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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 129 125
Rank change year-on-year +49 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 3,421 1,044 219
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 4.29% 2.78% 2.45%
As % of the General category 6.58% 5.35% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 657 195
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,450 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £43,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £89,063 £75,000 £70,625
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £83,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - +10.00%

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 51,974 19,522 4,159
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 65.15% 51.92% 46.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26,483 14,083 3,418
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,757 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +3.19% -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +4.76%

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 4 July 2022.

Games salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Games job roles required the following 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 1,455 (42.53%) Agile
2 1,081 (31.60%) Finance
3 896 (26.19%) Software Engineering
4 874 (25.55%) JavaScript
5 863 (25.23%) Social Skills
6 838 (24.50%) AWS
7 804 (23.50%) DevOps
8 766 (22.39%) Kubernetes
9 763 (22.30%) React
10 732 (21.40%) Docker
11 692 (20.23%) Python
12 632 (18.47%) Java
13 614 (17.95%) TypeScript
14 609 (17.80%) CI/CD
15 578 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
16 536 (15.67%) SQL
17 533 (15.58%) User Experience
18 517 (15.11%) Git (software)
19 509 (14.88%) Virtual Team
20 506 (14.79%) Azure
21 492 (14.38%) Scrum
22 491 (14.35%) TDD
23 467 (13.65%) Go
24 460 (13.45%) Node.js
25 446 (13.04%) Microservices
26 443 (12.95%) Mentoring
27 438 (12.80%) GCP
27 438 (12.80%) Test Automation
28 398 (11.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
29 391 (11.43%) Marketing

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 86 (2.51%) Apache Airflow
2 85 (2.48%) CMS
3 66 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 62 (1.81%) Confluence
5 51 (1.49%) Apache
6 49 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 47 (1.37%) Ethereum
8 28 (0.82%) Headless CMS
9 25 (0.73%) Luigi
10 21 (0.61%) Drupal
10 21 (0.61%) Joomla!
11 19 (0.56%) WordPress
12 14 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.32%) nginx
16 10 (0.29%) Solana
17 8 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 7 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (2.54%) Sketch
2 51 (1.49%) Adobe XD
3 42 (1.23%) InVision
4 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (1.02%) Photoshop
6 31 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 27 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
8 25 (0.73%) Marvel
9 20 (0.58%) Zeplin
10 16 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
11 14 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.15%) InDesign
14 5 (0.15%) Maya
15 4 (0.12%) Simulink
15 4 (0.12%) Stateflow
16 3 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
17 2 (0.058%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.058%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 23 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) Shopify
3 8 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.23%) Summit
4 7 (0.20%) Magento
4 7 (0.20%) Ripple
4 7 (0.20%) Ripple XRP
4 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.058%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.029%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.029%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 838 (24.50%) AWS
2 506 (14.79%) Azure
3 438 (12.80%) GCP
4 269 (7.86%) GitHub
5 228 (6.66%) SaaS
6 162 (4.74%) Serverless
7 161 (4.71%) Figma
8 126 (3.68%) Azure DevOps
9 105 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
10 83 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
11 69 (2.02%) npm
12 64 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
13 62 (1.81%) Amazon S3
14 59 (1.72%) GitHub Actions
15 52 (1.52%) Slack
