The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 812 819 791
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 98 147 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 95 73 148
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84063 95842 96288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.50% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 69897 79175 77025
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads 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 UK

Game Development
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK.

Game Development Salary Trend in the UK

Game Development
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +11 96 £45,000 +2.85% 25
London +71 48 £52,500 -12.50% 9
West Midlands +6 33 £40,000 -3.03% 7
Birmingham +1 32 £42,500 +37.09% 3
South West -4 6 £42,000 +68.00% 1
City of London +50 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Halesowen +2 4 £21,000 -1.17% 4
East Midlands +15 3 £35,000 +68.67%
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £35,000 +84.21%
Nottingham +5 3 £35,000 +84.21%
North West -4 3 £40,000 +80.79% 3
Gloucestershire -10 3 £49,000 +40.00%
South East -22 3 £18,000 -50.00% 2
Cheltenham - 3 £49,000 -
Scotland +21 2 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Oxfordshire -19 2 £18,000 -50.00% 1
Abingdon - 2 £18,000 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Dundee +5 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Leamington Spa +3 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Warwickshire -6 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Manchester -7 1 £40,000 +80.79% 3
Brighton -29 1 £55,000 -
East Sussex -30 1 £55,000 -
Exeter - 1 £30,000 -
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,500 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 with a requirement for Game Development.

1 179 (100.00%) Games
2 63 (35.20%) Android
2 63 (35.20%) Apple iOS
3 55 (30.73%) C++
4 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
5 51 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (22.91%) HTML
7 36 (20.11%) Degree
8 34 (18.99%) Java
9 33 (18.44%) Software Engineering
10 32 (17.88%) iOS Development
11 31 (17.32%) C#
12 30 (16.76%) QA
12 30 (16.76%) Android Development
13 29 (16.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 29 (16.20%) Linux
14 28 (15.64%) 3D Graphics
14 28 (15.64%) HTML5
15 27 (15.08%) Computer Science
16 26 (14.53%) OO
17 25 (13.97%) SQL
18 24 (13.41%) OOP
18 24 (13.41%) Mobile Games
19 23 (12.85%) JSON
19 23 (12.85%) Mobile Development
20 20 (11.17%) Animation
20 20 (11.17%) Mobile App
21 19 (10.61%) REST
21 19 (10.61%) Git (software)
21 19 (10.61%) PHP

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.15%) CMS
2 10 (5.59%) Apache
3 8 (4.47%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.79%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.12%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.12%) Maya
3 2 (1.12%) Mudbox
3 2 (1.12%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.23%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.68%) iTunes
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.70%) HTTP
2 5 (2.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.06%) MySQL
2 17 (9.50%) NoSQL
3 14 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (5.03%) Looker
5 7 (3.91%) Redis
6 6 (3.35%) Spark SQL
7 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.68%) Big Data
10 2 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.12%) GIS
11 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.06%) Subversion
3 14 (7.82%) Eclipse
4 11 (6.15%) JIRA
4 11 (6.15%) Maven
5 6 (3.35%) webpack
6 5 (2.79%) Babel
6 5 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.68%) Xcode
8 2 (1.12%) Bower
8 2 (1.12%) GCC
8 2 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.12%) Mocha
8 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.12%) NuGet
8 2 (1.12%) Selenium
8 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.12%) TestRail
9 1 (0.56%) Travis CI
General
1 179 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (4.47%) Marketing
3 7 (3.91%) Advertising
4 4 (2.23%) Finance
4 4 (2.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 105 (58.66%) Developer
2 43 (24.02%) Games Developer
3 24 (13.41%) C++ Developer
3 24 (13.41%) Junior
4 21 (11.73%) Graduate
4 21 (11.73%) Java Developer
5 18 (10.06%) Senior Developer
6 17 (9.50%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (7.26%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.26%) C++ Games Developer
9 12 (6.70%) Graduate Tester
9 12 (6.70%) Java Games Developer
9 12 (6.70%) Tester
10 11 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (6.15%) Games Tester
10 11 (6.15%) Junior Developer
10 11 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.03%) Analyst
11 9 (5.03%) Junior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.91%) HTML
2 29 (16.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 28 (15.64%) HTML5
4 23 (12.85%) JSON
5 19 (10.61%) CSS
5 19 (10.61%) REST
6 18 (10.06%) React
6 18 (10.06%) XML
7 17 (9.50%) AngularJS
8 16 (8.94%) CSS3
9 15 (8.38%) OpenGL
9 15 (8.38%) Sass
10 14 (7.82%) jQuery
11 13 (7.26%) LESS
12 12 (6.70%) Spring
13 11 (6.15%) Node.js
14 10 (5.59%) React Native
15 9 (5.03%) ActiveMQ
15 9 (5.03%) Apache Camel
15 9 (5.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.64%) 3D Graphics
2 27 (15.08%) Computer Science
3 24 (13.41%) Mobile Games
4 20 (11.17%) Animation
4 20 (11.17%) Mobile App
5 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (10.06%) Online Games
6 16 (8.94%) Social Media
7 14 (7.82%) Mathematics
8 13 (7.26%) Physics
9 11 (6.15%) User Experience
10 9 (5.03%) Visualisation
11 8 (4.47%) Algorithms
11 8 (4.47%) Graphic Design
12 6 (3.35%) Data Structures
12 6 (3.35%) Online Gambling
12 6 (3.35%) Xbox
13 5 (2.79%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (2.79%) Client/Server
14 4 (2.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 63 (35.20%) Android
1 63 (35.20%) Apple iOS
2 29 (16.20%) Linux
3 6 (3.35%) Windows
4 4 (2.23%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (18.44%) Software Engineering
3 32 (17.88%) iOS Development
4 30 (16.76%) Android Development
5 26 (14.53%) OO
6 24 (13.41%) OOP
7 23 (12.85%) Mobile Development
8 16 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (8.94%) Web Development
9 15 (8.38%) Multithreading
10 14 (7.82%) Front End Development
10 14 (7.82%) Mentoring
11 13 (7.26%) Analytics
11 13 (7.26%) Scrum
11 13 (7.26%) TDD
12 11 (6.15%) Project Management
13 9 (5.03%) Concurrent Programming
13 9 (5.03%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.03%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (5.03%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.73%) C++
2 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
3 34 (18.99%) Java
4 31 (17.32%) C#
5 25 (13.97%) SQL
6 19 (10.61%) PHP
7 18 (10.06%) C
8 13 (7.26%) Python
9 10 (5.59%) ECMAScript
10 9 (5.03%) ActionScript
11 5 (2.79%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (2.79%) Scala
12 4 (2.23%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.23%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.68%) Go
13 3 (1.68%) R
13 3 (1.68%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.68%) VC++
14 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.12%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 36 (20.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.91%) ISEB
3 6 (3.35%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.12%) PhD
6 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) systemd
Vendors
1 9 (5.03%) Facebook
1 9 (5.03%) MicroStrategy
1 9 (5.03%) Netezza
1 9 (5.03%) Tableau
1 9 (5.03%) Vertica
2 5 (2.79%) Adobe
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.23%) PayPal
4 1 (0.56%) Google
4 1 (0.56%) Percona
4 1 (0.56%) Perforce
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + stock options
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + free games, private healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
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Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 per annum + £10K Equity & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits incentive bonus scheme + pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
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Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Relocation Package
Posted: 20 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 25 days ago
Dundee, Angus
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Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
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