Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Visual Effects (VFX)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1152 1142 1186
Rank change year-on-year -10 +44 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Effects 31 38 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.022% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.024% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 88
UK median annual salary £55,000 £43,750 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% +37.80% -18.06%
10th Percentile £44,500 £22,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,500 £56,125 £58,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -12.50%

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 157,488 156,639 180,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.75% 90.61% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 127,513 150,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Top 7 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 22 June 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 +4 31 £55,000 +25.71% 9
London +6 24 £55,000 +22.22% 7
UK excluding London -19 7 £52,500 +50.00% 2
East of England +10 5 £52,500 - 1
South West -2 1 £65,000 +188.89%
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (48.39%) Animation
2 14 (45.16%) Python
3 13 (41.94%) Games
4 12 (38.71%) Degree
4 12 (38.71%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (35.48%) HTML5
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
6 9 (29.03%) Workflow
7 7 (22.58%) C++
7 7 (22.58%) SEO
7 7 (22.58%) TDD
7 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 7 (22.58%) Web Services
7 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
7 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
7 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
7 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
7 7 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (22.58%) CircleCI
7 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
7 7 (22.58%) Front End Development
7 7 (22.58%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 7 (22.58%) Express
7 7 (22.58%) webpack
7 7 (22.58%) Non-Blocking Code

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 (12.90%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Maya
2 5 (16.13%) Houdini
2 5 (16.13%) NUKE
3 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.23%) VLAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) Blockchain
2 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) CircleCI
1 7 (22.58%) webpack
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (41.94%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 7 (22.58%) HTML Developer
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Data Scientist
3 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Python Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Games Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Graphics Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
1 11 (35.48%) HTML5
2 7 (22.58%) CSS
2 7 (22.58%) Express
2 7 (22.58%) Nightwatchjs
2 7 (22.58%) Vue (Vue.js)
2 7 (22.58%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
3 5 (16.13%) LESS
3 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 3 (9.68%) DirectX
4 3 (9.68%) OpenGL
5 2 (6.45%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (6.45%) Vulkan
6 1 (3.23%) CGI
6 1 (3.23%) LAMP
6 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Animation
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (16.13%) User Experience
4 4 (12.90%) iPad
4 4 (12.90%) iPhone
4 4 (12.90%) PlayStation
4 4 (12.90%) Replication
4 4 (12.90%) Taxonomies
4 4 (12.90%) Xbox
5 2 (6.45%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Android
3 4 (12.90%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Workflow
3 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) Front End Development
3 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
3 7 (22.58%) Non-Blocking Code
3 7 (22.58%) SEO
3 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
3 7 (22.58%) TDD
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Data Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Data Transformation
4 4 (12.90%) Informatics
4 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (12.90%) Microservices
4 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) SDLC
4 4 (12.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) C++
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) C
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) R
4 4 (12.90%) SPARQL
4 4 (12.90%) VBA
5 2 (6.45%) GLSL
5 2 (6.45%) HLSL
6 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.90%) Master's Degree
3 4 (12.90%) PhD
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Juniper
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat