Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 854 662 940
Rank change year-on-year -192 +278 +18
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 175 27 159
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 63 26 141
10th Percentile £45,000 £29,125 £33,750
25th Percentile £53,125 £47,813 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,000 £70,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.43% +40.00% -6.54%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £89,375 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -

Online 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 49,057 17,517 49,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.18% 35.85% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29,525 14,277 37,835
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Online Games over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Online Games within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -152 172 £67,500 -3.57% 28
London -99 147 £75,000 -4.76% 19
Work from Home -264 28 £85,000 +11.48% 18
UK excluding London -221 24 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East of England - 13 £65,000 - 2
South East -158 4 £57,500 +76.92%
North West -103 3 £70,000 +9.80%
North of England -115 3 £70,000 +9.80% 5
Isle of Man -6 2 £57,000 +72.73%
Midlands -116 2 £55,000 -4.35% 1
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 175 (100.00%) Games
2 78 (44.57%) Java
3 71 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (38.86%) JavaScript
5 55 (31.43%) Social Skills
6 50 (28.57%) Spring
7 44 (25.14%) GCP
8 43 (24.57%) TypeScript
9 41 (23.43%) Git (software)
10 40 (22.86%) NoSQL
10 40 (22.86%) Maven
10 40 (22.86%) B2B
11 39 (22.29%) MongoDB
11 39 (22.29%) Kubernetes
12 38 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (21.71%) Docker
12 38 (21.71%) Degree
13 37 (21.14%) Google
14 34 (19.43%) Node.js
15 32 (18.29%) REST
16 31 (17.71%) Microsoft
16 31 (17.71%) DevOps
17 30 (17.14%) Spring Boot
17 30 (17.14%) SQL
18 29 (16.57%) Java 8
19 28 (16.00%) Front End Development
19 28 (16.00%) TDD
19 28 (16.00%) Test Automation
20 27 (15.43%) Computer Science
20 27 (15.43%) WebSockets

Online 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 13 (7.43%) nginx
2 7 (4.00%) Confluence
3 4 (2.29%) Jetty
3 4 (2.29%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.71%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 44 (25.14%) GCP
2 16 (9.14%) Heroku
3 12 (6.86%) AWS
4 11 (6.29%) Azure
5 6 (3.43%) AppsFlyer
5 6 (3.43%) Firebase
5 6 (3.43%) Pushwoosh
6 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.29%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.29%) Serverless
7 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.71%) Google Play
7 3 (1.71%) NuGet
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Service Fabric
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) DHCP
1 2 (1.14%) DNS
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.86%) NoSQL
2 39 (22.29%) MongoDB
3 16 (9.14%) Hazelcast
4 13 (7.43%) BigQuery
5 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.00%) MySQL
6 7 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.86%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.86%) Tableau
8 4 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.29%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.29%) OLAP
8 4 (2.29%) Redis
9 3 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (23.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (22.86%) Maven
3 24 (13.71%) GoCD
4 21 (12.00%) GitLab
5 15 (8.57%) Postman
6 13 (7.43%) JIRA
6 13 (7.43%) JMeter
7 9 (5.14%) Bitbucket
8 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.57%) webpack
9 7 (4.00%) gulp
9 7 (4.00%) JUnit
10 6 (3.43%) Cypress.io
10 6 (3.43%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.86%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.86%) Selenium
12 4 (2.29%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.71%) Mockito
13 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 175 (100.00%) Games
2 55 (31.43%) Social Skills
3 16 (9.14%) Finance
4 12 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.29%) Marketing
6 5 (2.86%) Legal
7 4 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.71%) Back Office
9 2 (1.14%) Advertising
9 2 (1.14%) Law
9 2 (1.14%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.57%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 107 (61.14%) Developer
2 37 (21.14%) Games Developer
3 30 (17.14%) Backend Developer
3 30 (17.14%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.29%) React Developer
5 12 (6.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (5.71%) Analyst
6 10 (5.71%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.71%) Technical Leader
7 9 (5.14%) Architect
7 9 (5.14%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.57%) Java Architect
8 8 (4.57%) Java Technical Architect
9 7 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.86%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.29%) Product Manager
12 4 (2.29%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.57%) Spring
2 34 (19.43%) Node.js
3 32 (18.29%) REST
4 30 (17.14%) Spring Boot
5 27 (15.43%) WebSockets
6 26 (14.86%) React
7 24 (13.71%) Redux
8 23 (13.14%) Web Services
9 19 (10.86%) AngularJS
10 16 (9.14%) Spring MVC
11 14 (8.00%) Kafka
12 13 (7.43%) gRPC
12 13 (7.43%) JDBC
12 13 (7.43%) RESTful
13 10 (5.71%) Apache Camel
13 10 (5.71%) Next.js
13 10 (5.71%) Spring WebFlux
14 7 (4.00%) Babylonjs
14 7 (4.00%) Pixi.js
15 6 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Mobile Games
2 16 (9.14%) Client/Server
2 16 (9.14%) Social Gaming
3 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.29%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.29%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.57%) Handset
6 1 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.57%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.57%) Social Media
6 1 (0.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.14%) Linux
2 13 (7.43%) Unix
3 6 (3.43%) Android
3 6 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.29%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.14%) Windows
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.86%) B2B
3 38 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.71%) DevOps
5 28 (16.00%) Front End Development
5 28 (16.00%) TDD
5 28 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 27 (15.43%) Computer Science
7 26 (14.86%) Game Development
8 25 (14.29%) SDLC
9 24 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (13.71%) Mathematics
10 22 (12.57%) Microservices
11 21 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 20 (11.43%) MVC
13 17 (9.71%) Software Testing
14 16 (9.14%) Clean Code
14 16 (9.14%) Physics
15 14 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (8.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (44.57%) Java
2 68 (38.86%) JavaScript
3 43 (24.57%) TypeScript
4 30 (17.14%) SQL
5 29 (16.57%) Java 8
6 14 (8.00%) Go
7 13 (7.43%) C
8 8 (4.57%) Python
9 7 (4.00%) ES6
9 7 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.43%) C#
11 5 (2.86%) PHP
12 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.29%) Perl
12 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.29%) Scala
13 3 (1.71%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.71%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.71%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 38 (21.71%) Degree
2 11 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.29%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (21.71%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (22.29%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.57%) Ansible
3 10 (5.71%) Istio
3 10 (5.71%) linkerd
4 4 (2.29%) Terraform
5 2 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (21.14%) Google
2 31 (17.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.29%) Splunk
4 5 (2.86%) Adobe
4 5 (2.86%) Oracle
5 2 (1.14%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.14%) VMware
6 1 (0.57%) F5