Period
to 30 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Animation in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Animation over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Animation
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 742 660 906
Rank change year-on-year -82 +246 +134
Permanent jobs citing Animation 253 135 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.55% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 130 89 117
10th Percentile £34,875 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +26.76% -13.41%

Animation is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 44,468 24,346 50,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.15% 35.49% 35.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26,993 19,391 38,750
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,994
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.79% +0.94%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Animation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Animation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Animation.

Salary trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Animation over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Animation within the UK over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. 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
England -54 244 £52,500 - 58
London -84 129 £52,500 -4.55% 30
UK excluding London -85 115 £52,500 +16.67% 31
Work from Home -200 68 £50,000 +108.33% 6
Midlands -35 39 £60,000 -7.69% 4
West Midlands -45 32 £62,500 -3.85% 4
North of England -55 31 £50,000 -9.09% 12
North West -26 28 £51,250 -6.82% 7
South East -88 20 £50,000 +66.67% 5
South West -62 17 £33,750 -15.63% 5
East of England -45 7 £70,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands - 7 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -65 3 £38,750 - 4
Scotland -72 3 £65,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, IT jobs citing Animation 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 with a requirement for Animation.

1 90 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (33.60%) Games
3 81 (32.02%) Social Skills
4 74 (29.25%) CSS
5 70 (27.67%) HTML
6 63 (24.90%) User Experience
7 59 (23.32%) React
7 59 (23.32%) JavaScript
8 51 (20.16%) Mobile App
9 50 (19.76%) CMS
10 48 (18.97%) Git (software)
11 44 (17.39%) Degree
11 44 (17.39%) Vue.js
12 43 (17.00%) C++
13 42 (16.60%) Marketing
13 42 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (15.42%) WordPress
15 37 (14.62%) Artificial Intelligence
15 37 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
16 35 (13.83%) Front End Development
17 33 (13.04%) Photoshop
17 33 (13.04%) Sketch
18 32 (12.65%) Web Development
18 32 (12.65%) Virtual Team
18 32 (12.65%) CSS3
19 31 (12.25%) Interaction Design
19 31 (12.25%) Adobe
20 29 (11.46%) Node.js
20 29 (11.46%) Unreal Engine
21 25 (9.88%) Project Management

Animation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 50 (19.76%) CMS
2 39 (15.42%) WordPress
3 23 (9.09%) Drupal
4 9 (3.56%) Headless CMS
5 7 (2.77%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.98%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.19%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.79%) Apache
8 2 (0.79%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) FormScape
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (13.04%) Photoshop
1 33 (13.04%) Sketch
2 24 (9.49%) Maya
3 22 (8.70%) Adobe XD
3 22 (8.70%) Figma
4 17 (6.72%) Adobe After Effects
5 16 (6.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (6.32%) InVision
6 11 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (3.95%) Blender
7 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (3.95%) Zeplin
8 7 (2.77%) 3ds Max
8 7 (2.77%) CINEMA 4D
8 7 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (2.77%) MS Visio
8 7 (2.77%) ZBrush
9 5 (1.98%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Shopify
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.11%) npm
2 14 (5.53%) Yarn
3 13 (5.14%) AWS
4 10 (3.95%) Azure
4 10 (3.95%) GitHub
5 9 (3.56%) Firebase
6 7 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 7 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.77%) SaaS
6 7 (2.77%) Serverless
6 7 (2.77%) Veeva
7 5 (1.98%) Amazon Alexa
7 5 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.98%) Azure Functions
7 5 (1.98%) Dialogflow
7 5 (1.98%) GCP
7 5 (1.98%) Siri
7 5 (1.98%) Twilio
8 4 (1.58%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.79%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.95%) Broadband
2 5 (1.98%) Internet
3 3 (1.19%) Skype
4 2 (0.79%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.79%) Extranet
4 2 (0.79%) NFC
4 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.40%) DHCP
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) NAS
5 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) MySQL
2 13 (5.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.19%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.09%) gulp
3 18 (7.11%) Grunt
4 17 (6.72%) webpack
5 12 (4.74%) JIRA
6 10 (3.95%) PostCSS
7 5 (1.98%) Balsamiq
8 4 (1.58%) GitLab
8 4 (1.58%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.19%) Babel
9 3 (1.19%) Mocha
9 3 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.79%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.79%) fastlane
10 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 85 (33.60%) Games
2 81 (32.02%) Social Skills
3 42 (16.60%) Marketing
4 23 (9.09%) Finance
5 18 (7.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (6.72%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (4.35%) Advertising
7 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.16%) Automotive
8 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.77%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.77%) German Language
9 7 (2.77%) Humanities
10 5 (1.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (1.98%) Retail
11 4 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.19%) Front Office
12 3 (1.19%) Multimedia
12 3 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (27.67%) Developer
2 69 (27.27%) Designer
3 35 (13.83%) UI Designer
4 21 (8.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 21 (8.30%) Programmer
5 14 (5.53%) Drupal Developer
5 14 (5.53%) React Developer
6 13 (5.14%) Web Developer
7 12 (4.74%) C++ Developer
7 12 (4.74%) Digital Designer
8 10 (3.95%) Gameplay Programmer
8 10 (3.95%) UI Engineer
9 9 (3.56%) Digital Project Manager
9 9 (3.56%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.16%) Animator
10 8 (3.16%) Creative Developer
10 8 (3.16%) Creative Web Developer
10 8 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.16%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.16%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (29.25%) CSS
2 70 (27.67%) HTML
3 59 (23.32%) React
4 44 (17.39%) Vue.js
5 32 (12.65%) CSS3
6 29 (11.46%) Node.js
6 29 (11.46%) Unreal Engine
7 22 (8.70%) HTML5
8 21 (8.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 20 (7.91%) GreenSock GSAP
10 19 (7.51%) Sass
11 18 (7.11%) Laravel
12 17 (6.72%) WebGL
13 16 (6.32%) React Native
14 15 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (5.53%) AngularJS
16 13 (5.14%) Middleware
16 13 (5.14%) SVG
17 12 (4.74%) Tailwind CSS
18 11 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.90%) User Experience
2 51 (20.16%) Mobile App
3 37 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (12.65%) Virtual Team
5 18 (7.11%) Social Media
6 16 (6.32%) Algorithms
7 13 (5.14%) Data Structures
7 13 (5.14%) Motion Graphics
8 9 (3.56%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (3.16%) Graphic Design
10 7 (2.77%) BBC
10 7 (2.77%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.77%) STB
11 6 (2.37%) Photography
12 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.58%) Learning Management System
12 4 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.58%) Xbox
13 3 (1.19%) PlayStation
13 3 (1.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.35%) Linux
1 11 (4.35%) Windows
2 7 (2.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.58%) Android
3 4 (1.58%) VMS
4 1 (0.40%) CentOS
4 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (14.62%) Artificial Intelligence
4 35 (13.83%) Front End Development
5 32 (12.65%) Web Development
6 31 (12.25%) Interaction Design
7 25 (9.88%) Computer Science
7 25 (9.88%) Project Management
8 24 (9.49%) Mathematics
9 22 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
10 21 (8.30%) Physics
10 21 (8.30%) Prototyping
10 21 (8.30%) Workflow
11 20 (7.91%) Decision-Making
11 20 (7.91%) Multithreading
11 20 (7.91%) Visual Effects
12 18 (7.11%) Gamification
12 18 (7.11%) Mobile First
13 17 (6.72%) Game Development
14 16 (6.32%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.32%) JavaScript
2 43 (17.00%) C++
3 25 (9.88%) C#
4 23 (9.09%) PHP
5 19 (7.51%) Python
6 17 (6.72%) C
7 14 (5.53%) ES6
8 11 (4.35%) Java
9 6 (2.37%) Apple Swift
9 6 (2.37%) SQL
10 5 (1.98%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) Elixir
12 1 (0.40%) Go
12 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (17.39%) Degree
2 22 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.77%) PhD
4 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) Accessibility
2 6 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (3.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.95%) Terraform
2 6 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.58%) Ansible
4 3 (1.19%) Packer
5 1 (0.40%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 31 (12.25%) Adobe
2 18 (7.11%) Google
3 14 (5.53%) Apple
4 11 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.35%) Netlify
5 6 (2.37%) Huawei
5 6 (2.37%) Perforce
6 5 (1.98%) DoubleClick
6 5 (1.98%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.58%) Intel
7 4 (1.58%) VMware
8 3 (1.19%) Foundry
9 2 (0.79%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.79%) Samsung
9 2 (0.79%) Spotify
9 2 (0.79%) WooCommerce
10 1 (0.40%) IBM
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.40%) SAP