Period
to 15 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 136 99
Rank change year-on-year +7 -37 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 684 126 250
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.50% 2.10% 3.25%
As % of the General category 4.65% 4.94% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 484 116 233
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.93% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £73,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,125 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 14,722 2,553 3,932
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 53.72% 42.46% 51.10%
Number of salaries quoted 10,447 2,265 3,301
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,850 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%

Games
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Games trend for jobs with a WFH option

Games
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Games.

Games salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Games
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Games over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Games salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, Games job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Games.

1 244 (35.67%) Finance
2 210 (30.70%) Social Skills
3 206 (30.12%) Docker
3 206 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (20.91%) DevOps
5 142 (20.76%) JavaScript
6 138 (20.18%) Terraform
7 132 (19.30%) Virtual Team
7 132 (19.30%) Software Engineering
8 129 (18.86%) Full Stack Development
9 121 (17.69%) Go
10 118 (17.25%) Python
11 113 (16.52%) AWS
12 112 (16.37%) React
13 107 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
14 95 (13.89%) Java
15 92 (13.45%) Git (software)
16 91 (13.30%) SQL
17 90 (13.16%) Degree
18 86 (12.57%) TDD
19 74 (10.82%) Mobile App
20 73 (10.67%) Test Automation
21 70 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
22 67 (9.80%) TypeScript
22 67 (9.80%) Apple iOS
23 65 (9.50%) C#
24 63 (9.21%) Jest
25 62 (9.06%) User Experience
25 62 (9.06%) CSS
25 62 (9.06%) OO

