Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 934 902 728
Rank change year-on-year -32 -174 -34
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 171 295 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.42% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 152 255 427
UK median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,650 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +25.71%

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 63,348 70,492 70,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.53% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48,569 54,307 57,329
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.85%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -33 171 £51,000 -2.86% 71
London -39 140 £52,500 -4.55% 61
UK excluding London +16 31 £45,000 +5.88% 12
South East +41 20 £45,000 -
North of England +35 7 £46,250 +10.78% 2
North West +16 5 £45,000 +7.78% 1
Midlands +26 3 £42,500 +30.77% 6
West Midlands +19 2 £42,500 +30.77% 5
North East - 2 £53,750 -
East of England +25 1 £22,500 -52.63% 1
East Midlands - 1 £31,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Games
2 69 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (34.50%) Java
4 42 (24.56%) SQL
4 42 (24.56%) Test Automation
5 38 (22.22%) Python
6 33 (19.30%) C#
6 33 (19.30%) C++
7 31 (18.13%) .NET
8 29 (16.96%) Finance
9 27 (15.79%) PHP
9 27 (15.79%) .NET Core
10 26 (15.20%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (14.62%) Software Engineering
12 24 (14.04%) Degree
13 21 (12.28%) Computer Science
13 21 (12.28%) E-Commerce
13 21 (12.28%) Java 8
13 21 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (12.28%) Docker
14 20 (11.70%) Linux
14 20 (11.70%) TDD
15 19 (11.11%) QA
15 19 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (11.11%) Web Services
16 18 (10.53%) Node.js
17 17 (9.94%) DevOps
17 17 (9.94%) Microservices
17 17 (9.94%) JavaScript
17 17 (9.94%) Spring

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 7 (4.09%) Confluence
2 6 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.75%) nginx
4 2 (1.17%) CloudStack
4 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.20%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.26%) Office 365
5 6 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.34%) GitHub
7 3 (1.75%) npm
8 2 (1.17%) Silverpop
8 2 (1.17%) Yarn
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.58%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) DHCP
1 2 (1.17%) DNS
1 2 (1.17%) Firewall
1 2 (1.17%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.17%) MPLS
1 2 (1.17%) NAS
1 2 (1.17%) SAN
1 2 (1.17%) SNMP
1 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.17%) VLAN
1 2 (1.17%) WLAN
2 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.60%) Blockchain
1 13 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.51%) Hazelcast
4 6 (3.51%) MySQL
5 5 (2.92%) BigQuery
6 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.75%) Power BI
6 3 (1.75%) Redis
6 3 (1.75%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (1.75%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.17%) OLAP
7 2 (1.17%) OLTP
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.17%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.02%) JIRA
2 12 (7.02%) TestRail
3 11 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.51%) Gatling
4 6 (3.51%) TestNG
5 4 (2.34%) gulp
6 3 (1.75%) Maven
6 3 (1.75%) webpack
7 2 (1.17%) Grunt
8 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.58%) git-flow
8 1 (0.58%) GoCD
8 1 (0.58%) Gradle
8 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.58%) Mockito
8 1 (0.58%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 171 (100.00%) Games
2 29 (16.96%) Finance
3 10 (5.85%) Marketing
4 8 (4.68%) Online Betting
5 6 (3.51%) Advertising
5 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.34%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (26.90%) Developer
2 32 (18.71%) Analyst
3 23 (13.45%) Server Engineer
4 17 (9.94%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.94%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.02%) QA Engineer
6 11 (6.43%) Applications Support
6 11 (6.43%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Junior
7 10 (5.85%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Java Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Games Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Business IT Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.51%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.13%) .NET
2 27 (15.79%) .NET Core
3 19 (11.11%) Web Services
4 18 (10.53%) Node.js
5 17 (9.94%) Spring
6 13 (7.60%) RESTful
7 11 (6.43%) REST
8 9 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.26%) Kafka
8 9 (5.26%) XML
9 7 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (4.09%) Smart Contracts
9 7 (4.09%) Swagger
10 6 (3.51%) CSS
10 6 (3.51%) HTML
10 6 (3.51%) Spring Boot
10 6 (3.51%) web3js
11 4 (2.34%) HTML5
11 4 (2.34%) LDAP
11 4 (2.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.68%) Over-the-Top Content
2 8 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.09%) User Experience
4 6 (3.51%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.75%) iPhone
7 3 (1.75%) Media Streaming
7 3 (1.75%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.17%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
9 1 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.70%) Linux
2 10 (5.85%) Windows
3 7 (4.09%) Android
4 6 (3.51%) Unix
5 5 (2.92%) AIX
5 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.56%) Test Automation
3 25 (14.62%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.28%) Computer Science
4 21 (12.28%) E-Commerce
4 21 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (11.70%) TDD
6 17 (9.94%) DevOps
6 17 (9.94%) Microservices
7 16 (9.36%) Scrum
8 15 (8.77%) ITIL
9 14 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.02%) Kanban
10 12 (7.02%) Mathematics
11 11 (6.43%) Pair Programming
11 11 (6.43%) Release Management
12 10 (5.85%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.85%) ITSM
12 10 (5.85%) Project Management
12 10 (5.85%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.50%) Java
2 42 (24.56%) SQL
3 38 (22.22%) Python
4 33 (19.30%) C#
4 33 (19.30%) C++
5 27 (15.79%) PHP
6 21 (12.28%) Java 8
7 17 (9.94%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.68%) Go
10 7 (4.09%) Solidity
11 5 (2.92%) Korn
11 5 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.17%) C
12 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.17%) R
13 1 (0.58%) Elixir
13 1 (0.58%) Scala
13 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.04%) Degree
2 9 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.17%) MCITP
5 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 21 (12.28%) Docker
2 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.85%) Ansible
2 8 (4.68%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (6.43%) Oracle
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.09%) IBM
4 5 (2.92%) Google
4 5 (2.92%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.34%) Cognos
5 4 (2.34%) VMware
6 3 (1.75%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.75%) Tableau
7 2 (1.17%) Adobe
7 2 (1.17%) Avaya
7 2 (1.17%) EXASOL
7 2 (1.17%) Juniper
7 2 (1.17%) Okta
7 2 (1.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.17%) Sophos
7 2 (1.17%) Veeam
8 1 (0.58%) Apple
8 1 (0.58%) Informatica