Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Visual Effects skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Effects over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Visual Effects (VFX)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1100 1153 1127
Rank change year-on-year +53 -26 +23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Effects 25 48 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.029% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 80
UK median annual salary £63,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £32,375 £30,400 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% +7.69%

Visual Effects is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Visual Effects
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Effects as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Effects.

Salary trend for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Effects over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Effects within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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 +66 23 £65,000 +44.44% 26
London +51 18 £65,000 +36.84% 23
UK excluding London +26 5 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North of England +30 3 £50,000 +98.02%
North East - 2 £56,250 -
East of England +23 1 £32,500 -39.53%
North West +17 1 £47,500 +111.11%
South East -8 1 £60,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Effects 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 Visual Effects.

1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 15 (60.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) C++
4 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (32.00%) Ansible
5 8 (32.00%) Ruby
5 8 (32.00%) Games
5 8 (32.00%) Post-Production
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (28.00%) Degree
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (24.00%) C
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) OpenGL
8 5 (20.00%) Unix
8 5 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
8 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
8 5 (20.00%) DevOps
8 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (16.00%) Analytics
9 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (16.00%) Puppet

Visual Effects
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 4 (16.00%) nginx
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (4.00%) Houdini
1 1 (4.00%) Maya
1 1 (4.00%) NUKE
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon S3
2 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (16.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) PBX
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.00%) Redis
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) CircleCI
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.00%) VTune
General
1 8 (32.00%) Games
2 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
1 6 (24.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (16.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Games Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (20.00%) OpenGL
2 4 (16.00%) DirectX
3 3 (12.00%) Qt
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) React
5 1 (4.00%) RxJS
5 1 (4.00%) V-Ray
5 1 (4.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.00%) Animation
4 1 (4.00%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (4.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) CentOS
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) tvOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (32.00%) Post-Production
3 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 4 (16.00%) Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (16.00%) Code Optimisation
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 4 (16.00%) Network Design
6 4 (16.00%) Release Management
6 4 (16.00%) Technical Debt
6 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) Ruby
4 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (24.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) Go
6 4 (16.00%) HLSL
7 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Ansible
1 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) HAProxy
2 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Terraform
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Google
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Juniper