Games Jobs with Work from Home Options

Gaming
UK > Work from Home

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 29 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 192 177 131
Rank change year-on-year -15 -46 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 519 981 1,720
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.72% 2.08% 2.91%
As % of the General category 2.80% 3.09% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 328 573 776
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £47,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% -7.14% +16.67%
75th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £95,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £96,250 £105,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
Work from Home

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18,546 31,764 35,609
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 61.43% 67.37% 60.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14,076 21,448 22,420
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £34,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £47,429 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.71% +0.42% +9.09%

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 29 February 2024.

Games salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (11.37%) Microsoft Exchange
2 18 (3.47%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.89%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (0.77%) nginx
5 3 (0.58%) Apache
5 3 (0.58%) Confluence
5 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.39%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
7 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.96%) Simulink
2 4 (0.77%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Blender
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (8.48%) Endur
2 2 (0.39%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.96%) AWS
2 79 (15.22%) Azure
3 24 (4.62%) Serverless
4 23 (4.43%) SaaS
5 20 (3.85%) GitHub
6 19 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (3.47%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (3.08%) Amazon S3
8 16 (3.08%) dbt
9 15 (2.89%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (2.50%) GCP
11 10 (1.93%) Google Workspace
12 9 (1.73%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.35%) WhatsApp
14 6 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (1.16%) GitHub Actions
14 6 (1.16%) Snowflake
15 5 (0.96%) Vercel
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.10%) LAN
2 64 (12.33%) WAN
3 60 (11.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (3.08%) Firewall
5 14 (2.70%) Network Security
6 13 (2.50%) Wireless
7 9 (1.73%) DNS
7 9 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.16%) Broadband
8 6 (1.16%) NAS
9 4 (0.77%) VPN
10 3 (0.58%) DHCP
10 3 (0.58%) HTTP
10 3 (0.58%) Internet
10 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.58%) VoIP
11 2 (0.39%) BGP
11 2 (0.39%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.39%) Multicast
11 2 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.06%) Relational Database
3 46 (8.86%) RDBMS
4 38 (7.32%) MySQL
5 28 (5.39%) Redis
6 26 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 17 (3.28%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.08%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.73%) Big Data
11 9 (1.73%) Power BI
12 8 (1.54%) Couchbase
12 8 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.35%) DynamoDB
14 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.96%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (3.85%) Git
2 16 (3.08%) JIRA
3 11 (2.12%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.58%) Cypress.io
5 3 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.58%) Storybook
5 3 (0.58%) Subversion
5 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.39%) GitLab
6 2 (0.39%) gulp
6 2 (0.39%) PostCSS
6 2 (0.39%) rollup.js
6 2 (0.39%) Vite
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.19%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.19%) Zephyr
General
1 176 (33.91%) Social Skills
2 62 (11.95%) Marketing
3 59 (11.37%) Finance
4 33 (6.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 30 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.31%) Advertising
7 11 (2.12%) Law
7 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.93%) Esports
9 8 (1.54%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.54%) Electronics
10 7 (1.35%) Retail
11 6 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.16%) Legal
12 5 (0.96%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.77%) Agriculture
13 4 (0.77%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.39%) Aviation
15 2 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 178 (34.30%) Senior
2 139 (26.78%) Developer
3 96 (18.50%) Senior Manager
4 61 (11.75%) .NET Developer
5 60 (11.56%) Business Manager
5 60 (11.56%) Security Manager
5 60 (11.56%) Senior Business Manager
6 48 (9.25%) Software Engineer
7 38 (7.32%) Analyst
8 32 (6.17%) Lead
8 32 (6.17%) Project Manager
9 30 (5.78%) Games Developer
10 29 (5.59%) Senior Software Engineer
11 28 (5.39%) C# Developer
12 27 (5.20%) Data Engineer
13 24 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (4.24%) Software Manager
15 21 (4.05%) Development Manager
15 21 (4.05%) Senior Developer
15 21 (4.05%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.18%) .NET
2 69 (13.29%) .NET Core
3 66 (12.72%) ASP.NET
3 66 (12.72%) HTML
4 65 (12.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (9.25%) HTML5
6 44 (8.48%) CSS
7 41 (7.90%) AngularJS
8 40 (7.71%) React
9 38 (7.32%) Entity Framework
10 35 (6.74%) Node.js
11 30 (5.78%) RESTful
12 29 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 27 (5.20%) Vue
14 25 (4.82%) Blazor
14 25 (4.82%) CSS3
15 24 (4.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 22 (4.24%) Kafka
17 20 (3.85%) Unreal Engine
18 19 (3.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 52 (10.02%) Client/Server
3 44 (8.48%) Swaptions
4 37 (7.13%) Online Games
5 31 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (5.78%) Virtual Team
7 17 (3.28%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.31%) Mobile Games
9 12 (2.31%) Sports Betting
10 10 (1.93%) Onboarding
10 10 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.73%) Distributed Systems
11 9 (1.73%) Ray Tracing
11 9 (1.73%) Virtual Reality
12 8 (1.54%) Handset
12 8 (1.54%) SIMD
12 8 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (18.69%) Windows
2 76 (14.64%) Unix
3 28 (5.39%) Linux
4 18 (3.47%) Android
5 14 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.31%) VMS
7 9 (1.73%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (29.29%) Agile
2 87 (16.76%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (14.84%) Full Stack Development
4 73 (14.07%) Software Engineering
5 72 (13.87%) Vulnerability Management
5 72 (13.87%) Vulnerability Remediation
6 69 (13.29%) MVC
7 66 (12.72%) Business Continuity
7 66 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
7 66 (12.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 64 (12.33%) Mentoring
9 63 (12.14%) Impact Assessments
10 60 (11.56%) Impact Analysis
10 60 (11.56%) Incident Management
10 60 (11.56%) Security Management
10 60 (11.56%) Security Operations
10 60 (11.56%) Service Management
10 60 (11.56%) SIEM
11 56 (10.79%) Creative Thinking
11 56 (10.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.23%) JavaScript
2 102 (19.65%) C#
3 93 (17.92%) SQL
4 78 (15.03%) Python
5 61 (11.75%) Java
6 44 (8.48%) TypeScript
6 44 (8.48%) VB
7 25 (4.82%) C++
8 17 (3.28%) C
9 16 (3.08%) Go
10 13 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.31%) PHP
12 10 (1.93%) Rust
13 7 (1.35%) Bash
13 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.96%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.39%) Scala
16 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.19%) R
16 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 105 (20.23%) Degree
2 61 (11.75%) CISSP
3 60 (11.56%) CISM
3 60 (11.56%) SSCP
4 52 (10.02%) Security Cleared
5 31 (5.97%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.35%) PhD
9 6 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.96%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.39%) CCNA
12 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.39%) CSPO
12 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.39%) MBA
12 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (13.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (12.72%) GDPR
3 17 (3.28%) QA
4 16 (3.08%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.16%) SOC 2
6 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) ITGC
7 3 (0.58%) NIST
8 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.19%) GRC
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 32 (6.17%) Docker
2 15 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Embedded Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.39%) Terraform
3 15 (2.89%) SCCM
4 12 (2.31%) WSUS
5 9 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.77%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.39%) Argo
8 2 (0.39%) Progress Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Ansible
9 1 (0.19%) Grafana
Vendors
1 88 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.86%) Oracle
3 44 (8.48%) OpenLink
3 44 (8.48%) Sybase
3 44 (8.48%) TIBCO
4 27 (5.20%) Apple
5 26 (5.01%) Google
6 11 (2.12%) Databricks
7 10 (1.93%) Cisco
8 8 (1.54%) Adobe
8 8 (1.54%) YouTube
9 6 (1.16%) CrowdStrike
9 6 (1.16%) IFS
9 6 (1.16%) VMware
9 6 (1.16%) Workday
10 4 (0.77%) Dell
10 4 (0.77%) OpenAI
10 4 (0.77%) Salesforce
10 4 (0.77%) SAP
11 3 (0.58%) Instagram