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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 302 324 308
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 12 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.082% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 22
Average salary £46,250 £75,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.33% +81.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £33,500 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £82,500 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
9069 9979 9645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.57% 82.02% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7756 8614 8791
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 41 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (56.10%) HTML
2 23 (56.10%) JavaScript
3 21 (51.22%) Animation
4 20 (48.78%) HTML5
5 16 (39.02%) Online Gambling
5 16 (39.02%) Online Betting
5 16 (39.02%) Flash
6 12 (29.27%) OO
7 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (21.95%) Java
9 7 (17.07%) CSS
9 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
10 6 (14.63%) Degree
10 6 (14.63%) TDD
10 6 (14.63%) C++
10 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
11 5 (12.20%) PhoneGap
11 5 (12.20%) LESS
11 5 (12.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (12.20%) C
11 5 (12.20%) C#
11 5 (12.20%) OOP
11 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
11 5 (12.20%) QA
12 4 (9.76%) Social Network
12 4 (9.76%) Selenium
12 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (9.76%) Maven
12 4 (9.76%) 3D Graphics

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (9.76%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) JBehave
2 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Maven
2 4 (9.76%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.88%) Grunt
3 2 (4.88%) Bower
3 2 (4.88%) Mocha
General
1 41 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (39.02%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 33 (80.49%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Junior Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Junior
3 14 (34.15%) Graduate Developer
3 14 (34.15%) Graduate
4 11 (26.83%) HTML Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Games Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Junior Java Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Graduate C++ Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C++ Games Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C Developer
8 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Games Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Mobile Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) HTML
2 20 (48.78%) HTML5
3 16 (39.02%) Flash
4 7 (17.07%) CSS
5 5 (12.20%) PhoneGap
5 5 (12.20%) LESS
5 5 (12.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (7.32%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) CSS3
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
7 2 (4.88%) RESTful
7 2 (4.88%) OpenGL
7 2 (4.88%) WebSockets
7 2 (4.88%) Web Services
7 2 (4.88%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (4.88%) Sass
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.44%) Spine.js
8 1 (2.44%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) Animation
2 16 (39.02%) Online Gambling
3 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.20%) Mathematics
5 4 (9.76%) Social Network
5 4 (9.76%) Open Source
5 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (9.76%) User Experience
5 4 (9.76%) Data Structures
5 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
5 4 (9.76%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.88%) Social Gaming
7 2 (4.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) OO
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) TDD
4 5 (12.20%) OOP
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Web Development
7 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.88%) B2B
7 2 (4.88%) B2C
8 1 (2.44%) MVC
8 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.44%) Line Management
8 1 (2.44%) BDD
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.95%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) C++
4 5 (12.20%) C
4 5 (12.20%) C#
5 3 (7.32%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.44%) Lua
6 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Twitter
2 2 (4.88%) Facebook
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