Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 176 145
Rank change year-on-year +21 -31 +31
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,699 3,700 4,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.10% 2.34%
As % of the General category 5.35% 4.76% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,981 3,151 3,892
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £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 69,151 77,704 82,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.28% 44.05% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 53,155 56,558 67,831
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +3.53%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +23 3,560 £50,000 +11.11% 819
London +20 2,029 £57,500 +4.55% 351
UK excluding London -1 1,646 £42,500 +6.25% 501
North of England +4 472 £40,000 - 142
South East +7 414 £45,000 +12.50% 107
North West +7 290 £40,000 +6.67% 92
East of England +49 259 £45,000 +12.50% 57
Midlands -34 231 £40,000 +23.08% 106
South West +21 161 £38,500 +2.67% 56
West Midlands -27 160 £40,000 +23.08% 71
Yorkshire -41 124 £37,500 -21.05% 42
Scotland -29 79 £52,500 +31.25% 20
East Midlands -8 73 £40,000 +23.08% 35
North East +20 58 £44,500 +48.33% 8
Wales -15 31 £32,500 -23.53% 13
Isle of Man - 3 £38,750 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £48,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,832 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,088 (29.41%) C#
3 980 (26.49%) JavaScript
4 930 (25.14%) Java
5 883 (23.87%) TDD
6 825 (22.30%) .NET
7 716 (19.36%) SQL Server
8 661 (17.87%) MVC
9 649 (17.55%) SQL
10 637 (17.22%) Software Engineering
11 632 (17.09%) AngularJS
12 614 (16.60%) HTML
13 574 (15.52%) BDD
14 568 (15.36%) ASP.NET
15 556 (15.03%) Degree
16 539 (14.57%) CSS
17 496 (13.41%) Finance
18 479 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 472 (12.76%) Scrum
20 449 (12.14%) Computer Science
20 449 (12.14%) RESTful
21 439 (11.87%) Python
22 418 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
23 409 (11.06%) DevOps
24 405 (10.95%) Web Application Development
24 405 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
25 388 (10.49%) Git (software)
26 384 (10.38%) OO
27 381 (10.30%) Linux
27 381 (10.30%) Continuous Integration

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
1 222 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
2 88 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 61 (1.65%) Confluence
4 51 (1.38%) Apache
5 47 (1.27%) CMS
6 36 (0.97%) IIS
7 29 (0.78%) WordPress
8 24 (0.65%) nginx
9 23 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.46%) Ethereum
10 17 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 16 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.35%) Apache Pig
13 13 (0.35%) Drupal
13 13 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.32%) SAS
14 12 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.27%) ExpressionEngine
15 10 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (1.78%) Photoshop
2 51 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
5 21 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.38%) InVision
7 14 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (0.32%) Maya
9 11 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
10 10 (0.27%) InDesign
10 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
10 10 (0.27%) Simulink
11 8 (0.22%) 3ds Max
12 6 (0.16%) Doxygen
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.14%) Blender
14 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.11%) SPSS
15 3 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.27%) HFM
3 9 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.19%) Magento
6 5 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.081%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.054%) Shopify
9 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.027%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 380 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 372 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 92 (2.49%) GitHub
5 83 (2.24%) Google Play
6 71 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.65%) npm
8 55 (1.49%) Serverless
9 44 (1.19%) Office 365
10 38 (1.03%) Slack
11 36 (0.97%) PaaS
12 30 (0.81%) IaaS
13 27 (0.73%) Yarn
14 25 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 24 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 23 (0.62%) Google Analytics
17 22 (0.59%) SaaS
18 21 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
19 18 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
20 14 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 181 (4.89%) Internet
2 85 (2.30%) HTTP
3 78 (2.11%) Firewall
4 66 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.78%) DNS
6 21 (0.57%) VPN
7 18 (0.49%) DAB
8 17 (0.46%) LAN
8 17 (0.46%) SNMP
9 16 (0.43%) Broadband
9 16 (0.43%) DHCP
9 16 (0.43%) FCoE
10 14 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.35%) SSL
12 12 (0.32%) SAN
13 11 (0.30%) Bluetooth
13 11 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.27%) RS-232
15 9 (0.24%) Network Security
15 9 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 716 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 309 (8.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 264 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 182 (4.92%) MySQL
5 163 (4.41%) MongoDB
6 153 (4.14%) Big Data
7 125 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 101 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 83 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
10 76 (2.05%) Redis
11 66 (1.78%) Blockchain
11 66 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
12 64 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 54 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 43 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 37 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
16 29 (0.78%) Data Lake
17 27 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (0.68%) Essbase
18 25 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 388 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 201 (5.43%) JIRA
3 188 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 118 (3.19%) TeamCity
5 110 (2.97%) Selenium
6 107 (2.89%) webpack
7 104 (2.81%) gulp
8 87 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 84 (2.27%) Grunt
10 74 (2.00%) Visual Studio
11 73 (1.97%) Subversion
12 70 (1.89%) Mocha
13 66 (1.78%) NUnit
14 65 (1.76%) JUnit
15 64 (1.73%) Jasmine
16 55 (1.49%) Maven
17 46 (1.24%) Gradle
18 42 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
19 40 (1.08%) SpecFlow
20 36 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 496 (13.41%) Finance
2 188 (5.08%) Marketing
3 152 (4.11%) Retail
4 136 (3.68%) Banking
5 82 (2.22%) Legal
6 67 (1.81%) Law
7 53 (1.43%) Electronics
8 52 (1.41%) Advertising
9 40 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 38 (1.03%) Publishing
11 23 (0.62%) Automotive
12 22 (0.59%) Front Office
13 19 (0.51%) Online Betting
14 11 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.30%) Back Office
14 11 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,736 (46.93%) Developer
2 536 (14.49%) .NET Developer
3 357 (9.65%) C# Developer
4 300 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 278 (7.52%) Java Developer
6 261 (7.06%) Software Developer
7 257 (6.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 250 (6.76%) Analyst
9 212 (5.73%) Graduate
10 205 (5.54%) Software Engineer
11 202 (5.46%) Games Developer
12 201 (5.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 197 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 168 (4.54%) Junior
15 160 (4.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 159 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
17 139 (3.76%) Graduate Developer
18 138 (3.73%) Junior Developer
19 132 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
20 105 (2.84%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (22.30%) .NET
2 632 (17.09%) AngularJS
3 614 (16.60%) HTML
4 568 (15.36%) ASP.NET
5 539 (14.57%) CSS
6 479 (12.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 449 (12.14%) RESTful
8 418 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 338 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 336 (9.08%) Node.js
11 311 (8.41%) React
12 300 (8.11%) WCF
13 258 (6.97%) Web Services
14 257 (6.95%) Spring
15 251 (6.79%) REST
16 208 (5.62%) .NET Framework
17 201 (5.43%) HTML5
18 193 (5.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 172 (4.65%) Kafka
20 168 (4.54%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 449 (12.14%) Computer Science
2 284 (7.68%) User Experience
3 267 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 231 (6.24%) Online Games
5 216 (5.84%) Mobile App
6 204 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
7 184 (4.97%) Algorithms
8 149 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
9 94 (2.54%) Fintech
10 92 (2.49%) iPhone
11 78 (2.11%) Data Structures
12 75 (2.03%) Online Gambling
13 72 (1.95%) Mobile Games
14 62 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
15 54 (1.46%) Management Information System
16 47 (1.27%) Xbox
17 43 (1.16%) Animation
18 38 (1.03%) Data Centre
19 36 (0.97%) Client/Server
20 35 (0.95%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 381 (10.30%) Linux
2 293 (7.92%) Windows
3 257 (6.95%) Android
4 160 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 86 (2.32%) Unix
6 49 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 49 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 30 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 26 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.62%) CentOS
12 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.51%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.35%) Debian
15 13 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.19%) AIX
18 5 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,832 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 883 (23.87%) TDD
3 661 (17.87%) MVC
4 637 (17.22%) Software Engineering
5 574 (15.52%) BDD
6 472 (12.76%) Scrum
7 409 (11.06%) DevOps
8 405 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 405 (10.95%) Web Application Development
9 384 (10.38%) OO
10 381 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
11 380 (10.27%) Test Automation
12 323 (8.73%) Microservices
13 295 (7.98%) Web Development
14 283 (7.65%) Kanban
15 259 (7.00%) Front End Development
16 255 (6.89%) E-Commerce
17 254 (6.87%) Analytics
18 239 (6.46%) Mathematics
19 237 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,088 (29.41%) C#
2 980 (26.49%) JavaScript
3 930 (25.14%) Java
4 649 (17.55%) SQL
5 439 (11.87%) Python
6 356 (9.62%) C++
7 259 (7.00%) Ruby
8 228 (6.16%) Java 8
9 169 (4.57%) PHP
10 142 (3.84%) Scala
11 139 (3.76%) C
12 100 (2.70%) TypeScript
13 96 (2.60%) Bash Shell
14 87 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 84 (2.27%) F#
16 73 (1.97%) Shell Script
17 72 (1.95%) Perl
18 63 (1.70%) Objective-C
19 55 (1.49%) ES6
20 47 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 556 (15.03%) Degree
2 148 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (2.08%) PhD
4 52 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.16%) ISEB
7 37 (1.00%) CISSP
8 36 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 32 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 28 (0.76%) CCNA
11 28 (0.76%) GIAC
12 27 (0.73%) MCSE
13 26 (0.70%) MPhil
14 25 (0.68%) SANS
15 22 (0.59%) MCSA
16 21 (0.57%) MCP
17 20 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
17 20 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
17 20 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (6.11%) QA
2 61 (1.65%) SLA
3 40 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.35%) GDPR
8 9 (0.24%) PMO
9 8 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.16%) COBIT
11 5 (0.14%) IEC 61508
11 5 (0.14%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.14%) MISRA
11 5 (0.14%) MISRA C
12 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.054%) COSO
13 2 (0.054%) SEPA
14 1 (0.027%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.027%) GAAP
14 1 (0.027%) WCAG
System Software
1 276 (7.46%) Docker
2 106 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 66 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (0.65%) NFS
7 16 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 16 (0.43%) Samba
7 16 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.24%) Firmware
8 9 (0.24%) vSphere
8 9 (0.24%) XenServer
9 8 (0.22%) KVM
10 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.14%) Varnish
12 4 (0.11%) iptables
12 4 (0.11%) LXC
12 4 (0.11%) QEMU
13 2 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.054%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 136 (3.68%) Ansible
2 127 (3.43%) Kubernetes
3 111 (3.00%) Puppet
4 90 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (2.00%) Kibana
6 72 (1.95%) Terraform
7 36 (0.97%) Nagios
8 32 (0.87%) SCCM
9 31 (0.84%) Grafana
10 30 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (0.57%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.49%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.41%) Consul
13 15 (0.41%) Packer
14 12 (0.32%) Graphite
14 12 (0.32%) Salt
15 11 (0.30%) HAProxy
15 11 (0.30%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.30%) Rancher
16 9 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 356 (9.62%) Google
2 317 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 157 (4.24%) Oracle
4 94 (2.54%) VMware
5 63 (1.70%) Adobe
6 60 (1.62%) Citrix
7 52 (1.41%) Tableau
8 51 (1.38%) Facebook
9 47 (1.27%) Cisco
10 42 (1.14%) Atlassian
11 38 (1.03%) Informatica
12 28 (0.76%) New Relic
13 25 (0.68%) IBM
14 24 (0.65%) Cloudera
15 23 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (0.62%) Twitter
15 23 (0.62%) WorldPay
16 22 (0.59%) Apple
17 21 (0.57%) Sony