The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 477 559 543
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 182 108 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.25% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 170 102 164
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £64,850 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Games Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
40483 42761 47201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 35072 35981 38974
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Games Developer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer across the London region.

Games Developer Salary Trend in London

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in London

Games Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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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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 +47 8 £37,500 -33.33% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £38,000 -
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 320 (100.00%) Games
2 165 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (44.38%) JavaScript
4 123 (38.44%) Java
5 118 (36.88%) TDD
6 110 (34.38%) C#
7 107 (33.44%) HTML
8 100 (31.25%) CSS
8 100 (31.25%) Online Games
9 83 (25.94%) HTML5
10 80 (25.00%) .NET
11 76 (23.75%) Scrum
12 73 (22.81%) Spring
13 72 (22.50%) BDD
14 63 (19.69%) MVC
15 62 (19.38%) MongoDB
15 62 (19.38%) Degree
16 61 (19.06%) ASP.NET
17 59 (18.44%) SQL Server
17 59 (18.44%) C++
18 56 (17.50%) PHP
18 56 (17.50%) LINQ
19 55 (17.19%) Game Development
20 54 (16.88%) ASP.NET MVC
21 53 (16.56%) Kanban
22 52 (16.25%) NHibernate
22 52 (16.25%) Rhino Mocks
22 52 (16.25%) Moq
22 52 (16.25%) NUnit
22 52 (16.25%) Web Application Development

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the London region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (8.13%) Node.js
2 12 (3.75%) Apache
3 9 (2.81%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.88%) Apache TomEE
5 6 (1.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.25%) Confluence
7 2 (0.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Magento
1 2 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 13 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.44%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.81%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (2.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.69%) Internet
2 6 (1.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.38%) MongoDB
2 59 (18.44%) SQL Server
3 52 (16.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 51 (15.94%) NoSQL
5 26 (8.13%) Neo4j
6 16 (5.00%) MySQL
7 11 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (3.13%) Apache Hive
8 10 (3.13%) Hazelcast
9 9 (2.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.81%) Couchbase
9 9 (2.81%) Redis
10 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.25%) Big Data
13 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (16.25%) Moq
1 52 (16.25%) NUnit
1 52 (16.25%) Rhino Mocks
2 50 (15.63%) Maven
3 26 (8.13%) Git (software)
4 21 (6.56%) Subversion
5 20 (6.25%) Grunt
6 10 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.50%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.19%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.88%) Selenium
10 5 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.25%) JIRA
12 3 (0.94%) gulp
12 3 (0.94%) JUnit
13 2 (0.63%) Hudson
13 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.31%) Ant
14 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.31%) Xcode
General
1 320 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (1.56%) iGaming
3 4 (1.25%) Banking
3 4 (1.25%) Finance
3 4 (1.25%) Law
4 3 (0.94%) Publishing
5 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (33.44%) HTML
2 100 (31.25%) CSS
3 83 (25.94%) HTML5
4 80 (25.00%) .NET
5 73 (22.81%) Spring
6 61 (19.06%) ASP.NET
7 56 (17.50%) LINQ
8 54 (16.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 52 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 52 (16.25%) NHibernate
10 42 (13.13%) CSS3
11 35 (10.94%) ActiveMQ
11 35 (10.94%) Apache Camel
12 33 (10.31%) JDBC
13 32 (10.00%) Web Services
14 31 (9.69%) XML
15 30 (9.38%) .NET Framework
16 28 (8.75%) jQuery
17 26 (8.13%) WCF
17 26 (8.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (31.25%) Online Games
2 38 (11.88%) Mobile Games
3 22 (6.88%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.31%) Social Media
5 12 (3.75%) N-Tier
6 11 (3.44%) Social Gaming
7 10 (3.13%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.50%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.88%) Animation
10 5 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.56%) Online Gambling
11 3 (0.94%) Social Network
11 3 (0.94%) User Experience
12 2 (0.63%) 3D Printing
13 1 (0.31%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.31%) iPad
13 1 (0.31%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.19%) Linux
2 27 (8.44%) Apple iOS
3 20 (6.25%) Android
4 6 (1.88%) CentOS
5 2 (0.63%) Unix
5 2 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.88%) TDD
3 76 (23.75%) Scrum
4 72 (22.50%) BDD
5 63 (19.69%) MVC
6 55 (17.19%) Game Development
7 53 (16.56%) Kanban
8 52 (16.25%) Web Application Development
9 51 (15.94%) Software Engineering
10 38 (11.88%) Front End Development
11 29 (9.06%) Multithreading
12 27 (8.44%) OOP
13 26 (8.13%) Concurrent Programming
13 26 (8.13%) Mobile Development
14 25 (7.81%) OO
15 24 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (5.31%) iOS Development
17 15 (4.69%) Android Development
18 11 (3.44%) Web Development
19 10 (3.13%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 142 (44.38%) JavaScript
2 123 (38.44%) Java
3 110 (34.38%) C#
4 59 (18.44%) C++
5 56 (17.50%) PHP
6 41 (12.81%) Python
7 26 (8.13%) ActionScript
7 26 (8.13%) VB.NET
8 16 (5.00%) C
8 16 (5.00%) SQL
9 14 (4.38%) ActionScript 3.0
10 11 (3.44%) Scala
11 10 (3.13%) Clojure
12 8 (2.50%) F#
13 7 (2.19%) Erlang
13 7 (2.19%) Haskell
14 6 (1.88%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.56%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (19.38%) Degree
2 25 (7.81%) MCAD
2 25 (7.81%) MCP
2 25 (7.81%) MCSD
2 25 (7.81%) MCTS
2 25 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 24 (7.50%) Google
2 11 (3.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.13%) Facebook
4 9 (2.81%) PayPal
5 6 (1.88%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.63%) Splunk
6 2 (0.63%) Zend
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe
7 1 (0.31%) Apple
7 1 (0.31%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle
7 1 (0.31%) Tableau
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