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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 225 201 216
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 13 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.20% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.24% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 2
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £29,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
5047 4153 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.15% 81.62% 75.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4125 3572 3805
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 £27,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 5 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Devon - 4 £55,000 -
Somerset - 4 £25,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (59.26%) C++
3 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
3 13 (48.15%) Mobile Application Development
4 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
5 9 (33.33%) C#
5 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 9 (33.33%) Android
6 8 (29.63%) SQLite
6 8 (29.63%) Django
6 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (29.63%) Objective-C
6 8 (29.63%) Python
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
7 6 (22.22%) Mobile Games
7 6 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.81%) Degree
9 4 (14.81%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (29.63%) SQLite
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Software Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Graduate
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Junior
4 5 (18.52%) Games Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Junior Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Junior C# Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Junior .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Trainee
5 4 (14.81%) Junior VB.NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Programmer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Django
1 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
2 6 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.81%) HTML5
5 3 (11.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile Games
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Social Network
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Android
1 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Mobile Application Development
2 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) OOD
4 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C++
2 9 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) Python
3 8 (29.63%) Objective-C
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Intel
2 2 (7.41%) Twitter
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