Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 88 137 211
Rank change year-on-year +49 +74 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 6,070 2,296 1,562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.70% 2.50% 1.68%
As % of the General category 5.73% 4.57% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,831 1,341 1,288
10th Percentile £36,654 £32,500 £29,525
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £73,033
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,995 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.99% - +17.65%

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 105,920 50,239 51,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 64.56% 54.69% 54.93%
Number of salaries quoted 51,287 35,326 39,429
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +55 5,067 £67,000 +21.82% 414
London +37 3,550 £70,000 +6.06% 150
Work from Home +34 2,939 £70,000 +27.27% 209
UK excluding London -1 1,636 £60,995 +21.99% 277
North of England +34 588 £60,000 +14.29% 75
Yorkshire +46 376 £60,000 +14.29% 24
South East +49 369 £70,000 +40.00% 84
Midlands -60 208 £40,000 -11.11% 43
South West +40 203 £70,000 +33.33% 31
North West -1 198 £62,500 +42.86% 45
West Midlands -55 147 £42,500 +3.66% 22
Scotland -29 112 £57,500 +15.00% 8
East of England -92 106 £52,500 -4.55% 30
East Midlands -36 61 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Wales -20 40 £70,000 +75.00% 6
North East -34 14 £45,000 -30.77% 6
Channel Islands - 11 £62,500 - 1
Isle of Man +6 1 £90,000 +157.14%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 2,524 (41.58%) Agile
2 1,671 (27.53%) Software Engineering
3 1,661 (27.36%) Finance
4 1,584 (26.10%) Social Skills
5 1,516 (24.98%) AWS
6 1,475 (24.30%) Python
7 1,472 (24.25%) JavaScript
8 1,270 (20.92%) Kubernetes
9 1,265 (20.84%) Java
10 1,237 (20.38%) Docker
11 1,235 (20.35%) DevOps
12 1,202 (19.80%) React
13 1,126 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
14 1,040 (17.13%) CI/CD
15 1,017 (16.75%) SQL
16 1,010 (16.64%) TypeScript
17 985 (16.23%) User Experience
18 960 (15.82%) Degree
19 943 (15.54%) Git (software)
20 913 (15.04%) Azure
21 869 (14.32%) Mentoring
22 852 (14.04%) Node.js
23 835 (13.76%) GCP
24 804 (13.25%) Microservices
25 788 (12.98%) Test Automation
26 740 (12.19%) HTML
27 730 (12.03%) Scrum
28 722 (11.89%) TDD
29 719 (11.85%) Marketing
30 702 (11.57%) 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
1 219 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 189 (3.11%) Apache Spark
3 185 (3.05%) Apache Airflow
4 136 (2.24%) CMS
5 118 (1.94%) Confluence
6 100 (1.65%) Apache
7 71 (1.17%) Headless CMS
8 57 (0.94%) nginx
8 57 (0.94%) Tornado
9 44 (0.72%) Apache Pulsar
10 42 (0.69%) Ethereum
11 39 (0.64%) Luigi
11 39 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 35 (0.58%) MS Exchange
13 30 (0.49%) SAS
14 29 (0.48%) Umbraco
15 26 (0.43%) WordPress
16 19 (0.31%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.30%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 168 (2.77%) Sketch
2 87 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
4 78 (1.29%) InVision
5 66 (1.09%) Adobe XD
6 65 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 54 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 53 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
9 43 (0.71%) Chatbot
10 39 (0.64%) Zeplin
11 32 (0.53%) Maya
12 24 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 24 (0.40%) SPSS
13 22 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
13 22 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
13 22 (0.36%) Marvel
14 20 (0.33%) 3ds Max
15 17 (0.28%) InDesign
16 13 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
17 12 (0.20%) Blender
Business Applications
1 30 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 24 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.25%) Shopify
4 12 (0.20%) Magento
5 11 (0.18%) Summit
6 7 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.12%) Ripple
6 7 (0.12%) Ripple XRP
7 6 (0.099%) Social Studio
8 5 (0.082%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.066%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.049%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.049%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.049%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.033%) Cloudability
11 2 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.033%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,516 (24.98%) AWS
2 913 (15.04%) Azure
3 835 (13.76%) GCP
4 494 (8.14%) GitHub
5 379 (6.24%) Serverless
6 342 (5.63%) SaaS
7 229 (3.77%) Figma
8 174 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 164 (2.70%) npm
10 130 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
11 113 (1.86%) Amazon S3
12 102 (1.68%) Firebase
13 101 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
14 98 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
15 88 (1.45%) Power Platform
16 86 (1.42%) GitHub Actions
17 73 (1.20%) dbt
18 69 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
18 69 (1.14%) Slack
19 67 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 264 (4.35%) Broadband
2 187 (3.08%) Internet
3 147 (2.42%) HTTP
4 95 (1.57%) Firewall
5 68 (1.12%) DNS
6 39 (0.64%) 5G
7 30 (0.49%) Network Security
7 30 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 29 (0.48%) LAN
9 24 (0.40%) SAN
10 23 (0.38%) Wireless
11 22 (0.36%) NFC
12 20 (0.33%) HTTPS
13 19 (0.31%) NAS
14 18 (0.30%) DHCP
15 15 (0.25%) VPN
15 15 (0.25%) WAN
16 14 (0.23%) WLAN
17 12 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 445 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
3 442 (7.28%) MySQL
4 413 (6.80%) MongoDB
5 347 (5.72%) Relational Database
6 341 (5.62%) Big Data
7 212 (3.49%) SQL Server
8 187 (3.08%) BigQuery
9 185 (3.05%) Redis
10 159 (2.62%) Tableau
11 139 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 125 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 102 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
14 89 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
15 87 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 84 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
16 84 (1.38%) Power BI
17 76 (1.25%) Flink
18 68 (1.12%) HBase
19 67 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 943 (15.54%) Git (software)
2 402 (6.62%) JIRA
3 324 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 238 (3.92%) GitLab
5 235 (3.87%) webpack
6 175 (2.88%) Maven
7 147 (2.42%) CircleCI
8 146 (2.41%) Cypress.io
9 121 (1.99%) Bitbucket
10 110 (1.81%) JUnit
11 87 (1.43%) Visual Studio
12 82 (1.35%) Postman
13 78 (1.29%) Selenium
14 63 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 63 (1.04%) PHPUnit
15 56 (0.92%) TeamCity
15 56 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
16 54 (0.89%) Gradle
17 53 (0.87%) git-flow
18 52 (0.86%) Grunt
General
1 1,661 (27.36%) Finance
2 1,584 (26.10%) Social Skills
3 719 (11.85%) Marketing
4 570 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
5 529 (8.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 462 (7.61%) Retail
7 299 (4.93%) Legal
8 239 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
9 199 (3.28%) Banking
10 163 (2.69%) Esports
11 161 (2.65%) Back Office
12 151 (2.49%) Electronics
13 145 (2.39%) Financial Institution
14 143 (2.36%) Advertising
15 141 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
16 107 (1.76%) Manufacturing
17 105 (1.73%) Online Betting
18 104 (1.71%) Publishing
19 99 (1.63%) Public Sector
20 76 (1.25%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,872 (30.84%) Developer
2 969 (15.96%) Software Engineer
3 666 (10.97%) Senior Developer
4 393 (6.47%) Senior Software Engineer
5 292 (4.81%) Analyst
6 215 (3.54%) Designer
7 214 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 212 (3.49%) Java Developer
9 204 (3.36%) Software Developer
10 198 (3.26%) Data Engineer
11 182 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 162 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
13 147 (2.42%) Architect
14 133 (2.19%) Java Engineer
15 125 (2.06%) Product Manager
16 123 (2.03%) Senior Manager
17 112 (1.85%) Project Manager
18 109 (1.80%) Lead Developer
19 108 (1.78%) Backend Developer
20 95 (1.57%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,202 (19.80%) React
2 852 (14.04%) Node.js
3 740 (12.19%) HTML
4 702 (11.57%) CSS
5 527 (8.68%) REST
6 516 (8.50%) RESTful
7 506 (8.34%) Kafka
8 451 (7.43%) .NET
9 399 (6.57%) Spring
10 382 (6.29%) AngularJS
11 320 (5.27%) HTML5
12 307 (5.06%) GraphQL
13 293 (4.83%) Redux
14 288 (4.74%) Spring Boot
15 278 (4.58%) Sass
16 271 (4.46%) Jest
17 257 (4.23%) Vue.js
18 253 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 227 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
20 220 (3.62%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 985 (16.23%) User Experience
2 682 (11.24%) Virtual Team
3 500 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
4 373 (6.14%) Sports Betting
5 342 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
6 318 (5.24%) Online Games
7 308 (5.07%) Mobile App
8 241 (3.97%) Social Media
9 232 (3.82%) Blockchain
10 209 (3.44%) Algorithms
11 190 (3.13%) Blog
12 178 (2.93%) Data Structures
13 167 (2.75%) Cloud Native
14 125 (2.06%) Management Information System
15 104 (1.71%) Smartphone
16 100 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 94 (1.55%) NFT
18 93 (1.53%) Animation
18 93 (1.53%) Public Cloud
19 87 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 570 (9.39%) Linux
2 508 (8.37%) Android
3 324 (5.34%) Apple iOS
4 318 (5.24%) Windows
5 223 (3.67%) Unix
6 71 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 59 (0.97%) CentOS
8 40 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 28 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.13%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.12%) VMS
18 6 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.082%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,524 (41.58%) Agile
2 1,671 (27.53%) Software Engineering
3 1,235 (20.35%) DevOps
4 1,126 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
5 1,040 (17.13%) CI/CD
6 869 (14.32%) Mentoring
7 804 (13.25%) Microservices
8 788 (12.98%) Test Automation
9 730 (12.03%) Scrum
10 722 (11.89%) TDD
11 684 (11.27%) Data Science
12 643 (10.59%) Computer Science
13 632 (10.41%) Analytics
14 618 (10.18%) Full Stack Development
15 562 (9.26%) Artificial Intelligence
16 542 (8.93%) UX Design
17 510 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
18 466 (7.68%) Machine Learning
19 461 (7.59%) Coaching
20 442 (7.28%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,475 (24.30%) Python
2 1,472 (24.25%) JavaScript
3 1,265 (20.84%) Java
4 1,017 (16.75%) SQL
5 1,010 (16.64%) TypeScript
6 683 (11.25%) Go
7 523 (8.62%) C#
8 500 (8.24%) C++
9 328 (5.40%) Kotlin
10 298 (4.91%) Scala
11 267 (4.40%) PHP
12 215 (3.54%) C
13 199 (3.28%) ES6
14 182 (3.00%) Ruby
15 127 (2.09%) Bash
16 125 (2.06%) R
17 102 (1.68%) PowerShell
18 85 (1.40%) Rust
19 67 (1.10%) Apple Swift
20 57 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 960 (15.82%) Degree
2 289 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.45%) Master's Degree
4 50 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 48 (0.79%) PhD
6 38 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.43%) Security Cleared
9 21 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (0.33%) CISSP
11 18 (0.30%) CISM
12 17 (0.28%) CCIE
13 16 (0.26%) SC Cleared
14 15 (0.25%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
15 12 (0.20%) AWS Certification
16 11 (0.18%) CCNP
16 11 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.15%) ISEB
18 8 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 534 (8.80%) QA
2 238 (3.92%) Accessibility
3 89 (1.47%) GDPR
4 64 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 41 (0.68%) SLA
6 38 (0.63%) PMO
7 22 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.33%) WCAG
9 15 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.23%) SEPA
11 13 (0.21%) WAI
12 11 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
13 9 (0.15%) SOC 2
14 8 (0.13%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.099%) GMP
15 6 (0.099%) GRC
16 4 (0.066%) IEC 62304
16 4 (0.066%) ISO 13485
17 3 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 2 (0.033%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,237 (20.38%) Docker
2 73 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 49 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 29 (0.48%) Apache Flume
5 24 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.23%) Firmware
8 10 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.13%) KVM
10 5 (0.082%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.082%) LXC
10 5 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.033%) HDFS
12 1 (0.016%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.016%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.016%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1,270 (20.92%) Kubernetes
2 449 (7.40%) Terraform
3 155 (2.55%) Ansible
4 71 (1.17%) Prometheus
5 59 (0.97%) Puppet
6 47 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (0.66%) Grafana
8 29 (0.48%) Oozie
9 24 (0.40%) Kibana
10 23 (0.38%) SCCM
11 21 (0.35%) Argo
11 21 (0.35%) Graylog
12 17 (0.28%) Mesos
13 16 (0.26%) Graphite
14 15 (0.25%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.20%) Istio
16 11 (0.18%) Nagios
17 10 (0.16%) Consul
18 9 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
18 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 570 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 558 (9.19%) Google
3 219 (3.61%) Apple
4 196 (3.23%) Oracle
5 193 (3.18%) Adobe
6 107 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
7 91 (1.50%) SAP
8 73 (1.20%) New Relic
9 71 (1.17%) Databricks
10 69 (1.14%) IBM
11 51 (0.84%) Perforce
11 51 (0.84%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 49 (0.81%) Sun
13 48 (0.79%) Autodesk
14 47 (0.77%) Optimizely
15 45 (0.74%) Red Hat
16 44 (0.72%) Elastic Path
17 43 (0.71%) TOWER Software
18 41 (0.68%) Facebook
19 39 (0.64%) Twitter