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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 835 890 857
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -33
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 121 89 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.093% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 114 80 131
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £31,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £77,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%

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
90545 95411 102003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.93% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75257 77107 82195
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 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
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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 +41 119 £50,000 +11.11% 23
London +42 66 £62,500 +16.27% 12
West Midlands +2 25 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Birmingham - 25 £45,000 - 2
South East +29 12 £42,500 -12.37% 3
City of London +53 8 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Kent -7 6 £24,750 -
Yorkshire +12 5 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Tunbridge Wells +3 5 £19,500 -
North West +8 4 £32,250 +0.78% 3
Manchester +6 4 £32,250 -0.76% 2
Oxford +5 4 £42,500 -22.01% 1
Oxfordshire -12 4 £42,500 -22.01% 3
Wallingford - 4 £42,500 - 1
Abingdon - 4 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +10 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +6 3 - -
Devon +4 3 £45,000 -7.69%
Suffolk +3 3 - -
South West -5 3 £45,000 - 2
Exeter - 2 £45,250 -
East Sussex +25 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Brighton +15 1 £55,000 +37.50%
South Yorkshire +10 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Edinburgh +9 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Leeds +6 1 £25,000 +38.88% 1
Sheffield +5 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Scotland -10 1 £27,500 -33.33% 1
Wales - 1 £30,000 -
South Wales - 1 £30,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Games
2 99 (45.21%) C++
3 80 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (30.59%) Software Engineering
5 54 (24.66%) C#
5 54 (24.66%) Apple iOS
6 50 (22.83%) Java
7 49 (22.37%) JavaScript
7 49 (22.37%) Degree
8 47 (21.46%) Subversion
9 46 (21.00%) Git (software)
10 42 (19.18%) HTML
11 40 (18.26%) NoSQL
12 39 (17.81%) OpenGL
13 38 (17.35%) Computer Science
14 37 (16.89%) Multithreading
14 37 (16.89%) Android
14 37 (16.89%) .NET
15 36 (16.44%) Linux
16 32 (14.61%) MongoDB
17 30 (13.70%) TDD
18 29 (13.24%) Mobile Games
18 29 (13.24%) OO
18 29 (13.24%) Python
19 28 (12.79%) HTML5
20 27 (12.33%) Online Games
20 27 (12.33%) Objective-C
21 26 (11.87%) CSS
21 26 (11.87%) JSON
21 26 (11.87%) REST

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (10.50%) Node.js
2 18 (8.22%) Apache
3 14 (6.39%) Facebook Platform
4 6 (2.74%) Confluence
5 5 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.83%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.65%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.37%) GitHub
4 3 (1.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.91%) IaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Office 365
5 2 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) HTTP
2 5 (2.28%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) Firewall
3 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.26%) NoSQL
2 32 (14.61%) MongoDB
3 24 (10.96%) MySQL
4 23 (10.50%) Redis
5 14 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (5.94%) SQLite
7 8 (3.65%) Neo4j
8 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.28%) GIS
10 4 (1.83%) Big Data
11 3 (1.37%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.46%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.46%) OLAP
12 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (21.46%) Subversion
2 46 (21.00%) Git (software)
3 19 (8.68%) Maven
4 16 (7.31%) Eclipse
5 11 (5.02%) JIRA
6 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.83%) Mocha
8 3 (1.37%) JUnit
9 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.91%) Grunt
9 2 (0.91%) gulp
9 2 (0.91%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.46%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.46%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.46%) NetBeans
General
1 219 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.48%) Front Office
2 12 (5.48%) Retail
3 11 (5.02%) Finance
4 6 (2.74%) Advertising
5 5 (2.28%) Law
6 3 (1.37%) Local Government
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (72.60%) Developer
2 67 (30.59%) Games Developer
3 41 (18.72%) C++ Developer
4 34 (15.53%) Software Engineer
5 27 (12.33%) Java Developer
6 26 (11.87%) C# Developer
6 26 (11.87%) C++ Software Engineer
6 26 (11.87%) Senior Developer
7 21 (9.59%) iOS Developer
7 21 (9.59%) Java Games Developer
8 16 (7.31%) Junior
9 15 (6.85%) Software Developer
10 13 (5.94%) .NET Developer
10 13 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (5.94%) C++ Games Developer
10 13 (5.94%) C++/C# Developer
10 13 (5.94%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (5.94%) Lead Developer
11 12 (5.48%) Junior Developer
12 10 (4.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.18%) HTML
2 39 (17.81%) OpenGL
3 37 (16.89%) .NET
4 28 (12.79%) HTML5
5 26 (11.87%) CSS
5 26 (11.87%) JSON
5 26 (11.87%) REST
5 26 (11.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 21 (9.59%) ActiveMQ
6 21 (9.59%) Apache Camel
6 21 (9.59%) XML
7 20 (9.13%) Spring
8 19 (8.68%) Java EE
9 17 (7.76%) JDBC
10 16 (7.31%) AngularJS
10 16 (7.31%) jQuery
11 14 (6.39%) CSS3
11 14 (6.39%) Web Services
12 13 (5.94%) Django
12 13 (5.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.35%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.24%) Mobile Games
3 27 (12.33%) Online Games
4 23 (10.50%) Social Media
5 20 (9.13%) Mobile App
6 17 (7.76%) Mathematics
7 13 (5.94%) Online Gambling
8 12 (5.48%) Animation
8 12 (5.48%) User Experience
9 8 (3.65%) Physics
9 8 (3.65%) Visualisation
10 7 (3.20%) Social Gaming
11 6 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.74%) N-Tier
11 6 (2.74%) Oculus Rift
12 4 (1.83%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.83%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (1.83%) Xbox
13 3 (1.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.66%) Apple iOS
2 37 (16.89%) Android
3 36 (16.44%) Linux
4 13 (5.94%) Windows
5 4 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.91%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.59%) Software Engineering
3 37 (16.89%) Multithreading
4 30 (13.70%) TDD
5 29 (13.24%) OO
6 25 (11.42%) iOS Development
7 20 (9.13%) Concurrent Programming
8 19 (8.68%) BDD
9 15 (6.85%) Scrum
9 15 (6.85%) Web Development
10 14 (6.39%) MVC
10 14 (6.39%) OOD
11 13 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (5.94%) Front End Development
11 13 (5.94%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (5.48%) Algorithmic Trading
12 12 (5.48%) Android Development
12 12 (5.48%) OOP
12 12 (5.48%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 99 (45.21%) C++
2 54 (24.66%) C#
3 50 (22.83%) Java
4 49 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 29 (13.24%) Python
6 27 (12.33%) Objective-C
7 24 (10.96%) SQL
8 22 (10.05%) ActionScript
9 20 (9.13%) PHP
10 14 (6.39%) C
11 10 (4.57%) Apple Swift
12 9 (4.11%) Ruby
13 8 (3.65%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (2.74%) Scala
15 5 (2.28%) Clojure
15 5 (2.28%) Erlang
15 5 (2.28%) F#
15 5 (2.28%) Haskell
16 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
17 3 (1.37%) Lua
Qualifications
1 49 (22.37%) Degree
2 10 (4.57%) PhD
3 9 (4.11%) ISEB
3 9 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.37%) MCP
5 3 (1.37%) MCSA
5 3 (1.37%) MCSE
5 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) SCCM
2 2 (0.91%) Ansible
2 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.91%) Puppet
2 2 (0.91%) systemd
3 1 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (9.13%) Facebook
2 12 (5.48%) Google
3 11 (5.02%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.65%) Adobe
5 4 (1.83%) VMware
6 3 (1.37%) Apple
6 3 (1.37%) Cisco
6 3 (1.37%) Twitter
7 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.46%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle
8 1 (0.46%) PubNub
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