Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1062 1074 1120
Rank change year-on-year +12 +46 +8
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 117 114 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.064% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86 84 119
UK median annual salary £55,000 £41,875 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.34% -23.86% +22.22%
10th Percentile £37,125 £20,725 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,375 £65,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £29,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +52.54% -46.36% +52.78%

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 73,198 72,300 87,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 40.78% 42.18%
Number of salaries quoted 56,623 59,323 70,490
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,714 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +0.50% +1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Mobile Games in the UK

Mobile Games
Top 9 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 January 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 +2 111 £55,000 +29.41% 26
London +3 80 £57,500 +27.78% 19
UK excluding London -2 35 £45,000 +52.54% 7
Midlands +23 26 £50,000 +81.82% 3
West Midlands +18 23 £42,500 +54.55% 3
Scotland -30 4 £40,000 +33.33%
South East +35 3 £47,500 -13.64%
East Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
East of England +11 2 £50,000 +42.86%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Games
2 63 (53.85%) Game Development
3 47 (40.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 42 (35.90%) C++
5 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (30.77%) Apple iOS
7 34 (29.06%) C#
8 27 (23.08%) Android
8 27 (23.08%) Mobile Development
9 26 (22.22%) Scrum
10 20 (17.09%) NoSQL
11 19 (16.24%) Web Development
11 19 (16.24%) QA
11 19 (16.24%) BBC
11 19 (16.24%) HTML
11 19 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (15.38%) PHP
12 18 (15.38%) HTML5
13 17 (14.53%) MySQL
14 16 (13.68%) Windows
15 14 (11.97%) JIRA
15 14 (11.97%) Pay per click
15 14 (11.97%) Apache Flex
15 14 (11.97%) Linux
15 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
15 14 (11.97%) VMware
15 14 (11.97%) SEO
15 14 (11.97%) Private Cloud
16 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
17 12 (10.26%) User Experience

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 (0.85%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.85%) Google Play
4 1 (0.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.09%) NoSQL
2 17 (14.53%) MySQL
3 4 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.71%) Big Data
5 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (11.97%) JIRA
2 11 (9.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.42%) Subversion
4 3 (2.56%) Gradle
4 3 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) Ant
5 1 (0.85%) Appium
5 1 (0.85%) Bower
5 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) Grunt
5 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.85%) Mocha
5 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 117 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (4.27%) Back Office
3 4 (3.42%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (40.17%) Developer
2 25 (21.37%) Games Developer
3 22 (18.80%) C++ Developer
4 20 (17.09%) C++ Games Developer
5 16 (13.68%) Head of Development
6 15 (12.82%) Mobile Games Developer
7 13 (11.11%) Head of Software Development
8 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.84%) Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.98%) iOS Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Mobile Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Product Manager
11 6 (5.13%) Chief Technology Officer
11 6 (5.13%) Lead Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Digital Project Manager
13 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
13 4 (3.42%) Programmer
13 4 (3.42%) Test Manager
14 3 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (40.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 19 (16.24%) HTML
3 18 (15.38%) HTML5
4 14 (11.97%) Apache Flex
5 6 (5.13%) iOS SDK
5 6 (5.13%) UIKit
6 4 (3.42%) CSS
6 4 (3.42%) CSS3
6 4 (3.42%) jQuery
7 3 (2.56%) LAMP
7 3 (2.56%) Web Services
8 2 (1.71%) .NET
8 2 (1.71%) Adobe AIR
8 2 (1.71%) Flash
8 2 (1.71%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Cordova
9 1 (0.85%) LESS
9 1 (0.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) BBC
2 14 (11.97%) Private Cloud
3 12 (10.26%) User Experience
4 9 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.84%) Online Games
6 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.13%) Online Gambling
7 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.71%) Animation
8 2 (1.71%) iPhone
8 2 (1.71%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 27 (23.08%) Android
3 16 (13.68%) Windows
4 14 (11.97%) Linux
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.85%) Game Development
2 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.08%) Mobile Development
4 26 (22.22%) Scrum
5 19 (16.24%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (16.24%) Web Development
6 14 (11.97%) Pay per click
6 14 (11.97%) SEO
7 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.40%) iOS Development
9 10 (8.55%) B2C
10 9 (7.69%) OO
10 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 7 (5.98%) Project Management
12 6 (5.13%) Business Transformation
12 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.13%) Customer-Centricity
12 6 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (5.13%) Monetization
13 5 (4.27%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.90%) C++
2 34 (29.06%) C#
3 18 (15.38%) PHP
4 9 (7.69%) Java
5 8 (6.84%) Apple Swift
5 8 (6.84%) Objective-C
6 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.42%) SQL
8 3 (2.56%) Python
9 2 (1.71%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.85%) Erlang
10 1 (0.85%) Lua
10 1 (0.85%) MAXScript
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.84%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.24%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) VMware
2 7 (5.98%) Facebook
3 4 (3.42%) Google
3 4 (3.42%) New Relic
3 4 (3.42%) Perforce
4 3 (2.56%) Adobe
5 2 (1.71%) Apple