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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 821 795 665
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -130
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 82 145 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 74 137 188
Average salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £24,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
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 £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -17 76 £45,000 +20.00% 27
London -31 28 £53,750 +7.50% 10
South East +4 14 £36,250 -5.84% 5
Oxfordshire +23 11 £32,500 +8.33% 3
North West +7 11 £32,000 +3.22% 1
South West -8 8 £45,000 +100.00% 1
East of England +33 6 £47,500 +95.87%
Oxford +18 6 £54,500 +81.66% 1
Scotland +8 6 £35,000 -36.36% 2
Manchester +4 6 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Yorkshire +2 5 £45,000 +87.50% 4
Merseyside - 5 £32,000 -
Devon - 5 £45,000 - 1
Liverpool - 5 £32,000 -
Dundee -3 4 £41,250 +26.92% 2
Ipswich - 4 £50,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands -29 3 £40,000 +23.07% 6
South Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £45,000 - 1
City of London +21 2 £45,000 -14.28% 7
Edinburgh +6 2 £32,500 -40.90%
West Yorkshire -4 2 £31,500 +31.25% 2
Kent - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £35,000 -
Dudley - 2 £40,000 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Leeds -7 1 £18,000 -25.00% 2
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 4
Brighton -10 1 £40,000 +3.89%

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Games
2 56 (36.84%) C++
3 53 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (32.89%) HTML
5 48 (31.58%) Degree
6 46 (30.26%) Java
6 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
6 46 (30.26%) C#
7 42 (27.63%) Apple iOS
8 38 (25.00%) Android
9 37 (24.34%) Computer Science
10 34 (22.37%) HTML5
11 32 (21.05%) CSS
12 29 (19.08%) Python
13 28 (18.42%) OpenGL
13 28 (18.42%) OO
14 25 (16.45%) jQuery
15 23 (15.13%) Software Engineering
16 22 (14.47%) Git (software)
17 21 (13.82%) Flash
18 20 (13.16%) .NET
18 20 (13.16%) Multithreading
19 19 (12.50%) Linux
19 19 (12.50%) MVC
20 18 (11.84%) Windows
20 18 (11.84%) SQL
20 18 (11.84%) PhD
20 18 (11.84%) Online Games
20 18 (11.84%) Mathematics
21 16 (10.53%) iPad

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (8.55%) Node.js
2 4 (2.63%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.66%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.97%) MS Office
4 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.66%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.66%) SPSS
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.61%) SaaS
3 6 (3.95%) Force.com
4 3 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.97%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.66%) Route 53
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) 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 14 (9.21%) MySQL
2 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.29%) SQLite
2 5 (3.29%) Big Data
3 4 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.66%) Azkaban
5 1 (0.66%) Redis
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.55%) Subversion
3 5 (3.29%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.63%) Grunt
5 3 (1.97%) Bower
5 3 (1.97%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.97%) Mocha
5 3 (1.97%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.97%) Maven
6 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.66%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.66%) Spock
General
1 152 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (7.24%) Finance
3 9 (5.92%) Front Office
4 5 (3.29%) Law
4 5 (3.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Marketing
5 3 (1.97%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 3 (1.97%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (59.87%) Developer
2 24 (15.79%) Games Developer
3 18 (11.84%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) Programmer
5 13 (8.55%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.55%) Web Developer
6 11 (7.24%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.58%) Junior
7 10 (6.58%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.92%) Junior Developer
8 9 (5.92%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.92%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Front-End Web Developer
9 7 (4.61%) iOS Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (3.95%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (3.29%) Software Development Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Senior Programmer
11 5 (3.29%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (32.89%) HTML
2 34 (22.37%) HTML5
3 32 (21.05%) CSS
4 28 (18.42%) OpenGL
5 25 (16.45%) jQuery
6 21 (13.82%) Flash
7 20 (13.16%) .NET
8 15 (9.87%) CSS3
8 15 (9.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 12 (7.89%) Web Services
10 11 (7.24%) REST
10 11 (7.24%) Java EE
10 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.58%) JSON
12 9 (5.92%) WPF
13 7 (4.61%) XML
13 7 (4.61%) Cocoa
13 7 (4.61%) Cocoa Touch
14 6 (3.95%) DirectX
14 6 (3.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.34%) Computer Science
2 18 (11.84%) Mathematics
2 18 (11.84%) Online Games
3 16 (10.53%) iPad
4 15 (9.87%) Mobile Games
5 14 (9.21%) Mobile App
6 10 (6.58%) 3D Graphics
7 9 (5.92%) User Experience
8 8 (5.26%) Statistics
8 8 (5.26%) Animation
9 7 (4.61%) Algorithms
9 7 (4.61%) Xbox
10 6 (3.95%) Social Media
10 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.95%) Visualisation
11 5 (3.29%) iPhone
11 5 (3.29%) Physics
12 4 (2.63%) W3C
12 4 (2.63%) Digital Media
13 3 (1.97%) Flash Games
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) Apple iOS
2 38 (25.00%) Android
3 19 (12.50%) Linux
4 18 (11.84%) Windows
5 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.42%) OO
3 23 (15.13%) Software Engineering
4 20 (13.16%) Multithreading
5 19 (12.50%) MVC
6 15 (9.87%) Mobile Development
7 14 (9.21%) iOS Development
7 14 (9.21%) Unit Testing
8 13 (8.55%) OOP
8 13 (8.55%) Android Development
9 12 (7.89%) TDD
10 10 (6.58%) Scrum
10 10 (6.58%) Analytics
11 9 (5.92%) Mobile Application Development
11 9 (5.92%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.92%) Web Development
11 9 (5.92%) Algorithmic Trading
12 8 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (4.61%) E-Commerce
14 6 (3.95%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.84%) C++
2 46 (30.26%) Java
2 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
2 46 (30.26%) C#
3 29 (19.08%) Python
4 18 (11.84%) SQL
5 14 (9.21%) Objective-C
6 13 (8.55%) ActionScript
7 12 (7.89%) PHP
8 10 (6.58%) ActionScript 3.0
9 9 (5.92%) Lua
10 6 (3.95%) C
11 5 (3.29%) Perl
11 5 (3.29%) Ruby
11 5 (3.29%) R
12 4 (2.63%) Golang
12 4 (2.63%) Scala
12 4 (2.63%) VB
13 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (31.58%) Degree
2 18 (11.84%) PhD
3 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) Puppet
1 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (7.24%) Facebook
2 8 (5.26%) Apple
3 6 (3.95%) Perforce
4 5 (3.29%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (3.29%) Tableau
5 4 (2.63%) Netezza
5 4 (2.63%) Vertica
5 4 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.97%) Adobe
7 2 (1.32%) Remedy
8 1 (0.66%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) Google
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle
8 1 (0.66%) Talend
8 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
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