The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 682 751 716
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -35
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 194 94 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 153 80 162
Average salary £37,500 £39,250 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.45% -7.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88099 80202 86245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 78.75% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71608 66273 74087
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Game Development
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -21 71 £42,500 -5.55% 13
South East +17 42 £21,000 -53.33% 5
Yorkshire -10 29 £25,000 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +5 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West +1 18 £52,500 +31.25%
North West -6 2 £25,000 -5.66% 2
East Midlands -7 2 £22,500 -18.18% 1
North East - 2 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 311 (100.00%) Games
2 141 (45.34%) HTML
3 132 (42.44%) JavaScript
4 112 (36.01%) CSS
5 96 (30.87%) OO
6 95 (30.55%) C++
7 92 (29.58%) Android
8 91 (29.26%) HTML5
9 84 (27.01%) Apple iOS
10 76 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (22.51%) C#
12 66 (21.22%) Flash
13 63 (20.26%) Computer Science
14 61 (19.61%) Java
15 56 (18.01%) .NET
16 50 (16.08%) Degree
17 47 (15.11%) Animation
18 46 (14.79%) Photoshop
19 43 (13.83%) Mobile Games
20 41 (13.18%) ActionScript
20 41 (13.18%) jQuery
20 41 (13.18%) Twitter
21 38 (12.22%) Git (software)
22 37 (11.90%) Windows
23 36 (11.58%) CSS3
24 33 (10.61%) Scrum
25 32 (10.29%) Software Engineering
26 31 (9.97%) Microsoft
27 30 (9.65%) SQL Server
27 30 (9.65%) XML

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (8.68%) Node.js
2 2 (0.64%) CMS
2 2 (0.64%) SilverStripe
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
3 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (14.79%) Photoshop
2 20 (6.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (4.18%) MS Excel
4 8 (2.57%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.96%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.64%) Maya
7 1 (0.32%) GIMP
7 1 (0.32%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.79%) SaaS
2 15 (4.82%) Force.com
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) HTTP
2 3 (0.96%) Internet
3 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.54%) MySQL
3 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.25%) SQLite
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.86%) Xcode
2 12 (3.86%) Grunt
3 9 (2.89%) Mercurial
4 8 (2.57%) Jasmine
4 8 (2.57%) Subversion
4 8 (2.57%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.61%) PhoneGap
7 4 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.96%) Maven
9 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.64%) Mocha
9 2 (0.64%) Bower
10 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.32%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.32%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 311 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (5.14%) Online Betting
3 14 (4.50%) Marketing
4 10 (3.22%) Finance
4 10 (3.22%) Advertising
5 4 (1.29%) Front Office
5 4 (1.29%) Retail
6 2 (0.64%) Electronics
6 2 (0.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.32%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 227 (72.99%) Developer
2 63 (20.26%) Graduate
3 52 (16.72%) Junior
3 52 (16.72%) Games Developer
4 47 (15.11%) Junior Developer
5 46 (14.79%) Graduate Developer
6 45 (14.47%) Programmer
7 32 (10.29%) C# Developer
8 30 (9.65%) Web Developer
9 21 (6.75%) Software Developer
9 21 (6.75%) .NET Developer
9 21 (6.75%) Flash Developer
9 21 (6.75%) C++ Programmer
9 21 (6.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (6.11%) Games Programmer
10 19 (6.11%) Java Developer
11 18 (5.79%) Junior C# Developer
12 17 (5.47%) HTML Developer
12 17 (5.47%) Junior .NET Developer
12 17 (5.47%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (45.34%) HTML
2 112 (36.01%) CSS
3 91 (29.26%) HTML5
4 66 (21.22%) Flash
5 56 (18.01%) .NET
6 41 (13.18%) jQuery
7 36 (11.58%) CSS3
8 30 (9.65%) XML
9 28 (9.00%) ASP.NET
10 26 (8.36%) Web Services
10 26 (8.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 25 (8.04%) JSON
12 22 (7.07%) AngularJS
13 20 (6.43%) J2EE
14 18 (5.79%) Java EE
15 17 (5.47%) OAuth
15 17 (5.47%) OpenGL
16 15 (4.82%) Backbone.js
17 12 (3.86%) Android SDK
17 12 (3.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 63 (20.26%) Computer Science
2 47 (15.11%) Animation
3 43 (13.83%) Mobile Games
4 30 (9.65%) Online Games
5 19 (6.11%) Mobile App
6 18 (5.79%) Mathematics
7 16 (5.14%) Online Gambling
8 15 (4.82%) Social Gaming
9 14 (4.50%) Xbox
10 12 (3.86%) Physics
11 11 (3.54%) iPhone
11 11 (3.54%) iPad
12 10 (3.22%) 3D Graphics
13 9 (2.89%) W3C
14 7 (2.25%) N-Tier
14 7 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
15 5 (1.61%) Motion Graphics
15 5 (1.61%) Graphic Design
16 4 (1.29%) Social Network
17 3 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 92 (29.58%) Android
2 84 (27.01%) Apple iOS
3 37 (11.90%) Windows
4 12 (3.86%) Linux
5 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.29%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.87%) OO
2 76 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.61%) Scrum
4 32 (10.29%) Software Engineering
5 30 (9.65%) MVC
6 27 (8.68%) TDD
6 27 (8.68%) Android Development
7 25 (8.04%) iOS Development
8 24 (7.72%) OOP
9 17 (5.47%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (3.86%) Mobile Application Development
11 11 (3.54%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.22%) SOA
12 10 (3.22%) 3D Modelling
13 8 (2.57%) Multithreading
13 8 (2.57%) Web Application Development
14 7 (2.25%) Online Marketing
14 7 (2.25%) Data Modelling
14 7 (2.25%) UML
15 6 (1.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 132 (42.44%) JavaScript
2 95 (30.55%) C++
3 70 (22.51%) C#
4 61 (19.61%) Java
5 41 (13.18%) ActionScript
6 28 (9.00%) Objective-C
6 28 (9.00%) ActionScript 3.0
7 27 (8.68%) SQL
8 23 (7.40%) Python
9 15 (4.82%) Lua
10 13 (4.18%) PowerHouse
10 13 (4.18%) C
10 13 (4.18%) PHP
11 9 (2.89%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.61%) Erlang
14 4 (1.29%) HLSL
15 2 (0.64%) Ruby
16 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (16.08%) Degree
2 6 (1.93%) PhD
3 4 (1.29%) ISEB
3 4 (1.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 41 (13.18%) Twitter
2 31 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.68%) Facebook
4 18 (5.79%) Google
5 7 (2.25%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.93%) Adobe
7 5 (1.61%) Sony
8 2 (0.64%) Perforce
8 2 (0.64%) Apple
9 1 (0.32%) VMware
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