 (1.22%) Serverless
9 11 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 9 (0.85%) npm
11 6 (0.56%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.56%) PaaS
12 5 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.47%) AWS Fargate
12 5 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.47%) Datadog
12 5 (0.47%) Heroku
12 5 (0.47%) IaaS
13 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.10%) Firewall
1 33 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.88%) Internet
3 17 (1.60%) DAB
4 14 (1.32%) HTTP
5 13 (1.22%) HTTPS
6 11 (1.03%) DNS
7 9 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.66%) Intranet
8 7 (0.66%) Network Security
9 6 (0.56%) WAN
10 5 (0.47%) LAN
10 5 (0.47%) SAN
10 5 (0.47%) SSH
11 4 (0.38%) Broadband
11 4 (0.38%) DHCP
11 4 (0.38%) VPN
12 3 (0.28%) VLAN
12 3 (0.28%) VoIP
12 3 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.99%) MySQL
2 74 (6.95%) SQL Server
3 38 (3.57%) Big Data
3 38 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.03%) Power BI
9 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.75%) QlikView
12 7 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.56%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.56%) Couchbase
13 6 (0.56%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 135 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.33%) JIRA
3 47 (4.42%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.07%) Subversion
6 20 (1.88%) Selenium
7 19 (1.79%) git-flow
8 17 (1.60%) GitLab
8 17 (1.60%) JUnit
9 16 (1.50%) TeamCity
10 15 (1.41%) Axure RP
10 15 (1.41%) Balsamiq
11 14 (1.32%) Travis CI
12 13 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.94%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.94%) NUnit
13 10 (0.94%) sqlmap
13 10 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.94%) Vagrant
13 10 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 86 (8.08%) Finance
2 69 (6.48%) Retail
3 52 (4.89%) Marketing
4 46 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 31 (2.91%) Electronics
6 22 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.32%) Billing
7 14 (1.32%) Public Sector
8 10 (0.94%) Law
9 9 (0.85%) Automotive
10 8 (0.75%) Banking
10 8 (0.75%) Military
11 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.56%) Publishing
12 5 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
13 4 (0.38%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 443 (41.64%) Developer
2 89 (8.36%) Software Engineer
3 80 (7.52%) Software Developer
4 76 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 71 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 52 (4.89%) Analyst
7 49 (4.61%) Senior Developer
8 47 (4.42%) C# Developer
9 41 (3.85%) Junior
9 41 (3.85%) Programmer
10 31 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 29 (2.73%) Administrator
11 29 (2.73%) Architect
11 29 (2.73%) Designer
11 29 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 28 (2.63%) Junior Developer
13 27 (2.54%) Games Developer
14 26 (2.44%) Java Developer
14 26 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (18.42%) .NET
2 124 (11.65%) HTML
3 122 (11.47%) AngularJS
4 121 (11.37%) CSS
5 120 (11.28%) ASP.NET
6 100 (9.40%) REST
7 77 (7.24%) React
8 74 (6.95%) Node.js
9 63 (5.92%) Vue.js
10 61 (5.73%) Web Services
11 53 (4.98%) .NET Framework
11 53 (4.98%) jQuery
12 51 (4.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 50 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 48 (4.51%) JSON
15 46 (4.32%) HTML5
16 42 (3.95%) .NET Core
16 42 (3.95%) OpenGL
17 41 (3.85%) WCF
18 39 (3.67%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.59%) User Experience
2 74 (6.95%) Mobile App
3 67 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.64%) Algorithms
5 56 (5.26%) Xbox
6 53 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (4.79%) Online Games
8 43 (4.04%) Smartphone
9 33 (3.10%) Mobile Games
10 32 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
10 32 (3.01%) Robotics
11 31 (2.91%) PlayStation
12 26 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.16%) Data Centre
13 23 (2.16%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.88%) Cyberattack
14 20 (1.88%) Cybercrime
15 18 (1.69%) Virtual Team
16 15 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
16 15 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (15.23%) Linux
2 122 (11.47%) Android
3 79 (7.42%) Windows
4 64 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 38 (3.57%) Unix
6 24 (2.26%) CentOS
6 24 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.41%) AIX
7 15 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.22%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.94%) Debian
10 8 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (18.05%) Software Engineering
3 153 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (10.81%) DevOps
5 106 (9.96%) Test Automation
6 104 (9.77%) MVC
7 103 (9.68%) Computer Science
8 101 (9.49%) Analytics
9 92 (8.65%) TDD
10 89 (8.36%) Scrum
11 73 (6.86%) Web Development
12 70 (6.58%) Mathematics
13 69 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (6.30%) Game Development
14 67 (6.30%) Mentoring
15 66 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
15 66 (6.20%) E-Commerce
16 55 (5.17%) Microservices
16 55 (5.17%) Open Source
17 54 (5.08%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 291 (27.35%) C#
2 237 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 213 (20.02%) SQL
4 193 (18.14%) Java
5 191 (17.95%) C++
6 152 (14.29%) Python
7 122 (11.47%) PHP
8 104 (9.77%) C
9 67 (6.30%) Bash Shell
10 41 (3.85%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.20%) Ruby
12 28 (2.63%) Apple Swift
12 28 (2.63%) Objective-C
13 27 (2.54%) Kotlin
14 26 (2.44%) ES6
15 20 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 19 (1.79%) Go
17 17 (1.60%) Scala
17 17 (1.60%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 163 (15.32%) Degree
2 38 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.69%) GIAC
8 16 (1.50%) MCSE
9 15 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.41%) CISSP
10 14 (1.32%) CCNA
11 11 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (1.03%) Linux+ Certification
11 11 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (1.03%) SANS
11 11 (1.03%) SSCP
12 10 (0.94%) CHECK Team Member
12 10 (0.94%) CREST Certified
12 10 (0.94%) Cyber Scheme
12 10 (0.94%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.89%) QA
2 14 (1.32%) SLA
3 10 (0.94%) NIST
4 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.38%) COBIT
5 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) GDPR
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.094%) NCSC
System Software
1 74 (6.95%) Docker
2 24 (2.26%) Firmware
3 19 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.47%) KVM
7 4 (0.38%) Ceph
7 4 (0.38%) Dovecot
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.38%) oVirt
7 4 (0.38%) Postfix
8 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.094%) NDS
9 1 (0.094%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (5.55%) Kubernetes
2 50 (4.70%) Ansible
3 21 (1.97%) Terraform
4 16 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.50%) Puppet
5 9 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (0.56%) Grafana
7 6 (0.56%) Packer
8 5 (0.47%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.38%) SCCM
9 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 3 (0.28%) Salt
11 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.19%) Kibana
11 2 (0.19%) logstash
11 2 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 96 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.48%) Google
3 26 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 22 (2.07%) Adobe
5 20 (1.88%) VMware
6 16 (1.50%) Oracle
7 15 (1.41%) IBM
7 15 (1.41%) SAP
7 15 (1.41%) WorldPay
8 14 (1.32%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.03%) Cisco
10 10 (0.94%) Tableau
11 7 (0.66%) Concur
11 7 (0.66%) Remedy
12 5 (0.47%) Citrix
12 5 (0.47%) F5
12 5 (0.47%) Sony
13 4 (0.38%) Facebook
13 4 (0.38%) Meraki
13 4 (0.38%) Scality