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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 584 623 577
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 47 17 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.036% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.039% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 30 14 38
Average salary £45,750 £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,750 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £32,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
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
41405 43906 41833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.16% 93.53% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35392 36667 35123
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +30 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 74 (100.00%) Games
2 41 (55.41%) JavaScript
3 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (43.24%) OO
5 28 (37.84%) C++
6 26 (35.14%) ActionScript
7 21 (28.38%) HTML
8 19 (25.68%) HTML5
9 18 (24.32%) ActionScript 3.0
9 18 (24.32%) Mobile Games
9 18 (24.32%) TDD
10 17 (22.97%) Flash
10 17 (22.97%) CSS
11 16 (21.62%) Degree
11 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
13 14 (18.92%) Game Development
14 13 (17.57%) Java
15 12 (16.22%) PHP
15 12 (16.22%) C#
15 12 (16.22%) Scrum
15 12 (16.22%) Android
15 12 (16.22%) Online Games
16 11 (14.86%) Mobile Development
16 11 (14.86%) Mobile App
16 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
17 10 (13.51%) MVC
17 10 (13.51%) MySQL
17 10 (13.51%) Mobile Application Development
17 10 (13.51%) iGaming

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (12.16%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) MySQL
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.35%) Redis
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.76%) IntelliJ
3 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) Moq
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 74 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (13.51%) iGaming
3 4 (5.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) HTML
2 19 (25.68%) HTML5
3 17 (22.97%) CSS
3 17 (22.97%) Flash
4 9 (12.16%) XML
5 8 (10.81%) jQuery
5 8 (10.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (8.11%) CSS3
7 5 (6.76%) PureMVC
7 5 (6.76%) JSON
8 4 (5.41%) Adobe AIR
8 4 (5.41%) OpenGL
8 4 (5.41%) Middleware
8 4 (5.41%) Stage3D
9 2 (2.70%) cocos2d
10 1 (1.35%) HTML5 Canvas
10 1 (1.35%) WebGL
10 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
10 1 (1.35%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Mobile Games
2 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
4 12 (16.22%) Online Games
5 11 (14.86%) Mobile App
6 10 (13.51%) Social Gaming
7 5 (6.76%) Data Structures
7 5 (6.76%) Algorithms
7 5 (6.76%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.76%) Physics
8 4 (5.41%) Social Network
8 4 (5.41%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (4.05%) Xbox
10 2 (2.70%) iPad
10 2 (2.70%) Flash Games
11 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Android
2 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.46%) Linux
4 6 (8.11%) UNIX
5 1 (1.35%) Debian
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) OO
3 18 (24.32%) TDD
4 14 (18.92%) Game Development
5 12 (16.22%) Scrum
6 11 (14.86%) Mobile Development
7 10 (13.51%) Mobile Application Development
7 10 (13.51%) MVC
8 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.46%) Android Development
10 5 (6.76%) iOS Development
11 2 (2.70%) OOP
11 2 (2.70%) Domain-Driven Design
12 1 (1.35%) Open Source
12 1 (1.35%) DevOps
12 1 (1.35%) Web Development
12 1 (1.35%) Refactoring
12 1 (1.35%) Unit Testing
12 1 (1.35%) Workflow
12 1 (1.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) JavaScript
2 28 (37.84%) C++
3 26 (35.14%) ActionScript
4 18 (24.32%) ActionScript 3.0
5 13 (17.57%) Java
6 12 (16.22%) PHP
6 12 (16.22%) C#
7 5 (6.76%) SQL
8 3 (4.05%) Lua
9 1 (1.35%) Scala
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.35%) logstash
1 1 (1.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Facebook
2 6 (8.11%) Adobe
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