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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 803 852 859
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +7
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 120 90 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.088% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 111 79 104
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,575 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £77,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +37.09%
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
84306 88339 94953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.75% 85.89% 85.35%
Number of salaries quoted 70922 72128 77259
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +34 68 £62,500 +19.04% 9
West Midlands -1 23 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South East +13 12 £42,500 - 4
North West +18 5 £32,250 +0.78% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £25,000 -44.44%
East of England +14 3 - -
South West -5 3 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Games
2 95 (44.81%) C++
3 80 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (30.66%) Software Engineering
5 53 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 52 (24.53%) C#
7 49 (23.11%) Java
8 47 (22.17%) Subversion
9 46 (21.70%) Degree
10 45 (21.23%) Git (software)
11 43 (20.28%) JavaScript
12 40 (18.87%) NoSQL
13 37 (17.45%) OpenGL
14 36 (16.98%) HTML
14 36 (16.98%) Linux
14 36 (16.98%) Multithreading
14 36 (16.98%) Android
15 35 (16.51%) .NET
16 34 (16.04%) Computer Science
17 32 (15.09%) MongoDB
18 30 (14.15%) OO
19 29 (13.68%) TDD
20 27 (12.74%) Mobile Games
20 27 (12.74%) Objective-C
21 26 (12.26%) Python
21 26 (12.26%) JSON
21 26 (12.26%) Online Games
21 26 (12.26%) REST
21 26 (12.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
22 25 (11.79%) iOS Development

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 20 (9.43%) Node.js
2 18 (8.49%) Apache
3 14 (6.60%) Facebook Platform
4 6 (2.83%) Confluence
5 5 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.89%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (2.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.42%) GitHub
4 3 (1.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.94%) IaaS
5 2 (0.94%) Office 365
5 2 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.55%) HTTP
2 5 (2.36%) Internet
3 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.87%) NoSQL
2 32 (15.09%) MongoDB
3 23 (10.85%) MySQL
3 23 (10.85%) Redis
4 14 (6.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (6.13%) SQLite
6 8 (3.77%) Neo4j
7 7 (3.30%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.36%) GIS
9 4 (1.89%) Big Data
10 3 (1.42%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.47%) OLAP
11 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (22.17%) Subversion
2 45 (21.23%) Git (software)
3 19 (8.96%) Maven
4 16 (7.55%) Eclipse
5 11 (5.19%) JIRA
6 7 (3.30%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.89%) Mocha
8 3 (1.42%) JUnit
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.94%) Grunt
9 2 (0.94%) gulp
9 2 (0.94%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.47%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.47%) NetBeans
General
1 212 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.66%) Finance
2 12 (5.66%) Retail
3 11 (5.19%) Front Office
4 6 (2.83%) Advertising
5 5 (2.36%) Law
6 3 (1.42%) Local Government
7 2 (0.94%) Back Office
7 2 (0.94%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 154 (72.64%) Developer
2 65 (30.66%) Games Developer
3 39 (18.40%) C++ Developer
4 33 (15.57%) Software Engineer
5 27 (12.74%) Java Developer
5 27 (12.74%) Senior Developer
6 25 (11.79%) C# Developer
6 25 (11.79%) C++ Software Engineer
7 21 (9.91%) iOS Developer
7 21 (9.91%) Java Games Developer
8 16 (7.55%) Junior
9 14 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 14 (6.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.60%) Software Developer
10 13 (6.13%) C++ Games Developer
10 13 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (6.13%) Lead Developer
11 12 (5.66%) Junior Developer
12 11 (5.19%) C++/C# Developer
12 11 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.45%) OpenGL
2 36 (16.98%) HTML
3 35 (16.51%) .NET
4 26 (12.26%) JSON
4 26 (12.26%) REST
4 26 (12.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 23 (10.85%) CSS
6 22 (10.38%) HTML5
7 21 (9.91%) ActiveMQ
7 21 (9.91%) Apache Camel
7 21 (9.91%) XML
8 20 (9.43%) Spring
9 19 (8.96%) Java EE
10 17 (8.02%) AngularJS
10 17 (8.02%) JDBC
11 14 (6.60%) CSS3
11 14 (6.60%) Web Services
12 13 (6.13%) Django
13 12 (5.66%) jQuery
13 12 (5.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.04%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.74%) Mobile Games
3 26 (12.26%) Online Games
4 23 (10.85%) Social Media
5 20 (9.43%) Mobile App
6 17 (8.02%) Mathematics
7 13 (6.13%) Online Gambling
7 13 (6.13%) User Experience
8 12 (5.66%) Animation
9 8 (3.77%) Physics
10 7 (3.30%) 3D Graphics
10 7 (3.30%) Social Gaming
11 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.83%) N-Tier
11 6 (2.83%) Oculus Rift
11 6 (2.83%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.89%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (1.89%) Xbox
13 2 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 36 (16.98%) Android
2 36 (16.98%) Linux
3 11 (5.19%) Windows
4 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.94%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.66%) Software Engineering
3 36 (16.98%) Multithreading
4 30 (14.15%) OO
5 29 (13.68%) TDD
6 25 (11.79%) iOS Development
7 20 (9.43%) Concurrent Programming
8 18 (8.49%) BDD
9 15 (7.08%) Scrum
10 14 (6.60%) OOD
10 14 (6.60%) Web Development
11 13 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.13%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (5.66%) Android Development
12 12 (5.66%) MVC
13 11 (5.19%) Algorithmic Trading
13 11 (5.19%) OOP
13 11 (5.19%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.25%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.25%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (44.81%) C++
2 52 (24.53%) C#
3 49 (23.11%) Java
4 43 (20.28%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.74%) Objective-C
6 26 (12.26%) Python
7 24 (11.32%) SQL
8 20 (9.43%) ActionScript
8 20 (9.43%) PHP
9 15 (7.08%) C
10 10 (4.72%) Apple Swift
11 9 (4.25%) ActionScript 3.0
11 9 (4.25%) Ruby
12 6 (2.83%) Scala
13 5 (2.36%) Clojure
13 5 (2.36%) Erlang
13 5 (2.36%) F#
13 5 (2.36%) Haskell
14 3 (1.42%) Lua
14 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (21.70%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) ISEB
2 9 (4.25%) ISTQB
2 9 (4.25%) PhD
3 5 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.42%) MCP
4 3 (1.42%) MCSA
4 3 (1.42%) MCSE
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.89%) SCCM
2 2 (0.94%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) systemd
3 1 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (8.96%) Facebook
2 12 (5.66%) Google
3 11 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.30%) Adobe
5 4 (1.89%) VMware
6 3 (1.42%) Apple
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco
7 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.94%) Twitter
8 1 (0.47%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle
8 1 (0.47%) PubNub
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