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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 724 795 731
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 194 156 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 183 130 253
Median salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 May 2016 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 31 May 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 +65 188 £47,500 +11.76% 23
London +97 183 £47,500 +5.55% 21
City of London +49 9 £37,500 -37.50% 1
North West +19 3 £31,500 -18.70% 2
Manchester +4 2 £30,000 -20.00% 1
East of England +6 1 - -
Dundee +5 1 - -
Wales +4 1 £30,000 -25.00%
South Wales +3 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £32,500 -42.22%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £30,000 -
Oldham - 1 £28,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £42,500 - 1

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Games
2 183 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (44.85%) JavaScript
4 140 (36.94%) C#
5 137 (36.15%) Java
6 130 (34.30%) TDD
7 125 (32.98%) HTML
8 106 (27.97%) CSS
9 97 (25.59%) Online Games
10 96 (25.33%) .NET
10 96 (25.33%) HTML5
11 94 (24.80%) Scrum
12 77 (20.32%) MVC
13 76 (20.05%) BDD
14 75 (19.79%) Spring
15 72 (19.00%) ASP.NET
16 69 (18.21%) SQL Server
16 69 (18.21%) Game Development
17 67 (17.68%) Kanban
18 65 (17.15%) C++
19 64 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (16.89%) MongoDB
20 63 (16.62%) Degree
21 61 (16.09%) Web Application Development
21 61 (16.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 60 (15.83%) Software Engineering
23 59 (15.57%) SQL Server 2014
24 58 (15.30%) LINQ
25 56 (14.78%) PHP
26 54 (14.25%) NUnit

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 33 (8.71%) Node.js
2 9 (2.37%) Apache
3 8 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.32%) Apache TomEE
5 5 (1.32%) Confluence
6 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.79%) CMS
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.53%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Magento
1 2 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.64%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (2.37%) PaaS
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.96%) Internet
2 3 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.21%) SQL Server
2 64 (16.89%) MongoDB
3 59 (15.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 52 (13.72%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.60%) Neo4j
6 19 (5.01%) MySQL
7 11 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.90%) Redis
8 10 (2.64%) Apache Hive
9 9 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.37%) Couchbase
9 9 (2.37%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.06%) Big Data
13 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (14.25%) Moq
1 54 (14.25%) NUnit
1 54 (14.25%) Rhino Mocks
2 46 (12.14%) Maven
3 36 (9.50%) Git (software)
4 24 (6.33%) Grunt
5 21 (5.54%) Subversion
6 10 (2.64%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.37%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.85%) gulp
8 7 (1.85%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.58%) Selenium
10 5 (1.32%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.32%) JIRA
10 5 (1.32%) JUnit
11 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.06%) webpack
12 3 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.79%) Babel
12 3 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 379 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (2.37%) Finance
3 7 (1.85%) Banking
4 5 (1.32%) iGaming
5 4 (1.06%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (32.98%) HTML
2 106 (27.97%) CSS
3 96 (25.33%) .NET
3 96 (25.33%) HTML5
4 75 (19.79%) Spring
5 72 (19.00%) ASP.NET
6 64 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (16.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 58 (15.30%) LINQ
9 52 (13.72%) NHibernate
10 42 (11.08%) CSS3
11 38 (10.03%) Web Services
11 38 (10.03%) XML
12 37 (9.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 33 (8.71%) ActiveMQ
13 33 (8.71%) jQuery
14 32 (8.44%) .NET Framework
15 31 (8.18%) Apache Camel
16 28 (7.39%) WCF
16 28 (7.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (25.59%) Online Games
2 47 (12.40%) Mobile Games
3 23 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.96%) Social Media
5 14 (3.69%) Mathematics
5 14 (3.69%) N-Tier
6 12 (3.17%) Animation
7 11 (2.90%) Social Gaming
8 10 (2.64%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.37%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.11%) User Experience
11 7 (1.85%) Online Gambling
12 4 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.79%) iPad
13 3 (0.79%) Social Network
14 2 (0.53%) 3D Printing
14 2 (0.53%) Browser Games
14 2 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.35%) Apple iOS
2 38 (10.03%) Linux
3 35 (9.23%) Android
4 5 (1.32%) CentOS
5 4 (1.06%) Windows
6 2 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (34.30%) TDD
3 94 (24.80%) Scrum
4 77 (20.32%) MVC
5 76 (20.05%) BDD
6 69 (18.21%) Game Development
7 67 (17.68%) Kanban
8 61 (16.09%) Web Application Development
9 60 (15.83%) Software Engineering
10 36 (9.50%) Front End Development
10 36 (9.50%) Mobile Development
11 34 (8.97%) OO
12 32 (8.44%) OOP
13 30 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (7.12%) Multithreading
15 24 (6.33%) iOS Development
16 23 (6.07%) Concurrent Programming
17 20 (5.28%) Android Development
18 15 (3.96%) Web Development
19 14 (3.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 170 (44.85%) JavaScript
2 140 (36.94%) C#
3 137 (36.15%) Java
4 65 (17.15%) C++
5 56 (14.78%) PHP
6 41 (10.82%) Python
7 29 (7.65%) ActionScript
8 26 (6.86%) VB.NET
9 23 (6.07%) SQL
10 17 (4.49%) ActionScript 3.0
11 16 (4.22%) C
12 10 (2.64%) Clojure
12 10 (2.64%) Scala
13 9 (2.37%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.11%) ECMAScript
14 8 (2.11%) F#
15 7 (1.85%) Erlang
15 7 (1.85%) Haskell
16 5 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (16.62%) Degree
2 25 (6.60%) MCAD
2 25 (6.60%) MCP
2 25 (6.60%) MCSD
2 25 (6.60%) MCTS
2 25 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Ansible
2 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.26%) Mesos
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (5.54%) Google
2 12 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.90%) Facebook
4 9 (2.37%) PayPal
5 5 (1.32%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle
7 2 (0.53%) Zend
8 1 (0.26%) Apple
8 1 (0.26%) Maxymiser
8 1 (0.26%) Perforce
8 1 (0.26%) Sony
8 1 (0.26%) Splunk
8 1 (0.26%) Tableau
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