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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 820 786 819
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 43 71 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.072% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.077% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 42 66 53
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £35,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +32.07%
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
94647 92576 95847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.45% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78762 75162 81879
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +2 31 £45,000 -10.00% 4
West Midlands -21 4 £32,500 -27.77% 1
South East - 3 £31,500 -
South West -21 2 £45,000 +89.47%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire 0 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 83 (100.00%) Games
2 44 (53.01%) HTML
3 43 (51.81%) HTML5
4 36 (43.37%) Apple iOS
5 35 (42.17%) Android
5 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
6 34 (40.96%) Mobile Games
7 32 (38.55%) Game Development
8 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (28.92%) C#
10 22 (26.51%) Java
11 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
12 19 (22.89%) ActionScript
12 19 (22.89%) Flash
12 19 (22.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 18 (21.69%) C++
13 18 (21.69%) CSS
14 17 (20.48%) Degree
14 17 (20.48%) ActionScript 3.0
15 15 (18.07%) iPad
15 15 (18.07%) Node.js
16 14 (16.87%) Web Development
17 13 (15.66%) Lua
17 13 (15.66%) Online Games
18 12 (14.46%) CSS3
18 12 (14.46%) HTML5 Canvas
18 12 (14.46%) TDD
19 11 (13.25%) Animation
20 10 (12.05%) RESTful
20 10 (12.05%) Grunt

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (18.07%) Node.js
2 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Maya
1 1 (1.20%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.20%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Redis
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.05%) Mocha
2 10 (12.05%) Jasmine
2 10 (12.05%) Grunt
2 10 (12.05%) Bower
3 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.41%) Maven
5 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.20%) Subversion
6 1 (1.20%) Hudson
6 1 (1.20%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.20%) Redmine
6 1 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 83 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (53.01%) HTML
2 43 (51.81%) HTML5
3 19 (22.89%) Flash
3 19 (22.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 18 (21.69%) CSS
5 12 (14.46%) CSS3
5 12 (14.46%) HTML5 Canvas
6 10 (12.05%) WebSockets
6 10 (12.05%) WebKit
6 10 (12.05%) Backbone.js
6 10 (12.05%) Sass
6 10 (12.05%) LESS
6 10 (12.05%) Web Services
6 10 (12.05%) RESTful
7 7 (8.43%) JSON
8 6 (7.23%) WebGL
9 5 (6.02%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (4.82%) iOS SDK
10 4 (4.82%) REST
11 3 (3.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.96%) Mobile Games
2 15 (18.07%) iPad
3 13 (15.66%) Online Games
4 11 (13.25%) Animation
5 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
5 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.23%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.02%) Flash Games
7 5 (6.02%) Social Gaming
7 5 (6.02%) User Experience
8 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.20%) iPhone
8 1 (1.20%) Open Source
8 1 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.37%) Apple iOS
2 35 (42.17%) Android
3 5 (6.02%) CentOS
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Debian
3 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Game Development
2 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.87%) Web Development
4 12 (14.46%) TDD
5 10 (12.05%) OO
6 9 (10.84%) iOS Development
7 7 (8.43%) Scrum
7 7 (8.43%) OOP
8 6 (7.23%) Workflow
8 6 (7.23%) Android Development
8 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.02%) DevOps
9 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.02%) Analytics
10 2 (2.41%) Time Management
11 1 (1.20%) Kanban
11 1 (1.20%) 3D Modelling
11 1 (1.20%) Rapid Prototyping
11 1 (1.20%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.20%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) JavaScript
2 24 (28.92%) C#
3 22 (26.51%) Java
4 19 (22.89%) ActionScript
5 18 (21.69%) C++
6 17 (20.48%) ActionScript 3.0
7 13 (15.66%) Lua
8 10 (12.05%) Objective-C
9 5 (6.02%) Ruby
9 5 (6.02%) Scala
10 4 (4.82%) Python
11 1 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) C
11 1 (1.20%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Puppet
1 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.02%) logstash
1 5 (6.02%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Facebook
2 1 (1.20%) Google
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