Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 152 169
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 3921 4201 4388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.21% 2.02%
As % of the General category 4.95% 5.18% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3275 3620 3656
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £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 79201 81097 98063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.97% 42.72% 45.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57872 65991 78404
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -7 3713 £45,000 -10.00% 420
London -27 2015 £55,000 - 232
UK excluding London +27 1876 £40,000 - 199
North of England 0 483 £40,000 - 70
South East +51 482 £40,000 -3.61% 41
Midlands +22 363 £32,500 -18.75% 44
West Midlands +37 273 £32,500 -15.58% 33
North West -1 266 £37,500 - 30
East of England +69 259 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Yorkshire +10 202 £45,000 - 34
South West -51 134 £40,000 -7.51% 11
Scotland -40 104 £41,250 -8.33% 9
East Midlands -6 88 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Wales +45 55 £41,000 +13.10% 2
North East -27 16 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Isle of Man -5 8 £50,000 +17.65%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1759 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1158 (29.53%) C#
3 1039 (26.50%) TDD
4 1020 (26.01%) JavaScript
5 912 (23.26%) .NET
6 794 (20.25%) SQL Server
7 776 (19.79%) HTML
8 760 (19.38%) MVC
9 736 (18.77%) Java
10 674 (17.19%) SQL
11 667 (17.01%) ASP.NET
12 663 (16.91%) CSS
13 629 (16.04%) AngularJS
14 605 (15.43%) BDD
15 589 (15.02%) Linux
16 573 (14.61%) Scrum
17 565 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 539 (13.75%) Degree
19 519 (13.24%) WCF
20 514 (13.11%) Software Engineering
21 499 (12.73%) Web Application Development
22 488 (12.45%) Node.js
22 488 (12.45%) C++
23 485 (12.37%) Git (software)
24 459 (11.71%) Computer Science
25 456 (11.63%) OO
26 446 (11.37%) HTML5
27 433 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 421 (10.74%) Python
29 411 (10.48%) Google

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
1 154 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (2.12%) CMS
3 70 (1.79%) Apache
4 67 (1.71%) Confluence
5 59 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 58 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 55 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 41 (1.05%) WordPress
9 32 (0.82%) nginx
10 27 (0.69%) IIS
11 24 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 23 (0.59%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 18 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.38%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.36%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.28%) DNN
18 11 (0.28%) Drupal
19 10 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 98 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 93 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 58 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 46 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.74%) InVision
7 21 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
8 19 (0.48%) Maya
9 16 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 16 (0.41%) MS Visio
10 12 (0.31%) 3ds Max
11 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.13%) NUKE
14 4 (0.10%) Autodesk Inventor
14 4 (0.10%) InDesign
15 3 (0.077%) Blender
15 3 (0.077%) Houdini
15 3 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.36%) Magento
2 12 (0.31%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.31%) Revive Adserver
3 5 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.077%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.051%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.051%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.026%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.026%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.026%) Radian6
7 1 (0.026%) Unica
7 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 315 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (3.77%) Google Play
4 78 (1.99%) GitHub
5 55 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (1.12%) npm
8 43 (1.10%) PaaS
9 37 (0.94%) Office 365
10 29 (0.74%) SaaS
11 24 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.54%) AdWords
12 21 (0.54%) IaaS
13 20 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.51%) Serverless
14 17 (0.43%) Google Analytics
15 15 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.26%) Route 53
