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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 544 584 545
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -39
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 79 39 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.088% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 71 35 96
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 £22,500 £17,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £73,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
38965 36132 40630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 82.77% 81.91% 80.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32119 29911 35026
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -2 22 £22,500 -50.00% 1
Hammersmith - 9 £82,500 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 90 (59.60%) JavaScript
3 88 (58.28%) HTML
4 58 (38.41%) CSS
4 58 (38.41%) HTML5
5 56 (37.09%) OO
6 52 (34.44%) Flash
7 36 (23.84%) Java
7 36 (23.84%) Photoshop
8 34 (22.52%) ActionScript
9 32 (21.19%) jQuery
9 32 (21.19%) Online Games
10 30 (19.87%) CSS3
11 28 (18.54%) Android
11 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (18.54%) XML
12 27 (17.88%) Computer Science
13 26 (17.22%) ActionScript 3.0
14 25 (16.56%) Node.js
14 25 (16.56%) Animation
15 24 (15.89%) Degree
16 23 (15.23%) TDD
16 23 (15.23%) Mobile Games
17 22 (14.57%) Marketing
18 21 (13.91%) OOP
19 20 (13.25%) Apple iOS
20 19 (12.58%) Scrum
21 17 (11.26%) Web Services
21 17 (11.26%) C#
21 17 (11.26%) C++

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (16.56%) Node.js
2 5 (3.31%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.99%) SAS
4 1 (0.66%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (23.84%) Photoshop
2 13 (8.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.99%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.64%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.31%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.65%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.28%) Mercurial
2 11 (7.28%) Grunt
3 8 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.97%) Xcode
5 4 (2.65%) Subversion
5 4 (2.65%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.99%) Maven
7 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.32%) Bower
7 2 (1.32%) Mocha
8 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (14.57%) Marketing
3 16 (10.60%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.65%) Front Office
4 4 (2.65%) Electronics
4 4 (2.65%) Finance
5 3 (1.99%) iGaming
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (78.81%) Developer
2 31 (20.53%) Games Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Web Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Graduate
4 19 (12.58%) Junior
4 19 (12.58%) Junior Developer
5 17 (11.26%) Flash Developer
5 17 (11.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (10.60%) Front-End Developer
7 15 (9.93%) Graduate Developer
8 13 (8.61%) Senior Developer
9 12 (7.95%) Senior Manager
10 11 (7.28%) HTML Developer
10 11 (7.28%) Front-End Web Developer
10 11 (7.28%) XML Developer
10 11 (7.28%) CSS Developer
11 10 (6.62%) C# Developer
12 9 (5.96%) ActionScript Developer
12 9 (5.96%) Flash ActionScript Developer
13 8 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (58.28%) HTML
2 58 (38.41%) CSS
2 58 (38.41%) HTML5
3 52 (34.44%) Flash
4 32 (21.19%) jQuery
5 30 (19.87%) CSS3
6 28 (18.54%) XML
7 17 (11.26%) Web Services
8 13 (8.61%) JSON
9 12 (7.95%) Struts
10 11 (7.28%) JSP
10 11 (7.28%) DHTML
10 11 (7.28%) XHTML
10 11 (7.28%) Backbone.js
11 10 (6.62%) .NET
11 10 (6.62%) RESTful
12 8 (5.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (5.30%) WCF
12 8 (5.30%) LINQ
12 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.19%) Online Games
2 27 (17.88%) Computer Science
3 25 (16.56%) Animation
4 23 (15.23%) Mobile Games
5 16 (10.60%) Online Gambling
6 15 (9.93%) iPad
7 13 (8.61%) iPhone
8 12 (7.95%) Mathematics
9 11 (7.28%) W3C
10 9 (5.96%) Social Gaming
10 9 (5.96%) New Media
11 8 (5.30%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (5.30%) N-Tier
11 8 (5.30%) Statistics
12 4 (2.65%) Flash Games
12 4 (2.65%) Social Media
13 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.99%) Social Network
13 3 (1.99%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.54%) Android
2 20 (13.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.30%) Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.66%) UNIX
4 1 (0.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (37.09%) OO
2 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.23%) TDD
4 21 (13.91%) OOP
5 19 (12.58%) Scrum
6 15 (9.93%) MVC
7 11 (7.28%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 9 (5.96%) E-Commerce
9 9 (5.96%) Android Development
10 8 (5.30%) iOS Development
10 8 (5.30%) UML
10 8 (5.30%) SOA
10 8 (5.30%) Time Management
10 8 (5.30%) Online Marketing
10 8 (5.30%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.64%) Analytics
12 6 (3.97%) Multithreading
13 5 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (59.60%) JavaScript
2 36 (23.84%) Java
3 34 (22.52%) ActionScript
4 26 (17.22%) ActionScript 3.0
5 17 (11.26%) C#
5 17 (11.26%) C++
6 16 (10.60%) SQL
7 15 (9.93%) Python
8 13 (8.61%) PowerHouse
8 13 (8.61%) Objective-C
9 10 (6.62%) Lua
10 8 (5.30%) ActionScript 2.0
10 8 (5.30%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.30%) C
11 7 (4.64%) PHP
12 5 (3.31%) Ruby
13 3 (1.99%) R
13 3 (1.99%) Erlang
14 1 (0.66%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Degree
2 5 (3.31%) PhD
3 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
1 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft
1 9 (5.96%) Facebook
1 9 (5.96%) Twitter
2 8 (5.30%) CyberSource
3 3 (1.99%) Tableau
3 3 (1.99%) Adobe
4 2 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (0.66%) Talend
5 1 (0.66%) VMware
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