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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 554 562 550
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 80 44 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.099% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 74 34 94
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
38553 37227 40463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.71% 83.61% 81.46%
Number of salaries quoted 31685 30925 34760
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,700 £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 19 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 19 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 +5 19 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Hammersmith - 9 £82,500 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Games
2 95 (60.51%) HTML
3 92 (58.60%) JavaScript
4 61 (38.85%) HTML5
5 60 (38.22%) CSS
6 55 (35.03%) OO
6 55 (35.03%) Flash
6 55 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (28.66%) Java
8 37 (23.57%) Photoshop
9 35 (22.29%) ActionScript
10 32 (20.38%) Online Games
11 31 (19.75%) jQuery
12 29 (18.47%) CSS3
12 29 (18.47%) XML
13 28 (17.83%) Android
13 28 (17.83%) Computer Science
14 27 (17.20%) ActionScript 3.0
14 27 (17.20%) Animation
15 24 (15.29%) TDD
15 24 (15.29%) Degree
15 24 (15.29%) Node.js
16 23 (14.65%) Apple iOS
17 22 (14.01%) Scrum
17 22 (14.01%) OOP
18 21 (13.38%) Marketing
18 21 (13.38%) Git (software)
19 20 (12.74%) Mobile Games
20 19 (12.10%) Web Services
21 17 (10.83%) MVC

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 24 (15.29%) Node.js
2 5 (3.18%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.64%) WordPress
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (23.57%) Photoshop
2 14 (8.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.91%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.18%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.55%) Big Data
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (13.38%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.64%) Mercurial
3 9 (5.73%) Grunt
4 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.10%) Xcode
5 5 (3.18%) Maven
6 4 (2.55%) Subversion
6 4 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.91%) JBehave
7 3 (1.91%) Selenium
7 3 (1.91%) JUnit
7 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.27%) Mocha
8 2 (1.27%) Bower
9 1 (0.64%) Hudson
9 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.64%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
General
1 157 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (13.38%) Marketing
3 16 (10.19%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.55%) Front Office
4 4 (2.55%) Electronics
4 4 (2.55%) Finance
5 3 (1.91%) iGaming
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (78.34%) Developer
2 33 (21.02%) Games Developer
3 22 (14.01%) Junior Developer
3 22 (14.01%) Junior
4 20 (12.74%) Graduate
5 18 (11.46%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (10.83%) Front-End Developer
6 17 (10.83%) Web Developer
7 16 (10.19%) Flash Developer
8 15 (9.55%) Graduate Developer
9 14 (8.92%) Senior Manager
9 14 (8.92%) Senior Developer
10 12 (7.64%) Front-End Web Developer
10 12 (7.64%) XML Developer
10 12 (7.64%) CSS Developer
11 11 (7.01%) HTML Developer
12 10 (6.37%) C# Developer
13 9 (5.73%) ActionScript Developer
13 9 (5.73%) Flash ActionScript Developer
13 9 (5.73%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (60.51%) HTML
2 61 (38.85%) HTML5
3 60 (38.22%) CSS
4 55 (35.03%) Flash
5 31 (19.75%) jQuery
6 29 (18.47%) CSS3
6 29 (18.47%) XML
7 19 (12.10%) Web Services
8 16 (10.19%) JSON
9 13 (8.28%) Struts
10 12 (7.64%) JSP
10 12 (7.64%) DHTML
10 12 (7.64%) XHTML
11 10 (6.37%) .NET
11 10 (6.37%) RESTful
12 8 (5.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (5.10%) WCF
12 8 (5.10%) OAuth
12 8 (5.10%) LINQ
12 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.38%) Online Games
2 28 (17.83%) Computer Science
3 27 (17.20%) Animation
4 20 (12.74%) Mobile Games
5 17 (10.83%) iPad
6 16 (10.19%) Online Gambling
7 13 (8.28%) iPhone
7 13 (8.28%) Mathematics
8 12 (7.64%) W3C
9 9 (5.73%) New Media
10 8 (5.10%) Social Gaming
10 8 (5.10%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (5.10%) N-Tier
10 8 (5.10%) Statistics
11 6 (3.82%) Social Media
12 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (3.18%) Mobile App
13 4 (2.55%) Open Source
13 4 (2.55%) Social Network
13 4 (2.55%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) Android
2 23 (14.65%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.10%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.64%) UNIX
4 1 (0.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.03%) OO
1 55 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.29%) TDD
3 22 (14.01%) OOP
3 22 (14.01%) Scrum
4 17 (10.83%) MVC
5 11 (7.01%) Android Development
5 11 (7.01%) iOS Development
6 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
7 9 (5.73%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.10%) UML
8 8 (5.10%) SOA
8 8 (5.10%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.10%) Time Management
8 8 (5.10%) Online Marketing
9 7 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (4.46%) Analytics
10 6 (3.82%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 92 (58.60%) JavaScript
2 45 (28.66%) Java
3 35 (22.29%) ActionScript
4 27 (17.20%) ActionScript 3.0
5 17 (10.83%) C#
6 16 (10.19%) SQL
7 15 (9.55%) Objective-C
8 14 (8.92%) Python
8 14 (8.92%) C++
9 13 (8.28%) PowerHouse
10 9 (5.73%) Lua
11 8 (5.10%) ActionScript 2.0
11 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
12 7 (4.46%) PHP
12 7 (4.46%) C
13 5 (3.18%) Ruby
14 3 (1.91%) R
15 2 (1.27%) Erlang
16 1 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 24 (15.29%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) PhD
2 5 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Puppet
1 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (7.01%) Facebook
1 11 (7.01%) Twitter
2 9 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.10%) CyberSource
4 3 (1.91%) Adobe
4 3 (1.91%) Tableau
5 2 (1.27%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.64%) Apple
6 1 (0.64%) VMware
6 1 (0.64%) Talend
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