The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Social Gaming over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Gaming
Rank 839 877 760
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -117
Permanent jobs citing Social Gaming 63 47 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.040% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.10% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 34 107
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £29,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%

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
45224 45099 43779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.84% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 36331 35104 35360
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Social Gaming
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Social Gaming Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Social Gaming
Salary Trend

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

Social Gaming Salary Trend in the UK

Social Gaming
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Social Gaming over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 within the UK.

Social Gaming Salary Histogram in the UK

Social Gaming
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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 +50 58 £55,000 -4.34% 3
London +27 48 £57,500 - 3
Oxfordshire - 10 £47,500 -
South East - 10 £47,500 -
City of London +27 8 £55,000 +7.31%
Oxford - 7 - -
Scotland -6 5 £40,000 +35.59%
Dundee -13 4 £40,000 +35.59%
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -

Social Gaming
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 106 (100.00%) Games
2 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 28 (26.42%) Java
5 27 (25.47%) Python
6 24 (22.64%) SQL
6 24 (22.64%) Scrum
7 22 (20.75%) Online Games
7 22 (20.75%) Apple iOS
7 22 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (19.81%) Facebook
9 20 (18.87%) Mobile Games
9 20 (18.87%) Linux
10 19 (17.92%) HTML
10 19 (17.92%) PHP
11 18 (16.98%) TDD
11 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
11 18 (16.98%) MongoDB
12 17 (16.04%) Game Development
12 17 (16.04%) iOS Development
12 17 (16.04%) Ajax
12 17 (16.04%) MySQL
13 16 (15.09%) Web Development
14 15 (14.15%) QA
14 15 (14.15%) Subversion
14 15 (14.15%) ActionScript
14 15 (14.15%) Apache
14 15 (14.15%) Perforce
14 15 (14.15%) DNS
14 15 (14.15%) Nagios

Social Gaming
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.15%) Apache
2 10 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) Node.js
4 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Visio
2 8 (7.55%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.60%) Maya
4 5 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.77%) MS Project
5 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.89%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) DNS
2 10 (9.43%) SMTP
3 4 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (1.89%) HTTP
4 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.98%) MongoDB
2 17 (16.04%) MySQL
3 8 (7.55%) Hazelcast
4 7 (6.60%) Big Data
4 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.66%) Redis
5 6 (5.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.77%) Neo4j
6 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.83%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.89%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) Subversion
2 8 (7.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.89%) PostSharp
5 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.94%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (4.72%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) iGaming
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (54.72%) Developer
2 16 (15.09%) PHP Developer
3 11 (10.38%) Lead Developer
3 11 (10.38%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Games Developer
4 10 (9.43%) iOS Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Core Java Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.55%) Lead Java Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Junior
7 6 (5.66%) Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Junior Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.72%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 5 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) HTML
2 17 (16.04%) Ajax
3 14 (13.21%) Flash
4 11 (10.38%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (10.38%) Spring
5 10 (9.43%) Apache Camel
6 8 (7.55%) iOS SDK
6 8 (7.55%) CSS
7 7 (6.60%) XML
8 6 (5.66%) .NET
8 6 (5.66%) Google Maps API
9 5 (4.72%) LAMP
10 4 (3.77%) Web Services
10 4 (3.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (2.83%) HTML5
11 3 (2.83%) jQuery
11 3 (2.83%) Middleware
12 2 (1.89%) JSON
12 2 (1.89%) JSP
12 2 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Online Games
1 22 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (18.87%) Mobile Games
3 11 (10.38%) Graphic Design
3 11 (10.38%) User Experience
4 10 (9.43%) N-Tier
5 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.72%) iPhone
6 5 (4.72%) Augmented Reality
6 5 (4.72%) Social Media
6 5 (4.72%) iPad
6 5 (4.72%) Statistics
7 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.77%) Data Extraction
7 4 (3.77%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.89%) Online Gambling
9 2 (1.89%) New Media
9 2 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Apple iOS
2 20 (18.87%) Linux
3 13 (12.26%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.64%) Scrum
3 18 (16.98%) TDD
3 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.04%) Game Development
4 17 (16.04%) iOS Development
5 16 (15.09%) Web Development
6 14 (13.21%) Analytics
7 13 (12.26%) MVC
8 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (9.43%) OOP
9 10 (9.43%) Open Source
9 10 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (8.49%) Data Protection
11 7 (6.60%) OO
11 7 (6.60%) Asset Management
11 7 (6.60%) Android Development
11 7 (6.60%) DevOps
12 5 (4.72%) Functional Programming
13 4 (3.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
2 28 (26.42%) Java
3 27 (25.47%) Python
4 24 (22.64%) SQL
5 19 (17.92%) PHP
6 15 (14.15%) ActionScript
7 12 (11.32%) ActionScript 3.0
8 11 (10.38%) Scala
9 10 (9.43%) PHP5
10 9 (8.49%) C#
11 8 (7.55%) C++
11 8 (7.55%) Objective-C
11 8 (7.55%) Lua
12 7 (6.60%) ActionScript 2.0
13 6 (5.66%) R
14 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
15 4 (3.77%) Haskell
15 4 (3.77%) Erlang
15 4 (3.77%) F#
15 4 (3.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) Nagios
2 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.89%) StatsD
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Facebook
2 15 (14.15%) Perforce
3 11 (10.38%) Google
4 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.66%) Twitter
6 3 (2.83%) Progress
6 3 (2.83%) Tableau
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