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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 852 850 805
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -45
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 80 128 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 66 92 162
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £25,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +41.66%

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
86175 96499 101637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72066 78843 82351
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 29 June 2016 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 23 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 29 June 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 +8 77 £50,000 +11.11% 16
London +42 46 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Birmingham +1 13 £36,000 - 4
West Midlands -21 13 £36,000 -15.29% 6
City of London +61 8 £55,000 -24.13%
North West +28 5 £25,000 -21.87%
South West +16 5 £49,000 +26.45%
Gloucestershire +5 5 £49,000 +22.50%
Manchester -2 5 £25,000 -13.04%
Cheltenham - 5 £49,000 -
South East -5 3 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -17 3 £42,500 -22.01% 1
Abingdon -22 3 £42,500 +203.57% 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £19,000 -57.77%
Oxford -8 2 £42,500 -22.01%
Wallingford - 2 £42,500 -
East of England +27 1 - - 1
East Midlands +9 1 £22,500 -37.06%
Edinburgh +6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - -
Scotland 0 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Games
2 89 (44.28%) C++
3 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (30.35%) Software Engineering
5 51 (25.37%) Java
5 51 (25.37%) Apple iOS
6 49 (24.38%) JavaScript
7 45 (22.39%) Subversion
8 43 (21.39%) Git (software)
8 43 (21.39%) C#
9 42 (20.90%) HTML
10 37 (18.41%) Linux
10 37 (18.41%) Android
11 36 (17.91%) NoSQL
12 34 (16.92%) Degree
13 33 (16.42%) JSON
13 33 (16.42%) OO
14 31 (15.42%) REST
15 30 (14.93%) TDD
15 30 (14.93%) .NET
15 30 (14.93%) Computer Science
16 29 (14.43%) Mobile Games
16 29 (14.43%) MongoDB
17 28 (13.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 28 (13.93%) Online Games
18 27 (13.43%) Multithreading
18 27 (13.43%) iOS Development
19 26 (12.94%) OpenGL
20 25 (12.44%) HTML5
21 22 (10.95%) Social Media

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 19 (9.45%) Apache
2 14 (6.97%) Facebook Platform
3 8 (3.98%) CMS
4 5 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.99%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.99%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Flash Media Server
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 2 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.46%) HTTP
2 9 (4.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.91%) NoSQL
2 29 (14.43%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.95%) MySQL
3 22 (10.95%) Redis
4 13 (6.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.98%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.99%) Neo4j
6 6 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.99%) SQLite
7 5 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.49%) GIS
8 4 (1.99%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.50%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 45 (22.39%) Subversion
2 43 (21.39%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.45%) Maven
4 17 (8.46%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.98%) JIRA
6 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.49%) Babel
7 5 (2.49%) webpack
8 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.00%) Flash Builder
9 2 (1.00%) Grunt
9 2 (1.00%) gulp
9 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.00%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.50%) TestRail
General
1 201 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (5.97%) Retail
3 9 (4.48%) Finance
4 8 (3.98%) Front Office
5 5 (2.49%) Law
6 3 (1.49%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Back Office
7 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (75.12%) Developer
2 69 (34.33%) Games Developer
3 41 (20.40%) C++ Developer
4 31 (15.42%) Senior Developer
5 30 (14.93%) Java Developer
6 27 (13.43%) Software Engineer
7 21 (10.45%) C# Developer
8 20 (9.95%) Java Games Developer
9 19 (9.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (8.46%) C++ Software Engineer
10 17 (8.46%) Junior
11 16 (7.96%) Junior Developer
11 16 (7.96%) Software Developer
12 15 (7.46%) C++ Games Developer
13 14 (6.97%) iOS Developer
14 13 (6.47%) .NET Developer
14 13 (6.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (4.98%) Senior Games Developer
16 9 (4.48%) Lead Developer
17 8 (3.98%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.90%) HTML
2 33 (16.42%) JSON
3 31 (15.42%) REST
4 30 (14.93%) .NET
5 28 (13.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 26 (12.94%) OpenGL
7 25 (12.44%) HTML5
8 21 (10.45%) XML
9 20 (9.95%) Node.js
9 20 (9.95%) Spring
10 17 (8.46%) ActiveMQ
10 17 (8.46%) Apache Camel
10 17 (8.46%) CSS
10 17 (8.46%) Java EE
11 15 (7.46%) JDBC
12 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
12 11 (5.47%) CSS3
13 10 (4.98%) jQuery
13 10 (4.98%) Web Services
14 9 (4.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 29 (14.43%) Mobile Games
3 28 (13.93%) Online Games
4 22 (10.95%) Social Media
5 17 (8.46%) Animation
5 17 (8.46%) User Experience
6 16 (7.96%) Mathematics
7 14 (6.97%) Online Gambling
8 13 (6.47%) Mobile App
8 13 (6.47%) Physics
9 10 (4.98%) 3D Graphics
9 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (4.48%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.99%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.99%) Social Gaming
12 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
12 5 (2.49%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.99%) Augmented Reality
13 4 (1.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.37%) Apple iOS
2 37 (18.41%) Android
2 37 (18.41%) Linux
3 3 (1.49%) Windows
4 2 (1.00%) CoreOS
4 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.35%) Software Engineering
3 33 (16.42%) OO
4 30 (14.93%) TDD
5 27 (13.43%) iOS Development
5 27 (13.43%) Multithreading
6 21 (10.45%) Android Development
7 18 (8.96%) Concurrent Programming
8 16 (7.96%) OOP
9 15 (7.46%) BDD
10 14 (6.97%) Scrum
11 13 (6.47%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.47%) OOD
12 12 (5.97%) Mobile Development
13 9 (4.48%) Front End Development
14 8 (3.98%) Algorithmic Trading
14 8 (3.98%) Risk Management
15 7 (3.48%) Disruptive Innovation
15 7 (3.48%) Microservices
15 7 (3.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 89 (44.28%) C++
2 51 (25.37%) Java
3 49 (24.38%) JavaScript
4 43 (21.39%) C#
5 22 (10.95%) ActionScript
6 19 (9.45%) C
7 17 (8.46%) Objective-C
8 16 (7.96%) SQL
9 15 (7.46%) Python
10 14 (6.97%) PHP
11 11 (5.47%) ActionScript 3.0
12 8 (3.98%) ECMAScript
13 6 (2.99%) Ruby
13 6 (2.99%) Scala
14 5 (2.49%) Apple Swift
14 5 (2.49%) Clojure
14 5 (2.49%) Erlang
14 5 (2.49%) F#
14 5 (2.49%) Haskell
15 2 (1.00%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 34 (16.92%) Degree
2 8 (3.98%) ISEB
3 7 (3.48%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.99%) PhD
5 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.97%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Docker
1 2 (1.00%) etcd
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Ansible
1 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.00%) Puppet
1 2 (1.00%) systemd
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (8.96%) Facebook
2 10 (4.98%) Google
3 9 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.99%) Adobe
5 2 (1.00%) PayPal
6 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle
6 1 (0.50%) Percona
6 1 (0.50%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Creative Personnel
Salary: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 (neg) per year + flexible working hours
Posted: 27 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago