The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 730 567 399
Rank change year-on-year
-163 -168
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 172 340 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.79% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 155 311 633
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £36,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
42746 42966 44777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 39.25% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34484 34342 37475
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%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Online Games
Salary Trend

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

Online Games Salary Trend in the UK

Online Games
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Online Games over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 within the UK.

Online Games Salary Histogram in the UK

Online Games
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
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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 -176 169 £50,000 - 41
London -114 145 £50,000 - 37
City of London +14 12 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North West - 11 £48,000 - 1
Manchester - 9 £48,000 - 1
East of England -22 5 £30,000 -53.84%
Rochdale - 5 £48,000 -
Ipswich - 5 £30,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £30,000 -
Surrey -11 4 £35,000 +7.69%
South East -27 4 £35,000 -29.64% 1
Guildford - 4 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +16 3 £39,500 +46.29%
Staffordshire 0 3 £39,500 +46.29%
Scotland -5 3 £27,500 -5.17%
West Midlands -20 3 £39,500 +8.21% 1
Edinburgh -7 2 £25,750 -11.20%
Winsford - 2 £40,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £75,000 -
Bristol - 1 £72,500 -
South West - 1 £72,500 -

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 405 (100.00%) Games
2 192 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (30.86%) Java
4 98 (24.20%) Scrum
5 96 (23.70%) Linux
6 94 (23.21%) HTML
7 91 (22.47%) E-Commerce
8 85 (20.99%) JavaScript
9 79 (19.51%) SQL
10 75 (18.52%) QA
11 72 (17.78%) CSS
12 68 (16.79%) HTML5
13 64 (15.80%) Oracle
14 59 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
15 56 (13.83%) Spring
16 54 (13.33%) Marketing
16 54 (13.33%) C#
16 54 (13.33%) UNIX
17 53 (13.09%) JSP
17 53 (13.09%) Software Engineering
18 52 (12.84%) Telecoms
19 51 (12.59%) XML
20 50 (12.35%) Flash
20 50 (12.35%) Degree
21 47 (11.60%) .NET
21 47 (11.60%) Data Warehouse
22 46 (11.36%) Relational Database
23 44 (10.86%) jQuery
23 44 (10.86%) Git (software)
24 43 (10.62%) SQL Server

