Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 203 160
Rank change year-on-year -1 -43 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 831 2,295 3,536
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.68% 2.15%
As % of the General category 4.51% 4.26% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 847 2,046 3,053
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £93,000 £88,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 18,414 53,916 70,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.60% 39.41% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14,658 40,565 54,175
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.27%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +2 761 £55,000 +10.00% 438
London -10 420 £67,500 +8.00% 188
UK excluding London +40 393 £45,000 - 286
Work from Home -40 139 £55,000 +10.00% 141
South East +74 126 £47,500 +5.56% 55
North of England +99 118 £42,500 +6.25% 99
Midlands +44 52 £42,500 -5.56% 40
North West +44 46 £43,750 +9.38% 48
Yorkshire +106 45 £47,500 +18.75% 38
Scotland +55 35 £49,250 +9.44% 26
West Midlands +38 34 £42,500 - 28
North East +38 27 £35,000 -39.13% 13
South West +18 26 £47,500 +5.56% 24
East Midlands +71 18 £42,500 -10.53% 12
East of England +53 16 £41,250 -21.43% 33
Wales +40 15 £46,000 +29.58% 10
Northern Ireland - 4 £60,000 -
Isle of Man -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 261 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (27.92%) C#
3 220 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 216 (25.99%) Python
5 185 (22.26%) AWS
6 157 (18.89%) Azure
7 154 (18.53%) DevOps
8 137 (16.49%) Java
9 135 (16.25%) Docker
10 123 (14.80%) .NET
11 118 (14.20%) C++
12 116 (13.96%) Finance
13 113 (13.60%) Kubernetes
14 103 (12.39%) HTML
15 99 (11.91%) SQL
15 99 (11.91%) Node.js
16 97 (11.67%) Linux
17 96 (11.55%) CSS
18 93 (11.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 91 (10.95%) Microsoft
20 88 (10.59%) MVC
21 86 (10.35%) Scrum
21 86 (10.35%) React
22 84 (10.11%) Git (software)
23 83 (9.99%) Microservices
24 82 (9.87%) Software Engineering
24 82 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
25 81 (9.75%) AngularJS
26 79 (9.51%) SQL Server
27 76 (9.15%) Mobile Games

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 27 (3.25%) Confluence
2 24 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.17%) CMS
4 17 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.56%) IIS
6 12 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.08%) Apache
8 6 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.72%) WordPress
9 5 (0.60%) Drupal
9 5 (0.60%) Tornado
10 3 (0.36%) nginx
10 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.24%) SAS
11 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.96%) Sketch
4 5 (0.60%) Maya
5 4 (0.48%) 3ds Max
5 4 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.48%) Inkscape
6 3 (0.36%) Blender
6 3 (0.36%) Figma
6 3 (0.36%) InDesign
6 3 (0.36%) MODO
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.24%) Mudbox
7 2 (0.24%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Magento
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 185 (22.26%) AWS
2 157 (18.89%) Azure
3 72 (8.66%) GCP
4 46 (5.54%) Serverless
5 32 (3.85%) SaaS
6 23 (2.77%) OpenShift
7 20 (2.41%) GitHub
8 18 (2.17%) Office 365
9 15 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.81%) Power Platform
10 13 (1.56%) PaaS
11 10 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.08%) Datadog
12 9 (1.08%) npm
12 9 (1.08%) Power Automate
12 9 (1.08%) Slack
13 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.01%) Internet
2 16 (1.93%) DNS
3 12 (1.44%) HTTP
4 10 (1.20%) Firewall
5 8 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.84%) DHCP
7 4 (0.48%) AMQP
7 4 (0.48%) SSH
8 3 (0.36%) RTP
9 2 (0.24%) DAB
9 2 (0.24%) DSL
9 2 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.24%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 2 (0.24%) SAN
9 2 (0.24%) Skype
10 1 (0.12%) MQTT
10 1 (0.12%) RS-232
10 1 (0.12%) RS-485
10 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.97%) MySQL
3 32 (3.85%) Redis
4 30 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 28 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 25 (3.01%) Big Data
7 24 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.29%) SQL Server 2019
9 16 (1.93%) Riak
10 12 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.32%) KDB
11 11 (1.32%) Kdb+
11 11 (1.32%) Tableau
12 10 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.08%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.08%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.72%) Power BI
15 5 (0.60%) Looker
Development Applications
1 84 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.26%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.42%) TeamCity
4 42 (5.05%) JIRA
5 27 (3.25%) webpack
6 23 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 22 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (1.93%) Selenium
9 15 (1.81%) Maven
10 14 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.56%) Grunt
11 13 (1.56%) Subversion
12 12 (1.44%) GitLab
13 10 (1.20%) Xcode
14 9 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.96%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.84%) Android Studio
16 7 (0.84%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.84%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.84%) gulp
General
1 116 (13.96%) Finance
2 29 (3.49%) Banking
3 28 (3.37%) Marketing
4 25 (3.01%) Law
5 17 (2.05%) Retail
6 14 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.32%) Electronics
8 10 (1.20%) Advertising
