Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 900 655 786
Rank change year-on-year -245 +131 -6
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 272 702 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.85% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 243 561 512
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% -7.14%

Online Games is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75342 82512 89447
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.80% 41.68% 41.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57465 67458 71218
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -233 272 £52,500 - 44
London -220 189 £60,000 +9.09% 31
UK excluding London -24 83 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Midlands +55 30 £32,500 - 4
West Midlands +53 29 £32,500 - 4
South East +71 23 £47,500 -5.00% 5
North of England -53 19 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Yorkshire +7 12 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South West -8 11 £42,500 -3.41% 1
North West -39 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
East Midlands - 1 £24,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Games
2 151 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (35.66%) TDD
4 94 (34.56%) Java
5 90 (33.09%) JavaScript
6 88 (32.35%) HTML
7 85 (31.25%) E-Commerce
8 77 (28.31%) HTML5
9 76 (27.94%) CSS
10 75 (27.57%) Scrum
10 75 (27.57%) AngularJS
11 71 (26.10%) C#
12 66 (24.26%) Finance
13 65 (23.90%) SQL Server
13 65 (23.90%) Retail
14 63 (23.16%) SQL
15 60 (22.06%) .NET
16 58 (21.32%) Spring
17 57 (20.96%) Online Betting
18 52 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
19 49 (18.01%) Linux
20 48 (17.65%) Node.js
21 46 (16.91%) Web Development
22 44 (16.18%) Relational Database
23 43 (15.81%) NoSQL
24 42 (15.44%) Git (software)
25 41 (15.07%) Mentoring
26 40 (14.71%) Low Latency
27 38 (13.97%) CSS3
27 38 (13.97%) Telecoms

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 29 (10.66%) WebSphere
2 23 (8.46%) CMS
3 21 (7.72%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (5.88%) CoreMedia CMS
5 16 (5.88%) Jetty
6 15 (5.51%) Confluence
7 8 (2.94%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.84%) Apache
9 3 (1.10%) JBoss
9 3 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.37%) IPython
11 1 (0.37%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.37%) nginx
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.31%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.10%) InVision
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
1 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.84%) SaaS
4 4 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.35%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) HTTP
2 2 (0.74%) RIP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.37%) SSL
3 1 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (23.90%) SQL Server
2 44 (16.18%) Relational Database
3 43 (15.81%) NoSQL
4 30 (11.03%) MySQL
5 29 (10.66%) MongoDB
6 28 (10.29%) RDBMS
7 23 (8.46%) Redis
8 12 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.41%) Big Data
9 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.84%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.47%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.10%) HBase
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Smart View
13 2 (0.74%) QlikView
14 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (15.44%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.46%) Jenkins
2 23 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 18 (6.62%) Subversion
4 17 (6.25%) Maven
5 16 (5.88%) JIRA
6 8 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.84%) JUnit
8 4 (1.47%) Liquibase
8 4 (1.47%) Selenium
9 3 (1.10%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.10%) Bower
9 3 (1.10%) Grunt
9 3 (1.10%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.10%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.74%) Mockito
11 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 272 (100.00%) Games
2 66 (24.26%) Finance
3 65 (23.90%) Retail
4 57 (20.96%) Online Betting
5 38 (13.97%) Telecoms
6 30 (11.03%) Marketing
7 20 (7.35%) Electronics
7 20 (7.35%) Manufacturing
8 18 (6.62%) Back Office
8 18 (6.62%) Banking
9 11 (4.04%) Advertising
10 3 (1.10%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.74%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 165 (60.66%) Developer
2 58 (21.32%) Java Developer
3 42 (15.44%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.66%) .NET Developer
5 24 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 22 (8.09%) Lead Developer
7 20 (7.35%) C# WCF Developer
7 20 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (7.35%) WCF Developer
8 19 (6.99%) Web Developer
9 18 (6.62%) Games Developer
10 17 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
10 17 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 17 (6.25%) Software Manager
11 14 (5.15%) DBA
11 14 (5.15%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
11 14 (5.15%) PHP Developer
11 14 (5.15%) PHP Web Developer
12 13 (4.78%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (4.78%) Software Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (32.35%) HTML
2 77 (28.31%) HTML5
3 76 (27.94%) CSS
4 75 (27.57%) AngularJS
5 60 (22.06%) .NET
6 58 (21.32%) Spring
7 48 (17.65%) Node.js
8 38 (13.97%) CSS3
9 33 (12.13%) React
10 30 (11.03%) Hibernate
11 29 (10.66%) Java EE
11 29 (10.66%) jQuery
11 29 (10.66%) RESTful
12 28 (10.29%) ActiveMQ
12 28 (10.29%) ASP.NET
13 27 (9.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (9.19%) WCF
15 23 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (8.46%) J2EE
15 23 (8.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) User Experience
2 25 (9.19%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.78%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.78%) Mobile Games
4 12 (4.41%) Replication
5 10 (3.68%) iPad
6 7 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.57%) BBC
6 7 (2.57%) Fintech
7 6 (2.21%) Social Gaming
8 3 (1.10%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.10%) Social Media
9 2 (0.74%) Blog
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.37%) iPhone
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.01%) Linux
2 31 (11.40%) Windows
3 25 (9.19%) Android
3 25 (9.19%) Apple iOS
4 20 (7.35%) Unix
5 16 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (35.66%) TDD
3 85 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 75 (27.57%) Scrum
5 52 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (16.91%) Web Development
7 41 (15.07%) Mentoring
8 40 (14.71%) Low Latency
9 37 (13.60%) Continuous Delivery
10 35 (12.87%) Test Automation
11 33 (12.13%) BDD
11 33 (12.13%) Kanban
12 29 (10.66%) OO
13 28 (10.29%) Front End Development
14 26 (9.56%) Coaching
14 26 (9.56%) DevOps
14 26 (9.56%) Multithreading
15 24 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (8.82%) Game Development
15 24 (8.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 94 (34.56%) Java
2 90 (33.09%) JavaScript
3 71 (26.10%) C#
4 63 (23.16%) SQL
5 32 (11.76%) Python
6 24 (8.82%) PHP
7 20 (7.35%) XAML
8 15 (5.51%) Scala
9 14 (5.15%) Ruby
10 7 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.84%) ES6
13 4 (1.47%) C++
13 4 (1.47%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.10%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.10%) C
14 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (12.87%) Degree
2 18 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.41%) MySQL Certification
4 8 (2.94%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.47%) PhD
6 3 (1.10%) SANS
7 1 (0.37%) CCNA
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MBA
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.87%) QA
2 16 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 12 (4.41%) Docker
2 5 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (11.76%) Puppet
2 19 (6.99%) Ansible
3 16 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.84%) Kibana
4 5 (1.84%) logstash
4 5 (1.84%) Nagios
5 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.37%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.37%) Salt
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (7.35%) SAP
2 14 (5.15%) Google
3 13 (4.78%) hybris
4 12 (4.41%) Facebook
5 8 (2.94%) Tableau
6 6 (2.21%) VMware
7 5 (1.84%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.47%) Apple
8 4 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.47%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.47%) Oracle
9 3 (1.10%) Adobe
9 3 (1.10%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.10%) Splunk
10 2 (0.74%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.74%) IBM
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco
11 1 (0.37%) Cognos
11 1 (0.37%) T-Plan