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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 826 811 842
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 40 64 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.061% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.065% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 39 60 44
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 January 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 18 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 January 2015. 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 -9 38 £42,500 -5.55% 8
London -23 27 £42,500 -12.82% 5
Leeds +13 4 £42,500 +21.42%
West Yorkshire -5 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Yorkshire -6 4 £42,500 +21.42%
West Midlands -11 3 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland +10 2 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London -2 2 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £35,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,500 - 1
Derby - 2 £35,000 -
Dudley - 2 £32,500 - 1
Dundee - 2 £32,500 -
North West -2 1 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Manchester -4 1 £36,500 +21.66% 1
South West -21 1 £45,000 +80.00%
Devon - 1 £45,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 82 (100.00%) Games
2 51 (62.20%) HTML
3 50 (60.98%) HTML5
4 39 (47.56%) Game Development
4 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (41.46%) Mobile Games
6 30 (36.59%) Apple iOS
7 29 (35.37%) Android
8 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (26.83%) C#
10 21 (25.61%) CSS
10 21 (25.61%) Flash
11 20 (24.39%) ActionScript
11 20 (24.39%) Degree
11 20 (24.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 18 (21.95%) ActionScript 3.0
12 18 (21.95%) Node.js
12 18 (21.95%) C++
13 17 (20.73%) Java
13 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
14 15 (18.29%) iPad
14 15 (18.29%) CSS3
14 15 (18.29%) HTML5 Canvas
15 14 (17.07%) Lua
15 14 (17.07%) Online Games
15 14 (17.07%) Web Development
16 12 (14.63%) TDD
16 12 (14.63%) OO
16 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
17 11 (13.41%) Animation

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 18 (21.95%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Maya
1 1 (1.22%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.22%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.20%) Mocha
2 10 (12.20%) Jasmine
2 10 (12.20%) Grunt
2 10 (12.20%) Bower
3 4 (4.88%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) Maven
5 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.22%) Redmine
5 1 (1.22%) Hudson
5 1 (1.22%) Gerrit
General
1 82 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (62.20%) HTML
2 50 (60.98%) HTML5
3 21 (25.61%) CSS
3 21 (25.61%) Flash
4 20 (24.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 15 (18.29%) CSS3
5 15 (18.29%) HTML5 Canvas
6 10 (12.20%) RESTful
6 10 (12.20%) Sass
6 10 (12.20%) LESS
6 10 (12.20%) WebSockets
6 10 (12.20%) WebKit
6 10 (12.20%) Backbone.js
6 10 (12.20%) Web Services
7 6 (7.32%) WebGL
7 6 (7.32%) JSON
8 3 (3.66%) XML
8 3 (3.66%) REST
9 2 (2.44%) Unreal Engine
10 1 (1.22%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.46%) Mobile Games
2 15 (18.29%) iPad
3 14 (17.07%) Online Games
4 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
5 11 (13.41%) Animation
6 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
7 6 (7.32%) Flash Games
7 6 (7.32%) Mathematics
8 5 (6.10%) User Experience
9 2 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.22%) Arduino
10 1 (1.22%) Social Gaming
10 1 (1.22%) Open Source
10 1 (1.22%) Psychology
10 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.22%) iPhone
10 1 (1.22%) 3D Printing
10 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Apple iOS
2 29 (35.37%) Android
3 3 (3.66%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.22%) Debian
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Game Development
2 28 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.07%) Web Development
4 12 (14.63%) TDD
4 12 (14.63%) OO
5 10 (12.20%) OOP
6 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.54%) Android Development
7 7 (8.54%) iOS Development
8 6 (7.32%) Scrum
9 5 (6.10%) Time Management
10 4 (4.88%) Analytics
10 4 (4.88%) Workflow
10 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.66%) Mobile Application Development
12 2 (2.44%) Rapid Prototyping
13 1 (1.22%) DevOps
13 1 (1.22%) B2B
13 1 (1.22%) Software Architecture
13 1 (1.22%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (47.56%) JavaScript
2 22 (26.83%) C#
3 20 (24.39%) ActionScript
4 18 (21.95%) ActionScript 3.0
4 18 (21.95%) C++
5 17 (20.73%) Java
6 14 (17.07%) Lua
7 8 (9.76%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.88%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) Ruby
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
9 1 (1.22%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Graphite
1 1 (1.22%) logstash
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (3.66%) Facebook
2 1 (1.22%) Google
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe
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