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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 714 759 700
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -59
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 184 118 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 152 84 172
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
93593 86753 92892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.19% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74739 71234 78546
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 +76 172 £40,000 +6.66% 9
London +29 78 £45,000 +38.46% 8
West Midlands -1 28 £40,000 -11.11%
Birmingham +12 24 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London -3 18 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Yorkshire -36 17 £32,500 -7.14%
South East -5 15 £21,000 -44.00%
North West -2 14 £48,000 +12.94% 1
South West -26 13 £35,000 -4.10%
Manchester +3 12 £48,000 +12.94%
Scotland -21 10 £55,000 +83.33%
Hammersmith - 9 £82,500 -
Rochdale - 9 £48,000 -
Hampshire -1 8 - -
North Yorkshire - 7 £32,500 -
Harrogate - 7 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire -37 6 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £30,500 -
Dundee +8 5 £29,500 +31.11%
Edinburgh -9 5 £55,000 +46.66%
Bristol -16 5 £35,000 -16.66%
Oxford - 5 £40,000 -
Warwickshire +5 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands -6 4 £22,500 +16.88%
Somerset - 4 £25,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £22,500 -
Devon - 4 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £22,500 -
Bath - 4 £25,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 368 (100.00%) Games
2 166 (45.11%) HTML
3 158 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (33.97%) JavaScript
5 117 (31.79%) CSS
6 108 (29.35%) Java
7 107 (29.08%) HTML5
8 102 (27.72%) OO
9 98 (26.63%) Computer Science
10 96 (26.09%) Android
10 96 (26.09%) C++
11 92 (25.00%) Apple iOS
12 90 (24.46%) Degree
13 74 (20.11%) C#
14 66 (17.93%) Twitter
15 65 (17.66%) Flash
16 64 (17.39%) Animation
16 64 (17.39%) Git (software)
17 57 (15.49%) JSON
18 55 (14.95%) Software Engineering
19 54 (14.67%) .NET
20 53 (14.40%) Photoshop
21 52 (14.13%) MVC
22 51 (13.86%) Android Development
23 49 (13.32%) iOS Development
24 48 (13.04%) Objective-C
24 48 (13.04%) Web Services
25 47 (12.77%) Facebook
26 46 (12.50%) Scrum
27 44 (11.96%) Mathematics

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 28 (7.61%) Node.js
2 11 (2.99%) Apache
3 5 (1.36%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.82%) SAS
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (14.40%) Photoshop
2 24 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.99%) 3ds Max
5 4 (1.09%) Maya
5 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.82%) MS Office
6 3 (0.82%) SPSS
6 3 (0.82%) S-PLUS
6 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Blender
7 1 (0.27%) ZBrush
7 1 (0.27%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.80%) SaaS
2 8 (2.17%) Force.com
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.17%) HTTP
2 3 (0.82%) iBeacon
2 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.45%) OLTP
3 9 (2.45%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.17%) SQLite
4 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.17%) MySQL
4 8 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.36%) Apache Hive
5 5 (1.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 64 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.70%) Xcode
3 21 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.26%) Mercurial
5 10 (2.72%) Grunt
6 8 (2.17%) Subversion
6 8 (2.17%) Jasmine
6 8 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.36%) Maven
8 4 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.82%) JBehave
9 3 (0.82%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.82%) JUnit
9 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.82%) Selenium
10 2 (0.54%) JIRA
