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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Game
Rank 881 856 861
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 54 81 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.076% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 79 63
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £46,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+29.72% +42.30%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Mobile Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 17 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 10 February 2016. 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 -13 45 £60,000 +26.31% 11
London -22 27 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Scotland +7 8 - -
Dundee -9 8 - -
Yorkshire - 7 £60,000 -
West Midlands -15 3 £42,500 +54.54% 8
North East - 3 £52,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £52,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £52,500 -
City of London +51 2 £57,500 +27.77%
Suffolk - 2 £65,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £40,000 - 2
Leamington Spa - 2 £40,000 - 2
East of England - 2 £65,000 - 1
North West +27 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Manchester +20 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Birmingham - 1 £45,000 - 4

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Games
2 77 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (39.04%) Java
4 43 (29.45%) Web Services
5 42 (28.77%) Spring
6 39 (26.71%) TDD
7 34 (23.29%) JavaScript
8 31 (21.23%) J2EE
8 31 (21.23%) BDD
9 30 (20.55%) C#
9 30 (20.55%) SOAP
9 30 (20.55%) Hibernate
9 30 (20.55%) RESTful
10 29 (19.86%) JPA
10 29 (19.86%) Refactoring
10 29 (19.86%) C++
10 29 (19.86%) HTML
10 29 (19.86%) SOA
10 29 (19.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 28 (19.18%) Apple iOS
12 26 (17.81%) Android
13 23 (15.75%) CSS
14 22 (15.07%) Online Games
15 21 (14.38%) Java EE
16 20 (13.70%) OO
17 19 (13.01%) .NET
17 19 (13.01%) Game Development
17 19 (13.01%) HTML5
18 18 (12.33%) Mobile Development
19 17 (11.64%) Scrum

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (6.16%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.42%) JBoss
3 5 (3.42%) Node.js
4 4 (2.74%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.74%) IIS
5 3 (2.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.37%) Confluence
6 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.37%) WordPress
7 1 (0.68%) Drupal
7 1 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.68%) Maya
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) GitHub
3 5 (3.42%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.05%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.37%) Datadog
6 2 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) Firewall
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
3 3 (2.05%) SSH
4 2 (1.37%) HTTP
4 2 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) MongoDB
2 14 (9.59%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.53%) MySQL
4 8 (5.48%) Redis
5 7 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.79%) Big Data
5 7 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.11%) Couchbase
7 5 (3.42%) Data Mining
7 5 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.74%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.05%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.37%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) JIRA
2 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.05%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.05%) JUnit
3 3 (2.05%) PostSharp
3 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.37%) Capybara
4 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.37%) Grunt
4 2 (1.37%) gulp
4 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.37%) Log4Net
4 2 (1.37%) Mocha
4 2 (1.37%) NUnit
4 2 (1.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.68%) Bower
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 146 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (3.42%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Marketing
4 3 (2.05%) Publishing
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (63.01%) Developer
2 42 (28.77%) Java Developer
3 21 (14.38%) Programmer
4 20 (13.70%) Games Developer
5 19 (13.01%) Senior Programmer
6 18 (12.33%) C++ Programmer
7 17 (11.64%) C# Developer
7 17 (11.64%) Senior C++ Programmer
8 14 (9.59%) Games Programmer
9 13 (8.90%) C++ Games Programmer
9 13 (8.90%) Mobile Games Developer
9 13 (8.90%) Senior Games Programmer
10 12 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (6.85%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.85%) Lead Developer
11 10 (6.85%) Mobile Developer
12 8 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (5.48%) J2EE Developer
12 8 (5.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 7 (4.79%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.45%) Web Services
2 42 (28.77%) Spring
3 31 (21.23%) J2EE
4 30 (20.55%) Hibernate
4 30 (20.55%) RESTful
4 30 (20.55%) SOAP
5 29 (19.86%) HTML
5 29 (19.86%) JPA
6 23 (15.75%) CSS
7 21 (14.38%) Java EE
8 19 (13.01%) .NET
8 19 (13.01%) HTML5
9 15 (10.27%) JSON
10 14 (9.59%) XML
11 13 (8.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 12 (8.22%) jQuery
13 10 (6.85%) CSS3
14 8 (5.48%) AngularJS
15 7 (4.79%) Flash
15 7 (4.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Online Games
2 17 (11.64%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.85%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.79%) Social Gaming
6 7 (4.79%) User Experience
7 5 (3.42%) Economics
7 5 (3.42%) Physics
7 5 (3.42%) Statistics
8 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.37%) Flash Games
8 2 (1.37%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.37%) Social Network
9 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.68%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.68%) New Media
9 1 (0.68%) Psychology
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.18%) Apple iOS
2 26 (17.81%) Android
3 12 (8.22%) Linux
4 9 (6.16%) Windows
5 5 (3.42%) CentOS
6 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.05%) Unix
8 2 (1.37%) Debian
8 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (52.74%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.71%) TDD
3 31 (21.23%) BDD
4 29 (19.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 29 (19.86%) Refactoring
4 29 (19.86%) SOA
5 20 (13.70%) OO
6 19 (13.01%) Game Development
7 18 (12.33%) Mobile Development
8 17 (11.64%) Scrum
9 15 (10.27%) Mentoring
9 15 (10.27%) MVC
10 12 (8.22%) Analytics
11 10 (6.85%) Functional Programming
12 9 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.16%) Microservices
13 8 (5.48%) DevOps
13 8 (5.48%) iOS Development
14 7 (4.79%) Android Development
14 7 (4.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.04%) Java
2 34 (23.29%) JavaScript
3 30 (20.55%) C#
4 29 (19.86%) C++
5 14 (9.59%) F#
6 11 (7.53%) ActionScript
7 10 (6.85%) Erlang
7 10 (6.85%) Haskell
7 10 (6.85%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.48%) SQL
9 6 (4.11%) Python
10 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.42%) Scala
11 4 (2.74%) Clojure
11 4 (2.74%) Perl
12 3 (2.05%) ES6
12 3 (2.05%) Ruby
12 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.37%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.37%) HNC
3 2 (1.37%) HND
3 2 (1.37%) ISEB
3 2 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.68%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Docker
2 4 (2.74%) iptables
3 3 (2.05%) Snort
3 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) Nagios
2 4 (2.74%) Puppet
3 3 (2.05%) Ansible
3 3 (2.05%) Bcfg2
3 3 (2.05%) HAProxy
3 3 (2.05%) Nessus
4 2 (1.37%) Graphite
4 2 (1.37%) HP Fortify
4 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) Facebook
2 11 (7.53%) Google
2 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.79%) Splunk
4 6 (4.11%) Sun
5 3 (2.05%) NetApp
5 3 (2.05%) New Relic
5 3 (2.05%) VMware
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe
6 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle
7 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
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