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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 728 770 708
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -62
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 149 96 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.094% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 132 63 146
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
87785 82919 84498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.14% 81.58% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 71606 68904 71839
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +52 75 £45,000 +24.13% 14
West Midlands -17 22 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North West -8 16 £48,000 +37.14% 2
South West -19 15 £35,000 -6.66%
South East -11 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire - 8 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands +3 2 £22,500 +16.88%
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
2 164 (48.09%) HTML
3 138 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (34.02%) JavaScript
5 111 (32.55%) CSS
6 103 (30.21%) HTML5
7 95 (27.86%) Apple iOS
8 94 (27.57%) Android
9 92 (26.98%) Java
10 83 (24.34%) C++
11 82 (24.05%) OO
12 74 (21.70%) Computer Science
13 72 (21.11%) C#
14 69 (20.23%) Twitter
15 68 (19.94%) Animation
16 67 (19.65%) Git (software)
17 66 (19.35%) Degree
18 63 (18.48%) Flash
19 58 (17.01%) JSON
20 56 (16.42%) Objective-C
21 54 (15.84%) iOS Development
22 53 (15.54%) Android Development
23 52 (15.25%) .NET
24 51 (14.96%) Web Services
24 51 (14.96%) Facebook
25 46 (13.49%) MVC
26 45 (13.20%) Scrum
27 42 (12.32%) SQL Server
28 41 (12.02%) OAuth
29 40 (11.73%) Software Engineering

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (6.45%) Node.js
2 9 (2.64%) Apache
3 5 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) WordPress
5 1 (0.29%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 38 (11.14%) Photoshop
2 23 (6.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.81%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.64%) 3ds Max
5 5 (1.47%) Maya
6 3 (0.88%) SPSS
7 2 (0.59%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.29%) Blender
8 1 (0.29%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.11%) SaaS
2 8 (2.35%) Force.com
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.64%) HTTP
2 3 (0.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.59%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (3.23%) SQLite
2 11 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.64%) OLTP
3 9 (2.64%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.76%) MySQL
6 5 (1.47%) Big Data
6 5 (1.47%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 67 (19.65%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.26%) Xcode
3 22 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 13 (3.81%) Mercurial
5 8 (2.35%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.05%) Subversion
7 5 (1.47%) Maven
7 5 (1.47%) Selenium
7 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.47%) Grunt
8 4 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.17%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.17%) JBehave
8 4 (1.17%) JUnit
9 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.59%) Mocha
10 2 (0.59%) Bower
10 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 341 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (5.87%) Marketing
3 16 (4.69%) Online Betting
4 8 (2.35%) Electronics
5 5 (1.47%) Finance
5 5 (1.47%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) iGaming
7 2 (0.59%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.29%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 210 (61.58%) Developer
2 62 (18.18%) Graduate
3 58 (17.01%) Junior
4 50 (14.66%) Junior Developer
5 41 (12.02%) Games Developer
6 40 (11.73%) Programmer
7 38 (11.14%) iOS Developer
8 35 (10.26%) Graduate Developer
9 32 (9.38%) Software Engineer
10 26 (7.62%) Web Developer
11 24 (7.04%) Software Developer
12 23 (6.74%) .NET Developer
13 21 (6.16%) Senior Manager
13 21 (6.16%) C++ Programmer
14 18 (5.28%) Junior .NET Developer
14 18 (5.28%) C# Developer
15 16 (4.69%) Gameplay Programmer
15 16 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
15 16 (4.69%) Front-End Developer
16 15 (4.40%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (48.09%) HTML
2 111 (32.55%) CSS
3 103 (30.21%) HTML5
4 63 (18.48%) Flash
5 58 (17.01%) JSON
6 52 (15.25%) .NET
7 51 (14.96%) Web Services
8 41 (12.02%) OAuth
9 34 (9.97%) CSS3
10 32 (9.38%) XML
10 32 (9.38%) ASP.NET
11 29 (8.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 25 (7.33%) Android SDK
13 22 (6.45%) jQuery
14 19 (5.57%) Java EE
14 19 (5.57%) AngularJS
15 17 (4.99%) REST
16 14 (4.11%) Struts
17 13 (3.81%) DHTML
17 13 (3.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.70%) Computer Science
2 68 (19.94%) Animation
3 37 (10.85%) Online Games
4 30 (8.80%) Mobile App
5 28 (8.21%) Mathematics
6 27 (7.92%) Mobile Games
7 25 (7.33%) User Experience
8 20 (5.87%) iPad
9 17 (4.99%) Physics
10 16 (4.69%) Online Gambling
11 15 (4.40%) Xbox
12 14 (4.11%) iPhone
13 13 (3.81%) W3C
13 13 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
15 10 (2.93%) Algorithms
16 9 (2.64%) Social Media
16 9 (2.64%) New Media
17 8 (2.35%) Social Gaming
17 8 (2.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 95 (27.86%) Apple iOS
2 94 (27.57%) Android
3 29 (8.50%) Windows
4 22 (6.45%) Linux
5 10 (2.93%) UNIX
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (24.05%) OO
3 54 (15.84%) iOS Development
4 53 (15.54%) Android Development
5 46 (13.49%) MVC
6 45 (13.20%) Scrum
7 40 (11.73%) Software Engineering
8 31 (9.09%) TDD
9 28 (8.21%) OOP
10 18 (5.28%) Mobile Application Development
11 12 (3.52%) Data Modelling
12 11 (3.23%) OOD
12 11 (3.23%) SOA
13 10 (2.93%) E-Commerce
14 9 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (2.35%) Multithreading
15 8 (2.35%) Time Management
15 8 (2.35%) Project Management
15 8 (2.35%) UML
15 8 (2.35%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 116 (34.02%) JavaScript
2 92 (26.98%) Java
3 83 (24.34%) C++
4 72 (21.11%) C#
5 56 (16.42%) Objective-C
6 35 (10.26%) SQL
7 29 (8.50%) ActionScript
8 23 (6.74%) Python
9 22 (6.45%) ActionScript 3.0
10 11 (3.23%) C
11 10 (2.93%) Lua
12 9 (2.64%) PHP
13 8 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.76%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
15 5 (1.47%) PowerHouse
15 5 (1.47%) Ruby
16 3 (0.88%) R
17 1 (0.29%) GLSL
17 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (19.35%) Degree
2 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.17%) PhD
3 4 (1.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.05%) 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 69 (20.23%) Twitter
2 51 (14.96%) Facebook
3 32 (9.38%) Google
3 32 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.64%) Oracle
5 8 (2.35%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.76%) Apple
7 5 (1.47%) Sony
7 5 (1.47%) Adobe
8 4 (1.17%) Intel
9 3 (0.88%) Tableau
10 2 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.29%) Perforce
11 1 (0.29%) VMware
11 1 (0.29%) Talend
11 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
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