The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 574 544 501
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -43
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 36 68 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 56 101
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £53,750 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £28,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -1.75%
Game Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35092 36427 36699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.61% 83.77% 82.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29275 29500 30856
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in London

Game Development
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the London region.

Game Development Salary Trend in London

Game Development
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the London region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Game Development Salary Histogram in London

Game Development
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the London region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
City of London +11 11 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Game Development also 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 that cited Game Development.

1 82 (100.00%) Games
2 44 (53.66%) HTML
3 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (45.12%) Java
4 37 (45.12%) JavaScript
5 30 (36.59%) Apple iOS
6 28 (34.15%) Flash
7 27 (32.93%) HTML5
8 22 (26.83%) OO
9 21 (25.61%) Android
10 20 (24.39%) C#
10 20 (24.39%) CSS
11 19 (23.17%) Online Games
12 18 (21.95%) ActionScript
12 18 (21.95%) iPad
13 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
14 16 (19.51%) ActionScript 3.0
14 16 (19.51%) Python
15 15 (18.29%) OOP
15 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
16 14 (17.07%) Degree
17 13 (15.85%) Objective-C
17 13 (15.85%) C++
17 13 (15.85%) iOS Development
18 12 (14.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 12 (14.63%) MVC
18 12 (14.63%) Lua
19 11 (13.41%) Mathematics
20 10 (12.20%) Cocoa
20 10 (12.20%) Apple

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Game Development also 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 that cited Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.54%) Node.js
2 4 (4.88%) Apache Pig
2 4 (4.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Photoshop
1 7 (8.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.66%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.22%) Route 53
3 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.44%) NAS
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) Big Data
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (4.88%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.88%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.88%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) Mercurial
3 5 (6.10%) Selenium
4 4 (4.88%) JBehave
4 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.88%) JUnit
5 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.44%) Xcode
5 2 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.22%) Hudson
6 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 82 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.88%) Front Office
2 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Japanese Language
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 62 (75.61%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) Games Developer
3 12 (14.63%) iOS Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Web Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Front-End Web Developer
5 7 (8.54%) XML Developer
5 7 (8.54%) CSS Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Junior Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Junior
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Junior Java Developer
8 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (53.66%) HTML
2 28 (34.15%) Flash
3 27 (32.93%) HTML5
4 20 (24.39%) CSS
5 12 (14.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 10 (12.20%) Cocoa Touch
6 10 (12.20%) Cocoa
7 9 (10.98%) OpenGL
8 8 (9.76%) JSON
9 7 (8.54%) XHTML
9 7 (8.54%) JSP
9 7 (8.54%) Struts
9 7 (8.54%) DHTML
9 7 (8.54%) XML
10 6 (7.32%) .NET
10 6 (7.32%) Web Services
10 6 (7.32%) REST
10 6 (7.32%) cocos2d
11 5 (6.10%) CSS3
11 5 (6.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.17%) Online Games
2 18 (21.95%) iPad
3 15 (18.29%) Computer Science
4 11 (13.41%) Mathematics
5 9 (10.98%) Statistics
6 7 (8.54%) W3C
6 7 (8.54%) iPhone
6 7 (8.54%) Mobile App
7 6 (7.32%) Animation
8 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.10%) Open Source
9 4 (4.88%) Social Media
9 4 (4.88%) Flash Games
9 4 (4.88%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (4.88%) Mobile Games
9 4 (4.88%) Xbox
9 4 (4.88%) User Experience
10 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (3.66%) Digital Media
11 2 (2.44%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Apple iOS
2 21 (25.61%) Android
3 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.83%) OO
3 15 (18.29%) OOP
4 13 (15.85%) iOS Development
5 12 (14.63%) MVC
6 9 (10.98%) Analytics
7 8 (9.76%) Multithreading
8 7 (8.54%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) B2B
9 6 (7.32%) B2C
9 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.10%) TDD
11 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.88%) Project Management
11 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.88%) MapReduce
11 4 (4.88%) Algorithmic Trading
11 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.88%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.12%) Java
1 37 (45.12%) JavaScript
2 20 (24.39%) C#
3 18 (21.95%) ActionScript
4 16 (19.51%) Python
4 16 (19.51%) ActionScript 3.0
5 13 (15.85%) Objective-C
5 13 (15.85%) C++
6 12 (14.63%) Lua
7 10 (12.20%) SQL
8 4 (4.88%) VB
8 4 (4.88%) Scala
8 4 (4.88%) R
8 4 (4.88%) Golang
8 4 (4.88%) Ruby
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Degree
2 7 (8.54%) PhD
3 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
1 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Apple
2 8 (9.76%) Facebook
3 5 (6.10%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (6.10%) Tableau
4 4 (4.88%) Netezza
4 4 (4.88%) Vertica
5 2 (2.44%) Twitter
5 2 (2.44%) Remedy
6 1 (1.22%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) Talend
Twickenham, Middlesex
Scirra Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Piccadilly Circus, London
Gamesys
Salary: Neg. + 15% Bonus & Bens
Posted: 25 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Posted: 26 days ago