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

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 887 802 694
Rank change year-on-year -85 -108 +218
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 302 398 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.56% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 250 352 520
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +25.71% -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 73,503 71,496 88,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.69% 40.65% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57,829 58,467 70,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 -68 298 £52,500 -4.55% 65
London -54 222 £55,000 -8.33% 54
UK excluding London -13 79 £42,500 -3.41% 12
North West +15 21 £41,750 +51.82% 4
North of England -3 21 £41,750 -7.22% 7
East of England +6 20 £47,500 +23.38%
Midlands +15 19 £32,500 -18.75% 3
West Midlands -5 19 £32,500 -18.75% 2
South East -3 9 £47,500 -9.09% 1
South West -5 7 £42,500 -3.41%
Isle of Man - 3 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 302 (100.00%) Games
2 185 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (40.07%) Java
4 111 (36.75%) JavaScript
5 110 (36.42%) SQL
5 110 (36.42%) TDD
6 105 (34.77%) Software Engineering
7 94 (31.13%) AngularJS
8 91 (30.13%) Microservices
9 89 (29.47%) Spring
10 86 (28.48%) E-Commerce
11 85 (28.15%) Finance
12 61 (20.20%) Node.js
13 60 (19.87%) DevOps
14 54 (17.88%) Online Betting
15 50 (16.56%) Docker
15 50 (16.56%) NoSQL
16 49 (16.23%) HTML
16 49 (16.23%) .NET
17 48 (15.89%) Degree
18 44 (14.57%) Python
18 44 (14.57%) Android
19 43 (14.24%) Multithreading
19 43 (14.24%) RESTful
19 43 (14.24%) Oracle
19 43 (14.24%) Web Services
19 43 (14.24%) CSS
20 42 (13.91%) Continuous Delivery
21 41 (13.58%) C#
21 41 (13.58%) Scrum

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 14 (4.64%) Ethereum
2 13 (4.30%) Confluence
3 4 (1.32%) nginx
4 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.66%) CloudStack
5 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.66%) WordPress
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.66%) InDesign
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.94%) GitHub
2 27 (8.94%) OpenShift
3 21 (6.95%) npm
4 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.66%) Google Play
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.33%) Office 365
9 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) DNS
1 6 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.66%) Skype
3 4 (1.32%) DHCP
3 4 (1.32%) Network Security
4 3 (0.99%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.99%) VoIP
4 3 (0.99%) VPN
5 2 (0.66%) Firewall
5 2 (0.66%) HTTP
5 2 (0.66%) Internet
5 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.33%) PBX
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.56%) NoSQL
2 37 (12.25%) SQL Server
3 27 (8.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 22 (7.28%) Blockchain
4 22 (7.28%) MySQL
5 15 (4.97%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.64%) Big Data
7 9 (2.98%) QlikView
8 5 (1.66%) Redis
9 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.99%) HBase
10 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (12.91%) Jenkins
2 35 (11.59%) Git (software)
3 33 (10.93%) webpack
4 31 (10.26%) Cucumber
5 27 (8.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (7.62%) Grunt
7 21 (6.95%) JIRA
8 20 (6.62%) Jasmine
9 19 (6.29%) gulp
10 13 (4.30%) Maven
11 7 (2.32%) Selenium
12 6 (1.99%) Ant
12 6 (1.99%) Gradle
13 4 (1.32%) Bower
13 4 (1.32%) Mocha
14 3 (0.99%) Protractor
14 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
15 2 (0.66%) JUnit
15 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 302 (100.00%) Games
2 85 (28.15%) Finance
3 54 (17.88%) Online Betting
4 26 (8.61%) Retail
5 20 (6.62%) Marketing
6 16 (5.30%) Back Office
7 9 (2.98%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.99%) Advertising
9 5 (1.66%) Publishing
10 3 (0.99%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Electronics
11 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.33%) Legal
12 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 165 (54.64%) Developer
2 78 (25.83%) Java Developer
3 53 (17.55%) Senior Developer
4 38 (12.58%) JavaScript Developer
