Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 174 167
Rank change year-on-year -30 -7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,192 3,196 3,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.00% 2.19%
As % of the General category 4.16% 4.76% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,740 2,609 3,269
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 52,727 67,109 80,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.61% 42.07% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39,944 51,389 59,644
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -42 2,049 £52,500 +5.00% 663
London -43 1,220 £65,000 +8.33% 305
UK excluding London -11 935 £45,000 +5.88% 392
South East +9 276 £45,000 - 91
North of England -72 191 £42,500 +6.25% 129
Midlands +89 148 £42,500 - 62
South West -13 115 £45,000 +12.50% 23
North West -97 110 £45,000 - 80
East of England -1 101 £47,500 - 53
West Midlands +64 92 £42,500 -10.53% 38
Scotland +46 76 £42,500 -5.56% 27
Yorkshire -1 65 £40,000 +6.67% 38
East Midlands +25 52 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Wales -12 30 £35,500 -1.39% 7
North East 0 16 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Northern Ireland +3 1 £35,000 +12.00% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 881 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (29.38%) C#
3 520 (23.72%) .NET
4 503 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 436 (19.89%) TDD
6 426 (19.43%) Java
7 391 (17.84%) SQL
8 372 (16.97%) Software Engineering
9 355 (16.20%) Degree
10 352 (16.06%) MVC
11 350 (15.97%) Python
12 330 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
13 312 (14.23%) ASP.NET
14 307 (14.01%) SQL Server
15 291 (13.28%) BDD
16 286 (13.05%) HTML
17 280 (12.77%) Computer Science
18 270 (12.32%) Git (software)
18 270 (12.32%) Scrum
19 269 (12.27%) AWS
20 263 (12.00%) Linux
21 262 (11.95%) C++
22 256 (11.68%) Test Automation
23 254 (11.59%) Azure
24 253 (11.54%) CSS
25 245 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
26 241 (10.99%) AngularJS
27 234 (10.68%) DevOps
28 224 (10.22%) Microservices
29 218 (9.95%) Docker

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 91 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (1.60%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.46%) CMS
4 27 (1.23%) Apache
4 27 (1.23%) Confluence
5 22 (1.00%) IIS
6 18 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 16 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.59%) nginx
9 13 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.46%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.46%) WordPress
12 8 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.32%) FileNet
14 6 (0.27%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.59%) Sketch
5 12 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (0.36%) Maya
6 8 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.32%) 3ds Max
8 6 (0.27%) InVision
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.18%) InDesign
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
11 3 (0.14%) NUKE
11 3 (0.14%) SPSS
12 2 (0.091%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (0.68%) Magento
2 5 (0.23%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.23%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.091%) assyst
4 2 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.091%) Quorum
4 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.091%) Shopify
4 2 (0.091%) Unica
5 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 269 (12.27%) AWS
2 254 (11.59%) Azure
3 94 (4.29%) GCP
4 65 (2.97%) SaaS
5 60 (2.74%) GitHub
6 32 (1.46%) Office 365
7 30 (1.37%) IaaS
7 30 (1.37%) PaaS
8 25 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 22 (1.00%) Serverless
11 20 (0.91%) Power Platform
12 17 (0.78%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.64%) Google Play
15 12 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.55%) Slack
16 10 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.41%) Akamai
17 9 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 158 (7.21%) Internet
2 69 (3.15%) Firewall
3 41 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.19%) DNS
5 18 (0.82%) DHCP
6 16 (0.73%) HTTPS
7 14 (0.64%) VPN
7 14 (0.64%) Wireless
8 13 (0.59%) HTTP
9 11 (0.50%) LAN
10 10 (0.46%) DAB
10 10 (0.46%) SAN
11 9 (0.41%) WAN
12 8 (0.36%) Broadband
12 8 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.36%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.36%) VoIP
13 7 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 146 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 117 (5.34%) MySQL
5 91 (4.15%) Big Data
6 57 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 54 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (2.01%) Relational Database
10 23 (1.05%) Blockchain
10 23 (1.05%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.91%) Power BI
11 20 (0.91%) Redis
12 19 (0.87%) Presto
13 18 (0.82%) BigQuery
14 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.64%) Apache Hive
15 14 (0.64%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 270 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 108 (4.93%) JIRA
3 106 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 82 (3.74%) Selenium
5 59 (2.69%) Jasmine
6 51 (2.33%) Mocha
7 40 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 40 (1.82%) webpack
8 39 (1.78%) TeamCity
8 39 (1.78%) Visual Studio
9 38 (1.73%) JUnit
10 37 (1.69%) gulp
11 31 (1.41%) Protractor
12 30 (1.37%) Postman
13 28 (1.28%) Cucumber
13 28 (1.28%) Sinon.JS
14 27 (1.23%) Grunt
15 24 (1.09%) Subversion
16 22 (1.00%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 186 (8.49%) Finance
2 122 (5.57%) Retail
3 114 (5.20%) Marketing
4 70 (3.19%) Banking
5 43 (1.96%) Law
6 32 (1.46%) Electronics
7 30 (1.37%) Advertising
8 29 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.19%) Automotive
10 22 (1.00%) Publishing
11 17 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.73%) French Language
13 15 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.68%) Legal
14 13 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.50%) Online Betting
16 10 (0.46%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.27%) iGaming
17 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,016 (46.35%) Developer
2 282 (12.86%) .NET Developer
3 197 (8.99%) C# Developer
4 175 (7.98%) Software Engineer
5 173 (7.89%) Games Developer
6 169 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 137 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 135 (6.16%) Java Developer
9 113 (5.16%) Junior
10 111 (5.06%) Analyst
11 108 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 92 (4.20%) Junior Developer
13 88 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
13 88 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 85 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 76 (3.47%) PHP Developer
16 66 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 65 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
18 63 (2.87%) Data Engineer
19 62 (2.83%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (23.72%) .NET
2 312 (14.23%) ASP.NET
3 286 (13.05%) HTML
4 253 (11.54%) CSS
5 245 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 241 (10.99%) AngularJS
7 178 (8.12%) RESTful
8 177 (8.07%) Node.js
9 175 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 173 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 159 (7.25%) REST
11 159 (7.25%) WCF
12 138 (6.30%) React
13 134 (6.11%) HTML5
14 128 (5.84%) Web Services
15 123 (5.61%) Spring
16 109 (4.97%) .NET Framework
17 93 (4.24%) CSS3
18 84 (3.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 75 (3.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.21%) User Experience
2 172 (7.85%) Greenfield Project
3 157 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (7.03%) Online Games
5 135 (6.16%) Algorithms
6 133 (6.07%) Mobile App
7 113 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
8 76 (3.47%) Data Structures
9 47 (2.14%) Online Gambling
10 45 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 43 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (1.92%) Mobile Games
13 39 (1.78%) Smartphone
14 36 (1.64%) Animation
15 25 (1.14%) Data Centre
16 23 (1.05%) Management Information System
17 22 (1.00%) Virtual Team
18 21 (0.96%) Xbox
19 19 (0.87%) Client/Server
19 19 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 263 (12.00%) Linux
2 178 (8.12%) Windows
3 177 (8.07%) Android
4 114 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 61 (2.78%) Unix
6 23 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.59%) CentOS
8 12 (0.55%) Debian
9 11 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.14%) zOS
16 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (19.89%) TDD
3 372 (16.97%) Software Engineering
4 352 (16.06%) MVC
5 330 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
6 291 (13.28%) BDD
7 280 (12.77%) Computer Science
8 270 (12.32%) Scrum
9 256 (11.68%) Test Automation
10 234 (10.68%) DevOps
11 224 (10.22%) Microservices
12 205 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
13 188 (8.58%) Web Application Development
14 153 (6.98%) OO
15 151 (6.89%) Mathematics
15 151 (6.89%) Mentoring
16 147 (6.71%) Analytics
17 142 (6.48%) Kanban
18 134 (6.11%) Web Development
19 128 (5.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 644 (29.38%) C#
2 503 (22.95%) JavaScript
3 426 (19.43%) Java
4 391 (17.84%) SQL
5 350 (15.97%) Python
6 262 (11.95%) C++
7 186 (8.49%) PHP
8 144 (6.57%) C
9 116 (5.29%) Ruby
10 74 (3.38%) Bash Shell
11 68 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 67 (3.06%) Java 8
13 58 (2.65%) Scala
14 50 (2.28%) Go
15 43 (1.96%) ES6
16 40 (1.82%) PowerShell
17 37 (1.69%) Apple Swift
17 37 (1.69%) F#
17 37 (1.69%) Objective-C
18 33 (1.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 355 (16.20%) Degree
2 89 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (0.96%) PhD
6 20 (0.91%) CISSP
7 16 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.59%) CCNA
9 13 (0.59%) GIAC
9 13 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.55%) MCSE
11 11 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (0.50%) ISEB
11 11 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (0.46%) CISM
12 10 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (0.46%) SANS
12 10 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (7.89%) QA
2 30 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.68%) GDPR
5 12 (0.55%) PMO
6 11 (0.50%) NIST
7 5 (0.23%) SLA
8 3 (0.14%) WCAG
9 2 (0.091%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.046%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.046%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.046%) FISMA
10 1 (0.046%) IFRS
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) ITGC
10 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 218 (9.95%) Docker
2 40 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.78%) Firmware
4 18 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.55%) HDFS
8 5 (0.23%) Ceph
8 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.18%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.18%) KVM
9 4 (0.18%) oVirt
9 4 (0.18%) Postfix
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.091%) XenApp
11 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.046%) NFS
11 1 (0.046%) Samba
11 1 (0.046%) Snort
11 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 175 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 71 (3.24%) Ansible
3 61 (2.78%) Terraform
4 46 (2.10%) Puppet
5 37 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.82%) Salt
7 17 (0.78%) Grafana
8 15 (0.68%) Nagios
9 14 (0.64%) Packer
9 14 (0.64%) SCCM
10 11 (0.50%) Kibana
11 10 (0.46%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.41%) Consul
12 9 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.41%) Graphite
12 9 (0.41%) Opsview
12 9 (0.41%) WSUS
13 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 133 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 112 (5.11%) Google
3 55 (2.51%) Oracle
4 51 (2.33%) Adobe
5 24 (1.09%) Cisco
5 24 (1.09%) VMware
6 22 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (0.78%) Tableau
8 15 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 15 (0.68%) Facebook
8 15 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 13 (0.59%) IBM
9 13 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 12 (0.55%) Apple
10 12 (0.55%) Cognos
10 12 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.55%) Teradata
11 11 (0.50%) Arista
12 10 (0.46%) ATG
13 9 (0.41%) Foundry