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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 806 841 881
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +40
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 77 125 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.13% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 62 99 89
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,250 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-14.19% -3.12%

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
78798 94209 98163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.55% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64965 77834 80660
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,501
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
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 4 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +52 73 £40,000 -5.88% 19
London +48 24 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Birmingham -6 22 £27,750 -20.71% 5
West Midlands -22 22 £21,000 -40.00% 11
South East +67 9 £42,500 +41.66% 1
North West - 9 £28,500 - 2
Liverpool - 7 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 7 £30,000 -
South West +17 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Kent +16 6 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +32 4 £37,500 -27.18% 2
Chatham - 4 - - 1
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +29 2 £30,000 -
Dundee +2 2 £33,750 - 2
Somerset - 2 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £35,000 -
Manchester - 2 £28,500 - 2
Oxford - 2 £30,000 -
Bath - 2 £35,000 -
Swindon - 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £37,500 -16.66%
West Yorkshire +20 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Glasgow +15 1 £45,500 -11.65%
Exeter -13 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Devon -18 1 £30,000 -33.70%
East of England - 1 - - 1
Sunderland - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Games
2 61 (37.89%) Android
3 60 (37.27%) Apple iOS
4 52 (32.30%) JavaScript
5 42 (26.09%) Degree
6 41 (25.47%) C++
6 41 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (22.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 35 (21.74%) HTML
9 32 (19.88%) QA
10 31 (19.25%) Java
10 31 (19.25%) C#
11 29 (18.01%) Linux
12 27 (16.77%) Mobile Games
12 27 (16.77%) SQL
13 26 (16.15%) HTML5
14 25 (15.53%) Computer Science
14 25 (15.53%) iOS Development
14 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
15 24 (14.91%) Web Development
16 23 (14.29%) OOP
16 23 (14.29%) Python
17 22 (13.66%) CSS
17 22 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
17 22 (13.66%) Android Development
18 21 (13.04%) Mobile Development
18 21 (13.04%) PHP
19 20 (12.42%) OO
20 19 (11.80%) jQuery

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 6 (3.73%) Apache Spark
1 6 (3.73%) CMS
2 5 (3.11%) Apache
3 4 (2.48%) WordPress
4 2 (1.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.86%) Maya
3 2 (1.24%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.24%) Mudbox
3 2 (1.24%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.62%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
2 4 (2.48%) GitHub
2 4 (2.48%) Google App Engine
2 4 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.86%) iTunes
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) DNS
2 1 (0.62%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.07%) MySQL
3 9 (5.59%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (5.59%) Looker
4 7 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.73%) Spark SQL
6 4 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.48%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.32%) JIRA
3 10 (6.21%) Eclipse
3 10 (6.21%) Subversion
4 8 (4.97%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.35%) Maven
6 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.11%) MSBuild
7 5 (3.11%) NuGet
7 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.48%) webpack
9 3 (1.86%) Babel
9 3 (1.86%) Mocha
9 3 (1.86%) Xcode
10 2 (1.24%) GCC
10 2 (1.24%) Grunt
10 2 (1.24%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.24%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.24%) Selenium
General
1 161 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (4.97%) Advertising
3 7 (4.35%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.24%) Back Office
5 2 (1.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 80 (49.69%) Developer
2 28 (17.39%) Games Developer
3 21 (13.04%) Junior
4 18 (11.18%) Graduate
5 13 (8.07%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (7.45%) Games Tester
6 12 (7.45%) Graduate Tester
6 12 (7.45%) Tester
7 11 (6.83%) C++ Developer
7 11 (6.83%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.21%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (6.21%) Junior Games Tester
8 10 (6.21%) Junior QA Tester
8 10 (6.21%) Junior Tester
8 10 (6.21%) QA Tester
9 9 (5.59%) Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Data Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 35 (21.74%) HTML
3 26 (16.15%) HTML5
4 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
4 22 (13.66%) CSS
5 19 (11.80%) jQuery
6 18 (11.18%) CSS3
7 17 (10.56%) React
8 16 (9.94%) Sass
9 15 (9.32%) LESS
9 15 (9.32%) Web Services
10 14 (8.70%) JSON
11 13 (8.07%) REST
12 11 (6.83%) XML
13 10 (6.21%) iOS SDK
13 10 (6.21%) OpenGL
14 8 (4.97%) J2EE
15 7 (4.35%) Java EE
15 7 (4.35%) WebGL
16 6 (3.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.77%) Mobile Games
2 25 (15.53%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
3 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.32%) Visualisation
4 13 (8.07%) Animation
4 13 (8.07%) Social Media
5 11 (6.83%) Online Games
6 10 (6.21%) Xbox
7 9 (5.59%) Graphic Design
8 8 (4.97%) Mathematics
9 7 (4.35%) Algorithms
9 7 (4.35%) Client/Server
10 6 (3.73%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (3.11%) Physics
11 5 (3.11%) User Experience
12 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
12 4 (2.48%) Replication
13 2 (1.24%) Handset
13 2 (1.24%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 61 (37.89%) Android
2 60 (37.27%) Apple iOS
3 29 (18.01%) Linux
4 10 (6.21%) Windows
5 4 (2.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.62%) CentOS
6 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.53%) iOS Development
3 24 (14.91%) Web Development
4 23 (14.29%) OOP
5 22 (13.66%) Android Development
5 22 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (13.04%) Mobile Development
7 20 (12.42%) OO
8 16 (9.94%) Front End Development
8 16 (9.94%) Scrum
8 16 (9.94%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.07%) Analytics
10 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.83%) Automation Testing
11 11 (6.83%) Kanban
11 11 (6.83%) Multithreading
11 11 (6.83%) Project Management
12 10 (6.21%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (6.21%) TDD
13 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.30%) JavaScript
2 41 (25.47%) C++
3 31 (19.25%) C#
3 31 (19.25%) Java
4 27 (16.77%) SQL
5 23 (14.29%) Python
6 21 (13.04%) PHP
7 11 (6.83%) C
8 7 (4.35%) Perl
9 6 (3.73%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.11%) ECMAScript
10 5 (3.11%) Ruby
10 5 (3.11%) Scala
11 4 (2.48%) Go
11 4 (2.48%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.86%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.86%) R
12 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.86%) VC++
13 2 (1.24%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 42 (26.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.24%) ISEB
2 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.62%) MBA
3 1 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (8.07%) Tableau
2 9 (5.59%) MicroStrategy
2 9 (5.59%) Netezza
2 9 (5.59%) Vertica
3 8 (4.97%) Perforce
4 6 (3.73%) Adobe
4 6 (3.73%) Facebook
5 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.48%) Google
6 4 (2.48%) PayPal
7 2 (1.24%) Apple
7 2 (1.24%) Intel
8 1 (0.62%) VMware
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Salary: Excellent work-life balance, free parking, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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