Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 940 913 688
Rank change year-on-year -27 -225 +70
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 200 289 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.36% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 171 264 530
UK median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.95% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +17.33%

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 72,072 80,037 80,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.22% 44.33% 42.26%
Number of salaries quoted 55,990 60,387 66,353
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 13 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 15 November 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 -41 198 £52,000 -0.95% 82
London -4 161 £52,500 -8.70% 71
UK excluding London -12 39 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South East +33 23 £45,000 -7.69% 1
North of England +13 7 £51,250 +20.59% 5
East of England +28 5 £32,500 -31.58% 3
North East - 4 £53,750 - 3
North West +20 2 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Midlands +7 2 £33,000 +1.54% 2
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +24 1 £37,500 -31.82%
West Midlands +20 1 £35,000 +7.69%
East Midlands - 1 £31,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Games
2 84 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (39.00%) Java
4 50 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 50 (25.00%) SQL
5 42 (21.00%) TDD
6 41 (20.50%) Linux
7 38 (19.00%) Test Automation
8 37 (18.50%) Finance
9 36 (18.00%) Docker
10 35 (17.50%) Python
11 34 (17.00%) Software Engineering
12 32 (16.00%) DevOps
13 30 (15.00%) REST
13 30 (15.00%) Web Services
14 29 (14.50%) Spring
14 29 (14.50%) Java 8
15 27 (13.50%) RESTful
15 27 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (13.50%) Microservices
16 25 (12.50%) .NET
17 24 (12.00%) C++
17 24 (12.00%) BDD
17 24 (12.00%) Node.js
18 23 (11.50%) HTML
18 23 (11.50%) C#
19 22 (11.00%) CSS
19 22 (11.00%) E-Commerce
20 21 (10.50%) React
21 20 (10.00%) Cloud Computing

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 10 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.00%) Confluence
3 2 (1.00%) CloudStack
3 2 (1.00%) nginx
3 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (4.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.50%) InVision
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (3.50%) Google Play
3 7 (3.50%) Office 365
4 5 (2.50%) GitHub
5 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.00%) Apigee
6 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.00%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) AdWords
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.50%) Datadog
7 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.50%) npm
7 1 (0.50%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.50%) Blockchain
3 11 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.50%) MySQL
5 9 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.00%) Hazelcast
7 7 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.00%) BigQuery
8 6 (3.00%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.00%) Big Data
9 4 (2.00%) OLAP
9 4 (2.00%) OLTP
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (2.00%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.50%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (1.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (5.50%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.50%) JIRA
2 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.50%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.50%) TestRail
4 6 (3.00%) Maven
5 5 (2.50%) TestNG
6 4 (2.00%) Gatling
6 4 (2.00%) Selenium
7 3 (1.50%) GoCD
7 3 (1.50%) gulp
7 3 (1.50%) JUnit
7 3 (1.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.00%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.00%) Gradle
8 2 (1.00%) Grunt
8 2 (1.00%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.00%) webpack
General
1 200 (100.00%) Games
2 37 (18.50%) Finance
3 13 (6.50%) Marketing
4 9 (4.50%) Advertising
5 8 (4.00%) Online Betting
6 6 (3.00%) Retail
7 4 (2.00%) Publishing
7 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 79 (39.50%) Developer
2 35 (17.50%) Analyst
3 34 (17.00%) Java Developer
4 22 (11.00%) Senior Developer
5 18 (9.00%) Business Analyst
6 17 (8.50%) Server Engineer
6 17 (8.50%) Software Developer
7 16 (8.00%) Games Developer
8 13 (6.50%) Java Engineer
9 12 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Java Software Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Java Software Engineer
10 11 (5.50%) Software Engineer
11 10 (5.00%) Junior
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Senior Games Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.00%) REST
1 30 (15.00%) Web Services
2 29 (14.50%) Spring
3 27 (13.50%) RESTful
4 25 (12.50%) .NET
5 24 (12.00%) Node.js
6 23 (11.50%) HTML
7 22 (11.00%) CSS
8 21 (10.50%) React
9 19 (9.50%) .NET Core
10 18 (9.00%) XML
11 13 (6.50%) AngularJS
11 13 (6.50%) Kafka
12 9 (4.50%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (4.50%) Spring Boot
13 8 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (3.50%) JSON
14 7 (3.50%) Material Design
15 6 (3.00%) web3js
16 5 (2.50%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.50%) User Experience
5 6 (3.00%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.00%) Mobile Games
6 4 (2.00%) Online Gambling
7 3 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.00%) Fintech
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.50%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.50%) Linux
2 13 (6.50%) Android
3 11 (5.50%) Windows
4 10 (5.00%) Unix
5 9 (4.50%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.50%) AIX
6 7 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.00%) TDD
3 38 (19.00%) Test Automation
4 34 (17.00%) Software Engineering
5 32 (16.00%) DevOps
6 27 (13.50%) Microservices
7 24 (12.00%) BDD
8 22 (11.00%) E-Commerce
9 15 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.50%) Scrum
10 13 (6.50%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.50%) ITIL
11 12 (6.00%) Coaching
11 12 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (6.00%) Web Development
12 10 (5.00%) Analytics
12 10 (5.00%) Front End Development
12 10 (5.00%) Kanban
12 10 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.00%) Java
2 50 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 50 (25.00%) SQL
3 35 (17.50%) Python
4 29 (14.50%) Java 8
5 24 (12.00%) C++
6 23 (11.50%) C#
7 18 (9.00%) PHP
8 14 (7.00%) Ruby
9 9 (4.50%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.50%) Go
10 7 (3.50%) Korn
10 7 (3.50%) Kotlin
10 7 (3.50%) Scala
10 7 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.00%) Solidity
12 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.50%) C
14 2 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (9.50%) Degree
2 5 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.00%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.00%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (18.00%) Docker
2 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.00%) Ansible
2 9 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.50%) SCCM
3 5 (2.50%) Terraform
4 3 (1.50%) Consul
5 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.00%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) Grafana
6 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) logstash
6 1 (0.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (7.50%) Oracle
2 14 (7.00%) Google
3 9 (4.50%) IBM
3 9 (4.50%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.00%) Cognos
6 4 (2.00%) EXASOL
6 4 (2.00%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.50%) Adobe
7 3 (1.50%) Tableau
7 3 (1.50%) VMware
8 2 (1.00%) HP
8 2 (1.00%) Informatica
8 2 (1.00%) Juniper
8 2 (1.00%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.00%) Sophos
8 2 (1.00%) Splunk
8 2 (1.00%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.00%) Veeam