Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 842 943 902
Rank change year-on-year +101 -41 -41
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 131 167 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 122 151 255
Median annual salary £67,500 £52,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.81% -0.95% -4.55%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £89,875 £78,750 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% - +2.27%

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 44,484 58,840 68,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 39.44% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,161 44,286 53,487
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 12 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 7 April 2020. 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 +77 130 £67,500 +32.35% 24
London +49 104 £70,000 +33.33% 18
UK excluding London +139 27 £60,000 +33.33% 6
North of England +60 13 £57,500 +39.39% 4
North West +40 13 £57,500 +39.39% 3
South East +82 4 £63,125 +21.39%
Midlands +44 3 £77,500 +82.35%
East of England - 3 £42,500 - 1
South West - 3 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £77,500 -
Work from Home +17 1 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Games
2 78 (59.54%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.93%) Java
4 36 (27.48%) TDD
5 31 (23.66%) Spring
6 28 (21.37%) Software Engineering
6 28 (21.37%) Degree
7 27 (20.61%) Mentoring
7 27 (20.61%) Microservices
7 27 (20.61%) Java 8
8 26 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (19.85%) Spring Boot
8 26 (19.85%) E-Commerce
9 25 (19.08%) Internet
10 23 (17.56%) JavaScript
10 23 (17.56%) Technical Leadership
11 22 (16.79%) Docker
11 22 (16.79%) HTML
12 21 (16.03%) CSS
12 21 (16.03%) Finance
12 21 (16.03%) Marketing
12 21 (16.03%) Coaching
12 21 (16.03%) User Stories
13 19 (14.50%) DevOps
13 19 (14.50%) QA
13 19 (14.50%) RESTful
13 19 (14.50%) AWS
14 18 (13.74%) Computer Science
14 18 (13.74%) C#
14 18 (13.74%) Decision-Making

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 7 (5.34%) Apache
1 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.05%) CMS
2 4 (3.05%) EPiServer
2 4 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.76%) InDesign
2 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.50%) AWS
2 17 (12.98%) Azure
3 5 (3.82%) npm
4 4 (3.05%) GCP
5 3 (2.29%) GitHub
5 3 (2.29%) Google Play
5 3 (2.29%) IaaS
5 3 (2.29%) Office 365
5 3 (2.29%) PaaS
6 2 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.53%) Firebase
6 2 (1.53%) G Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Asana
7 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.08%) Internet
2 6 (4.58%) HTTP
3 3 (2.29%) Firewall
4 2 (1.53%) DHCP
4 2 (1.53%) DNS
4 2 (1.53%) PBX
5 1 (0.76%) ADSL2
5 1 (0.76%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.76%) LAN
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) VoIP
5 1 (0.76%) VPN
5 1 (0.76%) WAN
5 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.40%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.34%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.29%) Big Data
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.53%) Redis
7 1 (0.76%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.98%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.58%) JIRA
3 6 (4.58%) webpack
4 3 (2.29%) Selenium
5 2 (1.53%) GoCD
5 2 (1.53%) Gradle
5 2 (1.53%) Maven
5 2 (1.53%) NUnit
6 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.76%) CMake
6 1 (0.76%) Gatling
6 1 (0.76%) GitLab
6 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.76%) TestNG
6 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (16.03%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Marketing
3 8 (6.11%) Online Betting
4 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 7 (5.34%) Retail
5 6 (4.58%) Back Office
5 6 (4.58%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.05%) Legal
7 3 (2.29%) Advertising
8 2 (1.53%) Law
9 1 (0.76%) German Language
9 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (50.38%) Developer
2 37 (28.24%) Java Developer
3 29 (22.14%) Senior Developer
4 26 (19.85%) Games Developer
5 17 (12.98%) Java Games Developer
5 17 (12.98%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Games Developer
7 12 (9.16%) Product Owner
8 11 (8.40%) Data Manager
8 11 (8.40%) Product Manager
9 9 (6.87%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Lead Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Team Leader
11 7 (5.34%) Programmer
11 7 (5.34%) Senior Programmer
12 6 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Games Producer
13 5 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
13 5 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.66%) Spring
2 26 (19.85%) Spring Boot
3 22 (16.79%) HTML
4 21 (16.03%) CSS
5 19 (14.50%) RESTful
6 17 (12.98%) .NET
7 16 (12.21%) Web Services
8 15 (11.45%) Node.js
9 14 (10.69%) React
10 11 (8.40%) Apache Flex
10 11 (8.40%) HTML5
10 11 (8.40%) Kafka
11 10 (7.63%) JMS
11 10 (7.63%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (6.87%) JSON
13 8 (6.11%) EJB
13 8 (6.11%) Hibernate
13 8 (6.11%) JPA
13 8 (6.11%) JSP
13 8 (6.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.63%) User Experience
3 9 (6.87%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Social Gaming
5 6 (4.58%) Wiki
6 4 (3.05%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (2.29%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) iPhone
8 2 (1.53%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.11%) Linux
1 8 (6.11%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Android
3 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (59.54%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.48%) TDD
3 28 (21.37%) Software Engineering
4 27 (20.61%) Mentoring
4 27 (20.61%) Microservices
5 26 (19.85%) E-Commerce
5 26 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (17.56%) Technical Leadership
7 21 (16.03%) Coaching
7 21 (16.03%) User Stories
8 19 (14.50%) DevOps
9 18 (13.74%) Computer Science
9 18 (13.74%) Decision-Making
10 17 (12.98%) Lean Software Development
11 15 (11.45%) BDD
11 15 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (10.69%) Actionable Insight
12 14 (10.69%) Game Development
13 13 (9.92%) CRM
13 13 (9.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.93%) Java
2 27 (20.61%) Java 8
3 23 (17.56%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.74%) C#
5 16 (12.21%) Python
6 13 (9.92%) C
7 12 (9.16%) SQL
8 10 (7.63%) Scala
9 9 (6.87%) C++
10 8 (6.11%) Lua
11 6 (4.58%) ES6
11 6 (4.58%) Groovy
11 6 (4.58%) Ruby
12 5 (3.82%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.05%) Java 9
13 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.29%) Kotlin
14 3 (2.29%) PHP
14 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.53%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) Degree
2 16 (12.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.29%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) CCSA
4 1 (0.76%) CEH
4 1 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) CISM
4 1 (0.76%) CISSP
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) QA
2 14 (10.69%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (16.79%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.45%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.11%) Ansible
3 5 (3.82%) Terraform
4 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.53%) Puppet
4 2 (1.53%) WSUS
5 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.76%) Grafana
5 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.76%) Kibana
5 1 (0.76%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Oracle
2 9 (6.87%) Google
3 8 (6.11%) hybris
3 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.05%) ATG
4 4 (3.05%) SAP
4 4 (3.05%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.05%) VMware
5 3 (2.29%) Adobe
5 3 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (2.29%) Veeam
6 2 (1.53%) Incapsula
7 1 (0.76%) Avaya
7 1 (0.76%) Dell
7 1 (0.76%) Dell KACE
7 1 (0.76%) F5
7 1 (0.76%) Plumtree
7 1 (0.76%) Snow
7 1 (0.76%) Sophos
7 1 (0.76%) Zend