Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 110 115
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 655 141 233
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.86% 2.60% 2.88%
As % of the General category 5.46% 5.76% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 468 125 223
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £36,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 11,989 2,448 4,057
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 52.27% 45.21% 50.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8,857 2,058 3,355
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £93,500 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +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 31 July 2021.

Games salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 212 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (30.38%) Finance
3 195 (29.77%) Social Skills
4 148 (22.60%) Docker
4 148 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 124 (18.93%) Software Engineering
6 113 (17.25%) DevOps
7 110 (16.79%) React
8 108 (16.49%) SQL
9 106 (16.18%) Python
10 105 (16.03%) Full Stack Development
11 103 (15.73%) AWS
12 102 (15.57%) Virtual Team
13 101 (15.42%) Terraform
14 98 (14.96%) Apple iOS
15 93 (14.20%) Degree
16 89 (13.59%) Mobile App
17 83 (12.67%) Java
18 78 (11.91%) TDD
19 77 (11.76%) Go
20 75 (11.45%) Git (software)
21 70 (10.69%) TypeScript
21 70 (10.69%) Mobile Development
22 69 (10.53%) iOS Development
22 69 (10.53%) Apple Swift
23 68 (10.38%) Test Automation
24 67 (10.23%) User Experience
25 64 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
25 64 (9.77%) Linux
26 62 (9.47%) C#

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 24 (3.66%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.98%) SAS
3 12 (1.83%) CMS
4 11 (1.68%) Apache
5 10 (1.53%) Confluence
6 9 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.22%) WordPress
8 7 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.92%) nginx
10 4 (0.61%) MODX
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.46%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.31%) MetaMask
12 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.15%) Headless CMS
13 1 (0.15%) IIS
13 1 (0.15%) JBoss
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.83%) Maya
2 8 (1.22%) InVision
2 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.22%) Sketch
3 6 (0.92%) 3ds Max
3 6 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
3 6 (0.92%) Final Cut Pro
3 6 (0.92%) Marvel
3 6 (0.92%) UserZoom
4 4 (0.61%) Blender
4 4 (0.61%) MotionBuilder
4 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.31%) Figma
5 2 (0.31%) Houdini
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) GIMP
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 103 (15.73%) AWS
2 60 (9.16%) SaaS
3 42 (6.41%) Azure
4 39 (5.95%) GitHub
5 36 (5.50%) Amazon S3
6 35 (5.34%) Serverless
7 29 (4.43%) Amazon SQS
8 26 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 20 (3.05%) Firebase
11 18 (2.75%) AppsFlyer
11 18 (2.75%) Pushwoosh
12 12 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.83%) npm
13 11 (1.68%) GCP
14 8 (1.22%) AWS Fargate
15 6 (0.92%) CloudFront
15 6 (0.92%) Miro
16 5 (0.76%) Amazon SageMaker
16 5 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.22%) HTTP
2 6 (0.92%) SMTP
3 5 (0.76%) DNS
4 3 (0.46%) Firewall
4 3 (0.46%) VPN
5 2 (0.31%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) DAB
6 1 (0.15%) DHCP
6 1 (0.15%) IPsec
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (8.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 35 (5.34%) MySQL
4 28 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.44%) Big Data
7 15 (2.29%) SQL Server
8 14 (2.14%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.53%) CockroachDB
9 10 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.37%) Base SAS
11 7 (1.07%) Looker
12 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.76%) Redis
12 5 (0.76%) Tableau
13 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.66%) Bitbucket
4 22 (3.36%) Babel
4 22 (3.36%) JIRA
4 22 (3.36%) webpack
5 18 (2.75%) Cypress.io
5 18 (2.75%) Mercurial
6 17 (2.60%) PHPUnit
7 16 (2.44%) Postman
8 14 (2.14%) Travis CI
9 13 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (1.83%) Maven
11 11 (1.68%) Selenium
12 10 (1.53%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.37%) JUnit
14 8 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.92%) Axure RP
15 6 (0.92%) CircleCI
16 5 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 199 (30.38%) Finance
2 195 (29.77%) Social Skills
3 53 (8.09%) Marketing
4 43 (6.56%) Retail
5 42 (6.41%) Banking
6 38 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 35 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (4.89%) Legal
9 23 (3.51%) Law
10 22 (3.36%) Electronics
11 16 (2.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 16 (2.44%) Public Sector
