Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 171 156
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 +33
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,863 3,391 4,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.01% 2.24%
As % of the General category 5.45% 4.81% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,071 2,902 3,708
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,425
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 70,886 70,433 88,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.28% 41.68% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55,173 56,110 72,091
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 3,696 £49,276 +3.74% 723
London +13 2,092 £55,000 -4.35% 340
UK excluding London +24 1,712 £40,000 +6.67% 422
North of England +5 517 £40,000 - 119
South East +46 387 £45,000 +20.00% 81
Midlands +32 323 £35,000 - 93
North West +8 296 £40,000 +6.67% 70
East of England +75 263 £45,000 +12.50% 57
West Midlands +30 230 £32,500 -7.14% 65
Yorkshire -1 171 £40,000 -20.00% 44
South West -83 120 £40,000 +6.67% 33
East Midlands +48 93 £37,500 +15.38% 28
Scotland -31 74 £50,000 +21.21% 28
North East -4 50 £38,500 +54.00% 5
Wales -16 33 £45,000 +16.88% 7
Isle of Man +4 6 £42,500 -34.62% 1
Northern Ireland +2 1 £35,000 -9.09% 4

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 1,821 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,036 (26.82%) C#
3 1,008 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 946 (24.49%) TDD
5 916 (23.71%) Java
6 850 (22.00%) .NET
7 741 (19.18%) SQL
8 695 (17.99%) SQL Server
9 649 (16.80%) MVC
10 623 (16.13%) HTML
11 598 (15.48%) AngularJS
12 580 (15.01%) BDD
13 578 (14.96%) Software Engineering
14 552 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 522 (13.51%) CSS
16 506 (13.10%) Scrum
17 464 (12.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 457 (11.83%) Git (software)
18 457 (11.83%) Finance
19 451 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
20 444 (11.49%) Degree
21 439 (11.36%) Python
22 427 (11.05%) WCF
23 426 (11.03%) Linux
24 415 (10.74%) Node.js
25 408 (10.56%) Web Application Development
26 395 (10.23%) Computer Science
27 393 (10.17%) DevOps
28 389 (10.07%) RESTful
29 369 (9.55%) Amazon AWS

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
1 114 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
2 74 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 67 (1.73%) Apache
3 67 (1.73%) CMS
4 40 (1.04%) Confluence
5 36 (0.93%) WordPress
6 34 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 32 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 30 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 26 (0.67%) IIS
9 26 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 25 (0.65%) Ethereum
11 20 (0.52%) Umbraco
12 18 (0.47%) Drupal
13 16 (0.41%) WildFly
14 15 (0.39%) nginx
15 10 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.26%) ExpressionEngine
16 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 71 (1.84%) Photoshop
2 53 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 35 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
8 23 (0.60%) Maya
9 18 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
10 11 (0.28%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
12 9 (0.23%) Blender
13 8 (0.21%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.21%) InVision
13 8 (0.21%) NUKE
14 6 (0.16%) ZBrush
15 5 (0.13%) GIMP
15 5 (0.13%) Houdini
15 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
16 3 (0.078%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 38 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 21 (0.54%) Magento
3 9 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 8 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.16%) HFM
6 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.078%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 369 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.77%) GitHub
4 102 (2.64%) Google Play
5 61 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (1.50%) PaaS
7 51 (1.32%) OpenShift
8 47 (1.22%) SaaS
9 45 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 40 (1.04%) npm
10 40 (1.04%) Office 365
11 31 (0.80%) IaaS
12 30 (0.78%) Slack
13 26 (0.67%) Serverless
14 21 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
15 19 (0.49%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.36%) Google Analytics
18 11 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 169 (4.37%) Internet
2 97 (2.51%) Firewall
3 96 (2.49%) HTTP
4 59 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 36 (0.93%) VPN
6 29 (0.75%) SMS
7 26 (0.67%) Network Security
8 25 (0.65%) MPLS
9 23 (0.60%) DAB
9 23 (0.60%) DNS
10 22 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
11 21 (0.54%) LAN
11 21 (0.54%) SSH
12 20 (0.52%) DHCP
12 20 (0.52%) SSL
12 20 (0.52%) Wireless
13 18 (0.47%) DSL
13 18 (0.47%) Ethernet
14 17 (0.44%) ADSL
14 17 (0.44%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 316 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 275 (7.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 191 (4.94%) MySQL
5 151 (3.91%) Big Data
6 145 (3.75%) MongoDB
7 124 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 124 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 94 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 84 (2.17%) Hadoop
10 71 (1.84%) Blockchain
11 67 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
13 58 (1.50%) Redis
14 44 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.06%) Data Lake
16 38 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (0.78%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.78%) Power BI
18 26 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 457 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 210 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 203 (5.25%) JIRA
4 146 (3.78%) Subversion
5 129 (3.34%) Cucumber
6 111 (2.87%) Selenium
7 92 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 88 (2.28%) Maven
8 88 (2.28%) NUnit
9 85 (2.20%) Grunt
10 82 (2.12%) gulp
11 79 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 76 (1.97%) webpack
13 61 (1.58%) Visual Studio
14 52 (1.35%) JUnit
15 49 (1.27%) Jasmine
16 48 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
17 42 (1.09%) WebDriver
18 40 (1.04%) Gradle
19 38 (0.98%) SpecFlow
General
1 457 (11.83%) Finance
2 267 (6.91%) Marketing
3 242 (6.26%) Retail
4 101 (2.61%) Banking
4 101 (2.61%) Legal
5 69 (1.79%) Online Betting
6 63 (1.63%) Advertising
7 52 (1.35%) Law
8 36 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 29 (0.75%) Back Office
10 24 (0.62%) Front Office
11 22 (0.57%) Billing
12 19 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
15 14 (0.36%) Publishing
16 13 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.23%) Electronics
18 8 (0.21%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,854 (47.99%) Developer
2 542 (14.03%) .NET Developer
3 356 (9.22%) Java Developer
4 316 (8.18%) Senior Developer
5 290 (7.51%) Analyst
6 289 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 211 (5.46%) Games Developer
8 191 (4.94%) Software Engineer
9 187 (4.84%) Junior
10 183 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 178 (4.61%) Software Developer
12 157 (4.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 141 (3.65%) Graduate
14 138 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
15 135 (3.49%) Designer
15 135 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
16 133 (3.44%) Junior Developer
17 128 (3.31%) Java Engineer
18 103 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
19 102 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 850 (22.00%) .NET
2 623 (16.13%) HTML
3 598 (15.48%) AngularJS
4 552 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 522 (13.51%) CSS
6 464 (12.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 427 (11.05%) WCF
8 415 (10.74%) Node.js
9 389 (10.07%) RESTful
10 360 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 341 (8.83%) Spring
12 292 (7.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 287 (7.43%) Web Services
14 279 (7.22%) HTML5
15 263 (6.81%) .NET Framework
16 258 (6.68%) React
17 249 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
18 232 (6.01%) REST
19 196 (5.07%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 176 (4.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 395 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 344 (8.90%) User Experience
3 301 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 301 (7.79%) Online Games
4 272 (7.04%) Mobile App
5 189 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
6 171 (4.43%) Algorithms
7 159 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
8 121 (3.13%) Fintech
9 114 (2.95%) iPhone
10 85 (2.20%) Animation
11 81 (2.10%) Data Structures
12 66 (1.71%) Data Centre
13 64 (1.66%) Mobile Games
13 64 (1.66%) Private Cloud
14 62 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 61 (1.58%) Management Information System
16 60 (1.55%) BBC
17 58 (1.50%) Xbox
18 55 (1.42%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 426 (11.03%) Linux
2 304 (7.87%) Android
3 259 (6.70%) Windows
4 201 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 116 (3.00%) Unix
6 55 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 42 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 35 (0.91%) CentOS
10 35 (0.91%) Debian
10 35 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.54%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.23%) Robot Operating System
17 7 (0.18%) VMS
18 4 (0.10%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,821 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 946 (24.49%) TDD
3 649 (16.80%) MVC
4 580 (15.01%) BDD
5 578 (14.96%) Software Engineering
6 506 (13.10%) Scrum
7 451 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
8 408 (10.56%) Web Application Development
9 393 (10.17%) DevOps
10 347 (8.98%) Microservices
11 343 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
12 342 (8.85%) OO
13 339 (8.78%) Test Automation
14 317 (8.21%) E-Commerce
15 293 (7.58%) Web Development
16 257 (6.65%) Analytics
17 240 (6.21%) Front End Development
18 224 (5.80%) Mathematics
19 223 (5.77%) Multithreading
20 218 (5.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,036 (26.82%) C#
2 1,008 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 916 (23.71%) Java
4 741 (19.18%) SQL
5 439 (11.36%) Python
6 362 (9.37%) C++
7 285 (7.38%) Ruby
8 221 (5.72%) PHP
9 211 (5.46%) Java 8
10 175 (4.53%) Scala
11 149 (3.86%) C
12 83 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 79 (2.05%) Bash Shell
14 78 (2.02%) Perl
15 64 (1.66%) F#
16 61 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 58 (1.50%) Objective-C
18 57 (1.48%) PowerShell
19 54 (1.40%) VB.NET
20 47 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 444 (11.49%) Degree
2 125 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 78 (2.02%) PhD
4 56 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (1.35%) CISSP
6 43 (1.11%) CCNA
7 42 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 41 (1.06%) ISEB
9 40 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.70%) GIAC
11 24 (0.62%) SANS
12 23 (0.60%) CISM
13 22 (0.57%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.54%) Master's Degree
14 21 (0.54%) MCP
15 19 (0.49%) CCNP
15 19 (0.49%) MCSE
16 18 (0.47%) CRISC
16 18 (0.47%) PMI Certification
17 17 (0.44%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (7.43%) QA
2 85 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 55 (1.42%) SLA
4 37 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.44%) GCP
6 17 (0.44%) GDPR
7 16 (0.41%) PMO
8 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.052%) HL7
10 2 (0.052%) SEPA
10 2 (0.052%) WCAG
11 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.026%) GMP
11 1 (0.026%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 308 (7.97%) Docker
2 126 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 73 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.36%) KVM
7 13 (0.34%) VMware NSX
7 13 (0.34%) vSphere
8 12 (0.31%) NFS
9 11 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.26%) Samba
10 10 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.21%) Firmware
11 8 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.18%) iptables
13 6 (0.16%) QEMU
13 6 (0.16%) XenApp
14 5 (0.13%) LXC
15 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 151 (3.91%) Ansible
2 105 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 99 (2.56%) Puppet
4 56 (1.45%) Kibana
5 52 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (1.11%) Terraform
7 37 (0.96%) SCCM
8 33 (0.85%) Nagios
9 17 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.34%) logstash
11 11 (0.28%) Packer
12 10 (0.26%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.23%) Grafana
14 8 (0.21%) CASB
14 8 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (0.21%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.21%) Graphite
15 7 (0.18%) Cacti
15 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 351 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 316 (8.18%) Google
3 166 (4.30%) Oracle
4 96 (2.49%) VMware
5 81 (2.10%) Adobe
6 74 (1.92%) WorldPay
7 72 (1.86%) Cisco
8 59 (1.53%) Tableau
9 53 (1.37%) Citrix
10 43 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 37 (0.96%) HP
13 36 (0.93%) F5
14 31 (0.80%) Informatica
15 29 (0.75%) Perforce
16 26 (0.67%) Capita
17 25 (0.65%) SAP
18 24 (0.62%) Apple
18 24 (0.62%) Facebook
19 21 (0.54%) Splunk