The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role 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 Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 311 330 301
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 3 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.028% 0.056% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.061% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 18
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.43%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
Games Developer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9786 11482 10992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.78% 92.48% 93.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8329 9663 9602
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Games Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Games Developer Salary Trend in the City of London

Games Developer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (80.00%) Game Development
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Xbox
5 1 (20.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) Social Gaming
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) Flash
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Xbox
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (20.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) ActionScript