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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 842 831 784
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -47
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 76 130 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 63 80 166
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+30.66% +10.29%

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
85991 96193 99396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.80% 87.24% 85.40%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 78620 80201
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 £31,000
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 26 July 2016 within the UK.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Game Development
Top 24 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 26 July 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 +7 73 £52,500 +23.52% 28
London +63 44 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Birmingham -1 13 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands -3 13 £50,000 +53.84% 9
City of London +69 9 £55,000 -24.13% 3
South West +17 6 £49,000 +30.66%
Gloucestershire +6 6 £49,000 +22.50%
Cheltenham - 6 £49,000 -
North West +22 4 £25,000 +11.11%
Manchester 0 4 £25,000 +11.11%
South East -19 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Abingdon -16 3 £18,000 +28.57%
Oxfordshire -27 3 £42,500 +41.66%
East of England +25 1 - - 1
East Midlands +11 1 £22,500 -43.75%
Cambridgeshire +10 1 - -
Edinburgh +3 1 - -
Oxford -7 1 £42,500 -22.01%
Scotland -10 1 - -
East Sussex -12 1 £55,000 -
Brighton -24 1 £55,000 -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -
Wallingford - 1 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 84 (42.21%) C++
3 64 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (28.64%) Apple iOS
5 55 (27.64%) Software Engineering
6 54 (27.14%) JavaScript
7 47 (23.62%) HTML
8 46 (23.12%) Java
9 44 (22.11%) C#
10 43 (21.61%) Android
11 40 (20.10%) Subversion
12 39 (19.60%) Linux
12 39 (19.60%) Git (software)
13 37 (18.59%) JSON
14 35 (17.59%) REST
15 34 (17.09%) iOS Development
16 33 (16.58%) NoSQL
16 33 (16.58%) OO
17 30 (15.08%) Mobile Games
17 30 (15.08%) Degree
17 30 (15.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 28 (14.07%) Android Development
18 28 (14.07%) .NET
19 27 (13.57%) OpenGL
19 27 (13.57%) Computer Science
19 27 (13.57%) HTML5
19 27 (13.57%) Online Games
20 26 (13.07%) MongoDB
20 26 (13.07%) XML
21 24 (12.06%) MySQL

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 20 (10.05%) Apache
2 14 (7.04%) Facebook Platform
3 9 (4.52%) CMS
4 5 (2.51%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.01%) Confluence
6 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Flash Media Server
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.01%) GitHub
5 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) PaaS
5 2 (1.01%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.05%) HTTP
2 9 (4.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.58%) NoSQL
2 26 (13.07%) MongoDB
3 24 (12.06%) MySQL
4 23 (11.56%) Redis
5 13 (6.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.51%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.01%) Big Data
8 4 (2.01%) GIS
9 3 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.51%) Looker
10 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.01%) SQLite
11 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.50%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 40 (20.10%) Subversion
2 39 (19.60%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.05%) Eclipse
4 17 (8.54%) Maven
5 6 (3.02%) JIRA
5 6 (3.02%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.51%) Babel
6 5 (2.51%) webpack
7 4 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.01%) Flash Builder
8 2 (1.01%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.01%) TestRail
8 2 (1.01%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.50%) Bower
9 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.50%) Grunt
9 1 (0.50%) gulp
General
1 199 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (5.03%) Retail
3 6 (3.02%) Finance
3 6 (3.02%) Front Office
4 3 (1.51%) Back Office
4 3 (1.51%) Law
5 2 (1.01%) Advertising
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 144 (72.36%) Developer
2 69 (34.67%) Games Developer
3 40 (20.10%) C++ Developer
4 28 (14.07%) Senior Developer
5 27 (13.57%) Java Developer
6 25 (12.56%) Software Engineer
7 21 (10.55%) C# Developer
8 19 (9.55%) Java Games Developer
9 18 (9.05%) C++ Games Developer
10 17 (8.54%) Junior
11 16 (8.04%) Junior Developer
12 15 (7.54%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (7.04%) C++ Software Engineer
13 14 (7.04%) iOS Developer
13 14 (7.04%) Software Developer
14 12 (6.03%) .NET Developer
14 12 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (4.52%) Senior Games Developer
16 8 (4.02%) C Developer
16 8 (4.02%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.62%) HTML
2 37 (18.59%) JSON
3 35 (17.59%) REST
4 30 (15.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 28 (14.07%) .NET
6 27 (13.57%) HTML5
6 27 (13.57%) OpenGL
7 26 (13.07%) XML
8 18 (9.05%) CSS
8 18 (9.05%) Spring
9 17 (8.54%) Node.js
10 15 (7.54%) Java EE
11 14 (7.04%) ActiveMQ
11 14 (7.04%) Apache Camel
12 13 (6.53%) JDBC
13 12 (6.03%) CSS3
14 11 (5.53%) AngularJS
14 11 (5.53%) Flash
14 11 (5.53%) jQuery
14 11 (5.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.08%) Mobile Games
2 27 (13.57%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.57%) Online Games
3 21 (10.55%) Social Media
4 20 (10.05%) Animation
5 17 (8.54%) Mathematics
5 17 (8.54%) User Experience
6 15 (7.54%) 3D Graphics
6 15 (7.54%) Online Gambling
7 14 (7.04%) Physics
8 13 (6.53%) Mobile App
9 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (4.52%) Algorithms
11 8 (4.02%) Visualisation
12 6 (3.02%) Data Structures
13 5 (2.51%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (2.51%) Social Gaming
14 4 (2.01%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (2.01%) N-Tier
14 4 (2.01%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 57 (28.64%) Apple iOS
2 43 (21.61%) Android
3 39 (19.60%) Linux
4 3 (1.51%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Unix
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.64%) Software Engineering
3 34 (17.09%) iOS Development
4 33 (16.58%) OO
5 28 (14.07%) Android Development
6 23 (11.56%) Multithreading
7 22 (11.06%) TDD
8 20 (10.05%) OOP
9 19 (9.55%) Mobile Development
10 16 (8.04%) Concurrent Programming
11 13 (6.53%) Front End Development
11 13 (6.53%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.53%) OOD
12 11 (5.53%) BDD
12 11 (5.53%) Scrum
13 8 (4.02%) Disruptive Innovation
14 7 (3.52%) Release Management
14 7 (3.52%) Software Architecture
15 6 (3.02%) Algorithmic Trading
15 6 (3.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (42.21%) C++
2 54 (27.14%) JavaScript
3 46 (23.12%) Java
4 44 (22.11%) C#
5 20 (10.05%) ActionScript
6 18 (9.05%) C
7 15 (7.54%) PHP
8 13 (6.53%) Objective-C
8 13 (6.53%) SQL
9 11 (5.53%) Python
10 9 (4.52%) ActionScript 3.0
11 8 (4.02%) ECMAScript
11 8 (4.02%) Scala
12 5 (2.51%) Apple Swift
12 5 (2.51%) Clojure
12 5 (2.51%) Erlang
12 5 (2.51%) F#
12 5 (2.51%) Haskell
13 4 (2.01%) Ruby
14 3 (1.51%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 30 (15.08%) 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 13 (6.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.01%) etcd
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) Puppet
2 2 (1.01%) Ansible
2 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.01%) systemd
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (9.05%) Facebook
2 10 (5.03%) Google
3 6 (3.02%) Adobe
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.51%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (1.51%) Netezza
4 3 (1.51%) PayPal
4 3 (1.51%) Tableau
4 3 (1.51%) Vertica
5 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.50%) Percona
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 25 days ago
City, London
Marmalade
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Marmalade
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 17 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago