Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 932 676 747
Rank change year-on-year -256 +71 +121
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 261 621 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.79% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 236 525 560
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £35,625 £32,250 £30,725
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

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 75372 78335 91307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 41.03% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56578 64226 73065
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the UK

Online Games
Top 12 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 October 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 -234 261 £52,500 - 26
London -168 185 £57,750 +5.00% 17
UK excluding London -62 76 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North of England -53 20 £42,500 +6.25% 2
South East +36 19 £52,500 -4.55% 2
South West -3 18 £42,500 -3.41%
Midlands +43 16 £32,500 -18.75% 4
West Midlands +29 15 £32,500 -18.75% 3
North West -17 14 £42,500 +41.67% 2
Yorkshire -1 6 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England -25 3 £47,500 +29.25% 1
East Midlands +35 1 £24,500 -55.45% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Games
2 153 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (39.08%) TDD
4 91 (34.87%) Java
5 85 (32.57%) E-Commerce
6 84 (32.18%) JavaScript
7 72 (27.59%) Scrum
8 68 (26.05%) SQL Server
9 67 (25.67%) C#
9 67 (25.67%) HTML
9 67 (25.67%) AngularJS
10 65 (24.90%) .NET
11 63 (24.14%) Retail
12 62 (23.75%) Finance
12 62 (23.75%) Online Betting
13 56 (21.46%) CSS
14 55 (21.07%) SQL
15 50 (19.16%) Spring
15 50 (19.16%) Node.js
16 49 (18.77%) HTML5
17 46 (17.62%) QA
18 45 (17.24%) Mentoring
19 40 (15.33%) Linux
20 38 (14.56%) Web Development
20 38 (14.56%) BDD
20 38 (14.56%) Test Automation
21 37 (14.18%) User Experience
21 37 (14.18%) Low Latency
22 36 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
23 35 (13.41%) Git (software)

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 23 (8.81%) Confluence
2 20 (7.66%) WebSphere
3 15 (5.75%) CMS
3 15 (5.75%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.45%) CoreMedia CMS
4 9 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.45%) Jetty
5 7 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.15%) JBoss
7 3 (1.15%) nginx
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.77%) WordPress
9 1 (0.38%) IPython
9 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 11 (4.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.15%) InVision
5 2 (0.77%) InDesign
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.38%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.45%) npm
4 8 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.53%) SaaS
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.38%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.98%) Internet
2 5 (1.92%) DNS
3 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.15%) HTTP
4 3 (1.15%) Network Security
5 2 (0.77%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.77%) DHCP
5 2 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.77%) RIP
5 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) VoIP
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.38%) SMS
6 1 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.38%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 34 (13.03%) NoSQL
3 32 (12.26%) MongoDB
4 28 (10.73%) Relational Database
5 27 (10.34%) MySQL
6 23 (8.81%) Redis
7 12 (4.60%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.83%) Big Data
9 7 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.92%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.92%) HBase
11 4 (1.53%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.53%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.96%) JIRA
3 23 (8.81%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (7.28%) Visual Studio
5 16 (6.13%) Maven
6 10 (3.83%) Grunt
7 9 (3.45%) Subversion
8 6 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.30%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.30%) JUnit
9 5 (1.92%) Bower
9 5 (1.92%) gulp
9 5 (1.92%) Liquibase
9 5 (1.92%) webpack
10 4 (1.53%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.15%) GitLab
11 3 (1.15%) Selenium
12 2 (0.77%) Mockito
12 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 261 (100.00%) Games
2 63 (24.14%) Retail
3 62 (23.75%) Finance
3 62 (23.75%) Online Betting
4 35 (13.41%) Telecoms
5 29 (11.11%) Marketing
6 22 (8.43%) Back Office
7 17 (6.51%) Electronics
7 17 (6.51%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.83%) Advertising
9 4 (1.53%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (52.87%) Developer
2 48 (18.39%) Java Developer
3 33 (12.64%) .NET Developer
4 24 (9.20%) C# Developer
4 24 (9.20%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.66%) Software Manager
6 18 (6.90%) Games Developer
7 17 (6.51%) C# WCF Developer
7 17 (6.51%) J2EE Developer
7 17 (6.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 17 (6.51%) WCF Developer
8 16 (6.13%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 16 (6.13%) Delivery Manager
8 16 (6.13%) Software Delivery Manager
9 15 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
9 15 (5.75%) PHP Developer
9 15 (5.75%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.98%) Lead Developer
11 11 (4.21%) PHP Web Developer
12 10 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.67%) AngularJS
1 67 (25.67%) HTML
2 65 (24.90%) .NET
3 56 (21.46%) CSS
4 50 (19.16%) Node.js
4 50 (19.16%) Spring
5 49 (18.77%) HTML5
6 35 (13.41%) ASP.NET
7 31 (11.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 28 (10.73%) Hibernate
8 28 (10.73%) REST
9 23 (8.81%) J2EE
9 23 (8.81%) Java EE
9 23 (8.81%) React
10 21 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (8.05%) RESTful
10 21 (8.05%) Spring MVC
11 20 (7.66%) Spring Boot
11 20 (7.66%) WCF
12 19 (7.28%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.18%) User Experience
2 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.60%) BBC
4 8 (3.07%) Mobile Games
5 6 (2.30%) iPad
6 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.92%) Graphic Design
6 5 (1.92%) iPhone
6 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.92%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (1.92%) Social Gaming
7 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.15%) Replication
7 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.77%) Blog
8 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.77%) Fintech
8 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.33%) Linux
2 26 (9.96%) Windows
3 21 (8.05%) Android
4 16 (6.13%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.60%) Unix
6 9 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.68%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (39.08%) TDD
3 85 (32.57%) E-Commerce
4 72 (27.59%) Scrum
5 45 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 38 (14.56%) BDD
6 38 (14.56%) Test Automation
6 38 (14.56%) Web Development
7 37 (14.18%) Low Latency
8 36 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (13.03%) Kanban
10 33 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (11.88%) OO
12 30 (11.49%) Coaching
13 27 (10.34%) Software Delivery
13 27 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (9.96%) Microservices
14 26 (9.96%) Multithreading
15 25 (9.58%) DevOps
15 25 (9.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 91 (34.87%) Java
2 84 (32.18%) JavaScript
3 67 (25.67%) C#
4 55 (21.07%) SQL
5 24 (9.20%) Python
6 22 (8.43%) Scala
7 17 (6.51%) PHP
7 17 (6.51%) XAML
8 12 (4.60%) C++
9 9 (3.45%) Ruby
10 8 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.07%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.53%) C
12 4 (1.53%) ES6
12 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.15%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.15%) Perl
14 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.34%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.53%) PhD
4 3 (1.15%) MySQL Certification
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISEB
6 1 (0.38%) MBA
6 1 (0.38%) MCITP
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (17.62%) QA
2 10 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (7.66%) Docker
2 7 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.77%) HDFS
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) Puppet
2 14 (5.36%) Ansible
3 9 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.07%) Nagios
4 8 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.30%) Kibana
5 6 (2.30%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Nessus
6 1 (0.38%) Nmap
6 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (7.28%) Google
2 17 (6.51%) SAP
3 15 (5.75%) Facebook
4 11 (4.21%) hybris
4 11 (4.21%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.83%) Oracle
6 8 (3.07%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.07%) VMware
7 7 (2.68%) Adobe
7 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.30%) Apple
9 5 (1.92%) Capita
10 4 (1.53%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.15%) Cisco
11 3 (1.15%) Tableau
12 2 (0.77%) F5
12 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.38%) Acunetix
13 1 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
13 1 (0.38%) Splunk