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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 557 582 537
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -45
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 74 38 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.084% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.10% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 64 25 92
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £73,000 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
37720 37827 39667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.33% 83.51% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31280 31486 33778
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +10 14 £43,750 -39.65% 3
Hammersmith - 9 £82,500 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Games
2 86 (60.14%) HTML
3 79 (55.24%) JavaScript
4 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (37.76%) HTML5
6 49 (34.27%) Flash
7 48 (33.57%) CSS
8 47 (32.87%) OO
9 43 (30.07%) Java
10 30 (20.98%) Animation
11 28 (19.58%) Apple iOS
12 27 (18.88%) Android
13 26 (18.18%) Online Games
14 25 (17.48%) CSS3
14 25 (17.48%) Photoshop
14 25 (17.48%) OOP
15 22 (15.38%) ActionScript
15 22 (15.38%) Scrum
15 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
16 20 (13.99%) TDD
16 20 (13.99%) Marketing
16 20 (13.99%) ActionScript 3.0
17 19 (13.29%) Computer Science
18 18 (12.59%) Web Services
18 18 (12.59%) XML
18 18 (12.59%) Degree
18 18 (12.59%) Objective-C
19 17 (11.89%) iPad
19 17 (11.89%) jQuery
20 16 (11.19%) Online Gambling

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (10.49%) Node.js
2 5 (3.50%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.10%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (17.48%) Photoshop
2 12 (8.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.10%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.50%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.80%) Big Data
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.39%) Mercurial
3 8 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.59%) Xcode
4 5 (3.50%) Selenium
4 5 (3.50%) Maven
4 5 (3.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.50%) Grunt
5 4 (2.80%) Jasmine
5 4 (2.80%) JBehave
5 4 (2.80%) JUnit
5 4 (2.80%) Subversion
6 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.40%) Bower
7 2 (1.40%) Mocha
8 1 (0.70%) JIRA
8 1 (0.70%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.70%) Hudson
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 143 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (13.99%) Marketing
3 16 (11.19%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.80%) Electronics
5 3 (2.10%) iGaming
6 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (74.13%) Developer
2 27 (18.88%) Games Developer
3 21 (14.69%) Junior Developer
3 21 (14.69%) Junior
4 19 (13.29%) Graduate
5 16 (11.19%) Senior Manager
6 15 (10.49%) Web Developer
6 15 (10.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (9.79%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (9.79%) Graduate Developer
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Developer
8 13 (9.09%) iOS Developer
9 12 (8.39%) CSS Developer
9 12 (8.39%) XML Developer
9 12 (8.39%) Front-End Web Developer
10 11 (7.69%) HTML Developer
11 10 (6.99%) Flash Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Project Manager
12 8 (5.59%) Analyst
13 7 (4.90%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (60.14%) HTML
2 54 (37.76%) HTML5
3 49 (34.27%) Flash
4 48 (33.57%) CSS
5 25 (17.48%) CSS3
6 18 (12.59%) Web Services
6 18 (12.59%) XML
7 17 (11.89%) jQuery
8 14 (9.79%) JSON
9 13 (9.09%) Struts
10 12 (8.39%) XHTML
10 12 (8.39%) JSP
10 12 (8.39%) DHTML
11 11 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 10 (6.99%) RESTful
13 8 (5.59%) HTML5 Canvas
13 8 (5.59%) REST
13 8 (5.59%) OAuth
13 8 (5.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (5.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.98%) Animation
2 26 (18.18%) Online Games
3 19 (13.29%) Computer Science
4 17 (11.89%) iPad
5 16 (11.19%) Online Gambling
6 13 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 12 (8.39%) iPhone
7 12 (8.39%) Mobile Games
7 12 (8.39%) W3C
8 9 (6.29%) New Media
8 9 (6.29%) Mobile App
9 8 (5.59%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (5.59%) N-Tier
9 8 (5.59%) Statistics
10 7 (4.90%) Social Gaming
10 7 (4.90%) Social Media
11 5 (3.50%) Open Source
12 4 (2.80%) User Experience
12 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Apple iOS
2 27 (18.88%) Android
3 8 (5.59%) Linux
4 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) Windows
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.87%) OO
3 25 (17.48%) OOP
4 22 (15.38%) Scrum
5 20 (13.99%) TDD
6 15 (10.49%) iOS Development
7 10 (6.99%) Android Development
7 10 (6.99%) MVC
7 10 (6.99%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.29%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.59%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (5.59%) Online Marketing
9 8 (5.59%) Time Management
9 8 (5.59%) SOA
9 8 (5.59%) Project Management
9 8 (5.59%) UML
10 7 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.90%) B2B
10 7 (4.90%) B2C
10 7 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 79 (55.24%) JavaScript
2 43 (30.07%) Java
3 22 (15.38%) ActionScript
4 20 (13.99%) ActionScript 3.0
5 18 (12.59%) Objective-C
6 16 (11.19%) SQL
7 14 (9.79%) C#
8 10 (6.99%) Python
9 9 (6.29%) C++
10 8 (5.59%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.59%) Lua
11 6 (4.20%) PowerHouse
11 6 (4.20%) C
12 5 (3.50%) Ruby
12 5 (3.50%) PHP
13 4 (2.80%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (2.10%) R
15 1 (0.70%) PHP5
15 1 (0.70%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Degree
2 7 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Facebook
2 11 (7.69%) Twitter
3 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.59%) CyberSource
5 5 (3.50%) Apple
6 3 (2.10%) Tableau
7 2 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.40%) Adobe
7 2 (1.40%) Google
8 1 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) Talend
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