The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 858 795 841
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 49 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.068% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.072% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 36 70 57
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +39.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 2014 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 21 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 29 July 2014. 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 -71 47 £45,000 -7.69% 5
London -40 28 £45,000 -10.00% 2
City of London -30 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Manchester +11 5 £35,000 -
North West -11 5 £35,000 -
North East - 5 - -
Northumberland - 5 - -
West Midlands +3 4 - - 1
Leamington Spa - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 - - 1
South East -1 3 £50,000 +100.00%
Guildford - 3 £50,000 -
Surrey - 3 £50,000 -
Dundee - 2 £32,500 -
Scotland - 2 £32,500 -
South West -11 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -38 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Yorkshire -48 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Bath - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 60 (48.78%) Android
3 53 (43.09%) C++
4 52 (42.28%) Game Development
5 48 (39.02%) JavaScript
6 41 (33.33%) OO
7 40 (32.52%) HTML
7 40 (32.52%) Apple iOS
8 39 (31.71%) Mobile Games
9 36 (29.27%) Linux
9 36 (29.27%) HTML5
10 32 (26.02%) CSS
11 26 (21.14%) Time Management
12 25 (20.33%) Java
13 23 (18.70%) CSS3
13 23 (18.70%) HTML5 Canvas
14 22 (17.89%) iPhone
15 20 (16.26%) Python
15 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
15 20 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (15.45%) Scrum
16 19 (15.45%) Redis
17 18 (14.63%) Sass
17 18 (14.63%) Scala
17 18 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (13.82%) Degree
18 17 (13.82%) Animation
18 17 (13.82%) 3D Graphics
19 15 (12.20%) Mathematics
19 15 (12.20%) Lua

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (11.38%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.32%) Node.js
3 5 (4.07%) Tornado
3 5 (4.07%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) Redis
2 14 (11.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 12 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.13%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.32%) Couchbase
6 6 (4.88%) MySQL
7 4 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.63%) Big Data
9 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.81%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) Grunt
4 2 (1.63%) Bower
4 2 (1.63%) Mocha
4 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.81%) Xcode
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 123 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (0.81%) Marketing
2 1 (0.81%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.52%) HTML
2 36 (29.27%) HTML5
3 32 (26.02%) CSS
4 23 (18.70%) CSS3
4 23 (18.70%) HTML5 Canvas
5 18 (14.63%) Sass
6 12 (9.76%) OpenGL
7 10 (8.13%) Ajax
8 9 (7.32%) Middleware
9 8 (6.50%) Flash
10 7 (5.69%) Web Services
10 7 (5.69%) XML
10 7 (5.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 6 (4.88%) DirectX
11 6 (4.88%) Qt
12 5 (4.07%) CherryPy
12 5 (4.07%) Memcached
12 5 (4.07%) Twisted
12 5 (4.07%) gevent
12 5 (4.07%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.71%) Mobile Games
2 22 (17.89%) iPhone
3 17 (13.82%) 3D Graphics
3 17 (13.82%) Animation
4 15 (12.20%) Mathematics
5 13 (10.57%) Physics
6 12 (9.76%) Computer Science
7 10 (8.13%) iPad
7 10 (8.13%) Xbox
8 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
9 6 (4.88%) Online Games
10 4 (3.25%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (2.44%) Social Gaming
12 2 (1.63%) Flash Games
12 2 (1.63%) Social Network
13 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (48.78%) Android
2 40 (32.52%) Apple iOS
3 36 (29.27%) Linux
4 14 (11.38%) Windows
4 14 (11.38%) CentOS
4 14 (11.38%) Debian
4 14 (11.38%) Ubuntu
5 10 (8.13%) UNIX
6 5 (4.07%) FreeBSD
6 5 (4.07%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.28%) Game Development
2 41 (33.33%) OO
3 26 (21.14%) Time Management
4 20 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (15.45%) Scrum
6 14 (11.38%) DevOps
7 11 (8.94%) OOP
8 10 (8.13%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.13%) Multithreading
9 8 (6.50%) TDD
10 5 (4.07%) 3D Modelling
10 5 (4.07%) Android Development
10 5 (4.07%) iOS Development
10 5 (4.07%) 3D Animation
11 3 (2.44%) MVC
12 2 (1.63%) Web Development
12 2 (1.63%) 3D Programming
12 2 (1.63%) Mobile Application Development
13 1 (0.81%) Automation Testing
13 1 (0.81%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.09%) C++
2 48 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 25 (20.33%) Java
4 20 (16.26%) Python
5 18 (14.63%) Scala
6 15 (12.20%) Lua
7 14 (11.38%) Ruby
7 14 (11.38%) ActionScript
8 12 (9.76%) ActionScript 3.0
9 11 (8.94%) C
9 11 (8.94%) C#
10 9 (7.32%) Objective-C
11 7 (5.69%) SQL
12 6 (4.88%) GLSL
13 5 (4.07%) Erlang
13 5 (4.07%) Perl
13 5 (4.07%) PowerHouse
14 4 (3.25%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (1.63%) R
15 2 (1.63%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) Puppet
1 14 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (11.38%) logstash
2 5 (4.07%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (6.50%) Twitter
2 6 (4.88%) Sony
3 2 (1.63%) Facebook
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