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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Game
Rank 832 808 750
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -58
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 60 121 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 82 86
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%

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
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 2015. 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 -25 59 £45,000 - 9
London -1 40 £47,500 +5.55% 4
South East +2 10 £37,500 -6.25% 2
City of London +17 8 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire +16 7 - - 2
Oxford +4 7 - - 2
West Midlands -15 4 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Surrey +14 3 £37,500 -6.25%
South West -15 3 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire -16 3 £35,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £32,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
North West - 2 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Beckenham - 1 £37,500 -
Cirencester - 1 £40,000 -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Games
2 62 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 51 (38.35%) Android
5 37 (27.82%) Java
6 35 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 35 (26.32%) C++
7 33 (24.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 32 (24.06%) C#
8 32 (24.06%) Scrum
9 31 (23.31%) HTML
10 30 (22.56%) OO
10 30 (22.56%) Game Development
11 24 (18.05%) Social Gaming
12 22 (16.54%) iOS Development
13 21 (15.79%) CSS
14 20 (15.04%) Software Engineering
15 19 (14.29%) HTML5
16 18 (13.53%) Android Development
17 16 (12.03%) Facebook
17 16 (12.03%) Degree
18 15 (11.28%) TDD
18 15 (11.28%) ActionScript
18 15 (11.28%) Online Games
18 15 (11.28%) iOS SDK
19 14 (10.53%) REST
19 14 (10.53%) JSON
19 14 (10.53%) Flash
19 14 (10.53%) Objective-C
19 14 (10.53%) Analytics

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (3.76%) Node.js
2 3 (2.26%) Apache
3 2 (1.50%) JBoss
3 2 (1.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.76%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.26%) Maya
4 3 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) VPN
2 1 (0.75%) SAN
2 1 (0.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.75%) SSH
2 1 (0.75%) Broadband
2 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.51%) MySQL
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.75%) OLAP
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (6.77%) JIRA
2 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.76%) Maven
3 5 (3.76%) JUnit
4 4 (3.01%) IntelliJ
4 4 (3.01%) Subversion
4 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.26%) Grunt
5 3 (2.26%) Mockito
5 3 (2.26%) Spock
6 2 (1.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.50%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.50%) Ant
6 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.75%) Xcode
7 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.75%) Gradle
7 1 (0.75%) Emacs
General
1 133 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (7.52%) Banking
3 8 (6.02%) iGaming
4 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.26%) Finance
5 4 (3.01%) Marketing
6 3 (2.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (48.12%) Developer
2 24 (18.05%) Games Developer
3 16 (12.03%) Programmer
4 13 (9.77%) iOS Developer
5 11 (8.27%) Mobile Developer
6 10 (7.52%) Mobile Games Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Junior
7 9 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Games Programmer
10 6 (4.51%) Lead C# Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Designer
11 5 (3.76%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.76%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.01%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 31 (23.31%) HTML
3 21 (15.79%) CSS
4 19 (14.29%) HTML5
5 15 (11.28%) iOS SDK
6 14 (10.53%) REST
6 14 (10.53%) Flash
6 14 (10.53%) JSON
7 12 (9.02%) AngularJS
8 11 (8.27%) Middleware
9 10 (7.52%) XML
10 9 (6.77%) Spring
11 8 (6.02%) Ajax
11 8 (6.02%) Hibernate
11 8 (6.02%) CSS3
12 7 (5.26%) jQuery
12 7 (5.26%) Google Maps API
13 6 (4.51%) JPA
13 6 (4.51%) RESTful
13 6 (4.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.05%) Social Gaming
2 15 (11.28%) Online Games
3 12 (9.02%) User Experience
4 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.52%) Social Media
4 10 (7.52%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.77%) Mobile App
6 8 (6.02%) iPhone
7 7 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
7 7 (5.26%) iPad
8 6 (4.51%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (3.76%) Animation
10 3 (2.26%) Graphic Design
10 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.26%) Social Network
11 2 (1.50%) Online Gambling
11 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.75%) Replication
12 1 (0.75%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 51 (38.35%) Android
3 7 (5.26%) Linux
4 6 (4.51%) Windows
5 1 (0.75%) UNIX
5 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.06%) Scrum
3 30 (22.56%) OO
3 30 (22.56%) Game Development
4 22 (16.54%) iOS Development
5 20 (15.04%) Software Engineering
6 18 (13.53%) Android Development
7 15 (11.28%) TDD
8 14 (10.53%) Analytics
9 13 (9.77%) MVC
10 11 (8.27%) Mobile Development
11 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.77%) OOP
13 8 (6.02%) Project Management
13 8 (6.02%) DevOps
13 8 (6.02%) Open Source
14 7 (5.26%) Quantitative Analysis
15 6 (4.51%) Test Scripting
15 6 (4.51%) SOA
15 6 (4.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.82%) Java
2 35 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 35 (26.32%) C++
3 32 (24.06%) C#
4 15 (11.28%) ActionScript
5 14 (10.53%) Objective-C
6 13 (9.77%) SQL
7 12 (9.02%) ActionScript 3.0
8 7 (5.26%) F#
9 6 (4.51%) Scala
9 6 (4.51%) ActionScript 2.0
9 6 (4.51%) PHP
10 3 (2.26%) Python
10 3 (2.26%) Lua
11 2 (1.50%) C
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.50%) NVQ Level 4
3 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.50%) HNC
3 2 (1.50%) HND
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Puppet
1 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (12.03%) Facebook
2 8 (6.02%) Google
3 7 (5.26%) Twitter
3 7 (5.26%) Adobe
4 4 (3.01%) Apple
4 4 (3.01%) Oracle
4 4 (3.01%) Progress
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.75%) Cognos
7 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.75%) Talend
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