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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 763 702 762
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +60
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 115 196 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 60 155 78
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
86640 90513 82524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71744 73516 68202
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South East +14 55 £37,500 +78.57% 6
London -22 19 £50,000 +17.64% 5
West Midlands -22 13 £32,500 -18.75% 3
South West -18 11 £36,250 -30.95% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £40,000 +77.77%
North West -1 5 £22,500 -10.00%
Yorkshire -22 4 £45,000 +80.00% 1
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Games
2 88 (43.35%) C++
3 64 (31.53%) Computer Science
4 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
5 60 (29.56%) Degree
6 56 (27.59%) Android
7 52 (25.62%) HTML
8 51 (25.12%) C#
9 48 (23.65%) Software Engineering
10 45 (22.17%) Apple iOS
11 42 (20.69%) jQuery
12 41 (20.20%) CSS
13 40 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (17.24%) Java
14 35 (17.24%) OpenGL
14 35 (17.24%) Web Development
15 34 (16.75%) Python
16 30 (14.78%) Mobile Games
16 30 (14.78%) Android Development
17 28 (13.79%) Node.js
18 27 (13.30%) Mathematics
18 27 (13.30%) OO
19 26 (12.81%) PHP
19 26 (12.81%) SQL
19 26 (12.81%) Git (software)
20 25 (12.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 22 (10.84%) Xbox
21 22 (10.84%) Mobile App
21 22 (10.84%) AngularJS
22 21 (10.34%) MySQL

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (13.79%) Node.js
2 13 (6.40%) Apache
3 12 (5.91%) Jetty
3 12 (5.91%) nginx
4 4 (1.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.99%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.48%) Maya
3 3 (1.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.91%) GitHub
3 3 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Route 53
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) HTTP
1 1 (0.49%) Internet
1 1 (0.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.34%) MySQL
2 16 (7.88%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.91%) Riak
6 4 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.48%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.48%) SQLite
8 2 (0.99%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.49%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 26 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.88%) Grunt
3 12 (5.91%) gulp
3 12 (5.91%) Subversion
4 4 (1.97%) PHPUnit
5 3 (1.48%) Mocha
5 3 (1.48%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.48%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.48%) IntelliJ
5 3 (1.48%) Bower
5 3 (1.48%) JIRA
6 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Spock
7 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 203 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.91%) Finance
3 10 (4.93%) Front Office
4 5 (2.46%) Law
4 5 (2.46%) Marketing
5 4 (1.97%) Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Advertising
6 3 (1.48%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (46.80%) Developer
2 36 (17.73%) Programmer
3 35 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 18 (8.87%) Games Developer
5 16 (7.88%) Android Developer
6 13 (6.40%) C++ Developer
7 12 (5.91%) Web Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.42%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.93%) Graduate
9 10 (4.93%) Applications Developer
9 10 (4.93%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.94%) C++ Programmer
11 8 (3.94%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.94%) Designer
11 8 (3.94%) iOS Developer
12 7 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (25.62%) HTML
2 42 (20.69%) jQuery
3 41 (20.20%) CSS
4 35 (17.24%) OpenGL
5 25 (12.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 22 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 20 (9.85%) HTML5
8 16 (7.88%) REST
8 16 (7.88%) CSS3
8 16 (7.88%) Sass
8 16 (7.88%) LESS
8 16 (7.88%) JSON
8 16 (7.88%) Symfony
9 14 (6.90%) Spring
9 14 (6.90%) .NET
10 13 (6.40%) DirectX
10 13 (6.40%) Backbone.js
11 12 (5.91%) Ember.js
11 12 (5.91%) Web Services
11 12 (5.91%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 64 (31.53%) Computer Science
2 30 (14.78%) Mobile Games
3 27 (13.30%) Mathematics
4 22 (10.84%) Xbox
4 22 (10.84%) Mobile App
5 15 (7.39%) User Experience
6 14 (6.90%) Social Media
7 13 (6.40%) Physics
8 12 (5.91%) Online Games
9 11 (5.42%) Animation
10 10 (4.93%) PlayStation
11 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (4.43%) Social Gaming
12 8 (3.94%) iPad
12 8 (3.94%) Graphic Design
13 7 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (2.96%) Social Network
15 4 (1.97%) Statistics
15 4 (1.97%) Visualisation
15 4 (1.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.59%) Android
2 45 (22.17%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.42%) Windows
4 10 (4.93%) Linux
5 5 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.99%) UNIX
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.65%) Software Engineering
2 40 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.24%) Web Development
4 30 (14.78%) Android Development
5 27 (13.30%) OO
6 19 (9.36%) Scrum
7 17 (8.37%) MVC
8 16 (7.88%) Asset Management
9 15 (7.39%) TDD
9 15 (7.39%) Mobile Application Development
9 15 (7.39%) Multithreading
10 14 (6.90%) iOS Development
11 12 (5.91%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.42%) OOP
13 10 (4.93%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.93%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (4.43%) Mobile Development
15 7 (3.45%) B2B
15 7 (3.45%) B2C
15 7 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 88 (43.35%) C++
2 62 (30.54%) JavaScript
3 51 (25.12%) C#
4 35 (17.24%) Java
5 34 (16.75%) Python
6 26 (12.81%) PHP
6 26 (12.81%) SQL
7 16 (7.88%) Objective-C
8 13 (6.40%) Ruby
8 13 (6.40%) ActionScript
9 12 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.91%) C
10 7 (3.45%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (2.46%) Lua
11 5 (2.46%) Perl
12 4 (1.97%) Scala
12 4 (1.97%) Go
13 3 (1.48%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.48%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.48%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (29.56%) Degree
2 12 (5.91%) PhD
3 2 (0.99%) ISEB
3 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.91%) Varnish
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) LXC
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Puppet
1 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (6.40%) Facebook
2 9 (4.43%) Adobe
3 7 (3.45%) Apple
4 5 (2.46%) Perforce
5 4 (1.97%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.97%) Vertica
5 4 (1.97%) Netezza
5 4 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (1.97%) Tableau
6 3 (1.48%) Twitter
7 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle
7 2 (0.99%) Remedy
8 1 (0.49%) Sony
8 1 (0.49%) VMware
8 1 (0.49%) Google
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
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