Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 203 156
Rank change year-on-year +5 -47 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,528 2,533 3,887
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.75% 2.26%
As % of the General category 4.24% 4.37% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,421 2,064 3,236
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.28% +7.50% +6.67%

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 36,072 58,026 74,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.24% 40.11% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 27,370 43,575 57,200
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,270
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.28% +2.54%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,240 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +1.11% +5.88%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games.

Salary trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 18 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 31 May 2020. 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 1,435 £55,000 +10.00% 240
London -14 855 £62,500 +8.70% 92
UK excluding London +39 655 £50,000 +16.28% 159
South East +66 199 £55,000 +15.79% 53
North of England +54 194 £47,500 +13.77% 47
Work from Home +11 180 £57,500 +15.00% 36
Midlands +21 94 £45,000 +26.76% 24
North West -6 91 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Yorkshire +122 86 £52,500 +31.25% 11
West Midlands +23 76 £45,000 +28.57% 16
East of England +21 70 £47,500 -13.64% 15
Scotland +57 43 £45,000 +12.50% 5
South West +38 27 £60,000 +41.18% 9
Wales -2 27 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands +32 18 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East +33 17 £27,000 -36.47% 6
Northern Ireland +15 1 - - 1
Isle of Man 0 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 671 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 419 (27.42%) C#
4 380 (24.87%) AWS
5 348 (22.77%) TDD
6 337 (22.05%) Java
7 317 (20.75%) Azure
8 313 (20.48%) .NET
9 299 (19.57%) Scrum
10 274 (17.93%) Microservices
11 269 (17.60%) Python
12 256 (16.75%) SQL
13 227 (14.86%) Node.js
14 215 (14.07%) BDD
15 212 (13.87%) React
16 210 (13.74%) Finance
17 207 (13.55%) Software Engineering
18 206 (13.48%) AngularJS
19 205 (13.42%) Degree
19 205 (13.42%) DevOps
20 203 (13.29%) SQL Server
21 198 (12.96%) Test Automation
22 195 (12.76%) MVC
23 190 (12.43%) ASP.NET
24 189 (12.37%) Docker
25 185 (12.11%) HTML
26 183 (11.98%) Git (software)
27 180 (11.78%) Kanban
27 180 (11.78%) C++
28 178 (11.65%) CSS

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
1 164 (10.73%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (1.70%) Apache
3 24 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.57%) CMS
4 16 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.85%) Confluence
6 12 (0.79%) WordPress
7 11 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (0.72%) nginx
7 11 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.52%) Drupal
9 8 (0.52%) IIS
10 6 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
10 6 (0.39%) Tornado
10 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.26%) EPiServer
Applications
1 32 (2.09%) Photoshop
2 24 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.37%) Sketch
4 18 (1.18%) Chatbot
5 15 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.92%) InVision
7 13 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
8 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (0.65%) Zeplin
10 9 (0.59%) 3ds Max
11 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.33%) InDesign
13 4 (0.26%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.26%) Figma
14 3 (0.20%) Marvel
14 3 (0.20%) Maya
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.20%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 23 (1.51%) Magento
2 12 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.065%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.065%) Ripple
8 1 (0.065%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 380 (24.87%) AWS
2 317 (20.75%) Azure
3 88 (5.76%) GCP
4 62 (4.06%) SaaS
5 53 (3.47%) Serverless
6 48 (3.14%) GitHub
7 43 (2.81%) PaaS
8 25 (1.64%) IaaS
8 25 (1.64%) Office 365
9 17 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.05%) Amazon Cognito
10 16 (1.05%) Power Platform
11 13 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.85%) Azure Functions
12 11 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.72%) Heroku
13 10 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.65%) Slack
14 9 (0.59%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 101 (6.61%) Internet
2 37 (2.42%) Firewall
3 22 (1.44%) DNS
4 19 (1.24%) HTTP
5 18 (1.18%) DHCP
6 16 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.85%) Skype
7 13 (0.85%) Wireless
8 8 (0.52%) NAS
8 8 (0.52%) SAN
8 8 (0.52%) VoIP
9 7 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (0.46%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.33%) Network Security
10 5 (0.33%) SNMP
11 4 (0.26%) LAN
11 4 (0.26%) MQTT
11 4 (0.26%) RS-485
11 4 (0.26%) WAN
12 3 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 142 (9.29%) MongoDB
3 111 (7.26%) SQL Server 2019
4 82 (5.37%) MySQL
5 74 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 37 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 31 (2.03%) Big Data
8 28 (1.83%) Redis
9 27 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (1.31%) Blockchain
11 16 (1.05%) Power BI
12 15 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.92%) GIS
14 13 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.79%) Looker
16 9 (0.59%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 183 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 69 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.45%) JIRA
4 54 (3.53%) Selenium
5 50 (3.27%) webpack
6 48 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 32 (2.09%) Subversion
9 30 (1.96%) Mocha
10 26 (1.70%) Grunt
10 26 (1.70%) Jasmine
11 22 (1.44%) gulp
11 22 (1.44%) Maven
12 20 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (1.24%) TeamCity
14 16 (1.05%) JUnit
15 15 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.92%) CircleCI
17 13 (0.85%) Postman
18 12 (0.79%) Bitbucket
General
1 210 (13.74%) Finance
2 113 (7.40%) Marketing
3 109 (7.13%) Retail
4 54 (3.53%) Banking
5 41 (2.68%) Law
6 32 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.44%) Public Sector
8 20 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.05%) Automotive
9 16 (1.05%) Electronics
10 15 (0.98%) Advertising
10 15 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.79%) Back Office
11 12 (0.79%) Publishing
12 9 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Japanese Language
14 7 (0.46%) Legal
15 6 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 710 (46.47%) Developer
2 178 (11.65%) .NET Developer
3 144 (9.42%) Senior Developer
4 124 (8.12%) Java Developer
5 118 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 115 (7.53%) Games Developer
7 90 (5.89%) Software Engineer
8 89 (5.82%) Junior
9 77 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 73 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 73 (4.78%) Junior Developer
11 60 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 58 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
13 57 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 54 (3.53%) PHP Developer
15 53 (3.47%) Analyst
16 46 (3.01%) Product Manager
17 45 (2.95%) C++ Developer
18 43 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
19 41 (2.68%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (20.48%) .NET
2 227 (14.86%) Node.js
3 212 (13.87%) React
4 206 (13.48%) AngularJS
5 190 (12.43%) ASP.NET
6 185 (12.11%) HTML
7 178 (11.65%) CSS
8 172 (11.26%) .NET Core
9 147 (9.62%) Vue.js
10 144 (9.42%) .NET Framework
10 144 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 128 (8.38%) Entity Framework
12 126 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 112 (7.33%) RESTful
14 100 (6.54%) Spring
15 99 (6.48%) Web Services
16 90 (5.89%) HTML5
17 62 (4.06%) CSS3
18 60 (3.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 59 (3.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.64%) User Experience
2 118 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (6.48%) Online Games
4 85 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 82 (5.37%) Algorithms
6 77 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (3.14%) Data Structures
9 47 (3.08%) Mobile Games
10 34 (2.23%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.83%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.77%) Animation
12 27 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.70%) Cloud Native
14 25 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
15 24 (1.57%) Tandem
16 20 (1.31%) Blog
17 19 (1.24%) Virtual Team
18 16 (1.05%) Data Centre
18 16 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 151 (9.88%) Linux
2 142 (9.29%) Windows
3 108 (7.07%) Apple iOS
4 99 (6.48%) Android
5 28 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.92%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.72%) CentOS
10 10 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.59%) Unix
11 9 (0.59%) VMS
11 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.065%) Debian
14 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (22.77%) TDD
3 299 (19.57%) Scrum
4 274 (17.93%) Microservices
5 215 (14.07%) BDD
6 207 (13.55%) Software Engineering
7 205 (13.42%) DevOps
8 198 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 195 (12.76%) MVC
10 180 (11.78%) Kanban
11 160 (10.47%) Computer Science
12 155 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
13 132 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
14 128 (8.38%) Mentoring
15 120 (7.85%) Web Application Development
16 118 (7.72%) OO
17 107 (7.00%) E-Commerce
18 104 (6.81%) Fintech
19 85 (5.56%) Analytics
20 83 (5.43%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 463 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 419 (27.42%) C#
3 337 (22.05%) Java
4 269 (17.60%) Python
5 256 (16.75%) SQL
6 180 (11.78%) C++
7 154 (10.08%) TypeScript
8 129 (8.44%) PHP
9 68 (4.45%) Scala
10 66 (4.32%) C
11 61 (3.99%) Ruby
12 53 (3.47%) PowerShell
13 45 (2.95%) Java 8
14 40 (2.62%) Go
15 32 (2.09%) ES6
16 27 (1.77%) Kotlin
17 26 (1.70%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.57%) Apple Swift
19 16 (1.05%) F#
20 15 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 205 (13.42%) Degree
2 52 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.31%) AWS Certification
4 20 (1.31%) PhD
5 11 (0.72%) Master's Degree
5 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.52%) CISSP
8 7 (0.46%) CISM
9 6 (0.39%) MCSE
10 5 (0.33%) CCNA
10 5 (0.33%) CEH
10 5 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.26%) CCSA
11 4 (0.26%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.96%) QA
2 18 (1.18%) Actionable Recommendations
3 16 (1.05%) GDPR
4 13 (0.85%) SLA
5 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) PMO
7 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) NCSC
8 2 (0.13%) NIST
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.065%) FISMA
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 189 (12.37%) Docker
2 42 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.72%) Firmware
7 3 (0.20%) LXC
8 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 160 (10.47%) Kubernetes
2 64 (4.19%) Terraform
3 40 (2.62%) Ansible
4 32 (2.09%) Puppet
5 22 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.44%) SCCM
6 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.59%) Marathon
7 9 (0.59%) Mesos
7 9 (0.59%) WSUS
8 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.26%) Grafana
10 4 (0.26%) Kibana
11 3 (0.20%) CASB
11 3 (0.20%) cPanel
12 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.13%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.13%) Rancher
12 2 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 150 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.32%) Google
3 54 (3.53%) Oracle
4 35 (2.29%) Adobe
5 24 (1.57%) Foundry
5 24 (1.57%) VMware
6 18 (1.18%) Tableau
7 16 (1.05%) Splunk
8 15 (0.98%) Dell
8 15 (0.98%) SAP
9 14 (0.92%) EqualLogic
10 13 (0.85%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.79%) Cisco
11 12 (0.79%) NetApp
11 12 (0.79%) Zend
12 11 (0.72%) Perforce
13 8 (0.52%) Arista
13 8 (0.52%) hybris
13 8 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.46%) Emulex