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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 814 860 796
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 52 27 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.025% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.026% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 35 19 53
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £59,500 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -
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
95842 101955 94501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.21% 94.45% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 80836 83289 79215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +42 47 £45,750 +1.66% 2
West Midlands +9 2 £20,750 - 3
South East - 2 £25,500 - 1
South West -12 1 £32,500 +47.72%
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 98 (100.00%) Games
2 45 (45.92%) JavaScript
3 43 (43.88%) C++
4 34 (34.69%) OO
4 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (27.55%) ActionScript
6 26 (26.53%) HTML
6 26 (26.53%) Degree
7 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
7 22 (22.45%) Mobile Games
7 22 (22.45%) HTML5
8 21 (21.43%) Game Development
9 20 (20.41%) C#
9 20 (20.41%) CSS
10 18 (18.37%) Flash
10 18 (18.37%) TDD
10 18 (18.37%) ActionScript 3.0
11 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (16.33%) Java
12 15 (15.31%) Android
13 13 (13.27%) Apple iOS
13 13 (13.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 13 (13.27%) PHP
13 13 (13.27%) Scrum
14 12 (12.24%) Online Games
15 11 (11.22%) Mobile App
15 11 (11.22%) Mobile Development
16 10 (10.20%) Mobile Application Development
16 10 (10.20%) iGaming
16 10 (10.20%) Social Gaming

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (9.18%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Maya
3 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.02%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) MySQL
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.02%) Redis
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.10%) IntelliJ
3 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.02%) Moq
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) NUnit
4 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 98 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (10.20%) iGaming
3 4 (4.08%) Finance
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) HTML
2 22 (22.45%) HTML5
3 20 (20.41%) CSS
4 18 (18.37%) Flash
5 13 (13.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 10 (10.20%) XML
7 8 (8.16%) jQuery
7 8 (8.16%) JSON
8 7 (7.14%) CSS3
9 5 (5.10%) PureMVC
10 4 (4.08%) Adobe AIR
10 4 (4.08%) OpenGL
10 4 (4.08%) Middleware
10 4 (4.08%) Stage3D
11 2 (2.04%) cocos2d
11 2 (2.04%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (2.04%) REST
11 2 (2.04%) .NET
12 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
12 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Mobile Games
1 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.24%) Online Games
4 11 (11.22%) Mobile App
5 10 (10.20%) Social Gaming
5 10 (10.20%) Mathematics
6 8 (8.16%) Physics
6 8 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (8.16%) Algorithms
7 6 (6.12%) Social Network
8 5 (5.10%) Data Structures
9 4 (4.08%) iPad
9 4 (4.08%) Xbox
9 4 (4.08%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (3.06%) User Experience
11 2 (2.04%) Flash Games
12 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
12 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
12 1 (1.02%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.31%) Android
2 13 (13.27%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.14%) Linux
4 6 (6.12%) UNIX
5 1 (1.02%) Debian
5 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (34.69%) OO
2 21 (21.43%) Game Development
3 18 (18.37%) TDD
4 13 (13.27%) Scrum
5 11 (11.22%) Mobile Development
6 10 (10.20%) Mobile Application Development
6 10 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.20%) MVC
7 8 (8.16%) Android Development
8 6 (6.12%) iOS Development
9 2 (2.04%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (2.04%) OOP
10 1 (1.02%) UML
10 1 (1.02%) RUP
10 1 (1.02%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.02%) Open Source
10 1 (1.02%) Workflow
10 1 (1.02%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.92%) JavaScript
2 43 (43.88%) C++
3 27 (27.55%) ActionScript
4 20 (20.41%) C#
5 18 (18.37%) ActionScript 3.0
6 16 (16.33%) Java
7 13 (13.27%) PHP
8 5 (5.10%) SQL
9 3 (3.06%) C
9 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.06%) Lua
10 1 (1.02%) Scala
10 1 (1.02%) Ruby
10 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (26.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Puppet
1 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.02%) logstash
1 1 (1.02%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Facebook
2 7 (7.14%) Adobe
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
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