The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 772 748 767
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 130 191 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 92 165 94
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £21,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,950 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%

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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
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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
England -30 118 £45,000 +20.00% 21
South East +23 44 £42,500 +102.38% 9
London -30 24 £50,000 +17.64% 4
West Midlands -14 14 £42,500 +9.67% 3
Brighton - 14 - - 3
East Sussex - 14 - - 4
Oxfordshire +11 12 £54,500 +162.65% 5
Scotland -2 12 £45,000 -18.18%
South West -7 12 £37,500 -11.76%
Kent +8 11 - -
Tunbridge Wells -14 11 - -
Dundee +1 9 £45,000 +38.46%
Yorkshire -15 8 £45,000 +80.00%
Surrey +8 7 £40,000 -11.11%
North West +2 7 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Oxford - 6 £54,500 - 1
City of London +17 5 £72,500 +222.22% 1
West Yorkshire -11 5 £45,000 +80.00%
Bristol -18 5 £24,000 +20.00%
East Midlands - 5 £40,000 - 3
Birmingham -9 4 - -
Leamington Spa -16 4 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire -22 4 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £35,750 - 3
Dudley - 4 £42,500 -
Manchester - 4 £28,750 - 1
East of England - 4 £50,000 - 1
Liverpool +16 3 £32,000 -8.57%
Merseyside +15 3 £32,000 -8.57%
South Yorkshire +1 3 £45,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Games
2 88 (42.93%) C++
3 62 (30.24%) Degree
4 57 (27.80%) Computer Science
5 52 (25.37%) C#
6 51 (24.88%) JavaScript
7 48 (23.41%) Android
8 45 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (21.46%) Software Engineering
10 43 (20.98%) HTML
11 41 (20.00%) jQuery
12 40 (19.51%) Java
13 37 (18.05%) CSS
13 37 (18.05%) OpenGL
13 37 (18.05%) Apple iOS
14 33 (16.10%) Python
15 28 (13.66%) Android Development
16 26 (12.68%) Mathematics
17 25 (12.20%) MVC
17 25 (12.20%) MySQL
18 24 (11.71%) Linux
18 24 (11.71%) OO
18 24 (11.71%) TDD
19 23 (11.22%) Mobile Games
19 23 (11.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 23 (11.22%) HTML5
19 23 (11.22%) Node.js
20 22 (10.73%) Mobile App
20 22 (10.73%) PHP
21 21 (10.24%) Web Services

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.22%) Node.js
2 9 (4.39%) Apache
3 6 (2.93%) Jetty
3 6 (2.93%) nginx
4 4 (1.95%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) Confluence
5 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.98%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.93%) GitHub
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Route 53
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.95%) SAN
2 2 (0.98%) LAN
2 2 (0.98%) WAN
2 2 (0.98%) HTTP
2 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.98%) Firewall
2 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (0.98%) iSCSI
2 2 (0.98%) NAS
3 1 (0.49%) 4G
3 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.20%) MySQL
2 10 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.41%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.93%) Riak
6 4 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.46%) SQLite
8 2 (0.98%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.49%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 21 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.34%) Subversion
3 10 (4.88%) Grunt
4 9 (4.39%) Maven
5 6 (2.93%) gulp
6 5 (2.44%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.46%) Mocha
7 3 (1.46%) JIRA
7 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.46%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.46%) Bower
7 3 (1.46%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.49%) Spock
9 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
General
1 205 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.85%) Finance
3 11 (5.37%) Front Office
4 5 (2.44%) Law
4 5 (2.44%) Marketing
5 4 (1.95%) Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Advertising
6 3 (1.46%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.98%) Publishing
7 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 109 (53.17%) Developer
2 33 (16.10%) Programmer
3 28 (13.66%) Software Engineer
4 23 (11.22%) Games Developer
5 16 (7.80%) Android Developer
6 14 (6.83%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.85%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.85%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.85%) Software Developer
8 12 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Web Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Applications Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Graduate
11 9 (4.39%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (3.90%) C++ Programmer
13 7 (3.41%) Mobile Developer
14 6 (2.93%) Web Engineer
14 6 (2.93%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.98%) HTML
2 41 (20.00%) jQuery
3 37 (18.05%) CSS
3 37 (18.05%) OpenGL
4 23 (11.22%) HTML5
4 23 (11.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 21 (10.24%) Web Services
6 20 (9.76%) CSS3
7 16 (7.80%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.80%) Spring
7 16 (7.80%) .NET
8 15 (7.32%) REST
8 15 (7.32%) JSON
9 13 (6.34%) DirectX
10 11 (5.37%) WPF
10 11 (5.37%) Symfony
10 11 (5.37%) OAuth
11 10 (4.88%) Flash
11 10 (4.88%) Sass
11 10 (4.88%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.80%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.68%) Mathematics
3 23 (11.22%) Mobile Games
4 22 (10.73%) Mobile App
5 21 (10.24%) Xbox
6 15 (7.32%) Social Media
7 14 (6.83%) Online Games
8 13 (6.34%) Physics
9 12 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (5.37%) Animation
11 10 (4.88%) 3D Graphics
11 10 (4.88%) PlayStation
12 9 (4.39%) iPad
13 8 (3.90%) User Experience
14 7 (3.41%) Algorithms
15 6 (2.93%) Social Gaming
16 5 (2.44%) Social Network
16 5 (2.44%) Visualisation
17 4 (1.95%) Data Structures
17 4 (1.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.41%) Android
2 37 (18.05%) Apple iOS
3 24 (11.71%) Linux
4 14 (6.83%) Windows
5 5 (2.44%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.46%) Software Engineering
3 28 (13.66%) Android Development
4 25 (12.20%) MVC
5 24 (11.71%) OO
5 24 (11.71%) TDD
6 21 (10.24%) Web Development
7 17 (8.29%) Scrum
7 17 (8.29%) Multithreading
8 15 (7.32%) Mobile Application Development
9 11 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.37%) Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (5.37%) OOP
9 11 (5.37%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.88%) iOS Development
11 9 (4.39%) Mobile Development
12 8 (3.90%) Web Application Development
12 8 (3.90%) Unit Testing
12 8 (3.90%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.93%) C++
2 52 (25.37%) C#
3 51 (24.88%) JavaScript
4 40 (19.51%) Java
5 33 (16.10%) Python
6 22 (10.73%) PHP
7 20 (9.76%) SQL
8 15 (7.32%) Objective-C
9 12 (5.85%) C
10 10 (4.88%) ActionScript
11 7 (3.41%) Ruby
12 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.44%) Lua
13 5 (2.44%) Perl
14 4 (1.95%) Scala
14 4 (1.95%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (1.95%) R
14 4 (1.95%) Go
15 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (30.24%) Degree
2 16 (7.80%) PhD
3 3 (1.46%) ISEB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.93%) Varnish
2 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) Docker
4 1 (0.49%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Puppet
1 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (4.88%) Adobe
1 10 (4.88%) Facebook
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.90%) Perforce
4 5 (2.44%) Apple
5 4 (1.95%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (1.95%) Tableau
5 4 (1.95%) Netezza
5 4 (1.95%) Vertica
6 3 (1.46%) VMware
7 2 (0.98%) Google
7 2 (0.98%) Brocade
7 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.98%) NetApp
7 2 (0.98%) Remedy
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco
7 2 (0.98%) Twitter
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix
8 1 (0.49%) Sony
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits!
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Brighton, Sussex
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Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus!
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £34000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus scheme and other benefits
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Leicestershire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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