16 51 (1.49%) Azure Monitor
17 49 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
18 46 (1.34%) Firebase
19 42 (1.23%) Asana
19 42 (1.23%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.33%) Broadband
2 94 (2.75%) HTTP
3 76 (2.22%) Internet
4 45 (1.32%) DNS
5 34 (0.99%) Firewall
6 26 (0.76%) Network Security
7 22 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.44%) 5G
8 15 (0.44%) Wireless
9 14 (0.41%) LAN
10 11 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
11 9 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.23%) DHCP
12 8 (0.23%) VPN
13 6 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.18%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 6 (0.18%) WAN
13 6 (0.18%) WLAN
14 5 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
2 220 (6.43%) MySQL
3 166 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 151 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 146 (4.27%) SQL Server
6 143 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 121 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
8 109 (3.19%) Big Data
9 102 (2.98%) Redis
10 92 (2.69%) Tableau
11 72 (2.10%) BigQuery
12 62 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
14 53 (1.55%) DynamoDB
15 48 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 37 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
16 37 (1.08%) Power BI
17 31 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 28 (0.82%) InfluxDB
19 27 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 517 (15.11%) Git (software)
2 233 (6.81%) JIRA
3 183 (5.35%) GitLab
4 148 (4.33%) webpack
5 139 (4.06%) Jenkins
6 104 (3.04%) Cypress.io
7 97 (2.84%) CircleCI
8 69 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 59 (1.72%) Selenium
10 57 (1.67%) git-flow
10 57 (1.67%) Postman
10 57 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 55 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 52 (1.52%) Storybook
13 46 (1.34%) Cucumber
14 39 (1.14%) JUnit
15 37 (1.08%) Moq
16 35 (1.02%) NUnit
17 34 (0.99%) MSTest
18 32 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 1,081 (31.60%) Finance
2 863 (25.23%) Social Skills
3 398 (11.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 391 (11.43%) Marketing
5 298 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
6 167 (4.88%) Banking
7 164 (4.79%) Esports
8 112 (3.27%) Electronics
9 100 (2.92%) Legal
10 94 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
11 92 (2.69%) Presentation Skills
12 87 (2.54%) Advertising
12 87 (2.54%) Retail
13 56 (1.64%) Back Office
13 56 (1.64%) Financial Institution
14 55 (1.61%) Public Sector
15 41 (1.20%) Telecoms
16 38 (1.11%) Aerospace
17 37 (1.08%) Law
18 34 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 1,044 (30.52%) Developer
2 624 (18.24%) Software Engineer
3 366 (10.70%) Senior Developer
4 243 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
5 153 (4.47%) Analyst
6 142 (4.15%) Data Engineer
7 135 (3.95%) Software Developer
8 128 (3.74%) Designer
9 123 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 108 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 94 (2.75%) Architect
12 81 (2.37%) Product Manager
13 77 (2.25%) Java Engineer
14 73 (2.13%) UI Designer
15 72 (2.10%) Graduate
15 72 (2.10%) QA Engineer
16 71 (2.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 68 (1.99%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 67 (1.96%) React Developer
19 64 (1.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 763 (22.30%) React
2 460 (13.45%) Node.js
3 383 (11.20%) HTML
4 381 (11.14%) CSS
5 306 (8.94%) .NET
6 300 (8.77%) RESTful
7 299 (8.74%) Kafka
8 297 (8.68%) REST
9 193 (5.64%) GraphQL
10 182 (5.32%) Vue.js
11 181 (5.29%) AngularJS
12 166 (4.85%) HTML5
13 154 (4.50%) Redux
14 139 (4.06%) React Native
15 135 (3.95%) Sass
16 125 (3.65%) Spring
17 123 (3.60%) Jest
18 116 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
19 111 (3.24%) WebSockets
20 106 (3.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 533 (15.58%) User Experience
2 509 (14.88%) Virtual Team
3 345 (10.08%) Greenfield Project
4 217 (6.34%) Mobile App
5 207 (6.05%) Sports Betting
6 198 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
7 184 (5.38%) Algorithms
8 167 (4.88%) Online Games
9 156 (4.56%) Blockchain
