Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 949 707
Rank change year-on-year +63 -242 +132
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 287 267 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.34% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 232 237 523
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,125 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -10.26%

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 76,126 78,002 88,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 43.66% 43.67%
Number of salaries quoted 58,808 60,696 71,988
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,341 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 14 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 21 July 2018. 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 +40 280 £55,000 +4.76% 54
London +56 218 £55,000 -8.33% 45
UK excluding London -3 69 £45,000 +5.88% 11
North of England +17 24 £42,500 -22.73% 6
East of England - 23 £45,000 - 1
North West +18 17 £42,500 - 5
West Midlands -1 7 £32,500 - 1
South East -12 7 £47,500 - 1
Midlands -30 7 £32,500 - 1
North East - 5 £41,250 - 1
Scotland - 4 £55,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +10 2 £43,750 -20.45%
South West -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Games
2 157 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (44.60%) Java
4 107 (37.28%) JavaScript
5 105 (36.59%) SQL
6 97 (33.80%) TDD
7 86 (29.97%) E-Commerce
8 85 (29.62%) Software Engineering
9 78 (27.18%) Finance
9 78 (27.18%) DevOps
10 73 (25.44%) Microservices
10 73 (25.44%) Spring
11 62 (21.60%) Docker
12 60 (20.91%) RESTful
13 56 (19.51%) Linux
14 52 (18.12%) Python
15 51 (17.77%) Web Services
16 49 (17.07%) Ruby
16 49 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
17 47 (16.38%) Scala
18 46 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
19 45 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (15.68%) AngularJS
20 44 (15.33%) BDD
20 44 (15.33%) React
21 42 (14.63%) .NET
22 41 (14.29%) Java 8
23 39 (13.59%) Android
24 38 (13.24%) REST
24 38 (13.24%) HTML

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 11 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.05%) nginx
4 2 (0.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.35%) InVision
5 1 (0.35%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 20 (6.97%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.76%) GitHub
2 28 (9.76%) OpenShift
3 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.44%) Google Play
6 5 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) AdWords
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) Datadog
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
8 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.09%) Internet
2 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.54%) NoSQL
2 33 (11.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 24 (8.36%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.88%) Big Data
5 12 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.83%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.83%) MySQL
7 10 (3.48%) QlikView
7 10 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.44%) Blockchain
10 6 (2.09%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.39%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.39%) Redis
12 3 (1.05%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (11.15%) Cucumber
1 32 (11.15%) Jenkins
2 28 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (4.18%) Maven
4 10 (3.48%) Fiddler
4 10 (3.48%) Gradle
5 8 (2.79%) Ant
5 8 (2.79%) Grunt
5 8 (2.79%) gulp
5 8 (2.79%) webpack
6 7 (2.44%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.09%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.09%) Selenium
8 5 (1.74%) GoCD
8 5 (1.74%) JUnit
9 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.05%) GitLab
11 2 (0.70%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 287 (100.00%) Games
2 78 (27.18%) Finance
3 32 (11.15%) Online Betting
4 29 (10.10%) Marketing
5 12 (4.18%) Retail
6 10 (3.48%) Legal
7 8 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.74%) Advertising
9 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.05%) Italian Language
10 3 (1.05%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 145 (50.52%) Developer
2 78 (27.18%) Java Developer
3 57 (19.86%) Senior Developer
4 44 (15.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 36 (12.54%) Analyst
6 30 (10.45%) Java Scala Developer
6 30 (10.45%) Scala Developer
6 30 (10.45%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 30 (10.45%) Senior Scala Developer
7 26 (9.06%) Java Engineer
8 25 (8.71%) JavaScript Developer
9 24 (8.36%) Games Developer
10 18 (6.27%) Software Engineer
11 17 (5.92%) Java Software Engineer
12 14 (4.88%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 12 (4.18%) Games Engineer
14 12 (4.18%) Java Games Developer
15 11 (3.83%) Backend Developer
15 11 (3.83%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (25.44%) Spring
2 60 (20.91%) RESTful
3 51 (17.77%) Web Services
4 45 (15.68%) AngularJS
5 44 (15.33%) React
6 42 (14.63%) .NET
7 38 (13.24%) HTML
7 38 (13.24%) REST
8 36 (12.54%) CSS
8 36 (12.54%) Kafka
9 32 (11.15%) .NET Framework
9 32 (11.15%) Akka
10 28 (9.76%) RabbitMQ
11 24 (8.36%) Node.js
12 14 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (4.53%) HTML5
14 11 (3.83%) Spring Boot
15 10 (3.48%) Angular 2
15 10 (3.48%) WPF
15 10 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.80%) Private Cloud
2 30 (10.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 27 (9.41%) Fintech
4 23 (8.01%) User Experience
5 19 (6.62%) Algorithms
6 18 (6.27%) Over-the-Top Content
7 16 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.57%) Computer Science
8 13 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (3.83%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.79%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.39%) iSeries
12 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.39%) Music Streaming
12 4 (1.39%) Online Gambling
12 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.51%) Linux
2 39 (13.59%) Android
3 35 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 15 (5.23%) Windows
5 7 (2.44%) Unix
6 6 (2.09%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.05%) AIX
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.80%) TDD
3 86 (29.97%) E-Commerce
4 85 (29.62%) Software Engineering
5 78 (27.18%) DevOps
6 73 (25.44%) Microservices
7 46 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 45 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (15.33%) BDD
10 36 (12.54%) Multithreading
11 34 (11.85%) Software Architecture
12 33 (11.50%) Integration Testing
13 32 (11.15%) Cryptography
13 32 (11.15%) Wireframes
14 30 (10.45%) DDoS Mitigation
14 30 (10.45%) ERD
14 30 (10.45%) Low Latency
15 29 (10.10%) SDLC
15 29 (10.10%) Test Automation
16 26 (9.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 128 (44.60%) Java
2 107 (37.28%) JavaScript
3 105 (36.59%) SQL
4 52 (18.12%) Python
5 49 (17.07%) Ruby
6 47 (16.38%) Scala
7 41 (14.29%) Java 8
8 27 (9.41%) C#
9 17 (5.92%) C++
10 15 (5.23%) PHP
11 13 (4.53%) Perl
12 7 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.44%) Kotlin
13 6 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.05%) C
14 3 (1.05%) Korn
14 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.32%) Degree
2 4 (1.39%) CISA
2 4 (1.39%) CISM
2 4 (1.39%) CISSP
2 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.39%) PCI QSA
3 3 (1.05%) ISEB
4 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.70%) MCSA
4 2 (0.70%) MCSE
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.85%) PCI DSS
2 13 (4.53%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) GDPR
4 4 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.05%) GCP
6 2 (0.70%) SLA
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (21.60%) Docker
2 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.62%) Ansible
2 14 (4.88%) Puppet
3 8 (2.79%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.79%) Terraform
4 6 (2.09%) Consul
5 4 (1.39%) Grafana
5 4 (1.39%) Kibana
5 4 (1.39%) logstash
5 4 (1.39%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.05%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.05%) Graylog
6 3 (1.05%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.05%) Icinga
6 3 (1.05%) Juju
7 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.35%) Packer
8 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (10.45%) WorldPay
2 25 (8.71%) Oracle
3 16 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.18%) Capita
4 12 (4.18%) Google
5 7 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.44%) Tableau
6 4 (1.39%) Informatica
6 4 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.05%) Adobe
7 3 (1.05%) Cognos
7 3 (1.05%) IBM
7 3 (1.05%) VMware
8 2 (0.70%) Apigee
8 2 (0.70%) Apple
8 2 (0.70%) EXASOL
8 2 (0.70%) HP
8 2 (0.70%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.35%) Kenshoo