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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 775 767 734
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 114 168 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 93 152 125
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £21,400 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £31,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+41.12% +6.89%

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
89503 97151 86101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.18% 82.70% 80.76%
Number of salaries quoted 72819 78976 70889
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -3 104 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London -2 33 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South East +12 25 £30,000 +42.85% 9
Oxfordshire +20 18 £30,000 +46.34% 8
South West -11 11 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Scotland +8 10 £45,000 -12.19%
Yorkshire +3 10 £45,000 +87.50% 4
West Midlands -16 9 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West +11 8 £32,000 -3.03% 2
Dundee +2 8 £45,000 +38.46%
Oxford - 8 £54,500 - 2
Kent +12 7 - - 1
East of England +12 7 £50,000 +75.43% 2
Tunbridge Wells -11 7 - - 1
City of London +47 5 £72,500 +75.75%
West Yorkshire +24 5 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Liverpool +18 5 £32,000 -8.57%
Merseyside +13 5 £32,000 -8.57%
South Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 - 2
Sheffield - 5 £45,000 - 2
Devon -12 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Birmingham -14 4 - - 1
Ipswich - 4 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £50,000 -
Manchester +13 3 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Bristol -5 3 £24,000 +23.07%
Gloucestershire -9 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Dudley - 3 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh +5 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Leamington Spa -13 2 £43,750 - 1

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Games
2 81 (43.55%) C++
3 53 (28.49%) C#
3 53 (28.49%) Degree
4 48 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (24.73%) Computer Science
6 44 (23.66%) HTML
7 42 (22.58%) Java
8 41 (22.04%) Android
9 39 (20.97%) Apple iOS
10 36 (19.35%) OpenGL
11 34 (18.28%) jQuery
12 33 (17.74%) Software Engineering
12 33 (17.74%) HTML5
12 33 (17.74%) CSS
13 28 (15.05%) OO
13 28 (15.05%) MVC
14 27 (14.52%) Python
15 23 (12.37%) Linux
16 21 (11.29%) CSS3
16 21 (11.29%) Android Development
16 21 (11.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 20 (10.75%) Mobile Games
17 20 (10.75%) Multithreading
18 19 (10.22%) Mathematics
18 19 (10.22%) TDD
18 19 (10.22%) Mobile App
19 18 (9.68%) Node.js
19 18 (9.68%) Flash

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 18 (9.68%) Node.js
2 4 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.54%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) MS Office
1 7 (3.76%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.54%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.54%) Route 53
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Force.com
4 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
2 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.08%) SAN
2 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.08%) NAS
3 1 (0.54%) 4G
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) MySQL
2 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.15%) SQLite
4 4 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.61%) Big Data
5 3 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.54%) Redis
7 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (8.60%) Subversion
1 16 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.30%) Maven
3 5 (2.69%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.15%) Grunt
5 3 (1.61%) Bower
5 3 (1.61%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.61%) Mocha
5 3 (1.61%) JIRA
6 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.54%) Spock
7 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.54%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
General
1 186 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 11 (5.91%) Front Office
4 6 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (2.69%) Law
6 4 (2.15%) Advertising
6 4 (2.15%) Banking
7 3 (1.61%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (56.45%) Developer
2 28 (15.05%) Games Developer
3 26 (13.98%) Programmer
4 21 (11.29%) Software Engineer
5 16 (8.60%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 12 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.38%) C++ Developer
8 10 (5.38%) C++ Programmer
8 10 (5.38%) Android Developer
9 8 (4.30%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Graduate
10 7 (3.76%) Junior
11 6 (3.23%) Team Leader
11 6 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
11 6 (3.23%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.66%) HTML
2 36 (19.35%) OpenGL
3 34 (18.28%) jQuery
4 33 (17.74%) HTML5
4 33 (17.74%) CSS
5 21 (11.29%) CSS3
5 21 (11.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 18 (9.68%) Flash
6 18 (9.68%) Web Services
7 15 (8.06%) .NET
8 14 (7.53%) REST
9 13 (6.99%) JSON
10 12 (6.45%) AngularJS
11 11 (5.91%) WPF
12 10 (5.38%) DirectX
12 10 (5.38%) OAuth
12 10 (5.38%) Java EE
12 10 (5.38%) Spring
13 9 (4.84%) XML
14 8 (4.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.73%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.75%) Mobile Games
3 19 (10.22%) Mathematics
3 19 (10.22%) Mobile App
4 18 (9.68%) Online Games
5 15 (8.06%) Xbox
6 14 (7.53%) iPad
7 13 (6.99%) Social Media
8 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (5.38%) Physics
9 10 (5.38%) User Experience
10 9 (4.84%) 3D Graphics
11 8 (4.30%) Animation
12 7 (3.76%) Algorithms
13 6 (3.23%) Social Gaming
13 6 (3.23%) PlayStation
14 5 (2.69%) Visualisation
14 5 (2.69%) iPhone
14 5 (2.69%) Social Network
14 5 (2.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.04%) Android
2 39 (20.97%) Apple iOS
3 23 (12.37%) Linux
4 16 (8.60%) Windows
5 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.74%) Software Engineering
3 28 (15.05%) OO
3 28 (15.05%) MVC
4 21 (11.29%) Android Development
5 20 (10.75%) Multithreading
6 19 (10.22%) TDD
7 13 (6.99%) OOP
7 13 (6.99%) Mobile Application Development
7 13 (6.99%) iOS Development
7 13 (6.99%) Mobile Development
8 12 (6.45%) Scrum
8 12 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 11 (5.91%) Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.91%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.30%) OOD
12 7 (3.76%) People Management
12 7 (3.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 81 (43.55%) C++
2 53 (28.49%) C#
3 48 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 42 (22.58%) Java
5 27 (14.52%) Python
6 15 (8.06%) Objective-C
7 14 (7.53%) SQL
8 13 (6.99%) PHP
8 13 (6.99%) ActionScript
9 10 (5.38%) C
10 6 (3.23%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (2.69%) Lua
11 5 (2.69%) Perl
12 4 (2.15%) VB
12 4 (2.15%) Scala
12 4 (2.15%) Go
12 4 (2.15%) R
13 2 (1.08%) Ruby
14 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.54%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 53 (28.49%) Degree
2 17 (9.14%) PhD
3 3 (1.61%) ISEB
4 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Docker
1 1 (0.54%) LXC
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.61%) Puppet
1 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (4.84%) Facebook
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.23%) Apple
3 6 (3.23%) Perforce
3 6 (3.23%) Adobe
4 4 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (2.15%) Netezza
4 4 (2.15%) Vertica
4 4 (2.15%) Tableau
5 2 (1.08%) Remedy
5 2 (1.08%) Google
5 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.54%) Citrix
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle
6 1 (0.54%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) Sony
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