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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 778 776 798
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 133 188 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 123 160 160
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 22 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 25 September 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
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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 +1 133 £45,000 +12.50% 20
London +8 104 £48,750 +8.33% 15
West Midlands +5 18 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Birmingham -6 12 £41,250 +17.85% 1
City of London +53 5 £67,500 +50.00%
South East +38 5 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Staffordshire +9 5 £50,000 -37.50%
North West +7 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Manchester - 4 £28,750 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -4 3 £52,500 -34.37%
Lichfield - 2 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey - 2 £67,500 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +18 1 £60,000 +33.33%
East of England +4 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
St Albans - 1 £60,000 -
Reading - 1 £42,500 -
Chester - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 299 (99.01%) Games
2 162 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (51.99%) JavaScript
4 122 (40.40%) C#
5 112 (37.09%) HTML
6 99 (32.78%) TDD
7 83 (27.48%) CSS
8 82 (27.15%) Scrum
8 82 (27.15%) HTML5
9 81 (26.82%) Java
10 79 (26.16%) .NET
11 74 (24.50%) MVC
12 69 (22.85%) Online Games
13 67 (22.19%) BDD
14 61 (20.20%) Kanban
15 60 (19.87%) ASP.NET
16 59 (19.54%) SQL Server
17 58 (19.21%) LINQ
18 56 (18.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 56 (18.54%) Web Application Development
19 55 (18.21%) Degree
20 53 (17.55%) NUnit
21 52 (17.22%) NHibernate
21 52 (17.22%) Rhino Mocks
21 52 (17.22%) Moq
21 52 (17.22%) SQL Server 2014
21 52 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 50 (16.56%) C++
23 43 (14.24%) Game Development
24 41 (13.58%) Spring

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 8 (2.65%) CMS
2 5 (1.66%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.66%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.32%) Apache
3 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.32%) GlassFish
3 4 (1.32%) Jetty
4 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (0.33%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.33%) Maya
2 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.32%) GitHub
4 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) HTTP
2 3 (0.99%) Internet
2 3 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 52 (17.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 39 (12.91%) MongoDB
3 39 (12.91%) NoSQL
4 27 (8.94%) MySQL
5 11 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.32%) Neo4j
6 7 (2.32%) Redis
7 6 (1.99%) Big Data
8 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.99%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.33%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (17.55%) NUnit
2 52 (17.22%) Moq
2 52 (17.22%) Rhino Mocks
3 29 (9.60%) Git (software)
4 21 (6.95%) Grunt
5 18 (5.96%) Maven
6 14 (4.64%) gulp
7 13 (4.30%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.64%) Subversion
9 9 (2.98%) RSpec
10 8 (2.65%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.65%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.32%) Bower
13 4 (1.32%) GoCD
14 3 (0.99%) Babel
14 3 (0.99%) Hudson
14 3 (0.99%) JUnit
14 3 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 299 (99.01%) Games
2 17 (5.63%) Finance
3 9 (2.98%) Banking
3 9 (2.98%) Billing
4 4 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (37.09%) HTML
2 83 (27.48%) CSS
3 82 (27.15%) HTML5
4 79 (26.16%) .NET
5 60 (19.87%) ASP.NET
6 58 (19.21%) LINQ
7 56 (18.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 52 (17.22%) NHibernate
9 41 (13.58%) Spring
10 35 (11.59%) .NET Framework
11 34 (11.26%) AngularJS
12 31 (10.26%) jQuery
13 28 (9.27%) CSS3
13 28 (9.27%) WCF
14 27 (8.94%) REST
15 26 (8.61%) Silverlight
15 26 (8.61%) WPF
15 26 (8.61%) XML
16 25 (8.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 69 (22.85%) Online Games
2 28 (9.27%) Mobile Games
3 26 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.62%) Animation
5 18 (5.96%) Mathematics
6 16 (5.30%) Social Media
6 16 (5.30%) User Experience
7 15 (4.97%) 3D Graphics
8 13 (4.30%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.98%) N-Tier
9 9 (2.98%) Online Gambling
9 9 (2.98%) Social Gaming
10 7 (2.32%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.32%) iPad
11 4 (1.32%) iPhone
12 3 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.66%) Browser Games
13 2 (0.66%) Physics
13 2 (0.66%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.91%) Apple iOS
2 33 (10.93%) Linux
3 31 (10.26%) Android
4 6 (1.99%) Windows
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (32.78%) TDD
3 82 (27.15%) Scrum
4 74 (24.50%) MVC
5 67 (22.19%) BDD
6 61 (20.20%) Kanban
7 56 (18.54%) Web Application Development
8 43 (14.24%) Game Development
9 35 (11.59%) OOP
10 34 (11.26%) OO
10 34 (11.26%) Software Engineering
11 33 (10.93%) Front End Development
11 33 (10.93%) Web Development
12 25 (8.28%) Mobile Development
13 23 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (6.29%) iOS Development
15 17 (5.63%) Multithreading
16 12 (3.97%) Android Development
16 12 (3.97%) Concurrent Programming
17 11 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 157 (51.99%) JavaScript
2 122 (40.40%) C#
3 81 (26.82%) Java
4 50 (16.56%) C++
5 34 (11.26%) PHP
6 28 (9.27%) Python
7 26 (8.61%) VB.NET
8 24 (7.95%) SQL
9 19 (6.29%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.97%) Ruby
11 11 (3.64%) Scala
12 9 (2.98%) ActionScript
12 9 (2.98%) C
12 9 (2.98%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.65%) ECMAScript
14 7 (2.32%) ES6
15 5 (1.66%) Groovy
16 4 (1.32%) ActionScript 3.0
16 4 (1.32%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 55 (18.21%) Degree
2 26 (8.61%) MCAD
2 26 (8.61%) MCP
2 26 (8.61%) MCSD
2 26 (8.61%) MCTS
2 26 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) Puppet
2 2 (0.66%) Ansible
2 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.66%) Mesos
2 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.66%) Terraform
3 1 (0.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (1.99%) Facebook
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.66%) Google
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle
3 4 (1.32%) Zend
4 3 (0.99%) Adobe
5 2 (0.66%) Apple
6 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.33%) Maxymiser
6 1 (0.33%) PayPal
6 1 (0.33%) RedGate
6 1 (0.33%) Samsung
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