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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 750 715 769
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +54
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 154 194 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 76 155 82
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,575 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
92938 94397 86367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.18% 82.76% 81.87%
Number of salaries quoted 76796 75339 70773
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -29 140 £42,500 +6.25% 17
South East +65 78 £40,000 +90.47% 8
Brighton - 45 - - 2
East Sussex - 45 - - 2
London -50 29 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Oxfordshire +9 16 £38,000 +80.95% 3
West Midlands -10 16 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Oxford +2 15 £36,000 - 2
Scotland +10 14 £37,500 -31.81% 3
Dundee +3 11 £40,000 +35.59%
Kent -1 9 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -24 9 - -
Surrey +10 7 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands -1 5 £25,250 +12.22%
South West -21 5 £30,000 -45.45%
Leicestershire - 5 £40,000 -
Warwickshire -1 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Manchester -2 4 £28,750 -40.10% 1
North West -13 4 £28,750 -40.10% 1
Birmingham -14 4 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £42,500 -
Edinburgh -7 3 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Bristol -8 3 £24,500 -10.90%
Coventry - 3 £32,500 -
City of London +16 2 £72,500 +93.33%
Lichfield - 2 £45,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £21,250 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £37,500 -
Guildford 0 1 £40,000 - 2

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Games
2 97 (35.93%) C++
3 94 (34.81%) JavaScript
4 86 (31.85%) Degree
5 82 (30.37%) Computer Science
6 80 (29.63%) HTML
7 75 (27.78%) Android
8 66 (24.44%) Software Engineering
8 66 (24.44%) Apple iOS
9 61 (22.59%) C#
10 60 (22.22%) CSS
11 57 (21.11%) Java
11 57 (21.11%) Web Development
12 56 (20.74%) jQuery
13 54 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (19.26%) Python
15 48 (17.78%) MySQL
16 45 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 42 (15.56%) Node.js
18 41 (15.19%) Android Development
18 41 (15.19%) Mobile Games
19 39 (14.44%) OpenGL
20 37 (13.70%) SQL
20 37 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (13.33%) AngularJS
22 34 (12.59%) Ruby
23 33 (12.22%) MVC
24 32 (11.85%) PHP
25 31 (11.48%) OO
25 31 (11.48%) Apache

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (15.56%) Node.js
2 31 (11.48%) Apache
3 28 (10.37%) nginx
4 15 (5.56%) Jetty
5 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (7.78%) Photoshop
2 11 (4.07%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (3.33%) MS Office
4 7 (2.59%) Maya
5 6 (2.22%) MS Project
6 5 (1.85%) MS Excel
6 5 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.00%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.11%) SAN
1 3 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.37%) 4G
2 1 (0.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) HTTP
2 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.78%) MySQL
2 30 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 28 (10.37%) MongoDB
4 27 (10.00%) Riak
5 13 (4.81%) Redis
6 8 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) SQLite
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.48%) Grunt
3 27 (10.00%) gulp
4 13 (4.81%) Subversion
5 9 (3.33%) Maven
6 4 (1.48%) JIRA
6 4 (1.48%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.48%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.11%) Mocha
7 3 (1.11%) Bower
7 3 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.37%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.37%) Spock
9 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
General
1 270 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (3.70%) Finance
3 8 (2.96%) Front Office
4 5 (1.85%) Marketing
5 4 (1.48%) Banking
6 3 (1.11%) Advertising
6 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 116 (42.96%) Developer
2 51 (18.89%) Software Engineer
3 37 (13.70%) Programmer
4 27 (10.00%) Web Engineer
5 22 (8.15%) Games Developer
6 16 (5.93%) C++ Developer
6 16 (5.93%) Designer
7 15 (5.56%) Android Developer
7 15 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.81%) Graduate
8 13 (4.81%) iOS Developer
9 12 (4.44%) Games Designer
10 11 (4.07%) Senior Software Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.70%) Applications Developer
11 10 (3.70%) Senior Games Designer
11 10 (3.70%) Senior Designer
12 9 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
12 9 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (29.63%) HTML
2 60 (22.22%) CSS
3 56 (20.74%) jQuery
4 39 (14.44%) OpenGL
5 36 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 31 (11.48%) Sass
6 31 (11.48%) LESS
7 28 (10.37%) Backbone.js
8 27 (10.00%) HTML5
8 27 (10.00%) Ember.js
8 27 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 26 (9.63%) Spring
10 19 (7.04%) Symfony
10 19 (7.04%) Web Services
10 19 (7.04%) Flash
10 19 (7.04%) REST
11 18 (6.67%) XML
11 18 (6.67%) JSON
12 16 (5.93%) CSS3
13 14 (5.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 82 (30.37%) Computer Science
2 41 (15.19%) Mobile Games
3 30 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 28 (10.37%) Mathematics
5 24 (8.89%) User Experience
6 20 (7.41%) Xbox
7 17 (6.30%) Social Gaming
8 16 (5.93%) Graphic Design
9 14 (5.19%) Online Games
9 14 (5.19%) Social Media
10 12 (4.44%) 3D Graphics
11 11 (4.07%) Physics
11 11 (4.07%) PlayStation
12 10 (3.70%) iPad
13 9 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (3.33%) Animation
14 8 (2.96%) Algorithms
15 7 (2.59%) Data Structures
16 6 (2.22%) Social Network
16 6 (2.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.78%) Android
2 66 (24.44%) Apple iOS
3 21 (7.78%) Linux
4 15 (5.56%) Windows
5 3 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (0.74%) UNIX
6 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.44%) Software Engineering
2 57 (21.11%) Web Development
3 54 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (15.19%) Android Development
5 33 (12.22%) MVC
6 31 (11.48%) OO
6 31 (11.48%) iOS Development
7 30 (11.11%) Scrum
8 27 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 25 (9.26%) TDD
10 23 (8.52%) Asset Management
11 17 (6.30%) Multithreading
12 16 (5.93%) OOP
13 15 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
13 15 (5.56%) Mobile Development
14 14 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (4.07%) Unit Testing
15 11 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (3.33%) OOD
16 9 (3.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 97 (35.93%) C++
2 94 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 61 (22.59%) C#
4 57 (21.11%) Java
5 52 (19.26%) Python
6 37 (13.70%) SQL
7 34 (12.59%) Ruby
8 32 (11.85%) PHP
9 27 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 21 (7.78%) Objective-C
11 18 (6.67%) ActionScript
12 14 (5.19%) Lua
12 14 (5.19%) C
13 12 (4.44%) ActionScript 3.0
14 7 (2.59%) ActionScript 2.0
15 6 (2.22%) Apple Swift
15 6 (2.22%) Perl
15 6 (2.22%) VB
16 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (31.85%) Degree
2 9 (3.33%) PhD
3 2 (0.74%) ISEB
3 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.37%) HND
4 1 (0.37%) PMP
4 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.93%) QA
System Software
1 27 (10.00%) Varnish
2 3 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) StatsD
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (5.56%) Adobe
2 14 (5.19%) Facebook
3 12 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.33%) Perforce
5 8 (2.96%) Apple
6 4 (1.48%) Twitter
7 3 (1.11%) Brocade
7 3 (1.11%) VMware
7 3 (1.11%) NetApp
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle
9 1 (0.37%) Google
9 1 (0.37%) Sony
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