The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 813 850 820
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -30
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 110 111 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 101 92 138
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £28,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £71,250 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%

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
86351 92506 100380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71934 75128 81657
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median 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 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 107 £52,500 +16.66% 18
London +57 66 £62,500 +25.00% 10
Birmingham +7 20 £47,500 -
West Midlands 0 20 £47,500 +11.76%
City of London +69 7 £55,000 -24.13% 1
North West +8 6 £28,500 -10.93% 3
South East +5 6 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Manchester +4 6 £28,500 -12.30% 2
Oxford -2 4 £42,500 -22.01%
Yorkshire -2 4 £47,000 +4.44%
Oxfordshire -16 4 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Abingdon -24 4 £42,500 +203.57% 1
Wallingford - 4 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +10 2 £75,000 +66.66%
Tunbridge Wells +5 2 £18,250 -
Kent +3 2 £18,250 -
Gloucestershire -4 2 £49,000 +30.66% 1
South West -4 2 £49,000 +22.50% 2
Cheltenham - 2 £49,000 - 1
East of England +24 1 - - 1
East Midlands +11 1 £22,500 -50.00%
Edinburgh +1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Game Development.

1 204 (100.00%) Games
2 96 (47.06%) C++
3 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (30.39%) Software Engineering
5 54 (26.47%) Apple iOS
6 50 (24.51%) Java
7 47 (23.04%) JavaScript
7 47 (23.04%) Subversion
8 46 (22.55%) Git (software)
9 45 (22.06%) C#
10 40 (19.61%) Android
11 39 (19.12%) Degree
11 39 (19.12%) HTML
12 37 (18.14%) NoSQL
13 35 (17.16%) Linux
14 33 (16.18%) .NET
15 31 (15.20%) TDD
15 31 (15.20%) OO
15 31 (15.20%) OpenGL
15 31 (15.20%) Computer Science
16 30 (14.71%) MongoDB
17 29 (14.22%) JSON
17 29 (14.22%) Multithreading
18 28 (13.73%) REST
19 27 (13.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 27 (13.24%) Mobile Games
20 26 (12.75%) Online Games
20 26 (12.75%) iOS Development
21 25 (12.25%) Python
22 23 (11.27%) ActionScript

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (10.29%) Node.js
2 17 (8.33%) Apache
3 14 (6.86%) Facebook Platform
4 5 (2.45%) CMS
4 5 (2.45%) Confluence
4 5 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.49%) Flash Media Server
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (4.41%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.45%) MS Office
4 4 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.98%) IaaS
5 2 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) HTTP
2 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.14%) NoSQL
2 30 (14.71%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.78%) Redis
4 20 (9.80%) MySQL
5 13 (6.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.88%) SQLite
7 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
8 7 (3.43%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.45%) GIS
10 4 (1.96%) Big Data
11 2 (0.98%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (23.04%) Subversion
2 46 (22.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.82%) Maven
4 16 (7.84%) Eclipse
5 10 (4.90%) JIRA
6 7 (3.43%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.47%) Mocha
9 2 (0.98%) Babel
9 2 (0.98%) Flash Builder
9 2 (0.98%) Grunt
9 2 (0.98%) gulp
9 2 (0.98%) JUnit
9 2 (0.98%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.98%) webpack
10 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
General
1 204 (100.00%) Games
2 14 (6.86%) Retail
3 11 (5.39%) Finance
4 10 (4.90%) Front Office
5 5 (2.45%) Advertising
5 5 (2.45%) Law
6 2 (0.98%) Back Office
6 2 (0.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (74.02%) Developer
2 66 (32.35%) Games Developer
3 39 (19.12%) C++ Developer
4 32 (15.69%) Senior Developer
5 30 (14.71%) Software Engineer
6 28 (13.73%) Java Developer
7 23 (11.27%) C# Developer
8 21 (10.29%) C++ Software Engineer
9 20 (9.80%) Java Games Developer
10 17 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (7.84%) iOS Developer
12 15 (7.35%) Junior
12 15 (7.35%) Software Developer
13 14 (6.86%) .NET Developer
13 14 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (6.37%) C++ Games Developer
14 13 (6.37%) Junior Developer
15 10 (4.90%) C++/C# Developer
15 10 (4.90%) Lead Developer
15 10 (4.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.12%) HTML
2 33 (16.18%) .NET
3 31 (15.20%) OpenGL
4 29 (14.22%) JSON
5 28 (13.73%) REST
6 27 (13.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 23 (11.27%) HTML5
8 21 (10.29%) XML
9 20 (9.80%) CSS
9 20 (9.80%) Spring
10 18 (8.82%) ActiveMQ
10 18 (8.82%) Apache Camel
11 17 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 17 (8.33%) Java EE
12 15 (7.35%) JDBC
13 13 (6.37%) CSS3
14 12 (5.88%) Django
14 12 (5.88%) Web Services
15 11 (5.39%) jQuery
15 11 (5.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.20%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.24%) Mobile Games
3 26 (12.75%) Online Games
4 20 (9.80%) Social Media
5 17 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 17 (8.33%) User Experience
6 15 (7.35%) Mathematics
7 14 (6.86%) Animation
8 13 (6.37%) Online Gambling
9 10 (4.90%) Physics
10 8 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (3.43%) Social Gaming
12 6 (2.94%) Algorithms
12 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (2.94%) N-Tier
12 6 (2.94%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.96%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.96%) Internet of Things
13 4 (1.96%) Oculus Rift
13 4 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (26.47%) Apple iOS
2 40 (19.61%) Android
3 35 (17.16%) Linux
4 5 (2.45%) Windows
5 2 (0.98%) CoreOS
5 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (30.39%) Software Engineering
3 31 (15.20%) OO
3 31 (15.20%) TDD
4 29 (14.22%) Multithreading
5 26 (12.75%) iOS Development
6 18 (8.82%) Android Development
6 18 (8.82%) BDD
6 18 (8.82%) Concurrent Programming
7 15 (7.35%) Scrum
8 13 (6.37%) OOD
8 13 (6.37%) OOP
9 12 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
10 11 (5.39%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.90%) Algorithmic Trading
11 10 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.90%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.41%) Front End Development
12 9 (4.41%) Mobile Development
13 8 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (47.06%) C++
2 50 (24.51%) Java
3 47 (23.04%) JavaScript
4 45 (22.06%) C#
5 25 (12.25%) Python
6 23 (11.27%) ActionScript
6 23 (11.27%) SQL
7 22 (10.78%) Objective-C
8 17 (8.33%) C
9 14 (6.86%) PHP
10 12 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
11 8 (3.92%) Ruby
12 7 (3.43%) Apple Swift
13 6 (2.94%) Scala
14 5 (2.45%) Clojure
14 5 (2.45%) Erlang
14 5 (2.45%) F#
14 5 (2.45%) Haskell
15 4 (1.96%) ECMAScript
16 3 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (19.12%) Degree
2 9 (4.41%) ISEB
3 8 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.92%) PhD
4 4 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Docker
1 2 (0.98%) etcd
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Ansible
1 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.98%) Puppet
1 2 (0.98%) systemd
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
2 1 (0.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (8.82%) Facebook
2 11 (5.39%) Google
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.94%) Adobe
4 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.49%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.49%) Citrix
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle
4 1 (0.49%) Percona
4 1 (0.49%) VMware
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 60k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Aquent
Salary: £32 - £37 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £23500 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Awesome Perks + Stock options
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
South West London
Pentasia Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago