The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 808 816 766
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -50
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 84 132 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 77 61 142
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £20,525 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £56,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+30.66% +7.14%
Game Development
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79530 89127 93038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.07% 87.44% 85.42%
Number of salaries quoted 67223 74140 74880
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Game Development
Salary Trend in England

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

Game Development Salary Trend in England

Game Development
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Game Development Salary Histogram in England

Game Development
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +73 55 £52,500 +5.00% 9
West Midlands -3 17 £51,250 +20.58% 5
South West +1 5 £49,000 +96.00% 2
South East -55 3 £18,000 -53.54%
North West +16 2 £40,000 +39.13%
East Midlands +10 2 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 191 (100.00%) Games
2 74 (38.74%) C++
3 63 (32.98%) Apple iOS
4 56 (29.32%) Android
5 54 (28.27%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (25.13%) JavaScript
7 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
8 41 (21.47%) C#
9 40 (20.94%) Java
10 37 (19.37%) HTML
11 36 (18.85%) Linux
12 33 (17.28%) Mobile Games
12 33 (17.28%) iOS Development
13 32 (16.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 31 (16.23%) OO
15 29 (15.18%) Subversion
16 28 (14.66%) JSON
16 28 (14.66%) Git (software)
17 27 (14.14%) Android Development
18 26 (13.61%) Online Games
18 26 (13.61%) Degree
18 26 (13.61%) 3D Graphics
19 25 (13.09%) OpenGL
19 25 (13.09%) NoSQL
20 24 (12.57%) REST
21 23 (12.04%) MongoDB
21 23 (12.04%) .NET
21 23 (12.04%) Animation
21 23 (12.04%) Computer Science
22 22 (11.52%) HTML5

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 16 (8.38%) Apache
2 9 (4.71%) CMS
2 9 (4.71%) Facebook Platform
3 8 (4.19%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.09%) Confluence
4 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.05%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.05%) Maya
4 2 (1.05%) Mudbox
4 2 (1.05%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.09%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.05%) GitHub
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) iTunes
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.38%) HTTP
2 8 (4.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.09%) NoSQL
2 23 (12.04%) MongoDB
3 21 (10.99%) MySQL
4 17 (8.90%) Redis
5 8 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (3.66%) Looker
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.62%) Big Data
8 4 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.09%) GIS
8 4 (2.09%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.09%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (15.18%) Subversion
2 28 (14.66%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.95%) Eclipse
4 15 (7.85%) Maven
5 8 (4.19%) JIRA
5 8 (4.19%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.62%) webpack
7 4 (2.09%) Babel
7 4 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.09%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.57%) Xcode
9 2 (1.05%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.05%) Selenium
9 2 (1.05%) TestRail
9 2 (1.05%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.05%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.52%) Bower
10 1 (0.52%) Grunt
10 1 (0.52%) gulp
10 1 (0.52%) Mocha
General
1 191 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (3.66%) Retail
3 6 (3.14%) Marketing
4 5 (2.62%) Advertising
5 4 (2.09%) Finance
5 4 (2.09%) Front Office
6 2 (1.05%) Back Office
6 2 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 128 (67.02%) Developer
2 61 (31.94%) Games Developer
3 36 (18.85%) C++ Developer
4 23 (12.04%) Java Developer
5 21 (10.99%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.95%) C++ Games Developer
6 19 (9.95%) Senior Developer
7 18 (9.42%) Software Engineer
8 16 (8.38%) Junior
9 15 (7.85%) Java Games Developer
10 14 (7.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 13 (6.81%) iOS Developer
11 13 (6.81%) Junior Developer
12 11 (5.76%) Software Developer
13 10 (5.24%) Graduate
14 8 (4.19%) .NET Developer
14 8 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (4.19%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (4.19%) C++/C# Developer
14 8 (4.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.37%) HTML
2 32 (16.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 28 (14.66%) JSON
4 25 (13.09%) OpenGL
5 24 (12.57%) REST
6 23 (12.04%) .NET
7 22 (11.52%) HTML5
8 20 (10.47%) XML
9 16 (8.38%) CSS
10 15 (7.85%) Spring
11 13 (6.81%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (6.81%) Apache Camel
11 13 (6.81%) CSS3
11 13 (6.81%) Java EE
11 13 (6.81%) JDBC
11 13 (6.81%) Node.js
11 13 (6.81%) React
12 12 (6.28%) jQuery
12 12 (6.28%) Sass
12 12 (6.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.28%) Mobile Games
2 26 (13.61%) 3D Graphics
2 26 (13.61%) Online Games
3 23 (12.04%) Animation
3 23 (12.04%) Computer Science
4 18 (9.42%) Social Media
5 16 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.38%) Mathematics
6 15 (7.85%) Physics
7 13 (6.81%) Mobile App
8 12 (6.28%) User Experience
9 10 (5.24%) Online Gambling
10 8 (4.19%) Algorithms
11 7 (3.66%) Visualisation
12 6 (3.14%) Graphic Design
12 6 (3.14%) Social Gaming
13 5 (2.62%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (2.62%) Xbox
14 4 (2.09%) Data Structures
14 4 (2.09%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.98%) Apple iOS
2 56 (29.32%) Android
3 36 (18.85%) Linux
4 5 (2.62%) Windows
5 3 (1.57%) Unix
6 2 (1.05%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
3 33 (17.28%) iOS Development
4 31 (16.23%) OO
5 27 (14.14%) Android Development
6 22 (11.52%) Mobile Development
6 22 (11.52%) OOP
7 21 (10.99%) Multithreading
8 14 (7.33%) Concurrent Programming
8 14 (7.33%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.33%) TDD
9 11 (5.76%) Front End Development
10 10 (5.24%) Analytics
11 8 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.19%) OOD
11 8 (4.19%) Scrum
11 8 (4.19%) Web Development
12 7 (3.66%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.66%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (3.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (38.74%) C++
2 48 (25.13%) JavaScript
3 41 (21.47%) C#
4 40 (20.94%) Java
5 21 (10.99%) C
6 19 (9.95%) ActionScript
7 17 (8.90%) PHP
8 16 (8.38%) SQL
9 10 (5.24%) Python
10 8 (4.19%) ActionScript 3.0
10 8 (4.19%) ECMAScript
10 8 (4.19%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.19%) Scala
11 4 (2.09%) Clojure
11 4 (2.09%) Erlang
11 4 (2.09%) F#
11 4 (2.09%) Haskell
11 4 (2.09%) PHP 5
11 4 (2.09%) Ruby
12 3 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (13.61%) Degree
2 7 (3.66%) ISEB
3 6 (3.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.09%) PhD
5 1 (0.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) etcd
Systems Management
1 4 (2.09%) Puppet
2 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.05%) Ansible
3 2 (1.05%) systemd
Vendors
1 12 (6.28%) Facebook
2 7 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
2 7 (3.66%) Netezza
2 7 (3.66%) Tableau
2 7 (3.66%) Vertica
3 6 (3.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.09%) Google
4 4 (2.09%) PayPal
5 3 (1.57%) Adobe
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