Gaming
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that cited Games over the 6 months leading up to 21 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 221 81 91
Rank change year-on-year -140 +10 +58
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,380 3,558 6,633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 3.85% 3.84%
As % of the General category 2.19% 5.71% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,020 763 1,802
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £45,801 £48,707
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% -3.85% +18.18%
75th Percentile £70,000 £82,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £102,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% -8.00% +25.00%

All General Skills
UK

Games falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62,940 62,359 112,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 67.43% 65.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40,910 35,115 52,200
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,276 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,874 £42,521
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games over the 6 months to 21 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -145 1,171 £55,000 -12.00% 434
UK excluding London -139 976 £52,500 -8.70% 274
Work from Home +8 543 £55,000 -15.38% 209
London -128 319 £65,000 -7.14% 193
North of England -109 295 £55,000 - 61
South East -96 164 £50,000 -16.67% 92
South West -27 162 £50,000 -6.98% 29
North West -141 146 £47,500 -5.00% 31
Midlands -153 138 £55,000 +57.14% 52
West Midlands -114 103 £55,000 +71.88% 34
East of England -70 89 £60,000 -14.29% 21
Scotland -161 80 £52,500 +5.00% 14
North East +50 79 £64,000 +34.74% 8
Yorkshire -80 70 £50,000 -16.67% 23
Wales -5 48 £50,000 - 6
East Midlands -111 35 £52,500 - 18
Northern Ireland +3 3 £70,000 - 4