8 10 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.08%) Automotive
10 8 (0.96%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.72%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) iGaming
14 1 (0.12%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 357 (42.96%) Developer
2 68 (8.18%) Games Developer
3 60 (7.22%) .NET Developer
4 58 (6.98%) Senior Developer
5 56 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 46 (5.54%) Software Engineer
7 42 (5.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 40 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 39 (4.69%) Programmer
10 38 (4.57%) Full Stack Developer
11 37 (4.45%) Analyst
11 37 (4.45%) Python Developer
12 36 (4.33%) Software Developer
13 31 (3.73%) Java Developer
14 30 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
15 26 (3.13%) PHP Developer
16 24 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
16 24 (2.89%) Mobile Games Developer
17 23 (2.77%) Designer
18 22 (2.65%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (14.80%) .NET
2 103 (12.39%) HTML
3 99 (11.91%) Node.js
4 96 (11.55%) CSS
5 93 (11.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 86 (10.35%) React
7 81 (9.75%) AngularJS
8 56 (6.74%) Vue.js
9 55 (6.62%) ASP.NET
10 51 (6.14%) Unreal Engine
11 37 (4.45%) HTML5
12 35 (4.21%) .NET Core
13 33 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (3.97%) RESTful
13 33 (3.97%) Sass
14 31 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (3.61%) .NET Framework
15 30 (3.61%) Kafka
15 30 (3.61%) Spring
16 29 (3.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
2 76 (9.15%) Mobile Games
3 49 (5.90%) User Experience
4 43 (5.17%) Mobile App
5 32 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.85%) Online Games
5 32 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 21 (2.53%) Virtual Team
7 21 (2.53%) Xbox
8 19 (2.29%) Animation
9 18 (2.17%) Cloud Native
10 16 (1.93%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.56%) PlayStation
12 12 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.44%) Oculus Rift
13 11 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.08%) Blog
14 9 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 97 (11.67%) Linux
2 69 (8.30%) Windows
3 58 (6.98%) Android
4 54 (6.50%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.20%) Debian
7 8 (0.96%) CentOS
7 8 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.96%) Unix
8 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.48%) VMS
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (18.53%) DevOps
3 88 (10.59%) MVC
4 86 (10.35%) Scrum
5 83 (9.99%) Microservices
6 82 (9.87%) Software Engineering
7 75 (9.03%) TDD
8 73 (8.78%) Computer Science
9 69 (8.30%) Test Automation
10 67 (8.06%) Analytics
11 66 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (6.62%) Game Development
13 53 (6.38%) Front End Development
14 51 (6.14%) Artificial Intelligence
14 51 (6.14%) Mentoring
15 50 (6.02%) Infrastructure as Code
16 49 (5.90%) BDD
16 49 (5.90%) Machine Learning
17 46 (5.54%) Web Development
18 45 (5.42%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 232 (27.92%) C#
2 220 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 216 (25.99%) Python
4 137 (16.49%) Java
5 118 (14.20%) C++
6 99 (11.91%) SQL
7 57 (6.86%) PHP
8 51 (6.14%) TypeScript
9 36 (4.33%) Scala
10 30 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 30 (3.61%) C
11 24 (2.89%) Ruby
12 21 (2.53%) Kotlin
13 18 (2.17%) ES6
13 18 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.81%) Go
14 15 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.32%) VB
16 9 (1.08%) Lua
16 9 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (9.03%) Degree
2 32 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.44%) PhD
4 6 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.72%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.48%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.36%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.24%) CISA
8 2 (0.24%) CISM
8 2 (0.24%) CISSP
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.12%) CEH
9 1 (0.12%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB
9 1 (0.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.10%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) GDPR
3 7 (0.84%) SLA
4 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 135 (16.25%) Docker
2 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.12%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) LXC
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.12%) Xen
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 113 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 55 (6.62%) Terraform
3 35 (4.21%) Ansible
4 31 (3.73%) Puppet
5 19 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.84%) Grafana
6 7 (0.84%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.60%) Kibana
7 5 (0.60%) SCCM
8 4 (0.48%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.36%) Graylog
9 3 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.24%) logstash
11 1 (0.12%) Nagios
11 1 (0.12%) Packer
11 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 91 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.45%) Google
3 11 (1.32%) Adobe
3 11 (1.32%) Perforce
4 9 (1.08%) SAP
4 9 (1.08%) Splunk
5 8 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.84%) NVIDIA
7 6 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.72%) VMware
8 5 (0.60%) Apple
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle
8 5 (0.60%) Sony
9 4 (0.48%) New Relic
9 4 (0.48%) Unisys
9 4 (0.48%) Veracode
10 3 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.36%) Percona
10 3 (0.36%) Spotify
10 3 (0.36%) Twitter