17 9 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
17 9 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 233 (5.94%) Internet
2 70 (1.79%) Firewall
3 67 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.40%) HTTP
5 51 (1.30%) DNS
6 46 (1.17%) SMS
7 39 (0.99%) Broadband
7 39 (0.99%) VPN
8 38 (0.97%) DHCP
9 35 (0.89%) WAN
10 32 (0.82%) Network Security
11 28 (0.71%) LAN
12 20 (0.51%) LDAP
12 20 (0.51%) SAN
12 20 (0.51%) VLAN
12 20 (0.51%) VoIP
13 18 (0.46%) MPLS
13 18 (0.46%) Skype
14 16 (0.41%) SSL
15 15 (0.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 349 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 292 (7.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 275 (7.01%) MySQL
5 259 (6.61%) SQL Server 2016
6 232 (5.92%) MongoDB
7 167 (4.26%) Big Data
8 104 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 83 (2.12%) Hadoop
11 78 (1.99%) Redis
12 66 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 52 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 51 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 46 (1.17%) Apache Hive
16 37 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 34 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
19 22 (0.56%) Blockchain
19 22 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 485 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 192 (4.90%) JIRA
3 169 (4.31%) Subversion
4 156 (3.98%) Jenkins
5 136 (3.47%) Visual Studio
6 120 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 105 (2.68%) NUnit
8 94 (2.40%) Grunt
9 93 (2.37%) Selenium
10 89 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
11 79 (2.01%) gulp
12 76 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 73 (1.86%) Maven
14 58 (1.48%) webpack
15 56 (1.43%) Moq
16 42 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
17 36 (0.92%) Jasmine
18 35 (0.89%) Eclipse
18 35 (0.89%) Gradle
19 34 (0.87%) JUnit
General
1 366 (9.33%) Finance
2 300 (7.65%) Marketing
3 247 (6.30%) Retail
4 163 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 88 (2.24%) Advertising
6 87 (2.22%) Banking
7 74 (1.89%) Online Betting
8 72 (1.84%) Electronics
9 53 (1.35%) Automotive
10 45 (1.15%) Back Office
11 41 (1.05%) Billing
12 39 (0.99%) Legal
13 37 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.89%) Aerospace
15 31 (0.79%) Multimedia
16 18 (0.46%) Law
17 15 (0.38%) Publishing
18 14 (0.36%) Front Office
19 13 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
20 11 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 2013 (51.34%) Developer
2 662 (16.88%) .NET Developer
3 338 (8.62%) C# Developer
4 301 (7.68%) Java Developer
5 268 (6.83%) Senior Developer
6 261 (6.66%) Games Developer
7 248 (6.32%) Junior
8 226 (5.76%) Software Engineer
9 198 (5.05%) Graduate
10 196 (5.00%) Junior Developer
11 194 (4.95%) Analyst
12 178 (4.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 174 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
14 170 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
15 165 (4.21%) Software Developer
16 145 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
17 133 (3.39%) C++ Developer
18 128 (3.26%) Graduate Developer
19 118 (3.01%) Web Developer
20 117 (2.98%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 912 (23.26%) .NET
2 776 (19.79%) HTML
3 667 (17.01%) ASP.NET
4 663 (16.91%) CSS
5 629 (16.04%) AngularJS
6 565 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 519 (13.24%) WCF
8 488 (12.45%) Node.js
9 446 (11.37%) HTML5
10 433 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 284 (7.24%) .NET Framework
11 284 (7.24%) React
12 282 (7.19%) RESTful
13 274 (6.99%) KnockoutJS
14 262 (6.68%) Spring
15 257 (6.55%) REST
16 243 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 240 (6.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 223 (5.69%) CSS3
19 222 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 459 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 309 (7.88%) User Experience
3 290 (7.40%) Mobile App
3 290 (7.40%) Online Games
4 248 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 242 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
6 180 (4.59%) Algorithms
7 153 (3.90%) iPhone
8 141 (3.60%) BBC
9 120 (3.06%) Mobile Games
10 92 (2.35%) Fintech
11 90 (2.30%) Animation
12 84 (2.14%) Xbox
13 73 (1.86%) Data Structures
14 59 (1.50%) PlayStation
15 56 (1.43%) Data Centre
16 53 (1.35%) Social Media
17 44 (1.12%) Management Information System
18 43 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
19 41 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 589 (15.02%) Linux
2 337 (8.59%) Android
3 293 (7.47%) Windows
4 186 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 106 (2.70%) Unix
6 98 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 64 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 54 (1.38%) CentOS
9 52 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (1.12%) Debian
11 33 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
15 18 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.31%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.18%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.15%) Windows Phone
20 5 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1759 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1039 (26.50%) TDD
3 760 (19.38%) MVC
4 605 (15.43%) BDD
5 573 (14.61%) Scrum
6 514 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 499 (12.73%) Web Application Development
8 456 (11.63%) OO
9 399 (10.18%) Web Development
10 354 (9.03%) E-Commerce
11 309 (7.88%) DevOps
12 300 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
13 295 (7.52%) Multithreading
14 277 (7.06%) Test Automation
15 266 (6.78%) Domain-Driven Design
16 264 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
17 263 (6.71%) Microservices
18 259 (6.61%) Kanban
19 244 (6.22%) Front End Development
20 241 (6.15%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1158 (29.53%) C#
2 1020 (26.01%) JavaScript
3 736 (18.77%) Java
4 674 (17.19%) SQL
5 488 (12.45%) C++
6 421 (10.74%) Python
7 338 (8.62%) PHP
8 277 (7.06%) Ruby
9 112 (2.86%) Scala
10 111 (2.83%) Bash Shell
11 107 (2.73%) C
12 96 (2.45%) F#
13 81 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 77 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 66 (1.68%) ES6
16 59 (1.50%) R
17 56 (1.43%) Objective-C
18 51 (1.30%) PowerShell
19 49 (1.25%) Perl
20 46 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 539 (13.75%) Degree
2 168 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (1.96%) PhD
4 49 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 42 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 38 (0.97%) ISEB
7 37 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
10 30 (0.77%) CCNA
11 24 (0.61%) SC Cleared
12 23 (0.59%) CISSP
13 22 (0.56%) MCP
14 19 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 18 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (0.43%) MCAD
16 17 (0.43%) MCSD
16 17 (0.43%) MCTS
17 12 (0.31%) CCNP
18 10 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (7.19%) QA
2 25 (0.64%) SLA
3 20 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.28%) GCP
7 7 (0.18%) GDPR
8 5 (0.13%) PMO
9 4 (0.10%) MiFID
10 3 (0.077%) BS25999
10 3 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.051%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.026%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.026%) COBIT
12 1 (0.026%) GPG13
12 1 (0.026%) IFRS
12 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.026%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.026%) TickIT
System Software
1 256 (6.53%) Docker
2 127 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 103 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (0.48%) LXC
6 15 (0.38%) Terminal Services
7 13 (0.33%) NFS
7 13 (0.33%) Samba
8 12 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.28%) KVM
9 11 (0.28%) Xen
10 10 (0.26%) Firmware
10 10 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.18%) vSphere
13 6 (0.15%) pfSense
13 6 (0.15%) Snort
14 5 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 123 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 114 (2.91%) Ansible
3 108 (2.75%) Puppet
4 78 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (1.94%) Kibana
6 43 (1.10%) Nagios
7 41 (1.05%) Terraform
8 15 (0.38%) logstash
9 13 (0.33%) WSUS
10 12 (0.31%) Oozie
11 10 (0.26%) Cacti
11 10 (0.26%) SCCM
11 10 (0.26%) SCOM
12 9 (0.23%) Graphite
12 9 (0.23%) Salt
12 9 (0.23%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.15%) Mesos
14 5 (0.13%) Grafana
14 5 (0.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 411 (10.48%) Google
2 282 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 135 (3.44%) VMware
4 124 (3.16%) Adobe
5 123 (3.14%) Oracle
6 69 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 60 (1.53%) Facebook
8 44 (1.12%) Cisco
9 37 (0.94%) SAP
10 30 (0.77%) Twitter
11 29 (0.74%) Zend
12 27 (0.69%) Apple
13 25 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 25 (0.64%) Tableau
14 23 (0.59%) NetApp
15 21 (0.54%) F5
15 21 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.54%) Samsung
16 20 (0.51%) HP
17 19 (0.48%) Sony