Period
to 23 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Gaming in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Gaming over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Social Gaming
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1176 1145 1245
Rank change year-on-year -31 +100 +13
Permanent jobs citing Social Gaming 17 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.047% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 35
UK median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.74% +13.68%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,900 £41,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,875 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% -33.04% +35.29%

Social Gaming 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 75,633 72,664 89,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.43% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,635 59,096 72,152
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.19% +7.92%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

Social Gaming
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Social Gaming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Social Gaming in the UK

Social Gaming
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Social Gaming.

Salary trend for Social Gaming in the UK

Social Gaming
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Social Gaming over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Social Gaming in the UK

Social Gaming
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Gaming within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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 -49 17 £50,000 -20.00% 2
UK excluding London -24 8 £42,500 +10.39%
London -34 8 £60,000 -14.29% 2
North of England -20 4 £37,500 +50.00%
South East -13 3 £42,500 +10.39%
North East - 3 £37,500 -
North West -11 1 £57,500 +130.00%
South West - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing Social Gaming 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 Social Gaming.

1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) Back Office
4 5 (29.41%) Internet
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (23.53%) Algorithms
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Data Science
5 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Mobile Games
6 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
6 3 (17.65%) Statistics
6 3 (17.65%) Animation
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Monetization
6 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Game Development
6 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
6 3 (17.65%) Online Games

Social Gaming
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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
1 1 (5.88%) Google Play
1 1 (5.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
2 4 (23.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) TestRail
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (29.41%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Interactive Media
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Data Scientist
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Games Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Product Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Games Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Lead C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) cocos2d
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Animation
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Games
3 3 (17.65%) Online Gambling
3 3 (17.65%) Online Games
4 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Data Science
2 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Game Development
3 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Monetization
3 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (17.65%) Statistics
4 2 (11.76%) B2C
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) Product Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) R
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Apple
1 2 (11.76%) New Relic
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau