Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 157 171
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 2,844 3,973 3,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.26% 1.98%
As % of the General category 4.83% 5.38% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,202 3,222 2,926
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £73,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 58,835 73,830 72,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.83% 42.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44,902 57,169 58,680
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +1.15%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -27 2,726 £50,000 +11.11% 883
London -2 1,773 £60,000 +9.09% 398
UK excluding London -80 1,041 £42,500 +6.25% 513
North of England -14 368 £42,500 +6.25% 163
North West +21 271 £45,000 +20.00% 100
South East -91 233 £43,750 +9.38% 100
East of England -22 142 £47,500 +5.56% 73
South West +13 108 £40,000 - 49
Midlands -138 103 £41,500 +27.69% 100
Yorkshire -49 81 £40,000 -5.88% 55
West Midlands -120 69 £45,000 +50.00% 53
Scotland -27 49 £40,000 - 20
Wales +11 42 £36,000 -12.20% 5
East Midlands -28 37 £47,500 +46.15% 47
North East +7 16 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Northern Ireland -11 5 £30,000 -14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,445 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 861 (30.27%) C#
3 742 (26.09%) Java
4 652 (22.93%) JavaScript
5 645 (22.68%) Software Engineering
6 643 (22.61%) .NET
7 627 (22.05%) Degree
8 553 (19.44%) Computer Science
9 545 (19.16%) TDD
10 510 (17.93%) SQL Server
11 508 (17.86%) MVC
12 475 (16.70%) AngularJS
13 455 (16.00%) ASP.NET
14 437 (15.37%) Python
15 435 (15.30%) SQL
16 424 (14.91%) Scrum
17 412 (14.49%) HTML
18 396 (13.92%) QA
19 391 (13.75%) BDD
20 382 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
21 351 (12.34%) Web Application Development
22 349 (12.27%) CSS
23 346 (12.17%) Linux
24 336 (11.81%) C++
24 336 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
25 333 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
26 327 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
27 324 (11.39%) Test Automation
28 315 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
28 315 (11.08%) Finance

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
1 228 (8.02%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 36 (1.27%) Confluence
4 33 (1.16%) Apache
5 32 (1.13%) IIS
6 31 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 28 (0.98%) nginx
8 22 (0.77%) CMS
9 21 (0.74%) Apache Pig
10 15 (0.53%) WordPress
11 14 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.49%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.42%) Drupal
14 10 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.32%) SAS
16 8 (0.28%) SharePoint
16 8 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 34 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 23 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
5 19 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (0.46%) InVision
7 10 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.35%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.32%) SPSS
9 7 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.18%) 3ds Max
10 5 (0.18%) Maple
10 5 (0.18%) Maya
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.14%) InDesign
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.11%) Simulink
12 3 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 136 (4.78%) Temenos T24
2 103 (3.62%) thinkFolio
3 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.28%) Magento
5 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 327 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 315 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 71 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (2.36%) Google Play
6 66 (2.32%) GitHub
7 52 (1.83%) Office 365
7 52 (1.83%) SaaS
8 43 (1.51%) PaaS
9 42 (1.48%) Serverless
10 31 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 27 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (0.91%) npm
13 18 (0.63%) CloudFront
14 15 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (0.49%) Google Analytics
15 14 (0.49%) IaaS
16 13 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (0.42%) AdWords
18 11 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 161 (5.66%) Internet
2 59 (2.07%) Firewall
3 50 (1.76%) HTTP
4 31 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 27 (0.95%) RS-232
6 19 (0.67%) DAB
7 18 (0.63%) Skype
8 13 (0.46%) VoIP
9 12 (0.42%) SNMP
10 11 (0.39%) Broadband
10 11 (0.39%) DNS
10 11 (0.39%) RS-485
11 10 (0.35%) FCoE
11 10 (0.35%) SSL
12 8 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.25%) SAN
13 7 (0.25%) VLAN
14 5 (0.18%) DHCP
14 5 (0.18%) VPN
15 4 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 234 (8.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 211 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 149 (5.24%) MySQL
5 107 (3.76%) MongoDB
6 104 (3.66%) Big Data
7 57 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 56 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (1.69%) Redis
10 47 (1.65%) Relational Database
11 36 (1.27%) Couchbase
12 34 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
14 28 (0.98%) Hazelcast
15 25 (0.88%) Blockchain
15 25 (0.88%) Power BI
16 24 (0.84%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.74%) Apache Hive
18 19 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 312 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 150 (5.27%) Jenkins
3 120 (4.22%) JIRA
4 82 (2.88%) TeamCity
5 51 (1.79%) JUnit
6 50 (1.76%) Subversion
7 49 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 47 (1.65%) Selenium
9 46 (1.62%) Gradle
10 43 (1.51%) Maven
11 42 (1.48%) gulp
12 38 (1.34%) NUnit
13 35 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 35 (1.23%) webpack
14 31 (1.09%) Visual Studio
15 28 (0.98%) Axure RP
16 27 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 26 (0.91%) GitLab
18 25 (0.88%) CircleCI
19 24 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 315 (11.08%) Finance
2 245 (8.61%) Banking
3 156 (5.49%) Marketing
4 122 (4.29%) Retail
5 48 (1.69%) Electronics
6 46 (1.62%) Law
6 46 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.34%) Front Office
8 37 (1.30%) German Language
8 37 (1.30%) Publishing
9 36 (1.27%) Private Banking
10 28 (0.98%) Automotive
11 25 (0.88%) Advertising
12 24 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.63%) Legal
14 17 (0.60%) Online Betting
15 11 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.35%) Back Office
