Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Animation
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 670 794 897
Rank change year-on-year +124 +103 +21
Permanent jobs citing Animation 180 211 215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.48% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 101 133 146
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £31,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +18.75%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £59,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +24.14%

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 32,608 43,803 58,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.51% 38.59% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23,207 34,115 44,835
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,655
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +90 158 £51,250 +17.82% 31
London +81 87 £52,500 - 11
UK excluding London +103 80 £50,000 +33.33% 22
Work from Home -86 40 £57,500 +112.96% 1
North of England +52 33 £52,500 +40.00% 9
North West +31 16 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Yorkshire +27 16 £55,000 +69.23% 5
Scotland +18 14 £45,000 - 2
South East +68 9 £50,000 +66.67% 3
East of England +49 9 £70,000 - 2
South West +8 8 £42,500 +18.88% 2
Midlands +38 7 £37,500 -42.31% 4
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands +27 2 £41,750 -35.77% 3
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 72 (40.00%) User Experience
2 47 (26.11%) Games
3 45 (25.00%) Adobe
4 44 (24.44%) HTML
4 44 (24.44%) CSS
5 42 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 40 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
7 39 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (21.11%) C++
9 35 (19.44%) Sketch
10 34 (18.89%) WordPress
11 33 (18.33%) Git (software)
11 33 (18.33%) Figma
12 30 (16.67%) Photoshop
13 29 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (15.00%) Marketing
14 27 (15.00%) Wireframes
15 26 (14.44%) Adobe XD
15 26 (14.44%) Web Development
16 25 (13.89%) Degree
16 25 (13.89%) CMS
16 25 (13.89%) Mobile App
17 24 (13.33%) PHP
18 23 (12.78%) Adobe Illustrator
19 22 (12.22%) Adobe After Effects
19 22 (12.22%) Apple iOS
20 20 (11.11%) Vue.js
20 20 (11.11%) Gamification
21 19 (10.56%) Decision-Making
21 19 (10.56%) Post-Production

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 34 (18.89%) WordPress
2 25 (13.89%) CMS
3 17 (9.44%) Drupal
4 4 (2.22%) Headless CMS
5 2 (1.11%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) nginx
6 1 (0.56%) FormScape
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (19.44%) Sketch
2 33 (18.33%) Figma
3 30 (16.67%) Photoshop
4 26 (14.44%) Adobe XD
5 23 (12.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 22 (12.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 19 (10.56%) Maya
8 9 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (5.00%) CINEMA 4D
9 8 (4.44%) InVision
10 7 (3.89%) Blender
10 7 (3.89%) Final Cut Pro
11 5 (2.78%) 3ds Max
11 5 (2.78%) MotionBuilder
12 4 (2.22%) Flinto
12 4 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (1.67%) UXPin
13 3 (1.67%) ZBrush
14 2 (1.11%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (1.11%) MODO
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Shopify
2 1 (0.56%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.78%) npm
1 14 (7.78%) Yarn
2 6 (3.33%) SaaS
3 4 (2.22%) Firebase
4 3 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.11%) AWS
5 2 (1.11%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.11%) Veeva
6 1 (0.56%) Azure
6 1 (0.56%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.56%) GCP
6 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.56%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.56%) Google Pay
6 1 (0.56%) Heroku
6 1 (0.56%) Samsung Pay
6 1 (0.56%) Slack
6 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Broadband
2 2 (1.11%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.56%) NFC
3 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) MySQL
2 4 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 33 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.44%) gulp
3 16 (8.89%) Grunt
4 14 (7.78%) CocoaPods
5 8 (4.44%) JIRA
6 5 (2.78%) webpack
7 3 (1.67%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.56%) fastlane
8 1 (0.56%) GCC
8 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 47 (26.11%) Games
2 27 (15.00%) Marketing
3 18 (10.00%) Finance
4 8 (4.44%) German Language
4 8 (4.44%) Legal
4 8 (4.44%) Publishing
5 6 (3.33%) Advertising
5 6 (3.33%) Electronics
5 6 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.78%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.22%) Automotive
7 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.11%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.56%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (37.78%) Developer
2 49 (27.22%) Designer
3 17 (9.44%) UI Designer
4 16 (8.89%) iOS Developer
4 16 (8.89%) Web Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Drupal Developer
6 12 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 9 (5.00%) Animator
7 9 (5.00%) UX Designer
8 8 (4.44%) Character Rigger
8 8 (4.44%) Creative Developer
8 8 (4.44%) Creative Web Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.89%) Lead Designer
9 7 (3.89%) Senior Designer
10 6 (3.33%) Games Designer
10 6 (3.33%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Programmer
10 6 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.44%) CSS
1 44 (24.44%) HTML
2 40 (22.22%) Unreal Engine
3 20 (11.11%) Vue.js
4 19 (10.56%) CSS3
4 19 (10.56%) HTML5
4 19 (10.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 17 (9.44%) Core Animation
5 17 (9.44%) RESTful
6 16 (8.89%) Core Data
6 16 (8.89%) UIKit
7 15 (8.33%) Laravel
8 14 (7.78%) Cocoa
8 14 (7.78%) Cocoa Touch
8 14 (7.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (4.44%) Sass
9 8 (4.44%) WebGL
10 7 (3.89%) Framer.js
10 7 (3.89%) jQuery
10 7 (3.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 72 (40.00%) User Experience
2 25 (13.89%) Mobile App
3 16 (8.89%) Motion Graphics
4 14 (7.78%) Social Media
5 13 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (6.67%) Virtual Team
7 10 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
8 9 (5.00%) Digital Media
9 8 (4.44%) BBC
9 8 (4.44%) STB
10 7 (3.89%) Graphic Design
10 7 (3.89%) Podcast
11 6 (3.33%) Replication
11 6 (3.33%) Vector Graphics
11 6 (3.33%) Xbox
12 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.67%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (1.67%) Video on Demand
13 2 (1.11%) Augmented Reality
13 2 (1.11%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.22%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.00%) Linux
2 9 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (15.00%) Wireframes
4 26 (14.44%) Web Development
5 20 (11.11%) Gamification
6 19 (10.56%) Decision-Making
6 19 (10.56%) Post-Production
7 16 (8.89%) iOS Development
7 16 (8.89%) Project Management
7 16 (8.89%) Push Notifications
8 15 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.33%) Fintech
8 15 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (8.33%) Visual Effects
9 14 (7.78%) Mobile First
9 14 (7.78%) Typography
10 13 (7.22%) Artificial Intelligence
10 13 (7.22%) Front End Development
10 13 (7.22%) Prototyping
10 13 (7.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 38 (21.11%) C++
3 24 (13.33%) PHP
4 16 (8.89%) Apple Swift
4 16 (8.89%) Objective-C
5 13 (7.22%) Python
6 11 (6.11%) C#
7 8 (4.44%) Java
8 4 (2.22%) Kotlin
9 3 (1.67%) C
10 1 (0.56%) ES6
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) SQL
10 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (13.89%) Degree
2 8 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) PMO
1 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 45 (25.00%) Adobe
2 12 (6.67%) Autodesk
3 10 (5.56%) Apple
4 7 (3.89%) Google
5 6 (3.33%) WooCommerce
6 4 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.67%) Foundry
8 2 (1.11%) SAP
9 1 (0.56%) Avid
9 1 (0.56%) IBM
9 1 (0.56%) iManage
9 1 (0.56%) Intapp
9 1 (0.56%) Perforce
9 1 (0.56%) Samsung