Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 155 177
Rank change year-on-year -51 +22 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,363 3,649 3,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.21% 2.07%
As % of the General category 4.26% 5.11% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,871 2,932 3,102
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £75,000
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 55,434 71,348 79,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.16% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,552 54,559 58,266
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -49 2,246 £50,000 - 763
London -30 1,288 £60,000 +4.35% 346
UK excluding London -52 1,049 £45,000 +5.88% 453
South East 0 339 £45,000 - 107
North of England -113 207 £40,000 - 154
Midlands -12 162 £42,500 +8.97% 67
North West -66 136 £40,000 - 84
South West -12 127 £45,000 +16.88% 34
East of England -22 124 £55,000 +22.22% 55
West Midlands -7 113 £42,500 +6.25% 41
Scotland +9 66 £40,000 -23.81% 26
Yorkshire -58 66 £37,500 +0.67% 60
East Midlands -1 48 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Wales -2 20 £35,000 +3.70% 10
Isle of Man +5 5 £45,000 +16.13%
North East -25 5 £57,500 +29.21% 10

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 931 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (28.35%) C#
3 533 (22.56%) Java
4 523 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 482 (20.40%) .NET
6 468 (19.81%) SQL
7 439 (18.58%) TDD
8 406 (17.18%) Degree
9 385 (16.29%) Software Engineering
10 362 (15.32%) Python
11 354 (14.98%) MVC
12 328 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
13 318 (13.46%) ASP.NET
14 310 (13.12%) BDD
15 306 (12.95%) SQL Server
16 304 (12.87%) HTML
17 301 (12.74%) Computer Science
18 299 (12.65%) Git (software)
19 281 (11.89%) Linux
20 278 (11.76%) DevOps
21 277 (11.72%) Test Automation
22 274 (11.60%) C++
23 255 (10.79%) AngularJS
24 253 (10.71%) Scrum
25 243 (10.28%) CSS
26 242 (10.24%) AWS
27 235 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
28 229 (9.69%) Azure
29 228 (9.65%) User Experience
30 210 (8.89%) REST

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 73 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 42 (1.78%) IIS
4 32 (1.35%) Confluence
5 30 (1.27%) Apache
5 30 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.06%) CMS
7 17 (0.72%) nginx
7 17 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 12 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
10 8 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.34%) WordPress
11 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.25%) Zope
12 5 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 28 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 20 (0.85%) Sketch
4 19 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.55%) InVision
9 12 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.25%) InDesign
11 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.21%) Simulink
11 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.17%) Maya
13 3 (0.13%) Moqups
13 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
14 2 (0.085%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.34%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.34%) nopCommerce
2 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.30%) SAP Business One
3 7 (0.30%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.085%) Quorum
6 2 (0.085%) Shopify
6 2 (0.085%) Unica
7 1 (0.042%) assyst
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 242 (10.24%) AWS
2 229 (9.69%) Azure
3 108 (4.57%) GCP
4 67 (2.84%) SaaS
5 65 (2.75%) GitHub
6 42 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (1.35%) Office 365
8 30 (1.27%) PaaS
9 29 (1.23%) OpenShift
10 27 (1.14%) IaaS
11 26 (1.10%) Power Platform
12 21 (0.89%) Serverless
13 15 (0.63%) npm
14 14 (0.59%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.51%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (0.38%) Heroku
18 8 (0.34%) Datadog
19 7 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 123 (5.21%) Internet
2 63 (2.67%) Firewall
3 47 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.89%) HTTP
5 19 (0.80%) DAB
6 17 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.55%) DNS
8 12 (0.51%) WAN
8 12 (0.51%) Wireless
9 11 (0.47%) DHCP
9 11 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (0.47%) VPN
10 10 (0.42%) LAN
10 10 (0.42%) SSH
11 9 (0.38%) Network Security
11 9 (0.38%) SAN
12 7 (0.30%) Intranet
12 7 (0.30%) VoIP
13 6 (0.25%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 153 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 143 (6.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 116 (4.91%) MySQL
5 115 (4.87%) Big Data
6 70 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 50 (2.12%) Hadoop
9 39 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 37 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.10%) Power BI
12 25 (1.06%) Apache Hive
12 25 (1.06%) Presto
13 23 (0.97%) Blockchain
14 22 (0.93%) BigQuery
15 19 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (0.72%) Redis
17 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
18 11 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 299 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 151 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 134 (5.67%) JIRA
4 85 (3.60%) Selenium
5 59 (2.50%) JUnit
6 54 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 52 (2.20%) Jasmine
8 51 (2.16%) Mocha
9 46 (1.95%) webpack
10 41 (1.74%) NUnit
11 37 (1.57%) Protractor
12 36 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
13 35 (1.48%) gulp
14 34 (1.44%) Cucumber
14 34 (1.44%) Sinon.JS
14 34 (1.44%) SpecFlow
15 32 (1.35%) Bitbucket
16 30 (1.27%) Visual Studio
17 28 (1.18%) Maven
18 25 (1.06%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 202 (8.55%) Finance
2 127 (5.37%) Retail
3 124 (5.25%) Marketing
4 77 (3.26%) Banking
5 49 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 46 (1.95%) Electronics
7 38 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.44%) Law
9 27 (1.14%) Publishing
10 22 (0.93%) Advertising
11 21 (0.89%) Automotive
12 20 (0.85%) Legal
13 18 (0.76%) Multimedia
14 15 (0.63%) Public Sector
15 14 (0.59%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.51%) French Language
18 9 (0.38%) Billing
18 9 (0.38%) Online Betting
19 8 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,030 (43.59%) Developer
2 264 (11.17%) .NET Developer
3 189 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 186 (7.87%) Software Engineer
5 168 (7.11%) Software Developer
6 152 (6.43%) Games Developer
7 122 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 111 (4.70%) Senior Developer
9 108 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 107 (4.53%) Junior
11 104 (4.40%) Analyst
12 97 (4.10%) PHP Developer
13 87 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
13 87 (3.68%) Junior Developer
14 84 (3.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 82 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
16 80 (3.39%) Graduate
17 75 (3.17%) Designer
18 72 (3.05%) Programmer
19 68 (2.88%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (20.40%) .NET
2 318 (13.46%) ASP.NET
3 304 (12.87%) HTML
4 255 (10.79%) AngularJS
5 243 (10.28%) CSS
6 210 (8.89%) REST
7 201 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 199 (8.42%) Node.js
9 186 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 180 (7.62%) RESTful
11 164 (6.94%) React
12 159 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 154 (6.52%) WCF
14 134 (5.67%) Web Services
15 124 (5.25%) HTML5
16 111 (4.70%) Spring
17 110 (4.66%) .NET Framework
18 96 (4.06%) CSS3
19 87 (3.68%) Vue.js
20 86 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 228 (9.65%) User Experience
2 186 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (7.02%) Algorithms
4 160 (6.77%) Online Games
5 145 (6.14%) Mobile App
6 137 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
7 102 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
8 84 (3.55%) Data Structures
9 61 (2.58%) Xbox
10 54 (2.29%) Mobile Games
11 53 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 53 (2.24%) Online Gambling
12 52 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
13 49 (2.07%) Smartphone
14 40 (1.69%) PlayStation
15 34 (1.44%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.35%) Management Information System
17 31 (1.31%) Data Centre
17 31 (1.31%) Social Media
18 28 (1.18%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 281 (11.89%) Linux
2 189 (8.00%) Android
3 165 (6.98%) Windows
4 105 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 74 (3.13%) Unix
6 27 (1.14%) CentOS
7 24 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 22 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.51%) AIX
10 10 (0.42%) Debian
10 10 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.13%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (18.58%) TDD
3 385 (16.29%) Software Engineering
4 354 (14.98%) MVC
5 328 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
6 310 (13.12%) BDD
7 301 (12.74%) Computer Science
8 278 (11.76%) DevOps
9 277 (11.72%) Test Automation
10 253 (10.71%) Scrum
11 235 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
12 187 (7.91%) Microservices
13 186 (7.87%) Analytics
13 186 (7.87%) OO
14 181 (7.66%) Mentoring
15 163 (6.90%) Web Application Development
16 160 (6.77%) Mathematics
17 156 (6.60%) OOP
18 149 (6.31%) Open Source
19 143 (6.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 670 (28.35%) C#
2 533 (22.56%) Java
3 523 (22.13%) JavaScript
4 468 (19.81%) SQL
5 362 (15.32%) Python
6 274 (11.60%) C++
7 201 (8.51%) PHP
8 152 (6.43%) C
9 112 (4.74%) Ruby
10 82 (3.47%) Bash Shell
11 79 (3.34%) Java 8
12 61 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 60 (2.54%) Scala
14 57 (2.41%) Go
15 50 (2.12%) Kotlin
16 49 (2.07%) ES6
17 42 (1.78%) PowerShell
18 40 (1.69%) Objective-C
19 39 (1.65%) Apple Swift
20 34 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 406 (17.18%) Degree
2 78 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.23%) CISSP
6 28 (1.18%) PhD
7 26 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.10%) GIAC
8 24 (1.02%) CCNA
9 22 (0.93%) MCSE
10 20 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 16 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.68%) Linux+ Certification
11 16 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
11 16 (0.68%) SANS
11 16 (0.68%) SC Cleared
11 16 (0.68%) SSCP
12 13 (0.55%) CISA
12 13 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.15%) QA
2 26 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.63%) NIST
5 14 (0.59%) GDPR
6 9 (0.38%) SLA
7 8 (0.34%) PMO
8 7 (0.30%) COBIT
8 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.042%) IFRS
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) ITGC
11 1 (0.042%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.042%) NCSC
11 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 208 (8.80%) Docker
2 52 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.31%) Firmware
4 22 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.34%) HDFS
8 5 (0.21%) Ceph
8 5 (0.21%) KVM
9 4 (0.17%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.17%) oVirt
9 4 (0.17%) Postfix
10 2 (0.085%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.085%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.085%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.042%) pfSense
11 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 147 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 88 (3.72%) Ansible
3 59 (2.50%) Terraform
4 57 (2.41%) Puppet
5 39 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.68%) Grafana
7 15 (0.63%) Salt
8 13 (0.55%) Packer
8 13 (0.55%) SCCM
9 12 (0.51%) Nagios
10 9 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.34%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.34%) logstash
12 7 (0.30%) Kibana
12 7 (0.30%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (0.30%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.25%) Consul
13 6 (0.25%) Marathon
Vendors
1 164 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 111 (4.70%) Google
3 48 (2.03%) Oracle
4 47 (1.99%) Adobe
5 36 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.14%) VMware
7 26 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.06%) Facebook
9 21 (0.89%) Cisco
10 20 (0.85%) SAP
11 19 (0.80%) Tableau
12 18 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 17 (0.72%) Sony
13 17 (0.72%) WorldPay
14 15 (0.63%) IBM
15 10 (0.42%) Apple
15 10 (0.42%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.38%) Foundry
17 8 (0.34%) ION Trading
17 8 (0.34%) Teradata