The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 841 770 815
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 47 74 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.073% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.077% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 34 70 57
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103100 95904 105987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 84942 80243 91513
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Games Developer
UK

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 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 -40 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -11 5 £35,000 -
North East - 5 - -
West Midlands +3 4 - - 1
South East -1 3 £50,000 +100.00%
South West -11 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -48 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Games
2 58 (48.33%) Android
3 51 (42.50%) Game Development
4 50 (41.67%) C++
5 48 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 41 (34.17%) OO
7 40 (33.33%) HTML
8 38 (31.67%) Apple iOS
9 37 (30.83%) Mobile Games
10 36 (30.00%) Linux
10 36 (30.00%) HTML5
11 32 (26.67%) CSS
12 26 (21.67%) Time Management
13 25 (20.83%) Java
14 23 (19.17%) CSS3
14 23 (19.17%) HTML5 Canvas
15 22 (18.33%) iPhone
16 20 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (16.67%) Python
17 19 (15.83%) Redis
18 18 (15.00%) Sass
18 18 (15.00%) Scala
18 18 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
18 18 (15.00%) Scrum
19 17 (14.17%) 3D Graphics
19 17 (14.17%) Degree
20 16 (13.33%) Animation
21 15 (12.50%) Lua
22 14 (11.67%) CentOS

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (11.67%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.50%) Node.js
3 5 (4.17%) Tornado
3 5 (4.17%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) Redis
2 14 (11.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 12 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.50%) Couchbase
6 6 (5.00%) MySQL
7 4 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.67%) Big Data
9 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.83%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 20 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.50%) Grunt
4 2 (1.67%) Bower
4 2 (1.67%) Mocha
4 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.83%) Xcode
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.83%) Maven
General
1 120 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (0.83%) Marketing
2 1 (0.83%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.33%) HTML
2 36 (30.00%) HTML5
3 32 (26.67%) CSS
4 23 (19.17%) CSS3
4 23 (19.17%) HTML5 Canvas
5 18 (15.00%) Sass
6 12 (10.00%) OpenGL
7 10 (8.33%) Ajax
8 8 (6.67%) Flash
8 8 (6.67%) Middleware
9 7 (5.83%) Web Services
9 7 (5.83%) XML
9 7 (5.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (5.00%) DirectX
10 6 (5.00%) Qt
11 5 (4.17%) CherryPy
11 5 (4.17%) Memcached
11 5 (4.17%) Twisted
11 5 (4.17%) gevent
11 5 (4.17%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (30.83%) Mobile Games
2 22 (18.33%) iPhone
3 17 (14.17%) 3D Graphics
4 16 (13.33%) Animation
5 14 (11.67%) Mathematics
6 12 (10.00%) Physics
6 12 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 10 (8.33%) iPad
7 10 (8.33%) Xbox
8 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
9 6 (5.00%) Online Games
10 4 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (2.50%) Social Gaming
12 2 (1.67%) Flash Games
12 2 (1.67%) Social Network
13 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (48.33%) Android
2 38 (31.67%) Apple iOS
3 36 (30.00%) Linux
4 14 (11.67%) CentOS
4 14 (11.67%) Debian
4 14 (11.67%) Ubuntu
5 12 (10.00%) Windows
6 10 (8.33%) UNIX
7 5 (4.17%) FreeBSD
7 5 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) Game Development
2 41 (34.17%) OO
3 26 (21.67%) Time Management
4 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (15.00%) Scrum
6 14 (11.67%) DevOps
7 11 (9.17%) OOP
8 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.33%) Multithreading
9 8 (6.67%) TDD
10 5 (4.17%) 3D Modelling
10 5 (4.17%) 3D Animation
11 3 (2.50%) Android Development
11 3 (2.50%) iOS Development
11 3 (2.50%) MVC
12 2 (1.67%) Web Development
12 2 (1.67%) 3D Programming
12 2 (1.67%) Mobile Application Development
13 1 (0.83%) Automation Testing
13 1 (0.83%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.67%) C++
2 48 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 25 (20.83%) Java
4 20 (16.67%) Python
5 18 (15.00%) Scala
6 15 (12.50%) Lua
7 14 (11.67%) Ruby
7 14 (11.67%) ActionScript
8 12 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
9 11 (9.17%) C
9 11 (9.17%) C#
10 9 (7.50%) Objective-C
11 7 (5.83%) SQL
12 6 (5.00%) GLSL
13 5 (4.17%) Erlang
13 5 (4.17%) Perl
13 5 (4.17%) PowerHouse
14 4 (3.33%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (1.67%) R
15 2 (1.67%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) Puppet
1 14 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (11.67%) logstash
2 5 (4.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (6.67%) Twitter
2 6 (5.00%) Sony
3 2 (1.67%) Facebook
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