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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 702 762 719
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -43
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 202 102 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.093% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 160 78 154
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%

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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 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
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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 +88 186 £37,500 - 18
London +19 69 £42,500 +6.25% 15
South East +19 35 £21,000 -47.50%
Yorkshire -6 30 £25,000 -28.57%
City of London -4 23 £22,500 -51.35%
West Midlands +13 22 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Yorkshire -12 18 £25,000 -28.57%
Birmingham +13 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Scotland -17 14 £55,000 +100.00%
South West -3 13 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Oxfordshire +21 12 £21,000 -70.00%
North Yorkshire - 11 £27,000 -
Harrogate - 11 £27,000 -
Hampshire +3 8 - -
Berkshire - 8 £21,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £55,000 -
North West -7 7 £25,000 -5.66%
Dundee -3 6 £29,500 +31.11%
Manchester -1 5 £48,000 +24.67%
Devon - 5 £55,000 -
Sheffield - 5 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Hammersmith - 5 £82,500 - 2
Warwickshire +17 4 £40,000 -
Oxford +11 4 - -
Bristol +1 4 £20,000 -57.89% 1
Surrey -9 4 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -13 4 £22,500 +12.50%
Nottingham - 4 £22,500 -
Kent - 4 £45,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 352 (100.00%) Games
2 148 (42.05%) HTML
3 127 (36.08%) JavaScript
4 114 (32.39%) CSS
5 109 (30.97%) C++
5 109 (30.97%) OO
6 97 (27.56%) HTML5
7 95 (26.99%) Computer Science
8 92 (26.14%) Java
9 91 (25.85%) Android
10 89 (25.28%) Degree
11 85 (24.15%) Apple iOS
12 73 (20.74%) C#
13 71 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (16.76%) Flash
15 57 (16.19%) .NET
16 55 (15.63%) Animation
17 54 (15.34%) Twitter
18 51 (14.49%) Software Engineering
19 50 (14.20%) Photoshop
20 48 (13.64%) Git (software)
21 43 (12.22%) Mobile Games
21 43 (12.22%) Scrum
22 42 (11.93%) Mathematics
23 41 (11.65%) jQuery
24 40 (11.36%) MVC
24 40 (11.36%) CSS3
24 40 (11.36%) Android Development
25 38 (10.80%) JSON
26 37 (10.51%) iOS Development

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 29 (8.24%) Node.js
2 5 (1.42%) Apache
3 4 (1.14%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.85%) SAS
5 2 (0.57%) CMS
5 2 (0.57%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (14.20%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (4.55%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.84%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.85%) MS Office
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) SPSS
5 3 (0.85%) S-PLUS
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) Maya
7 1 (0.28%) GIMP
7 1 (0.28%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.83%) SaaS
2 11 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.99%) HTTP
2 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.85%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.13%) MySQL
3 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.99%) SQLite
5 6 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.14%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.85%) OLTP
8 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.85%) Big Data
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.68%) Xcode
3 13 (3.69%) Grunt
4 12 (3.41%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.84%) Mercurial
6 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.27%) Jasmine
6 8 (2.27%) Subversion
7 4 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.85%) Maven
9 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.57%) Mocha
9 2 (0.57%) Bower
10 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.28%) JIRA
10 1 (0.28%) FitNesse
General
1 352 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (5.40%) Marketing
3 16 (4.55%) Online Betting
4 10 (2.84%) Finance
5 7 (1.99%) Electronics
6 6 (1.70%) Advertising
7 4 (1.14%) Front Office
8 3 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.57%) Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) iGaming
10 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 237 (67.33%) Developer
2 66 (18.75%) Graduate
3 55 (15.63%) Junior
4 47 (13.35%) Junior Developer
5 46 (13.07%) Games Developer
