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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 767 818 772
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 167 132 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 156 124 157
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 28 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 8 February 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 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 +34 164 £45,000 +5.88% 30
London +40 137 £45,500 +7.05% 20
East of England +5 8 £65,000 +73.33%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £65,000 -
Cambridge - 8 £65,000 -
North West +22 7 £40,000 - 2
Brentford - 7 £37,500 -
Preston - 7 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -18 5 £36,250 +20.83% 6
South East +12 3 £25,000 -50.00% 1
West Yorkshire +11 3 £47,500 -2.56%
Leeds +7 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Yorkshire +6 3 £47,500 -2.56%
Warwickshire - 3 £42,500 - 4
City of London +48 2 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Rugby - 2 £42,500 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £30,000 - 1
Devon +5 1 £45,000 -
Scotland +1 1 - -
South West 0 1 £45,000 -
Dundee -16 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £22,500 -
Kent - 1 £47,500 - 1
Horsham - 1 £22,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - - 3
Brighton - 1 £25,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 366 (100.00%) Games
2 181 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (48.36%) JavaScript
4 172 (46.99%) TDD
5 147 (40.16%) Java
6 143 (39.07%) HTML
7 130 (35.52%) C#
8 124 (33.88%) Scrum
9 122 (33.33%) Online Games
10 119 (32.51%) HTML5
11 118 (32.24%) CSS
12 102 (27.87%) BDD
13 98 (26.78%) MVC
14 95 (25.96%) .NET
15 91 (24.86%) SQL Server
15 91 (24.86%) Kanban
16 87 (23.77%) ASP.NET
17 83 (22.68%) Spring
18 82 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
19 81 (22.13%) Web Application Development
19 81 (22.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 75 (20.49%) SQL Server 2014
21 68 (18.58%) Degree
22 63 (17.21%) Maven
23 62 (16.94%) MongoDB
24 61 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
24 61 (16.67%) Moq
24 61 (16.67%) NUnit
25 60 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
26 59 (16.12%) NoSQL

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 46 (12.57%) Node.js
2 13 (3.55%) Apache
3 9 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.37%) Apache TomEE
4 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.09%) Confluence
6 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Jetty
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.37%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (2.19%) Google App Engine
3 6 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (1.64%) PaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) HTTP
2 8 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 75 (20.49%) SQL Server 2014
3 62 (16.94%) MongoDB
4 59 (16.12%) NoSQL
5 36 (9.84%) Neo4j
6 32 (8.74%) Hazelcast
7 31 (8.47%) MySQL
8 13 (3.55%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.91%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.64%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.09%) Big Data
12 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.82%) Redis
14 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.27%) Flink
15 1 (0.27%) Impala
15 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 63 (17.21%) Maven
2 61 (16.67%) Moq
2 61 (16.67%) NUnit
2 61 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 43 (11.75%) Git (software)
4 31 (8.47%) Grunt
5 23 (6.28%) Subversion
6 17 (4.64%) JUnit
7 16 (4.37%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.28%) Jasmine
9 10 (2.73%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.19%) gulp
10 8 (2.19%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.64%) MSTest
12 5 (1.37%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.37%) Selenium
13 4 (1.09%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.09%) JIRA
13 4 (1.09%) Mockito
14 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 366 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (3.28%) iGaming
3 8 (2.19%) Law
4 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.55%) Back Office
5 2 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.27%) Finance
6 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (39.07%) HTML
2 119 (32.51%) HTML5
3 118 (32.24%) CSS
4 95 (25.96%) .NET
5 87 (23.77%) ASP.NET
6 83 (22.68%) Spring
7 82 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 81 (22.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 56 (15.30%) XML
10 55 (15.03%) LINQ
10 55 (15.03%) NHibernate
11 53 (14.48%) ActiveMQ
12 51 (13.93%) CSS3
13 50 (13.66%) JDBC
14 40 (10.93%) JSP
15 38 (10.38%) Apache Camel
16 36 (9.84%) jQuery
17 32 (8.74%) RESTful
17 32 (8.74%) WCF
17 32 (8.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (33.33%) Online Games
2 30 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.28%) N-Tier
4 20 (5.46%) Mobile Games
5 17 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.55%) User Experience
7 12 (3.28%) Social Media
8 6 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.09%) Animation
9 4 (1.09%) Social Gaming
9 4 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.09%) Xbox
10 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.82%) Flash Games
10 3 (0.82%) Online Gambling
10 3 (0.82%) Social Network
10 3 (0.82%) W3C
11 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.30%) Linux
2 27 (7.38%) Apple iOS
3 25 (6.83%) Android
4 14 (3.83%) Windows
5 5 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (46.99%) TDD
3 124 (33.88%) Scrum
4 102 (27.87%) BDD
5 98 (26.78%) MVC
6 91 (24.86%) Kanban
7 81 (22.13%) Web Application Development
8 60 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (15.30%) Game Development
10 55 (15.03%) Software Engineering
11 49 (13.39%) Front End Development
12 47 (12.84%) OO
13 39 (10.66%) OOP
14 26 (7.10%) Dependency Injection
15 19 (5.19%) Concurrent Programming
15 19 (5.19%) Multithreading
16 15 (4.10%) SDLC
17 14 (3.83%) Mentoring
17 14 (3.83%) Mobile Development
18 13 (3.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (48.36%) JavaScript
2 147 (40.16%) Java
3 130 (35.52%) C#
4 58 (15.85%) PHP
5 42 (11.48%) C++
6 30 (8.20%) Python
7 26 (7.10%) VB.NET
8 23 (6.28%) ActionScript
9 16 (4.37%) SQL
10 12 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.01%) Lua
12 8 (2.19%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.64%) Erlang
13 6 (1.64%) F#
13 6 (1.64%) Scala
14 3 (0.82%) Clojure
14 3 (0.82%) Haskell
14 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.55%) C
15 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 68 (18.58%) Degree
2 27 (7.38%) MCAD
2 27 (7.38%) MCP
2 27 (7.38%) MCSD
2 27 (7.38%) MCTS
2 27 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (6.83%) Google
2 17 (4.64%) Facebook
3 11 (3.01%) Sun
4 6 (1.64%) Oracle
4 6 (1.64%) PayPal
5 5 (1.37%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.82%) Sony
6 3 (0.82%) Splunk
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe
7 1 (0.27%) IBM
7 1 (0.27%) Sencha
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