Period
to 17 October 2017

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 have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 147 174
Rank change year-on-year -20 +27 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 3654 4412 4295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.30% 1.97%
As % of the General category 4.81% 5.40% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3081 3822 3572
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 76013 81648 96681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.55% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55171 66674 76847
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games.

Salary trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 16 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 17 October 2017. 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 -22 3465 £47,500 - 479
London -37 1934 £55,000 - 233
UK excluding London +1 1693 £40,000 - 261
North of England -14 450 £40,000 - 88
South East +33 419 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Midlands +9 330 £32,500 -15.58% 55
North West -5 252 £37,500 - 40
West Midlands +18 236 £32,500 -9.72% 42
East of England +20 223 £40,000 - 31
Yorkshire +2 180 £45,000 - 45
South West -35 134 £40,000 -9.09% 18
Scotland -37 102 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East Midlands -7 92 £32,500 -15.58% 11
Wales +32 47 £42,500 +6.25% 6
North East -18 19 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Isle of Man -11 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Games.

1 1640 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1103 (30.19%) C#
3 952 (26.05%) TDD
4 937 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 830 (22.71%) .NET
6 757 (20.72%) SQL Server
7 732 (20.03%) HTML
8 698 (19.10%) Java
9 694 (18.99%) MVC
10 634 (17.35%) CSS
11 624 (17.08%) SQL
12 614 (16.80%) ASP.NET
13 564 (15.44%) Linux
14 549 (15.02%) AngularJS
15 548 (15.00%) Scrum
16 521 (14.26%) BDD
17 520 (14.23%) Degree
18 511 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
19 467 (12.78%) WCF
20 466 (12.75%) Node.js
21 459 (12.56%) Software Engineering
22 454 (12.42%) Computer Science
23 452 (12.37%) C++
24 446 (12.21%) Web Application Development
25 437 (11.96%) Git (software)
26 427 (11.69%) OO
27 401 (10.97%) Python
28 390 (10.67%) HTML5
29 386 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
30 372 (10.18%) E-Commerce

Games
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
1 147 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (2.35%) CMS
3 75 (2.05%) Apache
4 67 (1.83%) Confluence
5 64 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 58 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 57 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 33 (0.90%) IIS
9 32 (0.88%) WordPress
10 26 (0.71%) nginx
11 25 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 19 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.49%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.41%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.38%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.30%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
18 10 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 90 (2.46%) Photoshop
2 84 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 57 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
4 44 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 42 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 29 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
6 29 (0.79%) InVision
7 15 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.36%) MS Visio
9 12 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
10 11 (0.30%) Maya
11 7 (0.19%) 3ds Max
12 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.11%) Houdini
12 4 (0.11%) InDesign
13 3 (0.082%) NUKE
13 3 (0.082%) SPSS
13 3 (0.082%) ZBrush
14 2 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.33%) Magento
1 12 (0.33%) Revive Adserver
2 10 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.082%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.055%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.027%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.027%) Radian6
7 1 (0.027%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.027%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.027%) Unica
7 1 (0.027%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 278 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (3.64%) Google Play
4 86 (2.35%) GitHub
5 47 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 40 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (1.04%) npm
