Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 208 152
Rank change year-on-year +13 -56 +25
Permanent jobs citing Games 1,102 2,396 3,804
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.69% 2.24%
As % of the General category 4.51% 4.25% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,006 2,110 3,201
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%

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 24,412 56,328 73,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.31% 39.71% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,703 42,392 56,019
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games.

Salary trend for Games in the UK

Games
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the UK

Games
Top 18 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 15 August 2020. 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 +13 1,033 £55,000 +10.00% 342
London -4 584 £62,500 +8.62% 127
UK excluding London +44 502 £47,500 +5.56% 239
North of England +133 174 £47,500 +18.75% 82
South East +74 145 £55,000 +22.22% 47
Work from Home -1 128 £57,500 +15.00% 109
North West +71 87 £47,500 +18.75% 51
Yorkshire +118 58 £50,000 +33.33% 25
Midlands +14 58 £45,000 +12.50% 34
West Midlands +31 55 £45,000 +20.00% 20
East of England +26 47 £45,000 -18.18% 39
North East +51 29 £34,500 -31.00% 6
Scotland +54 24 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Wales +37 24 £45,000 +28.57% 10
South West +23 24 £57,500 +27.78% 13
Northern Ireland +31 5 £60,000 - 2
East Midlands +24 3 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Isle of Man -4 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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.

1 426 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (28.68%) C#
3 304 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 253 (22.96%) AWS
5 242 (21.96%) Python
6 230 (20.87%) Java
7 208 (18.87%) Azure
8 192 (17.42%) .NET
9 183 (16.61%) Microservices
10 173 (15.70%) TDD
11 167 (15.15%) C++
12 165 (14.97%) DevOps
13 164 (14.88%) SQL
14 161 (14.61%) Node.js
15 160 (14.52%) Finance
16 158 (14.34%) Scrum
17 144 (13.07%) Docker
18 142 (12.89%) Software Engineering
19 138 (12.52%) Git (software)
20 137 (12.43%) React
21 136 (12.34%) AngularJS
22 132 (11.98%) Degree
23 128 (11.62%) Kubernetes
24 123 (11.16%) SQL Server
25 120 (10.89%) HTML
26 118 (10.71%) Computer Science
27 117 (10.62%) MVC
28 115 (10.44%) Microsoft
28 115 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
29 114 (10.34%) Test Automation

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 81 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (2.18%) Confluence
3 19 (1.72%) CMS
4 17 (1.54%) Apache
5 15 (1.36%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (1.00%) nginx
7 9 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.73%) IIS
9 7 (0.64%) WordPress
10 6 (0.54%) Drupal
10 6 (0.54%) ExpressionEngine
10 6 (0.54%) Tornado
11 4 (0.36%) SAS
11 4 (0.36%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.27%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 18 (1.63%) Sketch
3 14 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.82%) 3ds Max
4 9 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
5 8 (0.73%) InVision
6 6 (0.54%) InDesign
6 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
7 5 (0.45%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.36%) Figma
8 4 (0.36%) Maya
8 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.36%) ZBrush
9 3 (0.27%) Blender
9 3 (0.27%) Marvel
9 3 (0.27%) MODO
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.18%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Magento
2 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.091%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.091%) Ripple
5 1 (0.091%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 253 (22.96%) AWS
2 208 (18.87%) Azure
3 73 (6.62%) GCP
4 52 (4.72%) Serverless
5 42 (3.81%) SaaS
6 37 (3.36%) GitHub
7 29 (2.63%) PaaS
8 20 (1.81%) Office 365
9 17 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.27%) IaaS
12 13 (1.18%) Slack
13 11 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
14 10 (0.91%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.73%) Heroku
16 8 (0.73%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.81%) Internet
2 25 (2.27%) Firewall
3 13 (1.18%) Skype
3 13 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.00%) HTTP
5 10 (0.91%) DNS
6 6 (0.54%) VoIP
7 4 (0.36%) DHCP
7 4 (0.36%) SNMP
8 3 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.27%) LAN
8 3 (0.27%) MQTT
8 3 (0.27%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 3 (0.27%) RS-485
8 3 (0.27%) WAN
8 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.27%) Wireless
9 2 (0.18%) AMQP
9 2 (0.18%) Network Security
9 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 81 (7.35%) MongoDB
3 63 (5.72%) SQL Server 2019
4 57 (5.17%) MySQL
5 51 (4.63%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.99%) Redis
7 27 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.81%) Blockchain
9 18 (1.63%) Big Data
9 18 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.00%) KDB
12 11 (1.00%) Kdb+
12 11 (1.00%) Looker
12 11 (1.00%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.82%) BigQuery
13 9 (0.82%) Riak
Development Applications
1 138 (12.52%) Git (software)
2 59 (5.35%) Jenkins
3 53 (4.81%) JIRA
4 35 (3.18%) TeamCity
4 35 (3.18%) webpack
5 34 (3.09%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.99%) Subversion
7 26 (2.36%) Maven
8 22 (2.00%) Selenium
9 20 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (1.63%) gulp
10 18 (1.63%) Xcode
11 17 (1.54%) Grunt
12 16 (1.45%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.00%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.82%) GitLab
15 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (0.73%) Buildbot
16 8 (0.73%) CircleCI
General
1 160 (14.52%) Finance
2 61 (5.54%) Retail
3 60 (5.44%) Marketing
4 46 (4.17%) Banking
5 27 (2.45%) Law
6 24 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.54%) Automotive
8 11 (1.00%) Advertising
8 11 (1.00%) Public Sector
9 10 (0.91%) Electronics
9 10 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.73%) Publishing
11 7 (0.64%) Japanese Language
12 6 (0.54%) Back Office
12 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.45%) Military
14 4 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 466 (42.29%) Developer
2 111 (10.07%) .NET Developer
3 87 (7.89%) Games Developer
4 73 (6.62%) Senior Developer
5 72 (6.53%) C# Developer
6 68 (6.17%) Software Engineer
7 64 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 57 (5.17%) Java Developer
9 51 (4.63%) Junior
10 47 (4.26%) Programmer
11 44 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 43 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 43 (3.90%) PHP Developer
13 42 (3.81%) Analyst
14 39 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
14 39 (3.54%) Junior Developer
15 35 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 34 (3.09%) Product Manager
17 33 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
18 27 (2.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (17.42%) .NET
2 161 (14.61%) Node.js
3 137 (12.43%) React
4 136 (12.34%) AngularJS
5 120 (10.89%) HTML
6 103 (9.35%) ASP.NET
7 101 (9.17%) CSS
8 97 (8.80%) Vue.js
9 94 (8.53%) .NET Core
10 80 (7.26%) .NET Framework
11 79 (7.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 74 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 72 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 68 (6.17%) Entity Framework
15 55 (4.99%) Spring
16 50 (4.54%) RESTful
17 48 (4.36%) Sass
18 45 (4.08%) Web Services
19 43 (3.90%) Kafka
20 36 (3.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 77 (6.99%) User Experience
3 71 (6.44%) Mobile Games
4 64 (5.81%) Online Games
5 51 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 45 (4.08%) Algorithms
8 41 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (2.54%) Cloud Native
10 24 (2.18%) Animation
11 23 (2.09%) Client/Server
12 22 (2.00%) Data Structures
12 22 (2.00%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.91%) Blog
14 18 (1.63%) Tandem
15 17 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.45%) Management Information System
17 12 (1.09%) Life Science
18 11 (1.00%) Hedge funds
18 11 (1.00%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 107 (9.71%) Linux
2 88 (7.99%) Windows
3 75 (6.81%) Android
4 73 (6.62%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.18%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.91%) CentOS
8 9 (0.82%) VMS
8 9 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.45%) Debian
10 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.27%) Unix
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (16.61%) Microservices
3 173 (15.70%) TDD
4 165 (14.97%) DevOps
5 158 (14.34%) Scrum
6 142 (12.89%) Software Engineering
7 118 (10.71%) Computer Science
8 117 (10.62%) MVC
9 115 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
10 114 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 111 (10.07%) BDD
12 101 (9.17%) Kanban
13 84 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 71 (6.44%) Mentoring
15 67 (6.08%) Analytics
16 65 (5.90%) OO
17 64 (5.81%) Game Development
17 64 (5.81%) Web Application Development
18 61 (5.54%) Fintech
19 60 (5.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 316 (28.68%) C#
2 304 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 242 (21.96%) Python
4 230 (20.87%) Java
5 167 (15.15%) C++
6 164 (14.88%) SQL
7 94 (8.53%) TypeScript
8 81 (7.35%) PHP
9 61 (5.54%) C
10 53 (4.81%) Scala
11 39 (3.54%) Ruby
12 32 (2.90%) PowerShell
13 31 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 30 (2.72%) Kotlin
15 27 (2.45%) Go
15 27 (2.45%) Java 8
16 22 (2.00%) ES6
17 12 (1.09%) Lua
17 12 (1.09%) Perl
17 12 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 132 (11.98%) Degree
2 39 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.63%) PhD
4 12 (1.09%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.00%) AWS Certification
6 8 (0.73%) CISSP
7 7 (0.64%) CISM
7 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.45%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.45%) MCSE
9 5 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.36%) CCNA
10 4 (0.36%) CCSA
10 4 (0.36%) CEH
10 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.36%) SSCP
11 3 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.72%) QA
2 10 (0.91%) Actionable Recommendations
2 10 (0.91%) SLA
3 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) GDPR
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) NCSC
5 2 (0.18%) PMO
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (13.07%) Docker
2 22 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.091%) LXC
7 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 128 (11.62%) Kubernetes
2 63 (5.72%) Terraform
3 34 (3.09%) Ansible
4 28 (2.54%) Puppet
5 18 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.91%) SCCM
7 7 (0.64%) Marathon
7 7 (0.64%) Mesos
7 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.27%) CASB
8 3 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.27%) Grafana
9 2 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.18%) Kibana
9 2 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.091%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.091%) Graylog
10 1 (0.091%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.091%) Packer
Vendors
1 115 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.36%) Google
3 31 (2.81%) Adobe
4 27 (2.45%) Oracle
5 18 (1.63%) Foundry
6 17 (1.54%) Tableau
7 15 (1.36%) VMware
8 14 (1.27%) Perforce
9 11 (1.00%) NVIDIA
9 11 (1.00%) Zend
10 9 (0.82%) Apple
10 9 (0.82%) SAP
11 8 (0.73%) Dell
11 8 (0.73%) EqualLogic
11 8 (0.73%) NetApp
11 8 (0.73%) Splunk
12 7 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.45%) Sony
13 5 (0.45%) Spotify