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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 849 825 810
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 41 80 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.071% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.075% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 40 76 70
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £40,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-16.87% +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
102508 106760 102483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83937 86285 85691
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 £27,000 £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 30 March 2015 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 30 March 2015. 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 -25 41 £45,000 - 2
London -12 30 £60,000 +20.00%
South East +3 4 £32,750 -27.22% 1
West Midlands -34 4 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Dudley - 4 £32,500 - 1
Surrey -2 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Guildford - 3 £31,500 -
City of London -4 2 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -24 2 £45,000 +89.47%
Devon - 2 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 85 (100.00%) Games
2 39 (45.88%) Android
3 38 (44.71%) Apple iOS
4 34 (40.00%) Mobile Games
5 32 (37.65%) HTML
6 31 (36.47%) HTML5
7 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (32.94%) C++
9 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
9 27 (31.76%) Game Development
10 24 (28.24%) C#
11 23 (27.06%) Java
12 21 (24.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
13 19 (22.35%) Degree
14 18 (21.18%) ActionScript
14 18 (21.18%) Flash
15 16 (18.82%) ActionScript 3.0
16 14 (16.47%) OO
17 13 (15.29%) CSS
18 12 (14.12%) iPad
18 12 (14.12%) iOS Development
19 11 (12.94%) Android Development
19 11 (12.94%) Node.js
19 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
19 11 (12.94%) Scrum
20 10 (11.76%) Lua
20 10 (11.76%) Online Games
21 9 (10.59%) JSON
21 9 (10.59%) Web Development

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (12.94%) Node.js
2 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.71%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Maya
1 1 (1.18%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.18%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Redis
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.06%) Grunt
3 6 (7.06%) Bower
3 6 (7.06%) Jasmine
3 6 (7.06%) Mocha
4 1 (1.18%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.18%) Redmine
4 1 (1.18%) Moq
4 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.18%) NUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Maven
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.18%) Gradle
General
1 85 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) iGaming
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) HTML
2 31 (36.47%) HTML5
3 21 (24.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 18 (21.18%) Flash
5 13 (15.29%) CSS
6 9 (10.59%) JSON
7 8 (9.41%) CSS3
7 8 (9.41%) HTML5 Canvas
8 6 (7.06%) RESTful
8 6 (7.06%) REST
8 6 (7.06%) WebSockets
8 6 (7.06%) WebKit
8 6 (7.06%) Backbone.js
8 6 (7.06%) Sass
8 6 (7.06%) LESS
8 6 (7.06%) Web Services
9 5 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (4.71%) WebGL
11 3 (3.53%) iOS SDK
11 3 (3.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.00%) Mobile Games
2 12 (14.12%) iPad
3 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.76%) Online Games
5 8 (9.41%) Mobile App
6 7 (8.24%) Animation
7 6 (7.06%) User Experience
8 5 (5.88%) Social Gaming
8 5 (5.88%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.71%) Flash Games
9 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (3.53%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (2.35%) iPhone
12 1 (1.18%) Arduino
12 1 (1.18%) Psychology
12 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
12 1 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
12 1 (1.18%) Kinect
12 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.88%) Android
2 38 (44.71%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.41%) Linux
4 6 (7.06%) Debian
4 6 (7.06%) Ubuntu
4 6 (7.06%) CentOS
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.35%) UNIX
5 2 (2.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) Game Development
3 14 (16.47%) OO
4 12 (14.12%) iOS Development
5 11 (12.94%) Android Development
5 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 9 (10.59%) Web Development
7 8 (9.41%) TDD
8 7 (8.24%) Workflow
9 6 (7.06%) DevOps
9 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.88%) Analytics
11 4 (4.71%) Mobile Development
11 4 (4.71%) OOP
12 2 (2.35%) Time Management
12 2 (2.35%) Rapid Prototyping
13 1 (1.18%) Software Architecture
13 1 (1.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.18%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) C++
2 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.24%) C#
4 23 (27.06%) Java
5 18 (21.18%) ActionScript
6 16 (18.82%) ActionScript 3.0
7 10 (11.76%) Lua
8 8 (9.41%) Objective-C
9 6 (7.06%) Ruby
9 6 (7.06%) Scala
10 2 (2.35%) Python
10 2 (2.35%) C
11 1 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (1.18%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Puppet
1 6 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.06%) logstash
1 6 (7.06%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Facebook
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe
2 1 (1.18%) Google
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