The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 703 776 728
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -48
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 211 106 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 169 85 160
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -6.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94098 85653 91358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.75% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 75770 70033 77761
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +74 194 £37,500 -4.45% 21
London -35 71 £42,500 -5.55% 12
South East +41 42 £21,000 -53.33% 2
City of London -6 30 £22,500 -52.63%
Yorkshire -10 29 £25,000 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +1 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -17 20 £25,000 -28.57% 1
South West 0 18 £52,500 +31.25%
Scotland -2 15 £55,000 +100.00% 4
Birmingham +11 13 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Warwickshire +12 11 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 11 £20,750 -70.35% 1
Berkshire - 10 £20,750 -
Edinburgh - 10 £55,000 -
Hampshire +9 9 £19,000 -41.53%
Surrey -3 8 £42,500 -27.65%
North Yorkshire - 8 £24,000 -
Harrogate - 8 £24,000 -
Guildford +14 7 £45,000 -25.00%
Leamington Spa +13 7 - - 1
Devon - 7 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £35,000 -
Dundee -6 5 £25,000 -9.09% 3
Sheffield - 5 - -
Kent - 5 £45,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Bristol -6 4 £20,000 -50.00%
Leeds - 4 £24,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - - 1
North West -3 2 £25,000 -5.66% 1

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 345 (100.00%) Games
2 142 (41.16%) HTML
3 133 (38.55%) JavaScript
4 122 (35.36%) C++
5 115 (33.33%) OO
6 112 (32.46%) CSS
7 100 (28.99%) Android
8 92 (26.67%) HTML5
8 92 (26.67%) Apple iOS
9 89 (25.80%) Computer Science
10 86 (24.93%) Java
11 80 (23.19%) Degree
12 78 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
13 72 (20.87%) C#
14 66 (19.13%) Flash
15 57 (16.52%) .NET
16 54 (15.65%) Software Engineering
17 47 (13.62%) Mobile Games
18 46 (13.33%) Photoshop
18 46 (13.33%) Animation
19 41 (11.88%) jQuery
19 41 (11.88%) ActionScript
19 41 (11.88%) Twitter
20 40 (11.59%) Git (software)
20 40 (11.59%) Windows
21 37 (10.72%) Mathematics
22 36 (10.43%) CSS3
23 35 (10.14%) Scrum
24 32 (9.28%) Microsoft
24 32 (9.28%) Physics

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (7.83%) Node.js
2 2 (0.58%) SilverStripe
2 2 (0.58%) Apache
2 2 (0.58%) CMS
3 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (13.33%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (4.06%) MS Excel
4 8 (2.32%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.87%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.58%) Maya
7 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) MS Office
7 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) GIMP
7 1 (0.29%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.22%) SaaS
2 15 (4.35%) Force.com
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) HTTP
2 3 (0.87%) Internet
3 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.48%) MySQL
3 7 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.03%) SQLite
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.77%) Grunt
3 12 (3.48%) Xcode
4 9 (2.61%) Mercurial
4 9 (2.61%) Subversion
5 8 (2.32%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.32%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.45%) PhoneGap
8 4 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.87%) Maven
10 2 (0.58%) Mocha
10 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.58%) Bower
10 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.29%) JIRA
11 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
General
1 345 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (4.64%) Online Betting
3 11 (3.19%) Marketing
4 10 (2.90%) Finance
5 7 (2.03%) Advertising
6 4 (1.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.29%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 254 (73.62%) Developer
2 65 (18.84%) Graduate
3 54 (15.65%) Junior
4 53 (15.36%) Games Developer
5 49 (14.20%) Junior Developer
6 48 (13.91%) Programmer
6 48 (13.91%) Graduate Developer
7 39 (11.30%) Software Developer
8 37 (10.72%) Java Developer
9 32 (9.28%) C# Developer
10 30 (8.70%) Senior Developer
10 30 (8.70%) Web Developer
10 30 (8.70%) C++ Developer
11 21 (6.09%) .NET Developer
11 21 (6.09%) Flash Developer
11 21 (6.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (6.09%) C++ Programmer
12 20 (5.80%) Java Software Developer
12 20 (5.80%) Senior Software Developer
12 20 (5.80%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (41.16%) HTML
2 112 (32.46%) CSS
3 92 (26.67%) HTML5
4 66 (19.13%) Flash
5 57 (16.52%) .NET
6 41 (11.88%) jQuery
7 36 (10.43%) CSS3
8 30 (8.70%) XML
9 28 (8.12%) ASP.NET
10 27 (7.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 26 (7.54%) Web Services
12 25 (7.25%) JSON
13 22 (6.38%) AngularJS
14 21 (6.09%) OpenGL
15 20 (5.80%) J2EE
16 18 (5.22%) Java EE
17 17 (4.93%) OAuth
18 16 (4.64%) Backbone.js
19 12 (3.48%) Django
19 12 (3.48%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 89 (25.80%) Computer Science
2 47 (13.62%) Mobile Games
3 46 (13.33%) Animation
4 37 (10.72%) Mathematics
5 32 (9.28%) Physics
6 30 (8.70%) Online Games
7 23 (6.67%) Mobile App
8 16 (4.64%) Online Gambling
8 16 (4.64%) Social Gaming
9 14 (4.06%) Xbox
10 11 (3.19%) iPad
10 11 (3.19%) iPhone
11 9 (2.61%) W3C
12 8 (2.32%) 3D Graphics
13 7 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (2.03%) N-Tier
14 5 (1.45%) Graphic Design
14 5 (1.45%) Motion Graphics
15 4 (1.16%) Social Network
16 3 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.99%) Android
2 92 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 40 (11.59%) Windows
4 14 (4.06%) Linux
5 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) UNIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (33.33%) OO
2 78 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.65%) Software Engineering
4 35 (10.14%) Scrum
5 31 (8.99%) MVC
5 31 (8.99%) Android Development
6 29 (8.41%) iOS Development
7 27 (7.83%) TDD
8 25 (7.25%) OOP
9 22 (6.38%) OOD
10 18 (5.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (3.77%) Mobile Application Development
12 11 (3.19%) Web Application Development
12 11 (3.19%) E-Commerce
13 10 (2.90%) Web Development
13 10 (2.90%) SOA
14 8 (2.32%) 3D Modelling
14 8 (2.32%) Multithreading
15 7 (2.03%) Online Marketing
15 7 (2.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 133 (38.55%) JavaScript
2 122 (35.36%) C++
3 86 (24.93%) Java
4 72 (20.87%) C#
5 41 (11.88%) ActionScript
6 28 (8.12%) ActionScript 3.0
6 28 (8.12%) SQL
6 28 (8.12%) Objective-C
7 25 (7.25%) Python
8 17 (4.93%) Lua
8 17 (4.93%) PHP
9 13 (3.77%) PowerHouse
9 13 (3.77%) C
10 9 (2.61%) ActionScript 2.0
11 7 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.45%) Erlang
13 4 (1.16%) HLSL
13 4 (1.16%) Ruby
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (23.19%) Degree
2 24 (6.96%) PhD
3 5 (1.45%) ISEB
4 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PMP
5 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 41 (11.88%) Twitter
2 32 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.12%) Facebook
4 18 (5.22%) Google
5 7 (2.03%) CyberSource
6 6 (1.74%) Adobe
7 5 (1.45%) Sony
8 2 (0.58%) Apple
8 2 (0.58%) Perforce
9 1 (0.29%) VMware
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