Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Visual Effects (VFX)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1141 1150 1155
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -30
Permanent jobs citing Visual Effects 16 50 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.028% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.031% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 84
UK median annual salary £61,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.11% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £39,750 £30,475 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,750 £63,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £45,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +36.11% +63.64% -26.67%

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 150,479 160,844 176,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 119,704 127,010 147,108
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Top 10 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 23 September 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 +17 14 £63,750 +41.67% 24
London +32 8 £65,000 +44.44% 15
UK excluding London +6 6 £61,250 +36.11% 9
North of England +36 2 £56,250 +60.71%
North East - 2 £56,250 -
East of England +23 1 £70,000 +27.27%
South West -7 1 £65,000 +44.44% 3
South East -13 1 £60,000 +79.10% 1
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 3
Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) Games
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) OpenGL
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) DirectX
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Post-Production
5 4 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Algorithms
5 4 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (25.00%) Code Optimisation
5 4 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (25.00%) HLSL
5 4 (25.00%) Puppet
5 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (25.00%) Ansible
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) C
5 4 (25.00%) Release Management
5 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (25.00%) CentOS
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maya
2 2 (12.50%) Houdini
2 2 (12.50%) NUKE
2 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) VTune
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (50.00%) Games
2 3 (18.75%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Gameplay Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Games Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) OpenGL
2 5 (31.25%) DirectX
3 3 (18.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) CGI
4 1 (6.25%) V-Ray
4 1 (6.25%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Animation
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) CentOS
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 5 (31.25%) Post-Production
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Code Optimisation
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
4 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) Game Development
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Android Development
6 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) C
3 4 (25.00%) HLSL
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft