Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 182 155
Rank change year-on-year -27 -27 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,982 2,788 3,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.87% 2.27%
As % of the General category 4.04% 4.57% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,640 2,149 3,213
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 49,020 60,977 76,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 40.88% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 37,248 46,449 59,189
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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 -31 1,847 £55,000 +10.00% 721
London -48 1,136 £62,500 +4.17% 300
UK excluding London +15 812 £47,500 +11.76% 461
South East +60 259 £50,000 +17.65% 87
North of England -48 182 £47,500 +11.76% 152
Midlands +53 137 £43,750 +9.38% 86
West Midlands +45 90 £42,500 -5.56% 55
North West -81 89 £50,000 +11.11% 85
Yorkshire +31 75 £42,500 +6.25% 43
East of England -7 70 £51,250 +7.89% 55
Scotland +58 68 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West +3 68 £47,500 +18.75% 41
East Midlands +27 44 £50,000 +17.65% 31
Wales -16 29 £40,000 +11.11% 9
North East +16 18 £55,000 +37.50% 24
Northern Ireland +12 2 £35,000 +16.67% 5

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 837 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (27.75%) C#
3 528 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 483 (24.37%) .NET
5 461 (23.26%) TDD
6 377 (19.02%) Java
7 335 (16.90%) AWS
8 332 (16.75%) SQL
9 309 (15.59%) Azure
10 308 (15.54%) Scrum
11 307 (15.49%) MVC
12 305 (15.39%) SQL Server
12 305 (15.39%) Degree
13 300 (15.14%) Software Engineering
14 298 (15.04%) Python
15 294 (14.83%) ASP.NET
16 281 (14.18%) BDD
17 271 (13.67%) Microservices
18 269 (13.57%) HTML
19 265 (13.37%) AngularJS
20 261 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
21 248 (12.51%) CSS
22 243 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
23 239 (12.06%) Test Automation
24 237 (11.96%) Computer Science
25 216 (10.90%) Git (software)
25 216 (10.90%) Docker
26 215 (10.85%) DevOps
26 215 (10.85%) Linux
27 208 (10.49%) Node.js

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
1 156 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 30 (1.51%) CMS
4 29 (1.46%) Apache
5 19 (0.96%) Confluence
6 17 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (0.86%) Umbraco
7 14 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 14 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.66%) IIS
8 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.55%) WordPress
10 10 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.40%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.25%) nginx
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.20%) FileNet
Applications
1 28 (1.41%) Photoshop
2 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.91%) Chatbot
3 18 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.91%) Sketch
4 12 (0.61%) InVision
5 11 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
5 11 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.45%) Zeplin
7 8 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.40%) Maya
8 7 (0.35%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.20%) NUKE
10 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.15%) MotionBuilder
10 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.15%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 28 (1.41%) Magento
2 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.10%) Quorum
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.10%) Shopify
6 1 (0.050%) assyst
6 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 335 (16.90%) AWS
2 309 (15.59%) Azure
3 80 (4.04%) GCP
4 55 (2.77%) GitHub
5 52 (2.62%) SaaS
6 34 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (1.61%) PaaS
7 32 (1.61%) Serverless
8 28 (1.41%) IaaS
9 25 (1.26%) Google Analytics
9 25 (1.26%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.06%) Office 365
11 16 (0.81%) Amazon Cognito
11 16 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (0.66%) Azure Functions
13 12 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.55%) Google Play
14 11 (0.55%) Slack
15 10 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 157 (7.92%) Internet
2 60 (3.03%) Firewall
3 39 (1.97%) DNS
4 35 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.41%) DHCP
6 22 (1.11%) Wireless
7 19 (0.96%) HTTP
8 15 (0.76%) NAS
8 15 (0.76%) SAN
9 14 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (0.71%) iSCSI
10 12 (0.61%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.50%) VPN
12 9 (0.45%) Broadband
12 9 (0.45%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.45%) LAN
12 9 (0.45%) VoIP
13 7 (0.35%) Network Security
13 7 (0.35%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (15.39%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.16%) NoSQL
3 120 (6.05%) MongoDB
4 114 (5.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 104 (5.25%) MySQL
6 68 (3.43%) Big Data
7 67 (3.38%) SQL Server 2019
8 53 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 28 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.26%) Power BI
12 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.86%) BigQuery
14 17 (0.86%) Presto
15 16 (0.81%) Redis
16 13 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.66%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 216 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 87 (4.39%) JIRA
3 78 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 78 (3.94%) Selenium
4 53 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 52 (2.62%) Jasmine
6 51 (2.57%) webpack
7 50 (2.52%) Mocha
8 36 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 34 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 32 (1.61%) Grunt
11 30 (1.51%) JUnit
12 25 (1.26%) gulp
13 23 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.11%) Protractor
14 22 (1.11%) Sinon.JS
15 21 (1.06%) Subversion
16 18 (0.91%) Maven
16 18 (0.91%) Postman
17 17 (0.86%) Bitbucket
General
1 203 (10.24%) Finance
2 143 (7.21%) Retail
3 136 (6.86%) Marketing
4 61 (3.08%) Banking
5 49 (2.47%) Law
6 34 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.26%) Electronics
8 21 (1.06%) Advertising
9 20 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.96%) Automotive
11 17 (0.86%) Legal
11 17 (0.86%) Publishing
12 16 (0.81%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.66%) Back Office
15 12 (0.61%) Public Sector
16 11 (0.55%) Online Betting
17 9 (0.45%) iGaming
18 8 (0.40%) French Language
18 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 947 (47.78%) Developer
2 269 (13.57%) .NET Developer
3 205 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 171 (8.63%) C# Developer
5 157 (7.92%) Games Developer
6 155 (7.82%) Java Developer
7 137 (6.91%) Software Engineer
8 114 (5.75%) Junior
9 102 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 97 (4.89%) Analyst
11 96 (4.84%) Junior Developer
12 94 (4.74%) Software Developer
13 87 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
14 70 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 65 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
16 58 (2.93%) Junior .NET Developer
17 55 (2.77%) ASP.NET Developer
17 55 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
18 54 (2.72%) Data Engineer
19 52 (2.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (24.37%) .NET
2 294 (14.83%) ASP.NET
3 269 (13.57%) HTML
4 265 (13.37%) AngularJS
5 248 (12.51%) CSS
6 243 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 208 (10.49%) Node.js
8 199 (10.04%) React
9 181 (9.13%) RESTful
10 180 (9.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 152 (7.67%) .NET Framework
12 148 (7.47%) HTML5
13 145 (7.32%) .NET Core
14 136 (6.86%) Spring
14 136 (6.86%) Web Services
15 131 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 129 (6.51%) Entity Framework
17 119 (6.00%) WCF
18 100 (5.05%) REST
18 100 (5.05%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (8.63%) User Experience
3 145 (7.32%) Online Games
4 133 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (6.26%) Mobile App
6 103 (5.20%) Algorithms
6 103 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (3.33%) Data Structures
8 38 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.82%) Online Gambling
10 30 (1.51%) Animation
10 30 (1.51%) Data Centre
11 25 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 23 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 18 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
14 18 (0.91%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 215 (10.85%) Linux
2 189 (9.54%) Windows
3 136 (6.86%) Android
4 121 (6.10%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.02%) Unix
6 36 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.15%) CentOS
11 3 (0.15%) Debian
11 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.10%) zOS
13 1 (0.050%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.050%) tvOS
13 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (23.26%) TDD
3 308 (15.54%) Scrum
4 307 (15.49%) MVC
5 300 (15.14%) Software Engineering
6 281 (14.18%) BDD
7 271 (13.67%) Microservices
8 261 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
9 239 (12.06%) Test Automation
10 237 (11.96%) Computer Science
11 215 (10.85%) DevOps
12 188 (9.49%) Web Application Development
13 183 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
14 181 (9.13%) Kanban
15 154 (7.77%) OO
16 153 (7.72%) Mentoring
17 144 (7.27%) E-Commerce
18 126 (6.36%) Mathematics
19 123 (6.21%) Analytics
20 114 (5.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 550 (27.75%) C#
2 528 (26.64%) JavaScript
3 377 (19.02%) Java
4 332 (16.75%) SQL
5 298 (15.04%) Python
6 204 (10.29%) C++
7 158 (7.97%) PHP
8 126 (6.36%) TypeScript
9 103 (5.20%) Ruby
10 93 (4.69%) C
11 61 (3.08%) Java 8
12 57 (2.88%) Scala
13 53 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 52 (2.62%) Go
15 48 (2.42%) Bash Shell
16 40 (2.02%) Apple Swift
16 40 (2.02%) ES6
17 35 (1.77%) F#
18 32 (1.61%) R
19 23 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 305 (15.39%) Degree
2 80 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.06%) PhD
5 15 (0.76%) CISSP
5 15 (0.76%) Master's Degree
5 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.55%) CISM
6 11 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.50%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.50%) CREST Certified
8 9 (0.45%) CISA
8 9 (0.45%) ISEB
9 8 (0.40%) CCNA
9 8 (0.40%) GIAC
9 8 (0.40%) MCSE
9 8 (0.40%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.86%) QA
2 24 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.16%) GDPR
4 14 (0.71%) PMO
5 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.66%) NIST
6 10 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.25%) SLA
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.050%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.050%) FISMA
9 1 (0.050%) IFRS
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 216 (10.90%) Docker
2 42 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.72%) Firmware
5 26 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (0.55%) HDFS
8 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.15%) LXC
10 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.050%) Ceph
11 1 (0.050%) NFS
11 1 (0.050%) Samba
11 1 (0.050%) Snort
11 1 (0.050%) vSphere
11 1 (0.050%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 172 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 49 (2.47%) Terraform
3 47 (2.37%) Ansible
4 36 (1.82%) Puppet
5 32 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.41%) SCCM
7 17 (0.86%) Salt
8 15 (0.76%) WSUS
9 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (0.61%) Grafana
10 12 (0.61%) Kibana
11 9 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.45%) Nagios
12 8 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.35%) Consul
13 7 (0.35%) Graphite
13 7 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.35%) Opsview
13 7 (0.35%) Packer
13 7 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 149 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 98 (4.94%) Google
3 62 (3.13%) Oracle
4 42 (2.12%) Adobe
5 29 (1.46%) VMware
6 25 (1.26%) Cisco
7 21 (1.06%) Tableau
8 16 (0.81%) Arista
8 16 (0.81%) Splunk
9 15 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.71%) Brocade
10 14 (0.71%) Facebook
10 14 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.66%) Emulex
11 13 (0.66%) hybris
11 13 (0.66%) IBM
12 12 (0.61%) SAP
13 11 (0.55%) Teradata
14 10 (0.50%) NetApp