The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 297 299 274
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 11 9 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.086% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 39
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £28,500 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £29,250 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+45.29% +6.36%
Game Development
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
8466 8617 8433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 82.99% 82.70% 80.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7148 7245 7524
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Game Development
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region.

Game Development Salary Trend in the City of London

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the City of London

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development.

1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) OO
3 9 (42.86%) MVC
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) CSS
4 8 (38.10%) HTML5
5 7 (33.33%) OOP
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (23.81%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Animation
8 4 (19.05%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (19.05%) User Experience
9 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
9 3 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (14.29%) User Stories
9 3 (14.29%) iPad
9 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 3 (14.29%) JBehave
9 3 (14.29%) Open Source
9 3 (14.29%) CSS3
9 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
9 3 (14.29%) Apple
9 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
9 3 (14.29%) Flash

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Game Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
1 1 (4.76%) Node.js
1 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
1 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (14.29%) JBehave
1 3 (14.29%) JUnit
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior
4 3 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior iOS Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Junior Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Games Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Games Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
1 8 (38.10%) CSS
1 8 (38.10%) HTML5
2 6 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (14.29%) CSS3
3 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 3 (14.29%) Flash
3 3 (14.29%) Cocoa
4 2 (9.52%) GWT
4 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) Spine.js
5 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.76%) YUI
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Animation
1 4 (19.05%) 3D Graphics
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) iPad
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
2 3 (14.29%) iPhone
3 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.76%) Social Gaming
4 1 (4.76%) Economics
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Social Network
4 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
2 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) OO
1 9 (42.86%) MVC
2 7 (33.33%) OOP
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) BDD
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Econometrics
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) VB
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) R
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PhD
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (4.76%) Talend
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau
2 1 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
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