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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 806 824 777
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 44 79 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.072% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.076% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 31 71 81
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £40,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +50.94%
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
94274 104403 95375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 78300 86556 80168
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
London +9 26 £46,250 +2.77% 4
South East +16 12 £30,000 -33.33% 1
South West -2 4 £45,000 +80.00%
West Midlands -5 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 86 (100.00%) Games
2 42 (48.84%) C++
3 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (33.72%) Android
5 28 (32.56%) Apple iOS
6 27 (31.40%) Degree
7 26 (30.23%) Game Development
8 25 (29.07%) C#
9 21 (24.42%) Flash
10 20 (23.26%) OO
10 20 (23.26%) Mobile Games
10 20 (23.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 19 (22.09%) Scrum
11 19 (22.09%) ActionScript
12 18 (20.93%) Computer Science
13 16 (18.60%) Java
13 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
14 15 (17.44%) ActionScript 3.0
15 14 (16.28%) HTML5
15 14 (16.28%) HTML
15 14 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (15.12%) Facebook
16 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
17 12 (13.95%) Linux
18 11 (12.79%) iPad
19 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
20 9 (10.47%) Facebook Platform
20 9 (10.47%) iOS Development
21 8 (9.30%) Mathematics
21 8 (9.30%) JSON

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 9 (10.47%) Facebook Platform
2 6 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) Maya
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Redis
1 6 (6.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Grunt
3 1 (1.16%) Bower
3 1 (1.16%) Moq
3 1 (1.16%) Mocha
3 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.16%) Gradle
3 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.16%) NUnit
3 1 (1.16%) Subversion
3 1 (1.16%) Maven
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 86 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) iGaming
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) Flash
2 20 (23.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 14 (16.28%) HTML
3 14 (16.28%) HTML5
4 8 (9.30%) JSON
5 7 (8.14%) Unreal Engine
6 6 (6.98%) CSS
6 6 (6.98%) REST
7 4 (4.65%) PureMVC
7 4 (4.65%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (3.49%) CSS3
8 3 (3.49%) iOS SDK
9 2 (2.33%) XML
9 2 (2.33%) cocos2d
10 1 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (1.16%) Stage3D
10 1 (1.16%) Android SDK
10 1 (1.16%) Android NDK
10 1 (1.16%) WebGL
10 1 (1.16%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) Mobile Games
2 18 (20.93%) Computer Science
3 14 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.79%) iPad
5 8 (9.30%) Mathematics
6 7 (8.14%) Online Games
7 6 (6.98%) Social Network
7 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
7 6 (6.98%) Physics
7 6 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (6.98%) User Experience
7 6 (6.98%) Algorithms
8 5 (5.81%) Social Gaming
9 4 (4.65%) Xbox
10 3 (3.49%) Flash Games
10 3 (3.49%) Data Structures
11 2 (2.33%) iPhone
12 1 (1.16%) Motion Graphics
12 1 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (1.16%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Android
2 28 (32.56%) Apple iOS
3 12 (13.95%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Debian
4 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.98%) CentOS
4 6 (6.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Game Development
3 20 (23.26%) OO
4 19 (22.09%) Scrum
5 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.47%) iOS Development
7 7 (8.14%) Android Development
8 6 (6.98%) DevOps
8 6 (6.98%) Workflow
9 5 (5.81%) MVC
9 5 (5.81%) TDD
9 5 (5.81%) Analytics
10 4 (4.65%) SDLC
10 4 (4.65%) OOP
11 2 (2.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (2.33%) Mobile Development
11 2 (2.33%) Time Management
12 1 (1.16%) UX Design
12 1 (1.16%) Image Processing
12 1 (1.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.84%) C++
2 25 (29.07%) C#
3 19 (22.09%) ActionScript
4 16 (18.60%) Java
4 16 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 15 (17.44%) ActionScript 3.0
6 6 (6.98%) Ruby
6 6 (6.98%) Scala
7 5 (5.81%) Lua
7 5 (5.81%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.65%) C
9 1 (1.16%) PHP
9 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (31.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Puppet
1 6 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.98%) logstash
1 6 (6.98%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Facebook
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (1.16%) Google
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