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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 758 782 770
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 157 175 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 145 152 179
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 27 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +41 157 £45,000 +12.50% 22
London +53 132 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands -1 17 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Birmingham -13 12 £41,250 +43.47%
City of London +54 7 £60,000 +29.72% 1
South East +10 5 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -1 4 £38,750 -51.56%
Southampton - 3 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £35,000 -
North West +8 2 £41,250 +3.12%
Stoke-on-Trent -14 2 £51,250 -35.93%
Manchester - 2 £41,250 -
Surrey - 2 £67,500 -
Lichfield - 2 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire +18 1 £60,000 +33.33%
East of England +8 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
St Albans - 1 £60,000 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 345 (99.14%) Games
2 171 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (47.70%) JavaScript
4 143 (41.09%) C#
5 124 (35.63%) HTML
6 100 (28.74%) TDD
7 98 (28.16%) Java
8 95 (27.30%) CSS
9 90 (25.86%) .NET
10 89 (25.57%) HTML5
11 84 (24.14%) Scrum
12 81 (23.28%) Online Games
13 73 (20.98%) MVC
14 70 (20.11%) C++
15 67 (19.25%) BDD
16 63 (18.10%) Game Development
17 61 (17.53%) ASP.NET
18 60 (17.24%) Degree
19 59 (16.95%) Kanban
20 58 (16.67%) LINQ
20 58 (16.67%) SQL Server
21 55 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
22 54 (15.52%) Web Application Development
23 53 (15.23%) NUnit
24 52 (14.94%) NHibernate
24 52 (14.94%) Rhino Mocks
24 52 (14.94%) Moq
24 52 (14.94%) SQL Server 2014
24 52 (14.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 50 (14.37%) MongoDB

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 (2.30%) CMS
2 7 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.44%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.15%) Confluence
4 4 (1.15%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.15%) Jetty
5 3 (0.86%) Apache
5 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (0.29%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.15%) GitHub
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.01%) Internet
2 6 (1.72%) HTTP
3 3 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 52 (14.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 50 (14.37%) MongoDB
4 43 (12.36%) NoSQL
5 29 (8.33%) MySQL
6 11 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.16%) Redis
7 10 (2.87%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.44%) Big Data
10 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.57%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.57%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (15.23%) NUnit
2 52 (14.94%) Moq
2 52 (14.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 34 (9.77%) Git (software)
4 25 (7.18%) Maven
5 24 (6.90%) Grunt
6 18 (5.17%) Cucumber
7 15 (4.31%) Subversion
8 14 (4.02%) gulp
9 9 (2.59%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.59%) RSpec
10 5 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.15%) Bower
11 4 (1.15%) GoCD
11 4 (1.15%) JIRA
12 3 (0.86%) Babel
12 3 (0.86%) Hudson
12 3 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 345 (99.14%) Games
2 14 (4.02%) Finance
3 9 (2.59%) Billing
4 8 (2.30%) Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (35.63%) HTML
2 95 (27.30%) CSS
3 90 (25.86%) .NET
4 89 (25.57%) HTML5
5 61 (17.53%) ASP.NET
6 58 (16.67%) LINQ
7 55 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (14.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 52 (14.94%) NHibernate
9 48 (13.79%) Spring
10 37 (10.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 35 (10.06%) CSS3
12 34 (9.77%) .NET Framework
12 34 (9.77%) Web Services
13 33 (9.48%) AngularJS
13 33 (9.48%) jQuery
14 32 (9.20%) XML
15 28 (8.05%) REST
15 28 (8.05%) WCF
16 26 (7.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (23.28%) Online Games
2 43 (12.36%) Mobile Games
3 28 (8.05%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.03%) Animation
5 20 (5.75%) Mathematics
6 19 (5.46%) Social Media
7 16 (4.60%) User Experience
8 15 (4.31%) 3D Graphics
9 14 (4.02%) Client/Server
10 12 (3.45%) Social Gaming
11 10 (2.87%) Online Gambling
12 8 (2.30%) Mobile App
13 7 (2.01%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.15%) iPad
14 4 (1.15%) iPhone
15 2 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (0.57%) Artificial Intelligence
15 2 (0.57%) Browser Games
15 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.08%) Apple iOS
2 38 (10.92%) Android
2 38 (10.92%) Linux
3 5 (1.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (28.74%) TDD
3 84 (24.14%) Scrum
4 73 (20.98%) MVC
5 67 (19.25%) BDD
6 63 (18.10%) Game Development
7 59 (16.95%) Kanban
8 54 (15.52%) Web Application Development
9 48 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 41 (11.78%) OOP
11 37 (10.63%) OO
12 34 (9.77%) Front End Development
12 34 (9.77%) Mobile Development
13 27 (7.76%) Web Development
14 24 (6.90%) iOS Development
15 21 (6.03%) Multithreading
16 20 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (4.89%) Android Development
18 16 (4.60%) Concurrent Programming
19 13 (3.74%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 166 (47.70%) JavaScript
2 143 (41.09%) C#
3 98 (28.16%) Java
4 70 (20.11%) C++
5 44 (12.64%) PHP
6 36 (10.34%) Python
7 26 (7.47%) VB.NET
8 22 (6.32%) SQL
9 21 (6.03%) ActionScript
10 20 (5.75%) TypeScript
11 16 (4.60%) Ruby
12 15 (4.31%) C
13 12 (3.45%) Objective-C
13 12 (3.45%) Scala
14 9 (2.59%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (2.30%) ECMAScript
16 7 (2.01%) F#
17 6 (1.72%) Clojure
18 5 (1.44%) Erlang
18 5 (1.44%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 60 (17.24%) Degree
2 26 (7.47%) MCAD
2 26 (7.47%) MCP
2 26 (7.47%) MCSD
2 26 (7.47%) MCTS
2 26 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Puppet
2 2 (0.57%) Ansible
2 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.57%) Mesos
2 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.57%) Terraform
3 1 (0.29%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (2.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.59%) Google
3 6 (1.72%) Facebook
4 4 (1.15%) Adobe
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle
4 4 (1.15%) Zend
5 2 (0.57%) PayPal
6 1 (0.29%) Apple
6 1 (0.29%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.29%) Maxymiser
6 1 (0.29%) Perforce
6 1 (0.29%) Samsung
6 1 (0.29%) Sony
6 1 (0.29%) Tableau
6 1 (0.29%) Terracotta
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Attractive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago