Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 144 172
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 3633 4676 4180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.36% 1.92%
As % of the General category 4.81% 5.46% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3116 4042 3478
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,763 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 75468 85655 96784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.71% 43.25% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 56096 70067 76523
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -24 3461 £47,500 - 417
London -41 1897 £55,000 - 202
UK excluding London -5 1711 £37,500 -6.25% 225
North of England -1 524 £40,000 - 96
South East -10 348 £37,500 -11.76% 48
Midlands +18 336 £32,500 -13.33% 43
North West -11 276 £37,500 +7.14% 35
West Midlands +25 258 £35,000 -2.78% 38
Yorkshire +23 223 £52,500 +16.67% 59
East of England -48 206 £40,000 - 19
South West +3 168 £37,500 -13.29% 9
East Midlands -19 78 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Scotland -25 78 £41,250 -8.33% 6
Wales +20 58 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North East +10 26 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Isle of Man -7 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £38,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Games.

1 1617 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1035 (28.49%) C#
3 959 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 920 (25.32%) TDD
5 771 (21.22%) HTML
6 770 (21.19%) Java
7 743 (20.45%) .NET
8 724 (19.93%) SQL Server
9 714 (19.65%) CSS
10 664 (18.28%) MVC
11 613 (16.87%) Degree
12 607 (16.71%) SQL
13 583 (16.05%) Linux
14 552 (15.19%) ASP.NET
15 541 (14.89%) Scrum
16 529 (14.56%) AngularJS
17 497 (13.68%) BDD
18 477 (13.13%) Computer Science
19 469 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
20 461 (12.69%) HTML5
21 446 (12.28%) Node.js
22 434 (11.95%) E-Commerce
23 431 (11.86%) Git (software)
24 427 (11.75%) Python
25 425 (11.70%) WCF
26 417 (11.48%) OO
27 410 (11.29%) Web Application Development
28 401 (11.04%) C++
29 396 (10.90%) Software Engineering
30 379 (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
1 139 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
2 92 (2.53%) CMS
3 82 (2.26%) Apache
3 82 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 65 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 60 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 58 (1.60%) Confluence
7 36 (0.99%) IIS
8 34 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.88%) WordPress
10 25 (0.69%) Jetty
10 25 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 23 (0.63%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 20 (0.55%) nginx
13 17 (0.47%) CoreMedia CMS
14 14 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.33%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 90 (2.48%) Photoshop
2 73 (2.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 63 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 41 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (0.88%) Adobe After Effects
7 27 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 23 (0.63%) InVision
9 16 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
10 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
11 11 (0.30%) Maya
12 10 (0.28%) InDesign
13 6 (0.17%) 3ds Max
13 6 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
15 3 (0.083%) Houdini
16 2 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
16 2 (0.055%) Solid Edge
16 2 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.44%) Magento
2 12 (0.33%) Revive Adserver
3 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.055%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.028%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.028%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 262 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (3.39%) Google Play
4 81 (2.23%) GitHub
5 50 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 35 (0.96%) Google Analytics
7 34 (0.94%) Office 365
7 34 (0.94%) PaaS
7 34 (0.94%) SaaS
8 26 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
11 21 (0.58%) IaaS
12 15 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.39%) AdWords
13 14 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 10 (0.28%) Route 53
16 9 (0.25%) BrowserStack
17 6 (0.17%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 192 (5.28%) Internet
2 83 (2.28%) Firewall
3 68 (1.87%) WAN
4 58 (1.60%) DNS
5 51 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 51 (1.40%) VPN
6 49 (1.35%) LAN
7 37 (1.02%) DHCP
8 35 (0.96%) HTTP
8 35 (0.96%) VoIP
9 33 (0.91%) SMS
10 28 (0.77%) MPLS
11 26 (0.72%) VLAN
12 25 (0.69%) IPsec
13 23 (0.63%) Skype
14 22 (0.61%) PBX
14 22 (0.61%) SSL
14 22 (0.61%) Wireless
15 20 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 724 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 345 (9.50%) NoSQL
3 288 (7.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 266 (7.32%) MySQL
5 219 (6.03%) MongoDB
6 213 (5.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 171 (4.71%) Big Data
8 134 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
9 130 (3.58%) Relational Database
10 90 (2.48%) Redis
11 79 (2.17%) Hadoop
12 78 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 75 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 65 (1.79%) Apache Hive
15 64 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 63 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 56 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 43 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
19 37 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 35 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 431 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 185 (5.09%) Subversion
3 175 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 145 (3.99%) Jenkins
5 125 (3.44%) JIRA
6 98 (2.70%) Maven
7 96 (2.64%) NUnit
8 94 (2.59%) TeamCity
9 87 (2.39%) Selenium
10 83 (2.28%) Rhino Mocks
11 72 (1.98%) JUnit
12 71 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 54 (1.49%) Moq
14 53 (1.46%) gulp
14 53 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 51 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
16 47 (1.29%) Mockito
17 44 (1.21%) Grunt
18 37 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 37 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 372 (10.24%) Finance
2 340 (9.36%) Marketing
3 261 (7.18%) Retail
4 166 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 159 (4.38%) Advertising
6 99 (2.73%) Banking
7 98 (2.70%) Electronics
8 68 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.71%) Online Betting
10 51 (1.40%) Automotive
11 49 (1.35%) Back Office
12 39 (1.07%) Billing
13 37 (1.02%) Aerospace
14 30 (0.83%) Multimedia
15 25 (0.69%) Publishing
16 24 (0.66%) Legal
17 13 (0.36%) Polish Language
18 9 (0.25%) Front Office
19 8 (0.22%) Law
20 6 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1863 (51.28%) Developer
2 542 (14.92%) .NET Developer
3 305 (8.40%) Java Developer
4 303 (8.34%) C# Developer
5 234 (6.44%) Senior Developer
6 230 (6.33%) Junior
7 216 (5.95%) Games Developer
8 209 (5.75%) Graduate
9 206 (5.67%) Analyst
10 192 (5.28%) Software Engineer
11 178 (4.90%) Web Developer
12 172 (4.73%) Junior Developer
13 163 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 151 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
15 149 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
16 144 (3.96%) Software Developer
17 142 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
18 138 (3.80%) Graduate Developer
19 105 (2.89%) Designer
19 105 (2.89%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (21.22%) HTML
2 743 (20.45%) .NET
3 714 (19.65%) CSS
4 552 (15.19%) ASP.NET
5 529 (14.56%) AngularJS
6 469 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 461 (12.69%) HTML5
8 446 (12.28%) Node.js
9 425 (11.70%) WCF
10 353 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 289 (7.95%) RESTful
12 264 (7.27%) CSS3
13 263 (7.24%) React
13 263 (7.24%) Spring
14 257 (7.07%) jQuery
15 250 (6.88%) KnockoutJS
16 232 (6.39%) .NET Framework
17 213 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 207 (5.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 206 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 477 (13.13%) Computer Science
2 335 (9.22%) User Experience
3 272 (7.49%) Online Games
4 240 (6.61%) Mobile App
5 217 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 203 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
7 145 (3.99%) Algorithms
8 124 (3.41%) iPhone
9 122 (3.36%) Mobile Games
10 105 (2.89%) BBC
11 89 (2.45%) e-Learning
12 85 (2.34%) Animation
13 64 (1.76%) Data Centre
14 62 (1.71%) Fintech
15 58 (1.60%) Social Media
16 46 (1.27%) Data Structures
17 45 (1.24%) 3D Graphics
18 39 (1.07%) Xbox
19 38 (1.05%) Management Information System
20 36 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 583 (16.05%) Linux
2 376 (10.35%) Windows
3 346 (9.52%) Android
4 220 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 107 (2.95%) Windows Server
6 80 (2.20%) Unix
7 62 (1.71%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (1.35%) CentOS
10 45 (1.24%) Mac OS X
11 39 (1.07%) Debian
12 37 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 20 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
17 10 (0.28%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1617 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (25.32%) TDD
3 664 (18.28%) MVC
4 541 (14.89%) Scrum
5 497 (13.68%) BDD
6 434 (11.95%) E-Commerce
7 417 (11.48%) OO
8 410 (11.29%) Web Application Development
9 396 (10.90%) Software Engineering
10 379 (10.43%) Web Development
11 356 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
12 299 (8.23%) DevOps
13 244 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
14 240 (6.61%) Kanban
15 233 (6.41%) Test Automation
16 228 (6.28%) Analytics
17 224 (6.17%) Front End Development
18 220 (6.06%) Multithreading
19 210 (5.78%) Domain-Driven Design
20 209 (5.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1035 (28.49%) C#
2 959 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 770 (21.19%) Java
4 607 (16.71%) SQL
5 427 (11.75%) Python
6 401 (11.04%) C++
7 327 (9.00%) PHP
8 237 (6.52%) Ruby
9 113 (3.11%) Scala
10 101 (2.78%) F#
11 100 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 94 (2.59%) C
13 87 (2.39%) T-SQL
14 71 (1.95%) ES6
15 67 (1.84%) PowerShell
16 64 (1.76%) VB.NET
17 60 (1.65%) R
18 45 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 45 (1.24%) Perl
19 41 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 613 (16.87%) Degree
2 211 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (2.39%) PhD
4 53 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
5 44 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (1.05%) ISEB
7 33 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (0.91%) MCP
8 32 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 24 (0.66%) CCNA
10 24 (0.66%) MCAD
10 24 (0.66%) MCSD
10 24 (0.66%) MCTS
11 23 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (0.61%) CCNP
12 22 (0.61%) CISSP
13 20 (0.55%) SC Cleared
14 15 (0.41%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.39%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (6.77%) QA
2 38 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.88%) SLA
4 20 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.25%) PMO
7 5 (0.14%) GPG13
8 4 (0.11%) BS25999
8 4 (0.11%) GDPR
8 4 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.083%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.083%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.028%) GCP
11 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 195 (5.37%) Docker
2 143 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 130 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.61%) LXC
6 20 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.25%) Samba
8 8 (0.22%) KVM
9 7 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.17%) Firmware
10 6 (0.17%) HDFS
10 6 (0.17%) pfSense
10 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.14%) etcd
11 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.14%) Varnish
11 5 (0.14%) vSphere
11 5 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 178 (4.90%) Puppet
2 129 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (3.19%) Ansible
4 74 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 62 (1.71%) Kibana
6 41 (1.13%) Terraform
7 19 (0.52%) WSUS
8 16 (0.44%) SCCM
8 16 (0.44%) SCOM
9 13 (0.36%) Nagios
10 11 (0.30%) Salt
11 9 (0.25%) logstash
12 8 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.19%) Consul
13 7 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.19%) Oozie
14 6 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.11%) Check_MK
15 4 (0.11%) cPanel
15 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 331 (9.11%) Google
2 292 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 160 (4.40%) VMware
4 137 (3.77%) Adobe
5 92 (2.53%) Oracle
6 62 (1.71%) Facebook
6 62 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 54 (1.49%) SAP
8 50 (1.38%) Cisco
9 34 (0.94%) Tableau
10 26 (0.72%) NetApp
11 25 (0.69%) Zend
12 23 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 23 (0.63%) Citrix
12 23 (0.63%) F5
13 21 (0.58%) Apple
14 20 (0.55%) Twitter
15 18 (0.50%) hybris
15 18 (0.50%) IBM
16 16 (0.44%) Talend