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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Developer
UK
Rank 730 789 809
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 115 158 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 108 149 125
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
80971 96613 101461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67216 81083 84427
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 £69,500 £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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 24 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 19 January 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 +28 115 £50,000 +11.11% 19
London +28 101 £51,500 +11.35% 14
City of London - 5 £70,000 - 1
South East - 5 £30,000 - 2
North East - 4 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £40,000 -
Birmingham +1 2 £42,500 +41.66%
West Midlands -2 2 £42,500 -
Brighton - 2 £55,000 -
Fareham - 2 £25,000 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £25,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +29 1 £37,500 -18.91%
Yorkshire +25 1 £37,500 -18.91%
South West +15 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North West -27 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
Oldham - 1 £35,000 -
Oxford - 1 £30,000 -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 - 1
Wakefield - 1 £37,500 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Games
2 134 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (46.37%) TDD
4 98 (39.52%) C#
5 95 (38.31%) JavaScript
6 90 (36.29%) Scrum
7 89 (35.89%) Java
8 78 (31.45%) BDD
9 76 (30.65%) Kanban
9 76 (30.65%) HTML
10 63 (25.40%) .NET
11 62 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 62 (25.00%) MVC
11 62 (25.00%) HTML5
12 61 (24.60%) Web Application Development
13 59 (23.79%) CSS
14 57 (22.98%) ASP.NET
14 57 (22.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (22.18%) Rhino Mocks
15 55 (22.18%) Moq
15 55 (22.18%) NHibernate
15 55 (22.18%) LINQ
15 55 (22.18%) NUnit
15 55 (22.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 55 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 53 (21.37%) Degree
17 50 (20.16%) Spring
18 43 (17.34%) Online Games
19 38 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (14.92%) NoSQL

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 9 (3.63%) Apache
1 9 (3.63%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.42%) Apache TomEE
4 5 (2.02%) JBoss
5 4 (1.61%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.61%) Jetty
5 4 (1.61%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.21%) CMS
6 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.81%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (22.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (14.92%) NoSQL
4 25 (10.08%) MongoDB
5 20 (8.06%) MySQL
6 13 (5.24%) Big Data
7 12 (4.84%) Neo4j
8 8 (3.23%) Hazelcast
8 8 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.61%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.61%) HBase
13 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (22.18%) Moq
1 55 (22.18%) NUnit
1 55 (22.18%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.68%) Maven
4 14 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.24%) gulp
5 13 (5.24%) Jasmine
5 13 (5.24%) Mocha
6 10 (4.03%) Grunt
7 9 (3.63%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.82%) Subversion
9 6 (2.42%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.02%) RSpec
11 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.61%) GoCD
12 3 (1.21%) Bower
12 3 (1.21%) Gradle
13 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 248 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (7.26%) Finance
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Billing
6 4 (1.61%) Automotive
6 4 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.65%) HTML
2 63 (25.40%) .NET
3 62 (25.00%) HTML5
4 59 (23.79%) CSS
5 57 (22.98%) ASP.NET
5 57 (22.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 55 (22.18%) LINQ
6 55 (22.18%) NHibernate
7 50 (20.16%) Spring
8 29 (11.69%) .NET Framework
8 29 (11.69%) AngularJS
9 28 (11.29%) WCF
10 27 (10.89%) Silverlight
10 27 (10.89%) WPF
10 27 (10.89%) XML
11 25 (10.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 23 (9.27%) ActiveMQ
13 18 (7.26%) REST
14 17 (6.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.34%) Online Games
2 21 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.85%) Animation
4 15 (6.05%) Client/Server
4 15 (6.05%) Mobile Games
5 14 (5.65%) Social Media
6 12 (4.84%) Mathematics
6 12 (4.84%) Online Gambling
7 6 (2.42%) iPhone
7 6 (2.42%) User Experience
8 5 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.02%) Fintech
8 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.02%) Social Gaming
9 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.61%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (1.21%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.21%) iPad
10 3 (1.21%) Physics
11 2 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.89%) Linux
2 19 (7.66%) Android
3 18 (7.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (46.37%) TDD
3 90 (36.29%) Scrum
4 78 (31.45%) BDD
5 76 (30.65%) Kanban
6 62 (25.00%) MVC
7 61 (24.60%) Web Application Development
8 38 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (11.69%) OO
10 28 (11.29%) OOP
11 25 (10.08%) Software Engineering
11 25 (10.08%) Web Development
12 20 (8.06%) DevOps
12 20 (8.06%) Game Development
12 20 (8.06%) Microservices
12 20 (8.06%) Multithreading
13 18 (7.26%) Front End Development
14 15 (6.05%) Concurrent Programming
14 15 (6.05%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.65%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 98 (39.52%) C#
2 95 (38.31%) JavaScript
3 89 (35.89%) Java
4 32 (12.90%) C++
5 27 (10.89%) VB.NET
6 20 (8.06%) Python
7 19 (7.66%) Scala
8 16 (6.45%) SQL
9 15 (6.05%) TypeScript
10 11 (4.44%) PHP
11 8 (3.23%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.23%) Ruby
12 7 (2.82%) ES6
13 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.61%) C
14 4 (1.61%) Lua
15 3 (1.21%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.81%) HLSL
17 1 (0.40%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 53 (21.37%) Degree
2 27 (10.89%) MCAD
2 27 (10.89%) MCP
2 27 (10.89%) MCSD
2 27 (10.89%) MCTS
2 27 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) QA
System Software
1 16 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (4.84%) Facebook
2 5 (2.02%) Google
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle
4 3 (1.21%) Adobe
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.81%) Apple
5 2 (0.81%) Intel
5 2 (0.81%) Perforce
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.40%) RedGate
6 1 (0.40%) Samsung
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