Nickel films of varying thicknesses between 70 and 300 nm were deposited on glass substrates by RF sputtering and their broad (111) FCC peaks were identified by X-ray diffraction. The surface roughness and sub-micron grains were revealed by scanning electron microscopy. According to vibrating sample magnetometry, the films showed hysteresis loops with comparable coercive field and saturation field for the in-plane and perpendicular magnetizations. The increase in thickness substantially increased the magnetization and the squareness of the Ni films. The thickness can be classified into 2 regimes by the variation of squareness. The films are thinner than 200 nm showed the in-plane anisotropy whereas the perpendicular anisotropy was developed in the case of the thickness above 200 nm.