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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 815 827 789
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -38
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 71 75 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.068% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 62 62 93
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £28,650 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%

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
42141 43455 45285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.23% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 33966 34763 37896
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Mobile Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 24 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 26 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 68 £47,500 +5.55% 25
London -2 44 £50,000 +11.11% 11
City of London +39 12 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North West -4 10 £35,000 +12.00%
Manchester -6 9 £35,000 +12.00%
South East -6 8 £41,250 +106.25% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £41,250 - 4
Warwickshire +1 3 £45,000 -
West Midlands -15 3 £45,000 - 7
Oxford - 3 £40,000 - 2
Dundee +8 2 £28,750 -17.85%
Scotland -6 2 £28,750 -17.85% 1
West Yorkshire -20 2 £38,750 -22.50%
Yorkshire -32 2 £38,750 -22.50%
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Brighton -4 1 £45,000 +125.00% 1
East Sussex -6 1 £45,000 +125.00% 1
Leeds -10 1 £27,500 -45.00%
Kent - 1 £40,000 -
Chatham - 1 £40,000 -
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £50,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Games
2 60 (33.33%) Java
3 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.33%) Apple iOS
4 46 (25.56%) Android
5 44 (24.44%) HTML
6 41 (22.78%) HTML5
7 36 (20.00%) MySQL
8 35 (19.44%) Degree
9 34 (18.89%) C++
10 33 (18.33%) C#
11 30 (16.67%) CSS
11 30 (16.67%) OO
11 30 (16.67%) Time Management
12 29 (16.11%) Scrum
13 28 (15.56%) Linux
14 27 (15.00%) Subversion
14 27 (15.00%) CSS3
15 26 (14.44%) JavaScript
16 25 (13.89%) Ant
16 25 (13.89%) Maven
17 24 (13.33%) PHP
18 23 (12.78%) SQL
18 23 (12.78%) Shell Script
18 23 (12.78%) TDD
18 23 (12.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 23 (12.78%) User Experience
19 22 (12.22%) Social Gaming
20 21 (11.67%) UNIX
21 20 (11.11%) QA

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 17 (9.44%) Node.js
2 14 (7.78%) JBoss
3 9 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.89%) Apache
5 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (3.89%) OmniGraffle
2 7 (3.89%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.33%) Maya
4 5 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.56%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.56%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) SSH
2 8 (4.44%) HTTP
3 3 (1.67%) DNS
3 3 (1.67%) Internet
3 3 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.00%) MySQL
2 18 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 18 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.89%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.89%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.67%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.56%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (15.00%) Subversion
2 25 (13.89%) Maven
2 25 (13.89%) Ant
3 18 (10.00%) Emacs
4 10 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 10 (5.56%) Grunt
5 9 (5.00%) Mocha
5 9 (5.00%) Bower
5 9 (5.00%) Jasmine
6 8 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.44%) Selenium
7 7 (3.89%) Axure RP
8 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.33%) Gradle
9 5 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.78%) JIRA
10 2 (1.11%) Xcode
10 2 (1.11%) Redmine
11 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 180 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (6.67%) iGaming
3 7 (3.89%) Retail
4 5 (2.78%) Marketing
5 4 (2.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.67%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.11%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 93 (51.67%) Developer
2 30 (16.67%) Games Developer
3 17 (9.44%) Web Developer
4 16 (8.89%) Programmer
4 16 (8.89%) Mobile Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Designer
6 13 (7.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 12 (6.67%) Mobile Games Developer
7 12 (6.67%) Games Programmer
8 11 (6.11%) Lead Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Junior
9 10 (5.56%) Graduate
9 10 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Junior Developer
10 9 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
10 9 (5.00%) PHP Developer
11 8 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.44%) HTML
2 41 (22.78%) HTML5
3 30 (16.67%) CSS
4 27 (15.00%) CSS3
5 23 (12.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 19 (10.56%) Web Services
7 18 (10.00%) Ajax
8 17 (9.44%) SOAP
9 16 (8.89%) RESTful
10 15 (8.33%) Flash
11 14 (7.78%) HTML5 Canvas
12 13 (7.22%) Hibernate
12 13 (7.22%) XML
12 13 (7.22%) J2EE
13 12 (6.67%) .NET
13 12 (6.67%) jQuery
14 10 (5.56%) JSON
14 10 (5.56%) OpenGL
15 9 (5.00%) EJB
15 9 (5.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.78%) User Experience
2 22 (12.22%) Social Gaming
3 19 (10.56%) Computer Science
4 18 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 17 (9.44%) Animation
6 16 (8.89%) Mobile App
7 10 (5.56%) Social Media
8 7 (3.89%) Replication
9 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.22%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (2.22%) IPTV
10 4 (2.22%) Smartphone
10 4 (2.22%) Psychology
10 4 (2.22%) Social Network
10 4 (2.22%) Online Games
11 3 (1.67%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.33%) Apple iOS
2 46 (25.56%) Android
3 28 (15.56%) Linux
4 21 (11.67%) UNIX
5 13 (7.22%) Windows
6 7 (3.89%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.78%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.67%) Debian
8 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.67%) CentOS
8 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.67%) OO
2 30 (16.67%) Time Management
3 29 (16.11%) Scrum
4 23 (12.78%) TDD
5 19 (10.56%) Web Development
6 17 (9.44%) Android Development
6 17 (9.44%) iOS Development
7 16 (8.89%) Game Development
7 16 (8.89%) Project Management
8 15 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 12 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (6.67%) BDD
10 11 (6.11%) Test Automation
10 11 (6.11%) MVC
11 10 (5.56%) OOP
12 9 (5.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.00%) OO PHP
13 8 (4.44%) Software Engineering
14 7 (3.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.33%) Java
2 34 (18.89%) C++
3 33 (18.33%) C#
4 26 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.33%) PHP
6 23 (12.78%) SQL
6 23 (12.78%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.89%) Objective-C
8 11 (6.11%) Ruby
9 5 (2.78%) Python
9 5 (2.78%) Perl
10 4 (2.22%) C
11 3 (1.67%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.67%) XPath
11 3 (1.67%) Scala
12 2 (1.11%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (1.11%) Lua
13 1 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.56%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 35 (19.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.67%) KVM
2 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (7.78%) Puppet
2 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (8.33%) Twitter
2 14 (7.78%) Adobe
3 8 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.89%) Facebook
5 3 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.11%) Apple
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle
7 1 (0.56%) Intel
7 1 (0.56%) Zend
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