Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 97 93
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 +36
Permanent jobs citing Games 733 371 252
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.52% 3.43% 3.42%
As % of the General category 4.52% 7.35% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 515 301 217
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £95,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £81,250 £93,650
UK median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +21.82% +4.76% +4.29%

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 16,226 5,045 3,793
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 55.82% 46.68% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11,508 4,286 3,171
10th Percentile £35,709 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% +1.85% +2.86%

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 23 January 2022.

Games salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 384 (52.39%) Finance
2 352 (48.02%) Docker
3 287 (39.15%) DevOps
4 248 (33.83%) Greenfield Project
5 245 (33.42%) Go
6 240 (32.74%) Virtual Team
7 190 (25.92%) Kubernetes
8 174 (23.74%) Social Skills
9 154 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (18.14%) JavaScript
11 124 (16.92%) React
12 117 (15.96%) Git (software)
13 114 (15.55%) Full Stack Development
14 102 (13.92%) Python
14 102 (13.92%) Software Engineering
15 100 (13.64%) HTML
16 98 (13.37%) CSS
17 93 (12.69%) TDD
18 86 (11.73%) RESTful
18 86 (11.73%) Android
19 83 (11.32%) AWS
19 83 (11.32%) Fintech
20 80 (10.91%) Apple
21 76 (10.37%) OO
22 73 (9.96%) Terraform
23 72 (9.82%) Java
24 70 (9.55%) Unit Testing
24 70 (9.55%) Self-Motivation
25 68 (9.28%) PHP
25 68 (9.28%) Windows

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 16 (2.18%) Apache Spark
1 16 (2.18%) Ethereum
2 7 (0.95%) nginx
3 6 (0.82%) WordPress
4 4 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.41%) Apache
5 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.41%) CMS
5 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.27%) Confluence
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (0.68%) InVision
2 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.14%) InDesign
4 1 (0.14%) Maya
4 1 (0.14%) MotionBuilder
4 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.32%) AWS
2 59 (8.05%) Azure
3 28 (3.82%) Amazon S3
4 24 (3.27%) GitHub
5 23 (3.14%) GCP
6 21 (2.86%) Figma
7 20 (2.73%) Amazon ECS
8 16 (2.18%) SaaS
9 15 (2.05%) Serverless
10 14 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.64%) GitHub Actions
11 12 (1.64%) PaaS
12 9 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (1.09%) IaaS
14 6 (0.82%) AppsFlyer
14 6 (0.82%) Firebase
14 6 (0.82%) Pushwoosh
15 5 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.68%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.55%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.64%) Internet
2 20 (2.73%) HTTP
3 6 (0.82%) Wireless
4 5 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) SSH
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.32%) MySQL
2 26 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.32%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.32%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (1.23%) Big Data
8 7 (0.95%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.82%) ClickHouse
10 5 (0.68%) Tableau
11 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.41%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.41%) Redis
13 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 117 (15.96%) Git (software)
2 56 (7.64%) PHPUnit
3 32 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.59%) Cypress.io
5 16 (2.18%) CircleCI
6 14 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.64%) webpack
8 11 (1.50%) JUnit
8 11 (1.50%) Maven
9 9 (1.23%) Selenium
9 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.09%) JIRA
10 8 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.09%) Travis CI
11 7 (0.95%) fastlane
11 7 (0.95%) GitLab
11 7 (0.95%) Gradle
12 6 (0.82%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.82%) Mercurial
General
1 384 (52.39%) Finance
2 174 (23.74%) Social Skills
3 68 (9.28%) Electronics
4 47 (6.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 44 (6.00%) Retail
6 34 (4.64%) Banking
7 30 (4.09%) Marketing
8 24 (3.27%) Advertising
9 22 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (1.91%) Public Sector
11 11 (1.50%) Legal
12 7 (0.95%) Law
12 7 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.95%) Wearables
13 6 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.55%) Military
15 3 (0.41%) Back Office
15 3 (0.41%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.41%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 426 (58.12%) Developer
2 100 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 73 (9.96%) Software Engineer
4 58 (7.91%) PHP Developer
5 57 (7.78%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 56 (7.64%) PHP Developer - Fintech
7 55 (7.50%) Data Entry Clerk
8 53 (7.23%) Senior Software Engineer
9 22 (3.00%) Games Developer
10 17 (2.32%) Analyst
11 13 (1.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (1.77%) Java Developer
12 12 (1.64%) .NET Developer
12 12 (1.64%) Lead DevOps
13 11 (1.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (1.50%) Software Developer
14 10 (1.36%) Architect
14 10 (1.36%) Designer
14 10 (1.36%) Senior Manager
15 9 (1.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.92%) React
2 100 (13.64%) HTML
3 98 (13.37%) CSS
4 86 (11.73%) RESTful
5 64 (8.73%) Jest
6 59 (8.05%) jQuery
7 58 (7.91%) Laravel
8 56 (7.64%) LAMP
9 54 (7.37%) .NET
10 43 (5.87%) Kafka
11 41 (5.59%) REST
12 40 (5.46%) Node.js
13 29 (3.96%) AngularJS
14 25 (3.41%) React Native
15 22 (3.00%) HTML5
16 19 (2.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 18 (2.46%) JSON
17 18 (2.46%) Vue.js
18 16 (2.18%) Spring
19 15 (2.05%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 248 (33.83%) Greenfield Project
2 240 (32.74%) Virtual Team
3 70 (9.55%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (7.64%) Legacy Code
5 55 (7.50%) Smartphone
6 39 (5.32%) Online Games
6 39 (5.32%) User Experience
7 21 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.46%) Augmented Reality
8 18 (2.46%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.91%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.50%) Robotics
11 10 (1.36%) Smart Home
12 7 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.68%) CUDA
14 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.41%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.73%) Android
2 68 (9.28%) Windows
3 23 (3.14%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.00%) Linux
5 11 (1.50%) Unix
6 6 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (39.15%) DevOps
2 154 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (15.55%) Full Stack Development
4 102 (13.92%) Software Engineering
5 93 (12.69%) TDD
6 83 (11.32%) Fintech
7 76 (10.37%) OO
8 70 (9.55%) Unit Testing
9 68 (9.28%) OOP
10 65 (8.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 58 (7.91%) B2B
11 58 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 57 (7.78%) Data Privacy
13 56 (7.64%) Refactoring
14 55 (7.50%) Data Entry
15 43 (5.87%) CI/CD
15 43 (5.87%) Microservices
16 42 (5.73%) Scrum
17 35 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (4.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 245 (33.42%) Go
2 133 (18.14%) JavaScript
3 102 (13.92%) Python
4 72 (9.82%) Java
5 68 (9.28%) PHP
6 59 (8.05%) SQL
7 58 (7.91%) C#
8 56 (7.64%) PHP 7
9 55 (7.50%) TypeScript
10 27 (3.68%) C++
11 26 (3.55%) Scala
12 14 (1.91%) ES6
13 13 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.50%) C
15 10 (1.36%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.23%) F#
16 9 (1.23%) Solidity
17 8 (1.09%) Java 8
18 7 (0.95%) ES7
18 7 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (5.32%) Degree
2 8 (1.09%) SC Cleared
2 8 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.68%) CCIE
4 5 (0.68%) CCNP
5 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.41%) ISEB
6 3 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (0.14%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.14%) CISA
7 1 (0.14%) CISM
7 1 (0.14%) CISSP
7 1 (0.14%) CRISC
7 1 (0.14%) HNC
7 1 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.23%) QA
2 17 (2.32%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.36%) GDPR
4 6 (0.82%) SEPA
5 5 (0.68%) WCAG
6 4 (0.55%) SLA
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 352 (48.02%) Docker
2 5 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 190 (25.92%) Kubernetes
2 73 (9.96%) Terraform
3 6 (0.82%) Grafana
4 5 (0.68%) SCCM
4 5 (0.68%) SCOM
5 4 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) logstash
6 1 (0.14%) Nessus
6 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 80 (10.91%) Apple
2 38 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.64%) Google
4 6 (0.82%) Databricks
5 5 (0.68%) Adobe
5 5 (0.68%) Mercator
6 2 (0.27%) Broadcom
6 2 (0.27%) BT
6 2 (0.27%) CA
6 2 (0.27%) Facebook
6 2 (0.27%) IBM
6 2 (0.27%) Instagram
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle
6 2 (0.27%) Sun
6 2 (0.27%) TSYS
6 2 (0.27%) Twitter
6 2 (0.27%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.27%) YouTube
7 1 (0.14%) Samsung
7 1 (0.14%) Spotify