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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK
Rank 782 830 883
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +53
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 70 95 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.097% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 48 83 70
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%

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
74214 86208 89937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.16% 87.69% 85.98%
Number of salaries quoted 61045 71683 74196
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 16 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 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 +59 68 £35,000 -22.22% 18
London +50 19 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North West - 16 £31,500 - 2
South East +67 15 £42,500 +123.68% 2
Kent +16 11 £42,500 -
Chatham - 9 - -
Liverpool - 8 £31,500 -
Manchester - 8 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside - 8 £31,500 -
West Midlands -6 6 £37,250 +6.42% 7
Birmingham -15 6 £37,250 +6.42% 3
East of England - 6 £37,500 - 2
South West +11 4 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £37,500 - 2
Borehamwood - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bath - 3 £35,000 -
Swindon - 3 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £35,000 -
Somerset - 3 £35,000 - 1
Scotland +13 2 £30,000 -26.38%
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £35,000 -
Staines - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +36 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Oxfordshire +27 1 £30,000 +57.89% 1
Oxford +24 1 £30,000 +57.89% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Dundee +11 1 £30,000 -
Edinburgh +8 1 - -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Games
2 63 (37.95%) Degree
3 54 (32.53%) Apple iOS
4 51 (30.72%) Android
4 51 (30.72%) JavaScript
5 49 (29.52%) C++
6 39 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (22.29%) Computer Science
8 32 (19.28%) Web Development
8 32 (19.28%) HTML
8 32 (19.28%) SQL
8 32 (19.28%) AngularJS
8 32 (19.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 31 (18.67%) Java
10 29 (17.47%) C#
10 29 (17.47%) QA
10 29 (17.47%) Mobile App
11 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
11 28 (16.87%) PHP
12 27 (16.27%) CSS
12 27 (16.27%) Python
12 27 (16.27%) Mobile Games
13 26 (15.66%) Linux
13 26 (15.66%) Web Services
14 24 (14.46%) OO
15 23 (13.86%) OOP
15 23 (13.86%) HTML5
15 23 (13.86%) iOS Development
16 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering
17 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence

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 (5.42%) WordPress
2 6 (3.61%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.81%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
4 2 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Maya
2 2 (1.20%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Mudbox
2 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.42%) Google App Engine
1 9 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.41%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.81%) iTunes
5 2 (1.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) NoSQL
2 9 (5.42%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (5.42%) BigQuery
2 9 (5.42%) Looker
2 9 (5.42%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) Spark SQL
4 4 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.45%) JIRA
3 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.82%) Subversion
5 7 (4.22%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.01%) Mocha
6 5 (3.01%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.01%) NuGet
6 5 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.41%) Selenium
8 3 (1.81%) Maven
8 3 (1.81%) webpack
8 3 (1.81%) Xcode
9 2 (1.20%) Bower
9 2 (1.20%) GCC
9 2 (1.20%) Grunt
9 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.20%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 166 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (6.02%) Marketing
3 9 (5.42%) Legal
4 8 (4.82%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Electronics
5 2 (1.20%) Finance
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (47.59%) Developer
2 26 (15.66%) Junior
3 23 (13.86%) Games Developer
4 16 (9.64%) Graduate
5 14 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (8.43%) iOS Developer
5 14 (8.43%) Java Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.23%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.02%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Games Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Graduate Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Junior Games Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Junior QA Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Junior Tester
8 10 (6.02%) QA Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Release Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.28%) AngularJS
1 32 (19.28%) HTML
1 32 (19.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 27 (16.27%) CSS
3 26 (15.66%) Web Services
4 23 (13.86%) HTML5
5 19 (11.45%) CSS3
6 17 (10.24%) jQuery
7 16 (9.64%) Sass
8 15 (9.04%) OpenGL
8 15 (9.04%) React
9 14 (8.43%) JSON
10 13 (7.83%) LESS
10 13 (7.83%) REST
11 12 (7.23%) J2EE
12 11 (6.63%) OAuth
12 11 (6.63%) Servlets
13 10 (6.02%) iOS SDK
14 9 (5.42%) DirectX
14 9 (5.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.29%) Computer Science
2 29 (17.47%) Mobile App
3 27 (16.27%) Mobile Games
4 20 (12.05%) Visualisation
5 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (9.04%) Xbox
7 12 (7.23%) Mathematics
8 10 (6.02%) Animation
9 9 (5.42%) 3D Graphics
9 9 (5.42%) Graphic Design
9 9 (5.42%) Social Media
10 7 (4.22%) Physics
11 6 (3.61%) Online Games
12 5 (3.01%) Client/Server
13 4 (2.41%) Algorithms
13 4 (2.41%) Fintech
14 3 (1.81%) User Experience
15 2 (1.20%) Handset
15 2 (1.20%) PlayStation
15 2 (1.20%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.53%) Apple iOS
2 51 (30.72%) Android
3 26 (15.66%) Linux
4 14 (8.43%) Windows
5 4 (2.41%) Unix
5 4 (2.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.28%) Web Development
3 24 (14.46%) OO
4 23 (13.86%) iOS Development
4 23 (13.86%) OOP
5 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering
6 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (12.05%) Front End Development
7 17 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (9.04%) Scrum
9 14 (8.43%) Analytics
9 14 (8.43%) Android Development
9 14 (8.43%) Mobile Development
10 13 (7.83%) DevOps
10 13 (7.83%) MVC
11 11 (6.63%) Load Testing
12 10 (6.02%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (6.02%) Kanban
13 9 (5.42%) Actionable Insight
13 9 (5.42%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.72%) JavaScript
2 49 (29.52%) C++
3 32 (19.28%) SQL
4 31 (18.67%) Java
5 29 (17.47%) C#
6 28 (16.87%) PHP
7 27 (16.27%) Python
8 10 (6.02%) C
8 10 (6.02%) Perl
9 9 (5.42%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.82%) Apple Swift
11 5 (3.01%) ES6
11 5 (3.01%) Ruby
11 5 (3.01%) Scala
12 4 (2.41%) Go
13 3 (1.81%) R
13 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.81%) VC++
14 2 (1.20%) ECMAScript
14 2 (1.20%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 63 (37.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Docker
1 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (10.84%) Tableau
2 13 (7.83%) Perforce
3 9 (5.42%) Google
3 9 (5.42%) MicroStrategy
3 9 (5.42%) Netezza
3 9 (5.42%) Vertica
4 8 (4.82%) Apple
5 6 (3.61%) Adobe
6 5 (3.01%) Facebook
6 5 (3.01%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.20%) Intel
7 2 (1.20%) PayPal
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
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