Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Animation
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 774 631 921
Rank change year-on-year -143 +290 +98
Permanent jobs citing Animation 272 61 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 133 53 106
10th Percentile £32,600 £33,750 £26,375
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -23.81%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +57.14% -

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 50,541 16,981 48,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.41% 35.43% 35.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30,446 14,016 37,147
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 15 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 15 October 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 -106 264 £50,000 -9.09% 42
UK excluding London -142 134 £57,500 +4.55% 21
London -145 133 £50,000 -9.09% 25
Work from Home -226 57 £57,500 -11.54% 3
Midlands -81 46 £60,000 +81.82% 2
West Midlands -60 42 £62,500 +62.34% 1
North of England -130 29 £42,500 -22.73% 9
South East -146 28 £57,500 +35.29% 4
North West -79 27 £42,500 -22.73% 1
South West - 21 £40,000 - 2
East of England -109 6 £70,000 +33.33%
Scotland -85 5 £67,500 - 3
East Midlands -64 4 £38,500 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire -107 2 £31,250 -24.70% 4
Wales -51 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 100 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (34.19%) HTML
3 81 (29.78%) CSS
4 80 (29.41%) Social Skills
5 73 (26.84%) Games
6 72 (26.47%) React
7 66 (24.26%) JavaScript
8 56 (20.59%) Git (software)
9 55 (20.22%) Photoshop
10 53 (19.49%) User Experience
11 51 (18.75%) Marketing
12 48 (17.65%) Node.js
13 47 (17.28%) Front End Development
14 46 (16.91%) Adobe
15 44 (16.18%) Mobile App
16 41 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (15.07%) CMS
17 40 (14.71%) Artificial Intelligence
18 39 (14.34%) Degree
18 39 (14.34%) Adobe Illustrator
19 37 (13.60%) C++
20 34 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
20 34 (12.50%) Accessibility
20 34 (12.50%) Sass
20 34 (12.50%) GreenSock GSAP
21 32 (11.76%) webpack
22 30 (11.03%) Adobe After Effects
23 29 (10.66%) Workflow
23 29 (10.66%) Google
23 29 (10.66%) React Native

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 41 (15.07%) CMS
2 28 (10.29%) WordPress
3 14 (5.15%) Headless CMS
4 8 (2.94%) Drupal
4 8 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 7 (2.57%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.10%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 55 (20.22%) Photoshop
2 39 (14.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (11.03%) Adobe After Effects
4 28 (10.29%) Adobe XD
4 28 (10.29%) Sketch
5 26 (9.56%) Maya
6 23 (8.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (8.09%) InDesign
8 21 (7.72%) Figma
9 14 (5.15%) InVision
10 13 (4.78%) Adobe Premiere
11 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (3.68%) Zeplin
12 8 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
13 7 (2.57%) MS Visio
14 6 (2.21%) 3ds Max
14 6 (2.21%) MotionBuilder
14 6 (2.21%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.19%) AWS
2 21 (7.72%) GitHub
3 18 (6.62%) Azure
4 15 (5.51%) GCP
5 14 (5.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 13 (4.78%) Firebase
7 12 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (4.41%) Serverless
8 11 (4.04%) SaaS
9 7 (2.57%) Google Compute Engine
9 7 (2.57%) Veeva
10 6 (2.21%) npm
11 5 (1.84%) Amazon Alexa
11 5 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.84%) Azure Functions
11 5 (1.84%) Cloud Run
11 5 (1.84%) Dialogflow
11 5 (1.84%) Siri
11 5 (1.84%) Slack
11 5 (1.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.31%) Broadband
2 6 (2.21%) Internet
3 4 (1.47%) HTTP
4 3 (1.10%) Skype
5 2 (0.74%) Extranet
6 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.37%) DHCP
6 1 (0.37%) DNS
6 1 (0.37%) NAS
6 1 (0.37%) NFC
6 1 (0.37%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.99%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.94%) MySQL
3 7 (2.57%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.10%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.76%) webpack
3 17 (6.25%) JIRA
4 10 (3.68%) PostCSS
5 9 (3.31%) gulp
6 7 (2.57%) Cypress.io
6 7 (2.57%) GitLab
7 6 (2.21%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.84%) Balsamiq
8 5 (1.84%) ESLint
8 5 (1.84%) Grunt
8 5 (1.84%) Storybook
9 4 (1.47%) CocoaPods
10 3 (1.10%) Babel
10 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.10%) Mocha
10 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.10%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 80 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 73 (26.84%) Games
