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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 707 767 720
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -47
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 181 86 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.086% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 143 68 160
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +40 79 £45,000 +38.46% 14
Yorkshire -19 27 £25,000 -28.57%
South East -8 25 £21,000 -47.50% 2
West Midlands -3 20 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West -16 11 £45,000 -5.26%
North West -6 9 £48,000 +81.13%
East Midlands -17 4 £22,500 +16.88%
North East - 2 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Games
2 153 (46.93%) HTML
3 127 (38.96%) JavaScript
4 115 (35.28%) CSS
5 100 (30.67%) HTML5
6 91 (27.91%) OO
7 86 (26.38%) Android
8 82 (25.15%) C++
9 79 (24.23%) Apple iOS
10 77 (23.62%) Computer Science
11 76 (23.31%) Java
12 70 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (21.17%) C#
14 66 (20.25%) Degree
15 63 (19.33%) Flash
16 56 (17.18%) Animation
16 56 (17.18%) Twitter
17 55 (16.87%) .NET
18 50 (15.34%) Git (software)
19 49 (15.03%) Photoshop
20 43 (13.19%) Scrum
21 42 (12.88%) JSON
22 41 (12.58%) MVC
23 40 (12.27%) jQuery
23 40 (12.27%) CSS3
24 39 (11.96%) Android Development
25 38 (11.66%) Web Services
26 37 (11.35%) XML
26 37 (11.35%) ActionScript
26 37 (11.35%) Objective-C

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (8.90%) Node.js
2 6 (1.84%) Apache
3 5 (1.53%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.92%) SAS
5 2 (0.61%) CMS
5 2 (0.61%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (15.03%) Photoshop
2 22 (6.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.99%) MS Excel
4 8 (2.45%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.92%) SPSS
5 3 (0.92%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.61%) Maya
7 1 (0.31%) GIMP
7 1 (0.31%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.91%) SaaS
2 10 (3.07%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.45%) HTTP
2 3 (0.92%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.92%) Internet
2 3 (0.92%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.07%) MySQL
3 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.15%) SQLite
4 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.53%) Apache Hive
5 5 (1.53%) OLTP
5 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.23%) Big Data
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.75%) Xcode
3 16 (4.91%) Eclipse
4 11 (3.37%) Mercurial
4 11 (3.37%) Grunt
5 8 (2.45%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.15%) Subversion
7 4 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.92%) Maven
9 2 (0.61%) Bower
9 2 (0.61%) Mocha
9 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.61%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
General
1 326 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (6.75%) Marketing
3 16 (4.91%) Online Betting
4 9 (2.76%) Finance
5 8 (2.45%) Electronics
6 6 (1.84%) Advertising
7 4 (1.23%) Front Office
8 3 (0.92%) Retail
8 3 (0.92%) iGaming
9 2 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 215 (65.95%) Developer
2 65 (19.94%) Graduate
3 54 (16.56%) Junior
4 46 (14.11%) Games Developer
4 46 (14.11%) Junior Developer
5 40 (12.27%) Graduate Developer
5 40 (12.27%) Programmer
6 29 (8.90%) Web Developer
7 27 (8.28%) C# Developer
8 23 (7.06%) Software Developer
9 21 (6.44%) .NET Developer
10 20 (6.13%) Software Engineer
10 20 (6.13%) C++ Programmer
10 20 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (6.13%) iOS Developer
11 18 (5.52%) Front-End Developer
12 17 (5.21%) Junior .NET Developer
12 17 (5.21%) Flash Developer
12 17 (5.21%) Senior Manager
13 16 (4.91%) Gameplay Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (46.93%) HTML
2 115 (35.28%) CSS
3 100 (30.67%) HTML5
4 63 (19.33%) Flash
5 55 (16.87%) .NET
6 42 (12.88%) JSON
7 40 (12.27%) jQuery
7 40 (12.27%) CSS3
8 38 (11.66%) Web Services
9 37 (11.35%) XML
10 29 (8.90%) ASP.NET
10 29 (8.90%) OAuth
11 23 (7.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 19 (5.83%) AngularJS
13 18 (5.52%) Android SDK
14 17 (5.21%) Java EE
15 14 (4.29%) J2EE
16 13 (3.99%) OpenGL
17 12 (3.68%) Struts
17 12 (3.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (23.62%) Computer Science
2 56 (17.18%) Animation
3 37 (11.35%) Online Games
4 34 (10.43%) Mobile Games
5 29 (8.90%) Mathematics
6 21 (6.44%) Mobile App
7 16 (4.91%) Physics
7 16 (4.91%) Online Gambling
8 15 (4.60%) iPad
9 14 (4.29%) Xbox
10 13 (3.99%) iPhone
11 11 (3.37%) W3C
12 9 (2.76%) New Media
12 9 (2.76%) Social Gaming
13 8 (2.45%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (2.45%) N-Tier
13 8 (2.45%) Statistics
14 6 (1.84%) Social Network
15 5 (1.53%) Graphic Design
15 5 (1.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 86 (26.38%) Android
2 79 (24.23%) Apple iOS
3 31 (9.51%) Windows
4 18 (5.52%) Linux
5 6 (1.84%) UNIX
6 5 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.91%) OO
2 70 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (13.19%) Scrum
4 41 (12.58%) MVC
5 39 (11.96%) Android Development
6 36 (11.04%) iOS Development
7 35 (10.74%) Software Engineering
8 31 (9.51%) TDD
9 23 (7.06%) OOP
10 14 (4.29%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (3.99%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (3.37%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.37%) SOA
13 10 (3.07%) Data Modelling
13 10 (3.07%) Multithreading
14 8 (2.45%) Time Management
14 8 (2.45%) 3D Modelling
14 8 (2.45%) Online Marketing
14 8 (2.45%) Web Application Development
14 8 (2.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 127 (38.96%) JavaScript
2 82 (25.15%) C++
3 76 (23.31%) Java
4 69 (21.17%) C#
5 37 (11.35%) ActionScript
5 37 (11.35%) Objective-C
6 30 (9.20%) SQL
7 26 (7.98%) ActionScript 3.0
8 23 (7.06%) Python
9 14 (4.29%) C
10 13 (3.99%) PHP
10 13 (3.99%) PowerHouse
11 10 (3.07%) Lua
12 9 (2.76%) ActionScript 2.0
13 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.53%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.53%) Ruby
15 3 (0.92%) R
15 3 (0.92%) Erlang
16 1 (0.31%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 66 (20.25%) Degree
2 7 (2.15%) PhD
3 4 (1.23%) ISEB
3 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Puppet
1 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (17.18%) Twitter
2 34 (10.43%) Facebook
3 31 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.36%) Google
5 8 (2.45%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.84%) Adobe
7 5 (1.53%) Sony
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle
8 3 (0.92%) Tableau
9 2 (0.61%) Intel
9 2 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.31%) Perforce
10 1 (0.31%) VMware
10 1 (0.31%) Talend
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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London
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Salary: Competitive
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London
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Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
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South West London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum
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Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
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