The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 672 736 710
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -26
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 199 93 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 156 78 155
Average salary £37,500 £39,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.45% -1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87953 80082 86084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.43% 78.81% 77.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71376 66038 73828
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Game Development
UK

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 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 31 July 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 -12 74 £42,500 -5.55% 10
South East +22 42 £21,000 -56.92% 2
Yorkshire +1 30 £25,000 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +4 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West 0 18 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands -10 3 £22,500 -18.18% 1
North West -8 2 £25,000 -5.66% 1
North East - 2 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Games
2 138 (44.95%) HTML
3 130 (42.35%) JavaScript
4 110 (35.83%) CSS
5 95 (30.94%) OO
6 91 (29.64%) C++
7 88 (28.66%) Android
7 88 (28.66%) HTML5
8 81 (26.38%) Apple iOS
9 73 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (22.80%) C#
11 67 (21.82%) Computer Science
12 64 (20.85%) Flash
13 63 (20.52%) Java
14 56 (18.24%) .NET
15 54 (17.59%) Degree
16 46 (14.98%) Photoshop
17 44 (14.33%) Animation
18 42 (13.68%) Mobile Games
18 42 (13.68%) Twitter
19 41 (13.36%) jQuery
20 40 (13.03%) ActionScript
21 39 (12.70%) Git (software)
22 37 (12.05%) CSS3
23 34 (11.07%) Windows
23 34 (11.07%) Scrum
24 32 (10.42%) Software Engineering
25 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
26 30 (9.77%) XML
26 30 (9.77%) SQL Server

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (8.79%) Node.js
2 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
2 2 (0.65%) SilverStripe
2 2 (0.65%) SAS
2 2 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (14.98%) Photoshop
2 20 (6.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (4.23%) MS Excel
4 8 (2.61%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.98%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.65%) SPSS
6 2 (0.65%) Maya
7 1 (0.33%) Blender
7 1 (0.33%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.86%) SaaS
2 14 (4.56%) Force.com
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.58%) MySQL
3 7 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.28%) SQLite
4 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.91%) Grunt
2 12 (3.91%) Xcode
3 9 (2.93%) Mercurial
4 8 (2.61%) Subversion
4 8 (2.61%) Eclipse
4 8 (2.61%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.63%) PhoneGap
7 4 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.98%) Maven
9 2 (0.65%) Mocha
9 2 (0.65%) Bower
9 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.33%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 307 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (5.21%) Online Betting
3 12 (3.91%) Marketing
4 10 (3.26%) Finance
5 6 (1.95%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Front Office
6 4 (1.30%) Electronics
7 3 (0.98%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) iGaming
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 221 (71.99%) Developer
2 64 (20.85%) Graduate
3 52 (16.94%) Junior
4 49 (15.96%) Games Developer
5 46 (14.98%) Junior Developer
6 45 (14.66%) Graduate Developer
7 43 (14.01%) Programmer
8 31 (10.10%) C# Developer
9 30 (9.77%) Web Developer
10 21 (6.84%) Software Developer
10 21 (6.84%) .NET Developer
10 21 (6.84%) C++ Programmer
11 20 (6.51%) Flash Developer
11 20 (6.51%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (5.86%) Java Developer
12 18 (5.86%) Games Programmer
13 17 (5.54%) Front-End Developer
13 17 (5.54%) Junior C# Developer
13 17 (5.54%) Junior .NET Developer
14 16 (5.21%) Gameplay Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (44.95%) HTML
2 110 (35.83%) CSS
3 88 (28.66%) HTML5
4 64 (20.85%) Flash
5 56 (18.24%) .NET
6 41 (13.36%) jQuery
7 37 (12.05%) CSS3
8 30 (9.77%) XML
9 28 (9.12%) ASP.NET
10 26 (8.47%) Web Services
11 25 (8.14%) JSON
12 24 (7.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 22 (7.17%) AngularJS
14 19 (6.19%) J2EE
15 17 (5.54%) OAuth
15 17 (5.54%) Java EE
15 17 (5.54%) OpenGL
16 15 (4.89%) Backbone.js
17 12 (3.91%) Android SDK
17 12 (3.91%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.82%) Computer Science
2 44 (14.33%) Animation
3 42 (13.68%) Mobile Games
4 30 (9.77%) Online Games
5 20 (6.51%) Mathematics
6 19 (6.19%) Mobile App
7 16 (5.21%) Online Gambling
8 14 (4.56%) Social Gaming
8 14 (4.56%) Xbox
9 11 (3.58%) Physics
10 10 (3.26%) iPhone
10 10 (3.26%) iPad
11 9 (2.93%) W3C
12 7 (2.28%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (2.28%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (2.28%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.63%) Graphic Design
13 5 (1.63%) Motion Graphics
14 4 (1.30%) Statistics
14 4 (1.30%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 88 (28.66%) Android
2 81 (26.38%) Apple iOS
3 34 (11.07%) Windows
4 13 (4.23%) Linux
5 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) UNIX
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.94%) OO
2 73 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (11.07%) Scrum
4 32 (10.42%) Software Engineering
5 30 (9.77%) MVC
6 27 (8.79%) TDD
6 27 (8.79%) Android Development
7 25 (8.14%) iOS Development
8 23 (7.49%) OOP
9 17 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (3.91%) Mobile Application Development
11 11 (3.58%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.26%) SOA
13 8 (2.61%) 3D Modelling
13 8 (2.61%) Multithreading
13 8 (2.61%) Data Modelling
13 8 (2.61%) Web Application Development
14 7 (2.28%) UML
14 7 (2.28%) Online Marketing
15 6 (1.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (42.35%) JavaScript
2 91 (29.64%) C++
3 70 (22.80%) C#
4 63 (20.52%) Java
5 40 (13.03%) ActionScript
6 29 (9.45%) SQL
7 28 (9.12%) Objective-C
7 28 (9.12%) ActionScript 3.0
8 22 (7.17%) Python
9 14 (4.56%) PHP
9 14 (4.56%) C
10 13 (4.23%) PowerHouse
10 13 (4.23%) Lua
11 9 (2.93%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.63%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.63%) Erlang
14 4 (1.30%) Ruby
15 3 (0.98%) HLSL
16 2 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (17.59%) Degree
2 7 (2.28%) PhD
3 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (13.68%) Twitter
2 31 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.79%) Facebook
4 18 (5.86%) Google
5 7 (2.28%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.95%) Adobe
7 5 (1.63%) Sony
8 2 (0.65%) Tableau
8 2 (0.65%) Apple
8 2 (0.65%) Perforce
9 1 (0.33%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.33%) Talend
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