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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 743 792 743
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 172 176 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 160 144 219
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
94583 105789 113621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79575 87313 92642
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 July 2016 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 20 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 28 July 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 +46 168 £45,000 +12.50% 29
London +95 150 £45,000 +5.88% 18
West Midlands -19 12 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Birmingham -21 8 £45,000 +56.52% 3
City of London +58 7 £57,500 +4.54% 1
South East +15 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Hampshire +6 3 £35,000 -
Southampton 0 3 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -2 3 £27,500 -65.62%
East of England +18 2 £60,000 +20.00%
Lichfield - 2 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire +25 1 £60,000 +26.31%
St Albans +20 1 £60,000 +20.00%
South Wales +3 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Wales +1 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -21 1 £50,000 -37.50%
Surrey - 1 £67,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 - 1

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 374 (99.20%) Games
2 182 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (48.01%) JavaScript
4 148 (39.26%) C#
5 133 (35.28%) HTML
6 114 (30.24%) Java
7 109 (28.91%) TDD
8 105 (27.85%) CSS
9 100 (26.53%) HTML5
10 96 (25.46%) .NET
11 92 (24.40%) Online Games
12 81 (21.49%) Scrum
13 76 (20.16%) MVC
14 75 (19.89%) C++
15 70 (18.57%) Game Development
16 67 (17.77%) ASP.NET
17 66 (17.51%) BDD
18 63 (16.71%) Degree
19 60 (15.92%) SQL Server
20 59 (15.65%) MongoDB
21 58 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
21 58 (15.38%) LINQ
22 57 (15.12%) Kanban
23 56 (14.85%) Spring
23 56 (14.85%) PHP
24 54 (14.32%) Web Application Development
25 53 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
25 53 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 53 (14.06%) NUnit
26 52 (13.79%) Software Engineering

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 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.59%) CMS
2 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.33%) Apache
4 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
5 3 (0.80%) Apache TomEE
5 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.53%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.53%) Jetty
6 2 (0.53%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.27%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (1.33%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.33%) PaaS
5 4 (1.06%) GitHub
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.18%) Internet
2 6 (1.59%) HTTP
3 3 (0.80%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.65%) MongoDB
3 53 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 48 (12.73%) NoSQL
5 29 (7.69%) MySQL
6 15 (3.98%) Neo4j
7 14 (3.71%) Redis
8 10 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.33%) Big Data
12 5 (1.33%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.53%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.27%) Flink
15 1 (0.27%) Impala
15 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 53 (14.06%) NUnit
2 52 (13.79%) Moq
2 52 (13.79%) Rhino Mocks
3 35 (9.28%) Git (software)
4 34 (9.02%) Maven
5 25 (6.63%) Grunt
6 17 (4.51%) Subversion
7 14 (3.71%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.18%) gulp
9 9 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.12%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.33%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.33%) RSpec
13 4 (1.06%) JIRA
13 4 (1.06%) JUnit
13 4 (1.06%) Selenium
13 4 (1.06%) webpack
14 3 (0.80%) Babel
General
1 374 (99.20%) Games
2 11 (2.92%) Finance
3 7 (1.86%) Banking
4 5 (1.33%) Billing
5 4 (1.06%) iGaming
6 3 (0.80%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (35.28%) HTML
2 105 (27.85%) CSS
3 100 (26.53%) HTML5
4 96 (25.46%) .NET
5 67 (17.77%) ASP.NET
6 58 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 58 (15.38%) LINQ
7 56 (14.85%) Spring
8 53 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 52 (13.79%) NHibernate
10 43 (11.41%) Web Services
11 42 (11.14%) CSS3
12 38 (10.08%) XML
13 36 (9.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 35 (9.28%) jQuery
15 34 (9.02%) .NET Framework
16 30 (7.96%) REST
17 29 (7.69%) Node.js
18 28 (7.43%) WCF
19 27 (7.16%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 92 (24.40%) Online Games
2 45 (11.94%) Mobile Games
3 26 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.31%) Animation
4 20 (5.31%) Social Media
5 19 (5.04%) Mathematics
6 14 (3.71%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
8 12 (3.18%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.18%) Social Gaming
8 12 (3.18%) User Experience
9 11 (2.92%) N-Tier
10 10 (2.65%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.53%) 3D Printing
11 2 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.53%) Browser Games
11 2 (0.53%) iPad
11 2 (0.53%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.53%) Xbox
12 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.20%) Apple iOS
2 38 (10.08%) Android
3 35 (9.28%) Linux
4 5 (1.33%) Windows
5 3 (0.80%) CentOS
6 2 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (28.91%) TDD
3 81 (21.49%) Scrum
4 76 (20.16%) MVC
5 70 (18.57%) Game Development
6 66 (17.51%) BDD
7 57 (15.12%) Kanban
8 54 (14.32%) Web Application Development
9 52 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 42 (11.14%) OOP
11 41 (10.88%) Mobile Development
12 38 (10.08%) Front End Development
12 38 (10.08%) OO
13 26 (6.90%) Multithreading
14 23 (6.10%) iOS Development
14 23 (6.10%) Web Development
15 20 (5.31%) Concurrent Programming
15 20 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (5.04%) Android Development
17 14 (3.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 181 (48.01%) JavaScript
2 148 (39.26%) C#
3 114 (30.24%) Java
4 75 (19.89%) C++
5 56 (14.85%) PHP
6 42 (11.14%) Python
7 29 (7.69%) SQL
8 26 (6.90%) VB.NET
9 25 (6.63%) ActionScript
10 18 (4.77%) C
10 18 (4.77%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.45%) ActionScript 3.0
11 13 (3.45%) Scala
12 12 (3.18%) Ruby
13 10 (2.65%) Clojure
14 9 (2.39%) F#
14 9 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 8 (2.12%) ECMAScript
16 7 (1.86%) Erlang
16 7 (1.86%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 63 (16.71%) Degree
2 26 (6.90%) MCAD
2 26 (6.90%) MCP
2 26 (6.90%) MCSD
2 26 (6.90%) MCTS
2 26 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.53%) Ansible
2 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.53%) Mesos
2 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.53%) Terraform
3 1 (0.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 15 (3.98%) Google
2 13 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.65%) Facebook
4 5 (1.33%) PayPal
4 5 (1.33%) Zend
5 4 (1.06%) Adobe
6 3 (0.80%) Terracotta
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle
8 1 (0.27%) Apple
8 1 (0.27%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.27%) Maxymiser
8 1 (0.27%) Perforce
8 1 (0.27%) Sony
8 1 (0.27%) Tableau
West Midlands
Gleeson Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Home working
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Home working
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per day + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Kwalee
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum great progression, working with recognised bra
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 20 days ago