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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 617 595 573
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 19 71 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 67 47
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £22,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
37775 40770 37278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 85.40% 84.69% 84.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31674 33823 30778
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
City of London -2 2 £72,500 +222.22% 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (44.23%) C++
3 22 (42.31%) C#
3 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 22 (42.31%) Computer Science
4 19 (36.54%) Degree
4 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (36.54%) Java
5 14 (26.92%) Python
5 14 (26.92%) OpenGL
5 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 14 (26.92%) jQuery
6 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 13 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 12 (23.08%) Node.js
7 12 (23.08%) PhD
7 12 (23.08%) HTML
8 11 (21.15%) Finance
9 10 (19.23%) Front Office
9 10 (19.23%) MVC
9 10 (19.23%) Risk Management
9 10 (19.23%) .NET
9 10 (19.23%) OO
9 10 (19.23%) Android
9 10 (19.23%) Algorithmic Trading
9 10 (19.23%) WPF
10 9 (17.31%) Facebook
10 9 (17.31%) Xbox
10 9 (17.31%) ActionScript
10 9 (17.31%) Objective-C

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (23.08%) Node.js
2 4 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (5.77%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.92%) Azkaban
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Grunt
3 3 (5.77%) Bower
3 3 (5.77%) IntelliJ
3 3 (5.77%) Mocha
3 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.92%) Maven
5 1 (1.92%) Spock
General
1 52 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (21.15%) Finance
3 10 (19.23%) Front Office
4 4 (7.69%) Banking
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 3 (5.77%) Japanese Language
5 3 (5.77%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Games Developer
2 10 (19.23%) C# Developer
2 10 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (15.38%) iOS Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Flash Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Flash Games Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Mobile Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing Manager
8 2 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile Games Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Marketing Manager
9 1 (1.92%) QA Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) OpenGL
1 14 (26.92%) jQuery
2 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 10 (19.23%) .NET
3 10 (19.23%) WPF
4 8 (15.38%) Web Services
5 7 (13.46%) Cocoa
5 7 (13.46%) Flash
5 7 (13.46%) Cocoa Touch
6 6 (11.54%) REST
7 5 (9.62%) WebSockets
7 5 (9.62%) HTML5
7 5 (9.62%) JSON
7 5 (9.62%) CSS
7 5 (9.62%) cocos2d
8 4 (7.69%) CSS3
8 4 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (5.77%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (5.77%) Apache Cordova
9 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.31%) Xbox
3 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 7 (13.46%) Mobile Games
4 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (11.54%) Social Gaming
6 5 (9.62%) iPad
6 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
7 4 (7.69%) Statistics
7 4 (7.69%) Online Games
7 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
8 3 (5.77%) Social Media
8 3 (5.77%) iPhone
8 3 (5.77%) Social Network
9 2 (3.85%) Flash Games
10 1 (1.92%) Economics
10 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 10 (19.23%) Android
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 10 (19.23%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (19.23%) MVC
4 10 (19.23%) Risk Management
4 10 (19.23%) OO
5 8 (15.38%) iOS Development
6 7 (13.46%) B2B
6 7 (13.46%) B2C
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.62%) TDD
9 4 (7.69%) Web Development
9 4 (7.69%) OOP
9 4 (7.69%) MapReduce
9 4 (7.69%) Analytics
10 3 (5.77%) User Stories
10 3 (5.77%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) C++
2 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 22 (42.31%) C#
3 19 (36.54%) Java
4 14 (26.92%) Python
5 9 (17.31%) Objective-C
5 9 (17.31%) ActionScript
6 5 (9.62%) SQL
7 4 (7.69%) Scala
7 4 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (7.69%) Go
8 3 (5.77%) Apple Swift
8 3 (5.77%) R
8 3 (5.77%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Degree
2 12 (23.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
1 1 (1.92%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Facebook
2 7 (13.46%) Apple
3 4 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (7.69%) Vertica
3 4 (7.69%) Netezza
3 4 (7.69%) Tableau
4 3 (5.77%) Adobe
5 2 (3.85%) Remedy
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