10 122 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 118 (3.45%) Cloud Native
12 111 (3.24%) Hackathon
13 86 (2.51%) Social Media
14 84 (2.46%) Over-the-Top Content
15 76 (2.22%) BBC
16 65 (1.90%) Data Structures
16 65 (1.90%) Public Cloud
17 63 (1.84%) Animation
18 62 (1.81%) Management Information System
19 60 (1.75%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 278 (8.13%) Android
2 227 (6.64%) Linux
3 193 (5.64%) Windows
4 188 (5.50%) Apple iOS
5 137 (4.00%) Unix
6 38 (1.11%) Windows 10
7 23 (0.67%) CentOS
7 23 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 15 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
9 13 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 12 (0.35%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.088%) VMS
13 1 (0.029%) Android TV
13 1 (0.029%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,455 (42.53%) Agile
2 896 (26.19%) Software Engineering
3 804 (23.50%) DevOps
4 609 (17.80%) CI/CD
5 578 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
6 492 (14.38%) Scrum
7 491 (14.35%) TDD
8 446 (13.04%) Microservices
9 443 (12.95%) Mentoring
10 438 (12.80%) Test Automation
11 358 (10.46%) Computer Science
12 345 (10.08%) Full Stack Development
13 329 (9.62%) UX Design
14 305 (8.92%) Coaching
15 269 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
16 267 (7.80%) Fintech
17 264 (7.72%) SDLC
18 259 (7.57%) Analytics
19 254 (7.42%) Kanban
20 252 (7.37%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 874 (25.55%) JavaScript
2 692 (20.23%) Python
3 632 (18.47%) Java
4 614 (17.95%) TypeScript
5 536 (15.67%) SQL
6 467 (13.65%) Go
7 365 (10.67%) C#
8 232 (6.78%) Kotlin
9 213 (6.23%) C++
10 162 (4.74%) Scala
11 160 (4.68%) PHP
12 135 (3.95%) Ruby
13 97 (2.84%) ES6
14 81 (2.37%) Rust
15 62 (1.81%) C
16 58 (1.70%) Bash
17 57 (1.67%) PowerShell
18 47 (1.37%) Clojure
19 45 (1.32%) Elixir
20 44 (1.29%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 380 (11.11%) Degree
2 123 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (1.93%) PhD
4 43 (1.26%) Master's Degree
5 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.47%) CISM
8 16 (0.47%) CISSP
9 13 (0.38%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.32%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.32%) Security Cleared
11 10 (0.29%) CCIE
11 10 (0.29%) CISMP
11 10 (0.29%) ISEB
11 10 (0.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 10 (0.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 10 (0.29%) MCPD
11 10 (0.29%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.00%) QA
2 177 (5.17%) Accessibility
3 25 (0.73%) GDPR
4 23 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.53%) WCAG
6 15 (0.44%) WAI
7 14 (0.41%) SEPA
8 12 (0.35%) CDISC
8 12 (0.35%) Good Clinical Practice
9 11 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.29%) SLA
11 7 (0.20%) SOC 2
12 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.15%) PMO
14 4 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 4 (0.12%) IEC 62304
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.029%) IFRS
15 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 732 (21.40%) Docker
2 30 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (0.15%) LXC
7 1 (0.029%) Firmware
7 1 (0.029%) KVM
Systems Management
1 766 (22.39%) Kubernetes
2 272 (7.95%) Terraform
3 55 (1.61%) Ansible
4 54 (1.58%) Prometheus
5 42 (1.23%) Argo
6 36 (1.05%) Puppet
7 27 (0.79%) Grafana
7 27 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (0.73%) Mesos
9 22 (0.64%) SCCM
10 19 (0.56%) Graphite
10 19 (0.56%) Graylog
11 17 (0.50%) Istio
12 9 (0.26%) Consul
13 6 (0.18%) Kibana
13 6 (0.18%) Marathon
14 5 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.12%) linkerd
16 3 (0.088%) ZABBIX
17 1 (0.029%) Icinga
Vendors
1 349 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 303 (8.86%) Google
3 176 (5.14%) Apple
4 139 (4.06%) Funding Circle
5 76 (2.22%) Adobe
6 62 (1.81%) Revolut
7 61 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 51 (1.49%) IBM
9 48 (1.40%) SAP
10 45 (1.32%) Sony
11 40 (1.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 38 (1.11%) Oracle
13 36 (1.05%) Databricks
14 35 (1.02%) Twitter
15 33 (0.96%) BT
16 32 (0.94%) Facebook
16 32 (0.94%) Instagram
16 32 (0.94%) YouTube
17 30 (0.88%) HubSpot
18 29 (0.85%) New Relic