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (6.67%) Apache
2 10 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.98%) IIS
4 7 (1.73%) CMS
4 7 (1.73%) MS Project Server
5 6 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.99%) SAS
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.74%) WordPress
7 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.74%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.49%) nginx
8 2 (0.49%) Drupal
8 2 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.49%) Node.js
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (5.68%) Photoshop
2 19 (4.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.21%) MS Project
4 8 (1.98%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.48%) MS Office
6 5 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.99%) SPSS
8 2 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.25%) InDesign
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.22%) Google App Engine
1 9 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.74%) Trello
6 3 (0.74%) PaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.16%) Internet
2 21 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.69%) DNS
4 13 (3.21%) DHCP
4 13 (3.21%) HTTP
5 9 (2.22%) LAN
5 9 (2.22%) SAN
6 8 (1.98%) Firewall
6 8 (1.98%) Network Security
7 7 (1.73%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (1.73%) LDAP
8 6 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.23%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.23%) IPv4
10 4 (0.99%) SMTP
11 3 (0.74%) NetScreen
12 2 (0.49%) OSPF
12 2 (0.49%) BGP
12 2 (0.49%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.60%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 43 (10.62%) SQL Server
4 41 (10.12%) RDBMS
5 39 (9.63%) MySQL
6 33 (8.15%) MongoDB
7 31 (7.65%) NoSQL
8 30 (7.41%) OLTP
9 25 (6.17%) Neo4j
10 24 (5.93%) DB2
11 23 (5.68%) DataStage
11 23 (5.68%) Oracle ODI
12 20 (4.94%) OLAP
12 20 (4.94%) Oracle OLAP
13 17 (4.20%) Hazelcast
14 12 (2.96%) Hadoop
15 11 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (1.98%) Big Data
16 8 (1.98%) Couchbase
16 8 (1.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 44 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.16%) JUnit
3 27 (6.67%) JIRA
4 22 (5.43%) Selenium
5 20 (4.94%) Talend Open Studio
6 19 (4.69%) Maven
7 18 (4.44%) Subversion
7 18 (4.44%) Visual Studio
8 15 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.46%) WebDriver
10 13 (3.21%) Mercurial
10 13 (3.21%) SoapUI
11 11 (2.72%) Bugzilla
12 10 (2.47%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.47%) LoadRunner
12 10 (2.47%) JMeter
12 10 (2.47%) Cucumber
12 10 (2.47%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.48%) NUnit
14 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 405 (100.00%) Games
2 54 (13.33%) Marketing
3 52 (12.84%) Telecoms
4 31 (7.65%) Finance
5 23 (5.68%) Online Betting
6 17 (4.20%) Retail
7 11 (2.72%) Banking
8 9 (2.22%) Advertising
9 7 (1.73%) Publishing
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.49%) iGaming
12 2 (0.49%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 193 (47.65%) Developer
2 58 (14.32%) Java Developer
3 32 (7.90%) Analyst
3 32 (7.90%) Web Developer
4 28 (6.91%) Senior Developer
5 24 (5.93%) Front-End Developer
6 23 (5.68%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 22 (5.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 21 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (4.94%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 20 (4.94%) .NET Developer
9 20 (4.94%) Administrator
9 20 (4.94%) J2EE Developer
9 20 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
9 20 (4.94%) Architect
10 18 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.46%) Database Developer
12 14 (3.46%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (23.21%) HTML
2 72 (17.78%) CSS
3 68 (16.79%) HTML5
4 56 (13.83%) Spring
5 53 (13.09%) JSP
6 51 (12.59%) XML
7 50 (12.35%) Flash
8 47 (11.60%) .NET
9 44 (10.86%) jQuery
10 41 (10.12%) CSS3
11 36 (8.89%) SOAP
12 33 (8.15%) Java EE
13 30 (7.41%) ASP.NET
14 26 (6.42%) J2EE
15 22 (5.43%) Web Services
16 21 (5.19%) JDBC
17 20 (4.94%) XSLT
18 19 (4.69%) JSON
18 19 (4.69%) REST
19 18 (4.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.40%) iPad
3 32 (7.90%) Computer Science
4 27 (6.67%) Data Structures
5 22 (5.43%) Open Source
6 19 (4.69%) Social Gaming
7 18 (4.44%) Social Media
7 18 (4.44%) User Experience
8 17 (4.20%) Mobile App
9 16 (3.95%) N-Tier
10 15 (3.70%) Mathematics
10 15 (3.70%) Visualisation
11 14 (3.46%) Physics
12 13 (3.21%) W3C
13 12 (2.96%) Data Integration
14 10 (2.47%) Blog
15 8 (1.98%) New Media
16 7 (1.73%) Algorithms
17 6 (1.48%) Hedge funds
17 6 (1.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.70%) Linux
2 54 (13.33%) UNIX
3 39 (9.63%) Android
4 22 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 17 (4.20%) Windows
6 12 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.48%) CentOS
8 5 (1.23%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.20%) Scrum
3 91 (22.47%) E-Commerce
4 53 (13.09%) Software Engineering
5 42 (10.37%) TDD
6 41 (10.12%) OO
7 39 (9.63%) ETL
8 36 (8.89%) Game Development
8 36 (8.89%) Mentoring
9 35 (8.64%) Project Management
10 31 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (6.91%) Dimensional Modelling
12 27 (6.67%) Kanban
12 27 (6.67%) Unit Testing
13 25 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (5.68%) Web Development
15 22 (5.43%) Business Analysis
15 22 (5.43%) MVC
16 20 (4.94%) Test Automation
17 19 (4.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 125 (30.86%) Java
2 85 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 79 (19.51%) SQL
4 54 (13.33%) C#
5 26 (6.42%) PHP
5 26 (6.42%) Python
6 16 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.21%) ActionScript
7 13 (3.21%) Perl
8 11 (2.72%) ActionScript 3.0
9 10 (2.47%) Scala
9 10 (2.47%) Lua
9 10 (2.47%) C++
10 7 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.73%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.73%) Ruby
10 7 (1.73%) F#
11 5 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.99%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (12.35%) Degree
2 23 (5.68%) ISEB
3 9 (2.22%) RHCE
4 8 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.73%) MBA
6 5 (1.23%) PhD
6 5 (1.23%) PCI QSA
7 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (18.52%) QA
2 10 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.74%) Nmap
3 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.48%) Cacti
1 6 (1.48%) Nagios
2 5 (1.23%) Puppet
3 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.74%) Nessus
4 3 (0.74%) Ansible
5 2 (0.49%) collectd
5 2 (0.49%) Opsview
6 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (15.80%) Oracle
2 27 (6.67%) IBM
3 23 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.68%) Sybase
3 23 (5.68%) Informatica
4 20 (4.94%) Red Hat
4 20 (4.94%) Talend
5 16 (3.95%) Google
6 14 (3.46%) Twitter
7 12 (2.96%) Facebook
7 12 (2.96%) ATG
8 9 (2.22%) Cisco
9 8 (1.98%) Adobe
9 8 (1.98%) Netezza
10 7 (1.73%) Juniper
10 7 (1.73%) VMware
10 7 (1.73%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.48%) Perforce
12 5 (1.23%) DoubleClick
12 5 (1.23%) Cognos
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