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 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
Game Developer
Rank 593 597 591
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 19 39 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.086% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.091% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 34
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £35,750 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
41569 42658 45211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.86% 93.95% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 35452 35096 39095
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in London

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (81.58%) HTML
3 30 (78.95%) HTML5
4 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
5 24 (63.16%) Game Development
6 17 (44.74%) CSS
7 16 (42.11%) Flash
7 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (42.11%) ActionScript
8 15 (39.47%) Android
8 15 (39.47%) Apple iOS
8 15 (39.47%) Mobile Games
9 14 (36.84%) Node.js
9 14 (36.84%) CSS3
9 14 (36.84%) HTML5 Canvas
9 14 (36.84%) ActionScript 3.0
10 13 (34.21%) Online Games
11 12 (31.58%) TDD
12 11 (28.95%) Web Development
12 11 (28.95%) OO
12 11 (28.95%) Lua
12 11 (28.95%) iPad
12 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
13 10 (26.32%) Mocha
13 10 (26.32%) Jasmine
13 10 (26.32%) Grunt
13 10 (26.32%) Bower
13 10 (26.32%) Animation
13 10 (26.32%) WebSockets
13 10 (26.32%) WebKit

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (36.84%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (26.32%) Mocha
2 10 (26.32%) Jasmine
2 10 (26.32%) Grunt
2 10 (26.32%) Bower
3 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 38 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (81.58%) HTML
2 30 (78.95%) HTML5
3 17 (44.74%) CSS
4 16 (42.11%) Flash
5 14 (36.84%) CSS3
5 14 (36.84%) HTML5 Canvas
6 10 (26.32%) WebSockets
6 10 (26.32%) WebKit
6 10 (26.32%) Backbone.js
6 10 (26.32%) Sass
6 10 (26.32%) LESS
6 10 (26.32%) Web Services
6 10 (26.32%) RESTful
7 7 (18.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (2.63%) Corona SDK
8 1 (2.63%) Marmalade SDK
8 1 (2.63%) XML
8 1 (2.63%) J2SE
8 1 (2.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Mobile Games
2 13 (34.21%) Online Games
3 11 (28.95%) iPad
4 10 (26.32%) Animation
5 6 (15.79%) Flash Games
5 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Android
1 15 (39.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Game Development
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) TDD
4 11 (28.95%) Web Development
4 11 (28.95%) OO
5 9 (23.68%) OOP
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
9 1 (2.63%) MVC
9 1 (2.63%) Kanban
9 1 (2.63%) Dependency Management
9 1 (2.63%) Android Development
9 1 (2.63%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 16 (42.11%) ActionScript
3 14 (36.84%) ActionScript 3.0
4 11 (28.95%) Lua
5 6 (15.79%) C++
5 6 (15.79%) Java
6 5 (13.16%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) Python
8 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) R
9 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Twitter
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