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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 841 817 788
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 42 79 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.071% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.075% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 38 76 82
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
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
97732 105813 99744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.58% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80689 86627 83952
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +14 30 £60,000 +33.33% 1
South East +16 7 £31,500 -30.00% 3
South West -23 3 £45,000 +89.47%
West Midlands -32 2 £32,500 -27.77%
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 80 (100.00%) Games
2 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Android
3 32 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 32 (40.00%) C++
4 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (30.00%) Mobile Games
4 24 (30.00%) Game Development
5 23 (28.75%) C#
6 22 (27.50%) HTML
6 22 (27.50%) HTML5
7 20 (25.00%) Flash
7 20 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 19 (23.75%) OO
8 19 (23.75%) Java
8 19 (23.75%) ActionScript
9 17 (21.25%) Scrum
9 17 (21.25%) ActionScript 3.0
9 17 (21.25%) Degree
10 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (15.00%) Facebook
12 11 (13.75%) iPad
12 11 (13.75%) Linux
13 10 (12.50%) CSS
13 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
13 10 (12.50%) iOS Development
14 9 (11.25%) Online Games
15 8 (10.00%) Lua
15 8 (10.00%) JSON
15 8 (10.00%) Node.js

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (10.00%) Node.js
1 8 (10.00%) Facebook Platform
2 6 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Redis
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) Grunt
3 5 (6.25%) Bower
3 5 (6.25%) Mocha
3 5 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.25%) Gradle
4 1 (1.25%) Moq
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) NUnit
4 1 (1.25%) Subversion
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 80 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) iGaming
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) HTML
1 22 (27.50%) HTML5
2 20 (25.00%) Flash
2 20 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 10 (12.50%) CSS
4 8 (10.00%) JSON
4 8 (10.00%) HTML5 Canvas
5 7 (8.75%) Unreal Engine
5 7 (8.75%) CSS3
6 6 (7.50%) REST
7 5 (6.25%) WebSockets
7 5 (6.25%) WebKit
7 5 (6.25%) Backbone.js
7 5 (6.25%) Sass
7 5 (6.25%) LESS
7 5 (6.25%) RESTful
7 5 (6.25%) Web Services
8 3 (3.75%) iOS SDK
9 2 (2.50%) cocos2d
9 2 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) Mobile Games
2 11 (13.75%) iPad
3 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.25%) Online Games
5 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.75%) Mobile App
7 5 (6.25%) Social Gaming
7 5 (6.25%) User Experience
7 5 (6.25%) Animation
8 3 (3.75%) Flash Games
8 3 (3.75%) Xbox
9 2 (2.50%) iPhone
9 2 (2.50%) Social Network
10 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Android
2 32 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 11 (13.75%) Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Debian
4 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 6 (7.50%) CentOS
5 5 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) Game Development
3 19 (23.75%) OO
4 17 (21.25%) Scrum
5 10 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 8 (10.00%) Android Development
6 8 (10.00%) TDD
7 7 (8.75%) Workflow
8 6 (7.50%) DevOps
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.50%) Web Development
9 5 (6.25%) Analytics
10 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.00%) OOP
11 2 (2.50%) Time Management
11 2 (2.50%) Mobile Development
11 2 (2.50%) MVC
12 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.25%) Image Processing
12 1 (1.25%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) C++
2 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.75%) C#
4 19 (23.75%) Java
4 19 (23.75%) ActionScript
5 17 (21.25%) ActionScript 3.0
6 8 (10.00%) Lua
7 6 (7.50%) Scala
7 6 (7.50%) Ruby
8 4 (5.00%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Puppet
1 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.50%) logstash
1 6 (7.50%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Facebook
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.25%) Google
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