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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 871 803 831
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 33 68 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.063% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.066% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 23 59 65
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 18 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 22 August 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 -53 30 £45,000 -10.00% 6
London -28 19 £45,000 -10.00% 6
City of London -33 5 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Warwickshire +13 3 - -
West Midlands -13 3 - -
South West -14 3 - -
West Yorkshire -34 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire -39 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Bath - 3 - -
Dundee - 3 £32,500 -
Leamington Spa - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 3 £32,500 - 1
Somerset - 3 - -
North West -24 1 £35,000 +16.66%
North East - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
Northumberland - 1 - -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Games
2 51 (45.95%) Android
3 50 (45.05%) C++
4 46 (41.44%) Game Development
5 44 (39.64%) JavaScript
6 41 (36.94%) OO
7 40 (36.04%) HTML
8 36 (32.43%) Mobile Games
8 36 (32.43%) HTML5
9 33 (29.73%) Linux
10 30 (27.03%) Apple iOS
11 29 (26.13%) CSS
12 28 (25.23%) Time Management
13 23 (20.72%) Java
13 23 (20.72%) CSS3
13 23 (20.72%) HTML5 Canvas
14 22 (19.82%) iPhone
15 20 (18.02%) Python
16 19 (17.12%) Scrum
17 18 (16.22%) Degree
18 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
19 16 (14.41%) Redis
19 16 (14.41%) Sass
20 15 (13.51%) Scala
20 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (13.51%) Animation
21 14 (12.61%) 3D Graphics
21 14 (12.61%) ActionScript
22 12 (10.81%) MongoDB

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (9.91%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (8.11%) Node.js
3 5 (4.50%) nginx
3 5 (4.50%) Tornado
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) Redis
2 12 (10.81%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (9.01%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.11%) Couchbase
6 6 (5.41%) MySQL
7 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.80%) Big Data
8 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.90%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.90%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) Maven
3 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.90%) Grunt
General
1 111 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (0.90%) Marketing
2 1 (0.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.04%) HTML
2 36 (32.43%) HTML5
3 29 (26.13%) CSS
4 23 (20.72%) CSS3
4 23 (20.72%) HTML5 Canvas
5 16 (14.41%) Sass
6 10 (9.01%) Flash
6 10 (9.01%) Ajax
7 9 (8.11%) Middleware
7 9 (8.11%) OpenGL
8 7 (6.31%) XML
8 7 (6.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (5.41%) Qt
10 5 (4.50%) CherryPy
10 5 (4.50%) Memcached
10 5 (4.50%) Twisted
10 5 (4.50%) Ember.js
10 5 (4.50%) gevent
10 5 (4.50%) ZeroMQ
11 4 (3.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (32.43%) Mobile Games
2 22 (19.82%) iPhone
3 15 (13.51%) Animation
4 14 (12.61%) 3D Graphics
5 12 (10.81%) Mathematics
5 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
6 11 (9.91%) iPad
6 11 (9.91%) Physics
7 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
8 8 (7.21%) Xbox
9 7 (6.31%) Online Games
10 3 (2.70%) Social Gaming
10 3 (2.70%) Flash Games
11 2 (1.80%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.90%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.95%) Android
2 33 (29.73%) Linux
3 30 (27.03%) Apple iOS
4 12 (10.81%) Windows
5 11 (9.91%) CentOS
5 11 (9.91%) Ubuntu
5 11 (9.91%) Debian
6 10 (9.01%) UNIX
7 5 (4.50%) Mac OS X
7 5 (4.50%) FreeBSD
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) Game Development
2 41 (36.94%) OO
3 28 (25.23%) Time Management
4 19 (17.12%) Scrum
5 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.81%) OOP
7 11 (9.91%) DevOps
8 9 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.21%) Multithreading
10 6 (5.41%) Android Development
10 6 (5.41%) iOS Development
10 6 (5.41%) TDD
11 5 (4.50%) 3D Modelling
11 5 (4.50%) 3D Animation
12 4 (3.60%) Mobile Application Development
13 3 (2.70%) MVC
14 1 (0.90%) 3D Programming
14 1 (0.90%) Continuous Integration
14 1 (0.90%) Domain-Driven Design
14 1 (0.90%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.05%) C++
2 44 (39.64%) JavaScript
3 23 (20.72%) Java
4 20 (18.02%) Python
5 15 (13.51%) Scala
6 14 (12.61%) ActionScript
7 12 (10.81%) ActionScript 3.0
7 12 (10.81%) Lua
8 11 (9.91%) Ruby
9 10 (9.01%) C
10 9 (8.11%) C#
11 7 (6.31%) SQL
12 6 (5.41%) GLSL
12 6 (5.41%) Objective-C
13 5 (4.50%) PowerHouse
13 5 (4.50%) Perl
14 4 (3.60%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (2.70%) Erlang
16 2 (1.80%) R
17 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (16.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Puppet
1 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (9.91%) logstash
2 5 (4.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (7.21%) Twitter
2 6 (5.41%) Sony
3 2 (1.80%) Facebook
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