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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 760 730 746
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 118 171 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 80 146 91
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
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
87191 91296 82288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.48% 82.73% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72102 74533 68537
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 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 3 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
(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
South East +23 44 £42,500 +102.38% 9
London -30 24 £50,000 +17.64% 4
West Midlands -14 14 £42,500 +9.67% 3
South West -7 12 £37,500 -11.76%
Yorkshire -15 8 £45,000 +80.00%
North West +2 7 £32,000 -8.57% 1
East Midlands - 5 £40,000 - 3
East of England - 4 £50,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 189 (100.00%) Games
2 87 (46.03%) C++
3 57 (30.16%) Degree
4 56 (29.63%) Computer Science
5 51 (26.98%) C#
5 51 (26.98%) JavaScript
6 47 (24.87%) Android
7 43 (22.75%) HTML
7 43 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (21.69%) jQuery
8 41 (21.69%) Software Engineering
9 37 (19.58%) CSS
9 37 (19.58%) OpenGL
10 36 (19.05%) Apple iOS
11 31 (16.40%) Python
11 31 (16.40%) Java
12 28 (14.81%) Android Development
13 26 (13.76%) Mathematics
14 24 (12.70%) OO
15 23 (12.17%) Mobile Games
15 23 (12.17%) HTML5
15 23 (12.17%) Node.js
16 22 (11.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 22 (11.64%) PHP
17 21 (11.11%) Git (software)
17 21 (11.11%) Web Development
17 21 (11.11%) Xbox
17 21 (11.11%) Mobile App
18 20 (10.58%) CSS3
18 20 (10.58%) SQL

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 23 (12.17%) Node.js
2 7 (3.70%) Apache
3 6 (3.17%) Jetty
3 6 (3.17%) nginx
4 4 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.06%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Project
3 2 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.17%) GitHub
3 3 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Route 53
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) LAN
1 2 (1.06%) WAN
1 2 (1.06%) HTTP
1 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.06%) SAN
1 2 (1.06%) Firewall
1 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
1 2 (1.06%) NAS
2 1 (0.53%) 4G
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) MySQL
2 10 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.17%) Riak
6 4 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.59%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.59%) SQLite
8 2 (1.06%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 21 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.88%) Subversion
3 10 (5.29%) Grunt
4 6 (3.17%) gulp
5 5 (2.65%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.59%) Mocha
6 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.59%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.59%) Bower
6 3 (1.59%) JIRA
6 3 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.53%) Spock
8 1 (0.53%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.53%) Maven
8 1 (0.53%) Axure RP
General
1 189 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (6.35%) Finance
3 11 (5.82%) Front Office
4 5 (2.65%) Law
4 5 (2.65%) Marketing
5 4 (2.12%) Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.59%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.06%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 100 (52.91%) Developer
2 33 (17.46%) Programmer
3 28 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 22 (11.64%) Games Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Android Developer
6 14 (7.41%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.88%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.35%) Software Developer
8 12 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.82%) C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) Web Developer
10 10 (5.29%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.76%) Graduate
11 9 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (4.23%) C++ Programmer
13 7 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
14 6 (3.17%) Team Leader
14 6 (3.17%) Development Team Leader
14 6 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.75%) HTML
2 41 (21.69%) jQuery
3 37 (19.58%) CSS
3 37 (19.58%) OpenGL
4 23 (12.17%) HTML5
5 22 (11.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 20 (10.58%) CSS3
7 16 (8.47%) AngularJS
7 16 (8.47%) .NET
8 15 (7.94%) REST
8 15 (7.94%) JSON
9 13 (6.88%) DirectX
9 13 (6.88%) Web Services
10 11 (5.82%) WPF
10 11 (5.82%) Symfony
10 11 (5.82%) OAuth
11 10 (5.29%) Flash
11 10 (5.29%) Sass
11 10 (5.29%) LESS
12 8 (4.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 26 (13.76%) Mathematics
3 23 (12.17%) Mobile Games
4 21 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 21 (11.11%) Xbox
5 15 (7.94%) Social Media
6 14 (7.41%) Online Games
7 13 (6.88%) Physics
8 11 (5.82%) Animation
9 10 (5.29%) 3D Graphics
9 10 (5.29%) PlayStation
10 9 (4.76%) iPad
10 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (4.23%) User Experience
12 7 (3.70%) Algorithms
13 6 (3.17%) Social Gaming
14 5 (2.65%) Visualisation
14 5 (2.65%) Social Network
15 4 (2.12%) Statistics
15 4 (2.12%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.87%) Android
2 36 (19.05%) Apple iOS
3 14 (7.41%) Linux
4 12 (6.35%) Windows
5 5 (2.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.53%) UNIX
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.69%) Software Engineering
3 28 (14.81%) Android Development
4 24 (12.70%) OO
5 21 (11.11%) Web Development
6 17 (8.99%) Scrum
6 17 (8.99%) MVC
6 17 (8.99%) Multithreading
7 16 (8.47%) TDD
8 15 (7.94%) Mobile Application Development
9 11 (5.82%) Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (5.82%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.82%) OOP
10 10 (5.29%) iOS Development
11 9 (4.76%) Mobile Development
12 8 (4.23%) Unit Testing
12 8 (4.23%) OOD
13 7 (3.70%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.70%) Data Modelling
13 7 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (46.03%) C++
2 51 (26.98%) C#
2 51 (26.98%) JavaScript
3 31 (16.40%) Java
3 31 (16.40%) Python
4 22 (11.64%) PHP
5 20 (10.58%) SQL
6 14 (7.41%) Objective-C
7 12 (6.35%) C
8 10 (5.29%) ActionScript
9 7 (3.70%) Ruby
10 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.65%) Perl
12 4 (2.12%) Scala
12 4 (2.12%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (2.12%) R
12 4 (2.12%) Go
13 3 (1.59%) Lua
14 2 (1.06%) VB
15 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 57 (30.16%) Degree
2 16 (8.47%) PhD
3 2 (1.06%) ISEB
3 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Varnish
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) LXC
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Puppet
1 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (5.29%) Facebook
2 7 (3.70%) Adobe
3 6 (3.17%) Perforce
4 5 (2.65%) Apple
5 4 (2.12%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.12%) Tableau
5 4 (2.12%) Vertica
5 4 (2.12%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (2.12%) Netezza
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.06%) Google
6 2 (1.06%) Twitter
6 2 (1.06%) Remedy
7 1 (0.53%) Sony
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle
7 1 (0.53%) Citrix
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