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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 822 849 786
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -63
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 93 66 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.078% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 84 64 110
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £32,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
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
82148 84660 81634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.84% 85.19% 84.95%
Number of salaries quoted 69057 70179 65752
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +11 44 £55,000 +22.22% 7
West Midlands -6 21 £36,250 -14.70% 8
South West +10 13 £45,000 - 1
South East +23 10 £25,750 -48.50% 7
East Midlands +1 2 £29,252 -21.99% 2
East of England 0 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £45,000 +69.81%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Games
2 81 (36.82%) C++
3 79 (35.91%) JavaScript
4 72 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 71 (32.27%) HTML
6 68 (30.91%) Degree
7 66 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (29.09%) Java
9 63 (28.64%) Computer Science
10 53 (24.09%) Git (software)
11 51 (23.18%) Python
11 51 (23.18%) Apple iOS
12 47 (21.36%) CSS
13 45 (20.45%) OpenGL
13 45 (20.45%) Node.js
14 41 (18.64%) Android
14 41 (18.64%) Multithreading
15 40 (18.18%) C#
16 39 (17.73%) jQuery
16 39 (17.73%) NoSQL
16 39 (17.73%) HTML5
16 39 (17.73%) MongoDB
17 38 (17.27%) SQL
18 32 (14.55%) MySQL
18 32 (14.55%) Subversion
18 32 (14.55%) Web Development
19 31 (14.09%) Sass
19 31 (14.09%) AngularJS
20 30 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
21 29 (13.18%) Objective-C

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 45 (20.45%) Node.js
2 20 (9.09%) Apache
3 18 (8.18%) nginx
4 3 (1.36%) Confluence
5 2 (0.91%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) Jetty
6 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.27%) MS Office
4 4 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.82%) Maya
5 2 (0.91%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.09%) GitHub
3 5 (2.27%) Office 365
4 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.82%) HTTP
2 3 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.73%) MongoDB
1 39 (17.73%) NoSQL
2 32 (14.55%) MySQL
3 30 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (9.09%) Redis
5 17 (7.73%) Riak
6 13 (5.91%) SQLite
7 7 (3.18%) Hazelcast
8 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.36%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.45%) GIS
10 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.45%) OLAP
10 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (24.09%) Git (software)
2 32 (14.55%) Subversion
3 23 (10.45%) Grunt
4 19 (8.64%) gulp
5 18 (8.18%) Maven
6 9 (4.09%) Eclipse
6 9 (4.09%) JIRA
7 7 (3.18%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.27%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.82%) JUnit
9 4 (1.82%) Mocha
10 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.45%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.45%) Flash Builder
11 1 (0.45%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
General
1 220 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (7.27%) Finance
3 14 (6.36%) Front Office
4 9 (4.09%) Retail
5 4 (1.82%) Advertising
6 3 (1.36%) Law
6 3 (1.36%) Local Government
7 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 136 (61.82%) Developer
2 52 (23.64%) Games Developer
3 41 (18.64%) Software Engineer
4 35 (15.91%) C++ Developer
5 31 (14.09%) Java Developer
6 26 (11.82%) Senior Developer
7 24 (10.91%) Java Games Developer
8 21 (9.55%) C++ Software Engineer
9 18 (8.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (8.18%) Senior Software Engineer
10 17 (7.73%) C# Developer
10 17 (7.73%) iOS Developer
10 17 (7.73%) Web Engineer
11 14 (6.36%) C++/C# Developer
11 14 (6.36%) Senior C++ Developer
12 12 (5.45%) C++ Games Developer
13 11 (5.00%) Development Manager
13 11 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (5.00%) Senior Games Developer
13 11 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (32.27%) HTML
2 47 (21.36%) CSS
3 45 (20.45%) OpenGL
4 39 (17.73%) HTML5
4 39 (17.73%) jQuery
5 31 (14.09%) AngularJS
5 31 (14.09%) Sass
6 24 (10.91%) Backbone.js
7 22 (10.00%) .NET
8 21 (9.55%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (9.55%) LESS
9 20 (9.09%) Express
10 18 (8.18%) Spring
11 17 (7.73%) Ember.js
12 16 (7.27%) MEAN Stack
13 15 (6.82%) Apache Camel
13 15 (6.82%) XML
14 14 (6.36%) Java EE
14 14 (6.36%) JDBC
14 14 (6.36%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.64%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.27%) Online Games
3 23 (10.45%) Mobile App
4 18 (8.18%) Mathematics
5 16 (7.27%) Social Media
5 16 (7.27%) User Experience
6 14 (6.36%) Mobile Games
7 13 (5.91%) 3D Graphics
8 8 (3.64%) Xbox
9 6 (2.73%) Animation
10 5 (2.27%) iPad
11 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.82%) iPhone
11 4 (1.82%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.82%) Oculus Rift
11 4 (1.82%) Social Gaming
11 4 (1.82%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.36%) Online Gambling
12 3 (1.36%) PlayStation
13 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.18%) Apple iOS
2 41 (18.64%) Android
3 19 (8.64%) Linux
4 17 (7.73%) Windows
5 6 (2.73%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.73%) Software Engineering
2 66 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (18.64%) Multithreading
4 32 (14.55%) Web Development
5 29 (13.18%) TDD
6 28 (12.73%) iOS Development
7 26 (11.82%) MVC
8 22 (10.00%) OOP
9 21 (9.55%) OO
10 20 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 18 (8.18%) Scrum
12 15 (6.82%) BDD
12 15 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (6.36%) Algorithmic Trading
13 14 (6.36%) Concurrent Programming
13 14 (6.36%) Front End Development
13 14 (6.36%) Mobile Application Development
13 14 (6.36%) Risk Management
14 12 (5.45%) Android Development
14 12 (5.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.82%) C++
2 79 (35.91%) JavaScript
3 64 (29.09%) Java
4 51 (23.18%) Python
5 40 (18.18%) C#
6 38 (17.27%) SQL
7 29 (13.18%) Objective-C
8 26 (11.82%) Ruby
9 19 (8.64%) PHP
10 18 (8.18%) Lua
11 17 (7.73%) Shell Script
12 14 (6.36%) ActionScript
13 12 (5.45%) Apple Swift
14 7 (3.18%) ActionScript 3.0
15 6 (2.73%) C
16 4 (1.82%) VB
17 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
19 1 (0.45%) Scala
19 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (30.91%) Degree
2 14 (6.36%) PhD
3 6 (2.73%) ISEB
3 6 (2.73%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.36%) MCP
4 3 (1.36%) MCSA
4 3 (1.36%) MCSE
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.73%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (7.73%) Varnish
2 6 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.73%) SCCM
2 4 (1.82%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) SCSM
3 1 (0.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (7.27%) Facebook
2 11 (5.00%) Adobe
3 9 (4.09%) Google
3 9 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.64%) Twitter
5 5 (2.27%) Apple
5 5 (2.27%) Cisco
6 4 (1.82%) Sun
6 4 (1.82%) VMware
7 3 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.36%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.36%) Perforce
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle
8 1 (0.45%) PubNub
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