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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 813 693 798
Rank change year-on-year
-120 +105
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 91 170 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 74 111 78
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%

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
43065 40944 45107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.69% 38.94% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33681 33257 37930
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Mobile Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 20 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 18 September 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 -102 72 £42,500 -2.85% 7
London -39 50 £45,000 - 5
Scotland -36 19 £32,500 +8.33%
Dundee -3 14 £31,250 +4.16%
City of London 0 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Warwickshire +10 10 £42,500 -
West Midlands -35 10 £42,500 -2.85% 1
South East -10 7 £41,250 +50.00%
Edinburgh - 5 £36,000 -
North West -20 4 £22,500 -33.33% 1
Cheshire - 4 £22,500 -
Leamington Spa +15 3 £52,500 -
Surrey - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Oxford - 2 £36,500 -
South West -13 1 - -
East Sussex -28 1 £45,000 +63.63%
Brighton -33 1 £45,000 +63.63%
Bath - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Games
2 71 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (28.90%) HTML
4 59 (27.06%) Apple iOS
5 58 (26.61%) OO
6 57 (26.15%) Android
7 55 (25.23%) CSS
8 54 (24.77%) JavaScript
9 53 (24.31%) Java
10 51 (23.39%) HTML5
11 43 (19.72%) Time Management
12 40 (18.35%) C#
13 39 (17.89%) CSS3
14 37 (16.97%) Scrum
15 34 (15.60%) MySQL
15 34 (15.60%) Game Development
16 32 (14.68%) C++
17 31 (14.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 30 (13.76%) Linux
19 28 (12.84%) MVC
20 27 (12.39%) User Experience
21 26 (11.93%) TDD
21 26 (11.93%) Subversion
21 26 (11.93%) Shell Script
21 26 (11.93%) Project Management
21 26 (11.93%) Degree
22 25 (11.47%) PHP
23 23 (10.55%) SQL
23 23 (10.55%) UNIX
23 23 (10.55%) Social Gaming

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (6.88%) Node.js
1 15 (6.88%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.21%) Apache
2 7 (3.21%) WordPress
3 4 (1.83%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.29%) Maya
4 4 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.92%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.92%) Route 53
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.80%) SSH
2 14 (6.42%) HTTP
3 13 (5.96%) Internet
4 3 (1.38%) DNS
4 3 (1.38%) SMTP
5 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.60%) MySQL
2 17 (7.80%) RDBMS
2 17 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.29%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.92%) Redis
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (11.93%) Subversion
2 21 (9.63%) Ant
3 19 (8.72%) Maven
4 17 (7.80%) Emacs
5 11 (5.05%) Selenium
6 8 (3.67%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (2.75%) JBehave
8 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.83%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.83%) Grunt
9 4 (1.83%) Bower
9 4 (1.83%) JIRA
9 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.83%) Mocha
9 4 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.92%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.92%) Xcode
11 1 (0.46%) Redmine
General
1 218 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (7.80%) Retail
3 10 (4.59%) iGaming
4 5 (2.29%) Finance
4 5 (2.29%) Online Betting
5 3 (1.38%) Advertising
5 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 126 (57.80%) Developer
2 30 (13.76%) Games Developer
3 24 (11.01%) Web Developer
4 20 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 19 (8.72%) Senior Developer
6 16 (7.34%) Programmer
6 16 (7.34%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.88%) Junior
7 15 (6.88%) Junior Developer
8 14 (6.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 13 (5.96%) Mobile Developer
10 12 (5.50%) C# Developer
11 11 (5.05%) Designer
11 11 (5.05%) Lead Developer
11 11 (5.05%) Games Programmer
11 11 (5.05%) Graduate
12 9 (4.13%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.67%) Software Developer
14 7 (3.21%) .NET Developer
14 7 (3.21%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (28.90%) HTML
2 55 (25.23%) CSS
3 51 (23.39%) HTML5
4 39 (17.89%) CSS3
5 31 (14.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 22 (10.09%) HTML5 Canvas
7 21 (9.63%) jQuery
7 21 (9.63%) SOAP
7 21 (9.63%) XML
8 20 (9.17%) Web Services
9 19 (8.72%) Ajax
10 18 (8.26%) JSON
11 17 (7.80%) .NET
12 16 (7.34%) RESTful
13 15 (6.88%) J2EE
13 15 (6.88%) Hibernate
14 14 (6.42%) Sass
15 13 (5.96%) OpenGL
16 12 (5.50%) Spring
17 11 (5.05%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.39%) User Experience
2 23 (10.55%) Social Gaming
3 19 (8.72%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.42%) iPhone
4 14 (6.42%) Animation
5 12 (5.50%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.05%) Online Games
7 9 (4.13%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.67%) Social Media
9 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (3.21%) Replication
10 6 (2.75%) Social Network
10 6 (2.75%) Smartphone
10 6 (2.75%) iPad
11 4 (1.83%) Psychology
11 4 (1.83%) IPTV
11 4 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (1.38%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (1.38%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.06%) Apple iOS
2 57 (26.15%) Android
3 30 (13.76%) Linux
4 23 (10.55%) UNIX
5 8 (3.67%) Windows
6 5 (2.29%) Debian
6 5 (2.29%) CentOS
6 5 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.61%) OO
3 43 (19.72%) Time Management
4 37 (16.97%) Scrum
5 34 (15.60%) Game Development
6 28 (12.84%) MVC
7 26 (11.93%) TDD
7 26 (11.93%) Project Management
8 19 (8.72%) BDD
8 19 (8.72%) Android Development
9 18 (8.26%) iOS Development
9 18 (8.26%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.26%) OOP
10 14 (6.42%) Web Development
11 13 (5.96%) Mentoring
11 13 (5.96%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.13%) OO PHP
13 8 (3.67%) Test Automation
13 8 (3.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.77%) JavaScript
2 53 (24.31%) Java
3 40 (18.35%) C#
4 32 (14.68%) C++
5 26 (11.93%) Shell Script
6 25 (11.47%) PHP
7 23 (10.55%) SQL
8 14 (6.42%) Objective-C
9 11 (5.05%) ActionScript
10 8 (3.67%) Ruby
10 8 (3.67%) Python
11 6 (2.75%) Scala
12 5 (2.29%) PowerHouse
12 5 (2.29%) XPath
13 4 (1.83%) C
14 3 (1.38%) Perl
14 3 (1.38%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (1.38%) Lua
15 1 (0.46%) RPG
15 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 26 (11.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.09%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Puppet
2 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.46%) logstash
3 1 (0.46%) Nagios
3 1 (0.46%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 19 (8.72%) Twitter
2 11 (5.05%) JBoss
3 10 (4.59%) Adobe
4 7 (3.21%) Facebook
4 7 (3.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.29%) Google
6 2 (0.92%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Intel
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
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