Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 165 156
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,196 3,923 4,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.19% 2.18%
As % of the General category 5.02% 5.01% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,609 3,269 3,488
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 63,669 78,349 79,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.91% 43.68% 42.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48,915 57,704 64,431
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +2 3,095 £50,000 +11.11% 847
London +11 1,931 £60,000 +9.09% 405
UK excluding London -48 1,259 £42,500 +6.25% 471
North of England -2 417 £40,000 - 178
South East -44 333 £45,000 +12.50% 80
North West +40 294 £45,000 +20.00% 120
East of England -17 179 £47,500 +5.56% 63
South West +46 144 £40,000 - 41
Midlands -145 96 £42,500 +30.77% 80
Yorkshire -40 91 £37,500 -16.67% 46
West Midlands -139 55 £47,500 +46.15% 48
Wales +1 47 £36,000 -10.00% 18
Scotland -55 46 £45,000 +12.50% 12
East Midlands -21 44 £42,500 +30.77% 30
North East +12 32 £42,500 +21.43% 12
Northern Ireland - 4 £31,250 -
Isle of Man +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,564 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 969 (30.32%) C#
3 822 (25.72%) Java
4 807 (25.25%) JavaScript
5 714 (22.34%) .NET
6 703 (22.00%) TDD
7 651 (20.37%) Software Engineering
8 601 (18.80%) SQL Server
9 599 (18.74%) MVC
9 599 (18.74%) Degree
10 546 (17.08%) AngularJS
11 520 (16.27%) SQL
12 515 (16.11%) ASP.NET
13 513 (16.05%) HTML
14 510 (15.96%) Computer Science
15 482 (15.08%) BDD
16 456 (14.27%) Python
17 435 (13.61%) CSS
18 427 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
19 419 (13.11%) Scrum
20 385 (12.05%) C++
20 385 (12.05%) RESTful
21 382 (11.95%) Web Application Development
22 378 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
23 365 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
24 354 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
24 354 (11.08%) DevOps
25 352 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
25 352 (11.01%) Git (software)
25 352 (11.01%) Linux

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
1 243 (7.60%) Elasticsearch
2 78 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 51 (1.60%) Confluence
4 41 (1.28%) Apache
5 35 (1.10%) IIS
6 33 (1.03%) CMS
7 24 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 22 (0.69%) nginx
8 22 (0.69%) WordPress
9 19 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 16 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.38%) Drupal
13 11 (0.34%) SAS
13 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.28%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.22%) Mule
16 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (0.47%) InVision
6 13 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (0.38%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.34%) Simulink
9 10 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.28%) 3ds Max
10 9 (0.28%) InDesign
10 9 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.28%) SPSS
11 7 (0.22%) Maya
12 6 (0.19%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.094%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.094%) Stata
Business Applications
1 49 (1.53%) thinkFolio
2 44 (1.38%) Temenos T24
3 15 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.25%) Magento
5 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.063%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.063%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 354 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 352 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 78 (2.44%) GitHub
5 76 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 72 (2.25%) Google Play
7 62 (1.94%) Serverless
8 51 (1.60%) npm
9 48 (1.50%) Office 365
10 38 (1.19%) PaaS
11 34 (1.06%) SaaS
12 30 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (0.88%) Amazon S3
14 25 (0.78%) IaaS
15 22 (0.69%) Slack
16 20 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (0.59%) Google Analytics
17 19 (0.59%) Yarn
18 17 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
19 14 (0.44%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 171 (5.35%) Internet
2 68 (2.13%) Firewall
3 60 (1.88%) HTTP
4 48 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.75%) RS-232
6 20 (0.63%) DNS
7 18 (0.56%) Broadband
8 17 (0.53%) DAB
9 16 (0.50%) SNMP
10 15 (0.47%) FCoE
10 15 (0.47%) VPN
11 14 (0.44%) SSL
12 13 (0.41%) DHCP
13 12 (0.38%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.34%) RS-485
15 10 (0.31%) VoIP
16 7 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (0.19%) LAN
17 6 (0.19%) SAN
17 6 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 267 (8.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 243 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 186 (5.82%) MySQL
5 151 (4.72%) Big Data
6 136 (4.26%) MongoDB
7 90 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 72 (2.25%) Relational Database
9 69 (2.16%) Redis
10 64 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 44 (1.38%) Blockchain
13 43 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.94%) Couchbase
15 30 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (0.91%) RDBMS
17 28 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
18 23 (0.72%) Apache Hive
18 23 (0.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 352 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 179 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 156 (4.88%) JIRA
4 101 (3.16%) TeamCity
5 82 (2.57%) webpack
6 79 (2.47%) gulp
7 62 (1.94%) Selenium
8 61 (1.91%) Cucumber
8 61 (1.91%) Visual Studio
9 57 (1.78%) Gradle
9 57 (1.78%) Subversion
10 55 (1.72%) Maven
11 54 (1.69%) Grunt
11 54 (1.69%) JUnit
12 49 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 49 (1.53%) NUnit
13 43 (1.35%) Jasmine
14 40 (1.25%) Mocha
15 31 (0.97%) Axure RP
16 30 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 337 (10.54%) Finance
2 156 (4.88%) Marketing
3 145 (4.54%) Banking
4 119 (3.72%) Retail
5 67 (2.10%) Electronics
6 52 (1.63%) Publishing
7 48 (1.50%) Law
8 45 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 31 (0.97%) Advertising
11 24 (0.75%) Automotive
12 20 (0.63%) Legal
13 19 (0.59%) Front Office
14 17 (0.53%) Online Betting
15 13 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.34%) Back Office
16 11 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.25%) German Language
19 7 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,544 (48.31%) Developer
2 480 (15.02%) .NET Developer
3 331 (10.36%) C# Developer
4 266 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 256 (8.01%) Java Developer
6 245 (7.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 231 (7.23%) Software Developer
8 216 (6.76%) Games Developer
9 211 (6.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 205 (6.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 201 (6.29%) Analyst
12 195 (6.10%) Software Engineer
13 168 (5.26%) Graduate
14 149 (4.66%) Junior
15 140 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
16 132 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
17 122 (3.82%) Graduate Developer
18 119 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 118 (3.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 114 (3.57%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 714 (22.34%) .NET
2 546 (17.08%) AngularJS
3 515 (16.11%) ASP.NET
4 513 (16.05%) HTML
5 435 (13.61%) CSS
6 427 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 385 (12.05%) RESTful
8 378 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 326 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 275 (8.60%) Node.js
11 263 (8.23%) React
12 231 (7.23%) WCF
13 216 (6.76%) Web Services
14 212 (6.63%) REST
15 195 (6.10%) Spring
16 191 (5.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 174 (5.44%) .NET Framework
18 165 (5.16%) RabbitMQ
19 158 (4.94%) HTML5
20 148 (4.63%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 271 (8.48%) User Experience
2 216 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 182 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
4 182 (5.69%) Online Games
5 169 (5.29%) Algorithms
6 117 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 93 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 85 (2.66%) Mobile Games
9 77 (2.41%) Fintech
10 75 (2.35%) iPhone
11 64 (2.00%) Equities
12 63 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 58 (1.81%) Data Structures
14 51 (1.60%) Fixed Income
15 48 (1.50%) Social Gaming
16 44 (1.38%) Blog
17 43 (1.35%) Animation
18 42 (1.31%) Xbox
19 38 (1.19%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 352 (11.01%) Linux
2 268 (8.39%) Windows
3 249 (7.79%) Android
4 152 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 69 (2.16%) Unix
6 41 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 34 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 30 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.84%) Windows 10
11 22 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.41%) CentOS
13 13 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.38%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.34%) CoreOS
15 11 (0.34%) Debian
16 6 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,564 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (22.00%) TDD
3 651 (20.37%) Software Engineering
4 599 (18.74%) MVC
5 510 (15.96%) Computer Science
6 482 (15.08%) BDD
7 419 (13.11%) Scrum
8 382 (11.95%) Web Application Development
9 365 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
10 354 (11.08%) DevOps
11 344 (10.76%) Test Automation
12 306 (9.57%) OO
13 303 (9.48%) Microservices
14 302 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
15 250 (7.82%) Kanban
16 248 (7.76%) Mentoring
17 235 (7.35%) Mathematics
18 227 (7.10%) Web Development
19 217 (6.79%) User Stories
20 211 (6.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 969 (30.32%) C#
2 822 (25.72%) Java
3 807 (25.25%) JavaScript
4 520 (16.27%) SQL
5 456 (14.27%) Python
6 385 (12.05%) C++
7 244 (7.63%) Ruby
8 196 (6.13%) Java 8
9 169 (5.29%) PHP
10 143 (4.47%) C
11 102 (3.19%) Bash Shell
12 99 (3.10%) TypeScript
13 98 (3.07%) Scala
14 81 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 67 (2.10%) Go
16 66 (2.07%) F#
17 64 (2.00%) ES6
18 59 (1.85%) Shell Script
19 57 (1.78%) R
20 54 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 599 (18.74%) Degree
2 141 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (2.16%) PhD
4 47 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 33 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.84%) MCSE
8 25 (0.78%) CISSP
9 24 (0.75%) CCNA
9 24 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.72%) GIAC
10 23 (0.72%) ISEB
11 19 (0.59%) SANS
12 18 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
12 18 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
12 18 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (0.56%) SSCP
13 17 (0.53%) MPhil
14 16 (0.50%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (8.29%) QA
2 34 (1.06%) SLA
3 24 (0.75%) GDPR
4 19 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.34%) MiFID
7 8 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.22%) PMO
9 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.13%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.13%) MISRA
10 4 (0.13%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.063%) COBIT
11 2 (0.063%) COSO
12 1 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.031%) NIST 800
System Software
1 266 (8.32%) Docker
2 90 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 23 (0.72%) NFS
6 20 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.47%) Samba
7 15 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.38%) etcd
9 12 (0.38%) Firmware
10 9 (0.28%) XenServer
11 8 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.25%) KVM
12 7 (0.22%) vSphere
13 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.19%) XenApp
14 4 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.094%) Varnish
16 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 128 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 125 (3.91%) Ansible
3 108 (3.38%) Puppet
4 89 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (2.00%) Terraform
6 53 (1.66%) Kibana
7 32 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
8 28 (0.88%) Nagios
9 27 (0.84%) Grafana
10 24 (0.75%) SCCM
11 22 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.63%) Oozie
12 20 (0.63%) Salt
12 20 (0.63%) ZABBIX
13 18 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
14 17 (0.53%) Packer
15 15 (0.47%) Prometheus
16 13 (0.41%) Consul
16 13 (0.41%) HAProxy
17 10 (0.31%) Graphite
Vendors
1 301 (9.42%) Google
2 223 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 104 (3.25%) Oracle
4 83 (2.60%) Facebook
5 68 (2.13%) VMware
6 49 (1.53%) Charles River
7 45 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 42 (1.31%) Citrix
9 38 (1.19%) Adobe
10 34 (1.06%) Apple
11 30 (0.94%) Cisco
12 27 (0.84%) Cloudera
12 27 (0.84%) Tableau
13 25 (0.78%) IBM
14 24 (0.75%) Sun
15 23 (0.72%) SAP
16 19 (0.59%) NetApp
17 18 (0.56%) Databricks
17 18 (0.56%) Hortonworks
17 18 (0.56%) MapR