Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1075 1091 1151
Rank change year-on-year +16 +60 -1
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 123 127 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.067% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 91 97 111
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,750 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £29,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +35.59% -42.72% +43.06%

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 76731 77099 91683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 40.87% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 57773 63322 73444
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 10 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 19 November 2017. 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 +30 115 £57,500 +27.78% 9
London +12 85 £57,500 +4.55% 3
UK excluding London +27 36 £40,000 +35.59% 7
Midlands +43 25 £35,500 +20.34% 2
West Midlands +25 25 £35,500 +20.34% 1
Scotland -1 6 £40,000 +33.33%
South East +53 3 £47,500 -
North East -3 1 £37,500 - 2
North of England -21 1 £37,500 +50.00% 4
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Mobile Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Mobile Games.

1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 66 (53.66%) Game Development
3 48 (39.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 38 (30.89%) C++
5 37 (30.08%) Apple iOS
6 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (26.83%) C#
8 29 (23.58%) Android
9 22 (17.89%) Mobile Development
10 20 (16.26%) Scrum
10 20 (16.26%) BBC
10 20 (16.26%) HTML
11 18 (14.63%) NoSQL
11 18 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (13.82%) Web Development
12 17 (13.82%) HTML5
13 15 (12.20%) OO
13 15 (12.20%) PHP
13 15 (12.20%) MySQL
14 14 (11.38%) Windows
14 14 (11.38%) Java
14 14 (11.38%) QA
15 13 (10.57%) Degree
16 12 (9.76%) Pay per click
16 12 (9.76%) Apache Flex
16 12 (9.76%) VMware
16 12 (9.76%) Linux
16 12 (9.76%) B2C
16 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
16 12 (9.76%) SEO

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.63%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.81%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Google Play
4 1 (0.81%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) NoSQL
2 15 (12.20%) MySQL
3 4 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.44%) Big Data
4 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (8.13%) JIRA
2 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.44%) Gradle
4 1 (0.81%) Bower
4 1 (0.81%) Grunt
4 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.81%) Mocha
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (4.07%) Back Office
3 4 (3.25%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (47.15%) Developer
2 30 (24.39%) Games Developer
3 21 (17.07%) C++ Developer
4 19 (15.45%) C++ Games Developer
5 15 (12.20%) Senior Developer
6 14 (11.38%) Head of Development
7 13 (10.57%) Mobile Games Developer
8 11 (8.94%) Head of Software Development
9 9 (7.32%) Analyst
10 8 (6.50%) Chief Technology Officer
11 7 (5.69%) Product Manager
12 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.88%) Java Games Developer
12 6 (4.88%) Senior Games Developer
12 6 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 5 (4.07%) Business Analyst
13 5 (4.07%) C# Developer
13 5 (4.07%) iOS Developer
14 4 (3.25%) Lead Developer
14 4 (3.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (39.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 20 (16.26%) HTML
3 17 (13.82%) HTML5
4 12 (9.76%) Apache Flex
5 6 (4.88%) CSS
5 6 (4.88%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.88%) Spring
6 5 (4.07%) iOS SDK
6 5 (4.07%) jQuery
7 4 (3.25%) CSS3
8 3 (2.44%) LAMP
8 3 (2.44%) UIKit
9 2 (1.63%) .NET
9 2 (1.63%) Adobe AIR
9 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.63%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (1.63%) Flash
9 2 (1.63%) SpriteKit
9 2 (1.63%) Web Services
10 1 (0.81%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) BBC
2 12 (9.76%) Private Cloud
3 11 (8.94%) User Experience
4 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.13%) Online Games
5 9 (7.32%) Animation
6 8 (6.50%) Online Gambling
7 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.44%) Social Gaming
9 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.81%) Handset
10 1 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.08%) Apple iOS
2 29 (23.58%) Android
3 14 (11.38%) Windows
4 12 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.66%) Game Development
2 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.89%) Mobile Development
4 20 (16.26%) Scrum
5 18 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (13.82%) Web Development
7 15 (12.20%) OO
8 12 (9.76%) B2C
8 12 (9.76%) Pay per click
8 12 (9.76%) SEO
9 10 (8.13%) Physics
10 9 (7.32%) Process Improvement
11 8 (6.50%) Business Transformation
11 8 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (6.50%) Customer-Centricity
11 8 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (6.50%) iOS Development
11 8 (6.50%) OOP
12 7 (5.69%) Monetization
13 6 (4.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.89%) C++
2 33 (26.83%) C#
3 15 (12.20%) PHP
4 14 (11.38%) Java
5 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.88%) Apple Swift
7 5 (4.07%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.25%) Python
8 4 (3.25%) SQL
9 2 (1.63%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.63%) Erlang
9 2 (1.63%) R
9 2 (1.63%) Scala
9 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.81%) MAXScript
10 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Degree
2 8 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) VMware
2 9 (7.32%) Facebook
3 4 (3.25%) Adobe
3 4 (3.25%) New Relic
4 3 (2.44%) Apple
4 3 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) Intel
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.81%) Perforce
5 1 (0.81%) Vertica
5 1 (0.81%) Xamarin