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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 845 795 812
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 27 58 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.058% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.062% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 23 49 66
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
100964 94057 104141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82543 79050 89527
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -44 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West -23 5 £23,500 -35.61% 1
Yorkshire -35 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (100.00%) Games
2 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
2 43 (44.79%) Game Development
3 42 (43.75%) HTML
4 38 (39.58%) HTML5
5 37 (38.54%) C++
5 37 (38.54%) Android
6 34 (35.42%) OO
7 29 (30.21%) Linux
8 28 (29.17%) Mobile Games
8 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (27.08%) CSS
10 23 (23.96%) Time Management
11 22 (22.92%) Python
12 21 (21.88%) Apple iOS
12 21 (21.88%) CSS3
12 21 (21.88%) HTML5 Canvas
13 19 (19.79%) Java
14 18 (18.75%) Degree
15 17 (17.71%) ActionScript
16 16 (16.67%) Scrum
16 16 (16.67%) iPhone
16 16 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
17 15 (15.63%) Flash
18 14 (14.58%) Git (software)
19 13 (13.54%) Animation
19 13 (13.54%) OOP
19 13 (13.54%) Node.js
19 13 (13.54%) Sass
20 12 (12.50%) Redis

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (13.54%) Node.js
2 7 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.21%) Tornado
3 5 (5.21%) nginx
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 12 (12.50%) Redis
2 10 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 9 (9.38%) Couchbase
4 7 (7.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (6.25%) MySQL
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.08%) Big Data
8 1 (1.04%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.04%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.17%) Grunt
4 3 (3.13%) Bower
4 3 (3.13%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.13%) Mocha
4 3 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.04%) Hudson
6 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 96 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (43.75%) HTML
2 38 (39.58%) HTML5
3 26 (27.08%) CSS
4 21 (21.88%) CSS3
4 21 (21.88%) HTML5 Canvas
5 15 (15.63%) Flash
6 13 (13.54%) Sass
7 8 (8.33%) OpenGL
8 7 (7.29%) Web Services
8 7 (7.29%) XML
8 7 (7.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (6.25%) Qt
10 5 (5.21%) Memcached
10 5 (5.21%) Twisted
10 5 (5.21%) CherryPy
10 5 (5.21%) Ember.js
10 5 (5.21%) gevent
10 5 (5.21%) ZeroMQ
11 4 (4.17%) WebKit
11 4 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Mobile Games
2 16 (16.67%) iPhone
3 13 (13.54%) Animation
4 11 (11.46%) Computer Science
4 11 (11.46%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (10.42%) Online Games
5 10 (10.42%) Mobile App
6 8 (8.33%) iPad
7 6 (6.25%) Xbox
8 4 (4.17%) Flash Games
8 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.17%) Physics
9 2 (2.08%) Social Gaming
10 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.04%) Open Source
10 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.04%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) Android
2 29 (30.21%) Linux
3 21 (21.88%) Apple iOS
4 10 (10.42%) UNIX
5 7 (7.29%) Windows
5 7 (7.29%) CentOS
5 7 (7.29%) Debian
5 7 (7.29%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.21%) FreeBSD
6 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.79%) Game Development
2 34 (35.42%) OO
3 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.96%) Time Management
5 16 (16.67%) Scrum
6 13 (13.54%) OOP
7 10 (10.42%) TDD
8 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.29%) DevOps
10 6 (6.25%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.21%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (5.21%) 3D Modelling
11 5 (5.21%) 3D Animation
12 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
13 3 (3.13%) Web Development
13 3 (3.13%) MVC
14 2 (2.08%) Android Development
14 2 (2.08%) iOS Development
15 1 (1.04%) Low Latency
15 1 (1.04%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.79%) JavaScript
2 37 (38.54%) C++
3 22 (22.92%) Python
4 19 (19.79%) Java
5 17 (17.71%) ActionScript
6 16 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
7 12 (12.50%) Lua
8 11 (11.46%) Scala
9 10 (10.42%) C
10 9 (9.38%) C#
11 7 (7.29%) SQL
11 7 (7.29%) Ruby
12 6 (6.25%) Objective-C
12 6 (6.25%) GLSL
13 5 (5.21%) PowerHouse
13 5 (5.21%) Perl
14 4 (4.17%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (2.08%) R
15 2 (2.08%) Erlang
16 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) Puppet
1 7 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.29%) logstash
2 5 (5.21%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (8.33%) Twitter
2 6 (6.25%) Sony
3 1 (1.04%) Facebook
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