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (5.36%) Microsoft Exchange
2 69 (5.00%) Confluence
3 18 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.43%) CMS
7 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
7 6 (0.43%) WordPress
8 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.29%) Apache
10 3 (0.22%) IIS
11 2 (0.14%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.14%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.072%) TYPO3
Applications
1 24 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.09%) AutoCAD
4 13 (0.94%) Maya
5 11 (0.80%) Blender
6 10 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.58%) Sketch
8 7 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.51%) Revit
9 6 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.43%) Adobe XD
9 6 (0.43%) ZBrush
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.29%) MotionBuilder
11 4 (0.29%) Simulink
11 4 (0.29%) Stateflow
12 3 (0.22%) Houdini
12 3 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.83%) Endur
2 4 (0.29%) Magento
2 4 (0.29%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 212 (15.36%) Azure
2 211 (15.29%) AWS
3 75 (5.43%) Microsoft 365
4 46 (3.33%) SaaS
5 34 (2.46%) Serverless
6 30 (2.17%) Power Platform
7 29 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.96%) Entra ID
9 25 (1.81%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.74%) GCP
10 24 (1.74%) GitHub
11 21 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (1.23%) Figma
13 16 (1.16%) dbt
14 15 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
15 14 (1.01%) Google Workspace
16 11 (0.80%) Azure DevOps
17 9 (0.65%) Asana
17 9 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
18 8 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.41%) Firewall
2 39 (2.83%) Wireless
3 19 (1.38%) Broadband
4 17 (1.23%) DNS
5 16 (1.16%) Internet
6 15 (1.09%) LAN
6 15 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (1.01%) Network Security
8 12 (0.87%) WAN
9 11 (0.80%) NAS
10 9 (0.65%) VPN
11 5 (0.36%) SAN
12 3 (0.22%) BGP
12 3 (0.22%) DHCP
12 3 (0.22%) HTTP
12 3 (0.22%) VSAN
13 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.14%) SD-WAN
13 2 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.29%) MySQL
3 69 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 57 (4.13%) Redis
6 47 (3.41%) RDBMS
7 35 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (2.17%) Power BI
9 23 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 18 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.09%) Tableau
13 13 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.87%) Big Data
15 10 (0.72%) Data Lake
15 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.65%) DynamoDB
16 9 (0.65%) Looker
17 8 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 129 (9.35%) Git
2 87 (6.30%) JIRA
3 63 (4.57%) Visual Studio
4 60 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 59 (4.28%) Sourcetree
6 26 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.94%) Selenium
9 10 (0.72%) Subversion
10 8 (0.58%) gulp
11 6 (0.43%) Grunt
12 5 (0.36%) JUnit
12 5 (0.36%) webpack
12 5 (0.36%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.29%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.29%) Storybook
13 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.22%) GitLab
14 3 (0.22%) rollup.js
14 3 (0.22%) Vite
General
1 327 (23.70%) Social Skills
2 182 (13.19%) Finance
3 126 (9.13%) Marketing
4 107 (7.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 86 (6.23%) Presentation Skills
6 80 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (4.28%) Manufacturing
8 53 (3.84%) Law
9 50 (3.62%) Retail
10 35 (2.54%) Banking
11 31 (2.25%) Legal
12 26 (1.88%) Advertising
12 26 (1.88%) Electronics
12 26 (1.88%) Financial Institution
13 22 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
14 21 (1.52%) Investment Banking
15 20 (1.45%) Aerospace
16 18 (1.30%) Billing
16 18 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
17 16 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 445 (32.25%) Developer
2 285 (20.65%) Senior
3 165 (11.96%) Games Developer
4 129 (9.35%) .NET Developer
5 99 (7.17%) Lead
6 96 (6.96%) Senior Developer
7 85 (6.16%) Software Engineer
8 75 (5.43%) Project Manager
9 74 (5.36%) C# Developer
10 64 (4.64%) Analyst
11 62 (4.49%) 3D Developer
12 59 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 59 (4.28%) Unity 3D Developer
13 49 (3.55%) Architect
14 47 (3.41%) Senior Manager
15 46 (3.33%) Senior Games Developer
16 43 (3.12%) Data Engineer
16 43 (3.12%) Lead Developer
17 40 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
18 39 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (13.62%) .NET
2 109 (7.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 102 (7.39%) HTML
4 96 (6.96%) .NET Core
5 94 (6.81%) AngularJS
6 88 (6.38%) React
7 78 (5.65%) ASP.NET
8 69 (5.00%) RESTful
9 68 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (4.49%) CSS
11 59 (4.28%) Unreal Engine
12 56 (4.06%) Node.js
13 55 (3.99%) Vue
14 54 (3.91%) HTML5
15 47 (3.41%) Entity Framework
16 43 (3.12%) Kafka
17 39 (2.83%) .NET Framework
18 36 (2.61%) Spring
19 32 (2.32%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.67%) Virtual Reality
2 62 (4.49%) Client/Server
3 54 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (3.41%) IoT
5 42 (3.04%) Online Games
6 39 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 39 (2.83%) Blockchain
6 39 (2.83%) Swaptions
7 36 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 34 (2.46%) Animation
9 32 (2.32%) Web3
10 31 (2.25%) Data Structures
11 29 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
11 29 (2.10%) Product Ownership
12 28 (2.03%) Cloud Native
13 23 (1.67%) Operational Technology
14 22 (1.59%) Cyber Threat
15 21 (1.52%) Social Media
16 20 (1.45%) Mobile App
17 19 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.41%) Windows
2 40 (2.90%) Linux
3 35 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.74%) Mac OS
5 21 (1.52%) Android
6 16 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.01%) Unix
9 12 (0.87%) VMS
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.072%) CentOS
14 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.072%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (19.42%) Agile
2 224 (16.23%) Software Engineering
3 199 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
4 150 (10.87%) Full Stack Development
5 149 (10.80%) Computer Science
6 127 (9.20%) DevOps
7 126 (9.13%) Scrum
8 122 (8.84%) Mathematics
8 122 (8.84%) Mentoring
9 118 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
10 115 (8.33%) Project Management
11 110 (7.97%) Analytics
12 99 (7.17%) Use Case
13 98 (7.10%) Artificial Intelligence
14 95 (6.88%) Roadmaps
15 89 (6.45%) Decision-Making
15 89 (6.45%) Design Patterns
16 84 (6.09%) Machine Learning
17 83 (6.01%) MVC
18 81 (5.87%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 288 (20.87%) C#
2 221 (16.01%) JavaScript
3 206 (14.93%) SQL
4 174 (12.61%) Python
5 102 (7.39%) Java
6 87 (6.30%) TypeScript
7 67 (4.86%) C++
8 52 (3.77%) PHP
9 42 (3.04%) VB
10 25 (1.81%) C
10 25 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 23 (1.67%) Go
12 17 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.09%) Bash
13 15 (1.09%) RPG
14 9 (0.65%) Rust
15 6 (0.43%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.36%) ABAP
16 5 (0.36%) Groovy
16 5 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 320 (23.19%) Degree
2 165 (11.96%) Security Cleared
3 107 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 73 (5.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 48 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (2.83%) DBS Check
7 37 (2.68%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.87%) CCNA
9 12 (0.87%) CCNP
10 10 (0.72%) CCNA CyberOps
10 10 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.72%) MCP
10 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.43%) HNC
13 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.62%) GDPR
1 50 (3.62%) QA
2 26 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.80%) SOC 2
7 8 (0.58%) SLA
8 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.29%) Software Quality Assurance
9 3 (0.22%) NIST
10 2 (0.14%) GRC
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.14%) ITGC
10 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.072%) COSHH
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.072%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 73 (5.29%) Docker
2 57 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.072%) Firmware
8 1 (0.072%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.46%) Terraform
3 26 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.01%) SCCM
5 12 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.87%) WSUS
6 9 (0.65%) QRadar
7 8 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.29%) Progress Chef
9 3 (0.22%) Ansible
10 2 (0.14%) Argo
10 2 (0.14%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.14%) Puppet
11 1 (0.072%) Grafana
11 1 (0.072%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.072%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.072%) WMI
11 1 (0.072%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 262 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.13%) Oracle
3 47 (3.41%) Apple
4 39 (2.83%) Google
4 39 (2.83%) OpenLink
4 39 (2.83%) Sybase
4 39 (2.83%) TIBCO
5 31 (2.25%) Adobe
6 26 (1.88%) VMware
7 22 (1.59%) Cisco
8 19 (1.38%) IFS
9 17 (1.23%) Workday
10 14 (1.01%) Dell
11 10 (0.72%) Autodesk
11 10 (0.72%) Databricks
11 10 (0.72%) Draytek
12 9 (0.65%) Darktrace
12 9 (0.65%) SAP
13 8 (0.58%) YouTube
14 7 (0.51%) Instagram