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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 787 739 690
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -49
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 65 114 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 63 104 150
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.69%
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
81338 79614 83745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.70% 82.33% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 67543 64209 71633
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
London -5 35 £42,500 -5.55% 8
West Midlands -14 7 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South East -37 6 £50,000 +29.87%
North East - 6 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -19 4 £26,500 +10.41%
South West -19 3 £45,000 +89.47%
East Midlands +22 2 £37,500 +25.00%
East of England -17 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Games
2 92 (43.60%) HTML
3 82 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (36.49%) Java
5 71 (33.65%) Apple iOS
6 65 (30.81%) HTML5
7 63 (29.86%) Android
8 61 (28.91%) JavaScript
9 52 (24.64%) CSS
10 51 (24.17%) Degree
11 48 (22.75%) JSON
11 48 (22.75%) C#
12 46 (21.80%) Git (software)
13 42 (19.91%) Computer Science
14 41 (19.43%) OO
14 41 (19.43%) Objective-C
14 41 (19.43%) iOS Development
15 38 (18.01%) C++
16 36 (17.06%) MVC
17 35 (16.59%) Flash
18 34 (16.11%) Online Games
18 34 (16.11%) Android Development
19 33 (15.64%) Facebook
20 31 (14.69%) Animation
21 30 (14.22%) OAuth
22 28 (13.27%) iPad
22 28 (13.27%) Web Services
22 28 (13.27%) Twitter
23 26 (12.32%) ActionScript
23 26 (12.32%) Software Engineering

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 10 (4.74%) Apache
1 10 (4.74%) Node.js
2 9 (4.27%) Apache Pig
3 4 (1.90%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.90%) SPSS
4 3 (1.42%) Maya
5 2 (0.95%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) Blender
6 1 (0.47%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.74%) SaaS
2 7 (3.32%) Force.com
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.32%) HTTP
2 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.95%) LAN
2 2 (0.95%) WAN
2 2 (0.95%) SAN
2 2 (0.95%) Firewall
2 2 (0.95%) iSCSI
2 2 (0.95%) NAS
3 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.69%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.27%) Apache Hive
3 9 (4.27%) OLTP
3 9 (4.27%) RDBMS
3 9 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.79%) Big Data
5 6 (2.84%) MySQL
5 6 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.84%) SQLite
6 5 (2.37%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.95%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.47%) Redis
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (21.80%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.37%) Xcode
3 15 (7.11%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.79%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.37%) Selenium
5 5 (2.37%) Subversion
6 4 (1.90%) JBehave
6 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.90%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.90%) JUnit
7 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.95%) Maven
8 1 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
General
1 211 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.69%) Marketing
3 9 (4.27%) Electronics
4 3 (1.42%) Finance
5 2 (0.95%) Publishing
5 2 (0.95%) iGaming
6 1 (0.47%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 133 (63.03%) Developer
2 39 (18.48%) Games Developer
3 33 (15.64%) iOS Developer
4 25 (11.85%) Junior
5 23 (10.90%) Software Engineer
6 22 (10.43%) Junior Developer
7 16 (7.58%) Java Developer
8 15 (7.11%) Senior Manager
9 14 (6.64%) Graduate
9 14 (6.64%) Web Developer
10 13 (6.16%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.21%) Programmer
12 10 (4.74%) Front-End Developer
13 9 (4.27%) Front-End Web Developer
13 9 (4.27%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (4.27%) Software Integration Engineer
13 9 (4.27%) Software Developer
14 8 (3.79%) Analyst
14 8 (3.79%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (43.60%) HTML
2 65 (30.81%) HTML5
3 52 (24.64%) CSS
4 48 (22.75%) JSON
5 35 (16.59%) Flash
6 30 (14.22%) OAuth
7 28 (13.27%) Web Services
8 23 (10.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 20 (9.48%) XML
10 18 (8.53%) .NET
10 18 (8.53%) Java EE
11 15 (7.11%) REST
12 14 (6.64%) Android SDK
12 14 (6.64%) OpenGL
13 13 (6.16%) CSS3
14 9 (4.27%) Cocoa Touch
14 9 (4.27%) Servlets
14 9 (4.27%) SOAP
14 9 (4.27%) WSDL
14 9 (4.27%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.91%) Computer Science
2 34 (16.11%) Online Games
3 31 (14.69%) Animation
4 28 (13.27%) iPad
5 21 (9.95%) Mathematics
6 20 (9.48%) Mobile App
7 14 (6.64%) iPhone
7 14 (6.64%) 3D Graphics
7 14 (6.64%) Mobile Games
8 11 (5.21%) Statistics
8 11 (5.21%) Physics
8 11 (5.21%) Social Media
8 11 (5.21%) Algorithms
9 9 (4.27%) New Media
9 9 (4.27%) User Experience
10 8 (3.79%) W3C
11 6 (2.84%) Flash Games
11 6 (2.84%) Open Source
11 6 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (2.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.65%) Apple iOS
2 63 (29.86%) Android
3 25 (11.85%) Linux
4 16 (7.58%) Windows
5 10 (4.74%) UNIX
6 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.43%) OO
2 41 (19.43%) iOS Development
3 36 (17.06%) MVC
4 34 (16.11%) Android Development
5 26 (12.32%) Software Engineering
6 23 (10.90%) Scrum
7 21 (9.95%) OOP
8 16 (7.58%) Multithreading
9 15 (7.11%) TDD
10 14 (6.64%) Analytics
11 13 (6.16%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (6.16%) OOD
12 10 (4.74%) Unit Testing
13 9 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (2.84%) Agile Project Management
14 6 (2.84%) PRINCE2
14 6 (2.84%) B2B
14 6 (2.84%) B2C
14 6 (2.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (36.49%) Java
2 61 (28.91%) JavaScript
3 48 (22.75%) C#
4 41 (19.43%) Objective-C
5 38 (18.01%) C++
6 26 (12.32%) ActionScript
7 22 (10.43%) Python
8 21 (9.95%) ActionScript 3.0
9 19 (9.00%) SQL
10 15 (7.11%) Lua
11 9 (4.27%) Ruby
12 6 (2.84%) PHP
12 6 (2.84%) C
13 5 (2.37%) R
14 4 (1.90%) VB
15 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.95%) GLSL
17 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.47%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 51 (24.17%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) PhD
3 6 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (2.84%) Puppet
1 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (15.64%) Facebook
2 28 (13.27%) Twitter
3 15 (7.11%) Google
4 10 (4.74%) Apple
5 9 (4.27%) Oracle
6 4 (1.90%) Intel
6 4 (1.90%) Tableau
7 3 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.95%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.95%) Talend
9 1 (0.47%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.47%) CyberSource
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe
9 1 (0.47%) Perforce
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
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Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + bonus
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Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Neg. + 15% Bonus & Bens
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus (£2k-£5k)
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