10 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 368 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (6.25%) Marketing
3 16 (4.35%) Online Betting
4 9 (2.45%) Finance
5 8 (2.17%) Electronics
6 6 (1.63%) Advertising
7 4 (1.09%) Front Office
8 3 (0.82%) iGaming
8 3 (0.82%) Publishing
8 3 (0.82%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.27%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 238 (64.67%) Developer
2 64 (17.39%) Graduate
3 59 (16.03%) Junior
4 51 (13.86%) Junior Developer
5 43 (11.68%) Games Developer
6 39 (10.60%) Graduate Developer
7 38 (10.33%) Programmer
8 37 (10.05%) Software Developer
9 31 (8.42%) iOS Developer
10 29 (7.88%) Java Developer
10 29 (7.88%) Senior Developer
11 28 (7.61%) Software Engineer
12 25 (6.79%) Web Developer
12 25 (6.79%) C# Developer
13 22 (5.98%) .NET Developer
14 21 (5.71%) C++ Programmer
15 20 (5.43%) C++ Developer
15 20 (5.43%) Front-End Developer
16 19 (5.16%) JavaScript Developer
16 19 (5.16%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (45.11%) HTML
2 117 (31.79%) CSS
3 107 (29.08%) HTML5
4 65 (17.66%) Flash
5 57 (15.49%) JSON
6 54 (14.67%) .NET
7 48 (13.04%) Web Services
8 42 (11.41%) XML
9 39 (10.60%) OAuth
9 39 (10.60%) CSS3
10 37 (10.05%) jQuery
11 31 (8.42%) ASP.NET
12 24 (6.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 24 (6.52%) Android SDK
13 19 (5.16%) Java EE
14 16 (4.35%) AngularJS
15 14 (3.80%) OpenGL
16 13 (3.53%) Struts
17 12 (3.26%) JSP
17 12 (3.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 98 (26.63%) Computer Science
2 64 (17.39%) Animation
3 44 (11.96%) Mathematics
4 41 (11.14%) Online Games
5 34 (9.24%) Mobile Games
6 31 (8.42%) Physics
7 28 (7.61%) Mobile App
8 24 (6.52%) User Experience
9 19 (5.16%) iPad
10 16 (4.35%) Online Gambling
11 15 (4.08%) iPhone
12 14 (3.80%) Xbox
13 13 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (3.26%) W3C
14 12 (3.26%) Social Gaming
15 9 (2.45%) New Media
16 8 (2.17%) Statistics
16 8 (2.17%) N-Tier
16 8 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
17 7 (1.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.09%) Android
2 92 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 31 (8.42%) Windows
4 23 (6.25%) Linux
5 11 (2.99%) UNIX
6 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (27.72%) OO
3 55 (14.95%) Software Engineering
4 52 (14.13%) MVC
5 51 (13.86%) Android Development
6 49 (13.32%) iOS Development
7 46 (12.50%) Scrum
8 34 (9.24%) TDD
9 25 (6.79%) OOP
10 21 (5.71%) OOD
11 16 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (3.26%) Multithreading
13 11 (2.99%) SOA
14 10 (2.72%) Data Modelling
14 10 (2.72%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (2.45%) E-Commerce
15 9 (2.45%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (2.17%) Time Management
16 8 (2.17%) UML
16 8 (2.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 125 (33.97%) JavaScript
2 108 (29.35%) Java
3 96 (26.09%) C++
4 74 (20.11%) C#
5 48 (13.04%) Objective-C
6 39 (10.60%) ActionScript
7 32 (8.70%) SQL
8 27 (7.34%) ActionScript 3.0
9 25 (6.79%) Python
10 13 (3.53%) PowerHouse
11 12 (3.26%) C
12 11 (2.99%) PHP
13 10 (2.72%) Lua
14 9 (2.45%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.63%) Ruby
16 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.82%) R
18 2 (0.54%) Erlang
19 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 90 (24.46%) Degree
2 21 (5.71%) PhD
3 5 (1.36%) ISEB
3 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.27%) PMP
5 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Puppet
1 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (17.93%) Twitter
2 47 (12.77%) Facebook
3 34 (9.24%) Microsoft
4 30 (8.15%) Google
5 9 (2.45%) Oracle
6 8 (2.17%) CyberSource
7 5 (1.36%) Adobe
7 5 (1.36%) Sony
8 3 (0.82%) Tableau
8 3 (0.82%) Intel
9 2 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.27%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.27%) Talend
10 1 (0.27%) Perforce
10 1 (0.27%) VMware
10 1 (0.27%) Apple
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