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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 233 202 215
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 5 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.086% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 6
Average salary £45,000 £22,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £38,500 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
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
4860 4151 4108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.28% 81.52% 78.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4061 3483 3618
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
(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
Devon - 4 £48,750 -
Wiltshire - 1 £21,000 - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (82.35%) C++
3 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Mobile App
4 7 (41.18%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) Django
5 6 (35.29%) SQLite
5 6 (35.29%) Android
5 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (35.29%) Objective-C
6 4 (23.53%) OOD
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) STL
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Intel
8 2 (11.76%) DirectX
8 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 2 (11.76%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (35.29%) SQLite
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Graduate
5 3 (17.65%) Games Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Programmer
6 2 (11.76%) Junior
6 2 (11.76%) Junior Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Games Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Junior SQL Server Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Development Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Software Development Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Trainee Programmer
7 1 (5.88%) Junior Programmer
7 1 (5.88%) Trainee
7 1 (5.88%) Junior VB Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
1 6 (35.29%) Django
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) STL
3 2 (11.76%) DirectX
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Qt
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.88%) Havok
4 1 (5.88%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) iPad
3 2 (11.76%) Physics
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Android
1 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 3 (17.65%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) Objective-C
4 3 (17.65%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Intel
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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