5 33 (10.93%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (7.62%) Angular Developer
7 22 (7.28%) Agile Developer
8 20 (6.62%) Java Scala Developer
8 20 (6.62%) Scala Developer
9 19 (6.29%) Analyst
10 17 (5.63%) Games Developer
11 16 (5.30%) Java Engineer
12 15 (4.97%) Senior Java Scala Developer
12 15 (4.97%) Senior Scala Developer
13 14 (4.64%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
14 12 (3.97%) Senior JavaScript Developer
14 12 (3.97%) UI Developer
14 12 (3.97%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (31.13%) AngularJS
2 89 (29.47%) Spring
3 61 (20.20%) Node.js
4 49 (16.23%) .NET
4 49 (16.23%) HTML
5 43 (14.24%) CSS
5 43 (14.24%) RESTful
5 43 (14.24%) Web Services
6 41 (13.58%) Kafka
7 39 (12.91%) React
8 36 (11.92%) HTML5
9 31 (10.26%) Angular 2
10 30 (9.93%) .NET Framework
11 28 (9.27%) Akka
12 26 (8.61%) CSS3
13 21 (6.95%) REST
14 16 (5.30%) JSON
14 16 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (5.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 15 (4.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.25%) User Experience
2 37 (12.25%) Over-the-Top Content
3 35 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (9.60%) Computer Science
5 27 (8.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 27 (8.94%) Private Cloud
6 26 (8.61%) Fintech
7 20 (6.62%) Mobile App
8 16 (5.30%) Public Cloud
9 13 (4.30%) Algorithms
9 13 (4.30%) BBC
10 7 (2.32%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.99%) iPhone
12 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.32%) Graphic Design
13 4 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.32%) Xbox
14 3 (0.99%) Social Gaming
14 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.57%) Android
2 39 (12.91%) Apple iOS
3 30 (9.93%) Linux
4 10 (3.31%) Windows
5 6 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.32%) Unix
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Solaris
7 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (61.26%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (36.42%) TDD
3 105 (34.77%) Software Engineering
4 91 (30.13%) Microservices
5 86 (28.48%) E-Commerce
6 60 (19.87%) DevOps
7 43 (14.24%) Multithreading
8 42 (13.91%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (13.58%) Low Latency
9 41 (13.58%) Scrum
10 37 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (11.92%) Mathematics
12 34 (11.26%) Web Development
13 33 (10.93%) OO
14 31 (10.26%) Software Architecture
15 30 (9.93%) Wireframes
16 29 (9.60%) Mentoring
17 28 (9.27%) Cryptography
18 27 (8.94%) ERD
18 27 (8.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (40.07%) Java
2 111 (36.75%) JavaScript
3 110 (36.42%) SQL
4 44 (14.57%) Python
5 41 (13.58%) C#
6 34 (11.26%) Scala
7 31 (10.26%) PHP
8 28 (9.27%) Ruby
9 22 (7.28%) TypeScript
10 16 (5.30%) C++
11 13 (4.30%) Solidity
12 10 (3.31%) C
13 8 (2.65%) ES6
13 8 (2.65%) Perl
14 7 (2.32%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.32%) ES7
16 3 (0.99%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.66%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (15.89%) Degree
2 8 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.99%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCITP
6 1 (0.33%) MCSA
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.93%) QA
2 28 (9.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (16.56%) Docker
2 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.99%) HDFS
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) Snort
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (8.94%) Ansible
2 22 (7.28%) Puppet
3 15 (4.97%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.99%) Nagios
5 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Cacti
6 1 (0.33%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) logstash
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (14.24%) Oracle
2 27 (8.94%) WorldPay
3 21 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.29%) Capita
5 13 (4.30%) Google
6 9 (2.98%) Facebook
6 9 (2.98%) Tableau
7 7 (2.32%) Adobe
7 7 (2.32%) Apple
8 5 (1.66%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.66%) VMware
9 4 (1.32%) Cisco
9 4 (1.32%) F5
9 4 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.99%) Cognos
10 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.66%) New Relic
11 2 (0.66%) SAP
12 1 (0.33%) Alterian