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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 763 721 773
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +52
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 129 211 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74 169 84
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £21,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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 -61 115 £40,000 +6.66% 17
South East +14 55 £37,500 +78.57% 6
Brighton - 27 - - 3
East Sussex - 27 - - 3
London -22 19 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Scotland +15 14 £37,500 -31.81%
West Midlands -22 13 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Oxfordshire +12 12 £30,000 +44.57% 3
South West -18 11 £36,250 -30.95% 2
Dundee +5 10 £40,000 +39.13%
Kent +11 8 - -
Tunbridge Wells -22 8 - -
Surrey +15 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Oxford +4 7 - - 2
East Midlands +4 6 £40,000 +77.77%
Manchester +9 5 £22,500 -10.00%
North West -1 5 £22,500 -10.00%
Bristol -10 5 £24,000 +20.00% 2
Leicestershire - 5 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -3 4 £32,500 -40.90%
Birmingham -16 4 - -
Yorkshire -22 4 £45,000 +80.00% 1
West Yorkshire -7 3 £45,000 +80.00%
Leamington Spa -15 3 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -16 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Warwickshire -22 3 £42,500 +6.25%
City of London -2 2 £72,500 +222.22% 2
Devon -8 2 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
Coventry - 2 £26,250 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 225 (100.00%) Games
2 92 (40.89%) C++
3 69 (30.67%) Degree
4 67 (29.78%) Computer Science
5 65 (28.89%) JavaScript
6 61 (27.11%) Android
7 55 (24.44%) C#
8 54 (24.00%) Software Engineering
9 52 (23.11%) HTML
10 50 (22.22%) Apple iOS
11 47 (20.89%) Java
12 46 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (18.67%) jQuery
14 41 (18.22%) CSS
15 40 (17.78%) Python
16 38 (16.89%) Web Development
17 35 (15.56%) OpenGL
18 33 (14.67%) Android Development
19 32 (14.22%) MySQL
20 30 (13.33%) OO
20 30 (13.33%) Mobile Games
20 30 (13.33%) Mathematics
21 28 (12.44%) Node.js
22 27 (12.00%) Mobile App
22 27 (12.00%) Git (software)
22 27 (12.00%) MVC
23 26 (11.56%) PHP
23 26 (11.56%) SQL
23 26 (11.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
24 25 (11.11%) Amazon AWS

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (12.44%) Node.js
2 16 (7.11%) Apache
3 12 (5.33%) Jetty
3 12 (5.33%) nginx
4 4 (1.78%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.89%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.11%) MS Office
2 7 (3.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.33%) Maya
4 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.33%) MS Project
5 2 (0.89%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.44%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.33%) GitHub
3 3 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Route 53
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) SAN
1 3 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.44%) 4G
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) MySQL
2 16 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.78%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.33%) Riak
6 8 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.33%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.33%) SQLite
9 2 (0.89%) Big Data
10 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.44%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.11%) Grunt
3 13 (5.78%) Subversion
4 12 (5.33%) gulp
5 9 (4.00%) Maven
6 4 (1.78%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.33%) Mocha
7 3 (1.33%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.33%) Bower
7 3 (1.33%) JIRA
7 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.33%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.44%) Spock
9 1 (0.44%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 225 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.33%) Finance
3 10 (4.44%) Front Office
4 5 (2.22%) Law
4 5 (2.22%) Marketing
5 4 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.89%) Publishing
7 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 104 (46.22%) Developer
2 38 (16.89%) Software Engineer
3 36 (16.00%) Programmer
4 19 (8.44%) Games Developer
5 16 (7.11%) Android Developer
6 13 (5.78%) C++ Developer
7 12 (5.33%) Web Engineer
8 11 (4.89%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.89%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Applications Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Graduate
9 10 (4.44%) Designer
10 9 (4.00%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.00%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.00%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.56%) C++ Programmer
11 8 (3.56%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.56%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.11%) HTML
2 42 (18.67%) jQuery
3 41 (18.22%) CSS
4 35 (15.56%) OpenGL
5 26 (11.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 22 (9.78%) AngularJS
6 22 (9.78%) Spring
7 20 (8.89%) Web Services
7 20 (8.89%) HTML5
8 16 (7.11%) REST
8 16 (7.11%) CSS3
8 16 (7.11%) Sass
8 16 (7.11%) LESS
8 16 (7.11%) JSON
8 16 (7.11%) Symfony
9 14 (6.22%) .NET
10 13 (5.78%) XML
10 13 (5.78%) Flash
10 13 (5.78%) DirectX
10 13 (5.78%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (29.78%) Computer Science
2 30 (13.33%) Mobile Games
2 30 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 27 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 22 (9.78%) Xbox
5 16 (7.11%) User Experience
6 14 (6.22%) Social Media
7 13 (5.78%) Physics
8 12 (5.33%) Online Games
8 12 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (4.89%) Animation
10 10 (4.44%) Social Gaming
10 10 (4.44%) PlayStation
11 9 (4.00%) Graphic Design
12 8 (3.56%) 3D Graphics
12 8 (3.56%) iPad
13 7 (3.11%) Data Structures
13 7 (3.11%) Algorithms
14 6 (2.67%) Social Network
15 4 (1.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (27.11%) Android
2 50 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 21 (9.33%) Linux
4 14 (6.22%) Windows
5 5 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.89%) UNIX
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.89%) Web Development
4 33 (14.67%) Android Development
5 30 (13.33%) OO
6 27 (12.00%) MVC
7 24 (10.67%) TDD
8 22 (9.78%) Scrum
9 17 (7.56%) iOS Development
10 16 (7.11%) Asset Management
11 15 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
11 15 (6.67%) Multithreading
12 12 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.33%) Integration Testing
13 11 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (4.89%) OOP
14 10 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
14 10 (4.44%) Risk Management
15 9 (4.00%) Mobile Development
16 8 (3.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 92 (40.89%) C++
2 65 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 55 (24.44%) C#
4 47 (20.89%) Java
5 40 (17.78%) Python
6 26 (11.56%) PHP
6 26 (11.56%) SQL
7 17 (7.56%) Objective-C
8 16 (7.11%) Ruby
9 13 (5.78%) ActionScript
10 12 (5.33%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.33%) C
11 9 (4.00%) Lua
12 7 (3.11%) ActionScript 3.0
13 5 (2.22%) Perl
14 4 (1.78%) Scala
14 4 (1.78%) Go
15 3 (1.33%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.33%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (30.67%) Degree
2 12 (5.33%) PhD
3 2 (0.89%) ISEB
3 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.44%) HND
4 1 (0.44%) PMP
4 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.33%) Varnish
2 4 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) Docker
4 1 (0.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Puppet
1 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (5.78%) Adobe
1 13 (5.78%) Facebook
2 11 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.56%) Perforce
4 7 (3.11%) Apple
5 4 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (1.78%) VMware
5 4 (1.78%) Netezza
5 4 (1.78%) Tableau
5 4 (1.78%) Vertica
6 3 (1.33%) Twitter
6 3 (1.33%) Brocade
6 3 (1.33%) NetApp
6 3 (1.33%) Cisco
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle
7 2 (0.89%) Remedy
7 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.44%) Google
8 1 (0.44%) Sony
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix
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