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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / South West
Rank 219 239 243
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 10 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.26% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 3
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%

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
4510 5090 5137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.08% 88.71% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3681 4198 4311
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,461 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +23 3 £35,000 +37.25%
Somerset - 3 £35,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
3 14 (87.50%) Python
3 14 (87.50%) C++
4 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (75.00%) Degree
5 9 (56.25%) Computer Science
5 9 (56.25%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 8 (50.00%) HTML
7 7 (43.75%) Java
7 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
8 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
8 6 (37.50%) Open Source
8 6 (37.50%) LLVM
8 6 (37.50%) GCC
9 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
10 4 (25.00%) C#
10 4 (25.00%) TDD
11 2 (12.50%) OOP
11 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
11 2 (12.50%) Physics
11 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (12.50%) PlayStation
12 1 (6.25%) Web Development
12 1 (6.25%) Advertising
12 1 (6.25%) C
12 1 (6.25%) PHP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (37.50%) GCC
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Junior
3 3 (18.75%) Junior Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Python Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Toolchain Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Games Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) LLVM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
5 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Physics
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C++
1 14 (87.50%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree