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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 735 800 743
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 167 123 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 156 116 158
Average salary £46,750 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +69 142 £47,500 +11.76% 17
East of England +11 8 £65,000 +73.33% 1
North West +35 7 £40,000 - 3
West Midlands -21 4 £42,500 +41.66% 7
South East -3 3 £25,000 -50.00% 2
South West -4 2 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +8 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 361 (100.00%) Games
2 182 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (48.20%) JavaScript
4 170 (47.09%) TDD
5 147 (40.72%) Java
6 139 (38.50%) HTML
7 128 (35.46%) C#
8 121 (33.52%) Scrum
9 118 (32.69%) CSS
9 118 (32.69%) Online Games
10 116 (32.13%) HTML5
11 101 (27.98%) BDD
12 96 (26.59%) MVC
13 93 (25.76%) .NET
14 89 (24.65%) SQL Server
15 88 (24.38%) Kanban
16 85 (23.55%) ASP.NET
17 83 (22.99%) Spring
18 80 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 79 (21.88%) Web Application Development
19 79 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 73 (20.22%) SQL Server 2014
21 69 (19.11%) Degree
22 63 (17.45%) Maven
22 63 (17.45%) MongoDB
23 60 (16.62%) NoSQL
23 60 (16.62%) Rhino Mocks
23 60 (16.62%) Moq
23 60 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (16.62%) NUnit

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 41 (11.36%) Node.js
2 13 (3.60%) Apache
3 9 (2.49%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.39%) Apache TomEE
4 5 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.11%) Confluence
6 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Jetty
7 1 (0.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.16%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (2.49%) Google App Engine
3 7 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
3 7 (1.94%) PaaS
4 6 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.49%) HTTP
1 9 (2.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (24.65%) SQL Server
2 73 (20.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 63 (17.45%) MongoDB
4 60 (16.62%) NoSQL
5 37 (10.25%) Neo4j
6 32 (8.86%) Hazelcast
7 31 (8.59%) MySQL
8 13 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.22%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.94%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.11%) Big Data
12 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.83%) Redis
14 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.28%) Flink
15 1 (0.28%) Impala
15 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.28%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 63 (17.45%) Maven
2 60 (16.62%) Moq
2 60 (16.62%) NUnit
2 60 (16.62%) Rhino Mocks
3 43 (11.91%) Git (software)
4 30 (8.31%) Grunt
5 23 (6.37%) Subversion
6 16 (4.43%) Eclipse
6 16 (4.43%) JUnit
7 12 (3.32%) Jasmine
8 10 (2.77%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.22%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.94%) gulp
11 6 (1.66%) MSTest
12 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.39%) Selenium
13 4 (1.11%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.11%) JIRA
13 4 (1.11%) Mockito
14 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 361 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (3.32%) iGaming
3 8 (2.22%) Law
4 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.55%) Back Office
5 2 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.28%) Finance
6 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (38.50%) HTML
2 118 (32.69%) CSS
3 116 (32.13%) HTML5
4 93 (25.76%) .NET
5 85 (23.55%) ASP.NET
6 83 (22.99%) Spring
7 80 (22.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 79 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 56 (15.51%) XML
10 54 (14.96%) LINQ
10 54 (14.96%) NHibernate
11 53 (14.68%) ActiveMQ
12 51 (14.13%) CSS3
13 50 (13.85%) JDBC
14 39 (10.80%) JSP
15 38 (10.53%) Apache Camel
16 33 (9.14%) jQuery
17 32 (8.86%) WCF
17 32 (8.86%) WPF
18 31 (8.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 118 (32.69%) Online Games
2 31 (8.59%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.37%) N-Tier
4 18 (4.99%) Mobile Games
5 17 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.60%) User Experience
7 12 (3.32%) Social Media
8 6 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.39%) Animation
10 4 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.11%) Online Gambling
10 4 (1.11%) Social Gaming
10 4 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.11%) Xbox
11 3 (0.83%) Flash Games
11 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.83%) Social Network
11 3 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.51%) Linux
2 23 (6.37%) Apple iOS
3 22 (6.09%) Android
4 14 (3.88%) Windows
5 5 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (47.09%) TDD
3 121 (33.52%) Scrum
4 101 (27.98%) BDD
5 96 (26.59%) MVC
6 88 (24.38%) Kanban
7 79 (21.88%) Web Application Development
8 60 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (15.24%) Software Engineering
10 52 (14.40%) Game Development
11 45 (12.47%) Front End Development
12 44 (12.19%) OO
13 39 (10.80%) OOP
14 25 (6.93%) Dependency Injection
15 19 (5.26%) Concurrent Programming
15 19 (5.26%) Multithreading
16 15 (4.16%) Mobile Development
16 15 (4.16%) SDLC
17 13 (3.60%) Integration Testing
18 12 (3.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 174 (48.20%) JavaScript
2 147 (40.72%) Java
3 128 (35.46%) C#
4 60 (16.62%) PHP
5 41 (11.36%) C++
6 32 (8.86%) Python
7 26 (7.20%) VB.NET
8 19 (5.26%) ActionScript
9 16 (4.43%) SQL
10 12 (3.32%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.05%) Lua
12 8 (2.22%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.66%) Erlang
13 6 (1.66%) F#
13 6 (1.66%) Scala
14 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.83%) Clojure
15 3 (0.83%) Haskell
16 2 (0.55%) C
16 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 69 (19.11%) Degree
2 26 (7.20%) MCAD
2 26 (7.20%) MCP
2 26 (7.20%) MCSD
2 26 (7.20%) MCTS
2 26 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (3.05%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (7.20%) Google
2 18 (4.99%) Facebook
3 11 (3.05%) Sun
4 7 (1.94%) PayPal
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle
6 5 (1.39%) Terracotta
7 3 (0.83%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.83%) Sony
7 3 (0.83%) Splunk
8 1 (0.28%) IBM
8 1 (0.28%) Sencha
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