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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK
Rank 792 859 882
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +23
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 70 93 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.091% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.10% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 53 83 67
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%

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
74514 90394 91285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.27% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 61291 75075 74756
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 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 28 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +54 70 £35,000 -30.00% 20
North West - 16 £31,500 - 2
South East +81 15 £45,000 +80.00% 3
London +33 12 £32,500 -40.90% 4
Manchester - 11 £40,000 - 1
Kent +30 10 £35,000 +16.66% 2
East of England +30 10 £37,500 - 1
South West +15 10 £35,000 -22.22%
Hertfordshire - 9 £37,500 - 1
Borehamwood - 8 £38,750 -
West Midlands +13 7 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Birmingham +7 7 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Chatham - 7 - -
Liverpool - 5 £31,500 -
Merseyside - 5 £31,500 - 1
Surrey - 4 £55,000 - 1
Wiltshire +18 3 £35,000 +37.25%
Somerset - 3 £35,000 -
Bath - 3 £35,000 -
Staines - 3 £55,000 -
Swindon - 3 £35,000 -
Reading - 1 £31,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £35,000 -
St Albans - 1 £30,000 - 1
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £31,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £35,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Games
2 78 (51.32%) Degree
3 55 (36.18%) C++
4 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
5 48 (31.58%) Computer Science
6 46 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (27.63%) HTML
8 38 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 35 (23.03%) Web Development
10 34 (22.37%) Apple iOS
11 33 (21.71%) AngularJS
12 32 (21.05%) Java
12 32 (21.05%) PHP
12 32 (21.05%) CSS
13 31 (20.39%) C#
13 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
14 30 (19.74%) Android
14 30 (19.74%) Linux
15 29 (19.08%) Python
15 29 (19.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 27 (17.76%) SQL
17 25 (16.45%) Windows
18 24 (15.79%) OO
18 24 (15.79%) Mobile Games
18 24 (15.79%) QA
19 23 (15.13%) Mobile App
20 22 (14.47%) Web Services
21 21 (13.82%) Front End Development
22 20 (13.16%) HTML5
23 19 (12.50%) Mathematics

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 9 (5.92%) WordPress
2 3 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Maya
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.66%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.66%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Google App Engine
1 9 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.32%) GitHub
3 2 (1.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) HTTP
2 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 9 (5.92%) BigQuery
3 5 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.97%) Looker
5 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.97%) Spark SQL
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.84%) JIRA
3 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.61%) Subversion
6 6 (3.95%) GCC
7 5 (3.29%) Mocha
7 5 (3.29%) MSBuild
7 5 (3.29%) NuGet
7 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.97%) Selenium
8 3 (1.97%) webpack
9 2 (1.32%) Bower
9 2 (1.32%) Grunt
9 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.32%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.66%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 152 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (5.92%) Legal
3 6 (3.95%) Marketing
4 5 (3.29%) Advertising
5 3 (1.97%) Automotive
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Finance
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (45.39%) Developer
2 32 (21.05%) Junior
3 24 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) C++ Software Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Games Developer
4 15 (9.87%) Graduate
5 14 (9.21%) Java Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (7.89%) Web Developer
8 11 (7.24%) HTML CSS Developer
8 11 (7.24%) HTML Developer
8 11 (7.24%) iOS Developer
8 11 (7.24%) Junior Software Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Release Engineer
10 9 (5.92%) Games Tester
10 9 (5.92%) Junior Games Tester
10 9 (5.92%) Junior Tester
10 9 (5.92%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.63%) HTML
2 33 (21.71%) AngularJS
3 32 (21.05%) CSS
4 29 (19.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 22 (14.47%) Web Services
6 20 (13.16%) HTML5
7 19 (12.50%) OpenGL
8 17 (11.18%) CSS3
9 14 (9.21%) jQuery
9 14 (9.21%) Node.js
10 13 (8.55%) DirectX
10 13 (8.55%) Sass
11 12 (7.89%) React
12 11 (7.24%) J2EE
12 11 (7.24%) OAuth
12 11 (7.24%) Servlets
13 10 (6.58%) LESS
13 10 (6.58%) REST
14 9 (5.92%) JSON
15 6 (3.95%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 24 (15.79%) Mobile Games
3 23 (15.13%) Mobile App
4 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.55%) Xbox
5 9 (5.92%) Animation
6 8 (5.26%) Fintech
7 7 (4.61%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (2.63%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.63%) PlayStation
9 3 (1.97%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.97%) User Experience
10 2 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.32%) Online Games
10 2 (1.32%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.32%) Social Media
11 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.66%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.37%) Apple iOS
2 30 (19.74%) Android
2 30 (19.74%) Linux
3 25 (16.45%) Windows
4 8 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.97%) Unix
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 35 (23.03%) Web Development
4 24 (15.79%) OO
5 21 (13.82%) Front End Development
6 19 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 17 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.18%) iOS Development
7 17 (11.18%) OOP
8 16 (10.53%) Scrum
9 14 (9.21%) DevOps
9 14 (9.21%) Visualisation
10 13 (8.55%) MVC
11 11 (7.24%) Load Testing
11 11 (7.24%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.24%) Physics
12 10 (6.58%) Android Development
12 10 (6.58%) Kanban
12 10 (6.58%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (36.18%) C++
2 50 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 32 (21.05%) Java
3 32 (21.05%) PHP
4 31 (20.39%) C#
5 29 (19.08%) Python
6 27 (17.76%) SQL
7 10 (6.58%) Perl
8 9 (5.92%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.26%) Apple Swift
10 7 (4.61%) C
11 6 (3.95%) Ruby
12 5 (3.29%) ES6
13 4 (2.63%) Scala
14 3 (1.97%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.32%) VC++
16 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.66%) Groovy
16 1 (0.66%) Lua
16 1 (0.66%) RPG
Qualifications
1 78 (51.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Docker
1 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Kibana
1 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (8.55%) Perforce
2 12 (7.89%) Tableau
3 9 (5.92%) Google
4 8 (5.26%) Apple
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.63%) Facebook
7 3 (1.97%) Adobe
7 3 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.97%) Netezza
7 3 (1.97%) Vertica
8 2 (1.32%) Intel
9 1 (0.66%) Samsung
9 1 (0.66%) VMware
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