Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Animation
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 637 857 929
Rank change year-on-year +220 +72 +19
Permanent jobs citing Animation 117 179 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 90 117 154
Median annual salary £63,750 £37,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.00% -23.08% +21.88%
10th Percentile £38,175 £25,300 £26,400
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,500 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +100.00% -2.78% +2.86%

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 24,061 48,263 59,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.49% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,789 37,483 46,262
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 16 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 18 January 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 +196 98 £65,000 +62.50% 28
UK excluding London +201 57 £70,000 +100.00% 22
London +143 50 £65,000 +53.85% 6
North of England +94 27 £57,500 +35.29% 9
Work from Home -34 26 £70,000 +104.38% 6
Yorkshire +69 15 £41,500 +18.57% 2
East of England +105 11 £70,000 +64.71% 2
Scotland +44 11 £45,000 +76.47% 1
North West +85 8 - - 4
North East - 4 £70,000 - 3
South West +66 3 £50,000 +36.05% 4
Midlands - 3 £30,000 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £28,750 - 1
South East +151 1 - - 1
Wales +49 1 £60,000 +41.18% 1
West Midlands - 1 £38,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 43 (36.75%) User Experience
2 36 (30.77%) Adobe
3 31 (26.50%) C++
4 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
5 29 (24.79%) Games
6 28 (23.93%) Unreal Engine
7 27 (23.08%) Apple iOS
7 27 (23.08%) Wireframes
8 26 (22.22%) Figma
9 25 (21.37%) Sketch
10 24 (20.51%) Degree
11 22 (18.80%) Apple Swift
11 22 (18.80%) iOS Development
11 22 (18.80%) Adobe XD
12 21 (17.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 21 (17.95%) Core Animation
12 21 (17.95%) Core Data
12 21 (17.95%) Objective-C
13 20 (17.09%) Maya
13 20 (17.09%) Photoshop
13 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (16.24%) RESTful
14 19 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (16.24%) Push Notifications
15 18 (15.38%) Cocoa Touch
15 18 (15.38%) UIKit
15 18 (15.38%) CocoaPods
15 18 (15.38%) Fintech
15 18 (15.38%) Cocoa

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 14 (11.97%) WordPress
2 7 (5.98%) CMS
3 4 (3.42%) Headless CMS
4 2 (1.71%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (22.22%) Figma
2 25 (21.37%) Sketch
3 22 (18.80%) Adobe XD
4 20 (17.09%) Maya
4 20 (17.09%) Photoshop
5 18 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (11.97%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (4.27%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (4.27%) MotionBuilder
8 4 (3.42%) 3ds Max
9 3 (2.56%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (2.56%) Flinto
10 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (1.71%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.71%) Blender
10 2 (1.71%) InDesign
10 2 (1.71%) InVision
10 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (1.71%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) SaaS
2 3 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (2.56%) Firebase
3 2 (1.71%) Azure
3 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.71%) Veeva
4 1 (0.85%) AWS
4 1 (0.85%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.85%) GCP
4 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.85%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.85%) Slack
4 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.38%) CocoaPods
3 9 (7.69%) JIRA
4 3 (2.56%) webpack
5 2 (1.71%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.85%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
6 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 29 (24.79%) Games
2 17 (14.53%) Marketing
3 8 (6.84%) Advertising
4 7 (5.98%) German Language
5 6 (5.13%) Finance
6 5 (4.27%) Publishing
7 4 (3.42%) Electronics
7 4 (3.42%) Legal
8 3 (2.56%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.85%) Automotive
10 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (40.17%) Developer
2 23 (19.66%) Designer
3 22 (18.80%) iOS Developer
4 8 (6.84%) Character Rigger
4 8 (6.84%) UI Designer
5 7 (5.98%) Animator
5 7 (5.98%) C++ Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Games Designer
6 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Technical Designer
7 5 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (4.27%) UX Designer
8 4 (3.42%) Digital Producer
8 4 (3.42%) Programmer
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Animator
8 4 (3.42%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Development Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Designer
9 3 (2.56%) Technical Artist
9 3 (2.56%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) Unreal Engine
2 21 (17.95%) Core Animation
2 21 (17.95%) Core Data
2 21 (17.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 19 (16.24%) RESTful
4 18 (15.38%) Cocoa
4 18 (15.38%) Cocoa Touch
4 18 (15.38%) UIKit
5 16 (13.68%) CSS
5 16 (13.68%) HTML
6 7 (5.98%) TensorFlow
7 6 (5.13%) .NET
8 5 (4.27%) Framer.js
8 5 (4.27%) jQuery
8 5 (4.27%) React
9 4 (3.42%) CSS3
9 4 (3.42%) GreenSock GSAP
9 4 (3.42%) HTML5
9 4 (3.42%) React Native
9 4 (3.42%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (36.75%) User Experience
2 12 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.69%) Motion Graphics
4 8 (6.84%) 3D Graphics
4 8 (6.84%) Social Media
5 7 (5.98%) BBC
5 7 (5.98%) Digital Media
5 7 (5.98%) STB
6 6 (5.13%) Replication
6 6 (5.13%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.27%) Podcast
7 5 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.42%) Vector Graphics
8 4 (3.42%) Xbox
9 2 (1.71%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.71%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.71%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.85%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.98%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) Windows
3 4 (3.42%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) Wireframes
2 22 (18.80%) iOS Development
3 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (16.24%) Push Notifications
5 18 (15.38%) Fintech
6 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.97%) Post-Production
8 13 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
9 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
10 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
10 11 (9.40%) Typography
11 9 (7.69%) Visual Effects
11 9 (7.69%) Workflow
12 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.98%) Cross-Platform Development
13 7 (5.98%) Multithreading
13 7 (5.98%) Project Management
13 7 (5.98%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) C++
2 22 (18.80%) Apple Swift
3 21 (17.95%) Objective-C
4 16 (13.68%) Python
5 15 (12.82%) C#
6 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) Java
7 7 (5.98%) PHP
8 3 (2.56%) C
8 3 (2.56%) GLSL
8 3 (2.56%) HLSL
8 3 (2.56%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.56%) MAXScript
9 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) ES6
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) Degree
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.56%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.56%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) PMO
Vendors
1 36 (30.77%) Adobe
2 11 (9.40%) Autodesk
3 10 (8.55%) Apple
4 4 (3.42%) Google
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.42%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.85%) Avid