The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 219 204 213
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 5 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.086% 0.37% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.48% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 2
Average salary £22,500 £26,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £33,450 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,750 £27,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -24.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4639 4186 4361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.91% 77.98% 77.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 3678 3713
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Game Development
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Somerset -14 3 £22,500 -
Bristol -9 2 £23,500 -28.78% 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (61.90%) C++
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) OO
5 9 (42.86%) C#
6 8 (38.10%) STL
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
8 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.52%) Social Network
8 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (9.52%) Android
8 2 (9.52%) Python
8 2 (9.52%) OOD
8 2 (9.52%) C
8 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 1 (4.76%) Java
9 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.76%) .NET
9 1 (4.76%) MFC
9 1 (4.76%) MySQL
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle
9 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
9 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (4.76%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) NetBeans
1 1 (4.76%) LLVM
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Programmer
2 9 (42.86%) Graduate
3 8 (38.10%) C++ Programmer
4 7 (33.33%) Developer
5 6 (28.57%) Games Developer
6 5 (23.81%) Graduate Programmer
7 4 (19.05%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (9.52%) Compiler Engineer
8 2 (9.52%) Games Programmer
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Analyst
9 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Development Analyst
9 1 (4.76%) Software Development Analyst
9 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
9 1 (4.76%) Senior Games Programmer
9 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) STL
2 3 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) MFC
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Social Network
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.76%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (4.76%) 3D Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) UML
4 1 (4.76%) CAD
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.76%) QMS
4 1 (4.76%) 3D Rendering
4 1 (4.76%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) GLSL
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Intel
2 1 (4.76%) MKS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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