The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 843 823 820
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 44 71 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.066% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.070% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 43 66 53
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £35,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +32.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Developer over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 -8 43 £42,500 -5.55% 5
London +4 31 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Midlands -29 4 £32,500 -27.77% 1
South East - 3 £31,500 -
Surrey - 3 £31,500 -
Guildford - 3 £31,500 -
Dudley - 3 £32,500 - 1
City of London +1 2 £37,500 -28.57%
South West -11 2 £45,000 +89.47%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,500 -
Derby - 2 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £35,000 -
Devon - 2 £45,000 -
Yorkshire 0 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Leeds -1 1 £45,000 +28.57%
West Yorkshire -7 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Dundee - 1 £32,500 -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 86 (100.00%) Games
2 44 (51.16%) HTML
3 43 (50.00%) HTML5
4 38 (44.19%) Apple iOS
5 37 (43.02%) Android
6 36 (41.86%) Mobile Games
7 35 (40.70%) JavaScript
8 32 (37.21%) Game Development
9 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (27.91%) C#
11 22 (25.58%) Java
12 21 (24.42%) Git (software)
13 20 (23.26%) C++
14 19 (22.09%) ActionScript
14 19 (22.09%) Flash
14 19 (22.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 18 (20.93%) CSS
16 17 (19.77%) Degree
16 17 (19.77%) ActionScript 3.0
17 15 (17.44%) iPad
17 15 (17.44%) Node.js
18 14 (16.28%) Web Development
19 13 (15.12%) Lua
19 13 (15.12%) Online Games
20 12 (13.95%) CSS3
20 12 (13.95%) TDD
20 12 (13.95%) HTML5 Canvas
21 11 (12.79%) iOS Development
21 11 (12.79%) Animation
22 10 (11.63%) RESTful

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (17.44%) Node.js
2 5 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Maya
1 1 (1.16%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.16%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) GitHub
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Redis
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) Mocha
2 10 (11.63%) Jasmine
2 10 (11.63%) Grunt
2 10 (11.63%) Bower
3 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.49%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.16%) Subversion
6 1 (1.16%) Hudson
6 1 (1.16%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.16%) Redmine
6 1 (1.16%) Gradle
General
1 86 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) iGaming
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (51.16%) HTML
2 43 (50.00%) HTML5
3 19 (22.09%) Flash
3 19 (22.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 18 (20.93%) CSS
5 12 (13.95%) CSS3
5 12 (13.95%) HTML5 Canvas
6 10 (11.63%) WebSockets
6 10 (11.63%) WebKit
6 10 (11.63%) Backbone.js
6 10 (11.63%) Sass
6 10 (11.63%) LESS
6 10 (11.63%) Web Services
6 10 (11.63%) RESTful
7 7 (8.14%) JSON
8 6 (6.98%) WebGL
9 5 (5.81%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (4.65%) iOS SDK
10 4 (4.65%) REST
11 3 (3.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (41.86%) Mobile Games
2 15 (17.44%) iPad
3 13 (15.12%) Online Games
4 11 (12.79%) Animation
5 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
5 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.98%) Mathematics
6 6 (6.98%) User Experience
7 5 (5.81%) Social Gaming
7 5 (5.81%) Flash Games
8 2 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.16%) iPhone
9 1 (1.16%) Open Source
9 1 (1.16%) Psychology
9 1 (1.16%) Kinect
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.16%) Arduino
9 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.19%) Apple iOS
2 37 (43.02%) Android
3 5 (5.81%) CentOS
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Debian
3 5 (5.81%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Game Development
2 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) Web Development
4 12 (13.95%) TDD
5 11 (12.79%) iOS Development
6 10 (11.63%) OO
7 8 (9.30%) Android Development
8 7 (8.14%) Scrum
8 7 (8.14%) OOP
9 6 (6.98%) Workflow
9 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.81%) DevOps
10 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.81%) Analytics
11 2 (2.33%) Time Management
11 2 (2.33%) Rapid Prototyping
12 1 (1.16%) Software Architecture
12 1 (1.16%) Kanban
12 1 (1.16%) 3D Modelling
12 1 (1.16%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) JavaScript
2 24 (27.91%) C#
3 22 (25.58%) Java
4 20 (23.26%) C++
5 19 (22.09%) ActionScript
6 17 (19.77%) ActionScript 3.0
7 13 (15.12%) Lua
8 10 (11.63%) Objective-C
9 5 (5.81%) Ruby
9 5 (5.81%) Scala
10 4 (4.65%) Python
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) C
11 1 (1.16%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Puppet
1 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.81%) logstash
1 5 (5.81%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (4.65%) Facebook
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe
2 1 (1.16%) Google
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