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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
UK
Rank 172 145 172
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1657 2356 1974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.29% 1.87%
As % of the General category 4.81% 5.21% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1831 1598
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56%  

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

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34468 45217 46624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.57% 43.92% 44.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27755 36557 36595
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 1573 £47,500 -1.55% 383
London -20 897 £57,500 +4.54% 161
North West +1 139 £37,500 +7.14% 38
South East -26 119 £37,500 -11.76% 29
Manchester -11 114 £37,500 +15.38% 28
South West +57 112 £37,500 -14.28% 22
West Midlands +2 112 £35,000 -12.50% 40
Yorkshire +19 88 £50,000 +25.00% 46
Birmingham -13 75 £35,000 -17.64% 13
East of England -72 73 £40,000 +3.22% 30
West Yorkshire +14 67 £50,001 +11.11% 30
Leeds +6 63 £50,001 +5.26% 28
City of London -11 47 £60,000 +9.09% 29
Hertfordshire -23 45 £40,000 -27.27% 12
Bristol +16 44 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Hampshire +33 33 £35,000 +7.69% 3
South Wales +14 32 £41,500 +3.75% 2
Wales +6 32 £40,000 - 4
Gloucestershire +20 31 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Scotland -1 31 £47,500 +35.71% 12
Cardiff +11 30 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Kent +36 23 £35,000 +41.41% 2
North East +15 21 £25,000 -35.48% 8
Devon +12 21 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Berkshire +3 21 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 20 £25,000 -28.57% 5
Tyne and Wear +16 20 £25,000 -35.48% 6
Edinburgh -4 20 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Cheshire +20 19 £41,500 -2.35% 5
Exeter +1 18 £29,375 -35.08% 3

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1546 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (28.17%) JavaScript
3 865 (25.71%) Java
4 864 (25.68%) TDD
5 846 (25.14%) C#
6 727 (21.60%) HTML
7 670 (19.91%) .NET
8 635 (18.87%) SQL Server
9 630 (18.72%) CSS
10 623 (18.51%) MVC
11 610 (18.13%) Linux
12 585 (17.38%) Degree
13 548 (16.29%) Git (software)
14 534 (15.87%) AngularJS
15 506 (15.04%) ASP.NET
16 498 (14.80%) Scrum
17 484 (14.38%) BDD
18 455 (13.52%) HTML5
19 449 (13.34%) NoSQL
20 436 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 428 (12.72%) Software Engineering
22 427 (12.69%) Python
23 413 (12.27%) SQL
24 406 (12.07%) Node.js
25 398 (11.83%) C++
26 396 (11.77%) Finance
27 386 (11.47%) Web Application Development
28 381 (11.32%) WCF
29 380 (11.29%) Computer Science
29 380 (11.29%) E-Commerce

Games
Top Related 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
1 131 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (2.56%) Apache
3 81 (2.41%) CMS
4 78 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 77 (2.29%) Apache Spark
6 62 (1.84%) IIS
7 46 (1.37%) WordPress
8 34 (1.01%) Jetty
8 34 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 31 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 31 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 28 (0.83%) Confluence
11 25 (0.74%) Apache Pig
12 23 (0.68%) CoreMedia CMS
13 22 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 19 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (0.53%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.42%) nginx
16 14 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 129 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 80 (2.38%) Photoshop
3 63 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 37 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 31 (0.92%) InVision
6 26 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
7 24 (0.71%) MS Office
8 18 (0.53%) InDesign
9 17 (0.51%) Maya
10 13 (0.39%) 3ds Max
10 13 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
11 10 (0.30%) SPSS
12 6 (0.18%) MS Project
13 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.12%) Pixate
15 3 (0.089%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.059%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
17 1 (0.030%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 14 (0.42%) Magento
2 8 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle ASCP
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle iSupplier
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.059%) Summit
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 276 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (2.85%) Google Play
4 48 (1.43%) GitHub
5 44 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.83%) SaaS
8 25 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 24 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 17 (0.51%) Google App Engine
12 16 (0.48%) Slack
12 16 (0.48%) Trello
13 14 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.39%) IaaS
15 12 (0.36%) Office 365
16 10 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.30%) Heroku
17 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 226 (6.72%) Internet
2 80 (2.38%) Firewall
3 44 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.01%) SAN
5 32 (0.95%) DNS
5 32 (0.95%) Network Security
6 29 (0.86%) LAN
7 27 (0.80%) Wireless
8 26 (0.77%) WAN
9 24 (0.71%) HTTP
10 22 (0.65%) NAS
10 22 (0.65%) VPN
11 18 (0.53%) SSL
12 15 (0.45%) iSCSI
13 14 (0.42%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.39%) MPLS
15 12 (0.36%) DHCP
15 12 (0.36%) VoIP
16 11 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.33%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 449 (13.34%) NoSQL
3 366 (10.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 279 (8.29%) MongoDB
5 236 (7.01%) MySQL
6 203 (6.03%) Big Data
7 131 (3.89%) Relational Database
8 122 (3.63%) Hadoop
9 93 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 90 (2.67%) Redis
11 81 (2.41%) RDBMS
12 71 (2.11%) Neo4j
13 68 (2.02%) Apache Hive
14 51 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
15 49 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
16 47 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
17 44 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 38 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 37 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 32 (0.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 548 (16.29%) Git (software)
2 195 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 169 (5.02%) Subversion
4 137 (4.07%) Maven
5 107 (3.18%) Visual Studio
6 103 (3.06%) JIRA
6 103 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 99 (2.94%) NUnit
8 88 (2.62%) JUnit
9 83 (2.47%) Grunt
10 81 (2.41%) Selenium
11 80 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
12 62 (1.84%) Jasmine
13 60 (1.78%) gulp
14 54 (1.60%) Moq
15 46 (1.37%) Mocha
16 44 (1.31%) Gradle
17 43 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
18 41 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
19 40 (1.19%) Mockito
General
1 396 (11.77%) Finance
2 248 (7.37%) Marketing
3 207 (6.15%) Retail
4 167 (4.96%) Banking
5 162 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 158 (4.70%) Advertising
7 93 (2.76%) Online Betting
8 52 (1.55%) Electronics
9 51 (1.52%) Automotive
10 41 (1.22%) Back Office
11 39 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 37 (1.10%) Publishing
13 26 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 26 (0.77%) Legal
14 17 (0.51%) Law
14 17 (0.51%) Music Industry
15 14 (0.42%) Interactive Media
16 13 (0.39%) Billing
17 12 (0.36%) French Language
17 12 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1663 (49.42%) Developer
2 497 (14.77%) .NET Developer
3 316 (9.39%) Java Developer
4 235 (6.98%) Games Developer
5 233 (6.92%) C# Developer
6 228 (6.78%) Junior
6 228 (6.78%) Senior Developer
7 201 (5.97%) Software Engineer
8 192 (5.71%) Analyst
9 175 (5.20%) Junior Developer
10 166 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 162 (4.81%) Graduate
12 160 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 144 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 136 (4.04%) Software Developer
15 129 (3.83%) Web Developer
16 127 (3.77%) Graduate Developer
17 119 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
18 115 (3.42%) Agile Developer
19 112 (3.33%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (21.60%) HTML
2 670 (19.91%) .NET
3 630 (18.72%) CSS
4 534 (15.87%) AngularJS
5 506 (15.04%) ASP.NET
6 455 (13.52%) HTML5
7 436 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 406 (12.07%) Node.js
9 381 (11.32%) WCF
10 343 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 287 (8.53%) RESTful
12 278 (8.26%) Spring
13 259 (7.70%) KnockoutJS
14 236 (7.01%) React
15 235 (6.98%) CSS3
16 212 (6.30%) .NET Framework
17 210 (6.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 195 (5.79%) jQuery
19 190 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
20 183 (5.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 380 (11.29%) Computer Science
2 344 (10.22%) Online Games
3 240 (7.13%) User Experience
4 211 (6.27%) Mobile App
5 195 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 111 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 101 (3.00%) iPhone
8 89 (2.64%) Mobile Games
9 78 (2.32%) Animation
10 77 (2.29%) Social Media
11 75 (2.23%) Fintech
12 51 (1.52%) Xbox
13 49 (1.46%) 3D Graphics
