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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 754 751 718
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 104 149 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 83 133 122
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £21,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £31,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+41.12% +6.89%
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
83276 90851 80863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.09% 82.74% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 68571 74463 67326
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 June 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 -2 33 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South East +12 25 £30,000 +42.85% 10
South West -11 11 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Yorkshire +3 10 £45,000 +87.50% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £42,500 +13.33% 4
North West +11 8 £32,000 -3.03% 2
East of England +12 7 £50,000 +75.43% 2
East Midlands +6 1 £45,000 +109.30% 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Games
2 80 (47.06%) C++
3 51 (30.00%) C#
4 48 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 48 (28.24%) Degree
5 45 (26.47%) Computer Science
5 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (25.29%) HTML
7 39 (22.94%) Android
8 37 (21.76%) Apple iOS
9 35 (20.59%) OpenGL
10 34 (20.00%) jQuery
11 33 (19.41%) HTML5
11 33 (19.41%) Java
11 33 (19.41%) CSS
12 29 (17.06%) Software Engineering
13 28 (16.47%) OO
14 27 (15.88%) Python
15 21 (12.35%) MVC
15 21 (12.35%) CSS3
15 21 (12.35%) Android Development
16 20 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 20 (11.76%) Mobile Games
16 20 (11.76%) Multithreading
17 19 (11.18%) Mathematics
18 18 (10.59%) Node.js
18 18 (10.59%) Flash
18 18 (10.59%) Mobile App
19 17 (10.00%) PhD
19 17 (10.00%) Online Games

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 18 (10.59%) Node.js
2 4 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.76%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) Force.com
4 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.59%) Route 53
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) Firewall
2 2 (1.18%) LAN
2 2 (1.18%) WAN
2 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.18%) SAN
2 2 (1.18%) NAS
2 2 (1.18%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.59%) 4G
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.88%) MySQL
2 5 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.35%) SQLite
4 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.76%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.76%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.59%) Redis
6 1 (0.59%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 16 (9.41%) Git (software)
1 16 (9.41%) Subversion
2 5 (2.94%) PHPUnit
3 4 (2.35%) Grunt
4 3 (1.76%) JIRA
4 3 (1.76%) Mocha
4 3 (1.76%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.76%) Bower
5 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.59%) Maven
6 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.59%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.59%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.59%) Spock
6 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 170 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (7.65%) Finance
3 11 (6.47%) Front Office
4 5 (2.94%) Marketing
4 5 (2.94%) Law
5 4 (2.35%) Advertising
5 4 (2.35%) Banking
6 3 (1.76%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 97 (57.06%) Developer
2 27 (15.88%) Games Developer
3 26 (15.29%) Programmer
4 20 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 14 (8.24%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.06%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.06%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 10 (5.88%) C++ Programmer
7 10 (5.88%) Android Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Graduate
10 7 (4.12%) Junior
11 6 (3.53%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.53%) Development Team Leader
11 6 (3.53%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.29%) HTML
2 35 (20.59%) OpenGL
3 34 (20.00%) jQuery
4 33 (19.41%) HTML5
4 33 (19.41%) CSS
5 21 (12.35%) CSS3
6 20 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 18 (10.59%) Flash
8 15 (8.82%) .NET
9 14 (8.24%) REST
10 13 (7.65%) JSON
11 12 (7.06%) AngularJS
12 11 (6.47%) WPF
12 11 (6.47%) Web Services
13 10 (5.88%) DirectX
13 10 (5.88%) OAuth
14 8 (4.71%) Unreal Engine
15 6 (3.53%) Cocoa Touch
15 6 (3.53%) Cocoa
16 5 (2.94%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.76%) Mobile Games
3 19 (11.18%) Mathematics
4 18 (10.59%) Mobile App
5 17 (10.00%) Online Games
6 15 (8.82%) Xbox
7 14 (8.24%) iPad
8 13 (7.65%) Social Media
9 10 (5.88%) Physics
10 9 (5.29%) 3D Graphics
10 9 (5.29%) User Experience
10 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (4.71%) Animation
12 7 (4.12%) Algorithms
13 6 (3.53%) PlayStation
14 5 (2.94%) Statistics
14 5 (2.94%) Social Network
14 5 (2.94%) Social Gaming
14 5 (2.94%) Visualisation
14 5 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.94%) Android
2 37 (21.76%) Apple iOS
3 16 (9.41%) Linux
4 15 (8.82%) Windows
5 5 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.06%) Software Engineering
3 28 (16.47%) OO
4 21 (12.35%) MVC
4 21 (12.35%) Android Development
5 20 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 13 (7.65%) OOP
6 13 (7.65%) iOS Development
6 13 (7.65%) Mobile Application Development
6 13 (7.65%) Mobile Development
7 12 (7.06%) Scrum
7 12 (7.06%) TDD
8 11 (6.47%) Algorithmic Trading
8 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
8 11 (6.47%) Risk Management
9 8 (4.71%) OOD
10 7 (4.12%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.12%) People Management
10 7 (4.12%) Analytics
11 6 (3.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.06%) C++
2 51 (30.00%) C#
3 48 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 33 (19.41%) Java
5 27 (15.88%) Python
6 14 (8.24%) SQL
6 14 (8.24%) Objective-C
7 13 (7.65%) PHP
7 13 (7.65%) ActionScript
8 10 (5.88%) C
9 6 (3.53%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (2.94%) Lua
10 5 (2.94%) Perl
11 4 (2.35%) Go
11 4 (2.35%) R
11 4 (2.35%) VB
11 4 (2.35%) Scala
12 2 (1.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.59%) GLSL
13 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (28.24%) Degree
2 17 (10.00%) PhD
3 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.18%) ISEB
3 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.59%) LXC
1 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Puppet
1 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (4.71%) Facebook
2 6 (3.53%) Perforce
2 6 (3.53%) Apple
3 4 (2.35%) Tableau
3 4 (2.35%) Vertica
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (2.35%) Netezza
4 3 (1.76%) Adobe
5 2 (1.18%) Remedy
5 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.18%) Google
6 1 (0.59%) Citrix
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle
6 1 (0.59%) VMware
6 1 (0.59%) Sony
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