The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 710 802 752
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 203 145 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 190 135 208
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Games Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93269 99958 106773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.29% 96.55% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79182 82396 87200
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Games Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer across the England region.

Games Developer Salary Trend in England

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in England

Games Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +98 191 £47,500 +5.55% 28
North West +31 6 £31,500 -21.25% 3
South East +22 3 £19,500 -40.45%
Yorkshire +8 1 £25,000 -51.21%
South West +1 1 £45,000 -
East of England -2 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 366 (100.00%) Games
2 178 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (42.08%) JavaScript
4 141 (38.52%) Java
5 138 (37.70%) C#
5 138 (37.70%) TDD
6 119 (32.51%) HTML
7 109 (29.78%) CSS
8 108 (29.51%) Online Games
9 103 (28.14%) Scrum
10 96 (26.23%) .NET
11 93 (25.41%) HTML5
12 85 (23.22%) BDD
13 79 (21.58%) Spring
14 77 (21.04%) MVC
14 77 (21.04%) ASP.NET
15 74 (20.22%) Kanban
16 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
17 68 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (18.03%) MongoDB
19 65 (17.76%) Game Development
19 65 (17.76%) Web Application Development
19 65 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 65 (17.76%) Degree
20 63 (17.21%) Software Engineering
21 62 (16.94%) SQL Server 2014
22 61 (16.67%) C++
23 57 (15.57%) Maven
23 57 (15.57%) PHP
24 56 (15.30%) LINQ

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (9.02%) Node.js
2 12 (3.28%) Apache
3 9 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.91%) Confluence
4 7 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.64%) Apache TomEE
5 6 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.55%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Magento
1 2 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 13 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.01%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.46%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (2.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.10%) Internet
2 7 (1.91%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 66 (18.03%) MongoDB
3 62 (16.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 55 (15.03%) NoSQL
5 28 (7.65%) Neo4j
6 22 (6.01%) MySQL
7 13 (3.55%) Hazelcast
8 11 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.73%) Apache Hive
10 9 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (2.46%) Couchbase
10 9 (2.46%) Redis
11 6 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.37%) Big Data
13 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (15.57%) Maven
2 55 (15.03%) Moq
2 55 (15.03%) NUnit
2 55 (15.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 36 (9.84%) Git (software)
4 25 (6.83%) Subversion
5 22 (6.01%) Grunt
6 11 (3.01%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.73%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.73%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.19%) JUnit
8 8 (2.19%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.91%) JIRA
10 6 (1.64%) Selenium
11 3 (0.82%) gulp
11 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.82%) Mockito
11 3 (0.82%) MSTest
11 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 366 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (1.37%) iGaming
3 4 (1.09%) Banking
3 4 (1.09%) Finance
3 4 (1.09%) Law
4 3 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.27%) Advertising
6 1 (0.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (32.51%) HTML
2 109 (29.78%) CSS
3 96 (26.23%) .NET
4 93 (25.41%) HTML5
5 79 (21.58%) Spring
6 77 (21.04%) ASP.NET
7 68 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 65 (17.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 56 (15.30%) LINQ
10 52 (14.21%) NHibernate
11 47 (12.84%) CSS3
12 41 (11.20%) ActiveMQ
13 39 (10.66%) XML
14 37 (10.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 37 (10.11%) Web Services
15 36 (9.84%) Apache Camel
16 35 (9.56%) JDBC
17 30 (8.20%) .NET Framework
17 30 (8.20%) jQuery
18 29 (7.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (29.51%) Online Games
2 43 (11.75%) Mobile Games
3 23 (6.28%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.64%) Social Media
5 13 (3.55%) N-Tier
6 11 (3.01%) Social Gaming
7 10 (2.73%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.19%) Animation
9 5 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.37%) Online Gambling
9 5 (1.37%) User Experience
10 3 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.82%) iPad
10 3 (0.82%) Social Network
11 2 (0.55%) 3D Printing
11 2 (0.55%) Oculus Rift
11 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.02%) Linux
2 32 (8.74%) Apple iOS
3 25 (6.83%) Android
4 8 (2.19%) Windows
5 6 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (37.70%) TDD
3 103 (28.14%) Scrum
4 85 (23.22%) BDD
5 77 (21.04%) MVC
6 74 (20.22%) Kanban
7 65 (17.76%) Game Development
7 65 (17.76%) Web Application Development
8 63 (17.21%) Software Engineering
9 41 (11.20%) Front End Development
10 38 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (8.20%) OOP
12 29 (7.92%) Multithreading
13 28 (7.65%) Mobile Development
13 28 (7.65%) OO
14 26 (7.10%) Concurrent Programming
15 18 (4.92%) iOS Development
16 16 (4.37%) Android Development
17 13 (3.55%) Dependency Injection
17 13 (3.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 154 (42.08%) JavaScript
2 141 (38.52%) Java
3 138 (37.70%) C#
4 61 (16.67%) C++
5 57 (15.57%) PHP
6 41 (11.20%) Python
7 26 (7.10%) ActionScript
7 26 (7.10%) VB.NET
8 22 (6.01%) SQL
9 16 (4.37%) C
10 14 (3.83%) ActionScript 3.0
11 11 (3.01%) Scala
12 10 (2.73%) Clojure
13 8 (2.19%) F#
14 7 (1.91%) Erlang
14 7 (1.91%) Haskell
15 6 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.37%) TypeScript
17 4 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (17.76%) Degree
2 25 (6.83%) MCAD
2 25 (6.83%) MCP
2 25 (6.83%) MCSD
2 25 (6.83%) MCTS
2 25 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 26 (7.10%) Google
2 13 (3.55%) Facebook
3 11 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.46%) PayPal
5 6 (1.64%) Terracotta
6 4 (1.09%) Oracle
7 3 (0.82%) Adobe
7 3 (0.82%) Splunk
8 2 (0.55%) Sun
8 2 (0.55%) Zend
9 1 (0.27%) Apple
9 1 (0.27%) Maxymiser
9 1 (0.27%) Perforce
9 1 (0.27%) Sencha
9 1 (0.27%) Tableau
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