14 48 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 48 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 37 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
16 36 (1.07%) Social Gaming
17 34 (1.01%) Online Gambling
18 32 (0.95%) Management Information System
19 31 (0.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 610 (18.13%) Linux
2 304 (9.03%) Windows
3 290 (8.62%) Android
4 213 (6.33%) Apple iOS
5 108 (3.21%) Unix
6 81 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 51 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 48 (1.43%) CentOS
9 46 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (1.19%) Ubuntu
12 37 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.39%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.36%) Debian
16 11 (0.33%) SmartOS
17 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.15%) AIX
18 5 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1546 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (25.68%) TDD
3 623 (18.51%) MVC
4 498 (14.80%) Scrum
5 484 (14.38%) BDD
6 428 (12.72%) Software Engineering
7 386 (11.47%) Web Application Development
8 380 (11.29%) E-Commerce
9 356 (10.58%) OO
10 329 (9.78%) Web Development
11 301 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
11 301 (8.95%) DevOps
12 228 (6.78%) Kanban
13 225 (6.69%) Analytics
14 217 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 200 (5.94%) Front End Development
16 191 (5.68%) Mathematics
17 180 (5.35%) Mentoring
18 169 (5.02%) Multithreading
19 168 (4.99%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 948 (28.17%) JavaScript
2 865 (25.71%) Java
3 846 (25.14%) C#
4 427 (12.69%) Python
5 413 (12.27%) SQL
6 398 (11.83%) C++
7 283 (8.41%) PHP
8 241 (7.16%) Ruby
9 180 (5.35%) Scala
10 144 (4.28%) C
11 103 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 89 (2.64%) Objective-C
13 76 (2.26%) F#
14 66 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 60 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 58 (1.72%) ES6
17 50 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 47 (1.40%) Perl
19 42 (1.25%) TypeScript
20 35 (1.04%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 585 (17.38%) Degree
2 74 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (2.05%) PhD
4 68 (2.02%) CISSP
5 63 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 44 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.04%) CCNA
8 35 (1.04%) MCP
9 27 (0.80%) ISEB
9 27 (0.80%) MCAD
9 27 (0.80%) MCSD
9 27 (0.80%) MCTS
10 25 (0.74%) CEH
11 23 (0.68%) GIAC
12 20 (0.59%) IISP
12 20 (0.59%) MCSE
12 20 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.56%) SANS
14 18 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (6.63%) QA
2 50 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.42%) SLA
5 9 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 7 (0.21%) SDET
7 5 (0.15%) GCP
7 5 (0.15%) PMO
8 3 (0.089%) MiFID
8 3 (0.089%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.059%) GDPR
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.059%) WCAG
10 1 (0.030%) BS25999
10 1 (0.030%) GPG13
10 1 (0.030%) MISRA
10 1 (0.030%) MISRA C
System Software
1 187 (5.56%) Docker
2 119 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 92 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 11 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.27%) Firmware
6 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.24%) HDFS
8 6 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (0.18%) Xen
9 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.12%) Samba
10 4 (0.12%) XenApp
11 3 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.089%) vSphere
11 3 (0.089%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 161 (4.78%) Puppet
2 115 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (2.94%) Ansible
4 51 (1.52%) Kibana
5 37 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 28 (0.83%) SCCM
7 21 (0.62%) Terraform
8 14 (0.42%) Nagios
9 13 (0.39%) SCOM
10 12 (0.36%) Grafana
10 12 (0.36%) Salt
11 11 (0.33%) Nessus
12 7 (0.21%) CFEngine
12 7 (0.21%) Check_MK
12 7 (0.21%) Graphite
12 7 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.18%) EMC VPLEX
13 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 272 (8.08%) Google
2 218 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 129 (3.83%) VMware
4 118 (3.51%) Oracle
5 117 (3.48%) Adobe
6 78 (2.32%) Cisco
7 64 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 54 (1.60%) Apple
9 52 (1.55%) Facebook
10 45 (1.34%) Tableau
11 40 (1.19%) IBM
12 32 (0.95%) F5
13 30 (0.89%) Perforce
14 25 (0.74%) Riverbed
15 23 (0.68%) Brocade
15 23 (0.68%) Zend
16 20 (0.59%) CheckPoint
17 19 (0.56%) Splunk
18 18 (0.53%) Citrix
18 18 (0.53%) Juniper
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