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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 762 802 727
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 170 176 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 158 143 245
Median salary £46,250 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 29 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +43 166 £45,000 +12.50% 30
London +85 161 £47,500 +5.55% 19
City of London +55 8 £55,000 -
South East +20 2 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Southampton +5 2 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +2 2 £35,000 - 1
North West +21 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East of England +12 1 - - 1
Wales +10 1 £30,000 -25.00%
South Wales +4 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -39 1 £32,500 -23.52% 6
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £30,000 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 380 (99.48%) Games
2 189 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (48.95%) JavaScript
4 143 (37.43%) C#
5 134 (35.08%) HTML
6 126 (32.98%) Java
7 124 (32.46%) TDD
8 111 (29.06%) CSS
9 104 (27.23%) Online Games
10 103 (26.96%) HTML5
11 97 (25.39%) .NET
12 83 (21.73%) Scrum
13 76 (19.90%) MVC
14 71 (18.59%) BDD
14 71 (18.59%) ASP.NET
15 69 (18.06%) Game Development
16 68 (17.80%) C++
17 66 (17.28%) SQL Server
17 66 (17.28%) Spring
18 65 (17.02%) Degree
19 62 (16.23%) MongoDB
20 61 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
21 60 (15.71%) Kanban
22 59 (15.45%) LINQ
23 58 (15.18%) PHP
24 57 (14.92%) Web Application Development
24 57 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 56 (14.66%) SQL Server 2014
26 55 (14.40%) NUnit
26 55 (14.40%) Software Engineering

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 8 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.83%) Apache
2 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.31%) Confluence
4 4 (1.05%) Apache TomEE
5 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.79%) CMS
5 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.52%) WordPress
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.26%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Magento
1 2 (0.52%) Shopify
2 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) Amazon EMR
4 8 (2.09%) Google App Engine
4 8 (2.09%) PaaS
5 4 (1.05%) GitHub
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.93%) Internet
2 2 (0.52%) HTTP
2 2 (0.52%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 62 (16.23%) MongoDB
3 56 (14.66%) SQL Server 2014
4 50 (13.09%) NoSQL
5 23 (6.02%) Neo4j
6 21 (5.50%) MySQL
7 12 (3.14%) Redis
8 10 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.36%) Apache Hive
10 8 (2.09%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.83%) Hazelcast
12 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.79%) Big Data
13 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (14.40%) NUnit
2 54 (14.14%) Moq
2 54 (14.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 41 (10.73%) Maven
4 39 (10.21%) Git (software)
5 28 (7.33%) Grunt
6 19 (4.97%) Subversion
7 12 (3.14%) gulp
8 9 (2.36%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.09%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.57%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.31%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.31%) JIRA
11 5 (1.31%) Selenium
12 4 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.05%) JUnit
12 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.05%) webpack
13 3 (0.79%) Babel
13 3 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 380 (99.48%) Games
2 9 (2.36%) Finance
3 7 (1.83%) Banking
4 5 (1.31%) iGaming
5 4 (1.05%) Law
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.52%) Marketing
6 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
7 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (35.08%) HTML
2 111 (29.06%) CSS
3 103 (26.96%) HTML5
4 97 (25.39%) .NET
5 71 (18.59%) ASP.NET
6 66 (17.28%) Spring
7 61 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 59 (15.45%) LINQ
9 57 (14.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 53 (13.87%) NHibernate
11 44 (11.52%) CSS3
11 44 (11.52%) Web Services
12 39 (10.21%) XML
13 35 (9.16%) jQuery
14 33 (8.64%) .NET Framework
14 33 (8.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 32 (8.38%) Node.js
16 29 (7.59%) ActiveMQ
16 29 (7.59%) WCF
17 28 (7.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (27.23%) Online Games
2 45 (11.78%) Mobile Games
3 25 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.71%) Mathematics
5 17 (4.45%) Social Media
6 15 (3.93%) Animation
7 13 (3.40%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.40%) N-Tier
8 12 (3.14%) Social Gaming
9 11 (2.88%) User Experience
10 9 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 9 (2.36%) Online Gambling
11 8 (2.09%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.79%) iPad
13 2 (0.52%) 3D Printing
13 2 (0.52%) Browser Games
13 2 (0.52%) Xbox
14 1 (0.26%) Inversion of Control
14 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.99%) Apple iOS
2 35 (9.16%) Linux
3 34 (8.90%) Android
4 7 (1.83%) Windows
5 4 (1.05%) CentOS
6 2 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (32.46%) TDD
3 83 (21.73%) Scrum
4 76 (19.90%) MVC
5 71 (18.59%) BDD
6 69 (18.06%) Game Development
7 60 (15.71%) Kanban
8 57 (14.92%) Web Application Development
9 55 (14.40%) Software Engineering
10 40 (10.47%) Mobile Development
11 38 (9.95%) Front End Development
11 38 (9.95%) OOP
12 37 (9.69%) OO
13 27 (7.07%) Multithreading
14 25 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (6.02%) iOS Development
16 21 (5.50%) Concurrent Programming
17 19 (4.97%) Android Development
17 19 (4.97%) Web Development
18 14 (3.66%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 187 (48.95%) JavaScript
2 143 (37.43%) C#
3 126 (32.98%) Java
4 68 (17.80%) C++
5 58 (15.18%) PHP
6 40 (10.47%) Python
7 32 (8.38%) SQL
8 28 (7.33%) ActionScript
9 27 (7.07%) VB.NET
10 16 (4.19%) ActionScript 3.0
10 16 (4.19%) C
11 15 (3.93%) TypeScript
12 12 (3.14%) Scala
13 10 (2.62%) Clojure
14 9 (2.36%) F#
14 9 (2.36%) Objective-C
15 8 (2.09%) ECMAScript
16 7 (1.83%) Erlang
16 7 (1.83%) Haskell
17 6 (1.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (17.02%) Degree
2 25 (6.54%) MCAD
2 25 (6.54%) MCP
2 25 (6.54%) MCSD
2 25 (6.54%) MCTS
2 25 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) 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 18 (4.71%) Google
2 13 (3.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.88%) Facebook
4 8 (2.09%) PayPal
5 4 (1.05%) Adobe
5 4 (1.05%) Terracotta
5 4 (1.05%) Zend
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle
7 1 (0.26%) Apple
7 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.26%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.26%) Perforce
7 1 (0.26%) Sony
7 1 (0.26%) Tableau
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £21000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus, holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum plus 15% annual bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bens, inc. Healthcare
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Devon Jones
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 27 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 (neg) per year + flexible working hours
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago