Virtual Reality (VR)
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Virtual Reality in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Reality over the 6 months to 25 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
25 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 634 790 754
Rank change year-on-year +156 -36 -125
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Reality 187 239 395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 175 110 117
10th Percentile £27,500 £41,250 £31,000
25th Percentile £31,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £62,086 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -29.13% +12.88% +29.41%
75th Percentile £62,500 £96,250 £79,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £115,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -31.82% +4.76% +31.25%

All Generic Skills
UK

Virtual Reality is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,759 46,505 63,263
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.74% 41.99% 45.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19,814 25,755 33,164
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,766 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £61,900
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +5.01% +3.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,419 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Virtual Reality
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Reality in the UK

Virtual Reality
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Reality.

Salary trend for Virtual Reality in the UK

Virtual Reality
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Reality over the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Virtual Reality in the UK

Virtual Reality
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Reality within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +153 177 £41,235 -33.58% 62
UK excluding London +107 164 £37,500 -31.82% 37
South West +58 100 £36,000 -34.55% 9
Work from Home +98 40 £70,000 - 35
London +127 23 £85,000 -8.11% 26
Midlands +61 19 £44,000 -7.37% 8
South East +33 16 £70,000 +21.74% 5
North of England +89 13 £41,235 -21.46% 6
East Midlands +17 12 £38,750 +3.33% 5
North West +57 11 £41,235 -23.28% 5
Scotland -12 10 £75,000 -31.82% 3
West Midlands +69 7 £60,000 -4.00% 3
East of England +52 6 £37,500 - 6
Yorkshire +107 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North East -1 1 £27,500 -46.34%

Virtual Reality
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 88 (47.06%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) AutoCAD
2 12 (6.42%) Revit
3 9 (4.81%) 3ds Max
3 9 (4.81%) Photoshop
4 6 (3.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.14%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.14%) Mudbox
5 4 (2.14%) ZBrush
6 3 (1.60%) Maya
7 2 (1.07%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.07%) InDesign
7 2 (1.07%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.53%) Sketch
8 1 (0.53%) Trello
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 8 (4.28%) GitHub
3 4 (2.14%) AWS
3 4 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.53%) Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Azure AKS
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Figma
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) DHCP
2 1 (0.53%) DMZ
2 1 (0.53%) DNS
2 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.60%) Big Data
2 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.53%) MySQL
2 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.53%) Power BI
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 92 (49.20%) JIRA
2 88 (47.06%) Bitbucket
2 88 (47.06%) Git
2 88 (47.06%) Visual Studio
3 59 (31.55%) Sourcetree
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 124 (66.31%) Games
2 89 (47.59%) Presentation Skills
3 32 (17.11%) Social Skills
4 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (8.02%) Legal
6 10 (5.35%) Finance
7 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
8 7 (3.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 7 (3.74%) Military
8 7 (3.74%) Retail
9 6 (3.21%) Multimedia
10 4 (2.14%) Law
10 4 (2.14%) Marketing
11 3 (1.60%) Aviation
12 2 (1.07%) Automotive
12 2 (1.07%) Electronics
12 2 (1.07%) Health Technology
13 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 112 (59.89%) Developer
2 94 (50.27%) 3D Developer
3 92 (49.20%) Games Developer
4 88 (47.06%) Unity 3D Developer
5 44 (23.53%) Senior
6 30 (16.04%) Senior Developer
6 30 (16.04%) Senior Games Developer
7 17 (9.09%) Analyst
8 14 (7.49%) Lead
9 12 (6.42%) Head of IT
10 10 (5.35%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.21%) Software Manager
12 5 (2.67%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.67%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.14%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.14%) Consultant
13 4 (2.14%) Development Manager
13 4 (2.14%) Programmer
13 4 (2.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (54.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 24 (12.83%) Unreal Engine
3 18 (9.63%) V-Ray
4 8 (4.28%) CSS
5 6 (3.21%) Node.js
5 6 (3.21%) React
5 6 (3.21%) WebGL
6 3 (1.60%) .NET
7 2 (1.07%) DirectX
7 2 (1.07%) HTML
7 2 (1.07%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.53%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.53%) Kafka
8 1 (0.53%) Middleware
8 1 (0.53%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 60 (32.09%) Augmented Reality
2 15 (8.02%) Oculus
3 14 (7.49%) e-Learning
4 12 (6.42%) HoloLens
4 12 (6.42%) HTC Vive
4 12 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.81%) IoT
5 9 (4.81%) Video\Live Streaming
6 7 (3.74%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.74%) Animation
7 6 (3.21%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.21%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.60%) 3D Printing
9 3 (1.60%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.60%) Robotics
9 3 (1.60%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.07%) Media Streaming
10 2 (1.07%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.95%) Windows
2 1 (0.53%) Android
2 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (56.68%) Software Engineering
2 92 (49.20%) Scrum
3 89 (47.59%) Design Patterns
4 88 (47.06%) UML
4 88 (47.06%) Use Case
5 59 (31.55%) DevOps
6 32 (17.11%) Mentoring
7 26 (13.90%) Visualisation
8 25 (13.37%) Agile
9 19 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.63%) Data Visualisation
11 15 (8.02%) Software Testing
12 14 (7.49%) Project Delivery
12 14 (7.49%) Project Management
13 13 (6.95%) Analytics
14 12 (6.42%) Actionable Insight
14 12 (6.42%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (6.42%) IT Strategy
14 12 (6.42%) Technology Strategy
15 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 105 (56.15%) C#
2 14 (7.49%) Python
3 11 (5.88%) C++
3 11 (5.88%) SQL
4 10 (5.35%) Java
5 9 (4.81%) C
6 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.21%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.60%) R
9 2 (1.07%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (59.89%) Degree
2 100 (53.48%) Security Cleared
3 93 (49.73%) SC Cleared
4 92 (49.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.07%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.07%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 12 (6.42%) GDPR
3 8 (4.28%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) Firmware
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 94 (50.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.09%) Adobe
3 12 (6.42%) Autodesk
4 3 (1.60%) Sculptor
5 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle