Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 614 1028 1103
Rank change year-on-year +414 +75 -21
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 75 48 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.034% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 62 42 61
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -1.79%
10th Percentile £31,375 £16,645 £27,500
90th Percentile £94,500 £71,250 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £18,865 £30,000
% change year-on-year +145.16% -37.12% -20.00%

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 18,655 54,520 65,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.84% 38.87% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,857 40,967 50,061
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,450 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

Mobile Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Mobile Games.

Salary trend for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Mobile Games over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +413 65 £50,000 -4.76% 28
London +299 54 £50,000 -14.89% 15
UK excluding London +345 21 £46,250 +145.16% 13
Scotland +109 10 £35,000 -
Work from Home +60 8 £25,000 +32.52% 10
South East - 8 £90,000 -
North of England +191 2 £25,000 -16.67%
North West +129 2 £25,000 -12.28%
Midlands +136 1 £42,500 +155.33% 10
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 75 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (48.00%) C#
3 31 (41.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (34.67%) Android
5 25 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 23 (30.67%) Game Development
7 19 (25.33%) .NET
8 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.67%) C++
10 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
10 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (18.67%) React
11 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Core
11 14 (18.67%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
11 14 (18.67%) TeamCity
11 14 (18.67%) BDD
11 14 (18.67%) Redis
11 14 (18.67%) Riak
11 14 (18.67%) MVC
11 14 (18.67%) TDD
11 14 (18.67%) Pair Programming
11 14 (18.67%) OpenGL
11 14 (18.67%) Java
11 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
11 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET
12 12 (16.00%) Python
12 12 (16.00%) Degree
12 12 (16.00%) Computer Science

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 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Maya
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) MODO
1 1 (1.33%) Mudbox
1 1 (1.33%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) GitHub
2 4 (5.33%) AWS
3 3 (4.00%) Serverless
4 2 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.67%) GCP
5 1 (1.33%) Firebase
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) Redis
1 14 (18.67%) Riak
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.33%) Presto
4 1 (1.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) TeamCity
2 8 (10.67%) Xcode
3 7 (9.33%) Android Studio
3 7 (9.33%) GitLab
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 75 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (9.33%) Electronics
3 5 (6.67%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Developer
2 33 (44.00%) Games Developer
3 21 (28.00%) Mobile Games Developer
4 16 (21.33%) .NET Developer
5 15 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Backend Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Product Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Games Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Data Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.67%) Java Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Marketing Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Node.js Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Python Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Senior Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (41.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 19 (25.33%) .NET
3 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
3 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET
3 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Core
3 14 (18.67%) OpenGL
3 14 (18.67%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (18.67%) React
4 7 (9.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (9.33%) cocos2d
4 7 (9.33%) JNI
4 7 (9.33%) Unreal Engine
4 7 (9.33%) Vulkan
5 4 (5.33%) DirectX
5 4 (5.33%) Node.js
5 4 (5.33%) OpenGL ES
5 4 (5.33%) Web Services
6 3 (4.00%) OAuth
6 3 (4.00%) OpenCL
6 3 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (10.67%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) User Experience
4 4 (5.33%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (5.33%) Marketing Technology
5 3 (4.00%) Social Gaming
5 3 (4.00%) Xbox
6 2 (2.67%) 3D Printing
6 2 (2.67%) Social Network
6 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.33%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.33%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Android
2 25 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) Game Development
3 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.67%) BDD
4 14 (18.67%) MVC
4 14 (18.67%) Pair Programming
4 14 (18.67%) TDD
5 12 (16.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (14.67%) Mathematics
7 9 (12.00%) Analytics
8 8 (10.67%) Monetization
9 5 (6.67%) OOP
9 5 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (4.00%) Build Automation
11 3 (4.00%) High Availability
11 3 (4.00%) Machine Learning
11 3 (4.00%) Product Management
11 3 (4.00%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) C#
2 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.67%) C++
4 14 (18.67%) Java
5 12 (16.00%) Python
6 8 (10.67%) Objective-C
7 7 (9.33%) SQL
8 4 (5.33%) C
9 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.67%) GLSL
10 2 (2.67%) HLSL
10 2 (2.67%) Lua
10 2 (2.67%) Ruby
10 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.33%) ES6
11 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) Google
3 2 (2.67%) NVIDIA
3 2 (2.67%) Samsung
3 2 (2.67%) Tableau