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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 781 716 661
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -55
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 65 132 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 62 119 166
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,550 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £29,250 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+45.29% +6.36%
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
81037 81000 77589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.86% 82.39% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 66627 65196 65122
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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
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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 0 34 £45,000 - 10
South East -22 7 £50,000 +42.85%
West Midlands -34 6 £42,500 +8.97% 1
South West -34 5 £45,000 +100.00% 1
North West -7 4 £32,500 +8.33% 1
North East - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands +29 2 £37,500 +74.41% 1
Yorkshire -13 2 £35,750 +48.95% 1
East of England 0 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Games
2 67 (43.23%) HTML
3 61 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (36.13%) Java
5 52 (33.55%) Apple iOS
6 49 (31.61%) JavaScript
7 44 (28.39%) C++
7 44 (28.39%) HTML5
8 43 (27.74%) Android
9 41 (26.45%) C#
10 40 (25.81%) Degree
11 37 (23.87%) CSS
12 34 (21.94%) OO
13 33 (21.29%) Computer Science
14 28 (18.06%) Flash
15 27 (17.42%) Git (software)
15 27 (17.42%) iOS Development
16 26 (16.77%) JSON
16 26 (16.77%) Objective-C
17 22 (14.19%) Python
17 22 (14.19%) Software Engineering
17 22 (14.19%) Online Games
18 21 (13.55%) MVC
19 20 (12.90%) OpenGL
19 20 (12.90%) ActionScript
20 19 (12.26%) iPad
20 19 (12.26%) Android Development
21 18 (11.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 18 (11.61%) Mobile App
21 18 (11.61%) Animation

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (6.45%) Node.js
2 4 (2.58%) Apache
2 4 (2.58%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.94%) Maya
4 2 (1.29%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) SPSS
5 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.65%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.65%) Blender
5 1 (0.65%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) SaaS
2 7 (4.52%) Force.com
3 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.65%) Route 53
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) HTTP
2 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.29%) SAN
2 2 (1.29%) Firewall
2 2 (1.29%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.29%) NAS
2 2 (1.29%) LAN
2 2 (1.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) MySQL
1 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.87%) SQLite
2 6 (3.87%) Big Data
3 5 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.58%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.58%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.58%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.94%) OLTP
5 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.29%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (17.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.81%) Xcode
3 6 (3.87%) Subversion
3 6 (3.87%) Mercurial
3 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.58%) Selenium
5 3 (1.94%) JUnit
5 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.94%) JBehave
5 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.29%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.65%) Redmine
7 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
General
1 155 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (3.87%) Finance
3 4 (2.58%) Front Office
4 3 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.94%) Japanese Language
4 3 (1.94%) Law
5 2 (1.29%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (69.03%) Developer
2 29 (18.71%) Games Developer
3 19 (12.26%) iOS Developer
4 17 (10.97%) Junior
4 17 (10.97%) Software Engineer
4 17 (10.97%) Junior Developer
5 14 (9.03%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Web Developer
7 11 (7.10%) Programmer
8 10 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (4.52%) Front-End Web Developer
10 7 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.87%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Java Software Developer
11 6 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Android Developer
11 6 (3.87%) XML Developer
11 6 (3.87%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (43.23%) HTML
2 44 (28.39%) HTML5
3 37 (23.87%) CSS
4 28 (18.06%) Flash
5 26 (16.77%) JSON
6 20 (12.90%) OpenGL
7 18 (11.61%) .NET
7 18 (11.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 16 (10.32%) Web Services
9 14 (9.03%) OAuth
9 14 (9.03%) REST
10 12 (7.74%) Java EE
10 12 (7.74%) XML
11 10 (6.45%) jQuery
11 10 (6.45%) Cocoa
11 10 (6.45%) Cocoa Touch
12 8 (5.16%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.16%) CSS3
13 7 (4.52%) J2EE
14 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.29%) Computer Science
2 22 (14.19%) Online Games
3 19 (12.26%) iPad
4 18 (11.61%) Mobile App
4 18 (11.61%) Animation
5 16 (10.32%) Mathematics
6 13 (8.39%) 3D Graphics
7 10 (6.45%) Mobile Games
7 10 (6.45%) Algorithms
8 8 (5.16%) Statistics
8 8 (5.16%) Physics
8 8 (5.16%) Social Media
9 7 (4.52%) iPhone
9 7 (4.52%) User Experience
9 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.87%) Visualisation
10 6 (3.87%) W3C
11 5 (3.23%) Xbox
12 4 (2.58%) Data Structures
12 4 (2.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.55%) Apple iOS
2 43 (27.74%) Android
3 18 (11.61%) Windows
4 16 (10.32%) Linux
5 4 (2.58%) UNIX
5 4 (2.58%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.94%) OO
3 27 (17.42%) iOS Development
4 22 (14.19%) Software Engineering
5 21 (13.55%) MVC
6 19 (12.26%) Android Development
7 17 (10.97%) Multithreading
8 16 (10.32%) OOP
9 11 (7.10%) Mobile Application Development
9 11 (7.10%) Analytics
10 10 (6.45%) OOD
10 10 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.16%) Scrum
12 7 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.87%) TDD
13 6 (3.87%) B2B
13 6 (3.87%) B2C
14 5 (3.23%) Data Modelling
14 5 (3.23%) User Stories
15 4 (2.58%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.13%) Java
2 49 (31.61%) JavaScript
3 44 (28.39%) C++
4 41 (26.45%) C#
5 26 (16.77%) Objective-C
6 22 (14.19%) Python
7 20 (12.90%) ActionScript
8 18 (11.61%) SQL
9 15 (9.68%) ActionScript 3.0
10 12 (7.74%) Lua
11 5 (3.23%) VB
11 5 (3.23%) PHP
11 5 (3.23%) R
12 4 (2.58%) Golang
12 4 (2.58%) C
12 4 (2.58%) Scala
12 4 (2.58%) Ruby
13 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.29%) GLSL
15 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 40 (25.81%) Degree
2 13 (8.39%) PhD
3 4 (2.58%) VCP4
4 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Puppet
1 5 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (10.97%) Facebook
2 11 (7.10%) Apple
3 9 (5.81%) Twitter
4 7 (4.52%) Google
5 5 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (3.23%) Tableau
6 4 (2.58%) Netezza
6 4 (2.58%) Vertica
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle
7 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.29%) Intel
7 2 (1.29%) Remedy
8 1 (0.65%) Perforce
8 1 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) Talend
8 1 (0.65%) SaltStack
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Massive Interactive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Scirra Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Dudley
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago