Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 899 695 725
Rank change year-on-year -204 +30 +194
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 290 612 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.79% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 265 522 585
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £35,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% +7.14%

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 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games.

Salary trend for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Online Games over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -219 290 £52,500 - 40
London -164 218 £57,500 +4.55% 36
UK excluding London -62 72 £42,500 -3.41% 4
North of England -35 21 £42,500 - 1
North West -7 18 £42,500 +21.43%
South West -20 17 £42,500 -3.41%
Midlands +29 16 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands +22 16 £32,500 -18.75% 2
South East +13 14 £47,500 -13.64%
East of England -10 4 £47,500 +23.38% 1
Yorkshire -4 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 290 (100.00%) Games
2 171 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (36.21%) TDD
4 103 (35.52%) Java
5 87 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 81 (27.93%) E-Commerce
7 70 (24.14%) AngularJS
8 67 (23.10%) Scrum
9 66 (22.76%) Online Betting
10 65 (22.41%) Finance
10 65 (22.41%) HTML
11 60 (20.69%) CSS
12 59 (20.34%) SQL
12 59 (20.34%) Spring
13 58 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 57 (19.66%) Node.js
15 56 (19.31%) Retail
16 53 (18.28%) HTML5
16 53 (18.28%) QA
17 52 (17.93%) C#
18 51 (17.59%) .NET
19 50 (17.24%) Microservices
20 49 (16.90%) Software Engineering
21 47 (16.21%) User Experience
22 46 (15.86%) Mentoring
23 43 (14.83%) Web Development
24 41 (14.14%) BDD
24 41 (14.14%) Linux
25 39 (13.45%) Low Latency
26 36 (12.41%) DevOps

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 22 (7.59%) Confluence
2 15 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.45%) CMS
3 10 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.72%) CoreMedia CMS
6 5 (1.72%) Jetty
7 4 (1.38%) nginx
7 4 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.69%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.69%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.34%) IPython
9 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.17%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.03%) InVision
5 2 (0.69%) InDesign
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.34%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.79%) npm
4 8 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.38%) SaaS
7 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.69%) GitHub
8 2 (0.69%) Google Play
8 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.10%) Internet
2 7 (2.41%) DNS
3 6 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.38%) DHCP
4 4 (1.38%) HTTP
4 4 (1.38%) Network Security
5 3 (1.03%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.03%) VoIP
5 3 (1.03%) VPN
6 2 (0.69%) Firewall
6 2 (0.69%) RIP
6 2 (0.69%) Skype
6 2 (0.69%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.34%) LAN
7 1 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.34%) PBX
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.41%) NoSQL
3 30 (10.34%) MySQL
4 29 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 22 (7.59%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.45%) Big Data
6 10 (3.45%) Redis
7 9 (3.10%) Blockchain
8 6 (2.07%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.72%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.38%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.38%) HBase
11 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.69%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.31%) JIRA
3 23 (7.93%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.52%) Maven
5 15 (5.17%) Grunt
6 13 (4.48%) webpack
7 12 (4.14%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.45%) gulp
9 9 (3.10%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.76%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.07%) Subversion
12 5 (1.72%) Bower
12 5 (1.72%) Liquibase
12 5 (1.72%) Selenium
13 4 (1.38%) JUnit
13 4 (1.38%) Mocha
14 3 (1.03%) Ant
14 3 (1.03%) Gradle
14 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
General
1 290 (100.00%) Games
2 66 (22.76%) Online Betting
3 65 (22.41%) Finance
4 56 (19.31%) Retail
5 25 (8.62%) Telecoms
6 24 (8.28%) Back Office
7 20 (6.90%) Marketing
8 8 (2.76%) Advertising
9 6 (2.07%) Electronics
9 6 (2.07%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.03%) Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.03%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (51.38%) Developer
2 59 (20.34%) Java Developer
3 31 (10.69%) Senior Developer
4 29 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 20 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (6.55%) Games Developer
7 16 (5.52%) PHP Developer
7 16 (5.52%) Web Developer
8 15 (5.17%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 15 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
8 15 (5.17%) Software Delivery Manager
8 15 (5.17%) Software Manager
9 14 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.83%) J2EE Developer
9 14 (4.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 12 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.14%) PHP Web Developer
11 10 (3.45%) Agile Coach
11 10 (3.45%) Analyst
11 10 (3.45%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.14%) AngularJS
2 65 (22.41%) HTML
3 60 (20.69%) CSS
4 59 (20.34%) Spring
5 57 (19.66%) Node.js
6 53 (18.28%) HTML5
7 51 (17.59%) .NET
8 35 (12.07%) REST
9 31 (10.69%) ASP.NET
10 30 (10.34%) React
11 27 (9.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (8.28%) CSS3
12 24 (8.28%) Spring Boot
13 23 (7.93%) Hibernate
14 21 (7.24%) Kafka
15 20 (6.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 19 (6.55%) Java EE
16 19 (6.55%) RESTful
17 18 (6.21%) jQuery
17 18 (6.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.21%) User Experience
2 24 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.21%) Over-the-Top Content
4 15 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.48%) BBC
6 10 (3.45%) Mobile Games
7 8 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.41%) Social Gaming
9 6 (2.07%) Fintech
9 6 (2.07%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.72%) iPhone
11 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.03%) iPad
11 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.03%) Xbox
12 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.14%) Linux
2 25 (8.62%) Android
3 20 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.52%) Windows
5 8 (2.76%) Unix
5 8 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.69%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (36.21%) TDD
3 81 (27.93%) E-Commerce
4 67 (23.10%) Scrum
5 50 (17.24%) Microservices
6 49 (16.90%) Software Engineering
7 46 (15.86%) Mentoring
8 43 (14.83%) Web Development
9 41 (14.14%) BDD
10 39 (13.45%) Low Latency
11 36 (12.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 36 (12.41%) DevOps
12 32 (11.03%) OO
13 30 (10.34%) Kanban
13 30 (10.34%) Test Automation
14 29 (10.00%) Multithreading
15 26 (8.97%) MVC
16 25 (8.62%) Coaching
17 23 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (7.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.52%) Java
2 87 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 59 (20.34%) SQL
4 52 (17.93%) C#
5 28 (9.66%) Python
6 23 (7.93%) PHP
6 23 (7.93%) Scala
7 15 (5.17%) C++
8 11 (3.79%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.79%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.10%) Ruby
10 6 (2.07%) ES6
10 6 (2.07%) Perl
10 6 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.07%) XAML
11 5 (1.72%) C
12 4 (1.38%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.38%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.69%) R
13 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (12.07%) Degree
2 9 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.72%) PhD
4 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) CCNA
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.34%) MBA
6 1 (0.34%) MCITP
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (18.28%) QA
2 8 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (9.31%) Docker
2 9 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.69%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.69%) HDFS
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.34%) Snort
5 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (6.55%) Ansible
2 17 (5.86%) Puppet
3 14 (4.83%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.10%) Nagios
5 8 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.07%) Kibana
6 6 (2.07%) logstash
7 1 (0.34%) Nessus
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (8.62%) Oracle
2 20 (6.90%) Google
3 19 (6.55%) Facebook
4 13 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.45%) Capita
5 10 (3.45%) hybris
6 9 (3.10%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.10%) VMware
7 8 (2.76%) Adobe
7 8 (2.76%) Apple
8 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.07%) SAP
10 5 (1.72%) Cisco
11 4 (1.38%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.38%) Tableau
12 3 (1.03%) F5
13 2 (0.69%) New Relic
13 2 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.69%) WorldPay
14 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics