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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 734 827 765
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 203 147 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 189 136 224
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,750 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.42% -12.50%

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median 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 £68,000 £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 5 May 2016 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 26 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 5 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
(Click see detailed
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 +85 201 £47,500 +11.76% 28
London +103 190 £50,000 +11.11% 20
City of London +45 9 £37,500 -33.33% 1
North West +12 6 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Manchester +4 3 £30,000 -20.00% 3
South East +9 2 £19,500 -36.58%
Tunbridge Wells +3 2 £19,500 -54.11%
Kent +2 2 £19,500 -54.11%
Oldham - 2 £28,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire +19 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire +13 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Yorkshire +9 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Dundee +6 1 - -
Devon +5 1 £45,000 -
Ipswich +3 1 £25,000 -28.57%
South West -2 1 £45,000 -
Scotland -2 1 - -
Suffolk -2 1 £25,000 -28.57%
East of England -3 1 £25,000 -28.57%
Leeds - 1 £25,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £38,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £42,500 - 1
Preston - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £25,000 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 373 (100.00%) Games
2 181 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (42.09%) JavaScript
4 143 (38.34%) C#
5 141 (37.80%) Java
6 136 (36.46%) TDD
7 119 (31.90%) HTML
8 109 (29.22%) CSS
9 107 (28.69%) Online Games
10 100 (26.81%) Scrum
11 98 (26.27%) .NET
12 93 (24.93%) HTML5
13 84 (22.52%) BDD
14 79 (21.18%) Spring
15 78 (20.91%) MVC
16 77 (20.64%) ASP.NET
17 73 (19.57%) SQL Server
17 73 (19.57%) Kanban
18 67 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 67 (17.96%) Game Development
19 65 (17.43%) MongoDB
20 64 (17.16%) Degree
20 64 (17.16%) Web Application Development
20 64 (17.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 62 (16.62%) C++
22 61 (16.35%) Software Engineering
22 61 (16.35%) SQL Server 2014
23 58 (15.55%) PHP
23 58 (15.55%) LINQ
24 55 (14.75%) Rhino Mocks

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 (8.85%) Node.js
2 12 (3.22%) Apache
3 9 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.88%) Confluence
4 7 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.61%) Apache TomEE
5 6 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.54%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Magento
1 2 (0.54%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.83%) Google Cloud Platform
2 15 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.95%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.41%) Amazon EMR
4 9 (2.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.02%) Internet
2 6 (1.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 65 (17.43%) MongoDB
3 61 (16.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 54 (14.48%) NoSQL
5 26 (6.97%) Neo4j
6 24 (6.43%) MySQL
7 12 (3.22%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.68%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.68%) Hazelcast
10 9 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (2.41%) Couchbase
10 9 (2.41%) Redis
11 6 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.07%) Big Data
12 4 (1.07%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.27%) JasperReports
14 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (14.75%) Moq
1 55 (14.75%) NUnit
1 55 (14.75%) Rhino Mocks
2 54 (14.48%) Maven
3 33 (8.85%) Git (software)
4 24 (6.43%) Subversion
5 20 (5.36%) Grunt
6 12 (3.22%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.14%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.88%) JIRA
10 7 (1.88%) JUnit
11 6 (1.61%) Selenium
12 3 (0.80%) gulp
12 3 (0.80%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.80%) Mockito
12 3 (0.80%) MSTest
12 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.54%) Hudson
General
1 373 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (1.88%) Banking
2 7 (1.88%) Finance
3 5 (1.34%) iGaming
4 4 (1.07%) Law
5 3 (0.80%) Publishing
6 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (31.90%) HTML
2 109 (29.22%) CSS
3 98 (26.27%) .NET
4 93 (24.93%) HTML5
5 79 (21.18%) Spring
6 77 (20.64%) ASP.NET
7 67 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (17.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 58 (15.55%) LINQ
10 52 (13.94%) NHibernate
11 46 (12.33%) CSS3
12 41 (10.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 40 (10.72%) Web Services
14 39 (10.46%) ActiveMQ
15 37 (9.92%) XML
16 35 (9.38%) Apache Camel
17 33 (8.85%) JDBC
17 33 (8.85%) jQuery
18 32 (8.58%) .NET Framework
19 29 (7.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (28.69%) Online Games
2 47 (12.60%) Mobile Games
3 22 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.56%) Social Media
5 13 (3.49%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.95%) Social Gaming
7 10 (2.68%) Mathematics
7 10 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.14%) Animation
9 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.34%) Online Gambling
9 5 (1.34%) User Experience
10 4 (1.07%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.80%) iPad
11 3 (0.80%) Social Network
12 2 (0.54%) 3D Printing
12 2 (0.54%) Oculus Rift
12 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.26%) Linux
2 32 (8.58%) Apple iOS
3 25 (6.70%) Android
4 7 (1.88%) Windows
5 6 (1.61%) CentOS
6 2 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (36.46%) TDD
3 100 (26.81%) Scrum
4 84 (22.52%) BDD
5 78 (20.91%) MVC
6 73 (19.57%) Kanban
7 67 (17.96%) Game Development
8 64 (17.16%) Web Application Development
9 61 (16.35%) Software Engineering
10 40 (10.72%) Front End Development
11 36 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (8.58%) OOP
13 31 (8.31%) Mobile Development
14 30 (8.04%) Multithreading
15 29 (7.77%) OO
16 26 (6.97%) Concurrent Programming
17 18 (4.83%) iOS Development
18 16 (4.29%) Android Development
19 15 (4.02%) Web Development
20 12 (3.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (42.09%) JavaScript
2 143 (38.34%) C#
3 141 (37.80%) Java
4 62 (16.62%) C++
5 58 (15.55%) PHP
6 41 (10.99%) Python
7 29 (7.77%) ActionScript
8 26 (6.97%) VB.NET
9 25 (6.70%) SQL
10 16 (4.29%) C
11 15 (4.02%) ActionScript 3.0
12 11 (2.95%) Scala
13 10 (2.68%) Clojure
14 8 (2.14%) F#
15 7 (1.88%) Erlang
15 7 (1.88%) Haskell
16 6 (1.61%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.61%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.34%) TypeScript
18 4 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (17.16%) Degree
2 25 (6.70%) MCAD
2 25 (6.70%) MCP
2 25 (6.70%) MCSD
2 25 (6.70%) MCTS
2 25 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 23 (6.17%) Google
2 11 (2.95%) Facebook
2 11 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.41%) PayPal
4 6 (1.61%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.07%) Oracle
6 3 (0.80%) Adobe
7 2 (0.54%) Splunk
7 2 (0.54%) Zend
8 1 (0.27%) Apple
8 1 (0.27%) Maxymiser
8 1 (0.27%) Perforce
8 1 (0.27%) Sony
8 1 (0.27%) Tableau
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