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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 697 750 700
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -50
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 175 103 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 146 74 166
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
87806 81031 86649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.09% 81.19% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70747 67265 73911
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +8 80 £45,000 +38.46% 8
West Midlands -4 28 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire -18 17 £32,500 -7.14%
South East -11 16 £21,000 -44.00%
North West -5 14 £48,000 +12.94% 1
South West -24 13 £35,000 -4.10% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £22,500 +16.88%
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 341 (100.00%) Games
2 165 (48.39%) HTML
3 137 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 117 (34.31%) CSS
6 106 (31.09%) HTML5
7 92 (26.98%) Java
8 91 (26.69%) Android
9 88 (25.81%) OO
10 87 (25.51%) Apple iOS
11 82 (24.05%) Computer Science
12 79 (23.17%) C++
13 72 (21.11%) C#
14 70 (20.53%) Degree
15 66 (19.35%) Flash
15 66 (19.35%) Twitter
16 63 (18.48%) Animation
17 62 (18.18%) Git (software)
18 57 (16.72%) JSON
19 54 (15.84%) .NET
20 51 (14.96%) Photoshop
20 51 (14.96%) MVC
21 50 (14.66%) Android Development
22 48 (14.08%) Objective-C
22 48 (14.08%) Web Services
22 48 (14.08%) iOS Development
23 45 (13.20%) Scrum
24 44 (12.90%) Facebook
25 42 (12.32%) XML
25 42 (12.32%) SQL Server

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (8.21%) Node.js
2 10 (2.93%) Apache
3 5 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.88%) SAS
5 2 (0.59%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (14.96%) Photoshop
2 24 (7.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.81%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.64%) 3ds Max
5 4 (1.17%) Maya
6 3 (0.88%) SPSS
6 3 (0.88%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) GIMP
7 1 (0.29%) Blender
7 1 (0.29%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.11%) SaaS
2 8 (2.35%) Force.com
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) HTTP
2 3 (0.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.88%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.64%) OLTP
3 9 (2.64%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.35%) SQLite
4 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.05%) MySQL
6 5 (1.47%) Big Data
6 5 (1.47%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.38%) Xcode
3 21 (6.16%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.52%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.64%) Grunt
6 8 (2.35%) Jasmine
6 8 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.05%) Subversion
8 5 (1.47%) Maven
9 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.88%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.88%) JBehave
10 3 (0.88%) Selenium
10 3 (0.88%) JUnit
11 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.59%) Mocha
11 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 341 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (6.16%) Marketing
3 16 (4.69%) Online Betting
4 9 (2.64%) Finance
5 8 (2.35%) Electronics
6 6 (1.76%) Advertising
7 4 (1.17%) Front Office
8 3 (0.88%) Publishing
8 3 (0.88%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) iGaming
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.29%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 221 (64.81%) Developer
2 64 (18.77%) Graduate
3 57 (16.72%) Junior
4 49 (14.37%) Junior Developer
5 43 (12.61%) Games Developer
6 39 (11.44%) Graduate Developer
7 36 (10.56%) Programmer
8 31 (9.09%) iOS Developer
9 26 (7.62%) Software Engineer
10 25 (7.33%) Web Developer
10 25 (7.33%) C# Developer
11 24 (7.04%) Software Developer
12 22 (6.45%) .NET Developer
13 20 (5.87%) C++ Programmer
14 19 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (5.57%) Senior Manager
14 19 (5.57%) Front-End Developer
15 18 (5.28%) Junior .NET Developer
16 16 (4.69%) Gameplay Programmer
16 16 (4.69%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (48.39%) HTML
2 117 (34.31%) CSS
3 106 (31.09%) HTML5
4 66 (19.35%) Flash
5 57 (16.72%) JSON
6 54 (15.84%) .NET
7 48 (14.08%) Web Services
8 42 (12.32%) XML
9 39 (11.44%) OAuth
9 39 (11.44%) CSS3
10 37 (10.85%) jQuery
11 31 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 24 (7.04%) Android SDK
13 23 (6.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 19 (5.57%) Java EE
15 16 (4.69%) AngularJS
16 13 (3.81%) Struts
17 12 (3.52%) DHTML
17 12 (3.52%) OpenGL
17 12 (3.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 82 (24.05%) Computer Science
2 63 (18.48%) Animation
3 41 (12.02%) Online Games
4 32 (9.38%) Mobile Games
5 30 (8.80%) Mathematics
6 25 (7.33%) Mobile App
7 24 (7.04%) User Experience
8 19 (5.57%) iPad
9 16 (4.69%) Physics
9 16 (4.69%) Online Gambling
10 15 (4.40%) iPhone
11 14 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (4.11%) Xbox
12 12 (3.52%) W3C
13 9 (2.64%) Social Gaming
13 9 (2.64%) New Media
14 8 (2.35%) N-Tier
14 8 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
14 8 (2.35%) Statistics
15 7 (2.05%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 91 (26.69%) Android
2 87 (25.51%) Apple iOS
3 30 (8.80%) Windows
4 22 (6.45%) Linux
5 11 (3.23%) UNIX
6 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (25.81%) OO
3 51 (14.96%) MVC
4 50 (14.66%) Android Development
5 48 (14.08%) iOS Development
6 45 (13.20%) Scrum
7 41 (12.02%) Software Engineering
8 34 (9.97%) TDD
9 23 (6.74%) OOP
10 16 (4.69%) Mobile Application Development
11 12 (3.52%) Multithreading
12 11 (3.23%) SOA
13 10 (2.93%) Data Modelling
14 9 (2.64%) E-Commerce
14 9 (2.64%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (2.35%) Time Management
15 8 (2.35%) 3D Modelling
15 8 (2.35%) Online Marketing
15 8 (2.35%) Web Application Development
15 8 (2.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 124 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 92 (26.98%) Java
3 79 (23.17%) C++
4 72 (21.11%) C#
5 48 (14.08%) Objective-C
6 40 (11.73%) ActionScript
7 31 (9.09%) SQL
8 28 (8.21%) ActionScript 3.0
9 23 (6.74%) Python
10 13 (3.81%) PowerHouse
11 12 (3.52%) C
12 10 (2.93%) PHP
12 10 (2.93%) Lua
13 9 (2.64%) ActionScript 2.0
14 8 (2.35%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.47%) Ruby
17 3 (0.88%) R
18 2 (0.59%) Erlang
19 1 (0.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 70 (20.53%) Degree
2 8 (2.35%) PhD
3 5 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (0.88%) Puppet
1 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (19.35%) Twitter
2 44 (12.90%) Facebook
3 31 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 30 (8.80%) Google
5 9 (2.64%) Oracle
6 8 (2.35%) CyberSource
7 5 (1.47%) Sony
7 5 (1.47%) Adobe
8 3 (0.88%) Intel
8 3 (0.88%) Tableau
9 2 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.29%) Apple
10 1 (0.29%) Perforce
10 1 (0.29%) VMware
10 1 (0.29%) Talend
10 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
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