The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 771 670 752
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +82
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 146 213 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 139 185 151
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £27,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -123 126 £38,000 +1.33% 19
London -76 69 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Midlands - 17 £32,500 - 2
Scotland -3 16 £51,250 +73.72%
Yorkshire -23 15 £24,000 - 2
Birmingham - 15 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -17 14 £24,000 -
Leeds - 14 £24,000 -
North Yorkshire - 12 £24,000 - 2
Harrogate - 11 £24,000 - 1
South East -46 9 £45,000 +48.76% 2
City of London -55 9 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Edinburgh - 8 £55,000 -
Dundee +4 7 £32,500 +10.16%
Manchester -7 7 £31,000 +12.72%
North West -22 7 £31,000 +16.98% 1
Surrey -10 5 £45,000 +63.63% 1
South West -20 5 £22,500 -14.28% 2
Somerset -13 3 £22,500 -
Bath -13 3 £22,500 -
East of England -15 3 £24,250 -65.35%
Bristol -4 2 £23,500 -28.78% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £35,000 -
Norwich - 2 £28,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £28,500 -
Oxford -12 1 £30,000 -7.69%
East Sussex -17 1 £38,500 +18.46%
Brighton -17 1 £38,500 +18.46%
Oxfordshire -30 1 £30,000 -20.00%

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Games
2 108 (41.38%) C++
3 93 (35.63%) JavaScript
4 89 (34.10%) OO
5 87 (33.33%) Android
6 81 (31.03%) Apple iOS
7 78 (29.89%) HTML
8 69 (26.44%) Java
9 64 (24.52%) CSS
10 63 (24.14%) Degree
11 57 (21.84%) Computer Science
11 57 (21.84%) C#
12 55 (21.07%) Software Engineering
13 51 (19.54%) Windows
13 51 (19.54%) HTML5
14 49 (18.77%) ActionScript
15 48 (18.39%) Flash
16 46 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (13.79%) Mobile Games
18 35 (13.41%) Python
18 35 (13.41%) ActionScript 3.0
19 28 (10.73%) .NET
19 28 (10.73%) Lua
19 28 (10.73%) Online Games
20 27 (10.34%) Linux
21 26 (9.96%) Physics
22 23 (8.81%) OOD
22 23 (8.81%) jQuery
23 22 (8.43%) PHP
23 22 (8.43%) Unity (Game Engine)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (4.60%) Node.js
2 2 (0.77%) Apache
2 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.77%) CMS
2 2 (0.77%) SilverStripe
3 1 (0.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.28%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.92%) 3ds Max
3 3 (1.15%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Blender
5 1 (0.38%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.38%) Maya
5 1 (0.38%) MS Office
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Force.com
1 14 (5.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) Internet
2 2 (0.77%) SSH
2 2 (0.77%) DNS
2 2 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.75%) MySQL
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.98%) Subversion
3 7 (2.68%) Grunt
4 6 (2.30%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.53%) Maven
6 3 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.15%) Ant
7 2 (0.77%) Flash Builder
7 2 (0.77%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.77%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.38%) Gradle
8 1 (0.38%) LLVM
8 1 (0.38%) FlexUnit
8 1 (0.38%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.38%) Hudson
8 1 (0.38%) Xcode
8 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 261 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (3.83%) Marketing
3 6 (2.30%) Advertising
3 6 (2.30%) Finance
4 4 (1.53%) Front Office
4 4 (1.53%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) French Language
5 2 (0.77%) Japanese Language
5 2 (0.77%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 193 (73.95%) Developer
2 69 (26.44%) Games Developer
3 39 (14.94%) Programmer
4 30 (11.49%) Graduate
5 28 (10.73%) Java Developer
6 26 (9.96%) C++ Developer
7 24 (9.20%) Web Developer
8 23 (8.81%) Graduate Developer
9 20 (7.66%) C# Developer
10 19 (7.28%) Junior Developer
10 19 (7.28%) Junior
11 18 (6.90%) Flash Developer
12 17 (6.51%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (6.13%) Games Programmer
14 14 (5.36%) Junior Java Developer
14 14 (5.36%) Junior C# Developer
15 11 (4.21%) Software Engineer
15 11 (4.21%) Mobile Developer
16 10 (3.83%) Senior Developer
17 9 (3.45%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (29.89%) HTML
2 64 (24.52%) CSS
3 51 (19.54%) HTML5
4 48 (18.39%) Flash
5 28 (10.73%) .NET
6 23 (8.81%) jQuery
7 22 (8.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 21 (8.05%) J2EE
9 20 (7.66%) Java EE
9 20 (7.66%) OpenGL
10 19 (7.28%) XML
11 17 (6.51%) Backbone.js
12 12 (4.60%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.83%) Django
13 10 (3.83%) CSS3
14 9 (3.45%) STL
15 7 (2.68%) WPF
16 6 (2.30%) JSON
16 6 (2.30%) Web Services
16 6 (2.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.84%) Computer Science
2 36 (13.79%) Mobile Games
3 28 (10.73%) Online Games
4 26 (9.96%) Physics
5 21 (8.05%) Social Gaming
5 21 (8.05%) Mathematics
6 18 (6.90%) Animation
7 10 (3.83%) 3D Graphics
7 10 (3.83%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.83%) Open Source
8 8 (3.07%) iPhone
8 8 (3.07%) iPad
9 7 (2.68%) Flash Games
10 6 (2.30%) Social Media
11 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.77%) Browser Games
12 2 (0.77%) Online Gambling
12 2 (0.77%) Social Network
12 2 (0.77%) W3C
12 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (33.33%) Android
2 81 (31.03%) Apple iOS
3 51 (19.54%) Windows
4 27 (10.34%) Linux
5 11 (4.21%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.68%) UNIX
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (34.10%) OO
2 55 (21.07%) Software Engineering
3 46 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (8.81%) OOD
5 19 (7.28%) Scrum
6 18 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (6.51%) Web Development
8 16 (6.13%) OOP
9 14 (5.36%) Android Development
10 13 (4.98%) TDD
11 12 (4.60%) MVC
11 12 (4.60%) Web Application Development
12 11 (4.21%) iOS Development
13 9 (3.45%) Time Management
14 6 (2.30%) Multithreading
14 6 (2.30%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (2.30%) Automated Testing
14 6 (2.30%) E-Commerce
14 6 (2.30%) Project Management
14 6 (2.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 108 (41.38%) C++
2 93 (35.63%) JavaScript
3 69 (26.44%) Java
4 57 (21.84%) C#
5 49 (18.77%) ActionScript
6 35 (13.41%) Python
6 35 (13.41%) ActionScript 3.0
7 28 (10.73%) Lua
8 22 (8.43%) PHP
9 20 (7.66%) SQL
10 19 (7.28%) Objective-C
11 14 (5.36%) C
12 11 (4.21%) PowerHouse
13 9 (3.45%) Erlang
14 8 (3.07%) Ruby
15 5 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (1.53%) HLSL
17 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.77%) MAXScript
18 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (24.14%) Degree
2 12 (4.60%) PhD
3 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.98%) Facebook
3 8 (3.07%) Adobe
4 3 (1.15%) Apple
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle
5 2 (0.77%) Perforce
5 2 (0.77%) MKS
6 1 (0.38%) Remedy
6 1 (0.38%) Intel
6 1 (0.38%) Zend
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Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
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