Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 177 149
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 +36
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,882 3,612 4,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 2.02% 2.29%
As % of the General category 5.35% 4.73% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,048 3,103 3,945
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,425 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 72,579 76,392 89,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.48% 42.75% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 55,938 58,132 72,541
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +26 3,717 £50,000 +5.26% 746
London +16 2,093 £55,000 - 351
UK excluding London +12 1,741 £40,000 +6.67% 434
North of England -3 497 £40,000 - 149
South East +32 399 £45,000 +20.00% 82
Midlands -5 295 £37,500 +7.14% 67
East of England +70 294 £45,000 +12.50% 54
North West -6 280 £40,000 +6.67% 112
West Midlands -8 201 £38,250 +9.29% 42
Yorkshire -27 156 £37,500 -25.00% 29
South West -39 142 £38,000 +1.33% 43
East Midlands +28 94 £36,500 +12.31% 23
Scotland -6 79 £52,500 +31.25% 20
North East +5 61 £40,000 +60.00% 8
Wales -4 39 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Isle of Man +4 6 £41,250 -48.44% 2
Northern Ireland -3 2 £41,750 +8.44% 4

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,898 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (27.38%) C#
3 1,024 (26.38%) JavaScript
4 959 (24.70%) Java
5 929 (23.93%) TDD
6 851 (21.92%) .NET
7 744 (19.17%) SQL Server
8 714 (18.39%) SQL
9 659 (16.98%) MVC
10 628 (16.18%) HTML
11 605 (15.58%) AngularJS
12 600 (15.46%) BDD
13 595 (15.33%) Software Engineering
14 571 (14.71%) ASP.NET
15 555 (14.30%) CSS
16 518 (13.34%) Finance
17 505 (13.01%) Degree
18 504 (12.98%) Scrum
19 474 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
20 441 (11.36%) RESTful
21 432 (11.13%) Python
21 432 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
22 420 (10.82%) Git (software)
23 414 (10.66%) DevOps
24 412 (10.61%) Web Application Development
25 402 (10.36%) Linux
26 400 (10.30%) Computer Science
27 398 (10.25%) OO
28 381 (9.81%) Test Automation
29 376 (9.69%) Node.js

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
1 153 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (2.45%) Apache Spark
3 61 (1.57%) Apache
3 61 (1.57%) CMS
4 53 (1.37%) Confluence
5 36 (0.93%) IIS
6 28 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 27 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 27 (0.70%) WordPress
8 24 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 18 (0.46%) Ethereum
10 15 (0.39%) nginx
11 13 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
11 13 (0.33%) Umbraco
12 12 (0.31%) Drupal
13 11 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.23%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.23%) SAS
15 7 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (1.70%) Photoshop
2 55 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 46 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.39%) Maya
9 13 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.23%) Blender
10 9 (0.23%) InVision
11 8 (0.21%) InDesign
12 6 (0.15%) Doxygen
12 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (0.13%) 3ds Max
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
13 5 (0.13%) NUKE
14 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.10%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 29 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.31%) Magento
3 11 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.26%) HFM
5 9 (0.23%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.077%) Epicor Tropos
8 3 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.077%) Shopify
9 2 (0.052%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.052%) Fredhopper
9 2 (0.052%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 359 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (2.89%) GitHub
4 105 (2.70%) Google Play
5 66 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 54 (1.39%) PaaS
7 50 (1.29%) npm
8 42 (1.08%) SaaS
9 41 (1.06%) Serverless
10 39 (1.00%) Office 365
11 38 (0.98%) Slack
12 34 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 30 (0.77%) IaaS
14 26 (0.67%) Amazon S3
15 24 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (0.57%) Yarn
17 20 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (0.46%) Google Analytics
19 16 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 181 (4.66%) Internet
2 104 (2.68%) HTTP
3 87 (2.24%) Firewall
4 60 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.98%) DNS
6 29 (0.75%) DAB
7 25 (0.64%) DHCP
7 25 (0.64%) Network Security
8 24 (0.62%) LAN
8 24 (0.62%) VPN
9 20 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (0.44%) SAN
10 17 (0.44%) SSL
11 16 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (0.39%) Bluetooth
13 14 (0.36%) WAN
14 13 (0.33%) IPv4
14 13 (0.33%) IPv6
15 12 (0.31%) Broadband
15 12 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 316 (8.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 267 (6.88%) NoSQL
4 173 (4.46%) MySQL
5 151 (3.89%) Big Data
6 144 (3.71%) MongoDB
7 132 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 116 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 81 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 72 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
11 71 (1.83%) Blockchain
12 69 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (1.55%) Redis
14 57 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
15 55 (1.42%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.08%) Data Lake
18 36 (0.93%) Oracle Database
19 35 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
19 35 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 420 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 192 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 191 (4.92%) JIRA
4 128 (3.30%) Selenium
5 123 (3.17%) Cucumber
6 108 (2.78%) Subversion
7 107 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 105 (2.70%) gulp
9 98 (2.52%) webpack
10 96 (2.47%) Grunt
11 84 (2.16%) NUnit
12 68 (1.75%) Maven
13 64 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 64 (1.65%) JUnit
14 62 (1.60%) Visual Studio
15 56 (1.44%) Mocha
16 49 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
17 48 (1.24%) WebDriver
18 47 (1.21%) SpecFlow
19 42 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 518 (13.34%) Finance
2 247 (6.36%) Marketing
3 213 (5.49%) Retail
4 127 (3.27%) Banking
5 105 (2.70%) Legal
6 63 (1.62%) Law
7 54 (1.39%) Advertising
8 53 (1.37%) Online Betting
9 29 (0.75%) Electronics
9 29 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 27 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.64%) Back Office
11 25 (0.64%) Front Office
12 19 (0.49%) Automotive
12 19 (0.49%) Publishing
13 17 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (0.28%) Billing
16 10 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,830 (47.14%) Developer
2 544 (14.01%) .NET Developer
3 328 (8.45%) Senior Developer
4 322 (8.29%) C# Developer
4 322 (8.29%) Java Developer
5 305 (7.86%) Analyst
6 230 (5.92%) Software Developer
7 226 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 199 (5.13%) Games Developer
9 192 (4.95%) Graduate
10 191 (4.92%) Software Engineer
11 166 (4.28%) Junior
12 161 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 151 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
14 150 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 150 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 127 (3.27%) Junior Developer
16 124 (3.19%) Designer
17 121 (3.12%) Senior Java Developer
18 120 (3.09%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 851 (21.92%) .NET
2 628 (16.18%) HTML
3 605 (15.58%) AngularJS
4 571 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 555 (14.30%) CSS
6 474 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 441 (11.36%) RESTful
8 376 (9.69%) Node.js
9 373 (9.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 366 (9.43%) WCF
11 351 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 315 (8.11%) Spring
13 291 (7.50%) Web Services
14 280 (7.21%) React
15 256 (6.59%) HTML5
16 251 (6.47%) REST
17 240 (6.18%) .NET Framework
18 220 (5.67%) KnockoutJS
19 186 (4.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 171 (4.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 400 (10.30%) Computer Science
2 337 (8.68%) User Experience
3 287 (7.39%) Online Games
4 263 (6.77%) Mobile App
5 257 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 201 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
7 181 (4.66%) Algorithms
8 146 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
9 113 (2.91%) iPhone
10 108 (2.78%) Fintech
11 93 (2.40%) Data Structures
12 79 (2.04%) Online Gambling
13 76 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
14 67 (1.73%) Management Information System
15 65 (1.67%) Animation
16 54 (1.39%) Mobile Games
17 50 (1.29%) Xbox
18 49 (1.26%) Data Centre
19 44 (1.13%) Private Cloud
20 41 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 402 (10.36%) Linux
2 284 (7.32%) Android
3 282 (7.26%) Windows
4 171 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 106 (2.73%) Unix
6 61 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 58 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 49 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 37 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 31 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.70%) CentOS
12 26 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.64%) Debian
14 21 (0.54%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.18%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
17 6 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,898 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (23.93%) TDD
3 659 (16.98%) MVC
4 600 (15.46%) BDD
5 595 (15.33%) Software Engineering
6 504 (12.98%) Scrum
7 432 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
8 414 (10.66%) DevOps
9 412 (10.61%) Web Application Development
10 398 (10.25%) OO
11 381 (9.81%) Test Automation
12 362 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
13 333 (8.58%) Microservices
14 303 (7.81%) Web Development
15 284 (7.32%) E-Commerce
16 273 (7.03%) Analytics
17 255 (6.57%) Kanban
18 252 (6.49%) Front End Development
19 241 (6.21%) Mathematics
20 217 (5.59%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,063 (27.38%) C#
2 1,024 (26.38%) JavaScript
3 959 (24.70%) Java
4 714 (18.39%) SQL
5 432 (11.13%) Python
6 322 (8.29%) C++
7 276 (7.11%) Ruby
8 219 (5.64%) Java 8
9 194 (5.00%) PHP
10 162 (4.17%) Scala
11 126 (3.25%) C
12 88 (2.27%) Perl
13 87 (2.24%) TypeScript
14 82 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 82 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 78 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 77 (1.98%) F#
17 54 (1.39%) Objective-C
18 43 (1.11%) T-SQL
19 40 (1.03%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 505 (13.01%) Degree
2 122 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (1.98%) PhD
4 48 (1.24%) ISEB
5 41 (1.06%) CISSP
5 41 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.72%) CCNA
9 27 (0.70%) Security Cleared
10 24 (0.62%) CISM
10 24 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 22 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.57%) MCP
11 22 (0.57%) MCSA
12 21 (0.54%) GIAC
13 20 (0.52%) SANS
14 18 (0.46%) CCNP
15 17 (0.44%) CRISC
15 17 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (7.06%) QA
2 71 (1.83%) SLA
3 64 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 34 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.59%) GCP
7 20 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.46%) GDPR
9 13 (0.33%) PMO
10 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.13%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.13%) ISO 26262
10 5 (0.13%) MISRA
10 5 (0.13%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.077%) WCAG
13 2 (0.052%) HL7
13 2 (0.052%) SEPA
14 1 (0.026%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 288 (7.42%) Docker
2 125 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 68 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.26%) KVM
9 10 (0.26%) vSphere
10 9 (0.23%) Firmware
10 9 (0.23%) NFS
10 9 (0.23%) Samba
11 6 (0.15%) iptables
11 6 (0.15%) LXC
11 6 (0.15%) QEMU
12 5 (0.13%) Varnish
13 4 (0.10%) NDS
13 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 137 (3.53%) Ansible
2 108 (2.78%) Puppet
3 103 (2.65%) Kubernetes
4 71 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (1.70%) Kibana
6 63 (1.62%) Terraform
7 38 (0.98%) SCCM
8 29 (0.75%) Nagios
9 15 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (0.33%) Grafana
11 12 (0.31%) Packer
12 11 (0.28%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.26%) Consul
13 10 (0.26%) Graphite
13 10 (0.26%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.23%) logstash
14 9 (0.23%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 370 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 327 (8.42%) Google
3 181 (4.66%) Oracle
4 89 (2.29%) VMware
5 66 (1.70%) Cisco
6 65 (1.67%) Adobe
7 63 (1.62%) Citrix
8 57 (1.47%) Tableau
8 57 (1.47%) WorldPay
9 44 (1.13%) Informatica
10 36 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (0.80%) Perforce
11 31 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 30 (0.77%) HP
13 27 (0.70%) F5
14 25 (0.64%) Capita
14 25 (0.64%) Twitter
15 23 (0.59%) Apple
15 23 (0.59%) Cloudera
16 22 (0.57%) Facebook