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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 801 832 835
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +3
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 107 102 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 99 83 120
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £28,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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
80860 86168 93866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 87.93% 86.26% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68167 70784 76994
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 £31,500
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 26 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 26 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 +57 66 £62,500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands 0 20 £47,500 +11.76%
North West +8 6 £28,500 -10.93% 2
South East +5 6 £42,500 +17.24% 3
Yorkshire -2 4 £47,000 +4.44%
South West -4 2 £49,000 +22.50% 2
East of England +24 1 - - 1
East Midlands +11 1 £22,500 -50.00%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Games
2 94 (47.47%) C++
3 78 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (30.30%) Software Engineering
5 52 (26.26%) Apple iOS
6 48 (24.24%) Java
7 47 (23.74%) Subversion
8 46 (23.23%) Git (software)
9 44 (22.22%) C#
10 42 (21.21%) JavaScript
11 38 (19.19%) Android
12 37 (18.69%) Degree
12 37 (18.69%) NoSQL
13 34 (17.17%) HTML
13 34 (17.17%) Linux
14 32 (16.16%) .NET
15 31 (15.66%) OO
16 30 (15.15%) TDD
16 30 (15.15%) MongoDB
17 29 (14.65%) OpenGL
17 29 (14.65%) Multithreading
18 27 (13.64%) Mobile Games
18 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
18 27 (13.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 26 (13.13%) REST
19 26 (13.13%) JSON
19 26 (13.13%) Online Games
20 25 (12.63%) iOS Development
21 23 (11.62%) Python
21 23 (11.62%) ActionScript

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 19 (9.60%) Node.js
2 17 (8.59%) Apache
3 14 (7.07%) Facebook Platform
4 5 (2.53%) Confluence
4 5 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.02%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.53%) MS Office
4 4 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.58%) HTTP
2 9 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.69%) NoSQL
2 30 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 22 (11.11%) Redis
4 19 (9.60%) MySQL
5 13 (6.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.06%) SQLite
7 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.54%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.53%) GIS
10 4 (2.02%) Big Data
11 2 (1.01%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (23.74%) Subversion
2 46 (23.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.59%) Maven
4 16 (8.08%) Eclipse
5 10 (5.05%) JIRA
6 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.02%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.52%) Mocha
9 2 (1.01%) Grunt
9 2 (1.01%) gulp
9 2 (1.01%) JUnit
9 2 (1.01%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.51%) Babel
10 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.51%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.51%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 198 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (7.07%) Retail
3 11 (5.56%) Finance
4 10 (5.05%) Front Office
5 5 (2.53%) Advertising
5 5 (2.53%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 147 (74.24%) Developer
2 64 (32.32%) Games Developer
3 39 (19.70%) C++ Developer
4 30 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 28 (14.14%) Software Engineer
6 27 (13.64%) Java Developer
7 23 (11.62%) C# Developer
8 20 (10.10%) C++ Software Engineer
8 20 (10.10%) Java Games Developer
9 16 (8.08%) iOS Developer
10 15 (7.58%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (7.58%) Junior
11 14 (7.07%) .NET Developer
11 14 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (7.07%) Software Developer
12 13 (6.57%) C++ Games Developer
12 13 (6.57%) Junior Developer
13 10 (5.05%) C++/C# Developer
13 10 (5.05%) Lead Developer
13 10 (5.05%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) HTML
2 32 (16.16%) .NET
3 29 (14.65%) OpenGL
4 27 (13.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 26 (13.13%) JSON
5 26 (13.13%) REST
6 19 (9.60%) HTML5
6 19 (9.60%) Spring
6 19 (9.60%) XML
7 18 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
7 18 (9.09%) Apache Camel
8 17 (8.59%) CSS
8 17 (8.59%) Java EE
9 16 (8.08%) AngularJS
10 15 (7.58%) JDBC
11 13 (6.57%) CSS3
12 12 (6.06%) Django
12 12 (6.06%) Web Services
13 11 (5.56%) jQuery
14 10 (5.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 27 (13.64%) Mobile Games
2 26 (13.13%) Online Games
3 20 (10.10%) Social Media
4 17 (8.59%) Mobile App
4 17 (8.59%) User Experience
5 15 (7.58%) Mathematics
6 14 (7.07%) Animation
7 13 (6.57%) Online Gambling
8 10 (5.05%) Physics
9 8 (4.04%) 3D Graphics
10 7 (3.54%) Social Gaming
11 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (3.03%) N-Tier
12 5 (2.53%) Algorithms
13 4 (2.02%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (2.02%) Augmented Reality
13 4 (2.02%) Internet of Things
13 4 (2.02%) Oculus Rift
13 4 (2.02%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.26%) Apple iOS
2 38 (19.19%) Android
3 34 (17.17%) Linux
4 5 (2.53%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.30%) Software Engineering
3 31 (15.66%) OO
4 30 (15.15%) TDD
5 29 (14.65%) Multithreading
6 25 (12.63%) iOS Development
7 18 (9.09%) BDD
7 18 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
8 17 (8.59%) Android Development
9 15 (7.58%) Scrum
10 13 (6.57%) OOD
11 12 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
11 12 (6.06%) OOP
12 11 (5.56%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.05%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.05%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.55%) Mobile Development
15 8 (4.04%) Front End Development
15 8 (4.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (47.47%) C++
2 48 (24.24%) Java
3 44 (22.22%) C#
4 42 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.62%) ActionScript
5 23 (11.62%) Python
5 23 (11.62%) SQL
6 21 (10.61%) Objective-C
7 17 (8.59%) C
8 14 (7.07%) PHP
9 12 (6.06%) ActionScript 3.0
10 8 (4.04%) Ruby
11 7 (3.54%) Apple Swift
12 6 (3.03%) Scala
13 5 (2.53%) Clojure
13 5 (2.53%) Erlang
13 5 (2.53%) F#
13 5 (2.53%) Haskell
14 2 (1.01%) ECMAScript
14 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (18.69%) Degree
2 9 (4.55%) ISEB
3 8 (4.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.04%) PhD
4 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Docker
1 2 (1.01%) etcd
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) Ansible
1 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.01%) Puppet
1 2 (1.01%) systemd
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (9.09%) Facebook
2 11 (5.56%) Google
2 11 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.53%) Adobe
4 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.51%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.51%) Citrix
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle
4 1 (0.51%) VMware
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