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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 787 800 795
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 95 137 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 92 61 142
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
78344 89548 91059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 88.28% 87.40% 85.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65821 74795 73477
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +64 50 £52,500 -12.50% 8
West Midlands +4 30 £40,000 -3.03% 8
South West +4 6 £49,000 +96.00% 2
North West +16 3 £40,000 +80.79% 1
East Midlands +10 3 £35,000 +84.21%
South East -21 3 £18,000 -52.00% 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Games
2 58 (34.32%) Android
2 58 (34.32%) Apple iOS
3 52 (30.77%) C++
4 48 (28.40%) JavaScript
4 48 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (21.30%) HTML
6 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
6 32 (18.93%) Degree
7 29 (17.16%) Java
7 29 (17.16%) C#
7 29 (17.16%) iOS Development
8 28 (16.57%) Linux
8 28 (16.57%) 3D Graphics
8 28 (16.57%) QA
9 27 (15.98%) Android Development
9 27 (15.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 25 (14.79%) OO
11 24 (14.20%) SQL
11 24 (14.20%) Computer Science
11 24 (14.20%) HTML5
12 23 (13.61%) Mobile Games
12 23 (13.61%) OOP
13 22 (13.02%) Mobile Development
14 21 (12.43%) JSON
15 20 (11.83%) Animation
16 18 (10.65%) Online Games
16 18 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (10.06%) Mobile App
17 17 (10.06%) REST

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 10 (5.92%) Apache
2 9 (5.33%) CMS
3 8 (4.73%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.96%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.18%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.18%) Maya
3 2 (1.18%) Mudbox
3 2 (1.18%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.78%) iTunes
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) HTTP
2 5 (2.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.06%) MySQL
1 17 (10.06%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.28%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (5.33%) Looker
4 7 (4.14%) Redis
5 6 (3.55%) Spark SQL
6 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.78%) Big Data
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) GIS
10 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Git (software)
1 17 (10.06%) Subversion
2 14 (8.28%) Eclipse
3 10 (5.92%) JIRA
3 10 (5.92%) Maven
4 5 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.96%) webpack
5 4 (2.37%) Babel
6 3 (1.78%) Xcode
7 2 (1.18%) GCC
7 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.18%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.18%) NuGet
7 2 (1.18%) Selenium
7 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.18%) TestRail
8 1 (0.59%) Bower
8 1 (0.59%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 169 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (4.73%) Marketing
3 5 (2.96%) Advertising
4 4 (2.37%) Finance
4 4 (2.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (58.58%) Developer
2 41 (24.26%) Games Developer
3 24 (14.20%) C++ Developer
4 22 (13.02%) Junior
5 20 (11.83%) Java Developer
6 18 (10.65%) Graduate
7 16 (9.47%) Senior Developer
7 16 (9.47%) Software Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.69%) C++ Games Developer
9 12 (7.10%) Java Games Developer
9 12 (7.10%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (6.51%) Graduate Tester
10 11 (6.51%) Junior Developer
10 11 (6.51%) Software Developer
10 11 (6.51%) Tester
11 10 (5.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (5.92%) Games Tester
12 9 (5.33%) Analyst
12 9 (5.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.30%) HTML
2 27 (15.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 24 (14.20%) HTML5
4 21 (12.43%) JSON
5 17 (10.06%) CSS
5 17 (10.06%) REST
5 17 (10.06%) XML
6 16 (9.47%) React
7 15 (8.88%) OpenGL
8 14 (8.28%) AngularJS
8 14 (8.28%) CSS3
9 13 (7.69%) Sass
10 12 (7.10%) jQuery
11 11 (6.51%) LESS
11 11 (6.51%) Spring
12 9 (5.33%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (5.33%) Apache Camel
12 9 (5.33%) Java EE
12 9 (5.33%) JDBC
12 9 (5.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) 3D Graphics
2 24 (14.20%) Computer Science
3 23 (13.61%) Mobile Games
4 20 (11.83%) Animation
5 18 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (10.65%) Online Games
6 17 (10.06%) Mobile App
7 16 (9.47%) Social Media
8 13 (7.69%) Mathematics
8 13 (7.69%) Physics
9 11 (6.51%) User Experience
10 9 (5.33%) Visualisation
11 8 (4.73%) Graphic Design
12 6 (3.55%) Algorithms
12 6 (3.55%) Online Gambling
12 6 (3.55%) Xbox
13 5 (2.96%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
14 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
14 4 (2.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.32%) Android
1 58 (34.32%) Apple iOS
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
3 6 (3.55%) Windows
4 4 (2.37%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
3 29 (17.16%) iOS Development
4 27 (15.98%) Android Development
5 25 (14.79%) OO
6 23 (13.61%) OOP
7 22 (13.02%) Mobile Development
8 15 (8.88%) Multithreading
9 14 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (8.28%) Mentoring
10 13 (7.69%) Analytics
10 13 (7.69%) Front End Development
11 11 (6.51%) TDD
11 11 (6.51%) Web Development
12 10 (5.92%) Project Management
12 10 (5.92%) Scrum
13 9 (5.33%) Concurrent Programming
13 9 (5.33%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.33%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (5.33%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.77%) C++
2 48 (28.40%) JavaScript
3 29 (17.16%) C#
3 29 (17.16%) Java
4 24 (14.20%) SQL
5 17 (10.06%) C
6 16 (9.47%) PHP
7 11 (6.51%) Python
8 9 (5.33%) ActionScript
9 8 (4.73%) ECMAScript
10 5 (2.96%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (2.96%) Scala
11 4 (2.37%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.78%) Go
12 3 (1.78%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.78%) R
12 3 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.78%) VC++
13 2 (1.18%) HLSL
13 2 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (18.93%) Degree
2 7 (4.14%) ISEB
3 6 (3.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.18%) PhD
6 1 (0.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) Puppet
2 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) systemd
Vendors
1 9 (5.33%) MicroStrategy
1 9 (5.33%) Netezza
1 9 (5.33%) Tableau
1 9 (5.33%) Vertica
2 8 (4.73%) Facebook
3 4 (2.37%) Adobe
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.37%) PayPal
4 1 (0.59%) Google
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