3 51 (18.75%) Marketing
4 27 (9.93%) Advertising
5 20 (7.35%) Finance
6 14 (5.15%) Automotive
6 14 (5.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (4.41%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (3.31%) Aerospace
8 9 (3.31%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.94%) Humanities
9 8 (2.94%) Manufacturing
10 7 (2.57%) Retail
11 6 (2.21%) German Language
11 6 (2.21%) Multimedia
12 4 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.10%) Front Office
13 3 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (27.57%) Developer
2 71 (26.10%) Designer
3 36 (13.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 27 (9.93%) UI Designer
5 23 (8.46%) Programmer
6 21 (7.72%) React Developer
7 20 (7.35%) Graphic Designer
8 16 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.04%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 11 (4.04%) Senior React Developer
10 10 (3.68%) Digital Designer
10 10 (3.68%) Gameplay Programmer
10 10 (3.68%) UI Engineer
11 9 (3.31%) iOS Developer
11 9 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.94%) Animator
12 8 (2.94%) C++ Developer
12 8 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
12 8 (2.94%) Mathematical Modeller
13 7 (2.57%) Digital Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (34.19%) HTML
2 81 (29.78%) CSS
3 72 (26.47%) React
4 48 (17.65%) Node.js
5 34 (12.50%) GreenSock GSAP
5 34 (12.50%) Sass
6 29 (10.66%) React Native
7 27 (9.93%) Vue.js
8 24 (8.82%) WebGL
9 22 (8.09%) HTML5
10 19 (6.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 18 (6.62%) AngularJS
11 18 (6.62%) CSS3
11 18 (6.62%) GraphQL
12 16 (5.88%) HTML5 Canvas
13 15 (5.51%) Unreal Engine
14 14 (5.15%) Apache Cordova
14 14 (5.15%) GatsbyJS
15 13 (4.78%) Electron Framework
15 13 (4.78%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.49%) User Experience
2 44 (16.18%) Mobile App
3 34 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (10.29%) Virtual Team
5 21 (7.72%) Motion Graphics
6 19 (6.99%) Algorithms
7 15 (5.51%) Social Media
8 13 (4.78%) Data Structures
9 12 (4.41%) Video Editing
10 11 (4.04%) Graphic Design
11 10 (3.68%) Client/Server
12 7 (2.57%) Data Centre
12 7 (2.57%) Public Cloud
13 6 (2.21%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (2.21%) BBC
13 6 (2.21%) Interactive Media
13 6 (2.21%) Learning Management System
13 6 (2.21%) Photography
13 6 (2.21%) STB
14 5 (1.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.15%) Apple iOS
2 11 (4.04%) Linux
2 11 (4.04%) Windows
3 7 (2.57%) VMS
4 5 (1.84%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) CentOS
5 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.28%) Front End Development
3 41 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (14.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 29 (10.66%) Workflow
6 24 (8.82%) Computer Science
6 24 (8.82%) Interaction Design
7 23 (8.46%) Mathematics
7 23 (8.46%) TDD
8 22 (8.09%) Visualisation
9 21 (7.72%) 3D Animation
9 21 (7.72%) Physics
9 21 (7.72%) Prototyping
10 19 (6.99%) Insurtech
10 19 (6.99%) Multithreading
10 19 (6.99%) Typography
11 18 (6.62%) Infographics
11 18 (6.62%) Visual Effects
12 17 (6.25%) CRM
12 17 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (24.26%) JavaScript
2 37 (13.60%) C++
3 28 (10.29%) C#
4 27 (9.93%) Python
5 18 (6.62%) C
5 18 (6.62%) ES6
6 13 (4.78%) Apple Swift
6 13 (4.78%) TypeScript
7 10 (3.68%) PHP
8 8 (2.94%) Java
9 7 (2.57%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.21%) Go
10 6 (2.21%) SQL
11 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Elixir
12 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (14.34%) Degree
2 21 (7.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.94%) PhD
4 5 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.50%) Accessibility
2 15 (5.51%) QA
3 6 (2.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (8.46%) Docker
2 7 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (7.72%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.15%) Terraform
3 7 (2.57%) Ansible
4 6 (2.21%) Packer
5 5 (1.84%) Rancher
6 1 (0.37%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 46 (16.91%) Adobe
2 29 (10.66%) Google
3 19 (6.99%) Apple
4 11 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.04%) Netlify
5 10 (3.68%) DoubleClick
6 7 (2.57%) Huawei
6 7 (2.57%) Intel
6 7 (2.57%) VMware
7 6 (2.21%) Perforce
8 5 (1.84%) Sage
8 5 (1.84%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.84%) WooCommerce
9 2 (0.74%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.74%) Spotify
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle
10 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.37%) Samsung
10 1 (0.37%) SAP