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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Developer
UK
Rank 758 768 827
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 105 185 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 98 169 128
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -

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
81292 97227 103350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67466 81440 85098
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 27 February 2017 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 17 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +7 104 £50,000 +5.26% 19
London -10 89 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South East +54 6 £41,250 +73.68% 1
City of London +27 5 £70,000 +47.36%
Yorkshire +32 4 £55,000 +120.00%
West Midlands +31 4 £22,500 -47.05% 4
Birmingham - 4 £22,500 - 3
East Sussex +7 2 £55,000 +120.00%
Brighton +1 2 £55,000 +120.00%
Fareham - 2 £25,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £25,000 -
South West +21 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Kent +14 1 £32,500 -2.98%
Surrey - 1 £50,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
Staines - 1 £50,000 -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Games
2 119 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (47.23%) TDD
4 94 (40.00%) C#
5 87 (37.02%) Java
6 85 (36.17%) Scrum
7 81 (34.47%) JavaScript
8 78 (33.19%) Kanban
9 74 (31.49%) BDD
10 71 (30.21%) HTML
11 65 (27.66%) HTML5
12 63 (26.81%) .NET
12 63 (26.81%) SQL Server
13 59 (25.11%) Web Application Development
14 57 (24.26%) MVC
15 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET
15 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 56 (23.83%) SQL Server 2014
16 55 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 55 (23.40%) Rhino Mocks
16 55 (23.40%) Moq
16 55 (23.40%) LINQ
16 55 (23.40%) NHibernate
16 55 (23.40%) NUnit
17 53 (22.55%) Degree
18 52 (22.13%) CSS
19 42 (17.87%) Spring
20 37 (15.74%) C++
21 36 (15.32%) Online Games
22 33 (14.04%) Continuous Integration

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 10 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.40%) Apache
2 8 (3.40%) MQSeries
2 8 (3.40%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.55%) Apache TomEE
4 5 (2.13%) JBoss
5 2 (0.85%) CMS
5 2 (0.85%) nginx
5 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (3.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (26.81%) SQL Server
2 56 (23.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (12.77%) NoSQL
4 21 (8.94%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.38%) Big Data
5 15 (6.38%) Neo4j
6 13 (5.53%) MySQL
7 10 (4.26%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.40%) Apache Hive
8 8 (3.40%) HBase
9 7 (2.98%) Hazelcast
10 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.70%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (23.40%) Moq
1 55 (23.40%) NUnit
1 55 (23.40%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (11.06%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.36%) Maven
4 13 (5.53%) Jasmine
4 13 (5.53%) Mocha
5 10 (4.26%) Grunt
5 10 (4.26%) gulp
5 10 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.40%) Mercurial
7 5 (2.13%) Subversion
8 1 (0.43%) Gradle
8 1 (0.43%) JUnit
8 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 235 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (6.38%) Finance
3 8 (3.40%) Banking
4 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.70%) Automotive
5 4 (1.70%) Marketing
5 4 (1.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.21%) HTML
2 65 (27.66%) HTML5
3 63 (26.81%) .NET
4 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET
4 56 (23.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 55 (23.40%) LINQ
5 55 (23.40%) NHibernate
6 52 (22.13%) CSS
7 42 (17.87%) Spring
8 30 (12.77%) .NET Framework
9 28 (11.91%) XML
10 26 (11.06%) Silverlight
10 26 (11.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 26 (11.06%) WCF
10 26 (11.06%) WPF
11 23 (9.79%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (6.81%) CSS3
13 14 (5.96%) Pixi.js
14 13 (5.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.32%) Online Games
2 21 (8.94%) Animation
3 19 (8.09%) Client/Server
4 18 (7.66%) Computer Science
5 16 (6.81%) Mobile Games
5 16 (6.81%) Online Gambling
6 10 (4.26%) Social Media
7 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.13%) Fintech
8 4 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.70%) iPhone
8 4 (1.70%) Social Gaming
9 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.85%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.85%) HTC Vive
10 2 (0.85%) iPad
10 2 (0.85%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (0.85%) Pricing Data
10 2 (0.85%) User Experience
10 2 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.38%) Android
1 15 (6.38%) Linux
2 10 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.28%) Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.23%) TDD
3 85 (36.17%) Scrum
4 78 (33.19%) Kanban
5 74 (31.49%) BDD
6 59 (25.11%) Web Application Development
7 57 (24.26%) MVC
8 33 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (10.21%) Microservices
9 24 (10.21%) OO
10 22 (9.36%) OOP
11 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 19 (8.09%) DevOps
12 19 (8.09%) Web Development
13 18 (7.66%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.23%) Front End Development
15 16 (6.81%) Mobile Development
15 16 (6.81%) Multithreading
16 15 (6.38%) Game Development
16 15 (6.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.00%) C#
2 87 (37.02%) Java
3 81 (34.47%) JavaScript
4 37 (15.74%) C++
5 26 (11.06%) VB.NET
6 22 (9.36%) Scala
7 20 (8.51%) SQL
8 16 (6.81%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.96%) Python
10 13 (5.53%) C
11 11 (4.68%) PHP
12 6 (2.55%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.55%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.13%) ES6
13 5 (2.13%) Lua
14 3 (1.28%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.85%) HLSL
15 2 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (22.55%) Degree
2 28 (11.91%) MCAD
2 28 (11.91%) MCP
2 28 (11.91%) MCSD
2 28 (11.91%) MCTS
2 28 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (4.68%) Facebook
2 9 (3.83%) Google
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.85%) Adobe
4 2 (0.85%) Apple
4 2 (0.85%) IBM
4 2 (0.85%) Intel
4 2 (0.85%) Perforce
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.43%) RedGate
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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