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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 852 870 815
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -55
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 99 71 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.080% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87 67 122
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £30,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +36 94 £47,500 +5.55% 27
London +11 46 £55,000 +22.22% 5
West Midlands -1 21 £36,250 -14.70% 10
Birmingham +8 19 £35,000 -17.64% 7
South West +1 13 £45,000 - 1
Devon +10 12 £47,500 -2.56%
Exeter - 11 £50,000 -
South East -4 9 £25,000 -50.00% 9
City of London +53 7 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Oxfordshire -3 4 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Scotland -3 3 £28,750 -11.53%
East of England +4 2 - - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £29,252 -21.99% 2
Suffolk -10 2 - - 1
Oxford -14 2 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Warwickshire -18 2 £42,500 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £28,750 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 - 1
Derby - 2 £29,252 - 1
Sidcup - 2 £26,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £26,500 - 5
Crawley - 2 £26,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £29,252 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £45,000 +69.81%
Kent +7 1 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Dundee -17 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £25,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Games
2 89 (37.87%) C++
3 85 (36.17%) JavaScript
4 77 (32.77%) HTML
4 77 (32.77%) Degree
5 74 (31.49%) Software Engineering
6 70 (29.79%) Computer Science
7 67 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (27.66%) Java
9 55 (23.40%) Apple iOS
10 54 (22.98%) Python
11 53 (22.55%) Git (software)
12 49 (20.85%) Node.js
12 49 (20.85%) CSS
13 47 (20.00%) OpenGL
14 45 (19.15%) C#
14 45 (19.15%) Android
14 45 (19.15%) HTML5
15 43 (18.30%) jQuery
16 42 (17.87%) SQL
17 41 (17.45%) Multithreading
18 39 (16.60%) MongoDB
18 39 (16.60%) NoSQL
19 36 (15.32%) MySQL
20 32 (13.62%) Web Development
20 32 (13.62%) Subversion
21 31 (13.19%) Online Games
21 31 (13.19%) Sass
21 31 (13.19%) AngularJS
22 30 (12.77%) PostgreSQL

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 49 (20.85%) Node.js
2 20 (8.51%) Apache
3 18 (7.66%) nginx
4 4 (1.70%) IIS
5 3 (1.28%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Jetty
7 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (3.40%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.40%) MS Office
4 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.70%) Maya
6 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.28%) MS Project
7 2 (0.85%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.51%) GitHub
3 5 (2.13%) Office 365
4 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) Firewall
1 4 (1.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.60%) MongoDB
1 39 (16.60%) NoSQL
2 36 (15.32%) MySQL
3 30 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (8.51%) Redis
5 17 (7.23%) Riak
6 13 (5.53%) SQLite
7 7 (2.98%) Hazelcast
8 5 (2.13%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.28%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.43%) GIS
10 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.43%) OLAP
10 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (22.55%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.62%) Subversion
3 23 (9.79%) Grunt
4 19 (8.09%) gulp
5 18 (7.66%) Maven
6 9 (3.83%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.83%) JIRA
7 7 (2.98%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.13%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.70%) JUnit
9 4 (1.70%) Mocha
10 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.43%) Flash Builder
11 1 (0.43%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.43%) NetBeans
General
1 235 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (6.81%) Finance
3 14 (5.96%) Front Office
4 9 (3.83%) Retail
5 4 (1.70%) Advertising
6 3 (1.28%) Law
6 3 (1.28%) Local Government
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (60.85%) Developer
2 56 (23.83%) Games Developer
3 43 (18.30%) Software Engineer
4 39 (16.60%) C++ Developer
5 31 (13.19%) Java Developer
6 30 (12.77%) Senior Developer
7 24 (10.21%) Java Games Developer
8 22 (9.36%) C++ Software Engineer
9 21 (8.94%) C# Developer
10 18 (7.66%) C++/C# Developer
10 18 (7.66%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (7.66%) Senior C++ Developer
10 18 (7.66%) Senior Software Engineer
11 17 (7.23%) Web Engineer
12 16 (6.81%) iOS Developer
13 15 (6.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (5.11%) C++ Games Developer
15 11 (4.68%) Development Manager
15 11 (4.68%) Senior Games Developer
15 11 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (32.77%) HTML
2 49 (20.85%) CSS
3 47 (20.00%) OpenGL
4 45 (19.15%) HTML5
5 43 (18.30%) jQuery
6 31 (13.19%) AngularJS
6 31 (13.19%) Sass
7 26 (11.06%) .NET
8 24 (10.21%) Backbone.js
9 21 (8.94%) ActiveMQ
9 21 (8.94%) LESS
10 20 (8.51%) Express
11 18 (7.66%) Spring
11 18 (7.66%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 17 (7.23%) Ember.js
13 16 (6.81%) MEAN Stack
14 15 (6.38%) Apache Camel
14 15 (6.38%) XML
15 14 (5.96%) JDBC
15 14 (5.96%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (29.79%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.19%) Online Games
3 24 (10.21%) Mobile App
4 22 (9.36%) Mathematics
5 21 (8.94%) Mobile Games
6 17 (7.23%) User Experience
7 16 (6.81%) Social Media
8 13 (5.53%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (3.40%) Xbox
10 7 (2.98%) Social Gaming
11 6 (2.55%) Animation
11 6 (2.55%) Physics
11 6 (2.55%) Visualisation
12 5 (2.13%) Graphic Design
12 5 (2.13%) iPad
13 4 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (1.70%) iPhone
13 4 (1.70%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.70%) Oculus Rift
14 3 (1.28%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.40%) Apple iOS
2 45 (19.15%) Android
3 22 (9.36%) Windows
4 19 (8.09%) Linux
5 7 (2.98%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.49%) Software Engineering
2 67 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (17.45%) Multithreading
4 32 (13.62%) Web Development
5 29 (12.34%) TDD
6 27 (11.49%) iOS Development
7 26 (11.06%) MVC
8 23 (9.79%) OOP
9 22 (9.36%) OO
10 20 (8.51%) Integration Testing
11 19 (8.09%) Front End Development
12 18 (7.66%) Scrum
13 15 (6.38%) BDD
13 15 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (5.96%) Algorithmic Trading
14 14 (5.96%) Concurrent Programming
14 14 (5.96%) Mobile Application Development
14 14 (5.96%) Mobile Development
14 14 (5.96%) Risk Management
15 12 (5.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.87%) C++
2 85 (36.17%) JavaScript
3 65 (27.66%) Java
4 54 (22.98%) Python
5 45 (19.15%) C#
6 42 (17.87%) SQL
7 29 (12.34%) Objective-C
8 27 (11.49%) Ruby
9 19 (8.09%) PHP
10 18 (7.66%) ActionScript
10 18 (7.66%) Lua
11 17 (7.23%) Shell Script
12 12 (5.11%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.98%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (2.55%) C
15 4 (1.70%) VB
16 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
18 1 (0.43%) Scala
18 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (32.77%) Degree
2 14 (5.96%) PhD
3 6 (2.55%) ISEB
3 6 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.28%) MCP
4 3 (1.28%) MCSA
4 3 (1.28%) MCSE
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.66%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (7.23%) Varnish
2 6 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) SCCM
2 4 (1.70%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.43%) SCSM
3 1 (0.43%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (6.81%) Facebook
2 12 (5.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.68%) Adobe
4 9 (3.83%) Google
5 8 (3.40%) Twitter
6 5 (2.13%) Apple
6 5 (2.13%) Cisco
7 4 (1.70%) Sun
7 4 (1.70%) VMware
8 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.28%) Autodesk
8 3 (1.28%) Perforce
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle
9 1 (0.43%) PubNub
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