Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 152 174
Rank change year-on-year -53 +22 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,453 3,877 3,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 2.26% 2.03%
As % of the General category 4.49% 5.47% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 3,046 2,982
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -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 54,582 70,935 72,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.06% 41.27% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 40,955 55,092 56,594
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -1.16%

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 June 2019.

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 June 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 -52 2,333 £50,000 +4.17% 452
London -24 1,391 £57,500 +4.55% 233
UK excluding London -78 1,025 £44,250 +10.63% 234
South East -20 284 £45,000 - 34
North of England -77 269 £41,000 +2.50% 88
North West -25 196 £41,000 +2.50% 51
Midlands -41 178 £37,250 +6.43% 43
West Midlands -39 131 £35,000 - 23
East of England -27 121 £55,000 +22.22% 29
South West -38 89 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Yorkshire -86 72 £40,000 +6.67% 31
Scotland -6 54 £40,000 -23.81% 9
East Midlands -22 47 £40,000 +9.59% 20
Wales +6 23 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Isle of Man -2 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Northern Ireland -23 3 £30,000 -28.14% 1
North East -34 1 £45,000 +14.65% 6

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,083 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (28.37%) C#
3 625 (25.48%) Java
4 575 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 536 (21.85%) .NET
6 534 (21.77%) Degree
7 455 (18.55%) Software Engineering
8 454 (18.51%) SQL
9 431 (17.57%) TDD
10 385 (15.70%) Computer Science
11 376 (15.33%) SQL Server
12 373 (15.21%) HTML
13 369 (15.04%) Python
14 362 (14.76%) MVC
15 347 (14.15%) ASP.NET
16 332 (13.53%) AngularJS
17 301 (12.27%) BDD
18 300 (12.23%) CSS
19 295 (12.03%) Test Automation
20 292 (11.90%) Git (software)
21 291 (11.86%) Finance
22 290 (11.82%) Scrum
23 287 (11.70%) QA
24 276 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
25 272 (11.09%) Linux
26 270 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
27 263 (10.72%) DevOps
28 249 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
29 240 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
30 238 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 119 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (1.67%) IIS
3 38 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 37 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.22%) Confluence
6 28 (1.14%) Apache
7 23 (0.94%) nginx
8 18 (0.73%) CMS
9 13 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 13 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.29%) WordPress
12 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.20%) Jetty
14 4 (0.16%) SAS
15 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.12%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.12%) Zope
Applications
1 47 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 29 (1.18%) Fireworks
4 28 (1.14%) Sketch
5 24 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 22 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 18 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.49%) InVision
10 9 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.20%) Maple
13 5 (0.20%) Maya
13 5 (0.20%) Simulink
14 4 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.16%) InDesign
14 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 3 (0.12%) Moqups
15 3 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 80 (3.26%) Temenos T24
2 46 (1.88%) thinkFolio
3 13 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.33%) nopCommerce
6 7 (0.29%) Magento
7 6 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.12%) SessionCam
8 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.082%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.082%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.082%) Shopify
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 270 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 70 (2.85%) GitHub
5 64 (2.61%) SaaS
6 58 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.83%) Power Platform
8 36 (1.47%) PaaS
9 34 (1.39%) Office 365
10 27 (1.10%) npm
11 24 (0.98%) Amazon S3
12 23 (0.94%) Serverless
13 21 (0.86%) Google Play
14 19 (0.77%) IaaS
15 15 (0.61%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.57%) CloudFront
17 13 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.69%) Internet
2 49 (2.00%) Firewall
3 35 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.35%) HTTP
5 17 (0.69%) Intranet
6 16 (0.65%) DNS
7 15 (0.61%) DAB
8 14 (0.57%) Skype
9 12 (0.49%) WAN
10 11 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.41%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.37%) LAN
12 9 (0.37%) VLAN
13 8 (0.33%) Network Security
13 8 (0.33%) VPN
14 7 (0.29%) Broadband
14 7 (0.29%) SAN
14 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.24%) SSH
15 6 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 159 (6.48%) NoSQL
2 159 (6.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 120 (4.89%) MySQL
4 96 (3.91%) Big Data
5 72 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 64 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 51 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (1.83%) Power BI
9 41 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.35%) Apache Hive
11 26 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 25 (1.02%) Couchbase
13 23 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.82%) BigQuery
17 18 (0.73%) Presto
18 17 (0.69%) Hazelcast
18 17 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 292 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 141 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 116 (4.73%) JIRA
4 76 (3.10%) Selenium
5 62 (2.53%) TeamCity
6 55 (2.24%) JUnit
7 51 (2.08%) gulp
8 47 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 42 (1.71%) webpack
10 41 (1.67%) NUnit
11 39 (1.59%) GitLab
12 36 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 35 (1.43%) Subversion
14 34 (1.39%) Mocha
15 32 (1.30%) Jasmine
16 31 (1.26%) SpecFlow
17 28 (1.14%) Bitbucket Server
18 27 (1.10%) Vagrant
19 24 (0.98%) Travis CI
20 23 (0.94%) Protractor
General
1 291 (11.86%) Finance
2 168 (6.85%) Banking
3 145 (5.91%) Marketing
4 140 (5.71%) Retail
5 49 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.51%) Electronics
7 34 (1.39%) Law
8 33 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.02%) Front Office
9 25 (1.02%) German Language
9 25 (1.02%) Private Banking
10 23 (0.94%) Automotive
11 21 (0.86%) Billing
11 21 (0.86%) Online Betting
12 17 (0.69%) Advertising
13 15 (0.61%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.49%) Publishing
15 10 (0.41%) Legal
16 9 (0.37%) Back Office
17 6 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,091 (44.48%) Developer
2 295 (12.03%) .NET Developer
3 176 (7.17%) Analyst
4 175 (7.13%) C# Developer
5 164 (6.69%) Java Developer
6 153 (6.24%) Software Engineer
7 139 (5.67%) Games Developer
7 139 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 136 (5.54%) Junior
9 122 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 114 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 111 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
12 108 (4.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 103 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 103 (4.20%) Graduate
14 90 (3.67%) Junior Developer
15 87 (3.55%) Business Analyst
16 78 (3.18%) Designer
17 77 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
18 67 (2.73%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (21.85%) .NET
2 373 (15.21%) HTML
3 347 (14.15%) ASP.NET
4 332 (13.53%) AngularJS
5 300 (12.23%) CSS
6 238 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 237 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 224 (9.13%) Node.js
9 221 (9.01%) REST
10 214 (8.72%) RESTful
11 204 (8.32%) React
12 192 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 191 (7.79%) Web Services
14 160 (6.52%) WCF
15 137 (5.58%) Vue.js
16 129 (5.26%) .NET Framework
17 126 (5.14%) Spring
18 116 (4.73%) HTML5
19 90 (3.67%) Entity Framework
20 82 (3.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.38%) User Experience
2 201 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (7.26%) Mobile App
4 157 (6.40%) Algorithms
5 154 (6.28%) Online Games
6 140 (5.71%) Management Information System
7 120 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
8 95 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
9 67 (2.73%) Data Structures
10 59 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
11 55 (2.24%) Xbox
12 52 (2.12%) Robotics
13 51 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
13 51 (2.08%) Mobile Games
14 49 (2.00%) Fixed Income
14 49 (2.00%) Social Media
15 47 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 46 (1.88%) Equities
17 38 (1.55%) PlayStation
18 37 (1.51%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 272 (11.09%) Linux
2 174 (7.09%) Android
3 172 (7.01%) Windows
4 85 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 71 (2.89%) Unix
6 25 (1.02%) CentOS
7 23 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 23 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.61%) AIX
11 8 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.29%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.20%) Debian
13 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,083 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (18.55%) Software Engineering
3 431 (17.57%) TDD
4 385 (15.70%) Computer Science
5 362 (14.76%) MVC
6 301 (12.27%) BDD
7 295 (12.03%) Test Automation
8 290 (11.82%) Scrum
9 276 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
10 263 (10.72%) DevOps
11 249 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
12 237 (9.66%) Analytics
13 208 (8.48%) User Stories
13 208 (8.48%) Web Application Development
14 199 (8.11%) OO
15 187 (7.62%) Microservices
16 179 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
17 167 (6.81%) E-Commerce
18 164 (6.69%) Decision-Making
19 163 (6.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 696 (28.37%) C#
2 625 (25.48%) Java
3 575 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 454 (18.51%) SQL
5 369 (15.04%) Python
6 237 (9.66%) C++
7 177 (7.22%) PHP
8 145 (5.91%) Ruby
9 99 (4.04%) Java 8
10 88 (3.59%) C
11 84 (3.42%) Bash Shell
12 65 (2.65%) TypeScript
13 57 (2.32%) Scala
14 55 (2.24%) ES6
15 50 (2.04%) Go
16 48 (1.96%) PowerShell
17 41 (1.67%) F#
18 39 (1.59%) Shell Script
19 38 (1.55%) Kotlin
20 33 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 534 (21.77%) Degree
2 66 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.63%) PhD
6 36 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.98%) SAFe Agilist
9 20 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.82%) CISSP
10 19 (0.77%) CCNA
11 18 (0.73%) GIAC
12 17 (0.69%) MCSE
13 14 (0.57%) MCSA
13 14 (0.57%) Postgraduate
14 13 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.49%) SANS
16 11 (0.45%) CREST Certified
16 11 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (11.70%) QA
2 51 (2.08%) GDPR
3 34 (1.39%) SLA
4 22 (0.90%) MiFID
5 16 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.57%) NIST
7 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.29%) COBIT
8 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.24%) PMO
10 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.16%) GAAP
10 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.12%) WCAG
12 2 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.041%) ITGC
13 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.041%) NCSC
System Software
1 189 (7.70%) Docker
2 66 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.82%) Firmware
6 12 (0.49%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.20%) KVM
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.16%) vSphere
9 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.082%) NDS
10 2 (0.082%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.041%) NFS
11 1 (0.041%) pfSense
11 1 (0.041%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 124 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 85 (3.47%) Ansible
3 62 (2.53%) Terraform
4 60 (2.45%) Puppet
5 45 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.82%) Kibana
7 18 (0.73%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.57%) SCCM
9 13 (0.53%) Consul
10 12 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.49%) Oozie
11 11 (0.45%) Nagios
12 9 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.33%) Marathon
13 8 (0.33%) Salt
14 7 (0.29%) Mesos
14 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 197 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 118 (4.81%) Google
3 58 (2.36%) Oracle
4 46 (1.88%) Charles River
5 45 (1.83%) Adobe
6 43 (1.75%) VMware
7 34 (1.39%) Cadence
8 31 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.14%) Facebook
11 25 (1.02%) SAP
11 25 (1.02%) Tableau
12 19 (0.77%) Cisco
13 18 (0.73%) Sony
13 18 (0.73%) Xamarin
14 17 (0.69%) Citrix
15 15 (0.61%) IBM
15 15 (0.61%) WorldPay
16 14 (0.57%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.57%) Databricks