The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 822 747 679
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -68
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 70 149 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 67 138 181
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £22,500 £24,625
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+29.16% +9.09%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 2015. 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 -52 66 £45,000 +28.57% 19
London +11 31 £50,000 - 12
South East -7 10 £31,250 -18.83% 3
Oxfordshire +14 7 £28,500 -5.00% 1
North West +8 7 £32,500 -1.51% 1
Manchester +8 6 £32,500 +4.83% 1
City of London +6 5 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South West -28 5 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland +8 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Yorkshire -7 4 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Devon - 4 £48,750 -
East of England +8 3 £45,000 +85.56%
West Midlands -44 3 £37,500 +13.63% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £50,000 -
North East - 3 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £45,000 -
Sunderland - 3 £50,000 -
Oxford +14 2 £31,250 +4.16%
Dundee +3 2 £28,750 -11.53%
Edinburgh +3 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Ipswich - 2 £45,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £50,000 - 1
Kent - 2 £50,000 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £45,000 -
Liverpool +15 1 £32,000 -20.00%
Merseyside +11 1 £32,000 -20.00%
Leeds -4 1 £18,000 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -14 1 £18,000 -25.00%

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 59 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (37.75%) HTML
4 50 (33.11%) JavaScript
5 48 (31.79%) Java
5 48 (31.79%) C++
6 47 (31.13%) Degree
7 45 (29.80%) Apple iOS
8 40 (26.49%) C#
9 39 (25.83%) Android
10 37 (24.50%) Computer Science
11 35 (23.18%) HTML5
12 34 (22.52%) CSS
13 33 (21.85%) OO
14 26 (17.22%) OpenGL
15 25 (16.56%) Python
15 25 (16.56%) Git (software)
16 24 (15.89%) Flash
17 23 (15.23%) Software Engineering
18 20 (13.25%) jQuery
19 19 (12.58%) Online Games
19 19 (12.58%) Windows
19 19 (12.58%) SQL
19 19 (12.58%) .NET
20 18 (11.92%) MVC
20 18 (11.92%) Multithreading
20 18 (11.92%) Mathematics
20 18 (11.92%) Mobile App
21 17 (11.26%) iOS Development
21 17 (11.26%) Unity (Game Engine)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (7.95%) Node.js
2 4 (2.65%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.66%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.99%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) SPSS
5 1 (0.66%) Maya
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.66%) Blender
5 1 (0.66%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) SaaS
2 7 (4.64%) Force.com
3 5 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.66%) Route 53
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) SAN
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
2 2 (1.32%) WAN
2 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) MySQL
2 6 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.97%) SQLite
3 5 (3.31%) Big Data
4 4 (2.65%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.65%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.66%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.66%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.28%) Subversion
3 5 (3.31%) Mercurial
3 5 (3.31%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.65%) Grunt
5 3 (1.99%) Bower
5 3 (1.99%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.99%) Mocha
5 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) Selenium
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.66%) Spock
7 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.66%) JBehave
7 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.66%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.66%) Redmine
7 1 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 151 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (5.96%) Finance
3 7 (4.64%) Front Office
4 5 (3.31%) Law
4 5 (3.31%) Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.99%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (65.56%) Developer
2 27 (17.88%) Games Developer
3 16 (10.60%) Web Developer
3 16 (10.60%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.27%) Junior
5 13 (8.61%) Junior Developer
6 12 (7.95%) Programmer
6 12 (7.95%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Front-End Developer
7 10 (6.62%) iOS Developer
8 9 (5.96%) Front-End Web Developer
8 9 (5.96%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.96%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.30%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Mobile Developer
11 6 (3.97%) C++ Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Java Software Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.97%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (37.75%) HTML
2 35 (23.18%) HTML5
3 34 (22.52%) CSS
4 26 (17.22%) OpenGL
5 24 (15.89%) Flash
6 20 (13.25%) jQuery
7 19 (12.58%) .NET
8 17 (11.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 14 (9.27%) REST
9 14 (9.27%) JSON
10 12 (7.95%) CSS3
11 11 (7.28%) AngularJS
11 11 (7.28%) Web Services
12 10 (6.62%) Java EE
13 9 (5.96%) Cocoa Touch
13 9 (5.96%) Cocoa
14 8 (5.30%) XML
14 8 (5.30%) DirectX
15 7 (4.64%) J2EE
15 7 (4.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.50%) Computer Science
2 19 (12.58%) Online Games
3 18 (11.92%) Mobile App
3 18 (11.92%) Mathematics
4 16 (10.60%) iPad
5 13 (8.61%) 3D Graphics
5 13 (8.61%) Mobile Games
6 10 (6.62%) Animation
7 9 (5.96%) Algorithms
8 8 (5.30%) Statistics
9 7 (4.64%) Physics
9 7 (4.64%) User Experience
9 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.97%) Social Media
10 6 (3.97%) Xbox
10 6 (3.97%) Visualisation
10 6 (3.97%) W3C
11 5 (3.31%) iPhone
12 4 (2.65%) Flash Games
13 3 (1.99%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.80%) Apple iOS
2 39 (25.83%) Android
3 19 (12.58%) Windows
4 17 (11.26%) Linux
5 5 (3.31%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.85%) OO
3 23 (15.23%) Software Engineering
4 18 (11.92%) Multithreading
4 18 (11.92%) MVC
5 17 (11.26%) OOP
5 17 (11.26%) iOS Development
6 14 (9.27%) Unit Testing
7 12 (7.95%) TDD
8 11 (7.28%) Scrum
8 11 (7.28%) Android Development
8 11 (7.28%) Analytics
9 10 (6.62%) Mobile Application Development
10 9 (5.96%) Web Development
11 8 (5.30%) OOD
12 7 (4.64%) Risk Management
12 7 (4.64%) B2B
12 7 (4.64%) B2C
12 7 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 7 (4.64%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.11%) JavaScript
2 48 (31.79%) C++
2 48 (31.79%) Java
3 40 (26.49%) C#
4 25 (16.56%) Python
5 19 (12.58%) SQL
6 17 (11.26%) Objective-C
7 15 (9.93%) ActionScript
8 11 (7.28%) ActionScript 3.0
9 10 (6.62%) PHP
9 10 (6.62%) Lua
10 6 (3.97%) C
11 5 (3.31%) Ruby
11 5 (3.31%) R
12 4 (2.65%) Golang
12 4 (2.65%) Scala
12 4 (2.65%) VB
13 2 (1.32%) GLSL
14 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (31.13%) Degree
2 16 (10.60%) PhD
3 1 (0.66%) ISEB
3 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Puppet
1 5 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (8.61%) Facebook
2 10 (6.62%) Apple
3 6 (3.97%) Perforce
4 5 (3.31%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (3.31%) Tableau
5 4 (2.65%) Netezza
5 4 (2.65%) Vertica
5 4 (2.65%) Adobe
6 2 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (0.66%) VMware
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle
7 1 (0.66%) Talend
7 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
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