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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 575 589 501
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -88
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 37 47 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.12% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32 40 117
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +12.90%
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
36789 37941 39275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.07% 83.56% 82.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31104 30830 33501
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 19 December 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 December 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 +26 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Games
2 69 (58.97%) HTML
3 61 (52.14%) JavaScript
4 49 (41.88%) Java
5 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (34.19%) HTML5
7 38 (32.48%) Flash
8 37 (31.62%) CSS
9 32 (27.35%) OO
10 31 (26.50%) Apple iOS
11 29 (24.79%) Online Games
12 28 (23.93%) Git (software)
13 25 (21.37%) Android
14 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
15 19 (16.24%) iPad
15 19 (16.24%) Photoshop
15 19 (16.24%) Degree
16 18 (15.38%) Scrum
16 18 (15.38%) ActionScript
16 18 (15.38%) Animation
17 17 (14.53%) Marketing
18 16 (13.68%) Objective-C
18 16 (13.68%) Facebook
18 16 (13.68%) ActionScript 3.0
18 16 (13.68%) Web Services
19 15 (12.82%) OOP
19 15 (12.82%) SQL
19 15 (12.82%) Mathematics
20 14 (11.97%) Python
20 14 (11.97%) C#

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (7.69%) Apache Pig
2 8 (6.84%) Node.js
3 4 (3.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Photoshop
2 13 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.42%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 7 (5.98%) Big Data
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (23.93%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.11%) Mercurial
3 8 (6.84%) Xcode
4 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.27%) Selenium
5 5 (4.27%) Maven
5 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.42%) JBehave
6 4 (3.42%) JUnit
7 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.71%) Mocha
8 2 (1.71%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.71%) Grunt
8 2 (1.71%) Bower
8 2 (1.71%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.85%) Hudson
9 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 117 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (14.53%) Marketing
3 7 (5.98%) Electronics
4 6 (5.13%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.71%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 82 (70.09%) Developer
2 24 (20.51%) Games Developer
3 16 (13.68%) Senior Manager
4 15 (12.82%) Junior
4 15 (12.82%) Web Developer
4 15 (12.82%) Junior Developer
4 15 (12.82%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (11.97%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (11.97%) iOS Developer
6 13 (11.11%) XML Developer
6 13 (11.11%) CSS Developer
6 13 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
7 11 (9.40%) Graduate
7 11 (9.40%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.69%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.84%) Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.98%) Graduate Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (5.13%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (58.97%) HTML
2 40 (34.19%) HTML5
3 38 (32.48%) Flash
4 37 (31.62%) CSS
5 16 (13.68%) Web Services
6 14 (11.97%) XML
6 14 (11.97%) JSON
6 14 (11.97%) Struts
6 14 (11.97%) CSS3
7 13 (11.11%) XHTML
7 13 (11.11%) JSP
7 13 (11.11%) DHTML
8 11 (9.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 9 (7.69%) REST
9 9 (7.69%) jQuery
10 8 (6.84%) OAuth
10 8 (6.84%) RESTful
11 7 (5.98%) Apache Flex
12 6 (5.13%) WCF
12 6 (5.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) Online Games
2 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
3 19 (16.24%) iPad
4 18 (15.38%) Animation
5 15 (12.82%) Mathematics
6 13 (11.11%) W3C
7 11 (9.40%) Statistics
8 9 (7.69%) New Media
9 8 (6.84%) Mobile App
9 8 (6.84%) iPhone
10 7 (5.98%) Social Media
11 6 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (5.13%) Online Gambling
11 6 (5.13%) N-Tier
11 6 (5.13%) Flash Games
12 5 (4.27%) Open Source
12 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (4.27%) Data Structures
12 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
13 4 (3.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Apple iOS
2 25 (21.37%) Android
3 8 (6.84%) Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) OO
3 18 (15.38%) Scrum
4 15 (12.82%) OOP
5 14 (11.97%) iOS Development
6 13 (11.11%) MVC
6 13 (11.11%) TDD
7 11 (9.40%) Analytics
7 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.84%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.84%) B2B
8 8 (6.84%) B2C
8 8 (6.84%) Android Development
9 7 (5.98%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (5.98%) Project Management
9 7 (5.98%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.13%) UML
10 6 (5.13%) SOA
10 6 (5.13%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 61 (52.14%) JavaScript
2 49 (41.88%) Java
3 18 (15.38%) ActionScript
4 16 (13.68%) Objective-C
4 16 (13.68%) ActionScript 3.0
5 15 (12.82%) SQL
6 14 (11.97%) C#
6 14 (11.97%) Python
7 11 (9.40%) Lua
8 9 (7.69%) Ruby
9 6 (5.13%) C++
9 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.42%) R
11 3 (2.56%) C
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) Puppet
1 5 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) Facebook
2 9 (7.69%) Twitter
3 6 (5.13%) CyberSource
3 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.13%) Apple
4 4 (3.42%) Tableau
5 3 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.71%) Talend
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
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