Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 893 951
Rank change year-on-year +219 +58 -32
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 80 143 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 101 133 153
Median annual salary £54,000 £62,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.60% +20.19% -0.95%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £30,800
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% +5.88%

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 24,061 48,263 59,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.49% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,789 37,483 46,262
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 £29,250
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%

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 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 8 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 18 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 +194 70 £55,000 -12.00% 22
London +170 66 £55,000 -15.38% 12
Work from Home -29 28 £63,750 +50.00% 2
UK excluding London +173 5 £55,000 -4.35% 11
Midlands +101 2 £57,500 +4.55% 6
East of England +99 2 £52,500 -8.70%
West Midlands - 2 £57,500 - 6
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 80 (100.00%) Games
2 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (43.75%) Finance
4 34 (42.50%) Java
5 33 (41.25%) JavaScript
6 31 (38.75%) DevOps
7 30 (37.50%) Scrum
8 29 (36.25%) E-Commerce
8 29 (36.25%) Software Engineering
9 28 (35.00%) Fintech
10 26 (32.50%) Docker
10 26 (32.50%) Kubernetes
10 26 (32.50%) Artificial Intelligence
10 26 (32.50%) Online Betting
10 26 (32.50%) Azure
11 25 (31.25%) Over-the-Top Content
12 24 (30.00%) AWS
12 24 (30.00%) Multithreading
12 24 (30.00%) TDD
13 23 (28.75%) Microservices
14 22 (27.50%) Pair Programming
14 22 (27.50%) Spring
15 21 (26.25%) SQL
16 20 (25.00%) Media Streaming
16 20 (25.00%) Mathematics
16 20 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (25.00%) Kafka
16 20 (25.00%) Analytics
17 19 (23.75%) Algorithms
17 19 (23.75%) GCP

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 3 (3.75%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) Headless CMS
2 2 (2.50%) WordPress
3 1 (1.25%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.50%) Adobe XD
2 2 (2.50%) InVision
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.25%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.50%) Azure
2 24 (30.00%) AWS
3 19 (23.75%) GCP
4 14 (17.50%) Serverless
5 3 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.75%) SaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) GitHub
7 1 (1.25%) Logic Apps
7 1 (1.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) Hazelcast
2 14 (17.50%) Relational Database
3 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.50%) MySQL
6 5 (6.25%) Data Lake
7 4 (5.00%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
8 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.25%) Redis
8 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.50%) Maven
4 2 (2.50%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.50%) TestRail
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (100.00%) Games
2 35 (43.75%) Finance
3 26 (32.50%) Online Betting
4 17 (21.25%) Marketing
5 7 (8.75%) iGaming
6 6 (7.50%) Banking
7 3 (3.75%) Advertising
7 3 (3.75%) Publishing
8 2 (2.50%) Japanese Language
8 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (41.25%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Software Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Development Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Architect
7 3 (3.75%) DBA
7 3 (3.75%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) Spring
2 20 (25.00%) Kafka
2 20 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (21.25%) CSS
3 17 (21.25%) HTML
4 15 (18.75%) Spring Boot
5 14 (17.50%) Vue.js
6 12 (15.00%) Node.js
7 6 (7.50%) Apache Flex
8 5 (6.25%) React
9 4 (5.00%) Java EE
10 3 (3.75%) RESTful
11 2 (2.50%) CSS3
11 2 (2.50%) HTML5
11 2 (2.50%) JMS
12 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (1.25%) Flash
12 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.25%) Over-the-Top Content
2 20 (25.00%) Media Streaming
3 19 (23.75%) Algorithms
3 19 (23.75%) Virtual Team
4 12 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (8.75%) Online Gambling
6 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.50%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.50%) Social Media
7 2 (2.50%) User Experience
8 1 (1.25%) Animation
8 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Android
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.75%) DevOps
3 30 (37.50%) Scrum
4 29 (36.25%) E-Commerce
4 29 (36.25%) Software Engineering
5 28 (35.00%) Fintech
6 26 (32.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 24 (30.00%) Multithreading
7 24 (30.00%) TDD
8 23 (28.75%) Microservices
9 22 (27.50%) Pair Programming
10 20 (25.00%) Analytics
10 20 (25.00%) Mathematics
11 19 (23.75%) Performance Optimisation
11 19 (23.75%) SDLC
12 15 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
13 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
13 14 (17.50%) Web Development
14 9 (11.25%) Project Management
14 9 (11.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) Java
2 33 (41.25%) JavaScript
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Java 8
5 12 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (13.75%) Python
7 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 26 (32.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (32.50%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.75%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) Terraform
5 2 (2.50%) Packer
6 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) Spotify
2 5 (6.25%) Google
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) Splunk
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle