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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 795 745 697
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -48
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 75 145 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 70 131 168
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £22,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £28,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -1.75%

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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 3 March 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 3 March 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
(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 -48 69 £45,000 +24.13% 15
London -30 36 £45,000 -5.26% 11
City of London +11 11 £47,500 -9.52% 2
South East -21 7 £50,000 +42.85%
West Midlands -32 7 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Scotland +11 6 £32,500 -40.90%
South West -28 5 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Dundee +10 4 £28,750 -11.53%
Manchester -5 4 £32,500 +8.33%
North West -22 4 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £50,000 -
North East - 4 £50,000 -
Kent - 4 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £50,000 -
Sunderland - 4 £50,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £50,000 -
Devon - 4 £48,750 -
Birmingham -29 3 £42,500 -5.55%
East Midlands +29 2 £37,500 +74.41% 1
Oxfordshire +4 2 £36,250 +20.83%
Yorkshire -14 2 £35,750 +48.95% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £45,000 -
Glasgow +13 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Edinburgh +6 1 £32,500 -40.90%
Oxford +6 1 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire +3 1 £26,500 +10.41%
East of England -1 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Harrogate -9 1 £26,500 +10.41%
Brighton -15 1 £40,000 +3.89%
East Sussex -22 1 £40,000 +3.89%

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Games
2 74 (41.81%) HTML
3 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (36.72%) Java
5 62 (35.03%) Apple iOS
6 53 (29.94%) Android
7 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
8 48 (27.12%) HTML5
9 46 (25.99%) C++
10 45 (25.42%) Degree
11 43 (24.29%) C#
12 40 (22.60%) CSS
13 36 (20.34%) Computer Science
14 35 (19.77%) OO
15 32 (18.08%) JSON
15 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
16 31 (17.51%) Flash
16 31 (17.51%) Objective-C
16 31 (17.51%) iOS Development
17 27 (15.25%) Online Games
17 27 (15.25%) Software Engineering
18 25 (14.12%) MVC
19 24 (13.56%) Python
20 23 (12.99%) Android Development
21 22 (12.43%) iPad
21 22 (12.43%) Facebook
21 22 (12.43%) ActionScript
21 22 (12.43%) Animation
22 21 (11.86%) OpenGL
23 20 (11.30%) Web Services

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (5.65%) Node.js
2 6 (3.39%) Apache
3 4 (2.26%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.26%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.69%) Maya
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.13%) MS Office
5 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.56%) SPSS
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.56%) Blender
6 1 (0.56%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.52%) SaaS
2 7 (3.95%) Force.com
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) Route 53
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.13%) SAN
2 2 (1.13%) Firewall
2 2 (1.13%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.13%) NAS
2 2 (1.13%) LAN
2 2 (1.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) MySQL
2 7 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.95%) SQLite
3 6 (3.39%) Big Data
4 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.82%) OLTP
4 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.26%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.26%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.13%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.56%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.56%) Redis
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.34%) Xcode
3 10 (5.65%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.95%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.39%) Subversion
6 5 (2.82%) Selenium
7 4 (2.26%) JBehave
7 4 (2.26%) JUnit
7 4 (2.26%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.13%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.13%) Maven
10 1 (0.56%) JIRA
10 1 (0.56%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 177 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (3.39%) Finance
3 4 (2.26%) Front Office
4 3 (1.69%) Electronics
4 3 (1.69%) Law
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
4 3 (1.69%) Japanese Language
5 2 (1.13%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.56%) iGaming
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (65.54%) Developer
2 31 (17.51%) Games Developer
3 23 (12.99%) iOS Developer
4 21 (11.86%) Software Engineer
5 18 (10.17%) Junior Developer
5 18 (10.17%) Junior
6 16 (9.04%) Java Developer
7 13 (7.34%) Web Developer
8 11 (6.21%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.21%) Programmer
9 9 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Front-End Web Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.95%) XML Developer
11 7 (3.95%) CSS Developer
12 6 (3.39%) Android Developer
12 6 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (41.81%) HTML
2 48 (27.12%) HTML5
3 40 (22.60%) CSS
4 32 (18.08%) JSON
5 31 (17.51%) Flash
6 21 (11.86%) OpenGL
7 20 (11.30%) Web Services
8 19 (10.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 18 (10.17%) .NET
9 18 (10.17%) OAuth
10 15 (8.47%) XML
11 14 (7.91%) Java EE
11 14 (7.91%) REST
12 10 (5.65%) jQuery
12 10 (5.65%) Cocoa
12 10 (5.65%) Cocoa Touch
13 9 (5.08%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.52%) Android SDK
14 8 (4.52%) CSS3
15 7 (3.95%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.34%) Computer Science
2 27 (15.25%) Online Games
3 22 (12.43%) Animation
3 22 (12.43%) iPad
4 20 (11.30%) Mobile App
5 19 (10.73%) Mathematics
6 14 (7.91%) 3D Graphics
7 11 (6.21%) Algorithms
8 10 (5.65%) Mobile Games
8 10 (5.65%) Physics
9 9 (5.08%) Statistics
9 9 (5.08%) iPhone
9 9 (5.08%) Social Media
10 8 (4.52%) User Experience
10 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (3.95%) W3C
12 6 (3.39%) Visualisation
12 6 (3.39%) Open Source
13 5 (2.82%) Xbox
14 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 62 (35.03%) Apple iOS
2 53 (29.94%) Android
3 20 (11.30%) Windows
4 19 (10.73%) Linux
5 6 (3.39%) UNIX
6 4 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.77%) OO
3 31 (17.51%) iOS Development
4 27 (15.25%) Software Engineering
5 25 (14.12%) MVC
6 23 (12.99%) Android Development
7 18 (10.17%) OOP
7 18 (10.17%) Multithreading
8 12 (6.78%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (6.78%) Unit Testing
9 11 (6.21%) Analytics
9 11 (6.21%) OOD
9 11 (6.21%) Scrum
10 9 (5.08%) TDD
11 7 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.39%) B2B
12 6 (3.39%) B2C
13 5 (2.82%) Data Modelling
13 5 (2.82%) User Stories
13 5 (2.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.72%) Java
2 51 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 46 (25.99%) C++
4 43 (24.29%) C#
5 31 (17.51%) Objective-C
6 24 (13.56%) Python
7 22 (12.43%) ActionScript
8 19 (10.73%) SQL
9 17 (9.60%) ActionScript 3.0
10 13 (7.34%) Lua
11 5 (2.82%) VB
11 5 (2.82%) PHP
11 5 (2.82%) R
12 4 (2.26%) Golang
12 4 (2.26%) C
12 4 (2.26%) Scala
12 4 (2.26%) Ruby
13 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.13%) GLSL
15 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 45 (25.42%) Degree
2 14 (7.91%) PhD
3 4 (2.26%) VCP4
3 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Puppet
1 5 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Facebook
2 13 (7.34%) Twitter
3 11 (6.21%) Apple
4 9 (5.08%) Google
5 6 (3.39%) Oracle
6 5 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (2.82%) Tableau
7 4 (2.26%) Netezza
7 4 (2.26%) Vertica
7 4 (2.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.13%) Adobe
8 2 (1.13%) Intel
8 2 (1.13%) Remedy
9 1 (0.56%) Perforce
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
9 1 (0.56%) Talend
9 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.56%) SaltStack
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Scirra Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
Piccadilly Circus, London
Gamesys
Salary: Neg. + 15% Bonus & Bens
Posted: 25 days ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Posted: 27 days ago