Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 899 699
Rank change year-on-year +24 -200 +156
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 304 263 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.36% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 238 222 501
UK median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,875 £31,325 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,525 £81,125 £72,500
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 73,894 72,704 88,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 42.62% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57,674 58,692 71,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +43 296 £53,500 -2.73% 55
London +26 228 £55,000 -15.38% 46
UK excluding London +1 75 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East of England +24 32 £47,500 -20.83% 2
North of England +4 20 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North West +5 16 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands -4 12 £32,500 - 1
Midlands -15 12 £32,500 - 1
Isle of Man - 4 £43,750 - 2
South East -17 3 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North East - 3 £41,250 -
Scotland - 3 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South West -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 304 (100.00%) Games
2 187 (61.51%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (46.05%) Java
4 133 (43.75%) SQL
5 124 (40.79%) JavaScript
6 122 (40.13%) TDD
7 120 (39.47%) Software Engineering
8 113 (37.17%) E-Commerce
9 101 (33.22%) Finance
10 99 (32.57%) Spring
11 98 (32.24%) Microservices
12 91 (29.93%) DevOps
13 84 (27.63%) AngularJS
14 71 (23.36%) RESTful
15 70 (23.03%) Docker
16 68 (22.37%) Python
17 65 (21.38%) Web Services
18 62 (20.39%) Continuous Delivery
18 62 (20.39%) Scala
19 61 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
20 60 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
21 59 (19.41%) Ruby
22 58 (19.08%) .NET
23 54 (17.76%) NoSQL
24 52 (17.11%) Software Architecture
24 52 (17.11%) Android
25 51 (16.78%) PCI DSS
25 51 (16.78%) Apple iOS
25 51 (16.78%) Jenkins
26 49 (16.12%) Private Cloud

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 12 (3.95%) Ethereum
2 8 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.99%) nginx
5 2 (0.66%) Apache
5 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (8.22%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (15.13%) GitHub
2 46 (15.13%) OpenShift
3 12 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.95%) npm
4 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) Internet
2 4 (1.32%) Skype
3 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.66%) SAN
5 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.76%) NoSQL
2 47 (15.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 28 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.59%) Big Data
5 16 (5.26%) Blockchain
6 10 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.29%) MySQL
7 9 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.96%) QlikView
8 8 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.32%) Redis
10 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.66%) Power BI
13 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 51 (16.78%) Jenkins
2 48 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 46 (15.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (7.89%) webpack
5 17 (5.59%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.28%) Grunt
6 13 (4.28%) Jasmine
7 12 (3.95%) gulp
7 12 (3.95%) Maven
8 10 (3.29%) Gradle
9 9 (2.96%) Fiddler
10 8 (2.63%) Ant
11 5 (1.64%) JIRA
11 5 (1.64%) Selenium
12 4 (1.32%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.32%) GoCD
12 4 (1.32%) JUnit
12 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.99%) GitLab
14 1 (0.33%) git-flow
General
1 304 (100.00%) Games
2 101 (33.22%) Finance
3 44 (14.47%) Online Betting
4 30 (9.87%) Marketing
5 19 (6.25%) Retail
6 8 (2.63%) Legal
6 8 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.64%) Publishing
8 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.99%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 164 (53.95%) Developer
2 96 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 65 (21.38%) Senior Developer
4 58 (19.08%) Senior Java Developer
5 41 (13.49%) Java Scala Developer
5 41 (13.49%) Scala Developer
6 36 (11.84%) Senior Java Scala Developer
6 36 (11.84%) Senior Scala Developer
7 34 (11.18%) JavaScript Developer
8 30 (9.87%) Analyst
9 24 (7.89%) Java Engineer
10 20 (6.58%) Games Developer
11 19 (6.25%) Angular Developer
11 19 (6.25%) Software Engineer
12 18 (5.92%) Agile Developer
13 17 (5.59%) Java Software Engineer
14 13 (4.28%) Games Engineer
15 10 (3.29%) Business Analyst
15 10 (3.29%) Java Games Developer
16 9 (2.96%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (32.57%) Spring
2 84 (27.63%) AngularJS
3 71 (23.36%) RESTful
4 65 (21.38%) Web Services
5 58 (19.08%) .NET
6 48 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 48 (15.79%) Akka
7 44 (14.47%) Node.js
8 43 (14.14%) Kafka
9 40 (13.16%) React
10 34 (11.18%) HTML
11 32 (10.53%) CSS
12 30 (9.87%) RabbitMQ
13 24 (7.89%) Angular 2
14 20 (6.58%) REST
15 18 (5.92%) HTML5
16 12 (3.95%) CSS3
16 12 (3.95%) Jest
16 12 (3.95%) JSON
16 12 (3.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.12%) Private Cloud
2 47 (15.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 41 (13.49%) Fintech
4 32 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (9.54%) Over-the-Top Content
6 27 (8.88%) User Experience
7 24 (7.89%) Computer Science
7 24 (7.89%) Public Cloud
8 20 (6.58%) Algorithms
9 14 (4.61%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.97%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.32%) BBC
12 4 (1.32%) iSeries
12 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.32%) Music Streaming
12 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.11%) Android
2 51 (16.78%) Apple iOS
3 42 (13.82%) Linux
4 13 (4.28%) Windows
5 5 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.32%) Unix
7 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (61.51%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (40.13%) TDD
3 120 (39.47%) Software Engineering
4 113 (37.17%) E-Commerce
5 98 (32.24%) Microservices
6 91 (29.93%) DevOps
7 62 (20.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 61 (20.07%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (17.11%) Software Architecture
10 48 (15.79%) Cryptography
11 47 (15.46%) DDoS Mitigation
11 47 (15.46%) ERD
11 47 (15.46%) Integration Testing
11 47 (15.46%) Wireframes
12 44 (14.47%) Multithreading
13 40 (13.16%) Low Latency
14 35 (11.51%) BDD
15 34 (11.18%) Mathematics
16 33 (10.86%) Scrum
17 30 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 140 (46.05%) Java
2 133 (43.75%) SQL
3 124 (40.79%) JavaScript
4 68 (22.37%) Python
5 62 (20.39%) Scala
6 59 (19.41%) Ruby
7 47 (15.46%) Java 8
8 39 (12.83%) C#
9 27 (8.88%) PHP
10 17 (5.59%) C++
11 14 (4.61%) Perl
11 14 (4.61%) TypeScript
12 11 (3.62%) Solidity
13 10 (3.29%) C
14 5 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.99%) ES6
17 2 (0.66%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.66%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.32%) CISA
3 4 (1.32%) CISM
3 4 (1.32%) CISSP
3 4 (1.32%) PCI QSA
4 3 (0.99%) ISEB
4 3 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.66%) MCSA
5 2 (0.66%) MCSE
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (16.78%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.59%) QA
3 5 (1.64%) GDPR
4 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.99%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (23.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (10.20%) Ansible
2 27 (8.88%) Puppet
3 8 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.32%) Grafana
4 4 (1.32%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.32%) Terraform
5 3 (0.99%) Cobbler
5 3 (0.99%) Consul
5 3 (0.99%) Graylog
5 3 (0.99%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.99%) Icinga
5 3 (0.99%) Juju
5 3 (0.99%) Kibana
5 3 (0.99%) logstash
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Cacti
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) Packer
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (15.46%) WorldPay
2 35 (11.51%) Oracle
3 16 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.28%) Capita
5 8 (2.63%) Google
5 8 (2.63%) Tableau
6 4 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.99%) Adobe
7 3 (0.99%) Cognos
7 3 (0.99%) Informatica
7 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.66%) Apple
8 2 (0.66%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Alterian
9 1 (0.33%) F5
9 1 (0.33%) Facebook
9 1 (0.33%) Maxymiser
9 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.33%) Twitter