Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 170 163
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,951 3,475 4,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 1.99% 2.09%
As % of the General category 5.39% 4.74% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,203 2,962 3,604
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 73,267 73,349 93,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.06% 42.00% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 56,713 59,080 75,630
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 3,769 £45,000 -10.00% 747
London +12 2,073 £55,000 -4.35% 360
UK excluding London +34 1,840 £40,000 - 428
North of England +8 520 £40,000 - 139
South East +61 468 £40,000 - 58
Midlands +62 366 £32,500 -18.75% 89
North West -2 288 £37,500 -6.25% 77
West Midlands +56 279 £30,000 -25.00% 49
East of England +57 236 £45,000 +12.50% 70
Yorkshire +24 208 £42,500 -10.53% 52
South West -63 119 £40,000 -4.76% 30
East Midlands +29 85 £32,500 -18.75% 40
Scotland -53 84 £40,000 - 31
Wales +8 43 £41,000 +9.33% 7
North East -38 24 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Isle of Man +7 12 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,785 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (28.68%) C#
3 1,113 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 1,035 (26.20%) TDD
5 927 (23.46%) .NET
6 781 (19.77%) HTML
7 767 (19.41%) Java
8 764 (19.34%) MVC
9 761 (19.26%) SQL Server
10 713 (18.05%) SQL
11 688 (17.41%) AngularJS
12 647 (16.38%) CSS
13 644 (16.30%) ASP.NET
14 605 (15.31%) BDD
15 568 (14.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 568 (14.38%) Software Engineering
16 550 (13.92%) Scrum
17 543 (13.74%) Linux
18 536 (13.57%) WCF
19 527 (13.34%) Git (software)
20 503 (12.73%) Web Application Development
20 503 (12.73%) Node.js
21 497 (12.58%) Degree
22 478 (12.10%) C++
23 446 (11.29%) Python
24 439 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 431 (10.91%) Computer Science
26 429 (10.86%) HTML5
27 416 (10.53%) Google
28 412 (10.43%) Web Development

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
1 137 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (1.67%) CMS
3 65 (1.65%) Apache
4 59 (1.49%) Confluence
5 49 (1.24%) Apache Solr
5 49 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 49 (1.24%) WordPress
6 37 (0.94%) Apache Spark
7 36 (0.91%) SharePoint
8 35 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 31 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 26 (0.66%) nginx
11 18 (0.46%) Drupal
12 16 (0.40%) DNN
12 16 (0.40%) Ethereum
13 14 (0.35%) WildFly
14 12 (0.30%) IIS
14 12 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 96 (2.43%) Photoshop
2 76 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 75 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 49 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
5 45 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 35 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 24 (0.61%) Maya
7 24 (0.61%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.38%) 3ds Max
9 14 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
10 11 (0.28%) InVision
11 9 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
12 8 (0.20%) NUKE
13 7 (0.18%) Blender
14 6 (0.15%) GIMP
15 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.10%) Houdini
16 4 (0.10%) MotionBuilder
16 4 (0.10%) ZBrush
17 2 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (0.61%) Magento
2 23 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.10%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.076%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 397 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (3.49%) Google Play
4 76 (1.92%) GitHub
5 53 (1.34%) npm
6 50 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (1.21%) PaaS
8 44 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 41 (1.04%) Office 365
10 39 (0.99%) SaaS
11 30 (0.76%) IaaS
12 28 (0.71%) Serverless
13 27 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 25 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 22 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.35%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.30%) AdWords
18 11 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
19 7 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 215 (5.44%) Internet
2 76 (1.92%) Firewall
3 75 (1.90%) HTTP
4 66 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 45 (1.14%) SMS
6 36 (0.91%) VPN
7 35 (0.89%) Broadband
8 31 (0.78%) Network Security
9 29 (0.73%) DNS
10 25 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (0.61%) DHCP
12 23 (0.58%) MPLS
13 22 (0.56%) SAN
14 21 (0.53%) Ethernet
15 20 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (0.51%) WAN
16 19 (0.48%) SSL
17 18 (0.46%) VLAN
18 16 (0.40%) SSH
18 16 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 371 (9.39%) NoSQL
3 276 (6.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 266 (6.73%) MySQL
5 251 (6.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 190 (4.81%) MongoDB
7 154 (3.90%) Big Data
8 104 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 80 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 78 (1.97%) Redis
11 70 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 64 (1.62%) Hadoop
13 52 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (1.09%) Blockchain
15 35 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 33 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (0.63%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 23 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 23 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 527 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 219 (5.54%) JIRA
3 201 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 197 (4.99%) Subversion
5 109 (2.76%) Grunt
6 108 (2.73%) TeamCity
7 105 (2.66%) gulp
8 95 (2.40%) NUnit
9 88 (2.23%) Selenium
10 85 (2.15%) Visual Studio
11 81 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
12 78 (1.97%) Maven
13 76 (1.92%) Cucumber
13 76 (1.92%) webpack
14 58 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
15 52 (1.32%) Moq
16 47 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (1.14%) Jasmine
18 37 (0.94%) Ant
19 31 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 371 (9.39%) Finance
2 282 (7.14%) Marketing
3 208 (5.26%) Retail
4 85 (2.15%) Online Betting
5 76 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 72 (1.82%) Banking
7 71 (1.80%) Advertising
8 63 (1.59%) Legal
9 46 (1.16%) Back Office
10 34 (0.86%) Billing
11 32 (0.81%) Law
12 26 (0.66%) Automotive
13 22 (0.56%) Electronics
14 19 (0.48%) Front Office
15 17 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
15 17 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 14 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 14 (0.35%) Publishing
18 9 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2,067 (52.32%) Developer
2 647 (16.38%) .NET Developer
3 320 (8.10%) Java Developer
4 318 (8.05%) C# Developer
5 309 (7.82%) Senior Developer
6 260 (6.58%) Games Developer
7 251 (6.35%) Junior
8 227 (5.75%) Analyst
8 227 (5.75%) Software Engineer
9 188 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 183 (4.63%) Junior Developer
11 175 (4.43%) JavaScript Developer
12 173 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 156 (3.95%) Software Developer
14 155 (3.92%) Graduate
15 141 (3.57%) C++ Developer
16 118 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
17 117 (2.96%) Designer
18 115 (2.91%) Agile Developer
19 112 (2.83%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (23.46%) .NET
2 781 (19.77%) HTML
3 688 (17.41%) AngularJS
4 647 (16.38%) CSS
5 644 (16.30%) ASP.NET
6 568 (14.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 536 (13.57%) WCF
8 503 (12.73%) Node.js
9 439 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 429 (10.86%) HTML5
11 314 (7.95%) RESTful
12 299 (7.57%) Spring
13 297 (7.52%) React
14 294 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
15 293 (7.42%) .NET Framework
16 256 (6.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 253 (6.40%) Web Services
18 245 (6.20%) REST
19 243 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
20 241 (6.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 431 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 324 (8.20%) User Experience
3 323 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 297 (7.52%) Online Games
5 295 (7.47%) Mobile App
6 214 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
7 174 (4.40%) Algorithms
8 149 (3.77%) iPhone
9 119 (3.01%) Fintech
10 118 (2.99%) BBC
11 100 (2.53%) Animation
12 98 (2.48%) Mobile Games
13 89 (2.25%) Xbox
14 70 (1.77%) Data Centre
15 67 (1.70%) Data Structures
16 55 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
17 47 (1.19%) PlayStation
18 45 (1.14%) Private Cloud
19 39 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
20 38 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 543 (13.74%) Linux
2 354 (8.96%) Android
3 242 (6.13%) Windows
4 218 (5.52%) Apple iOS
5 139 (3.52%) Unix
6 61 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 48 (1.21%) Ubuntu
8 46 (1.16%) CentOS
9 39 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (0.84%) Debian
11 20 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.30%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
16 10 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,785 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,035 (26.20%) TDD
3 764 (19.34%) MVC
4 605 (15.31%) BDD
5 568 (14.38%) Software Engineering
6 550 (13.92%) Scrum
7 503 (12.73%) Web Application Development
8 412 (10.43%) Web Development
9 387 (9.79%) OO
10 337 (8.53%) DevOps
11 312 (7.90%) Microservices
12 298 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
13 290 (7.34%) E-Commerce
14 285 (7.21%) Test Automation
15 283 (7.16%) Front End Development
16 276 (6.99%) Multithreading
17 259 (6.56%) Domain-Driven Design
18 251 (6.35%) Game Development
19 244 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
20 233 (5.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,133 (28.68%) C#
2 1,113 (28.17%) JavaScript
3 767 (19.41%) Java
4 713 (18.05%) SQL
5 478 (12.10%) C++
6 446 (11.29%) Python
7 323 (8.18%) PHP
8 299 (7.57%) Ruby
9 144 (3.64%) C
10 137 (3.47%) Scala
11 100 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 87 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 76 (1.92%) F#
14 59 (1.49%) Perl
15 58 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 57 (1.44%) Objective-C
16 57 (1.44%) TypeScript
17 50 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 42 (1.06%) VB
19 38 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 497 (12.58%) Degree
2 148 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (1.49%) PhD
4 54 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 51 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (1.04%) CCNA
7 41 (1.04%) CISSP
8 31 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 30 (0.76%) ISEB
10 22 (0.56%) GIAC
11 21 (0.53%) MCP
12 20 (0.51%) MCSE
13 18 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 16 (0.40%) SANS
15 14 (0.35%) CISM
16 11 (0.28%) CCSP
16 11 (0.28%) MCAD
16 11 (0.28%) MCSD
16 11 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (7.04%) QA
2 48 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 27 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.61%) SLA
5 21 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.46%) GCP
7 12 (0.30%) GDPR
8 10 (0.25%) PMO
9 6 (0.15%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.10%) MiFID
10 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.051%) COBIT
11 2 (0.051%) WCAG
12 1 (0.025%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.025%) GPG13
12 1 (0.025%) IFRS
12 1 (0.025%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 329 (8.33%) Docker
2 127 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 73 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.46%) NFS
7 14 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.30%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.28%) Xen
10 10 (0.25%) Samba
10 10 (0.25%) vSphere
11 8 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.20%) Firmware
11 8 (0.20%) KVM
11 8 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.20%) Snort
11 8 (0.20%) XenApp
12 4 (0.10%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.076%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 124 (3.14%) Ansible
2 111 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 92 (2.33%) Puppet
4 70 (1.77%) Kibana
5 59 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (1.37%) Nagios
7 25 (0.63%) SCCM
8 24 (0.61%) Terraform
9 16 (0.40%) Cacti
9 16 (0.40%) logstash
10 13 (0.33%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.30%) Graphite
12 8 (0.20%) BMC Marimba
12 8 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.15%) Mesos
14 6 (0.15%) Rancher
15 5 (0.13%) Grafana
15 5 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 416 (10.53%) Google
2 338 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 149 (3.77%) Oracle
4 117 (2.96%) VMware
5 103 (2.61%) Adobe
6 62 (1.57%) Cisco
7 53 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 38 (0.96%) HP
9 37 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (0.94%) Tableau
10 36 (0.91%) Facebook
11 33 (0.84%) Apple
12 31 (0.78%) F5
13 29 (0.73%) Citrix
13 29 (0.73%) Perforce
14 28 (0.71%) Capita
15 27 (0.68%) NetApp
15 27 (0.68%) WorldPay
16 25 (0.63%) Atlassian
17 23 (0.58%) Twitter