Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1028 1078 1166
Rank change year-on-year +50 +88 -35
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 135 139 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.073% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 109 112 103
UK median annual salary £56,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £78,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +60.00% -51.46% +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 75499 78627 90584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 41.02% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56713 64516 72543
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +60 124 £57,500 +21.05% 22
London +2 97 £57,500 +4.55% 5
UK excluding London +60 36 £40,000 +60.00% 21
Midlands +43 22 £24,250 -14.91% 6
West Midlands +31 22 £24,250 -14.91% 5
Scotland - 9 £40,000 - 2
South East - 3 £47,500 -
North East +6 1 £37,500 - 2
North of England -8 1 £37,500 +50.00% 8
South West - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Games
2 66 (48.89%) Game Development
3 45 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 44 (32.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 36 (26.67%) Android
5 36 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (22.96%) C++
7 29 (21.48%) C#
8 22 (16.30%) Degree
9 20 (14.81%) Facebook
10 19 (14.07%) BBC
11 17 (12.59%) HTML
11 17 (12.59%) OO
12 16 (11.85%) Mobile Development
13 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (10.37%) Java
14 14 (10.37%) Scrum
14 14 (10.37%) Marketing
14 14 (10.37%) JIRA
14 14 (10.37%) QA
15 13 (9.63%) User Experience
16 12 (8.89%) Physics
16 12 (8.89%) Computer Science
16 12 (8.89%) Web Development
16 12 (8.89%) Animation
16 12 (8.89%) MySQL
16 12 (8.89%) B2C
17 11 (8.15%) JavaScript
17 11 (8.15%) NoSQL
17 11 (8.15%) HTML5

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 3 (2.22%) Apache
1 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.48%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.74%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Google Play
3 1 (0.74%) Heroku
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (1.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) MySQL
2 11 (8.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.70%) Big Data
5 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.48%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) JIRA
2 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.22%) Gradle
4 1 (0.74%) Bower
4 1 (0.74%) Grunt
4 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.74%) Mocha
General
1 135 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (10.37%) Marketing
3 7 (5.19%) Back Office
4 1 (0.74%) Arabic Language
4 1 (0.74%) Publishing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Developer
2 32 (23.70%) Games Developer
3 21 (15.56%) C++ Developer
4 19 (14.07%) C++ Games Developer
5 16 (11.85%) Analyst
6 15 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 13 (9.63%) Mobile Games Developer
8 10 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) Junior
9 8 (5.93%) Chief Technology Officer
9 8 (5.93%) Head of Development
9 8 (5.93%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.93%) Product Manager
9 8 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Java Games Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Games Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Head of Software Development
11 5 (3.70%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Junior Developer
12 4 (2.96%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (32.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 17 (12.59%) HTML
3 11 (8.15%) HTML5
4 9 (6.67%) CSS
5 8 (5.93%) Hibernate
6 7 (5.19%) Spring
7 6 (4.44%) Apache Flex
8 5 (3.70%) iOS SDK
8 5 (3.70%) jQuery
9 4 (2.96%) CSS3
10 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.22%) LAMP
10 3 (2.22%) REST
10 3 (2.22%) UIKit
10 3 (2.22%) Web Services
11 2 (1.48%) Adobe AIR
11 2 (1.48%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (1.48%) Flash
11 2 (1.48%) RESTful
11 2 (1.48%) SpriteKit
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) BBC
2 13 (9.63%) User Experience
3 12 (8.89%) Animation
3 12 (8.89%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.93%) Online Gambling
4 8 (5.93%) Online Games
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.44%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.48%) Handset
9 2 (1.48%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.74%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.74%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 36 (26.67%) Android
3 9 (6.67%) Linux
4 8 (5.93%) Windows
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (48.89%) Game Development
2 36 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.59%) OO
4 16 (11.85%) Mobile Development
5 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (10.37%) Scrum
7 12 (8.89%) B2C
7 12 (8.89%) Physics
7 12 (8.89%) Web Development
8 10 (7.41%) Analytics
8 10 (7.41%) OOP
9 9 (6.67%) Process Improvement
10 8 (5.93%) Business Transformation
10 8 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.93%) iOS Development
10 8 (5.93%) Monetization
11 7 (5.19%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.44%) Project Management
12 6 (4.44%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.96%) C++
2 29 (21.48%) C#
3 14 (10.37%) Java
4 11 (8.15%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.67%) PHP
6 8 (5.93%) Python
7 7 (5.19%) SQL
8 6 (4.44%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.70%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.70%) R
10 3 (2.22%) Scala
11 2 (1.48%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.48%) Erlang
11 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.74%) MAXScript
12 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Degree
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (14.81%) Facebook
2 6 (4.44%) Adobe
2 6 (4.44%) VMware
3 4 (2.96%) New Relic
4 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.48%) Apple
5 2 (1.48%) Google
5 2 (1.48%) Intel
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.74%) Vertica
6 1 (0.74%) Xamarin