12 14 (2.14%) Advertising
13 11 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.92%) Publishing
15 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
15 6 (0.92%) Wearables
16 5 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 288 (43.97%) Developer
2 76 (11.60%) Software Engineer
3 68 (10.38%) iOS Developer
4 38 (5.80%) Senior Developer
5 36 (5.50%) Designer
6 33 (5.04%) UI Designer
7 30 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
8 26 (3.97%) Games Developer
8 26 (3.97%) React Developer
9 25 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 23 (3.51%) Java Developer
10 23 (3.51%) Senior Manager
11 21 (3.21%) PHP Developer
11 21 (3.21%) Programmer
12 20 (3.05%) Data Manager
12 20 (3.05%) Software Developer
13 19 (2.90%) .NET Developer
14 18 (2.75%) Embedded Engineer
14 18 (2.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 17 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (16.79%) React
2 57 (8.70%) CSS
3 54 (8.24%) Node.js
4 52 (7.94%) HTML
5 48 (7.33%) Jest
6 40 (6.11%) REST
6 40 (6.11%) RESTful
7 37 (5.65%) .NET
8 35 (5.34%) AngularJS
9 32 (4.89%) GraphQL
10 29 (4.43%) Kafka
11 28 (4.27%) Vue.js
12 26 (3.97%) Redux
13 24 (3.66%) Spring
14 23 (3.51%) jQuery
15 22 (3.36%) React Native
16 19 (2.90%) Laravel
16 19 (2.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 16 (2.44%) JSON
17 16 (2.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.57%) Virtual Team
2 89 (13.59%) Mobile App
3 67 (10.23%) User Experience
4 64 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (6.26%) Animation
7 37 (5.65%) Augmented Reality
8 30 (4.58%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.75%) Online Games
10 14 (2.14%) Legacy Code
11 10 (1.53%) Mobile Games
12 9 (1.37%) Social Gaming
13 8 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (0.92%) Video Editing
15 5 (0.76%) Blog
15 5 (0.76%) Clustering
15 5 (0.76%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.76%) Social Media
15 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (14.96%) Apple iOS
2 64 (9.77%) Linux
3 49 (7.48%) Android
4 24 (3.66%) Unix
5 15 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (1.53%) Windows
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.31%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (18.93%) Software Engineering
3 113 (17.25%) DevOps
4 105 (16.03%) Full Stack Development
5 78 (11.91%) TDD
6 70 (10.69%) Mobile Development
7 69 (10.53%) iOS Development
8 68 (10.38%) Test Automation
9 60 (9.16%) Microservices
9 60 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
10 55 (8.40%) Fintech
10 55 (8.40%) Scrum
11 49 (7.48%) Project Management
12 43 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 43 (6.56%) Computer Science
13 40 (6.11%) Front End Development
14 39 (5.95%) Computer Vision
15 38 (5.80%) OO
16 37 (5.65%) Decision-Making
17 36 (5.50%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 148 (22.60%) JavaScript
2 108 (16.49%) SQL
3 106 (16.18%) Python
4 83 (12.67%) Java
5 77 (11.76%) Go
6 70 (10.69%) TypeScript
7 69 (10.53%) Apple Swift
8 62 (9.47%) C#
9 36 (5.50%) C++
10 35 (5.34%) PHP
11 24 (3.66%) C
12 20 (3.05%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.90%) Java 8
13 19 (2.90%) PHP 7
14 18 (2.75%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.44%) ES6
16 14 (2.14%) Embedded C
16 14 (2.14%) Embedded C++
17 11 (1.68%) Java 11
18 10 (1.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (14.20%) Degree
2 16 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 16 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.92%) PhD
6 5 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) CCNP
9 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
10 1 (0.15%) ACCA
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.51%) QA
2 14 (2.14%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.37%) CDISC
4 6 (0.92%) WCAG
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.31%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 148 (22.60%) Docker
2 7 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) iptables
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (15.42%) Terraform
2 40 (6.11%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.53%) Grafana
4 8 (1.22%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.07%) Ansible
6 5 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.31%) 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%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.66%) Google
3 14 (2.14%) Netlify
4 10 (1.53%) Facebook
4 10 (1.53%) Twitter
4 10 (1.53%) YouTube
5 9 (1.37%) Oracle
6 8 (1.22%) BT
6 8 (1.22%) Instagram
6 8 (1.22%) VMware
7 6 (0.92%) Apple
7 6 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.92%) IBM
8 5 (0.76%) Cisco
8 5 (0.76%) Citrix
8 5 (0.76%) Databricks
8 5 (0.76%) EMC
8 5 (0.76%) Pega
9 4 (0.61%) Mercator
9 4 (0.61%) Perforce