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 19 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.75%) Apache
3 11 (1.61%) Ethereum
4 9 (1.32%) Confluence
5 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.17%) SAS
5 8 (1.17%) WordPress
6 6 (0.88%) CMS
6 6 (0.88%) nginx
7 4 (0.58%) MODX
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.44%) Gunicorn
8 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.29%) MetaMask
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.32%) InVision
2 7 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
2 7 (1.02%) Final Cut Pro
2 7 (1.02%) Sketch
3 6 (0.88%) Marvel
3 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.88%) UserZoom
4 5 (0.73%) Figma
4 5 (0.73%) Maya
5 4 (0.58%) MotionBuilder
5 4 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 113 (16.52%) AWS
2 52 (7.60%) SaaS
3 43 (6.29%) Azure
4 39 (5.70%) Amazon S3
5 34 (4.97%) Serverless
6 29 (4.24%) GitHub
7 28 (4.09%) Amazon SQS
8 25 (3.65%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (2.63%) AppsFlyer
9 18 (2.63%) Firebase
9 18 (2.63%) Pushwoosh
10 12 (1.75%) GCP
11 9 (1.32%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (1.32%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.88%) GitHub Actions
13 6 (0.88%) Miro
13 6 (0.88%) PaaS
14 5 (0.73%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.32%) HTTP
2 5 (0.73%) SMTP
3 4 (0.58%) DNS
4 3 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.29%) DHCP
5 2 (0.29%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) IPsec
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 52 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (6.58%) MySQL
4 32 (4.68%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (3.36%) SQL Server
6 16 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.19%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.32%) Big Data
9 7 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.02%) Looker
9 7 (1.02%) Redis
9 7 (1.02%) Tableau
10 6 (0.88%) Base SAS
10 6 (0.88%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.73%) Aerospike
11 5 (0.73%) Flink
11 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.82%) PHPUnit
4 24 (3.51%) Bitbucket
5 22 (3.22%) JIRA
6 20 (2.92%) Cypress.io
7 19 (2.78%) webpack
8 18 (2.63%) Mercurial
9 16 (2.34%) Maven
9 16 (2.34%) Postman
10 15 (2.19%) Babel
11 14 (2.05%) Travis CI
12 13 (1.90%) JUnit
12 13 (1.90%) Selenium
13 12 (1.75%) CircleCI
14 9 (1.32%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.88%) Axure RP
15 6 (0.88%) WebDriver
16 5 (0.73%) RSpec
General
1 244 (35.67%) Finance
2 210 (30.70%) Social Skills
3 60 (8.77%) Banking
4 52 (7.60%) Marketing
5 49 (7.16%) Retail
6 44 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (5.99%) Legal
8 31 (4.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 25 (3.65%) Law
10 24 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (2.49%) Electronics
11 17 (2.49%) Public Sector
12 16 (2.34%) Advertising
13 10 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
13 10 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (1.46%) Wearables
14 7 (1.02%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.88%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
16 5 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 320 (46.78%) Developer
2 83 (12.13%) Software Engineer
3 41 (5.99%) iOS Developer
3 41 (5.99%) Senior Software Engineer
4 38 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 37 (5.41%) Games Developer
5 37 (5.41%) PHP Developer
6 29 (4.24%) PHP Developer - Fintech
6 29 (4.24%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 28 (4.09%) Designer
8 25 (3.65%) Senior Manager
8 25 (3.65%) UI Designer
9 22 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (3.22%) Java Developer
9 22 (3.22%) Software Developer
10 19 (2.78%) Architect
11 16 (2.34%) React Developer
12 15 (2.19%) .NET Developer
12 15 (2.19%) Embedded Engineer
12 15 (2.19%) SaaS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (16.37%) React
2 63 (9.21%) Jest
3 62 (9.06%) CSS
4 54 (7.89%) HTML
5 53 (7.75%) Node.js
6 51 (7.46%) RESTful
7 41 (5.99%) REST
8 36 (5.26%) jQuery
9 35 (5.12%) .NET
9 35 (5.12%) Kafka
9 35 (5.12%) Laravel
10 30 (4.39%) AngularJS
10 30 (4.39%) LAMP
11 29 (4.24%) GraphQL
12 27 (3.95%) React Native
12 27 (3.95%) Vue.js
13 26 (3.80%) Redux
14 25 (3.65%) Spring
15 22 (3.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 17 (2.49%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 132 (19.30%) Virtual Team
2 107 (15.64%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (10.82%) Mobile App
4 70 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
5 62 (9.06%) User Experience
6 40 (5.85%) Online Games
7 34 (4.97%) Augmented Reality
8 30 (4.39%) Legacy Code
9 29 (4.24%) Algorithms
9 29 (4.24%) Animation
10 8 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.02%) Video Editing
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile Games
12 6 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.73%) Clustering
13 5 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.58%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.44%) e-Learning
15 3 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.80%) Apple iOS
2 56 (8.19%) Linux
3 42 (6.14%) Android
4 24 (3.51%) Unix
5 14 (2.05%) Windows
6 11 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (20.91%) DevOps
3 132 (19.30%) Software Engineering
4 129 (18.86%) Full Stack Development
5 86 (12.57%) TDD
6 73 (10.67%) Test Automation
7 62 (9.06%) OO
8 61 (8.92%) Microservices
9 56 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (7.89%) Scrum
11 51 (7.46%) Fintech
12 50 (7.31%) OOP
13 48 (7.02%) Mobile Development
14 47 (6.87%) Data Privacy
14 47 (6.87%) iOS Development
15 43 (6.29%) Project Management
15 43 (6.29%) Unit Testing
16 42 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (6.14%) Refactoring
17 40 (5.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 142 (20.76%) JavaScript
2 121 (17.69%) Go
3 118 (17.25%) Python
4 95 (13.89%) Java
5 91 (13.30%) SQL
6 67 (9.80%) TypeScript
7 65 (9.50%) C#
8 48 (7.02%) PHP
9 44 (6.43%) Apple Swift
10 34 (4.97%) PHP 7
11 31 (4.53%) C++
12 20 (2.92%) Bash Shell
12 20 (2.92%) C
13 18 (2.63%) Shell Script
14 16 (2.34%) Scala
15 15 (2.19%) ES6
15 15 (2.19%) Java 8
16 11 (1.61%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.46%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.46%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 90 (13.16%) Degree
2 18 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 18 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (0.73%) ISEB
5 5 (0.73%) PhD
6 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.44%) CISSP
7 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.15%) ACCA
8 1 (0.15%) CISA
8 1 (0.15%) CISM
8 1 (0.15%) HNC
8 1 (0.15%) HND
8 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.09%) QA
2 18 (2.63%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.46%) GDPR
4 7 (1.02%) WCAG
5 6 (0.88%) CDISC
6 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 206 (30.12%) Docker
2 7 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.44%) Firmware
6 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) iptables
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 138 (20.18%) Terraform
2 35 (5.12%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.46%) Grafana
4 8 (1.17%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.88%) Ansible
6 5 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.29%) SCCM
7 2 (0.29%) SCOM
7 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.15%) Cacti
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.68%) Google
3 14 (2.05%) Netlify
4 11 (1.61%) Apple
4 11 (1.61%) Facebook
4 11 (1.61%) Twitter
4 11 (1.61%) YouTube
5 9 (1.32%) BT
5 9 (1.32%) Instagram
5 9 (1.32%) Oracle
6 8 (1.17%) VMware
7 7 (1.02%) Adobe
7 7 (1.02%) IBM
8 6 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.73%) Citrix
9 5 (0.73%) Databricks
9 5 (0.73%) EMC
9 5 (0.73%) Mercator
9 5 (0.73%) Pega
10 4 (0.58%) Cisco