Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mobile Game
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 643 999 1043
Rank change year-on-year +356 +44 +38
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 102 30 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.024% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.062% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 93 25 80
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £86,800 £78,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year -37.50% +150.00% -43.53%

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 23,995 48,642 59,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.48% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,769 37,741 46,188
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +343 92 £55,000 -4.35% 24
London +227 62 £55,000 +4.76% 15
UK excluding London +232 30 £37,500 -37.50% 9
West Midlands - 13 £32,500 - 5
Midlands - 13 £32,500 - 6
Scotland +58 9 £36,250 -
Work from Home -40 9 £32,500 -45.83% 6
South East +173 7 £90,000 +28.57%
South West - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (37.25%) C#
3 36 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (31.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 22 (21.57%) Redis
5 22 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 21 (20.59%) Game Development
7 20 (19.61%) Degree
7 20 (19.61%) Python
8 19 (18.63%) .NET
8 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
8 19 (18.63%) React
8 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
9 18 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET Core
9 18 (17.65%) MVC
9 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 18 (17.65%) TDD
9 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
9 18 (17.65%) QA
9 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (17.65%) TeamCity
9 18 (17.65%) Riak
9 18 (17.65%) BDD
10 16 (15.69%) Monetization
11 15 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (13.73%) Mobile App
13 12 (11.76%) Marketing
13 12 (11.76%) SQL

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 7 (6.86%) Confluence
2 4 (3.92%) Tornado
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) GitHub
2 2 (1.96%) Google Play
3 1 (0.98%) AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Azure
3 1 (0.98%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (0.98%) Firebase
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) Redis
2 18 (17.65%) Riak
2 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.82%) Looker
4 6 (5.88%) Tableau
5 5 (4.90%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.92%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) Presto
7 1 (0.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) TeamCity
2 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.90%) Postman
4 3 (2.94%) Android Studio
4 3 (2.94%) GitLab
4 3 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 102 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (11.76%) Marketing
3 6 (5.88%) Publishing
4 5 (4.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Finance
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
6 1 (0.98%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (41.18%) Developer
2 34 (33.33%) Games Developer
3 26 (25.49%) Mobile Games Developer
4 18 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 18 (17.65%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (11.76%) Product Manager
6 9 (8.82%) Designer
7 7 (6.86%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Data Scientist
9 5 (4.90%) Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Digital Designer
9 5 (4.90%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Mobile Product Manager
10 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Java Games Developer
10 4 (3.92%) MySQL Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) QA Leader
11 3 (2.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 19 (18.63%) .NET
2 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
2 19 (18.63%) React
3 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET Core
3 18 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (8.82%) Unreal Engine
5 8 (7.84%) OpenGL
6 5 (4.90%) Spring
6 5 (4.90%) Vulkan
7 4 (3.92%) Celery
7 4 (3.92%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (2.94%) cocos2d
8 3 (2.94%) JNI
8 3 (2.94%) OpenCL
8 3 (2.94%) OpenGL ES
9 2 (1.96%) DirectX
9 2 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.86%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.90%) Podcast
3 5 (4.90%) Social Gaming
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.94%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (2.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.98%) Animation
7 1 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (0.98%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.98%) Online Games
7 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Android
2 10 (9.80%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.59%) Game Development
3 18 (17.65%) BDD
3 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (17.65%) MVC
3 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
3 18 (17.65%) TDD
4 16 (15.69%) Monetization
5 15 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
7 10 (9.80%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.84%) Machine Learning
9 7 (6.86%) Analytics
9 7 (6.86%) Data Science
9 7 (6.86%) Line Management
9 7 (6.86%) Manual Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.86%) Statistics
9 7 (6.86%) Wireframes
10 6 (5.88%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.25%) C#
2 22 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.61%) Python
4 12 (11.76%) C++
4 12 (11.76%) SQL
5 10 (9.80%) Java
6 9 (8.82%) R
7 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.92%) Go
8 4 (3.92%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.92%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.94%) C
10 2 (1.96%) GLSL
10 2 (1.96%) HLSL
10 2 (1.96%) Lua
11 1 (0.98%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.98%) Java 8
11 1 (0.98%) Scala
11 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Ansible
1 4 (3.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Google
3 3 (2.94%) Facebook
4 2 (1.96%) NVIDIA
4 2 (1.96%) Samsung