The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Games in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mobile Games over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 805 731 794
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +63
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 86 158 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 70 102 83
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,650 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £52,250 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42590 42182 45766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.84% 39.29% 39.32%
Number of salaries quoted 33307 34242 38319
Average salary £46,488 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.02% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Mobile Games
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Games
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK.

Mobile Games Salary Trend in the UK

Mobile Games
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mobile Games over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Mobile Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -76 70 £42,500 -5.55% 11
London -13 47 £45,000 - 5
Scotland -22 15 £32,500 +8.33%
City of London +9 13 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Dundee -4 10 £28,750 -4.16%
North West -6 9 £25,000 -25.92% 4
Warwickshire +2 8 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -29 8 £45,000 +2.85% 1
South East +5 6 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £36,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £25,000 - 1
Manchester -17 4 £40,000 +18.51% 3
Leamington Spa +15 3 £52,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £45,000 -
Oxford - 2 £36,500 -
Brighton -15 1 £45,000 +63.63%
East Sussex -24 1 £45,000 +63.63%

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Mobile Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mobile Games.

1 216 (100.00%) Games
2 70 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (28.70%) HTML
4 58 (26.85%) Apple iOS
5 55 (25.46%) Java
6 54 (25.00%) OO
7 52 (24.07%) HTML5
7 52 (24.07%) Android
8 49 (22.69%) CSS
9 45 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 42 (19.44%) C#
11 38 (17.59%) Time Management
12 37 (17.13%) Scrum
13 35 (16.20%) CSS3
14 33 (15.28%) Game Development
14 33 (15.28%) C++
15 32 (14.81%) MySQL
15 32 (14.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 31 (14.35%) Linux
16 31 (14.35%) Degree
17 29 (13.43%) User Experience
18 26 (12.04%) MVC
18 26 (12.04%) TDD
19 25 (11.57%) PHP
19 25 (11.57%) QA
20 24 (11.11%) Shell Script
20 24 (11.11%) Subversion
21 23 (10.65%) Project Management
21 23 (10.65%) Social Gaming
22 21 (9.72%) SQL

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Mobile Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mobile Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.94%) Node.js
1 15 (6.94%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.24%) WordPress
2 7 (3.24%) Apache
3 5 (2.31%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) Confluence
5 1 (0.46%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.31%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (2.31%) Maya
4 4 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.93%) Route 53
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.94%) SSH
2 14 (6.48%) HTTP
3 11 (5.09%) Internet
4 3 (1.39%) SMTP
4 3 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.81%) MySQL
2 15 (6.94%) RDBMS
2 15 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.09%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.31%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.93%) Redis
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (11.11%) Subversion
2 20 (9.26%) Ant
3 18 (8.33%) Maven
4 15 (6.94%) Emacs
5 13 (6.02%) Selenium
6 6 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.78%) JBehave
7 5 (2.31%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.31%) Axure RP
7 5 (2.31%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.85%) Grunt
8 4 (1.85%) Bower
8 4 (1.85%) Mocha
9 3 (1.39%) JIRA
10 2 (0.93%) Xcode
11 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.46%) Redmine
General
1 216 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (6.94%) Retail
3 10 (4.63%) iGaming
4 5 (2.31%) Online Betting
4 5 (2.31%) Finance
5 4 (1.85%) Advertising
6 3 (1.39%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 120 (55.56%) Developer
2 32 (14.81%) Games Developer
3 23 (10.65%) Web Developer
4 17 (7.87%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 16 (7.41%) Programmer
6 14 (6.48%) Junior
6 14 (6.48%) Junior Developer
6 14 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.48%) Designer
6 14 (6.48%) Mobile Developer
7 13 (6.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 12 (5.56%) Graduate
8 12 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.09%) Games Programmer
9 11 (5.09%) Lead Developer
10 9 (4.17%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.70%) Mobile Games Developer
12 7 (3.24%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (28.70%) HTML
2 52 (24.07%) HTML5
3 49 (22.69%) CSS
4 35 (16.20%) CSS3
5 32 (14.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 20 (9.26%) Web Services
6 20 (9.26%) jQuery
7 19 (8.80%) SOAP
7 19 (8.80%) HTML5 Canvas
8 18 (8.33%) XML
8 18 (8.33%) JSON
9 17 (7.87%) Ajax
10 16 (7.41%) .NET
10 16 (7.41%) RESTful
11 13 (6.02%) Hibernate
11 13 (6.02%) J2EE
12 12 (5.56%) Flash
12 12 (5.56%) OpenGL
13 11 (5.09%) Sass
14 10 (4.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.43%) User Experience
2 23 (10.65%) Social Gaming
3 19 (8.80%) Mobile App
4 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 15 (6.94%) Animation
5 15 (6.94%) Mathematics
6 11 (5.09%) iPhone
7 9 (4.17%) Online Games
8 8 (3.70%) Social Media
9 7 (3.24%) Replication
10 6 (2.78%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.78%) Social Network
10 6 (2.78%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.85%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.85%) Psychology
11 4 (1.85%) IPTV
12 3 (1.39%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.39%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.85%) Apple iOS
2 52 (24.07%) Android
3 31 (14.35%) Linux
4 21 (9.72%) UNIX
5 8 (3.70%) Windows
6 5 (2.31%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.31%) CentOS
6 5 (2.31%) Debian
7 4 (1.85%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (25.00%) OO
3 38 (17.59%) Time Management
4 37 (17.13%) Scrum
5 33 (15.28%) Game Development
6 26 (12.04%) MVC
6 26 (12.04%) TDD
7 23 (10.65%) Project Management
8 20 (9.26%) BDD
9 18 (8.33%) Android Development
9 18 (8.33%) iOS Development
9 18 (8.33%) OOP
10 17 (7.87%) E-Commerce
11 15 (6.94%) Web Development
12 11 (5.09%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.09%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.17%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.17%) OO PHP
14 8 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.46%) Java
2 45 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 42 (19.44%) C#
4 33 (15.28%) C++
5 25 (11.57%) PHP
6 24 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 21 (9.72%) SQL
8 18 (8.33%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.17%) Ruby
9 9 (4.17%) ActionScript
10 7 (3.24%) Python
11 6 (2.78%) Scala
12 5 (2.31%) XPath
13 4 (1.85%) C
13 4 (1.85%) PowerHouse
14 3 (1.39%) Perl
15 2 (0.93%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.93%) Lua
16 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.46%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (14.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.57%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) Puppet
2 3 (1.39%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.46%) Nagios
4 1 (0.46%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (8.80%) Twitter
2 13 (6.02%) Adobe
3 9 (4.17%) JBoss
4 7 (3.24%) Facebook
4 7 (3.24%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.85%) Google
6 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
7 1 (0.46%) Intel
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