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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 836 823 852
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 44 56 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.052% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.055% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 43 51 42
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £34,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 16 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 24 December 2014. 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 -14 41 £42,500 -5.55% 5
London -25 22 £46,250 -7.50% 3
North West - 9 £35,000 -
Manchester - 8 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Leeds - 5 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +10 2 £32,500 -18.75%
South East -11 2 £42,500 -5.55%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Derby - 2 £35,000 -
Dundee - 2 £32,500 -
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £50,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 74 (100.00%) Games
2 48 (64.86%) HTML
3 47 (63.51%) HTML5
4 36 (48.65%) Game Development
5 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
6 29 (39.19%) Mobile Games
7 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (31.08%) Android
7 23 (31.08%) Apple iOS
8 21 (28.38%) C++
9 20 (27.03%) CSS
9 20 (27.03%) Degree
10 19 (25.68%) Java
11 18 (24.32%) ActionScript
11 18 (24.32%) Flash
12 17 (22.97%) Node.js
13 16 (21.62%) ActionScript 3.0
14 14 (18.92%) Web Development
14 14 (18.92%) Online Games
14 14 (18.92%) CSS3
14 14 (18.92%) HTML5 Canvas
15 13 (17.57%) C#
15 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
15 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
16 12 (16.22%) OO
16 12 (16.22%) TDD
16 12 (16.22%) Lua
16 12 (16.22%) iPad
17 11 (14.86%) Animation
17 11 (14.86%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 17 (22.97%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Maya
1 1 (1.35%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.35%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.51%) Mocha
2 10 (13.51%) Jasmine
2 10 (13.51%) Grunt
2 10 (13.51%) Bower
3 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.35%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.35%) Maven
4 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.35%) Hudson
4 1 (1.35%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.35%) Redmine
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 74 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (64.86%) HTML
2 47 (63.51%) HTML5
3 20 (27.03%) CSS
4 18 (24.32%) Flash
5 14 (18.92%) CSS3
5 14 (18.92%) HTML5 Canvas
6 11 (14.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (13.51%) WebSockets
7 10 (13.51%) WebKit
7 10 (13.51%) Backbone.js
7 10 (13.51%) Sass
7 10 (13.51%) LESS
7 10 (13.51%) RESTful
7 10 (13.51%) Web Services
8 6 (8.11%) WebGL
9 3 (4.05%) XML
10 2 (2.70%) JSON
10 2 (2.70%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (1.35%) Corona SDK
11 1 (1.35%) Marmalade SDK
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Mobile Games
2 14 (18.92%) Online Games
3 13 (17.57%) Computer Science
4 12 (16.22%) iPad
5 11 (14.86%) Animation
6 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
7 6 (8.11%) Flash Games
7 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.70%) User Experience
9 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.35%) 3D Printing
9 1 (1.35%) Arduino
9 1 (1.35%) Kinect
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.35%) Open Source
9 1 (1.35%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.08%) Android
1 23 (31.08%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.76%) Windows Phone
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Game Development
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.92%) Web Development
4 12 (16.22%) OO
4 12 (16.22%) TDD
5 10 (13.51%) OOP
6 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.46%) Android Development
8 6 (8.11%) iOS Development
9 5 (6.76%) Scrum
10 4 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (5.41%) Time Management
11 3 (4.05%) Workflow
12 1 (1.35%) B2B
12 1 (1.35%) MVC
12 1 (1.35%) Kanban
12 1 (1.35%) 3D Modelling
12 1 (1.35%) Rapid Prototyping
12 1 (1.35%) Dependency Management
12 1 (1.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
2 21 (28.38%) C++
3 19 (25.68%) Java
4 18 (24.32%) ActionScript
5 16 (21.62%) ActionScript 3.0
6 13 (17.57%) C#
7 12 (16.22%) Lua
8 8 (10.81%) Objective-C
9 4 (5.41%) Python
10 2 (2.70%) SQL
10 2 (2.70%) C
10 2 (2.70%) R
11 1 (1.35%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (1.35%) Adobe
1 1 (1.35%) Twitter
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