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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 723 710 778
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +68
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 138 177 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 62 141 68
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,875 £22,500 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
87852 89858 82379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.04% 82.89% 81.72%
Number of salaries quoted 73293 72362 68132
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,157 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +36 76 £40,000 +90.47% 8
London -38 28 £52,500 +16.66% 5
West Midlands -11 16 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East Midlands -5 6 £31,500 +40.00%
South West -21 5 £30,000 -33.33%
North West -9 4 £28,750 -40.10% 1
North East -2 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £45,000 +63.63% 1
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Games
2 92 (38.02%) C++
3 88 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 78 (32.23%) HTML
5 76 (31.40%) Computer Science
6 72 (29.75%) Degree
7 70 (28.93%) Android
8 61 (25.21%) Apple iOS
9 59 (24.38%) Software Engineering
10 58 (23.97%) CSS
11 56 (23.14%) C#
12 54 (22.31%) jQuery
13 52 (21.49%) Web Development
14 48 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (18.18%) Java
16 42 (17.36%) Python
17 41 (16.94%) Git (software)
18 40 (16.53%) Node.js
18 40 (16.53%) Mobile Games
19 39 (16.12%) OpenGL
20 38 (15.70%) Android Development
21 35 (14.46%) SQL
21 35 (14.46%) MySQL
22 34 (14.05%) AngularJS
23 32 (13.22%) PHP
24 29 (11.98%) Sass
24 29 (11.98%) LESS
24 29 (11.98%) Grunt
25 28 (11.57%) iOS Development
25 28 (11.57%) OO

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 40 (16.53%) Node.js
2 26 (10.74%) Apache
3 25 (10.33%) nginx
4 15 (6.20%) Jetty
5 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Photoshop
2 10 (4.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.89%) Maya
4 4 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.24%) MS Office
6 2 (0.83%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.41%) HTTP
1 1 (0.41%) Internet
1 1 (0.41%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.46%) MySQL
2 28 (11.57%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (11.16%) NoSQL
4 26 (10.74%) MongoDB
5 25 (10.33%) Riak
6 10 (4.13%) Redis
7 2 (0.83%) SQLite
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 41 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.98%) Grunt
3 25 (10.33%) gulp
4 12 (4.96%) Subversion
5 4 (1.65%) JIRA
5 4 (1.65%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.24%) Mocha
6 3 (1.24%) Bower
6 3 (1.24%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.41%) Spock
8 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.41%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 242 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (4.13%) Finance
3 8 (3.31%) Front Office
4 5 (2.07%) Marketing
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
6 3 (1.24%) Advertising
6 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.83%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 107 (44.21%) Developer
2 46 (19.01%) Software Engineer
3 37 (15.29%) Programmer
4 25 (10.33%) Web Engineer
5 21 (8.68%) Games Developer
6 16 (6.61%) C++ Developer
7 15 (6.20%) Android Developer
8 13 (5.37%) iOS Developer
8 13 (5.37%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.37%) Graduate
9 11 (4.55%) Designer
10 10 (4.13%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.13%) Applications Developer
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.72%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (3.31%) Mobile Developer
12 8 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (32.23%) HTML
2 58 (23.97%) CSS
3 54 (22.31%) jQuery
4 39 (16.12%) OpenGL
5 34 (14.05%) AngularJS
6 29 (11.98%) Sass
6 29 (11.98%) LESS
7 27 (11.16%) HTML5
8 26 (10.74%) Backbone.js
8 26 (10.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 25 (10.33%) Ember.js
10 19 (7.85%) REST
10 19 (7.85%) Symfony
11 18 (7.44%) JSON
11 18 (7.44%) Spring
11 18 (7.44%) Flash
12 16 (6.61%) CSS3
13 14 (5.79%) .NET
14 12 (4.96%) DirectX
15 11 (4.55%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 76 (31.40%) Computer Science
2 40 (16.53%) Mobile Games
3 25 (10.33%) Mathematics
4 24 (9.92%) Mobile App
5 23 (9.50%) User Experience
6 20 (8.26%) Xbox
7 14 (5.79%) Social Media
7 14 (5.79%) Online Games
8 13 (5.37%) Social Gaming
9 12 (4.96%) Graphic Design
10 11 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
10 11 (4.55%) Physics
10 11 (4.55%) PlayStation
11 10 (4.13%) iPad
12 9 (3.72%) Animation
13 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (2.48%) Social Network
14 6 (2.48%) iPhone
15 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
16 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.93%) Android
2 61 (25.21%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.96%) Windows
4 9 (3.72%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.38%) Software Engineering
2 52 (21.49%) Web Development
3 48 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (15.70%) Android Development
5 28 (11.57%) iOS Development
5 28 (11.57%) OO
6 27 (11.16%) Scrum
7 25 (10.33%) Integration Testing
8 23 (9.50%) Asset Management
8 23 (9.50%) MVC
9 17 (7.02%) Multithreading
10 16 (6.61%) OOP
10 16 (6.61%) TDD
11 15 (6.20%) Mobile Application Development
12 14 (5.79%) Mobile Development
13 11 (4.55%) Unit Testing
14 9 (3.72%) B2B
14 9 (3.72%) B2C
15 8 (3.31%) Risk Management
15 8 (3.31%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.02%) C++
2 88 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 56 (23.14%) C#
4 44 (18.18%) Java
5 42 (17.36%) Python
6 35 (14.46%) SQL
7 32 (13.22%) PHP
8 27 (11.16%) Ruby
9 25 (10.33%) Shell Script
10 20 (8.26%) Objective-C
11 18 (7.44%) ActionScript
12 14 (5.79%) C
13 12 (4.96%) ActionScript 3.0
14 10 (4.13%) Lua
15 7 (2.89%) ActionScript 2.0
16 6 (2.48%) Apple Swift
16 6 (2.48%) VB
16 6 (2.48%) Perl
17 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 72 (29.75%) Degree
2 9 (3.72%) PhD
3 2 (0.83%) ISEB
3 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) QA
System Software
1 25 (10.33%) Varnish
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Puppet
1 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (5.79%) Facebook
2 12 (4.96%) Adobe
3 8 (3.31%) Apple
4 6 (2.48%) Perforce
5 4 (1.65%) Twitter
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle
8 1 (0.41%) Sony
8 1 (0.41%) Google
West London
BBC
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
RDF Resources Ltd
Salary: First Class Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: Circa £30,000 (dependent on experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Riot Games EU
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Riot Games EU
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago