The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 216 200 217
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 11 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.16% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +58.33%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4942 4079 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3482 3736
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Game Development
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the South West region.

Game Development Salary Trend in the South West

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the South West

Game Development
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South West 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
Bristol -8 4 £27,500 -42.10%
Devon - 4 £55,000 -
Somerset - 3 - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 23 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (56.52%) C++
3 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
3 11 (47.83%) Mobile Application Development
4 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
5 8 (34.78%) Android
5 8 (34.78%) Apple iOS
6 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 7 (30.43%) Django
6 7 (30.43%) SQLite
6 7 (30.43%) Python
6 7 (30.43%) C#
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (30.43%) Objective-C
7 6 (26.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (26.09%) Mobile Games
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) Java
9 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
11 2 (8.70%) STL
11 2 (8.70%) OOD

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (30.43%) SQLite
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Graduate
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Manager
5 4 (17.39%) Programmer
5 4 (17.39%) Games Developer
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Junior
5 4 (17.39%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Junior C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Junior .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Trainee
5 4 (17.39%) Junior VB.NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Junior Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Django
1 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
2 6 (26.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
2 6 (26.09%) Mobile Games
3 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Android
1 8 (34.78%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Mobile Application Development
2 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Objective-C
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
3 4 (17.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Intel
1 2 (8.70%) Twitter