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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 604 595 521
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -74
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 30 65 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 59 87
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
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
37831 40766 37429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 84.73% 83.73% 82.92%
Number of salaries quoted 31559 33399 31216
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 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +20 3 £45,000 -21.73% 5
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 65 (100.00%) Games
2 27 (41.54%) HTML
2 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
3 26 (40.00%) Java
3 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (35.38%) C#
5 21 (32.31%) Computer Science
5 21 (32.31%) HTML5
6 20 (30.77%) Apple iOS
6 20 (30.77%) Degree
6 20 (30.77%) C++
6 20 (30.77%) Python
7 17 (26.15%) Flash
8 16 (24.62%) Android
9 15 (23.08%) CSS
9 15 (23.08%) OpenGL
10 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
10 14 (21.54%) Multithreading
11 13 (20.00%) jQuery
11 13 (20.00%) MVC
11 13 (20.00%) PhD
11 13 (20.00%) OO
11 13 (20.00%) Node.js
11 13 (20.00%) iPad
12 12 (18.46%) ActionScript
12 12 (18.46%) .NET
13 11 (16.92%) SQL
14 10 (15.38%) Risk Management
14 10 (15.38%) Front Office
14 10 (15.38%) Finance

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Pig
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.54%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) SAN
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.08%) NAS
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Big Data
2 4 (6.15%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.54%) Azkaban
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.15%) Grunt
3 3 (4.62%) Bower
3 3 (4.62%) Mocha
3 3 (4.62%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) Spock
General
1 65 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (15.38%) Front Office
2 10 (15.38%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Japanese Language
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Advertising
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Games Developer
3 10 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 10 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (10.77%) iOS Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Mobile Games Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Senior iOS Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Mobile Web Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Junior
8 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) HTML
2 21 (32.31%) HTML5
3 17 (26.15%) Flash
4 15 (23.08%) OpenGL
4 15 (23.08%) CSS
5 13 (20.00%) jQuery
6 12 (18.46%) .NET
7 10 (15.38%) WPF
8 8 (12.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (10.77%) CSS3
9 7 (10.77%) Cocoa Touch
9 7 (10.77%) Web Services
9 7 (10.77%) Cocoa
10 6 (9.23%) WebSockets
11 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.15%) REST
13 3 (4.62%) RESTful
13 3 (4.62%) Apache Cordova
13 3 (4.62%) PhoneGap
13 3 (4.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Computer Science
2 13 (20.00%) iPad
3 10 (15.38%) Online Games
4 9 (13.85%) Mobile Games
4 9 (13.85%) Mathematics
5 8 (12.31%) Statistics
6 6 (9.23%) Xbox
7 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (7.69%) iPhone
7 5 (7.69%) Visualisation
8 4 (6.15%) Digital Media
8 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
9 3 (4.62%) Flash Games
9 3 (4.62%) User Experience
10 2 (3.08%) Social Network
10 2 (3.08%) Economics
10 2 (3.08%) W3C
10 2 (3.08%) Social Gaming
10 2 (3.08%) Social Media
11 1 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 16 (24.62%) Android
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.54%) Multithreading
3 13 (20.00%) OO
3 13 (20.00%) MVC
4 10 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 9 (13.85%) Scrum
5 9 (13.85%) Analytics
6 8 (12.31%) iOS Development
6 8 (12.31%) Mobile Development
7 7 (10.77%) OOP
7 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.69%) TDD
9 5 (7.69%) B2B
9 5 (7.69%) B2C
10 4 (6.15%) User Stories
10 4 (6.15%) MapReduce
10 4 (6.15%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) JavaScript
2 26 (40.00%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) C#
4 20 (30.77%) C++
4 20 (30.77%) Python
5 12 (18.46%) ActionScript
6 11 (16.92%) SQL
7 9 (13.85%) ActionScript 3.0
8 8 (12.31%) Objective-C
8 8 (12.31%) Lua
9 4 (6.15%) Scala
9 4 (6.15%) Ruby
9 4 (6.15%) R
9 4 (6.15%) Go
9 4 (6.15%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) C
10 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Degree
2 13 (20.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
1 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Apple
1 7 (10.77%) Facebook
2 5 (7.69%) Tableau
2 5 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (6.15%) Netezza
3 4 (6.15%) Vertica
4 2 (3.08%) Remedy
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Talend
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