8 34 (0.93%) PaaS
9 33 (0.90%) SaaS
10 29 (0.79%) Office 365
11 27 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.63%) AdWords
13 21 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.49%) IaaS
16 15 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 15 (0.41%) Serverless
17 14 (0.38%) Route 53
18 10 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
19 9 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 208 (5.69%) Internet
2 71 (1.94%) Firewall
3 56 (1.53%) DNS
4 54 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 52 (1.42%) WAN
6 47 (1.29%) VPN
7 45 (1.23%) HTTP
8 39 (1.07%) SMS
9 38 (1.04%) LAN
10 33 (0.90%) DHCP
11 31 (0.85%) Network Security
12 26 (0.71%) VoIP
13 25 (0.68%) IPsec
14 22 (0.60%) MPLS
14 22 (0.60%) Skype
15 21 (0.57%) VLAN
16 20 (0.55%) LDAP
17 19 (0.52%) Broadband
17 19 (0.52%) PBX
18 18 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 323 (8.84%) NoSQL
3 278 (7.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 255 (6.98%) MySQL
5 228 (6.24%) SQL Server 2016
6 223 (6.10%) MongoDB
7 156 (4.27%) Big Data
8 115 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 113 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (2.19%) Redis
11 77 (2.11%) Hadoop
12 74 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 52 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (1.34%) Apache Hive
15 43 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 36 (0.99%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 25 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 437 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 171 (4.68%) JIRA
3 168 (4.60%) Visual Studio
4 156 (4.27%) Subversion
5 142 (3.89%) Jenkins
6 111 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 99 (2.71%) NUnit
8 83 (2.27%) Maven
8 83 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
9 80 (2.19%) Selenium
10 75 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 66 (1.81%) Grunt
12 65 (1.78%) gulp
13 54 (1.48%) Moq
14 47 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 41 (1.12%) webpack
16 38 (1.04%) Gradle
16 38 (1.04%) JUnit
16 38 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
17 34 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 340 (9.30%) Finance
2 316 (8.65%) Marketing
3 216 (5.91%) Retail
4 164 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 98 (2.68%) Advertising
6 86 (2.35%) Electronics
7 76 (2.08%) Banking
8 69 (1.89%) Online Betting
9 55 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.34%) Automotive
11 40 (1.09%) Back Office
11 40 (1.09%) Billing
12 38 (1.04%) Legal
13 36 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 34 (0.93%) Multimedia
15 25 (0.68%) Publishing
16 14 (0.38%) Polish Language
17 9 (0.25%) Front Office
17 9 (0.25%) Law
17 9 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1847 (50.55%) Developer
2 598 (16.37%) .NET Developer
3 317 (8.68%) C# Developer
4 284 (7.77%) Java Developer
5 244 (6.68%) Senior Developer
6 234 (6.40%) Games Developer
7 227 (6.21%) Junior
8 207 (5.67%) Software Engineer
9 200 (5.47%) Analyst
10 196 (5.36%) Graduate
11 169 (4.63%) Junior Developer
12 159 (4.35%) Software Developer
13 157 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
13 157 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
14 148 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 135 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
16 123 (3.37%) Graduate Developer
17 120 (3.28%) Web Developer
18 116 (3.17%) C++ Developer
19 110 (3.01%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 830 (22.71%) .NET
2 732 (20.03%) HTML
3 634 (17.35%) CSS
4 614 (16.80%) ASP.NET
5 549 (15.02%) AngularJS
6 511 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 467 (12.78%) WCF
8 466 (12.75%) Node.js
9 390 (10.67%) HTML5
10 386 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 266 (7.28%) RESTful
12 256 (7.01%) KnockoutJS
13 254 (6.95%) .NET Framework
13 254 (6.95%) Spring
14 238 (6.51%) React
15 223 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 222 (6.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 217 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 214 (5.86%) REST
19 200 (5.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 454 (12.42%) Computer Science
2 301 (8.24%) User Experience
3 270 (7.39%) Mobile App
4 264 (7.22%) Online Games
5 215 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 181 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 168 (4.60%) Algorithms
8 136 (3.72%) Mobile Games
9 135 (3.69%) iPhone
10 126 (3.45%) BBC
