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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 781 777 691
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -86
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 88 114 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 75 107 158
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
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
85485 90650 82136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.28% 82.08% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 69947 73853 68353
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -9 31 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South East +23 21 £41,250 -8.33% 12
North West +11 10 £32,000 +3.22% 1
Yorkshire +3 8 £45,000 +87.50% 3
South West -6 7 £45,000 +80.00% 1
East of England +21 6 £50,000 +75.43%
West Midlands -29 5 £42,500 +29.77% 4
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Games
2 64 (41.56%) C++
3 47 (30.52%) C#
4 46 (29.87%) HTML
4 46 (29.87%) JavaScript
4 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (29.87%) Degree
5 39 (25.32%) Apple iOS
6 38 (24.68%) Computer Science
6 38 (24.68%) Android
6 38 (24.68%) Java
7 35 (22.73%) HTML5
8 33 (21.43%) CSS
9 32 (20.78%) OpenGL
10 30 (19.48%) jQuery
11 28 (18.18%) Python
12 26 (16.88%) OO
13 21 (13.64%) Flash
13 21 (13.64%) Multithreading
13 21 (13.64%) Software Engineering
14 20 (12.99%) MVC
15 19 (12.34%) Mobile Games
15 19 (12.34%) PhD
15 19 (12.34%) CSS3
15 19 (12.34%) Git (software)
16 18 (11.69%) Mathematics
16 18 (11.69%) Online Games
16 18 (11.69%) Android Development
17 17 (11.04%) Windows
17 17 (11.04%) .NET

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 16 (10.39%) Node.js
2 4 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.95%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) SaaS
2 3 (1.95%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.30%) Force.com
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.30%) SAN
2 2 (1.30%) LAN
2 2 (1.30%) WAN
2 2 (1.30%) Firewall
2 2 (1.30%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.30%) NAS
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.14%) MySQL
2 5 (3.25%) Big Data
3 4 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.95%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.95%) SQLite
4 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.30%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.65%) Azkaban
6 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.65%) Redis
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.74%) Subversion
3 5 (3.25%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.60%) Grunt
5 3 (1.95%) Bower
5 3 (1.95%) Mocha
5 3 (1.95%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.30%) JIRA
6 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Spock
7 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
General
1 154 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (8.44%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Front Office
4 5 (3.25%) Law
4 5 (3.25%) Marketing
5 4 (2.60%) Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Advertising
6 3 (1.95%) Japanese Language
6 3 (1.95%) Electronics
7 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (59.74%) Developer
2 24 (15.58%) Games Developer
3 21 (13.64%) Programmer
4 16 (10.39%) Software Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Web Developer
5 12 (7.79%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.79%) C# Developer
5 12 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Junior
8 7 (4.55%) C++ Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Android Developer
9 6 (3.90%) iOS Developer
9 6 (3.90%) C++ Programmer
9 6 (3.90%) Front-End Web Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (29.87%) HTML
2 35 (22.73%) HTML5
3 33 (21.43%) CSS
4 32 (20.78%) OpenGL
5 30 (19.48%) jQuery
6 21 (13.64%) Flash
7 19 (12.34%) CSS3
8 17 (11.04%) .NET
9 16 (10.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 12 (7.79%) REST
11 11 (7.14%) JSON
11 11 (7.14%) WPF
12 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
13 9 (5.84%) Web Services
14 8 (5.19%) OAuth
15 6 (3.90%) DirectX
15 6 (3.90%) Cocoa
15 6 (3.90%) Cocoa Touch
15 6 (3.90%) Unreal Engine
16 5 (3.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.68%) Computer Science
2 19 (12.34%) Mobile Games
3 18 (11.69%) Mathematics
3 18 (11.69%) Online Games
4 16 (10.39%) iPad
5 13 (8.44%) Mobile App
6 11 (7.14%) Xbox
6 11 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
7 10 (6.49%) Social Media
8 8 (5.19%) User Experience
8 8 (5.19%) Animation
9 7 (4.55%) Statistics
9 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.90%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.90%) Physics
11 5 (3.25%) iPhone
11 5 (3.25%) Visualisation
12 4 (2.60%) Social Network
12 4 (2.60%) Digital Media
13 3 (1.95%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.32%) Apple iOS
2 38 (24.68%) Android
3 17 (11.04%) Windows
4 16 (10.39%) Linux
5 5 (3.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.88%) OO
3 21 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 21 (13.64%) Multithreading
4 20 (12.99%) MVC
5 18 (11.69%) Android Development
6 14 (9.09%) Mobile Development
7 13 (8.44%) iOS Development
7 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
8 12 (7.79%) OOP
9 11 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 11 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
10 10 (6.49%) TDD
10 10 (6.49%) Scrum
11 9 (5.84%) Analytics
11 9 (5.84%) Mobile Application Development
12 7 (4.55%) OOD
13 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.90%) Web Development
13 6 (3.90%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (41.56%) C++
2 47 (30.52%) C#
3 46 (29.87%) JavaScript
4 38 (24.68%) Java
5 28 (18.18%) Python
6 14 (9.09%) ActionScript
6 14 (9.09%) SQL
7 12 (7.79%) Objective-C
8 11 (7.14%) PHP
9 8 (5.19%) ActionScript 3.0
10 7 (4.55%) Lua
11 6 (3.90%) C
12 5 (3.25%) Perl
13 4 (2.60%) VB
13 4 (2.60%) Scala
13 4 (2.60%) Ruby
13 4 (2.60%) R
13 4 (2.60%) Go
14 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.65%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 46 (29.87%) Degree
2 19 (12.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) Puppet
1 5 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (5.19%) Facebook
2 6 (3.90%) Apple
2 6 (3.90%) Perforce
3 4 (2.60%) Vertica
3 4 (2.60%) Netezza
3 4 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (2.60%) Tableau
4 3 (1.95%) Adobe
5 2 (1.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
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