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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 560 585 536
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -49
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 78 44 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.098% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 71 33 98
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
38275 37428 40822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.62% 83.60% 81.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31455 31067 34940
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 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
(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 +17 17 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Hammersmith - 9 £82,500 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Games
2 96 (61.94%) HTML
3 92 (59.35%) JavaScript
4 60 (38.71%) HTML5
5 58 (37.42%) CSS
6 57 (36.77%) OO
7 56 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (34.84%) Flash
9 45 (29.03%) Java
10 36 (23.23%) Photoshop
11 34 (21.94%) ActionScript
12 31 (20.00%) Online Games
13 29 (18.71%) jQuery
13 29 (18.71%) XML
14 28 (18.06%) Animation
14 28 (18.06%) Android
14 28 (18.06%) CSS3
15 26 (16.77%) ActionScript 3.0
16 25 (16.13%) Apple iOS
16 25 (16.13%) Computer Science
17 23 (14.84%) Degree
17 23 (14.84%) OOP
18 22 (14.19%) TDD
18 22 (14.19%) Scrum
18 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
18 22 (14.19%) Node.js
19 21 (13.55%) Marketing
20 20 (12.90%) Mobile Games
21 18 (11.61%) JSON
21 18 (11.61%) Web Services

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 22 (14.19%) Node.js
2 5 (3.23%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) WordPress
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (23.23%) Photoshop
2 13 (8.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.94%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.52%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.58%) Big Data
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.74%) Mercurial
3 8 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.16%) Xcode
3 8 (5.16%) Grunt
4 5 (3.23%) Maven
5 4 (2.58%) Subversion
5 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.58%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.94%) JBehave
6 3 (1.94%) Selenium
6 3 (1.94%) JUnit
6 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.29%) Mocha
7 2 (1.29%) Bower
8 1 (0.65%) Hudson
8 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
General
1 155 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (13.55%) Marketing
3 16 (10.32%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.58%) Electronics
5 3 (1.94%) Finance
5 3 (1.94%) iGaming
5 3 (1.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 120 (77.42%) Developer
2 31 (20.00%) Games Developer
3 21 (13.55%) Junior
3 21 (13.55%) Junior Developer
4 20 (12.90%) Graduate
5 18 (11.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (10.97%) Web Developer
7 15 (9.68%) Senior Manager
7 15 (9.68%) Flash Developer
7 15 (9.68%) Graduate Developer
7 15 (9.68%) Front-End Developer
8 14 (9.03%) Senior Developer
9 12 (7.74%) Front-End Web Developer
9 12 (7.74%) XML Developer
9 12 (7.74%) CSS Developer
10 11 (7.10%) iOS Developer
10 11 (7.10%) HTML Developer
11 9 (5.81%) C# Developer
12 8 (5.16%) Analyst
12 8 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (61.94%) HTML
2 60 (38.71%) HTML5
3 58 (37.42%) CSS
4 54 (34.84%) Flash
5 29 (18.71%) XML
5 29 (18.71%) jQuery
6 28 (18.06%) CSS3
7 18 (11.61%) JSON
7 18 (11.61%) Web Services
8 13 (8.39%) Struts
9 12 (7.74%) JSP
9 12 (7.74%) DHTML
9 12 (7.74%) XHTML
10 10 (6.45%) .NET
10 10 (6.45%) RESTful
11 8 (5.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (5.16%) WCF
11 8 (5.16%) OAuth
11 8 (5.16%) LINQ
11 8 (5.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Online Games
2 28 (18.06%) Animation
3 25 (16.13%) Computer Science
4 20 (12.90%) Mobile Games
5 17 (10.97%) iPad
6 16 (10.32%) Online Gambling
7 13 (8.39%) iPhone
7 13 (8.39%) Mathematics
8 12 (7.74%) W3C
9 9 (5.81%) New Media
10 8 (5.16%) Social Gaming
10 8 (5.16%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (5.16%) N-Tier
10 8 (5.16%) Statistics
11 6 (3.87%) Social Media
11 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
12 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
13 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (2.58%) Data Structures
13 4 (2.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.06%) Android
2 25 (16.13%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.16%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.77%) OO
2 56 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.84%) OOP
4 22 (14.19%) TDD
4 22 (14.19%) Scrum
5 17 (10.97%) MVC
6 13 (8.39%) iOS Development
7 11 (7.10%) Android Development
8 10 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.16%) SOA
9 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.16%) UML
9 8 (5.16%) Time Management
9 8 (5.16%) Online Marketing
10 7 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.52%) Project Management
10 7 (4.52%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (4.52%) Analytics
11 6 (3.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 92 (59.35%) JavaScript
2 45 (29.03%) Java
3 34 (21.94%) ActionScript
4 26 (16.77%) ActionScript 3.0
5 17 (10.97%) Objective-C
5 17 (10.97%) C#
6 16 (10.32%) SQL
7 13 (8.39%) Python
7 13 (8.39%) PowerHouse
8 12 (7.74%) C++
9 9 (5.81%) Lua
10 8 (5.16%) ActionScript 2.0
10 8 (5.16%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.52%) C
12 6 (3.87%) PHP
13 5 (3.23%) Ruby
14 3 (1.94%) R
15 2 (1.29%) Erlang
16 1 (0.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (14.84%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Puppet
1 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (8.39%) Facebook
2 11 (7.10%) Twitter
3 9 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.16%) CyberSource
5 3 (1.94%) Apple
5 3 (1.94%) Tableau
6 2 (1.29%) Google
6 2 (1.29%) Adobe
6 2 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) Talend
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