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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 839 877 807
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 54 30 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.026% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.028% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 36 22 57
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £54,750 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £33,750 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 10 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 28 August 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 +31 54 £45,000 - 5
London +44 49 £47,500 +8.57% 1
City of London +29 9 £45,000 +5.88%
West Midlands -5 2 £20,750 - 3
South East - 2 £25,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £25,500 - 1
South West -25 1 £32,500 +47.72%
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Coventry - 1 £20,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £21,500 - 2

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 99 (100.00%) Games
2 45 (45.45%) C++
3 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (33.33%) OO
6 27 (27.27%) Degree
7 26 (26.26%) ActionScript
8 25 (25.25%) HTML
9 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 22 (22.22%) Game Development
10 21 (21.21%) HTML5
10 21 (21.21%) C#
10 21 (21.21%) Mobile Games
11 19 (19.19%) CSS
12 18 (18.18%) Flash
12 18 (18.18%) ActionScript 3.0
12 18 (18.18%) TDD
13 17 (17.17%) Java
14 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (15.15%) Android
16 14 (14.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 13 (13.13%) Apple iOS
17 13 (13.13%) PHP
17 13 (13.13%) Scrum
18 11 (11.11%) Mobile App
18 11 (11.11%) Online Games
18 11 (11.11%) Mathematics
19 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
19 10 (10.10%) MySQL
19 10 (10.10%) Mobile Application Development

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (9.09%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) Maya
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) MySQL
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.01%) Redis
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.05%) IntelliJ
3 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.01%) Moq
4 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.01%) NUnit
4 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 99 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (10.10%) iGaming
3 4 (4.04%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.25%) HTML
2 21 (21.21%) HTML5
3 19 (19.19%) CSS
4 18 (18.18%) Flash
5 14 (14.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 9 (9.09%) XML
7 7 (7.07%) JSON
7 7 (7.07%) jQuery
8 6 (6.06%) CSS3
9 5 (5.05%) PureMVC
9 5 (5.05%) OpenGL
10 4 (4.04%) Middleware
10 4 (4.04%) Adobe AIR
10 4 (4.04%) Stage3D
11 2 (2.02%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (2.02%) cocos2d
11 2 (2.02%) REST
11 2 (2.02%) .NET
12 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
12 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 21 (21.21%) Mobile Games
3 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 11 (11.11%) Online Games
4 11 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 10 (10.10%) Social Gaming
6 8 (8.08%) Physics
6 8 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (8.08%) Algorithms
7 6 (6.06%) Social Network
8 5 (5.05%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (5.05%) Data Structures
9 4 (4.04%) iPad
9 4 (4.04%) Xbox
10 3 (3.03%) User Experience
11 2 (2.02%) Flash Games
12 1 (1.01%) Graphic Design
12 1 (1.01%) E-Learning
12 1 (1.01%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.15%) Android
2 13 (13.13%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.07%) Linux
4 6 (6.06%) UNIX
5 1 (1.01%) Debian
5 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.33%) OO
3 22 (22.22%) Game Development
4 18 (18.18%) TDD
5 13 (13.13%) Scrum
6 10 (10.10%) Mobile Development
6 10 (10.10%) Mobile Application Development
6 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 9 (9.09%) MVC
8 8 (8.08%) Android Development
9 6 (6.06%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.02%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.02%) 3D Programming
10 2 (2.02%) OOP
11 1 (1.01%) UML
11 1 (1.01%) RUP
11 1 (1.01%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.01%) Open Source
11 1 (1.01%) Workflow
11 1 (1.01%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) C++
2 44 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.26%) ActionScript
4 21 (21.21%) C#
5 18 (18.18%) ActionScript 3.0
6 17 (17.17%) Java
7 13 (13.13%) PHP
8 5 (5.05%) SQL
9 4 (4.04%) C
9 4 (4.04%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.03%) Lua
11 1 (1.01%) Scala
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.01%) logstash
1 1 (1.01%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Facebook
2 7 (7.07%) Adobe
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
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