6 44 (12.50%) Programmer
7 42 (11.93%) Graduate Developer
8 39 (11.08%) Software Developer
9 31 (8.81%) Senior Developer
10 30 (8.52%) Java Developer
11 29 (8.24%) Web Developer
12 28 (7.95%) C# Developer
13 24 (6.82%) C++ Developer
14 21 (5.97%) .NET Developer
14 21 (5.97%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.97%) C++ Programmer
15 19 (5.40%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (5.40%) Front-End Developer
16 18 (5.11%) Java Software Developer
16 18 (5.11%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (42.05%) HTML
2 114 (32.39%) CSS
3 97 (27.56%) HTML5
4 59 (16.76%) Flash
5 57 (16.19%) .NET
6 41 (11.65%) jQuery
7 40 (11.36%) CSS3
8 38 (10.80%) JSON
9 36 (10.23%) Web Services
10 34 (9.66%) XML
11 29 (8.24%) ASP.NET
12 27 (7.67%) OAuth
13 26 (7.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 20 (5.68%) AngularJS
15 19 (5.40%) OpenGL
16 18 (5.11%) Android SDK
17 16 (4.55%) Java EE
18 15 (4.26%) J2EE
19 14 (3.98%) Backbone.js
20 11 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 95 (26.99%) Computer Science
2 55 (15.63%) Animation
3 43 (12.22%) Mobile Games
4 42 (11.93%) Mathematics
5 34 (9.66%) Online Games
6 32 (9.09%) Physics
7 25 (7.10%) Mobile App
8 16 (4.55%) Online Gambling
9 14 (3.98%) Xbox
10 13 (3.69%) Social Gaming
11 11 (3.13%) iPhone
11 11 (3.13%) iPad
12 10 (2.84%) W3C
13 8 (2.27%) N-Tier
13 8 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (1.99%) Statistics
15 6 (1.70%) Social Network
15 6 (1.70%) 3D Graphics
16 5 (1.42%) Motion Graphics
16 5 (1.42%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.85%) Android
2 85 (24.15%) Apple iOS
3 32 (9.09%) Windows
4 18 (5.11%) Linux
5 5 (1.42%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.14%) UNIX
6 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.97%) OO
2 71 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (14.49%) Software Engineering
4 43 (12.22%) Scrum
5 40 (11.36%) MVC
5 40 (11.36%) Android Development
6 37 (10.51%) iOS Development
7 30 (8.52%) TDD
8 22 (6.25%) OOP
9 21 (5.97%) OOD
10 16 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (4.26%) Mobile Application Development
12 11 (3.13%) SOA
12 11 (3.13%) E-Commerce
13 10 (2.84%) Data Modelling
14 9 (2.56%) Multithreading
15 8 (2.27%) UML
15 8 (2.27%) Web Application Development
15 8 (2.27%) 3D Modelling
15 8 (2.27%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 127 (36.08%) JavaScript
2 109 (30.97%) C++
3 92 (26.14%) Java
4 73 (20.74%) C#
5 34 (9.66%) Objective-C
6 33 (9.38%) ActionScript
7 31 (8.81%) SQL
8 25 (7.10%) Python
9 22 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
10 15 (4.26%) C
11 14 (3.98%) PHP
12 13 (3.69%) PowerHouse
13 9 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
14 8 (2.27%) Lua
14 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.99%) Ruby
16 5 (1.42%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.85%) Erlang
17 3 (0.85%) R
18 2 (0.57%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 89 (25.28%) Degree
2 23 (6.53%) PhD
3 5 (1.42%) ISEB
4 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PMP
6 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Puppet
1 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (15.34%) Twitter
2 37 (10.51%) Facebook
3 35 (9.94%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.82%) Google
5 8 (2.27%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.70%) Adobe
7 5 (1.42%) Sony
8 3 (0.85%) Tableau
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle
9 2 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.28%) Apple
10 1 (0.28%) Intel
10 1 (0.28%) Perforce
10 1 (0.28%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) Talend
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Salary: neg
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Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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SearchTribes
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
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London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Training, 22 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Gamesys
Salary: plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Blue Glue
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40K plus fantastic benefits
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Shoreditch, London
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Salary: Salary: Negotiable (DOE)
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Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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