11 81 (2.22%) Animation
12 74 (2.03%) Fintech
13 68 (1.86%) Xbox
14 66 (1.81%) Social Media
15 61 (1.67%) Data Structures
16 54 (1.48%) PlayStation
17 49 (1.34%) Data Centre
17 49 (1.34%) Management Information System
18 45 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
19 44 (1.20%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 564 (15.44%) Linux
2 332 (9.09%) Android
3 331 (9.06%) Windows
4 199 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 102 (2.79%) Unix
5 102 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 65 (1.78%) Ubuntu
7 54 (1.48%) CentOS
8 47 (1.29%) Debian
8 47 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (0.71%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
13 18 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.22%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1640 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (26.05%) TDD
3 694 (18.99%) MVC
4 548 (15.00%) Scrum
5 521 (14.26%) BDD
6 459 (12.56%) Software Engineering
7 446 (12.21%) Web Application Development
8 427 (11.69%) OO
9 372 (10.18%) E-Commerce
10 355 (9.72%) Web Development
11 308 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
12 298 (8.16%) DevOps
13 262 (7.17%) Test Automation
14 260 (7.12%) Multithreading
15 243 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
16 234 (6.40%) Domain-Driven Design
17 228 (6.24%) Kanban
18 217 (5.94%) Mentoring
19 216 (5.91%) Microservices
20 210 (5.75%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1103 (30.19%) C#
2 937 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 698 (19.10%) Java
4 624 (17.08%) SQL
5 452 (12.37%) C++
6 401 (10.97%) Python
7 295 (8.07%) PHP
8 251 (6.87%) Ruby
9 106 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 101 (2.76%) Scala
11 95 (2.60%) C
12 88 (2.41%) F#
13 81 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 66 (1.81%) R
15 64 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 63 (1.72%) ES6
17 59 (1.61%) PowerShell
18 49 (1.34%) Objective-C
19 45 (1.23%) Perl
20 41 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 520 (14.23%) Degree
2 183 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (2.16%) PhD
4 41 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
6 35 (0.96%) ISEB
7 34 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 31 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 25 (0.68%) CCNA
10 25 (0.68%) SC Cleared
11 23 (0.63%) MCP
12 19 (0.52%) CISSP
12 19 (0.52%) MCAD
12 19 (0.52%) MCSD
12 19 (0.52%) MCTS
12 19 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.49%) CCNP
14 13 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (7.25%) QA
2 25 (0.68%) SLA
3 24 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) PMO
7 5 (0.14%) GCP
8 4 (0.11%) GDPR
8 4 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.082%) BS25999
9 3 (0.082%) GPG13
9 3 (0.082%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.027%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.027%) COBIT
10 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.027%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 211 (5.77%) Docker
2 122 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 39 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.60%) LXC
6 18 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 12 (0.33%) Samba
8 11 (0.30%) KVM
9 9 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.22%) Firmware
10 8 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.19%) vSphere
12 6 (0.16%) NFS
12 6 (0.16%) pfSense
12 6 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.16%) Xen
13 5 (0.14%) HDFS
14 4 (0.11%) etcd
Systems Management
1 122 (3.34%) Puppet
2 108 (2.96%) Ansible
3 99 (2.71%) Kubernetes
4 83 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (1.92%) Kibana
6 43 (1.18%) Terraform
7 26 (0.71%) Nagios
8 17 (0.47%) SCOM
9 16 (0.44%) logstash
9 16 (0.44%) WSUS
10 12 (0.33%) Oozie
11 8 (0.22%) Salt
12 7 (0.19%) Cacti
12 7 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.16%) Consul
13 6 (0.16%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.14%) Grafana
14 5 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 344 (9.41%) Google
2 284 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 151 (4.13%) VMware
4 123 (3.37%) Adobe
5 106 (2.90%) Oracle
6 75 (2.05%) Facebook
7 74 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 48 (1.31%) Cisco
8 48 (1.31%) SAP
9 35 (0.96%) NetApp
10 32 (0.88%) Zend
11 30 (0.82%) Atlassian
12 28 (0.77%) F5
13 24 (0.66%) Twitter
14 22 (0.60%) Tableau
15 20 (0.55%) Apple
16 19 (0.52%) Citrix
17 15 (0.41%) HP
18 14 (0.38%) IBM
18 14 (0.38%) Sony