17 8 (0.28%) Billing
17 8 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1,359 (47.78%) Developer
2 428 (15.05%) .NET Developer
3 277 (9.74%) C# Developer
4 267 (9.39%) Java Developer
5 253 (8.90%) Analyst
6 213 (7.49%) Senior Developer
7 208 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 188 (6.61%) ASP.NET Developer
9 184 (6.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 176 (6.19%) Games Developer
11 167 (5.87%) Software Engineer
12 157 (5.52%) Software Developer
13 153 (5.38%) Business Analyst
14 143 (5.03%) Junior
15 121 (4.25%) Graduate
16 108 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 104 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 103 (3.62%) JavaScript Developer
19 97 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
20 96 (3.38%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 643 (22.61%) .NET
2 475 (16.70%) AngularJS
3 455 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 412 (14.49%) HTML
5 382 (13.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 349 (12.27%) CSS
7 336 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 308 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 306 (10.76%) RESTful
10 226 (7.95%) Node.js
11 223 (7.84%) React
12 211 (7.42%) REST
13 203 (7.14%) WCF
14 188 (6.61%) Web Services
15 170 (5.98%) Spring
16 154 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
17 146 (5.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 143 (5.03%) .NET Framework
19 141 (4.96%) Vue.js
20 120 (4.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 240 (8.44%) User Experience
2 209 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 205 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 194 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (5.66%) Algorithms
6 160 (5.63%) Online Games
7 151 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
8 115 (4.04%) Equities
9 109 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 103 (3.62%) Fixed Income
11 89 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
12 83 (2.92%) Mobile Games
13 76 (2.67%) Derivative
14 75 (2.64%) iPhone
15 64 (2.25%) Fintech
16 58 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
17 52 (1.83%) Data Structures
18 45 (1.58%) Social Gaming
19 37 (1.30%) PlayStation
20 36 (1.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 346 (12.17%) Linux
2 227 (7.98%) Windows
3 221 (7.77%) Android
4 127 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.04%) Unix
6 37 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 35 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 32 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.09%) Windows 10
11 28 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.46%) CentOS
14 12 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.39%) Debian
16 10 (0.35%) CoreOS
17 9 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.25%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.18%) DC/OS
19 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,445 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (22.68%) Software Engineering
3 553 (19.44%) Computer Science
4 545 (19.16%) TDD
5 508 (17.86%) MVC
6 424 (14.91%) Scrum
7 391 (13.75%) BDD
8 351 (12.34%) Web Application Development
9 333 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
10 324 (11.39%) Test Automation
11 308 (10.83%) User Stories
12 296 (10.41%) Microservices
13 266 (9.35%) DevOps
14 258 (9.07%) Decision-Making
15 254 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
16 253 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
17 216 (7.59%) Analytics
18 213 (7.49%) OO
19 210 (7.38%) Change Management
20 207 (7.28%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 861 (30.27%) C#
2 742 (26.09%) Java
3 652 (22.93%) JavaScript
4 437 (15.37%) Python
5 435 (15.30%) SQL
6 336 (11.81%) C++
7 211 (7.42%) Ruby
8 166 (5.84%) PHP
9 150 (5.27%) Java 8
10 125 (4.40%) C
11 95 (3.34%) Bash Shell
12 89 (3.13%) TypeScript
13 74 (2.60%) Scala
14 57 (2.00%) F#
14 57 (2.00%) Go
15 56 (1.97%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.97%) R
16 53 (1.86%) ES6
17 38 (1.34%) MATLAB
18 31 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 627 (22.05%) Degree
2 114 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (2.43%) PhD
4 50 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 44 (1.55%) SAFe Agilist
6 42 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.74%) MCSE
9 20 (0.70%) CCNA
9 20 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.70%) CISSP
10 19 (0.67%) SC Cleared
11 15 (0.53%) GIAC
11 15 (0.53%) MCSA
11 15 (0.53%) SANS
12 14 (0.49%) MCP
12 14 (0.49%) Postgraduate
13 13 (0.46%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.42%) ISEB
14 12 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 396 (13.92%) QA
2 61 (2.14%) GDPR
3 37 (1.30%) SLA
4 34 (1.20%) MiFID
5 16 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.28%) PMO
8 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.14%) GAAP
10 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.035%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 233 (8.19%) Docker
2 78 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.67%) Apache Flume
5 15 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.49%) Firmware
6 14 (0.49%) NFS
6 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.42%) etcd
8 11 (0.39%) KVM
9 10 (0.35%) Samba
9 10 (0.35%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.21%) vSphere
11 6 (0.21%) XenApp
12 2 (0.070%) NDS
12 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (4.25%) Kubernetes
2 102 (3.59%) Ansible
3 80 (2.81%) Puppet
4 73 (2.57%) Terraform
5 62 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.34%) Kibana
7 26 (0.91%) Prometheus
8 21 (0.74%) Nagios
9 19 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (0.67%) Oozie
10 18 (0.63%) Consul
10 18 (0.63%) SCCM
11 17 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
12 16 (0.56%) Grafana
12 16 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.46%) Salt
14 11 (0.39%) HAProxy
15 10 (0.35%) Packer
16 8 (0.28%) Mesos
17 7 (0.25%) Marathon
Vendors
1 229 (8.05%) Google
2 174 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 103 (3.62%) Charles River
4 80 (2.81%) Facebook
4 80 (2.81%) Oracle
5 52 (1.83%) VMware
6 49 (1.72%) Cadence
7 32 (1.13%) Apple
7 32 (1.13%) Citrix
7 32 (1.13%) Tableau
8 30 (1.05%) Cisco
9 29 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 25 (0.88%) Adobe
10 25 (0.88%) SAP
11 20 (0.70%) Sitecore
12 19 (0.67%) Cloudera
12 19 (0.67%) Databricks
12 19 (0.67%) WorldPay
13 17 (0.60%) Hortonworks
13 17 (0.60%) MapR