The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Games Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 734 771 825
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 131 198 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 125 176 155
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Games Developer in the job title.

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 3 December 2016 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +11 131 £50,000 +25.00% 21
London +23 114 £50,000 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -25 5 £52,500 +23.52% 2
North East +10 4 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 4 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear +8 4 £40,000 -
North West -25 3 £35,000 -12.50%
South East +68 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Staffordshire -6 2 £62,500 +78.57%
Birmingham -11 2 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Manchester - 2 £31,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £62,500 -
City of London +30 1 £67,500 +50.00%
Oxfordshire +26 1 £30,000 -
East of England +21 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1
West Yorkshire +19 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Yorkshire +11 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Oldham - 1 £35,000 -
Reading - 1 £42,500 -
Chester - 1 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £55,000 -
Oxford - 1 £30,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £37,500 -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 274 (98.92%) Games
2 140 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (44.77%) JavaScript
4 115 (41.52%) C#
5 104 (37.55%) TDD
6 91 (32.85%) HTML
7 90 (32.49%) Java
8 86 (31.05%) Scrum
9 76 (27.44%) BDD
10 70 (25.27%) HTML5
10 70 (25.27%) Kanban
11 67 (24.19%) MVC
12 65 (23.47%) CSS
13 64 (23.10%) .NET
14 60 (21.66%) SQL Server
15 59 (21.30%) Online Games
16 58 (20.94%) Degree
16 58 (20.94%) Web Application Development
17 56 (20.22%) ASP.NET
18 55 (19.86%) ASP.NET MVC
19 53 (19.13%) NUnit
20 52 (18.77%) Rhino Mocks
20 52 (18.77%) Moq
20 52 (18.77%) LINQ
20 52 (18.77%) NHibernate
20 52 (18.77%) SQL Server 2014
20 52 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 48 (17.33%) Spring
22 38 (13.72%) C++
23 37 (13.36%) OOP

Games Developer Skill Set
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 (3.25%) Apache
1 9 (3.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.17%) Apache TomEE
3 5 (1.81%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.81%) CMS
3 5 (1.81%) JBoss
3 5 (1.81%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.44%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.44%) Jetty
5 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.72%) nginx
6 1 (0.36%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.36%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.17%) HTTP
2 3 (1.08%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 52 (18.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (13.36%) NoSQL
4 26 (9.39%) MongoDB
4 26 (9.39%) MySQL
5 10 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.53%) Big Data
7 6 (2.17%) Hazelcast
7 6 (2.17%) Neo4j
8 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.08%) Redis
11 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (19.13%) NUnit
2 52 (18.77%) Moq
2 52 (18.77%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (9.39%) Git (software)
4 23 (8.30%) Maven
5 13 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 13 (4.69%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.33%) gulp
7 10 (3.61%) Grunt
7 10 (3.61%) Subversion
8 9 (3.25%) Jasmine
8 9 (3.25%) RSpec
9 8 (2.89%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.89%) Mocha
10 6 (2.17%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.44%) Bower
11 4 (1.44%) GoCD
11 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.08%) Gradle
12 3 (1.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 274 (98.92%) Games
2 14 (5.05%) Finance
3 9 (3.25%) Billing
4 6 (2.17%) Banking
4 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.81%) Marketing
6 4 (1.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (32.85%) HTML
2 70 (25.27%) HTML5
3 65 (23.47%) CSS
4 64 (23.10%) .NET
5 56 (20.22%) ASP.NET
6 55 (19.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 52 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 52 (18.77%) LINQ
7 52 (18.77%) NHibernate
8 48 (17.33%) Spring
9 35 (12.64%) AngularJS
10 33 (11.91%) XML
11 28 (10.11%) .NET Framework
11 28 (10.11%) WCF
12 27 (9.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 26 (9.39%) Silverlight
13 26 (9.39%) WPF
14 21 (7.58%) jQuery
15 19 (6.86%) ActiveMQ
15 19 (6.86%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (21.30%) Online Games
2 28 (10.11%) Computer Science
3 24 (8.66%) Animation
4 20 (7.22%) Client/Server
5 18 (6.50%) Mathematics
6 15 (5.42%) Online Gambling
6 15 (5.42%) Social Media
7 11 (3.97%) Mobile Games
8 10 (3.61%) User Experience
9 7 (2.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.17%) Social Gaming
11 5 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.81%) iPhone
12 4 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.44%) N-Tier
13 3 (1.08%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (1.08%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.08%) iPad
13 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.00%) Linux
2 24 (8.66%) Android
3 23 (8.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.81%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (37.55%) TDD
3 86 (31.05%) Scrum
4 76 (27.44%) BDD
5 70 (25.27%) Kanban
6 67 (24.19%) MVC
7 58 (20.94%) Web Application Development
8 37 (13.36%) OOP
9 35 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (11.91%) Web Development
11 32 (11.55%) OO
12 28 (10.11%) Game Development
12 28 (10.11%) Software Engineering
13 23 (8.30%) Front End Development
14 19 (6.86%) Mobile Development
15 18 (6.50%) DevOps
15 18 (6.50%) Multithreading
16 14 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
17 13 (4.69%) E-Commerce
17 13 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 124 (44.77%) JavaScript
2 115 (41.52%) C#
3 90 (32.49%) Java
4 38 (13.72%) C++
5 26 (9.39%) Python
5 26 (9.39%) VB.NET
6 23 (8.30%) TypeScript
7 22 (7.94%) PHP
7 22 (7.94%) SQL
8 21 (7.58%) Scala
9 13 (4.69%) Ruby
10 7 (2.53%) ES6
10 7 (2.53%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.44%) C
13 3 (1.08%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.08%) Lua
14 2 (0.72%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.72%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 58 (20.94%) Degree
2 26 (9.39%) MCAD
2 26 (9.39%) MCP
2 26 (9.39%) MCSD
2 26 (9.39%) MCTS
2 26 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Mesos
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (3.25%) Facebook
2 4 (1.44%) Adobe
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.08%) Zend
4 2 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.36%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.36%) Google
5 1 (0.36%) Intel
5 1 (0.36%) Perforce
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.36%) RedGate
5 1 (0.36%) Samsung
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent Cluster
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent Cluster
Salary: From £22,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Digital Skills
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Healthcare, pension, free breakfast.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Dundee
Pro-Quest
Salary: 50000-70000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago