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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 864 818 817
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 30 59 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.055% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.059% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 26 50 69
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.14%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 13 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 22 September 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 -25 27 £45,000 - 3
London -23 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West -25 5 £23,500 -35.61% 1
City of London -20 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Somerset - 4 £25,000 -
Bath - 4 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire -40 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire -52 3 £45,000 +33.33%
Dundee - 3 £32,500 -
Leeds - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 3 £32,500 -
Plymouth - 1 £22,000 -
Devon - 1 £22,000 - 1

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 99 (100.00%) Games
2 43 (43.43%) JavaScript
2 43 (43.43%) Game Development
3 42 (42.42%) HTML
4 40 (40.40%) C++
4 40 (40.40%) Android
5 38 (38.38%) HTML5
6 34 (34.34%) OO
7 31 (31.31%) Mobile Games
7 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (29.29%) Linux
9 26 (26.26%) CSS
10 24 (24.24%) Apple iOS
11 23 (23.23%) Time Management
12 22 (22.22%) Python
13 21 (21.21%) CSS3
13 21 (21.21%) HTML5 Canvas
14 19 (19.19%) Java
15 18 (18.18%) Degree
16 16 (16.16%) iPhone
16 16 (16.16%) ActionScript
16 16 (16.16%) Scrum
17 15 (15.15%) ActionScript 3.0
18 14 (14.14%) Flash
18 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
18 14 (14.14%) Animation
19 13 (13.13%) OOP
19 13 (13.13%) Node.js
19 13 (13.13%) Sass
20 12 (12.12%) Redis

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 13 (13.13%) Node.js
2 7 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.05%) nginx
3 5 (5.05%) Tornado
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) Redis
1 12 (12.12%) MongoDB
2 10 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 9 (9.09%) Couchbase
4 7 (7.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (6.06%) MySQL
6 4 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.02%) Big Data
7 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.01%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.01%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.04%) Grunt
4 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.03%) Bower
4 3 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.03%) Mocha
5 2 (2.02%) Maven
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.01%) Hudson
General
1 99 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.42%) HTML
2 38 (38.38%) HTML5
3 26 (26.26%) CSS
4 21 (21.21%) CSS3
4 21 (21.21%) HTML5 Canvas
5 14 (14.14%) Flash
6 13 (13.13%) Sass
7 8 (8.08%) OpenGL
8 7 (7.07%) Web Services
8 7 (7.07%) XML
8 7 (7.07%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (6.06%) Qt
10 5 (5.05%) CherryPy
10 5 (5.05%) Middleware
10 5 (5.05%) Twisted
10 5 (5.05%) Memcached
10 5 (5.05%) gevent
10 5 (5.05%) ZeroMQ
10 5 (5.05%) Ember.js
11 4 (4.04%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.31%) Mobile Games
2 16 (16.16%) iPhone
3 14 (14.14%) Animation
4 11 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (10.10%) Mobile App
5 10 (10.10%) Online Games
6 8 (8.08%) iPad
7 6 (6.06%) Xbox
8 5 (5.05%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.05%) Physics
9 3 (3.03%) Flash Games
10 2 (2.02%) Social Gaming
11 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 1 (1.01%) Social Network
11 1 (1.01%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.40%) Android
2 29 (29.29%) Linux
3 24 (24.24%) Apple iOS
4 10 (10.10%) UNIX
4 10 (10.10%) Windows
5 7 (7.07%) Ubuntu
5 7 (7.07%) CentOS
5 7 (7.07%) Debian
6 5 (5.05%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.05%) FreeBSD
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Game Development
2 34 (34.34%) OO
3 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.23%) Time Management
5 16 (16.16%) Scrum
6 13 (13.13%) OOP
7 10 (10.10%) TDD
8 8 (8.08%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.07%) DevOps
10 6 (6.06%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.05%) 3D Modelling
11 5 (5.05%) 3D Animation
11 5 (5.05%) Android Development
11 5 (5.05%) iOS Development
11 5 (5.05%) Mobile Application Development
12 4 (4.04%) Mentoring
13 3 (3.03%) Web Development
13 3 (3.03%) MVC
14 1 (1.01%) Automated Testing
14 1 (1.01%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.43%) JavaScript
2 40 (40.40%) C++
3 22 (22.22%) Python
4 19 (19.19%) Java
5 16 (16.16%) ActionScript
6 15 (15.15%) ActionScript 3.0
7 12 (12.12%) Lua
8 11 (11.11%) Scala
9 10 (10.10%) C
10 9 (9.09%) C#
11 7 (7.07%) Ruby
11 7 (7.07%) SQL
12 6 (6.06%) GLSL
12 6 (6.06%) Objective-C
13 5 (5.05%) PowerHouse
13 5 (5.05%) Perl
14 4 (4.04%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (2.02%) R
15 2 (2.02%) Erlang
16 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Puppet
1 7 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.07%) logstash
2 5 (5.05%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (8.08%) Twitter
2 6 (6.06%) Sony
3 1 (1.01%) Facebook
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