Period
to 23 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Games in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Games over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1117 1067 1120
Rank change year-on-year -50 +53 +45
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 66 99 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.059% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.089% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 50 92 128
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £19,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £80,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +53.85% -23.53% +3.03%

Mobile Games is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 74,016 72,084 87,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 42.61% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 57,741 58,056 71,208
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

Mobile Games
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mobile Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Games 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.

Salary trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Games over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Games within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 60 £50,000 +17.65% 29
UK excluding London -44 34 £50,000 +53.85% 17
London -28 32 £52,500 -4.55% 12
Midlands +6 16 £42,500 +70.00% 3
West Midlands -4 10 £30,750 +23.00% 3
South West -15 9 £30,000 +6.19% 4
Scotland -32 6 £55,000 +37.50%
East Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
East of England -11 2 £50,000 +42.86%
North West +5 1 £29,500 - 7
North of England 0 1 £29,500 - 7

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Mobile Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Mobile Games.

1 66 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (53.03%) Game Development
4 28 (42.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 23 (34.85%) Apple iOS
6 22 (33.33%) C++
7 20 (30.30%) C#
7 20 (30.30%) Android
8 16 (24.24%) Scrum
8 16 (24.24%) iOS Development
9 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 10 (15.15%) QA
11 10 (15.15%) Mobile App
11 10 (15.15%) Android Development
12 9 (13.64%) Degree
12 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.12%) Mathematics
13 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
13 8 (12.12%) Unreal Engine
14 7 (10.61%) Mobile Development
14 7 (10.61%) Online Games
14 7 (10.61%) Objective-C
15 6 (9.09%) Subversion
15 6 (9.09%) Adobe
15 6 (9.09%) Python
15 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 6 (9.09%) SQL
15 6 (9.09%) JIRA
15 6 (9.09%) Marketing

Mobile Games
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.03%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.52%) 3ds Max
3 1 (1.52%) Maya
3 1 (1.52%) Mudbox
3 1 (1.52%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) 5G
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
1 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.52%) Impala
2 1 (1.52%) Looker
2 1 (1.52%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
2 6 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) Ant
4 1 (1.52%) Appium
4 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.52%) German Language
4 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Games Developer
3 12 (18.18%) Programmer
4 11 (16.67%) Games Programmer
5 10 (15.15%) Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Mobile Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Games Programmer
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Mobile Games Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.06%) C++ Developer
8 4 (6.06%) C++ Games Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (6.06%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Designer
9 3 (4.55%) Games Designer
9 3 (4.55%) Lead Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (42.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (12.12%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (9.09%) iOS SDK
3 6 (9.09%) UIKit
4 4 (6.06%) OpenGL
4 4 (6.06%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Flex
6 2 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (3.03%) DirectX
6 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.03%) STL
7 1 (1.52%) CryEngine
7 1 (1.52%) CSS
7 1 (1.52%) CSS3
7 1 (1.52%) Laravel
7 1 (1.52%) Node.js
7 1 (1.52%) React Native
7 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.61%) Online Games
5 4 (6.06%) Animation
5 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.06%) Robotics
6 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) User Experience
7 2 (3.03%) BBC
7 2 (3.03%) Life Science
7 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.52%) iPhone
8 1 (1.52%) Kindle
8 1 (1.52%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Apple iOS
2 20 (30.30%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.03%) Game Development
3 16 (24.24%) iOS Development
3 16 (24.24%) Scrum
4 10 (15.15%) Android Development
5 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.12%) Mathematics
7 7 (10.61%) Mobile Development
8 6 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.09%) User Stories
9 5 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (7.58%) Analytics
9 5 (7.58%) Project Planning
9 5 (7.58%) Self-Awareness
10 4 (6.06%) 3D Modelling
10 4 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (6.06%) Project Management
11 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) C++
2 20 (30.30%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) Objective-C
4 6 (9.09%) Apple Swift
4 6 (9.09%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 4 (6.06%) GLSL
5 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Java
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) Lua
8 1 (1.52%) R
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Packer
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Adobe
2 5 (7.58%) Perforce
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) EXASOL
4 1 (1.52%) Facebook
4 1 (1.52%) Google