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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 827 818 784
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 87 144 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80 75 161
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £21,225 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+30.66% +15.38%

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
86068 96139 98720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.48% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72002 79039 78827
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 £30,592
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £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 24 August 2016 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 19 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 24 August 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 +15 85 £52,500 +31.25% 18
London +73 57 £52,500 +5.00% 8
West Midlands +6 17 £51,250 +20.58% 6
Birmingham -1 17 £52,500 -4.54% 2
City of London +72 8 £55,000 -24.13%
South West +2 5 £49,000 +63.33% 2
Gloucestershire +1 5 £49,000 +30.66% 2
Cheltenham - 5 £49,000 - 1
South East -40 3 £18,000 -52.00%
Nottingham +19 2 £35,000 +9.37%
Nottinghamshire +12 2 £35,000 +9.37%
East Midlands +7 2 £35,000 +11.11%
Abingdon -12 2 £18,000 +28.57%
Oxfordshire -21 2 £18,000 -18.18%
Halesowen +3 1 £20,000 -5.88% 3
North West +1 1 - - 1
Manchester -7 1 - - 1
East Sussex -30 1 £55,000 -
Brighton -31 1 £55,000 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Games
2 75 (37.69%) C++
3 66 (33.17%) Apple iOS
4 60 (30.15%) Android
5 56 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (26.13%) JavaScript
7 46 (23.12%) Software Engineering
8 44 (22.11%) C#
9 43 (21.61%) Java
10 41 (20.60%) HTML
11 37 (18.59%) Linux
12 35 (17.59%) Mobile Games
12 35 (17.59%) iOS Development
13 32 (16.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 31 (15.58%) OO
14 31 (15.58%) JSON
15 29 (14.57%) Subversion
15 29 (14.57%) Android Development
16 28 (14.07%) Git (software)
17 27 (13.57%) Online Games
17 27 (13.57%) Degree
18 26 (13.07%) Computer Science
18 26 (13.07%) OpenGL
18 26 (13.07%) .NET
18 26 (13.07%) 3D Graphics
18 26 (13.07%) NoSQL
18 26 (13.07%) REST
19 24 (12.06%) MongoDB
19 24 (12.06%) HTML5
20 23 (11.56%) Mobile Development

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 16 (8.04%) Apache
2 11 (5.53%) CMS
3 9 (4.52%) Facebook Platform
4 8 (4.02%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.01%) Confluence
7 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.50%) Flash Media Server
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.01%) Maya
3 2 (1.01%) Mudbox
3 2 (1.01%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
6 2 (1.01%) IaaS
6 2 (1.01%) iTunes
6 2 (1.01%) PaaS
6 2 (1.01%) SaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.04%) HTTP
2 9 (4.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) NoSQL
2 24 (12.06%) MongoDB
3 22 (11.06%) MySQL
4 18 (9.05%) Redis
5 8 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (3.52%) Looker
7 5 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.51%) Big Data
7 5 (2.51%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.01%) GIS
8 4 (2.01%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (14.57%) Subversion
2 28 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.55%) Eclipse
4 16 (8.04%) Maven
5 8 (4.02%) JIRA
5 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.51%) Babel
6 5 (2.51%) webpack
7 4 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.51%) Xcode
9 2 (1.01%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.01%) TestRail
9 2 (1.01%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.50%) Bower
10 1 (0.50%) Flash Builder
10 1 (0.50%) Grunt
10 1 (0.50%) gulp
10 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 199 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (3.52%) Retail
3 6 (3.02%) Marketing
4 5 (2.51%) Advertising
5 4 (2.01%) Finance
5 4 (2.01%) Front Office
6 3 (1.51%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 136 (68.34%) Developer
2 67 (33.67%) Games Developer
3 37 (18.59%) C++ Developer
4 25 (12.56%) Java Developer
5 23 (11.56%) C# Developer
6 21 (10.55%) Senior Developer
7 20 (10.05%) C++ Games Developer
8 18 (9.05%) Software Engineer
9 17 (8.54%) Junior
10 16 (8.04%) Java Games Developer
11 15 (7.54%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (7.04%) Junior Developer
13 13 (6.53%) iOS Developer
14 12 (6.03%) Software Developer
15 10 (5.03%) .NET Developer
15 10 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (5.03%) Graduate
16 8 (4.02%) C/C++ Developer
16 8 (4.02%) C++ Software Engineer
16 8 (4.02%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.60%) HTML
2 32 (16.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 31 (15.58%) JSON
4 26 (13.07%) .NET
4 26 (13.07%) OpenGL
4 26 (13.07%) REST
5 24 (12.06%) HTML5
6 23 (11.56%) XML
7 18 (9.05%) CSS
8 16 (8.04%) Spring
9 14 (7.04%) Java EE
9 14 (7.04%) Node.js
10 13 (6.53%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (6.53%) Apache Camel
10 13 (6.53%) CSS3
10 13 (6.53%) JDBC
10 13 (6.53%) React
10 13 (6.53%) Web Services
11 12 (6.03%) jQuery
12 11 (5.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.59%) Mobile Games
2 27 (13.57%) Online Games
3 26 (13.07%) 3D Graphics
3 26 (13.07%) Computer Science
4 23 (11.56%) Animation
5 19 (9.55%) Social Media
6 17 (8.54%) Mathematics
7 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (7.54%) Physics
9 13 (6.53%) Mobile App
10 12 (6.03%) User Experience
11 10 (5.03%) Online Gambling
12 9 (4.52%) Algorithms
13 7 (3.52%) Visualisation
14 6 (3.02%) Graphic Design
14 6 (3.02%) Social Gaming
15 5 (2.51%) Augmented Reality
15 5 (2.51%) Data Structures
15 5 (2.51%) Xbox
16 4 (2.01%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 66 (33.17%) Apple iOS
2 60 (30.15%) Android
3 37 (18.59%) Linux
4 5 (2.51%) Windows
5 3 (1.51%) Unix
6 2 (1.01%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.12%) Software Engineering
3 35 (17.59%) iOS Development
4 31 (15.58%) OO
5 29 (14.57%) Android Development
6 23 (11.56%) Mobile Development
7 22 (11.06%) Multithreading
7 22 (11.06%) OOP
8 16 (8.04%) TDD
9 15 (7.54%) Concurrent Programming
10 14 (7.04%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.03%) Analytics
11 10 (5.03%) Front End Development
11 10 (5.03%) Scrum
12 8 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.02%) Disruptive Innovation
12 8 (4.02%) OOD
12 8 (4.02%) Web Development
13 7 (3.52%) Actionable Insight
13 7 (3.52%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.69%) C++
2 52 (26.13%) JavaScript
3 44 (22.11%) C#
4 43 (21.61%) Java
5 22 (11.06%) C
6 19 (9.55%) ActionScript
7 18 (9.05%) PHP
7 18 (9.05%) SQL
8 10 (5.03%) ECMAScript
8 10 (5.03%) Python
9 9 (4.52%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.52%) Scala
10 8 (4.02%) ActionScript 3.0
11 5 (2.51%) Clojure
11 5 (2.51%) Erlang
11 5 (2.51%) F#
11 5 (2.51%) Haskell
12 4 (2.01%) PHP 5
12 4 (2.01%) Ruby
13 3 (1.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (13.57%) Degree
2 7 (3.52%) ISEB
3 6 (3.02%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.01%) PhD
5 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.01%) etcd
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Puppet
2 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.01%) Ansible
3 2 (1.01%) systemd
Vendors
1 13 (6.53%) Facebook
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.52%) MicroStrategy
2 7 (3.52%) Netezza
2 7 (3.52%) Tableau
2 7 (3.52%) Vertica
3 6 (3.02%) Google
4 4 (2.01%) Adobe
4 4 (2.01%) PayPal
5 1 (0.50%) Percona
West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago